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Title: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 09, 2021, 20:20:06 pm
Assuming the game goes ahead we will be in last 16 action of the Papa Johns Trophy, the competition that nobody won last season!!

We will entertain MK Dons, an all League 1 tie with both teams in the bottom third of the league table.

MK slid to a penalty shootout defeat to a strong Premier League Burnley on Saturday, after leading until the last minute of normal time. The Dons have only lost once in their last seven games (in normal time) and have reached this stage of this competition thanks to wins over us and Stevenage in the group stage, a defeat to Southampton U21's then a 6-0 win over Norwich U21's in the first knockout round.

Cameron Jerome scored the goal at Burnley and is sure to be one of the Don's dangermen, he had 9 goals to his name this season and is just 4 goals short of 150 career goals during his time at the likes of Birmingham, Stoke, Crystal Palace and Norwich. Scott Fraser has seven goals from midfield.

This will be the third meeting between the sides this season, Dons beat us 3-1 in the group stage of this competition, Joseph Mills scoring for the Cobblers, then there was a dour 0-0 League encounter at Sxifields in November.
There have been 16 previous encounters between the two teams, The Cobblers have only beaten the Dons three times, one of those victories in this competition back in 2012 when a solitary Jake Robinson goal was enough for us. All our wins have been at home, the Dons having two wins on our patch too to go with their seven wins over us at Stadium:MK

Referee for the game should be Craig Hicks, he refereed our 2-1 defeat at Plymouth earlier this season, and has dished out 50 yellow and two reds in his 18 games. His last visit to Sixfields was in November 2019 when he was the man in the middle for our 4-1 win over Crewe.

The game will be played to a finish on the night with no extra time, straight to penalties if level after 90 minutes. A place in the quarter finals along with £40,000 is the prize for winning this game.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: SadOldGit on January 09, 2021, 20:59:03 pm
These folk from bucks are charlatans and should be expunged from all competitions. They are a deceit that any honourable personage would **** on. If they have the gall to turn up they should hide their heads in shame.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: singcobb on January 09, 2021, 21:43:47 pm
These folk from bucks are charlatans and should be expunged from all competitions. They are a deceit that any honourable personage would **** on. If they have the gall to turn up they should hide their heads in shame.

I do wish you would stop beating about the bush.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: west stand oap on January 10, 2021, 13:01:11 pm
MK went to extra time and penalties yesterday and next saturday are away at Peterborough so I imagine they will make several changes.
We will not have played for 10 days so really do not need to rest anybody and I feel we should put out a strong team with £40,000 at stake.
However, I feel we will make a number of changes as KT seems to rest Sheehan and Adams for these games, possibly also Bolger and Hoskins. So a I would not be surprised to see the following line up
                                                       Arnold
                               Jones               Horsfall               Martin
        Harriman              Watson                  Missilou                         Marshall
                                                        Korboa
                                   Smith                                  Chukwuemeka











Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Charlatan on January 10, 2021, 13:13:57 pm
These folk from bucks are charlatans and should be expunged from all competitions. They are a deceit that any honourable personage would **** on. If they have the gall to turn up they should hide their heads in shame.
Steady up SOG this Charlatan is definitely a Cobbler. Although I must admit I only live 2 miles from the Bucks border. :)


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Winslow Lee on January 10, 2021, 14:34:46 pm
MK went to extra time and penalties yesterday and next saturday are away at Peterborough so I imagine they will make several changes.
We will not have played for 10 days so really do not need to rest anybody and I feel we should put out a strong team with £40,000 at stake.
However, I feel we will make a number of changes as KT seems to rest Sheehan and Adams for these games, possibly also Bolger and Hoskins. So a I would not be surprised to see the following line up
                                                       Arnold
                               Jones               Horsfall               Martin
        Harriman              Watson                  Missilou                         Marshall
                                                        Korboa
                                   Smith                                  Chukwuemeka











You say we should put out a strong team then suggest a back three with Martin & Horsfall in it!!!! isnít that just accepting defeat.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: west stand oap on January 10, 2021, 17:19:39 pm
Winslow, if you read my post correctly I say that because we will not have played for 10 days and with the prospect of banking £40,000 I would put out a strong team.
I then say that I expect certain players to be rested and the team I proposed may play. With 9 changes to the Sunderland game that would not constitute a strong team.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: west stand oap on January 11, 2021, 20:10:06 pm
As expected KC says he will be making changes to give other players game time and another chance to impress.
Can we keep our unbeaten Tuesday night home record intact?, currently 6 games ( 4 league and 2  EFL Trophy). MK certainly were not particularly impressive earlier in the season in the league match.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 11, 2021, 20:35:46 pm
Rested is surely the wrong word to use when you haven't had a game for 10 days....they've all been rested already!

EFL Trophy squad selection rules require at least 4 players who started the last league game, or who will start the following league game to start this fixture.

Its not like we have a massive squad to choose from anyway now.....I make it that we have 21 players available for the game


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Winslow Lee on January 11, 2021, 20:43:20 pm
Other than Sheehan & McWilliams who are just too vital to risk in this competition, I wouldnít really bother resting anyone else.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: west stand oap on January 11, 2021, 20:46:57 pm
He always seems to rest Sheehan and Adams from these games and I think he will be trying to avoid Bolger and Hoskins picking up an injury.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 11, 2021, 20:48:14 pm
Other than Sheehan & McWilliams who are just too vital to risk in this competition, I wouldnít really bother resting anyone else.


So we're outside the bottom 4 in the league and have 25 games to go. If we lose the next league game bah so what, we've still got another 24. If however we lose the PJT trophy game we are out and miss out on £40k revenue......

What game is more important? That's a rhetorical question btw.......!


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: SadOldGit on January 11, 2021, 21:43:49 pm
So we're outside the bottom 4 in the league and have 25 games to go. If we lose the next league game bah so what, we've still got another 24. If however we lose the PJT trophy game we are out and miss out on £40k revenue......

What game is more important? That's a rhetorical question btw.......!

Yeah but no but. Don't forget PPG.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 11, 2021, 21:56:28 pm
Yeah but no but. Don't forget PPG.

True....and I suppose we're owed one as we fell on the right side of it last season.....still trying to find out whether the 50% of games things is a thing.....ie can only use that and call it a season if half the games have been played...by everyone! Anything less than that and it would be null and void, and "as you were" for 2021-22....


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: everbrite on January 11, 2021, 22:21:01 pm
So we're outside the bottom 4 in the league and have 25 games to go. If we lose the next league game bah so what, we've still got another 24. If however we lose the PJT trophy game we are out and miss out on £40k revenue......

What game is more important? That's a rhetorical question btw.......!

They are both important; winning is important as is the prize of £40k and more money if get through Clearly L1 survival is essential but would play the strongest team as we still have the opportunity to sign replacement players. Based on this theory play Sheehan et al !  Winning is a desirable habit. Perhaps the Club will donate any winnings to help with Covid-19 testing?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: everbrite on January 11, 2021, 22:35:28 pm
True....and I suppose we're owed one as we fell on the right side of it last season.....still trying to find out whether the 50% of games things is a thing.....ie can only use that and call it a season if half the games have been played...by everyone! Anything less than that and it would be null and void, and "as you were" for 2021-22....

Not forgetting the FA, Papa John's etc competitions, Women's Soccer! 👍


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: CobblerForever on January 11, 2021, 23:33:52 pm
Play the team that is most likely to win the game on the day. Winning is a habit. Don't over think it. A very good way of ensuring we keep lads KC wants to move on would be to play them and get them injured.



Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 12, 2021, 04:10:26 am
For some reason ive got a very bad feeling about this one.
Cobbs 1 D*ngs 2
Smiffy and
Hoskmiester OG 89,90


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 12, 2021, 11:17:51 am
I'd imagine Horsfall, Marshall, Missilou, Korboa, Smith, maybe Caleb? will all be a position to move in. It's not so much that the first 11 will be tired after having a week and a bit off, but likely you'd want some of those to shake the rust off a bit in case they have to come in because of injuries to the first team over the next busy period.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Athena on January 12, 2021, 13:24:38 pm
Goodness only knows what state the pitch will be in at the start of the match - let alone at the end.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 12, 2021, 18:51:07 pm
Team:

Arnold; Harriman, Bolger, Horsfall; Hoskins, Watson, McWilliams, Sowerby, Mills; Ashley-Seal, Rose.

Subs: Mitchell, Smith, Adams, Korboa, Missilou, Chukwuemeka, Dyche.

So, welcome back into the team for Joseph Mills. However, no Joe Martin or Mark Marshall in the 18. Also, 'rested' is Jones & Sheehan. 


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 12, 2021, 18:57:52 pm
Team:

Arnold; Harriman, Bolger, Horsfall; Hoskins, Watson, McWilliams, Sowerby, Mills; Ashley-Seal, Rose.

Subs: Mitchell, Smith, Adams, Korboa, Missilou, Chukwuemeka, Dyche.

So, welcome back into the team for Joseph Mills. However, no Joe Martin or Mark Marshall in the 18. Also, 'rested' is Jones & Sheehan. 

A strong side.....good to see Mills back, but i'll change my tune if he breaks down after 30 minutes!

Looks like the end of the road for Martin and Marshall......can't see them coming back into the fold for the Oxford game if they don't make the bench for this.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 12, 2021, 19:07:46 pm
MK also name a strong side with just three changes from their penalty shootout defeat to Burnley at the weekend.
Former Norwich and Bournemouth midfielder Andrew Surman comes back into the side after a two week injury layoff, top scorer Cameron Jerome is rested though as Joe Mason starts up front.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Winslow Lee on January 12, 2021, 19:19:20 pm
Team:

no Joe Martin or Mark Marshall in the 18. 


Makes sense, I got the impression they were players he would ideally move on.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 12, 2021, 19:35:49 pm
Martin I get, but i'm still a bit perplexed by the Marshall situation.....

This is what Curle said less than a year ago when he brought him to the club...

"Manager Keith Curle said he was pleased to bring in "a player with pace, trickery, a strong work ethic" despite "really strong competition" from other clubs."

Makes you wonder how it went so wrong?


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 12, 2021, 19:41:33 pm
Team:

Arnold; Harriman, Bolger, Horsfall; Hoskins, Watson, McWilliams, Sowerby, Mills; Ashley-Seal, Rose.

Subs: Mitchell, Smith, Adams, Korboa, Missilou, Chukwuemeka, Dyche.

So, welcome back into the team for Joseph Mills. However, no Joe Martin or Mark Marshall in the 18. Also, 'rested' is Jones & Sheehan. 

Late change to the team. Steve Arnold replaced by Jonathan Mitchell with Dylan Berry on the bench. Arnold suffering from some stiffness. 


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: guest3264 on January 12, 2021, 19:43:06 pm
First time I have had a problem with ifollow.

7pm No Radio Northampton programme

7.38pm The 7pm news and programme starts broadcasting!

Anybody else?


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Winslow Lee on January 12, 2021, 19:48:03 pm
Martin I get, but i'm still a bit perplexed by the Marshall situation.....


I think the change to an extra defensive minded midfielder did it for both Holmes & Marshall especially with Hoskins now looking a better bet than Marshall at right wingback


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: guest3264 on January 12, 2021, 19:49:49 pm
Weird, ifollow 40 minute delay so logged out and rebooted and now sorted?!?


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 12, 2021, 19:51:12 pm
Working for me.
Problem for Marshall in having another 12 months on his legs woth his relatively old age, and having to transfer that up a division as well. Also, like Holmes and Adams, his natural position isnt involved in our favoured formation.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 12, 2021, 19:59:40 pm
Late change to the team. Steve Arnold replaced by Jonathan Mitchell with Dylan Berry on the bench. Arnold suffering from some stiffness. 
hes been on the **** again..


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Baldy on January 12, 2021, 20:02:01 pm
Sack 'em all!!!


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Baldy on January 12, 2021, 20:03:41 pm
Sorry. Bet 365 stitching me up. Sack 'em all anyway.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Clarity on January 12, 2021, 20:06:25 pm
Tim likes goats milk in his tea


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 12, 2021, 20:06:49 pm
Sorry. Bet 365 stitching me up. Sack 'em all anyway.
They're the greatest


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 12, 2021, 20:07:24 pm
Just saw Wilder finally got a win.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 12, 2021, 20:10:29 pm
Just saw Wilder finally got a win.

He was the greatest...


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Baldy on January 12, 2021, 20:14:14 pm
Sack 'em all now then!!!


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: CJ on January 12, 2021, 20:14:55 pm
FFS.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Baldy on January 12, 2021, 20:17:22 pm


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Bertie on January 12, 2021, 20:17:32 pm
Well this is fun. Midfield have gone awol - apart from McWilliams. Nothing getting through to the forwards. Being completely outclassed.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 12, 2021, 20:20:24 pm
Curle out!!!


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Baldy on January 12, 2021, 20:21:27 pm


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 12, 2021, 20:27:18 pm
we've been crap since the ironing board got put away......


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Baldy on January 12, 2021, 20:29:06 pm
we've been crap since the ironing board got put away......
I like the way you're talking Grange, I like the way you're talking.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Clarity on January 12, 2021, 20:30:23 pm
Fundamentally weíve forgotten our fundamentals


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 12, 2021, 20:31:00 pm
Curles taking us backwards.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 12, 2021, 20:32:01 pm
The other slices of action in the pizza cup tonight see....

Posh currently cruising, 4-0 up on Portsmouth
Lincoln beating Stanley 3-0
The Real Dons are also leading 1-0 at Bristol Rovers
Hull are through after a 3-2 win over Fleetwood, also in the last 8 are Sunderland following a 2-0 win over Port Vale
Oxford have taken the lead in the boat race


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 12, 2021, 20:34:17 pm
0-1 HT

Love the live text on the official site.... "Jonathan Mitchell tries a through ball......", you mean he hoofed it upfield?

Oh well, 45 minutes, no shot on target.....again!


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Manwork04 on January 12, 2021, 20:35:13 pm
what does anyone expect, no Holmes, no Marshall and no Adams absolutely no quality anywhere especially the manager who has absolutely no clue whatsoever!


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Winslow Lee on January 12, 2021, 20:37:26 pm
We always lose to MK


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Baldy on January 12, 2021, 20:37:47 pm
Fundamentally weíve forgotten our fundamentals
;D


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: CJ on January 12, 2021, 20:38:58 pm
Poor 1st half.
We'd be getting mullered against a decent side.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: EB Claret on January 12, 2021, 20:39:54 pm
Fundamentally weíve forgotten our fundamentals

We are doing a jigsaw and MK are playing dominos!


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 12, 2021, 20:47:25 pm
Is it the midfield not pressing? Wingbacks not attacking? In ability to find simple 5 yards pass? I dunno, we've had a couple of good touches and won a few second balls, but definitely feel that if the opposition just puts our centre-backs under any amount of pressure we'll just turn the ball over by going long and to no-one in particular.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Travelaway on January 12, 2021, 20:48:14 pm
Curles HT team talk:

Playing well lads, we have had more corners than them.
You've restricted the twits to 70% of the ball..keep playing the same and we will be ok...


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 12, 2021, 20:52:56 pm
Back under way.... Korboa on for Rose at HT


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 12, 2021, 20:53:28 pm
Gone to four at the back.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: CJ on January 12, 2021, 20:53:57 pm
Korboa for Rose?.. Someone please explain.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 12, 2021, 20:54:13 pm
Gone to four at the back.

Instead of 7 ?  ;D


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: 1HorshamCobbler on January 12, 2021, 21:00:40 pm
Rose looked the only one likely to create anything and gets taken off!


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Manwork04 on January 12, 2021, 21:06:31 pm
Substitutions are the only chink in Curles tactical armour  :P


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Baldy on January 12, 2021, 21:17:23 pm
Rose looked the only one likely to create anything and gets taken off!
He's the greatest!!!


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 12, 2021, 21:17:59 pm
This isnít a great watch...


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Baldy on January 12, 2021, 21:19:14 pm
I'm off to bed.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 12, 2021, 21:19:32 pm


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 12, 2021, 21:19:55 pm
Smiff on for the Seal......


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: CJ on January 12, 2021, 21:20:26 pm
This isnít a great watch...
My Ifollow is having a mare.
Buffering every few minutes and a s***e picture when it isnt.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 12, 2021, 21:21:13 pm
This isnít a great watch...

75 minutes gone..... no shots on target.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 12, 2021, 21:23:28 pm
75 minutes gone..... no shots on target.

Apart from the Korboa one?


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: 1HorshamCobbler on January 12, 2021, 21:24:41 pm
Kronos had the pass back. We look clueless again. Pitch not helping, again! Feel sorry for McWilliams he is the only bright spot


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: CJ on January 12, 2021, 21:27:43 pm
Ten minutes for Chuk to up his value


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 12, 2021, 21:28:44 pm
My Ifollow is having a mare.
Buffering every few minutes and a s***e picture when it isnt.

Mines not buffered once, but Iíve had s***e football on the screen for a while.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 12, 2021, 21:29:12 pm
0-2 now.....sack 'em all. Bolger foul in the box


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 12, 2021, 21:30:55 pm
Great challenge from the big man.

Still time to bring this one round. Get Seal back on.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 12, 2021, 21:31:13 pm
0-2 now.....sack 'em all. Bolger foul in the box

No complaints with the award. I watched it on SSN before RN had described the foul... ;D


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Bertie on January 12, 2021, 21:31:24 pm
Totally limp wristed performance. Barely a shot. McWilliams the only one who has impressed.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: CJ on January 12, 2021, 21:31:47 pm
0-2 Game over.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 12, 2021, 21:33:29 pm
Totally limp wristed performance. Barely a shot. McWilliams the only one who has impressed.

And this is after 10 days rest......!! MK played away against a PL side on Saturday, went to extra time and penalties and gave it their all.....yet they still have far too much for us tonight!


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 12, 2021, 21:38:10 pm
Apart from the Korboa one?

Going by the live stats on the official site.....Sky do indeed list a whole one shot on target!


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: 1HorshamCobbler on January 12, 2021, 21:39:14 pm
GPC, agree entirely. Embarrassing. There is absolutely nothing to be proud about in our style of play. As Pete Walton said early in the game, Curle sets us up to try and not lose the game rather than win it. Thatís why any flair in the Team is extinguished and itís so poor to watch. Add to that the overall poor quality of the Team itís just not enjoyable to watch.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 12, 2021, 21:40:43 pm
0-2 full time..... £40k down the pan..... oh well, at least we can concentrate on the League now......


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 12, 2021, 21:40:59 pm
FT 2-0


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: CJ on January 12, 2021, 21:42:41 pm
Arnold had the right idea.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: SadOldGit on January 12, 2021, 21:44:13 pm
Arnold had the right idea.

And Holmes...


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: EB Claret on January 12, 2021, 21:46:36 pm
Poor effort by MK, eleven of them against Shaun McWilliams and they only won 2 nil!


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Carton Lid on January 12, 2021, 21:47:51 pm
You have to say KC has got away with it with no fan's in the ground. I think there would have been a reaction from the fans where, on average, we have only put in anything like a performance around one game in four. I'm struggling to think of a game where Sheehan hasn't played and we've been anything but dreadful.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Madrid Cobbler on January 12, 2021, 21:49:10 pm
Even Tim didn't think we'd get a goal this evening. That's how poor we were. McWilliams continues to impress and at least Mills is back, but otherwise pretty dire. Our defensive game relies on pressing the opposition, but, despite having played a cup game + extra time 3 days ago, MK pressed far more effectively than we did. They also have the quality on the ball that we definitely don't have and won the game at a canter.

Korboa has been very disappointing in his last few appearances after a bright start to his Cobblers career. He gets pushed off the ball far too easily and doesn't get stuck in either. Maybe not keeping his place in the team despite a bright start has knocked his confidence, but I can't see KC liking what he saw tonight.

Zero goal threat yet again, but it won't matter who we sign and put up front unless they get some kind of service. Lumping it up from the back just doesn't work at this level with the players we have.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Manwork04 on January 12, 2021, 21:49:25 pm
Wonder how happy KT is with Curle spunking £40k.......
Truly dreadful style of play, getting rid of your best players, you reap what you sow.
If KT had any respect for the fans heíd bin Curle first thing in the morning.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Coolcat on January 12, 2021, 21:50:39 pm
You have to say KC has got away with it with no fan's in the ground. I think there would have been a reaction from the fans where, on average, we have only put in anything like a performance around one game in four. I'm struggling to think of a game where Sheehan hasn't played and we've been anything but dreadful.
Tonight would have only been 1034 happy clappers anyway.
I dread Saturday!


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Manwork04 on January 12, 2021, 21:54:12 pm
If itís a repeat of the away fixture Curle has to go.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: JollyCobbler on January 12, 2021, 21:58:10 pm
You have to say KC has got away with it with no fan's in the ground. I think there would have been a reaction from the fans where, on average, we have only put in anything like a performance around one game in four. I'm struggling to think of a game where Sheehan hasn't played and we've been anything but dreadful.

This. MK went to extra time and penalties at the weekend, so surely putting it on them from the offset would have paid dividends. But no, not super Keith. The only thing keeping him in the job is the knowledge that the season may get scrubbed. Absolutely shocking performance, again! Another two hours I'll never get back, and absolutely the last game I am paying to watch unless things change drastically.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: JollyCobbler on January 12, 2021, 22:04:40 pm
Tonight would have only been 1034 happy clappers anyway.
I dread Saturday!
I always fancy us at home against Oxford, but with what we are seeing this season I can see them tearing us a new one.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 12, 2021, 22:05:08 pm
If itís a repeat of the away fixture Curle has to go.

I don't think he's going anywhere anytime soon. He's only just got 4 points from 6 in the league. That's not my hope but my thoughts.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 12, 2021, 22:11:10 pm
I don't think he's going anywhere anytime soon. He's only just got 4 points from 6 in the league. That's not my hope but my thoughts.

I tend to agree....only a small sample I know but I reckon that win over Gillingham bought him another 10 games including the January transfer window......


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 12, 2021, 22:22:36 pm
Iím tired of this personally, 2 decent performances beat Gillingham, credible result against Sunderland, poor showing in the tin pot cup and off we go again with people going berserk? Curle ainít going anywhere and neither should he under the circumstances so get over it? Told you lot didnít it?


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Manwork04 on January 12, 2021, 23:44:39 pm
Iím tired of this personally, 2 decent performances beat Gillingham, credible result against Sunderland, poor showing in the tin pot cup and off we go again with people going berserk? Curle ainít going anywhere and neither should he under the circumstances so get over it? Told you lot didnít it?
2 decent performances in how many? Curle out!


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 13, 2021, 00:21:17 am
2 decent performances in how many? Curle out!
Call me old fashioned but Iím guessing this may continue to be a source of dispute for us?


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: guest3264 on January 13, 2021, 06:49:37 am
Wonder how happy KT is with Curle spunking £40k.......
Truly dreadful style of play, getting rid of your best players, you reap what you sow.
If KT had any respect for the fans heíd bin Curle first thing in the morning.
'getting rid of your best players'?

We did not get rid of Morton and Wharton. We tried to buy them!
Where did you post thet we should have kept Goode instead of taking a million pouds?
Oliver was offered a new contract.
Only Turnbull was got rid of and that was because of the silly money JFH gave him.

Don't let facts get in the way of your agenda!


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 13, 2021, 07:03:42 am
just when you thought lockdown couldnít become any more dull ; any more nauseating ; any more depressing .....
Curle turns up with his bunch of half wits and serves up yet another display that sucks the remaining glimmer of light and last fragment of positivity deep from within your soul .
If crowds were in the stadium , he would be out by now . No supporter would stand for such dross .
Curle is a fraud and he is getting away with it


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 13, 2021, 07:20:51 am
GPC, agree entirely. Embarrassing. There is absolutely nothing to be proud about in our style of play. As Pete Walton said early in the game, Curle sets us up to try and not lose the game rather than win it. Thatís why any flair in the Team is extinguished and itís so poor to watch. Add to that the overall poor quality of the Team itís just not enjoyable to watch.
Curle knows that he doesnít have to entertain when there are no crowds in the grounds . He would never get away with that normally .
The problem is , he canít even deliver a sound defensive display against a team that played a few days ago .
Anyone that thinks this clown should stay is nothing short of deluded . Promote from within because anything is better than this dross


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: 1HorshamCobbler on January 13, 2021, 07:56:16 am
I dare anyone to state they are enjoying the football this season. Surely football is an entertainment industry. There are plenty of other pastimes for the population to enjoy once lockdown ends and as a Club we have to compete for that share of a persons free time and budget. For pretty much all of this season and the majority of last there has been no entertainment, would you continue going to the Cinema twice a week throughout the year to watch a film hoping that amongst the dross you might be able to watch a good movie once or twice a year, you just wouldnít go, you would find something else to do with your time that left you with a Ďhighí. Last night was an opportunity to leave fans with a high and we totally missed it. The pitch is dreadful, it looks non league, having been in the East Stand recently its non league, we can barely pass to one another, itís non league (Smith as example misplaces a pass from 2 yards, Hoskins constantly going back with ball which is then lofted aimlessly forward and a minute later we are conceding a penalty because we lost possession). True, there is no right for us to win games etc but Curle is getting away with it as there are no fans in the ground. If we are open for business next season I think supporters will be voting with their feet if we donít remain in this Division as a bit like everything else we could then be heading for Non League


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Manwork04 on January 13, 2021, 08:06:54 am
'getting rid of your best players'?

We did not get rid of Morton and Wharton. We tried to buy them!
Where did you post thet we should have kept Goode instead of taking a million pouds?
Oliver was offered a new contract.
Only Turnbull was got rid of and that was because of the silly money JFH gave him.

Don't let facts get in the way of your agenda!
We tried to by Morton and Wharton 😂😂😂😂😂😂 you seriously believe that spin, hilarious!
Goode was a no brainier but look what we replaced him with Racic, absolute dross.
 I was referring to the like of Holmes, Marshall and Adams you know the players that can beat a man and actually have some skill!


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: guest3264 on January 13, 2021, 08:41:26 am
We tried to by Morton and Wharton 😂😂😂😂😂😂 you seriously believe that spin, hilarious!
Goode was a no brainier but look what we replaced him with Racic, absolute dross.
 I was referring to the like of Holmes, Marshall and Adams you know the players that can beat a man and actually have some skill!

YOUR phrase 'getting rid of our best players' I responded unless you have other proof.

Then you change your stance to 'Holmes, Marshall and Adams', what games have they given MOM performances?

HILARIOUS and Sad!!!


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Clarity on January 13, 2021, 10:21:32 am
We tried to by Morton and Wharton 😂😂😂😂😂😂 you seriously believe that spin, hilarious!
Goode was a no brainier but look what we replaced him with Racic, absolute dross.
 I was referring to the like of Holmes, Marshall and Adams you know the players that can beat a man and actually have some skill!

The problem is, in the system he plays possibly our most creative wide players are too busy going the other way. I suppose he wants them to get forward and deliver crosses but for whatever reason we get penned in. I've also noticed that when they do venture forward we don't seem to cover then adequately resulting in most teams exploiting the space.

Point being our better players are struggling to perform as well as the rest in this system, thats why they're in and out of the side


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 13, 2021, 10:50:21 am
Watching Scott Fraser last night and I was thinking when was the last player we had in his position that looked that classy (in the peak of his career), Martin Smith was coming to the end of his.


Title: Re: Pizza Cup Last 16 Home v MK Dons Tuesday night 12/01/21
Post by: Manwork04 on January 13, 2021, 13:02:41 pm
YOUR phrase 'getting rid of our best players' I responded unless you have other proof.

Then you change your stance to 'Holmes, Marshall and Adams', what games have they given MOM performances?

HILARIOUS and Sad!!!
I changed my stance,  ;D it was your pi5s poor comprehension of my hypothesis that led you to think it was players from last season, I canít change my stance in you misunderstanding 😂😂😂
From now on when I reply to you I will dumb it down so you can understand, bless.