ARGUS COMMENT: Mission accomplished for County

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South Wales Argus: NEW EDITOR: Kevin Ward by

CONGRATULATIONS are in order for everyone associated with Newport County AFC.

After 25 years in non-league exile, the County secured League Two football for a second successive season over the bank holiday.

Some supporters might be disappointed that Justin Edinburgh's team were unable to maintain their pre-Christmas promotion push - but the reality is staying in the Football League after so long out of it was the mission for this season.

Yes, the team's form has been poor since the turn of the year but there is no doubt the state of the Rodney Parade pitch and a succession of postponed matches had a massive impact on the team.

Momentum is important in any sport and County lost theirs totally as rain made their home pitch unplayable for the best part of two months.

However, they have recovered and look to be ending the season in decent form.

Fans may have become a little too used to success in recent years and there is no harm in a little consolidation. It gives people time to reflect and plan for the future.

And it is the future that is now important for everyone at the club.

The challenge for County now is to see how well they can kick on from their debut season in the Football League both on and off the pitch.

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10:57am Wed 23 Apr 14

welshmen says...

Well done County, the pride of Newport City....
Well done County, the pride of Newport City.... welshmen
  • Score: 15

1:03pm Wed 23 Apr 14

county mad says...

welshmen wrote:
Well done County, the pride of Newport City....
couldn't put it better UP THE COUNTY!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: Well done County, the pride of Newport City....[/p][/quote]couldn't put it better UP THE COUNTY!!!!!!!!! county mad
  • Score: 10

2:09pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Adrian Williams says...

Here here, well said
Here here, well said Adrian Williams
  • Score: 6

3:44pm Wed 23 Apr 14

exrisca says...

Good grief, the Argus has written something we all agree with!
Good grief, the Argus has written something we all agree with! exrisca
  • Score: 6

4:39pm Wed 23 Apr 14

beechwoodboy says...

Yes--this is a realistic assessment of the season!
Yes--this is a realistic assessment of the season! beechwoodboy
  • Score: 6

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