All posts tagged with: NCAFC

Newport County 0-1 Tranmere Rovers Six Things: Super White Army secure back-to-back Play-Off promotions

Tranmere Rovers have secured back-to-back promotions thanks to Connor Jennings’ 119th-minute header, which gave them a 1-0 victory over Newport County in the League Two Play-Off Final. Here’s our Six Things from the game. Newport’s energy Newport began with a 4-4-2 shape, rather than the 3-5-2 their starting XI is also capable of, which showed… Read more →

Newport v Wycombe: surprise packages

These two teams have surprised a few neutrals by starting the season in such positive form. Neither club had done especially eye-catching transfer business: Wycombe had added just three players before the opening day while fan-owned Newport operated without much external investment. It appears though that Michael Flynn has been clever with the money he… Read more →

Newport County Season Preview: prolonging the fairytale

As League Two survival stories go, Newport County’s 16/17 revival takes some beating. Obituaries were written for Wycombe before their final day resurrection in 13/14, then Hartlepool bridged a 10 point gap a year later. Although opportunism pushed the Chairboys onto a promotion tilt the following year, Pools lost momentum and soon became the victims of Newport’s escape last… Read more →

Mansfield 2-1 Newport: Six Things We Learnt

Shaquile Coulthirst’s scored the winning penalty as Mansfield came from behind to beat 10-man Newport 2-1 – but what have we learnt from the game? Mansfield attack early Under previous regimes, Mansfield Town played direct football that was safe and aimless. Under Steve Evans, they still play direct, often to the industrious Pat Hoban, but do so… Read more →

Luton v Newport: changing the system

Nathan Jones and Warren Feeney have much in common. They are both young coaches relatively untested in the Football League, they have taken over their respective clubs mid-season and finally, they both favour more adventurous tactics than their predecessor. John Still had been criticized by Luton fans for a negative approach and an inability to inspire the classier performers in the… Read more →