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Newport County AFC versus Wycombe WanderersHE'S BEHIND YOU Justin Edinburgh points out the errors (9105148)

Newport County AFC versus Wycombe WanderersHE'S BEHIND YOU Justin Edinburgh points out the errors (9105148)

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JUSTIN Edinburgh has called on his side to produce a big reaction to their bitterly disappointing opening season loss to Wycombe Wanderers.

The Chairboys stunned Newport with two goals in four minutes at the end of the first half on Saturday at Rodney Parade as the Exiles made a nightmare start to the new campaign.

It was the total opposite to last season’s splendid 4-1 win over Accrington and Edinburgh admitted he was at a loss to find positives from a disjointed performance.

“We need to reflect on this game and be extremely and bitterly disappointed, especially with our possession of the ball and our quality in the final third,” he said.

“We conceded two very bad goals, one comes from the corner when we’ve moved out of designated positions and the second goal is preventable as well, even though they were fortunate to get the ricochet that provided it, but it was too easy for their player to get in.

“We expected them to be more physical, it was something we anticipated and by going 2-0 down and being in a position where we were always chasing the game, we gave them the opportunity to time waste and kill the game and they were able to do that in the position they were in, easily.

“There wasn’t an awful lot in the game, we huffed and we puffed and Lee Minshull was unlucky with a header in the second half where he’ll feel he should’ve hit the target and got us back in the game.

“But the most disappointing thing is that we lacked belief, that’s not acceptable and something we’ve got to make sure we overcome.”

Edinburgh was critical of his strikers and admitted his side resorted to long ball football in an effort to chase their arrears.

“Goals change games, the timing was disappointing, at 1-0 down you’re still in the game, but they are errors we can erase and we can do better,” he said.

“In attack we hoped we’d score rather than belief or a clinical touch in their final third, we could’ve definitely had more problems.

“We were too direct, much too hasty in trying to get the ball forward, but that’s what happens when you are chasing a game, you want the ball as close to goal as possible.

“Sometimes it’s anxiety rather than a pattern of play, but we had 45 minutes to try and chase the game down and could’ve shown more patience.

“We now look for a big reaction at Morecombe.”

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth, formerly a player with Newport’s rivals Cardiff City, believes the Exiles will bounce back sooner rather than later.

County beat Ainsworth’s side home and away last term.

“Newport are a good side and Justin will get them right, they’ve not had a good opening day, but it’s a long old season,” he said.

“I am sure by the time they come to our place, they’ll be a stern test for us.”

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8:59am Mon 11 Aug 14

Dafydd y Garreg Wen says...

"resorted to long ball football in an effort to chase their arrears" Don't make me laugh, we played hoofball virtually from the start, and on an excellent playing surface that was just right for flowing football.
"resorted to long ball football in an effort to chase their arrears" Don't make me laugh, we played hoofball virtually from the start, and on an excellent playing surface that was just right for flowing football. Dafydd y Garreg Wen
  • Score: 14

12:29pm Mon 11 Aug 14

markus007 says...

playing directly is not a problem when you find your man and everyone presses together. i'm not naive enough to think some of the more effective sides in league 2 do play long ball and do it effectively. But County seem to be caught between the short and long and need to settle into a pattern they can play. If there was a time to experiment with the line up and formation, it was the first game?
playing directly is not a problem when you find your man and everyone presses together. i'm not naive enough to think some of the more effective sides in league 2 do play long ball and do it effectively. But County seem to be caught between the short and long and need to settle into a pattern they can play. If there was a time to experiment with the line up and formation, it was the first game? markus007
  • Score: 7

12:57pm Mon 11 Aug 14

CountyValleyboy says...

markus007 wrote:
playing directly is not a problem when you find your man and everyone presses together. i'm not naive enough to think some of the more effective sides in league 2 do play long ball and do it effectively. But County seem to be caught between the short and long and need to settle into a pattern they can play. If there was a time to experiment with the line up and formation, it was the first game?
Or even all the friendlies?
[quote][p][bold]markus007[/bold] wrote: playing directly is not a problem when you find your man and everyone presses together. i'm not naive enough to think some of the more effective sides in league 2 do play long ball and do it effectively. But County seem to be caught between the short and long and need to settle into a pattern they can play. If there was a time to experiment with the line up and formation, it was the first game?[/p][/quote]Or even all the friendlies? CountyValleyboy
  • Score: 1

2:11pm Mon 11 Aug 14

jiffygeorge says...

If last season taught us anything it's that 4-3-3 is a system that doesn't work for us, so why did JE start the season with it? And fans agreed ad nauseum that we needed a pre-season clear-out and several new signings, yet we got neither and the couple of players we did sign are worse than those we let go. Jackson, Yakubu and Chapman must play from the start if we are to have any chance of a mid-table finish and we must never play again with both Zebroski and Howe up front. They don't work together.
If last season taught us anything it's that 4-3-3 is a system that doesn't work for us, so why did JE start the season with it? And fans agreed ad nauseum that we needed a pre-season clear-out and several new signings, yet we got neither and the couple of players we did sign are worse than those we let go. Jackson, Yakubu and Chapman must play from the start if we are to have any chance of a mid-table finish and we must never play again with both Zebroski and Howe up front. They don't work together. jiffygeorge
  • Score: 2

3:07pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Harps62 says...

"Edinburgh demands more"
Blimey that's the biggest understatement I have heard for a long time.
Clueless start to the season.
"Edinburgh demands more" Blimey that's the biggest understatement I have heard for a long time. Clueless start to the season. Harps62
  • Score: 3

3:53pm Mon 11 Aug 14

asrncafc says...

"clinical touch" - here he comes again.
"clinical touch" - here he comes again. asrncafc
  • Score: 2

5:19pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Thomas O'Malley says...

jiffygeorge wrote:
If last season taught us anything it's that 4-3-3 is a system that doesn't work for us, so why did JE start the season with it? And fans agreed ad nauseum that we needed a pre-season clear-out and several new signings, yet we got neither and the couple of players we did sign are worse than those we let go. Jackson, Yakubu and Chapman must play from the start if we are to have any chance of a mid-table finish and we must never play again with both Zebroski and Howe up front. They don't work together.
JE couldn't "clear out" players because they are under contract and county can't afford to pay up their contracts. County can't sign better players as they are at the max of budget under financial fair play rules - even if county could afford them.JE has to get the best out of the players he has.
[quote][p][bold]jiffygeorge[/bold] wrote: If last season taught us anything it's that 4-3-3 is a system that doesn't work for us, so why did JE start the season with it? And fans agreed ad nauseum that we needed a pre-season clear-out and several new signings, yet we got neither and the couple of players we did sign are worse than those we let go. Jackson, Yakubu and Chapman must play from the start if we are to have any chance of a mid-table finish and we must never play again with both Zebroski and Howe up front. They don't work together.[/p][/quote]JE couldn't "clear out" players because they are under contract and county can't afford to pay up their contracts. County can't sign better players as they are at the max of budget under financial fair play rules - even if county could afford them.JE has to get the best out of the players he has. Thomas O'Malley
  • Score: 9

5:41pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Harps62 says...

Who are these people who keep putting a thumbs down to all the correct comments made by fans who had to endure the dross pitched up on Saturday.
Thumbs down but no actual response in the form of a comment themselves.
Pathetic
Who are these people who keep putting a thumbs down to all the correct comments made by fans who had to endure the dross pitched up on Saturday. Thumbs down but no actual response in the form of a comment themselves. Pathetic Harps62
  • Score: -5

6:25pm Mon 11 Aug 14

jiffygeorge says...

Thomas O'Malley right about what he says regarding inability to clear out the deadwood and to sign new players, but that simply adds to JE's judgement in giving poor players contracts of more than a year. Much greater care needs to be taken in future -if we have one.
Thomas O'Malley right about what he says regarding inability to clear out the deadwood and to sign new players, but that simply adds to JE's judgement in giving poor players contracts of more than a year. Much greater care needs to be taken in future -if we have one. jiffygeorge
  • Score: 6

9:32pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Clever Trevor says...

More like the fans demand more,all i ever see is JE berating the officials from start to finish,its starting to get on my nerves now,if he doesnt like the long ball well tell them then.thats what hes there for surely.
TBH its the same old excuses after every game,and this after statements like Really pleased with pre season,things couldnt be better,yeah,well you could fool me.As for clearing players out,be honest if you were a player who didnt start saturday,youd be forgiven for thinking "if i couldnt do better than that lot,then i give up"then youd stay and claim a spot.
The euphoria of going up has well and truly gone,3rd lowest crowd in the division,so in my eyes the fans have voted with their feet and if we lose the next 2 tough games then the pressure will come to bear on JE
More like the fans demand more,all i ever see is JE berating the officials from start to finish,its starting to get on my nerves now,if he doesnt like the long ball well tell them then.thats what hes there for surely. TBH its the same old excuses after every game,and this after statements like Really pleased with pre season,things couldnt be better,yeah,well you could fool me.As for clearing players out,be honest if you were a player who didnt start saturday,youd be forgiven for thinking "if i couldnt do better than that lot,then i give up"then youd stay and claim a spot. The euphoria of going up has well and truly gone,3rd lowest crowd in the division,so in my eyes the fans have voted with their feet and if we lose the next 2 tough games then the pressure will come to bear on JE Clever Trevor
  • Score: 2

8:42am Tue 12 Aug 14

Harps62 says...

Clever Trevor wrote:
More like the fans demand more,all i ever see is JE berating the officials from start to finish,its starting to get on my nerves now,if he doesnt like the long ball well tell them then.thats what hes there for surely.
TBH its the same old excuses after every game,and this after statements like Really pleased with pre season,things couldnt be better,yeah,well you could fool me.As for clearing players out,be honest if you were a player who didnt start saturday,youd be forgiven for thinking "if i couldnt do better than that lot,then i give up"then youd stay and claim a spot.
The euphoria of going up has well and truly gone,3rd lowest crowd in the division,so in my eyes the fans have voted with their feet and if we lose the next 2 tough games then the pressure will come to bear on JE
Spot on regarding berating the officials.
Like you say he is the manager but totally overated.
Constant excuses are getting pathetic
[quote][p][bold]Clever Trevor[/bold] wrote: More like the fans demand more,all i ever see is JE berating the officials from start to finish,its starting to get on my nerves now,if he doesnt like the long ball well tell them then.thats what hes there for surely. TBH its the same old excuses after every game,and this after statements like Really pleased with pre season,things couldnt be better,yeah,well you could fool me.As for clearing players out,be honest if you were a player who didnt start saturday,youd be forgiven for thinking "if i couldnt do better than that lot,then i give up"then youd stay and claim a spot. The euphoria of going up has well and truly gone,3rd lowest crowd in the division,so in my eyes the fans have voted with their feet and if we lose the next 2 tough games then the pressure will come to bear on JE[/p][/quote]Spot on regarding berating the officials. Like you say he is the manager but totally overated. Constant excuses are getting pathetic Harps62
  • Score: 0

2:22pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Frankfurt says...

I think that Edinburgh should acknowledge that he was largely responsible for what happened on Saturday. The weird team selection and hopeless 4:3:3 formation were all down to him. The sooner he recognises his own shortcomings as a manager the sooner he will start to put things right.
I think that Edinburgh should acknowledge that he was largely responsible for what happened on Saturday. The weird team selection and hopeless 4:3:3 formation were all down to him. The sooner he recognises his own shortcomings as a manager the sooner he will start to put things right. Frankfurt
  • Score: 0

6:30pm Tue 12 Aug 14

llandaff says...

Hi all.
I was looking forward to the start of ths season then.............Wyc
ombe Wanderers showed County how to be really physical and score goals.
I have to say it County were spineless and clueless. Long ball after long ball. Deja vu?

Here is the JE formula ...4-3-3 = No goals + a weak defense.

Do you remember what Michael Pearlman wrote before the start of season?

Well let me remind you..
" Rene Howe isn’t just returning to Rodney Parade as a new player, he’s a new man and ready to shine for the Amber Army"

The Argus has got to stop this constant stream of fairy land drivel as it is embarrassing when the outcome is so very different.
If he is a new man I will eat my County hat! He is still a poor player on Saturday's showing despite the weight loss!


We have a great pitch. Now the team have no excuses. They should shut up and do the talking on the field. We can have the bravado AFTER the game.

Now County get a result at Reading on Tuesday, then you can tell us how good you are!
UTC!!!
Hi all. I was looking forward to the start of ths season then.............Wyc ombe Wanderers showed County how to be really physical and score goals. I have to say it County were spineless and clueless. Long ball after long ball. Deja vu? Here is the JE formula ...4-3-3 = No goals + a weak defense. Do you remember what Michael Pearlman wrote before the start of season? Well let me remind you.. " Rene Howe isn’t just returning to Rodney Parade as a new player, he’s a new man and ready to shine for the Amber Army" The Argus has got to stop this constant stream of fairy land drivel as it is embarrassing when the outcome is so very different. If he is a new man I will eat my County hat! He is still a poor player on Saturday's showing despite the weight loss! We have a great pitch. Now the team have no excuses. They should shut up and do the talking on the field. We can have the bravado AFTER the game. Now County get a result at Reading on Tuesday, then you can tell us how good you are! UTC!!! llandaff
  • Score: 3

7:53pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Thomas O'Malley says...

To be fair, Howe did better than O'Connor and Zebroski.
To be fair, Howe did better than O'Connor and Zebroski. Thomas O'Malley
  • Score: 0

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