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The Hotel End => Cobblers Corner => Topic started by: Teachers Pet on March 11, 2019, 17:42:14 pm



Title: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Teachers Pet on March 11, 2019, 17:42:14 pm
There's a game tomorrow night, seems to have been forgotten with all the fan ownership discussions.

Will Keith keep the same team for the third game running  :o

Regan Poole also set to return.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: wazzacobbler on March 11, 2019, 17:45:35 pm
I'm not really looking forward to this. The bubble has to burst at some point...


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: The Rauldinho on March 11, 2019, 18:49:25 pm
There's a game tomorrow night, seems to have been forgotten with all the fan ownership discussions.
Will Keith keep the same team for the third game running  :o
Regan Poole also set to return.

No, I expect Williams to replace Sordell up top. But you never know with the Mysterious One.

I liked Regan Poole, thought he was underused when here on loan.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: barton cobbler on March 11, 2019, 20:48:42 pm
I'm worried  ???


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: barton cobbler on March 11, 2019, 20:50:35 pm
It's less than 24 hours before we kick off against Newport and Phil from Northampton hasn't been on here  :o


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: ajp on March 11, 2019, 21:41:32 pm
Hope the pitch can hold all the rain thatís forecast .


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Coolcat on March 11, 2019, 21:48:11 pm
It's less than 24 hours before we kick off against Newport and Phil from Northampton hasn't been on here  :o
No, but Evers has been on the Exeter forum telling them he drives a BMW!  ;D


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Coolcat on March 11, 2019, 21:49:21 pm
Hope the pitch can hold all the rain thatís forecast .
We're at home!  ;)


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: phil_in_npton on March 11, 2019, 23:27:31 pm
It's less than 24 hours before we kick off against Newport and Phil from Northampton hasn't been on here  :o

Good Evening!

Iíll take that as my cue!

I thought Iíd wait for you guys to get talking first, being polite and all that!

Yes, this is my big game of the season and eagerly awaited. Pretty disappointed itís a Tuesday night, it kind of gets less attention than the build up to a regular Saturday game. Probably not too many traveling fans either, certainly not as many as a Saturday, my guess around 150. (Including the Delapre threesome!)

Cobblers are just getting into top gear and County seemed to have run out of fuel so l am not at all confident but as we all know it can go either way. If we play like we are capable of we have a good chance, but thatís all football cliche stuff, itís a fairly evenly balanced match and probably if itís not a draw, someone will win!

Some might think the play offs are asking a bit much, especially as we have had a lot of fun in the cup this year, it was amazing seeing us play Manchester City at Rodney Parade, last time I saw Man City was when the Cobblers went there (Maine Rd) I think it was a League Cup game, a wonder goal from Tony Mahoney? My memory a bit weak these days!

Back to Tuesday, Will be nice to see one of my ex County favourites Sam Foley again and Iím sure Reagan Poole will be looking to impress too. My 90 year old Mum is a big Cobblers fan and will be listening at home and diplomatically says she hopes itís a draw!

All the best

Phil in Npton




Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: the grumpy old man on March 11, 2019, 23:44:17 pm
I watched the Newport game against Middlesbrough on the tele and thought they were fantastic, could easily have been 5. It's difficult to understand why they are not doing better in the league but it often happens that a good cup run is not matched by a good run in the league.

I hate Tuesday night games, I will probably go as I am a season ticket holder but my old bones can't take the cold like they used to!


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: The Rauldinho on March 12, 2019, 08:53:57 am
Cold, wet and windy evenings entertainment.

Hopefully a win to make things worthwhile!


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: everbrite on March 12, 2019, 12:01:57 pm
No, but Evers has been on the Exeter forum telling them he drives a BMW!  ;D

False information it wasnít me and have informed the Exeter moderators of this. Ignorant comments.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Coolcat on March 12, 2019, 15:30:30 pm
False information it wasnít me and have informed the Exeter moderators of this. Ignorant comments.
False information... really?

Anyone who would like to go onto Exeter's forum can see for themselves!
Are you suggesting that there are two Everbrites...that both drive (or claim to drive!) BMWs, both support NTFC?

Ok Evers, false information!  :o ;D

Oh and do you consider yourself in such high esteem, that you think Exeter's moderators care that the three posts were not made by someone they have never met or know???  ;D


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: everbrite on March 12, 2019, 16:08:18 pm
False information... really?

Anyone who would like to go onto Exeter's forum can see for themselves!
Are you suggesting that there are two Everbrites...that both drive (or claim to drive!) BMWs, both support NTFC?

Ok Evers, false information!  :o ;D

Oh and do you consider yourself in such high esteem, that you think Exeter's moderators care that the three posts were not made by someone they have never met or know???  ;D


Clever arsed comments from you. If somebody wishes to make mischief comments on another site - so what :o.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Coolcat on March 12, 2019, 16:13:12 pm

Clever arsed comments from you. If somebody wishes to make mischief comments on another site - so what :o.
Thing is, they weren't 'mischief comments' as such - other than the bizarre BMW inclusion - and generally ignored by Exeter fans!

Do you drive a BMW Evers? Which series?


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: everbrite on March 12, 2019, 17:38:23 pm
Thing is, they weren't 'mischief comments' as such - other than the bizarre BMW inclusion - and generally ignored by Exeter fans!

Do you drive a BMW Evers? Which series?

Yes the comments were gloating on ownership of a BMW and gloating on a 2-1 victory. Not my usual comments ::)
The ironic thing is that my car is an E46 , 12 years old and done 140k miles. Its value is insignificant. But I love it. I found Jolly's post and yours fundamentally inaccurate. Of course they are mischief making that's why Jolly got involved :o
If somebody made inaccurate comments on you; they would receive both barrels of critical response from you and how ;D


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: phil_in_npton on March 12, 2019, 18:13:13 pm
Good Evening!

Glad to see itís not just our forum that goes totally off topic!

Just home from working in Colchester, so I can now begin my big match build up...
Pre match meal in Walter Tull (treating the wife...or she wouldnít come)

Conditions look as though will be dry but windy... so an added element to any hoof ball tactics!

See you all later...donít forget to wave!

Phil in Northampton


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: The Rauldinho on March 12, 2019, 19:25:27 pm
Bad on the M1 if coming up from MK or below, 5 miles of congestion....


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 12, 2019, 20:09:09 pm
Only one change....Williams in for the once again injured Sordell.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Irchy cob on March 12, 2019, 20:33:03 pm
No strikers on the bench - I donít know what that means for the future of morias if heís fit.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Baldy on March 12, 2019, 21:30:07 pm
I blame Dr. Feelgood for this. Part timer!


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 12, 2019, 21:36:25 pm
Time for a break from all the politics.....whats happening at Sixfields?

Our opponents on Saturday are 4-1 down to Tranmere, Carlisle behind at home to Notts County, FGR 2-0 up at Col U and Swindon 1 down at Stevenage.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Gen.Disorda on March 12, 2019, 21:37:32 pm
Williams very unlucky to have a foul given against him, Cracking finish as well


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Irchy cob on March 12, 2019, 21:43:02 pm
Bridge would be a good option from the bench.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Bugbrooke Boy on March 12, 2019, 22:12:51 pm
And up front for the Cobblers now is.....erm....


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 12, 2019, 22:13:26 pm
Need a goal and Williams taken off 🙈🙈🙈


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Winslow Lee on March 12, 2019, 22:24:00 pm
Need a goal and Williams taken off 🙈🙈🙈
Heíll be gone in the summer KC clearly doesnít rate him.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 12, 2019, 22:25:21 pm
Heíll be gone in the summer KC clearly doesnít rate him.

Atrocious decision by KC, however you look at it!


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 12, 2019, 22:26:41 pm
Cue Sam Hoskins........


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 12, 2019, 22:30:42 pm
I blame Dr. Feelgood for this. Part timer!
did you see who scored for Stevenage?


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 12, 2019, 22:31:00 pm
What another fecking waste of a night with many above us losing!

Utterly brainless from Curle!


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 12, 2019, 22:31:42 pm
Get in!!!!


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 12, 2019, 22:32:20 pm
What another fecking waste of a night with many above us losing!

Utterly brainless from Curle!
;D


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 12, 2019, 22:33:41 pm
What another fecking waste of a night with many above us losing!

Utterly brainless from Curle!

Haha I will eat my words, but the bloke is incredibly lucky!



Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 12, 2019, 22:34:13 pm
Inspired substitution.....Powell on and two minutes later scores the winner (?)


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 12, 2019, 22:34:52 pm
Top strike from Jpow his first touch ..


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 12, 2019, 22:36:10 pm
Play offs on then??? Come on boys see it out!


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 12, 2019, 22:39:46 pm
Missed the first half but i think we got a touch lucky..
Either way thats a huge three points.
4 wins on the bounce..
Eieieio


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 12, 2019, 22:43:07 pm
Top win in the end!

Onto the next one!


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: guest3114 on March 12, 2019, 22:44:32 pm
Anyone with the surname Powell is destined to become a legend at this club, everyone knows that? Inspired substitution from the master tactician.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: guest3114 on March 12, 2019, 23:03:41 pm
Haha I will eat my words, but the bloke is incredibly lucky!


I think itís becoming apparent a few of us might be doing that at the end of the season Glas? As far as I was concerned Taylor shouldnít be anywhere near the side and Curlio was neolithically incompetent for moving Turnbull into midfield. Happy to retract both, note to self, donít give up the day job.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: corno_ntfc on March 12, 2019, 23:07:04 pm
Need a goal and Williams taken off 🙈🙈🙈

Williams was poor (admittedly tough role, alone tonight)

When I saw Bridge on the touchline I called it would be for Willow, so Bridge could go left and Powell up top.

Wasn't that bizarre a sub, and didn't warrant the crowd reaction.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Manwork04 on March 12, 2019, 23:11:01 pm
Williams was poor (admittedly tough role, alone tonight)

When I saw Bridge on the touchline I called it would be for Willow, so Bridge could go left and Powell up top.

Wasn't that bizarre a sub, and didn't warrant the crowd reaction.
Yes it did it was a terrible decision, Curle would be taking some sh1t now if weíd lost that game.
Powellís strike was sublime.
Iíll take the win but I donít get Curle obvious dislike for Williams or Moaris IMO 2 very capable strikers at this level.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 12, 2019, 23:23:12 pm
I think itís becoming apparent a few of us might be doing that at the end of the season Glas? As far as I was concerned Taylor shouldnít be anywhere near the side and Curlio was neolithically incompetent for moving Turnbull into midfield. Happy to retract both, note to self, donít give up the day job.

Absolutely, happy to do it every week if it secures us the 3 points


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 12, 2019, 23:28:00 pm
Yes it did it was a terrible decision, Curle would be taking some sh1t now if weíd lost that game.
Powellís strike was sublime.
Iíll take the win but I donít get Curle obvious dislike for Williams or Moaris IMO 2 very capable strikers at this level.

Agree entirely, it was a crazy decision and he's got away with it tonight.

Willo is always likely to get a goal while he's on the pitch.

I really hope we don't have a boothroyd / bayo play off final situation going into to the final part of the season as it will cost us at some point if Curle becomes that stubborn.

Onto the next game and 3 more points please!


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: BackOfTheNet on March 12, 2019, 23:28:13 pm
A fairly tepid, uninspiring game with both teams not really at the races, decided by a moment of real quality from Powell. He's very lightweight at the moment but now he's growing in confidence he's starting to look more of a player than the lost, nervous kid he looked like on his debut.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: ajp on March 12, 2019, 23:35:15 pm
Dreadful game settled by a stunning goal! Play offs? Hmm not on that showing tonight for me.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 12, 2019, 23:40:54 pm
Dreadful game settled by a stunning goal! Play offs? Hmm not on that showing tonight for me.

The only thing I would say to that, is this league is poor this year. Look at Lincoln, but if physicality and a bit of guile.

We're in the hunt now, but game by game.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on March 12, 2019, 23:42:49 pm
Well.. Curle lives or dies by his decisions. Unlike us. So credit where credit is due.

He got it right. Well done Keith. Youíre doing a sterling job.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Dan on March 12, 2019, 23:46:26 pm
Definitely agree that Curle got lucky. But who cares. Great goal to win it.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: phil_in_npton on March 12, 2019, 23:48:22 pm
Good Evening!

Jeez my feet are cold!

Itís great when you get a late winner isnít it?

We all know both the joy and the pain of that happening. I thought you edged it overall but while still 0-0 thereís always the chance of nicking it. We battled hard without really creating much, the one decent shot of the game won it, as it should be.

Definitely a penalty first half, and Joe made several crucial saves... canít recall your keeper taking his hands out of his pockets!

Good luck in your quest for the play offs.

Phil in Northampton


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 13, 2019, 00:06:00 am
A fairly tepid, uninspiring game with both teams not really at the races, decided by a moment of real quality from Powell. He's very lightweight at the moment but now he's growing in confidence he's starting to look more of a player than the lost, nervous kid he looked like on his debut.

Tepid and uninspiring? Possibly the reason why there were fewer than 4000 home fans present for only the second time in four years.

The sign of a good side though...play bang average football and keep winning?!

Roll on Saturday when we are on the road again!


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: WadeyCobbler on March 13, 2019, 00:29:11 am
Poor game, lacking entertainment and quality until Powell's stunning strike. A massive 3 points that does put us in the shake-up.
People go on about Sixfields night matches, buzzing under lights and all that. Nah, not for me, crowd size always lower and usually quieter. Yes we've had some good 'uns but give me a Saturday afternoon all the time.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: everbrite on March 13, 2019, 00:46:20 am
Atrocious decision by KC, however you look at it!

You weren't  there ..................it worked tho'.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: everbrite on March 13, 2019, 01:07:59 am
Williams was poor (admittedly tough role, alone tonight)

When I saw Bridge on the touchline I called it would be for Willow, so Bridge could go left and Powell up top.

Wasn't that bizarre a sub, and didn't warrant the crowd reaction.

I also thought that Williams was poor and his substitution was no surprise to me. Wilder was a lucky manager and hope KC follows in his footsteps! I like lucky Managers - it generally means success! I think I follow your drift on Bridge etc.  I assumed big Sam would go up front!


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 13, 2019, 02:43:19 am
Wilder was a lucky manager
Utter rubbish Cecil. Hes one of the greatest Managers in the game. Look where he got us and Sheff Utd.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Boring Bar Steward on March 13, 2019, 04:42:52 am
It is amazing how two faced fans can be (and I include myself in that). Managers are employed to get results and that is the main criteria they are judged on. So VERY well done Mr Curle.

Yet we still want more!

The defence is very effective.
The midfield are combative but lack guile to supply the attackers with quality opportunities with any consistancy.
The attackers I find hard to judge with the way we play and the lack of them played.

So in conclusion keep getting the points KC, well done!


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Lukey on March 13, 2019, 07:02:00 am
A game of 2 half's, seemed to be attacking and pressing first half but dropped off in the second,

Surprised he took Asamoah off and brought Brett on as I thought Derek was a handful, delighted to get a clean sheet though.

Well done to Keith and the boys again.

UTC


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 13, 2019, 08:08:25 am
You weren't  there ..................it worked tho'.

It did work out, but didn't need to be there to work out it was a stupid decision, it's called common sense nevers


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on March 13, 2019, 08:10:54 am
Utter rubbish Cecil. Hes one of the greatest Managers in the game. Look where he got us and Sheff Utd.

Agree 100% There is no way Wilder would have made that change last night in fact Wilder would have had a 2nd forward on the bench and he would have been on the pitch.

Anyway none of that matters we have got 3 points


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: St Edmundsbury Cobbler on March 13, 2019, 08:38:42 am
Poor game, lacking entertainment and quality until Powell's stunning strike. A massive 3 points that does put us in the shake-up.
People go on about Sixfields night matches, buzzing under lights and all that. Nah, not for me, crowd size always lower and usually quieter. Yes we've had some good 'uns but give me a Saturday afternoon all the time.

I don't think it helps that the wise old elves of the football league decided that longer journeys make for better Tuesday night games. Newport home on a Tuesday night instead of Cambridge at home apparently makes more sense to them.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: threeinabed on March 13, 2019, 08:54:28 am
Williams was poor (admittedly tough role, alone tonight)

When I saw Bridge on the touchline I called it would be for Willow, so Bridge could go left and Powell up top.

Wasn't that bizarre a sub, and didn't warrant the crowd reaction.

other than powell was playing like a competition winner


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: threeinabed on March 13, 2019, 08:57:12 am
strange how easy it can be to win games of football without any players with any actual footballing ability

just put out the big lads and keep the ball in the air

see you at wembley


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on March 13, 2019, 10:56:30 am
I don't know what sport I was watching last night, but it had little resemblance to football. It's bad enough watching Cobblers play hoof-ball but when the opposition were at it as well it made for an unedifying spectacle. When they weren't engaged in head tennis it seemed to me they were having a competition among themselves to see who could kick the ball highest into the air. This was not so much as like watching schoolboy football as watching Sunday morning kick around with your pub mates. I'm not sure how someone like Joe Powell is going to learn much coming here, this must be like being on a different planet having been brought up to play football the West Ham way. It like someone spending years learning to play the violin and then being seconded to another orchestra and being told to play percussion.

As for the game itself there was little of note to mention. Daniel Powell certainly should have done better when put through by JJOT, and Andy Williams fashioned a couple of decent efforts from abysmal service. And then when sitting back into a 4-5-1 formation, KC takes off the 1 and replaces him with another midfielder. At least the second substitution that eventually broke the deadlock was like for like with Joe Powell a more natural No 10 than JJOT whose legs seemed to have deserted him. So one piece of sublime skill settled a drab match that Cobblers hardly deserved to win.

Lets hope that now the relegation threat is over we could resort to playing the sort of football that people might be inclined to pay to watch.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: clarkeysntfc on March 13, 2019, 11:07:54 am
Pretty drab game and very much "league 2" in the nature of the play which was attritional at times to say the least.

First half I thought was pretty watchable, both sides having chances with Newport arguably on top for the first 30 mins or so. Cobblers denied an absolutely blatant penalty for handball, and D Powell definitely should have scored with his chance.

Second half was turgid, with two pretty evenly matched teams not playing much football.

A goal was always going to come from an error or moment of inspiration, and J Powell's winner was absolutely top class.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Irchy cob on March 13, 2019, 11:20:12 am
Christ, anyone would have thought we lost. Iím not making excuses, and it wasnít a classic by any means, but all those moaning about the spectacle you do realise that the pitch was incredibly lively due to it being saturated (Curle alluded to the ground staff working wonders to get the game on) and the fact that there was a very strong wind. Donít get me wrong, neither side particularly helped matters by not keeping it on the deck enough and we had a lack of creativity until the substitutions but we did end up winning the game and also should have had a penalty and missed a one on one. Iíd rather watch us win like that than the supposedly more attractive Dean Austin style that went nowhere and led to us getting beat regularly.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: guest3114 on March 13, 2019, 11:31:52 am
I think when we were sinking into the abyss if you would have offered no defeats in 7, 4 wins on the bounce and within 6 points of the playoffs any supporter of this club would have took your arm off. Bored or not. Given the way the squad was going itís an outstanding effort. Iím not having a go but to ask for top quality entertainment as well in this short time is pushing a bit?


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on March 13, 2019, 12:00:07 pm
Iím not having a go but to ask for top quality entertainment as well in this short time is pushing a bit?

Look I've been watching Cobblers for over 50 years, for most of the time in this league. Only Carr's side of 86 could be described as top quality entertainment, and Wilder's team of 2015 comes a close second. Last night there was not even the pretence of trying to play football the way it should be played.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: threeinabed on March 13, 2019, 12:05:05 pm
Christ, anyone would have thought we lost. Iím not making excuses, and it wasnít a classic by any means, but all those moaning about the spectacle you do realise that the pitch was incredibly lively due to it being saturated (Curle alluded to the ground staff working wonders to get the game on) and the fact that there was a very strong wind. Donít get me wrong, neither side particularly helped matters by not keeping it on the deck enough and we had a lack of creativity until the substitutions but we did end up winning the game and also should have had a penalty and missed a one on one. Iíd rather watch us win like that than the supposedly more attractive Dean Austin style that went nowhere and led to us getting beat regularly.

he also said the pitch played very well - never an excuse when the ball isn't on it for most of the game.

there is no hiding away from the fact that it was a poor game of football.

doesn't mean people aren't happy that we won.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Irchy cob on March 13, 2019, 12:19:46 pm
Again I agree that it wasnít a great game, particularly the second half, but as they said on the radio winning without playing well is a good habit to get into.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: guest3114 on March 13, 2019, 12:26:46 pm
Look I've been watching Cobblers for over 50 years, for most of the time in this league. Only Carr's side of 86 could be described as top quality entertainment, and Wilder's team of 2015 comes a close second. Last night there was not even the pretence of trying to play football the way it should be played.
Is agree with all of that lefty, but donít you think Curlios priority was stopping the rot and making us hard to beat? I accept there is no point in continually parting with your hard earned cash to be bored sh1tless, but at this point in time given weíve had one January transfer window donít you think the bloke deserves some credit?


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: EssTeeFree on March 13, 2019, 12:34:41 pm
It's not hard to see what Curle has been doing since the Colchester game, even more so in the last few weeks. Back four wit h2 solid, defensive full backs, arguably our most robust midfield 3, the only bit of pace we can possibly field out wide and a strong, hard working lone front man. It is working results wise, I wouldn't expect him to deviate away from it too much this season. Let's see what he does in the summer.

Always easy to say but if it was me I'd take this base and tweak a little.
Same back 4
Any 2 of JJOT, Foley, Turnbull, McWilliams in midfield
3 behind the striker made up of any 2 of JPowell, Elsnik, Bridge plus 1 of DPowell or Hoskins
Williams or Sordell up front.
If Morais plays up front play JJOT in behind for some aerial presence.

Then look to upgrade a few key components in the summer, mainly in the attacking 4


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: threeinabed on March 13, 2019, 12:51:37 pm
i imagine that in the summer, despite our 2 good runs of form under him happening with a robust 4-4-2 (ish) he will bin most of the squad off, or they wont want to stay and he will build a squad to play 3-5-2 and we will just slightly under achieve for 2 years before he leaves the club.

same as all his other management jobs.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: wazzacobbler on March 13, 2019, 13:00:40 pm
i imagine that in the summer, despite our 2 good runs of form under him happening with a robust 4-4-2 (ish) he will bin most of the squad off, or they wont want to stay and he will build a squad to play 3-5-2 and we will just slightly under achieve for 2 years before he leaves the club.

same as all his other management jobs.


You're so happy!


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Irchy cob on March 13, 2019, 13:03:20 pm
i imagine that in the summer, despite our 2 good runs of form under him happening with a robust 4-4-2 (ish) he will bin most of the squad off, or they wont want to stay and he will build a squad to play 3-5-2 and we will just slightly under achieve for 2 years before he leaves the club.

same as all his other management jobs.


Thanks for that chuckles, are you having a bad day?


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: threeinabed on March 13, 2019, 13:37:01 pm
its called being realistic



Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: everbrite on March 13, 2019, 14:12:18 pm
I don't know what sport I was watching last night, but it had little resemblance to football. It's bad enough watching Cobblers play hoof-ball but when the opposition were at it as well...

Lets hope that now the relegation threat is over we could resorting to playing the sort of football that people might be inclined to pay to watch.

50 years of watching the Cobblers and you complain of the standard of Football!  I can distinctly remember games under Atkins and Calderwood, when games of similar standard where not uncommon. Apart from Carrs free flowing team we have generally been a side; when we do well with a sound defence and combative midfield. I think you exhibit a dream like fascination with free flowing football which as a club we have rarely exhibited.Even in CW side it was only Holmes who provided the dash and game changing excitement which made some games so enjoyable. In my view CW's side weak link was an inconsistent defence. What we have now is a side with a strong defence and midfield with an outside chance of promotion back to L1!
Yesterdays game was boring and lacking quality; Newport exhibited even less. Yet we still provided one moment of pure class to win the game. Provided we win I have no real quarrel how the team play but in any case a winning side by default must play an acceptable standard of football otherwise..................... ::) .  In other words lighten up!


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: DrillingCobbler on March 13, 2019, 14:44:22 pm
Look I've been watching Cobblers for over 50 years, for most of the time in this league. Only Carr's side of 86 could be described as top quality entertainment, and Wilder's team of 2015 comes a close second. Last night there was not even the pretence of trying to play football the way it should be played.

A couple of points.

During the early stages of Wilders tenure, some of the football was shocking. He then got himself/us Ricky Holmes, Nicky Adams etc and we were able to play, to an extent, free flowing football at times...but it took him well over a year for things to click.

Under Carr, we played hoof ball. Get the ball to Benji/Morley asap...the back 4 all pushing up to play the offside trap...then the quality of Hill, Eddie, Gilbert etc made the difference. The season we got relegated (under Carr) was about the worst football I've witnessed, hoof balls to Bobby Barnes ffs!

The point Im making is simple. The style of football can only be dictated by the types of players you have. With regards to senior players, we have one winger, Powell, who is very inconsistent. Our midfielders are all either powerhouses or light weight kids who cant do anywhere near 90 minutes yet. Previously we had Crookes...but he was massively in-consistent as well.

KC has had one window to work in, and getting the high in demand skilful players we need to top up what is now looking like a solid group, was virtually impossible, given the financial constraints he's currently working within.

He's taken us from 22nd to 11th, so from a results perspective Im struggling to moan at this point in time. At all. From an entertainment prospective, its such a rare thing to see free flowing stuff in the bottom league its again hard to be too critical. Perhaps next season if he can find 2 or 3 'dreamy players' who work hard as well (like Ricky, like Adams), then they can strutt their stuff on the back of more combative team mates (who we already have in place and I hope remain) earning the right for us to play. Time will tell on that.

As for the game last night, I found it quite fascinating for an hour (not thrilling), after which it became a bore-fest. I said with 10 minutes to go it was the type of game Ricky would have won for us 3 years ago...ironic given Powell comes on and scores a wonder right towards the end.

Wilder once said on the wireless, 'its not about the results you get in the 10 games when you play well, its about the results you get in the other games when you don't'. We seem to have once again become a team capable of grinding out results when we are not at our best. Long may that continue!



Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: CobblerForever on March 13, 2019, 14:48:32 pm
i imagine that in the summer, despite our 2 good runs of form under him happening with a robust 4-4-2 (ish) he will bin most of the squad off, or they wont want to stay and he will build a squad to play 3-5-2 and we will just slightly under achieve for 2 years before he leaves the club.

same as all his other management jobs.


My guess is that Thomas will insist on getting the wage bill right down and Curle's hand will be forced anyway.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on March 13, 2019, 15:32:39 pm
Christ, anyone would have thought we lost. Iím not making excuses, and it wasnít a classic by any means, but all those moaning about the spectacle you do realise that the pitch was incredibly lively due to it being saturated (Curle alluded to the ground staff working wonders to get the game on) and the fact that there was a very strong wind. Donít get me wrong, neither side particularly helped matters by not keeping it on the deck enough and we had a lack of creativity until the substitutions but we did end up winning the game and also should have had a penalty and missed a one on one. Iíd rather watch us win like that than the supposedly more attractive Dean Austin style that went nowhere and led to us getting beat regularly.

Absolutely spot on. The conditions were challenging. The pitch was sodden. Two sides that cancelled each other out. Far too many MOTD lovers on here. 

Nightmare of a game to play in. Anyone who has played at a reasonable level will know that games like that, in those conditions, are where you earn your crust. I can just imagine how much credit Curle and the lads would have got if we'd played a blinder and lost. I'm beginning to wonder if there is anything the club can do right these days with some of you. We lose and they get destroyed. We win and they get picked to pieces. 

Fcuk the moaners. Well done lads, on grabbing a result on the night.



Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on March 13, 2019, 15:52:49 pm
It was a great game of football, we gained 3 points...


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: WasRambo on March 13, 2019, 16:31:49 pm
A wins a win and we made ground on those above.

What's not to like?

If Curlio gets us anywhere near the playoffs after that start he deserves a medal, especially with this squad


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Teachers Pet on March 13, 2019, 17:06:50 pm
Absolutely spot on. The conditions were challenging. The pitch was sodden. Two sides that cancelled each other out. Far too many MOTD lovers on here. 

Nightmare of a game to play in. Anyone who has played at a reasonable level will know that games like that, in those conditions, are where you earn your crust. I can just imagine how much credit Curle and the lads would have got if we'd played a blinder and lost. I'm beginning to wonder if there is anything the club can do right these days with some of you. We lose and they get destroyed. We win and they get picked to pieces. 

Fcuk the moaners. Well done lads, on grabbing a result on the night.



Well said. Some people will never be satisfied unfortunately.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Teachers Pet on March 13, 2019, 17:18:26 pm
Andy Williams was exhausted, as he was on Saturday after coming on as sub and his substitution didn't surprise me at all. Why there is a need for boos from the stands I just don't know. Keith Curle is doing a great job, keep it up Keith.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Charlatan on March 13, 2019, 17:19:53 pm
Absolutely spot on. The conditions were challenging. The pitch was sodden. Two sides that cancelled each other out. Far too many MOTD lovers on here. 

Nightmare of a game to play in. Anyone who has played at a reasonable level will know that games like that, in those conditions, are where you earn your crust. I can just imagine how much credit Curle and the lads would have got if we'd played a blinder and lost. I'm beginning to wonder if there is anything the club can do right these days with some of you. We lose and they get destroyed. We win and they get picked to pieces. 

Fcuk the moaners. Well done lads, on grabbing a result on the night.


Bang on. They beat Leicester, Middlesbrough we win a game in  appalling conditions with a wonder goal and the f***ers still moan! People forget we were 3rd from bottom when KC took over and the club on & off the pitch was at a very low ebb. We're now 11th so at least one thing has improved. Wise up people for f***s sake!


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on March 13, 2019, 18:45:40 pm
All I can say... It leave it to us sensible ones to tell you when itís going wrong. Clearly some of you are struggling with knowing when youíre onto a decent thing.  :P



Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: everbrite on March 13, 2019, 19:02:08 pm
Absolutely spot on. The conditions were challenging. The pitch was sodden. Two sides that cancelled each other out. Far too many MOTD lovers on here. 

Nightmare of a game to play in. Anyone who has played at a reasonable level will know that games like that, in those conditions, are where you earn your crust. I can just imagine how much credit Curle and the lads would have got if we'd played a blinder and lost. I'm beginning to wonder if there is anything the club can do right these days with some of you. We lose and they get destroyed. We win and they get picked to pieces. 

Fcuk the moaners. Well done lads, on grabbing a result on the night.


I don't disagree with any of the above. At one time during the game I had settled for a draw! There were IMO some disappointing performances from one or two players(inspite of prevailing conditions)  but the end result sent most of us home happy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: canvey cobbler on March 13, 2019, 20:24:09 pm
I just don't get the negativity. Kc has been doing a steady job since he came in and has had a good look at all the players in various positions. He now seems happy with a team and system that is getting results. He Will put his own stamp on it in the summer. Even man Utd under sir Alex Ferguson had nights when they didn't play well but ground out results, just like last night.lets stop  the moaning get behind the team and manager and try and get into the playoffs .


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on March 13, 2019, 21:51:26 pm
I don't know what sport I was watching last night, but it had little resemblance to football. It's bad enough watching Cobblers play hoof-ball but when the opposition were at it as well it made for an unedifying spectacle. When they weren't engaged in head tennis it seemed to me they were having a competition among themselves to see who could kick the ball highest into the air. This was not so much as like watching schoolboy football as watching Sunday morning kick around with your pub mates. I'm not sure how someone like Joe Powell is going to learn much coming here, this must be like being on a different planet having been brought up to play football the West Ham way. It like someone spending years learning to play the violin and then being seconded to another orchestra and being told to play percussion.

As for the game itself there was little of note to mention. Daniel Powell certainly should have done better when put through by JJOT, and Andy Williams fashioned a couple of decent efforts from abysmal service. And then when sitting back into a 4-5-1 formation, KC takes off the 1 and replaces him with another midfielder. At least the second substitution that eventually broke the deadlock was like for like with Joe Powell a more natural No 10 than JJOT whose legs seemed to have deserted him. So one piece of sublime skill settled a drab match that Cobblers hardly deserved to win.

Lets hope that now the relegation threat is over we could resort to playing the sort of football that people might be inclined to pay to watch.
how come we used to sell put quite often under atkins when playing pretty boring football?


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: sixfields starling on March 13, 2019, 23:34:01 pm
It wasn't the best game last night, far from it, but we won and the dream of the play offs continues. I went straight into the offices to get tickets for the next 2 away games, because quite simply , at the moment i have a smile on my face and am enjoying the winning feeling again , long may it continue. How people can moan constantly at the moment, is beyond me, yes i have questioned KC, especially his substitutions, but the man deserves great credit to get us where we are now, we are in league 2 and you are not going to see Man City type football every week, if ever. A win is a win and you still only get 3 points if you win with passing football or hoof ball, yes i would prefer , free flowing , passing football, but we are going in the right direction at long last  and really, everybody should be happy with that.     


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: threeinabed on March 14, 2019, 10:56:07 am
Pretty sure that no one is moaning about the fact that we won - it is what we all want.

It was just a poor old spectacle in terms of footballing terms.

Had it finished 0-0 then we would have all had a sulk on.

As it is, we won, doesn't matter about anything else.

See you at Wembley.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Welly Cobb on March 14, 2019, 11:06:24 am
It feels a little like the Boothroyd season, where we won most games by a goal to get into the play-offs without playing overly well.

I'm saying that as someone who actually enjoyed that season a fair bit, and thinks the Wembley fiasco tainted everyone's view of the season up until that point.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: everbrite on March 14, 2019, 11:28:51 am
Pretty sure that no one is moaning about the fact that we won - it is what we all want.
See you at Wembley.



Not sure if that is correct for example Lefty Jones gave me the direct impression that he thought otherwise.




Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: wazzacobbler on March 14, 2019, 11:29:53 am
It feels a little like the Boothroyd season, where we won most games by a goal to get into the play-offs without playing overly well.

I'm saying that as someone who actually enjoyed that season a fair bit, and thinks the Wembley fiasco tainted everyone's view of the season up until that point.

Sssshhhh! That season never happened!  ;D


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: defender on March 14, 2019, 15:29:25 pm

 A VERY GOOD WIN THIS. WE ARE ON THE MARCH AGAIN.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: JollyCobbler on March 14, 2019, 17:38:57 pm
A VERY GOOD WIN THIS. WE ARE ON THE MARCH AGAIN.
ARE YOU SURE?


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: everbrite on March 14, 2019, 17:56:51 pm
ARE YOU SURE?

You were not there ::) ::) ::)


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Baldy on March 14, 2019, 19:20:41 pm
A VERY GOOD WIN THIS. WE ARE ON THE MARCH AGAIN.
Well played defender.


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: defender on March 14, 2019, 21:20:52 pm
It was a great game of football, we gained 3 points...
            VERY GOOD. CLEAN SHEET, 3 POINTS. COME ON COBBLERS!


Title: Re: Newport County (h) 12th March
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 14, 2019, 23:09:58 pm
Well played defender.
hes's the greatest..