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sam gy
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Saw this podcast interview with him posted on Twitter earlier, so thought i'd share.

Tweet 1278238832647983104 will appear here...


Counts his time at Town as the best in his career, Buckley along with Wilder as the best managers he played under and captaining us at Wembley as his career highlight. We're also the club he spent the longest time at during his career.

Can't fully comment as his time at the club coincides with the few years i kinda stopped watching us for a bit, but always seemed a bit of a strange one how despite the above he seemed to mainly be viewed in a negative light by a lot of Town fans. 150 apps for us, then I believe binned off by Newell (and replaced by Widdowson who was terrible for us that relegation season)...he then played in Lg2 and Lg1 for the duration of us being in the conference...can't have been that bad!



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average would be my viewpoint
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I personally thought he was a better player than many gave him credit for here. He had his moments, but so did others around him. He was the elected fall guy of that time.
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Quoted from mimma
I personally thought he was a better player than many gave him credit for here. He had his moments, but so did others around him. He was the elected fall guy of that time.


Yep.  Him and Toner looked good during their first seasons i seem to recall , and then both started to slip/ lose form...without researching back that could have been due to a lowering of class of player around them and also Toner started to get used in various positions i think which never helps your consistency.
When listening to him when he pundits for Scunny he always seem to talk relative sense.




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Newey was a perfectly competent left back, but Widdowson was a downgrade. The lad had potential, but was caught hopelessly out of position all of the time, and it was unfair to throw him in as a regular at that time. Newey should have been retained.
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Tom Neweys goal against Blackburn was a cracker. One of the best from a defender.  
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Newey really frustrated me.all he seemed to do was play long balls down the left wing, a third of which were over hit and about half went aimlessly out of play
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Newey was a perfectly competent left back, but Widdowson was a downgrade. The lad had potential, but was caught hopelessly out of position all of the time, and it was unfair to throw him in as a regular at that time. Newey should have been retained.


And the less said about his replacement, Lee Ridley, the better.


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Newey was a very decent left-back for us and when signed, fitted the bill perfectly for what we wanted.  

Slade was all about those long balls forward, driven at an angle that made it difficult for defenders to deal with.  Newey was the master of those.  They either caused havoc for the defender trying to head it or slipped through for Reddy to pounce onto.    Reddy's goal away at Notts County in 2005/06 is a great example of this.

He then seemed to get slated more and more as his time here went on, but I always felt he was a victim of doing his job.  His long balls down the line were playing to instruction.  The fact he spent time higher than us after leaving probably said everything.  

If I recall right he, Phil Barnes and another fell out with Newell big time and he made them scapegoats for everything.  Completely freezing them out the team/squad.  
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And the less said about his replacement, Lee Ridley, the better.


In my 50 odd years watching Town he was one of the worst players I have seen play for us.

What the frig Neil Woods was doing signing him only he knows.
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