Edinburgh's anger after early Trophy exit

A FURIOUS Justin Edinburgh ripped into his dejected players after Newport County AFC were dumped out of the FA Trophy at Welling United on Saturday.

The County manager was angry and upset by the abject manner of the 2-0 defeat to the Conference South side – their fifth loss in six games.

And he warned that if his players continued to perform as they did at Park View Road they can forget about winning promotion this season.

The Exiles are still joint top of the Blue Square Bet Premier but one win in eight games in all competitions has left Edinburgh in no doubt that something has to change.

“We’re not the best team in this league,” he said. “We are if we work hard. We’ve got to win as a group and we didn’t do the basics.

“We didn’t hustle, we didn’t turn bad balls into good balls and we were short in all areas.

“It’s upset me and angered me. My team reflect me and that hurt.

“We’ve had some bad results of late but we’ve always performed. At Welling we didn’t and we got what we deserved.

“There was a lot missing. In every game we’ve won this year we’ve earned the right to do it and that application was missing.

“We’re not good enough to just turn up and win and if we think we are then you see what happens – we’ll get well and truly beaten.

“For the first time the players have let themselves down.

“We were well short of what we expect and the standards we’ve set in terms of effort, commitment and application.

“We’re disappointed as a group but we’ll dust ourselves off and make sure we use it as a positive – make sure we don’t feel like this again this season.

“The only people who can put it right is ourselves. It’s not by chance that we’ve won 11 games and were top goalscorers in the league but how we got there was by making sure that we work hard together.”

Captain David Pipe was unavailable due to personal reasons but should return for the trip to Gateshead.

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10:22am Mon 26 Nov 12

netala says...

it does seem as if their egos are bigger than their talents.oh how a lot of us supporters would like to have been a fly on the wall, in the dressing room after the match. hopefully he was able to get through to them. i hope we ,as fans , don`t show our dissaproval, at the turnstiles, but continue to give "OUR" team the support it will need over the coming months.we are far better postioned,in the league than we ever thought we would be . let`s keep the faith.
it does seem as if their egos are bigger than their talents.oh how a lot of us supporters would like to have been a fly on the wall, in the dressing room after the match. hopefully he [ J. E.] was able to get through to them. i hope we ,as fans , don`t show our dissaproval, at the turnstiles, but continue to give "OUR" team the support it will need over the coming months.we are far better postioned,in the league than we ever thought we would be . let`s keep the faith. netala
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11:16am Mon 26 Nov 12

oranges says...

so many bad games and performances and we can and must do better is what were told. okay time for the talk to stop and get back to winning ways and start to show the fight and pride to wear the county shirt is evident and give us something to cheer
so many bad games and performances and we can and must do better is what were told. okay time for the talk to stop and get back to winning ways and start to show the fight and pride to wear the county shirt is evident and give us something to cheer oranges
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12:40pm Mon 26 Nov 12

RSATaffy says...

Has something happened in the dressing room or the training pitch that the fans are unaware of? Seven games and 20 goals conceded is shocking. Especially when 3 of those games have been against teams from lower (much) divisions and the others against teams that are not setting the conference premier on fire either..
Has something happened in the dressing room or the training pitch that the fans are unaware of? Seven games and 20 goals conceded is shocking. Especially when 3 of those games have been against teams from lower (much) divisions and the others against teams that are not setting the conference premier on fire either.. RSATaffy
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12:41pm Mon 26 Nov 12

RSATaffy says...

Has something happened in the dressing room or the training pitch that the fans are unaware of? Seven games and 20 goals conceded is shocking. Especially when 3 of those games have been against teams from lower (much) divisions and the others against teams that are not setting the conference premier on fire either..
Has something happened in the dressing room or the training pitch that the fans are unaware of? Seven games and 20 goals conceded is shocking. Especially when 3 of those games have been against teams from lower (much) divisions and the others against teams that are not setting the conference premier on fire either.. RSATaffy
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2:55pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Fan1992 says...

Having a go at players will not get the best out of them imagine they all think they be out on their ear when it's JE who needs to look at his managerial skills ( or not) messing with formation not using the quality he has on the bench his ego should not be coming before the team
Having a go at players will not get the best out of them imagine they all think they be out on their ear when it's JE who needs to look at his managerial skills ( or not) messing with formation not using the quality he has on the bench his ego should not be coming before the team Fan1992
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3:29pm Mon 26 Nov 12

llandaff says...

Justin you should have been angry a lot sooner. Please please do something about the defense!
County are still top scorers in the league but they need to be motivated. What is needed now is total and utter commitment at the back and very firm management, nothing less.
There is no room for big ego free loaders.
I will be there on December 4th ...Don't let me down!
Justin you should have been angry a lot sooner. Please please do something about the defense! County are still top scorers in the league but they need to be motivated. What is needed now is total and utter commitment at the back and very firm management, nothing less. There is no room for big ego free loaders. I will be there on December 4th ...Don't let me down! llandaff
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6:06pm Mon 26 Nov 12

COUNTYVOICE says...

COUNTY GET BACK TO BASICS.

what where you doing in the matches before yate that you are not doing now??

ball retention, intelligent use of the ball, players finding space, using the width of the playing field.

definately not playing star wars type long balls from defence to the front men.

players harried the opposition into mistakes, closed down on the loose ball.
tackled intelligently, and didnt give away yellow cards cheaply.

mostly importantly when county went one up the team defended as a unit and attacked as a unit.

they shut up shop for the opposition. rodney parade became a fortress, fans made a hell of a noise to intimidate the opposition.

rodney parade was a cauldron of amber and black , the supporters made the twelve man.

complacency seems to have crept in. sneeking 4 or 5 points clear , the believe that WE ARE UNBEATABLE.

unfortunately , IN THE YATEGATE SCANDAL , yate exposed that myth , and suddenly COUNTY'S little bubble where they had been playing sublime football in was exposed and BURST

we are only human after all.

HARD WORK AND GRAFT, team work, the players watching out for one and other , cutting out the mistakes, and being clinicial with the chances.

HARD WORK IS THE ONLY ANSWER IN THIS POSITION.the players must respond, they are professional full time footballers.

tHE COUNTY FANS NEED YOU AND THE PLAYERS NEED THE COUNTY FANS, LET US UNITE AS ONE AND MAKE RODNEY PARADE A FORTRESS AGAIN .

MARKP1667 IS ONLY FOUND ON EBAY. AND WITH FOUR WEEKS TO GO TO XMAS , IS THE FIRST PLACE TO VISIT FOR THAT UNEXPECTED GIFT FOR A LOVED ONE :-)
COUNTY GET BACK TO BASICS. what where you doing in the matches before yate that you are not doing now?? ball retention, intelligent use of the ball, players finding space, using the width of the playing field. definately not playing star wars type long balls from defence to the front men. players harried the opposition into mistakes, closed down on the loose ball. tackled intelligently, and didnt give away yellow cards cheaply. mostly importantly when county went one up the team defended as a unit and attacked as a unit. they shut up shop for the opposition. rodney parade became a fortress, fans made a hell of a noise to intimidate the opposition. rodney parade was a cauldron of amber and black , the supporters made the twelve man. complacency seems to have crept in. sneeking 4 or 5 points clear , the believe that WE ARE UNBEATABLE. unfortunately , IN THE YATEGATE SCANDAL , yate exposed that myth , and suddenly COUNTY'S little bubble where they had been playing sublime football in was exposed and BURST we are only human after all. HARD WORK AND GRAFT, team work, the players watching out for one and other , cutting out the mistakes, and being clinicial with the chances. HARD WORK IS THE ONLY ANSWER IN THIS POSITION.the players must respond, they are professional full time footballers. tHE COUNTY FANS NEED YOU AND THE PLAYERS NEED THE COUNTY FANS, LET US UNITE AS ONE AND MAKE RODNEY PARADE A FORTRESS AGAIN . MARKP1667 IS ONLY FOUND ON EBAY. AND WITH FOUR WEEKS TO GO TO XMAS , IS THE FIRST PLACE TO VISIT FOR THAT UNEXPECTED GIFT FOR A LOVED ONE :-) COUNTYVOICE
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8:03pm Mon 26 Nov 12

jetspotter says...

Because of the distance involved and other commitments I'm not able to get to as many matches as I'd like.However I make a point of listening to as many games as possible and I've noticed that during the recent disappointing run Tim has mentioned how often an opposition player (often a midfielder) has had a huge influence on the game. This week it seems that Jamie Day bossed the match for Welling and had a huge influence on the result. It seems to me that with pitches getting heavier County are simply not able to play the attractive flowing defense to attack football of earlier on and have no midfield general to help them play a different more attritional style in the current conditions. I don't believe a good team becomes a dreadful team overnight so any comments on this from other fans who are lucky enough to actually get to more games would be interesting.
Because of the distance involved and other commitments I'm not able to get to as many matches as I'd like.However I make a point of listening to as many games as possible and I've noticed that during the recent disappointing run Tim has mentioned how often an opposition player (often a midfielder) has had a huge influence on the game. This week it seems that Jamie Day bossed the match for Welling and had a huge influence on the result. It seems to me that with pitches getting heavier County are simply not able to play the attractive flowing defense to attack football of earlier on and have no midfield general to help them play a different more attritional style in the current conditions. I don't believe a good team becomes a dreadful team overnight so any comments on this from other fans who are lucky enough to actually get to more games would be interesting. jetspotter
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9:15am Tue 27 Nov 12

venga says...

Players are not contracted jus to play football. I am nearly 70and I can do that. They are paid to win football matches thus be successful at their jobs. We all have to produce, perform and get results otherwise we go thru the disciplinary process culminating in potential dismissal. Maybe some of the exiles players should be put on a final written warning. Smarten up or face the push. Their have now been too many humiliating defeats....not by high flying teams but virtual minnows.
Players are not contracted jus to play football. I am nearly 70and I can do that. They are paid to win football matches thus be successful at their jobs. We all have to produce, perform and get results otherwise we go thru the disciplinary process culminating in potential dismissal. Maybe some of the exiles players should be put on a final written warning. Smarten up or face the push. Their have now been too many humiliating defeats....not by high flying teams but virtual minnows. venga
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10:54am Tue 27 Nov 12

jetspotter says...

What you say is perfectly valid Venga but team performances are different to individual performances. It seems to me that the players are probably trying hard enough but simply not gelling as a team at the moment.If the manager is happy with his players, and after all they are his players playing his system,then his job is to pinpoint why the team aren't just underperforming but playing as if they haven't got a clue what's going on. More puzzling is why they went from quality to drains overnight beginning with the first Yate game. As with all things in life there has to be a reason and that's why I'm speculating,along with another contributer,whether heavier pitches are to blame.Could it be the Yakubo factor (or should we call that the 'Yaktor') ? Might be something entirely different but if so what ?!
What you say is perfectly valid Venga but team performances are different to individual performances. It seems to me that the players are probably trying hard enough but simply not gelling as a team at the moment.If the manager is happy with his players, and after all they are his players playing his system,then his job is to pinpoint why the team aren't just underperforming but playing as if they haven't got a clue what's going on. More puzzling is why they went from quality to drains overnight beginning with the first Yate game. As with all things in life there has to be a reason and that's why I'm speculating,along with another contributer,whether heavier pitches are to blame.Could it be the Yakubo factor (or should we call that the 'Yaktor') ? Might be something entirely different but if so what ?! jetspotter
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