Exiles identify targets

NEWPORT County chairman Les Scadding has vowed to back Justin Edinburgh in the January transfer market and insists criticism of the board for not signing Christian Jolley is wide of the mark.

The Euro Millions winner was at Newport’s press conference yesterday to unveil new chief executive Dave Boddy and made it clear that he isn’t yet ready to get into the habit of saying no.

“Tim and Justin will no doubt knock on my door, it is that time of year,” he said.

“They will want new players in and it is there to be done, I have told Justin I’ll help in any way I can, that’s been my message to him since I was made chairman.

“If a player is good enough and we can afford to buy him and there’s a belief from the manager it’s a realistic option, we’ll do all we can.”

However, Scadding and fellow director Howard Greenhaf have been confused at accusations of the club ‘lacking ambition’ after pulling out of the race to sign winger Jolley.

It is understood County bid £15,000 with add-ons for the AFC Wimbledon winger, who is out of contract at the end of the season, but the Dons want closer to £30,000 – a price Edinburgh is not prepared to pay.

“The manager asks us for the funds and where at all possible, we back him,” Scadding said.

“But it can’t just be a situation with a blank cheque book, Justin knows the scene and knows what represents value and we listen to his judgement, not the other way round.”

Edinburgh also confirmed: “We made what we felt was a fair offer for the boy but I can’t in all good conscience go any higher than that for a player nearly out of contract.

“It’s my decision.”

However, the club are being active in seeking improvements to the current first team squad.

“We are working as hard and making as many phonecalls as during the summer,” director of football Tim Harris explained.

“It’s not always an ideal time to do business but we know what we think we need and which players could strengthen us.

“Now it’s a case of being patient and doing all we can to get them.”

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2:05pm Fri 4 Jan 13

RSATaffy says...

Tick -Tock, Tick Tock watch this Jolley space, particularly if it's true that he turned down Luton yesterday. If Wimbledon want to get something for him before he becomes a free agent their price will come more in-line with Justin's valuation.
Tick -Tock, Tick Tock watch this Jolley space, particularly if it's true that he turned down Luton yesterday. If Wimbledon want to get something for him before he becomes a free agent their price will come more in-line with Justin's valuation. RSATaffy
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2:43pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Adrian Williams says...

Hopefully Paul Bignot on loan for the rest of the season will be one of them - not getting a look in at Blackpool. Imagine a right side of Biggers at RB and Pipey right mid - we'd be inpenetrable on that flank !
Hopefully Paul Bignot on loan for the rest of the season will be one of them - not getting a look in at Blackpool. Imagine a right side of Biggers at RB and Pipey right mid - we'd be inpenetrable on that flank ! Adrian Williams
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4:02pm Fri 4 Jan 13

larneman says...

£30,000 would that be less than the interest on 59 million ? If we want promotion it will come at a price. Bignot sounds good to me. One thing is certain Scadding is'nt going to buy quality players for £15,000.
£30,000 would that be less than the interest on 59 million ? If we want promotion it will come at a price. Bignot sounds good to me. One thing is certain Scadding is'nt going to buy quality players for £15,000. larneman
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4:24pm Fri 4 Jan 13

COUNTYVOICE says...

edinburgh is right to wait, the longer time goes on without jolley signing for anybody, the less wimbledon will likely get for him.

so by the end of jan he would probably be worth £15000.

so patience is a virtue here especially as above there are rumours he turned down luton
edinburgh is right to wait, the longer time goes on without jolley signing for anybody, the less wimbledon will likely get for him. so by the end of jan he would probably be worth £15000. so patience is a virtue here especially as above there are rumours he turned down luton COUNTYVOICE
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4:34pm Fri 4 Jan 13

golfball says...

Don't take any notice of the criticism Les I think we are lucky to have a supporter like you!
Don't take any notice of the criticism Les I think we are lucky to have a supporter like you! golfball
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7:02pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Olly123 says...

Why are some people hell bent on criticising the current chairman which will eventually result in him walking away from the club (As per Blight)?
Unlike many chairman Scadding has no business interests to promote or advertise through the club. Therefore, his only motive to plough what after all is HIS OWN MONEY into the club must be his love of football and what appears to be his love for Newport County.
What people seem to forget is there are hundreds of different things he could spend his lottery winnings on yet he has chosen to devote his time and money to the club. He doesn’t have to do it and to be honest no County fan has any real knowledge of how much of his own money he has actually spent on the club. It could be millions and it is his prerogative to keep that a secret as is the case in any walk of life. If he is spending HIS OWN MONEY with no personal gain (Except maybe a slight ego boost now and again, and good luck to him for that) how can anyone criticise him for not spending enough money.
I applaud him for asking that as far as possible the club have a sound business model and not live above its means. No company can survive long term if it spends more revenue than it generates (Leeds ten years ago springs to mind). Do we really want a boom or bust club who rely on a sugar daddy that could walk away at any time and leave us totally in the mire. Football is full of clubs who have bombed down the league pyramid or gone out of business following a chairman having a bit of fun at a clubs and loyal fans expense and then walking away (Or even dying). I’m not saying Scadding is one of them but anything can happen in football.
Additionally, from what’s been reported the refusal to pay £30,000 for Jolley was Edinburg’s decision alone so why are people personally attacking the chairman for failing to fund the transfer? Reading between the lines it appears if Edinburgh had asked the chairman for the £30,000 he would have handed it over without question.
Therefore, for God’s sake get off the chairman’s back. He deserves a lot more appreciation and respect than some people are showing him. We are lucky to have him.
Why are some people hell bent on criticising the current chairman which will eventually result in him walking away from the club (As per Blight)? Unlike many chairman Scadding has no business interests to promote or advertise through the club. Therefore, his only motive to plough what after all is HIS OWN MONEY into the club must be his love of football and what appears to be his love for Newport County. What people seem to forget is there are hundreds of different things he could spend his lottery winnings on yet he has chosen to devote his time and money to the club. He doesn’t have to do it and to be honest no County fan has any real knowledge of how much of his own money he has actually spent on the club. It could be millions and it is his prerogative to keep that a secret as is the case in any walk of life. If he is spending HIS OWN MONEY with no personal gain (Except maybe a slight ego boost now and again, and good luck to him for that) how can anyone criticise him for not spending enough money. I applaud him for asking that as far as possible the club have a sound business model and not live above its means. No company can survive long term if it spends more revenue than it generates (Leeds ten years ago springs to mind). Do we really want a boom or bust club who rely on a sugar daddy that could walk away at any time and leave us totally in the mire. Football is full of clubs who have bombed down the league pyramid or gone out of business following a chairman having a bit of fun at a clubs and loyal fans expense and then walking away (Or even dying). I’m not saying Scadding is one of them but anything can happen in football. Additionally, from what’s been reported the refusal to pay £30,000 for Jolley was Edinburg’s decision alone so why are people personally attacking the chairman for failing to fund the transfer? Reading between the lines it appears if Edinburgh had asked the chairman for the £30,000 he would have handed it over without question. Therefore, for God’s sake get off the chairman’s back. He deserves a lot more appreciation and respect than some people are showing him. We are lucky to have him. Olly123
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8:33pm Fri 4 Jan 13

toofaraway says...

Maybe it is the 40K that they are now paying the new Chief Executing Officer Dave Boddy that stopped the deal going through?
Maybe it is the 40K that they are now paying the new Chief Executing Officer Dave Boddy that stopped the deal going through? toofaraway
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10:14pm Fri 4 Jan 13

emlynkide says...

spot on olly
spot on olly emlynkide
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10:37pm Fri 4 Jan 13

mikewelsh says...

Well Said OLLY. Bang on mate
Well Said OLLY. Bang on mate mikewelsh
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6:48pm Sat 5 Jan 13

CM1 says...

Larneman, you had better go and win the lottery then, so that you can decide what to do with your own money, happily accepting the criticism that will come your way for not matching Manchester City. Unbelievable.
Larneman, you had better go and win the lottery then, so that you can decide what to do with your own money, happily accepting the criticism that will come your way for not matching Manchester City. Unbelievable. CM1
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8:19pm Sat 5 Jan 13

NakedDancer says...

larneman wrote:
£30,000 would that be less than the interest on 59 million ? If we want promotion it will come at a price. Bignot sounds good to me. One thing is certain Scadding is'nt going to buy quality players for £15,000.
Which part of JE's comments did you not understand ...

“We made what we felt was a fair offer for the boy but I can’t in all good conscience go any higher than that for a player nearly out of contract. It’s my decision.”
[quote][p][bold]larneman[/bold] wrote: £30,000 would that be less than the interest on 59 million ? If we want promotion it will come at a price. Bignot sounds good to me. One thing is certain Scadding is'nt going to buy quality players for £15,000.[/p][/quote]Which part of JE's comments did you not understand ... “We made what we felt was a fair offer for the boy but I can’t in all good conscience go any higher than that for a player nearly out of contract. It’s my decision.” NakedDancer
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