Edinburgh ignoring critics as he looks towards Burton upset

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NEWPORT County boss Justin Edinburgh believes the majority of fans will raise the roof at Rodney Parade tomorrow and admits he’s trying to ignore current negative feedback.

A pointless league campaign to date and a cup exit have left some supporters restless and a small minority even calling for Edinburgh’s head, but he insists he’s trying to maintain a positive environment at the club.

And he’s convinced County’s fans will help to inspire his charges with Newport facing a daunting test against Burton, who have a 100% winning record this season.

“I am not going to comment on negativity, I know what we are trying to do here and since I walked through the door 99% of the fans have been behind me and what we are trying to do,” he said.

“I am not going to worry about the 1% who are looking to sabotage what we are doing here at the football club and the more people I talk with, the more I am told it is part of the history here at Newport to thrive off negativity and failure rather than look to be buoyed by success.

“I’ve been in the game long enough to know it’s never going to always be good times and people high fiving you and giving you a pat on the back, if you think that you’re naive and I’ve told the players that, they need to realise the situation.

“I’m not too fussed by the feedback, be it good or bad and you can’t get too carried away with it.

“I remember my first loss in the promotion season, against Hyde when we were top of the league; someone asked me when I was going to resign! We are in a results industry and at the moment we’ve had four defeats and that’s the reality so people are unhappy.

“But for me, the fan who wants us to do well is going to get behind us now, there is no upside for anyone in being negative, you support your club in good or bad and on Saturday our fans will be very good and very vocal and make it easy for my team to play. I can’t concentrate on a minority of negative people.”

Edinburgh believes there is still plenty of time and encouraging signs that his charges can reverse their fortunes.

“If we cut out the mistakes and take our chances we’ll soon turn it around, I have belief in the players and myself and the coaching staff and I’m trying to reiterate to the players, we can turn this around with a change in fortune and less mistakes from good defenders,” he said.

“I’ve written in my programme notes, it is a 46 game season and we are three games in and nothing is won or lost we may look back on our slow start, but right now we are progressing as a club and you have to believe and I do believe, we will turn it around.

“Burton is a tough test, but every team at the moment against us will start on the front foot because we’ve not had the result that has kick-started our season.

“Burton have four wins and they’ll be full of confidence but at this stage form isn’t an issue, there will always be funny results, every match day and we want one at Rodney Parade tomorrow."

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3:53pm Fri 22 Aug 14

high x boy says...

come on the boys
come on the boys high x boy
  • Score: 6

4:03pm Fri 22 Aug 14

JimMachen says...

Hmmm.

I'm pretty certain that 100% of the supporters of Newport County would much rather thrive on success than moan about a team which consistently loses its games.
Hmmm. I'm pretty certain that 100% of the supporters of Newport County would much rather thrive on success than moan about a team which consistently loses its games. JimMachen
  • Score: 4

5:04pm Fri 22 Aug 14

exrisca says...

The first defeat in the promotion season was at Wrexham 0-2, not Hyde,, after 5 successive victories. It will all be reversed in the coming weeks, a long series of wins after a series of defeats.
The first defeat in the promotion season was at Wrexham 0-2, not Hyde,, after 5 successive victories. It will all be reversed in the coming weeks, a long series of wins after a series of defeats. exrisca
  • Score: 2

5:40pm Fri 22 Aug 14

calvinhunt1950@gmail.com says...

where does JE get the 1% from its most problaby near 50%,most supporters are baffled by side he picks, and also the formation of the team,a few more defeats and i fear his time is up.
where does JE get the 1% from its most problaby near 50%,most supporters are baffled by side he picks, and also the formation of the team,a few more defeats and i fear his time is up. calvinhunt1950@gmail.com
  • Score: 2

7:03pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Rubble4 says...

Hey Comon guys cut out the negativity .Edinburgh works with these players day in and day out,so will know more about them than us.He obviously believes in them and for the time being we shouldn't to harsh in our comments.Got to be positive.Be there tomoz awaiting our first league win of this campaign .In Justin we believe.Come on lads
Hey Comon guys cut out the negativity .Edinburgh works with these players day in and day out,so will know more about them than us.He obviously believes in them and for the time being we shouldn't to harsh in our comments.Got to be positive.Be there tomoz awaiting our first league win of this campaign .In Justin we believe.Come on lads Rubble4
  • Score: 5

7:21pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Roland Thompson-Gunner says...

calvinhunt1950@gmail
.com
wrote:
where does JE get the 1% from its most problaby near 50%,most supporters are baffled by side he picks, and also the formation of the team,a few more defeats and i fear his time is up.
What, you personally KNOW the opinions of a number of supporters running well into four figures? I doubt it.

If you mean the online forum, it's a few dozen people at most and there's a striking correlation between people's willingness to criticise and their ability to put together a coherent argument.
[quote][p][bold]calvinhunt1950@gmail .com[/bold] wrote: where does JE get the 1% from its most problaby near 50%,most supporters are baffled by side he picks, and also the formation of the team,a few more defeats and i fear his time is up.[/p][/quote]What, you personally KNOW the opinions of a number of supporters running well into four figures? I doubt it. If you mean the online forum, it's a few dozen people at most and there's a striking correlation between people's willingness to criticise and their ability to put together a coherent argument. Roland Thompson-Gunner
  • Score: 3

7:25pm Fri 22 Aug 14

emlynkide says...

please michael get your days & dates correct, up the port.
please michael get your days & dates correct, up the port. emlynkide
  • Score: 1

11:58pm Fri 22 Aug 14

County Till I Die says...

calvinhunt1950@gmail
.com
wrote:
where does JE get the 1% from its most problaby near 50%,most supporters are baffled by side he picks, and also the formation of the team,a few more defeats and i fear his time is up.
So what are you basing your 50% on? have you done a survey. just more negativity for no reason.
[quote][p][bold]calvinhunt1950@gmail .com[/bold] wrote: where does JE get the 1% from its most problaby near 50%,most supporters are baffled by side he picks, and also the formation of the team,a few more defeats and i fear his time is up.[/p][/quote]So what are you basing your 50% on? have you done a survey. just more negativity for no reason. County Till I Die
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