County predict Hereford sell-out

NEWPORT County AFC are expecting a sell-out crowd at Rodney Parade for the first time for tomorrow night’s top-of-the-table clash with Hereford United.

The Exiles remain top of the Blue Square Bet Premier after maintaining their 100 per cent record with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Braintree on Saturday.

Goals from Max Porter and Ismail Yakubu saw Justin Edinburgh’s men come from behind to seal the win, and Hereford’s 4-2 victory over Ebbsfleet United moved them up to second before this afternoon’s matches.

The sides have not met since County triumphed 1-0 in the Herefordshire Senior Cup final in July 1999 and there is huge interest in the clash between the historic rivals, which has been designated as an all-ticket match.

The current safety certificate allows for a crowd of 5,511 and County chiefs are predicting a sell-out.

All of the Bulls allocation of 580 tickets has already been snapped up and home fans are being urged to buy their tickets today or risk missing out.

The ticket office at Rodney Parade will be open from 9am until 1pm today.

A crowd of 5,511 would be the biggest ever for the new incarnation of the club and would bring in around £80,000 in gate receipts alone, as well as bumper takings at the bars, which would benefit Rodney Parade Ltd as well as County.

Police costs will be higher than normal but new chairman Les Scadding is delighted with the level of support.

“The way things are going is great, the club is getting gates we never expected,” he said. “Tuesday night should be a complete sell-out and it will be a fantastic occasion.”

Boss Edinburgh added: “We’ve got a fantastic following and we’re all looking forward to a great game in front of a bumper crowd. Hopefully we can continue this run we’re on.”

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9:27am Mon 27 Aug 12

the dork says...

GREAT
GREAT the dork

9:48am Mon 27 Aug 12

ncfcr says...

People looked at me daft when I said we would get between 6 or 7,000 for this if us and Hereford were top.

It's just a pity it looks as though there won't be enough room for everyone.
People looked at me daft when I said we would get between 6 or 7,000 for this if us and Hereford were top. It's just a pity it looks as though there won't be enough room for everyone. ncfcr

10:48am Mon 27 Aug 12

Owain Vaughan says...

This match is NOT all ticket, so as long as there are some tickets left they will be available on the day to walk-up fans.
This match is NOT all ticket, so as long as there are some tickets left they will be available on the day to walk-up fans. Owain Vaughan

11:30am Mon 27 Aug 12

b3talover says...

ncfcr wrote:
People looked at me daft when I said we would get between 6 or 7,000 for this if us and Hereford were top.

It's just a pity it looks as though there won't be enough room for everyone.
The safety certificate only allows for 5512, I think. Might be worth reviewing if County go on a cup run or sustain their position at or near the top of the league? It's going to look silly when the whole of the Hazell Stand seating is completely empty but people are turned away.
[quote][p][bold]ncfcr[/bold] wrote: People looked at me daft when I said we would get between 6 or 7,000 for this if us and Hereford were top. It's just a pity it looks as though there won't be enough room for everyone.[/p][/quote]The safety certificate only allows for 5512, I think. Might be worth reviewing if County go on a cup run or sustain their position at or near the top of the league? It's going to look silly when the whole of the Hazell Stand seating is completely empty but people are turned away. b3talover

11:34am Mon 27 Aug 12

b3talover says...

Curse my eyes for not reading the article properly. 5511 as it clearly says in the article. Apologies.
Curse my eyes for not reading the article properly. 5511 as it clearly says in the article. Apologies. b3talover

11:35am Mon 27 Aug 12

b3talover says...

Curse my eyes for not reading the article properly. 5511 as it clearly says in the article. Apologies.
Curse my eyes for not reading the article properly. 5511 as it clearly says in the article. Apologies. b3talover

2:44pm Mon 27 Aug 12

crosskeysgirl18 says...

Good luck County. Any chance of knowing how I can follow the score please? Greatly appreciated, thanks
Good luck County. Any chance of knowing how I can follow the score please? Greatly appreciated, thanks crosskeysgirl18

3:30pm Mon 27 Aug 12

larneman says...

crosskeysgirl18 you can go to your search engine and type in newport city radio. there you can listen to live commentary from big Tim. a legend in his own lifetime he really makes you feel as though you are there. I rely on him entirely as I live in northern Ireland. good luck. Mike Stevens
crosskeysgirl18 you can go to your search engine and type in newport city radio. there you can listen to live commentary from big Tim. a legend in his own lifetime he really makes you feel as though you are there. I rely on him entirely as I live in northern Ireland. good luck. Mike Stevens larneman

5:23pm Mon 27 Aug 12

Old Gaer Boy says...

Can someone tell me why the Hazell stand is not being used?
Can someone tell me why the Hazell stand is not being used? Old Gaer Boy

12:27am Tue 28 Aug 12

D Taylor says...

Old Gaer Boy wrote:
Can someone tell me why the Hazell stand is not being used?
Someone must know the answer to this but they're not letting on. It appears that the Hazell Stand does not have a licence for football. Why this is is not being made public.
[quote][p][bold]Old Gaer Boy[/bold] wrote: Can someone tell me why the Hazell stand is not being used?[/p][/quote]Someone must know the answer to this but they're not letting on. It appears that the Hazell Stand does not have a licence for football. Why this is is not being made public. D Taylor

9:52am Tue 28 Aug 12

ncfcr says...

I haven't sat in the Hazell Stand since I was about 5, but a purely speculative stab in the dark from me, is that it's something to do with the wooden structure and small number of exits.
I haven't sat in the Hazell Stand since I was about 5, but a purely speculative stab in the dark from me, is that it's something to do with the wooden structure and small number of exits. ncfcr

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