Tag: Newport County

The Fall And Rise Of Newport County AFC

Newport County went to the wall twenty-one years ago this year. This season, however, they seem likely to get back into the Football Conference – the league that they were in when they collapsed mid-season all those years ago.

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Strange Goings-on In Newport

An allegation of racism is a very serious allegation to make, but this is something that cuts both ways, as Blue Square South club Newport County are finding out to their cost this week. The allegations made centre around the (now former) Newport player Kevin Stephens, who left the club acrimoniously last week. Following last Wednesday’s home match between Newport County, Stephens made a serious allegation against a minority of Newport supporters and, after stating that he would never play for the club again, he has now signed for Ryman League club Boreham Wood. It had, it has to be said, been a bad day at the office for The Exiles. Their neighbours from just over the border with England beat them 4-0 – another very poor result in a season that has been one of almost constant disappointment for a side that many believed would be good for a Blue Square South play-off place at the start of the season. During the match, an allegation of a racist chant was made at someone that was ejected from the ground, and at the end of the match manager Dean Holdsworth became involved in an altercation with someone that called him (either offensively or, to a degree, truthfully, depending on who you ask) a “f*cking English c*nt”. In the car park after the match, however, things took a turn for...

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