I'll always give my all for Newport County, says Mike Flynn

South Wales Argus: RETURN: County captain Mike Flynn has a shot at goal at Torquay on Saturday RETURN: County captain Mike Flynn has a shot at goal at Torquay on Saturday

MIKE Flynn didn’t believe he’d start another game for his hometown club but he’s bursting with pride to be back as captain.

The veteran midfielder was riding high in December with winning goals at Portsmouth and Wycombe Wanderers.

But he’s been a bit-part player since the turn of the year and last month was told by manager Justin Edinburgh that he wouldn’t be getting a new contract to remain at Rodney Parade next season.

Flynn was surprised to earn a recall to the starting XI at Torquay United on Saturday and shocked to be handed the captain’s armband but he couldn’t hide his delight after leading the Exiles to a much-needed 1-0 win.

“I definitely want to be involved,” said the 33-year-old, ahead of tonight’s home clash with struggling Bury.

“I wasn’t sure I’d get the chance to start again and I’ve been down but I’ve not let it show.

“It was a very, very proud moment for me to be captain.”

Flynn insists that his impending exit from the club will not affect his performances between now and the end of the League Two campaign.

“I’ve got to be honest it didn’t come into my head,” he said. “I didn’t for one minute think ‘right, I’m not going to be here next year’ and let it affect my performance.

“I won’t let Newport down because it’s in my heart. I’m a Newport boy and I’m Newport through and through and I’ll always give 100 per cent, whether it’s my first game or my last.”

Does Flynn believe he can convince Edinburgh to reverse his decision?

“Only the gaffer can answer that,” he said. “I know I can do a job next season and I’ve said that to him.

“All I can do is go out and give my all and try to make him realise I’ve got something to offer next season.”

Edinburgh said: “This question keeps arising but decisions were made for football reasons.

“Flynny has been a fantastic player and still can be; he’s shown that on Saturday.

“He excelled and I had no hesitation in giving him the armband and I know that he relished that.”

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9:33am Tue 25 Mar 14

llandaff says...

Careful now!
Pipe said something similar the other week and look what happened there.

I would rather Flynn say that he GAVE his all at the end of a game not before it!!!
Otherwise it is just more hot air!

Come on without. Come on within. You'll not see nothing like the County's Flynn! UTC!!
Careful now! Pipe said something similar the other week and look what happened there. I would rather Flynn say that he GAVE his all at the end of a game not before it!!! Otherwise it is just more hot air! Come on without. Come on within. You'll not see nothing like the County's Flynn! UTC!! llandaff
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10:07am Tue 25 Mar 14

jetspotter says...

In keeping with the musical thread,

You put the armband on, you take the armband off, Flynn in, flynn out, what's it all about ? You do the Newport County and its turnabout, who knows what it's all about ?
In keeping with the musical thread, You put the armband on, you take the armband off, Flynn in, flynn out, what's it all about ? You do the Newport County and its turnabout, who knows what it's all about ? jetspotter
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10:52am Tue 25 Mar 14

netala says...

can Justin tell us his reasoning in keeping the likes of " fat boy Crowe, injury prone "O`Connor" and lost bottle" Jolley". all of whom since Christmas and before have not contributed anything worthy since then. and letting vital players i.e. "Pipe and Flynn" who would die on the field for the county, leave the club.no disrespect, but he needs to rethink.
can Justin tell us his reasoning in keeping the likes of " fat boy Crowe, injury prone "O`Connor" and lost bottle" Jolley". all of whom since Christmas and before have not contributed anything worthy since then. and letting vital players i.e. "Pipe and Flynn" who would die on the field for the county, leave the club.no disrespect, but he needs to rethink. netala
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12:09pm Tue 25 Mar 14

county mad says...

netala wrote:
can Justin tell us his reasoning in keeping the likes of " fat boy Crowe, injury prone "O`Connor" and lost bottle" Jolley". all of whom since Christmas and before have not contributed anything worthy since then. and letting vital players i.e. "Pipe and Flynn" who would die on the field for the county, leave the club.no disrespect, but he needs to rethink.
Dont like the crow abuse he is a valuable contributor, but agree generally with the above please JE explain ,rethink this poor treatment of two stalwarts .UP THE COUNTY!!!
[quote][p][bold]netala[/bold] wrote: can Justin tell us his reasoning in keeping the likes of " fat boy Crowe, injury prone "O`Connor" and lost bottle" Jolley". all of whom since Christmas and before have not contributed anything worthy since then. and letting vital players i.e. "Pipe and Flynn" who would die on the field for the county, leave the club.no disrespect, but he needs to rethink.[/p][/quote]Dont like the crow abuse he is a valuable contributor, but agree generally with the above please JE explain ,rethink this poor treatment of two stalwarts .UP THE COUNTY!!! county mad
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12:39pm Tue 25 Mar 14

lowandhardandinthecorner says...

Attitude is vital, big mistake to have discarded Pipe and Flynn half way through a season - bound to dishearten others.
Attitude is vital, big mistake to have discarded Pipe and Flynn half way through a season - bound to dishearten others. lowandhardandinthecorner
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1:38pm Tue 25 Mar 14

NakedDancer says...

netala wrote:
can Justin tell us his reasoning in keeping the likes of " fat boy Crowe, injury prone "O`Connor" and lost bottle" Jolley". all of whom since Christmas and before have not contributed anything worthy since then. and letting vital players i.e. "Pipe and Flynn" who would die on the field for the county, leave the club.no disrespect, but he needs to rethink.
Most of the squad are already contracted for next season and County can't afford to pay up players contracts for them to go. Hence there is very little opportunity for JE to make space to freshen the squad with new faces. Only Flynn, Pipe and a few others are not already contracted. Hence the players he releases may not be his first choice to release but there is a budget to balance within the financial fair play rules.

You could argue he shouldn't have signed up so many of the squad that was promoted from the Conference but they got the points before Xmas that will ensure safety this season so I think thats justified.
[quote][p][bold]netala[/bold] wrote: can Justin tell us his reasoning in keeping the likes of " fat boy Crowe, injury prone "O`Connor" and lost bottle" Jolley". all of whom since Christmas and before have not contributed anything worthy since then. and letting vital players i.e. "Pipe and Flynn" who would die on the field for the county, leave the club.no disrespect, but he needs to rethink.[/p][/quote]Most of the squad are already contracted for next season and County can't afford to pay up players contracts for them to go. Hence there is very little opportunity for JE to make space to freshen the squad with new faces. Only Flynn, Pipe and a few others are not already contracted. Hence the players he releases may not be his first choice to release but there is a budget to balance within the financial fair play rules. You could argue he shouldn't have signed up so many of the squad that was promoted from the Conference but they got the points before Xmas that will ensure safety this season so I think thats justified. NakedDancer
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2:20pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Harps62 says...

How he ever gave Danny Crowe a 2 year contract??

You would think personal professional pride would be enough to loose a couple of stone and increase his speed round the field.
How he ever gave Danny Crowe a 2 year contract?? You would think personal professional pride would be enough to loose a couple of stone and increase his speed round the field. Harps62
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