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Title: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: phil on September 08, 2018, 17:49:17 pm
Well folk's what do you think, I'm going for our second win of the season.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 08, 2018, 17:59:48 pm
Drop Ash Taylor and we may stand a chance.

He doesn't think his form has dropped from last year.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Shoemaker on September 08, 2018, 18:05:14 pm
3-0


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: guest3023 on September 08, 2018, 18:11:51 pm
Drop Ash Taylor and we may stand a chance.

He doesn't think his form has dropped from last year.

I thought Taylor was particularly poor today. No-one should be undroppable.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Manwork04 on September 08, 2018, 21:19:29 pm
4-0  to the Vale


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 08, 2018, 23:35:50 pm
4-0  to the Vale

Don't sell yourself short. I think you could have gone 5 or 6 instead. Peterborough won again today with Ivan Toney getting the winner. I bet you punched the air when that went in.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: clarkeysntfc on September 09, 2018, 09:55:52 am
Fair play to you if you do go, but you'd have to be absolutely bonkers to go to Burslem next week and pay actual money to watch us play.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Dan on September 09, 2018, 10:04:00 am
Debating the journey for a day on the beers and then skipping the game to be honest.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Clarity on September 09, 2018, 10:18:45 am
Debating the journey for a day on the beers and then skipping the game to be honest.
What and miss us wallop them


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Manwork04 on September 09, 2018, 10:29:04 am
Don't sell yourself short. I think you could have gone 5 or 6 instead. Peterborough won again today with Ivan Toney getting the winner. I bet you punched the air when that went in.
i see your mind is still racing away with you, shame.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: runningcobbler on September 09, 2018, 11:23:37 am
Fair play to you if you do go, but you'd have to be absolutely bonkers to go to Burslem next week and pay actual money to watch us play.

Did you think that about the people going to Colchester too? Because I mean we hadn't won any games when we had to play there...


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 09, 2018, 11:31:38 am
i see your mind is still racing away with you, shame.

Didn't deny it then, interesting.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Coolcat on September 10, 2018, 19:38:58 pm
Seem to remember our last visit to Burslem brought a 3-1 win...and a spot of rain!  8)


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on September 10, 2018, 19:41:17 pm
Bad memories of Burslum! We were winning there 2-1 going into injury time, taking the pee out of their fans as they skulked off, and in true Cobblers fashion we contrived to let two goals in and hand them a 3-2 win. How the departing Vale fans laughed at us.....


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Coolcat on September 10, 2018, 19:49:28 pm
Bad memories of Burslum! We were winning there 2-1 going into injury time, taking the pee out of their fans as they skulked off, and in true Cobblers fashion we contrived to let two goals in and hand them a 3-2 win. How the departing Vale fans laughed at us.....
Every cloud has its silver lining...had we held on to win, you would have got your head kicked in!  ;)


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: everbrite on September 10, 2018, 22:44:58 pm
Did you think that about the people going to Colchester too? Because I mean we hadn't won any games when we had to play there...

Well said RC - beginning to think that Clarkie is a bit of a nutter!


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on September 11, 2018, 18:22:17 pm
New Referee to the Fourth Division this season, Thomas Bramall, we will be his fifth game. 
He has yet to officiate a home win (1 draw and three aways).
Five cautions and two penalties awarded in total over the four games.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Wolvo on September 11, 2018, 22:01:49 pm
I see Kasim was on international duty last night. I assume that rules him out of the Port Vale fixture  :P


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: everbrite on September 11, 2018, 22:19:38 pm
4-0  to the Vale

Do you hope that or did you forget the emoji?


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Manwork04 on September 11, 2018, 23:00:16 pm
I never want us to lose Evers old buddy but my head says we will get a tonking.
#i was at the Cheltenham game.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Macc Cobbler on September 11, 2018, 23:43:46 pm
Bad memories of Burslum! We were winning there 2-1 going into injury time, taking the pee out of their fans as they skulked off, and in true Cobblers fashion we contrived to let two goals in and hand them a 3-2 win. How the departing Vale fans laughed at us.....

Got a photo of us, courtesy of the Chron,  celebrating as we scored in something like the 89th minute as we went 2-1 up, and the Vale fans started pouring out .... The rest is history.

 


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: everbrite on September 12, 2018, 11:08:53 am
Got a photo of us, courtesy of the Chron,  celebrating as we scored in something like the 89th minute as we went 2-1 up, and the Vale fans started pouring out .... The rest is history.


Which year was that ?


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: guest3230 on September 12, 2018, 11:20:53 am
Got a photo of us, courtesy of the Chron,  celebrating as we scored in something like the 89th minute as we went 2-1 up, and the Vale fans started pouring out .... The rest is history.

 


Remember it well, dancing in the aisle after going 2-1 up, by the time I got back to my seat we were 3-2 down. Horrible experience.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on September 12, 2018, 11:44:59 am
Which year was that ?

April 2003, Laurie Dudfield put us 2-1 up in the 89th minute, but then Clarke and Littlejohn won it for Vale.

When they scored the winner I kicked the seat in front of me so hard I smashed the back off it!

We finished bottom of league 1 that year and were of course relegated


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Clarity on September 12, 2018, 12:31:12 pm
Seem to remember our last visit to Burslem brought a 3-1 win...and a spot of rain!  8)
My last visit was 2-2 under Boothroyd with Lee Collins OG for their equaliser in the final minute


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: DrillingCobbler on September 12, 2018, 14:01:49 pm
My last visit was 2-2 under Boothroyd with Lee Collins OG for their equaliser in the final minute

Ahh, was that the game when ROD scored a screamer?


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 13, 2018, 12:24:59 pm
The fact that nobody has proposed a possible starting yet is very interesting. Are we as lost as the rest of the Circus?


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Gen.Disorda on September 13, 2018, 13:29:05 pm
             Cornell
Facey - Williams - Barnett - Turnbull
      Mcwilliams - Foley
Hoskins    Crooks (FR)        Waters
                   VV

or

                  Cornell
Facey - Williams - Barnett - Turnbull
                  O'Toole     
           Crooks - Foley
Hoskins                           Waters
                      VV


Its imperative that Crooks is given license to look for the ball further up the pitch, Hoskins should also be encouraged to look for interplay in and around the box rather than crossing from the by line.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: everbrite on September 13, 2018, 16:53:21 pm
             Cornell
Facey - Williams - Barnett - Turnbull
      Mcwilliams - Foley
Hoskins    Crooks (FR)        Waters
                   VV

or

                  Cornell
Facey - Williams - Barnett - Turnbull
                  O'Toole     
           Crooks - Foley
Hoskins                           Waters
                      VV


Its imperative that Crooks is given license to look for the ball further up the pitch, Hoskins should also be encouraged to look for interplay in and around the box rather than crossing from the by line.

Why do you insist on playing young Williams as a centre back  - he did not look quite ready for the role v Wycombe. He is a promising young player but to throw him in prematurely seems a bit impetuous. Play him as a sub perhaps or in the non league games?


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 13, 2018, 17:01:25 pm
Why do you insist on playing young Williams as a centre back  - he did not look quite ready for the role v Wycombe. He is a promising young player but to throw him in prematurely seems a bit impetuous. Play him as a sub perhaps or in the non league games?

You have seen his, how about you showing him yours?


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: guest3114 on September 13, 2018, 17:02:10 pm
My last visit was 2-2 under Boothroyd with Lee Collins OG for their equaliser in the final minute
Mine was in around 94 on a Tuesday night for a Leyland DAF (or similar) fixture. The only thing I remember was one of our former youngsters whoís name escapes me was playing at full back for them, oh and I think we lost? Seem to remember there was a surprisingly good turn out from us lot considering?


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on September 13, 2018, 18:19:05 pm
Mine was in around 94 on a Tuesday night for a Leyland DAF (or similar) fixture. The only thing I remember was one of our former youngsters whoís name escapes me was playing at full back for them, oh and I think we lost? Seem to remember there was a surprisingly good turn out from us lot considering?

This one?
Port Vale v Northampton Town, 02 February 1993
Score           4-2 to Port Vale
Competition   Autoglass Trophy Quarter-final - southern section
Attendance   4,834


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Dan on September 13, 2018, 18:39:57 pm
I've never actually seen us lose at Vale Park. Would bloody love that run to continue.

Planning on drinking in Stoke before heading to Burslem. Despite the place being a bit of a dump, the Bulls Head is a really good pub which welcomes away pubs so shall be heading there. Also planning to visit the Post Office Vaults.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: everbrite on September 13, 2018, 19:04:32 pm
You have seen his, how about you showing him yours?

bit frivolous Frank


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: cobblerwatch on September 13, 2018, 19:55:03 pm
I've never actually seen us lose at Vale Park. Would bloody love that run to continue.

Planning on drinking in Stoke before heading to Burslem. Despite the place being a bit of a dump, the Bulls Head is a really good pub which welcomes away pubs so shall be heading there. Also planning to visit the Post Office Vaults.

I quite like Burslem - itís like a time machine turning the clock back


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 13, 2018, 19:57:38 pm
bit frivolous Frank

Go on, I would love to see your back 4. Side naming is fun.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on September 13, 2018, 20:34:27 pm
I quite like Burslem - it’s like a time machine turning the clock back

We'll take our flux capacitor just in case...


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: everbrite on September 13, 2018, 21:16:02 pm
Go on, I would love to see your back 4. Side naming is fun.

Here you are Frank:

McWilliams - Barnett - Turnbull - Buchanan

ps Turnbull can cover Buchs ;)


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Dan on September 13, 2018, 21:25:47 pm
I quite like Burslem - itís like a time machine turning the clock back

My sentiments exactly  ;D looking forward to a good day out regardless.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 13, 2018, 21:27:07 pm
Here you are Frank:

McWilliams - Barnett - Turnbull - Buchanan

ps Turnbull can cover Buchs ;)

Very nice, it was everything I hoped it would be. Looks nice and tight  ;)


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: guest3114 on September 13, 2018, 22:21:08 pm
This one?
Port Vale v Northampton Town, 02 February 1993
Score           4-2 to Port Vale
Competition   Autoglass Trophy Quarter-final - southern section
Attendance   4,834
Brilliant DC, still donít remember much about it. However following up on your info the full back was Da Da Daaa......Bradley Sandeman.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Dr Feelgood on September 14, 2018, 00:52:17 am
The thread should have started..Buggered by the Burslem

Vale 2 Cobbs 0
1 more nail in muppets coffin.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: guest3245 on September 14, 2018, 01:51:49 am
The thread should have started..Buggered by the Burslem

Vale 2 Cobbs 0
1 more nail in muppets coffin.

Dr., to take a slightly diverse view, I think this may be a stay of execution.

Sometime, way back, when Clive Walker was boss, I watched an unconvincing draw there. 

My post-match interaction as he departed the field of action after the final whistle went along the lines of:

Me: "Well played, Clive.  Good result!"

Clive: "F@ck off".

What a great man for the Cobblers he was.

I think the current incumbent is of similar stout heart!


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: guest3245 on September 14, 2018, 02:04:08 am
Dr., to take a slightly diverse view, I think this may be a stay of execution.

Sometime, way back, when Clive Walker was boss, I watched an unconvincing draw there. 

My post-match interaction as he departed the field of action after the final whistle went along the lines of:

Me: "Well played, Clive.  Good result!"

Clive: "F@ck off".

What a great man for the Cobblers he was.

I think the current incumbent is of similar stout heart!

(Or, maybe that got panned 5-0 that day......  memory is a tricky old burger.....)


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: guest3114 on September 14, 2018, 02:08:18 am
Dr., to take a slightly diverse view, I think this may be a stay of execution.

Sometime, way back, when Clive Walker was boss, I watched an unconvincing draw there. 

My post-match interaction as he departed the field of action after the final whistle went along the lines of:

Me: "Well played, Clive.  Good result!"

Clive: "F@ck off".

What a great man for the Cobblers he was.

I think the current incumbent is of similar stout heart!
Iím shocked he used profanity, as I remember Clive had a huge vocabulary?


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Coolcat on September 14, 2018, 10:11:50 am
Mine was in around 94 on a Tuesday night for a Leyland DAF (or similar) fixture. The only thing I remember was one of our former youngsters whoís name escapes me was playing at full back for them, oh and I think we lost? Seem to remember there was a surprisingly good turn out from us lot considering?
Yes, took a load of flags. My old Volvo conked out on the way home. Dodgy geezer towed it to Stafford. Two trips back there, never was fixed...scrapped!  :o


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Coolcat on September 14, 2018, 10:17:25 am
I've never actually seen us lose at Vale Park. Would bloody love that run to continue.

Planning on drinking in Stoke before heading to Burslem. Despite the place being a bit of a dump, the Bulls Head is a really good pub which welcomes away pubs so shall be heading there. Also planning to visit the Post Office Vaults.
POV gets rammed but ok. Just over the road, heading towards VP is Bursley Ale House - real and craft ales. Friendly enough and more than decent!
Good luck drinking in Stoke...I've done nearly as well here in Yokohama this afternoon, trying just to get any beer!  ;D


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 14, 2018, 12:22:54 pm
So, what combination of the clown outfit will be worn tomorrow?

Yellow shirt, red shorts, yellow socks?
Yellow shirt, yellow shorts, yellow socks. (with red trim)


Big red boots for everyone?







Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: 1971cobbler on September 14, 2018, 13:39:41 pm
So, what combination of the clown outfit will be worn tomorrow?

Yellow shirt, red shorts, yellow socks?
Yellow shirt, yellow shorts, yellow socks. (with red trim)


Big red boots for everyone?



Ash to perm his flowing locks, and dye them red at the same time?

With the red boots, all that would be needed to complete the piece would be the clown nose!
 ;D








Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: 1971cobbler on September 14, 2018, 14:08:10 pm
Not that I think Ash is a clown. I actually think he's still the best defender we have.

Couldn't think of any other member of the first team squad with long enough hair to achieve a perm!

Actually, thinking about it, maybe that's what is lacking in our current 1st XI?



Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 14, 2018, 15:19:57 pm
Not that I think Ash is a clown. I actually think he's still the best defender we have.

Couldn't think of any other member of the first team squad with long enough hair to achieve a perm!

Actually, thinking about it, maybe that's what is lacking in our current 1st XI?



Long haired cobblers 11 anyone?  ;D


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: 1971cobbler on September 14, 2018, 16:33:11 pm
Before anyone else gets in there....Chris Hargreaves!

And for reasons posted in other threads.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Manwork04 on September 14, 2018, 17:29:58 pm
Peter Peter Peter.....


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 14, 2018, 21:35:16 pm
Peter Peter Peter.....

Uncle?



Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: everbrite on September 15, 2018, 09:31:44 am
Fair play to you if you do go, but you'd have to be absolutely bonkers to go to Burslem next week and pay actual money to watch us play.

Shouldnít think those going would endorse your comments. Personally I think anybody going to support the team should be lauded.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Shoemaker on September 15, 2018, 10:13:59 am
Not that I think Ash is a clown. I actually think he's still the best defender we have.

Couldn't think of any other member of the first team squad with long enough hair to achieve a perm!

Actually, thinking about it, maybe that's what is lacking in our current 1st XI?


Iíve said it before but a lack of facial hair in a squad is directly linked to performance.
Get more beards on the pitch and youíll see an upturn in form.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: everbrite on September 15, 2018, 10:24:03 am
Iíve said it before but a lack of facial hair in a squad is directly linked to performance.
Get more beards on the pitch and youíll see an upturn in form.

Wow - Shoey off to Burslem?


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Shoemaker on September 15, 2018, 10:43:19 am
Wow - Shoey off to Burslem?
Well done on staying on topic
Iím not off anywhere for the foreseeable future as im not very well at the moment.
Iíd actually rather be going to burslem than going to hospital today.
Mind you I think both may be painful experiences!!


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: guest3114 on September 15, 2018, 10:57:19 am
Iíve said it before but a lack of facial hair in a squad is directly linked to performance.
Get more beards on the pitch and youíll see an upturn in form.
Thatís certainly true of the England womenís team Shoey. By the way, good luck today me old mate. Best wishes and all that and hope it all goes ok.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Shoemaker on September 15, 2018, 11:09:44 am
Thatís certainly true of the England womenís team Shoey. By the way, good luck today me old mate. Best wishes and all that and hope it all goes ok.
Thanks


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on September 15, 2018, 11:21:06 am
Well done on staying on topic
I’m not off anywhere for the foreseeable future as im not very well at the moment.
I’d actually rather be going to burslem than going to hospital today.
Mind you I think both may be painful experiences!!

Hopefully nothing too serious and we give you something to cheer about later...  ;)


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Wolvo on September 15, 2018, 11:30:07 am
4-1 win today. Crooks and KvV doubles.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: everbrite on September 15, 2018, 14:17:58 pm
4-1 win today. Crooks and KvV doubles.

Drilling, The Hask,GPC, Sussex Man, Wendy  et al please keep us all informed on proceedings. What is the mood like and how many are there?

thks


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: guest3114 on September 15, 2018, 14:25:12 pm
Cornell
Facey
Taylor
Pierre
Buchanan
Hoskins
Crooks
Foley
Bridge
Van
Williams
JJ on the bench, McWilliams injured.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on September 15, 2018, 14:26:57 pm
Drilling, The Hask,GPC, Sussex Man, Wendy  et al please keep us all informed on proceedings. What is the mood like and how many are there?

thks

Wasnít able to go today as Iím on-call.....Stoke is a bit too far off my patch if something goes wrong!


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Dr Feelgood on September 15, 2018, 14:49:12 pm
Wasnít able to go today as Iím on-call.....Stoke is a bit too far off my patch if something goes wrong!
That's a very poor excuse..


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on September 15, 2018, 15:08:38 pm
That's a very poor excuse..

Sorry......!!


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Dr Feelgood on September 15, 2018, 15:26:14 pm
Austin Out now!!!!


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on September 15, 2018, 15:31:07 pm
Austin Out now!!!!

15th game in charge and only 1 clean sheet......


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: sxcobbler on September 15, 2018, 15:32:38 pm
This team is heading in one direction only............he has to go...... next Saturday ....if we don't have at least 3 points extra by 5 pm.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Shoemaker on September 15, 2018, 15:33:50 pm
This game isnít over yet
Letís get behind the lads at least till 5pm


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Dr Feelgood on September 15, 2018, 15:35:00 pm
No idea what the forwards work on the practice. Its not the finishing..


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Winslow Lee on September 15, 2018, 15:35:43 pm
This game isnít over yet
Letís get behind the lads at least till 5pm
How many players in our team are likely to get a goal


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: guest3230 on September 15, 2018, 15:45:25 pm
This game isnít over yet
Letís get behind the lads at least till 5pm

Yeah they can probably hear us from here tbf Shoey.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: WasRambo on September 15, 2018, 15:46:44 pm
Afternoon

Losing

What a **** surprise

Bye


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Dr Feelgood on September 15, 2018, 15:47:59 pm
1-0 HT

Time to break out the Scotch..


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: defender on September 15, 2018, 15:51:09 pm
Austin Out now!!!!

AGREED HE MUST GO....., NOW!


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 15, 2018, 15:55:28 pm
Bring back Jimmy.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Madrid Cobbler on September 15, 2018, 16:00:20 pm
Same old. Lots of good play. Poor final balls and/or finishing and let in a shot from well outside the box from one of Port Vale's few chances. Questions to ask of Buchannan for letting him get the shot away and I think Cornell in this case should have done better.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on September 15, 2018, 16:01:53 pm
Bring back Jimmy.

Page or Hasselbaink?


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 15, 2018, 16:02:40 pm
Same old. Lots of good play. Poor final balls and/or finishing and let in a shot from well outside the box from one of Port Vale's few chances. Questions to ask of Buchannan for letting him get the shot away and I think Cornell in this case should have done better.

How man have we taken?


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 15, 2018, 16:03:24 pm
Page or Hasselbaink?

Either would do  ;D


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Dr Feelgood on September 15, 2018, 16:14:34 pm
IF we do lose this we should have a home banker against Notts C next week. Does KT stick or twist?


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Mathius on September 15, 2018, 16:18:34 pm
I would stick.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Dr Feelgood on September 15, 2018, 16:19:31 pm
Pierre red card


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Shadowstorm on September 15, 2018, 16:20:19 pm
Pierre off! Austin should have got him off because vale strkiers were taunting him.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: cobblerwatch on September 15, 2018, 16:20:53 pm
Port Vale are a poor side but have enough guile, fight and basic tactical nous to match or beat us - as have every side bar one in the last 15 games - itís simply not good enough from the manager, coaching staff and the majority of players - there is still plenty of time but this current set up will end up in or very close to the bottom two.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on September 15, 2018, 16:21:36 pm
IF we do lose this we should have a home banker against Notts C next week. Does KT stick or twist?

County under new management and winning today......


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Madrid Cobbler on September 15, 2018, 16:21:51 pm
From what I saw Pierre played the ball and it hit the striker and went out of play. That's how it looked. Either way I don't think it was a yellow.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: St Edmundsbury Cobbler on September 15, 2018, 16:23:12 pm
Pierre's second yellow will have strengthened our defence.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Dr Feelgood on September 15, 2018, 16:25:48 pm
Almost 2-0..off the bar


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Wolvo on September 15, 2018, 16:26:32 pm
Pierre's second yellow will have strengthened our defence.

Agreed. I'm actually looking forward to having Turnbull in the side.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Dr Feelgood on September 15, 2018, 16:26:55 pm
At least teams around us are losing


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Shadowstorm on September 15, 2018, 16:29:21 pm
2-0 Vale


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Dr Feelgood on September 15, 2018, 16:29:38 pm
2-0 Game over..

Taxi for Austin this is pathetic


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on September 15, 2018, 16:29:57 pm
Bloody Manny Oyeleke!!


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: phil on September 15, 2018, 16:31:26 pm
Soon be time for the give him ten game's brigade.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on September 15, 2018, 16:31:50 pm
I think it's time for austin to go


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Wolvo on September 15, 2018, 16:31:56 pm
Bloody Manny Oyeleke!!

Yeah it's a truly bad Port Vale side. Won't play many worse teams this year.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Winslow Lee on September 15, 2018, 16:33:34 pm
Bloody Manny Oyeleke!!
First Deagan now Oyeleke what a joke


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on September 15, 2018, 16:34:55 pm
Soon be time for the give him ten game's brigade.

8 league games, 1 Chuckletrade and 1 Carabao.....10 this season now.....and 1 win!


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: cobblerwatch on September 15, 2018, 16:36:18 pm
Yeah it's a truly bad Port Vale side. Won't play many worse teams this year.

Thatís totally the point- as Terry Angus has just said - ďbang averageĒ and yet brushing us aside with ease.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Dr Feelgood on September 15, 2018, 16:36:32 pm
Vale hit the bar again..


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Teachers Pet on September 15, 2018, 16:38:58 pm
The nightmare continues this season  >:(


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: cobblerwatch on September 15, 2018, 16:42:32 pm
Crooks takes a yellow for one of his characteristic stupid and pointless fouls


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Dr Feelgood on September 15, 2018, 16:54:31 pm
2-0 FT

Utter Garbage..



Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Madrid Cobbler on September 15, 2018, 16:59:02 pm
Crooks takes a yellow for one of his characteristic stupid and pointless fouls

Completely agree. The club should fine him for that. I honestly think that despite his obvious quality, he is too often far too slow, relaxed and sloppy and that attitude rubs off on the rest of the team. He only ever looks interested for about half the game. Bench him for a couple of games and play Foley and O'Toole in centre mid (or McWilliams if fit).


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Manwork04 on September 15, 2018, 16:59:15 pm
Utter predicable sh1t, relegation again for sure.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on September 15, 2018, 17:02:17 pm
Completely agree. The club should fine him for that. I honestly think that despite his obvious quality, he is too often far too slow, relaxed and sloppy and that attitude rubs off on the rest of the team. He only ever looks interested for about half the game. Bench him for a couple of games and play Foley and O'Toole in centre mid (or McWilliams if fit).

The character of the players we have in the squad means they don't care if they're playing or not! In fact it looks like its too much of an effort for some of them when they step out on the pitch. Crooks will still get his wages, whether he's playing, on the bench or dropped to  train with the youth team!


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Madrid Cobbler on September 15, 2018, 17:06:51 pm
No excuses for the result but the referee was VERY poor. At least three times (including the yellow that led to Pierre's sending off) he made decisions based on pressure from PV players or fans which he wasn't going to make.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on September 15, 2018, 17:37:37 pm
No excuses for the result but the referee was VERY poor. At least three times (including the yellow that led to Pierre's sending off) he made decisions based on pressure from PV players or fans which he wasn't going to make.

Whereas our players don't make a fuss and the fans remain silent........


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Winslow Lee on September 15, 2018, 17:46:34 pm
Completely agree. The club should fine him for that. I honestly think that despite his obvious quality, he is too often far too slow, relaxed and sloppy and that attitude rubs off on the rest of the team. He only ever looks interested for about half the game. Bench him for a couple of games and play Foley and O'Toole in centre mid (or McWilliams if fit).
If you look at the midfield/attack I would say Crooks & VV are the only two who look like scoring,
Hoskins, Williams, Bridge & Foley just donít look like getting goals, not just regularly but at all.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on September 15, 2018, 18:10:33 pm
No excuses for the result but the referee was VERY poor. At least three times (including the yellow that led to Pierre's sending off) he made decisions based on pressure from PV players or fans which he wasn't going to make.

He was poor for both teams, foul recognition was terrible. Pierre should have been cautioned in the first half for persistently man handling Pope. Vale should also have had a penalty when he rugby tackled Pope, Pierre is/was double yellow/red card waiting to happen.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on September 15, 2018, 18:12:16 pm
How man have we taken?


429 out of 4474.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Shoemaker on September 15, 2018, 18:13:16 pm

429 out of 4474.
Fair play to each and every one who went


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: guest47 on September 15, 2018, 18:14:04 pm
Whereas our players don't make a fuss and the fans remain silent........

Blame the fans....


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on September 15, 2018, 18:16:19 pm
Fair play to each and every one who went

You alright then?


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on September 15, 2018, 18:18:53 pm
Blame the fans....

No, I didnít mean it like that......😉


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: St Edmundsbury Cobbler on September 15, 2018, 18:20:57 pm
Crooks takes a yellow for one of his characteristic stupid and pointless fouls

In the time he's been at Sixfields I've never seen the quality everyone says he has. I think he's very poor and really shouldn't be anywhere near the team


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Shoemaker on September 15, 2018, 18:21:17 pm
You alright then?
Not feeling great but ok thanks
Could do with a cobblers win to lift my spirits.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Dan on September 15, 2018, 19:02:15 pm
Based on today, we are going to the National League.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: cj on September 15, 2018, 19:08:53 pm
Based on today, we are going to the National League.
A season shy of 100 years league membership.
Someone needs to have a word first thing on Monday morning.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: everbrite on September 15, 2018, 20:15:28 pm
Can somebody who was actually at the game kindly give a report on our performance....please.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 15, 2018, 20:15:48 pm
1 shot on target.  :'(


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Patmore on September 15, 2018, 20:26:33 pm
Just seen the fairly extensive highlights on Sky app.

- Some really good chances created. Again.

- Cornellís effort for the first (and most crucial goal of any game) is absolutely pathetic. Again. Itís not well hit, itís not into the corner, itís a fairly routine save at the near post for any other keeper in the division. Again. As long as they persist with him this will keep happening.

- We looked incredibly vulnerable against set pieces. Again.

- JJOT has to play. We just do not win without him.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 15, 2018, 20:39:14 pm
Make your own minds up folks...


https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/competitions/league-two/11499197/port-vale-2-0-northampton


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Irchy cob on September 15, 2018, 20:39:19 pm
Just seen the fairly extensive highlights on Sky app.

- Some really good chances created. Again.

- Cornellís effort for the first (and most crucial goal of any game) is absolutely pathetic. Again. Itís not well hit, itís not into the corner, itís a fairly routine save at the near post for any other keeper in the division. Again. As long as they persist with him this will keep happening.

- We looked incredibly vulnerable against set pieces. Again.

- JJOT has to play. We just do not win without him.

I don't even know about JJ to be honest - something doesn't look right with him this season, whether it is fitness or something else.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Irchy cob on September 15, 2018, 20:45:52 pm
Make your own minds up folks...


https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/competitions/league-two/11499197/port-vale-2-0-northampton

Initial impression is that the first goal was an awful one to concede but is very similar to a lot of the goals that we have let in - the player is given too much room to cut in and isn't closed down and his shot goes in at the near post - we are just not learning. I don't know what Pierre is moaning about with the second yellow and their second is a beauty.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 15, 2018, 20:48:00 pm
I would question the feeble defending from Dave Buchanan myself.

On Jon Joe...Sounds from the RN commentary that he made things worse when he came on giving the ball away etc. Not a lot of point bringing him on today with 10 minutes to go when loosing 2-0 and down to 10 men. We had one shot on target all match and were well beaten by then anyhow by the sound of it.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Irchy cob on September 15, 2018, 20:53:51 pm
I would question the feeble defending from Dave Buchanan myself.

On Jon Joe...Sounds from the RN commentary that he made things worse when he came on giving the ball away etc. Not a lot of point bringing him on today with 10 minutes to go when loosing 2-0 and down to 10 men. We had one shot on target all match and were well beaten by then anyhow by the sound of it.

And that's against a team who weren't exactly pulling up any trees.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 15, 2018, 20:57:18 pm
And that's against a team who weren't exactly pulling up any trees.

But they seemed to be able to pull up weeds easily enough   :P


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: guest3114 on September 15, 2018, 21:04:42 pm
No matter who is in charge this squad is not capable of winning football matches on a regular basis. 4 managers have not been able to achieve it to date and neither will the next 4. DA might be crap but I believe even Pep couldnít save us now. This lot are shot, devoid of confidence and self belief and as a collective short on the mental fortitude to succeed. Many of us were saying that we needed some natural leaders at the beginning of last season and we still havenít got that quality. At what point is this going to be addressed or are we once again going to have to be proved wrong by the professionals who believe they know better than the numpties in the stands? FFS this concept is really not difficult to work out?


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Dan on September 15, 2018, 21:30:06 pm
Can somebody who was actually at the game kindly give a report on our performance....please.

Not very good. That's being polite.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: WasRambo on September 15, 2018, 23:58:56 pm
I'd expect my keeper to save that first one 49 times out of 50. Maybe Cornell is just very unlucky....


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Athena on September 16, 2018, 08:42:13 am
On 11th September 1962 my father took me to my first ever NTFC game.  It was a birthday treat to celebrate my 8th birthday (which is actually in a few daysí time) and we won beating Wrexham 8-0 , which remains to this day the higest victory margin I have seen (although I did once see Celtic beat Aberdeen 9-0 but that was not NTFC).. I remember little about the game to be perfectly honest other than the result, I think it was an evening game and that we stood over on the cricket side of the County Ground.  Either way I was hooked and now some 56 years later still have that passion, having grown through standing on The Hotel End, travelling to every away match to now being a season ticket for more years than I can recall.
I donít think however that in the intervening 56 years Iíve ever been so worried for the future of the club as I currently am, not even in the dark days of the 70ís.  I thought we were awful at Port Vale. Totally outplayed by a very Ďaverageí team who nevertheless had more organisation, demonstrated more ability and so much more desire to win which resulted in them having more pace and quickness of thought than us.  I could not help wondering if any one of our 11 would have got into their 11.  In particular the lack of attacking ability is frightening.  I believe we only had one shot on target all game (and was that a deflection?), and in the first half missed two glaring chances form relatively close range by not even hitting the target. If you canít score then the pressure falls on the defence and they are simply not good enough either. I believe the first goal was avoidable, Pierre who was constantly caught out, fell for two sucker punches by Port Vale forwards and should not have allowed himself to be so pulled in and the defence opened up wide to allow a one-two for the second.  It made little difference as the game was effectively lost when they scored the first.
Where does the club go from here?  I wish I knew. I agree with many of the comments forwarded here.  We lack vision, guidance or purpose.  I feel DA is struggling but also agree that getting rid of him would not necessarily solve the problems.
As I left the ground yesterday I passed a little lad of about 8 years of age, proudly wearing his NTFC scarf (good for him).  I sincerely hope and pray he still has a club let alone a League club to support when he reaches 64.  I wonít be around but my spirit will be.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: corno_ntfc on September 16, 2018, 09:20:15 am
I'd expect my keeper to save that first one 49 times out of 50. Maybe Cornell is just very unlucky....

Possibly.  But (sadly missing in the highlights) is the ease at which County managed to switch the ball from left to right in the build up, I'd called it as a certain goal ages before, as nobody seemed interested in putting pressure on and making it difficult.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Winslow Lee on September 16, 2018, 09:29:05 am
No matter who is in charge this squad is not capable of winning football matches on a regular basis. 4 managers have not been able to achieve it to date and neither will the next 4.
People were saying exactly the same things before Chris Wilder took over as they are now, itís amazing the transformation that can be achieved by the right manager


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: defender on September 16, 2018, 09:40:19 am

 It must have been a crap performance.,


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: cj on September 16, 2018, 09:47:49 am
Make your own minds up folks...


https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/competitions/league-two/11499197/port-vale-2-0-northampton
Two really good chances missed by Williams and VV, and then it does look like Cornell is at fault for the first.
Nice little one-two, with the number nine given way too much space for the second.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: cobblerwatch on September 16, 2018, 10:09:34 am
There was one move in the game that summed up the attitude and malaise of the player - in the vale third on the right of the pitch VV did a reasonable job of holding the ball from a defenders attention and then passed the ball to Foley - instead of overlapping of any sort of movement he sauntered sidewards as if to say Iíve done my bit and itís someone elseís turn now  - not just picking on him but just an example of players not wanting to take ownership.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: the grumpy old man on September 16, 2018, 21:24:57 pm
I have been waiting for the player ratings and highlights on the Chronic website but they just haven't turned up. A bit like the team I suppose.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: guest3114 on September 16, 2018, 22:51:18 pm
People were saying exactly the same things before Chris Wilder took over as they are now, itís amazing the transformation that can be achieved by the right manager
What, 4 managers havenít been able to get the squad to consistently win football matches on a regular basis? I donít think so?


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Boot and shoe on September 17, 2018, 09:02:59 am
We are in desperate trouble here .
I wanted Austin after all the positive reports I had heard about his coaching and attitude from inside the club .
The players also wanted him .
Nobody predicted this . Itís a disaster .
We are too open and concede far too easily . For someone that is a coach , we seem tactically inept and so many players are playing below themselves .
The likes of Taylor ,Pierre , van Veen and JJOT should be well above this standard but are looking completely useless .
Whatís Todd doing as defensive coach ?
KT has gone missing .
I donít see where the change is coming from .
Who would be a Northampton Town supporter ? Depressing


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: everbrite on September 17, 2018, 10:49:22 am
We are in desperate trouble here .
.
Who would be a Northampton Town supporter ? Depressing


We are not in desperate times yet. The bottom 2 are! Itís as depressing as we can make it. Most of the posters are feeling so sorry for themselves. You and the others need to grow a pair. We are all hurting so we are in it together.. So chins up! Big time!


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 17, 2018, 11:47:34 am
What, 4 managers havenít been able to get the squad to consistently win football matches on a regular basis? I donít think so?

You have to kiss some frogs before you find a prince.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 17, 2018, 11:49:11 am

We are all hurting so we are in it together..

I would wager that some on here are fully enjoying it.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Gen.Disorda on September 17, 2018, 11:54:31 am
It was really frustrating that Terry Angus called Pierre's sending off 5 mins before it happened.He should have been taking of been taken off as it was clear he had lost his head.

In terms of the performance it was poor overall, Most games this season we have looked competitive and I have been gobsmacked that we did not win. Unfortunately both the Cheltenham and Vale perfomances were not like that. 


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 17, 2018, 12:00:19 pm
It was really frustrating that Terry Angus called Pierre's sending off 5 mins before it happened.He should have been taking of been taken off as it was clear he had lost his head.



Well said. It's a shame he hasn't got a link up with our bench during the games that he co-commentates. (that goes for Martin Smith and Sammo as well).


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: barton cobbler on September 17, 2018, 12:57:18 pm
Most of the posters are feeling so sorry for themselves. You and the others need to grow a pair. We are all hurting so we are in it together.. So chins up! Big time!
Can I suggest that its not the posters on here but the 11 who go out on the pitch who need to grow a pair, I think our supporters have remarkably tolerant of this bunch of posers.
   Put the effort in and they will get backed 100% by our crowd.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Battery Man on September 17, 2018, 13:27:34 pm

We are not in desperate times yet. The bottom 2 are! Itís as depressing as we can make it. Most of the posters are feeling so sorry for themselves. You and the others need to grow a pair. We are all hurting so we are in it together.. So chins up! Big time!

I think as supporters we have been very patient with this team, we have had a lack of commitment from the players for the last 18 months, I can put up with us being poor as most of us can, but when there appears to be little effort from a lot of the squad over such a prolonged period of time then I think we are entitled to get on their backs. Most of us on here have watched The Cobblers for a lot of years and we have seen teams without ability and have seen us when we have really struggled, but when players don't appear to care or put the effort in, it just gets really depressing.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: guest3114 on September 17, 2018, 13:35:23 pm
You have to kiss some frogs before you find a prince.
Or shag the queen?


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: everbrite on September 17, 2018, 13:40:38 pm
I would wager that some on here are fully enjoying it.

Any clues please Frank - I can think of one !


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: everbrite on September 17, 2018, 13:52:08 pm
It was really frustrating that Terry Angus called Pierre's sending off 5 mins before it happened.He should have been taking of been taken off as it was clear he had lost his head.

In terms of the performance it was poor overall, Most games this season we have looked competitive and I have been gobsmacked that we did not win. Unfortunately both the Cheltenham and Vale perfomances were not like that. 


The summarisers were commenting on Pierreís positioning and mistimed tackles well before 1st yellow.Not a great loss!


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: everbrite on September 17, 2018, 14:09:08 pm
Can I suggest that its not the posters on here but the 11 who go out on the pitch who need to grow a pair, I think our supporters have remarkably tolerant of this bunch of posers.
   Put the effort in and they will get backed 100% by our crowd.

Yr missing the point, of course the team needs to be more competitive; ĎDA needs to kick B/S all weekí. Some of us and to certain extent that includes you are guilty of OTT reaction. Some posters on here have not been tolerant and most are wallowing in glorified self pity. This includes me after the Morecambe and Vale games. We have to beef up our support and yes show our displeasure if a player appears to be lacking in grit and determination. Most players react well to Ďstrongí and positive encouragement.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Dan on September 17, 2018, 14:15:38 pm
This group of players has shown nothing to suggest that they deserve support from the fans. We tried our best on Saturday but as soon as we let in that pathetic first goal, that was that. This group will never come back from a goal behind because they don't have any character, belief or ability. 100 odd goals conceded in one year and one month by these lot. It's the worst group of players in recent memory.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: everbrite on September 17, 2018, 14:37:53 pm
This group of players has shown nothing to suggest that they deserve support from the fans. We tried our best on Saturday but as soon as we let in that pathetic first goal, that was that. This group will never come back from a goal behind because they don't have any character, belief or ability. 100 odd goals conceded in one year and one month by these lot. It's the worst group of players in recent memory.

DA needs to pick a team capable of putting in a steely performance donít pick any player whose attitude is suspect. For instance Turnbull, Hoskins, Bridges, Taylor, JJOT,Barnett, Buchs,vV, McWilliams and Crooks if given enough kicks up the backside. Maybe itís time now to try Ward as we nothing to lose. If that team can put in a performance plus a wonder goal ot two from vV we can shock the pundits on here! Yes/No


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: ClarenceInDefence on September 17, 2018, 15:26:20 pm
The summarisers were commenting on Pierreís positioning and mistimed tackles well before 1st yellow.Not a great loss!
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FFS. He made the team of the year in this division a little more than 2 years ago.

Going back to last week, in one telling incident against Cheltenham he won a difficult header in the box under pressure and was thus off-balance. Buchs was closest to the ball as it dropped and could have easily cleared it but just stood like a statue half-soaked as Pierre had to recover and struggle to make up ground to make a last-ditch clearance. The look of contempt for Buchs on Pierre's face was undeniable. I've seen plenty of incidents like this so far this year, they are not one-offs. Pierre looks increasingly exasperated.

Buchs gave the Port Vale player plenty of space to shoot for the first goal. Much like he was kind enough to give Eardley plenty of space to pick his cross for Lincoln's goal in the first game. This is poor defensive play. Perhaps Pierre's 'miss-timed' tackles are simply him getting tight to the forward like a defender should do, much like Facey did for the 'disastrous' free-kick he gave away against Cheltenham, given for getting too-close to the winger after the winger had taken a dive.

When did not allowing attacking players time and space on the ball stop being good defending?

Neither of Pierre's bookings on Saturday look like fouls, let along bookings. Clear dives. Truly shocking decisions.

Still, no great loss and at least we've still got Buchs suspension free though, eh?


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 17, 2018, 15:46:02 pm
Or shag the queen?

I would rather have John Terry as manager.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 17, 2018, 15:48:23 pm
Most players react well to Ďstrongí and positive encouragement.

We seem to have found the ones that don't.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: defender on September 17, 2018, 16:46:08 pm


 I think APPLETON is available


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on September 17, 2018, 17:07:18 pm

 I think APPLETON is available


So is McCarthy?


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on September 17, 2018, 17:27:35 pm
https://www.onevalefan.co.uk/2018/09/dean-austin-says-northampton-are-a-pure-football-team-this-photo-says-otherwise/

Have we swapped with the Saints coach?


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: everbrite on September 17, 2018, 17:41:49 pm

Still, no great loss and at least we've still got Buchs suspension free though, eh?

Itís all about opinions but to me Pierreís performance this season has been disappointing - imo of course.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 17, 2018, 18:05:22 pm
https://www.onevalefan.co.uk/2018/09/dean-austin-says-northampton-are-a-pure-football-team-this-photo-says-otherwise/

Have we swapped with the Saints coach?

Take another look. How many hands has Ash "Vishnu" Taylor got?  ;D

Looks like 2 fouls by us and one by them overall.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 17, 2018, 18:10:42 pm
So is McCarthy?

We should crowd fund to pay his salary. Would get us promoted if not this season the next.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Wolvo on September 17, 2018, 19:48:55 pm
Take another look. How many hands has Ash "Vishnu" Taylor got?  ;D

Looks like 2 fouls by us and one by them overall.

I can only count 2 hands in that picture?


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 17, 2018, 20:19:47 pm
I can only count 2 hands in that picture?

And not the illusion caused by their strikers arm? It makes it look a bit like Ash has three arms/hands.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: ClarenceInDefence on September 18, 2018, 20:47:41 pm
Itís all about opinions but to me Pierreís performance this season has been disappointing - imo of course.

Not questioning that his performance has dropped since his return from injury, I've said that myself. I'm just exasperated that certain players seem virtually immune from criticism despite clearly not being up to it for 2 years and being directly at fault for yet another goal, while others, in this example Pierre, a fairly recent L2 team of the year player, have a handful of off-form games, get harshly sent off and get it with both barrels. Crazy stuff, IMO of course.


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: Ron Obvious on September 18, 2018, 20:51:41 pm
I'm just exasperated that certain players seem virtually immune from criticism

I think they have all been through the Hotel End grumpy old shit machine at some point.  ;D


Title: Re: Hiding behind the Vale
Post by: guest3230 on September 18, 2018, 21:59:41 pm
It's a fair point. Everyone usually gets hammered at some point!