New look for County's official website

NEWPORT County AFC have launched a new-look website.

In common with most Football League clubs, County will be joining the Football League Interactive platform, which will provide the club and the supporters, with a "modern, attractive and massively improved website, with lots of new and innovative features," said a club statement.

The site which can be found on the usual www.newport-county.co.uk address.

Club chief executive Dave Boddy, who has been instrumental in the change, said: “This is another important day in the off field development of Newport County AFC.

"The website from the supporters perspective will be a much better experience and information delivering tool for our supporters.

"From the club’s point of view, there are far greater revenue generating opportunities and the move will significantly increase our income over the next 12 months.

"Also, with the pace at which technology is moving on and the massive investment that the Football League is putting into its digital platforms, it is important that we are involved with it.

"I first investigated the possibility of joining the FLi platform shortly after I joined the club and would have done so even if we had remained in the Conference. However, promotion has made the process a lot easier and quicker, and I think we have joined the platform quicker than any previously promoted club, which is testament to a lot of hard work from a lot of people behind the scenes.

"We also intend to improve both the quality and quantity of the content within the new site and this is a process that we have started over the last six months or so.

"On behalf of the club, I would also like to say a big thank you to Darren Williams of Phoenix web design. Darren, who is a great supporter of the club, diligently designed and hosted the old site and has played a major part in delivering the hand over to the new site.”

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4:15pm Thu 19 Dec 13

ssjf89 says...

nope sorry not a fan of this,sounds like pay up or go somewhere else,or its just a fansite for uk based fans,matchdays will not be the same .we re a club that does it all our own way ,we got this far doing it our way, now we ve got to play follow my leader..
nope sorry not a fan of this,sounds like pay up or go somewhere else,or its just a fansite for uk based fans,matchdays will not be the same .we re a club that does it all our own way ,we got this far doing it our way, now we ve got to play follow my leader.. ssjf89

6:14pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Taffyduck says...

POLL:
Will Roy Hodgeson make a good England manager

ANSWER:
I Hope not
POLL: Will Roy Hodgeson make a good England manager ANSWER: I Hope not Taffyduck

10:00pm Thu 19 Dec 13

larneman says...

No I radio no newport city radio. This website is awful. it was better when we were in blue square south.I can't see myself bothering to open it somehow.
definitely not an improvement.
No I radio no newport city radio. This website is awful. it was better when we were in blue square south.I can't see myself bothering to open it somehow. definitely not an improvement. larneman

10:08pm Thu 19 Dec 13

ohc says...

Looks like an IT nerds dream

Complicated and missing info like how to buy a half season ticket + typos

Stick to football. We're getting better at that
Looks like an IT nerds dream Complicated and missing info like how to buy a half season ticket + typos Stick to football. We're getting better at that ohc

11:37pm Thu 19 Dec 13

DaiFrank says...

I have designed a few websites in my time and I can tell you they are very hard to get right, not least because of the technical side but also because you have to reflect the identity of the 'brand'. On the positive side it's good that the club is trying to move on and progress but on the negative side I agree that this is a very poor design. Good web designers are expensive and this looks cheap and has far too many portals (links). If the designer charged a lot for this then the club should ask for a refund. They should redesign.
I have designed a few websites in my time and I can tell you they are very hard to get right, not least because of the technical side but also because you have to reflect the identity of the 'brand'. On the positive side it's good that the club is trying to move on and progress but on the negative side I agree that this is a very poor design. Good web designers are expensive and this looks cheap and has far too many portals (links). If the designer charged a lot for this then the club should ask for a refund. They should redesign. DaiFrank

2:21am Fri 20 Dec 13

COUNTYVOICE says...

NEW WEBSITE- oh dear, chunky , jerky, slow, afraid i have to agree with the contributors above, there was nothing wrong with the old site, and that was decidely better than this "improved" version

sometimes it pays to be an indivual and not be a sheep and follow the pack , a backwards step here. 2/10
NEW WEBSITE- oh dear, chunky , jerky, slow, afraid i have to agree with the contributors above, there was nothing wrong with the old site, and that was decidely better than this "improved" version sometimes it pays to be an indivual and not be a sheep and follow the pack , a backwards step here. 2/10 COUNTYVOICE

8:42am Fri 20 Dec 13

Old Gaer Boy says...

Fully agree the web site when we were in Conference South was first class did what it was supposed to do, inform us of Newport County affairs etc. I used to look at it regularly.

The one just dumped was pretty hopeless consequently I rarely looked at it.

This one does not inspire.
Fully agree the web site when we were in Conference South was first class did what it was supposed to do, inform us of Newport County affairs etc. I used to look at it regularly. The one just dumped was pretty hopeless consequently I rarely looked at it. This one does not inspire. Old Gaer Boy

9:21am Fri 20 Dec 13

CountyValleyboy says...

Definately NOT an improvement on the old site which was far easier to use
Definately NOT an improvement on the old site which was far easier to use CountyValleyboy

11:09am Fri 20 Dec 13

county mad says...

I think the key words are"greater revenue generation " in other words put your hand in yoir pocket. I dont mind paying for commentary if it is bug free and stays online or video of the matches ,I cant always go . I just hope commercial interests dont start bleeding t!e fans dry.UP THE COUNTY!!!!
I think the key words are"greater revenue generation " in other words put your hand in yoir pocket. I dont mind paying for commentary if it is bug free and stays online or video of the matches ,I cant always go . I just hope commercial interests dont start bleeding t!e fans dry.UP THE COUNTY!!!! county mad

1:10pm Fri 20 Dec 13

ssjf89 says...

Taffyduck wrote:
POLL:
Will Roy Hodgeson make a good England manager

ANSWER:
I Hope not
im still lost as to what this question has got to do with Newport County if it said coleman and Wales then yes...not a good start from a new WELSH football club website
[quote][p][bold]Taffyduck[/bold] wrote: POLL: Will Roy Hodgeson make a good England manager ANSWER: I Hope not[/p][/quote]im still lost as to what this question has got to do with Newport County if it said coleman and Wales then yes...not a good start from a new WELSH football club website ssjf89

3:28pm Fri 20 Dec 13

ssjf89 says...

ssjf89 wrote:
nope sorry not a fan of this,sounds like pay up or go somewhere else,or its just a fansite for uk based fans,matchdays will not be the same .we re a club that does it all our own way ,we got this far doing it our way, now we ve got to play follow my leader..
"From the club’s point of view, there are far greater revenue generating opportunities and the move will significantly increase our income over the next 12 months. just how much of this 5 pounds a month do the club actually benefit from and how much do he football league cream off for those seat polishers (who know sweet f.a about the game )
[quote][p][bold]ssjf89[/bold] wrote: nope sorry not a fan of this,sounds like pay up or go somewhere else,or its just a fansite for uk based fans,matchdays will not be the same .we re a club that does it all our own way ,we got this far doing it our way, now we ve got to play follow my leader..[/p][/quote]"From the club’s point of view, there are far greater revenue generating opportunities and the move will significantly increase our income over the next 12 months. just how much of this 5 pounds a month do the club actually benefit from and how much do he football league cream off for those seat polishers (who know sweet f.a about the game ) ssjf89

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