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Title: Newport (A)
Post by: Ardiles on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 16:27:54
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, 16:45:33
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, 16:48:56
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, 16:54:53
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, 17:18:33
I think the allocation is around 1000


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 17:24:41
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, 17:33:17
They have a transporter bridge like Middlesbrough


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 17:56:51
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, 18:45:40
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, 19:38:42
Go in the home end


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Ardiles on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 20:00:15
Nawty.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Mother Brown on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 22:15:24
And there was me thinking , that they still played at Somerton Park.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 00:02:05
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, 01:22:09

"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, 08:12:07
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, 11:35:10

"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, 11:50:41

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, 12:02:18
funny old place=shithole.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 13:00:11
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, 13:37:09
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, 13:43:52
If we play them, great. If it’s postponed, so be it. We haven’t had a spare weekend since July, so I’m sure Wellens could make use of it in one way or another.

The natives are getting restless at Middlesbrough and I’ll 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, 13:50:30
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, 14:44:18
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, 14:56:41
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, 16:04:17
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, 16:47:37
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, 16:58:14
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.

Quote
“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 we’d get a burger with the money we’d saved from not paying to get in!


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, January 25, 2019, 12:43:01
Cue a comfortably win for the Boro


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: ferret on Friday, January 25, 2019, 13:17:58
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, 16:50:41
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, 22:40:59
  No game now then...



Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, January 3, 2020, 10:37:14
Might as well resurrect this thread rather than start another.

Club announced that all 800 allocated for the game later this month sold out on first day and more tickets requested.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: REDBUCK on Friday, January 3, 2020, 12:32:48
Tickets due mid next week


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: pauld on Friday, January 3, 2020, 12:38:21
Might as well resurrect this thread rather than start another.

Club announced that all 800 allocated for the game later this month sold out on first day and more tickets requested.
Bless


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Tails on Friday, January 3, 2020, 16:02:30
Bless


:D


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Friday, January 3, 2020, 17:28:43
Hopefully there will be a sizeable further allocation otherwise there will be some upset ST Holders seeing as these went straight on general sale!

For anyone who has attended before, is it walking distance from the train station?


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Panda Paws on Friday, January 3, 2020, 17:29:29
Hopefully there will be a sizeable further allocation otherwise there will be some upset ST Holders seeing as these went straight on general sale!

For anyone who has attended before, is it walking distance from the train station?

Plymouth got 1050 tickets so I'd expect 250 more, tops.

And yes, it's walkable. Just over the river.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Friday, January 3, 2020, 17:31:53
I doubt the locals will be as friendly as those in Nailsworth so the home end would be a brave move  :D


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, January 3, 2020, 17:35:18
I doubt the locals will be as friendly as those in Nailsworth so the home end would be a brave move  :D

Plenty of trouble from the station to the CG when we played them at home.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Friday, January 3, 2020, 17:37:17
Yep, in the absence of fixtures with the scummers and our friends down the M4 it does seem to be the fixture of choice for those looking for some off the pitch entertainment.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: anglia red on Friday, January 3, 2020, 17:53:22
There's me thinking its  Millwall v Newport and Middlesbourgh v Tottenham 


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Friday, January 3, 2020, 18:00:59
Hopefully there will be a sizeable further allocation otherwise there will be some upset ST Holders seeing as these went straight on general sale!


Was that some sort of fuck up for them to go on general sale straight away?


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, January 3, 2020, 18:01:51
There's me thinking its  Millwall v Newport and Middlesbourgh v Tottenham 

What do those random FA Cup games this weekend have to do with anything?


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: anglia red on Friday, January 3, 2020, 18:20:03
On page one there is talk of us not playing Newport if they beat Boro the third round


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Friday, January 3, 2020, 18:20:46
Was that some sort of fuck up for them to go on general sale straight away?
Looks like it - someone has been very naive in thinking a match approx. 60 miles down the M4 when we are top of the league wouldn’t be an attraction. Even stranger when you consider Salford away only went on general sale on the Monday before the match  :doh:


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, January 3, 2020, 18:22:05
On page one there is talk of us not playing Newport if they beat Boro the third round

Have a look at the dates of the posts on page 1.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: anglia red on Friday, January 3, 2020, 18:27:31
Oops senior moment I am afraid


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, January 3, 2020, 18:31:20
Oops senior moment I am afraid

Don't worry, we've all been there :)


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, January 3, 2020, 18:38:21
I’ll just chuck this here.

What’s the allocation usually for Walsall? Likely to be a scramble for tickets?


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Friday, January 3, 2020, 18:44:21
I am sure you will be fine, as well as the stand behind the goal they have also been known to give away fans part or all of one of the side stands - an allocation of up to 3400 all in I believe.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Crispy on Monday, January 6, 2020, 12:10:04
If anyone has a spare for Newport please let me know. Cheers.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Oldwembley69 on Monday, January 6, 2020, 12:32:49
Have you tried the club as they were getting tickets for the uncovered end, unless these have also gone?


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Panda Paws on Monday, January 6, 2020, 12:37:31
Have you tried the club as they were getting tickets for the uncovered end, unless these have also gone?

The extra tickets haven't arrived yet. It's only going to be 200ish - Plymouth took 1040 so we won't get more than that.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Crispy on Monday, January 6, 2020, 12:46:39
Have you tried the club as they were getting tickets for the uncovered end, unless these have also gone?

Been told they go on sale to ST holders tomorrow. Unfortunately, I'm not a ST Holder.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Gnasher on Monday, January 6, 2020, 13:15:40
Been told they go on sale to ST holders tomorrow. Unfortunately, I'm not a ST Holder.

I was told 9am on Weds.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Batch on Monday, January 6, 2020, 13:17:14
Never seen an allocation go on general sale first!


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, January 6, 2020, 13:22:31
Never seen an allocation go on general sale first!


I assume a bollock has been dropped?


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Batch on Monday, January 6, 2020, 13:24:29
Underestimated demand?


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 10:32:22
Half of our group have tickets, half don't and we don't have STs - if there are any spares doing the rounds would appreciate a shout.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: TownEnder on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 12:44:21
Have the 2nd batch gone on sale yet ???.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 12:44:46
Have the 2nd batch gone on sale yet ???.

209 tickets go on sale 9am tomorrow morning to ST holders.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: TownEnder on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 12:54:40
209 tickets go on sale 9am tomorrow morning to ST holders.
Thanks.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 12:57:49
209 tickets go on sale 9am tomorrow morning to ST holders.

No chance of getting one then!


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 12:58:28
No chance of getting one then!

'Twas my thoughts also!


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: swindonmaniac on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 01:26:59
No chance of getting one then!
Didn't want one anyway,   nuh nuh nun nunna.   (Bollocks I do really).


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Gnasher on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 11:03:31
Now sold out :-(


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 11:15:11
How many did we get in total? Is it all ticket for home fans too? Not sure how big Rodney Parade is.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 11:19:09
How many did we get in total? Is it all ticket for home fans too? Not sure how big Rodney Parade is.
We got just over 1000. Ground holds around 9000 and I doubt the crowd will be half of that. I imagine pay on the day will be available.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 11:19:37
How many did we get in total? Is it all ticket for home fans too? Not sure how big Rodney Parade is.

Not very. It's not a great ground. I've been to our last 2 visits there but couldn't go this time around.

The stand behind the goal is open so hopefully it stays dry!


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 11:26:50
We got just over 1000. Ground holds around 9000 and I doubt the crowd will be half of that. I imagine pay on the day will be available.

Wiki suggests its only 7,800 for football?? Also suggests that it has a hybrid grass pitch, I know these are commonly used by the big clubs but are there others in L2?


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 11:56:23
Wiki suggests its only 7,800 for football??
I saw that, but they had over 9000 for their FA Cup game against Man City last year. Unless they put up a temporary stand somewhere?


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: The Million Pound Man on Sunday, January 12, 2020, 10:15:37
not been to Rodney Parade before- any decent pubs fro away fans?
thanks in advance


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: sir windon on Sunday, January 12, 2020, 12:56:31
I understand away games can be watched through I follow from a UK address now? Any one know how as I can’t seem to find out information.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Crispy on Sunday, January 12, 2020, 13:58:28
Managed to get one of the extra 200. Roll on.  :pint:


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, January 12, 2020, 14:08:17
Talking of Newport, reading their forum loads of fans seem unhappy with their manager Michael Flynn and say if they dont beat us on Saturday they want him sacked!

I thought he was the best thing since sliced bread not that long ago.

The fickleness of the football fan.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, January 12, 2020, 14:32:28
Talking of Newport, reading their forum loads of fans seem unhappy with their manager Michael Flynn and say if they dont beat us on Saturday they want him sacked!

I thought he was the best thing since sliced bread not that long ago.

The fickleness of the football fan.

Up until yesterday they hadn't won since about mid October, roughly around the time they turned us over.  I was quite surprised nobody further up the food chain came in for Flynn, after his earlier work.  Hopefully, yesterday was a blip and not the start of them going on a run. Sat is the middle of a nasty run of games v 5 of the 6 who've beaten us this season, so far so good, need to keep it going.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Panda Paws on Sunday, January 12, 2020, 15:06:33
I understand away games can be watched through I follow from a UK address now? Any one know how as I can’t seem to find out information.

Not Saturday games, unless you can find a reliable VPN. Lots of info in the iFollow thread.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, January 12, 2020, 15:51:59
Up until yesterday they hadn't won since about mid October, roughly around the time they turned us over.  I was quite surprised nobody further up the food chain came in for Flynn, after his earlier work.  Hopefully, yesterday was a blip and not the start of them going on a run. Sat is the middle of a nasty run of games v 5 of the 6 who've beaten us this season, so far so good, need to keep it going.

Was linked to the Rovers and Lincoln jobs and approached by Sunderland apparently but decided to stay.
Good on him and Ainsworth as well.
Hopefully Wellens will take a similar view and stick with the 'project' here as and when other clubs come calling.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 10:23:17
With the weather forecast for this week and the fact there is a rugby match happening on the Rodney Parade pitch on Friday night we could be playing on a quagmire on Saturday.

That said I think I remember last season that we were able to play our football ok on it? a 0-0 draw IIRC.


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 10:32:40
giggidy


Title: Re: Newport (A)
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 11:27:29
With the weather forecast for this week and the fact there is a rugby match happening on the Rodney Parade pitch on Friday night we could be playing on a quagmire on Saturday.


Bring back Dobbin, he loved that class of pitch.