Waiting game for the Exiles

First published in Newport County South Wales Argus: Photograph of the Author by

NEWPORT County boss Justin Edinburgh is expecting the Exiles’ bid to improve their squad to go right to the wire.

The Exiles are now without a game until Braintree Town visit Rodney Parade next Tuesday (kick-off 7.45pm) and he is instead turning his attention to the transfer market.

The Exiles have until midnight next Thursday to conclude any outstanding business and the County manager is expecting things to drag well into the night on January 31.

“It’s crazy, but it’s the reality of this window, only a very small percentage is done between January 1 and January 30 and then it goes crazy for a day,” said Edinburgh.

“I don’t like it, but that’s reality.

“We now have a full week where I can focus more on the transfer side of things than preparing for a game and I’m grateful for that.

“But it’s very hard to bring in players better than what you have, especially in the winter.”

County captain David Pipe was disappointed by the postponement at Woking on Tuesday, because he wanted to make amends to fans for Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat to Barrow.

“We are very disappointed with the week, it goes without saying, that we were very disappointed after the Barrow game, we came there expecting to win and we didn’t turn up,” said Pipe. “Everyone is hurting and now we have to wait a bit longer for a chance to put it right.”

l County’s clash with Southport, postponed from this Saturday due to Southport’s FA Trophy involvement has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 26, kick-off 7.45pm.

The home match against Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday, February 2, has been moved to a 3.15pm kick-off to avoid a clash with the rugby match between Wales and Ireland at the Millennium Stadium.

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11:48am Thu 24 Jan 13

jetspotter says...

I am always incredulous when I hear comments from professional sports persons (that's me being p.c.) that they didn't turn up ! What none of them ! For heaven's sake why do they trot out this utter tripe ? Let me try and explain this once and for all lads so there can be no excuses in future. EVERY game in this league is going to be competitive. No team is going to roll over and die just because you want them to. EVERY point will be hard fought and it is your duty to give everything you have got in every game from now until the end of the season. This is not rocket science and even the less intelligent of you can surely understand this simple concept ! You are paid to play and you owe it to the hard working supporters of Newport County to 'turn up' and play out of your skins week in and week out ! Please no more stupid comments and no more lame excuses !!
I am always incredulous when I hear comments from professional sports persons (that's me being p.c.) that they didn't turn up ! What none of them ! For heaven's sake why do they trot out this utter tripe ? Let me try and explain this once and for all lads so there can be no excuses in future. EVERY game in this league is going to be competitive. No team is going to roll over and die just because you want them to. EVERY point will be hard fought and it is your duty to give everything you have got in every game from now until the end of the season. This is not rocket science and even the less intelligent of you can surely understand this simple concept ! You are paid to play and you owe it to the hard working supporters of Newport County to 'turn up' and play out of your skins week in and week out ! Please no more stupid comments and no more lame excuses !! jetspotter
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12:02pm Thu 24 Jan 13

oranges says...

I am in total agreement jetspotter. time and time again we hear the same rubbish we could and should do better.So no more we just did not turn up its time to play your hearts out and give the fans something to cheer about.The talent and ability is there its time to put these teams away and make sure every week we fight to win three points cmon county you can do it
I am in total agreement jetspotter. time and time again we hear the same rubbish we could and should do better.So no more we just did not turn up its time to play your hearts out and give the fans something to cheer about.The talent and ability is there its time to put these teams away and make sure every week we fight to win three points cmon county you can do it oranges
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9:19pm Thu 24 Jan 13

netala says...

jetspotter: your comment as been long overdue.this is not the first time this excuse as been put out. these players are well paid at this level, so please go out there ever week and earn your money. the fans on the terraces, and the stand have to every day, not only on match days.so no more feeble excuses go and get us promoted.
jetspotter: your comment as been long overdue.this is not the first time this excuse as been put out. these players are well paid at this level, so please go out there ever week and earn your money. the fans on the terraces, and the stand have to every day, not only on match days.so no more feeble excuses go and get us promoted. netala
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4:49pm Sat 26 Jan 13

AMBERLING says...

That's becoming a habit with this bunch of players, unfortunately. They "didn't turn up" against Forest Green at home or in the FA Trophy and FA cup versus opposition they should've overcome. What possible excuse can they have for not trying, where's the pride and the passion in them? They looked like they didn't want to be there and weren't psyched up for the games at all. Yes we have defensive and midfield issues that need addressing if we are to stay at the top, but lack of heart and the inconsistency of our performances now is of equal concern. Come on lads, how much do you really want this ?!!
That's becoming a habit with this bunch of players, unfortunately. They "didn't turn up" against Forest Green at home or in the FA Trophy and FA cup versus opposition they should've overcome. What possible excuse can they have for not trying, where's the pride and the passion in them? They looked like they didn't want to be there and weren't psyched up for the games at all. Yes we have defensive and midfield issues that need addressing if we are to stay at the top, but lack of heart and the inconsistency of our performances now is of equal concern. Come on lads, how much do you really want this ?!! AMBERLING
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