Tag: Newport County

Another New Beginning In The Turbulent Life Of Newport County AFC

Since the institution of the National Lottery a little over two decades ago, thoughts of what its millions of weekly players might do should they win have most likely fuelled billions of hours worth of daydreaming, and it is perhaps inevitable that, for the football supporter, many of these idle thoughts will have turned to owning their favourite football club. Indeed, on the forums of smaller clubs in financial difficulty, it has become something of a trope for at least one member to casually mention that they will step in and save the day should their numbers come up...

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Why Yate Towns FA Cup Achievement Cannot Be Understated

We haven’t reached the First Round Proper of the competition yet, but it is possible that we will not see a bigger surprise in the rest of this years FA Cup than was seen this evening at Rodney Parade when Yate Town of the Southern League Division One South & West beat Newport County by three goals to one in their Fourth Qualifying Round replay. Eyebrows in non-league circles were raised by Yate managing a draw in the first match on Saturday afternoon, but to travel to South Wales and beat the leaders of the Blue Square Bet Premier on their own turf is a result that is worthy of all the praise that we can offer. To get an idea of the achievement that this club managed this evening, we should, perhaps, take a moment to consider the distance between the two sides. It is a common trope for the mainstream media to lump all “non-league” clubs in as being some unholy, lumpen mass with nothing to distinguish one from another. Yate’s FA Cup runs has left them with games in hand on every other team in their division, but they are still bottom of their division with just one point from their first six league matches of the season, and whilst they are four divisions below Newport County in the same way that Barnet are four divisions...

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Newport Countys Dream Start To The Season

References to lottery tickets are a well worn trope in the world of those who support those clubs that habitually live below the games breadline. On the whole, those that have come up trumps with those multi-million to one odds have tended to steer clear of football, but one club has bagged itself a Euromillions winner, and even this is just another moment of note in a most extraordinary start to the season for Blue Square Bet Premier club Newport County. Not only have Newport managed to persuade £45m lottery winner Les Scadding to join the board of directors of their club as its new chairman, but if the team, managed by the former Tottenham Hotspur defender Justin Edinburgh, might not even need their newest boardroom recruit to put his hand in his pocket in order to strengthen the team. It has been a remarkable few months for this club. During the summer, it left the unsatisfactory Spytty Park – also known as the Newport Stadium – for a new home, sharing the Rodney Parade rugby ground with Newport RFC and Newport Gwent Dragons. The club had spent much of the summer struggling to make the mathematics of its wage bill add up, and expectations for the clubs progress on the pitch this season were not especially high. This season has, however, seen Newport start with a run of...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: 14/05/2012

Well, this is the final edition of Non-League Videos Of The Week for this season, but we do at least have a round-up games that are well worth an hour of your time. We kick-off with a double-bill from Wembley, with highlights of Saturday’s FA Trophy final between York City and Newport County, followed by Sunday’s FA Vase final between Dunston UTS and West Auckland. Then we have extended highlights from the Blue Square South play-off final between Dartford and Welling United and the only goal of the match from the Blue Square North play-off final – complete with the musical accompaniment of the Electric Light Orchestra – between Gainsborough Trinity and Nuneaton Town. And finally, we have the final of the Surrey Senior Cup, played at Kingsmeadow between Woking and Sutton United. Our thanks go to all those that have taken the time to record, edit and upload these videos. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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