Exiles boss backs Christian Jolley to rediscover his form

BACKING: Christian Jolley impressed in yesterday's friendly win for Newport County

BACKING: Christian Jolley impressed in yesterday's friendly win for Newport County

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NEWPORT County AFC manager Justin Edinburgh has backed striker Christian Jolley to rediscover his form after failing to strengthen his squad on transfer deadline day.

Edinburgh confirmed that players would have had to leave Rodney Parade before anyone could have been brought in on Monday.

The Exiles boss also revealed that there were offers for two of his players in the past week but the pair, who he declined to name, opted to stay on and fight for a place in the side.

Jolley and fellow striker Danny Crow are believed to be the players in question but Edinburgh says he is happy with his squad.

“There was nothing happening on deadline day,” he said.

“There were one or two enquiries last week but it didn’t suit the players who were asked. They weren’t keen on the offers and that’s fine.

“We’re happy with the squad we have and the loan window opens in ten days so if we do want to bring anyone in then that gives us that option.

“There’s one or two who have not hit form yet but I believe they will.”

Edinburgh was impressed with Jolley’s performance in yesterday’s friendly victory over Bristol Rovers, one of the sides who were linked with a move for the former AFC Wimbledon man.

“I think we expect so much of Christian and he feels that he has to produce goals all the time,” said the manager.

“But he looked confident in everything he did today. He didn’t score but he had very good movement and looked very sharp.

“I’m pleased for him because there’s nobody more desperate for him to get back to where he was than himself. Hopefully he can rediscover that form.”

Goals from Joe Parker, who played at right wing-back, and Aaron O’Connor gave the Exiles a comfortable 2-0 win in the behind closed doors contest at Llanwern High School.

“It was a very good workout for us and it served a purpose because we obviously had our Johnstone’s Paint Trophy game delayed and we don’t play again until Monday because of the Nato conference.

“It keeps everyone sharp and fresh and I thought there were some really good performances.

“Confidence comes from winning games and I think that showed with the first 60 minutes out there today.”

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11:55am Wed 3 Sep 14

Sing up for the amber boys says...

Joe Parker ar right wing back ?? I thought he was a striker ? If we had an offer for Danny Crow, why not take it - still no sign of him being fit is there ?
Joe Parker ar right wing back ?? I thought he was a striker ? If we had an offer for Danny Crow, why not take it - still no sign of him being fit is there ? Sing up for the amber boys
  • Score: 5

12:18pm Wed 3 Sep 14

sooty001 says...

We all know that Jolley has the talent is just a matter of confidence, I have no doubt he will come back to his best again and think it is worth persevering with him, I don't forget that it was due to the likes of him that we are now playing in the Football League.
We all know that Jolley has the talent is just a matter of confidence, I have no doubt he will come back to his best again and think it is worth persevering with him, I don't forget that it was due to the likes of him that we are now playing in the Football League. sooty001
  • Score: 13

1:41pm Wed 3 Sep 14

lowandhardandinthecorner says...

Sing up for the amber boys wrote:
Joe Parker ar right wing back ?? I thought he was a striker ? If we had an offer for Danny Crow, why not take it - still no sign of him being fit is there ?
I think you'll find Danny Crow didn't want to go! Yes I thought Parker was a striker but wing backs get forward a lot, maybe we're converting him to what we need?
[quote][p][bold]Sing up for the amber boys[/bold] wrote: Joe Parker ar right wing back ?? I thought he was a striker ? If we had an offer for Danny Crow, why not take it - still no sign of him being fit is there ?[/p][/quote]I think you'll find Danny Crow didn't want to go! Yes I thought Parker was a striker but wing backs get forward a lot, maybe we're converting him to what we need? lowandhardandinthecorner
  • Score: 1

1:47pm Wed 3 Sep 14

JimMachen says...

I'd love to see Jolley back in the starting line-up.

We always looked dangerous around the edge of the area when he was on form and he scored some crackers.

He comes across as quite intelligent and well-spoken too. Rare qualities in a footballer.

On a different subject, I see the fans are being treated as cash cows once again.

Yeovil charged a maximum of £10 admission for last night's JPT game against Pompey. Top price for the Peterborough v Orient tie was £10 advance and £12 on the day.

County's top prices? £14 in advance or £16 on the day.
I'd love to see Jolley back in the starting line-up. We always looked dangerous around the edge of the area when he was on form and he scored some crackers. He comes across as quite intelligent and well-spoken too. Rare qualities in a footballer. On a different subject, I see the fans are being treated as cash cows once again. Yeovil charged a maximum of £10 admission for last night's JPT game against Pompey. Top price for the Peterborough v Orient tie was £10 advance and £12 on the day. County's top prices? £14 in advance or £16 on the day. JimMachen
  • Score: 2

1:52pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Sing up for the amber boys says...

JimMachen wrote:
I'd love to see Jolley back in the starting line-up.

We always looked dangerous around the edge of the area when he was on form and he scored some crackers.

He comes across as quite intelligent and well-spoken too. Rare qualities in a footballer.

On a different subject, I see the fans are being treated as cash cows once again.

Yeovil charged a maximum of £10 admission for last night's JPT game against Pompey. Top price for the Peterborough v Orient tie was £10 advance and £12 on the day.

County's top prices? £14 in advance or £16 on the day.
Anyone know what the price is if you are a season ticket holder ?
[quote][p][bold]JimMachen[/bold] wrote: I'd love to see Jolley back in the starting line-up. We always looked dangerous around the edge of the area when he was on form and he scored some crackers. He comes across as quite intelligent and well-spoken too. Rare qualities in a footballer. On a different subject, I see the fans are being treated as cash cows once again. Yeovil charged a maximum of £10 admission for last night's JPT game against Pompey. Top price for the Peterborough v Orient tie was £10 advance and £12 on the day. County's top prices? £14 in advance or £16 on the day.[/p][/quote]Anyone know what the price is if you are a season ticket holder ? Sing up for the amber boys
  • Score: 0

2:06pm Wed 3 Sep 14

JimMachen says...

Sing up for the amber boys wrote:
JimMachen wrote:
I'd love to see Jolley back in the starting line-up.

We always looked dangerous around the edge of the area when he was on form and he scored some crackers.

He comes across as quite intelligent and well-spoken too. Rare qualities in a footballer.

On a different subject, I see the fans are being treated as cash cows once again.

Yeovil charged a maximum of £10 admission for last night's JPT game against Pompey. Top price for the Peterborough v Orient tie was £10 advance and £12 on the day.

County's top prices? £14 in advance or £16 on the day.
Anyone know what the price is if you are a season ticket holder ?
The same I would imagine, although I am not a ST holder so I can't speak authoritatively.

It appears that I couldn't speak authoritatively about the prices either. County's top price for the Swindon game is actually £15 advance and £17 on the day.
[quote][p][bold]Sing up for the amber boys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JimMachen[/bold] wrote: I'd love to see Jolley back in the starting line-up. We always looked dangerous around the edge of the area when he was on form and he scored some crackers. He comes across as quite intelligent and well-spoken too. Rare qualities in a footballer. On a different subject, I see the fans are being treated as cash cows once again. Yeovil charged a maximum of £10 admission for last night's JPT game against Pompey. Top price for the Peterborough v Orient tie was £10 advance and £12 on the day. County's top prices? £14 in advance or £16 on the day.[/p][/quote]Anyone know what the price is if you are a season ticket holder ?[/p][/quote]The same I would imagine, although I am not a ST holder so I can't speak authoritatively. It appears that I couldn't speak authoritatively about the prices either. County's top price for the Swindon game is actually £15 advance and £17 on the day. JimMachen
  • Score: 0

2:08pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Thomas O'Malley says...

Jolley was an outstanding performer in the Conference promotion season, especially in the 4-3-3, not forgetting the stunning goal in the playoff final. County have rarely played him in 4-3-3 in League 2 and he doesn't fit 3-5-2 (current system) or 4-4-2. Last season he was disrupted by injury but when he has played in League 2 he has usually been poor. He's still young, has a great talent, seems a nice bright guy and on his day is fabulous to watch so I hope he can make it in League 2 with County or another team.
Jolley was an outstanding performer in the Conference promotion season, especially in the 4-3-3, not forgetting the stunning goal in the playoff final. County have rarely played him in 4-3-3 in League 2 and he doesn't fit 3-5-2 (current system) or 4-4-2. Last season he was disrupted by injury but when he has played in League 2 he has usually been poor. He's still young, has a great talent, seems a nice bright guy and on his day is fabulous to watch so I hope he can make it in League 2 with County or another team. Thomas O'Malley
  • Score: 7

3:23pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Rodneyboy says...

JimMachen wrote:
Sing up for the amber boys wrote:
JimMachen wrote:
I'd love to see Jolley back in the starting line-up.

We always looked dangerous around the edge of the area when he was on form and he scored some crackers.

He comes across as quite intelligent and well-spoken too. Rare qualities in a footballer.

On a different subject, I see the fans are being treated as cash cows once again.

Yeovil charged a maximum of £10 admission for last night's JPT game against Pompey. Top price for the Peterborough v Orient tie was £10 advance and £12 on the day.

County's top prices? £14 in advance or £16 on the day.
Anyone know what the price is if you are a season ticket holder ?
The same I would imagine, although I am not a ST holder so I can't speak authoritatively.

It appears that I couldn't speak authoritatively about the prices either. County's top price for the Swindon game is actually £15 advance and £17 on the day.
Does anyone know if you qualify for seniors at 60 or 65?
[quote][p][bold]JimMachen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sing up for the amber boys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JimMachen[/bold] wrote: I'd love to see Jolley back in the starting line-up. We always looked dangerous around the edge of the area when he was on form and he scored some crackers. He comes across as quite intelligent and well-spoken too. Rare qualities in a footballer. On a different subject, I see the fans are being treated as cash cows once again. Yeovil charged a maximum of £10 admission for last night's JPT game against Pompey. Top price for the Peterborough v Orient tie was £10 advance and £12 on the day. County's top prices? £14 in advance or £16 on the day.[/p][/quote]Anyone know what the price is if you are a season ticket holder ?[/p][/quote]The same I would imagine, although I am not a ST holder so I can't speak authoritatively. It appears that I couldn't speak authoritatively about the prices either. County's top price for the Swindon game is actually £15 advance and £17 on the day.[/p][/quote]Does anyone know if you qualify for seniors at 60 or 65? Rodneyboy
  • Score: 0

8:08pm Wed 3 Sep 14

andy83 says...

fatty crow would be happy to stay who wouldn't when your taking a wage and doing sod all in return for it when his contract is up for renewal at the end of season I hope je come to his senses and doesn't offer him a new one
fatty crow would be happy to stay who wouldn't when your taking a wage and doing sod all in return for it when his contract is up for renewal at the end of season I hope je come to his senses and doesn't offer him a new one andy83
  • Score: 4

10:18pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Harps62 says...

Jolly & O'Connor were superb in the Conference.
Hope they have not been found out in League2.
O'Connor's not a youngster and never played league football before joining County.
I would put them up front together for a few games and see if the magic comes back
Cannot be any worse than the pairings we have had this season so far and if they click we could fly up the table.
Robbie and Jackson flying forward also could be really good.
Jolly & O'Connor were superb in the Conference. Hope they have not been found out in League2. O'Connor's not a youngster and never played league football before joining County. I would put them up front together for a few games and see if the magic comes back Cannot be any worse than the pairings we have had this season so far and if they click we could fly up the table. Robbie and Jackson flying forward also could be really good. Harps62
  • Score: 1

8:09am Thu 4 Sep 14

keithbob says...

Rodneyboy wrote:
JimMachen wrote:
Sing up for the amber boys wrote:
JimMachen wrote:
I'd love to see Jolley back in the starting line-up.

We always looked dangerous around the edge of the area when he was on form and he scored some crackers.

He comes across as quite intelligent and well-spoken too. Rare qualities in a footballer.

On a different subject, I see the fans are being treated as cash cows once again.

Yeovil charged a maximum of £10 admission for last night's JPT game against Pompey. Top price for the Peterborough v Orient tie was £10 advance and £12 on the day.

County's top prices? £14 in advance or £16 on the day.
Anyone know what the price is if you are a season ticket holder ?
The same I would imagine, although I am not a ST holder so I can't speak authoritatively.

It appears that I couldn't speak authoritatively about the prices either. County's top price for the Swindon game is actually £15 advance and £17 on the day.
Does anyone know if you qualify for seniors at 60 or 65?
its 60.i have been going over regulary for £12.early bird price.
[quote][p][bold]Rodneyboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JimMachen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sing up for the amber boys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JimMachen[/bold] wrote: I'd love to see Jolley back in the starting line-up. We always looked dangerous around the edge of the area when he was on form and he scored some crackers. He comes across as quite intelligent and well-spoken too. Rare qualities in a footballer. On a different subject, I see the fans are being treated as cash cows once again. Yeovil charged a maximum of £10 admission for last night's JPT game against Pompey. Top price for the Peterborough v Orient tie was £10 advance and £12 on the day. County's top prices? £14 in advance or £16 on the day.[/p][/quote]Anyone know what the price is if you are a season ticket holder ?[/p][/quote]The same I would imagine, although I am not a ST holder so I can't speak authoritatively. It appears that I couldn't speak authoritatively about the prices either. County's top price for the Swindon game is actually £15 advance and £17 on the day.[/p][/quote]Does anyone know if you qualify for seniors at 60 or 65?[/p][/quote]its 60.i have been going over regulary for £12.early bird price. keithbob
  • Score: 1

12:03pm Thu 4 Sep 14

bodffordd says...

I'm a big fan of Jolley, he is one of the few who can excite the crowd. I, like many of you long for the day Jolley is back and up to his best, a joy to watch...
I'm a big fan of Jolley, he is one of the few who can excite the crowd. I, like many of you long for the day Jolley is back and up to his best, a joy to watch... bodffordd
  • Score: 2

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