We're getting back on track, says Exiles boss

South Wales Argus: GOOD POINT: Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh was pleased with the 0-0 draw against Bury GOOD POINT: Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh was pleased with the 0-0 draw against Bury

NEWPORT County AFC manager Justin Edinburgh believes he can see the green shoots of recovery for his side in the first week of Spring.

County followed up Saturday’s 1-0 win at Torquay United with another clean sheet in the 0-0 draw at home to Bury on Tuesday night.

And Edinburgh says that was a positive result after a dreadful start to 2014 saw his side pick up just eight points from 45 before the win at Plainmoor.

“It’s another point on the board and it’s a point gained,” said the Exiles boss.

“We started slowly, which is unlike us, but credit to Bury; they are probably the first team to come here and put us on the back foot at the start of the game.

“But I thought once we got a grip of the game we took the game to them, certainly in the second half.

“There were a lot of pleasing aspects,” he added. “We’ve kept back to back clean sheets and Darcy Blake and Kevin Feely, along with Andrew Hughes and Tom Naylor, were excellent again.

“Darcy looks a class act but young Kevin was outstanding in only his fourth League game against an experienced pro like Clive Platt.

“And I was delighted with the way we tried to play on a difficult pitch. We started slowly but finished strongly.”

Next up for County is the visit of relegation-threatened Portsmouth to Rodney Parade on Saturday.

Edinburgh finished his professional playing career at Pompey in 2003 and was linked to the manager’s job at Fratton Park earlier this season but he rejected the notion that the game will have extra significance for him.

“I don’t think so,” he said. “We’ve played them a couple of times this season already and the important thing is that we keep this run going.

“The win on Saturday gave us confidence and we’ll be looking for a win on Saturday.”

As for the Exiles play-off hopes, with his side nine points off the top seven with a game in hand, Edinburgh said: “We have to go on a very good run and get back to where we were but the last two results have given us an opportunity.

“We’re not conceding and we’re not chasing games now so you never know but first and foremost we have to look to Saturday and look to continue the run that we’re on.”

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11:51am Wed 26 Mar 14

Harps62 says...

Still talking play offs crazy.
"We're not conceding" fair enough but what about the other end of the pitch JE?
More 2 points lost rather than 1 gained I feel.
If JE perseveres with Crowe we have got no chance of ever getting anywhere.
Still talking play offs crazy. "We're not conceding" fair enough but what about the other end of the pitch JE? More 2 points lost rather than 1 gained I feel. If JE perseveres with Crowe we have got no chance of ever getting anywhere. Harps62
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12:12pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Newport87 says...

@Harps62

Stop being so negative. We've gone two games without conceding, the goals will come for us but as long as we are keeping strong at the back we have a chance of winning games.

As for the criticisim of Crowe, he's been at the club through it's most succesful recent spell, he's obviously offering something to the club otherwise we wouldn't have seen success with him. He'll come good.
@Harps62 Stop being so negative. We've gone two games without conceding, the goals will come for us but as long as we are keeping strong at the back we have a chance of winning games. As for the criticisim of Crowe, he's been at the club through it's most succesful recent spell, he's obviously offering something to the club otherwise we wouldn't have seen success with him. He'll come good. Newport87
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1:25pm Wed 26 Mar 14

netala says...

must agree with harp62 Crowe`s one touch passes go, either forward to no-one or sideways to a marked man. he gives nothing to the game, just takes a place that a speedier striker could occupy. Hughes got himself out of position too many times, sorry not convinced he can cut it in this league. centre backs worked well and would benefit with Jackson or Pipe assisting. Saturday will be testing and two points then should shed our doubts . good luck to team whoever J.E. selects.
must agree with harp62 Crowe`s one touch passes go, either forward to no-one or sideways to a marked man. he gives nothing to the game, just takes a place that a speedier striker could occupy. Hughes got himself out of position too many times, sorry not convinced he can cut it in this league. centre backs worked well and would benefit with Jackson or Pipe assisting. Saturday will be testing and two points then should shed our doubts . good luck to team whoever J.E. selects. netala
  • Score: 1

3:09pm Wed 26 Mar 14

lowandhardandinthecorner says...

Happy that JE sees some green shoots! In my opinion though I'd be putting some of them on the compost heap before next season!
Happy that JE sees some green shoots! In my opinion though I'd be putting some of them on the compost heap before next season! lowandhardandinthecorner
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3:38pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Dafydd y Garreg Wen says...

Andrew Hughes excellent! Would that be the same player who through poor marking almost gifted Bury two goals? Statements like that from JE does worry me that he cannot see we require a much higher standard of player in League 2 if we are to really challenge for promotion.
Andrew Hughes excellent! Would that be the same player who through poor marking almost gifted Bury two goals? Statements like that from JE does worry me that he cannot see we require a much higher standard of player in League 2 if we are to really challenge for promotion. Dafydd y Garreg Wen
  • Score: 3

9:17pm Wed 26 Mar 14

sooty001 says...

Newport87 wrote:
@Harps62

Stop being so negative. We've gone two games without conceding, the goals will come for us but as long as we are keeping strong at the back we have a chance of winning games.

As for the criticisim of Crowe, he's been at the club through it's most succesful recent spell, he's obviously offering something to the club otherwise we wouldn't have seen success with him. He'll come good.
He'll come good, I have been supporting the County for the best part of 60 years and I don,t think I have enough time left before Crow comes good, the player is over rated, overweight, and over Rodney Parade, enough said.
[quote][p][bold]Newport87[/bold] wrote: @Harps62 Stop being so negative. We've gone two games without conceding, the goals will come for us but as long as we are keeping strong at the back we have a chance of winning games. As for the criticisim of Crowe, he's been at the club through it's most succesful recent spell, he's obviously offering something to the club otherwise we wouldn't have seen success with him. He'll come good.[/p][/quote]He'll come good, I have been supporting the County for the best part of 60 years and I don,t think I have enough time left before Crow comes good, the player is over rated, overweight, and over Rodney Parade, enough said. sooty001
  • Score: 5

11:22pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Clever Trevor says...

Dafydd y Garreg Wen wrote:
Andrew Hughes excellent! Would that be the same player who through poor marking almost gifted Bury two goals? Statements like that from JE does worry me that he cannot see we require a much higher standard of player in League 2 if we are to really challenge for promotion.
Deary deary me,some people must view these games whilst tipping a bag of crisps into their gobs,if you seen the Andrew Hughes incident you would have seen that if he left his man he would have let the other player in,you cannot mark 2 people at the same time,but then again it must go against the grain to criticise Feely when Hughes will do.
My observation was that if you want Sandell pushing forward and unable to get back or beaten in the air constantly then stick with him,Hughes did a good defensive job which JE was pleased with.
Although Crowe is not a regular scorer he does offer more than the average forward,it’s just when we are on a goal drought the forwards get a lot of flack.
There were people around me who were saying nothing to the good work Chapman was doing,yet one misplaced pass was met with howls of critisim,if every County player completed a 100% pass rate,tackled every player,shot from all angles,lets be fair they wouldn’t be here.
Get behind the team and enjoy Football League Football,2 teams in our division wont be next season.
[quote][p][bold]Dafydd y Garreg Wen[/bold] wrote: Andrew Hughes excellent! Would that be the same player who through poor marking almost gifted Bury two goals? Statements like that from JE does worry me that he cannot see we require a much higher standard of player in League 2 if we are to really challenge for promotion.[/p][/quote]Deary deary me,some people must view these games whilst tipping a bag of crisps into their gobs,if you seen the Andrew Hughes incident you would have seen that if he left his man he would have let the other player in,you cannot mark 2 people at the same time,but then again it must go against the grain to criticise Feely when Hughes will do. My observation was that if you want Sandell pushing forward and unable to get back or beaten in the air constantly then stick with him,Hughes did a good defensive job which JE was pleased with. Although Crowe is not a regular scorer he does offer more than the average forward,it’s just when we are on a goal drought the forwards get a lot of flack. There were people around me who were saying nothing to the good work Chapman was doing,yet one misplaced pass was met with howls of critisim,if every County player completed a 100% pass rate,tackled every player,shot from all angles,lets be fair they wouldn’t be here. Get behind the team and enjoy Football League Football,2 teams in our division wont be next season. Clever Trevor
  • Score: 2

1:58am Thu 27 Mar 14

COUNTYVOICE says...

poor old danny crowe

he's getting some stick from all quarters :-)

we all know justin edinburghs judgement on players. for him to get into a position where danny crowe is ALREADY contracted for next season, would suggest that CROWE does offer newport county something.... even if its just the half time doughnut selection (no dig at you danny im one of your biggest fans)

danny is never going to be prolific, but what he does offer is an INTELLIGENT FOOTBALLING BRAIN, which can make up for a lack of height, being overweight (i prefer CHUNKY).

Most of the footballers at this level are not intellectually gifted (no slur on their intelligence), so a player that can produce the unexpected sets up his colleagues and turns defences, that is what danny does.

coupled with the statistic that in over 90% of games he plays in COUNTY DO NOT LOSE. thats why i think JUSTIN IS PERSEVERING with him in the current bad run , we needed the points and not to loose.

and finally in defense of my chunky favourite, when danny does score goals they tend to be spectacular ones , like his his brace against BARROW AWAY last year , and against BRIGHTON this year.

so danny dont pay any attention to your knockers (to reference to man boobs intended), and keep letting your football do the talking ;-)
poor old danny crowe he's getting some stick from all quarters :-) we all know justin edinburghs judgement on players. for him to get into a position where danny crowe is ALREADY contracted for next season, would suggest that CROWE does offer newport county something.... even if its just the half time doughnut selection (no dig at you danny im one of your biggest fans) danny is never going to be prolific, but what he does offer is an INTELLIGENT FOOTBALLING BRAIN, which can make up for a lack of height, being overweight (i prefer CHUNKY). Most of the footballers at this level are not intellectually gifted (no slur on their intelligence), so a player that can produce the unexpected sets up his colleagues and turns defences, that is what danny does. coupled with the statistic that in over 90% of games he plays in COUNTY DO NOT LOSE. thats why i think JUSTIN IS PERSEVERING with him in the current bad run , we needed the points and not to loose. and finally in defense of my chunky favourite, when danny does score goals they tend to be spectacular ones , like his his brace against BARROW AWAY last year , and against BRIGHTON this year. so danny dont pay any attention to your knockers (to reference to man boobs intended), and keep letting your football do the talking ;-) COUNTYVOICE
  • Score: 3

6:52am Thu 27 Mar 14

Adrian Williams says...

COUNTYVOICE wrote:
poor old danny crowe

he's getting some stick from all quarters :-)

we all know justin edinburghs judgement on players. for him to get into a position where danny crowe is ALREADY contracted for next season, would suggest that CROWE does offer newport county something.... even if its just the half time doughnut selection (no dig at you danny im one of your biggest fans)

danny is never going to be prolific, but what he does offer is an INTELLIGENT FOOTBALLING BRAIN, which can make up for a lack of height, being overweight (i prefer CHUNKY).

Most of the footballers at this level are not intellectually gifted (no slur on their intelligence), so a player that can produce the unexpected sets up his colleagues and turns defences, that is what danny does.

coupled with the statistic that in over 90% of games he plays in COUNTY DO NOT LOSE. thats why i think JUSTIN IS PERSEVERING with him in the current bad run , we needed the points and not to loose.

and finally in defense of my chunky favourite, when danny does score goals they tend to be spectacular ones , like his his brace against BARROW AWAY last year , and against BRIGHTON this year.

so danny dont pay any attention to your knockers (to reference to man boobs intended), and keep letting your football do the talking ;-)
To summarise, he did absolutely nothing on Tuesday night in the first half
[quote][p][bold]COUNTYVOICE[/bold] wrote: poor old danny crowe he's getting some stick from all quarters :-) we all know justin edinburghs judgement on players. for him to get into a position where danny crowe is ALREADY contracted for next season, would suggest that CROWE does offer newport county something.... even if its just the half time doughnut selection (no dig at you danny im one of your biggest fans) danny is never going to be prolific, but what he does offer is an INTELLIGENT FOOTBALLING BRAIN, which can make up for a lack of height, being overweight (i prefer CHUNKY). Most of the footballers at this level are not intellectually gifted (no slur on their intelligence), so a player that can produce the unexpected sets up his colleagues and turns defences, that is what danny does. coupled with the statistic that in over 90% of games he plays in COUNTY DO NOT LOSE. thats why i think JUSTIN IS PERSEVERING with him in the current bad run , we needed the points and not to loose. and finally in defense of my chunky favourite, when danny does score goals they tend to be spectacular ones , like his his brace against BARROW AWAY last year , and against BRIGHTON this year. so danny dont pay any attention to your knockers (to reference to man boobs intended), and keep letting your football do the talking ;-)[/p][/quote]To summarise, he did absolutely nothing on Tuesday night in the first half Adrian Williams
  • Score: 3

8:00am Thu 27 Mar 14

Harps62 says...

I think some contributors are watching a totally different game to me.
When Danny Crowe plays we are down to 10 men. To say he will come good leaves me gobsmacked.
Overweight, Slow, Cannot jump all that we need to turn our fortunes around.
Give me a seriously out of form Jolly every day rather than Crowe, at least he has been a legend albeit last season and may come good again (keep praying)
I think some contributors are watching a totally different game to me. When Danny Crowe plays we are down to 10 men. To say he will come good leaves me gobsmacked. Overweight, Slow, Cannot jump all that we need to turn our fortunes around. Give me a seriously out of form Jolly every day rather than Crowe, at least he has been a legend albeit last season and may come good again (keep praying) Harps62
  • Score: 5

9:19am Thu 27 Mar 14

netala says...

once again I must agree with harps62. as for Hughes. Clever Trevor your talking of one incident, others are taking In the whole game. on a percentage view Sandell`s mistakes are a great deal less than Hughes so maybe that will give you an answer as to why fans would prefer Sandell to Hughes. anyway lets see what happens Saturday.
once again I must agree with harps62. as for Hughes. Clever Trevor your talking of one incident, others are taking In the whole game. on a percentage view Sandell`s mistakes are a great deal less than Hughes so maybe that will give you an answer as to why fans would prefer Sandell to Hughes. anyway lets see what happens Saturday. netala
  • Score: 1

1:10pm Thu 27 Mar 14

sooty001 says...

COUNTYVOICE wrote:
poor old danny crowe

he's getting some stick from all quarters :-)

we all know justin edinburghs judgement on players. for him to get into a position where danny crowe is ALREADY contracted for next season, would suggest that CROWE does offer newport county something.... even if its just the half time doughnut selection (no dig at you danny im one of your biggest fans)

danny is never going to be prolific, but what he does offer is an INTELLIGENT FOOTBALLING BRAIN, which can make up for a lack of height, being overweight (i prefer CHUNKY).

Most of the footballers at this level are not intellectually gifted (no slur on their intelligence), so a player that can produce the unexpected sets up his colleagues and turns defences, that is what danny does.

coupled with the statistic that in over 90% of games he plays in COUNTY DO NOT LOSE. thats why i think JUSTIN IS PERSEVERING with him in the current bad run , we needed the points and not to loose.

and finally in defense of my chunky favourite, when danny does score goals they tend to be spectacular ones , like his his brace against BARROW AWAY last year , and against BRIGHTON this year.

so danny dont pay any attention to your knockers (to reference to man boobs intended), and keep letting your football do the talking ;-)
I need to go to SpecSavers as my eyesight must be failing me, you can see things in Danny Crow that not a lot of people at RP can see. " CHUNKY " is not doing the job that the team requires, we have Jeffers sitting on the bench week after week, he must be wondering what he has to do to get a start.And of course the bad news does not end there " CHUNKY " is with us next season so Peter,s Pies must be rubbing their hands with glee.
[quote][p][bold]COUNTYVOICE[/bold] wrote: poor old danny crowe he's getting some stick from all quarters :-) we all know justin edinburghs judgement on players. for him to get into a position where danny crowe is ALREADY contracted for next season, would suggest that CROWE does offer newport county something.... even if its just the half time doughnut selection (no dig at you danny im one of your biggest fans) danny is never going to be prolific, but what he does offer is an INTELLIGENT FOOTBALLING BRAIN, which can make up for a lack of height, being overweight (i prefer CHUNKY). Most of the footballers at this level are not intellectually gifted (no slur on their intelligence), so a player that can produce the unexpected sets up his colleagues and turns defences, that is what danny does. coupled with the statistic that in over 90% of games he plays in COUNTY DO NOT LOSE. thats why i think JUSTIN IS PERSEVERING with him in the current bad run , we needed the points and not to loose. and finally in defense of my chunky favourite, when danny does score goals they tend to be spectacular ones , like his his brace against BARROW AWAY last year , and against BRIGHTON this year. so danny dont pay any attention to your knockers (to reference to man boobs intended), and keep letting your football do the talking ;-)[/p][/quote]I need to go to SpecSavers as my eyesight must be failing me, you can see things in Danny Crow that not a lot of people at RP can see. " CHUNKY " is not doing the job that the team requires, we have Jeffers sitting on the bench week after week, he must be wondering what he has to do to get a start.And of course the bad news does not end there " CHUNKY " is with us next season so Peter,s Pies must be rubbing their hands with glee. sooty001
  • Score: 1

5:57pm Thu 27 Mar 14

COUNTYVOICE says...

ha ha nothing like a "danny crow is a legend" message post to create a bit of debate ;-)
ha ha nothing like a "danny crow is a legend" message post to create a bit of debate ;-) COUNTYVOICE
  • Score: 0

6:14pm Thu 27 Mar 14

COUNTYVOICE says...

id even go one stage frther and say danny crowe is an older version of conor washington, for his trickery , upsetting defenders and lack of goals.
id even go one stage frther and say danny crowe is an older version of conor washington, for his trickery , upsetting defenders and lack of goals. COUNTYVOICE
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7:25pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Harps62 says...

COUNTYVOICE wrote:
id even go one stage frther and say danny crowe is an older version of conor washington, for his trickery , upsetting defenders and lack of goals.
I guarantee if Connor was still here we would not be in the position we are.
He would of missed a dozen chances but probably scored nearly as many and then we WOULD of been chasing promotion rather than talking about Danny Crowe's attributes or lack of them!
[quote][p][bold]COUNTYVOICE[/bold] wrote: id even go one stage frther and say danny crowe is an older version of conor washington, for his trickery , upsetting defenders and lack of goals.[/p][/quote]I guarantee if Connor was still here we would not be in the position we are. He would of missed a dozen chances but probably scored nearly as many and then we WOULD of been chasing promotion rather than talking about Danny Crowe's attributes or lack of them! Harps62
  • Score: 0

10:13pm Thu 27 Mar 14

COUNTYVOICE says...

ha harps, we do have a giggle ;-~)
ha harps, we do have a giggle ;-~) COUNTYVOICE
  • Score: 0

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