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I might be missing something here, but Newport are still only 3 points off the playoffs?
Yes, other teams around them have games in hand, but it's hardly beyond the realms of possibility that they could still sneak 7th.
Even if they win both games they will only have 72 points. 8th place is 69 points at present, other teams have 3 or 4 games to play.

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1 hour ago, valeparklife said:

I might be missing something here, but Newport are still only 3 points off the playoffs?

Yes, other teams around them have games in hand, but it's hardly beyond the realms of possibility that they could still sneak 7th.

Possible YES but they're a big fat 9/1 to DO SO .....👌😁

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2 hours ago, leedsvaliant said:

They've really dropped off over the last couple of months.

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Yep, I was looking around their forum last night and fans are really not happy with the manager right now. Lots of criticism of team selection and subs. They feel they will struggle to win again this season. That's almost certainly an over-reaction but I think we'd be very happy indeed if that was the case. I think we'd all welcome a Newport team short of morale on Monday week.

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It’s not really here or there as pressure off Newport maybe more dangerous playing with freedom.

The one I’m most bothered about is Bristol Rovers as their last two are bankers you’d expect.

Northampton even if they get something today at least have Exeter still so.

Or just win all 3 Vale and party begins!

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The issues at Newport pre-date Rowberry's appointment.  Flynn, now of Walsall, has a special relationship with one particular football agency and so every decent signing would come bundled with numerous no-hopers from the same agency. This led to an over-dependence on young loanees.  As talented as these often were (Twine from Swindon, Aziz from Villa, Cooper and (errm) Cooper from Swansea), injuries, recalls, loss of form have adversely affected Newport, who have little strength in depth, and were reliant on two one-paced plodders in midfield.  

New manager Rowberry is a student of stats. This can make him appear cold, uninvolved even (e.g. even when a match situation is crying out for a change he will consult his data analysis and often leave his substitutions until far too late). That's hard for the fire-breathing Newport fans to stomach as they watch their playoff prospects wither and die.

He won't be sacked. County don't dump managers unless they're obviously pants.

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Some heads need to settle for this one (mine as much as anyone’s!). The likes of Garrity who’s heading for player of the season but hasn’t been in this situation before  - when he’s at it Vale are at it, the Petts and Husseys of the squad who’ve done this thing need to talk him through it. Two Salford away type performances and I think we’ll get there automatically.

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I wonder when this will sell out? Remember everyone, our home capacity is less than 9,000 these days (although the club refuse to clarify exactly how many fans can be housed in each stand based on the current safety certificates). Railway Stand and Lorne Street already "Sold Out".

It'll be slightly embarrassing when home fans are locked out at 2.30pm with 10,000 empty seats in the stadium. 

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39 minutes ago, AMF said:

I wonder when this will sell out? Remember everyone, our home capacity is less than 9,000 these days (although the club refuse to clarify exactly how many fans can be housed in each stand based on the current safety certificates). Railway Stand and Lorne Street already "Sold Out".

It'll be slightly embarrassing when home fans are locked out at 2.30pm with 10,000 empty seats in the stadium. 

Will anyone be "locked out" though. I was in the "sold-out" Railway stand for Bristol Rovers and there were a lot of empty seats in the section I was in. But I can't imagine anyone was "locked out" as tickets for the Bycars were freely available for walk-up fans weren't they?

That said - it's a good point. If you take away the 2,222 travelling fans, there were 8,618 home fans in there and that was with three out of four home areas "sold out". Under the historic capacities of the stands those three sold out areas alone should have yielded 9,500 people alone (the LS was said to hold 2,500 and the Railway 7,000 - (3,500 for each section)). 

Presuming that the away end still has a capacity of 4,000 (which must be in doubt if there are restrictions elsewhere in the ground) it looks like our current capacity is (at most) around 13-14,000 but well over a quarter of that is away fans, leaving a "home" capacity of something around 9-10,000. 

The sooner those 2,000-odd brand new seats in the Lorne St can be used on matchdays, the better!!!

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1 hour ago, AMF said:

I wonder when this will sell out? Remember everyone, our home capacity is less than 9,000 these days (although the club refuse to clarify exactly how many fans can be housed in each stand based on the current safety certificates). Railway Stand and Lorne Street already "Sold Out".

It'll be slightly embarrassing when home fans are locked out at 2.30pm with 10,000 empty seats in the stadium. 

I’m sure that @Jacko51 recently posted about the grounds current capacity because of the safety restrictions in place. 

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1 hour ago, robf said:

Will anyone be "locked out" though. I was in the "sold-out" Railway stand for Bristol Rovers and there were a lot of empty seats in the section I was in. But I can't imagine anyone was "locked out" as tickets for the Bycars were freely available for walk-up fans weren't they?

That said - it's a good point. If you take away the 2,222 travelling fans, there were 8,618 home fans in there and that was with three out of four home areas "sold out". Under the historic capacities of the stands those three sold out areas alone should have yielded 9,500 people alone (the LS was said to hold 2,500 and the Railway 7,000 - (3,500 for each section)). 

Presuming that the away end still has a capacity of 4,000 (which must be in doubt if there are restrictions elsewhere in the ground) it looks like our current capacity is (at most) around 13-14,000 but well over a quarter of that is away fans, leaving a "home" capacity of something around 9-10,000. 

The sooner those 2,000-odd brand new seats in the Lorne St can be used on matchdays, the better!!!

They might as well have been locked out of the Bycars, the amount of time it took to get the supporters into the ground. The Hamil must still hold 4,000 based on the allocation for the Exeter streaming event. I can't imagine there are any capacity restrictions as such on the Hamil or Lorne Street due to the more sensible access and concourse arrangements.

 

I fully agree regarding the other side of the Lorne Street. It would surely cost less to get that up to standards regarding the concourse than trying to adapt the Railway Stand to allow full capacity now. It's time we played in a completed stadium. We've been there for over 70 years for heavens sake! 

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It’s getting a bit daft now, the number of tickets we are allowed to sell versus the actual number of seats in the ground. We might as well start removing seats from of the stands so everybody knows where they are at least.

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I must have missed the discussions on the reduced capacity levels. What seems to be the issue causing the reduction?

I just wondered if I was particularly unpopular when I sat in my half-empty part of the Railway? :whistling:

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I must have missed the discussions on the reduced capacity levels. What seems to be the issue causing the reduction?
I just wondered if I was particularly unpopular when I sat in my half-empty part of the Railway? :whistling:
Safety of Sports Stadiums, access and exit routes are one aspect. Rules cost about £90 a copy, can't find on the Internet, but did find a copy of Plymouth's Certificate. Did not explain the rules just their application, plans and totals of all seats included.
Interesting if you have a hour to spend.

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