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Title: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on November 10, 2022, 13:03:54 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/11-league-one-and-league-two-free-agents-who-could-be-off-interest-to-northampton-town-in-pictures-3913160

It will soon be upon us.
Or do we need anyone sooner, would any of these do a job for us before then?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Vince Planner on November 10, 2022, 15:47:27 pm
ďThey may be off interestĒ
I hope this was not written by a journalist.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Substitute on November 10, 2022, 16:16:24 pm
Notice Hoskins isn't in England squad. Unbelievable!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Carton Lid on November 10, 2022, 18:44:07 pm
I'd take a chance on Tom Elliott if his wage demands were reasonable, we need a head-on-a-stick player as an alternative.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on November 10, 2022, 19:06:23 pm
I don't think Elliott is likely to score many goals given his career record (71 in 389 games, a goal every 5-6 games). I am not saying we should get him back but Harry Smith has a better record. Ignoring his non league record he has 45 in 177 games (a goal every 4 games) and Leyton Orient will be looking to get him out on loan again after Exeter sent him without him starting a game. But we have to remember strikers don't do well here.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on November 10, 2022, 19:28:22 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/11-league-one-and-league-two-free-agents-who-could-be-off-interest-to-northampton-town-in-pictures-3913160

It will soon be upon us.
Or do we need anyone sooner, would any of these do a job for us before then?

No


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on November 11, 2022, 09:38:21 am
Elliot is the only one that caught my eye as from what I've seen of him in the past he looks a decent player. Not so much for his goalscoring but to occupy defenders and make room for the likes of Sammy, Hylton and Appere to fill their boots.

Having a more natural target man would also free up Hylton and Appere to play their more natural game. 32 years old though... Still, maybe worth a 6 month deal?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on November 11, 2022, 09:54:20 am
We need to get the best out of what we have got or move them on .
Eppiah was clearly a risk and it hasnít  worked . Get someone to replace him .
Hylton could be good for us but he is on the highest wages by far at the club .
Could we spend the money on 2 other players ?
We also need a reliable left back if Koiki is unavailable / goes . Haynes for me is not good enough .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on November 11, 2022, 16:27:01 pm
Elliot is the only one that caught my eye as from what I've seen of him in the past he looks a decent player. Not so much for his goalscoring but to occupy defenders and make room for the likes of Sammy, Hylton and Appere to fill their boots.

Having a more natural target man would also free up Hylton and Appere to play their more natural game. 32 years old though... Still, maybe worth a 6 month deal?

I agree. I have mentioned on here a few times that we need a target man. Games are won in various ways and if you see how effective Dyche has been recently it tells you all you need to know.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on November 11, 2022, 16:32:38 pm
We need to get the best out of what we have got or move them on .
Eppiah was clearly a risk and it hasnít  worked . Get someone to replace him .
Hylton could be good for us but he is on the highest wages by far at the club .
Could we spend the money on 2 other players ?
We also need a reliable left back if Koiki is unavailable / goes . Haynes for me is not good enough .


Hylton can change a game in our favour, even when he's not scoring. After chasing him for so long (Brady) it would surely be madness to get rid of him now. A target man would take the pressure off him too and stop him getting into trouble with defenders and referees as much.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on November 11, 2022, 17:05:37 pm
I agree. I have mentioned on here a few times that we need a target man. Games are won in various ways and if you see how effective Dyche has been recently it tells you all you need to know.
I thought Hylton was supposed to be that man


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: DavCobb on November 11, 2022, 17:12:10 pm
Hylton can change a game in our favour, even when he's not scoring. After chasing him for so long (Brady) it would surely be madness to get rid of him now. A target man would take the pressure off him too and stop him getting into trouble with defenders and referees as much.

Heís on a hefty 2 year contract so doubt heíll be going anywhere soon, even if we wanted him to.
His impact can be significant but he needs to start chipping in soon. Not great VFM so far.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on November 11, 2022, 18:18:04 pm
I thought Hylton was supposed to be that man

Really? You think Hylton is a target man? A nuisance to defenders but not a target man for me.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on November 11, 2022, 18:24:42 pm
Really? You think Hylton is a target man? A nuisance to defenders but not a target man for me.

Hylton is only 5 foot 11 so not my idea of a target man!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: EB Claret on November 11, 2022, 18:53:12 pm
Hylton is only 5 foot 11 so not my idea of a target man!

Depends whether you target his head or his feet?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on November 11, 2022, 19:08:52 pm
I think the opposition target his ability to control his emotions.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on November 11, 2022, 20:26:51 pm
I think the opposition target his ability to control his emotions.

 ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on November 11, 2022, 20:31:46 pm
Depends whether you target his head or his feet?

 ;D ;D

We tend to target 2 ft above his head.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3542 on November 11, 2022, 23:36:07 pm
We should target a player that commands a level of expertise over and beyond the average ability of a frog.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on November 11, 2022, 23:49:20 pm
Really? You think Hylton is a target man? A nuisance to defenders but not a target man for me.

Really? I still think Hylton is a target man!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on November 12, 2022, 12:44:28 pm
A Steve Howard type player would be handy


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Risdene on November 19, 2022, 11:25:20 am
Do you think we will try and get a deal for Michael Jacobs over the line this time? (and 2 new strikers!)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on November 19, 2022, 11:49:37 am
Do you think we will try and get a deal for Michael Jacobs over the line this time? (and 2 new strikers!)

I appreciate the sentiment but replacing a permanently injured Eppiah with a permanently injured Jacobs doesnít make a great deal of sense.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on November 19, 2022, 12:30:33 pm
Do you think we will try and get a deal for Michael Jacobs over the line this time? (and 2 new strikers!)
I never understand this obsession with former players, because theres normally better and younger out there.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Dr Feelgood on November 19, 2022, 14:52:30 pm
I never understand this obsession with former players, because theres normally better and younger out there.
I concur surely a double bid for Bobby Barnes and Tony Adcock would be better..


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on November 19, 2022, 19:33:07 pm
I never understand this obsession with former players, because theres normally better and younger out there.

You were much against resigning Bayo - which in hindsight was an error in judgement? Agree thoí in signing Jacobs particularly if he is an Injury case!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on November 19, 2022, 19:44:51 pm
You were much against resigning Bayo - which in hindsight was an error in judgement?
An error in whose judgement? Not mine.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on November 19, 2022, 19:53:29 pm
An error in whose judgement? Not mine.

I believe it was but it was done on yr former id! Same bloke different non de plume?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on November 28, 2022, 08:37:13 am
A lot will depend on if we keep Leonard and Bowie or if a division 1 club comes sniffing .
Other than that i would say a left back addition is certain .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Jonesy9 on November 28, 2022, 10:06:10 am
I would love a run up to the transfer window with a fully fit squad.
Would be interesting to have a good few games in quick succession where Brady has the full squad for and at his disposal so we can really gauge where the gaps are, without the excuses of injuries and tiredness.

Iím theory, with Eppiah fit, it may change the scope of our attacking issues (unlikely I know, and unlikely he will stay fit). Same for Magloire and our defensive options, as heís covered relatively well at full back when needed.

I know that realistically weíve enough evidence that we have some injury prone players, and so we canít afford not to bring in reinforcements. Sodís Law says we focus on the gaps that the injuries have left, and they all come back fighting fit and we are overloaded in the wrong areas  ;D would be a nice problem to have, mind.

But yes I think top priority is keeping the likes of Bowie and Leonard until the end of the season, and not having the issue we had last year of abruptly having Etete pulled out from under our feet and then having to scramble in January to fill a position we werenít expecting to need to fill mid season.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Jonesy9 on November 28, 2022, 10:08:52 am
Ö speaking of, I see that Etete isnít getting much game time at Cardiff at the moment.
Cheeky short term loan to the Cobblers to give him a taste of glory, and get him firing ready for a push for Cardiffís starting 11 next seasonÖ? ;)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on November 28, 2022, 11:46:55 am
Etete , Bowie or Leonard in your team ?
I would go Etete because he was unplayable at our level but Bowie is more likely to score .
Leonard is hard to fit into the team because Sowerby and McWilliams are so strong and Leonard isnít a number 10 or wide player .
He is probably our best technician though and wouldnít want to lose him .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Jonesy9 on November 28, 2022, 14:06:25 pm
Yeah, itíd be a nice predicament to have. Maybe Etete to start, with Bowie off the bench for some pace when the opposition are tiring?
Leonard possibly in a rotation as he does have an impact when heís playing, but equally we struggle controlling the middle without both Sowerby and McWilliams on the pitch.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Robas on November 28, 2022, 15:56:11 pm
A Steve Howard type player would be handy
From my own point of view I think it is the last thing we really need. If we have a Steve Howard type we will revert to belting it long. I prefer the current system.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Robas on November 28, 2022, 16:02:42 pm
Etete , Bowie or Leonard in your team ?
I would go Etete because he was unplayable at our level but Bowie is more likely to score .
Leonard is hard to fit into the team because Sowerby and McWilliams are so strong and Leonard isnít a number 10 or wide player .
He is probably our best technician though and wouldnít want to lose him .

Bowie, then Leonard.

I liked Etete whilst he was here. However, and it is a shame, Iím afraid he seems rather injury prone, which I think is the last thing we need. He has actually only scored three goals in the twelve months since he last played for us, which sort of backs up my point.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on November 29, 2022, 09:16:05 am
Notice Hoskins isn't in England squad. Unbelievable!

 Would have had a hatful of goals by now too. You are a bit of a ĎJonny come latelyí with your fulsome praise. What kept you?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on November 30, 2022, 12:40:26 pm
Perhaps we need another goalkeeper because if Burge gets injured we will be in deep doodoo. We don't know what Maxted's problem is but he has been missing for several weeks, is he even training or completely absent?.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: DrillingCobbler on November 30, 2022, 13:50:33 pm
These days, its all about options off of the bench. Your 5 subs are equally as important as those who start the game...

With that in mind (again) and we all know that's what cost us getting 90 plus points last time round. Id argue that we need two more attacking options. On top of what we already have. So for me, my shopping list would still be the same as it was at the end of the last transfer window when the club did lose at last minute on a player or two, by all accounts.

Someone who can play across the front3, and someone who is more specialist as a number10 or in an advanced midfield position, would be my two priorities.

We just need a little bit more strength in depth...to sustain our progress and to keep things fresh.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on December 07, 2022, 09:39:57 am
I imagine we'll get a centre back, as we were after one even before Magloire being injured. Wouldnt be surprised at a left back coming in as he obviously has some concerns playing right footers out there, and obviously a striker with some physicality and height.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on December 10, 2022, 10:48:42 am
What always makes me smile is we wait expectantly for January 1st to arrive, only to sign someone last minute January 31st.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on December 12, 2022, 12:19:57 pm
We are reported to be interested in 21 year old Josh McPake from Rangers but has yet to play for them. Loan spells at Dundee, Morton, Harrogate (4 goals in 23 games), Morecambe, Tranmere (1 goal in 14 games) and currently at Queens Park (3 goals in 15 games).


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on December 12, 2022, 14:33:03 pm
We are reported to be interested in 21 year old Josh McPake from Rangers but has yet to play for them. Loan spells at Dundee, Morton, Harrogate (4 goals in 23 games), Morecambe, Tranmere (1 goal in 14 games) and currently at Queens Park (3 goals in 15 games).

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/football/rangers-attacker-on-northampton-towns-radar-for-signing-swoop/ar-AA15aI9t


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: 1971cobbler on December 12, 2022, 15:50:15 pm
We are reported to be interested in 21 year old Josh McPake from Rangers but has yet to play for them. Loan spells at Dundee, Morton, Harrogate (4 goals in 23 games), Morecambe, Tranmere (1 goal in 14 games) and currently at Queens Park (3 goals in 15 games).

Unless I am mistaken, his goal for Tranmere was their first in our 3-2 win at Sixfields in the 125th anniversary game.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on December 13, 2022, 10:00:07 am
We are reported to be interested in 21 year old Josh McPake from Rangers but has yet to play for them. Loan spells at Dundee, Morton, Harrogate (4 goals in 23 games), Morecambe, Tranmere (1 goal in 14 games) and currently at Queens Park (3 goals in 15 games).

https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/cobblers-linked-with-january-move-for-rangers-attacker-3951115


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on December 13, 2022, 12:30:53 pm
Perhaps we need another goalkeeper because if Burge gets injured we will be in deep doodoo. We don't know what Maxted's problem is but he has been missing for several weeks, is he even training or completely absent?.
And heís a bit Shįt.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on December 14, 2022, 11:18:31 am
Phil Bardsley has joined Stockport until the end of the season.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on December 14, 2022, 18:23:28 pm
Phil Bardsley has joined Stockport until the end of the season.
How are they getting around the financial caps that exist ?
itís a farce .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on December 14, 2022, 18:48:15 pm
Bardsley is donating his entire salary to SCFC community projects.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: thewhiffofafart on December 14, 2022, 19:22:21 pm
Wonder if Peter Beardsley is still without a club!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on December 15, 2022, 11:51:03 am
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/brady-dismisses-transfer-rumours-as-rubbish-and-plays-down-leonard-fears-3954715

 ::)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on December 16, 2022, 10:18:06 am
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/brady-dismisses-transfer-rumours-as-rubbish-and-plays-down-leonard-fears-3954715

 ::)
Shock media makes up stories and bends the truth, the media in this country is as corrupt as fŻck, what really grinds my gears is that utter twŗt Lineker spouting on about Qatar when heís been working for them for the last two years, while he sunning himself there at the taxpayers cost.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on December 16, 2022, 12:22:40 pm
Shock media makes up stories and bends the truth, the media in this country is as corrupt as fŻck

And where did you get this information?

(Because it can only be the daily mail, and wait till you find out what that is part of)



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on December 16, 2022, 12:26:07 pm
GB news, the truth factory FACT!  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on December 16, 2022, 12:52:02 pm
And where did you get this information?

(Because it can only be the daily mail, and wait till you find out what that is part of)


I think that you will find that The Sun bends the facts, and influences far more people than the Daily Mail. I actually like the Mail. It caters for my tendencies...


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: yayo bayo on December 16, 2022, 16:43:14 pm
All main media have been lying for the last 2 and a half years. Make of that what you want. If you know you know. Once you start to see the truth you canít unsee it


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: JSO on December 16, 2022, 18:10:33 pm
GB news, the truth factory FACT!  ;D

What is your obsession with GB News? I'm sure you've mentioned them before. I've never watched it but I might seeing as you seem to love it.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on December 16, 2022, 18:11:18 pm
All main media have been lying for the last 2 and a half years. Make of that what you want. If you know you know. Once you start to see the truth you canít unsee it

Wise words Bayo.....wise words  8)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on December 16, 2022, 18:16:52 pm
What is your obsession with GB News? I'm sure you've mentioned them before. I've never watched it but I might seeing as you seem to love it.

Kingsthorpe Cobbler used to swear by it. Fine and honest Cobblers fan


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: thewhiffofafart on December 16, 2022, 18:45:21 pm
If you can't see how right-wing and bigoted the Mail is then you are retarded. No two ways about it, even if you agree with them.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on December 16, 2022, 19:44:05 pm
Kingsthorpe Cobbler used to swear by it. Fine and honest Cobblers fan

Did I? I agree with your second sentence though Evers  ;)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on December 16, 2022, 20:02:45 pm
JSO, not obsessed in the slightest, just baiting the right wingers amongst us


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on December 16, 2022, 20:56:10 pm
If you can't see how right-wing and bigoted the Mail is then you are retarded. No two ways about it, even if you agree with them.

At least they can read


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on December 17, 2022, 01:17:21 am
If you can't see how right-wing and bigoted the Mail is then you are retarded. No two ways about it, even if you agree with them.
As I said, I like it.   ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: the grumpy old man on December 17, 2022, 09:48:48 am
What is your obsession with GB News? I'm sure you've mentioned them before. I've never watched it but I might seeing as you seem to love it.

I watch GB News all the time, it's the only news channel I trust. I wouldn't go near the BBC.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on December 17, 2022, 10:05:20 am
I watch GB News all the time, it's the only news channel I trust. I wouldn't go near the BBC.
BBC the most corrupt publicly funded organisation ever, Martin Bashir faked bank statements to obtain interviews but apparently all you have to do is apologise.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57189371
# defund the bbc


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on December 17, 2022, 11:12:39 am
The BBC is being stuffed by GB News presenters https://www.mediamole.co.uk/entertainment/broadcasting/news/former-gb-news-boss-appointed-bbcs-director-of-news_500827.html (https://www.mediamole.co.uk/entertainment/broadcasting/news/former-gb-news-boss-appointed-bbcs-director-of-news_500827.html), so probably soon to be true in fact. But I guess if you like your news owned by tax-evading ex-pats and your sad about there not being enough old people left alive to prop up the dying red-tops, you need some echo chamber to get angry about imagined political correctness gone mad like it's the 2000's all over again.

But blaming fake transfer rumours on the woke BBC is a new one to me. Did fake football rumours not exist before people started taking the knee?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on December 17, 2022, 12:36:25 pm
GB News is owned by All Perspectives Ltd, which is a holding company, headquartered in London. As of August 2022, All Perspectives Ltd is controlled by three significant shareholders, all of whom work for Christopher Chandler's Dubai-based investment firm Legatum.[5][6] The CEO of GB News is an Australian, Angelos Frangopoulos[7][8] who formerly ran Sky News Australia.
And you trust their impartial reporting? >:D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on December 17, 2022, 13:10:39 pm
GB News is owned by All Perspectives Ltd, which is a holding company, headquartered in London. As of August 2022, All Perspectives Ltd is controlled by three significant shareholders, all of whom work for Christopher Chandler's Dubai-based investment firm Legatum.[5][6] The CEO of GB News is an Australian, Angelos Frangopoulos[7][8] who formerly ran Sky News Australia.
And you trust their impartial reporting? >:D
Bet your fun in the pub.. ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on December 17, 2022, 16:30:38 pm
In a previous life I was, SingCobb can vouch for the fun and frolics   ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: singcobb on December 17, 2022, 17:40:33 pm
In a previous life I was, SingCobb can vouch for the fun and frolics   ;D

Most certainly can  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on December 17, 2022, 18:31:34 pm
Most certainly can  ;D
Those were the days  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: thewhiffofafart on December 17, 2022, 19:02:37 pm
Those were the days  ;D

Yeah but they are over, done, finished, extinct. You need to live in the minute cos you will be dead soon.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on December 17, 2022, 19:10:50 pm
You know something I don't oh flatulent one?  :-*


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on December 17, 2022, 19:12:17 pm
In a previous life I was, SingCobb can vouch for the fun and frolics   ;D
Would you like me to show you how to use the Quote facility?  ;)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: thewhiffofafart on December 17, 2022, 19:30:41 pm
You know something I don't oh flatulent one?  :-*

It is wrote upon the stars, as Chuck Norris would say.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on December 17, 2022, 19:35:56 pm
And there was I thinking this thread was supposed to be about transfer rumours.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on December 17, 2022, 19:53:33 pm
Saucy, I seem to be managing OK, thanks for the offer


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on December 17, 2022, 19:59:53 pm
I think JB may have popped a few balloons with his missive in the C&E about transfers and players being recalled


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Horsham Cobbler on December 17, 2022, 22:55:02 pm
It is wrote upon the stars, as Chuck Norris would say.

Heíd have said ďwrittenĒ.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Dr Feelgood on December 20, 2022, 19:33:19 pm
2 new forwards would be nice.
Appy and Hylts have been below par.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on December 21, 2022, 12:57:46 pm
2 new forwards would be nice.
Appy and Hylts have been below par.
Tyrone Simpson please Santa.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on December 21, 2022, 13:34:39 pm
2 new forwards would be nice.
Appy and Hylts have been below par.

Yes please.

Hlyton 100% needs to be sent packing.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on December 21, 2022, 14:03:07 pm
Tyrone Simpson please Santa.
Tyreece Simpson surely.  ;D
This is Tyrone..

(https://static.simpsonswiki.com/images/thumb/5/51/Tyrone_Simpson.png/250px-Tyrone_Simpson.png)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on December 21, 2022, 20:23:54 pm
Tyreece Simpson surely.  ;D
This is Tyrone..

(https://static.simpsonswiki.com/images/thumb/5/51/Tyrone_Simpson.png/250px-Tyrone_Simpson.png)
Haha I thought it was Danny Hyltonís birthday party, Tyreece indeed mate.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on December 22, 2022, 14:34:18 pm
I was wondering what had happened to Simpson - apparently he ended up going to Huddersfield and has come on as sub in their last couple of matches. I agree his ďtypeĒ of forward is what we could do with as an alternative to Plan A but itís not likely to be him.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on December 22, 2022, 15:38:56 pm
i doubt we will sign a forward unless one of them leaves . I think we would jump at getting shot of Hylton but no one will match his wages being so injury prone .
I think we will stick with Eppiah because he costs nothing .
If Harrop stays we will not try and get a number 10 .
I think we may still get another left back though .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on December 22, 2022, 17:15:46 pm
i doubt we will sign a forward unless one of them leaves . I think we would jump at getting shot of Hylton but no one will match his wages being so injury prone .
I think we will stick with Eppiah because he costs nothing .
If Harrop stays we will not try and get a number 10 .
I think we may still get another left back though .


Iím intrigued with you saying about a new left back - when Kioki comes back that would give us him, Haynes and Odimayo which I would have thought would be enough? As well as Odimayo is doing at left back I feel that we are missing Kiokiís attacking ability at home.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on December 22, 2022, 18:33:37 pm
Iím intrigued with you saying about a new left back - when Kioki comes back that would give us him, Haynes and Odimayo which I would have thought would be enough? As well as Odimayo is doing at left back I feel that we are missing Kiokiís attacking ability at home.

i think Koiki will be first choice and AK probably doesnt offer enough going forward .
Haynes has been found out too many times and i think his time is over defensively


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: cobbler151 on December 22, 2022, 20:33:34 pm
Danny Hylton has had as much impact as Nicky Kabamba did..
.



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on December 22, 2022, 22:01:31 pm
Danny Hylton has had as much impact as Nicky Kabamba did..
.



That's because Sixfields is a strikers graveyard. Not only Hylton but many others over the years. The last couple of seasons that was Danny Rose, who is having a decent season at Stevenage, as is Kabamba at Barnet for that matter.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on December 23, 2022, 10:08:13 am
Rose has recently been on the bench at Stevenage. If we are to sign another left back that will push Haynes down to 4th choice so he may as well go out on loan. Also now we have a near fully fit squad get a loan arranged for Max Dyche to get him some playing time.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on December 23, 2022, 10:24:57 am
We were in for a centre-back from MK very late in last window right? I guess as it's a rumour that might have been as reliable as the scottish winger earlier, most of our signings really don't seem to leak before they're announced under this leadership.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on December 23, 2022, 11:29:46 am
Surely we will need a replacement for Sam Hoskins? I saw on whoscored.com he is rated as the best player in League 2 so we're bound to receive several big offers for him in January and we can't stand in the boys way, he's been waiting a long time for this.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: tcobb on December 23, 2022, 15:19:44 pm
You could have a point there Marvo, with being top scorers in the league , can't see a reason for a Centre forward unless Sam leaves.
Maybe with conceding more than the top two, defence or defending midfielder should be a priority.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on December 26, 2022, 18:25:27 pm
I hate to say it but Iíd be amazed if there wasnít interest in Sam - he is so consistent and versatile, heís really hit a purple patch this season.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on December 26, 2022, 18:47:12 pm
I hate to say it but Iíd be amazed if there wasnít interest in Sam - he is so consistent and versatile, heís really hit a purple patch this season.

Careful, Everbrite will be calling you a worrier again  ;) ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on December 26, 2022, 18:48:55 pm
Careful, Everbrite will be calling you a worrier again  ;) ;D

😆.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on December 27, 2022, 17:50:42 pm
Could one of the interested clubs be us perhaps?.... Isaac Olaofe

https://the72.co.uk/2022/12/27/millwall-accept-league-two-bids-for-out-of-favour-23-year-old-free-to-leave-in-january/ (https://the72.co.uk/2022/12/27/millwall-accept-league-two-bids-for-out-of-favour-23-year-old-free-to-leave-in-january/)

I guess much depends on if we can somehow ship Hylton out as he's still contracted to us for another season and a half


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: JeanGenie on December 27, 2022, 23:29:17 pm
Could one of the interested clubs be us perhaps?.... Isaac Olaofe

https://the72.co.uk/2022/12/27/millwall-accept-league-two-bids-for-out-of-favour-23-year-old-free-to-leave-in-january/ (https://the72.co.uk/2022/12/27/millwall-accept-league-two-bids-for-out-of-favour-23-year-old-free-to-leave-in-january/)

I guess much depends on if we can somehow ship Hylton out as he's still contracted to us for another season and a half

Gillingham apparently...


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on December 28, 2022, 00:35:49 am
Thats one hell of a full name, I had to copy and paste it..

Isaac Tanitoluwaloba Aduraoluwatimileyin Olaofe


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on December 28, 2022, 00:48:53 am
And the lad gets a mention on Stockports forum as well.
https://theyellowboard.boards.net/thread/5924/county-thread-comings-goings-rumours?page=413


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ajp on December 28, 2022, 14:55:21 pm
Jack Marriott anyone  :)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on December 28, 2022, 15:19:14 pm
Jack Marriott anyone  :)
Not for me. Weve already got one underperformer on large wages.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on December 28, 2022, 16:43:30 pm
You wouldnít be surprised if he ends up at one of the moneybags clubs in our league though - he would be decent if he could stay injury free.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: bungle on December 28, 2022, 16:53:44 pm
I genuinely think this might be the most complete squad we've ever assembled at this level. There is good competition all over the pitch and the starting XI is good enough for Nigel Clough to call us the 'best side in the division'.

However, the one weak point for me remains in the centre forward area. With Hylton struggling to make an impact, I'd like to see us sign a big centre forward who carries an aerial threat (with pace as a bonus) so that we have a genuine plan B when teams park the bus against us and we need to go more direct. This targetman wouldn't necessarily have to be prolific themselves - they'd just need to have the hold up skills to move us up the pitch and create chances for others.

Very much in the vein of Wilder signing Marquis and Collins or CC signing John Taylor many moons ago.  

I'd also start this player on the bench to begin with. For me, our best front three is Hoskins, Bowie and Pinnock, with Appere just behind as a decent option in any of the three roles and Eppiah with the potential to make an explosive impact as a wide forward. A Prem/Championshop loan deal for an up-and-coming Etete-style targetman might do the job, or failing that perhaps Bradford would be interested in swapping Hylton for Vadaine Oliver?  ;)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Youarenicetome on December 28, 2022, 17:55:06 pm
Great post Bungle - I totally agree.
I've been really impressed with the individual development of several of our players under Brady and Calderwood. The team are also performing brilliantly as a collective - they seem to be very well coached.
Agree that our strongest front three is Bowie down the middle with Hoskins and Pinnock either side. Appere has improved a lot in the last few weeks, but he is far too wasteful in front of goal. He very rarely converts any of his 3/4 half chances in a game. Bowie has a better football brain and killer instinct.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on December 28, 2022, 18:14:08 pm
I said a Steve Howard type forward would be perfect earlier in the thread. Big lump who carried an aerial threat and could shoot as well


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: DrillingCobbler on December 28, 2022, 18:26:06 pm
I genuinely think this might be the most complete squad we've ever assembled at this level. There is good competition all over the pitch and the starting XI is good enough for Nigel Clough to call us the 'best side in the division'.

However, the one weak point for me remains in the centre forward area. With Hylton struggling to make an impact, I'd like to see us sign a big centre forward who carries an aerial threat (with pace as a bonus) so that we have a genuine plan B when teams park the bus against us and we need to go more direct. This targetman wouldn't necessarily have to be prolific themselves - they'd just need to have the hold up skills to move us up the pitch and create chances for others.

Very much in the vein of Wilder signing Marquis and Collins or CC signing John Taylor many moons ago.  

I'd also start this player on the bench to begin with. For me, our best front three is Hoskins, Bowie and Pinnock, with Appere just behind as a decent option in any of the three roles and Eppiah with the potential to make an explosive impact as a wide forward. A Prem/Championshop loan deal for an up-and-coming Etete-style targetman might do the job, or failing that perhaps Bradford would be interested in swapping Hylton for Vadaine Oliver?  ;)

I saw your post and started reading it before opening up a tab and googling Verdaine Oliver to see what he's up to...

https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/2-bradford-city-transfers-in-or-out-we-could-realistically-see-in-or-out-in-january/

...before getting to the bottom of it where you've covered it!  ;D

He's on a 3 year contract there so I suspect the only realistic way would be a loan option but would they loan him out to arguably their main rival in terms of promotion?! Nice idea though!

I would also like to see us sign another attacking midfielder (number10 type) - only because we've got 4 quality midfielders so as soon as one becomes unavailable, we don't have an option in that area from the bench.

As things stand and in an ideal world, Id look to get Hylton out on loan or permanently if we can so we've got a bit of £ wiggle room to do some business and bring in someone like Oliver and another midfielder. The latter on the assumption that we do not keep the guy we signed a few weeks back.

Anything more than a minor tweak or two could see it backfire on us and upset the dynamics of the squad...especially now we've got them all fit bar Kioki and there's very few midweek games between now and the end of the season.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Larry on December 28, 2022, 20:18:50 pm
I said a Steve Howard type forward would be perfect earlier in the thread. Big lump who carried an aerial threat and could shoot as well

I would keep the faith with Appťrť in this role. He seems a decent enough footballer and it can often take a little while before the hard work coverts to goals scored. It even took Rico a while before he was banging in goals for fun.



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: cobbler151 on December 28, 2022, 21:30:18 pm
I would keep the faith with Appťrť in this role. He seems a decent enough footballer and it can often take a little while before the hard work coverts to goals scored. It even took Rico a while before he was banging in goals for fun.



Agree, it's incredible amount of criticism he's had, in comparison to Hylton who has to be one of most underwhelming signings in last 10yrs.

I can't see anyone coming in for him on his wages, hopefully Brady will realise it does not appear to be working ala Kabamba and Connolly last season and cut his losses.



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on December 28, 2022, 23:42:19 pm
hylton was a massive mistake .
Eppiah has to come off otherwise the two gambles have flopped


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on December 28, 2022, 23:46:12 pm
hylton was a massive mistake .
Eppiah has to come off otherwise the two gambles have flopped
Appere doesnít do it for me, although heís not terrible heís just not a goal scorer, if Hilton had started as many games he would convert more half chances.
Eppiah is pure class when fit, easily a League one forward.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on December 29, 2022, 00:03:11 am
Agree, it's incredible amount of criticism he's had, in comparison to Hylton who has to be one of most underwhelming signings in last 10yrs.

I can't see anyone coming in for him on his wages, hopefully Brady will realise it does not appear to be working ala Kabamba and Connolly last season and cut his losses.



To me the reason for the criticism of Appere is very much understandable. His work rate is tremendous and he contributes to a fluid front 3 with his willingness to pull out wide also. But the numbers very much confirm what the eyes tell me each time I see him, hes just simply not enough of a goal threat considering the side we have.

Of all strikers who have played at least 800 mins in L2 this season no one averages less touches in the oppositions box than Appere. His XG is 4th lowest of those players, completes aerially the 4th lowest amount also (more noticeable at home where it feels like we can get stuck for ideas sometimes and go direct whereby he just does not compete most of the time against the CB's).  I think he is much more suited to our play away from home where we seem to have more fluiditiy and the whole team presses high as the opposition tends to attack us more. When teams sit deeper against us at Sixfields he just does not offer enough threat in general IMO and always seems to be wanting to take too many touches or looking to pass instead of getting shots away. I would rather see Hylton get a run at home or Bowie through the middle more often at home.

Not trying to hate on him or anything, obviously he has played a role in our team doing fantastically well. He is also young enough whereby he can still clearly still improve, but i just dont think hes a natural striker, you can see why he was predominantly played out wide in Scotland.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on December 29, 2022, 08:23:26 am
Gillingham apparently...

Gills have signed Nichols from Crawley so maybe not going thereÖ


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on December 29, 2022, 08:31:23 am
Appere doesnít do it for me, although heís not terrible heís just not a goal scorer, if Hilton had started as many games he would convert more half chances.
Eppiah is pure class when fit, easily a League one forward.

Exactly this. Apperes work ethic is far superior which is why he gets picked.

If we could combine Apperes ethic and Hylton natural ability we would have a decent player on our hands. Maybe Eppiah is the perfect answer, hopefully he stays fit. 


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on December 29, 2022, 08:47:37 am
Are we really sure that Hylton would have scored more than Appere if he had started more games?. In pre season friendlies he missed both of the penalties he took.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on December 29, 2022, 09:14:10 am
Gills have signed Nichols from Crawley so maybe not going thereÖ

Quite unbelievably they have only scored 6 goals so far this season which must be some sort of record for this point of the year.

They have just been taken over by a chap with seemingly deep pockets so wouldn't shock me to see them going for quite a few signings in this window.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on December 29, 2022, 09:29:35 am
Quite unbelievably they have only scored 6 goals so far this season which must be some sort of record for this point of the year.

especially after they went through a period of scoring in 4 games consecutively


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on December 29, 2022, 10:51:43 am
Grimsby fan thinks they may be signing Scott Pollock from Boston.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on December 29, 2022, 11:03:52 am
Are we really sure that Hylton would have scored more than Appere if he had started more games?. In pre season friendlies he missed both of the penalties he took.
I think Hiltonís track record would suggest so.
Heís scored 145 goals in 380 games.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on December 29, 2022, 11:07:21 am
Are we really sure that Hylton would have scored more than Appere if he had started more games?. In pre season friendlies he missed both of the penalties he took.

I think he would struggle to score any less to be honest.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on December 29, 2022, 11:10:50 am
I would keep the faith with Appťrť in this role. He seems a decent enough footballer and it can often take a little while before the hard work coverts to goals scored. It even took Rico a while before he was banging in goals for fun.


Good comment on Appťrť, for inspite of some insensitive comments on here he may well come good as might Hylton!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on December 29, 2022, 11:23:40 am
I keep hoping that Hylton will come good but in the last few matches when heís come on as substitute he hasnít exactly put himself about and doesnít look particularly bothered.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: bungle on December 29, 2022, 12:51:56 pm
I'm not convinced that Hylton suits our style of play or 4-3-3 system. He's not mobile enough to press particularly effectively, not fast enough to run in behind and not enough of an aerial threat to win flick ons or dominate from crosses. In short, he doesn't really have the attributes to play as the central/lone striker in a three.

I suspect that he's played most of his career in a front two where his finishing ability and guile has enabled him to thrive alongside a targetman or pace merchant. Perhaps he'll break his duck one of these days and go on a run.

As I said previously, the best option we currently have as a centre forward in the 4-3-3 is Bowie. He was excellent in that role against Bradford, such was his workrate in the press, his willingness to run in behind and his not inconsiderable aerial ability. Bowie is also flexible and intelligent enough to drift wide and allow Hoskins to come in to the middle - a level of fluidity which L2 defences struggle to deal with.

I like Appere a lot and his flexibility to play across the front three is a real asset to the squad. I think his finishing and decision making will improve in time (C.f. Hoskins).




Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on December 29, 2022, 13:13:34 pm
My Luton friend said when we signed him that he thrives off tap-ins and being in the right place at the right time, which I agree is not exactly what we play to.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: cobbler151 on December 29, 2022, 14:49:20 pm
To me the reason for the criticism of Appere is very much understandable. His work rate is tremendous and he contributes to a fluid front 3 with his willingness to pull out wide also. But the numbers very much confirm what the eyes tell me each time I see him, hes just simply not enough of a goal threat considering the side we have.

Of all strikers who have played at least 800 mins in L2 this season no one averages less touches in the oppositions box than Appere. His XG is 4th lowest of those players, completes aerially the 4th lowest amount also (more noticeable at home where it feels like we can get stuck for ideas sometimes and go direct whereby he just does not compete most of the time against the CB's).  I think he is much more suited to our play away from home where we seem to have more fluiditiy and the whole team presses high as the opposition tends to attack us more. When teams sit deeper against us at Sixfields he just does not offer enough threat in general IMO and always seems to be wanting to take too many touches or looking to pass instead of getting shots away. I would rather see Hylton get a run at home or Bowie through the middle more often at home.

Not trying to hate on him or anything, obviously he has played a role in our team doing fantastically well. He is also young enough whereby he can still clearly still improve, but i just dont think hes a natural striker, you can see why he was predominantly played out wide in Scotland.

I think he's made about 37 appearances for us scoring 6 goals and 8 assists,. He's 23 and still very much learning his trade. I dont think that's a bad return considering the dross of strikers we have had over the years(Kabamba, Hooper,Savage, Lobjoit, Platt, Snoupe, BAS)

I don't know what we expect? Hoskins I know has been solid for us for years but many on here doubted his finishing infront of goal, now look at him.

Appere is few years off his peak and may or may not come good, but overall 14 goal contributions of 37/38 appearances a few being off the bench is not something to be sniffed at.




Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on December 29, 2022, 15:01:51 pm
I think he's made about 37 appearances for us scoring 6 goals and 8 assists,. He's 23 and still very much learning his trade. I dont think that's a bad return considering the dross of strikers we have had over the years(Kabamba, Hooper,Savage, Lobjoit, Platt, Snoupe, BAS)

I don't know what we expect? Hoskins I know has been solid for us for years but many on here doubted his finishing infront of goal, now look at him.

Appere is few years off his peak and may or may not come good, but overall 14 goal contributions of 37/38 appearances a few being off the bench is not something to be sniffed at.




Fair points. As I say, im not saying I dont see value in what he does, but I can also understand the criticism. As you say we have had some awful strikers in recent memory, but hes also not at the levels of Rico, Collins, Marquis etc. For a team that has basically been in the automatic promotion places for the entirety of his time here his goal record is pretty poor its fair to say.

He has positive attributes without question and still has time to improve, but can we improve in that position? I would say we can, particularly for games against teams who set up defensively against us.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Arminder Shwami on December 29, 2022, 16:05:00 pm
I think Iím probably Louisís biggest fan. For me he starts, although that could be in a withdrawn striker role in a 4-2-3-1. The 4-3-3 doesnít seem to work well at home. Not sure about the call for a lump-it-to-him striker. Itís the No 10 role we should prioritise if thatís not going to be Harrop.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on December 29, 2022, 17:36:25 pm
In regard Appere, I watch all the games on Ifollow, the away matches come with away commentary and they all seem to rate him highly, the Bradford guys in particular thought he was tremendous against them.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on December 29, 2022, 18:07:37 pm
I think the fact Appere divides opinion so much says all we need to know.

Hlyton on the other handÖ


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Bingers on December 30, 2022, 20:22:27 pm
If you are expecting Bradford to push on in the second half of the season, I am sure you will be delighted to hear that today they signed a striker as back up to Andy Cook. Matt Derbyshire, who has graced the Cypriot, Australian and Indian leagues for the last 6 years, but played under Mark Hughes (not "our" one) in the Premier League at Blackburn.


I expect to have a good laugh about it with some mates soon.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: cobbler151 on December 30, 2022, 21:03:25 pm
Brady said he focusing on getting in house contracts sorted, which is pleasing.

I hope at top of that list is Sowerby.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on December 30, 2022, 21:07:12 pm
McGowan, Koiki, Dyche (i think) and Sowerby are the main people out of contract at the end of the season.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on December 30, 2022, 21:15:40 pm
Brady said he focusing on getting in house contracts sorted, which is pleasing.

I hope at top of that list is Sowerby.

ĎThe definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different resultsĎ.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ajp on December 30, 2022, 21:19:44 pm
I predict McGowan, Dyche, Sowerby will sign, Koiki will be off.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on December 30, 2022, 22:19:03 pm
ĎThe definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different resultsĎ.

Can see the irony in that comment. Informative point though!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on December 31, 2022, 08:38:51 am
Well Nostradamus as your able to predict which players will sign new contracts please save us all from another 4 months of worry and tell us if we are going to be automatically promoted.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on December 31, 2022, 09:00:26 am
Nothing else to speculate about considering our rumours never leak now. Why not guess, it's not like he's claiming it will definitely be the case.

I expect us to finish in the playoffs, bur have a better go at it than we did at Mansfield.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Its_nice_to_michu on December 31, 2022, 09:03:13 am
A forward on loan from Scotland was rumouredÖ.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on December 31, 2022, 09:09:36 am
A forward on loan from Scotland was rumouredÖ.
And denied by Brady.. After he read it on here..


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on December 31, 2022, 11:23:29 am
I predict McGowan, Dyche, Sowerby will sign, Koiki will be off.

McGowan didn't look happy after being substituted on Thursday. I may be wrong but I think he went straight down the tunnel. He could be struggling to keep hold of his place in the team, I thought Magloire looked very good, he was much stronger and quicker.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on December 31, 2022, 11:37:23 am
I think Harvey Lintott is also out of contract but with an option for a further year. I am sure this will be triggered.

On another note, what is the point of signing Josh Harrop? If when losing a game he doesn't come on, when will he? Put him on and see how good he is, otherwise what's the point in signing him in the first place.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: thewhiffofafart on December 31, 2022, 12:30:11 pm
He ain't fit.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on December 31, 2022, 12:33:49 pm
He ain't fit.

Not fit enough for 10 or 15 minutes? What was the point in having him on the bench at all then?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on December 31, 2022, 12:43:48 pm
He ain't fit.
Bollox. He trained with us for a couple of weeks, before signing a contract. His fitness levels would have been evaluated.
You do not offer a short term contract, to somebody who "aint fit". I raised this point a few days ago.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on December 31, 2022, 12:58:07 pm
There was a similar situation with the fella last season, the one that ended up in Scotland, signed on a short term contract


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on December 31, 2022, 13:24:18 pm
There was a similar situation with the fella last season, the one that ended up in Scotland, signed on a short term contract

Ryan Nolan?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on December 31, 2022, 13:52:51 pm
McGowan didn't look happy after being substituted on Thursday. I may be wrong but I think he went straight down the tunnel. He could be struggling to keep hold of his place in the team, I thought Magloire looked very good, he was much stronger and quicker.

Heís a run of the mill league 2 right back, very easy to replace.

Lintott and Magloire are more than adequate.

Iím not sure what JBs fascination is with focusing on extending the contracts of standard league 2 players that have contributed to us remaining in the division for the last 2/3 years. If we donít look to better ourselves we will never go anywhere.

I think the last contract extension was Pinnock. Weíve just extended his contract for 2.5 years. Heís struggling to get in the side now with a kid on loan from Fulham seen at the better option. What happens if we go up? Weíre left with a squad of players not up-to the standard of the league weíre playing in.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on December 31, 2022, 16:17:11 pm
Teachers Pet, that's the gent in question


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Arminder Shwami on December 31, 2022, 17:52:25 pm
Heís a run of the mill league 2 right back

Blimey, think we might agree on something!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on December 31, 2022, 17:59:34 pm
Heís a run of the mill league 2 right back, very easy to replace.

Lintott and Magloire are more than adequate.

Iím not sure what JBs fascination is with focusing on extending the contracts of standard league 2 players that have contributed to us remaining in the division for the last 2/3 years. If we donít look to better ourselves we will never go anywhere.

I think the last contract extension was Pinnock. Weíve just extended his contract for 2.5 years. Heís struggling to get in the side now with a kid on loan from Fulham seen at the better option. What happens if we go up? Weíre left with a squad of players not up-to the standard of the league weíre playing in, or be stuck with players preventing us signing the appropriate level of player.

I have similar thoughts.
We need a team to get us out of this division.
Then we need a team to maintain us in the third division.
A lot of the current players are not the latter therefore committing them to long term contracts isn't as beneficial as others may think.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: CobblerForever on December 31, 2022, 18:21:02 pm
The stadium isn't big enough (or in a decent enough state) to sustain League One football. The relevant people will know this and have put together their calculations to justify their approach as it is. Doing the best with the current squad, improving it where possible within a tight budget.

Except when there was Chinese money to invest when have our current owners ploughed big money into making us a League One proposition? The Goode money was not reinvested. Neither was the Carney money (as far as I can gather).

We currently sell virtually all the best viewing seats at Sixfields so other than raising prices at a time of a cost of living crisis how do we propose generating the income for sustaining League One football?

PS I had one of the best seats in the East Stand last season (saw all 23 home games) - end of aisle, near the centre. Very good view, got absolutely soaked at least 5 times.

 


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Carton Lid on December 31, 2022, 20:48:31 pm
The stadium isn't big enough (or in a decent enough state) to sustain League One football. The relevant people will know this and have put together their calculations to justify their approach as it is. Doing the best with the current squad, improving it where possible within a tight budget.

Except when there was Chinese money to invest when have our current owners ploughed big money into making us a League One proposition? The Goode money was not reinvested. Neither was the Carney money (as far as I can gather).

We currently sell virtually all the best viewing seats at Sixfields so other than raising prices at a time of a cost of living crisis how do we propose generating the income for sustaining League One football?

PS I had one of the best seats in the East Stand last season (saw all 23 home games) - end of aisle, near the centre. Very good view, got absolutely soaked at least 5 times.

 
We don't want people coming on here pointing out facts, it will upset all the people with their heads buried in the sand  ::)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on December 31, 2022, 21:44:37 pm
Heís a run of the mill league 2 right back, very easy to replace.

Lintott and Magloire are more than adequate.

Iím not sure what JBs fascination is with focusing on extending the contracts of standard league 2 players that have contributed to us remaining in the division for the last 2/3 years. If we donít look to better ourselves we will never go anywhere.

I think the last contract extension was Pinnock. Weíve just extended his contract for 2.5 years. Heís struggling to get in the side now with a kid on loan from Fulham seen at the better option. What happens if we go up? Weíre left with a squad of players not up-to the standard of the league weíre playing in.

I am just trying to get a grip on your opinion, particularly on McGowan and also Pinnock. I agree that McGowan is not as yet up to the standard of season Ď21 & Ď22 but of course he has been off for some time with a serious injury. However McGowan in season 21/22 silenced his critics with a series of consistent displays.
My opinion is that JB probably knows what he is doing, he is the expert whilst we are not. We are of course all entitled to our opinions/replies
Now on Pinnock, he has certainly hit a run of indifferent form but has long been considered, at least on here an essential part of the team! Most players suffer a loss of form so Pinnock could still regain/achieve League 1 form. Perhaps your real target JB?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on December 31, 2022, 22:49:40 pm
The stadium isn't big enough (or in a decent enough state) to sustain League One football. The relevant people will know this and have put together their calculations to justify their approach as it is. Doing the best with the current squad, improving it where possible within a tight budget.

Except when there was Chinese money to invest when have our current owners ploughed big money into making us a League One proposition? The Goode money was not reinvested. Neither was the Carney money (as far as I can gather).

We currently sell virtually all the best viewing seats at Sixfields so other than raising prices at a time of a cost of living crisis how do we propose generating the income for sustaining League One football?

PS I had one of the best seats in the East Stand last season (saw all 23 home games) - end of aisle, near the centre. Very good view, got absolutely soaked at least 5 times.



The Stadium needs a clean up. Ö..Yes
Stadium not big enough ÖÖ.  and neither are the crowds at least 10% down on last season
Prefer not to comment on the Chinese Money
Ö.   Would say at guess that running this Club is not cheap with the new signings plus bigger salaries!
If people want a special seat just book a few weeks in advance. I used to, not a special fan just a supporter!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 01, 2023, 01:26:33 am
Can you lot who want to talk redev, go back to the appropriate redev thread?  8)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Youarenicetome on January 01, 2023, 08:55:21 am
There's a few very simplistic, reactionary comments on here regarding player contracts.
First off there standard between league one and two isn't as black and white some people are suggesting. Particularly considering our budget won't change massively (possibly 20 percent). People talk about it like we get promoted and suddenly we can attract a whole different level of player. There's some really big clubs in league 1, who we will clearly never compete with financially. There's another 8-10 clubs who we aren't far away from in terms of size and budget. We're never going to get promoted and suddenly start competing with the likes of Ipswich for players. To simply label players league 1 or league 2 players isn't very clever. There's obviously plenty of players on good money in league 2 who could play for league 1 teams.
Based on last years form, and considering our realistic budget should we go up, I'd happily have McGowan and Pinnock in the team/squad. The same applies if we don't get promoted.
We are primarily trying to get out of league two - even with a good season, this is never guaranteed. We have to sign players to do this first. When we do sign players who perform well at this level and appear to be good characters, it's obvious to try and extend their contracts. People are very keen to over simplify these things. Brady and the team will obviously be considering which league we're likely to end up in when deciding on contract extensions. They would also get criticised if the majority or our players were out of contract in the summer (whichever league we are in).
The last 18 months of recruitment has been fantastic. People have short memories. There's a logic around so much of what Brady is doing which I can't remember seeing in other managers for ages.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on January 01, 2023, 09:32:15 am

and neither are the crowds at least 10% down on last season


Average league attendance 2021-22 = 5366
Average League attendance 2022-23 = 5326

Where do you get the 10% from???????

NOTE: Once added, the attendance at tomorrows game will mean the average for this season will be higher than last.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 01, 2023, 09:41:50 am
There's a few very simplistic, reactionary comments on here regarding player contracts.
First off there standard between league one and two isn't as black and white some people are suggesting. Particularly considering our budget won't change massively (possibly 20 percent). People talk about it like we get promoted and suddenly we can attract a whole different level of player. There's some really big clubs in league 1, who we will clearly never compete with financially. There's another 8-10 clubs who we aren't far away from in terms of size and budget. We're never going to get promoted and suddenly start competing with the likes of Ipswich for players. To simply label players league 1 or league 2 players isn't very clever. There's obviously plenty of players on good money in league 2 who could play for league 1 teams.
Based on last years form, and considering our realistic budget should we go up, I'd happily have McGowan and Pinnock in the team/squad. The same applies if we don't get promoted.
We are primarily trying to get out of league two - even with a good season, this is never guaranteed. We have to sign players to do this first. When we do sign players who perform well at this level and appear to be good characters, it's obvious to try and extend their contracts. People are very keen to over simplify these things. Brady and the team will obviously be considering which league we're likely to end up in when deciding on contract extensions. They would also get criticised if the majority or our players were out of contract in the summer (whichever league we are in).
The last 18 months of recruitment has been fantastic. People have short memories. There's a logic around so much of what Brady is doing which I can't remember seeing in other managers for ages.


I hope those who are quite happy to criticise players, management and even on the playing budget take this well presented opinion into account when coming up with their own unrealistic comments. Big ask I know particularly for those with short memories and nothing Ďupstairsí ::)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 01, 2023, 09:48:02 am
Average league attendance 2021-22 = 5366
Average League attendance 2022-23 = 5326

Where do you get the 10% from???????

NOTE: Once added, the attendance at tomorrows game will mean the average for this season will be higher than last.

Fair point; meant to say away support has declined. Yes/No?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 01, 2023, 09:49:34 am
Average league attendance 2021-22 = 5366
Average League attendance 2022-23 = 5326

Where do you get the 10% from???????

NOTE: Once added, the attendance at tomorrows game will mean the average for this season will be higher than last.


Itís not like Neverbrite to let the facts get in the way of a good story  ;D ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 01, 2023, 09:55:46 am


Itís not like Neverbrite to let the facts get in the way of a good story  ;D ;D

Oh the irony and why you have to keep debasing/abusing other posters ID names devalues your opinion.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 01, 2023, 11:16:19 am
On the subject of home attendances the reported figures so far are;_
Colchester - 5463
Hartlepool - 4828
Doncaster  - 5515
Barrow      - 4605
Rochdale    - 4691
Stockport   - 5632
Salford       - 5577
Sutton        - 4800
Newport      - 5102
Tranmere     - 5601
Carlisle        - 4583
 Swindon     - 7156

Total so far 63553 giving an average of 5296. Last seasons average home attendance (excluding the play off game) was 5366 which means if we get an attendance of 6205 tomorrow it will bring this years average attendance up to last years level but you would think we should exceed that figure.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 01, 2023, 11:21:15 am
On the subject of home attendances the reported figures so far are;_
Colchester - 5463
Hartlepool - 4828
Doncaster  - 5515
Barrow      - 4605
Rochdale    - 4691
Stockport   - 5632
Salford       - 5577
Sutton        - 4800
Newport      - 5102
Tranmere     - 5601
Carlisle        - 4583
 Swindon     - 7156

Total so far 63553 giving an average of 5296. Last seasons average home attendance (excluding the play off game) was 5366 which means if we get an attendance of 6205 tomorrow it will bring this years average attendance up to last years level but you would think we should exceed that figure.

Thks WSOAP but do these figures incl away support? More relevant would be the specific home support.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on January 01, 2023, 11:39:58 am
On the subject of home attendances the reported figures so far are;_
Colchester - 5463
Hartlepool - 4828
Doncaster  - 5515
Barrow      - 4605
Rochdale    - 4691
Stockport   - 5632
Salford       - 5577
Sutton        - 4800
Newport      - 5102
Tranmere     - 5601
Carlisle        - 4583
 Swindon     - 7156

Total so far 63553 giving an average of 5296. Last seasons average home attendance (excluding the play off game) was 5366 which means if we get an attendance of 6205 tomorrow it will bring this years average attendance up to last years level but you would think we should exceed that figure.

Thank you. I'd typed in 7516 for Swindon. Would have discovered the error later but the earlier you find the problem the easier it is to rectify.

Your figures are correct (and so are mine now).  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 01, 2023, 12:11:23 pm
Hi Evers, yes they are the total attendances. Having had a quick check our average home support is 4879 and in the last 2 games we have had our lowest (Carlisle 4358) and our highest (Swindon 5701). Only 4 games has our home support been over 5000 - Stockport 5013, Salford 5470, Tranmere 5238 and Swindon 5701.

See you tomorrow, don't be late again.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Charlatan on January 01, 2023, 13:14:09 pm
Hi Evers, yes they are the total attendances. Having had a quick check our average home support is 4879 and in the last 2 games we have had our lowest (Carlisle 4358) and our highest (Swindon 5701). Only 4 games has our home support been over 5000 - Stockport 5013, Salford 5470, Tranmere 5238 and Swindon 5701.

See you tomorrow, don't be late again.

Thanks for  those figures WSOAP. With our position in the League and the size of our town, you would think we should be getting over 5k home fans for most games easily.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemender on January 01, 2023, 14:58:07 pm
Thanks for  those figures WSOAP. With our position in the League and the size of our town, you would think we should be getting over 5k home fans for most games easily.

Exactly. The problem is, more people in the town would rather see teams from other places; Manchester, Liverpool, London, Leeds,
etc, prosper, than their own, despite having no connection to any of those places. ???


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Charlatan on January 01, 2023, 16:55:27 pm
Exactly. The problem is, more people in the town would rather see teams from other places; Manchester, Liverpool, London, Leeds,
etc, prosper, than their own, despite having no connection to any of those places. ???

Sadly you're right


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Shadowstorm on January 01, 2023, 19:33:52 pm
Quick question: What the hell does discussing attendances have to do with this tread about transfer rumours?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 01, 2023, 19:50:27 pm
Quick question: What the hell does discussing attendances have to do with this tread about transfer rumours?
It doesnt, but it gives people the chance to chat/argue about things. Do you have any rumours?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 01, 2023, 19:51:23 pm
It doesnt, but it gives people the chance to chat/argue about things. Do you have any rumours?

Iíve heard a coupleÖ.

Also hearing thereís a bit of money if the right opportunity comes along


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 01, 2023, 19:54:26 pm
Iíve heard a coupleÖ.

Also hearing thereís a bit of money if the right opportunity comes along

Welcome back mate - youíve been missed! Any idea of what areas we are looking at?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemender on January 01, 2023, 20:09:31 pm
Quick question: What the hell does discussing attendances have to do with this tread about transfer rumours?

Because if we had a bigger ground and got bigger crowds, there'd be transfer rumours about more expensive/better players.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 01, 2023, 20:36:46 pm
Because if we had a bigger ground and got bigger crowds, there'd be transfer rumours about more expensive/better players.
We rarely sell out the home sections now. At this level the biggest single factor by miles in enabling the signing of expensive/better players is the owners net worth and their willingness to spend it on the club. To suggest anything else is nonsense, sorry.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemender on January 01, 2023, 21:07:56 pm
We rarely sell out the home sections now. At this level the biggest single factor by miles in enabling the signing of expensive/better players is the owners net worth and their willingness to spend it on the club. To suggest anything else is nonsense, sorry.

Because if we had a bigger ground and got bigger crowds, there MIGHT be transfer rumours about more expensive/better players.

There, I've amended it slightly. I was only responding to a post and suggesting there may be room for attendance talk on a transfer rumours thread.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 01, 2023, 21:16:05 pm
Iíve heard a coupleÖ.

Also hearing thereís a bit of money if the right opportunity comes along
Does this involve offloading any high earners?  ;)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 01, 2023, 21:24:05 pm
Because if we had a bigger ground and got bigger crowds, there MIGHT be transfer rumours about more expensive/better players.

There, I've amended it slightly. I was only responding to a post and suggesting there may be room for attendance talk on a transfer rumours thread.
Ah, I see where youíre going, more people to start and perpetuate a rumour. Good thinking.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 01, 2023, 21:38:03 pm
Welcome back mate - youíve been missed! Any idea of what areas we are looking at?

Striker seems to be targeted

And in answer to Tabascoís question, doesnít have to be one out for one in


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Its_nice_to_michu on January 01, 2023, 21:56:26 pm
Anything imminent?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: thewhiffofafart on January 01, 2023, 22:04:30 pm
Why are folk so interested in attendancies? I couldn't give a toss.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemender on January 01, 2023, 22:09:31 pm
Why are folk so interested in attendancies? I couldn't give a toss.

It's a hobby of mine.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on January 01, 2023, 22:36:14 pm
Striker seems to be targeted

And in answer to Tabascoís question, doesnít have to be one out for one in

Welcome back fella and a happy new year!

Look forward to your snippets...

Do you think we'll also try to offload Hylton this month?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: cobbler151 on January 02, 2023, 00:48:32 am
Welcome back fella and a happy new year!

Look forward to your snippets...

http://Do you think we'll also try to offload Hylton this month?

Would be right thing to do for all parties but where would he go?

Surely Brady must be thinking about it.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 02, 2023, 10:17:02 am
The stadium isn't big enough (or in a decent enough state) to sustain League One football. The relevant people will know this and have put together their calculations to justify their approach as it is. Doing the best with the current squad, improving it where possible within a tight budget.

Except when there was Chinese money to invest when have our current owners ploughed big money into making us a League One proposition? The Goode money was not reinvested. Neither was the Carney money (as far as I can gather).

We currently sell virtually all the best viewing seats at Sixfields so other than raising prices at a time of a cost of living crisis how do we propose generating the income for sustaining League One football?

PS I had one of the best seats in the East Stand last season (saw all 23 home games) - end of aisle, near the centre. Very good view, got absolutely soaked at least 5 times.

 
Cracking post, couldnít agree more.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Its_nice_to_michu on January 02, 2023, 10:17:52 am
Why would we offload D.H now?  We clearly can afford him so letís be positive and continue to support our players until the season is over.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 02, 2023, 10:26:18 am
It might help Brady make his mind up about DH if he started him for a few games and give him a run in the team, he was banging them in last season in the championship, so I think he might be able to find the net in the pub league that is L2.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 02, 2023, 10:41:07 am
Hylton scored 4 goals for Luton last season, I doubt if that qualifies for "banging them in".


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 02, 2023, 10:59:28 am
Hylton scored 4 goals for Luton last season, I doubt if that qualifies for "banging them in".
Emmm thatís 2 leagues higher than he is currently in, what I am trying to impart is evidence based FACTS that show heís able to score given the right service, last year, he played in the Championship  play off semi final so I guess he must be OK?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 02, 2023, 11:16:18 am
Striker seems to be targeted

And in answer to Tabascoís question, doesnít have to be one out for one in

Perhaps we are one of the clubs interested in Marriott after all - isnít he from Northampton originally?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 02, 2023, 11:45:39 am
It's a hobby of mine.

 ;D



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on January 02, 2023, 12:26:04 pm
Facts and Evidence are two legal terms that are used with difference. They are generally understood as one and the same thing to an untrained litigant, but strictly speaking they are different. Fact is a truth that can be proven. On the other hand evidence is something that is told by someone.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Madrid Cobbler on January 02, 2023, 18:16:54 pm
It might help Brady make his mind up about DH if he started him for a few games and give him a run in the team, he was banging them in last season in the championship, so I think he might be able to find the net in the pub league that is L2.

In the "pub league" DH has so far scored 0 goals in 677 minutes (according to transfermarket). He has also missed clear chances in that time that many on here, probably yourself included, would have berated a supposedly lesser player for missing. He clearly has pedigree and I'm not sure he should be written off just yet, but I can certainly understand why JB is not thinking of starting him anytime soon.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 02, 2023, 18:22:01 pm
Radio Northampton were commenting on Hoskins to Wednesday rumour before the game. Pretty dismissive off it, but not sure where that's come from?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 02, 2023, 18:22:20 pm
Perhaps we are one of the clubs interested in Marriott after all - isnít he from Northampton originally?

 Brixworth, great one.... Brixworth



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: West Stand on January 02, 2023, 18:34:23 pm
Emmm thatís 2 leagues higher than he is currently in, what I am trying to impart is evidence based FACTS that show heís able to score given the right service, last year, he played in the Championship  play off semi final so I guess he must be OK?

He scored zero times in the previous two seasons, so that's 1.3 goals a season in The Championship.

Unfortunately he looks off the pace


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: bungle on January 02, 2023, 18:53:37 pm
Unfortunately he looks off the pace

This. If his all round play was decent then the lack of goals would be less of an issue. However, he got
20 minutes today and did very little other than constantly lose the ball and get booked for haranguing the referee.

The moment when he tried to knock it past the defender and run to collect it only to get comfortably outpaced summed it up for me. I can forgive some loss of athletic ability at 33, but poor decision making like that from a player of his pedigree is a real headscratcher. The bare minimum for an experienced forward in that situation is to hold the ball up, win headers and keep momentum going up the pitch but I'm struggling to think of a single time when he did that.

If that sounds harsh it's just that I expect a lot more from a player of his stature. 


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 02, 2023, 19:12:46 pm
Brixworth, great one.... Brixworth
I was born at home in Dusson, yet my birth certificate states that I was born in the parish of Brixworth, great one..



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 02, 2023, 19:23:59 pm
This. If his all round play was decent then the lack of goals would be less of an issue. However, he got
20 minutes today and did very little other than constantly lose the ball and get booked for haranguing the referee.

The moment when he tried to knock it past the defender and run to collect it only to get comfortably outpaced summed it up for me. I can forgive some loss of athletic ability at 33, but poor decision making like that from a player of his pedigree is a real headscratcher. The bare minimum for an experienced forward in that situation is to hold the ball up, win headers and keep momentum going up the pitch but I'm struggling to think of a single time when he did that.

If that sounds harsh it's just that I expect a lot more from a player of his stature. 

I totally agree with that mate - physically he looks shot to bits.  I think I could run him close in a 50 yard sprint and Iíve got two dodgy knees. Unfortunately I canít see it working out for him here (Iím hoping the Irchy cob reverse psychology will kick in).


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: itsme on January 02, 2023, 19:49:43 pm
A minimum 3 possibly 4 players in is what I was told today


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Its_nice_to_michu on January 02, 2023, 19:57:19 pm
If this is true then happy days. A few fresh faces in the door will do a world of good for us currently.

X2 forward players are a must.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on January 02, 2023, 20:04:59 pm
X2 forward players are a must.
In this window I think weíd struggle to get any proven quality, best hope is probably a couple of well scouted loans of young players with limited experience.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 02, 2023, 20:07:21 pm
If it comes to that I would be happy to trust JB and CC and their judgment of young talent given their recruitment of Bowie and Leonard.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ajp on January 02, 2023, 20:17:07 pm
Told by who?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Its_nice_to_michu on January 02, 2023, 21:10:26 pm
In this window I think weíd struggle to get any proven quality, best hope is probably a couple of well scouted loans of young players with limited experience.

Just for example Jack Marriott is available and proven quality at this level so there will be players who are looking to play and join a team who are pushing for promotion.

They will be a load of players who are looking to get out and play for all sorts of reasons with quality and experience but itís in Brady and CC we trust.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on January 02, 2023, 21:15:48 pm
Just for example Jack Marriott is available and proven quality at this level so there will be players who are looking to play and join a team who are pushing for promotion.

They will be a load of players who are looking to get out and play for all sorts of reasons with quality and experience but itís in Brady and CC we trust.

Purely going on what i have read online but apparently he has lost a yard of pace which made him so threatening in the past, not sure he would be what we need. Would still rather see a more physical type just to provide us something different to what we have. Not saying a James Hansen type, but more of a James Collins esque player.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Letchworthcobbler on January 02, 2023, 21:28:21 pm
What about Joshua Umerah from Hartlepool?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 03, 2023, 09:32:38 am
Personally , i doubt we will sign anyone that hasnít got pace .
JB has repeatedly said his side is based on athleticism .
Hylton has none of those attributes and has struggled - i am sure we would offload if we could .
On that basis , i doubt we will sign any old school players this January and the next one in will be a left back .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on January 03, 2023, 10:43:20 am
Personally , i doubt we will sign anyone that hasnít got pace .
JB has repeatedly said his side is based on athleticism .
Hylton has none of those attributes and has struggled - i am sure we would offload if we could .
On that basis , i doubt we will sign any old school players this January and the next one in will be a left back .

Could potentially be Joe Tomlinson, left back from the swamp dwellers...did really well on loan at Swindon by all accounts...


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 03, 2023, 11:15:49 am
Could potentially be Joe Tomlinson, left back from the swamp dwellers...did really well on loan at Swindon by all accounts...
Thatís a good shout


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 03, 2023, 12:39:51 pm
I was born at home in Dusson, yet my birth certificate states that I was born in the parish of Brixworth, great one..



Greatest one, what is your point. Think before you decide to reply?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 03, 2023, 12:48:52 pm
Greatest one, what is your point. Think before you decide to reply?
Well, after you couldnt wait to try and prove Irchy wrong, I was pointing out that Brixworth and Northampton are more closely linked than you thought.
Hope you feel better soon.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 03, 2023, 13:00:25 pm
Greatest one, what is your point. Think before you decide to reply?

Is this a cryptic transfer clue or are you trying to drive the subject onto a completely different narrative again?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 03, 2023, 15:04:18 pm
Is this a cryptic transfer clue or are you trying to drive the subject onto a completely different narrative again?

I simply did not get all of Saucy's point. Now I do and even then not 100%.

PS Its about Jack Marriott - keep up!



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: tcobb on January 03, 2023, 15:07:01 pm
Conner Wickham any good ?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 03, 2023, 15:37:23 pm
Well, after you couldnt wait to try and prove Irchy wrong, I was pointing out that Brixworth and Northampton are more closely linked than you thought.
Hope you feel better soon.

Have no intention of starting any discussion/argument with you or Mysterious for that matter on the juxtaposition between Brixworth/Northampton.  


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: thewhiffofafart on January 04, 2023, 08:43:37 am
Have no intention of starting any discussion/argument with you or Mysterious for that matter on the juxtaposition between Brixworth/Northampton.  

Would you be willing to start one with me?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 04, 2023, 10:41:50 am
Would you be willing to start one with me?

Not really as far as am aware have no issues with you. Find some of your comments a little strange as is your non de plume! Thanks for the kind invitation.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 04, 2023, 12:48:44 pm
I donít know if we are realistically in for Marriott or Tomlinson but if we are it may be complicated by P**h sacking McCann and re-hiring Ferguson. Looking on their forum someone seems to think Marriott might be going to Barnsley.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on January 04, 2023, 13:10:42 pm
Are those two on rotation at the pish?  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 04, 2023, 14:05:14 pm
Are those two on rotation at the pish?  ;D


Good point and worth a chuckle


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 04, 2023, 14:35:41 pm
Tag management... 8)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 04, 2023, 15:28:46 pm
Not really as far as am aware have no issues with you. Find some of your comments a little strange as is your non de plume! Thanks for the kind invitation.

I've turned a blind eye to this a few times now, but for the record it's 'nom de plume'.

I know the air of superiority is the goal, so thought best to help out.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on January 04, 2023, 16:29:32 pm
Tag management... 8)

So it would appear  ;)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 04, 2023, 23:02:49 pm
I've turned a blind eye to this a few times now, but for the record it's 'nom de plume'.

I know the air of superiority is the goal, so thought best to help out.


Sincerely hope you feel better now. Its amazing what you know ::)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 04, 2023, 23:19:01 pm
Tag management... 8)

Never! Don't have the software to support TMS.
I actually thought it was a quick witted off the cuff comment.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on January 05, 2023, 11:05:47 am
Twitter rumour mill has thrown up the name Nick Haughton as an inbound signing
Attacking midfielder from AFC Fylde, been scoring a lot from midfield last few seasons

Also some rumours that Leonard could be recalled for a loan at a higher level with other clubs interested in signing him permanently



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 05, 2023, 11:29:33 am
Twitter rumour mill has thrown up the name Nick Haughton as an inbound signing
Attacking midfielder from AFC Fylde, been scoring a lot from midfield last few seasons

Also some rumours that Leonard could be recalled for a loan at a higher level with other clubs interested in signing him permanently


Leonard would be a big loss if he went back, as for signing players from this low down the pyramid rarely works, especially if we are in L1 next year.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 05, 2023, 11:42:17 am
Also some rumours that Leonard could be recalled for a loan at a higher level with other clubs interested in signing him permanently

Full quote from the express journalist: "Marc Leonard is still proving hot property in the EFL. Bristol Rovers, Morecambe and Forest Green have all enquired about signing him on loan for the remainder of the campaign, Swansea and Preston interested in permanent deals. Situation should become clearer soon.

Not a foregone conclusion that Leonard leaves Northampton at this stage. Ball firmly in Brightonís court given players contract situation."


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 05, 2023, 11:45:37 am
Haughton also seems very attached to the Manchester/Lancashire area, (Fleetwood, Chorley, Salford, Fylde etc) so I think that's a non starter.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on January 05, 2023, 11:56:00 am
Haughton also seems very attached to the Manchester/Lancashire area, (Fleetwood, Chorley, Salford, Fylde etc) so I think that's a non starter.

That was my first thought and with some of the other clubs interested, sure he'd just want to stay up there

Doesn't seem one that jumped out to me, happy to leave them to it!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 05, 2023, 12:16:38 pm
https://www.bristolworld.com/sport/football/bristol-rovers/bristol-rovers-enquiry-for-brighton-man-on-loan-at-northampton-swansea-and-pne-interested-3975133


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 05, 2023, 12:32:56 pm
We donít have much luck in the loan market recently do we - Etete last year and possibly Leonard this. As with most things all of the power and control rests with the Parent club - if a player signs for a season loan then it should be a full season. With a Cobblers hat on I think that if Leonard stays with us to the end of the season it will be hugely beneficial to his career but as with all these things money talks.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: gocher on January 05, 2023, 12:41:38 pm
Twitter rumour mill has thrown up the name Nick Haughton as an inbound signing
Attacking midfielder from AFC Fylde, been scoring a lot from midfield last few seasons

Also some rumours that Leonard could be recalled for a loan at a higher level with other clubs interested in signing him permanently



Screams of another Matt Warbuton


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 05, 2023, 14:11:34 pm
We donít have much luck in the loan market recently do we - Etete last year and possibly Leonard this. As with most things all of the power and control rests with the Parent club - if a player signs for a season loan then it should be a full season. With a Cobblers hat on I think that if Leonard stays with us to the end of the season it will be hugely beneficial to his career but as with all these things money talks.
Can't see how it would be bad for his career to get 6 months at a higher level than he's currenly playing exactly. That said, I'd have been a lot more worried about this a month ago then I am today, he's been playing as well as but no better than McWilliams, Sowerby and Fox, so it would require a replacement but isn't going to derail the season.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 05, 2023, 14:15:13 pm
Also, don't forget that literally zero rumours that have appeared on twitter have been right for a while, I'd be surprised if we're after a 28 year old who's been in the 6th tier for almost all his career.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 05, 2023, 14:43:06 pm
Given that it is the first loan of his career and he is only 21 I think it would benefit him to stay for the full season rather than go and sit on the bench for a Championship side. Also we have no idea how long McWilliams is going to be out for and Sowerby is really struggling with his illness.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on January 05, 2023, 15:05:10 pm
Leonard would be a big loss if he went back, as for signing players from this low down the pyramid rarely works, especially if we are in L1 next year.

Ah but when it does Manny. Remember Morley, Hill, McGoldrick, Reed, etc?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 05, 2023, 16:16:20 pm
Screams of another Matt Warbuton
Or Leon Lobjoit.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: JSO on January 05, 2023, 17:46:15 pm
Conner Wickham any good ?

I'd go with this if Leonard does depart.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 05, 2023, 17:52:05 pm
Ah but when it does Manny. Remember Morley, Hill, McGoldrick, Reed, etc?
Indeed I do Marvo, Nuneatonís finest, I think they were definitely the exception to the rule.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 05, 2023, 19:18:27 pm
Told Haughton is a no go. Also told to take Brady at face value regarding Leonard and Bowie assurances.

Also told any incomings will be towards the end of the window, heard a few names but nothing imminent. Certainly hearing a bit of ££ is available if an opportunity presentsÖ


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Risdene on January 05, 2023, 19:34:32 pm
Told Haughton is a no go. Also told to take Brady at face value regarding Leonard and Bowie assurances.

Also told any incomings will be towards the end of the window, heard a few names but nothing imminent. Certainly hearing a bit of ££ is available if an opportunity presentsÖ

Again, thank you for the sensible and accurate comments.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Its_nice_to_michu on January 05, 2023, 19:40:31 pm
I guess Brady is waiting to see if Leonard or any other loan signing we have gets hooking back before bringing in fresh faces, so I get the patience on that front but I would love to see some extra fire power being brought in asap.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 05, 2023, 19:56:31 pm
I guess Brady is waiting to see if Leonard or any other loan signing we have gets hooking back before bringing in fresh faces, so I get the patience on that front but I would love to see some extra fire power being brought in asap.

We were in for a couple of league 1 strikers but itís likely theyíre staying in league 1


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Letchworthcobbler on January 05, 2023, 20:11:15 pm
We were in for a couple of league 1 strikers but itís likely theyíre staying in league 1

So we may put a bid in for a striker??


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Bingers on January 05, 2023, 21:40:14 pm
If Leonard goes, I'd like to see Scott Wharton's younger brother Adam come in as cover. He is highly rated at Blackburn and has had some Championship experience this season, but isn't likely to feature much for them overall.

Not any sort of rumour or in the know, just musings on my part.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemender on January 05, 2023, 21:44:00 pm
Indeed I do Marvo, Nuneatonís finest, I think they were definitely the exception to the rule.

Rambo Reed came from Frickley Athletic. The rest were from Nuneaton though.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Cornish Cobbler on January 06, 2023, 02:25:25 am
Rambo! Rambo! Used to love him Ďaccidently' attempting to hit the coppers (who were pitch side  facing the hotel end) helmets during warm up at the County Ground (and at away grounds too for that matter!). Legend.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on January 06, 2023, 08:25:08 am

Also told any incomings will be towards the end of the window,

As I predicted. We should have called this thread "The Last week in January 2023 Transfer Window".


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 06, 2023, 08:26:45 am
Rambo! Rambo! Used to love him Ďaccidently' attempting to hit the coppers (who were pitch side  facing the hotel end) helmets during warm up at the County Ground (and at away grounds too for that matter!). Legend.
His Wikipedia entry is a hoot. Not as funny as Wakely Gages long since edited entry though.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on January 06, 2023, 10:26:00 am
It seems odd to me that we're not in any rush to booster the squad when we still have 4 games to go in January against sides that all could be considered as promotion rivals. I'd have thought if it is our intention is to bring someone in then surely the sooner the better?

With maybe the exception of Walsall, all our games in February are against sides more concerned with avoiding relegation.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on January 06, 2023, 10:52:43 am
Have it on good authority that we were looking at a LB, one from Brightons U23s but it appears he is heading to Gillingham now

Definitely in for cover at LB and an attacking player


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 06, 2023, 14:12:14 pm
Have it on good authority that we were looking at a LB, one from Brightons U23s but it appears he is heading to Gillingham now

Definitely in for cover at LB and an attacking player
Iím not sure why we need cover at LB TBH, Kioki  is back training and AK does a reasonable job there if things get really really bad thereís always Haynes.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Coolcat on January 06, 2023, 14:17:40 pm
It seems odd to me that we're not in any rush to booster the squad when we still have 4 games to go in January against sides that all could be considered as promotion rivals. I'd have thought if it is our intention is to bring someone in then surely the sooner the better?

With maybe the exception of Walsall, all our games in February are against sides more concerned with avoiding relegation.
Given that we haven't lost to any of the top teams and have quite strongly got the measure of them, it might be argued that tinkering would be counterproductive!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on January 06, 2023, 14:32:21 pm
Given that we haven't lost to any of the top teams and have quite strongly got the measure of them, it might be argued that tinkering would be counterproductive!

Yes, a good point for not signing anybody at all in this window, however we will, so why wait?

There is always room for improvement and 5 wins in our last 13 League games doesn't smack of Champions. I think we're close to the finished article, its actually just a bit of "tinkering" we need to see us over the line.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: DrillingCobbler on January 06, 2023, 15:02:51 pm
Yes, a good point for not signing anybody at all in this window, however we will, so why wait?

There is always room for improvement and 5 wins in our last 13 League games doesn't smack of Champions. I think we're close to the finished article, its actually just a bit of "tinkering" we need to see us over the line.

Mentioned something similar earlier this week...

For most of this season, Brady hasn't had an issue keeping all his players happy because they were guaranteed inclusion every week. However when the squad is fully fit or very close too being fully fit like it was 1-2 weeks back, Brady has had to put very decent players on the bench which is obviously fine but if that was the case for a prolonged period, all of a sudden he might get p1ssed off players, fractions within the squad etc.

VERY difficult balancing act, which he hasn't really had too deal with yet.

I personally think we need a couple of additions (attacking midfielder plus a target man 'type' like Oliver) but for that too happen, there would potentially be some upheaval. Unless of course he can move on a couple of players who are classed as senior players around the same time.

I guess that's why any movement will happen later in the month once we know for sure that we've still got the players we want to keep. Whilst it currently looks like Leonard and Bowie will remain here this season (I bloody hope they do), if we were to sign say new players in the positions I'm suggesting, then those two lads would arguably get less game time IF the ones coming in are as good or better than what we already have. They then *might* leave. Tricky!

Also, I guess a lot will depend on how serious the injuries are we've recently picked up....

The team spirit is there for all of us too see, its the best we've had for many a year, at least as good as it was 15/16, and keeping that like it is it has to be the number1 priority when recruiting additional players.



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 06, 2023, 16:03:50 pm
Given that we haven't lost to any of the top teams and have quite strongly got the measure of them, it might be argued that tinkering would be counterproductive!

Apart from Swindon  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 06, 2023, 16:27:40 pm
Given that we haven't lost to any of the top teams and have quite strongly got the measure of them, it might be argued that tinkering would be counterproductive!

Agreed! No need to panic!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on January 06, 2023, 16:42:39 pm
Iím not sure why we need cover at LB TBH, Kioki  is back training and AK does a reasonable job there if things get really really bad thereís always Haynes.

just quoting what I was told!

Haynes hasnt played since Chesterfield and we've been putting Odimayo there who whilst hasn't been terrible, we could do better
Koiki is so good for us going forward when he plays but with Brady saying hes 2/3 weeks away from fitness and always rumours about him leaving, maybe they're just being cautious?

I think we're pretty well stocked to be honest. Maybe some more depth in the attacking midfield part but too many more bodies in and we could upset the balance of the squad. There's already players not getting game time who deserve more (Dyche, Lintott)
Hopefully McWilliams injury isnt long term or we may need another body there


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: the grumpy old man on January 06, 2023, 16:56:24 pm
We have Harrup, if we are not going to give him a chance then he may as well not be here.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 06, 2023, 17:00:44 pm
just quoting what I was told!


Koiki is so good for us going forward when he plays but with Brady saying hes 2/3 weeks away from fitness and always rumours about him leaving, maybe they're just being cautious?



So it sounds like a new LB will be joining just as our current left back returns from injury.

This must spell the end to Haynes who hasn't been great defensively.

Lintott on the other hand is one I feel sorry for. Didn't put a foot wrong when covering for McGowen and now can't make the match day squad. I know he plays on the other side, but for an 19 year old he has shown a lot of potential.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Coolcat on January 06, 2023, 17:22:48 pm
Apart from Swindon  ;D
Not lost...stolen!  ;)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Charlatan on January 06, 2023, 19:25:32 pm
So it sounds like a new LB will be joining just as our current left back returns from injury.

This must spell the end to Haynes who hasn't been great defensively.

Lintott on the other hand is one I feel sorry for. Didn't put a foot wrong when covering for McGowen and now can't make the match day squad. I know he plays on the other side, but for an 19 year old he has shown a lot of potential.

I agree, especially about Lintott.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Cornish Cobbler on January 07, 2023, 00:24:59 am
His Wikipedia entry is a hoot. Not as funny as Wakely Gages long since edited entry though.

Thanks Melbourne - Tollemache Arms comment did make me laugh!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 07, 2023, 10:41:37 am
just quoting what I was told!

Haynes hasnt played since Chesterfield and we've been putting Odimayo there who whilst hasn't been terrible, we could do better
Koiki is so good for us going forward when he plays but with Brady saying hes 2/3 weeks away from fitness and always rumours about him leaving, maybe they're just being cautious?

I think we're pretty well stocked to be honest. Maybe some more depth in the attacking midfield part but too many more bodies in and we could upset the balance of the squad. There's already players not getting game time who deserve more (Dyche, Lintott)
Hopefully McWilliams injury isnt long term or we may need another body there
Completely agree, I wasnít having a pop a you mate, just questioning the clubís reasons to sign a left back.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 07, 2023, 15:38:16 pm

Iím not sure what JBs fascination is with focusing on extending the contracts of standard league 2 players that have contributed to us remaining in the division for the last 2/3 years. If we donít look to better ourselves we will never go anywhere.

I think the last contract extension was Pinnock. Weíve just extended his contract for 2.5 years. Heís struggling to get in the side now with a kid on loan from Fulham seen at the better option. What happens if we go up? Weíre left with a squad of players not up-to the standard of the league weíre playing in.

Pinnock was a passenger today again. A pity we are stuck with him for another 2.5 years no matter what league weíre in.

Bad business I must admit.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: cobbler151 on January 07, 2023, 17:42:04 pm
Pinnock was a passenger today again. A pity we are stuck with him for another 2.5 years no matter what league weíre in.

Bad business I must admit.

Bad business? The man who had 24 goal contributions last season and 9 so far this season?

His delivery alone will mean he will always get assists and if we had a target man this season he would have more....FACT

He's not KDB, he's a league two winger who gets played out of position. He's bound to be inconsistent.

If he has anywhere near same season and left on a free like this club has a huge history of doing, you'd be moaning.












Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on January 07, 2023, 17:57:02 pm
We have Harrup, if we are not going to give him a chance then he may as well not be here.

He's injured already without having played any minutes  ::) James from the Chron confirmed this btw

Thankfully, we only signed him on a short term deal, which should be up soon so we can get rid...

As for Hylton, just hope someone desperate like Gills or Crawley come in for him, as again he offered nowt today.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 07, 2023, 18:25:52 pm
He's injured already without having played any minutes  ::) James from the Chron confirmed this btw

Thankfully, we only signed him on a short term deal, which should be up soon so we can get rid...

As for Hylton, just hope someone desperate like Gills or Crawley come in for him, as again he offered nowt today.

Bad news about Harrop. His contract is up on transfer deadline day 31st January, so not looking good for his future here or anywhere else for that matter.

Danny Hylton is very disappointing, I gave him the benefit of the doubt and hoped he would come good but today he probably touched the ball once in 20 minutes - certainly not good enough, either we're not playing to his strengths of he's not bothered and that is a worry.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on January 08, 2023, 10:12:30 am
Everybody is saying we need a big striker, there is a guy whoís 6í3íí pacy and banging in goals for fun in the conference (4th top scorer).


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 08, 2023, 10:48:29 am
Yes, Kabamba now has 13 so far this season and also operating only 1 division below where he was last season, whereas Hylton who is operating 2 divisions below where he was last season has yet to score.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on January 08, 2023, 11:33:04 am
Yes, there are no guarantee's. When we had Henderson here he was rubbish but after he moved to Rochdale became prolific. Rose has scored a few for Stevenage. I guess the only thing that matters is the supply or at least the type of it. If you don't play to a strikers strengths then they are unlikely to prosper.

There was a prolific striker in the 1960-70's called Ted MacDougall. He played for York and had a playing partner called Phil Boyer. He scored 40 goals for York in two seasons which earned him a move to Bournemouth. He then scored a respectable 21 for the Cherries but manager John Bond then signed Phil Boyer and the goals started to flow. 35 league goals in the season, plus 9 goals in just one cup tie and MacDougall was now hot property, chased by several big clubs before Manchester United got their man. MacDougall had scored 126 gaols for Bournemouth in 165 appearances.

At United MacDougall was considered a flop (5 in 18) and was moved on to West Ham where again he failed to get the goals, just 1 between September and December 1973. He was then shipped out to Norwich where he was reunited with Boyer and once again the goals started to flow. In 1975-6 MacDougall was the top scorer in the old first division with 23 goals. Despite this he dropped down to Division 2 with Southampton scoring 23 goals in his first season, then with his partnership with Bowyer again rekindled. The pair of them managed 31 of the teams 70 goals which saw the Saints back into the top flight.

That was the last of the glory days for MacDougall, he re-joined Bournemouth (without Boyer) and although he scored 16 goals in 50 appearances he decided to retire.

The point is if it isn't blindingly obvious, MacDougall needed his partner to prosper. With Boyer in tandem he was prolific, without him supplying the ammunition, just ordinary. We could sign the best striker in the division but if he doesn't get the correct supply then it wont matter. Either crosses into the box or ball to feet or passes in behind. All strikers have their strengths (and weaknesses).


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 08, 2023, 12:49:48 pm
Charlton are prepared to let Jayden Stockley leave, is he one of the Division 1 strikers we have enquired about?.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on January 08, 2023, 16:05:14 pm
Charlton are prepared to let Jayden Stockley leave, is he one of the Division 1 strikers we have enquired about?.

Would imagine he would have L1 suitors also but would be a great signing for anyone at this level. Amadou Bakayoko also made available by Bolton.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 08, 2023, 19:28:41 pm
Bakayoko 36 career goals in 234 appearances so over a 46 game season if he was to play every match he would average 7 goals a season.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Zen Master on January 09, 2023, 14:18:41 pm
Sounds perfect for us. I think we need a John Taylor/Jason Lee type experienced forward to move the game further up the pitch and show good physical hold up play that allows the younger runners to break through.

That said Iíd still play 4-4-2 with wingers and big man little man combo up front.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Jim Hall Fixit on January 09, 2023, 17:03:09 pm
I think we need a John Taylor/Jason Lee type experienced forward to move the game further up the pitch and show good physical hold up play that allows the younger runners to break through.


Isnít that exactly what Danny H was brought into do?
If we really want one of them wouldnít we be better off persevering with DH?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 09, 2023, 19:30:03 pm
Isnít that exactly what Danny H was brought into do?
If we really want one of them wouldnít we be better off persevering with DH?
It was Jim, although Hylton hasnít helped himself with needlessly getting sent off and being injured.
He needs to start a few games and then Brady will know if he needs to offload him in the summer.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 09, 2023, 19:35:41 pm
Matt Jay drops a league to sign for Col U.

What do we think, could he have done a job here?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 09, 2023, 19:44:37 pm
Matt Jay drops a league to sign for Col U.

What do we think, could he have done a job here?

Colchester have been very active in the market - some decent additions.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 09, 2023, 22:01:25 pm
Isnít that exactly what Danny H was brought into do?
If we really want one of them wouldnít we be better off persevering with DH?

Why not, or is it a sign of insanity  8)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on January 10, 2023, 13:39:09 pm
One of those amateur 'journalist' accounts on Twitter has linked McGowan with Tranmere or potentially Ross County


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 10, 2023, 15:01:00 pm
One of those amateur 'journalist' accounts on Twitter has linked McGowan with Tranmere or potentially Ross County
I like McGowan a lot, BUT his lack of pace will be a real problem if we are promoted.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 10, 2023, 15:02:45 pm
He's got the best crossing ability in the squad though.

But yeah, he's first choice at the moment, and no-one's going to pay enough to make it worth not at least getting another 6 months out of him on his current contract, so that rumour would be a non-starter.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on January 11, 2023, 12:33:46 pm
BBC sports says that the club are looking to extend Harrop's contract until the end of the season, apologies if this has been mentioned before


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 11, 2023, 12:46:31 pm
BBC sports says that the club are looking to extend Harrop's contract until the end of the season, apologies if this has been mentioned before
Anyone else get the feeling that the boy Harrop might be a quiz question in a couple of years time?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: the grumpy old man on January 11, 2023, 12:59:33 pm
BBC sports says that the club are looking to extend Harrop's contract until the end of the season, apologies if this has been mentioned before

It's also on the Chronic website today. JB is hoping he will be in the squad for Saturday.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 11, 2023, 13:03:01 pm
Signing injured players, whatever next.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 11, 2023, 13:51:44 pm
The only way i can McGowan leaving is if we have someone lined up to replace him.
He is an important player to us but is limited if we want to advance on .
On a separate note , i wonder how many players we have signed injured have actually gone on to be a success . Not many i can think of although Ricky Holmes is probably the exception .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: EB Claret on January 11, 2023, 14:13:27 pm
The only way i can McGowan leaving is if we have someone lined up to replace him.
He is an important player to us but is limited if we want to advance on .
On a separate note , i wonder how many players we have signed injured have actually gone on to be a success . Not many i can think of although Ricky Holmes is probably the exception .

Bayo? Gyepes?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 11, 2023, 14:28:48 pm
The only way i can McGowan leaving is if we have someone lined up to replace him.
He is an important player to us but is limited if we want to advance on .
On a separate note , i wonder how many players we have signed injured have actually gone on to be a success . Not many i can think of although Ricky Holmes is probably the exception .

Roy Hunter was an apparent risk and yes he did become injury prone and was only just fit enough for first Wembley appearance.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: CobblerForever on January 11, 2023, 14:46:28 pm
McKenzie always looked injured when he played but was a success goal scoring wise.

Didn't Ray Train play a whole season of matches whilst clearly struggling?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 11, 2023, 15:32:29 pm
BBC sports says that the club are looking to extend Harrop's contract until the end of the season, apologies if this has been mentioned before

Good business, I've been impressed with him so far :)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on January 11, 2023, 15:44:57 pm
Bayo? Gyepes?

Could call on Gyepes, what a player he was. Didn't he sign a contract just before he left so the club got a transfer fee for him?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 11, 2023, 16:24:16 pm
Based on the latest reports it looks like Harrop has picked up a couple of injuries during his brief stint.

Interestingly JB goes onto say he has a good squad but its frustrating some key players aren't available.

I guess this was highly likely to be the case given the pattern of signing some injury prone players (Eppiah, Maglorie, Harrop etc. whilst retaining the likes of McWilliams.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GlosCobbler on January 11, 2023, 19:13:54 pm
I see Jamille Matt may be set to join either Walsall or Tranmere. Although heís 33 might be worth a punt as a target man with a good goal scoring record and provide a different option up front.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 11, 2023, 19:55:49 pm
To repeat the manager for the umpteenth time ..
we will only sign athletic , high energy players that are quick !
I think Hylton will be the last player we sign not in that category ..


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: bungle on January 11, 2023, 21:22:31 pm
To repeat the manager for the umpteenth time ..
we will only sign athletic , high energy players that are quick !
I think Hylton will be the last player we sign not in that category ..

This is the correct long term policy IMO. Getting saddled with Matt on a two year contract wouldn't be a great idea at all.

However, in the short term a targetman on loan/short term deal would give us that crucial plan B option in tight games when we need to go more direct. Hylton has offered us zilch in his 20 minute cameos in recent weeks.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GlosCobbler on January 11, 2023, 21:46:14 pm
https://www.fgr.co.uk/team/player/jamille-matt

Power/pace and aerial ability!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 11, 2023, 21:57:22 pm
https://www.fgr.co.uk/team/player/jamille-matt

Power/pace and aerial ability!


Should we be promoted Glos', Matt may not be up to  L1 standard let alone JB expectations. Why are FGR letting him go?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GlosCobbler on January 11, 2023, 22:10:19 pm
Should we promoted Glos', Matt will not be up to  L1 expectations let alone JB expectations. Why are FGR letting him go?

I understand where youíre coming from, however, letís get promoted first and then make the appropriate decisions. Just want to safeguard promotion and, as Bungle said, a short term loan/1 year contract would give us another option. Do we, currently, possess power and aerial ability up front?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 11, 2023, 22:57:15 pm
Tranmere have tonight sold six goal striker Elliott Nevitt to fellow League 2 side Crewe for an undisclosed fee. Making a space for Matt....and money in the bank to make a bid for McGowan? They also sold a keeper to FGR yesterday for money.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 11, 2023, 23:14:55 pm
https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/salford-city-enter-transfer-battle-with-northampton-town-for-25-year-old/Ö.Lloyd Jones published 2 yrs ago but itís on again apparently!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: yayo bayo on January 12, 2023, 06:37:15 am
Messaged his brother and asked. Will confirm or deny later


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: yayo bayo on January 12, 2023, 07:47:14 am
No truth in Lloyd Jones article whatsoever


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on January 12, 2023, 09:11:52 am
Shame as I think him and Guthrie would be a great combination for this level.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 12, 2023, 09:27:45 am
Shame as I think him and Guthrie would be a great combination for this level.

Agreed, although I recall didn't he shaft us somehow last time he left?

Has he had two spells and refused to play in the playoffs during one or something along those lines?



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 12, 2023, 09:30:07 am
Tranmere have tonight sold six goal striker Elliott Nevitt to fellow League 2 side Crewe for an undisclosed fee. Making a space for Matt....and money in the bank to make a bid for McGowan? They also sold a keeper to FGR yesterday for money.

I wouldn't be surprised if we accepted a bid for McGowan. Out of contract in the summer, not fully up to speed dropped in and out of the team over the last few weeks.

We all know there are teams in and around us willing to pay bigger bucks than us (aka Horsfall last year).


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 12, 2023, 10:15:17 am
I wouldn't be surprised if we accepted a bid for McGowan. Out of contract in the summer, not fully up to speed dropped in and out of the team over the last few weeks.

We all know there are teams in and around us willing to pay bigger bucks than us (aka Horsfall last year).
McGowan is a very good L2 full back at L1 level heíd be horribly found out for lack of pace so cashing in now maybe a smart move as long as we are promoted!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Quintonside on January 12, 2023, 11:02:37 am
McGowan is a very good L2 full back at L1 level heíd be horribly found out for lack of pace so cashing in now maybe a smart move as long as we are promoted!

Exactly this, with the word 'very' removed.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 12, 2023, 11:05:36 am
As evers pointed out by editing afterwards, the article is 2 years old and would have been around the year after he left us. Not something we've actually been looking at this window, though we were looking at a MK centreback in the dying days of last years transfer window, so who knows if its a position we'll be reinforcing.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 12, 2023, 11:35:25 am
Messaged his brother and asked. Will confirm or deny later

Good lad!😎


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 12, 2023, 11:37:36 am
McGowan is probably one of the players JB was referring to when he said he was working to extend the contracts of some of the players whose contracts expire in the summer. Others out of contract will be Sowerby, Koiki, Dyche, Maxted and Lintott who I believe we have an option of another year.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: threeinabed on January 12, 2023, 12:29:00 pm
I wouldn't be surprised if we accepted a bid for McGowan. Out of contract in the summer, not fully up to speed dropped in and out of the team over the last few weeks.

We all know there are teams in and around us willing to pay bigger bucks than us (aka Horsfall last year).

when teams are offering horsfall a "heading bonus" then you know the world has gone mad


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 12, 2023, 12:42:16 pm
McGowan is probably one of the players JB was referring to when he said he was working to extend the contracts of some of the players whose contracts expire in the summer.

Agreed, but I guess if McGowan is stalling on signing a new contract - all signs indicate an exit in the summer.

With his current form not being great, 4 playing months left of his contract, our promotion push, Manwork and others doubts on his ability to play at L1 level and an offer is on the table it might be something we can't turn down.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 12, 2023, 12:43:55 pm
McGowan is probably one of the players JB was referring to when he said he was working to extend the contracts of some of the players whose contracts expire in the summer. Others out of contract will be Sowerby, Koiki, Dyche, Maxted and Lintott who I believe we have an option of another year.
Maxted and Lintott at L1 level no thanks.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 12, 2023, 12:52:59 pm
I'm not sure that McGowan is stalling on an extension to his contract, he has previously said how much he enjoys being here. If he has been made an offer I would not have expected it to sorted yet as we are not half way through January and there is always some back and forth before an agreement is reached.

I would think offers will be made to Sowerby, Koiki and Dyche and as I said I believe that we have an option of another year with Lintott but expect that to be reviewed at the end of the season. I would be very surprised if Maxted had an offer.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 12, 2023, 12:58:11 pm
I'm not sure that McGowan is stalling on an extension to his contract

Same, but hopefully JB has a good grasp!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: EB Claret on January 12, 2023, 13:03:49 pm
Maxted and Lintott at L1 level no thanks.

Maxted certainly not, Lintott has done well in most games he's played, is young and a good athlete, so maybe has potential to improve quite a lot.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: West Stand on January 12, 2023, 13:17:37 pm
I would be surprised if any club would pay a fee for McGowan given he will available for free in 4 months. There won't be many right backs at league 2 that attract a fee.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Worthless Recluse on January 12, 2023, 13:24:00 pm
when teams are offering horsfall a "heading bonus" then you know the world has gone mad

What's that then, early onset dementia?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 12, 2023, 13:24:50 pm
Maxted certainly not, Lintott has done well in most games he's played, is young and a good athlete, so maybe has potential to improve quite a lot.

Iíd say that Maxted should be a Conference Keeper at best - shouldnít be anywhere near the first team of a League club, Iím dreading it if heís going to have to play on Saturday. Lintott has a lot of potential and was unlucky to lose his place when McGowan came back from injury. Doesnít JB see McGowan as one of his Dressing Room leaders?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 12, 2023, 13:51:21 pm
Lintott has done well in most games he's played, is young and a good athlete, so maybe has potential to improve quite a lot.

For a 19 year old with little league experience to step into the fold and play 12 odd games on the bounce without putting a foot wrong is remarkable.

The guy has got buckets of potential from what we've seen.

For perspective he was born the same month as as Max Dyche and is 2 months older than Liam Cross, 6 months older than Jack Conner, a year older than Peter Abimbola


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 12, 2023, 13:58:01 pm
For a 19 year old with little league experience to step into the fold and play 12 odd games on the bounce without putting a foot wrong is remarkable.

The guy has got buckets of potential from what we've seen.

For perspective he was born the same month as as Max Dyche and is 2 months older than Liam Cross, 6 months older than Jack Conner, a year older than Peter Abimbola

Without wanting to sound creepy, physically Lintott doesnít look like heís 19 - he is big, strong and seems to be quick enough. He looks decent going forward too.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 12, 2023, 14:22:24 pm
Lintott is a really good prospect, FACT


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 12, 2023, 14:38:57 pm
And with Lintott and Odimayo to play right back we are well stocked which might give some credence to the suggestion that we might look to offload McGowan.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 12, 2023, 14:56:31 pm
While I agree in part, if that was the case why is McGowan first choice and favoured over Lintott, and if Odimayo played there (Which is his natural position and obviously what he's in the squad originally to play), who is playing left-back?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 12, 2023, 15:18:40 pm
While I agree in part, if that was the case why is McGowan first choice and favoured over Lintott, and if Odimayo played there (Which is his natural position and obviously what he's in the squad originally to play), who is playing left-back?

Like I said earlier, I think I read somewhere that JB sees McGowan as a Dressing Room leader and his experience probably puts him above Lintott for now. As for left back - thatís why weíre missing Kioki particularly going forward at home and presumably why B&S keeps saying that weíre looking towards sign a left back. Thereís only so long that you go an get away with playing a right footed at left back.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 12, 2023, 17:37:09 pm
While I agree in part, if that was the case why is McGowan first choice and favoured over Lintott, and if Odimayo played there (Which is his natural position and obviously what he's in the squad originally to play), who is playing left-back?

Makes sense to me! Seems to me that a first class coach would or might know better. I would hazard a guess that if, for example McG is injured then Odimayo might well play RB; but who then plays LB, Koiki? Lintott for reasons not entirely clear has dropped down the pecking order!
Following TFAMH opinion that some players are overweight, player pictures emanating from the Salford game don't seem to convey too much of an issue? McG perhaps has perhaps more of a waitline now but to decry his effectiveness as a player is a bit fanciful.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 12, 2023, 17:41:49 pm
Lintott is a really good prospect, FACT
Best you tell Brady then because at the moment he canít even get in the match day squad.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on January 12, 2023, 18:02:29 pm
Makes sense to me! Seems to me that a first class coach would or might know better. I would hazard a guess that if, for example McG is injured then Odimayo might well play RB; but who then plays LB, Koiki? Lintott for reasons not entirely clear has dropped down the pecking order!
Following TFAMH opinion that some players are overweight, player pictures emating from the Salford game dont seem to convey too much of an issue? McG perhaps has perhaps more of a waitline now but to decry his effectiveness as a player is a bit fanciful.

There was a waitline in Greggs today for the steak bakes. Coincidence?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: CobblerForever on January 12, 2023, 18:21:09 pm
Not transfer news but good news nonetheless;

"We are delighted to announce that Jon Brady, Colin Calderwood, Marc Richards and James Alger have penned new deals with the club!"


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 12, 2023, 19:36:44 pm
Not transfer news but good news nonetheless;

"We are delighted to announce that Jon Brady, Colin Calderwood, Marc Richards and James Alger have penned new deals with the club!"
Thatís not good news thatís great news.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 12, 2023, 19:49:31 pm
Not that I thought he would be coming here but Bakayoko has signed for Bolton.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on January 12, 2023, 19:55:41 pm
Not that I thought he would be coming here but Bakayoko has signed for Bolton.

FGR you mean!  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 12, 2023, 20:32:05 pm
Not transfer news but good news nonetheless;

"We are delighted to announce that Jon Brady, Colin Calderwood, Marc Richards and James Alger have penned new deals with the club!"

Strange theyíve not said how long each deal is?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on January 12, 2023, 20:35:46 pm
Brady's is a rolling contract according to the Beeb, I would imagine the others are the same?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 12, 2023, 20:51:18 pm
Best you tell Brady then because at the moment he canít even get in the match day squad.
Patience young Jedi, he will.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 12, 2023, 20:53:05 pm
Yes Bakayoko signed for FGR from Bolton. As the Italian captain in 'allo 'allo used to say "what a mistaker to maker"


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 12, 2023, 20:56:24 pm
Yes Bakayoko signed for FGR from Bolton. As the Italian captain in 'allo 'allo used to say "what a mistaker to maker"
E cannot pīss the ball from eh to B


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: thewhiffofafart on January 12, 2023, 21:40:13 pm
Brady's is a rolling contract according to the Beeb, I would imagine the others are the same?

Rawhide.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 13, 2023, 09:08:57 am
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/nothing-imminent-expected-for-cobblers-but-league-two-rivals-make-some-big-moves-in-the-transfer-market-3983777

Activity not expected.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on January 13, 2023, 09:35:11 am
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/nothing-imminent-expected-for-cobblers-but-league-two-rivals-make-some-big-moves-in-the-transfer-market-3983777

Activity not expected.

I did say didn't I, it's the same every year. From September onwards people start talking about the January transfer window but here we are almost half-way through it and nothing. I guess we'll do any business required lasts thing as usual. I suppose on the bright side, if other clubs were looking at Hoskins they'd have wanted to get him in pronto so it looks like he'll be staying.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 13, 2023, 10:20:47 am
in 2015-16, on January 2, we beat Barnet on the 2nd of our 10 game winning run and were in 2nd position. We were in a stronger position than this season, and didn't have many injuries throughout the christmas period, (and Holmes was coming back to full fitness ala Eppiah) although Calvert-Lewin had just been recalled by Sheffield Utd from his season long loan.

We went onto sign James Collins, Lee Martin (potential holmes injury precaution) and Luke Prosser on loan, with Danny Rose (from league rivals oxford?!?) signing on deadline day. Wilder also didn't stop there and signed Marquis on loan in February when Rico got an injury. The rules have changed now and obviously we can't get a replacement if an injury occurs after the deadline.

I'm interested to know why Brady isn't doing what Wilder knew was important, in strengthening when on top.

'This month has been about adding players to the team and squad who can make us stronger for the final 19 games.  It has been about adding experienced players who give us depth, options, quality and competition for places. Danny does this for us in central midfield plus he covers a few other positions too, so I am pleasantly surprised we have been able to add him.'

Although I think potentially the squad overall is stronger than it was then on January 2, I think there is still the need to strengthen in positions where if we lose a player it could be costly. A Sowerby type replacement, or just a general striker as another option.



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 13, 2023, 10:31:39 am
I don't think there is any need to panic, there have been a few transfers in division 2 but not many. Every transfer window has a flurry of activity at the end and some clubs will be wanting to have signed replacements before releasing players. We are not in need of a major overhaul and it has been stated that we are only likely to bring in 2-3 players. JB and his team have got most of their previous transfer decisions right so I'm happy to leave it to them to do what they think needs doing.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Risdene on January 13, 2023, 12:37:35 pm
I think most fans would settle for one signing in this window if it was a quality striker!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on January 13, 2023, 12:54:56 pm
I'd settle for one player in any position that would walk straight into the starting line-up.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Saint Cobbler on January 13, 2023, 13:00:29 pm
I'd settle for one player in any position that would walk straight into the starting line-up.
What rather than spending the first 6 months getting match fit  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 13, 2023, 13:20:54 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/thomas-confirms-additional-money-is-available-for-cobblers-to-spend-in-january-3985541

"Cobblers chairman Kelvin Thomas says there is money available for manager Jon Brady to spend in the January transfer window."

"...it would take a significant offer to even entertain the thought of selling top scorer Sam Hoskins."

"Jon Guthrie and Mitch Pinnock, two players who I know for a fact who would have been offered more money to go somewhere else, but they like it here, they have stability here and they enjoy playing for Jon so it’s not always just about money, players also want stability."


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on January 13, 2023, 13:28:38 pm
ĎWe have told Jon that heís got some additional money if something special comes up

"there has been no serious interest in any of Northamptonís current squad"

Amazing we can read exactly the same article but see things in different ways.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on January 13, 2023, 13:40:44 pm
I would imagine that as is the case in most windows teams are not releasing some of their players until they themselves can get their own targets in. I would much rather we wait until later in the window and get our main targets instead of settling for players that can offer little more than rotation options.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 13, 2023, 13:58:39 pm
The first article in the transfer window was Jon saying that if anything happens it'll be towards the end of the transer window right? It's only the 13th.

I did hear one interesting thing in the IACTM Podcast preview today from the Stockport fan, that Stockport are interested in Dacres-Cogley from Tranmere at right back, so if they did go for him that might answer why Tranmere would be interested in McGowan, but do still think that site quoted for transfer rumours is 90% bollocks however.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on January 13, 2023, 15:14:42 pm
I would imagine that as is the case in most windows teams are not releasing some of their players until they themselves can get their own targets in. I would much rather we wait until later in the window and get our main targets instead of settling for players that can offer little more than rotation options.

Surely if we brought someone in January 1st that would have been our main target?

By the same token, if you bring someone in last minute doesn't that mean you've had to settle for somebody out of what's left available?

If Brady has his eyes set on someone and their club has said you'll have to wait until we have secured who we are after then that would sort of made sense.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: DrillingCobbler on January 13, 2023, 15:48:15 pm
On the assumption that the current squad remains as it is, then Id have thought the only player we'd be looking to bring in would be a striker/target man type. That's on the basis that the other slot in the squad where we are a bit thin on the ground is ultimately covered by Harrop who Brady has said he is looking to keep.

Likelyhood is I guess he will be someone on loan, and therefore the whole 'domino effect' has got to take place first to enable it too happen....

I am of course basing this all on my own unqualified assessment of the squad so we are probably looking for a left back and another goal keeper!  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on January 13, 2023, 16:37:10 pm
Surely if we brought someone in January 1st that would have been our main target?

By the same token, if you bring someone in last minute doesn't that mean you've had to settle for somebody out of what's left available?

If Brady has his eyes set on someone and their club has said you'll have to wait until we have secured who we are after then that would sort of made sense.

You can argue it any which way really. But I think its understandable that a team would want to ensure they dont leave themselves short themselves, so would look to ensure that they have a replacement lined up prior to selling their player. Its the standard domino effect. But I have no clue who we are after so as its stands we just have to wait patiently. At least its just evolution needed rather than revolution.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 13, 2023, 17:26:07 pm
Interesting that Salford are being linked with Callum Morton - Iíd have thought heíd fit our profile for the forward positions given his non stop running and closing down etc but heís not exactly a target man.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Bingers on January 13, 2023, 17:27:52 pm
It won't necessarily be a domino effect if it is a player not getting game time at their current club. You never know, there might be a Championship striker out there whose contract finishes at the end of the season and they want to make an impact somewhere to secure their future for next season /two years.

Someone like.......


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: yayo bayo on January 13, 2023, 18:27:43 pm
The way we set up I donít think we need a striker. An attacking midfielder who can get the ball in the right areas and deliver would be more apt?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 13, 2023, 18:38:20 pm
It won't necessarily be a domino effect if it is a player not getting game time at their current club. You never know, there might be a Championship striker out there whose contract finishes at the end of the season and they want to make an impact somewhere to secure their future for next season /two years.

Someone like.......
Would help if they actually made an impact.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GlosCobbler on January 13, 2023, 19:09:27 pm
Interesting that Salford are being linked with Callum Morton - Iíd have thought heíd fit our profile for the forward positions given his non stop running and closing down etc but heís not exactly a target man.

Morton has signed for Salford.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemender on January 13, 2023, 19:11:08 pm
Morton has signed for Salford.

Hmm. Wonder why.🤔


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GlosCobbler on January 13, 2023, 19:12:23 pm
Morton has signed for Salford.

Öand Matt has gone to Walsall!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 13, 2023, 19:17:09 pm
Morton has signed for Salford.

Cheers mate, itís a bit more than just a link then! Thereís quite a lot of business taking place in League 2 isnít there?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: cobbler151 on January 13, 2023, 19:19:14 pm
Morton has signed for Salford.

Looks like league 2 might be his level, not set the world on fire since he was with us.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 13, 2023, 19:54:32 pm
Now there's a rarity, a player who does well for us but not as well after he leaves. To be fair Morton has had some injury problems since he left us.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: thewhiffofafart on January 13, 2023, 20:36:16 pm
Morton has signed for Salford.

I reckon they will kick on together.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 13, 2023, 21:00:52 pm
Looks like league 2 might be his level, not set the world on fire since he was with us.

He shouldnít have left!

Interesting to see how his stock has fallen since.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on January 14, 2023, 10:56:28 am
Tom King from Salford...

https://twitter.com/efltransfers0/status/1614213412585893888?s=46&t=LYvxXfFcZCwBLqA_wo0P_Q (https://twitter.com/efltransfers0/status/1614213412585893888?s=46&t=LYvxXfFcZCwBLqA_wo0P_Q)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 14, 2023, 11:01:24 am
Tom King from Salford...

https://twitter.com/efltransfers0/status/1614213412585893888?s=46&t=LYvxXfFcZCwBLqA_wo0P_Q (https://twitter.com/efltransfers0/status/1614213412585893888?s=46&t=LYvxXfFcZCwBLqA_wo0P_Q)

Iím guessing that might answer if Burge is fit for this afternoon and how bad his injury might be. A bit odd that a promotion rival would let their player come to us.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Dan on January 14, 2023, 11:41:56 am
Tom King from Salford...

https://twitter.com/efltransfers0/status/1614213412585893888?s=46&t=LYvxXfFcZCwBLqA_wo0P_Q (https://twitter.com/efltransfers0/status/1614213412585893888?s=46&t=LYvxXfFcZCwBLqA_wo0P_Q)

Signing to be announced imminently Iím told. Could well be him and wonder if done in time for todays game Ö


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 14, 2023, 12:16:00 pm
christ, how bad is the burge injury?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 14, 2023, 12:27:24 pm
christ, how bad is the burge injury?

And how bad must Tom King be to be below their keeper from last week in the pecking order!!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on January 14, 2023, 12:29:37 pm
Burge had " a sore calf", and re King........ maybe they want to lighten their wage bill? Rather than him being bad!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 14, 2023, 12:32:57 pm
Alex Cairns who replaced King last week had a terrific game here when he played for Fleetwood who he had not played for this season. As he had not played for so long it probably explains him not being at his best last week and the same could be said for Maxted when he came on.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 14, 2023, 12:33:11 pm
And what does it say about Maxted that heís not trusted with covering for Burge - whatís the point of him taking a wage if thereís no chance of him ever actually playing?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on January 14, 2023, 12:36:17 pm
The twitter account that rumour/announcement came from was only formed this month and as just 20 followers. Doesn't mean to say it isn't accurate, in fact if this signing does come to fruition then might be worth a follow?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on January 14, 2023, 12:41:49 pm
Both Tom King & Maxted are out of contract this summer...

Maxted will obviously be released, so if King signs on loan it will probably be with a view to signing permanently and giving Burge some proper competition next season.

Hopefully, Burge isn't out for too long as he's been superb

JB obviously doesn't trust Maxted to be long term cover while Burge is out.

I do fear for us if Maxted is between the sticks today...


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 14, 2023, 13:53:00 pm
https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2023/january/tom_king2/


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 14, 2023, 14:14:03 pm
As I said before, heís probably a very nice bloke and good for morale but thereís absolutely no point in Maxted being at the club if all heís doing is taking up a place on the bench.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 14, 2023, 14:24:09 pm
As I said before, heís probably a very nice bloke and good for morale but thereís absolutely no point in Maxted being at the club if all heís doing is taking up a place on the bench.

good cricketer apparently...


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 14, 2023, 14:40:31 pm
Josh Kay from Barrow, according to Barrow fans


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on January 14, 2023, 14:42:43 pm
A ďcontract cancelled by mutual consentĒ announcement soon? He would win the NTFC best beard award!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 14, 2023, 14:58:08 pm
Josh Kay from Barrow, according to Barrow fans

Iím sure we were linked with him when he was in non-league.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: singcobb on January 14, 2023, 17:07:32 pm
Josh Kay from Barrow, according to Barrow fans

155 appearances 21 goals, hardly awe inspiring.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 14, 2023, 17:12:19 pm
155 appearances 21 goals, hardly awe inspiring.

Heís a left back/left wing back so itís not bad in that context.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 14, 2023, 17:43:40 pm
According to one of their fans he only played full back or wing back in their non league days and mainly plays as a winger or 2nd striker.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: the grumpy old man on January 14, 2023, 18:57:06 pm
Josh Kay was sent off against Leyton Orient and given a 6 match ban for making a sexual comment which he denied. It should have finished on Jan 7th so won't impact us if we sign him. Mind you he probably won't be match fit, but that's probably a bonus for us.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on January 14, 2023, 19:06:50 pm
Josh Kay was sent off against Leyton Orient and given a 6 match ban for making a sexual comment which he denied. It should have finished on Jan 7th so won't impact us if we sign him. Mind you he probably won't be match fit, but that's probably a bonus for us.

He was on the bench for Barrow today and came on in the 2nd half...

Be nice to nab Danny Johnson from Mansfield (on loan at Walsall) & offload the woeful Hylton somehow...


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: singcobb on January 14, 2023, 19:39:42 pm
He’s a left back/left wing back so it’s not bad in that context.

He's touted as a midfielder which would make that bad.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: paddycobbler on January 14, 2023, 20:38:05 pm
155 appearances 21 goals, hardly awe inspiring.

quality striker for us with that record


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Carton Lid on January 15, 2023, 11:03:55 am
Wasn't he the guy that looked really good against us? a small really quick lad.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 15, 2023, 11:16:23 am
He's touted as a midfielder which would make that bad.

Again it depends on context - compared with McWilliams, Sowerby, Fox and Leonard he is a goal machine. Im pretty sure that he is a versatile left sided player - possibly being looked at as a genuine left wing back? If this signing does happen then Haynes might as well not be at the club which is a shame as it hasnít worked out after a great start.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on January 16, 2023, 09:41:41 am
Where are the Barrow fans linking us with Josh kay? Would fit the idea that we're looking for reinforcements on the left side
Although he's never really left the north, lot of local clubs to him. Wonder if that would scupper anything

With Maxted, there's obviously a question mark on his ability as long term cover but also remember that he was out for a long time for 'personal reasons'. I think he's been struggling off the pitch and that has probably contributed to that. Might have just not been up to being the #1 in the sticks for a team going for autos right now. Plus Tom King comes with some good pedigree so when that became a possibility was probably just decided it's better for all parties



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 16, 2023, 14:01:38 pm
i canít see us making any signings of significance in the window .
If we do it will be a cover centre half until the end of the season in my view.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 16, 2023, 14:37:10 pm
i canít see us making any signings of significance in the window .
If we do it will be a cover centre half until the end of the season in my view.
I thought Thomas had made funds available?
I guess itís you definition of funds though!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 16, 2023, 15:56:57 pm
i canít see us making any signings of significance in the window .
If we do it will be a cover centre half until the end of the season in my view.
So.. what about the need for a left back that you have been banging on about?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on January 16, 2023, 21:42:00 pm
And back to transfer news!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 16, 2023, 22:10:43 pm
Wasn't he the guy that looked really good against us? a small really quick lad.

He is 5' 10"! Hardly little!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: the grumpy old man on January 17, 2023, 09:17:57 am
What's the development of the stand got to do with transfers? Why not use the redev thread which has about a million pages  and has become a complete bore?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Substitute on January 17, 2023, 10:42:38 am
What's the development of the stand got to do with transfers? Why not use the redev thread which has about a million pages  and has become a complete bore?

I thought this was about the window. In the west stand.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: wazzacobbler10 on January 17, 2023, 11:55:21 am
This transfer thread has only about 3 actual transfer rumours 😂 I guess this is partly due to the club keeping cards quite rightly close to their chest rather having targets leaked like in previous years. What are peoples thoughts on our search for an additional striker? With it being so quiet do we think weíve missed out on initial targets to other clubs or have we had to change our approach due to injuries?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Risdene on January 17, 2023, 14:40:54 pm
I would rather have one quality striker for the long term rather 2 short term defensive covers!



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Coolcat on January 17, 2023, 14:58:23 pm
He is 5' 10"! Hardly little!
Not him! He means the little blonde haired lad, went in goal when their keeper got sent off!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on January 17, 2023, 15:05:05 pm
Interesting article here claims to list the Top 20 highest earners in League 2

Josh Eppiah only Cobblers player here but I would be shocked if we were paying 100% of those wages

Fraser Horsfall listed as #10 highest paid and one of the highest not on loan from a higher division
£4300 pw

https://www.chad.co.uk/sport/football/the-staggering-weekly-wages-of-league-twos-highest-paid-players-and-the-mansfield-town-doncaster-rovers-colchester-united-crawley-town-northampton-town-and-bradford-city-players-who-make-the-list-3990160?page=5


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: West Stand on January 17, 2023, 17:11:31 pm
They must be the parent club wages. Can't see Col U paying £24k a week.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: CobblerForever on January 17, 2023, 17:34:42 pm
Presuming those figures to be accurate (and we have reason to believe the one's relevant to us are) Josh has got one heck of an incentive to outperform for us if he is going to be able to maintain his standard of living in the future.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: paddycobbler on January 17, 2023, 18:03:04 pm
With it being so quiet do we think weíve missed out on initial targets to other clubs or have we had to change our approach due to injuries?

Both i guess,
what we need and what we get are never the same in any transfer window with us,


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 17, 2023, 20:07:08 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/cobblers-have-been-close-to-signing-a-couple-of-players-but-they-face-strong-competition-in-the-transfer-market-3990525


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 17, 2023, 20:14:13 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/cobblers-have-been-close-to-signing-a-couple-of-players-but-they-face-strong-competition-in-the-transfer-market-3990525
Sweet Jesus, how many times have the club rolled out this old chestnut!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: paddycobbler on January 18, 2023, 07:08:22 am
Sweet Jesus, how many times have the club rolled out this old chestnut!

I wonder who we missed ,


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 18, 2023, 09:19:22 am
Sweet Jesus, how many times have the club rolled out this old chestnut!

Every 6 months without fail!

I guess that's what happens when your fishing with no bait :)

Manager Jon Brady insists Cobblers will not deviate from the recruitment policy

Do we know what this policy is?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 18, 2023, 09:41:47 am
Do we know what this policy is?

well one policy seems fairly obvious, Fox, Magloire, Appere, Sherring, Odimayo, Koiki, Lintott. All good athlete's, under 24 with potential sell on value.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: therealpattcobb on January 18, 2023, 10:13:59 am
Interesting article here claims to list the Top 20 highest earners in League 2

Josh Eppiah only Cobblers player here but I would be shocked if we were paying 100% of those wages

Fraser Horsfall listed as #10 highest paid and one of the highest not on loan from a higher division
£4300 pw

https://www.chad.co.uk/sport/football/the-staggering-weekly-wages-of-league-twos-highest-paid-players-and-the-mansfield-town-doncaster-rovers-colchester-united-crawley-town-northampton-town-and-bradford-city-players-who-make-the-list-3990160?page=5

Would be interesting to see what Wrexham and Notts County are paying in National League. On the Wrexham doc the chief exec stated that there is a premium to get players to drop to that level. So in effect if they get promoted their wages would be a bit less?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 18, 2023, 10:48:45 am
The policy is young athletes with pace and energy .
Hylton was the exception and look what he has offered .
I reckon JB would take an experienced head at the back right now without thinking about it though .
Eppiah is on that sort of money but we pay a fraction towards it . I hope he hasnít spent it because he will be on a third or much less next season !
The figures given in that survey also exclude signing on fees . Horsfall got just short of 6 figures .



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Madrid Cobbler on January 18, 2023, 11:18:43 am
Sweet Jesus, how many times have the club rolled out this old chestnut!

I'm with you on this one and the whole article is rather unfortunate. It clearly suggests that other clubs have outbid us for players we wanted, and by trying too hard not to criticise Max Dyche, JB actually achieves the opposite.

Having said that, I'm pretty impressed with most of the players JB has brought in so far, so will keep my fingers crossed he will find us a couple of good'uns before the window closes.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 18, 2023, 17:32:26 pm
I'm with you on this one and the whole article is rather unfortunate. It clearly suggests that other clubs have outbid us for players we wanted, and by trying too hard not to criticise Max Dyche, JB actually achieves the opposite.

Having said that, I'm pretty impressed with most of the players JB has brought in so far, so will keep my fingers crossed he will find us a couple of good'uns before the window closes.
Letís hope so, not sure which Iíd prefer, a young hungry striker or an experienced old head at the back?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: MCHammer on January 18, 2023, 18:52:04 pm
It's a cliche but the January window is a nightmare.  Poeple paying well over the odds mostly in desperation to fix a nightmare first half of the season.  Short termism at the cost of long term financial stability.

It's boring but there is no point having a recruitment policy if we aren't got to stick with it.  Especially as I believe it's worked pretty well so far.  Just got to hold your nerve.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Zen Master on January 18, 2023, 20:53:30 pm
Letís hope so, not sure which Iíd prefer, a young hungry striker or an experienced old head at the back?
If we are top scorers but conceding more then it would seem logical to reinforce at the rear.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 18, 2023, 23:34:19 pm
If we are top scorers but conceding more then it would seem logical to reinforce at the rear.


You would have thought so; for extra measure we might need a decent lump up front especially as Hyltonís form has me despairing of him.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: wazzacobbler10 on January 19, 2023, 11:34:08 am


You would have thought so; for extra measure we might need a decent lump up front especially as Hyltonís form has me despairing of him.

To be fair it must be difficult to build up any sort of form when youíre only getting 15-20 mins now and again. Having said that though Iím sure heíd be the first to admit it hasnít gone as well as heíd hoped. You donít score the amount he has previously and then come to another club lower down and become a rubbish player. Maybe we donít play in a style that suits him, maybe not enough balls played across the six yard box for poachers to tap in and be in the right place? Who knows?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on January 19, 2023, 11:54:49 am
A twitter link to Kelty Hearts forward Alfredo Agyemang

Wouldn't be the first time we go shopping north of the border


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 19, 2023, 13:04:44 pm
A twitter link to Kelty Hearts forward Alfredo Agyemang

Wouldn't be the first time we go shopping north of the border
Well god damn, if this is the type of striker we are going for then itís a good job KT has given us some money otherwise weíd be tapping up the subs on a Sunday morning.
Seriously div one of Scottish football is a terrible standard way below the national league.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: CobblerForever on January 19, 2023, 13:11:51 pm


You would have thought so; for extra measure we might need a decent lump up front especially as Hyltonís form has me despairing of him.

Brackley in Conference North are one point behind the leaders but are chronic low scorers in comparison to all their rivals. Perhaps we should loan Hylton out to them to help them and help him to get his shooting boots back on. If he can't manage more than 15 to 20 minutes per game then he really isn't much use either way.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 19, 2023, 13:37:35 pm
I get the impression that JB has lost faith in him as he always seems to be the last of the strikers on the bench to be brought on.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: wazzacobbler10 on January 19, 2023, 14:23:09 pm
Brackley in Conference North are one point behind the leaders but are chronic low scorers in comparison to all their rivals. Perhaps we should loan Hylton out to them to help them and help him to get his shooting boots back on. If he can't manage more than 15 to 20 minutes per game then he really isn't much use either way.

I donít know if 15-20 mins is all heís fit enough for or all heís being given, only the coaching staff know that I guess. I trust Bradyís judgement but just canít expect him to be right on form and to not struggle when heís playing for just a few minutes when he does feature. Thatís my opinion anyway 🙂


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on January 19, 2023, 14:46:34 pm
Might be us, might not but at least it's on topic  ;D

https://www.thecomet.net/sport/23262258.stevenage-transfer-latest-david-amoo-set-boro-departure/ (https://www.thecomet.net/sport/23262258.stevenage-transfer-latest-david-amoo-set-boro-departure/)

David Amoo could be the next to leave Stevenage in the January transfer window after being given permission to speak to "another club in League Two".


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Risdene on January 19, 2023, 15:11:39 pm
Might be us, might not but at least it's on topic  ;D

https://www.thecomet.net/sport/23262258.stevenage-transfer-latest-david-amoo-set-boro-departure/ (https://www.thecomet.net/sport/23262258.stevenage-transfer-latest-david-amoo-set-boro-departure/)

David Amoo could be the next to leave Stevenage in the January transfer window after being given permission to speak to "another club in League Two".
Worse than what we have!

We need a striker that is an automatic starter standard.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 19, 2023, 18:14:42 pm
Worse than what we have!

We need a striker that is an automatic starter standard.
Totally agree, thereís absolutely no point in bringing in players that are worse than what weíve already got.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: paddycobbler on January 19, 2023, 18:21:21 pm

David Amoo could be the next to leave Stevenage in the January transfer window after being given permission to speak to "another club in League Two".
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no thanks


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Stig on January 19, 2023, 19:03:52 pm
Gone Crewe


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 19, 2023, 22:48:32 pm
Well god damn, if this is the type of striker we are going for then itís a good job KT has given us some money otherwise weíd be tapping up the subs on a Sunday morning.
Seriously div one of Scottish football is a terrible standard way below the national league.


He'll be cheap as he's out of contract in the summer, but seriously? Failed to make the grade at Motherwell and then Queens Park, dropped down to the Lowland League before being snapped up by Kelty. Most of his appearances last season were off the bench, more starts this season but regularly withdrawn during the 90.....

Sign him on!!  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Zen Master on January 20, 2023, 08:27:34 am
Could be the next Kabamba


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 20, 2023, 09:56:26 am
Could be the next Kabamba
Paul Willow Wilson and him had the thinnest legs Iíve ever seen on a professional footballer.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: therealpattcobb on January 20, 2023, 10:06:58 am
Paul Willow Wilson and him had the thinnest legs Iíve ever seen on a professional footballer.

A distant memory as a kid is that Don Martin had skinny legs too (mid 70s when he came "home")


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemender on January 20, 2023, 11:50:39 am
Paul Willow Wilson and him had the thinnest legs Iíve ever seen on a professional footballer.

Don''t forget George "Victor" Reilly.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: paddycobbler on January 20, 2023, 13:17:31 pm
Don''t forget George "Victor" Reilly.

Now there's a player


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 20, 2023, 13:34:55 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/brady-will-not-panic-buy-as-cobblers-go-through-their-toughest-period-of-the-season-3994608

Not panicking... 8)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: EB Claret on January 20, 2023, 14:56:20 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/cobblers-have-been-close-to-signing-a-couple-of-players-but-they-face-strong-competition-in-the-transfer-market-3990525

Don't know if he's just copying us but the Newport manager is saying exactly the same things.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 20, 2023, 14:57:31 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/brady-will-not-panic-buy-as-cobblers-go-through-their-toughest-period-of-the-season-3994608

Not panicking... 8)

Bold statment but we don't know who is available defensively. Just hoping that Guthrie and Shelling are ok. Same with the midfield. Would not like to be in JB's shoes if Mansfield win.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: the grumpy old man on January 20, 2023, 16:11:15 pm
Bold statment but we don't know who is available defensively. Just hoping that Guthrie and Shelling are ok. Same with the midfield. Would not like to be in JB's shoes if Mansfield win.

I was thinking the same Evers, lose on Saturday and the natives will be restless indeed. We might of course have some players back , such as Guthrie and Koiki might be fit enough to start but we still look light on numbers.

JB seems to be banking on the squad being fit soon and that would be ok if they stayed fit  but they never do, you can just see us picking up a raft of injuries the day after the window closes when it's too late to bolster the squad. Have we had a full squad to chose from all season?

In my view if there is money to spend then let's get one or two in, even if they are loans. We still have over a week left though so time to pick up a gem or two yet. The only problem is games are ticking by.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: CobblerForever on January 20, 2023, 16:17:23 pm
This is not a serious suggestion BUT

Judging by how lost Etete appeared to be in the game between Cardiff and Leeds earlier this week he could do with a stint back with us. We could loan them ex Championship striker Danny Hylton in return.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: the grumpy old man on January 20, 2023, 18:01:02 pm
My Cardiff supporting son in law reckons Etete is out of his depth in the Championship. League 2 may be nearer his level.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Madrid Cobbler on January 20, 2023, 18:11:15 pm
Now there's a player

Indeed. George Reilly was one of my favourites growing up, and went on to much greater things of course, with Watford in particular. A bit Peter Crouch-like. Obviously very good in the air, but also deceptively skillful for such a tall man. In fact, a 25-year-old George Reilly would suit us very nicely right now, I would think.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 22, 2023, 12:35:56 pm
Has ntfclad got any updates/whispers?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Risdene on January 22, 2023, 15:06:58 pm
As long as we sign only one player and it is a quality striker I will be happy.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Coolcat on January 22, 2023, 16:44:53 pm
My Cardiff supporting son in law reckons Etete is out of his depth in the Championship. League 2 may be nearer his level.
Cardiff City as a team are out of their depth in the Championship...never mind Etete!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 22, 2023, 17:56:59 pm
As long as we sign only one player and it is a quality striker I will be happy.

Based on current injury worries would sign/or on loan an experienced centrehalf first, followed by a midfielder(atheletic). Would miss out a striker but if Hoskins gets injured... what then!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 22, 2023, 19:26:38 pm
Evers, don't worry about Hoskins getting injured because although he has scored 40% of our goals Marvo's stats show our results are better when he is not in the starting 11.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on January 22, 2023, 20:05:15 pm
Evers, don't worry about Hoskins getting injured because although he has scored 40% of our goals Marvo's stats show our results are better when he is not in the starting 11.

Ouch  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on January 22, 2023, 20:54:04 pm
Evers, don't worry about Hoskins getting injured because although he has scored 40% of our goals Marvo's stats show our results are better when he is not in the starting 11.

Correct. Even more so after the last couple of results. The gap is widening.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 22, 2023, 22:00:38 pm
Correct. Even more so after the last couple of results. The gap is widening.

My opinion is that we would not be 3rd but for Hoskins goals. Add to that he is likely to be our first 20 goal striker in the near future!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on January 23, 2023, 08:24:04 am
My opinion is that we would not be 3rd but for Hoskins goals. Add to that he is likely to be our first 20 goal striker in the near future!

Your opinion against my facts. Do you see your problem there?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Worthless Recluse on January 23, 2023, 08:48:30 am
Your opinion against my facts. Do you see your problem there?
Nothing to do with us being better when Hoskins is out, that's coincidental with it also raining each time we play without him. We're a team of ducks, playing better in malevolent conditions. Those winning margins would have been even wider if he had been playing. His own webbed feet are like no others.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 23, 2023, 08:52:43 am
Orient have x2 centre halves out for a good period and sign x2 very good replacements .
We could barely field a centre half on saturday due to injuries and cannot get a replacement in .
It questions the ambition of this club in my view .
Plenty of media bluff but whereís the evidence .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 23, 2023, 09:11:13 am
Orient have x2 centre halves out for a good period and sign x2 very good replacements .
We could barely field a centre half on saturday due to injuries and cannot get a replacement in .
It questions the ambition of this club in my view .
Plenty of media bluff but whereís the evidence .
Itís all down to Thomas, promise nothing, deliver less.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on January 23, 2023, 09:20:01 am
Your opinion against my facts. Do you see your problem there?

I love a stat more than most. But do you really believe that we would be performing better without the top scorer in the EFL? He is also currently pretty much our only goal threat. You would rather see a front 3 of Appere, Bowie and Pinnock?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 23, 2023, 09:58:27 am
Itís all down to Thomas, promise nothing, deliver less.
Absolutely right .
If that game had been played on Saturday , you would have seen how desperate we are .
It wasnít and we got away with it for a week .
The team needs strengthening and everyone around us is doing so .
If funds were available , we would have signed a few by now .
There is no investment going into this club at all on the playing side and it needs challenging .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ajp on January 23, 2023, 10:02:30 am
Prove it, give us the names that were out then?  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 23, 2023, 10:24:22 am
Absolutely right .
If that game had been played on Saturday , you would have seen how desperate we are .
It wasnít and we got away with it for a week .
The team needs strengthening and everyone around us is doing so .
If funds were available , we would have signed a few by now .
There is no investment going into this club at all on the playing side and it needs challenging .

So KT says there are funds available, JB says he won't panic and bring in players just for the sake of it, we have a structure etc etc......

Is this all just hot air? We (the club) are seen to be extending contracts of both players and management.

Either we are looking for players and there is no money available to bring anyone in....or we are not even looking for more players. Which do we think it is?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 23, 2023, 10:24:37 am
I love a stat more than most. But do you really believe that we would be performing better without the top scorer in the EFL? He is also currently pretty much our only goal threat. You would rather see a front 3 of Appere, Bowie and Pinnock?
8)

Yes he does!
As Marcus Aurelius said ĎEverything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truthí  - AD 180. Top Roman Emperor and a stoic. Fact 8)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 23, 2023, 10:30:43 am
Orient have x2 centre halves out for a good period and sign x2 very good replacements .
We could barely field a centre half on saturday due to injuries and cannot get a replacement in .
It questions the ambition of this club in my view .
Plenty of media bluff but whereís the evidence .

Can you explain how they managed to lose 3-0 on Saturday with at least one defender all over the place?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 23, 2023, 10:36:30 am
Can you explain how they managed to lose 3-0 on Saturday with at least one defender all over the place?
No clue whatsoever - whatís it got to do with me or NTFC ?
I suggest the Orient site may be of more use to you


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 23, 2023, 10:45:23 am
So KT says there are funds available, JB says he won't panic and bring in players just for the sake of it, we have a structure etc etc......

Is this all just hot air? We (the club) are seen to be extending contracts of both players and management.

Either we are looking for players and there is no money available to bring anyone in....or we are not even looking for more players. Which do we think it is?

I get the impression there is money but we have competition. From what I have seen so far is that in the main a lot of League 2 Clubs are investing in mediocre talent. I try to remember my Fathers advice ĎA fool and their Money are soon partedí. Harsh but true!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Worthless Recluse on January 23, 2023, 10:56:18 am
8)

Yes he does!
As Marcus Aurelius said ĎEverything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truthí  - AD 180. Top Roman Emperor and a stoic. Fact 8)
You didn't see what you just did there, did you?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 23, 2023, 11:04:57 am
No clue whatsoever - whatís it got to do with me or NTFC ?
I suggest the Orient site may be of more use to you

You have missed the point/question I made! Either you are bluffing; you made the statement and now refuse to own up to it?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 23, 2023, 11:16:49 am
You have missed the point/question I made! Either you are bluffing; you made the statement and now refuse to own up to it?

What the hell are you on about ?
I refuse to own up to what and am bluffing about what ?
Orient signed two centre halves this window - one of which we tried to sign in the summer from Rotherham.
We are desperate and cannot compete / have proper funds available .
Orient losing 3.0 has got nothing to do with me .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on January 23, 2023, 11:29:22 am
I love a stat more than most. But do you really believe that we would be performing better without the top scorer in the EFL? He is also currently pretty much our only goal threat. You would rather see a front 3 of Appere, Bowie and Pinnock?

The facts are this season in the league:
 
With Hoskins playing. W10 D6 L5 GF32. That's an average of 1.7pts per games and 1.5 goals per game.

Without Hoskins: W3 D1 L1 GF8. That's an average of 2pts per game and 1.6 goals per game.

Now you can opine as much as you like but those are the facts and they are indisputable.

So to answer your question, do I really believe we would be performing better without Hoskins, my response would be based on the facts, so yes, because that's exactly what we have done.

Note: What those stats don't show is that those games without Hoskins were all away from home and we were up against sides in 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th & 11th. Remarkable performances.



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Risdene on January 23, 2023, 11:40:17 am
One of the main plus points about the club currently is their ability to keep transfer speculation in house! Whilst frustrating for a fans forum 'rumour's thread, it is professional.

The only time we can judge any business is February 1st, which obviously is too late to rectify any shortcomings!

Over to JB.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: DavCobb on January 23, 2023, 11:44:54 am
City do OK without Haaland. We may as well swap him with Hoskins.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on January 23, 2023, 11:58:47 am
The facts are this season in the league:
 
With Hoskins playing. W10 D6 L5 GF32. That's an average of 1.7pts per games and 1.5 goals per game.

Without Hoskins: W3 D1 L1 GF8. That's an average of 2pts per game and 1.6 goals per game.

Now you can opine as much as you like but those are the facts and they are indisputable.

So to answer your question, do I really believe we would be performing better without Hoskins, my response would be based on the facts, so yes, because that's exactly what we have done.

Note: What those stats don't show is that those games without Hoskins were all away from home and we were up against sides in 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th & 11th. Remarkable performances.



Fair enough, we are all entitled to our opinions after all. I dont want to derail this threat too much (not that there are any rumours for us to discuss anyway!), but Hoskins currently has 6 more league goals than Hylton, Bowie, Pinnock, Appere and Eppiah combined. I appreciate we did play very well in those games without Sam, but currently no one else is stepping us with the goals regularly to keep us in the top 3. Hopefully we see a new central striker in the next week come in either way.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: MCHammer on January 23, 2023, 12:03:42 pm
Either we are looking for players and there is no money available to bring anyone in....or we are not even looking for more players. Which do we think it is?

Probably neither looking at what we know so far.  There are more than two options don't you think?

Are the players we want currently available?  Have we so far been beaten to the signings we would have liked through either financial muscle, location, what division we play in etc.

Seems quite a simplistic binary choice you are making?

  


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 23, 2023, 12:17:55 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/the-current-contract-situation-of-every-cobblers-player-3997244

Who will we need to replace and when?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: MCHammer on January 23, 2023, 12:24:12 pm
Absolutely right .
If that game had been played on Saturday , you would have seen how desperate we are .
It wasnít and we got away with it for a week .
The team needs strengthening and everyone around us is doing so .
If funds were available , we would have signed a few by now .
There is no investment going into this club at all on the playing side and it needs challenging .

I just don't agree with the last two sentences of this.  I've no inside knowledge of any great level on the playing side but the facts in the public domain just don't back up "no investment at all" in the playing side.

We've paid fees for players where needed.  There are some players in the squad who will clearly be on decent money.  We've signed nearly all of the important members of the current squad to longer contracts.  The current squad is stronger and has more depth than last season.  We've locked up the whole management team on longer contracts.  We've invested decent money, for us, on the training facilities and the pitch at Sixfields.  I also have no doubt we will bring in a couple of players before the window closes but I'd much rather they were the right ones than just anyone.

Isn't it possible we have funds available but just haven't been able to get our targets so far?

For the first time in probably most of my nearly 40 years of supporting the club there seems to be a cohesive plan and structure on the playing side of the club.  I'm sure it's not perfect and will improve further.  I'm sure EVERYONE would love MORE funding.  There are plenty of things to be critical about and need challenging but I think believe it's a far more nuanced situation than you are presenting.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Coolcat on January 23, 2023, 12:38:55 pm
The facts are this season in the league:
 
With Hoskins playing. W10 D6 L5 GF32. That's an average of 1.7pts per games and 1.5 goals per game.

Without Hoskins: W3 D1 L1 GF8. That's an average of 2pts per game and 1.6 goals per game.

Now you can opine as much as you like but those are the facts and they are indisputable.

So to answer your question, do I really believe we would be performing better without Hoskins, my response would be based on the facts, so yes, because that's exactly what we have done.

Note: What those stats don't show is that those games without Hoskins were all away from home and we were up against sides in 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th & 11th. Remarkable performances.


There are lies, damn lies...then there is Marvo!

R.Nixon or Marcus Aurelius...I forget now!  ;)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: DavCobb on January 23, 2023, 12:44:59 pm
I just don't agree with the last two sentences of this.  I've no inside knowledge of any great level on the playing side but the facts in the public domain just don't back up "no investment at all" in the playing side.

We've paid fees for players where needed.  There are some players in the squad who will clearly be on decent money.  We've signed nearly all of the important members of the current squad to longer contracts.  The current squad is stronger and has more depth than last season.  We've locked up the whole management team on longer contracts.  We've invested decent money, for us, on the training facilities and the pitch at Sixfields.  I also have no doubt we will bring in a couple of players before the window closes but I'd much rather they were the right ones than just anyone.

Isn't it possible we have funds available but just haven't been able to get our targets so far?

For the first time in probably most of my nearly 40 years of supporting the club there seems to be a cohesive plan and structure on the playing side of the club.  I'm sure it's not perfect and will improve further.  I'm sure EVERYONE would love MORE funding.  There are plenty of things to be critical about and need challenging but I think believe it's a far more nuanced situation than you are presenting.

Good post.
We canít be expected to sign countless players due to injuries.
The biggest OG was clearly Hylton, who probably nicks the wages of two decent players.
There is all sorts KT can be accused of but we definitely have a competitive playing budget.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on January 23, 2023, 12:46:32 pm
It's not about "not being able to get people in" it's about getting the right people in, it's too simple to lambast the club and the owners every time something doesn't quite fit your agenda or mindset. If funds are available, what is wrong with waiting a little longer for a signing? There's another week of January left


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 23, 2023, 12:51:07 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/the-current-contract-situation-of-every-cobblers-player-3997244

Who will we need to replace and when?

sounds like sowerby has signed a new contract.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 23, 2023, 12:57:14 pm
Nothing on incomings currently but Sowerby has signed a new deal and will be announced this week


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on January 23, 2023, 12:59:28 pm
There's a brilliant temporary exhibition at Bletchley Park all about data at the moment. I'd thoroughly recommended a visit if you haven't been, but in one of the displays they use these graphs as an example:

(https://gravyanecdote.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Same-charts-different-message.png)

One is a bad news story, the other is a good news story. The truth is though, the underlying data is identical. As are the graphs, actually - they are just flipped over, given a different colour and a different title.

Data is data. It can be 100% accurate but it's the interpretation of the data that gives it meaning.

Edit: in case anyone is interested: https://bletchleypark.org.uk/event/the-art-of-data/ (https://bletchleypark.org.uk/event/the-art-of-data/)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 23, 2023, 13:06:27 pm
As i said at the beginning of the window - letís see exactly what funds are available and the quality of player  that we get in .
Bearing in mind , there is a real need right now for a fit centre half and nothing is on the horizon .
Itís also clear certain players do not fit the managerís plans and so are out the frame .



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 23, 2023, 13:07:04 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/brady-will-not-panic-buy-as-cobblers-go-through-their-toughest-period-of-the-season-3994608

JB will not panic buy to replace those who are injured.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: MCHammer on January 23, 2023, 13:09:33 pm
The facts are this season in the league:
 
With Hoskins playing. W10 D6 L5 GF32. That's an average of 1.7pts per games and 1.5 goals per game.

Without Hoskins: W3 D1 L1 GF8. That's an average of 2pts per game and 1.6 goals per game.

Now you can opine as much as you like but those are the facts and they are indisputable.

So to answer your question, do I really believe we would be performing better without Hoskins, my response would be based on the facts, so yes, because that's exactly what we have done.

Note: What those stats don't show is that those games without Hoskins were all away from home and we were up against sides in 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th & 11th. Remarkable performances.

I like stats and I like the detail you provide.  It's some argument to make that we would be better off not playing our top golascorer.  Who is statistically top scorer by miles, which is also a fact.

What I would question is a couple of things.  Is five games missing out of 26 a big enough sample size to come to any definitive conclusion?  In a team sport like football there are way too many other variables that will affect the ultimate result to make a conclusion based on any single individual factor.  


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 23, 2023, 13:40:46 pm
What the hell are you on about ?
I refuse to own up to what and am bluffing about what ?
Orient signed two centre halves this window - one of which we tried to sign in the summer from Rotherham.
We are desperate and cannot compete / have proper funds available .
Orient losing 3.0 has got nothing to do with me .

You are still missing the point which some posters have now clearly pointed out to you. Of course LO losing 3-0 is nothing to do with you; it is their defensive performance in sufferring a heavy defeat.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Worthless Recluse on January 23, 2023, 13:44:43 pm
I like stats and I like the detail you provide.  It's some argument to make that we would be better off not playing our top golascorer.  Who is statistically top scorer by miles, which is also a fact.

What I would question is a couple of things.  Is five games missing out of 26 a big enough sample size to come to any definitive conclusion?  In a team sport like football there are way too many other variables that will affect the ultimate result to make a conclusion based on any single individual factor.  
Eureka!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 23, 2023, 13:51:01 pm
Eureka!

Agreed! Damn good post wasn't it?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 23, 2023, 14:03:46 pm
Agreed that Hoskins missing 5 games is not a big enough sample size and I also think without his goals we would not be in 3rd place. It does show that we are not a one man team and are capable of winning games when he is missing.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on January 23, 2023, 14:35:09 pm
I like stats and I like the detail you provide.  It's some argument to make that we would be better off not playing our top golascorer.  Who is statistically top scorer by miles, which is also a fact.

What I would question is a couple of things.  Is five games missing out of 26 a big enough sample size to come to any definitive conclusion?  In a team sport like football there are way too many other variables that will affect the ultimate result to make a conclusion based on any single individual factor.  

The point I take from it is that it wouldn't be the end of the world if we lose him, the team have "coped" perfectly well when he hasn't been in the side. It's also quite startling that the "EFL top scorer" hasn't attracted any suitors. Make of that what you will.

I also take your point about variables but you can only take stock of the things you know, not guess at what you don't. I remember after the performance of the season (so far) at Bradford when somebody posted "imagine how many we'd have won by if Hoskins had played" which of course was nonsense. In that game McWilliams played an advanced role and was a revelation, scoring and being a real handful. Had Hoskins played McWilliams would not have been asked to "fill-in" so we'd have lost that contribution. We may well have still won with Hoskins in the side but we play in an different way to accommodate him and are much more pleasing to the eye when he hasn't played, more fluid, more entertaining. It still riles that after Bradford he was brought straight back into the starting line-up at home to Tranmere, only for the team to malfunction and no goals being scored. Brady sent out all the wrong messages in that game, it was a big mistake.

As for 5 games being long enough to form an opinion on a player or team or formation? I think it's a fair amount of time. Had the Cobblers lost the first 5 games this season I think they'd have been people calling for changes at the top.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 23, 2023, 14:50:52 pm
Plenty of movement on here today, have we signed anyone with genuine L1 potential to help our promotion push yet?

Or are we focusing on extending the deals of L2 players to help keep us competitive in L2 until 2025/2026 season? 


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Another Pedj on January 23, 2023, 15:09:02 pm
Orient have x2 centre halves out for a good period and sign x2 very good replacements .
We could barely field a centre half on saturday due to injuries and cannot get a replacement in .
It questions the ambition of this club in my view .
Plenty of media bluff but whereís the evidence .

We currently have 5 Centre Backs in the first team squad. Unless at least 2 of these are crocked for the dseason I cannot see us signing another one.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 23, 2023, 17:16:41 pm
Looks like Charlie Goode is on his way to Blackpool.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 23, 2023, 17:34:43 pm
We currently have 5 Centre Backs in the first team squad. Unless at least 2 of these are crocked for the dseason I cannot see us signing another one.
We tried last week


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 23, 2023, 19:25:02 pm
We tried last week
😂😂😂


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 23, 2023, 19:25:27 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/brady-will-not-panic-buy-as-cobblers-go-through-their-toughest-period-of-the-season-3994608

JB will not panic buy to replace those who are injured.

Do you really believe that utter BS?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: the grumpy old man on January 23, 2023, 19:51:12 pm
Do you really believe that utter BS?

Not really, it's just a slight variation on the same old words and phrases that keep getting taken off the shelf every transfer window.

I'm waiting for that moment at 1 minute past midnight on Feb 1st when we are told we just missed out on this or that target.

Hopefully I am proved wrong as the squad definitely needs a boost.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 23, 2023, 19:57:42 pm
Revisiting the point that Hoskins missing 5 games is not a big enough sample size let's say he misses another game and we lose that game our points per game with him missing becomes 1.66 and the FACT would be that we are better with him in the team due to our better points per game of 1.71.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on January 23, 2023, 20:34:58 pm
Revisiting the point that Hoskins missing 5 games is not a big enough sample size let's say he misses another game and we lose that game our points per game with him missing becomes 1.66 and the FACT would be that we are better with him in the team due to our better points per game of 1.71.

Or we could win and that gap grow even wider. I suggest we wait and see if it happens rather than speculate. Deal with what we know.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 23, 2023, 21:10:00 pm
Theyíve always said they would only sign someone who improved upon what we currently have. Iíve not seen that many players traded at our level that fit that bill so far? Signing players for the sake of it in the past has turned out to be counter productive. So itís worth pointing out that nothing would have often been better than something.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Larry on January 23, 2023, 21:23:11 pm
What I would question is a couple of things.  Is five games missing out of 26 a big enough sample size to come to any definitive conclusion?  In a team sport like football there are way too many other variables that will affect the ultimate result to make a conclusion based on any single individual factor.  

Thatís right the sample size is too small to make it nothing more than trivia. For example had we drawn just one of the games we won without Hoskins then the average points would be 1.6 making them worse performances than with Hoskins.

Itís rather like claiming Alladyce to be the greatest ever England manager.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 23, 2023, 21:37:33 pm
Well that proves it, signing a 20 goal a season striker is pointless. Because on this seasons form weíve got one and it doesnít matter if he plays or not. Bunch of money wasting amateurs the lot of you.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 23, 2023, 22:10:54 pm
Theyíve always said they would only sign someone who improved upon what we currently have. Iíve not seen that many players traded at our level that fit that bill so far? Signing players for the sake of it in the past has turned out to be counter productive. So itís worth pointing out that nothing would have often been better than something.
You mean like Collins, Marquis and Holmes? Thereís plenty of quality players out there, and the likes of Gillingham and Col U have been making some very good additions.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 23, 2023, 22:23:28 pm
You mean like Collins, Marquis and Holmes? Thereís plenty of quality players out there, and the likes of Gillingham and Col U have been making some very good additions.

Is there one of that standard available then?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: goodluck2 on January 24, 2023, 00:32:40 am
Johnson would be a very good signing for Northampton, get goals assists etc. go get him.

Also Mansfield late March would be best.    :)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 24, 2023, 09:09:38 am
Is there one of that standard available then?
Of course there is, if the money is there, which is should be after the Chucks money from Villa.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 24, 2023, 12:52:26 pm
Of course there is, if the money is there, which is should be after the Chucks money from Villa.

So who would you have signed that Gillingham or Colchester signed to replace who in our squad? With respect I donít see any signings this January that I particularly wish had signed for us. As I said you change for the sake of it, but I donít see anyone that significantly better than what we have already. I just think these knee jerk signings are often counter productive although there are exceptions as you have pointed out.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Monkey on January 24, 2023, 13:01:29 pm
So who would you have signed that Gillingham or Colchester signed to replace who in our squad? With respect I donít see any signings this January that I particularly wish had signed for us. As I said you change for the sake of it, but I donít see anyone that significantly better than what we have already. I just think these knee jerk signings are often counter productive although there are exceptions as you have pointed out.

Exactly this - they smack of the types of signing we panic bought when we were struggling and had a bit of cash to flash. They might get lucky with 1 or 2, but most will just be back on the merry-go-round at the end of the season.

I'd much rather the club so what they are doing and invest in commiting existing players who are proven and established in the squad both in terms of playing and personality, ensuring that the dressing room is right.

If we were to do what Gills/ColU are doing right now, the same people would be complaining about that. Got to feel sorry for them really, can't be easy when everything is always terrible.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 24, 2023, 13:18:24 pm
Exactly this - they smack of the types of signing we panic bought when we were struggling and had a bit of cash to flash. They might get lucky with 1 or 2, but most will just be back on the merry-go-round at the end of the season.

I'd much rather the club so what they are doing and invest in commiting existing players who are proven and established in the squad both in terms of playing and personality, ensuring that the dressing room is right.

If we were to do what Gills/ColU are doing right now, the same people would be complaining about that. Got to feel sorry for them really, can't be easy when everything is always terrible.
You do know we had 2 fit defenders on Saturday?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 24, 2023, 13:29:23 pm
You do know we had 2 fit defenders on Saturday?


Iím still waiting on B&S to tell us who else was out on Saturday - as far as I am aware we still had Lintott, Odimayo, Guthrie (assuming he was OK after his illness), Koiki, Dyche and Haynes available for selection?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Another Pedj on January 24, 2023, 13:31:36 pm
There are 10 defenders in the first team squad of 23. How many should we have?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Larry on January 24, 2023, 13:33:21 pm
Of course there is, if the money is there, which is should be after the Chucks money from Villa.


How much would a club expect to get after "selling" a 12 year old player? I thought it was a standard compensation around £40,000
That is assuming you mean Carney. I doubt there was much money involved around Caleb.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 24, 2023, 13:37:07 pm
Iím still waiting on B&S to tell us who else was out on Saturday - as far as I am aware we still had Lintott, Odimayo, Guthrie (assuming he was OK after his illness), Koiki, Dyche and Haynes available for selection?

Shelling also available!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 24, 2023, 13:48:37 pm
Iím still waiting on B&S to tell us who else was out on Saturday - as far as I am aware we still had Lintott, Odimayo, Guthrie (assuming he was OK after his illness), Koiki, Dyche and Haynes available for selection?
remove x2 from that list .
x3 on that list have played little or no football in a good period of time and may be coming back from injury .
Add Sherring who may or may not be fully fit .
Add x2 more injured players .



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 24, 2023, 14:14:29 pm
remove x2 from that list .
x3 on that list have played little or no football in a good period of time and may be coming back from injury .
Add Sherring who may or may not be fully fit .
Add x2 more injured players .


Ö. and thatís just the defence


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 24, 2023, 14:25:25 pm
How much would a club expect to get after "selling" a 12 year old player? I thought it was a standard compensation around £40,000
That is assuming you mean Carney. I doubt there was much money involved around Caleb.

He was sold to Chelsea for £20m we had a sell on clause.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Carton Lid on January 24, 2023, 15:24:19 pm
He was sold to Chelsea for £20m we had a sell on clause.
Running costs


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Knockingonabit on January 24, 2023, 15:38:52 pm
Ive always regarded myself as a negative sort of bloke, then I come on here and have to reconsider...


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 24, 2023, 16:05:22 pm
Running costs
Plagiarism.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 24, 2023, 16:06:04 pm
Ive always regarded myself as a negative sort of bloke, then I come on here and have to reconsider...
Have you seen the state of Sixseats lately?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Coolcat on January 24, 2023, 16:10:43 pm
Shelling also available!
Mansfield does need shelling!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Substitute on January 24, 2023, 16:34:08 pm
January transfer window is open. January transfer window is a risk. January transfer window is no good cos few players are available. January transfer window is a good time to refresh. January transfer window creates inbalance in the air. January transfer window needs to be accessed early on as only dross is left after 19th. January transfer window is an opportunity for the ambitious to flourish. January transfer window is more UPVC than aluminum. January transfer window should be moved to April. January transfer window is smashed by hools. January transfer window is a reet good laf. January transfer window is visible in space. January transfer window is a wretched curse. January transfer window is like annual sex, over too soon. January transfer window is closed.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 24, 2023, 17:26:38 pm
January transfer window is open. January transfer window is a risk. January transfer window is no good cos few players are available. January transfer window is a good time to refresh. January transfer window creates inbalance in the air. January transfer window needs to be accessed early on as only dross is left after 19th. January transfer window is an opportunity for the ambitious to flourish. January transfer window is more UPVC than aluminum. January transfer window should be moved to April. January transfer window is smashed by hools. January transfer window is a reet good laf. January transfer window is visible in space. January transfer window is a wretched curse. January transfer window is like annual sex, over too soon. January transfer window is closed.
Youíve not been taking your meds again.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Coolcat on January 24, 2023, 17:36:08 pm
January transfer window is open. January transfer window is a risk. January transfer window is no good cos few players are available. January transfer window is a good time to refresh. January transfer window creates inbalance in the air. January transfer window needs to be accessed early on as only dross is left after 19th. January transfer window is an opportunity for the ambitious to flourish. January transfer window is more UPVC than aluminum. January transfer window should be moved to April. January transfer window is smashed by hools. January transfer window is a reet good laf. January transfer window is visible in space. January transfer window is a wretched curse. January transfer window is like annual sex, over too soon. January transfer windows is closed.

Don't mean to be anal or anything, but is annual what you meant?  ;)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 24, 2023, 17:54:55 pm
Don't mean to be anal or anything, but is annual what you meant?  ;)

I think you've asked the question that many of us were thinking... ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Worthless Recluse on January 24, 2023, 19:36:48 pm
Deffo meant annual.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 24, 2023, 21:09:38 pm
So who would you have signed that Gillingham or Colchester signed to replace who in our squad? With respect I donít see any signings this January that I particularly wish had signed for us. As I said you change for the sake of it, but I donít see anyone that significantly better than what we have already. I just think these knee jerk signings are often counter productive although there are exceptions as you have pointed out.
Callum Morton to Salford would have ticked a lot of boxes for us.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 24, 2023, 22:19:10 pm
Morton only on the bench for Salford tonight


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 24, 2023, 22:21:57 pm
Callum Morton to Salford would have ticked a lot of boxes for us.
Possibly, what about the injury record though. Not for me on that basis, we are already carrying Eppiah.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: JSO on January 24, 2023, 23:13:59 pm
Patience is a virtue in this window, one quality signing could be under contract until 2025.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 25, 2023, 05:27:17 am
Callum Morton to Salford would have ticked a lot of boxes for us.
He will be on about 3 times the wages we are able to pay.
When KT says there is money - he is talking pocket money to buy sweeties .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 25, 2023, 08:19:13 am
Weíre a couple of decent players away from getting out of this league.

If thereís money available as per KTs comments, it would be a sin not give it our best shot.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on January 25, 2023, 09:25:11 am
Weíre a couple of decent players away from getting out of this league.

If thereís money available as per KTs comments, it would be a sin not give it our best shot.


It's a difficult one though, isn't it? You could get a quality player prepared to sign but if he comes in swanning around like Billy Big Bollocks and you think he'll unsettle the close knit squad we already have then are they worth it? We shouldn't be just signing people because they are available, they have to fit into the bigger picture that Brady is painting.

Yeah,  I'd love us to sign a proven goalscorer who will hit the ground running, fit right in and fire us to promotion but if we don't end up signing anyone I won't be jumping up and down about it either. I think Brady has earned our trust and we should place that trust in him doing the right thing rather than the popular thing.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 25, 2023, 10:11:25 am

It's a difficult one though, isn't it? You could get a quality player prepared to sign but if he comes in swanning around like Billy Big Bollocks and you think he'll unsettle the close knit squad we already have then are they worth it? We shouldn't be just signing people because they are available, they have to fit into the bigger picture that Brady is painting.

Yeah,  I'd love us to sign a proven goalscorer who will hit the ground running, fit right in and fire us to promotion but if we don't end up signing anyone I won't be jumping up and down about it either. I think Brady has earned our trust and we should place that trust in him doing the right thing rather than the popular thing.
That hypothetical situation has to be the sole responsibility of the management team to make sure the harmony of the squad.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 25, 2023, 10:12:41 am
He will be on about 3 times the wages we are able to pay.
When KT says there is money - he is talking pocket money to buy sweeties .
No shock here mate, KTís endless spin doesnít wash with me and I think a few more are beginning to wake up to the fact.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: wazzacobbler10 on January 25, 2023, 12:32:04 pm

It's a difficult one though, isn't it? You could get a quality player prepared to sign but if he comes in swanning around like Billy Big Bollocks and you think he'll unsettle the close knit squad we already have then are they worth it? We shouldn't be just signing people because they are available, they have to fit into the bigger picture that Brady is painting.

Yeah,  I'd love us to sign a proven goalscorer who will hit the ground running, fit right in and fire us to promotion but if we don't end up signing anyone I won't be jumping up and down about it either. I think Brady has earned our trust and we should place that trust in him doing the right thing rather than the popular thing.

Couldnít agree more with this. It has to be the right player, it has to be the right price, they have to have the right character and not a disrupter. Combine getting those things right with lots of money being splashed by our league and even the league below itís not surprising we may have missed out on targets or the right players arenít available. The people begging for a signing would also be the first people to send moaning posts on here when we waste money on the wrong person. Having been worried about our future a few seasons back Iíll take having a decent squad that starts to regularly challenge and hopefully achieves promotion than have a chairman or club that spends what they donít have and we have that worry again of getting into trouble! Personally think everyone had done enough to earn our trust they are doing the best for the club.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on January 25, 2023, 12:39:59 pm
Whoever signs will have his performance picked apart by the usual experts, the club will be lambasted for lack of ambition, it'll all be KT's fault for only spending pocket money, because someone says that's all the budget is. Every transfer window is the same


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 25, 2023, 12:43:07 pm
I think the situation in a nutshell is as follows :
No money available to bring in good quality players that are not kids .
JB doesnít want to bring in make weights and be left with them just to cover injuries .
Injuries in defence so severe it is likely to cost us results .
The ambition of the board doesnít match the ambition of the management team .
We are likely to stay as we are , muddle through and hope players come back sooner . In the meantime we lose momentum and slip back rather than surge forward .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 25, 2023, 12:52:29 pm
I think the situation in a nutshell is as follows :
No money available to bring in good quality players that are not kids .
JB doesnít want to bring in make weights and be left with them just to cover injuries .
Injuries in defence so severe it is likely to cost us results .
The ambition of the board doesnít match the ambition of the management team .
We are likely to stay as we are , muddle through and hope players come back sooner . In the meantime we lose momentum and slip back rather than surge forward .

You keep saying about these additional injuries in defence - is there a reason youíre not naming names? Surely if the ambitions of the Managerial team didnít match those of the Board they wouldnít all have signed new deals the other week?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on January 25, 2023, 12:58:28 pm
I think the situation in a nutshell is as follows :
No money available to bring in good quality players that are not kids .
JB doesnít want to bring in make weights and be left with them just to cover injuries .
Injuries in defence so severe it is likely to cost us results .
The ambition of the board doesnít match the ambition of the management team .
We are likely to stay as we are , muddle through and hope players come back sooner . In the meantime we lose momentum and slip back rather than surge forward .
Is this just your opinion or are you privy to information that the rest of us aren't? And are you related to mysterious curle?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 25, 2023, 13:14:45 pm
Is this just your opinion or are you privy to information that the rest of us aren't? And are you related to mysterious curle?
certainly have nothing to do with Mysterious Curle - i disagree with most of what this individual says !


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 25, 2023, 13:20:25 pm
I think the situation in a nutshell is as follows :
No money available to bring in good quality players that are not kids .
JB doesnít want to bring in make weights and be left with them just to cover injuries .
Injuries in defence so severe it is likely to cost us results .
The ambition of the board doesnít match the ambition of the management team .
We are likely to stay as we are , muddle through and hope players come back sooner . In the meantime we lose momentum and slip back rather than surge forward .
Genuine question Boots, would you rather use the budget to offer a longer contract to a player who is of proven value to both the squad and your plans. Alternatively would you rather pay significantly for a player with a proven track record like say Marquis or Hylton? Of course the third option is to increase your loses from a million per annum to about 2 million and do both? If you were worth say 30 million what would you do?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on January 25, 2023, 13:25:55 pm
I think the situation in a nutshell is as follows :
No money available to bring in good quality players that are not kids .
JB doesnít want to bring in make weights and be left with them just to cover injuries .
Injuries in defence so severe it is likely to cost us results .
The ambition of the board doesnít match the ambition of the management team .
We are likely to stay as we are , muddle through and hope players come back sooner . In the meantime we lose momentum and slip back rather than surge forward .

Why then, would the whole management team agree new contracts, if they knew there was no money to improve the squad?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 25, 2023, 13:34:44 pm
Why then, would the whole management team agree new contracts, if they knew there was no money to improve the squad?
Errrrr because they want a salary?
Iím fcuking baffled by the KT love in !


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 25, 2023, 13:38:27 pm
Genuine question Boots, would you rather use the budget to offer a longer contract to a player who is of proven value to both the squad and your plans. Alternatively would you rather pay significantly for a player with a proven track record like say Marquis or Hylton? Of course the third option is to increase your loses from a million per annum to about 2 million and do both? If you were worth say 30 million what would you do?
The options you put forward are not the only options.
In these circumstances i would back the manager in the promotion push and support him with the money to bring in a quality defender that could also see us through into the future.
In the meantime , send out a few on loan or potentially offload . - Dyche and Haynes .
With promotion so close i would extend the budget slightly .
on a separate note , i would do far more to encourage new investment into the club . This doesnít seem to happen whatsoever and you have to question why .
Are the board happy to bumble along at the top end of Division 2 without over stretching to division 1 and then see what the land deal brings ?
A rhetorical question .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 25, 2023, 13:41:36 pm
Is this just your opinion or are you privy to information that the rest of us aren't? And are you related to mysterious curle?

This privy information B & S appears to be entitled too, has been raised by several posters and are normaly dealt with utter contempt. I share your question though! As for comparison with MC - heaven forbid. Could be tho' and very interesting observation.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Risdene on January 25, 2023, 13:47:43 pm
Errrrr because they want a salary?
Iím fcuking baffled by the KT love in !
I love KT (there I've said it now!)

I love DB's money more!

I will love both more if after a favourable Judicial Review they complete the East Stand, develop the 17 acres, and put our NTFC in a better position!!!!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 25, 2023, 14:33:10 pm
I think the situation in a nutshell is as follows :
No money available to bring in good quality players that are not kids .
JB doesnít want to bring in make weights and be left with them just to cover injuries .
Injuries in defence so severe it is likely to cost us results .
The ambition of the board doesnít match the ambition of the management team .
We are likely to stay as we are , muddle through and hope players come back sooner . In the meantime we lose momentum and slip back rather than surge forward .

Your 'thoughts' are a source of information and detail that appear to be from very close to the management team?
I would advise you to be careful about being the mouthpiece for the management team, complaining about the Board on a fans forum, it could put the managerial team in a difficult position if you are enabling their 'leaks' in order to gain fan backing.
I would argue that the managerial team should be well able to fight their own funding and support battles, especially as they have only recently signed new contracts in such a public show of harmony.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: CobblerForever on January 25, 2023, 14:53:02 pm
The team sheet for the next match will be interesting. Danny Hylton as a Centre Half? - he knows how to stop scoring.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: CobblerForever on January 25, 2023, 15:05:05 pm
Worth a read;

https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/jon-brady-explains-in-detail-why-cobblers-are-happy-to-keep-their-transfer-business-to-a-minimum-in-january-4000842


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 25, 2023, 15:09:09 pm
I think the situation in a nutshell is as follows :
No money available to bring in good quality players that are not kids .
JB doesnít want to bring in make weights and be left with them just to cover injuries .
Injuries in defence so severe it is likely to cost us results .
The ambition of the board doesnít match the ambition of the management team .
We are likely to stay as we are , muddle through and hope players come back sooner . In the meantime we lose momentum and slip back rather than surge forward .

I don't know where you get your information from, it may be correct, there again it may be incorrect. JB certainly suggests that your information is incorrect in the latest interview in the Chron.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Clarity on January 25, 2023, 15:15:36 pm
Why then, would the whole management team agree new contracts, if they knew there was no money to improve the squad?
Agreed!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Bingers on January 25, 2023, 15:43:17 pm
Couldnít agree more with this. It has to be the right player, it has to be the right price, they have to have the right character and not a disrupter. Combine getting those things right with lots of money being splashed by our league and even the league below itís not surprising we may have missed out on targets or the right players arenít available. The people begging for a signing would also be the first people to send moaning posts on here when we waste money on the wrong person. Having been worried about our future a few seasons back Iíll take having a decent squad that starts to regularly challenge and hopefully achieves promotion than have a chairman or club that spends what they donít have and we have that worry again of getting into trouble! Personally think everyone had done enough to earn our trust they are doing the best for the club.

Wise words.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 25, 2023, 17:11:12 pm
As for comparison with MC - heaven forbid. Could be tho' and very interesting observation.

The plot thickens.

B&S somehow manages to make me look upbeat.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: paddycobbler on January 25, 2023, 17:12:33 pm
I get the feeling that either the excuses are being drip fed out slowly before the transfer deadline,
or they have a" super smashing great" signing under their hat to surprise us all.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 25, 2023, 17:27:38 pm
The options you put forward are not the only options.
In these circumstances i would back the manager in the promotion push and support him with the money to bring in a quality defender that could also see us through into the future.
In the meantime , send out a few on loan or potentially offload . - Dyche and Haynes .
With promotion so close i would extend the budget slightly .
on a separate note , i would do far more to encourage new investment into the club . This doesnít seem to happen whatsoever and you have to question why .
Are the board happy to bumble along at the top end of Division 2 without over stretching to division 1 and then see what the land deal brings ?
A rhetorical question .
So in essence both then. Incidentally when you say you would do far more to encourage investment into the club what exactly would that entail?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Arminder Shwami on January 25, 2023, 18:06:06 pm
This privy information B & S appears to be entitled too, has been raised by several posters and are normaly dealt with utter contempt. I share your question though! As for comparison with MC - heaven forbid. Could be tho' and very interesting observation.
We know from previous cross-examination of BS that:

a) their source was lost when Dean Austin was sacked;
b) they have no connection to anyone whatsoever at NTFC; and
c) their only interaction with Mr Brady was when he coached their kids and all postings are based on their interpretative powers arising from that experience.

I may be paraphrasing slightly.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on January 25, 2023, 18:15:17 pm
The plot thickens.

B&S somehow manages to make me look upbeat.


Almost  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Madrid Cobbler on January 25, 2023, 18:24:14 pm
Worth a read;

https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/jon-brady-explains-in-detail-why-cobblers-are-happy-to-keep-their-transfer-business-to-a-minimum-in-january-4000842

It's a good article and I agree with JB's overall policy. It really does say something that a good number of our best players are already signed up to the end of next season, which almost certainly means we will be better placed to compete in League 1 than last time, assuming, of course, that we go up.

And there's the rub. These players have probably signed up with L1 in mind. I'm still hoping we'll get another defencder and striker in to make sure we've got enough cover to keep us in the autos. Although the coaching staff are clearly excellent motivators, after what happened at the end of last season, I'm not sure it will be easy to keep this set of players up for it if we lose out again and we're still in L2 next season.



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 25, 2023, 18:59:55 pm
Some absolutely hilarious accusations and assumptions made against me here Ö
Wildly off the mark in just about every respect .
I will let you people get on with it and keep quiet
Funny - i thought it was a football message board .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 25, 2023, 20:28:24 pm
Some absolutely hilarious accusations and assumptions made against me here Ö
Wildly off the mark in just about every respect .
I will let you people get on with it and keep quiet
Funny - i thought it was a football message board .
It is until you say anything against KT, then you become the vanquished.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: random1 on January 25, 2023, 20:39:10 pm
SHOCK & HORROR POST INCOMING

I think that KT and everyone involved have done brilliant work in signing up our main players on "long term" deals

I said long time ago there is a reason Prem clubs do it and lower league clubs should do the same.

It give the players security, the playing staff something to work on / with and gives the fans something / someone to believe in and get behind at their players.

So thank you and well done KT, JB and all  :)

The next step / question is the quality of the next sets of players  - in theory you want to add players better than your base - if some of those coming are better then we have some hope of surviving in L1, if not then IMHO its a missed opportunity.

As we all know, the game is won by strikers but they cost a lot of money and so are the biggest gamble - despite being top goal scorers, that is where we struggle -

Personally I would like to see us invest a small amount in a young goalscorer from either lower league or failed Prem youngster - small risk for big reward, hopefully that is what they are all working on as I type. 


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 25, 2023, 20:41:25 pm
It is until you say anything against KT, then you become the vanquished.

Not really Manny. I think it's a case of B&S saying one thing and the manager saying the opposite on some occasions. I don't deny he knows certain things but budgets and how much players are paid...really?

I know you're not KT's biggest fan, but please explain why you think the players and the management team always sing his praises so much? Brady did it again today in the Chron article. In fact it seems Brady is looking after the finances more than KT.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 25, 2023, 20:57:53 pm
SHOCK & HORROR POST INCOMING

I think that KT and everyone involved have done brilliant work in signing up our main players on "long term" deals

I said long time ago there is a reason Prem clubs do it and lower league clubs should do the same.

It give the players security, the playing staff something to work on / with and gives the fans something / someone to believe in and get behind at their players.

So thank you and well done KT, JB and all  :)

The next step / question is the quality of the next sets of players  - in theory you want to add players better than your base - if some of those coming are better then we have some hope of surviving in L1, if not then IMHO its a missed opportunity.

As we all know, the game is won by strikers but they cost a lot of money and so are the biggest gamble - despite being top goal scorers, that is where we struggle -

Personally I would like to see us invest a small amount in a young goalscorer from either lower league or failed Prem youngster - small risk for big reward, hopefully that is what they are all working on as I type. 

See you can do it  ;) :o


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 25, 2023, 21:37:13 pm
Not really Manny. I think it's a case of B&S saying one thing and the manager saying the opposite on some occasions. I don't deny he knows certain things but budgets and how much players are paid...really?

I know you're not KT's biggest fan, but please explain why you think the players and the management team always sing his praises so much? Brady did it again today in the Chron article. In fact it seems Brady is looking after the finances more than KT.


On the subject of B&S, have you read Armani Shawami post earlier on Boots? Its an eye opener!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 26, 2023, 08:42:59 am
This is my personal favourite piece of spin from the propaganda department ď The chairman has backed us and he's said 'go on, if you want to do it, go for it' ď
Yet in another article we have been outbid for a couple of players 😂
Less than a week to go, teams below have caught us and still we donít strengthen.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 26, 2023, 08:53:01 am
Had some interesting messages last night (thanks for those) and it has been confirmed by another source this morning. We are active, and now I expect a couple in.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 26, 2023, 09:01:49 am
Had some interesting messages last night (thanks for those) and it has been confirmed by another source this morning. We are active, and now I expect a couple in.

Good news - any idea on positions, presumably one will be a Striker?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 26, 2023, 09:03:34 am
Good news - any idea on positions, presumably one will be a Striker?

Striker and defender


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Risdene on January 26, 2023, 09:21:57 am
Striker and defender
That is all we need, as long as they have the quality and not back up!!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 26, 2023, 09:49:37 am
Theres been a fair amount of Twitter talk, over the last few days, about Bolton being in for Hoskins. Tis only Twitter though.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Vince Planner on January 26, 2023, 09:50:13 am
Had some interesting messages last night (thanks for those) and it has been confirmed by another source this morning. We are active, and now I expect a couple in.
Oh no, what will the doomsayers do now?
Actually Iím certain they will find something to moan about.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 26, 2023, 09:51:41 am
Striker and defender

Do you know if the striker is one that we have previously targeted?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 26, 2023, 09:57:47 am
Had some interesting messages last night (thanks for those) and it has been confirmed by another source this morning. We are active, and now I expect a couple in.

Great news, today is going to be a good day!

B&S also sprang out of bed in good spirits this morning after throwing his toys out the pram yesterday. Iíve promised him his favourite dinner tonight.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 26, 2023, 10:09:08 am
Do you know if the striker is one that we have previously targeted?

Donít know if weíve been in for him before


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Monkey on January 26, 2023, 10:09:57 am
This is my personal favourite piece of spin from the propaganda department ď The chairman has backed us and he's said 'go on, if you want to do it, go for it' ď
Yet in another article we have been outbid for a couple of players 😂
Less than a week to go, teams below have caught us and still we donít strengthen.

There are many different approaches to running a business (which is what the football club is in case you were in any doubt). NTFC are currently running their business the way that I run mine and it works as a long term sustainable option. Keeping the team happy is the priority. We have probably been outbid by teams that don't care about that so much (i.e. paying someone an inflated wage which p*sses everyone else off or not utilising people in the way they have been promised). It doesnt take much for the applecart to get upset.

I offered someone a job recently at £2k less than they were on at their old job. Not because I was trying to be tight (I could afford to pay them more) but because that would have put him on the same salary as an established member of the team. He understood and took the job and I'm sure within the year he'll be on the salary he wanted. It was more important for him to be part of a team that looks after the team and does things in the right way rather than grabbing a quick buck. If he wasn't happy, I'd have been fine to pass him up for what might seem an arbitory amount of money, not because of the money but the potential knock on effect.

You may prefer the guns blazing approach but it's not often worked in a sustainable way for anyone.

Let's see who comes in - I'm sure whoever it is, you will find a way for it to suit your agenda.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 26, 2023, 10:16:01 am
Donít know if weíve been in for him before

Is he good?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 26, 2023, 10:18:38 am
Is he good?

Iíd be happy


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 26, 2023, 10:21:55 am
Just had a cryptic message - one expected before the weekend, am trying to find out more info


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 26, 2023, 10:27:21 am
Deal not quite done but progressing nicely, midfielder. All youíre getting til itís on the official site.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on January 26, 2023, 11:27:27 am
We gave a lad a tour/trial from Scottish League 2 earlier in the week, left sided midfielder/attacker
Not sure if this is NTFCLads mystery man. Would seem odd, Scottish League 2 is not even full time


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 26, 2023, 11:46:00 am
I assume the midfielder would be in addition to the "striker and defender"?.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on January 26, 2023, 12:21:05 pm
Is he good?

 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 26, 2023, 12:36:03 pm
When he's good he's very very good but when he's bad he's horrid.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 26, 2023, 12:48:03 pm
Not really Manny. I think it's a case of B&S saying one thing and the manager saying the opposite on some occasions. I don't deny he knows certain things but budgets and how much players are paid...really?

I know you're not KT's biggest fan, but please explain why you think the players and the management team always sing his praises so much? Brady did it again today in the Chron article. In fact it seems Brady is looking after the finances more than KT.

I think this is all part of the external media strategy, itís pretty obvious that KT isnít everyoneís cup of tea and therefore a coordinated media strategy will help to negate the negative social media comments.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on January 26, 2023, 12:55:06 pm
I think this is all part of the external media strategy, itís pretty obvious that KT isnít everyoneís cup of tea and therefore a coordinated media strategy will help to negate the negative social media comments.

In your opinion!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 26, 2023, 13:11:22 pm
Deal not quite done but progressing nicely, midfielder. All youíre getting til itís on the official site.

Sorry to keep asking questions - are the dealís permanent or loans?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 26, 2023, 13:12:06 pm
In your opinion!
Which TP asked for mate.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 26, 2023, 13:23:19 pm
We gave a lad a tour/trial from Scottish League 2 earlier in the week, left sided midfielder/attacker
Not sure if this is NTFCLads mystery man. Would seem odd, Scottish League 2 is not even full time

No not the one I know about


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 26, 2023, 13:23:51 pm
Sorry to keep asking questions - are the dealís permanent or loans?

One perm one loan, think the one closest is the perm midfielder


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 26, 2023, 13:27:45 pm
One perm one loan, think the one closest is the perm midfielder

Didnít you say earlier that we were in for a defender and striker, is this midfielder in addition to those two?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 26, 2023, 13:57:52 pm
Didnít you say earlier that we were in for a defender and striker, is this midfielder in addition to those two?


Or is it a striker come midfielder to compliment the 6 we already have  :afro


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: lodgeadam on January 26, 2023, 14:02:06 pm
Missed this place. Everyone knows who the signings are but refuses to give the names.

I do actually know the three players we are chasing, I've spoken to their agents, families and school teachers. All three are great characters and will guarantee our promotion. I'll happily name the players I KNOW we are trying to sign once the official site has announced them.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 26, 2023, 14:04:49 pm
I think this is all part of the external media strategy, it’s pretty obvious that KT isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and therefore a coordinated media strategy will help to negate the negative social media comments.


That sounds like something from Yes Minister.  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 26, 2023, 14:06:31 pm
I think this is all part of the external media strategy, it’s pretty obvious that KT isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and therefore a coordinated media strategy will help to negate the negative social media comments.


That sounds like something from Yes Minister.  ;D
Missed this place. Everyone knows who the signings are but refuses to give the names.

I do actually know the three players we are chasing, I've spoken to their agents, families and school teachers. All three are great characters and will guarantee our promotion. I'll happily name the players I KNOW we are trying to sign once the official site has announced them.

...and they've been released from their contracts at B&Q.  :P


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: lodgeadam on January 26, 2023, 14:19:25 pm
...and they've been released from their contracts at B&Q.  :P

Yes, the midfielder is Dave Savage!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Cobbler50 on January 26, 2023, 14:27:14 pm
Yes, the midfielder is Dave Savage!

I was hoping for his brother, Baz.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 26, 2023, 14:55:09 pm
More like Lily Savage.
So it looks like we are signing another child from a Prem U23ís?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on January 26, 2023, 15:12:56 pm
Which TP asked for mate.
Apologies I misread 🙏


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Knockingonabit on January 26, 2023, 15:14:27 pm
Yep Manny, that Callum Morton wasn't much cop was he?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: therealpattcobb on January 26, 2023, 15:23:48 pm
I think this is all part of the external media strategy, itís pretty obvious that KT isnít everyoneís cup of tea and therefore a coordinated media strategy will help to negate the negative social media comments.


I'm convinced you have too much time on your hands.
Maybe read the statements rather than between the lines of the statements?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 26, 2023, 15:30:29 pm
Yep Manny, that Callum Morton wasn't much cop was he?


But since he's spell with us callum has done naff all.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: macca1959 on January 26, 2023, 15:34:30 pm
A name my lad has heard is Charlie Wyke


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on January 26, 2023, 15:42:32 pm
I would love to see Charlie Wyke sign but he's never played this fair south since he established himself, feels unrealistic

Been told we had a new midfielder training with the squad today, imagine thats NTFCLads boy. Signs would seem good for getting a deal done


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Risdene on January 26, 2023, 15:50:36 pm
I would love to see Charlie Wyke sign but he's never played this fair south since he established himself, feels unrealistic

Been told we had a new midfielder training with the squad today, imagine thats NTFCLads boy. Signs would seem good for getting a deal done
He played for Kettering Town previously!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on January 26, 2023, 15:56:16 pm
on loan from Middlesborough when he was a nipper
Not come much further south since, he's 30 now so might want to stay there for family etc


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 26, 2023, 15:58:20 pm
I'm convinced you have too much time on your hands.
Maybe read the statements rather than between the lines of the statements?

As the QAnon Shaman would say, question everything.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 26, 2023, 16:05:59 pm
I would love to see Charlie Wyke sign but he's never played this fair south since he established himself, feels unrealistic

Been told we had a new midfielder training with the squad today, imagine thats NTFCLads boy. Signs would seem good for getting a deal done
Ive heard about a championship midfielder. Saturdays team could be interesting.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 26, 2023, 16:11:00 pm
Didnít you say earlier that we were in for a defender and striker, is this midfielder in addition to those two?

Midfielder in addition yeah.

Will sign permanently.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 26, 2023, 16:11:24 pm
Wyke isnít the name Iíve heard


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 26, 2023, 16:12:44 pm
Missed this place. Everyone knows who the signings are but refuses to give the names.

I do actually know the three players we are chasing, I've spoken to their agents, families and school teachers. All three are great characters and will guarantee our promotion. I'll happily name the players I KNOW we are trying to sign once the official site has announced them.

Ooooh who is it and weíll see if youíre on the mark


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 26, 2023, 16:32:25 pm
Wyke isnít the name Iíve heard

Are his initials TS?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 26, 2023, 16:36:55 pm
Apologies I misread 🙏
👍🏻


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: macca1959 on January 26, 2023, 16:49:08 pm
Wyke isnít the name Iíve heard
thanks ntfclad


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on January 26, 2023, 16:50:00 pm
Midfielder training today looks like he's close

Young lad, interesting career path so far! WH


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 26, 2023, 17:15:10 pm
Are his initials TS?

If Iím thinking of the same TS that would be a great signing!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Jim Hall Fixit on January 26, 2023, 17:21:26 pm
Are his initials TS?

Thiago Silva?
Teddy Sheringham?

Taylor Swift?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on January 26, 2023, 17:32:03 pm
If Iím thinking of the same TS that would be a great signing!

Tyreece Simpson?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 26, 2023, 17:33:36 pm
Midfielder training today looks like he's close

Young lad, interesting career path so far! WH

Hearing itíll be announced soon. Nearly on the mark get set go time


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 26, 2023, 17:44:14 pm
Will Greenidge


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 26, 2023, 17:59:02 pm
will hondermarck?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: singcobb on January 26, 2023, 18:04:04 pm
will hondermarck?

Just confirmed on Twitter


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Risdene on January 26, 2023, 18:05:53 pm
One good signing, 2 to go?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 26, 2023, 18:07:53 pm
William Mbongo Desire Hondermarck if you please!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on January 26, 2023, 18:09:31 pm
No ambition and pocket money to spend on players? I think not! >:D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 26, 2023, 18:10:28 pm
Hearing itíll be announced soon. Nearly on the mark get set go time

Nearly wrote this as Ďon de Marckí get set go time but thought it may give it away ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GlosCobbler on January 26, 2023, 18:20:06 pm
https://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/1164222947?-1814:2216

Marty Stevens on loan?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 26, 2023, 18:20:28 pm
No ambition and pocket money to spend on players? I think not! >:D
One for the future, looking forward to seeing him in action, not sure we needed another box to box midfielder but hey ho welcome Will.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: FatPunk on January 26, 2023, 18:22:00 pm
Just confirmed on Twitter

https://www.barnsleychronicle.com/article/24556/hondermarck-moves-to-northampton


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 26, 2023, 18:22:16 pm
https://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/1164222947?-1814:2216

Marty Stevens on loan?

Not the name Iíve heard but obviously could still be happening. Definitely indicates we want a reputable striker though.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GlosCobbler on January 26, 2023, 18:22:46 pm
https://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/1164222947?-1814:2216

Marty Stevens on loan?

Matty!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on January 26, 2023, 18:26:19 pm
He will be on about 3 times the wages we are able to pay.
When KT says there is money - he is talking pocket money to buy sweeties .
Really?  ::)



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 26, 2023, 18:35:36 pm
https://www.barnsleychronicle.com/article/24556/hondermarck-moves-to-northampton

more info based on style and only indirect connection with his signing today!

https://www.barnsleyfc.co.uk/news/2022/june/will-hondermarck-on-new-deal/


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TownOwl on January 26, 2023, 19:13:40 pm
So is he being signed as a central midfielder, a central defender, or a right wing back? Good to have the flexibility though.

Good to see this firmly fits to the recruitment plan.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Bingers on January 26, 2023, 19:48:23 pm
NTFC are currently running their business the way that I run mine......

Oh dear Monkey, have you got an unfinished east stand as well?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 26, 2023, 21:42:49 pm
will hondermarck?

So, is he any good?

JB has tried to sign him 3 times so I guess he is!?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: WasRambo on January 26, 2023, 22:43:04 pm
Hondermarck, get set.... Go!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: EB Claret on January 26, 2023, 22:55:20 pm
So, is he any good?

JB has tried to sign him 3 times so I guess he is!?

We await your verdict... Top player or competition winner ???

 ;) ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: MCHammer on January 27, 2023, 00:25:41 am
Hearing itíll be announced soon. Nearly on the mark get set go time

Great stuff, really appreciate the info you bring to the forum.  Nice balance between trustworthy info without giving away your sources.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: MCHammer on January 27, 2023, 00:34:59 am
Sounds like another good signing that ticks the right boxes.  Certainly a lot of positive comments on Twitter from Barnsley fans considering how little they must of seen of him.

I've rated Brady since day one as it was obvious his approach was going to be different from other managers who seemed to care solely about winning the next game than any longer term strategy.

I've just got complete trust in this management team and what they are trying to achieve.  No guarantee of success obviously but there is a plan that I have faith in which, for me at least, steadies the nerves when others are panicking.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Risdene on January 27, 2023, 05:35:36 am
Sounds like another good signing that ticks the right boxes.  Certainly a lot of positive comments on Twitter from Barnsley fans considering how little they must of seen of him.

I've rated Brady since day one as it was obvious his approach was going to be different from other managers who seemed to care solely about winning the next game than any longer term strategy.

I've just got complete trust in this management team and what they are trying to achieve.  No guarantee of success obviously but there is a plan that I have faith in which, for me at least, steadies the nerves when others are panicking.

+1


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tom on January 27, 2023, 07:14:28 am
Just watched the scout report video, obviously they highlight the best bits but some lovely passes & doesn't look afraid to get stuck in.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 27, 2023, 09:04:04 am
So, is he any good?

JB has tried to sign him 3 times so I guess he is!?
As you quoted me, I will reply. I received two text messages, one saying that he was a championship midfielder, and the other naming him. And to be honest I know nothing whatsoever about him. We will just have to wait and see.
I have not received any texts about strikers or defenders though..


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on January 27, 2023, 09:29:25 am
I always like these sort of signings, high potential upside and due to our strength in that area there isnt a huge amount of pressure to come in and make an instant impact, even though I obviously hope he does.

First thing you notice is he seems to be very well built, I feel like we can be a bit easy to play against at times so another physical presence will definitely help us. Also it seems like one of Fox/Sowerby/McWilliams is always out so its good to have another option.

General consensus from Barnsley fans I have seen is that he is much more suited to playing in a CM role rather than a RWB which seemingly they were trying him in more this season.

Another lengthy contract but if JB has been after him for 3 windows clearly they see the value there. For our club to really move forward we need to keep developing young players and generating decent money for them so hopefully this is one potential player we can do that with.

Welcome aboard Will!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Clarity on January 27, 2023, 09:33:28 am
Hondermarck, get set.... Go!
;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 27, 2023, 10:27:27 am
Personally I would have no problem in "signing another child from a Prem U23's"  as with over half of the season gone the 2 we signed in the summer (Leonard & Bowie) have so far produced 100 times more than "the Division 2 signing of the season" who has produced very little and appears to be stealing a living.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 27, 2023, 11:17:56 am
Personally I would have no problem in "signing another child from a Prem U23's"  as with over half of the season gone the 2 we signed in the summer (Leonard & Bowie) have so far produced 100 times more than "the Division 2 signing of the season" who has produced very little and appears to be stealing a living.
You seem a bit dull of understanding, itís quite hard to influence a game when the manager doesnít pick you and your on the bench, unless you know differently?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 27, 2023, 11:27:51 am
You seem a bit dull of understanding, itís quite hard to influence a game when the manager doesnít pick you and your on the bench, unless you know differently?

 ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 27, 2023, 11:47:38 am
Manny, the trouble is when he does come on he does not influence the game. It is accepted that he cannot play 90 minutes so he is either going to start and then get subbed or left on the bench to bring on to make an impact which he has failed to do. When he does come on he needs to concentrate more on contributing to our game than trying to wind up the opposition and yapping at the referee, he probably has the worst rate of yellow cards per minutes played than any of our players. I think so far he has hit the post once and your old favourite BAS had a better record. It becomes difficult to defend the indefensible.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: the grumpy old man on January 27, 2023, 11:51:31 am
I must admit I have never heard of the lad myself, but he has played a few games for Barnsley in both the Championship and League 1 so they obviously saw something in him, as indeed does JB with a 2 and a half year contract.  We have a good reputation for bringing young players on and I see no reason why this shouldn't be the case here. I shall look forward to seeing him play when he gets his chance.

Welcome to the Cobblers Will.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 27, 2023, 12:26:35 pm
You seem a bit dull of understanding, itís quite hard to influence a game when the manager doesnít pick you and your on the bench, unless you know differently?

I agree Manny, unless the lad is given a run of 7 or 8 games how can he be expected to do much with 20 mins one week, 5 mins the next. I watched him at Swindon and he changed the game when he came on that day


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 27, 2023, 12:42:51 pm
I agree Manny, unless the lad is given a run of 7 or 8 games how can he be expected to do much with 20 mins one week, 5 mins the next. I watched him at Swindon and he changed the game when he came on that day
I am of much the same opinion on this. If it were me I would give a player of this pedigree a run in the side and play to his strengths. Iím feeling like heís a real asset wasted, bit of love, bit of time and he could be just what we need after all.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 27, 2023, 12:47:27 pm
Manny, the trouble is when he does come on he does not influence the game. It is accepted that he cannot play 90 minutes so he is either going to start and then get subbed or left on the bench to bring on to make an impact which he has failed to do. When he does come on he needs to concentrate more on contributing to our game than trying to wind up the opposition and yapping at the referee, he probably has the worst rate of yellow cards per minutes played than any of our players. I think so far he has hit the post once and your old favourite BAS had a better record. It becomes difficult to defend the indefensible.

The problem with Hylton is that he is painfully slow. Some time weeks ago he had the opportunity of a clear run on goal but was easily closed out. He did not seem to be able to coordinate speed of thought with that crucial ingredient....anticipation. Clearly to some of us on here he does
not fit into the current athletic ethos of the management; so why was he signed in the first case. The majority on here appeared to support the arrival of Hylton which now gives way to the hindsight supremists.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 27, 2023, 12:48:44 pm
I am of much the same opinion on this. If it were me I would give a player of this pedigree a run in the side and play to his strengths. Iím feeling like heís a real asset wasted, bit of love, bit of time and he could be just what we need after all.

Agreed, but I guess we aren't in a league position where we can afford to experiment for a run of games.  


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 27, 2023, 12:52:29 pm
Agreed, but I guess we aren't in a league position where we can afford to experiment for a run of games.  
No one in our squad has the same goal scoring record an Hylton FACT.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 27, 2023, 12:52:34 pm
Agreed, but I guess we aren't in a league position where we can afford to experiment for a run of games.  

Coming off the back of a run of poor results, you could argue now is exactly the time to give him a run


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on January 27, 2023, 13:16:06 pm
I was really excited when we signed Hylton and I'm not ready to write him off just yet, but I don't think there is anyone who won't admit that he's been a massive disappointment so far, is there?

He looks slow, disinterested, can't force his way into the team and even when he does get on the pitch he lets himself down by getting booked (or worse) within minutes of coming on, usually for ridiculous pieces of gamesmanship or for mouthing off at the officials. He plays on the edge so will pick up bookings, but if he comes on and picks up an entirety unnecessary booking straight away then he can't play his natural game as he then risks a second yellow.

I said a while back that it might be time to give him a start, but to be honest I can see why Brady doesn't want to risk it.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 27, 2023, 13:38:59 pm
Plus, if we do manage to get this elusive striker before the window closes then Hylton will find himself even further down the pecking order.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 27, 2023, 13:41:40 pm
Coming off the back of a run of poor results, you could argue now is exactly the time to give him a run

Its all very well suggesting giving an ageing player an extended run in the side. If you or anybody can come up with a clear vision of tactics even strategy on how we can accommodate a player who by common consent appears to be slow in speed and thought. He has to justify his inclusion and at the moment he simply is not doing this. He has been given opportunities; albeit with a maximun of 20min cameos but you might have thought some semblance of form or promise would shine through.

PS Since GPC statistic analysis it appears Hylton has been given a number of starts but inevitably subbed after 60/70 mins. As much as I would love Hylton to score a few it appears unlikely. Perhaps the tide will turn tomorrow and that will please me at least immensely.                   ,


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 27, 2023, 13:47:16 pm
Its all very well suggesting giving an ageing player an extended run in the side. If you or anybody can come up with a clear vision of tactics even strategy on how we can accommodate a player who by common consent appears to be slow in speed and thought. He has to justify his inclusion and at the moment he simply is not doing this. He has been given opportunities; albeit with a maximun of 20min cameos but you might have thought some semblance of form or promise would shine through.                      

The same player that has spent much of his career playing at a much higher level than us and as Manny said has a significantly better goals per game ratio than any of our current squad at a far higher level. Think you've answered your own question.


Yes I've been disappointed with what he's produced up to now, but has he been given a fair crack at the whip and run in the team? No imo


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: FatPunk on January 27, 2023, 14:17:52 pm
The same player that has spent much of his career playing at a much higher level than us and as Manny said has a significantly better goals per game ratio than any of our current squad at a far higher level. Think you've answered your own question.


Yes I've been disappointed with what he's produced up to now, but has he been given a fair crack at the whip and run in the team? No imo

Agree with the sentiments, mind you you would think Radio Northampton would ask Brady why he isn't getting the game time to prove himself, at least we would know if there is an underlying problem fitness wise or whether Brady isn't impressed with his work.

Such a shame to have someone on a potentially huge salary languishing on the bench. I do wonder what happened to the meticulous recruitment process in Hylton's case



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: West Stand on January 27, 2023, 14:52:30 pm
Sam Hoskins has scored more goals above League 2 level than Danny Hylton. FACT.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 27, 2023, 16:07:39 pm
Sam Hoskins has scored more goals above League 2 level than Danny Hylton. FACT.
Your not seriously comparing Hyltonís career with the wee rascal that is Super Sam?
Your only going to get that blood pressure up again.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 27, 2023, 16:24:09 pm
It is a fact though  ::)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 27, 2023, 16:31:39 pm
Your not seriously comparing Hyltonís career with the wee rascal that is Super Sam?
Your only going to get that blood pressure up again.

Agreed totally incomparable!

If any club outside of Northants thought Sam was worth any sort of salt he won't be here in 5 days time, he has and never again will be as valuable as he is currently.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: West Stand on January 27, 2023, 16:37:41 pm
Your not seriously comparing Hyltonís career with the wee rascal that is Super Sam?
Your only going to get that blood pressure up again.

It was in response to the comment from Glastonbury Cobbler that Hylton has spent much of his career above League  2. This is just not true.

We all want Hylton to do well, but his performances have not matched the expectations.

He does not look fit enough to play up front in a three.He is 33 so it's to be expected.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: MCHammer on January 27, 2023, 16:43:11 pm
You guys realise there is a manager that sees Hylton week in week out in training and chooses not to select him.  I know I'm a bit of a Brady fan boy but do you really think he would blow a big portion of his budget on a player and not give him a fair chance.  If he was half the player some people think he is Brady would play him every week.

I have no inside knowledge of what is going on but from what I've seen of Hylton this season he looks like his legs have gone.  You can clearly see his brain still knows what to do but the body can't do it.  Maybe there is a long term injury holding him back, maybe the desire has gone who knows.  


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on January 27, 2023, 16:49:38 pm
I think he'll be released from his contract any time at all.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: paddycobbler on January 27, 2023, 17:19:37 pm
It is a fact though  ::)

 ;D :D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: yayo bayo on January 27, 2023, 17:37:30 pm
Sam is very very good. But isnít consistently good. This season he has been consistent thoughÖwill it last? We all hope so!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 27, 2023, 17:43:05 pm
You guys realise there is a manager that sees Hylton week in week out in training and chooses not to select him.  I know I'm a bit of a Brady fan boy but do you really think he would blow a big portion of his budget on a player and not give him a fair chance.  If he was half the player some people think he is Brady would play him every week.

I have no inside knowledge of what is going on but from what I've seen of Hylton this season he looks like his legs have gone.  You can clearly see his brain still knows what to do but the body can't do it.  Maybe there is a long term injury holding him back, maybe the desire has gone who knows.  
I think itís fair to assume Mr Brady has the edge on me when it comes professional aptitude on this subject. Bumbling amateur buffoon or not, Iíd still like to see him given a go though.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: CobblerForever on January 27, 2023, 17:51:24 pm
I think itís fair to assume Mr Brady has the edge on me when it comes professional aptitude on this subject. Bumbling amateur buffoon or not, Iíd still like to see him given a go though.

When I checked this notion a couple of weeks ago my research showed me that Hylton was given plenty of game time in pre-season and early-season. He lost his place and hasn't recovered it for a reason or reasons. Sadly, I think his legs have gone.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 27, 2023, 18:32:24 pm
When I checked this notion a couple of weeks ago my research showed me that Hylton was given plenty of game time in pre-season and early-season. He lost his place and hasn't recovered it for a reason or reasons. Sadly, I think his legs have gone.

He's never been given a run of games which would allow a fair assessment to be made, as others have said there may be underlying reasons for that, but I'd like to see that oppertunity be given then we would know.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: thewhiffofafart on January 27, 2023, 19:52:42 pm
Just confirmed on Twitter

Never heard of him.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 27, 2023, 20:04:18 pm
Hylton had a run of games at the start of the season when he started 4 of the first 5 games and was obviously our first choice striker going into the season. He has now slipped to fourth choice behind Appere and Bowie and now that Eppiah is fit he seems to be preferred by JB. If we sign the striker we are after he will be further down the pecking order.
I would be delighted if he came good but as others have said he now appears awfully slow and it seems that his future chances will be limited and he may not start another game.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 27, 2023, 20:27:37 pm
Hylton stats....

Game 1 v Colchester, started, played 90 minutes
Game 2 v Grimsby, started, subbed off after 67 minutes
Game 3 v Wycombe (EFL), Benched, subbed on after 61 minutes
Game 4 v Hartlepool, started, subbed off after 79 minutes
Game 5 v Crawley, Benched, subbed on after 68 minutes
Game 6 v Crewe, started, subbed off after 64 minutes
Game 7 v Doncaster, Benched, subbed on after 69 minutes
Game 8 v Ipswich (Trophy), started, subbed off after 65 minutes
Missed games 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Game 14 v Swindon, Benched, subbed on after 50 minutes
Game 15 v Walsall, started, subbed off after 77 minutes
Missed game 16
Game 17 v Leyton Orient, unused sub
Missed game 18
Game 19 v Stevenage, Benched, subbed on after 71 minutes, sent off after 90
Missed games 20, 21 and 22 (suspension)
Then games 23-31 (our last 9 games), a sub in all, but has come on in all games for a total of 119 minutes.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 27, 2023, 21:06:55 pm
Hylton to break his duck tomorrow after all this talk. You heard it here first.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfc_kjd on January 27, 2023, 21:41:06 pm
Hylton stats....

Game 1 v Colchester, started, played 90 minutes
Game 2 v Grimsby, started, subbed off after 67 minutes
Game 3 v Wycombe (EFL), Benched, subbed on after 61 minutes
Game 4 v Hartlepool, started, subbed off after 79 minutes
Game 5 v Crawley, Benched, subbed on after 68 minutes
Game 6 v Crewe, started, subbed off after 64 minutes
Game 7 v Doncaster, Benched, subbed on after 69 minutes
Game 8 v Ipswich (Trophy), started, subbed off after 65 minutes
Missed games 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Game 14 v Swindon, Benched, subbed on after 50 minutes
Game 15 v Walsall, started, subbed off after 77 minutes
Missed game 16
Game 17 v Leyton Orient, unused sub
Missed game 18
Game 19 v Stevenage, Benched, subbed on after 71 minutes, sent off after 90
Missed games 20, 21 and 22 (suspension)
Then games 23-31 (our last 9 games), a sub in all, but has come on in all games for a total of 119 minutes.

He came on vs Stockport at half time and changed the game, best game for the club.
Not disagreeing with you though, heís been poor.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 27, 2023, 22:12:03 pm
Hylton stats....

Game 1 v Colchester, started, played 90 minutes
Game 2 v Grimsby, started, subbed off after 67 minutes
Game 3 v Wycombe (EFL), Benched, subbed on after 61 minutes
Game 4 v Hartlepool, started, subbed off after 79 minutes
Game 5 v Crawley, Benched, subbed on after 68 minutes
Game 6 v Crewe, started, subbed off after 64 minutes
Game 7 v Doncaster, Benched, subbed on after 69 minutes
Game 8 v Ipswich (Trophy), started, subbed off after 65 minutes
Missed games 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Game 14 v Swindon, Benched, subbed on after 50 minutes
Game 15 v Walsall, started, subbed off after 77 minutes
Missed game 16
Game 17 v Leyton Orient, unused sub
Missed game 18
Game 19 v Stevenage, Benched, subbed on after 71 minutes, sent off after 90
Missed games 20, 21 and 22 (suspension)
Then games 23-31 (our last 9 games), a sub in all, but has come on in all games for a total of 119 minutes.
FACT.

Brilliant, pay attention everyone, this is how to write a post.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Lukey on January 27, 2023, 22:37:49 pm
Matty!

Matty Stevens would be a decent loan signing, last I heard of him he got a long term injury, someone like him until the end of the season would be a good bit of business.

I don't mind us signing players like Will Hondermarck who we may not have heard of, they strike me as low risk, if they do well - great, if not - little loss, at the end of the day there are lots of young players out there who if given a chance could shine, it's just not many managers out there can afford to give them a chance. I like the idea of us being a club that gives chances.



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: DavCobb on January 27, 2023, 22:47:03 pm
Iíd say (as per GPCís stats) Hylton has had a pretty easy ride from many fans. Mainly due to his past track record when we havenít been paying his wages. Many a player has been totally battered for less. The zero in the goals column for that amount of minutes (for a striker) is up there with some infamous names. In some respects he gets less stick than the guy who has been banging them in for fun!
He owes us.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Larry on January 27, 2023, 22:50:52 pm
I keep reading that Hilton is on high wages, how high?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: CobblerForever on January 27, 2023, 23:07:26 pm
I keep reading that Hilton is on high wages, how high?

No idea how reliable this is;

https://salarysport.com/football/sky-bet-league-two/northampton-town/


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 27, 2023, 23:50:35 pm
Agreed totally incomparable!

If any club outside of Northants thought Sam was worth any sort of salt he won't be here in 5 days time, he has and never again will be as valuable as he is currently.

 IMO there is not a lot wrong with your opinion just a tad subjective,. For me he cannot last more than 50/70 mins probably less now. He is a very slow and would not be much use in a swift counter attack. For him to play on an extended team run is very unlikely. Brady is the best judge not us.
It would help if you could advise/confirm who you would drop and select to  ensure we maximize Hyltons potential. Perhaps you could also comment on style of play and tactics to suit Hyltons


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: cobbler151 on January 28, 2023, 05:09:26 am
I keep reading that Hilton is on high wages, how high?

Too high.

So far he's contribution to this club is in line with Bas Savage and Leon Lobjoit.



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 28, 2023, 07:01:48 am
No idea how reliable this is;

https://salarysport.com/football/sky-bet-league-two/northampton-town/

£600 pw for Magloire made me chuckle.

Itís probably what we should be paying him but I highly doubt it!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 28, 2023, 08:54:11 am
Taking GPC's figures for the minutes Hylton has played and adding an average of 4 minutes added time per game when he has been on the pitch at the final whistle I calculate that he has played about 12.1/2 hours in total, equivalent to 8 full games without scoring. I think his hourly rate must be astanomical compared to our other players.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Bingers on January 28, 2023, 09:24:50 am
No idea how reliable this is;

https://salarysport.com/football/sky-bet-league-two/northampton-town/

Boy Bingers showed me that website. I hope it is not correct as it would be an absolute travesty for some players in terms of contribution to the team effort. It certainly does not reflect how much I value certain players.

Worth a look at for entertainment value alone.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: JSO on January 28, 2023, 09:50:41 am
Taking GPC's figures for the minutes Hylton has played and adding an average of 4 minutes added time per game when he has been on the pitch at the final whistle I calculate that he has played about 12.1/2 hours in total, equivalent to 8 full games without scoring. I think his hourly rate must be astanomical compared to our other players.

What a lot of fans seem to miss is the amount of training these players do, and an experienced striker in the squad  can teach young defenders so much more.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 28, 2023, 10:28:41 am
Which is why we have Marc Richards on our coaching staff.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: DavCobb on January 28, 2023, 10:49:39 am
What a lot of fans seem to miss is the amount of training these players do, and an experienced striker in the squad  can teach young defenders so much more.

Itís an expensive coaching role and it wonít do them much good to train against someone with no pace who isnít hitting the net. Maybe good for learning how not to get booked against similar players. Itís clutching at straws. All managers make the odd dud signing and think we were universal in welcoming his arrival. Iím sure itís a retirement contract.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Charlatan on January 28, 2023, 12:44:02 pm

Lads, I'm sure there's a Danny Hylton thread somewhere, :) This is a transfer window thread and I really can't see anyone come in for him!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: JSO on January 28, 2023, 14:15:34 pm
Which is why we have Marc Richards on our coaching staff.

Coaching is different to train against.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 28, 2023, 14:55:12 pm
With Magloire back on the bench with Dyche it makes you wonder if we actually need another defender as ntfclad says.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: West Stand on January 28, 2023, 17:06:20 pm
No idea how reliable this is;

https://salarysport.com/football/sky-bet-league-two/northampton-town/

Can't believe McWilliams signed a new contract at £30k a year either


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 28, 2023, 17:39:10 pm
With Bowie out for at least 8 weeks even more need to get another striker in before the window closes.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 28, 2023, 18:07:19 pm
Ex Oxford centre half Curtis Nelson released by Cardiff, he'd do a decent job


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 28, 2023, 18:07:53 pm
With Bowie out for at least 8 weeks even more need to get another striker in before the window closes.

Imperative you would say


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 28, 2023, 18:18:11 pm
Not that I ever doubted it but obviously B&S was correct with his update on multiple injuries in the squad. I wonder if having to train on astroturf this week has caused any of the issues - particularly with Hylton at his age?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Zen Master on January 28, 2023, 18:31:51 pm
Ex Oxford centre half Curtis Nelson released by Cardiff, he'd do a decent job
Apart from signing for Blackpool.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 28, 2023, 18:35:29 pm
With Magloire back and Dyche on the bench I think weíre OK at centre back (until Tylerís hamstring goes ping again at least). Depending on the injury to Haynes we might a left back as cover urgently.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 28, 2023, 18:54:05 pm
Apart from signing for Blackpool.

Good old Glasto, same old wild fire comments!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 28, 2023, 18:55:18 pm
With Magloire back and Dyche on the bench I think weíre OK at centre back (until Tylerís hamstring goes ping again at least). Depending on the injury to Haynes we might a left back as cover urgently.

Possibly, still feel we look a little shaky across centre. back.

Id love to see us chase Jayden Stockley, think he's at Charlton atm, ticks a lot of boxes up top


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 28, 2023, 19:01:22 pm
Taking GPC's figures for the minutes Hylton has played and adding an average of 4 minutes added time per game when he has been on the pitch at the final whistle I calculate that he has played about 12.1/2 hours in total, equivalent to 8 full games without scoring. I think his hourly rate must be astanomical compared to our other players.

I'd heard the exact same figure from a different source a few weeks ago so its not too far off the mark. That means we've just gone over the 100k in wages to him so far!!

Anyway, Jack Marriott was mentioned earlier in this thread, as he often is. Left out of the Posh squad today as he's in talks with another club.......a League 1 club though!!

I don't know where the Matty Stevens rumours came from but you'd think a team at the bottom of League 1 would be a bit silly to let last seasons leading scorer go out on loan to a League 2 side? He was in the matchday squad today (an unused sub) but I wonder if Ferguson would like to take a look at him rather than let him go at this early stage in his managerial stint?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Risdene on January 29, 2023, 08:09:03 am
We have major problems if Appere get injured during the rest of the season, therefore we require 2 strikers in the next 48 hours!

Over to JB.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Letchworthcobbler on January 29, 2023, 08:47:37 am
We need a statement signing!
Ntfc_lad, is the striker we are after in league 1?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 29, 2023, 08:49:55 am
Mansfield probably want to offload Danny Johnson after he returned from his 6 month loan at Walsall who have had a bid for a permanent transfer turned down. Johnson says he is only looking for a move to the end of the season and will then consider his options, in which case Mansfield cannot expect much of a fee for such a short period. Walsall may come back with a higher bid and he will be playing against us next week.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 29, 2023, 11:22:00 am


I don't know where the Matty Stevens rumours came from but you'd think a team at the bottom of League 1 would be a bit silly to let last seasons leading scorer go out on loan to a League 2 side?
The rumours were all over Twitter, but if he does sign, one thing can be virtually guaranteed, you wont see him for at least three games and Brady will claim that hes not fit.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on January 29, 2023, 12:20:08 pm
The rumours were all over Twitter, but if he does sign, one thing can be virtually guaranteed, you wont see him for at least three games and Brady will claim that hes not fit.
Probably not fit enough for JB's standards....... He was a PE teacher previously  ;)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: DavCobb on January 29, 2023, 12:31:42 pm
Recovered from an ACL injury. Sounds perfect for us.
At the end of the window so beggars canít be choosers and we definitely need some reinforcements.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 29, 2023, 12:41:32 pm
I get the feeling that there is going to be some serious movement in the closing days of the window in League 2 as the likes of Gillingham, Colchester and Crawley continue to throw the money around. Leyton Orient need to do some business too to arrest their slide. Itís going to be very interesting.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 29, 2023, 12:47:45 pm
We need a statement signing!
Ntfc_lad, is the striker we are after in league 1?

Championship.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: the grumpy old man on January 29, 2023, 12:53:50 pm
Championship.

Etete?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: itsme on January 29, 2023, 13:00:53 pm
Etete?

I've read on twitter Simpson from Huddersfield who was on loan at Swindon from Ipswich last season


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 29, 2023, 13:27:13 pm
It looks like Koiki is the only one of the players out of contract in the Summer yet to sign a new contract. It will be interesting to see what happens in the next week or two but there have been whispers presumably from his agent about links with other clubs.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GlosCobbler on January 29, 2023, 15:03:23 pm
I'd heard the exact same figure from a different source a few weeks ago so its not too far off the mark. That means we've just gone over the 100k in wages to him so far!!

Anyway, Jack Marriott was mentioned earlier in this thread, as he often is. Left out of the Posh squad today as he's in talks with another club.......a League 1 club though!!

I don't know where the Matty Stevens rumours came from but you'd think a team at the bottom of League 1 would be a bit silly to let last seasons leading scorer go out on loan to a League 2 side? He was in the matchday squad today (an unused sub) but I wonder if Ferguson would like to take a look at him rather than let him go at this early stage in his managerial stint?

Heís been out for 8 months with an ACL injury. Been limited to substitute appearances and now needs game time.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GlosCobbler on January 29, 2023, 15:06:36 pm
Probably not fit enough for JB's standards....... He was a PE teacher previously  ;)


Ö.but, he was an undefeated amateur boxer winning titles.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 29, 2023, 15:15:07 pm
Matt Stevens Ö
itís a no


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 29, 2023, 15:52:28 pm
Probably not fit enough for JB's standards....... He was a PE teacher previously  ;)

Going back a fair while to my schooldays, my PE teacher was a rugby player for the Saints when they were still amateurs. Couldnt run to save his life. Kin useless he was. He loved walking around in his 1970s tracksuit, extolling the virtues of odd shaped balls against round ones. It put in motion my dislike of egg chasers.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: 1971cobbler on January 29, 2023, 16:17:27 pm
Going back a fair while to my schooldays, my PE teacher was a rugby player for the Saints when they were still amateurs. Couldnt run to save his life. Kin useless he was. He loved walking around in his 1970s tracksuit, extolling the virtues of odd shaped balls against round ones. It put in motion my dislike of egg chasers.

What period of time does this relate to, and which school?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: guest3548 on January 29, 2023, 16:42:18 pm
Going back a fair while to my schooldays, my PE teacher was a rugby player for the Saints when they were still amateurs. Couldnt run to save his life. Kin useless he was. He loved walking around in his 1970s tracksuit, extolling the virtues of odd shaped balls against round ones. It put in motion my dislike of egg chasers.
We had a Mr Butcher, his claim to fame was coaching the Bangladesh Olympic squad, he also taught Maths


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Peter Frost on January 29, 2023, 16:43:37 pm
Going back a fair while to my schooldays, my PE teacher was a rugby player for the Saints when they were still amateurs. Couldnt run to save his life. Kin useless he was. He loved walking around in his 1970s tracksuit, extolling the virtues of odd shaped balls against round ones. It put in motion my dislike of egg chasers.

Trinity perhaps?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 29, 2023, 16:54:53 pm
Trinity perhaps?

No, we werent that posh.  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 29, 2023, 16:57:32 pm
What period of time does this relate to, and which school?
Very demanding of you, but you forgot to say please.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: DavCobb on January 29, 2023, 17:04:50 pm
Going back a fair while to my schooldays, my PE teacher was a rugby player for the Saints when they were still amateurs. Couldnt run to save his life. Kin useless he was. He loved walking around in his 1970s tracksuit, extolling the virtues of odd shaped balls against round ones. It put in motion my dislike of egg chasers.

Geoff Allen? Taught me PE and involved in a massive changing room scrap with a load of 12 year old boys after he picked on one lad.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on January 29, 2023, 17:19:22 pm
Trinity perhaps?


Are you thinking of Sargeant White, he of the spray on shorts?  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 29, 2023, 17:26:40 pm
Are you thinking of Sargeant White, he of the spray on shorts?  ;D

mustache white?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on January 29, 2023, 18:02:33 pm
Matt Stevens Ö
itís a no

So did he turn us down then or were we never in for him?

https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/northampton-town-ready-take-forest-8087857 (https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/northampton-town-ready-take-forest-8087857)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: 1971cobbler on January 29, 2023, 18:07:41 pm
Very demanding of you, but you forgot to say please.

Much apologies.

Please are you able to advise.

I was just wondering if it was KPMC, and Mr Cubitt?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 29, 2023, 18:12:30 pm
Much apologies.

Please are you able to advise.

I was just wondering if it was KPMC, and Mr Cubitt?
No offence taken, and no it wasnt either of the above.  :)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemender on January 29, 2023, 18:31:13 pm
No, we werent that posh.  ;D

Trinity, posh??   :D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on January 29, 2023, 18:34:41 pm
mustache white?

That's the one!  "You boy, shtop that now! I'm my offish..."


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GlosCobbler on January 29, 2023, 19:00:26 pm
So did he turn us down then or were we never in for him?

https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/northampton-town-ready-take-forest-8087857 (https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/northampton-town-ready-take-forest-8087857)

Good question. My thoughts too, particularly, as first reported 3 days ago and just an hour ago in the local press which covers FGR.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 29, 2023, 19:10:56 pm
When Matty Stevens name was first mentioned on here ntfclad said it was not the name he had heard but did not totally dismiss the possibility so maybe it was all supposition.
Tyreece Simpson would be a decent signing.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 29, 2023, 20:34:38 pm
When Matty Stevens name was first mentioned on here ntfclad said it was not the name he had heard but did not totally dismiss the possibility so maybe it was all supposition.
Tyreece Simpson would be a decent signing.
we simply do not have the budget for players like Stevens - unless Hylton was offloaded but no chance of that sadly .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 29, 2023, 20:37:24 pm
When Matty Stevens name was first mentioned on here ntfclad said it was not the name he had heard but did not totally dismiss the possibility so maybe it was all supposition.
Tyreece Simpson would be a decent signing.

Yeah Stevens not the name Iíd heard but I obviously donít know all of the transfer targets.

Club still expecting to be busy as far as I know, still working hard on the same name Iíd heard previously plus a defender. Time will tell but if I hear any more and theyíre happy for me to share I will.

Disagree regarding budget available, were certainly in for Marriott at the start of the window but obviously wrong division in terms of where he wanted to play


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Letchworthcobbler on January 29, 2023, 20:45:54 pm
Yeah Stevens not the name Iíd heard but I obviously donít know all of the transfer targets.

Club still expecting to be busy as far as I know, still working hard on the same name Iíd heard previously plus a defender. Time will tell but if I hear any more and theyíre happy for me to share I will.

Disagree regarding budget available, were certainly in for Marriott at the start of the window but obviously wrong division in terms of where he wanted to play

This person you have heard the club is after, would you be happy with the signing?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 29, 2023, 20:57:33 pm
Yeah Stevens not the name Iíd heard but I obviously donít know all of the transfer targets.

Club still expecting to be busy as far as I know, still working hard on the same name Iíd heard previously plus a defender. Time will tell but if I hear any more and theyíre happy for me to share I will.

Disagree regarding budget available, were certainly in for Marriott at the start of the window but obviously wrong division in terms of where he wanted to play
I donít know about Marriott but the reason Stevens wonít be pursued is because he is too expensive .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on January 29, 2023, 21:05:13 pm
I donít know about Marriott but the reason Stevens wonít be pursued is because he is too expensive .

Pretty sure Marriott would have been more expensive than Stevens due to his previous transfer fees...

Good to know we're actively looking for some quality though...

Any possible outgoings ntfclad?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 29, 2023, 21:21:47 pm
I donít know about Marriott but the reason Stevens wonít be pursued is because he is too expensive .

Is that a guess?

Logic would seem Marriott is the higher earner out of the two?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 29, 2023, 21:30:50 pm
This person you have heard the club is after, would you be happy with the signing?

Indeed


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 29, 2023, 21:34:22 pm
Pretty sure Marriott would have been more expensive than Stevens due to his previous transfer fees...

Good to know we're actively looking for some quality though...

Any possible outgoings ntfclad?

Not sure on outgoings unfortunately

With the Marriott/Stevens thing potentially FGR asked for a bigger loan fee?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: thewhiffofafart on January 29, 2023, 21:45:28 pm
Apparently, off the field stuff.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Stig on January 29, 2023, 23:45:35 pm
Marriott going Fleetwood, Stevens probably stay at FGR now.
Simpson on loan seems possible


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 30, 2023, 08:13:13 am
Pretty sure Marriott would have been more expensive than Stevens due to his previous transfer fees...

Good to know we're actively looking for some quality though...

Any possible outgoings ntfclad?
It doesnít necessarily work like that on loans - it depends on the percentage of wages you pick up or if a fee is involved.
Fingers crossed we will get a loan in where someone is prepared to subsidise the wages .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 30, 2023, 11:20:11 am
Indeed
Teal'c would be quite some signing.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 30, 2023, 11:46:48 am
Depending on the injury to Haynes we might a left back as cover urgently.

Agree with this, I wonder if this defender being touted is a CB or LB?

I wonder if weíre to late to talk Mills out of retirement, after all Neverbrite had him much higher than Kioki in the pecking order last season until his shock retirement!  :afro


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 30, 2023, 12:06:00 pm
And register Marc Richards again.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 30, 2023, 12:40:17 pm
Agree with this, I wonder if this defender being touted is a CB or LB?

I wonder if weíre to late to talk Mills out of retirement, after all Neverbrite had him much higher than Kioki in the pecking order last season until his shock retirement!  :afro
Mills was an absolute liability at the back, a shadow of the player he was at FGR.
Mind you having said that heís still a better player than Haynes.
We need to sign Kioki on a longer contract.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: wazzacobbler10 on January 30, 2023, 12:49:58 pm
Mills was an absolute liability at the back, a shadow of the player he was at FGR.
Mind you having said that heís still a better player than Haynes.
We need to sign Kioki on a longer contract.

Have I missed something with Haynes? I thought whenever heís featured heís been pretty solid. Heís not been given much of a chance in recent weeks. Itís Koiki that Iíve seen make the most mistakes in that position! Just my opinion though.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 30, 2023, 12:54:01 pm
Have I missed something with Haynes? I thought whenever heís featured heís been pretty solid. Heís not been given much of a chance in recent weeks. Itís Koiki that Iíve seen make the most mistakes in that position! Just my opinion though.

He doesnít seem to have got a look in since the Ipswich away Pizza Cup match but to be fair he wasnít the only one that had a mare that night.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: wazzacobbler10 on January 30, 2023, 12:59:03 pm
He doesnít seem to have got a look in since the Ipswich away Pizza Cup match but to be fair he wasnít the only one that had a mare that night.

I didnít watch that game so fair enough if he did have a bad game that night but yeah to not have had a game since, when I wouldnít say we have a dead cert player for that position is a bit harsh but there must be some reason.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 30, 2023, 13:00:33 pm
Haynes got run ragged at Chesterfield they targeted attacking down his flank and he hardly got a challenge in all game. After a decent start he seems to have gone backwards.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 30, 2023, 13:40:06 pm
Teal'c would be quite some signing.

?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 30, 2023, 14:19:38 pm
?
Teal'c was an ancient Jaffa warrior from Chulak. Formidable in battle his weapon of choice was his Ma'tok staff and his trusty container of Naquadah.

                                                            INDEED


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 30, 2023, 14:42:38 pm
Haynes got run ragged at Chesterfield they targeted attacking down his flank and he hardly got a challenge in all game. After a decent start he seems to have gone backwards.
Walsall away he was dreadful got run ragged agin Iím afraid, just not a defender.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: sxcobbler on January 30, 2023, 14:49:06 pm
Walsall away he was dreadful got run ragged agin Iím afraid, just not a defender.

It was presumably no surprise either with Haynes' former Manager now in charge at Walsall ....they just targeted him as the weak link from the get-go....with an aerial bombardment that he just couldn't deal with.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 30, 2023, 14:51:24 pm
Teal'c was an ancient Jaffa warrior from Chulak. Formidable in battle his weapon of choice was his Ma'tok staff and his trusty container of Naquadah.

                                                            INDEED

Silly me, never heard of him. Is he a comic book hero?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 30, 2023, 15:02:36 pm
Plenty of strikers out there just look at the picket lines. A postal worker should be able to deliver the goods, a train driver should know the way to goal or an NHS worker ought to be able to inject some life into our attack.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Coolcat on January 30, 2023, 15:04:33 pm
Teal'c was an ancient Jaffa warrior from Chulak. Formidable in battle his weapon of choice was his Ma'tok staff and his trusty container of Naquadah.

                                                            INDEED
Think Darth Vader was Teal'c's dad "I am your father Teal" 🥷
Jaffa is a Cobblers fan who got knocked over by (the now banned) Gollom when relegated at Walsall!

* Gollom's choice of weapon was his fist!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 30, 2023, 15:29:12 pm
Think Darth Vader was Teal'c's dad "I am your father Teal" 🥷
Jaffa is a Cobblers fan who got knocked over by (the now banned) Gollom when relegated at Walsall!

* Gollom's choice of weapon was his fist!

I remember that incident as it happened right near me. Did Gollom get knocked on the pitch by Jaffa at the end of the game? Then Gollom turned round and knocked him over near the exit to the ground? Either that or something similar happened at the same game  ::)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Coolcat on January 30, 2023, 15:59:47 pm
I remember that incident as it happened right near me. Did Gollom get knocked on the pitch by Jaffa at the end of the game? Then Gollom turned round and knocked him over near the exit to the ground? Either that or something similar happened at the same game  ::)
Something like that! Remember Gollom (as usual) more or less straddling the hoardings, wildy gesticulating, storms down the entrance/exit into a less than beaming and aware Jaffa!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: wazzacobbler10 on January 30, 2023, 16:30:34 pm
Blimey Fleetwood mean business donít they! Signed both Jayden Stockley and Jack Marriott for fees 😳


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: rebelspawn on January 30, 2023, 16:56:32 pm
Teal'c would be quite some signing.

I see what you did there!  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 30, 2023, 17:02:11 pm
I see what you did there!  ;D
Indeed.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 30, 2023, 17:08:41 pm
I am hearing about a 20 year old defender, from oop north.
But as John Lydon once snarled whilst with PIL, "I could be wronng, I could be righht"...


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Letchworthcobbler on January 30, 2023, 19:24:51 pm
Signings likely to happen ntfc_lad? Cheers


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 30, 2023, 19:37:24 pm
Signings likely to happen ntfc_lad? Cheers

Nothing tonight but definitely still active


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on January 30, 2023, 20:05:26 pm
I see Stevenage have just signed Josh March on a permanent deal from FGR so don't think they'll be letting Stevens out on loan now...


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 31, 2023, 08:39:37 am
If we were in for Marriott then JB must have been given a decent budget. I doubt if the Monopolies Commission would let us have Marriott and Hylton.

So are we expecting a big signing to be announced tonight at 10.59?.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on January 31, 2023, 09:06:27 am
Based on absolutely zero inside knowledge I still think we will end up with at least 2 additions today. Massively hope its not a Dean Cox esque situation when we are waiting for that quality addition and then time just runs out at the end of the window.

If we do end up with just the new CM then it will be a bit disappointing as think we may then run out of steam. Will be refreshing my page every few mins today awaiting positive news!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 31, 2023, 09:52:10 am
Only two posts so far on an important deadline day!

I was hoping / expecting a hive of activity.

I've heard to expect 'big things' today...  :P


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 09:52:15 am
Not overly stressed about us having any in-comings, although I wouldn't mind a proven goalscorer, I'm more concerned about any late outgoings that we are unable to find/recruit a suitable replacement.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 31, 2023, 10:01:39 am
Only two posts so far on an important deadline day!

I was hoping / expecting a hive of activity.

I've heard to expect 'big things' today...  :P
Is Liam Dolman resigning?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 31, 2023, 10:45:18 am
Definitely active definitely after more than 1.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on January 31, 2023, 11:03:19 am
Definitely active definitely after more than 1.

Good to know, are these still a striker / defender? Are these permanent or loan signings?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 31, 2023, 11:10:51 am
Good to know, are these still a striker / defender? Are these permanent or loan signings?

Whispers tell me at least 1 Ďforward player probableí (quote) today


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 11:14:06 am
Whispers tell me at least 1 Ďforward player probableí (quote) today

so...
0 signings = bad day
1 signing = good day
2 signings = great day


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 31, 2023, 11:15:13 am
so...
0 signings = bad day
1 signing = good day
2 signings = great day

Yep and the mood music Iím getting is 60% 1 signing 30% 2 10% 3Ö


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 31, 2023, 11:22:39 am
Whispers tell me at least 1 Ďforward player probableí (quote) today

Can you ask them to change the word forward for striker please :)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on January 31, 2023, 11:30:05 am
Yep and the mood music Iím getting is 60% 1 signing 30% 2 10% 3Ö

2/3 would be a huge boost for our promotion chances. Not sure 1 is really enough, lets wait and see i guess. Last January we went crazy on deadline day and Appere then signed out of nowhere. Lets hope its the same today and we get in additional numbers.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 31, 2023, 11:34:47 am
Only two posts so far on an important deadline day!

I was hoping / expecting a hive of activity.

I've heard to expect 'big things' today...  :P

Hardly surprising when all you get is abuse and accusation when you mention anything Ö
Best to keep it to yourself - you canít have it both ways .



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 31, 2023, 11:46:17 am
Have a suspicion a loan striker is either close or doneÖ


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on January 31, 2023, 11:50:00 am
Have a suspicion a loan striker is either close or doneÖ

Any clues to a name at all?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Another Pedj on January 31, 2023, 11:52:20 am
We all love a clue.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Zen Master on January 31, 2023, 12:04:52 pm
Malcolm Christie hasnít been linked to us for a while


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Fred_NTFC on January 31, 2023, 12:05:33 pm
Honestly think we defo need two forwards as we're basically down two with Bowie out & Hylton slower than my dead Gran.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: DrillingCobbler on January 31, 2023, 12:27:20 pm
Honestly think we defo need two forwards as we're basically down two with Bowie out & Hylton slower than my dead Gran.

This.

Assuming Bowie is out for 2 months (Fox was of course going to be out for 6 months but that turned into 6 days!) - then we only have one worthwhile attacking sub option, as things stand...Eppiah.

Before the window opened I wanted one forward and one midfielder. Well, we've got the midfielder, and with Bowie's injury - Id now say we need two forwards.

Of course the keeper coming in would have swelled the budget a bit. Lets not forget that.

Wouldn't be at all surprised if Maxstead or Hylton are moved on, both of whom must be on either decent or very decent wedge. Could see a struggling league2 team taking a punt on Hylton if we were to pay half the wages. Not long before we find out, I guess!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 31, 2023, 12:57:42 pm
Malcolm Christie hasnít been linked to us for a while

He's gone off KFC so he's rarely seen in the Sixfields area these days.....


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Stan Herbert. on January 31, 2023, 13:06:29 pm
Have a suspicion a loan striker is either close or doneÖ
Suspicion... suspicious minds.... Elvis... Elvis Manu from Botev Plovdiv

Did I get it?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 31, 2023, 13:09:41 pm
Suspicion... suspicious minds.... Elvis... Elvis Manu from Botev Plovdiv

Did I get it?


Damn too easy


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 31, 2023, 13:26:44 pm
If itís Tyreece  Simpson Iím going to have to break out the Buckie.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: the grumpy old man on January 31, 2023, 13:46:01 pm
Have a suspicion a loan striker is either close or doneÖ

Suspicion is a song by Terry Stafford whose initials are TS = Tyreece Simpson ? just wishful thinking.



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: WadeyCobbler on January 31, 2023, 14:01:20 pm
Suspicion is a song by Terry Stafford whose initials are TS = Tyreece Simpson ? just wishful thinking.



Or we are re-signing Steve Terry. Or someone from Stafford Rangers  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 31, 2023, 14:14:21 pm
Or we are re-signing Steve Terry. Or someone from Stafford Rangers  ;D
More likely  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 31, 2023, 14:29:01 pm
Suspicion is a song by Terry Stafford whose initials are TS = Tyreece Simpson ? just wishful thinking.


Who?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: cobbler151 on January 31, 2023, 14:30:41 pm
Arron Pressley?

Striker on loan at Stanley



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 31, 2023, 14:37:47 pm
Any clues to a name at all?

Not yetÖ


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on January 31, 2023, 14:45:12 pm
Squad is aware that they're working on a loan striker in today

Also hopes that Bowie might not be out as long as first feared


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: threeinabed on January 31, 2023, 14:50:51 pm
This.

Assuming Bowie is out for 2 months (Fox was of course going to be out for 6 months but that turned into 6 days!) - then we only have one worthwhile attacking sub option, as things stand...Eppiah.

Before the window opened I wanted one forward and one midfielder. Well, we've got the midfielder, and with Bowie's injury - Id now say we need two forwards.

Of course the keeper coming in would have swelled the budget a bit. Lets not forget that.

Wouldn't be at all surprised if Maxstead or Hylton are moved on, both of whom must be on either decent or very decent wedge. Could see a struggling league2 team taking a punt on Hylton if we were to pay half the wages. Not long before we find out, I guess!

why would anyone take a punt on Hylton, with his wages, and whilst injured?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 31, 2023, 14:52:05 pm
Squad is aware that they're working on a loan striker in today

Also hopes that Bowie might not be out as long as first feared

Hopefully itís similar to the Fox injury that went from 6 months to 6 weeks (hopefully less in this case) almost overnight.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: claretparrot on January 31, 2023, 15:02:28 pm
D'Margio Wright-Phillips & Tete Yengi are the two names I've heard.

No idea at all how reliable!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 31, 2023, 15:05:37 pm
D'Margio Wright-Phillips

No idea at all how reliable!
He's made 17 appearences for Stoke this year, so seems unlikely.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: claretparrot on January 31, 2023, 15:11:12 pm
He's made 17 appearences for Stoke this year, so seems unlikely.

Maybe so, and like I say don't know if it's reliable.

That said, he's played less than 90 mins competitive first team football this season so I wouldn't rule it out on that basis alone.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 31, 2023, 15:12:34 pm
D'Margio Wright-Phillips & Tete Yengi are the two names I've heard.

No idea at all how reliable!
Maybe, maybe not.
https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/league-two-promotion-hopefuls-make-move-for-ipswich-town-player/


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on January 31, 2023, 15:19:11 pm
He's made 17 appearences for Stoke this year, so seems unlikely.

Only 125 mins of league football this season though, seems like a move is not unrealistic somewhere.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 31, 2023, 15:21:17 pm
One to rule out.

https://twitter.com/James_ChronNTFC/status/1620441509349986311


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Worthless Recluse on January 31, 2023, 15:24:03 pm
Not yetÖ
Ben Close?  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 31, 2023, 15:27:10 pm
Hearing one is finnished and trying for another


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 15:27:53 pm
Tete Yengi it is then, an Aussie joining up with Brady


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 31, 2023, 15:31:20 pm
One to rule out.

https://twitter.com/James_ChronNTFC/status/1620441509349986311
Heís shÓt anyway.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 31, 2023, 15:34:03 pm
Hearing one is finnished and trying for another

Is this someone we've heard of?

Or a Finnish 18 year old loan from higher up the pyramid.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 31, 2023, 15:36:56 pm
One to rule out.

https://twitter.com/James_ChronNTFC/status/1620441509349986311

As i kept repeating since last week - way off budget


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 31, 2023, 15:37:17 pm
Terry Ablade or Niko Hšmšlšinen.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: claretparrot on January 31, 2023, 15:42:19 pm
Hearing one is finnished and trying for another

1 from two. I might start trusting my source at this rate!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: the grumpy old man on January 31, 2023, 15:43:57 pm
Who?

If you mean Terry Stafford he had a hit with the song 'Suspicion' in 1964 , No 3 US and No 31 UK. It was also recorded by Elvis but not as a single.

'Suspicious minds' was not originally recorded by Elvis, but by the songwriter Mark James, a year earlier.

I am old and know these things !!!!!!!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 15:44:13 pm
Hearing one is finnished and trying for another

Tete Yengi (born 28 November 2000) is an Australian professional footballer who plays for Finnish club VPS  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 31, 2023, 15:45:01 pm
Suspicion... suspicious minds.... Elvis... Elvis Manu from Botev Plovdiv

Did I get it?


Yes Stan as Plovdiv from 9th Cent AD  became a possession of Slav Bulgars. Before the 9th Cent AD it was founded by Phillip 2nd of Macedon, Alexander's father in about 363 BC as Philippopolis primarily he was after the silver mines to fund his. growing army. It has a population of 350k and is one of Europes oldest Cities. For the Bible people New Testament Epistle to the Philippians rings a moral message.
Football Club has a capacity of just under 19000 has North Stand (Home to the Fanatical) whilst the South stand is abandoned to the Away support. Sounds a bit familiar but no doubt Coolie has been there and done it.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 31, 2023, 15:50:24 pm

Tete Yengi (born 28 November 2000) is an Australian professional footballer who plays for Finnish club VPS  ;D

I think you've got this...

I like how we've gone from..

Jack Marriott
to
Tyreece Simpson
to
Matt Stevens

To end up with Tete Yengi.

Good old cobblers  8) 8) 8)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 31, 2023, 15:52:01 pm
4pm announcement. Not long to wait, keep them guesses coming.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 31, 2023, 15:58:07 pm

Tete Yengi (born 28 November 2000) is an Australian professional footballer who plays for Finnish club VPS  ;D

He is 6' 5"  !!!! ;D

Also D'Margio Wright-Phillips lf he comes went to a top Public School - might give a few on here a social challenge.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 31, 2023, 16:02:16 pm
https://twitter.com/ntfc/status/1620451840877023238


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on January 31, 2023, 16:02:32 pm
Only two posts so far on an important deadline day!

I was hoping / expecting a hive of activity.

I've heard to expect 'big things' today...  :P

Spot on.

When Thomas said there was money available, I bet none of us thought we'd be able to pull off a high profile signing like Tete Yengi  8)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Zen Master on January 31, 2023, 16:02:47 pm
Oh Tete Tete. Tete Tete Tete Yengi


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 31, 2023, 16:06:45 pm
https://twitter.com/ntfc/status/1620451840877023238
Sweet Jesus underwhelming or what.
The Finnish league is below the English Sunday league Div 5.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 31, 2023, 16:07:40 pm
Spot on.

When Thomas said there was money available, I bet none of us thought we'd be able to pull off a high profile signing like Tete Yengi  8)
KTs definition of spending money is a joke.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: gocher on January 31, 2023, 16:07:59 pm
Regularly likes and retweets Andrew Tate, not the sharpest tool.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 16:09:11 pm
Regularly likes and retweets Andrew Tate, not the sharpest tool.

christ.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Zen Master on January 31, 2023, 16:09:47 pm
Sweet Jesus underwhelming or what.
The Finnish league is below the English Sunday league Div 5.


And BAS couldnít cut it in Finland


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 31, 2023, 16:10:15 pm
Never played a single game in the EFL.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 31, 2023, 16:11:13 pm
And BAS couldnít cut it in Finland
🤣😂🤣 Thereís a surprise.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: the grumpy old man on January 31, 2023, 16:12:11 pm
Never heard of Tete Yengi but I have seen his brother Kusini Yengi play for Adelaide United and Western Sydney Wanderers in the A league and he's a decent player.

Anyway welcome young man. Hopefully he may win a few headers.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 31, 2023, 16:14:22 pm
I think you've got this...

I like how we've gone from..

Jack Marriott
to
Tyreece Simpson
to
Matt Stevens

To end up with Tete Yengi.

Good old cobblers  8) 8) 8)

Exactly as predicted .
No surprise to me


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 16:15:56 pm
any way to mute mysterious curle, manwork and boot and shoe?

it's boring.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 31, 2023, 16:18:07 pm
The next signing would probably be better received by some if it gets done


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Stan Herbert. on January 31, 2023, 16:19:00 pm
KTs definition of spending money is a joke.
Hate to be pedantic but JB spends the money.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on January 31, 2023, 16:19:07 pm
any way to mute mysterious curle, manwork and boot and shoe?

it's boring.

Exactly what I was thinking - total misery guts.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on January 31, 2023, 16:20:50 pm
Never heard of Tete Yengi but I have seen his brother Kusini Yengi play for Adelaide United and Western Sydney Wanderers in the A league and he's a decent player.

Anyway welcome young man. Hopefully he may win a few headers.

Has an aerial win rate of nearly 40% so far in his young career. Way higher than both Bowie and Appere. I mean it makes sense seeing as he is 6'5. Never seen him play but I am glad to have someone with more of a physical presence as an option. Obviously loanees are not always a success, but we have had some good ones in recent memory such as Morton, Etete, Calvert Lewin etc so lets hope he is more of that ilk.

I expect us to get in at least one more. Clearly Ipswich rate him as they just extended his contract for another 18 months and Orient were in for him also so assume that is a good sign.

Welcome aboard Tete!

Also, seems harsh to be suggesting that we have not provided the budget to sign players such as Matt Stevens who we may not even have had an interest in. If we had got him half the folks on here would be upset we have signed someone off the back of an ACL injury. Seems like you cant win either way unless we somehow get in a proven L1 striker which everyone at this level would love.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Arminder Shwami on January 31, 2023, 16:24:26 pm
Never played a single game in the EFL.
Think that was true of Josh Eppiah and Callum Morton. On the other hand perhaps also that Zimba fella. Iím staying optimistic.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 31, 2023, 16:24:38 pm
any way to mute mysterious curle, manwork and boot and shoe?

it's boring.

One of them has bouts of positivity, the other knows it all and the third man has issues with negative thoughts.

No names no pack drill.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: threeinabed on January 31, 2023, 16:26:17 pm
The Finnish league is below the English Sunday league Div 5.


it isnt


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Coolcat on January 31, 2023, 16:29:16 pm
The TetŤ Offensive!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: MCHammer on January 31, 2023, 16:34:43 pm
Exactly as predicted .
No surprise to me

You and Curle seem to take an immense amount of pleasure in being miserable.  Are you sure you are cut out to be a Cobblers fan?  This is actually one of the better times to be supporting them so if you are not happy now you probably never will be!!   :P :P


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: cobbler151 on January 31, 2023, 16:35:19 pm
The normal candidates moaning


Same ones that moaned about Morton before he kicked a ball.

Hopefully he will add something to us


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Monkey on January 31, 2023, 16:48:11 pm
You and Curle seem to take an immense amount of pleasure in being miserable.  Are you sure you are cut out to be a Cobblers fan?  This is actually one of the better times to be supporting them so if you are not happy now you probably never will be!!   :P :P

Someone has obviously hurt them at some point, it's not their fault.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on January 31, 2023, 16:51:02 pm
Itís that if Iíve heard of someone and theyíve had success in the past theyíre great, even if thereís no recent form and theyíre on the way down the leagues. If I havenít theyíre sh1t and the club have no ambition. We had a lucky escape not signing Nugent when many were pleading for us to sign him and we all know about Hylton.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: DavCobb on January 31, 2023, 16:56:41 pm
Iíd take my Nan over Hylton, so welcome aboard Tete. Show the dolly downers wrong.

P.S. she died in 1986.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 16:59:55 pm
I’d take my Nan over Hylton, so welcome aboard Tete. Show the dolly downers wrong.

P.S. she died in 1986.

Sorry to hear that. R.I.P.  :(


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Pau Barrabeitg on January 31, 2023, 17:02:28 pm
Itís that if Iíve heard of someone and theyíve had success in the past theyíre great, even if thereís no recent form and theyíre on the way down the leagues. If I havenít theyíre sh1t and the club have no ambition. We had a lucky escape not signing Nugent when many were pleading for us to sign him and we all know about Hylton.
The Cobblers made a bid for Nugent when he was at Bury!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Larry on January 31, 2023, 17:09:41 pm
The TetŤ Offensive!


55th anniversary yesterday


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 31, 2023, 17:18:03 pm
any way to mute mysterious curle, manwork and boot and shoe?

it's boring.
Typical voice of the left, anything they donít like they try to censor.
Here is a radical piece of advise, like 99% of the utter drivel you post, I donít read.
Your quite obviously hard of learning so hope that helps.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 31, 2023, 17:19:02 pm
The TetŤ Offensive!

That made me chuckle, very good 👍🏻


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 17:26:29 pm
Typical voice of the left, anything they donít like they try to censor.
Here is a radical piece of advise, like 99% of the utter drivel you post, I donít read.
Your quite obviously hard of learning so hope that helps.

you know that doesn't make sense right?.
It's probably something you don't experience irl (if you act the way you do on here) because they wouldn't like the response.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 17:28:16 pm
anyway, excited to watch Yengi, looking forward to a real 'head to head' with the Walsall defence.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 31, 2023, 17:28:40 pm
For my part, i am not disappointed or elated at this signing .
I am pointing out that we are not in the market for established strikers like those touted in every window.
We can only take on young players that need developing - and then hand them back or let them progress after the work has been done - unless we sign them ourselves of course which we have also done .
iím far from miserable about the situation , just realistic because we are not reaching our potential .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 31, 2023, 17:30:13 pm
you know that doesn't make sense right? You don't like it when people call you out for what you are, a bully and a racist.
It's probably something you don't experience irl (if you act the way you do on here) because they wouldn't like the response.
You do know you are legally liable for anything you write on a public forum, calling me a racist is pushing it, I donít mind a bit of banter but thatís going too far.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Stan Herbert. on January 31, 2023, 17:40:59 pm
You do know you are legally liable for anything you write on a public forum, calling me a racist is pushing it, I donít mind a bit of banter but thatís going too far.
Typical snowflake.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfc_kjd on January 31, 2023, 17:44:16 pm
The next signing would probably be better received by some if it gets done

Looking likely Ntfc_lad?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: paddycobbler on January 31, 2023, 17:46:27 pm
You do know you are legally liable for anything you write on a public forum, calling me a racist is pushing it, I donít mind a bit of banter but thatís going too far.

How about we stick to the subject in hand.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 31, 2023, 17:46:37 pm
Looking likely Ntfc_lad?

Yes, lets move away from the infighting and get back to the important stuff...are we signing anyone else?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: paddycobbler on January 31, 2023, 17:48:26 pm
Yes, lets move away from the infighting and get back to the important stuff...are we signing anyone else?

Hard to believe they support the same team, oh hold on one of um supports Rangers  :D ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 17:49:53 pm
Hard to believe they support the same team, oh hold on one of um supports Rangers  :D ;D

what can you do eh?  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 31, 2023, 17:57:34 pm
Hard to believe they support the same team, oh hold on one of um supports Rangers  :D ;D

I agree that supporting another club on here can invite some prejudicial comments but there is no need to resort to bullying. Or did you mean QPR?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: DavCobb on January 31, 2023, 17:59:32 pm
You do know you are legally liable for anything you write on a public forum, calling me a racist is pushing it, I donít mind a bit of banter but thatís going too far.

Typical Lefty  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 31, 2023, 18:01:08 pm
Typical Lefty  ;D

The irony of that comment


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on January 31, 2023, 18:04:22 pm

iím far from miserable about the situation , just realistic because we are not reaching our potential .

We are a club with a middle of league 2 support. There are a few smaller teams above us and as many if not more bigger clubs below us. Potential is very subjective and every team wants to overachieve but are we really punching below our weight?.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 31, 2023, 18:08:18 pm
For my part, i am not disappointed or elated at this signing .
I am pointing out that we are not in the market for established strikers like those touted in every window.
We can only take on young players that need developing - and then hand them back or let them progress after the work has been done - unless we sign them ourselves of course which we have also done .
iím far from miserable about the situation , just realistic because we are not reaching our potential .

Agreed....for me this signing is a carbon copy of the Chanka Zimba signing in the January window last season. Something different to what we have and provides a backup option where necessary.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: DavCobb on January 31, 2023, 18:10:05 pm
The irony of that comment

Typical Lefty  ::)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 31, 2023, 18:17:28 pm
We are a club with a middle of league 2 support. There are a few smaller teams above us and as many if not more bigger clubs below us. Potential is very subjective and every team wants to overachieve but are we really punching below our weight?.


We have a dramatic history of over achieving but as a large Town (near 300k) we do have potential to do better. Do I trace some negativity in your response?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: singcobb on January 31, 2023, 18:21:16 pm
KTs definition of spending money is a joke.

He could sign Harry Kane and you would still find a way of putting the owners down.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: DavCobb on January 31, 2023, 18:25:50 pm
Iím not quite sure what some people are expecting. We have the leagueís top scorer and a big squad. Itís not as though we are vying for a Champions League spot. The only incentive being the continued financial pressures of League 1 football. No business operates a model where you might have a workforce of 25, 10 go off sick so you employ another 10.
Established players (like Hylton) command fees, big wages and never guaranteed to improve what we have. You donít get a ĎHyltoní until you offload the current one. Many teams donít ever get a ĎHyltoníÖ..(insert joke here)
Current high flyers at our level are hardly going to sell, or sign here if someone like Wrexham have their cheque book open.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: FezNTFC on January 31, 2023, 18:26:19 pm
Anyway, Yengi.

We needed a target man, we've signed a target man. Hope he stays fit and can contribute.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 18:30:55 pm
He could sign Harry Kane and you would still find a way of putting the owners down.

Yes, but there us a massive financial difference between this lad and a Stevens ir Marriott for example.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 18:32:11 pm
For my part, i am not disappointed or elated at this signing .
I am pointing out that we are not in the market for established strikers like those touted in every window.
We can only take on young players that need developing - and then hand them back or let them progress after the work has been done - unless we sign them ourselves of course which we have also done .
iím far from miserable about the situation , just realistic because we are not reaching our potential .


Was hylton not an established striker, your theory adds up till we signed him


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on January 31, 2023, 18:39:23 pm
We have a dramatic history of over achieving but as a large Town (near 300k) we do have potential to do better. Do I trace some negativity in your response?
Not negatively just realism. I have heard this large town/catchment area argument before but for whatever reason or reasons this never seems to materialise into higher attendances. Thereís often been successful and or good football on the pitch but it never attracts the increased support that other clubs even in our division get. I would love us to massively overachieve and make the championship but even then I donít see us getting the increased support to maintain it.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 31, 2023, 18:41:09 pm

Was hylton not an established striker, your theory adds up till we signed him

exactly and proves my point we wonít be signing injury prone players at the end of their careers that canít run on good wages ever again !



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 31, 2023, 18:47:36 pm
Still waiting on the last oneÖ


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 18:48:39 pm
Still waiting on the last oneÖ

Another striker?

You think we'll get it over the line?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GlosCobbler on January 31, 2023, 18:49:07 pm
Still waiting on the last oneÖ

Defender or striker?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GlosCobbler on January 31, 2023, 18:54:01 pm
Yep and the mood music Iím getting is 60% 1 signing 30% 2 10% 3Ö

You said we're waiting on the last one. Does that mean we've been unsuccessful on one?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 31, 2023, 18:55:26 pm
Not negatively just realism. I have heard this large town/catchment area argument before but for whatever reason or reasons this never seems to materialise into higher attendances. Thereís often been successful and or good football on the pitch but it never attracts the increased support that other clubs even in our division get. I would love us to massively overachieve and make the championship but even then I donít see us getting the increased support to maintain it.

Given the Football standard too watch we have in the past attracted crowds regularly in excess of 20000. In a League Two fixture in the last century!! we attracted a crowd of 18000.  Perhaps another way of judging support is that our current away support holds up pretty well. Of course our halcyon days were long ago but under the current Management Set Up it is possible those days can/may return! Where there is a will to succeed, we will succeed.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemender on January 31, 2023, 19:17:10 pm
Not negatively just realism. I have heard this large town/catchment area argument before but for whatever reason or reasons this never seems to materialise into higher attendances. Thereís often been successful and or good football on the pitch but it never attracts the increased support that other clubs even in our division get. I would love us to massively overachieve and make the championship but even then I donít see us getting the increased support to maintain it.

When we've had success or played a "top" team, we've regularly attracted higher attendances, but only as many as the ground will
hold, ie, capacity. In the old first and second, on the way up and third south, we had several near capacity crowds. When we had success later, in the seventies and eighties, we had several 10000+ crowds, remember Villa in the cup, 14000+ I think and you couldn't have squeezed any more in. Since we've moved to six seats, we've had several capacity crowds and would have had far more had the ground allowed. As the population of the town has grown the capacity of NTFC has shrunk. A period of sustained succes in a bigger ground would see an increase in support. But we never seem to be able to capitalise on any success we have, as we've seen for the last 60 years.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on January 31, 2023, 19:22:06 pm
I don't know why certain posters have to denigrate our new signings before even seeing them play, these will probably be the first to say we must get said signing back on a season long loan next season after he proves to be a success.
Ipswich obviously see his potential as they have just extended his contract, Richie Wellens wanted him at Orient (slightly puzzled by this as he has big Harry) and JB obviously wanted him to come here. Now who should I believe the aforementioned or the doom and gloom merchants?, difficult question.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on January 31, 2023, 19:43:55 pm
When we've had success or played a "top" team, we've regularly attracted higher attendances, but only as many as the ground will
hold, ie, capacity. In the old first and second, on the way up and third south, we had several near capacity crowds. When we had success later, in the seventies and eighties, we had several 10000+ crowds, remember Villa in the cup, 14000+ I think and you couldn't have squeezed any more in. Since we've moved to six seats, we've had several capacity crowds and would have had far more had the ground allowed. As the population of the town has grown the capacity of NTFC has shrunk. A period of sustained succes in a bigger ground would see an increase in support. But we never seem to be able to capitalise on any success we have, as we've seen for the last 60 years.

Itís the lack of capacity crowds and the ease to be able to get tickets during times of success that has amazed me. I think historic attendances are a bit of a red herring, I think Charlton Athletic had a crowd of 75,000 In the past!. If we have potential we should be selling out home support right now.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 31, 2023, 19:45:49 pm
You said we're waiting on the last one. Does that mean we've been unsuccessful on one?

One didnít fall into place


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 31, 2023, 19:46:59 pm
Another striker?

You think we'll get it over the line?

Would probably class him as an attacker and honestly I donít know, at the mercy of the parent club


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Zen Master on January 31, 2023, 19:58:54 pm
One didnít fall into place
Trippier ?!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Bradyís Boys on January 31, 2023, 20:56:26 pm
Itís all gone quiet over hereÖ.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: wazzacobbler10 on January 31, 2023, 21:27:32 pm
I see Forest Green have signed another striker on loan. I donít know if that now frees up Matty Stevens to come in a last minute deal or whether the deal was never on?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: CobblerForever on January 31, 2023, 21:46:25 pm
Any lights left on at Sixfields?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 31, 2023, 21:49:40 pm
Any lights left on at Sixfields?
Thereís usually an announcement on the iffy site to say no more business so I guess we are still trying?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 21:50:40 pm
Reckon we've missed out on this second signing today...at least we got one in!

Also, looks like Danny Johnson will be staying at Mansfield, so that'll help their promotion push...


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: FatPunk on January 31, 2023, 21:57:11 pm
Reckon we've missed out on this second signing today...at least we got one in!

Also, looks like Danny Johnson will be staying at Mansfield, so that'll help their promotion push...

What makes you think it won't happen, has there been an announcement?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 31, 2023, 21:57:30 pm
Reckon we've missed out on this second signing today...at least we got one in!

Also, looks like Danny Johnson will be staying at Mansfield, so that'll help their promotion push...
If you look at the table right now weíd play fŻcking Mansfield in the play offs again.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 31, 2023, 22:00:00 pm
Iím not logging out for the night just yet


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 22:00:53 pm
Iím not logging out for the night just yet

We got him?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 31, 2023, 22:04:32 pm
Iím not logging out for the night just yet
Some good news would go down well.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemender on January 31, 2023, 22:10:08 pm
Iím not logging out for the night just yet

Matty Stevens FOREST Green.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 31, 2023, 22:12:26 pm
Matty Stevens FOREST Green.

Off to Warsaw


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 22:12:48 pm
Walsall have agreed a deal to sign Forest Green Rovers striker Matty Stevens on loan.

Great, just in time for Saturday ffs!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 31, 2023, 22:14:47 pm
Iím optimistic a deal gets done.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 31, 2023, 22:14:47 pm
Off to Warsaw
I take it that wasnít who we are after?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 22:15:59 pm
Off to Warsaw

Is that us done then? Was he the one?

Or is there an iron in the fire?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 31, 2023, 22:16:37 pm
I take it that wasnít who we are after?

No were never interested. Simpson was a goer but decided against loaning him out.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 31, 2023, 22:17:27 pm
Iím optimistic a deal gets done.

How long? My bed is waiting  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 31, 2023, 22:18:29 pm
No were never interested. Simpson was a goer but decided against loaning him out.
Simpson is a real shame, would be a great signing that, should I keep the Buckie open?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 22:19:00 pm
No were never interested. Simpson was a goer but decided against loaning him out.

Was Simpson the one you were hoping for tonight or is there still someone else? It's bloomin' stressful!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 31, 2023, 22:20:17 pm
Im off to put the kettle on.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 31, 2023, 22:20:27 pm
Was Simpson the one you were hoping for tonight or is there still someone else? It's bloomin' stressful!

Na is another one. Is all done and dusted from what I gather, just need his parent club to stop arsing aboutÖ


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Bradyís Boys on January 31, 2023, 22:21:49 pm
Rapid Bucaresti need to get the skates on if Kevin luckassen is going to make it back in time


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 22:22:17 pm
Na is another one. Is all done and dusted from what I gather, just need his parent club to stop arsing aboutÖ

Great work as ever fella, constantly refreshing this page, rather than waiting for Chron reporters or even the club to let us know what's going on!  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 22:23:46 pm
Na is another one. Is all done and dusted from what I gather, just need his parent club to stop arsing aboutÖ


Top work, keep the info coming, it's so appreciated

Ian wright's grandson per chance?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 31, 2023, 22:23:51 pm
Na is another one. Is all done and dusted from what I gather, just need his parent club to stop arsing aboutÖ
How exciting, itís like Christmas.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Shadowstorm on January 31, 2023, 22:27:04 pm
Na is another one. Is all done and dusted from what I gather, just need his parent club to stop arsing aboutÖ

We are not dealing with Daniel Levy are we? Lol


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: claretparrot on January 31, 2023, 22:27:55 pm
Ian wright's grandson per chance?

This is the other one I heard too. Was skeptical but the first turned out to be correct!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Bradyís Boys on January 31, 2023, 22:28:19 pm
Na is another one. Is all done and dusted from what I gather, just need his parent club to stop arsing aboutÖ

A 23:01 job I guess


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 31, 2023, 22:30:01 pm
The tension is palpable.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 31, 2023, 22:30:31 pm
A 23:01 job I guess

I hope not because we'll have missed the deadline  :o


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 31, 2023, 22:33:17 pm
Maybe weíve lost the pen again?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 31, 2023, 22:33:24 pm
Na is another one. Is all done and dusted from what I gather, just need his parent club to stop arsing aboutÖ


We are not dealing with Daniel Levy are we? Lol

Good to see some well known posters suddenly popping up! All hands to the pumps!!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: itsme on January 31, 2023, 22:38:33 pm
Just want it to be announced if its going to be


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 31, 2023, 22:39:07 pm
Just want it to be announced if its going to be

Thatís normally the process of these things to be fair


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: DavCobb on January 31, 2023, 22:41:11 pm
Guaranteed debut goal for Stevens  ::)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 31, 2023, 22:41:48 pm
Thatís normally the process of these things to be fair
Any clues to ease the nerves?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 31, 2023, 22:48:09 pm
On a scale of 0-10 Iíd say weíre at a 7.5


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 31, 2023, 22:52:00 pm
Itís a full 10 people, a full 10


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on January 31, 2023, 22:54:07 pm
Itís a full 10 people, a full 10

Those are the odds I like.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Vince Planner on January 31, 2023, 22:54:56 pm
Itís on Twitter, well done Ntfclad


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on January 31, 2023, 22:55:06 pm
Ian Wrights kid on loan


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 31, 2023, 22:56:31 pm
Ian Wrights kid on loan

Grandkid....and I had to check twice!!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 31, 2023, 22:57:44 pm
Ian Wrights kid on loan

Grandson D'Margio Wright-Phillips?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on January 31, 2023, 23:00:13 pm
For the past few hours Iíve just been watching to see it Stoke signed anyone  ;D God they were awkward barstewards today


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 23:01:00 pm
Well done Cobblers and ntfclad... 8)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on January 31, 2023, 23:03:08 pm
Great signing, very pleased with that one, real pace now, buzzing for Walsall.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 31, 2023, 23:04:33 pm
For the past few hours Iíve just been watching to see it Stoke signed anyone  ;D God they were awkward barstewards today

Thanks for all your updates and information ntfclad.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 31, 2023, 23:05:15 pm
Ian Wrights kid on loan

Love it Old Etonian* to the rescue. How about that Bingers!



* actually St Bedes College -  top school thoí!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: DavCobb on January 31, 2023, 23:06:15 pm
Great bit of business. Probably see Gramps at some point.
Hopefully he brings a bit of excitement we donít see too often. Loans are absolutely fine if they are good ones.

Thanks ntfclad.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: itsme on January 31, 2023, 23:06:59 pm
For the past few hours Iíve just been watching to see it Stoke signed anyone  ;D God they were awkward barstewards today

Thanks for all the updates this transfer window


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tom on January 31, 2023, 23:07:02 pm
Well thats a nice surprise to close out the window.

Like that signing.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: MCHammer on January 31, 2023, 23:07:33 pm
For the past few hours Iíve just been watching to see it Stoke signed anyone  ;D God they were awkward barstewards today

Great stuff again today mate.  Really appreciate what you bring to the forum on days like this.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: MCHammer on January 31, 2023, 23:09:45 pm
So other than the obvious I know nothing football wise about him.  Any good?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: claretparrot on January 31, 2023, 23:11:42 pm
Stoke fans on twitter seem amazed we've got him, which can't be a bad thing  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 23:15:31 pm
Great work as ever ntfclad and it's always much appreciated...

Rest up now...see you again back here during the Summer...hopefully in L1!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: JeanGenie on January 31, 2023, 23:16:24 pm
Hondermarck, Yengi and Wright-Phillips!!! Gonna be an entertaining next few months...  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tom on January 31, 2023, 23:16:46 pm
Stoke fans on twitter seem amazed we've got him, which can't be a bad thing  ;D

He seems to have been making appearances for them, so he's obviously got something they like.

As you said, can't be a bad thing!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Stoke cobbler on January 31, 2023, 23:20:36 pm
I go stoke every week home and away,  and been to a few Northampton games recently with my son, I was at barrow on Saturday. DWP has a lot of ability, pace and will terrify defenders in League 2, he is very lightweight however. He's shown some moments of magic for stoke but can't seem to find consistency, some say he's not been given a fair run in the team, he can play on either wing or behind the striker. I think he'll be the perfect fit for how cobblers play and sure the shoe army take to him very quickly.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: MCHammer on January 31, 2023, 23:20:57 pm
Hondermarck, Yengi and Wright-Phillips!!! Gonna be an entertaining next few months...  ;D

Will be for the commentators pronouncing that lot.  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 31, 2023, 23:21:08 pm
What about our friend on the inside, how does he do it, who is he and who does he know? One of lifeís mysteries never to be solved I guess?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 31, 2023, 23:28:31 pm
So other than the obvious I know nothing football wise about him.  Any good?

https://the18.com/soccer-news/dmargio-wright-phillips-goal-vs-arsenal-fa-youth-cup
 
some Stoke Fans not happy!  - https://oatcakefanzine.proboards.com/thread/307101/dwp?page=3



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on January 31, 2023, 23:53:47 pm
I go stoke every week home and away,  and been to a few Northampton games recently with my son, I was at barrow on Saturday. DWP has a lot of ability, pace and will terrify defenders in League 2, he is very lightweight however. He's shown some moments of magic for stoke but can't seem to find consistency, some say he's not been given a fair run in the team, he can play on either wing or behind the striker. I think he'll be the perfect fit for how cobblers play and sure the shoe army take to him very quickly.

Thanks Stoke Cobbler - decent appraisal too! Glad you took the trouble to go to Barrow. How did you manage to end up at Barrow?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on February 01, 2023, 00:03:15 am
What about our friend on the inside, how does he do it, who is he and who does he know? One of lifeís mysteries never to be solved I guess?

Hopefully this is ntfclad! Love the last signing too and the 2nd signing for that matter too. Kept us all on tenterhooks superbly!

regards to ntfclad


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ajp on February 01, 2023, 05:41:16 am
Still think ntfclad is either KT or JW, guess weíll never know.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Risdene on February 01, 2023, 05:45:06 am
Again well done to KT,  JB and the management team during the January window.

I don't care who ntfclad is it is just refreshing he does not add to some of the b*lls*** posted, well done.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tom on February 01, 2023, 05:51:27 am
Again well done to KT,  JB and the management team during the January window.

I don't care who ntfclad is it is just refreshing he does not add to some of the b*lls*** posted, well done.

At this point I'm assuming hes JB with the level of info he nails every time  :D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: cobbler151 on February 01, 2023, 06:43:39 am
Thank you to NTFClad updates.Very refreshing

On footballing note the addition to Wright Phillips appears to be a big statement. Brady has done some good work and clearly has a plan. The new striker comes with understandable question marks, but the chances are we will have seen worse and he's 6ft5 at the ver least.

The prospect of Eppiah and DWP on the pitch is very exciting and with the B2B midfielders we have in middle, it feels balanced and thought-out


Very difficult game Saturday though


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: paddycobbler on February 01, 2023, 07:09:24 am
Good window

King throws it out to Hondermarck

Hondermarck passes to D'Margio Wright-Phillips

D'Margio Wright-Phillips crosses for Tete Yengi

Tete Yengi knocks down for Hoskins

Hoskins shoots and scores


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on February 01, 2023, 07:09:28 am
Good signing for us and will put pressure on Pinnock who has been way below par this season .
I think we will play him either behind Appere or wide left .
Typical Brady player .
i am surprised we didnít sign a left sided defender though .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Stoke cobbler on February 01, 2023, 07:13:40 am
Thanks Stoke Cobbler - decent appraisal too! Glad you took the trouble to go to Barrow. How did you mange to end up at Barrow?

So my son 13 wants to go as many grounds as possible, we've done all championship and a few prem with stoke. At the end of last season there were play off games and Mansfield was the closest to us, the boy wanted to go in the away end always a better atmosphere. Fans were brilliant, and the shoe army nickname is genius had to explain that to my lad. So now when stoke aren't playing we try and get to Northampton matches, only managed 2 this season so far Salford away and barrow away.  My wife thinks I'm crazy. So far everyone I've spoke to has been really welcoming.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on February 01, 2023, 08:46:22 am
I questioned yesterday morning if we would make a big signing at 10.59 last night, when I saw the initials DWP I thought we had signed somebody from the Department of Works and Pensions. Looks like a good signing, fast and tricky but some describe as a little lightweight. With Bowie not expected to be out for as long as first thought that is also good news. Now our 5th placed striker might not even make the bench.

Great work ntfclad thanks for the regular updates they are much appreciated.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Stan Herbert. on February 01, 2023, 08:49:06 am
Good window. Happy with that!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Escape Committee on February 01, 2023, 08:54:00 am
Welcome to the Cobblers Mr Wright-Phillips.
Does anyone else remember a 2-leg League cup tie against West Ham which we won? Ian Wright criticised us for putting 11 men behaind the ball in the second leg and then said he hoped Tottenham would beat us in the next round (which they did, 3-1). This from an Arsenal player!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Arminder Shwami on February 01, 2023, 08:54:32 am
I'm impressed with the steady squad-building. We've obviously lacked a bit of real height and muscle up front when all else has failed, and the lack of anyone with the pace to go past people is perhaps why, even with all the high-scoring this season, we often create few chances despite appearing dominant in games. Looking forward to seeing the impact of these new boys.  


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on February 01, 2023, 09:09:31 am
I'm impressed with the steady squad-building. We've obviously lacked a bit of real height and muscle up front when all else has failed, and the lack of anyone with the pace to go past people is perhaps why, even with all the high-scoring this season, we often create few chances despite appearing dominant in games. Looking forward to seeing the impact of these new boys.  

lack of pace ?
We have more pace than probably any other team in the division .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Worthless Recluse on February 01, 2023, 09:10:40 am
Welcome to the Cobblers Mr Wright-Phillips.
Does anyone else remember a 2-leg League cup tie against West Ham which we won? Ian Wright criticised us for putting 11 men behaind the ball in the second leg and then said he hoped Tottenham would beat us in the next round (which they did, 3-1). This from an Arsenal player!
Managed to get out and was at the Boleyn for that one. Great night.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on February 01, 2023, 09:27:35 am
What about our friend on the inside, how does he do it, who is he and who does he know? One of lifeís mysteries never to be solved I guess?
From his position he knows them all.. Well done to him, sterling effort. You do need to lose a bit of weight though son.  ;)
See ya around.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Arminder Shwami on February 01, 2023, 09:30:58 am
lack of pace ?
We have more pace than probably any other team in the division .

I agree, good pace all over the pitch, and it has been great to see Mr Bradyís gradual transformation of that aspect. Wonderful to watch at its best. But who can go past people at a standing start to open up a tight game. Eppiah at full fitness and Koiki, Iíd say, Hoskins sometimes. The rest is good fast team play and pace on the break.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Cobbler50 on February 01, 2023, 10:03:36 am
Welcome to the Cobblers Mr Wright-Phillips.
Does anyone else remember a 2-leg League cup tie against West Ham which we won? Ian Wright criticised us for putting 11 men behaind the ball in the second leg and then said he hoped Tottenham would beat us in the next round (which they did, 3-1). This from an Arsenal player!

Yep - remember it well. Those were the days when our attack was led by the powerhouse that was Chris Freestone.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on February 01, 2023, 10:35:53 am
Still think ntfclad is either KT or JW, guess weíll never know.

 ;D



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on February 01, 2023, 10:50:13 am
We left it very late but a positive end to the transfer window!

DWP has flirted with the Championship and is a pretty consent on the bench for Stoke. Disappointing he didnít get any minutes against Stevenage at the weekend as that would have been a good measure of L2 credentials. Heís a good age for a loanee with some higher league experience. Iíd be surprised if he isnít in the starting 11 week in week out.

Yengi is a bit of a gamble but complimented with DWP and Hondermarck (assuming his not to far from fitness). Hopefully he has a couple of goals in him as an attacking 3 of Hoskins, DWP and Eppiah in this league should be special.

King is a good keeper to play second fiddle to Burge. I assume Burge is a few weeks away coming back as Maxted is still here.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on February 01, 2023, 11:04:56 am
Also hats off to claretparrot and ntfclad. Excellent stuff yesterday.  8)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Pau Barrabeitg on February 01, 2023, 12:27:12 pm
Thanks for all your updates and information ntfclad.

x1


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: the grumpy old man on February 01, 2023, 12:35:21 pm
Well done to JB and team for what has turned out to be a very good window for us. We now have lots of options up front and if Keiron Bowie's injury is not as bad as first thought then that's a good thing too.

Thanks to the clubs for allowing us to have their players on loan, a nd that includes Brighton and Fulham who haven't recalled two players who performed well for us.

The big bonus for me though is that we have kept Sammy, I wonder if any bids came in?

JB's biggest problem now, assuming everyone stays fit, will be keeping everyone happy. A nice problem to have.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on February 01, 2023, 12:39:12 pm
All in all, a decent window. While there's nothing mind blowing there we've got some decent potential, extra squad depth, haven't lost anyone and have tied more players down for next year.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Risdene on February 01, 2023, 12:52:42 pm
Hopefully Koiki will be offered and sign an extension imminently!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on February 01, 2023, 13:00:00 pm
Hopefully Koiki will be offered and sign an extension imminently!
Spot on, this has to be a priority, we are a much better balanced team with Kioki in at LB.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on February 01, 2023, 13:36:13 pm
He's made 17 appearences for Stoke this year, so seems unlikely.
Egg on my face, well done all.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on February 01, 2023, 13:50:25 pm
Egg on my face, well done all.

Those 17 games have only been a few minutes off the bench in each.  ;)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Knockingonabit on February 01, 2023, 13:59:17 pm
Don't worry about a bit of egg on your face Welly, think how much is on the Trust Boards - no wonder there's an egg shortage.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on February 01, 2023, 14:40:07 pm
Anyone fancy picking their best Cobblers matchday 18 now assuming everyone was fit?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on February 01, 2023, 14:53:49 pm
Anyone fancy picking their best Cobblers matchday 18 now assuming everyone was fit?

Id go something along the lines of
                  Burge
Odimayo Sherring Guthrie Koiki
                Leonard
           McWilliams Fox
Wright-Phillips      Hoskins
                  Appere

Bench:
King
Mcgowan
Magloire
Sowerby
Pinnock
Bowie
Yengi


Few caveats to go with this. I have not seen the lads in the flesh so they may be better / worse than I expect. Of the starters I would hope Appere can up his goal return otherwise I would hope Yengi can bring more of a goal threat. Not seen the new CM but all the CM's in the squad so far have proven qualities at this level. Harsh on Eppiah, but of the regular players I feel like his actual output in terms of goals and assists is the lowes of them. Would mean Maxted, Dyche, Haynes, Harrop, Hondermarck, Hylton and Eppiah dont make the 18. We have some impressive depth now thats for sure!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on February 01, 2023, 15:00:18 pm
Anyone fancy picking their best Cobblers matchday 18 now assuming everyone was fit?

Picking one for this Saturday will be interesting let alone from a fully fit squad., not every one is fit tho' one of whom is McGowan


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on February 01, 2023, 15:06:02 pm
Id go something along the lines of
                  Burge
Odimayo Sherring Guthrie Koiki
                Leonard
           McWilliams Fox
Wright-Phillips      Hoskins
                  Appere

Bench:
King
Mcgowan
Magloire
Sowerby
Pinnock
Bowie
Yengi


Few caveats to go with this. I have not seen the lads in the flesh so they may be better / worse than I expect. Of the starters I would hope Appere can up his goal return otherwise I would hope Yengi can bring more of a goal threat. Not seen the new CM but all the CM's in the squad so far have proven qualities at this level. Harsh on Eppiah, but of the regular players I feel like his actual output in terms of goals and assists is the lowes of them. Would mean Maxted, Dyche, Haynes, Harrop, Hondermarck, Hylton and Eppiah dont make the 18. We have some impressive depth now thats for sure!

I've got the below 11 in my head!

Not sure how the front three will all fit in though!


                 Burge

Odimayo Magloire Guthrie Koiki
       
         McWilliams Sowerby

Wright-Phillips Eppiah Hoskins

                  Yengi



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on February 01, 2023, 15:16:14 pm
It's difficult.
Who up front is a lottery, but for pace it would be three from Appere, Hoskins, Eppiah and DWP.
I would want Sowerby in midfield but which other two would you have and who would you drop?
I'd also think Sherring deserves to be there but believe that Magloire is the better option.
Odimayo and Kioki are definites.
Burge or King? From his two games, King hasn't done anything wrong.

JB has the selection problem, he might be hoping for a few injuries in order to cut down the options... ;D ;D :P


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Arminder Shwami on February 01, 2023, 15:31:43 pm
I've got the below 11 in my head!

Not sure how the front three will all fit in though!


                 Burge

Odimayo Magloire Guthrie Koiki
       
         McWilliams Sowerby

Wright-Phillips Eppiah Hoskins

                  Yengi


Gosh, I like the look of thatÖ but Louis must play up front!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on February 01, 2023, 15:46:21 pm
.
Burge or King? From his two games, King hasn't done anything wrong.

Do you think the goalie recruitment policy is there to wind Maxted up?

I can see it on the training ground now...

Col: Shall we do some shooting practice?
Jon: Yeah, we'll need one of the keepers to come over from their session. OI! BURGE OR KING?

Maxted: oh yes please, gaffer, I'll have a large Whopper meal!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on February 01, 2023, 16:01:33 pm
Do you think the goalie recruitment policy is there to wind Maxted up?

I can see it on the training ground now...

Col: Shall we do some shooting practice?
Jon: Yeah, we'll need one of the keepers to come over from their session. OI! BURGE OR KING?

Maxted: oh yes please, gaffer, I'll have a large Whopper meal!

 ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on February 01, 2023, 16:09:00 pm
Gosh, I like the look of thatÖ but Louis must play up front!

Apologies to AS/MC but don't agree with the selection of the four front men. Would suggest Hoskins and Eppiah (in lieu of Pollock) and Fox

Appere must start up front, without a doubt. I would question peoples judgement to suggest otherwise.

The recent signings might be impressive but they have to earn their place.

To put all new men up front at the first opportunity is naÔve, short sighted and total lack of constructive selection policy.

Best of all Fox is ignored - and you may well wonder why I am so critical.

PS Forgot Leonard - my error ::)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Zen Master on February 01, 2023, 16:17:11 pm
Training in the next couple of days should be interesting. Midfielders and forwards all vying for a starting position on Saturday.

Louis is a grafter without doubt but his goal returns whilst better than Hylton still needs to improve and I think it will given time and a more ruthless streak.

Dilemma for JB but thatís what heís there for. Big decisions and squad management more important than ever with recent form of ours and chasing pack catching us now.




Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemender on February 01, 2023, 16:19:34 pm
Apologies to AS/MC but don't agree with the selection of the four front men. Would suggest Hoskins and Eppiah (in lieu of Pollock) and Fox

Appere must start up front, without a doubt. I would question peoples judgement to suggest otherwise.

The recent signings might be impressive but they have to earn their place.

To put all new men up front at the first opportunity is naÔve, short sighted and total lack of constructive selection policy.

Best of all Fox is ignored - and you may well wonder why I am so critical.

Yes, pray tell.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on February 01, 2023, 16:19:57 pm
Id go something along the lines of
                  Burge
Odimayo Sherring Guthrie Koiki
                Leonard
           McWilliams Fox
Wright-Phillips      Hoskins
                  Appere

Bench:
King
Mcgowan
Magloire
Sowerby
Pinnock
Bowie
Yengi

Few caveats to go with this. I have not seen the lads in the flesh so they may be better / worse than I expect. Of the starters I would hope Appere can up his goal return otherwise I would hope Yengi can bring more of a goal threat. Not seen the new CM but all the CM's in the squad so far have proven qualities at this level. Harsh on Eppiah, but of the regular players I feel like his actual output in terms of goals and assists is the lowes of them. Would mean Maxted, Dyche, Haynes, Harrop, Hondermarck, Hylton and Eppiah dont make the 18. We have some impressive depth now thats for sure!

Probably spot on and Lordy did not forget Leonard who has a decent pass in him.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on February 01, 2023, 16:24:17 pm
Yes, pray tell.

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Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on February 01, 2023, 16:30:50 pm
Apologies to AS/MC but don't agree with the selection of the four front men. Would suggest Hoskins and Eppiah (in lieu of Pollock) and Fox

Appere must start up front, without a doubt. I would question peoples judgement to suggest otherwise.

The recent signings might be impressive but they have to earn their place.

To put all new men up front at the first opportunity is naÔve, short sighted and total lack of constructive selection policy.

Best of all Fox is ignored - and you may well wonder why I am so critical.

PS Forgot Leonard - my error ::)

It comes as a great surprise that you disagree. It comes as a further surprise you use derogatory words to pity a couple of posters opinions.

If only there was a concrete way concluding whose opinion if either are correct.

Please enlighten us of your 11. I'm guessing:

                 Burge
McGowan Sherring Guthrie Mills
     McWilliams Sowerby
            Leonard
      Fox             Hoskins
              Appere


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Arminder Shwami on February 01, 2023, 16:38:35 pm
Apologies to AS/MC but don't agree with the selection of the four front men. Would suggest Hoskins and Eppiah (in lieu of Pollock) and Fox

Appere must start up front, without a doubt. I would question peoples judgement to suggest otherwise.

The recent signings might be impressive but they have to earn their place.

To put all new men up front at the first opportunity is naÔve, short sighted and total lack of constructive selection policy.

Best of all Fox is ignored - and you may well wonder why I am so critical.

PS Forgot Leonard - my error ::)
Oh, sorry.  I sincerely apologise for thinking I could offer my opinion.

Fox has been in and out. Leonard is clearly class. But we are not good enough at breaking teams down at home. Somethingís gotta change. Leonard or Fox could play in 4-3-3 away from home. Iím still waiting impatiently for Appere and Eppiah to be reunited on the pitch. One goes off the other comes on. They were unstoppable together towards the end of last season with Hoskins and Pinnock also shoehorned in to 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on February 01, 2023, 16:43:00 pm
Oh, sorry.  I sincerely apologise for thinking I could offer my opinion.


 ;D ;D

Sometimes I do wonder if Neverbrite forgets the purposes of a message board.

Maybe its an old age thing  :P


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on February 01, 2023, 16:44:31 pm
My what a squad we have! I was wondering how everyone shoehorned the quality in up front, the new lads plus what we already had. Pinnock seems to be the one who drops out of most peoples thoughts....based on this seasons exploits i'm not surprised, its as if the postman is on strike most weekends!!

Of course I did put the caveat in "if everyone was fit"......which will of course never happen, we are NTFC after all!!

Glad nobody named all six loanees in the 18 man squad either....potentially something JB has to juggle with between now and the end of the season (5 max in the squad for any game)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: CobblerForever on February 01, 2023, 16:59:35 pm
Six league matches in February (a short month) with only four in March (a long month). Looks like Jon will have to sort out his team in actual matches that count - possibly a friendly next mid-week.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on February 01, 2023, 17:03:50 pm
i would suggest all the new players will be on the bench unless someone is injured .
Pinnock will be hauled off though if he floats around without purpose as has been the case too often this season and DWP or Eppiah will be on in a flash .
Sowerby and McWilliams are shoe ins as are Hoskins , Appere and Guthrie.
Koiki is our only left back with merit .
Magloire over Sherring for me and McGowan over AK .
Burge is by far the better keeper .
That just leaves the man in the hole or if we play Fox as an extra midfielder .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on February 01, 2023, 17:20:37 pm
;D ;D

Sometimes I do wonder if Neverbrite forgets the purposes of a message board.

Maybe its an old age thing  :P
It is. He mixes up Pinnock and Pollock.  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: DavCobb on February 01, 2023, 17:21:08 pm
They might start on the bench but doubt Stoke have loaned out the Grandson to warm it for too long. A bit like when young McAteer went to FG and mainly played sub from Leicester, seems a waste. Heís now gone to AFC and could have been a decent option as a Northampton lad.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: paddycobbler on February 01, 2023, 17:25:32 pm
;D ;D

Sometimes I do wonder if Neverbrite forgets the purposes of a message board.

Maybe its an old age thing  :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIDzA0YDso8


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on February 01, 2023, 17:54:52 pm
My what a squad we have! I was wondering how everyone shoehorned the quality in up front, the new lads plus what we already had. Pinnock seems to be the one who drops out of most peoples thoughts....based on this seasons exploits i'm not surprised, its as if the postman is on strike most weekends!!

Of course I did put the caveat in "if everyone was fit"......which will of course never happen, we are NTFC after all!!

Glad nobody named all six loanees in the 18 man squad either....potentially something JB has to juggle with between now and the end of the season (5 max in the squad for any game)

But we only have 5 loans - Marc Leonard, Kieron Bowie, Josh Eppiah, Tete Yengi and D'Margio Wright-Phillips  ???


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on February 01, 2023, 18:00:27 pm
Nobody seems to be selecting our new midfielder - Will Hondermarck. I know he's currently not fit enough but surely that will change.

Also, no mention of a contract extension for Josh Harrop. I was under the impression his current deal ended yesterday.   


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on February 01, 2023, 18:08:38 pm
Iíd get the new lads in from the start on Saturday, something to perhaps get a bit of buzz around the place


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on February 01, 2023, 18:24:32 pm
Oh, sorry.  I sincerely apologise for thinking I could offer my opinion.

Fox has been in and out. Leonard is clearly class. But we are not good enough at breaking teams down at home. Somethingís gotta change. Leonard or Fox could play in 4-3-3 away from home. Iím still waiting impatiently for Appere and Eppiah to be reunited on the pitch. One goes off the other comes on. They were unstoppable together towards the end of last season with Hoskins and Pinnock also shoehorned in to 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1.

Itís all about opinions and your apology is noted but what for?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on February 01, 2023, 18:33:05 pm
Iíd get the new lads in from the start on Saturday, something to perhaps get a bit of buzz around the place

I canít see it mate - the only one that might have a chance of starting is DWP in my opinion.  I think that Appere more than deserves his place at the moment and the midfield 4 of Sowerby, McWilliams, Leonard and Fox are all ahead of Hondermarck. Good options to bring on though.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on February 01, 2023, 18:40:24 pm
It comes as a great surprise that you disagree. It comes as a further surprise you use derogatory words to pity a couple of posters opinions.

If only there was a concrete way concluding whose opinion if either are correct.

Please enlighten us of your 11. I'm guessing:

                 Burge
McGowan Sherring Guthrie Mills
     McWilliams Sowerby
            Leonard
      Fox             Hoskins
              Appere


Your judgement IMO is sometimes very mysterious. You are entitled to your august opinion and long may it continue..


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on February 01, 2023, 19:37:47 pm
i think the only one that may start is Hondermark because he is potentially the link player we have been missing between the 2 holding midfielders and the front runners . Unless Ö..DWP has a go there and is disciplined enough to hold position which i doubt .
That would mean no start for Leonard or Fox though.
I would be surprised if Tete gets on unless we are getting hammered .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: NTFC87 on February 01, 2023, 22:05:13 pm
Iíd get the new lads in from the start on Saturday, something to perhaps get a bit of buzz around the place
exactly that hit the nail on the head, put them straight into the starting 11


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: NTFC87 on February 01, 2023, 22:07:28 pm
exactly that hit the nail on the head, put them straight into the starting 11
unless we have signed another two injured players 😁😁


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on February 01, 2023, 23:47:49 pm
exactly that hit the nail on the head, put them straight into the starting 11

Its ok to support ntfclad and yours to put all new players straight in on Saturday:

Personally I wouldn't as it might mean leaving out some decent players who probably deserve to be playing. Team spirit and all that.
The only player I would be tempted to try is DWP solely because he is a right/left winger providing impetus and crossing ability.
The other signings may end up on the bench and possibly Yengi may get a run out if Louie misses too many chances. JB appears to be a cautious Manager and that might be a factor who plays and when.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on February 02, 2023, 05:35:46 am
exactly that hit the nail on the head, put them straight into the starting 11

so you would drop players that have performed well all season just as some are returning from injury for untried kids that are raw and will have little idea about the shape and discipline we play with ?
As for starting DWP right wing - isnít that where the leagueís 2nd top scorer plays ?
Unless we have more injuries or patience has run out with Pinnock , i canít see DWP or Tete starting . Tete is totally untried and he is a back up player in my opinion .


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Risdene on February 02, 2023, 06:34:07 am
so you would drop players that have performed well all season just as some are returning from injury for untried kids that are raw and will have little idea about the shape and discipline we play with ?
As for starting DWP right wing - isnít that where the leagueís 2nd top scorer plays ?
Unless we have more injuries or patience has run out with Pinnock , i canít see DWP or Tete starting . Tete is totally untried and he is a back up player in my opinion .

+1


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on February 02, 2023, 07:24:49 am
Iíd get the new lads in from the start on Saturday, something to perhaps get a bit of buzz around the place
You have to earn your right to start. As Hylton has found out.
And their level of fitness may not be up to the standard required by JB.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on February 02, 2023, 08:25:15 am
Anyone fancy picking their best Cobblers matchday 18 now assuming everyone was fit?

Itís very amusing how this simple question from GPC has got the self appointed message board moderators finger pointing on why certain selections are not right for this weekends fixture.

Encourage everyone particularly the know-it-alls (usual suspects) to re read the original question.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on February 02, 2023, 08:48:07 am
I think the only new signing that has a chance of being in the starting 11 is DWP possibly in place of Pinnock and playing him on the right wing does not effect Hoskins who plays on the left so he can cut inside and get his shots away on his right foot.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on February 02, 2023, 09:01:39 am
My guess for Saturday:

King - starts
Hondermarck - not in squad.
DWP - Sub but 30+ minutes regardless of score.
Tete - Sub but 10+ minutes if the game is going our way.

McWilliams will come back in for Leonard.
Eppiah will start in place of Pinnock.
The rest as per Barrow.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on February 02, 2023, 09:37:16 am
Eppiah and DWP flying down the wingsÖ.. tasty.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Fred_NTFC on February 02, 2023, 09:38:28 am
From the sounds of it DWP would be an excellent impact player at this level so I assume we'll give him half an hour if we're struggling. Don't forget he's not been in the first-team squad some match days so he won't be as match fit as some.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: TPFKA Marvo on February 02, 2023, 09:53:00 am
I love the way everybody wants to stick with the current crop who have won just twice in the last 6 games. If the three new players are not better than what we already have I don't know why we bothered signing them.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on February 02, 2023, 10:08:14 am
Is it just me, or does everyone else keep seeing DWP and thinking Department of Work and Pensions?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Stan Herbert. on February 02, 2023, 10:15:12 am
I love the way everybody wants to stick with the current crop who have won just twice in the last 6 games. If the three new players are not better than what we already have I don't know why we bothered signing them.
Partly agree but also depends on their match fitness and how long they have to train with the current squad. Brady also said that with Hondermarck his signing is as much about building long term than it is short term (although hopefully we can have both).

My guess is Hondermarck will start, DWP and Yengi on the bench. A lot depends on injuries though.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on February 02, 2023, 10:25:21 am
My guess for Saturday:

King - starts
Hondermarck - not in squad.
DWP - Sub but 30+ minutes regardless of score.
Tete - Sub but 10+ minutes if the game is going our way.

McWilliams will come back in for Leonard.
Eppiah will start in place of Pinnock.
The rest as per Barrow.

Not a lot wrong with that selection but would try to keep Leonard in the 11?  No Pinnock😇 for you then?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on February 02, 2023, 10:30:09 am
Without wanting to state the obvious it all depends on how they go in training - I completely trust JB, CC and MRís judgement.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Quintonside on February 02, 2023, 10:48:52 am
I'd go

                    Maxted
Lintott Magloire Dyche Haynes(c)
DWP Hondermarck Pinnock Harrop
           Hylton Yengi


 ;D
     


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on February 02, 2023, 10:51:01 am
Without wanting to state the obvious it all depends on how they go in training - I completely trust JB, CC and MRís judgement.

Walsall have a bigger issue with 6 new players and some of their fans are concerned about team integration for this Saturday.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on February 02, 2023, 11:01:08 am
I'íd  go

                    Maxted
Lintott Magloire Dyche Haynes(c)
DWP Hondermarck Pinnock Harrop
           Hylton Yengi


 ;D
     

 :D  Ah you are the only critic to have interpreted GPC simple proposal correctly. The best bit is Haynes as skipper!  ;)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on February 02, 2023, 12:35:02 pm
I cannot see Hondermarck starting ahead of any of our other 4 midfielders, I think JB said his signing was looking at the long term probably replacing Leonard next season.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on February 02, 2023, 12:43:59 pm
I'd go

                    Maxted
Lintott Magloire Dyche Haynes(c)
DWP Hondermarck Pinnock Harrop
           Hylton Yengi


 ;D
     
Nice choice. But as your captain has to lead by example, then that honour has to go to Hylton.  :D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: WadeyCobbler on February 02, 2023, 12:57:28 pm
 On probable injury recovery/fitness something like this for Saturday                           
 
                                          King
 Odimayo/McGowan       Magloire     Guthrie      Koiki
                                    Sowerby
                      McWilliams             Fox
 Hoskins                        Appere                      Wright-Phillips

Bench: Maxted, Odimayo/McGowan, Sherring, Leonard, Pinnock, Yengi, Harrop

A strong bench and strong line-up in the stands with those who don't make the cut. Interesting dilemma for JB. As my old boss used to say when our factory had too much work, a good problem to have.



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on February 02, 2023, 13:02:10 pm
According to JB's recent remarks I doubt that McGowan will be fit for this Saturday.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Pau Barrabeitg on February 02, 2023, 13:09:17 pm
Maybe give DWP 10 minutes to terrorise Warsaw's defence if NTFC are 3 up?


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on February 02, 2023, 13:28:44 pm
                             King

Odimayo.        Guthrie.     Maglorie.         Kioki

Eppiah.          McWilliams.    Sowerby.      DWP

                           Hoskins.

                                  Aperre. 

         


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on February 02, 2023, 13:49:06 pm
Manny - I think we might lose the midfield battle if we only play 2 midfielders.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on February 02, 2023, 13:56:07 pm
Manny - I think we might lose the midfield battle if we only play 2 midfielders.

Especially as JB has said that Walsall play 3-5-2.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Gen.Disorda on February 02, 2023, 14:14:22 pm
I cant rmemeber us playing worse than Wallsall away. Their CBs are huge, I can't watch another 90 mins of heading practice.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on February 02, 2023, 18:19:30 pm
Manny - I think we might lose the midfield battle if we only play 2 midfielders.
They wonít touch the ball  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on February 02, 2023, 18:23:25 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/jon-brady-explains-how-and-when-wright-phillips-and-yengi-came-onto-his-radar-and-why-they-joined-cobblers-so-late-on-nail-biting-deadline-day-4011967

https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/stoke-city-were-reluctant-to-let-wright-phillips-leave-but-winger-was-desperate-to-join-cobblers-4012346

That's why it took so long to be able to confirm.  ;)


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on February 02, 2023, 18:28:46 pm
Desperate to come here and play more games is great...I hope for his sake he gets the opportunity to play regularly for us and is not seen as an "impact sub".

Certainly (for me) an exciting prospect that i'm looking forward to seeing between now and the end of the season.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on February 02, 2023, 19:39:10 pm
Ah you are the only critic to have interpreted GPC simple proposal correctly. The best bit is Haynes as skipper! 


Still not posted your opinion!?
 ;D  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on February 02, 2023, 23:48:06 pm


Still not posted your opinion!?
 ;D  ;D

..................prefer to wait and see how they perform first both at home and away. At the end of the day prefer Lordies opinion which appeared to be about right, unlike yours which was naÔve to the point of being foolhardy. Keep 'em coming Maestro , keep 'em coming!


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on February 03, 2023, 12:31:51 pm
..................prefer to wait and see how they perform first both at home and away. At the end of the day prefer Lordies opinion which appeared to be about right, unlike yours which was naÔve to the point of being foolhardy. Keep 'em coming Maestro , keep 'em coming!

So it transpires the most opinionated poster, doesn't actually have an opinion - just an opinion against other posters opinions.

A very strange human being indeed.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on February 03, 2023, 13:21:36 pm
..................prefer to wait and see how they perform first both at home and away. At the end of the day prefer Lordies opinion which appeared to be about right, unlike yours which was naïve to the point of being foolhardy. Keep 'em coming Maestro , keep 'em coming!

The original question from GPC was: "Anyone fancy picking their best Cobblers matchday 18 now assuming everyone was fit?"


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on February 03, 2023, 13:32:09 pm
The original question from GPC was: "Anyone fancy picking their best Cobblers matchday 18 now assuming everyone was fit?"

I didn't know of a simpler way of asking the question........alas......!!  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on February 03, 2023, 13:38:47 pm
I didn't know of a simpler way of asking the question........alas......!!  ;D

We don't have a shrugging shoulders emoji... ::) ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on February 03, 2023, 14:30:45 pm
The original question from GPC was: "Anyone fancy picking their best Cobblers matchday 18 now assuming everyone was fit?"

'I couldn't possibly pick as I've not been present at all training sessions and haven't seen all 18 play home and away, in both cup and domestic fixtures apportioned equally over the four meteorological seasons.'

 ;D ;D ;D

 ::) ::) ::)



Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: paddycobbler on February 03, 2023, 14:48:21 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sUkSGAG8jo


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: thewhiffofafart on February 04, 2023, 18:17:12 pm
What a waste of money.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on February 04, 2023, 18:55:22 pm
What a waste of money.

Hopefully weíre paying Stoke per touch rather than per week  ;D


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on February 04, 2023, 19:46:32 pm
And here we go again.


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on February 07, 2023, 16:38:07 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/stoke-city-loanee-dmargio-wright-phillips-says-the-opportunity-to-improve-as-a-player-helped-persuade-him-to-join-cobblers-4016213

"I mainly play on the wings but I can play anywhere between midfield and attack, so the number 10 position or striker and either left or right wing. I'm happy to play in any of those forward positions."


Title: Re: January 2023 Transfer Window
Post by: Quintonside on February 07, 2023, 18:36:07 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/stoke-city-loanee-dmargio-wright-phillips-says-the-opportunity-to-improve-as-a-player-helped-persuade-him-to-join-cobblers-4016213

"I mainly play on the wings but I can play anywhere between midfield and attack, so the number 10 position or striker and either left or right wing. I'm happy to play in any of those forward positions."

That will be us lumping long balls up to him then.