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Title: Newport (A)
Post by: Ardiles on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 15:27:54
How easy are Newport tickets to get hold of if you're not a season ticket holder?  I can't see this game (on Feb 16th) listed in the online ticket office.  Does that mean that there's a small allocation and plebs like me won't get a look in?


Thanks in advance.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 15:45:33
How easy are Newport tickets to get hold of if you're not a season ticket holder?  I can't see this game (on Feb 16th) listed in the online ticket office.  Does that mean that there's a small allocation and plebs like me won't get a look in?


Thanks in advance.

Prob waiting to see how the 4th round of the cup goes.... if they get through it'll be postponed.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Ardiles on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 15:48:56
Thanks Reg.

Hope they lose then.  New ground, and you can't beat the thrill of international travel.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 15:54:53
Boro away? Still think we'll be playing them on 16th. 19.80 return on the train, tempting.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 16:18:33
I think the allocation is around 1000


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 16:24:41
Thanks Reg.

Hope they lose then.  New ground, and you can't beat the thrill of international travel.

The ground isn't exactly thrilling, but if like me you like to mix up an away day with something cultural....checking out the story of John Frost and Chartism in Newport, might thrill you. Apparently a new walking trail was opened in Nov 18, to commemorate the Newport Rising. Given the general dissatisfaction of the people with Parliamentary standards... it's worth reminding ourselves of some of how we got here.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 16:33:17
They have a transporter bridge like Middlesbrough


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 16:56:51
The Tom Toya Lewis pub has reopened.  :)

Named after the hero of the 1909 Newport Dock Disaster.

http://historypoints.org/index.php?page=the-tom-toya-lewis-newport





Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Ardiles on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 17:45:40
The ground isn't exactly thrilling, but if like me you like to mix up an away day with something cultural....checking out the story of John Frost and Chartism in Newport, might thrill you. Apparently a new walking trail was opened in Nov 18, to commemorate the Newport Rising. Given the general dissatisfaction of the people with Parliamentary standards... it's worth reminding ourselves of some of how we got here.

Thanks for that.  Fascinating stuff.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: tans on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 18:38:42
Go in the home end


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Ardiles on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 19:00:15
Nawty.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Mother Brown on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 21:15:24
And there was me thinking , that they still played at Somerton Park.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 23:02:05
The ground isn't exactly thrilling, but if like me you like to mix up an away day with something cultural....checking out the story of John Frost and Chartism in Newport, might thrill you. Apparently a new walking trail was opened in Nov 18, to commemorate the Newport Rising. Given the general dissatisfaction of the people with Parliamentary standards... it's worth reminding ourselves of some of how we got here.


"Something cultural" = getting a nosh of a big Venezuelan sort no doubt ;)


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: bamboonoshop on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 00:22:09

"Something cultural" = getting a nosh of a big Venezuelan sort no doubt ;)


In Newport? I know the UK is culturally diverse but I don't know of a large Venezuelan community in Newport, Gwent. :)


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Combe Up on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 07:12:07
While watching England v Columbia on a television in an Old Town pub last summer, two females walked in who looked Hispanic. When asked if they were Columbian they said: "Fuck off. We are from Venezuela. We have HATE Columbia. It's a bit like England / Scotland rivalry. We're routing for England".


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 10:35:10

"Something cultural" = getting a nosh of a big Venezuelan sort no doubt ;)


Latinos have never been a thing for me.... I know there are some who swear by them, but the world wouldn't work if we all liked the same.  Corbyn seems to like them, as having switched his English missus, married a Chilean and now a Mexican.

Obviously a man of far ranging tastes though, having had a spell with Abbott.  I reckon someone really clever, should do a play about Jeremy and Diane's mbike holiday around the old East Germany.

You do get a few exotic ladies from S and C America in Swindon.... but the ones I've met have either been mad or miserable


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 10:50:41

You do get a few exotic ladies from S and C America in Swindon.... but the ones I've met have either been mad or miserable

Ever thought it might be you?  ;)

Newport is a funny old place, found myself there a couple of times last year....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx8CZyFM4b4


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Batch on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 11:02:18
funny old place=shithole.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 12:00:11
Boro away? Still think we'll be playing them on 16th. 19.80 return on the train, tempting.

The fact that Pulis is a Newport boy, chucks in an imponderable, he may well stick out the reserves, which would help them out.... and justify it by the tightness of the Championship. A similar thing happened in the LC, when they lost at home to Burton in the quarter final.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 12:37:09
The fact that Pulis is a Newport boy, chucks in an imponderable, he may well stick out the reserves, which would help them out.... and justify it by the tightness of the Championship. A similar thing happened in the LC, when they lost at home to Burton in the quarter final.

Do you have any evidence to back this up?


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: ferret on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 12:43:52
If we play them, great. If its postponed, so be it. We havent had a spare weekend since July, so Im sure Wellens could make use of it in one way or another.

The natives are getting restless at Middlesbrough and Ill be surprised if Pulis decides to throw the game in an act of charity.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 12:50:30
Do you have any evidence to back this up?

Well for the Burton game Pulis rested 5 who normally play.... Shotton, Ayala, Howson, Clayton and Savile.  To be fair though they do have a pretty strong squad....

Puel, did similar in the last round v Exiles and came unstuck.  He probably thought after getting Soton to the LC final and finishing 8th then getting sacked anyway, that the only way he'll keep the Leicester job is if he finishes 7th, and that's doubtful.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 13:44:18
Well for the Burton game Pulis rested 5 who normally play.... Shotton, Ayala, Howson, Clayton and Savile.  To be fair though they do have a pretty strong squad....

Puel, did similar in the last round v Exiles and came unstuck.  He probably thought after getting Soton to the LC final and finishing 8th then getting sacked anyway, that the only way he'll keep the Leicester job is if he finishes 7th, and that's doubtful.

So nothing to suggest that Pulis (who incidentally supported Man U as a kid) would show any greater support to his place of birth than anyone else?


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 13:56:41
So nothing to suggest that Pulis (who incidentally supported Man U as a kid) would show any greater support to his place of birth than anyone else?

Do you have any evidence of this  :hmmm:   my understanding is that as a kid when he wasn't playing he used to go and watch Newport and sometimes Cardiff.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 15:04:17
Do you have any evidence of this  :hmmm:   my understanding is that as a kid when he wasn't playing he used to go and watch Newport and sometimes Cardiff.
Need to see the ticket stubs before I take that as gospel :)


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 15:47:37
Need to see the ticket stubs before I take that as gospel :)
Don't hold your breath for evidence...  :D


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 15:58:14
Need to see the ticket stubs before I take that as gospel :)

It's well know that Pulis used to get into Somerton Park without paying.... of course, back then tickets weren't a thing anyway.

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When I got a little bit older we would nick on the train and jump off without paying. Then we would try every which way to get in without paying. If you remember the corrugated steel along the bottom of the fences we would go round the back of the Grange End, jump over little rhyne (ditch) and up the side and try and nick in and if we did wed get a burger with the money wed saved from not paying to get in!


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, January 25, 2019, 11:43:01
Cue a comfortably win for the Boro


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: ferret on Friday, January 25, 2019, 12:17:58
Regardless of the background of Pulis, I really can't imagine that his style across 25 years of management links back in any way to a soft touch for the teams that he sometimes watched as a schoolboy.

Sure, Newport may well give Middlesbrough a good game, but this will not be on the basis that Pulis has told his players to go easy on them.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, January 25, 2019, 15:50:41
How easy are Newport tickets to get hold of if you're not a season ticket holder?  I can't see this game (on Feb 16th) listed in the online ticket office.  Does that mean that there's a small allocation and plebs like me won't get a look in?


Thanks in advance.
Not sure if it's any different to last season but we paid on the day,   no hassle and brilliant cider pub just opposite the station,  ground only a 10-15 minute walk/stagger away.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 21:40:59
  No game now then...