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Re: Newport v Tranmere - Match Thread
Posted by: Tranmere69 (IP Logged)
Date: 26 May, 2019 10:46

What a day ! Thank you to all the players, Mickey, his staff and of course Mark and Nicola.Between you you've made Tranmere a proper league club again .

Re: Newport v Tranmere - Match Thread
Posted by: Tranman (IP Logged)
Date: 26 May, 2019 12:54

It was a typical play-off final, lots of endeavor but little quality as the two teams cancelled each other out. However, what a goal! A classic involving four players, each displaying the necessary quality required to perfection, and especially a great finish from Connor, who had not had a his best game up to then and was nearly out on his feet.

Re: Newport v Tranmere - Match Thread
Posted by: Bored rover (IP Logged)
Date: 26 May, 2019 13:19

What yesterday demonstrated was the difference between being an arm chair manager and the real thing. Like most others my heart sank when McNulty came on but it was so much the right move.It is two successive finals where Mellon has called the substitutions absolutely right.It is also two successive seasons where he has tweaked a squad in mid season to transform prospects.Ours is not an exceptional squad but he has made the best use of resources and built a culture of commitment. He has improved players that looked ordinary and this was exemplified yesterday by the performance of Caprice.
We may struggle in Div 1 but the test of support in that case will be to stand by the the team and to recognise that good managers do not become bad just because the task is harder

Yes his substitutions in both finals were incredible.

A man who just understands the game on a different level to the rest of us.

Maybe than you! I called both Pringle and McNulty subs! Ha ha ha Maybe he channelled his thoughts! I don't think we will struggle in league 1, managers don't make clubs but clubs make managers, Mellon is Tranmeres Ferguson, Shankly or Klopp and the new John King!

Re: Newport v Tranmere - Match Thread
Posted by: Hoots Mon (IP Logged)
Date: 26 May, 2019 13:49

Well, that was never in doubt......!
Just as I could hear the faint murmurs of "Fairytale of New Port", follow up to the Pogues classic, as they tried to replicate our achievement of last year with ten men, up pops Connor to scratch that record!
This hugging random strangers is becoming a habit!
Thanks to everyone upstairs on the rave coach who added to a memorable experience (not that some of you will remember it!).
Whatever happens today, tomorrow, next don't matter a jot because we're League One!
HKR, Pete SF and anyone else who travelled from the four corners of the globe (including the Wirral!) glad it all worked out well for you!
Cheers everyone, enjoy!


Re: Newport v Tranmere - Match Thread
Posted by: Hoots Mon (IP Logged)
Date: 26 May, 2019 13:53

Bored rover
Vlog from the Newport end about 15 mins long but worth it for there absolute silence when Connor scores!

The silence [and the noise at the other end]about 12mins 45 secs ish are classic(Sm6)

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