Exiles forced to make emergency loan signing due to goalkeeper crisis

NEWPORT County AFC have just released the following statement.

"Newport County AFC have signed Goalkeeper Elliott Parish on an emergency loan from Bristol City FC.

"County’s injury woes intensified when Jamie Stephens was injured in training on Friday and is likely to be sidelined for a month, which leaves Conor Thompson as the only fit goalkeeper.

23 year old Parish has played 19 first team games for City this season started his career at Aston Villa and moved on to Cardiff City and has had loan spells at Lincoln City and Wycombe Wanderers."

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2:45pm Mon 10 Feb 14

CountyValleyboy says...

Is Jamie Stephens made of Paper ?--------------Injur
y prone!
Is Jamie Stephens made of Paper ?--------------Injur y prone! CountyValleyboy

2:54pm Mon 10 Feb 14

lowandhardandinthecorner says...

Muscle pull while kicking! Is there no end to these injuries? What a season
Muscle pull while kicking! Is there no end to these injuries? What a season lowandhardandinthecorner

3:15pm Mon 10 Feb 14

jetspotter says...

It's all the gym work they do nowadays. As Freddie Trueman used to say you should exercise by playing the sport you're engaged in. He reckoned all the injuries we see now are caused by players spending too much time lifting weights in the gym and not practicing the sport itself. You simply didn't hear about all these injuries twenty years ago.
It's all the gym work they do nowadays. As Freddie Trueman used to say you should exercise by playing the sport you're engaged in. He reckoned all the injuries we see now are caused by players spending too much time lifting weights in the gym and not practicing the sport itself. You simply didn't hear about all these injuries twenty years ago. jetspotter

3:38pm Mon 10 Feb 14

asrncafc says...

With Lenny Pidgeley defending the goal on various occasions with a thumb injury and Jamie Stephens unfit for play, County had to resort to Andy Sandell as a reserve keeper.

It would have made more sense to move for a reserve keeper in the January market, where there might have been a wider choice.

Now County have to rely on two emergency keepers; hopefully both will come to County's rescue in the immediate future.
With Lenny Pidgeley defending the goal on various occasions with a thumb injury and Jamie Stephens unfit for play, County had to resort to Andy Sandell as a reserve keeper. It would have made more sense to move for a reserve keeper in the January market, where there might have been a wider choice. Now County have to rely on two emergency keepers; hopefully both will come to County's rescue in the immediate future. asrncafc

3:45pm Mon 10 Feb 14

marcus007 says...

Elliot Parish wouldn't have been available in January. Bristol City have a loan keeper from Cardiff who has taken his place and retained it due to good form
Elliot Parish wouldn't have been available in January. Bristol City have a loan keeper from Cardiff who has taken his place and retained it due to good form marcus007

6:13pm Mon 10 Feb 14

larneman says...

jetspotter wrote:
It's all the gym work they do nowadays. As Freddie Trueman used to say you should exercise by playing the sport you're engaged in. He reckoned all the injuries we see now are caused by players spending too much time lifting weights in the gym and not practicing the sport itself. You simply didn't hear about all these injuries twenty years ago.
There is something in what jetspotter says. Years ago when I managed an u16 team we played 7 a side on a full sized pitch 30 mins each way. Both keepers gained good experience. outplayers learned how to make long and short passes. They learned to know where their teammates were they enjoyed it and became very fit. and the training was never boring. We did'nt have access to a gym but if we did i would have used it in wet weather. But not for weightlifting. Of course with a squad of 18 I was able to change players and sides to keep them even. (lovely memories)
[quote][p][bold]jetspotter[/bold] wrote: It's all the gym work they do nowadays. As Freddie Trueman used to say you should exercise by playing the sport you're engaged in. He reckoned all the injuries we see now are caused by players spending too much time lifting weights in the gym and not practicing the sport itself. You simply didn't hear about all these injuries twenty years ago.[/p][/quote]There is something in what jetspotter says. Years ago when I managed an u16 team we played 7 a side on a full sized pitch 30 mins each way. Both keepers gained good experience. outplayers learned how to make long and short passes. They learned to know where their teammates were they enjoyed it and became very fit. and the training was never boring. We did'nt have access to a gym but if we did i would have used it in wet weather. But not for weightlifting. Of course with a squad of 18 I was able to change players and sides to keep them even. (lovely memories) larneman

6:25pm Mon 10 Feb 14

llandaff says...

This is a very sad situation for our wonderful team to be in. I just cannot get my head around it.
If County get promoted after this, it has to be made into a sci-fi film.
I am truly lost for words!
This is a very sad situation for our wonderful team to be in. I just cannot get my head around it. If County get promoted after this, it has to be made into a sci-fi film. I am truly lost for words! llandaff

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