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Title: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: guest49 on May 08, 2022, 10:01:18 am
Yesterdayís done.

How many tickets? Whoís coming?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on May 08, 2022, 11:28:52 am
We've given Mansfield 1,468 tickets for our home game...I don't understand that. I'm sure we would have sold out the east stand.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: guest49 on May 08, 2022, 11:41:47 am
We've given Mansfield 1,468 tickets for our home game...I don't understand that. I'm sure we would have sold out the east stand.

Exeter all over again...you'd think we'd give ourselves the best chance unless there is a stipulation on minimum allocations based on capacity.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Zen Master on May 08, 2022, 12:49:48 pm
There is EFL guidance on this as follows.

 3.3 The Visiting Club shall have the right to claim 2,000 tickets for use by its supporters (or such number as represents 10% of all tickets reserved or otherwise sold in advance, if less than 2,000). The following conditions shall apply:

Or if SBeds interprets it we have missed out on selling a gazillion tickets that would have paid off the awesome mega extension footballing pleasure palace due to 20 years of out of towners only interested in a land grab.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Zen Master on May 08, 2022, 12:55:36 pm
If we do not sell this out completely Iíd be really surprised and disappointed.
Bring a mate, the casual few times a year folk, new people yet to discover the pleasure of watching the Cobblers.
Every extra bit of noise, the incremental difference to get us to the final.
 Staff the f ucking bars, set up extra extra pumps, pre pour the f ucking drinks.

I f ucking hate Mansfield. Rant over.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Irchy cob on May 08, 2022, 13:08:55 pm
As others have already touched on, if we have given them more tickets than they are entitled to then it is very short-sighted - weíre going to need every advantage that we can get.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: west stand oap on May 08, 2022, 13:41:07 pm
Personally I doubt that giving Mansfield around an extra 500 tickets will impact the result and as their away end holds 1800 it would seem unfair to only give them about half of that. If we only let them have the 944 in the south we would be up in arms if they decided to limit us to the same at their place and put segregation in place to allow them to get extra home fans in the away end.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 08, 2022, 13:45:30 pm
Weíve got our work cut out with this one. Mansfield are a decent outfit.

Will be difficult with heads down, keeper suspended, one centre forward thatís stopped shooting again and the other one thatís now missed 4 1 on 1s in the last 3 games.

 >:D


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: corno_ntfc on May 08, 2022, 13:54:39 pm
We've given Mansfield 1,468 tickets for our home game...I don't understand that. I'm sure we would have sold out the east stand.

Perhaps based on us getting 1800 in their away end?

Or being cautious we wouldn't sell our ourselves?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 08, 2022, 14:00:11 pm
As others have already touched on, if we have given them more tickets than they are entitled to then it is very short-sighted - weíre going to need every advantage that we can get.

Welcome back mate. Where have you been?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Irchy cob on May 08, 2022, 14:07:35 pm
Welcome back mate. Where have you been?

Alright mate, just had a few struggles over the last few months and the last thing I needed was some of the negativity on the message board on top of that - Iíll probably regret it but there you go.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 08, 2022, 14:10:45 pm
Alright mate, just had a few struggles over the last few months and the last thing I needed was some of the negativity on the message board on top of that - Iíll probably regret it but there you go.

Sorry to hear about the struggles but good to have you back.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Irchy cob on May 08, 2022, 14:16:23 pm
Sorry to hear about the struggles but good to have you back.

Cheers mate.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on May 08, 2022, 14:26:42 pm
Personally I doubt that giving Mansfield around an extra 500 tickets will impact the result and as their away end holds 1800 it would seem unfair to only give them about half of that. If we only let them have the 944 in the south we would be up in arms if they decided to limit us to the same at their place and put segregation in place to allow them to get extra home fans in the away end.

I think the point is that we are putting segregation in place..we are giving the away stand + extra. That is not the same as cutting the away stand if they did it. Their away stand is just bigger.

There will be 50 odd seats that don't get used because of it.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Larry on May 08, 2022, 15:31:17 pm
We've always sold out play off semis.
I'm not sure that the number of away fans really makes a difference. They can chant all they like, it's the quality of football that will sweep us to victory.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on May 08, 2022, 15:44:04 pm
We've always sold out play off semis.
I'm not sure that the number of away fans really makes a difference. They can chant all they like, it's the quality of football that will sweep us to victory.

2013, semi final against Cheltenham, attendance 6,563
2005, semi final against Southend, attendance 6,601
2004, semi final against Mansfield, attendance 6,960
1998, semi final against Bristol Rovers, attendance 7,501
1997, semi final against Cardiff City, attendance 7,302

Only one of the five semi-finals sold out......I don't expect this one too either.



Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Larry on May 08, 2022, 15:49:07 pm
2013, semi final against Cheltenham, attendance 6,563
2005, semi final against Southend, attendance 6,601
2004, semi final against Mansfield, attendance 6,960
1998, semi final against Bristol Rovers, attendance 7,501
1997, semi final against Cardiff City, attendance 7,302

Only one of the five semi-finals sold out......I don't expect this one too either.



OK statto, did the aways take-up their allocation?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: CobblerForever on May 08, 2022, 15:59:05 pm
This thread appears to require a different heading - something like Mansfield Play off Ticket Allocations (Home and Away Ends) Field Mill & Sixfields. I was expecting debate and analysis associated with the actual match next Saturday evening at Mansfield's ground. I was disappointed.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Larry on May 08, 2022, 16:03:35 pm
I was expecting debate and analysis associated with the actual match

What?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: CobblerForever on May 08, 2022, 16:10:46 pm
What?

GPC and west stand oap usually provide an excellent introduction to the game - a preview. I'm sure you knew this anyway.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: guest49 on May 08, 2022, 16:14:22 pm
The home leg may well depend on Saturday. If we get by 3 goals theyíll be giving tickets away. Hopefully a tight game with a draw or one goal defeat max and then we have every chance. Weíd obviously love a win in the first game but may set us up on the back foot which rarely ends well. Unless we win 5 nil and then we can have a party, although probably be 4 nil down with 5 minutes to go!
 ::)

That final performance against Exeter was a proper rarity.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Larry on May 08, 2022, 16:16:29 pm
GPC and west stand oap usually provide an excellent introduction to the game - a preview. I'm sure you knew this anyway.

Agreed but when does the insightful debate come in to it? It's always how bad Hoskins and Rose are and how our other strikers can't score.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Bingers on May 08, 2022, 16:42:19 pm
This thread appears to require a different heading - something like Mansfield Play off Ticket Allocations (Home and Away Ends) Field Mill & Sixfields. I was expecting debate and analysis associated with the actual match next Saturday evening at Mansfield's ground. I was disappointed.

At this point my biggest concern is getting a ticket, not who the armchair team selectors want to put in goal. I still don't know what my chances are of getting a ticket , so I am also disappointed.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 08, 2022, 16:55:28 pm
2013, semi final against Cheltenham, attendance 6,563
2005, semi final against Southend, attendance 6,601
2004, semi final against Mansfield, attendance 6,960
1998, semi final against Bristol Rovers, attendance 7,501
1997, semi final against Cardiff City, attendance 7,302

Only one of the five semi-finals sold out......I don't expect this one too either.



Sky Sports coverage doesn't help. Some may prefer to watch it on TV instead of paying out £22 to be at the match.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Grove on May 08, 2022, 17:07:18 pm
Fickle fan here, i cant do this play off stuff again, Mansfield is without doubt the most hostile away match, couldnt bare going up there and getting beat. i wouldnt trust myself to keep quiet


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: tcobb on May 08, 2022, 17:17:08 pm
Another embarrassing  argument this one. If we got offered 950 tickets for Mansfield away, some fans would be up in arms, why so few ? Why arent they being fair ? They shouldnt be allowed to keep them for home fans.
 Give Mansfield the correct allocation for our home game, its not fair!! we have given them too many!!! we should keep them for home fans, you cant make it up sometimes.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: St Edmundsbury Cobbler on May 08, 2022, 18:16:53 pm
2013, semi final against Cheltenham, attendance 6,563
2005, semi final against Southend, attendance 6,601
2004, semi final against Mansfield, attendance 6,960
1998, semi final against Bristol Rovers, attendance 7,501
1997, semi final against Cardiff City, attendance 7,302

Only one of the five semi-finals sold out......I don't expect this one too either.



Imagine if we'd have had a bigger ground and a bank of old school terracing...


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: CobblerForever on May 08, 2022, 18:43:12 pm
The good news is that each of the play off clubs are the better supported teams in L2 so the net revenue paid to each club will be that much higher. Each club receives 1/4th of half the total net revenue from the semi finals. The other half goes into a pool controlled by the Football League. Kelvin and David will want to put these monies back into the player budget for next season (I feel sure).


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Peter Frost on May 08, 2022, 18:50:23 pm
Anyone without a ticket or Sky the cheapest option is NOW TV package - about £11 for 24 hour or there is currently an offer on at £20 for a month


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Peter Frost on May 08, 2022, 18:54:48 pm
Just cheering on Wycombe in a half empty stadium MK but they still only gave Wycombe 2000 tickets who wanted double - strange how a club can turn down circa £50 grand when there are plenty of seats available.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 08, 2022, 19:16:27 pm
Just cheering on Wycombe in a half empty stadium MK but they still only gave Wycombe 2000 tickets who wanted double - strange how a club can turn down circa £50 grand when there are plenty of seats available.

They've also separated them by a significant seating gap, in order to reduce their impact.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WadeyCobbler on May 08, 2022, 19:22:47 pm
I think we will struggle to sell our away allocation due to the time of the match and it being live on Sky Sports. I'm not going to go, but went to all the other play-off semi-finals. The home leg may sell out if we don't have a big defecit from the first leg, but night matches aren't the fullest usually.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: DrillingCobbler on May 08, 2022, 19:44:56 pm
These days I go with my 12 year old lad. He was crying at the end of yesterdays game, its a tough one trying to give your kid the attention he needs in those moments when I needed the same attention myself!!  ;D

Anyway, ref Mansfield. Given it being A Saturday night and the kick off time, fans will be half or pretty full cut, the fixture has the potential for trouble I think. Cant do the train so its bus or car. Mansfield is a sh1t hole and I've just spent this weekend in the biggest sh1t hole of them all.  Plus its forecasted to be a lovely day. A few of us are going to enjoy a barbecue and a 'Cobblers evening in the garden/living room' and watch it on Skysports.

I also went to Mansfield earlier this season and that was enough for this year!  ;D

I hope we sell out the allocation but Id be a little surprised if we do. I think we will easily sell out the home game though....


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on May 08, 2022, 21:16:45 pm
I canít believe that people are even contemplating not going to Mansfield. Yes, thereís every chance theyíll turn us over and it will be miserable. But just imagine how completely satisfying it would be if we did a bit of a job on them at their place..

C'mon guys. Donít abandon them now.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Dan on May 08, 2022, 21:31:51 pm
I canít believe that people are even contemplating not going to Mansfield. Yes, thereís every chance theyíll turn us over and it will be miserable. But just imagine how completely satisfying it would be if we did a bit of a job on them at their place..

C'mon guys. Donít abandon them now.

My partners delivering the latest Cobblers fan and the due date is May 19th. I didnít go to Barrow as that was far too risky to travel to in case of an early delivery.

Saturday is well and truly in the danger zone, but Iím buying a ticket and will be travelling up on the day if thereís no sign of the little guy.

Iím totally with you Nigel, this is the play offs and we are the form side. If people can get there, get there. We need that stand sold out and to be vocal.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: everbrite on May 08, 2022, 21:37:49 pm
I think we will struggle to sell our away allocation due to the time of the match and it being live on Sky Sports. I'm not going to go, but went to all the other play-off semi-finals. The home leg may sell out if we don't have a big defecit from the first leg, but night matches aren't the fullest usually.

Somewhat disappointing to here?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on May 08, 2022, 21:44:40 pm
My partners delivering the latest Cobblers fan and the due date is May 19th. I didnít go to Barrow as that was far too risky to travel to in case of an early delivery.

Saturday is well and truly in the danger zone, but Iím buying a ticket and will be travelling up on the day if thereís no sign of the little guy.

Iím totally with you Nigel, this is the play offs and we are the form side. If people can get there, get there. We need that stand sold out and to be vocal.

Good man. Thatís the spirit.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on May 08, 2022, 21:44:50 pm
We've not done too well with the dates of our games.....

The 1st Leg is on Saturday a couple of hours after the FA Cup Final, the second leg clashes with the Europa League Final, and the playoff final itself is a couple of hours before the Champions League final.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WadeyCobbler on May 08, 2022, 21:48:29 pm
Somewhat disappointing to here?

I'm emotionally scarred from previous visits and from yesterday.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on May 08, 2022, 21:57:05 pm
What is this bigging up of the awful Mansfield experience, being touted as a reason not to attend. We've been and are still going to worse places. They have a few mouthy fcukers and even more wannabes, but fcuk em. Get there and make noise, not excuses. Itís a hugely important game. MassiveÖ.. Get behind the lads.

How about a theme for this game.. Something like the JJ O'Toole one we did. What could possibly go wrongÖ Ahem

Seriously though guys. Fcuking Sky sports 🙄🙄 Get your @rses there.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Manwork04 on May 08, 2022, 21:58:29 pm
Just cheering on Wycombe in a half empty stadium MK but they still only gave Wycombe 2000 tickets who wanted double - strange how a club can turn down circa £50 grand when there are plenty of seats available.
The only thing to cheer me up this weekend watching MK lose after finishing 3rd.
Play offs are a complete lottery, I am resigning myself to another season in the pub league.
Iíll be at Mansfield.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 08, 2022, 22:35:50 pm
https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2022/may/posf_1l_tickets/
1651 allocated.
It'll be disappointing if we aren't at least asking for more after selling these...probably won't get them but...


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Peter Frost on May 08, 2022, 22:46:06 pm
The only thing to cheer me up this weekend watching MK lose after finishing 3rd.
Play offs are a complete lottery, I am resigning myself to another season in the pub league.
Iíll be at Mansfield.

Yes I had a chuckle at that - particularly as MK were by far the better side on the day     - as the song goes ď you donít always get what you deserveÖ..ď

I donít have a good feeling about the play offs but to be fair I never have and we have managed to get to the final 4 times and win 2 so as you say complete lottery


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on May 08, 2022, 22:46:35 pm
https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2022/may/posf_1l_tickets/
1651 allocated.
It'll be disappointing if we aren't at least asking for more after selling these...probably won't get them but...

Won't get any more as there is nowhere else to put us....


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 08, 2022, 23:34:57 pm
https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2022/may/posf_1l_tickets/
1651 allocated.
It'll be disappointing if we aren't at least asking for more after selling these...probably won't get them but...
State of those advertising hoardings..


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: London cobbler on May 09, 2022, 08:46:33 am
Slightly miffed its a late kick off as means I'll need a hotel too. Wont be in Mansfield though! Might pop down to Nottingham and stay there.

One thing I've not seen yet (apologies if I have missed it) is we have to get behind Maxted from the warm up all the way through the game. That's the one thing I'm most worried by as Roberts has been key all season.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: everbrite on May 09, 2022, 08:51:21 am
The only thing to cheer me up this weekend watching MK lose after finishing 3rd.
Play offs are a complete lottery, I am resigning myself to another season in the pub league.
Iíll be at Mansfield.


True supporter and good lad!


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: everbrite on May 09, 2022, 09:31:44 am
Alright mate, just had a few struggles over the last few months and the last thing I needed was some of the negativity on the message board on top of that - Iíll probably regret it but there you go.

Chin up Irchy donít let the negative ones get you down!


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: everbrite on May 09, 2022, 10:19:54 am
Mansfield Away tickets:
You may already know this so apologies; tickets on sale from 1300hrs today! Season tkts get preference (apparently). No excuse from me if I fail to get tkt for both games!


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: London cobbler on May 09, 2022, 10:59:07 am
Mansfield Away tickets:
You may already know this so apologies; tickets on sale from 1300hrs today! Season tkts get preference (apparently). No excuse from me if I fail to get tkt for both games!
Also home tickets to everyone from 1pm


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: BedsCobb on May 09, 2022, 11:01:42 am
2013, semi final against Cheltenham, attendance 6,563
2005, semi final against Southend, attendance 6,601
2004, semi final against Mansfield, attendance 6,960
1998, semi final against Bristol Rovers, attendance 7,501
1997, semi final against Cardiff City, attendance 7,302

Only one of the five semi-finals sold out......I don't expect this one too either.


You can't just rock up and buy a ticket.
It has to go to ST holders first then just a few days of open sale to personal callers, so many don't bother.

They should reserve the ST seats and open sale on all other seats from day 1.



Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: London cobbler on May 09, 2022, 11:04:59 am
You can't just rock up and buy a ticket.
It has to go to ST holders first then just a few days of open sale to personal callers, so many don't bother.

They should reserve the ST seats and open sale on all other seats from day 1.


Not sure about previous seasons but thats exactly what they have done this season.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: St Edmundsbury Cobbler on May 09, 2022, 13:04:38 pm
Website is struggling


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: London cobbler on May 09, 2022, 13:07:57 pm
Website is struggling
Indeed. I blame KT. He should have spent thousands on a system like ticketmaster just in case we got the playoffs.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: 45Yearsandstillsupporting on May 09, 2022, 13:32:42 pm
Website just whirring away, can't get through on the phone.  Are they just booking tickets for fans that have turned up at the ground?  Live over an hour away and worker today, lunch break over at 2pm.  Anyone booked at the ground or are systems just down?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: BrixworthCobbler on May 09, 2022, 13:35:25 pm
Website just whirring away, can't get through on the phone.  Are they just booking tickets for fans that have turned up at the ground?  Live over an hour away and worker today, lunch break over at 2pm.  Anyone booked at the ground or are systems just down?

Seems like the website is down / can't handle the surge in people logging on to buy - I'd be shocked if they sell out on day 1 for the home game so don't worry too much, try again tonight if you don't get through before 2pm


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: St Edmundsbury Cobbler on May 09, 2022, 13:36:25 pm
I would assume that if people are at the stadium and booking over the phone, the whole system is going to be slammed. Might eat lunch and come back in a bit.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: London cobbler on May 09, 2022, 13:36:57 pm
Website just whirring away, can't get through on the phone.  Are they just booking tickets for fans that have turned up at the ground?  Live over an hour away and worker today, lunch break over at 2pm.  Anyone booked at the ground or are systems just down?
Said they are prioritising fans at the office over phone calls but website should be working. Although i've been sat for 35 mins with it refreshing every 10 secs


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: 45Yearsandstillsupporting on May 09, 2022, 13:47:00 pm
Looking at NTFC website, it appears tickets for the game at Mansfield will only be available to book online from THURSDAY.  If you are a season ticket holder you should be able to book tickets for the game at Sixfields online from 1pm today, still whirring.

1st leg ticket info:-

https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2022/may/posf_1l_tickets/

2nd leg ticket info:-

https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2022/may/posf_2l_tickets/


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: everbrite on May 09, 2022, 13:47:21 pm


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: everbrite on May 09, 2022, 13:49:21 pm
Said they are prioritising fans at the office over phone calls but website should be working. Although i've been sat for 35 mins with it refreshing every 10 secs

To true - now watering my runner beans, 2nd attempt but can is no good. 3rd , 4th attempt, has any body actually got through today?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Irchy cob on May 09, 2022, 13:52:35 pm
To true - now watering my runner beans

Is that a euphemism?!


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Manwork04 on May 09, 2022, 13:58:54 pm


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: BrixworthCobbler on May 09, 2022, 14:00:20 pm
Looking at NTFC website, it appears tickets for the game at Mansfield will only be available to book online from THURSDAY.  If you are a season ticket holder you should be able to book tickets for the game at Sixfields online from 1pm today, still whirring.

1st leg ticket info:-

https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2022/may/posf_1l_tickets/

2nd leg ticket info:-

https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2022/may/posf_2l_tickets/

Its today from 1pm online for the home leg... well, it should be


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: everbrite on May 09, 2022, 14:08:23 pm
Is that a euphemism?!

Don't know what that means but if its rude ............. ;D


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: St Edmundsbury Cobbler on May 09, 2022, 16:37:49 pm
Finally managed to get some tickets for the second leg via the website. Waiting for my confirmation email, however the transaction is now pending in my bank account


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: MCHammer on May 09, 2022, 16:42:37 pm
Now the dust has settled and the dissapointment gone I'm looking forward to the play offs.  We've hit form at the right time of the season and we owe Mansfield one.

Watched Mansfield against Salford the other week and they didn't defend set pieces well.  They clearly have a couple of decent players but nothing we haven't got ourselves.  Keep it tight first leg then have one of those special nights at Sixfields!


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: 45Yearsandstillsupporting on May 09, 2022, 17:15:57 pm
Left a voicemail on ticket office number at 1:15pm, no call back, cant book home tickets for game against Mansfield as just whirring away and refreshing every 10 minutes.  So I can't buy tickets for home or away because no-one answers the phone or returns messages, can't book online as the system can't cope and can't come in person as I have a job Monday to Friday and live over an hour away. 

At this rate it'll be Sky for both legs for me, not what I want. Disappointing is an understatement, not good enough.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: ntfc_kjd on May 09, 2022, 17:30:16 pm
Finally managed to get some tickets for the second leg via the website. Waiting for my confirmation email, however the transaction is now pending in my bank account

This happened to me but eventually got the email.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on May 09, 2022, 17:33:16 pm
I think the real issue here is the clash with Eurovision


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Shoemaker on May 09, 2022, 17:34:47 pm
Left a voicemail on ticket office number at 1:15pm, no call back, cant book home tickets for game against Mansfield as just whirring away and refreshing every 10 minutes.  So I can't buy tickets for home or away because no-one answers the phone or returns messages, can't book online as the system can't cope and can't come in person as I have a job Monday to Friday and live over an hour away. 

At this rate it'll be Sky for both legs for me, not what I want. Disappointing is an understatement, not good enough.
Sky coverage will be good and think of the money youíll save.
Watch it in a pub and spend the money on beer to drown your sorrows/celebrate.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Shoemaker on May 09, 2022, 17:36:03 pm
Have the trust 200 had priority ticketing arrangements ?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Manwork04 on May 09, 2022, 17:36:20 pm
got my home ticket, the ticket office told me they doubt the away tickets will go on general sale as we only have 1600 and more than double that in season ticket holders.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: everbrite on May 09, 2022, 17:58:30 pm
got my home ticket, the ticket office told me they doubt the away tickets will go on general sale as we only have 1600 and more than double that in season ticket holders.

You did well, selected my tkt, then was asked to login again. Get the impression that the web site is all over the place.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: corno_ntfc on May 09, 2022, 18:52:04 pm
I think the real issue here is the clash with Eurovision

Glad someone else said it  :afro


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: west stand oap on May 09, 2022, 19:00:11 pm
Went down to the office to get our tickets for both games. Arrived 2.45pm and got into the office at 3.55pm, but had a nice chat to fellow supporters while waiting.
We could not make the league game at Mansfield as we were travelling but I recall some comments afterwards about what a cr@p place Mansfield was and posters stating they would never go again, I wonder how many have now changed their minds.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Bingers on May 09, 2022, 19:21:33 pm
At this point my biggest concern is getting a ticket, not who the armchair team selectors want to put in goal. I still don't know what my chances are of getting a ticket , so I am also disappointed.

So, I need to hope there are still away leg tickets left on Thursday.


Right then, Maxted or Rose? How many clean sheets for each?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WhiteDoggyDo on May 09, 2022, 19:42:20 pm
You can't just rock up and buy a ticket.
It has to go to ST holders first then just a few days of open sale to personal callers, so many don't bother.

They should reserve the ST seats and open sale on all other seats from day 1.


Are you watching from the hill Dave?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Follyking on May 09, 2022, 20:18:47 pm
Only 450 sold today for away leg. I got a ticket for both home and away, but I was holding on the phone for an hour before getting through at about 3.30


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: cobbler151 on May 09, 2022, 20:53:29 pm
I don't know if it's the fall out of Saturday, but I have zero motivation for the play-offs


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WadeyCobbler on May 09, 2022, 20:57:19 pm
Got my home ticket online just now after about a 10 minute wait of page refreshing and another 10 minutes processing and another 10 minutes waiting for the confirmation email.  All a bit frustrating but I got there. Shame there's no print at home option though as it means we all have to collect them meaning a queue at some point.

Only 450 away tickets sold. I don't think they will sell out.

If we get through to the final there has to be a better way of buying tickets. Was it online last time from Wembley direct? Better than queuing for half a day like in 1997 and 1998 I recall.  


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Mr Cobbler on May 09, 2022, 21:13:20 pm

I've printed my tickets (2 season ticket holders and 2 non-season ticket holders) for the PO home leg using the "Print at Home Option" from the link within the Booking Confirmation email, has anyone else been able to do the same?

I note the Club website says this option is not available so will check when I get my away tickets, as don't want to watch this one from the hill!

Rich


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: West Stand on May 09, 2022, 21:43:43 pm
Got my home ticket online just now after about a 10 minute wait of page refreshing and another 10 minutes processing and another 10 minutes waiting for the confirmation email.  All a bit frustrating but I got there. Shame there's no print at home option though as it means we all have to collect them meaning a queue at some point.

Only 450 away tickets sold. I don't think they will sell out.

If we get through to the final there has to be a better way of buying tickets. Was it online last time from Wembley direct? Better than queuing for half a day like in 1997 and 1998 I recall.  


It was through Ticketmaster if I remember correctly. Certainly wasn't through the club's website.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: BrixworthCobbler on May 09, 2022, 21:50:55 pm
Yeah just got the home one in about 5 mins.

As usual people getting their knickers in a twist and can't wait a few hours and have to be part of an exclusive club to get them the minute they go on sale  ::)

Was never going to sell out on day 1, calm yourselves down


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Manwork04 on May 09, 2022, 21:56:40 pm
FFS they only went on sale at 1 pm to season ticket holders and away match booking forms.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: BrixworthCobbler on May 09, 2022, 21:58:51 pm
FFS they only went on sale at 1 pm to season ticket holders and away match booking forms.

Yeah the away ones.... not the home ones if you read things properly


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on May 09, 2022, 22:00:19 pm
Mansfield sold all their 1468 allocation for the second leg within the day.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 09, 2022, 22:04:45 pm
I've printed my tickets (2 season ticket holders and 2 non-season ticket holders) for the PO home leg using the "Print at Home Option" from the link within the Booking Confirmation email, has anyone else been able to do the same?

I note the Club website says this option is not available so will check when I get my away tickets, as don't want to watch this one from the hill!

Rich

Yes, I printed mine from the confirmation email also. That's the way I always do it if I need to order any tickets for cup games etc.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Manwork04 on May 09, 2022, 22:06:14 pm
Yeah the away ones.... not the home ones if you read things properly
Iím agreeing with you, if you read the fcŻing thread, so you read things properly.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Dan on May 09, 2022, 22:11:12 pm
Mansfield sold all their 1468 allocation for the second leg within the day.

Genuine question as I donít know.

Did they have to queue or could they do that online? For me I think they need to get them online by Wednesday latest. Itís 2022.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: STAGS1 on May 09, 2022, 22:26:31 pm
Genuine question as I don’t know.

Did they have to queue or could they do that online? For me I think they need to get them online by Wednesday latest. It’s 2022.

No had to queue up for Away tickets or phone up , It was all season ticket holders today and you could get tickets for home game and away game at same time. Tickets for both games went on sale at 8am this morning


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Carton Lid on May 09, 2022, 22:42:33 pm
Have the trust 200 had priority ticketing arrangements ?
Wrong Travel Club  ;) ::)


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 09, 2022, 23:22:06 pm

If we get through to the final there has to be a better way of buying tickets. Was it online last time from Wembley direct? Better than queuing for half a day like in 1997 and 1998 I recall. 
I recall those queues in the late nineties. Down the side of the West stand, and out towards the South car park. Cant remember if it was PO tickets or final tickets, but one took just under eight hours. To make matters worse, the bloke next to me, had a steel tipped brolly which he kept banging on the ground, and then got a pizza delivered. Scoffed it in front of everybody. Sort of like being a forerunner of the irritating fcukers that take a photo of their meal, and then post it on social media.



Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Zen Master on May 10, 2022, 07:22:08 am
The biggest issue with ticket sales is the poor infrastructure of the website and staffing of the ticket office staff.
 This isnít a dig at the undoubtedly hard working staff just what they have to work with.
We will sell out Iím sure.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 10, 2022, 08:10:48 am
This is 2022 - why do you have to go in person to the ground for a single ticket allocation ?
I donít live anywhere near sixfields and am unable to get in this week and am not a season ticket holder .
Ridiculous


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: London cobbler on May 10, 2022, 08:23:00 am
This is 2022 - why do you have to go in person to the ground for a single ticket allocation ?
I donít live anywhere near sixfields and am unable to get in this week and am not a season ticket holder .
Ridiculous
You don't. If you're not a season ticket holder you can buy the home game tickets online now and the away game tickets on line on Thursday (if any left).

On other the points, I was waiting online over an hour and I got my ticket. I've also had to wait for over an hour on Ticketmaster for Foo Fighters tickets and a long time (cant remember exactly) for Glastonbury tickets in the past. Systems got overloaded when there is a lot of demand.

Also looks like Mansfield have a similar process. Pretty impressive they sold out in a day but their stadium is more central I guess.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: BedsCobb on May 10, 2022, 09:21:23 am
Are you watching from the hill Dave?
complimentary my dear Watson ;D


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: CobblerForever on May 10, 2022, 09:46:22 am
complimentary my dear Watson ;D

Is that supposed to be Elementary, my dear Watson ?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: London cobbler on May 10, 2022, 09:48:56 am
Is that supposed to be Elementary, my dear Watson ?
Sounds a bit like KT has offered him a free ticket and he's accepted.  :P


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: guest49 on May 10, 2022, 09:49:17 am
There'll be tickets for the home leg left after Saturday. Some people will wait to see what the result is.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Clarity on May 10, 2022, 10:02:51 am
I don't know if it's the fall out of Saturday, but I have zero motivation for the play-offs
We all feel the same but we have to be there. Come on liven up... we go again  ;D


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: BrixworthCobbler on May 10, 2022, 10:39:30 am
Iím agreeing with you, if you read the fcŻing thread, so you read things properly.

Crikey, somebody is a bit touchy


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Substitute on May 10, 2022, 11:05:57 am
Crikey, somebody is a bit touchy

So long as he ain't touchy-feely!


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Saint Cobbler on May 10, 2022, 11:08:42 am
The roller coaster continues. It's only by watching the Cobblers that you can experience the highs of (almost certain) auto qualification after 20 minutes of the final game, 3 up plus a 5 goal advantage, only for everything to go t*ts up. I'm sure there's more to follow in the next 3 games. Should be fun !*&?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 10, 2022, 11:29:58 am
Let's all be honest here, it's a bonus for us falling into the play offs, we now get the chance to play an extra 3 games giving us a chance to be triumphant at Wembley and gain promotion.
This is what football is all about.
As a L1 club we lose £100s of 1000s due to having a tiny stadium and poor 1990s infrastructure which always results in almost immediate return to the basement division, so failure to progress in the play offs would be a blessing in disguise.
So until CDNL gets all the land they crave, sell it and be gone,  better for us to remain ambitionless in L2

For Christ's sake give it a rest. We're in the playoffs, let's enjoy them without you dragging everything back to your one man war on the club.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: London cobbler on May 10, 2022, 11:38:23 am
Let's all be honest here, it's a bonus for us falling into the play offs, we now get the chance to play an extra 3 games giving us a chance to be triumphant at Wembley and gain promotion.
This is what football is all about.
As a L1 club we lose £100s of 1000s due to having a tiny stadium and poor 1990s infrastructure which always results in almost immediate return to the basement division, so failure to progress in the play offs would be a blessing in disguise.
So until CDNL gets all the land they crave, sell it and be gone,  better for us to remain ambitionless in L2
Have a day off


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Coolcat on May 10, 2022, 11:39:02 am
Let's all be honest here, it's a bonus for us falling into the play offs, we now get the chance to play an extra 3 games giving us a chance to be triumphant at Wembley and gain promotion.
This is what football is all about.
As a L1 club we lose £100s of 1000s due to having a tiny stadium and poor 1990s infrastructure which always results in almost immediate return to the basement division, so failure to progress in the play offs would be a blessing in disguise.
So until CDNL gets all the land they crave, sell it and be gone,  better for us to remain ambitionless in L2
Barrow has about done it for me, the most gutted/incandescent I've been at any Cobblers game... ironic that we actually won!
So, in order of most gutted;

1. Barrow (a)
2. Leeds United (a) getting relegated
3. Bradford City (Wembley)

Go on Dave, confide...


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: EB Claret on May 10, 2022, 11:42:16 am
Let's all be honest here, it's a bonus for us falling into the play offs, we now get the chance to play an extra 3 games giving us a chance to be triumphant at Wembley and gain promotion.
This is what football is all about.
As a L1 club we lose £100s of 1000s due to having a tiny stadium and poor 1990s infrastructure which always results in almost immediate return to the basement division, so failure to progress in the play offs would be a blessing in disguise.
So until CDNL gets all the land they crave, sell it and be gone,  better for us to remain ambitionless in L2

I didn't realise you were interested :o

By the way Liverpool are complaining they can't get enough tickets for the Champions League Final. Sounds like it's being held in an unprofessional stadium that needs an extra bank of terracing behind the goal, or on the roof? ;)



Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WadeyCobbler on May 10, 2022, 12:24:15 pm
I've printed my tickets (2 season ticket holders and 2 non-season ticket holders) for the PO home leg using the "Print at Home Option" from the link within the Booking Confirmation email, has anyone else been able to do the same?

I note the Club website says this option is not available so will check when I get my away tickets, as don't want to watch this one from the hill!

Rich
I never checked to see if I could print but if the club are saying it's not available, anyone that has printed themselves those QR codes won't scan and there will be chaos at the turnstiles. My brother is collecting mine tomorrow as he has a day off but it's a pain in this day and age to have to physically go and collect (although you get a nicer looking ticket)!


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 10, 2022, 12:42:34 pm
I never checked to see if I could print but if the club are saying it's not available, anyone that has printed themselves those QR codes won't scan and there will be chaos at the turnstiles. My brother is collecting mine tomorrow as he has a day off but it's a pain in this day and age to have to physically go and collect (although you get a nicer looking ticket)!

When and where did the club say you can't print at home? I've always done it that way without any problems but as I'm a season ticket holder I only need to do it for cup games.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Manwork04 on May 10, 2022, 12:45:35 pm
Crikey, somebody is a bit touchy
Apologies mate, didnít mean anything, just pÓssed at the way things panned out.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 10, 2022, 12:47:26 pm
Apologies mate, didnít mean anything, just pÓssed at the way things panned out.

Pissed or pissed off  ;D :P


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Shoemaker on May 10, 2022, 12:51:06 pm
Wrong Travel Club  ;) ::)
Iím surprised the trust havenít asked the illuminati 200 whether they should have a vote on whether to appeal the Sc***horpe situation thus delaying the play offs for six months.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 10, 2022, 13:01:38 pm
I've printed mine out. You'd think if they aren't going to work they'd remove the link saying click here to print at home from the confirmation email.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: CobblerForever on May 10, 2022, 13:02:01 pm
When and where did the club say you can't print at home? I've always done it that way without any problems but as I'm a season ticket holder I only need to do it for cup games.

https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2022/may/posf_2l_tickets/

On the above.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: EB Claret on May 10, 2022, 13:21:13 pm
Apologies mate, didnít mean anything, just pÓssed at the way things panned out.

Understandable!

Could you have a word with the EFL?  You have a way with Words!! :D


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: London cobbler on May 10, 2022, 13:23:15 pm
https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2022/may/posf_2l_tickets/

On the above.
Strange... i've been able to print mine.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Zen Master on May 10, 2022, 13:28:05 pm
Same as that.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: everbrite on May 10, 2022, 13:32:06 pm
The roller coaster continues. It's only by watching the Cobblers that you can experience the highs of (almost certain) auto qualification after 20 minutes of the final game, 3 up plus a 5 goal advantage, only for everything to go t*ts up. I'm sure there's more to follow in the next 3 games. Should be fun !*&?

Probably the right attitude


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Irchy cob on May 10, 2022, 13:32:14 pm
I donít suppose anyone knows if McGowan is likely to be fit for Saturday?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Coolcat on May 10, 2022, 13:40:31 pm
I didn't realise you were interested :o

By the way Liverpool are complaining they can't get enough tickets for the Champions League Final. Sounds like it's being held in an unprofessional stadium that needs an extra bank of terracing behind the goal, or on the roof? ;)


Yes, they banged on about similar back in 85!


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 10, 2022, 13:54:30 pm
I donít suppose anyone knows if McGowan is likely to be fit for Saturday?
out out
And it gets worst


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Irchy cob on May 10, 2022, 14:03:28 pm
out out
And it gets worst

Not good.  Are we saying that itís a worse injury than first feared or weíve got more injuries? I thought Mills did fine on Saturday but Iíve got reservations at playing a left footer on the right and I would be very reluctant to change the formation completely due to one injury and have Hoskins out of position.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: guest49 on May 10, 2022, 15:03:34 pm
out out
And it gets worst

He's not dropping Bayo and sticking Clive Platt up front again is he?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 10, 2022, 15:33:08 pm
out out
And it gets worst

We all know Maxted will be in goal or is there more bad news? Not that I'm suggesting Jonny can't do a job, it's just that he's not Roberts.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 10, 2022, 15:35:03 pm
https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2022/may/posf_2l_tickets/

On the above.

Cheers. I've asked the club for confirmation that this is still the case. I will let everyone know when I get an answer.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on May 10, 2022, 15:36:27 pm
Not good.  Are we saying that itís a worse injury than first feared or weíve got more injuries? I thought Mills did fine on Saturday but Iíve got reservations at playing a left footer on the right and I would be very reluctant to change the formation completely due to one injury and have Hoskins out of position.

More injuries I assume? Possibly a defender, a midfielder and a forward out of the equation for Saturday?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Irchy cob on May 10, 2022, 15:42:59 pm
More injuries I assume? Possibly a defender, a midfielder and a forward out of the equation for Saturday?

I know itís hard to tell for certain but it didnít look like any of the players had picked up any knocks? Itíll be a real shame if weíre not at full strength - with the big exception of Roberts - as we havenít got much depth in the squad.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Bingers on May 10, 2022, 16:02:46 pm
We all know Maxted will be in goal

Will he? I've got Rose down on account of his clean sheet percentage (100) being better and more importantly, he won't be put up front instead of somebody who looks more likely to score, e.g. Maxted.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: CobblerForever on May 10, 2022, 16:26:03 pm
Just reading through the Mansfield fan's forum;

1. They are concerned about our aerial threat from set pieces.
2. They (mostly) seem to think we are whining about the BR/Sc***horpe game though some clearly sympathise.
3. They are complaining about the difficulties of buying tickets for the playoffs.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: guest49 on May 10, 2022, 17:05:16 pm
Yeah, from what I've read they seem to have the semi won already and assuming we are there for the taking. We'll soon find out.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WhiteDoggyDo on May 10, 2022, 18:21:54 pm
If you measure the disappointment of most successful Clubs you'll find their seasonal level of disappointment can easily match and beat ours..
How many times have these clubs lost big semi finals and finals?
Losing the league by a point?
Failing to get into the premiership top 4?

Yes this hurts them just as much as us dropping into the play offs but on average the big disappointment they all suffer happens at least twice a season for them, where with us it's every blue moon.

My worst 3 were
1. Losing to Posh in 1972/3 falling reach top 4 pre playoffs.

2. Spending 50 years rotting mainly in L2

3. Not being able to escape the clutches of
CDNL land grabbing for near on 20 years,  therefore not allowing our club to escape our 1990s back drop to
 progress to become a more professional organisation.

I'm happy were in the play offs, an exciting conclusion to what has been a decent season by Jon and his team.
Just need to go on and win it.

Let's all go fu##ing Cobblers....


😂 you crack me up.
How do measure disappointment ?
Is it a sigh per second or a whinge per web page?
I really have no idea.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: sin city on May 10, 2022, 18:28:01 pm
Old 'Tool JJ First goal 14/1, cant find a price for a red card..Maybe no bets being taken.

Bookies have us as 4/7 Fav's to qualify with the Stags at 1/1

Guthrie 17/2 and Horsfall 11/1 any time to score at 365, ties in with reported comments about set pieces..

Half Time Full Time..Stags... Cobbs @ 33/1 seems worth an interest. With a long shot of a Cobbs win of 4-1 @66/1

But the banker for Saturday Night is Ukraine at 4/7 in Euro 2022.. ;D



Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 10, 2022, 18:43:03 pm
Cheers. I've asked the club for confirmation that this is still the case. I will let everyone know when I get an answer.

If you managed to print your ticket yesterday with a QR code it will fine to use on the day. They had to withdraw that option when they realised there was an issue with it. 


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: everbrite on May 10, 2022, 18:52:03 pm
If we do not sell this out completely Iíd be really surprised and disappointed.
Bring a mate, the casual few times a year folk, new people yet to discover the pleasure of watching the Cobblers.
Every extra bit of noise, the incremental difference to get us to the final.
 Staff the f ucking bars, set up extra extra pumps, pre pour the f ucking drinks.

I f ucking hate Mansfield. Rant over.


Does that mean you are also going to Mansfield with Terry and Coolie?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 10, 2022, 18:52:10 pm
Not good.  Are we saying that itís a worse injury than first feared or weíve got more injuries? I thought Mills did fine on Saturday but Iíve got reservations at playing a left footer on the right and I would be very reluctant to change the formation completely due to one injury and have Hoskins out of position.
All of the above


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 10, 2022, 18:55:12 pm
If you managed to print your ticket yesterday with a QR code it will fine to use on the day. They had to withdraw that option when they realised there was an issue with it. 

I saw they'd posted that on Facebook but they are still allowing you to print them out. They clearly show the seat details and from checking the QR code it's just holding a sequence number. If they are accepting the ones printed yesterday I can't see how they will tell the difference between the ones printed yesterday and the ones printed today, so I'm just going to use the one I printed regardless.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 10, 2022, 19:10:28 pm
I saw they'd posted that on Facebook but they are still allowing you to print them out. They clearly show the seat details and from checking the QR code it's just holding a sequence number. If they are accepting the ones printed yesterday I can't see how they will tell the difference between the ones printed yesterday and the ones printed today, so I'm just going to use the one I printed regardless.

I asked them to let supporters know via Twitter or Facebook, so good to hear they have.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: bungle on May 10, 2022, 19:49:56 pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/61396822

Northampton Town contact EFL over Sc***horpe line up.

'Meanwhile, Sc***horpe have announced that[debutant teenage defender] Lobley [who played against Bristol Rovers and scored an own goal] is one of four second-year scholars being released this summer.'

Hill can't even claim that he was blooding youngsters to develop them for the future. What possible reason did he have for playing Lobley over Grant, for instance? The whole thing stinks.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 10, 2022, 19:51:40 pm
I saw they'd posted that on Facebook but they are still allowing you to print them out. They clearly show the seat details and from checking the QR code it's just holding a sequence number. If they are accepting the ones printed yesterday I can't see how they will tell the difference between the ones printed yesterday and the ones printed today, so I'm just going to use the one I printed regardless.
Northampton Town
@ntfc

3h
For those supporters who printed their home leg QR code tickets at home while that was an option yesterday, those tickets will work fine. The PAH option had to be withdrawn late yesterday but any tickets printed at home prior to that will work fine. Thank you for your support.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: yorkstag on May 10, 2022, 21:13:21 pm
Yeah, from what I've read they seem to have the semi won already and assuming we are there for the taking. We'll soon find out.

I can assure you that is absolutely not the case and I don't know how you have formed that view.

Our support has been fantastic this year and the fact we sold out for a Weds night away game is evidence. I'm travelling down from Leeds and my son is travelling up from London for the away leg. As fans all we can do is just turn up in numbers and be loud and we will be.

Good luck and incidentally I think Sc***horpe did you no favours. 


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: EB Claret on May 10, 2022, 22:27:43 pm
I can assure you that is absolutely not the case and I don't know how you have formed that view.

Our support has been fantastic this year and the fact we sold out for a Weds night away game is evidence. I'm travelling down from Leeds and my son is travelling up from London for the away leg. As fans all we can do is just turn up in numbers and be loud and we will be.

Good luck and incidentally I think Sc***horpe did you no favours. 

I'm glad you think that way, hopefully Nigel Clough does too and in the interest of fair play and the spirit of sportsmanship, he instructs his players to roll over in the 2nd leg allowing us to win by the exact score we need to win the tie!
Or maybe he's made of the same stuff as Keith Hill. :-\


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Wakey Cobbler on May 11, 2022, 08:06:10 am
Does anyone know how many tickets are currently left for the away tie?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: London cobbler on May 11, 2022, 08:35:39 am
Does anyone know how many tickets are currently left for the away tie?
"Over 700 sold" according to the club on Facebook. So around 900 left but know a lot of ST holders struggled to get through so expect there will be a surge today.

Found some of the comments funny on social media from Mansfield fans calling us tinpot for not selling out yet. 2 points... 1, we are still recovering from a bit of shock. 2, As attractive as the playoffs might be, it takes a lot of will power to commit yourself to spend time in Mansfield. Many fans will need therapy before purchasing.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Wakey Cobbler on May 11, 2022, 08:44:02 am
Cheers London, hopefully some tickets left tomorrow.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: London cobbler on May 11, 2022, 12:45:52 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/clough-wary-of-heartbroken-cobblers-and-says-play-off-tie-will-be-decided-at-field-mill-3689126

Don't agree with this but we need to make sure we play positive and dont sit back and try to 'win it at home'.
Although guess he'll go slightly defensive with Roberts out to protect Maxted and hit them on the counter maybe.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: the grumpy old man on May 11, 2022, 13:12:12 pm
Does anyone know how many tickets are currently left for the away tie?

I've just been up and bought my ticket for the home tie and there were Mansfield tickets on the desk so they haven't sold out yet. I'm not sure how many remain though.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Irchy cob on May 11, 2022, 13:17:15 pm
I can only assume that there may be injuries to Appere and/or Eppiah - neither looked themselves on Saturday. It would be a massive blow if either are going to be out.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: guest49 on May 11, 2022, 13:28:22 pm

https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/clough-wary-of-heartbroken-cobblers-and-says-play-off-tie-will-be-decided-at-field-mill-3689126


What a silly thing to say that it will be decided at Field Mill, unless he thinks either team is going to win by 4 goals or more. I am guessing that he is alluding that we are there for the taking.
The way this season has gone I wouldn't be over confident going into injury time in the second leg with a two goal lead! It's going to be f*cking horrible.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: CobblerForever on May 11, 2022, 13:34:43 pm
I can only assume that there may be injuries to Appere and/or Eppiah - neither looked themselves on Saturday. It would be a massive blow if either are going to be out.

................especially if Danny Rose is anywhere near the 1st 11. FWIW I think Zimba could prove a hero in those circumstances. We haven't seen the best of him and he definitely has potential.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Irchy cob on May 11, 2022, 13:45:29 pm
................especially if Danny Rose is anywhere near the 1st 11. FWIW I think Zimba could prove a hero in those circumstances. We haven't seen the best of him and he definitely has potential.

Having said that, Mansfield still seem to really rate Rose, surely itís the law of averages that he must score at some point - why not against his old club. My biggest concern would be Rose versus OíToole - one or both is bound to get sent off!


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: guest3338 on May 11, 2022, 15:16:01 pm
Having said that, Mansfield still seem to really rate Rose, surely itís the law of averages that he must score at some point - why not against his old club. My biggest concern would be Rose versus OíToole - one or both is bound to get sent off!
Play Rose...Rose scores OG.
No thanks.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Bingers on May 11, 2022, 19:40:39 pm
Play Rose...Rose scores OG.
No thanks.

Good point, perhaps he shouldn't go in goal after all. He's pretty good at diving though.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 11, 2022, 20:25:29 pm
Sat 14th May 2022
Mansfield Town F.C. (First Team) v Northampton Town FC (First Team)
Football League 2   
Referee: Backhouse, Anthony
Assistant Referee: Farrell, Conor
Assistant Referee: Stevens, Mark
Fourth Official: Mather, Simon
Reserve Assistant Referee: Williams, Ollie


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 11, 2022, 21:08:46 pm
Sat 14th May 2022
Mansfield Town F.C. (First Team) v Northampton Town FC (First Team)
Football League 2   
Referee: Backhouse, Anthony
Assistant Referee: Farrell, Conor
Assistant Referee: Stevens, Mark
Fourth Official: Mather, Simon
Reserve Assistant Referee: Williams, Ollie

So we've got the same referee for the same fixture on 2nd April. The game he sent off Paul Lewis. Strange appointment.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 11, 2022, 21:28:40 pm
So we've got the same referee for the same fixture on 2nd April. The game he sent off Paul Lewis. Strange appointment.

Some people think that he did us a favour? ;D


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: guest3338 on May 11, 2022, 21:48:30 pm
How many tickets have been sold prior to going on unlimited sale tomorrow?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: everbrite on May 11, 2022, 23:01:48 pm
How many tickets have been sold prior to going on unlimited sale tomorrow?

1105 as at COB today. Mind you some diehards aren't going despite of Terrys 'Call to Arms'


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 12, 2022, 06:10:08 am

Sounds like someone is building sand castles early on the pleasure beach .


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: London cobbler on May 12, 2022, 10:59:10 am
Anyone know where we collect tickets from? Assume we will be able to at Mansfield  ???


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on May 12, 2022, 11:49:59 am
300 left


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 12, 2022, 12:04:21 pm
I'm not going to the away leg, which will be the first playoff match of ours that I've ever missed (outside of covid, obviously) Nothing to do with the place (although it is a shžthole, I'll grant you) but because my dad is wary of going anywhere where he isn't sure how many steps he'll have to go up these days and decided he'd rather watch it on the telly, so I'm going around to his so he doesn't have to watch it on his own. If the two legs were the other way around, I think I'd still be going though - 2nd legs are where all the drama takes place!

We'll cross the access problems bridge again as and when we get to Wembley...


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Bingers on May 12, 2022, 12:41:42 pm
Anyone know where we collect tickets from? Assume we will be able to at Mansfield  ???

Just got my two by phoning, answered really quickly, so still had a mouth full of sandwich.

Can pick them up at Mansfield. They always take them to the away ground if uncollected. Have done it this way every time for years.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 12, 2022, 12:46:02 pm
Just got my two by phoning, answered really quickly, so still had a mouth full of sandwich.

Can pick them up at Mansfield. They always take them to the away ground if uncollected. Have done it this way every time for years.

Give me a nudge so we can press the flesh... 8)


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Bingers on May 12, 2022, 12:50:23 pm
Give me a nudge so we can press the flesh... 8)

OK, wear a red carnation and meet me under the clock. I'll be in my claret mortar board.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: AYelvertoftCobbler on May 12, 2022, 12:55:28 pm
Just picked my tickets up this morning 11:30. They had 900 left yesterday when they went on general sale now they reckon about 200 left. Noone queueing though 3-4 turned up while they were looking for my tickets.
They said they reckoned they will sell the rest today.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: west stand oap on May 12, 2022, 12:59:08 pm
Mansfield away is one of our worst away records, in 37 visits we have only 4 wins with 8 draws and 25 defeats and a staggering goal difference of 28 scored 71 conceded. When we lost there at the start of April they set a new club record of 11 consecutive home wins by beating us 1-0 and we had Roberts to thank for keeping the score down in what was not a very impressive performance. We had players missing that game as well with Koiki and McWilliams out and Appere starting on the bench, Mills, Lubala and Zimba were all in the starting 11. Again we will have players missing as according to Boot and Shoe McGowan won't be fit and we have other injury issues and Roberts is suspended.
Only Tranmere have more home points than Mansfield whose record is won 15, drawn 4 and lost 4, goals 40-28. So 49 of their 77 points have been gained at home opposed to 28 away. After beating us they then lost 2-3 to Sutton, beat Crawley and Stevenage 2-0 and last week drew 2-2 with FGR. They have only failed to score twice in the 23 games and have scored in all of the last 16, in fact in the last 12 they have scored at least 2 except against us.
Mansfield tend to play a back 4 with a diamond 4 in mid field. Against FGR their back 4 consisted of Perch (36), O'Toole (33), 6'6" Hawkins (30) and McLaughlin (31) so there does not appear to be much pace there which is something I see that their supporters say the team lacks. The pace of Eppiah and Hoskins could have some joy against that defence. However, will JB revert to 3 centre backs and have Hoskins at wing back for the away leg?
As other posters have mentioned Anthony Backhouse is the referee who also had the league game when he sent Lewis off for 2 yellows in 10 seconds. We also had him in September for our 2-2 draw at Salford and in 31 games he has issued 108 yellows and 4 reds.
We have our tickets, have a parking space booked but travel more in hope than expectation. Given their home record, our awful record there and players missing a win seems unlikely but if can avoid a disaster we are capable of securing a final place over the 2 legs.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 12, 2022, 13:28:41 pm
Give me a nudge so we can press the flesh... 8)
From someone who answers to the sobriquet "rim", this is full of innuendos!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 12, 2022, 13:34:40 pm
From someone who answers to the sobriquet "rim", this is full of innuendos!  ;D ;D

The olden days were such an innocent time... ;D 8)


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: everbrite on May 12, 2022, 15:05:33 pm
Genuine question as I donít know.

Did they have to queue or could they do that online? For me I think they need to get them online by Wednesday latest. Itís 2022.

Dan in the notable absence of Sir Robert are you able to lead/conduct the support as in days of yore?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: CobblerForever on May 12, 2022, 16:00:30 pm
Brackley playing York City at 3.00pm on the 14th as well in the first of their playoffs. I wonder if anyone will be attempting to get to both ours and theirs.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Substitute on May 12, 2022, 16:15:05 pm
Brackley playing York City at 3.00pm on the 14th as well in the first of their playoffs. I wonder if anyone will be attempting to get to both ours and theirs.

I've got a tasty chopper in Sywell if anyone wants to give it a go...


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: CobblerForever on May 12, 2022, 16:37:17 pm
I've got a tasty chopper in Sywell if anyone wants to give it a go...

1 hr 55 minutes by road according to the web but that's excluding getting to your car from the earlier match and getting out of your car at the other end and getting to the match. I'm also presuming no need for extra time in Brackley's match.

I suppose you'd be okay if you had a willing driver who wasn't bothered about attending either game (drop/pick up those who do as close to the grounds as can be done in a timely fashion.

Not for me. One live match in a day is enough.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: ntfclad on May 12, 2022, 18:01:29 pm
Still not sold all the away ticketsÖseems the Barrow hangover not quite cleared yet


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: FezNTFC on May 12, 2022, 18:52:42 pm
So we've got the same referee for the same fixture on 2nd April. The game he sent off Paul Lewis. Strange appointment.
That's a worry. While we were dreadful that day and fully deserved to lose, the referee fell for every Mansfield trick in the book.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 12, 2022, 19:17:26 pm
Some serious questions over who on earth is going to fill the gaps for the remainder of the games .
I donít think itís going to be pretty .


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: corno_ntfc on May 12, 2022, 19:17:47 pm
Brackley playing York City at 3.00pm on the 14th as well in the first of their playoffs. I wonder if anyone will be attempting to get to both ours and theirs.

Debating it, but a bit close to manage it.

Was hoping they would move it to Sunday, an option which apparently was on the table as it clashes with the FA Cup Final.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: west stand oap on May 12, 2022, 19:19:38 pm
Mansfield also not sold all of their tickets for Saturday, lots of problems trying to buy them online.

The difference between the league game and this game is that when we played them in the league we were in poor form having only won 3 of our last 8 games and scoring very few goals. We are now unbeaten in 6 and scoring more regularly.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: west stand oap on May 12, 2022, 19:30:20 pm
Anybody know how much we get per game from Sky televising the games?.

I think it is a bit much for the EFL to take 50% from the 4 play off semis and leave each of the 4 clubs with a 12.5% share of the pooled money from the 4 games.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 12, 2022, 19:43:25 pm
Some serious questions over who on earth is going to fill the gaps for the remainder of the games .
I donít think itís going to be pretty .

Well it doesn't sound great. Jon Brady however gives the impression only McGowan is unfit, but I suppose he would. 


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Bingers on May 12, 2022, 19:55:12 pm
From someone who answers to the sobriquet "rim", this is full of innuendos!  ;D ;D

Good point. Perhaps I shouldn't meet up with strange men off the Internet.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: guest49 on May 13, 2022, 09:54:34 am
From what I have read on the forums we have been vilified and pretty universally disliked with an 'anyone but Northampton' theme. No-one likes to hear so much bitching and moaning, the old sour grapes syndrome.

I hope the boys can do their stuff and allow a little gloating after another glorious Wembley win. A lot to do before we get to that point!


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WasRambo on May 13, 2022, 12:37:28 pm
From what I have read on the forums we have been vilified and pretty universally disliked with an 'anyone but Northampton' theme. No-one likes to hear so much bitching and moaning, the old sour grapes syndrome.

I hope the boys can do their stuff and allow a little gloating after another glorious Wembley win. A lot to do before we get to that point!

Yes, it's all become a little unsavoury. FWIW having calmed down I'm sure there's not been any actual collusive skullduggery but still believe Keith Hill undermined his own and his clubs integrity. Whatever his problems with his senior pros, its on him to sort them and put out a side that is, on paper at least, a side best equipped with what was going to be a cauldron atmosphere. To play a one game keeper and put leadership in the hands of a little more experienced 18 year old and give a debut to a lad who was due for release, who then scores a screamer of an OG and gets subbed halfway through a first half..... I'm not sure what he was thinking. Had he played his most experienced side, our biggest moan would have been, "Christ they're sheit". However, he has drawn attention to himself and his club with what appears a disingenuous team selection. Brizzle must have been rubbing their hands looking at it and that was a head start in itself. We all know Rovers would win and likely win well but seven should have been to big an ask.

Some quarters also show a staggering lack of grace and knowledge in terms of assessing our performance. We were just as unstoppable in our first 30 mins as Rovers were in their last. The difference being that Phil Brown could see a hiding coming and did something about it. Did we take our foot off? Subconciously probably but to those that say "you should have scored another" or "You shouldn't have conceded" well of course, yes but that easy to say and not so easy to do against a full strength team that is actually putting up some resistance. The difference is, as Rovers started to ramp it up, Skunthorpe either couldn't or wouldn't resist.

I don't blame our players or our management team. And yes, you can say if we hadn't lost there, or if we'd got a goal here.... but so can Rovers too. Thats a nothing argument. The fact remains that after 45 games come 3pm you know what needs to be done and the previous 45 games become largely irrelevant - they're in the past.

We got a great result which should have put us out of reach and would have, as I still believe, has Skunthorpe been set up properly.

As for any "anti-Cobblers" sentiments doing the rounds, thats just silly. Any moaning or whining isn't a "Cobblers thing" - its a "generic fan thing". Fans of any other club would say and react just the same and judging by some of the lack of class shown by Rovers fans, it'd probably have been worse.

Onwards to Saturday. Prior to Barrow I'd have said play-offs? No thanks. Now I can't wait and I hope we shut the fukkas up!


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: CobblerForever on May 13, 2022, 14:01:48 pm
Northants 506 for 4 at Edgbaston as I write. Could this be as good a weekend for Northants sport generally as last weekend was so distressing.

CYC


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: London cobbler on May 13, 2022, 17:35:25 pm
From what I have read on the forums we have been vilified and pretty universally disliked with an 'anyone but Northampton' theme. No-one likes to hear so much bitching and moaning, the old sour grapes syndrome.

I hope the boys can do their stuff and allow a little gloating after another glorious Wembley win. A lot to do before we get to that point!
Only way I can think to word thisÖ I donít give a sh1t what anyone thinks.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 13, 2022, 17:49:31 pm
Only way I can think to word this… I don’t give a sh1t what anyone thinks.

Nor I, we know the truth. 8)


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: CobblerForever on May 13, 2022, 18:21:44 pm
ďWe will try and look at Aaron but he will be touch and go," said manager Jon Brady.

"We will give him as long as possible.

ďEveryone else looks to have come through the Barrow game with a clean bill of health which is good and we are fit, ready and focused for Saturday night."

Sounds good to me. I hope we take the game to them.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: west stand oap on May 13, 2022, 19:05:39 pm
So much for these other injuries that were being hinted at on here as JB says there are none.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: guest49 on May 13, 2022, 19:28:50 pm
I hadnít seen any mention of injuries. We knew McGowan was crook.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on May 13, 2022, 19:42:08 pm
So much for these other injuries that were being hinted at on here as JB says there are none.

Sowerby and Eppiah were the names i'd heard mentioned, alongside McGowan and the suspended Roberts.  I guess we'll find out at around 6.45pm tomorrow!


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: everbrite on May 13, 2022, 20:50:25 pm
So much for these other injuries that were being hinted at on here as JB says there are none.

I find these rumours on injuries somewhat confusing when Brady says they are none and the squad is fit with no apparent injuries surfacing after the Barrow game! If only people ITK could actually substantiate their claims before going into print. No chance of that I guess!


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: London cobbler on May 13, 2022, 21:07:42 pm
106 tickets still available for tomorrow.
Suprised we havenít sold out but I guess most will prioritise the 2nd game hence why Mansfield sold out so quick


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 13, 2022, 21:46:14 pm
From what I have read on the forums we have been vilified and pretty universally disliked with an 'anyone but Northampton' theme. No-one likes to hear so much bitching and moaning, the old sour grapes syndrome.


Iím not sure thereís much reasoned debate on most football forums and I include this one in that. Yet I bet if you surveyed the fans of every league club and asked them if theíd be happy for teams with nothing to play for to play their youth team in fixtures with promotion/relegation implications then universally theíd be against it.
 


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: SadOldGit on May 13, 2022, 21:50:04 pm
Brackley.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Bingers on May 13, 2022, 22:28:03 pm
Can anyone help me with a bit of a quandary for tomorrow. Are my lucky pants from last week lucky enough? Obviously they helped immensely with the 3 - 1 away victory, but were they lucky enough?

I could wear them again, but what if they get Maxted sent off?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 13, 2022, 23:41:49 pm
Can anyone help me with a bit of a quandary for tomorrow. Are my lucky pants from last week lucky enough? Obviously they helped immensely with the 3 - 1 away victory, but were they lucky enough?

I could wear them again, but what if they get Maxted sent off?
Just turn them inside out. Job done.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 13, 2022, 23:52:42 pm
i think the fact itís on TV and the disappointment from last week has affected the take up .
Plus lots of people have things already organised on a saturday night .
I would be happy with a scrappy draw . Mansfield invested well in January and have benefited like Bristol Rovers did .
Money talks .


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Risdene on May 14, 2022, 03:16:42 am
106 tickets still available for tomorrow.
Suprised we havenít sold out but I guess most will prioritise the 2nd game hence why Mansfield sold out so quick

I think the apathy has more to say with our repeated visits to such a sh*t hole of Mansfield !!!


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Bingers on May 14, 2022, 08:21:41 am
Just turn them inside out. Job done.
That's a no brainer, things got a bit stressful last week and they haven't been washed yet. But was week a good result or not? Normally yes, but in extreme circumstances, no. Will the abnormal happen again? Does Colin have Mansfield on his acca and will offer some unusual substitution advice late on, e.g. stick Rose up front on his own.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: guest49 on May 14, 2022, 08:36:24 am
Last weekís agony, apathy, Saturday night plans, finances, the FA cup final, plus itís Mansfield.
I reckon weíve done well to sell 1,500!

Letís keep the tie live and get into them at Sixfields. TBH absolutely dreading the next 2 (or 3) games and hoping the squad are feeling more confident and determined.
Everything has pointed towards it not being our year so need to buck that trend. Lottery.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on May 14, 2022, 08:48:08 am
Iím not sure thereís much reasoned debate on most football forums and I include this one in that. Yet I bet if you surveyed the fans of every league club and asked them if theíd be happy for teams with nothing to play for to play their youth team in fixtures with promotion/relegation implications then universally theíd be against it.
 

Especially those that have travelled 200 miles from skunthorpe to bristol


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 14, 2022, 10:00:39 am
I don't think wallowing in self-pity does anything, other than making Northampton look like a bunch of sore losers. Let's gone on with winning the game fairly, hoping Appere and Eppiah show Mansfield what they were missing when we last visited.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Zen Master on May 14, 2022, 10:20:32 am
Is it too early to crack open a Cherry B and Snakebite starter?

 Asking for a friendo.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Horsham Cobbler on May 14, 2022, 10:23:35 am
Is it too early to crack open a Cherry B and Snakebite starter?

 Asking for a friendo.

Absolutely not ........... unless you're driving to Mansfield.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 14, 2022, 10:41:59 am
Is it too early to crack open a Cherry B and Snakebite starter?

 Asking for a friendo.
Absolutely not. Im just popping round Sainsburys, they have bottles of Bishops Finger at £1-30 a hoy.
And I bet that Manny has started on the Buckfast.  ;D


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Zen Master on May 14, 2022, 10:46:15 am
Having a Berocca first so my p1ss turns fluorescent orange to mostly amuse me.
I hope everyone has a great day if youíre going and if youíre not and shouting at the tv instead.

UTC FTP


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: west stand oap on May 14, 2022, 10:56:09 am
Mansfield reported to still have 500 tickets left last night.

Good to see that tv have got the cup final as a pre match warm up before the big game tonight.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Bingers on May 14, 2022, 11:17:33 am
Mansfield reported to still have 500 tickets left last night.

Good to see that tv have got the cup final as a pre match warm up before the big game tonight.

Oh, is it the Cup final today as well? Who's playing?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: guest3338 on May 14, 2022, 11:46:32 am
Oh, is it the Cup final today as well? Who's playing?
don't know, we were knocked out early this season.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: guest49 on May 14, 2022, 12:06:09 pm

Mansfield reported to still have 500 tickets left last night.


Unless we take a freak battering I reckon the return leg will sell out, although theyíve got more to sell.

Iíve got the strangest feeling as should be super excited as opposed to absolutely dreading it. Football is supposed to be enjoyable! If you asked me now Iíd take a single goal loss. I think a draw or single goal win will be immaterial come Wednesday, although any positive score line is clearly preferable. 0 v 2 and it might open them up, although you can imagine how weíd set up. 0 v 5 and Iíll relax a bit, so pull your fingers out boys.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on May 14, 2022, 12:33:52 pm
We'll go for a 0-0 tonight considering we don't have our 1st choice gk


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Bingers on May 14, 2022, 12:53:34 pm
We'll go for a 0-0 tonight considering we don't have our 1st choice gk

Bollocks, 3 - 0 so it's job done. 0 - 0 at Sixfields.


 Guess who only has away tickets.  8)


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: everbrite on May 14, 2022, 12:57:33 pm
Mansfield reported to still have 500 tickets left last night.

Good to see that tv have got the cup final as a pre match warm up before the big game tonight.

500 left, how embarrassing🥲


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: guest49 on May 14, 2022, 13:00:45 pm
Bollocks, 3 - 0 so it's job done.

You should know better, at least 5 before I light the Wembley cigar.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 14, 2022, 13:07:14 pm
Just seen Shaun McW in Sainsbury's leaving with a crate of bubbly (alright, I made the last bit up)... 8)


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Bingers on May 14, 2022, 14:03:14 pm
You should know better, at least 5 before I light the Wembley cigar.

Yes, but surely we couldn't throw away a three goal lead.  :o


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Peter Frost on May 14, 2022, 14:09:13 pm
Iím less tense about this one than Saturday - no logic as from a bookies perspective last week was far more nailed on but I guess we all regard the playoffs as a lottery - also short of a 4 goal margin nothing will be decided today so expecting Wednesday to be much tenserÖÖ..


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: west stand oap on May 14, 2022, 14:12:26 pm
I have booked a parking space in a church car park close to the ground, think we might pop in to say a prayer before heading to the match.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: everbrite on May 14, 2022, 16:59:11 pm
Yes, but surely we couldn't throw away a three goal lead.  :o

Dear Bingers,

To give a recognisable clue on what you are wearing please let me know so I can shake hands !


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Grove on May 14, 2022, 17:00:56 pm
Going now , nerves are setting in


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: sin city on May 14, 2022, 17:22:47 pm
Brackley.
Out...
What a derby next year V Banbury... ;D


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 14, 2022, 17:28:25 pm
Going now , nerves are setting in

Toilet?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Risdene on May 14, 2022, 18:47:17 pm
Eppiah only fit enough to be a sub. Kanu plays.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 14, 2022, 18:47:49 pm

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FSvIAwpWQAAIgf6?format=jpg&name=small)


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Bingers on May 14, 2022, 18:52:35 pm

Dear Bingers,

To give a recognisable clue on what you are wearing please let me know so I can shake hands !

Lotto shirt, obviously given the occasion. And my lucky pants.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 14, 2022, 18:53:55 pm
Subs: Woods, Harriman, Pollock, Zimba, Eppiah, Rose, Dyche




Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 14, 2022, 19:01:30 pm
Lotto shirt, obviously given the occasion. And my lucky pants.
I thought that you had stopped meeting dodgy blokes on the internet!


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Bingers on May 14, 2022, 19:07:35 pm
I thought that you had stopped meeting dodgy blokes on the internet!

Are you telling me that Evers is dodgy!  :o


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Shoemaker on May 14, 2022, 19:42:39 pm
I think we will be really negative rather than play like we have been recently
3-0  :(


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WasRambo on May 14, 2022, 19:45:52 pm
Here we go.....


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WasRambo on May 14, 2022, 19:51:31 pm
Kanu's got a touch like a baby elephant


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Escape Committee on May 14, 2022, 19:52:05 pm
Fans in good voice. Kanu needs to do better, though.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 14, 2022, 19:58:53 pm
Bollox.  :(


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: guest3338 on May 14, 2022, 19:59:16 pm
FFS


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Baldy on May 14, 2022, 19:59:23 pm
Bollocks


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 14, 2022, 19:59:53 pm
Sh1t goalkeeping


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WasRambo on May 14, 2022, 20:00:22 pm
Looked off to me


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Shoemaker on May 14, 2022, 20:01:13 pm
What a goal


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 14, 2022, 20:02:21 pm
Good finish, you have to think Robbo would have stopped that though.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WasRambo on May 14, 2022, 20:02:30 pm
Where's VAR when you need it..... offside


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Shoemaker on May 14, 2022, 20:02:32 pm
Fans in good voice. Kanu needs to do better, though.
He doesnít look like heís played football.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: CobblerForever on May 14, 2022, 20:04:09 pm
Sh1t goalkeeping

Sadly I agree. Pedestrian.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: CobblerForever on May 14, 2022, 20:06:52 pm
Left footed player playing RB looks all wrong to me.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Shoemaker on May 14, 2022, 20:07:35 pm
I wish people would leave maxted alone.
Heís trying his best
Kanu however is like a disinterested version of Paul pogba


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: CobblerForever on May 14, 2022, 20:09:48 pm
Decent shot by Appere early on I thought. Augurs well for the future.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Shoemaker on May 14, 2022, 20:11:07 pm
Iíve seen enough
Get Kanu off he slows everything down.
Iím off to watch Eurovision.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 14, 2022, 20:17:26 pm
Double bollox. 0-2.  >:( >:(


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 14, 2022, 20:18:01 pm
2 shots 2 goals


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WasRambo on May 14, 2022, 20:18:28 pm
FFS

We're the better side here and they've had two chances


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 14, 2022, 20:18:55 pm
YOUíVE GOT TO STOP THE CROSS.

Dogs*** Mills.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: just.reading on May 14, 2022, 20:18:59 pm
Koiki again losing his man at the back post costing us a goal


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WasRambo on May 14, 2022, 20:19:21 pm
Maxted has to do better on both I'm afraid


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 14, 2022, 20:20:20 pm
Maxted has to do better on both I'm afraid

To blame for the first not the second


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: singcobb on May 14, 2022, 20:20:46 pm
Maxted has to do better on both I'm afraid

Agreed, you can see why he is second string keeper


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Escape Committee on May 14, 2022, 20:25:47 pm
Get Kanu off


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 14, 2022, 20:27:03 pm
Why Kanu of all people? Full backs have been the pair who have left us down so far.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Escape Committee on May 14, 2022, 20:28:54 pm
Because every time he gets the ball the next touch is from a Mansfield player


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Jonesy9 on May 14, 2022, 20:29:43 pm
McWilliams has not looked himself since coming back from injury. He keeps losing the ball in the middle, often simply through making the wrong decision, like not making the simple pass.

I can see them hitting us on the break and scoring 4 or 5 if we arenít careful.  :-\


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WasRambo on May 14, 2022, 20:31:16 pm
McWilliams will have to come off - no way he'll last anough 45 without a daft foul


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: just.reading on May 14, 2022, 20:32:35 pm
McWilliams and sowbery look decent in midfield.

Kanu and mills look dreadful.

Aperre yet to win a headerÖas usual.

Need to get Pinnock and Hoskins on the ball more, think weíre very much still in the game tonight.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Escape Committee on May 14, 2022, 20:33:39 pm
Appere looks useful


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Risdene on May 14, 2022, 20:34:47 pm
Is Kioki EVER going to defend the back post.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 14, 2022, 20:36:04 pm
McWilliams has not looked himself since coming back from injury. He keeps losing the ball in the middle, often simply through making the wrong decision, like not making the simple pass.

I can see them hitting us on the break and scoring 4 or 5 if we arenít careful.  :-\

Just goes to show it all about opinions, McWilliams has been one of our best players for me, always looking to make a positive pass rather than an aimless punt like the rest of the team.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 14, 2022, 20:37:18 pm
Is Kioki EVER going to defend the back post.

Agreed if there still is any offers over the summer Iíd be tempted to take them


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: guest49 on May 14, 2022, 20:40:52 pm
Was expecting this. We had a good spell but two sucker punches.
Teetering on game over territory. The next goal is huge. Hope we donít go out with whimper.
Hate to say it but the difference is Maxted.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Jonesy9 on May 14, 2022, 20:40:57 pm
I missed the first 15 minutes but very interesting, their first goal was definitely offside.
Not that it excuses Koiki letting his man go free. On both goals in fact.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: guest49 on May 14, 2022, 20:42:06 pm
I missed the first 15 minutes but very interesting, their first goal was definitely offside.

It was tight. VAR in the final.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 14, 2022, 20:43:36 pm
Lack of strength in depth costing us, Maxted, Mills & Kanu not up to it.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Jonesy9 on May 14, 2022, 20:43:39 pm
It was tight. VAR in the final.

Replay on sky looked like he was noticeably off. But Iím basing that on the lines in the grass which isnít an exact science. But certainly looked off to me.
Definitely more offside than Appere was (not that Appere even put that in the back of the net lol)


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WasRambo on May 14, 2022, 20:48:35 pm
TBF after hisfirst couple of touches went awry, Kanu has improved.

I honestly don't think we were that bad, just two moments that are the difference. Maxted shouldn't be beaten through his legs from that distance and for the second I'm not sure why hes going with his feet.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Irchy cob on May 14, 2022, 20:51:16 pm
Was expecting this. We had a good spell but two sucker punches.
Teetering on game over territory. The next goal is huge. Hope we donít go out with whimper.
Hate to say it but the difference is Maxted.


You can equally say the difference is Kioki.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: CobblerForever on May 14, 2022, 20:51:53 pm
Good save by Maxted there.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Escape Committee on May 14, 2022, 20:59:02 pm
Kanu off for Epiah - about time


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WasRambo on May 14, 2022, 21:02:27 pm
Just need to dig in here. Theres a goal in us.... maybe two


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 14, 2022, 21:03:44 pm
Get in!!


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WasRambo on May 14, 2022, 21:04:00 pm
Like I say....


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Escape Committee on May 14, 2022, 21:04:13 pm
Koiki is the difference


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: CobblerForever on May 14, 2022, 21:05:36 pm
Well done Ref for allowing the play to continue. Excellent Appere and Koiki.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Escape Committee on May 14, 2022, 21:05:48 pm
Top refereeing. Pity his assistant can't spot an offisde though


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 14, 2022, 21:08:19 pm
Well done Ref for allowing the play to continue. Excellent Appere and Koiki.
McWilliams and Pinnock did well too at the start of the move


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WasRambo on May 14, 2022, 21:10:05 pm
Cometh the moment come... Danny Rose lol

You never know.....


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: singcobb on May 14, 2022, 21:11:08 pm
My Herman neighbours haven't got a clue what I'm shouting about.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WasRambo on May 14, 2022, 21:12:20 pm
My Herman neighbours haven't got a clue what I'm shouting about.

You live on Mockingbird Lane?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WasRambo on May 14, 2022, 21:13:46 pm
Stick Rose on Perch - he'll get him sent off


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: singcobb on May 14, 2022, 21:15:17 pm
You live on Mockingbird Lane?

No Butthole Bavaria Avenue.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 14, 2022, 21:21:17 pm
No Butthole Bavaria Avenue.
Sounds like all the eastern europeans round my way, are sat in their garden Vatching Eurowision.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WasRambo on May 14, 2022, 21:21:38 pm
Someone win of these bloody throws


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Escape Committee on May 14, 2022, 21:21:50 pm
Have Mansfield got out of their own half in the second period?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: singcobb on May 14, 2022, 21:24:58 pm
Sounds like all the eastern europeans round my way, are sat in their garden Vatching Eurowision.

I'd rather cut my dick off with a rusty hacksaw blade than watch that shít


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 14, 2022, 21:25:41 pm
Did I miss the change in the laws where itís now ok to pretty much rip the shirt of an opponent at corners? refs donít seem to care anymore


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WasRambo on May 14, 2022, 21:28:35 pm
We deserve at least a draw out of this...... c'mooooon


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Jonesy9 on May 14, 2022, 21:29:20 pm
Did I miss the change in the laws where itís now ok to pretty much rip the shirt of an opponent at corners? refs donít seem to care anymore

100% every corner. If only we had VAR. their first wouldnít have stood and weíd have had a penalty


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 14, 2022, 21:32:42 pm
I'd rather cut my dick off with a rusty hacksaw blade than watch that shŪt
Yeah, pump up the volume, and put another rollmop herring on the barbie. I must have a word with the residents commitee.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Jonesy9 on May 14, 2022, 21:35:06 pm
Holy moly how has the ref missed these shirt pulls.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Escape Committee on May 14, 2022, 21:38:33 pm
He didn't miss the shirt pull but gave the free kick to Mansfield.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 14, 2022, 21:40:48 pm
I'll take that. Hopefully Appere is OK, we'll have Robbo back and with any luck McGowan will be available again on Wednesday. With home advantage and a pumping Sixfields atmosphere behind us I fancy us to get through this.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: CobblerForever on May 14, 2022, 21:42:19 pm
We were the better side 2nd half. Taking off Kanu appears to have been a pivotal moment.



Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: guest49 on May 14, 2022, 21:43:51 pm
Clearly the better team tonight. Great advantage by the ref on our goal.
Weíre still in it which is the main thing. Our fans sounded good, well done all.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WasRambo on May 14, 2022, 21:49:15 pm
Well nothing to fear from them in the second leg. We were the better side. Those two goals flattered them hugely.

Roberts back for second leg and hopefully a positive starting line up.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: CobblerForever on May 14, 2022, 21:54:16 pm
The key components of our side are easily promotion winning material. All the regulars had decent games and were particularly good in that 2nd half. Mansfield looked under real pressure (and their manager thought so as well).

Hoskins, McWilliams, Sowerby, Pinnock. Appere, Horsfall, Guthrie and Koiki's progressive gifts all significant in that performance. The replacements less so.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WasRambo on May 14, 2022, 21:55:19 pm
Stop showing that first goal, he's well offside....


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 14, 2022, 21:59:27 pm
Stop showing that first goal, he's well offside....

Unless the person that mows the pitch canít drive straight it was surely offside.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Jonesy9 on May 14, 2022, 22:04:30 pm
Not only that but theyíre solely focusing on the Ďfoulí on Guthrie at the end. Yes he went down easily, however what about all of the missed penalties from Guthrie and Horsfall getting pulled down in the box.
Plus the fact that their goal was clearly offside.

Could do with some good luck after last weekend!!


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: CobblerForever on May 14, 2022, 22:05:20 pm
Attendance 7,469 (1,221 Cobblers Fans).

For those who traveled. We salute you.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Jonesy9 on May 14, 2022, 22:12:24 pm
Attendance 7,469 (1,221 Cobblers Fans).

For those who traveled. We salute you.

Agreed! Could hear you all from all the way back here.
From what I could hear via Sky, it was all Cobblers noise. You certainly drowned out Mansfield.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: guest49 on May 14, 2022, 22:30:07 pm
Pretty much only singles left for the return. Should be a cracking atmosphere if we start off on the front foot.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 14, 2022, 22:34:05 pm
Agreed! Could hear you all from all the way back here.
From what I could hear via Sky, it was all Cobblers noise. You certainly drowned out Mansfield.

Second week in a row that my voice is struggling..  ;D


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: everbrite on May 14, 2022, 22:56:07 pm
If Cobblers Fans motivated a team it was tonight. From a first half full of mis-placed passes and a system not working to a good second half performance. My turning point was Maxteds early second half save and galvanised by thr appearance of Eppiah. Mansfield became jittery and more some when Rose came on. Very glad we scored to make a game of it second leg. That support, with various supporters urging the fans on from a conductors position!


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: guest49 on May 14, 2022, 23:03:07 pm
It was a real pity about Roberts. The more you watch it that first goal was woeful. No way someone should be scoring from that position.
Hoping Appere is fit for Wednesday.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Carton Lid on May 14, 2022, 23:23:19 pm
I'll be honest, I didn't fancy our chances due to our dire record at Field Mill but tonight I thought we were the better team throughout. The first goal was well offside and it was poor defending for the second but we were still the better team  and Ali's goal was the least we deserved. With Roberts back we can beat these Black Leg Scummers and send them back to their sh*thole of a place they live in.
    Time for us to have a decision go our way against Mansfield in the play off's


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: WasRambo on May 14, 2022, 23:26:17 pm
It was a real pity about Roberts. The more you watch it that first goal was woeful. No way someone should be scoring from that position.
Hoping Appere is fit for Wednesday.

Should never have been anyway.... well offside, not sure what the lino was on, think he must have been fooled as he checked his run after the ball was played. That said, easy to see with benefit of replays but even first time round in real time I called it offside

But yeah, shouldn't be going through a keepers legs from that far out. Second wasn't much better tbh, why he went with his feet I've no idea but if you're going to it needs to be a bigger boot than that...


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: ConspiracyGas on May 14, 2022, 23:42:53 pm
Deserved more. Dominated the ruck and maul second half.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 15, 2022, 06:30:45 am
Good performances all over the pitch, difficult to pick a stand out really. We are way too good for them. Typically they are half the side away from home, so as long as we put in a performance then they havenít got a chance. If we go awol then we donít deserve to go to Wembley anyway.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Peter Frost on May 15, 2022, 07:06:38 am
I wouldnít give Maxted to much stick for the first goal - remember Roberts conceded one like that not too long ago and overall he seemed fairly assured (although Iíd still bring Roberts back for the second game) I agree probably marginally offside but those are missed all season and we have benefited from a few.
I thought we were terrible in the first half but second half a completely different team and unlucky not to finish with at least one more goal. Mansfield agricultural defending of corners has to be controlled by a tougher ref - at least two good shouts for a pen and one he gave the other way. Interesting some papers gave Kolki MOM and whilst I donít deny his contribution with the goal his far post marking (or lack of it) assisted their goals. Everything still to play for and I think we are in the ascendancy for the second leg.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Risdene on May 15, 2022, 07:50:22 am
Totally agree, although I thought Mansfield were not 2 goals better in the first half but we were 2 goals better in the 2nd half (especially if given the WWF penalty!!).


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: London cobbler on May 15, 2022, 09:41:44 am
Much better second half. They were fortunate with both goals but felt they could have got 3-4 in the first half to put it out of site.
Keepers shouldnít be beaten at their near post or through their legs but he hit it well so think too much criticism is harsh. But Roberts brings confidence to fans and players that Maxted doesnít.
We could have had a few more fouls but equally we got away with a couple late on.
Sets up Wednesday well now. Both teams have to play positively so should be a good game hopefully.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: northamptonnewbie on May 15, 2022, 09:55:59 am
They don't like our message board  :o
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Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Clarity on May 15, 2022, 09:56:50 am
Deserved more. Dominated the ruck and maul second half.
I think you may be on the wrong forum. If you want to discuss The Saints completing the double over Bristol try this https://m.rugbynetwork.net/boards/list/s99.htm


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 15, 2022, 10:06:00 am
Proud of the team and the support last night . We are clearly struggling with players carrying injuries , forcing system changes but we simply have to play 2 up front and 4 at the back .
Appere on his own just doesnít work .
Feared the worst at 2.0 down but we showed real character to come back inspired by great support .
Donít be too harsh on Maxted , i thought he did well overall .
Mills was weak again and Kanu is not bad going forward but a liability defensively .
All to play for


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: corno_ntfc on May 15, 2022, 11:34:41 am
Well done Ref for allowing the play to continue. Excellent Appere and Koiki.

100% this. I hope TV comms picked up on it - in the ground I was just waiting for the whistle, and the move to be killed!


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: west stand oap on May 15, 2022, 11:58:07 am
Just watched the game from the Sky recording as most of the action was at the far end from which we were situated.
Maxted - would not put any blame on him for the second goal, got a good punched clearance first half and a fine save at the start of the second half but have to agree with KC's comment that he was badly positioned for the first goal for being too far outside his near post.
Mills should have done much better with his free header and I don't recall him getting a challenge in all game, also Mansfield got the cross in far too easily for the second goal.
The first goal looked marginally offside.
Referees need to clamp down on the grappling in the penalty area from corners and free kicks once they start giving penalties defenders will know they can't get away with it and it should cut a lot of it out.
Unfortunate to not come away with a draw but Mansfield are nothing special away from home and repeat the second half performance and we can go through.
Away support excellent, albeit rather crude at times, loud for most of the game and we need to show the same on Wednesday although it is not as easy with the support being fragmented. All still to play for.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Irchy cob on May 15, 2022, 12:04:51 pm
I thought the officials were very poor throughout - the holding at set-pieces was ridiculous, I hope we have a stronger referee on Wednesday. The challenges on Appere and Hoskins were crude at best - also, how Hawkins avoided at least a yellow is beyond me.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Bingers on May 15, 2022, 13:38:16 pm
Real quandary in the Bingers household now. With younger Boy Bingers winning his u18 Cup semi final this morning, his final game of junior football to potentially clinch the League and Cup double for the mighty Bingley Juniors is scheduled for........ Saturday 28th May. Should he play or should he go?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: everbrite on May 15, 2022, 17:31:47 pm
Real quandary in the Bingers household now. With younger Boy Bingers winning his u18 Cup semi final this morning, his final game of junior football to potentially clinch the League and Cup double for the mighty Bingley Juniors is scheduled for........ Saturday 28th May. Should he play or should he go?

If he is a player he should play - I had the same dilemma playing for Northampton Saints HC. You are only young once.
How about a report on the game las night ?


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Grove on May 15, 2022, 18:10:52 pm
Enjoyed that despite the result, i think we have enough. With Roberts MCgowan and Eppiah starting we would have won last night. Mitch looks wasted in the middle
Thought our fans were fantastic despite singing shoe army


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Bingers on May 15, 2022, 18:44:58 pm
If he is a player he should play - I had the same dilemma playing for Northampton Saints HC. You are only young once.
How about a report on the game las night ?


I suspect he will want to play, so do I watch him or The Mighty Cobblers.


My report on last night's game for anyone who wasn't there or who didn't watch it on the television or iFollow is that had it gone to extra time, we would have won. Wednesday is that extra time. I have researched train tickets to that there London for a week on Saturday.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: northamptonnewbie on May 15, 2022, 20:46:27 pm

Referees need to clamp down on the grappling in the penalty area from corners and free kicks once they start giving penalties defenders will know they can't get away with it and it should cut a lot of it out.


Yeah drives me crazy where did this all come from never got that years ago


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 15, 2022, 22:41:03 pm
Did the commentators say that yesterday JJOT was making his 499th appearance?
If so, a big 500th on Wednesday.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 15, 2022, 22:52:26 pm
Yeah drives me crazy where did this all come from never got that years ago
According to Rim and Bingers thereís a new initiative where referees are apparently reading up on the laws of the game, so it looks like itís being sorted 👍


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: London cobbler on May 16, 2022, 08:35:44 am
I suspect he will want to play, so do I watch him or The Mighty Cobblers.


My report on last night's game for anyone who wasn't there or who didn't watch it on the television or iFollow is that had it gone to extra time, we would have won. Wednesday is that extra time. I have researched train tickets to that there London for a week on Saturday.
He should play and you should watch him.
It's not often you get the opportunity to win trophies or see you kids do it. They're the days I look back mostly fondly on from my playing days. Even the final I played in and lost is a memory for the occasion.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Bingers on May 16, 2022, 09:16:49 am
He should play and you should watch him.
It's not often you get the opportunity to win trophies or see you kids do it. They're the days I look back mostly fondly on from my playing days. Even the final I played in and lost is a memory for the occasion.

This is true. Although my other son is prepared to fly back from France to see The Mighty Cobblers at Wembley, but not his brother.

Opinions vary between my fellow parents in the team had it been Bradford. It would seem that The Mighty Cobblers get to Wembley more often than Bradford do.


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 16, 2022, 13:11:52 pm
I get the impression from his post match interview, that Nigel doesn't believe that a one goal lead is enough for the second leg...


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Peter Frost on May 16, 2022, 13:22:14 pm
I get the impression from his post match interview, that Nigel doesn't believe that a one goal lead is enough for the second leg...

CloughieĎs comments and the body language of the players suggested they were the losing side but it means nothing at this stage and they remain most bookies slight favourite- canít wait until Wednesday


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 16, 2022, 13:34:37 pm
Cloughie‘s comments and the body language of the players suggested they were the losing side but it means nothing at this stage and they remain most bookies slight favourite- can’t wait until Wednesday

I'd like us to start like at Barrow and then carry on the motion...


Title: Re: Mansfield (a) PO 1st leg 14th May
Post by: guest49 on May 16, 2022, 15:04:13 pm
I get the impression from his post match interview, that Nigel doesn't believe that a one goal lead is enough for the second leg...

I think if Mansfield go through theyíll fully deserve it. With their away record, our decent form and a home crowd it would be a great achievement. You could clearly tell NC was really hoping for that crucial 3rd goal. Iíd say the odds were pretty even but the bookies will always go with the team in front.
I maintain that we should see a better performance from us being a goal down as opposed to coming in a goal up. That could have been ugly.
After the final day stuffing being kicked out, I see anything as a bonus now this season.