Wednesday, 13 July 2011


Newport County AFC in action last season
I warmly welcome the news that Newport County will play in this seasons Welsh Cup after they accepted an invitation from the FAW to play in the Welsh Cup. County, Wrecsam and Merthyr Town have signed up, but, sadly Colwyn Bay, Cardiff City and Swansea City have foolishly in my opinion declined their invite. Historically Newport County have played in 3 Welsh Cup finals and won the cup in 1980 beating Shrewsbury Town over two legs in the final.European glory followed with games against Crusaders and Haugar followed by an epic couple of games against Carls Zeis Jena in 90/91. Newport County finished as runners-up twice (the last time was in 1987). County have not played in the competition since the 1991/92 season when they were forced into exile following their refusal to join the newly formed League of Wales. The 12 Welsh Premier League clubs, as well as County and Wrecsam, have all received byes into round three, Merthyr go in in round two. Bring it on!

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