Newport Countys Dream Start To The Season


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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6 Responses

  1. Simon James says:

    Good article, good to see people are taking notice of the County. Thanks very much!

  2. Paul says:

    Justin Edinburgh is a fine manager. Still a firm favourite with all AFC Rushden & Diamonds fans.

  3. Ian H says:

    superb article, however , one slight error. We only had one year in the Hellenic League, and one year at Moreton Town. We won the Hellenic in our first season, gained promotion to the Southern League and moved into Somerton Park which we managed to spruce up a bit.
    It has been a roller coaster since then, with us now playing on our 5th different home ground, but hopefully things are looking better.
    Sorry to be pedantic!!

  4. GSB says:

    Good read. Fortunately the lottery winner has made it very clear he doesn’t intend to be a “sugar daddy”, and no sensible supporter would want the ckub to go out onto that particular patch of thin ice.

    It’s probably also worth pointing out just how savvy the founders of the new Newport AFC in 1989 were in investing some of the hard-raised funds to buy the County name from the liquidator for eventual reuse 10 years later.

  5. A couple of corrections: Firstly, Newport is a city. Secondly, as Newport is part of the historic county of Monmouth and Newport County is short for “Newport and Monmouth County” one should use Monmouthshire, not “Gwent”.

  6. MoeTheBarman says:

    I travelled to see Wimbledon play Newport twice in recent years and was impressed by the fans there, particularly the second visit when we stood in a blizzard on the open terrace where they took great delight in telling us we were getting frozen…

    I couldn’t think why Dean Holdsworth left them as manager because although Aldershot were already in the league, having been there a few times as well, it seemed to me that Newport had the bigger potential, despite the crappy ground. Maybe this time next year they’ll be lining up against each other in League 2. Good luck to them and hopefully next season I’ll have to dust off the passport for another trip across the Severn.

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