Newport’s sabbatical was a short one as they rejoined the League for 1932-33. In 1938-39 the club were crowned champions and promotion to Division Two. However, the outbreak of World War Two disrupted their plans. After peace was restored the 1946-47 season saw Newport relegated in bottom place. The season saw a record 13-0 defeat against Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
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FAW Secretary Alun Evans was trying to promote the newly formed League of Wales and tried to force County out of the English League system and into the new league. Newport fought this move at the High Court and won. The club returned home to the newly built Newport Stadium, also known as Spytty Park.
In August 2012 EuroMillions winner Les Scadding invested in the club and succeeded Chris Blight as Chairman. A further ten year lease was signed to stay at Rodney Parade in February 2013 to satisfy the Football League’s rules if promotion was secured.
Jimmy Dack stood in for the remainder of the season, before Terry Butcher was appointed as the new boss as Scadding resigned his posts at the club as well as withdrawing funding. This put the club in a precarious position. Butcher was left with few players and results reflected it.
With Coiunty in the relegation places Butcher was dismissed with John Sheridan coming in as his replacement in October 2015.