John Aldridge is County's 'best ever'

HERO: John Aldridge in action for Newport County in 1983

HERO: John Aldridge in action for Newport County in 1983

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JOHN Aldridge has been voted the best player ever to represent Newport County in a special Football League poll.

The polls were run by The Football League to celebrate each club’s own contribution to the last 125 years of league football.

Nearly 100,000 votes were cast in the polls via social media.

With 61 per cent of the vote, Aldridge beat Len Weare and Ray Wilcox to be named County’s best player.

Len Ashurst was voted the club’s greatest manager ahead of Justin Edinburgh and Dean Holdsworth and the 1979/80 season, when the club won promotion from Division Four and were crowned Welsh Cup champions under Ashurst, was the best ever campaign.

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6:48pm Thu 17 Apr 14

ex-St. Julians boy says...

And what about Tommy? Why no mention of him cos they were a great partnership.
And what about Tommy? Why no mention of him cos they were a great partnership. ex-St. Julians boy
  • Score: 7

10:28pm Thu 17 Apr 14

hazellboy says...

Aldridge was a class player and the team at the time would give the current lot a real beating, and Justin edinburgh and dean holdsworth ahead of billy lucas and colin Addison , OMG what a load of **** !
Aldridge was a class player and the team at the time would give the current lot a real beating, and Justin edinburgh and dean holdsworth ahead of billy lucas and colin Addison , OMG what a load of **** ! hazellboy
  • Score: 4

11:04pm Thu 17 Apr 14

maz1maz says...

Vote must have come from people who can't remember Lenny Hill, Polly Rowlands etc!
Vote must have come from people who can't remember Lenny Hill, Polly Rowlands etc! maz1maz
  • Score: 1

11:07pm Thu 17 Apr 14

maz1maz says...

Proper club men - not money hunters!
Proper club men - not money hunters! maz1maz
  • Score: 2

12:00am Fri 18 Apr 14

mikewelsh says...

John Relish. John Macey. Granville Smith. John Bird. Harry Harris. Gilbert Reece. Ken Hollyman. Laurie Sheffield. Joe Bonson. The list goes on and on. Lovely Memories of Great Guys. ps. forgot Terry Melling.
John Relish. John Macey. Granville Smith. John Bird. Harry Harris. Gilbert Reece. Ken Hollyman. Laurie Sheffield. Joe Bonson. The list goes on and on. Lovely Memories of Great Guys. ps. forgot Terry Melling. mikewelsh
  • Score: 2

8:11am Fri 18 Apr 14

varteg1 says...

John worked wonders when he managed Tranmere Rovers.

So not only kudos for Newport, but also for Rovers.
John worked wonders when he managed Tranmere Rovers. So not only kudos for Newport, but also for Rovers. varteg1
  • Score: 2

2:40pm Fri 18 Apr 14

lowandhardandinthecorner says...

maz1maz wrote:
Vote must have come from people who can't remember Lenny Hill, Polly Rowlands etc!
Too true mate, Weare, Sherwood, Ray Wilcox in fact many players of that era would give this lot a hammering and by the way how could you mention Aldridge without Gwyther who taught him and Tynan who played with him . On the manager front no mention of Billy Lucas and Addison not to mention the guy who took us to div. 2 ( now championship ).
[quote][p][bold]maz1maz[/bold] wrote: Vote must have come from people who can't remember Lenny Hill, Polly Rowlands etc![/p][/quote]Too true mate, Weare, Sherwood, Ray Wilcox in fact many players of that era would give this lot a hammering and by the way how could you mention Aldridge without Gwyther who taught him and Tynan who played with him . On the manager front no mention of Billy Lucas and Addison not to mention the guy who took us to div. 2 ( now championship ). lowandhardandinthecorner
  • Score: 3

10:34pm Fri 18 Apr 14

maz1maz says...

mikewelsh wrote:
John Relish. John Macey. Granville Smith. John Bird. Harry Harris. Gilbert Reece. Ken Hollyman. Laurie Sheffield. Joe Bonson. The list goes on and on. Lovely Memories of Great Guys. ps. forgot Terry Melling.
Hey that takes me back - Terry Melling! Has to be one of the hardest players who played for us!
[quote][p][bold]mikewelsh[/bold] wrote: John Relish. John Macey. Granville Smith. John Bird. Harry Harris. Gilbert Reece. Ken Hollyman. Laurie Sheffield. Joe Bonson. The list goes on and on. Lovely Memories of Great Guys. ps. forgot Terry Melling.[/p][/quote]Hey that takes me back - Terry Melling! Has to be one of the hardest players who played for us! maz1maz
  • Score: 1

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