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KeithH

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The comment was in respect of FGR Stroud's comments about FGR fans being able to just go and watch Shortwood when FGR leave their historic home - no offence intended Keith.
None taken mate, the Noblot fans, in general, have been mint in our plight.
Would never, could never support them though, although having said that would support the club from going out of existence, it stinks.
(and Crotchfail is only 5 miles away so it could have been worse)
 

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Pretty dull game, but at least we won. The balance did not feel right, and while a few players played okay in parts, not one really played well consistently.

First time in the new Grandstand which was interesting. Sat next to Luggy at lunch which was even more interesting.

Felt the red should have been a yellow, but we’ll never overturn it.

Thought the away support were fairly good, with some witty banter/chants.

Can anyone else at Home Park explain why the sniper only seemed to be hitting Newport players? First time I have ever seen a football team who obviously have drama classes.
 

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A very convincing win for us in the end, not walked out of a game and felt that comfortable for a while.

Took our chances and defended well in very windy conditions, having said that Stevenage have very, very little cutting edge up front - Couldn't believe that team stuck 4 past Cambridge only a few weeks ago.

Unless Westley can mold a team out of the 5 players he brought in on deadline day then Stevenage will almost certainly go because I saw very little to convince me otherwise on Saturday that they can turn this around. Typical Westley side as well, long balls and gamesmenship at every chance.

Great to see Young Ruel Soitirou taking his chance in the team, I personally didn't think he'd make the grade so to see him netting 5 goals in 4 weeks is superb to see.
 
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First one of our new investors as part of our long awaited £1.75 million takeover was announced today. Former Nantwich Town chairman Tony Davison (a former manager of an international company) was revealed as one of our four new mystery investors who has pledged £250,000 to the club to facilitate the removal of Norman Hassall, who has been ruining our potential for years and caused us to regress as a football club from mid-table in the Championship to bottom half of League Two in a decade and a half.

My guesses are two of the other three investors will be Mark Price (sponsored a stand years ago and is James Jones very rich Uncle) and Stewart Whitby (Who owns Whitby Morrison Ice Cream Van Manufacturers). I'm unsure who the third will be but all will be revealed by the end of the working week. I also expect John Bowler to step down as well in the coming days and allow Charles Grant to become our new Chairman.

Very exciting to see where we go from here in the future. I'm not expecting us to throw daft fees all over the shop. But I think a solid year of player sales this Summer could see more funds reinvested into the first team as opposed to past years where we've scraped the barrel for signings. All whilst maintaining the philosophy and ethos of the club that's serving us well again since its re-implementation under Dave Artell.
 

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In side news next season after 23 years you will finally see the ground looking complete... in saying that essentially the Robbie Williams concert requires seating in the empty half of the Lorne Street stand for H&S... as it’s a concert it just needs a tunnel to exit so the concourse will be the only bit left to do which will cost £100k so the seats won’t be occupied for football.

However fans have lobbied to try and raise the 100 grand to finally get the thing done and eradicate the monument to the past 20 years of failed regimes in charge of the club and decline from our glorious 1990s.

Can’t be many building projects that have taken that long! Of course it was not entirely down to the club over estimating but during construction loads of mine shafts were discovered I believe which rocketed the cost... was a stat once that Notts County did their whole ground for less than the cost of the Lorne Street!
 

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The stand really should be completed in its entirety in my opinion so will gladly donate to any fund to help it. Given the club want to make it a designated family area and also the facilities would be looking to provide there as well it is well worth doing. Not to mention if say next year we get Man City at home those extra seats would come in more than handy.

Just made the mistake of reading the thread about this on OVF. Some of the reasons people are giving for not being keen on it are mind-blowing ranging from hating it when playing Champ Manager the board would increase stadium capacity to the seats would fade. Am lost for words in all honesty.
 

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My guesses are two of the other three investors will be Mark Price (sponsored a stand years ago and is James Jones very rich Uncle) and Stewart Whitby (Who owns Whitby Morrison Ice Cream Van Manufacturers). I'm unsure who the third will be but all will be revealed by the end of the working week. I also expect John Bowler to step down as well in the coming days and allow Charles Grant to become our new Chairman.
Are Mornflake Oats lads not getting involved?
 

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The stand really should be completed in its entirety in my opinion so will gladly donate to any fund to help it. Given the club want to make it a designated family area and also the facilities would be looking to provide there as well it is well worth doing. Not to mention if say next year we get Man City at home those extra seats would come in more than handy.

Just made the mistake of reading the thread about this on OVF. Some of the reasons people are giving for not being keen on it are mind-blowing ranging from hating it when playing Champ Manager the board would increase stadium capacity to the seats would fade. Am lost for words in all honesty.
Some real strange reasoning for not wanting us to do it on there!

Time will never be ideal for it but it needs completing sooner or later and what a way to welcome the new era by eradicating a testament to the dark times.
 

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Funny you should mention fair play, given the ongoing investigation into Wednesday’s breach of FFP. Reckon they’ll need to give two fucks about that.....
 

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We're usually much higher than that, so it's nice to see we're trying to balance it more at last.
 
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Colchester away this weekend. Its not often we go into a game not being favourites but the bookies have backed Colchester to win and given their recent run and form thats understandable. I feel we’ll give a good account of ourselves though and recently we seem to have been able to pull off wins when not really firing on all cylinders. Hard fought game and I think if we take a point it’ll be considered a reasonable result at the end of the day
 

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We’re playing Walsall. We’re on a 1 match drawing run so slightly the more in form side. Bad news is both our first choice wing backs are out for a while, good news is Chris Stokes is in line to make his second debut and George Williams could play some part.

Need to start winning again at some point, so why not start tomorrow.
 

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Shirley another defeat for FGR will force Vince into action, and that is calling a cab for Cooper?

Quite a few decent/respected/crap/overrated managers out of work at present. Like Calderwood (shudder), Hurst and Warnock. Ian Evatt as well :shifty:
 

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Can’t see it. Club highlighting how young our squad is and coming out with taglines like ‘Believe in the process’ makes you think we’re sticking to a long term plan.

Cooper still got a year left on his initial 5 year deal, and Vince tends to be pretty patient.
 

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Scunny away tomorrow - one of the few grounds I've been to more than once. I don't think I ever saw us score there. I've not checked, but I'm sure our record there is appalling as well.

That has to change sometime.
 

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Scunny away tomorrow - one of the few grounds I've been to more than once. I don't think I ever saw us score there. I've not checked, but I'm sure our record there is appalling as well.

That has to change sometime.
I really wouldn't be surprised to see the game follow the same pattern as all of our games recently. We will dominate the ball and miss countless chances, our defenders will then fall asleep and concede a couple of goals in the space of 5 minutes and we will lose.
 

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I really wouldn't be surprised to see the game follow the same pattern as all of our games recently. We will dominate the ball and miss countless chances, our defenders will then fall asleep and concede a couple of goals in the space of 5 minutes and we will lose.
Oi, less of that defeatist attitude. You’ll win. Up the Iron. :bg:
 

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