Morecambe 4 County 1

EVENTFUL NIGHT: Tom Naylor scored against Morecambe and was later sent off (picture from files)

EVENTFUL NIGHT: Tom Naylor scored against Morecambe and was later sent off (picture from files)

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NEWPORT County’s horrible 2014 continued last night as a highly contentious penalty and red card saw Morecambe complete a comeback victory at the Globe Arena.

It was unlucky number 13 for County, who have won just once since the turn of the year as a hugely contentious penalty and red card for poor Tom Naylor completely transformed a contest County had been dominating.

The reverse fixture at Rodney Parade was defined by Naylor, who scored two own goals and conceded a penalty in a shock 3-2 defeat, and last night he scored and was then sent off in a contest that probably means he’s hoping he’ll never face Morecambe again.

The Exiles came into this clash with the fewest points of any League Two side in 2014, but boss Edinburgh largely kept faith with those players who have featured regularly in the past few weeks.

That meant sticking with strikers Chris Zebroski and Rene Howe, continuing with Adam Chapman providing the impetus in midfield and his changes were largely kept to a minimum.

Harry Worley replaced the rested Byron Anthony and Max Porter came in to stiffen the midfield and both rewarded their managers faith with excellent displays, though Edinburgh did select his fourth goalkeeper of the season with Ian McLoughlin joining on an emergency loan from MK Dons.

There was a pretty much universally accepted belief before this game that from a Newport perspective, any sort of result would do with the performance secondary and in the opening exchanges, Newport’s lack of confidence was there for all to see.

They were hesitant and almost straight away on the back foot, but the hosts simply didn’t have the quality to capitalise. They forced a succession of corners, but only Jamie Devitt looked like he had the imagination to create something and he twice failed to hit the target from the edge of the box.

Devitt did have the craft to slice the Exiles open, but Ryan Jackson made a fabulous block to deny Kevin Ellison as Newport’s evening and possibly season took a major turn.

The Exiles had already conceded four corners when they won their first, but a quality ball in can change everything and when the hosts failed to clear, Tom Naylor, of all people was on hand to bundle the ball home from inside the six yard box.

It was joy unconfined for Naylor, hardly a shock considering the reverse clash will forever be remembered as ‘The Tom Naylor game.’

The Exiles were composed and confident after they scored and goalkeeper Ian McLoughlin barely had a save to make, the Exiles robust and strong with several last-ditch blocks saving the day, though they did get a helping hand when Jack Sampson completely missed his kick with the goal gaping.

However, it was a highly satisfactory half for the Exiles and there was a massive whiff of controversy about the way things changed so dramatically after the interval.

First the equaliser, unquestionably the pivotal moment in the game.

County were surprisingly caught cold by a long ball but at 35-years old, Kevin Ellison didn’t have the legs to shake off defender Naylor, but he did have the know-how to run directly across him and win a penalty.

Without the benefit of a replay it looked as soft a decision as you’ll ever see, but Naylor was the last man and his red card compounded County’s misery much to the utter incredulity of the player who came off inconsolable and emphatic in his view he never touched the player.

The impressive Devitt converted from the spot and within three minutes County went behind, Devitt finding Ellison who twisted the knife in even further with a smart finish.

The Exiles were practically on their knees after being the better side until the contentious leveller, but Morecambe’s third was unforgivable, sub Jack Redshaw, the smallest man on the pitch, heading home from a freekick with his first touch, and he added his second four minutes later, totally unmarked as Newport fell to pieces in the dying exchanges.

Morecambe: Roche, Beeley (McCready 44), Threlfall, Kenyon, Hughes, Sampson (Redshaw 70), Ellison, Devitt (Amond 70), Drummond, Fleming, Parrish

Subs not used: Arestidou, Wright, Williams, Marshall

Booked: Fleming,

Newport County: McLoughlin, Jackson, Naylor, Worley, Hughes, Willmott (Holloway 65), Porter (c), Minshull, Chapman (Flynn 82), Zebroski, Howe (Pipe 58)

Subs not used: Crow, Jeffers, Flynn, Anthony, Jolley

Booked: Worley,

Referee: Mr R Clark (Northumberland)

Attendance: 1300 (43 away)

Argus star man: Max Porter

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10:02pm Tue 11 Mar 14

b3talover says...

We are going to be relegated...
We are going to be relegated... b3talover
  • Score: -7

10:06pm Tue 11 Mar 14

llandaff says...

Very sorry to say this but there is little point banging on about the slim mathematical possibilities of reaching the playoffs.
It is not fair to put this continued unrealistic pressure on the team as they are just not up to it..
County are now under the cosh and are getting perilously close to the drop zone.(just 7 points above Northampton)
I don't want to say it but based on recent results (and excuses) reality says that the prime objective surely has to be league survival now.
Mid table will be quite acceptable to this loyal supporter!
Very sorry to say this but there is little point banging on about the slim mathematical possibilities of reaching the playoffs. It is not fair to put this continued unrealistic pressure on the team as they are just not up to it.. County are now under the cosh and are getting perilously close to the drop zone.(just 7 points above Northampton) I don't want to say it but based on recent results (and excuses) reality says that the prime objective surely has to be league survival now. Mid table will be quite acceptable to this loyal supporter! llandaff
  • Score: 21

10:08pm Tue 11 Mar 14

COUNTYVOICE says...

if i hear another word about "promotion hopefuls" ill scream , have a look down the table , northampton are only 7 points away , COUNTY WAKE UP

EDINBURGH doesnt want to be known as the manager who got county back into the football league TO being the manager who took them out of it after 1 SEASON

county get a grip.......
if i hear another word about "promotion hopefuls" ill scream , have a look down the table , northampton are only 7 points away , COUNTY WAKE UP EDINBURGH doesnt want to be known as the manager who got county back into the football league TO being the manager who took them out of it after 1 SEASON county get a grip....... COUNTYVOICE
  • Score: 9

10:15pm Tue 11 Mar 14

ex-St. Julians boy says...

I think I've sussed it ... the entire team is on some sort of suicide mission.
I think I've sussed it ... the entire team is on some sort of suicide mission. ex-St. Julians boy
  • Score: 2

10:23pm Tue 11 Mar 14

keithbob says...

no more stupid talk of playoffs now pleeeze!!!.survival now is our target!
no more stupid talk of playoffs now pleeeze!!!.survival now is our target! keithbob
  • Score: 8

10:29pm Tue 11 Mar 14

COUNTYVOICE says...

STRIKER , STRIKER, STRIKER..... I been on about a proflifc marksman for months .

goals win games , and strikers who have scored 2 in 30 games are not going to be profilic.

o connor out for season i bet and an out of form jolley, with the sale of washington , needed decisive action in acquiring a goal poacher.

instead we have RENE HOWE, a yet fully fit ZEBROSKI, a replacement for washington JEFFERS who spends more time on the bench, and thinking mans striker CROWE on the bench .

i cannot see where the goals are going to come from........ give holloway a chance you never know
STRIKER , STRIKER, STRIKER..... I been on about a proflifc marksman for months . goals win games , and strikers who have scored 2 in 30 games are not going to be profilic. o connor out for season i bet and an out of form jolley, with the sale of washington , needed decisive action in acquiring a goal poacher. instead we have RENE HOWE, a yet fully fit ZEBROSKI, a replacement for washington JEFFERS who spends more time on the bench, and thinking mans striker CROWE on the bench . i cannot see where the goals are going to come from........ give holloway a chance you never know COUNTYVOICE
  • Score: 4

11:07pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Harps62 says...

Followed the BBC text all night.
Northampton& Torquay getting closer with good results
After1 win in 12 Justin virtually keeps the same team.
Howe & Zeb up front again clueless Jeffers again not seen
Naylor gets sent off after his mare at home to Morecombe earlier in the season.
Listening to the write up above you would think the County were superb.
During the first half Morecambe got up to 60% of possession.
17 shots to 10
8 on target to 2 all night for the County.
Does that win games
JE a great Conference manager and legend but he has lost the plot big time sorry to say
I think everyone will scream if we continue to get write ups like Byrons earlier today.
This team are just not up to it at this level
Every point will count till the seasons end now
Followed the BBC text all night. Northampton& Torquay getting closer with good results After1 win in 12 Justin virtually keeps the same team. Howe & Zeb up front again clueless Jeffers again not seen Naylor gets sent off after his mare at home to Morecombe earlier in the season. Listening to the write up above you would think the County were superb. During the first half Morecambe got up to 60% of possession. 17 shots to 10 8 on target to 2 all night for the County. Does that win games JE a great Conference manager and legend but he has lost the plot big time sorry to say I think everyone will scream if we continue to get write ups like Byrons earlier today. This team are just not up to it at this level Every point will count till the seasons end now Harps62
  • Score: 6

11:22pm Tue 11 Mar 14

grumpyandopinionated says...

Put simply the team has just not been a settled one for a while now, deffinatly since the start of the year. My biggest critisicum goes to those that have heaped the pressure on by talk of getting promotion then writting about how they are not going to now get into the play off's. Rather than hyping up the fact that even though we have had a lot of woes of late the lads have done fantastic but recent problems haven't gone thier way.

The thing that is bothering me the most is that it seems like they have played well against teams above them in the leage and played badly/lost to teams below. Should it not be the other way around, should we not go out and hammer the lower teams and make sure we always secure home wins and at very least away draws against the lower, keep the points and confidence ticking over and grind out the results against the top teams and if you lose it's not a big deal. Its got to be a massive blow to confidence to loose against the lower teams. Maybe we need to start respecting these teams and not try to punch above our weight all the time. Nobody likes to loose but I'd rather see a cheap win than a horrible loss.

C'omon county you can do it. Here's to finishing above middle table, not long to go now and regrouping and rebuilding can start over the summer.
Put simply the team has just not been a settled one for a while now, deffinatly since the start of the year. My biggest critisicum goes to those that have heaped the pressure on by talk of getting promotion then writting about how they are not going to now get into the play off's. Rather than hyping up the fact that even though we have had a lot of woes of late the lads have done fantastic but recent problems haven't gone thier way. The thing that is bothering me the most is that it seems like they have played well against teams above them in the leage and played badly/lost to teams below. Should it not be the other way around, should we not go out and hammer the lower teams and make sure we always secure home wins and at very least away draws against the lower, keep the points and confidence ticking over and grind out the results against the top teams and if you lose it's not a big deal. Its got to be a massive blow to confidence to loose against the lower teams. Maybe we need to start respecting these teams and not try to punch above our weight all the time. Nobody likes to loose but I'd rather see a cheap win than a horrible loss. C'omon county you can do it. Here's to finishing above middle table, not long to go now and regrouping and rebuilding can start over the summer. grumpyandopinionated
  • Score: 7

11:29pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Adrian Williams says...

Kevin Ellison - you cheating flipping toe rag
Kevin Ellison - you cheating flipping toe rag Adrian Williams
  • Score: 0

11:39pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Adrian Williams says...

In the words of James Watts : 8 crucial home games left. Rather than **** and moan, come along and support the club for these matches - it's taken us 25 years to get there
In the words of James Watts : 8 crucial home games left. Rather than **** and moan, come along and support the club for these matches - it's taken us 25 years to get there Adrian Williams
  • Score: 3

12:57am Wed 12 Mar 14

JimMachen says...

I'm not one for sacking managers mid season. I believe that a club should stand by its appointments. However, I do believe that there is a good chance that we may be starting next season in the Conference. I hope that I am wrong bit I do not have confidence in JE's ability to get us out of our current predicament.

I know some will say that he is the best manager we have ever had and that he saved us from relegation to the BSS and got us into the football league, but to put these achievements into perspective, in his first season he managed to move us from three points below 21st position to six points above 21st position in thirty three games by picking up thirty nine points from a possible ninety nine available to him. This was achieved on the back of a playing budget enhanced by Rob Santwris' passion and forethought in organising the Player Fund.

We gained promotion to the football league by overspending our income by a few hundred thousand quid, apparently in the form of a loan from our Chairman. Whether this money needs to be repaid or not is arbitrary. Any manager can get his club promoted if enough money is thrown his way.
I'm not one for sacking managers mid season. I believe that a club should stand by its appointments. However, I do believe that there is a good chance that we may be starting next season in the Conference. I hope that I am wrong bit I do not have confidence in JE's ability to get us out of our current predicament. I know some will say that he is the best manager we have ever had and that he saved us from relegation to the BSS and got us into the football league, but to put these achievements into perspective, in his first season he managed to move us from three points below 21st position to six points above 21st position in thirty three games by picking up thirty nine points from a possible ninety nine available to him. This was achieved on the back of a playing budget enhanced by Rob Santwris' passion and forethought in organising the Player Fund. We gained promotion to the football league by overspending our income by a few hundred thousand quid, apparently in the form of a loan from our Chairman. Whether this money needs to be repaid or not is arbitrary. Any manager can get his club promoted if enough money is thrown his way. JimMachen
  • Score: -5

6:48am Wed 12 Mar 14

Adrian Williams says...

So who would you bring in to replace him ?
So who would you bring in to replace him ? Adrian Williams
  • Score: 1

7:16am Wed 12 Mar 14

snafu1 says...

Sinking like a stone
Sinking like a stone snafu1
  • Score: 0

7:44am Wed 12 Mar 14

Harps62 says...

Adrian Williams wrote:
In the words of James Watts : 8 crucial home games left. Rather than **** and moan, come along and support the club for these matches - it's taken us 25 years to get there
Adrian
Of course we will all be there but you seem to have a blind passion for JE, he cannot do anything wrong.
So the answer to all the problems is just turn up and "not moan" your term.
Mine would be discuss the serious problems going on at present.
Just waiting for the next article from a player telling us that they are all pulling together and are determined to turn things around. More hot air!!
[quote][p][bold]Adrian Williams[/bold] wrote: In the words of James Watts : 8 crucial home games left. Rather than **** and moan, come along and support the club for these matches - it's taken us 25 years to get there[/p][/quote]Adrian Of course we will all be there but you seem to have a blind passion for JE, he cannot do anything wrong. So the answer to all the problems is just turn up and "not moan" your term. Mine would be discuss the serious problems going on at present. Just waiting for the next article from a player telling us that they are all pulling together and are determined to turn things around. More hot air!! Harps62
  • Score: 3

7:50am Wed 12 Mar 14

ex-St. Julians boy says...

I've met people like Adrian Williams before. They're the sort you could plonk in front of a firing squad and even when the bloke in charge says READY! AIM! ... they'd still be overly optimistic on their chances of getting away with it.
I've met people like Adrian Williams before. They're the sort you could plonk in front of a firing squad and even when the bloke in charge says READY! AIM! ... they'd still be overly optimistic on their chances of getting away with it. ex-St. Julians boy
  • Score: -1

9:33am Wed 12 Mar 14

oranges says...

Adrian Williams only has his usual pair of blinkers on .We all want county to do well and progress and first and foremost is getting settled In league 2.But as per normal he seems not able to step beyond the phrase it will be alright on the night. wake up Adrian and observe we have the worst points return since January and the players seem to have forgotten how to fight for 90 minutes .We seem to be lacking in ideas on how to get out of this mess and with 2 home games to come its seems that anything less than maximum effort could see county facing a battle to stay up . So cmon county show us passion and get the points to secure our status
Adrian Williams only has his usual pair of blinkers on .We all want county to do well and progress and first and foremost is getting settled In league 2.But as per normal he seems not able to step beyond the phrase it will be alright on the night. wake up Adrian and observe we have the worst points return since January and the players seem to have forgotten how to fight for 90 minutes .We seem to be lacking in ideas on how to get out of this mess and with 2 home games to come its seems that anything less than maximum effort could see county facing a battle to stay up . So cmon county show us passion and get the points to secure our status oranges
  • Score: 2

10:11am Wed 12 Mar 14

NakedDancer says...

I was surprised the younger defenders Worley, Naylor, Hughes combination was selected as thats the 3 that played v Morecambe in the home match and they were run ragged by the experienced Morecambe forwards in the home match.

The problem JE has is the squad is underperforming almost to a man since Xmas so improving his starting 11 is very hard. It needs some creative thinking now to pick up some points by end of season and avert the relegation battle. Could James steady the defence ?
I was surprised the younger defenders Worley, Naylor, Hughes combination was selected as thats the 3 that played v Morecambe in the home match and they were run ragged by the experienced Morecambe forwards in the home match. The problem JE has is the squad is underperforming almost to a man since Xmas so improving his starting 11 is very hard. It needs some creative thinking now to pick up some points by end of season and avert the relegation battle. Could James steady the defence ? NakedDancer
  • Score: 3

11:24am Wed 12 Mar 14

bodffordd says...

Sorry , but even I, yes me the most faithful of the faithful, have to say, it's time to cry out for survival. While we were setting our hearts on promotion, our whole world collapsed every time we lost a point, so let's build a new world a new hope with each point won to secure our status in Division 2...we can do it, with hope in our hearts for a better 2014/15 season. We will all know what to a expect come July, and prepare differently.
Join me as we, from this day forward promise with all of our hearts to give all our support to our city's football team to survive in this division. Anyway who wants to go back to the Conference...heeeeee
eelp
Sorry , but even I, yes me the most faithful of the faithful, have to say, it's time to cry out for survival. While we were setting our hearts on promotion, our whole world collapsed every time we lost a point, so let's build a new world a new hope with each point won to secure our status in Division 2...we can do it, with hope in our hearts for a better 2014/15 season. We will all know what to a expect come July, and prepare differently. Join me as we, from this day forward promise with all of our hearts to give all our support to our city's football team to survive in this division. Anyway who wants to go back to the Conference...heeeeee eelp bodffordd
  • Score: 3

11:32am Wed 12 Mar 14

jetspotter says...

Tend to agree with Adrian and Corporal Jones on this one and say now is not the time to panic. True these are squeaky times down below but the last thing we need at the moment is disruption. Re-building and consolidation are the watchwords to stick by. We haven't had the best of luck with injuries and close games going against us but a couple of decent results make a world of difference. I wouldn't think of changing the manager....unless Sir Alex is bored twiddling his fingers and fancies a challenge of course.....!!
Tend to agree with Adrian and Corporal Jones on this one and say now is not the time to panic. True these are squeaky times down below but the last thing we need at the moment is disruption. Re-building and consolidation are the watchwords to stick by. We haven't had the best of luck with injuries and close games going against us but a couple of decent results make a world of difference. I wouldn't think of changing the manager....unless Sir Alex is bored twiddling his fingers and fancies a challenge of course.....!! jetspotter
  • Score: 2

12:05pm Wed 12 Mar 14

calvinhunt1950@gmail.com says...

must b unrest in this team eg. flynn,pipe saga needs sorting very quickly, manager at fault? relagation is looming!!!!!!!!!!!!
must b unrest in this team eg. flynn,pipe saga needs sorting very quickly, manager at fault? relagation is looming!!!!!!!!!!!! calvinhunt1950@gmail.com
  • Score: 1

12:44pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Sheffield Exile says...

Agree that there have been far too many unanswered questions emanating from the squad this year with as well as Pipe/ Flynne we havd had the Azza uncertainty and the Jackson situation. My hope now is that JE adopts the seige mentality that he adopted when he came in with a real fight for survival. Without this we are doomed to FC but there is still time and the players clearly have the ability given results in the first half of the season. Changing manager now is not an option for me but changing the attitude and tactics is a must. Play to your strengths and mange the weaknesses.
Agree that there have been far too many unanswered questions emanating from the squad this year with as well as Pipe/ Flynne we havd had the Azza uncertainty and the Jackson situation. My hope now is that JE adopts the seige mentality that he adopted when he came in with a real fight for survival. Without this we are doomed to FC but there is still time and the players clearly have the ability given results in the first half of the season. Changing manager now is not an option for me but changing the attitude and tactics is a must. Play to your strengths and mange the weaknesses. Sheffield Exile
  • Score: 1

2:30pm Wed 12 Mar 14

sooty001 says...

Sheffield Exile wrote:
Agree that there have been far too many unanswered questions emanating from the squad this year with as well as Pipe/ Flynne we havd had the Azza uncertainty and the Jackson situation. My hope now is that JE adopts the seige mentality that he adopted when he came in with a real fight for survival. Without this we are doomed to FC but there is still time and the players clearly have the ability given results in the first half of the season. Changing manager now is not an option for me but changing the attitude and tactics is a must. Play to your strengths and mange the weaknesses.
I have said it before and I say it again why oh why are we kept in the dark about what is going on with the players, Pipe, Flynn, Azza, we need more transparency, stop treating the wonderful supporters like mushrooms, we pay our money and deserve to be treated accordingly.
[quote][p][bold]Sheffield Exile[/bold] wrote: Agree that there have been far too many unanswered questions emanating from the squad this year with as well as Pipe/ Flynne we havd had the Azza uncertainty and the Jackson situation. My hope now is that JE adopts the seige mentality that he adopted when he came in with a real fight for survival. Without this we are doomed to FC but there is still time and the players clearly have the ability given results in the first half of the season. Changing manager now is not an option for me but changing the attitude and tactics is a must. Play to your strengths and mange the weaknesses.[/p][/quote]I have said it before and I say it again why oh why are we kept in the dark about what is going on with the players, Pipe, Flynn, Azza, we need more transparency, stop treating the wonderful supporters like mushrooms, we pay our money and deserve to be treated accordingly. sooty001
  • Score: -1

2:31pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Dafydd y Garreg Wen says...

It is time that Justin Edinburgh addressed the fans and was honest enough to say exactly what he thinks is behind this collapse in form. There are so many rumours about a divided changing room you start to get the feeling that some players may see relegation as a form of retribution. The Club has historically been very poor at communication but as a matter of urgency, needs to come clean now as otherwise attendances will also become a casualty.
It is time that Justin Edinburgh addressed the fans and was honest enough to say exactly what he thinks is behind this collapse in form. There are so many rumours about a divided changing room you start to get the feeling that some players may see relegation as a form of retribution. The Club has historically been very poor at communication but as a matter of urgency, needs to come clean now as otherwise attendances will also become a casualty. Dafydd y Garreg Wen
  • Score: 2

3:41pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Harps62 says...

Just watched the highlights on U tube.
Defence ripped apart stating with the pen
Smallest player on the field unchallenged for the third. Chapman didn't even try and jump for it. Just watched a free header go in.
All at sea sums it up
Just watched the highlights on U tube. Defence ripped apart stating with the pen Smallest player on the field unchallenged for the third. Chapman didn't even try and jump for it. Just watched a free header go in. All at sea sums it up Harps62
  • Score: 3

4:00pm Wed 12 Mar 14

larneman says...

I listened to the commentary. County managed to pull defeat from the jaws of victory. If there is something wrong in the dressing room sort it. We need to start afresh and regain the confidence we had before xmas.Sooty 100 has a point about secrecy. JE needs to get on this page and explain things.
I listened to the commentary. County managed to pull defeat from the jaws of victory. If there is something wrong in the dressing room sort it. We need to start afresh and regain the confidence we had before xmas.Sooty 100 has a point about secrecy. JE needs to get on this page and explain things. larneman
  • Score: 3

4:18pm Wed 12 Mar 14

asrncafc says...

The turning point of the match was the penalty awarded to Morecambe for a dubious foul and the consequential sent-off of Naylor.

I have seen the Naylor 'foul' various times; there was a tiny contact between the players but the Morecambe forward dived instantaneously and tricked the referee. It is evident that County suffered twice in this penalty area action. the penalty and the sending-off.

From then on the match took a different spin and the County defence was caught on various occasions at sixes and sevens.

The final result is now what it is, a defeat for County that places our team in 13th position with 7 points ahead of Northampton. We are still in a healthy position but the fans have reason to be perturbed. Our strikers are finding it so very difficult to score goals and to garner points we have to find the back of the net on a regular basis.

C'mon lads, give your very best, the Amber Army deserve much better performances, we are still in time to attain a respectable position in League 2.
The turning point of the match was the penalty awarded to Morecambe for a dubious foul and the consequential sent-off of Naylor. I have seen the Naylor 'foul' various times; there was a tiny contact between the players but the Morecambe forward dived instantaneously and tricked the referee. It is evident that County suffered twice in this penalty area action. the penalty and the sending-off. From then on the match took a different spin and the County defence was caught on various occasions at sixes and sevens. The final result is now what it is, a defeat for County that places our team in 13th position with 7 points ahead of Northampton. We are still in a healthy position but the fans have reason to be perturbed. Our strikers are finding it so very difficult to score goals and to garner points we have to find the back of the net on a regular basis. C'mon lads, give your very best, the Amber Army deserve much better performances, we are still in time to attain a respectable position in League 2. asrncafc
  • Score: 2

4:56pm Wed 12 Mar 14

NakedDancer says...

sooty001 wrote:
Sheffield Exile wrote: Agree that there have been far too many unanswered questions emanating from the squad this year with as well as Pipe/ Flynne we havd had the Azza uncertainty and the Jackson situation. My hope now is that JE adopts the seige mentality that he adopted when he came in with a real fight for survival. Without this we are doomed to FC but there is still time and the players clearly have the ability given results in the first half of the season. Changing manager now is not an option for me but changing the attitude and tactics is a must. Play to your strengths and mange the weaknesses.
I have said it before and I say it again why oh why are we kept in the dark about what is going on with the players, Pipe, Flynn, Azza, we need more transparency, stop treating the wonderful supporters like mushrooms, we pay our money and deserve to be treated accordingly.
What is it you would like to know ? JE has consistently said O'Connor is injured and he will not set expectation of a return date. Jackson, Flynn and Pipe are in the matchday squad.

As regards the contract negotiations with Jackson, Pipe, Flynn and any other player a) it is absolutely correct not to disclose the details whilst negotiations are ongoing as that may impact the negotiating position and b) it is illegal to disclose details of a contract of employment without the individuals permission.

There is also a basic principle that playing matters are dealt with in the changing rooms and on the training pitch. Clubs and managers quite rightly don't wash their dirty linen in public for commercial reasons (sponsors etc) and that would also be playing into the hands of rival clubs (eg poaching of unsettled players).
[quote][p][bold]sooty001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sheffield Exile[/bold] wrote: Agree that there have been far too many unanswered questions emanating from the squad this year with as well as Pipe/ Flynne we havd had the Azza uncertainty and the Jackson situation. My hope now is that JE adopts the seige mentality that he adopted when he came in with a real fight for survival. Without this we are doomed to FC but there is still time and the players clearly have the ability given results in the first half of the season. Changing manager now is not an option for me but changing the attitude and tactics is a must. Play to your strengths and mange the weaknesses.[/p][/quote]I have said it before and I say it again why oh why are we kept in the dark about what is going on with the players, Pipe, Flynn, Azza, we need more transparency, stop treating the wonderful supporters like mushrooms, we pay our money and deserve to be treated accordingly.[/p][/quote]What is it you would like to know ? JE has consistently said O'Connor is injured and he will not set expectation of a return date. Jackson, Flynn and Pipe are in the matchday squad. As regards the contract negotiations with Jackson, Pipe, Flynn and any other player a) it is absolutely correct not to disclose the details whilst negotiations are ongoing as that may impact the negotiating position and b) it is illegal to disclose details of a contract of employment without the individuals permission. There is also a basic principle that playing matters are dealt with in the changing rooms and on the training pitch. Clubs and managers quite rightly don't wash their dirty linen in public for commercial reasons (sponsors etc) and that would also be playing into the hands of rival clubs (eg poaching of unsettled players). NakedDancer
  • Score: -1

4:58pm Wed 12 Mar 14

the dork says...

O yea of little faith
O yea of little faith the dork
  • Score: 1

5:25pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Portugal96 says...

IN JUSTIN WE TRUST .
So this is the thoughts and slogan which always and is still being used .
OK so there is no problem with this , however now is the time Justin has to pay back what we have all believed in since he arrived after the very bad appointment of Hudson , and Justin rebuilt us from the ashes there is no doubts about that it it well recorded .
Now since the start of this year the fire has been slowly going out , now Justin and only Justin can rebuild that fire to as it was in the first part of the season.
I wrote yesterday about motivation and passion so at this moment it is at its lowest point that is for sure.
Justin as Manager must know and understand why his well motivated squad of 2013 no longer reacts in 2014 in the same way , therefore he has to readdress it with urgency now , talk of change of Manager is now way to proceed , Justin knows his squad and Jimmy so what ever has caused this reaction to lower our performance to this level I repeat they have the answer . Maybe they have made some mistakes in their management of the squad , so they should by now understand what they are and readjust .
If you listened to last nights game or even better were lucky enough to be there you also feel that when the heads drop there is no leader in the middle of the park to get behind the other ten . So we are needind to get our motivation back before we get on the patch and maintain when we are there for 90 mins +
Justin please show us on Sunday you have achieved you mission and objective , do not put ypu anger out on the side of the pitch or in the dressing room convert that negative energy into positive energy with your squad.
THANK YOU , JOHN HUDMAN .
IN JUSTIN WE TRUST . So this is the thoughts and slogan which always and is still being used . OK so there is no problem with this , however now is the time Justin has to pay back what we have all believed in since he arrived after the very bad appointment of Hudson , and Justin rebuilt us from the ashes there is no doubts about that it it well recorded . Now since the start of this year the fire has been slowly going out , now Justin and only Justin can rebuild that fire to as it was in the first part of the season. I wrote yesterday about motivation and passion so at this moment it is at its lowest point that is for sure. Justin as Manager must know and understand why his well motivated squad of 2013 no longer reacts in 2014 in the same way , therefore he has to readdress it with urgency now , talk of change of Manager is now way to proceed , Justin knows his squad and Jimmy so what ever has caused this reaction to lower our performance to this level I repeat they have the answer . Maybe they have made some mistakes in their management of the squad , so they should by now understand what they are and readjust . If you listened to last nights game or even better were lucky enough to be there you also feel that when the heads drop there is no leader in the middle of the park to get behind the other ten . So we are needind to get our motivation back before we get on the patch and maintain when we are there for 90 mins + Justin please show us on Sunday you have achieved you mission and objective , do not put ypu anger out on the side of the pitch or in the dressing room convert that negative energy into positive energy with your squad. THANK YOU , JOHN HUDMAN . Portugal96
  • Score: 0

7:22pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Frankfurt says...

I was one of the 43 County fans at Morecambe last night. County were OK in the first half but after the pen and the sending off they went completely to pieces. We sat there looking on in astonishment as the team just fell apart in front of our eyes and gave a poor Morecambe side an easy win. And I'll say now that County will be relegated this season unless something radically changes. They were very, very poor even allowing for being a man short.
I was one of the 43 County fans at Morecambe last night. County were OK in the first half but after the pen and the sending off they went completely to pieces. We sat there looking on in astonishment as the team just fell apart in front of our eyes and gave a poor Morecambe side an easy win. And I'll say now that County will be relegated this season unless something radically changes. They were very, very poor even allowing for being a man short. Frankfurt
  • Score: 4

7:29pm Wed 12 Mar 14

sooty001 says...

Frankfurt wrote:
I was one of the 43 County fans at Morecambe last night. County were OK in the first half but after the pen and the sending off they went completely to pieces. We sat there looking on in astonishment as the team just fell apart in front of our eyes and gave a poor Morecambe side an easy win. And I'll say now that County will be relegated this season unless something radically changes. They were very, very poor even allowing for being a man short.
This is the sort of supporter that the club should be taking notice of.
[quote][p][bold]Frankfurt[/bold] wrote: I was one of the 43 County fans at Morecambe last night. County were OK in the first half but after the pen and the sending off they went completely to pieces. We sat there looking on in astonishment as the team just fell apart in front of our eyes and gave a poor Morecambe side an easy win. And I'll say now that County will be relegated this season unless something radically changes. They were very, very poor even allowing for being a man short.[/p][/quote]This is the sort of supporter that the club should be taking notice of. sooty001
  • Score: 2

9:47pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Thomas O'Malley says...

sooty001 wrote:
Frankfurt wrote:
I was one of the 43 County fans at Morecambe last night. County were OK in the first half but after the pen and the sending off they went completely to pieces. We sat there looking on in astonishment as the team just fell apart in front of our eyes and gave a poor Morecambe side an easy win. And I'll say now that County will be relegated this season unless something radically changes. They were very, very poor even allowing for being a man short.
This is the sort of supporter that the club should be taking notice of.
Sorry, that's just stating the obvious. JE was also watching the game so do you not think he also came to the same conclusion ?. The question is what to do about it. I'm sure if anyone has the answer JE would be keen to know. Otherwise he'll just have to work it out.
[quote][p][bold]sooty001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frankfurt[/bold] wrote: I was one of the 43 County fans at Morecambe last night. County were OK in the first half but after the pen and the sending off they went completely to pieces. We sat there looking on in astonishment as the team just fell apart in front of our eyes and gave a poor Morecambe side an easy win. And I'll say now that County will be relegated this season unless something radically changes. They were very, very poor even allowing for being a man short.[/p][/quote]This is the sort of supporter that the club should be taking notice of.[/p][/quote]Sorry, that's just stating the obvious. JE was also watching the game so do you not think he also came to the same conclusion ?. The question is what to do about it. I'm sure if anyone has the answer JE would be keen to know. Otherwise he'll just have to work it out. Thomas O'Malley
  • Score: 2

10:06pm Wed 12 Mar 14

emlynkide says...

i remember that ellison when we played them down here, he was a pain in the xxx then, but i thought thats the kind of pro. we need, plenty of savy , gets on players and supporters nerves, i know he's getting on a bit, but very affective.
come on county make mid table this season and go on from there, regroup for next season and we will know what to expect.
i remember that ellison when we played them down here, he was a pain in the xxx then, but i thought thats the kind of pro. we need, plenty of savy , gets on players and supporters nerves, i know he's getting on a bit, but very affective. come on county make mid table this season and go on from there, regroup for next season and we will know what to expect. emlynkide
  • Score: 2

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