Edinburgh to fine Chapman for horror tackle

NEWPORT County boss Justin Edinburgh has indicated he will fine midfielder Adam Chapman for his red card in the 2-1 defeat to Portsmouth.

The Exiles were downed by the visitors – who brought by far the biggest contingent of fans to Rodney Parade this season – thanks to two first half goals and two red cards.

Darcy Blake was dismissed late on for two yellow cards but it was Chapman’s first half horror tackle with the score at 1-0 that really damaged the Exiles.

Chapman had won a free kick with some fine skill before launching himself at Danny Hollands and in an instant the entire ground knew what the outcome would be as Newport played out over an hour with a numerical disadvantage.

And Edinburgh has admitted the matter will be addressed.

“I don’t have any complaints on either red card, the two yellows for Darcy have just happened as part of the game with us chasing and it’s disappointing with Adam, he’s let himself down and cost us dearly. It’s very out of character for him,” he said.

“The referee had given the free kick, I don’t know if Adam didn’t hear that, but he has made a reckless challenge.

“We will deal with it in-house, I won’t criticise, and I won’t publically talk about my players in that way. But he knows.

“It’s something that shouldn’t happen, it’s out of character and it’s obviously had a big reflection on the game.”

Edinburgh was proud of the efforts of his ten and then nine men, who were given hope by Ismail Yakubu’s late header.

“Even down to nine men I felt we still took the game to Portsmouth and I give my players every credit for that,” he said.

“Even at 2-0 down we kept at it and that’s why our fans cheered our nine men off the pitch.

“If you take the sending off (Chapman) and the penalty out of the game, I thought we were very good.

“We controlled it, we were caught a couple of times on the counter attack because we had to throw everything we had at them, but I felt we were the better side.

Edinburgh refused to blame the Rodney Parade pitch for Newport’s poor recent form, and instead looked optimistically towards next season.

“The pitch is what it is and we have to overcome it, but we know without a doubt it’ll be better for next season,” he said.

“We look back to where we were before the bad weather and the pitch and losing momentum (County had risen to fourth with games in hand on the automatic promotion spots on December 26), but we’ll learn from that and correct it and get better and take it into next season.”

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10:28pm Sat 29 Mar 14

jiffygeorge says...

I said four games ago I would not comment again this season as I was sick of banging my head against a brick wall but after four more mediocre displays (beating ten men 1-0 at Torquay is nothing to shout about), culminating in today's shambles, I feel I have to. I've waited a few hours before commenting as I was so angry with the display against Portsmouth. If the manager is being honest when he says he was proud of the display then he should resign. Since Christmas he has completely lost things. Continued inexplicable team selections (Crowe would be the last person on most fans' team list) and unchanging tactics make me think he has lost the faith of many of his team. Perhaps his signing of so many players who have fallen out with previous clubs has come home to roost. We are currently the worst team in Division Two by far and lucky we have points in the bag which makes relegation unlikely, but not unfeasible. I think fans deserve to be told if there have been problems behind the scenes because the change in the team's fortunes and displays in 2014 are incomprehensible.
I said four games ago I would not comment again this season as I was sick of banging my head against a brick wall but after four more mediocre displays (beating ten men 1-0 at Torquay is nothing to shout about), culminating in today's shambles, I feel I have to. I've waited a few hours before commenting as I was so angry with the display against Portsmouth. If the manager is being honest when he says he was proud of the display then he should resign. Since Christmas he has completely lost things. Continued inexplicable team selections (Crowe would be the last person on most fans' team list) and unchanging tactics make me think he has lost the faith of many of his team. Perhaps his signing of so many players who have fallen out with previous clubs has come home to roost. We are currently the worst team in Division Two by far and lucky we have points in the bag which makes relegation unlikely, but not unfeasible. I think fans deserve to be told if there have been problems behind the scenes because the change in the team's fortunes and displays in 2014 are incomprehensible. jiffygeorge
  • Score: 14

11:01pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Newporttrue says...

Totally agree with the above comment, not many managers would have been given the time that Justin e has had with the county. After the run we have had Two wins in 16 games is terrible form we should be down the bottom . I myself go to most home games and the team selection and tactics seem very odd and the standard of football is Sunday park . I do agree with jiffygeorge there does seem to be goings on behind the scenes which is worrying...still lets hope there not this bad next season and some more better quality players are brought in and the sub standard players shipped out. Up the county.
Totally agree with the above comment, not many managers would have been given the time that Justin e has had with the county. After the run we have had Two wins in 16 games is terrible form we should be down the bottom . I myself go to most home games and the team selection and tactics seem very odd and the standard of football is Sunday park . I do agree with jiffygeorge there does seem to be goings on behind the scenes which is worrying...still lets hope there not this bad next season and some more better quality players are brought in and the sub standard players shipped out. Up the county. Newporttrue
  • Score: 4

11:29pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Blue Water Wonderland says...

It is evident that something has gone on behind the scenes.

Maybe they should keep Pipe and sack Edinburgh.
It is evident that something has gone on behind the scenes. Maybe they should keep Pipe and sack Edinburgh. Blue Water Wonderland
  • Score: -5

11:30pm Sat 29 Mar 14

lowandhardandinthecorner says...

Woeful selection and tactics from JE yet again - he's run out of ideas, time to go! Chapman didn't help but we were never going to win this. Outsung and outplayed, their left winger destroyed us.
Woeful selection and tactics from JE yet again - he's run out of ideas, time to go! Chapman didn't help but we were never going to win this. Outsung and outplayed, their left winger destroyed us. lowandhardandinthecorner
  • Score: -1

9:04am Sun 30 Mar 14

netala says...

must agree with what all others have said. this has to be the worst display I have witnessed . we were out played all over the park. his tactics are bewildering. the dressing room should watch a video, and concentrate on Portsmouth. they dominated from start to finish I hope we have enough points to see out the season.
must agree with what all others have said. this has to be the worst display I have witnessed . we were out played all over the park. his tactics are bewildering. the dressing room should watch a video, and concentrate on Portsmouth. they dominated from start to finish I hope we have enough points to see out the season. netala
  • Score: 5

9:11am Sun 30 Mar 14

Harps62 says...

jiffygeorge wrote:
I said four games ago I would not comment again this season as I was sick of banging my head against a brick wall but after four more mediocre displays (beating ten men 1-0 at Torquay is nothing to shout about), culminating in today's shambles, I feel I have to. I've waited a few hours before commenting as I was so angry with the display against Portsmouth. If the manager is being honest when he says he was proud of the display then he should resign. Since Christmas he has completely lost things. Continued inexplicable team selections (Crowe would be the last person on most fans' team list) and unchanging tactics make me think he has lost the faith of many of his team. Perhaps his signing of so many players who have fallen out with previous clubs has come home to roost. We are currently the worst team in Division Two by far and lucky we have points in the bag which makes relegation unlikely, but not unfeasible. I think fans deserve to be told if there have been problems behind the scenes because the change in the team's fortunes and displays in 2014 are incomprehensible.
100% agree
Despite Chapman we started with 10 men with JE again selecting Crowe
We are the poorest team in the league
The board have to man up thank JE and send him on his way.
If he really thinks the team are playing well he is deluded.
Thankfully Torquay and Northampton continue to struggle
I cannot see us getting more than a few points till the season ends.
A poor conference team is what we are now with mediocre players
At least we know why Jeffers hasn't stared hopeless
Still dumfounded that JE thinks its all ticking along okay
He has got to go plus 75% of the squad in the summer.
Thanks JE for getting us up but you have found your level.
If he stays we will be back down next season for sure.
[quote][p][bold]jiffygeorge[/bold] wrote: I said four games ago I would not comment again this season as I was sick of banging my head against a brick wall but after four more mediocre displays (beating ten men 1-0 at Torquay is nothing to shout about), culminating in today's shambles, I feel I have to. I've waited a few hours before commenting as I was so angry with the display against Portsmouth. If the manager is being honest when he says he was proud of the display then he should resign. Since Christmas he has completely lost things. Continued inexplicable team selections (Crowe would be the last person on most fans' team list) and unchanging tactics make me think he has lost the faith of many of his team. Perhaps his signing of so many players who have fallen out with previous clubs has come home to roost. We are currently the worst team in Division Two by far and lucky we have points in the bag which makes relegation unlikely, but not unfeasible. I think fans deserve to be told if there have been problems behind the scenes because the change in the team's fortunes and displays in 2014 are incomprehensible.[/p][/quote]100% agree Despite Chapman we started with 10 men with JE again selecting Crowe We are the poorest team in the league The board have to man up thank JE and send him on his way. If he really thinks the team are playing well he is deluded. Thankfully Torquay and Northampton continue to struggle I cannot see us getting more than a few points till the season ends. A poor conference team is what we are now with mediocre players At least we know why Jeffers hasn't stared hopeless Still dumfounded that JE thinks its all ticking along okay He has got to go plus 75% of the squad in the summer. Thanks JE for getting us up but you have found your level. If he stays we will be back down next season for sure. Harps62
  • Score: -1

10:21am Sun 30 Mar 14

kernowkid says...

Too much doom and gloom doesn't do the supporters, the team or the manager any good - keep the faith and get used to the fact that we are in the big boys' league not the conference. Last season ended on a fantastic note but realistically we were way off from being one of the best teams in the conference but here we are in the promised land and having to fight for survival. Get off the manager's back and get used to the fact that he is doing his best and doesn't have a magic wand. We are just going to have to tough it out until the end of the season. We are in the middle of a very, very hard learning curve and league survival this season will be a success to build on. Keep the faith but please, please, please keep Pipe!
Too much doom and gloom doesn't do the supporters, the team or the manager any good - keep the faith and get used to the fact that we are in the big boys' league not the conference. Last season ended on a fantastic note but realistically we were way off from being one of the best teams in the conference but here we are in the promised land and having to fight for survival. Get off the manager's back and get used to the fact that he is doing his best and doesn't have a magic wand. We are just going to have to tough it out until the end of the season. We are in the middle of a very, very hard learning curve and league survival this season will be a success to build on. Keep the faith but please, please, please keep Pipe! kernowkid
  • Score: 9

11:09am Sun 30 Mar 14

Harps62 says...

Anyone who starts every game with Danny Crowe as our Front man is not on a learning curve he has unfortunately lost the plot and I don't care how many of you who think JE is God put a minus to this comment.
The man got us into the league but that's as far as we will go. If we continue to be the worst team in the league there is only one way to go from here.
DOWNWARDS
Its a great shame but that's fact not wishful thinking from the JE cannot do anything wrong brigade.
Anyone who starts every game with Danny Crowe as our Front man is not on a learning curve he has unfortunately lost the plot and I don't care how many of you who think JE is God put a minus to this comment. The man got us into the league but that's as far as we will go. If we continue to be the worst team in the league there is only one way to go from here. DOWNWARDS Its a great shame but that's fact not wishful thinking from the JE cannot do anything wrong brigade. Harps62
  • Score: 1

11:54am Sun 30 Mar 14

llandaff says...

kernowkid wrote:
Too much doom and gloom doesn't do the supporters, the team or the manager any good - keep the faith and get used to the fact that we are in the big boys' league not the conference. Last season ended on a fantastic note but realistically we were way off from being one of the best teams in the conference but here we are in the promised land and having to fight for survival. Get off the manager's back and get used to the fact that he is doing his best and doesn't have a magic wand. We are just going to have to tough it out until the end of the season. We are in the middle of a very, very hard learning curve and league survival this season will be a success to build on. Keep the faith but please, please, please keep Pipe!
Let's get one thing straight, the manager is accountable to the paying fans, Period.
It is the team and the manager who are the cause of the "doom and gloom" not the supporters.
Our faith as you put it is being eroded game after game. If the "learning curve" gets any steeper it will form a complete circle by the end of the season! How much more is there to learn?
If this is the promised land then just like JE you are deluding yourself. The truth is that since Christmas the team has inexplicably collapsed. As a long term loyal supporter I do not find that acceptable.
JE does not help his cause (neither do the players) by reeling off a stream of fantasy nonsense before every match. A good example was his comments after the fluke win at 10 man Torquay when he talked about "not throwing away that win". Well today yet again they did. Why because the leadership is not there, the motivation is not there and soon JE and half the players won't be there! Why should we "keep the faith" with a lame duck?
What is obvious is that there must be big problems in the dressing room. Two players sent off today indicates one thing and that is the sheer frustration amongst the players with what is going on behind the scenes.
Against Pompey, County hit rock bottom that is the truth of it.
[quote][p][bold]kernowkid[/bold] wrote: Too much doom and gloom doesn't do the supporters, the team or the manager any good - keep the faith and get used to the fact that we are in the big boys' league not the conference. Last season ended on a fantastic note but realistically we were way off from being one of the best teams in the conference but here we are in the promised land and having to fight for survival. Get off the manager's back and get used to the fact that he is doing his best and doesn't have a magic wand. We are just going to have to tough it out until the end of the season. We are in the middle of a very, very hard learning curve and league survival this season will be a success to build on. Keep the faith but please, please, please keep Pipe![/p][/quote]Let's get one thing straight, the manager is accountable to the paying fans, Period. It is the team and the manager who are the cause of the "doom and gloom" not the supporters. Our faith as you put it is being eroded game after game. If the "learning curve" gets any steeper it will form a complete circle by the end of the season! How much more is there to learn? If this is the promised land then just like JE you are deluding yourself. The truth is that since Christmas the team has inexplicably collapsed. As a long term loyal supporter I do not find that acceptable. JE does not help his cause (neither do the players) by reeling off a stream of fantasy nonsense before every match. A good example was his comments after the fluke win at 10 man Torquay when he talked about "not throwing away that win". Well today yet again they did. Why because the leadership is not there, the motivation is not there and soon JE and half the players won't be there! Why should we "keep the faith" with a lame duck? What is obvious is that there must be big problems in the dressing room. Two players sent off today indicates one thing and that is the sheer frustration amongst the players with what is going on behind the scenes. Against Pompey, County hit rock bottom that is the truth of it. llandaff
  • Score: 6

12:58pm Sun 30 Mar 14

ex-St. Julians boy says...

The collapse, in my opinion, is not inexplicable at all. Things have only gone to ratsh*t since Conor Washington left for Peterborough. We had a player capable of commanding and dominating the game. Now we haven't got one ... and we need another one. It's as simple as that as far as I'm concerned.
The collapse, in my opinion, is not inexplicable at all. Things have only gone to ratsh*t since Conor Washington left for Peterborough. We had a player capable of commanding and dominating the game. Now we haven't got one ... and we need another one. It's as simple as that as far as I'm concerned. ex-St. Julians boy
  • Score: -1

1:15pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Harps62 says...

ex-St. Julians boy wrote:
The collapse, in my opinion, is not inexplicable at all. Things have only gone to ratsh*t since Conor Washington left for Peterborough. We had a player capable of commanding and dominating the game. Now we haven't got one ... and we need another one. It's as simple as that as far as I'm concerned.
Fair point
Zeb can run all days chasing these high balls with no success.
Conor was definitely on a learning curve and would of made a huge difference to our woeful attack.
Them pair would of been very useful together this season
Peterborough got a great prospect and off loaded Jeffers to us.
[quote][p][bold]ex-St. Julians boy[/bold] wrote: The collapse, in my opinion, is not inexplicable at all. Things have only gone to ratsh*t since Conor Washington left for Peterborough. We had a player capable of commanding and dominating the game. Now we haven't got one ... and we need another one. It's as simple as that as far as I'm concerned.[/p][/quote]Fair point Zeb can run all days chasing these high balls with no success. Conor was definitely on a learning curve and would of made a huge difference to our woeful attack. Them pair would of been very useful together this season Peterborough got a great prospect and off loaded Jeffers to us. Harps62
  • Score: 1

1:47pm Sun 30 Mar 14

jetspotter says...

I agree that things have gone horribly wrong since Christmas but I'm not convinced sacking the manager is the right option. I certainly don't think of J.E. as some sort of untouchable super-manager but I do believe that continuity is important; especially in the situation in which we find ourselves. The difference between success and failure is marginal at this level and unless a truly gifted manager steps forward I don't see the point in ripping everything apart and starting from scratch. That way usually leads to disaster. Yes, it's a particularly steep learning curve, but at least we are more or less safe this season, so let's sit tight, support the team and manager and hope he is learning from his mistakes. If it all ends in disaster next season I will hold up my hand but please remember this is a long term project and often situations can be turned around with only minor adjustments. Always keep Corporal Jones in mind !!
I agree that things have gone horribly wrong since Christmas but I'm not convinced sacking the manager is the right option. I certainly don't think of J.E. as some sort of untouchable super-manager but I do believe that continuity is important; especially in the situation in which we find ourselves. The difference between success and failure is marginal at this level and unless a truly gifted manager steps forward I don't see the point in ripping everything apart and starting from scratch. That way usually leads to disaster. Yes, it's a particularly steep learning curve, but at least we are more or less safe this season, so let's sit tight, support the team and manager and hope he is learning from his mistakes. If it all ends in disaster next season I will hold up my hand but please remember this is a long term project and often situations can be turned around with only minor adjustments. Always keep Corporal Jones in mind !! jetspotter
  • Score: 4

2:23pm Sun 30 Mar 14

sooty001 says...

Unusually for me I am speechless. What the heck is going on in the dressing room one can only speculate, but something has happened since Xmas and it is not down to the playing surface ( teams have no trouble beating us on it ).
The unrest at the club has caused the team to under perform since then so someone must get this club by the scruff of the neck and sort it out.
I think I will stop saying that Danny Crow is c**p because every time I say it the next game he is playing! God only knows what I am missing here because I cannot see for the life of me what he brings to the team. I agree with most of the comments here and think that enough is enough and it is time for a rethink all round
Unusually for me I am speechless. What the heck is going on in the dressing room one can only speculate, but something has happened since Xmas and it is not down to the playing surface ( teams have no trouble beating us on it ). The unrest at the club has caused the team to under perform since then so someone must get this club by the scruff of the neck and sort it out. I think I will stop saying that Danny Crow is c**p because every time I say it the next game he is playing! God only knows what I am missing here because I cannot see for the life of me what he brings to the team. I agree with most of the comments here and think that enough is enough and it is time for a rethink all round sooty001
  • Score: 6

4:05pm Sun 30 Mar 14

risca 85 says...

I think it started to go wrong when the rumours started that J E was going to Portsmouth, perhaps this unsettled the dressing room. just a thought.
I think it started to go wrong when the rumours started that J E was going to Portsmouth, perhaps this unsettled the dressing room. just a thought. risca 85
  • Score: 1

4:25pm Sun 30 Mar 14

larneman says...

Feely started the rot and it went downhill from there. The team has lost confidence in itself and J.E. seems to be unable to motivate them. We did well playing 5.3.2 so why change the setup every time they play. I'm convinced the team do their best but there is something missing here. I can't listen to big Tim much more, he is a great supporter of County but even he sounds very downhearted.
Feely started the rot and it went downhill from there. The team has lost confidence in itself and J.E. seems to be unable to motivate them. We did well playing 5.3.2 so why change the setup every time they play. I'm convinced the team do their best but there is something missing here. I can't listen to big Tim much more, he is a great supporter of County but even he sounds very downhearted. larneman
  • Score: 1

4:27pm Sun 30 Mar 14

County says...

Third suspension of the season is out of character lololol.
Third suspension of the season is out of character lololol. County
  • Score: 0

5:28pm Sun 30 Mar 14

asrncafc says...

I fully agree with ex-St Julian's boy and Harps62 regarding the departure of Conor Washington.

Whilst it is true that a single player does not make a team, however, Washington's capability of defending the ball and playing havoc on defences, helped County to shift from defence to attack in seconds.

I had always sustained at the time of Conor's release that this transfer would haunt us in the future and it really did. I had always maintained that County should have waited at least up to the end of the season for this transfer in order to have an excellent chance for promotion.

I remember JE claiming that the club would not stay in the way of Washington's career and that he would be the last person to obstruct the transfer for the benefit of the player.

Washington in tandem with Zebroski would have made an impact on opponents' defences; the problem was that when Conor was available, Zebroski was out because of injury.

Washington is now an automatic choice for Peterboro in League 1. County must have made a very good financial deal but what Peterboro offered and County accepted, as part of the deal, has rarely been utilised which goes to prove that Jeffers' capabilities and performance in training has not convinced JE at all.
I fully agree with ex-St Julian's boy and Harps62 regarding the departure of Conor Washington. Whilst it is true that a single player does not make a team, however, Washington's capability of defending the ball and playing havoc on defences, helped County to shift from defence to attack in seconds. I had always sustained at the time of Conor's release that this transfer would haunt us in the future and it really did. I had always maintained that County should have waited at least up to the end of the season for this transfer in order to have an excellent chance for promotion. I remember JE claiming that the club would not stay in the way of Washington's career and that he would be the last person to obstruct the transfer for the benefit of the player. Washington in tandem with Zebroski would have made an impact on opponents' defences; the problem was that when Conor was available, Zebroski was out because of injury. Washington is now an automatic choice for Peterboro in League 1. County must have made a very good financial deal but what Peterboro offered and County accepted, as part of the deal, has rarely been utilised which goes to prove that Jeffers' capabilities and performance in training has not convinced JE at all. asrncafc
  • Score: 1

6:20pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Thomas O'Malley says...

ex-St. Julians boy wrote:
The collapse, in my opinion, is not inexplicable at all. Things have only gone to ratsh*t since Conor Washington left for Peterborough. We had a player capable of commanding and dominating the game. Now we haven't got one ... and we need another one. It's as simple as that as far as I'm concerned.
Agreed Conor was a threat but he didn't play many games for County or score many goals. Its irrelevant what he might have achieved for County as realistically County couldn't turn down £500k+ and couldn't stand in any young players way given a chance in the Conference. Yes County need another striker to play with Zeb but more urgently the defence is a shambles both individually and tactically.
[quote][p][bold]ex-St. Julians boy[/bold] wrote: The collapse, in my opinion, is not inexplicable at all. Things have only gone to ratsh*t since Conor Washington left for Peterborough. We had a player capable of commanding and dominating the game. Now we haven't got one ... and we need another one. It's as simple as that as far as I'm concerned.[/p][/quote]Agreed Conor was a threat but he didn't play many games for County or score many goals. Its irrelevant what he might have achieved for County as realistically County couldn't turn down £500k+ and couldn't stand in any young players way given a chance in the Conference. Yes County need another striker to play with Zeb but more urgently the defence is a shambles both individually and tactically. Thomas O'Malley
  • Score: 3

7:41pm Sun 30 Mar 14

asrncafc says...

Thomas O'Malley wrote:
ex-St. Julians boy wrote:
The collapse, in my opinion, is not inexplicable at all. Things have only gone to ratsh*t since Conor Washington left for Peterborough. We had a player capable of commanding and dominating the game. Now we haven't got one ... and we need another one. It's as simple as that as far as I'm concerned.
Agreed Conor was a threat but he didn't play many games for County or score many goals. Its irrelevant what he might have achieved for County as realistically County couldn't turn down £500k+ and couldn't stand in any young players way given a chance in the Conference. Yes County need another striker to play with Zeb but more urgently the defence is a shambles both individually and tactically.
"County couldn't turn down 500+ or stand in any young player's way."

So, in your opinion, if County manages to acquire any promising youngster in future and value him within 6 months, the club is bound to transfer him for financial purposes and not to be in his way. We have already lost Sam Foley, Lee Evans prior to Washington, not to mention keeper Karl Darlow.

Sorry to disagree Thomas, but my vision of a football club seems to be different from yours. I long to see County climb slowly but gradually the ladder to higher divisions but, by giving away potential talented players, this would not be achieved. I will wait to see how our BoD intends to invest in the new season's transfer market with the 500+.
[quote][p][bold]Thomas O'Malley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ex-St. Julians boy[/bold] wrote: The collapse, in my opinion, is not inexplicable at all. Things have only gone to ratsh*t since Conor Washington left for Peterborough. We had a player capable of commanding and dominating the game. Now we haven't got one ... and we need another one. It's as simple as that as far as I'm concerned.[/p][/quote]Agreed Conor was a threat but he didn't play many games for County or score many goals. Its irrelevant what he might have achieved for County as realistically County couldn't turn down £500k+ and couldn't stand in any young players way given a chance in the Conference. Yes County need another striker to play with Zeb but more urgently the defence is a shambles both individually and tactically.[/p][/quote]"County couldn't turn down 500+ or stand in any young player's way." So, in your opinion, if County manages to acquire any promising youngster in future and value him within 6 months, the club is bound to transfer him for financial purposes and not to be in his way. We have already lost Sam Foley, Lee Evans prior to Washington, not to mention keeper Karl Darlow. Sorry to disagree Thomas, but my vision of a football club seems to be different from yours. I long to see County climb slowly but gradually the ladder to higher divisions but, by giving away potential talented players, this would not be achieved. I will wait to see how our BoD intends to invest in the new season's transfer market with the 500+. asrncafc
  • Score: 0

9:16am Mon 31 Mar 14

ncfcr says...

asrncafc wrote:
Thomas O'Malley wrote:
ex-St. Julians boy wrote:
The collapse, in my opinion, is not inexplicable at all. Things have only gone to ratsh*t since Conor Washington left for Peterborough. We had a player capable of commanding and dominating the game. Now we haven't got one ... and we need another one. It's as simple as that as far as I'm concerned.
Agreed Conor was a threat but he didn't play many games for County or score many goals. Its irrelevant what he might have achieved for County as realistically County couldn't turn down £500k+ and couldn't stand in any young players way given a chance in the Conference. Yes County need another striker to play with Zeb but more urgently the defence is a shambles both individually and tactically.
"County couldn't turn down 500+ or stand in any young player's way."

So, in your opinion, if County manages to acquire any promising youngster in future and value him within 6 months, the club is bound to transfer him for financial purposes and not to be in his way. We have already lost Sam Foley, Lee Evans prior to Washington, not to mention keeper Karl Darlow.

Sorry to disagree Thomas, but my vision of a football club seems to be different from yours. I long to see County climb slowly but gradually the ladder to higher divisions but, by giving away potential talented players, this would not be achieved. I will wait to see how our BoD intends to invest in the new season's transfer market with the 500+.
Sam Foley left on a free at the end of his contract, Lee Evans went to Wolves (do you really think he would have carried on playing for us had we stopped him going there?), and Karl Darlow was never our player - he was on loan from Notts Forest.

I suppose you think that we should be submitting bids for Ronaldo this summer?
[quote][p][bold]asrncafc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thomas O'Malley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ex-St. Julians boy[/bold] wrote: The collapse, in my opinion, is not inexplicable at all. Things have only gone to ratsh*t since Conor Washington left for Peterborough. We had a player capable of commanding and dominating the game. Now we haven't got one ... and we need another one. It's as simple as that as far as I'm concerned.[/p][/quote]Agreed Conor was a threat but he didn't play many games for County or score many goals. Its irrelevant what he might have achieved for County as realistically County couldn't turn down £500k+ and couldn't stand in any young players way given a chance in the Conference. Yes County need another striker to play with Zeb but more urgently the defence is a shambles both individually and tactically.[/p][/quote]"County couldn't turn down 500+ or stand in any young player's way." So, in your opinion, if County manages to acquire any promising youngster in future and value him within 6 months, the club is bound to transfer him for financial purposes and not to be in his way. We have already lost Sam Foley, Lee Evans prior to Washington, not to mention keeper Karl Darlow. Sorry to disagree Thomas, but my vision of a football club seems to be different from yours. I long to see County climb slowly but gradually the ladder to higher divisions but, by giving away potential talented players, this would not be achieved. I will wait to see how our BoD intends to invest in the new season's transfer market with the 500+.[/p][/quote]Sam Foley left on a free at the end of his contract, Lee Evans went to Wolves (do you really think he would have carried on playing for us had we stopped him going there?), and Karl Darlow was never our player - he was on loan from Notts Forest. I suppose you think that we should be submitting bids for Ronaldo this summer? ncfcr
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2:55pm Mon 31 Mar 14

jetspotter says...

I've got fifty quid in my piggy bank if that will help get him here Ncfcr !?
I've got fifty quid in my piggy bank if that will help get him here Ncfcr !? jetspotter
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4:45pm Mon 31 Mar 14

asrncafc says...

ncfcr,

Thanks for your info regarding Foley and Darlow, but Ronaldo sprang to your mind not mine, dear friend. :)

What I had in mind was that BoD could fish for potential players in League 1 or 2 or the more outstanding players in Conference. Alternatively, the help of both Cardiff and Swansea can also be sought for a few of their promising youngsters who would benefit to gain experience by playing regularly for County.
ncfcr, Thanks for your info regarding Foley and Darlow, but Ronaldo sprang to your mind not mine, dear friend. :) What I had in mind was that BoD could fish for potential players in League 1 or 2 or the more outstanding players in Conference. Alternatively, the help of both Cardiff and Swansea can also be sought for a few of their promising youngsters who would benefit to gain experience by playing regularly for County. asrncafc
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1:13pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Thomas O'Malley says...

asrncafc wrote:
ncfcr, Thanks for your info regarding Foley and Darlow, but Ronaldo sprang to your mind not mine, dear friend. :) What I had in mind was that BoD could fish for potential players in League 1 or 2 or the more outstanding players in Conference. Alternatively, the help of both Cardiff and Swansea can also be sought for a few of their promising youngsters who would benefit to gain experience by playing regularly for County.
The economic reality for any club (especially league 2) is that if they get the right bid for a player they have to sell. No club in League 2 could afford to turn down a £500k bid. County's policy has always been (like most lower league clubs) that they wont prevent a player moving to a higher league club if the bid is fair. County got good fees for Bignott, Reid, Rose, Evans and Washington. The only two County lost for free were Warren and Foley as they were out of contract. Arguably County should have tied them to longer contracts but thats always risky if the player loses form or gets injured and you are then stuck with paying his wages.
[quote][p][bold]asrncafc[/bold] wrote: ncfcr, Thanks for your info regarding Foley and Darlow, but Ronaldo sprang to your mind not mine, dear friend. :) What I had in mind was that BoD could fish for potential players in League 1 or 2 or the more outstanding players in Conference. Alternatively, the help of both Cardiff and Swansea can also be sought for a few of their promising youngsters who would benefit to gain experience by playing regularly for County.[/p][/quote]The economic reality for any club (especially league 2) is that if they get the right bid for a player they have to sell. No club in League 2 could afford to turn down a £500k bid. County's policy has always been (like most lower league clubs) that they wont prevent a player moving to a higher league club if the bid is fair. County got good fees for Bignott, Reid, Rose, Evans and Washington. The only two County lost for free were Warren and Foley as they were out of contract. Arguably County should have tied them to longer contracts but thats always risky if the player loses form or gets injured and you are then stuck with paying his wages. Thomas O'Malley
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