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Title: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Power Football on July 01, 2010, 12:31:23 pm
joins on a one year contract.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alistair_Slowe

http://www.ntfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10425~2054977,00.html


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Erith_Cobbler on July 01, 2010, 12:34:41 pm
I thought Sammo was done signing midfielders? Does this mean Thornton will now move to CM?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Monty on July 01, 2010, 12:36:12 pm
That was the nickname I gave to Ali Gibb...



Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: bigcitylights on July 01, 2010, 12:43:17 pm
What a random signing, welcome aboard Alistair.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on July 01, 2010, 13:01:11 pm
Yes, random would be a word for this signing. He's a young player who's been playing in Ghana and Cyprus for the last three years so how can we possibly know anything about him?! Hope he turns out to be a hidden gem, though.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Mad Dog on July 01, 2010, 13:05:13 pm
That was the nickname I gave to Ali Gibb...



Yeah, heard he lacks pace


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Power Football on July 01, 2010, 13:12:45 pm
Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer commented that "Big things can happen for this lad"

After hearing his punditry i'm not sure what to make of that....


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on July 01, 2010, 13:23:40 pm
When / where can Alan Shearer ever have seen him play - don't imagine he visits Ghana too often?! Really not meaning to be negative - just don't understand what this signing is based on.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: saturday banana on July 01, 2010, 13:43:18 pm
Yes, random would be a word for this signing. He's a young player who's been playing in Ghana and Cyprus for the last three years so how can we possibly know anything about him?! Hope he turns out to be a hidden gem, though.


I am sure that the backroom staff, Crozza and Sammo thought "do you know what? we don't have anyone called Alistair in the team - let's look for one and sign him...I like to have an Alistair in the team...it doesn't matter if we've got no idea about his ability to play footy as long as we have an Alistair!"

Of course we will know about him man....would you buy a car if you knew nothing about it? ::)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: bigcitylights on July 01, 2010, 13:45:49 pm
Alistair Slowe has officially signed with Pro Football Agency on a two year contract. Having started his career as a youth player with Brighton and Hove Albion he took a break from football aged fifteen to concentrate on his studies. He then moved to Ghana, West Africa due to family reasons and built his reputation with Cantonments FC. Last season he signed with Onisilos Sotira in Cyprus where he grabbed headlines with his versatility and passing range in midfield.

The right midfielder, originally from Brighton in Sussex, had tried to get back into English football for a number of years without success. "Even when I was in Ghana I was considering a return to the UK," he said. "But it seemed like it was more about who you know rather than what you can do. Now I’ve got a reputable agent on my side in Pro Football Agency, I'm confident that I can take a step forward with my career."

Even though he came to football quite late in his youth, our Football Consultant Mick Beard believes he still has time on his side. "There's no doubt that Alistair should be back in the UK playing his football," he said. "Physically, he’s developed a great deal since I first saw him as a kid and this will give him a great chance in the English game. We’re going to see what we can do and get him into a few trials over the next couple of weeks." With the option of a second year in Cyprus still on the table, it will be an interesting few weeks as we all wait and see what the future holds for this bright young star.


http://profootballagency.com/news/slowe-joins-pro-football-agency/ - 22th May 2010.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: bigcitylights on July 01, 2010, 13:47:32 pm
Seems like we were a little slow in announcing this signing, that website reckons he signed for us on 11th June.

 ;D ;D

When / where can Alan Shearer ever have seen him play - don't imagine he visits Ghana too often?! Really not meaning to be negative - just don't understand what this signing is based on.

... the website also states he had been on trial at Newcastle United when we signed him.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on July 01, 2010, 13:50:41 pm
Worth a punt i guess, imagine he won't be taking up much of the wage bill.

Welcome.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: threeinabed on July 01, 2010, 13:53:57 pm
according to someone in the youth set up - they have been following him for a while.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on July 01, 2010, 13:54:33 pm
... the website also states he had been on trial at Newcastle United when we signed him.
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...ah, now that starts to make some sense then, NE connection and all that.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on July 01, 2010, 13:56:07 pm
He is on the same footy agents books as Malcolm Crosby - so there is the link!  ;D

http://profootballagency.com/clients/midfielders/alistair-slowe/


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on July 01, 2010, 13:58:37 pm
He is on the same footy agents books as Malcolm Crosby - so there is the link!  ;D

http://profootballagency.com/clients/midfielders/alistair-slowe/

Great bit of detective work!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: saturday banana on July 01, 2010, 14:20:47 pm
How could we possibly know anything about him heheheheheeh!! ;)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on July 01, 2010, 15:37:30 pm
Yeah i agree, the signing is random as you like, ...It came out of nowhere and so did he.

I just hope he doesnt turn out to be Greg Lincoln in disguise.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Grove on July 01, 2010, 16:40:37 pm
I love being Cynical, Pro Football Agency Director is Dr Peter Slowe, and agent is Richard Slowe, with  Crosby is on thier books
i bet he didnt take much selling.  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Trotty on July 01, 2010, 16:58:21 pm
Well according to his agent, Crosby is unemployed.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: saturday banana on July 01, 2010, 17:06:51 pm
I love being Cynical, Pro Football Agency Director is Dr Peter Slowe, and agent is Richard Slowe, with  Crosby is on thier books
i bet he didnt take much selling.  ;D

Serious?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on July 01, 2010, 17:09:04 pm
I love being Cynical, Pro Football Agency Director is Dr Peter Slowe, and agent is Richard Slowe, with  Crosby is on thier books
i bet he didnt take much selling.  ;D

...and funny enough - they have an office in Ghana! I hate being cynical, but I don't think this is very funny.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: MikeNTFC on July 01, 2010, 17:15:31 pm
Well it does say he moved to Ghana for 'Family reasons', didn't it?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Son Of Geoff on July 01, 2010, 17:16:53 pm
I sense some ill thought out conspiracy theories coming up, starting any......minute.....now......


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: MikeNTFC on July 01, 2010, 17:21:19 pm
Anyway, I think hes a good signing.

Another body can't be bad can it?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: bigcitylights on July 01, 2010, 17:22:43 pm
...and funny enough - they have an office in Ghana! I hate being cynical, but I don't think this is very funny.


The club he played for in Ghana is a 'partner' on that website.

"Cantonments Football Club plays in the Ghana Third Division and has formed a successful partnership with Pro Football Agency. In 2008 it became the first Projects Abroad Football Academy and has an excellent track record of producing quality young players. We are proud to represent some of the top talent emerging from the club and will strive to find the best opportunity for them to further their careers."

http://profootballagency.com/partners/


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: MikeNTFC on July 01, 2010, 17:24:53 pm
I'll take a guess that the Cypriot 2nd Division club is also a partner?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on July 01, 2010, 17:27:01 pm
Well it does say he moved to Ghana for 'Family reasons', didn't it?

It would be interesting to know what cut they take on the wages of any of those young Ghanaians they have on their books and manage to place, and that they're so determined should not be exploited - I'm sure it's entirely reasonable. I do a lot of work in Nigeria and Ghana and I know what a murky business the movement of people from those countries can be, but this is of course all completely fine and above board and it's good to know there are good guys like these also involved in the business. For the full and clear avoidance of doubt, it is of course no cause for concern, an agent placing his own son at a club where the assistant manager is also one of the agency clients. I'm 100% sure that the only criterion was the potential that Alistair has demonstrated.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on July 01, 2010, 17:27:46 pm
It also says Slowe started out as a goalkeeper.....!!!!!!

Hopefully we haven't got another Andy Turner on our hands.....

Still Shearer said he's got potential  ;) ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: MikeNTFC on July 01, 2010, 17:31:10 pm
http://profootballagency.com/clients/

We'll look out for these names then :D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Grove on July 01, 2010, 17:32:24 pm
Can you lot not take a joke anymore, Courtney Pitt to sign next  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Monty on July 01, 2010, 17:39:27 pm
I hope there's a good reason we went for Alistair Slow rather than the physically imposing left footed player or the exciting winger or the bloke called Ebenezer who they also have on their books. But I'm sure we'll find out.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: MikeNTFC on July 01, 2010, 17:45:45 pm
I hope there's a good reason we went for Alistair Slow rather than the physically imposing left footed player or the exciting winger or the bloke called Ebenezer who they also have on their books. But I'm sure we'll find out.

He's 16?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on July 01, 2010, 17:57:57 pm
It's starting to remind me of that absolute useless player you would get in your team as a kid, only to find out that he happened to be the managers son.

I'll give the lad the benefit of doubt on this one, see how he gets on against Long Buckby first.  ;)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Power Football on July 01, 2010, 22:27:36 pm
Alistair Slowe has officially signed with Pro Football Agency on a two year contract. Having started his career as a youth player with Brighton and Hove Albion he took a break from football aged fifteen to concentrate on his studies. He then moved to Ghana, West Africa due to family reasons and built his reputation with Cantonments FC. Last season he signed with Onisilos Sotira in Cyprus where he grabbed headlines with his versatility and passing range in midfield.

The right midfielder, originally from Brighton in Sussex, had tried to get back into English football for a number of years without success. "Even when I was in Ghana I was considering a return to the UK," he said. "But it seemed like it was more about who you know rather than what you can do. Now I’ve got a reputable agent on my side in Pro Football Agency, I'm confident that I can take a step forward with my career."

Even though he came to football quite late in his youth, our Football Consultant Mick Beard believes he still has time on his side. "There's no doubt that Alistair should be back in the UK playing his football," he said. "Physically, he’s developed a great deal since I first saw him as a kid and this will give him a great chance in the English game. We’re going to see what we can do and get him into a few trials over the next couple of weeks." With the option of a second year in Cyprus still on the table, it will be an interesting few weeks as we all wait and see what the future holds for this bright young star.


http://profootballagency.com/news/slowe-joins-pro-football-agency/ - 22th May 2010.


How true young Alistair, how true....  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Power Football on July 01, 2010, 22:30:07 pm
I sense some ill thought out conspiracy theories coming up, starting any......minute.....now......

You wouldn't have it any other way...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: cobblersareus on July 02, 2010, 00:09:03 am
Is that Ebenezer goode? ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on July 02, 2010, 09:22:08 am
Is that Ebenezer goode? ;D

No, but I heard he was a bit tight with his money... :P


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: New Dawn Fades on July 02, 2010, 10:44:01 am
Completely out of leftfield,but welcome aboard Alistair.
Prove your doubters wrong
How many pies does MC have fingers in?
Keep the randoms coming!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: SteveRiches on July 02, 2010, 11:07:34 am
It's presumably those very contacts that have kept him in our vision while others forgot about him. Unless someone is alleging possible financial backhanders (and you'd have to have solid evidence before doing that) I can see no problem with his contacts pushing him in our direction. If he makes the grade it's a win-win scenario.
If he gets some decent crosses in from the right we'll be quids in.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Erith_Cobbler on July 02, 2010, 11:25:26 am
Seems weird we've already offered him a contract rather than a 1-2 week trail to see how he gets on then make a decision. Sammo must be confident he'll turn out to be a decent player.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: New Dawn Fades on July 02, 2010, 12:47:10 pm
It's presumably those very contacts that have kept him in our vision while others forgot about him. Unless someone is alleging possible financial backhanders (and you'd have to have solid evidence before doing that) I can see no problem with his contacts pushing him in our direction. If he makes the grade it's a win-win scenario.
If he gets some decent crosses in from the right we'll be quids in.
Not me,just stating that MC has a Shed load of contacts before i get threatened with legal action


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: MCHammer on July 02, 2010, 12:53:22 pm
I'm sure I read the player himself say it was not what you know but who you know.

Good luck to the lad as it's definately a position we could do with some quality in.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on July 02, 2010, 14:54:42 pm
One thing ive noticed and i personally wish Sammo would stop making is "chance" signings. This is one key part of being a successful manager and ultimately where you'll be judged in the long run. O'Flynn, Lumley, Herbert, Harris, and now Slowe, all have two things in common, cheap and unproven.

Nathaniel Wedderburn looks like he may have something about him, but yet again a mere novice in the game - bar a decent loan spell at Hereford, he has barely played much competitive first-team action.

I understand it's worth taking a punt on a player every so often, as you can come by a gem, but most of the short-term/permanent signings since Sammo took charge have all been relatively gamblés.

Admittedly the loan signings have been excellent for us last season, but were more down to the contacts of Malcolm Crosby who's obviously in the loop with the youth set at Middlesbrough.

The point is i'm hoping to hear of a few more established signings, instead of looking them up on wikipedia.  ::)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wazzacobbler on July 02, 2010, 15:26:51 pm
Can I just point out that Harris was a Stuart gray signing that Sammo chose to extend the contract on.

And another thing... why is everyone saying all this stuff about this lad Slowe? He hasnt even pulled on a match day kit yet. Do you all want him to fail? Its a bit disappointing that you dont even know anything about the lad as a player and already we are on his back.

Lets see what he is like shall we and leave the people who get paid to be our clubs management team to the footballing decisions.

A good debate is what we're here for and this is almost like a slangiong match with no FACTS  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: FezNTFC on July 02, 2010, 15:43:54 pm
Jesus, do some people really think Sammo would sign this guy if he hadn't taken a good look at him? Relax, he's identified the areas we need to strengthen and he's signing people to play in them positions, which makes a change from previous managers.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Trotty on July 02, 2010, 15:56:37 pm
Nobody's slated the player. We all want him to do well.  :-*


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on July 02, 2010, 16:07:15 pm
Nobody's slated the player. We all want him to do well.  :-*

Exactly - looks like a really dodgy way into a club, but doesn't mean he can't be a world beater. Time will tell.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Son Of Geoff on July 02, 2010, 16:16:48 pm
Explain what's so dodgy?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Trotty on July 02, 2010, 16:43:19 pm
Explain what's so dodgy?

Malc's hairdo?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wazzacobbler on July 02, 2010, 16:51:09 pm
Nobody's slated the player. We all want him to do well.  :-*

Good... just making sure


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on July 02, 2010, 16:55:24 pm
Explain what's so dodgy?

It's all in this thread.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Son Of Geoff on July 02, 2010, 18:13:28 pm
So nothing then. Just conjecture.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: defender on July 03, 2010, 10:28:10 am
Hello All,
            I have been reading 'fans' posts. To all you doubters, give the lad a chance, you are slagging him off before you see him kick a ball! I'M SURE HE WILL BE MORE POSITIVE THAN YOU ARE!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: cricketside on July 03, 2010, 19:38:42 pm
Hello All,
            I have been reading 'fans' posts. To all you doubters, give the lad a chance, you are slagging him off before you see him kick a ball! I'M SURE HE WILL BE MORE POSITIVE THAN YOU ARE!

I hope he is, otherwise he'll run in totally the wrong direction at all times. I hope he doesn't just score about 20 tap ins, eh? (Or is it taps in?)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: rollerballrocco on July 04, 2010, 12:16:31 pm
I think that if he was called Alister Faste there would be far less negativity surrounding this signing!

Geddit?

Fast.....Slow!!!!

Classic first post by moi!

I still got it!












...I never fugging lost it!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Zen Master on July 04, 2010, 16:08:56 pm
 
 Slowe, Slowe.
 Quick, quick Slowe.

 He's Slowe. He's fast.
 He covers lots of grass.
 Ali Slowe Ali Slowe.



I'll get my coat.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Dr Feelgood on July 05, 2010, 05:23:57 am
Alistair Slowe this doesn't fill me fiull of confidence


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: cricketside on July 05, 2010, 08:05:32 am
Alistair Slowe this doesn't fill me fiull of confidence

Robinho wouldn't either, eh?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TownOwl on July 09, 2010, 22:15:23 pm
Here's another one for the conspiracy theorists... young Ali doesn't appear to have made our squad yet...

http://www.ntfc.co.uk/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10425,00.html
 ???


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: MikeNTFC on July 09, 2010, 23:40:53 pm
Im guess he hasnt got international clearance yet


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Father Hiroshima Twinkie on July 11, 2010, 11:23:11 am
I'd love to know the full story on this one. What took him to Ghana and play for a third division club there? Have you seen the photo of him? He looks like he would get sunburnt standing too close to a 60 watt light bulb. Heaveans knows how he survived in Cyprus and Ghana. On the plus side, I imagine the Ghanaian third division is pretty physical so League 2 will seem like a stroll in the park in that respect.

This thread does raise a more interesting point. Sammo must have a distinct lack of contacts and is somewhat reliant on Crosby to bring players in. He was essentially a one club player, learnt his management trade at the same club and has now become a manager there. Having not spread his wings means he has a passion for the club, but also he won't have made the friends that other managers who have been journeyman footballers. Time will tell on whether this will limit his ability as a manager.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Power Football on July 11, 2010, 15:08:41 pm
Surprised we didn't see any of him yesterday, perhaps he is carrying a knock or something.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: cricketside on July 11, 2010, 18:00:47 pm
I'd love to know the full story on this one.

I'd sooner know the Euro Lottery winning numbers.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: nathan r on July 12, 2010, 12:19:48 pm
I'd love to know the full story on this one. What took him to Ghana and play for a third division club there? Have you seen the photo of him? He looks like he would get sunburnt standing too close to a 60 watt light bulb. Heaveans knows how he survived in Cyprus and Ghana. On the plus side, I imagine the Ghanaian third division is pretty physical so League 2 will seem like a stroll in the park in that respect.

This thread does raise a more interesting point. Sammo must have a distinct lack of contacts and is somewhat reliant on Crosby to bring players in. He was essentially a one club player, learnt his management trade at the same club and has now become a manager there. Having not spread his wings means he has a passion for the club, but also he won't have made the friends that other managers who have been journeyman footballers. Time will tell on whether this will limit his ability as a manager.

cloughie had peter taylor do pic out decent players, he just managed them and what a manager he was!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: MikeNTFC on July 12, 2010, 12:33:26 pm

This thread does raise a more interesting point. Sammo must have a distinct lack of contacts and is somewhat reliant on Crosby to bring players in. He was essentially a one club player, learnt his management trade at the same club and has now become a manager there. Having not spread his wings means he has a passion for the club, but also he won't have made the friends that other managers who have been journeyman footballers. Time will tell on whether this will limit his ability as a manager.

This is very unfair indeed.

Where Sammo may not have the greatest of contacts in the game he did have Crosby as a contact. Just so happens Crosby now works under Sammo and has the connections. You'll bet your life no manger works alone in finding players, scouts and coaches, even players, help. Recommending former team mates ect. Only thing I care about is his ability to make a team play and get results, who or how these players are signed I don't care.

No manger lives and dies by their contacts.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Mark-JB on July 12, 2010, 16:58:26 pm
This is very unfair indeed.

Where Sammo may not have the greatest of contacts in the game he did have Crosby as a contact. Just so happens Crosby now works under Sammo and has the connections. You'll bet your life no manger works alone in finding players, scouts and coaches, even players, help. Recommending former team mates ect. Only thing I care about is his ability to make a team play and get results, who or how these players are signed I don't care.

No manger lives and dies by their contacts.

I agree with this.

It seems the suggestion is that because Sammo has only played for Sunderland and Northampton professionally (and Spurs kind of) that he has:

- Never met a footballer from another club
- Never worked out how a phone works to call managers of other clubs (and if he has worked that part out, doesn't apparently have the balls to give Sir Alex a cheeky call and ask if he's got any available players for loan or any advice)
- Doesn't have any friends
- Doesn't know how to make contacts
- Doesn't have any scouting network
- Hasn't given out his phone number to agents

Poor bugger has no chance does he?  ;)



Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on July 12, 2010, 18:08:58 pm
I bet he's friends with loads of footballers on Facebook


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on July 12, 2010, 20:40:28 pm
I reckon Sammo lives in a room, alone, throwing a ball against the wall in his spare time  ;) ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Mark-JB on July 12, 2010, 21:56:49 pm
I reckon Sammo lives in a room, alone, throwing a ball against the wall in his spare time  ;) ;D

Well pretending to be Steve McQueen can be quite time consuming...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Father Hiroshima Twinkie on July 12, 2010, 23:13:33 pm
The Euro numbers were

09 24 37 39 49 03 09

I still think that stories about playing for Ghanaian 3rd Division club would be more interesting.

The Cloughie analogy  is useful, because without Taylor at Leeds he just signed his former players. Although saying that it wouldn't have mattered who he signed at Leeds he still would have failed.

I don't think I'm being unfair on Sammo, a lack of contacts is inevitable, that is one of the reasons Croby was brought in. It is also borne out by his signings which have been either through Crosby or players he has seen last season. Anyway, each manager has their own strengths and weaknesses, particularly young managers. Like I say, time will tell whether this a major limitation or not. I'm on the fence.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on July 13, 2010, 05:33:37 am
Well pretending to be Steve McQueen can be quite time consuming...

Who didn't think of Steve McQueen?  :P


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: New Dawn Fades on July 13, 2010, 10:42:20 am
Are we still waiting for international clearence? seems a bit odd considering the guy is English?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Son Of Geoff on July 13, 2010, 11:29:09 am
his signings....have been either through Crosby or players he has seen last season.

You seem to have changed your angle slightly here. Are you now suggesting that not only does Sammo have no contacts, but he cannot have watched a player unless they featured in a match against the Cobblers last season?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: NTFC Nut on July 13, 2010, 13:01:46 pm
I think Sammo watches a lot more football than you give him credit for. He has certainly seen at least one Stoke City reserves game as that's where he firsat spotted Wedderburn.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: MikeNTFC on July 13, 2010, 14:47:23 pm
Wonder if he's learnt from Atkins. Being at some shoddy reserve game on a tuseday night that no one cares about  ;D

Off the top of my head he has contacts such as Atkins, Wilkinson, Ian Taylor, Gray and Calderwood, at the very least?



Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Power Football on July 13, 2010, 14:58:21 pm
Wonder if he's learnt from Atkins. Being at some shoddy reserve game on a tuseday night that no one cares about  ;D

Off the top of my head he has contacts such as Atkins, Wilkinson, Ian Taylor, Gray and Calderwood, at the very least?



Exactly, and you can add Slade, Gorman and Trollope to that.

I would imagine Tim Flowers would know one or two people too.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Alfred on July 13, 2010, 16:46:57 pm
Exactly, and you can add Slade, Gorman and Trollope to that.

I would imagine Tim Flowers would know one or two people too.
Not forgetting,  his good mate Dean Windass, Sean Dyche, Dave Watson, Jim Barron, Jim Blyth, Eion Jess, Paul Crichton, David Kerslake, John Deehan  and unfortuantly Kevin Wilson


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: cobblersareus on July 13, 2010, 17:30:35 pm
Slowe was having a trial at Newcastle, which is where our former manager, Colin Calderwood, is now assistant manager. Could that be Sammos contact for this signing?
 Slowe has been added to the squad list today, so I assume his clearance is through. Squad numbers aren't submitted for a few weeks, which is why some don't have one yet.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: NTFC Nut on July 13, 2010, 18:23:13 pm
Slowe was having a trial at Newcastle, which is where our former manager, Colin Calderwood, is now assistant manager. Could that be Sammos contact for this signing?
 Slowe has been added to the squad list today, so I assume his clearance is through. Squad numbers aren't submitted for a few weeks, which is why some don't have one yet.

I think we've already established who the contact was andd how we knew about him, the first two and a half pages of this thread were just one long whinge about how supposedly dodgy it all was...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on July 13, 2010, 18:27:37 pm
If he's good, we'll forget all about how he came to join us. If he's not, the whinge hasn't even started yet.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Power Football on July 14, 2010, 16:56:11 pm
No sign of him last night and no mention about him from Sammo in the Chron today, despite him explaining McCready, Hinton's and Gilligan's absence.

Wonder if he'll make an appearance at Corby on Saturday?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Grove on July 14, 2010, 16:59:03 pm
Dont worry , hes just a slowe starter  :-\


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Power Football on July 19, 2010, 08:24:51 am
Another no show on Saturday, he was there though mixing with the players. Is he injured?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on July 19, 2010, 09:04:37 am
...or has he just turned up and turned out not to be quite as good as our extensive scouting networks in Ghana and Cyprus suggested? Or maybe his agent, sorry Dad, sorry agent...over-sold him to us?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: MCHammer on July 19, 2010, 11:47:41 am
I know people have mentioned it about ten times already and it's probably quite a boring explanation but weren't we waiting for international clearance? 


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Power Football on July 22, 2010, 10:53:18 am
Well the international clearence is through, played for all of 2 minutes last night....



Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: MCHammer on July 22, 2010, 11:33:03 am
Well the international clearence is through, played for all of 2 minutes last night....



Perhaps the clearance came through with only four minutes of the game remaining.  An extra two allowed for warming up.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: localboy on July 22, 2010, 13:45:06 pm
Although he only played 2 minutes, from what i saw i don't think he will be making many appearances this season.  Looked kind of bandy-legged, is he related to Harris!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: NTFC Nut on July 22, 2010, 13:57:59 pm
Although he only played 2 minutes, from what i saw i don't think he will be making many appearances this season.  Looked kind of bandy-legged, is he related to Harris!

In fairness there's a good chance Harris will start a few games this season, he looked calm and composed again yesterday in defence but this time against Championship opposition- he arguably looked like a "competition winner" in his first few appearances but as with anyone you sign who hasn't had the chance to play competitively at this level before, you need to give them a chance to develop, and to find their best position. I hope our fans don't form their opinions on Slowe before he's had a chance to do this.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: borders65 on July 22, 2010, 14:35:49 pm
Although he only played 2 minutes, from what i saw i don't think he will be making many appearances this season.  Looked kind of bandy-legged, is he related to Harris!
laughable !!! are you some kind of clairevoyant ?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: localboy on July 22, 2010, 16:00:52 pm
Just think we have better players !


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: footyfollower on July 25, 2010, 18:42:31 pm
Slowe will not play in any league matches during his contract. I honestly believe that he was signed without any Northampton representitive even seeing him play. Good luck to Alistair for giving it a go at the club but in all truth his dad got him in through his agency but he wont make the cut. The squad will soon notice this at training.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: FezNTFC on July 25, 2010, 18:50:28 pm
Slowe will not play in any league matches during his contract. I honestly believe that he was signed without any Northampton representitive even seeing him play. Good luck to Alistair for giving it a go at the club but in all truth his dad got him in through his agency but he wont make the cut. The squad will soon notice this at training.
So you rate him then?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: footyfollower on July 25, 2010, 18:59:49 pm
Bless him, he just is not good enough. You can see natural ability very quickly, an he has not got it. No one really knows anything about him but the team/management will soon realise that he is in the wrong league. Lucky he was free! ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: bungle on July 25, 2010, 19:13:33 pm
It will be interesting to see if he gets any game time against Nuneaton. He's been training here for a few weeks now so jet lag/ clearance etc shouldn't be an issue.  If he doesn't get at least 10-20 mins - in a pre-season where even youth teamers have been getting game time - I think we can assume he won't feature too much in Sammo's plans. 

It does seem pretty strange that he was given a contract rather than a trial. If you look at other 'wild card' signings like Harris and Herbert, they were given a trial before being offered a contract.



Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Peles Big Toe on July 25, 2010, 19:47:33 pm
Bless him, he just is not good enough. You can see natural ability very quickly, an he has not got it. No one really knows anything about him but the team/management will soon realise that he is in the wrong league. Lucky he was free! ;D

Why are you so sure of this?

He's played all of 2 minutes. While he doesn't have the physique of a traditional footballer, and a rather obscure past experience, to write him off before he watching him given a decent run is moronic. 


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on July 25, 2010, 19:51:37 pm
Its like the Andy Turner situation all over again  ;D

Talking of Sitautions, does anyone remember the Glenn Hoddle interview on fantasy football a fair few years back? Quality!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: footyfollower on July 25, 2010, 21:06:54 pm
Maybe it is a bit harsh. But moronic would be giving an unknown player a 12 month contract without a trial period. You must have some knowledge about this player and it can not come from his Dad! Ok ok lets give him a chance, but he needs to play and he needs a good 20-25 mins. Watching him for 2 mins showed weakness that should not be seen in that time so he has plenty to prove. Good luck Alistair, hope you get on the pitch.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wazzacobbler on July 25, 2010, 21:08:31 pm
How do you know no one on the coaching staff saw the lad play? Are you on the staff?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on July 25, 2010, 21:47:15 pm
No one really knows anything about him

You do realise that this also applies to you.  ::)

But the only thing i will concede and if i'm being brutally honest, when i first saw the pics gallery of pre-season training, and no joke when i say this, but Alistair Slowe's posture didnt strike me as someone who was anywhere close to portraying a pro footballer.  :-\


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Son Of Geoff on July 25, 2010, 21:48:12 pm
I'll eat my hat if he makes it as any kind of pro. I've not even seen him play, but am pretty confident he isn't a footballer.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on July 25, 2010, 22:25:00 pm
I don't mean to sound harsh on the man, as obviously it's a silly thing to go by his posture alone, but i'll just be intrigued to hear the general opinion once he's had some decent playing time.
Given he signed a deal here apparently without so much as a trial, and together with his dubious playing record of playing for some far-out Ghanaian third division side, it just interests me as i'll be staggered to understand just how we can actually sign someone if they have absolutely nothing to offer.

One would expect to see him feature more in the Nuneaton game, but if not then.... ???


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tiki-Taka on July 25, 2010, 22:43:36 pm
It's at times like this when we need to take a deep breath and trust Sammo and DC. Either:

a) The kid is a decent footballer who Sammo thinks is worth taking a chance on or

b) The kid isn't going to feature but isn't costing us anything and therefore there are some alternative benefits of entering in to a deal with the player or his representitives - i.e. a no lose scenario as far as Sammo is concerned

Option c) - The kid isn't going to feature as a player and is costing us money - does not exist as far as I am concerned given Sammo's strong leadership and limited budget

My gut feel is that it is option b but time will tell.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on July 25, 2010, 22:51:11 pm
I was also thinking option b.....gotta be some reason for us taking him on...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: footyfollower on July 27, 2010, 23:07:49 pm
Still no Alistair Slowe? How do we explain this? He must be worth at least 3 minutes this time. Or... have they noticed in training that the 12 month contract is a bit of a mystery.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on July 28, 2010, 01:14:07 am
I get the impression he's a Billy Lumley, just with a lot longer contract. ???  Any chance they could sign me too, i was always the last to be picked though, but whats small details got to do with anything.  ;)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Power Football on July 28, 2010, 08:12:50 am
It's at times like this when we need to take a deep breath and trust Sammo and DC. Either:

a) The kid is a decent footballer who Sammo thinks is worth taking a chance on or

b) The kid isn't going to feature but isn't costing us anything and therefore there are some alternative benefits of entering in to a deal with the player or his representitives - i.e. a no lose scenario as far as Sammo is concerned

Option c) - The kid isn't going to feature as a player and is costing us money - does not exist as far as I am concerned given Sammo's strong leadership and limited budget

My gut feel is that it is option b but time will tell.

It's looking more and more likely that it's option B, unless Sammo is keeping him up his sleeve to unleash as a secret weapon at Torquay, however i very much doubt this.

The trouble of option b is that it does look slightly unprofessional, like we have auctioned a squad place to the highest bidder. I would worry that this might harm our reputation to other footballing professionals.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: New Dawn Fades on July 28, 2010, 10:17:31 am
Im trying to think if we have ever had a similar deal with a football agency,the only time we were ever anywhere near it was when Fash was going to populate the squad with his players from Africa.
Something is not quite right here, but im not willing to risk putting my foot in it to suggest anything else


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Monty on July 28, 2010, 11:02:09 am
If he's not going to play then why not give him a pair of maracas and get him to dance in front of the North stand?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on July 28, 2010, 11:27:51 am
If he's not going to play then why not give him a pair of maracas and get him to dance in front of the North stand?

Why?  ???


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: brickowski on July 28, 2010, 15:13:01 pm
footyfollower, you really need to let it go mate.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: New Dawn Fades on July 28, 2010, 15:55:20 pm
"Like the film Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, Dr. Slowe now has his son Alistair caught up in the adventure, teaching kids football in Ghana, helping change their lives"

If he cant play football then have him as a youth coach.
Wikipedia is a marvelous tool


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on July 28, 2010, 18:30:19 pm
Maybe Sammo was made to sign him at gunpoint, you just never know...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Insider on July 28, 2010, 19:27:43 pm
I received an email over the weekend entitled "Assistance Required - Blocked Funds".  It read:

Dear Honourable sirs, I would like to introduce myself to your excellency's institution. I am Chief Skamakashi of the most distinguished Kotoka tribe of Ghana.  Kotoka tribe has vast mineral wealth and diamonds on our tribal lands first exploited to Mr Tiny Jerry Rollins of the reputable Longrow mining company of London.  A sum of American Dollars 36,467,298.32 is blocked in escrow with the United Bank of Ghana for first extraction royalty and we should beg your assistance in releasing our funds.  Please expedite this by sending your bank details to this address by return.  In return you will be rewarded with contract signature for our most revered and exalted youth soccerball prospect, Alistair Slowe of her majesty's great United Kingdom of Great Britain. who has excelled in the Working Mines League of Ghana federation and for whom Prince Cantonment has already declined offer of $3,646,729.83 from famous club Royal Madrid.   

Should I send my bank details?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tyro on July 28, 2010, 20:36:45 pm
There was a fella who did that & many others & wrote a book about it, made quite interesting reading, just wish I could remember the book title ??? Something like Cherry Pickings ???


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on August 01, 2010, 23:08:26 pm
Nice to see him get a game today, oh wait...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Power Football on August 01, 2010, 23:21:27 pm
Nice to see him get a game today, oh wait...

He did do a pretty thorough warm up though....


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on August 02, 2010, 18:33:12 pm
Apparently he has had some knocks but has yet to impress sammo, does Crosby sign all these players?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on August 02, 2010, 18:40:27 pm
I'm not sure that this signing was done in accordince with traditional methods or reasons but who knows


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: bungle on August 03, 2010, 18:06:12 pm
One to bring up when Sammo attends the open forum methinks...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: cricketside on August 03, 2010, 20:13:34 pm
He was signed so a lot of sad twats would have 7 pages of posts to make. Surely that's totally obvious?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Son Of Geoff on August 03, 2010, 20:16:39 pm
He was signed so a lot of sad twats would have 7 pages of posts to make. Surely that's totally obvious?

top notch stuff. well done. Bravo.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: cryuffturn on August 06, 2010, 23:05:45 pm
Hi, just came here to say a few words on Ali Slowe.

I went to the same school as him and played many matches with him and on hearing the news he had signed for Northampton me and all my school friends were absolutely dumbstruck. Without wanting to be rude about him, he was rubbish. He was two years above me at school but he wouldn't have even made the team for my year or the team for two years below me.... Also, unless he has trained very hard in the few years that I haven't seen him he will be very lightweight and I can see him being injury prone if he comes up against any 'hardmen'.

However, to be positive about him for a second, he is definitely a character and will bring a lot to the dressing room if anything else. He is very knowledgeable on the game and will put in 100% every time he is near a football pitch.

If he was to become a coach I think he would do a very good job but as a player I think this is one of the strangest moves I have ever seen. It reminds me of the team I support, Southampton, when Souness was manager. He thought he was signing George Weah's cousin and ended up with some guy picked off the street. I worry for your club if your scouts are finding gems like Ali. However, I really hope he proves me and all his schoolmates wrong by making a name for himself.



Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on August 07, 2010, 00:07:10 am
He was signed so a lot of sad twats would have 7 pages of posts to make. Surely that's totally obvious?

Welcome aboard, me old fruit....  ;)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: footyfollower on August 07, 2010, 14:43:46 pm
If he's good, we'll forget all about how he came to join us. If he's not, the whinge hasn't even started yet.

Lets just see him play and make a judgement. If he never plays, then we have to presume the management have made the judgement for us.

Cricketside: Forums would be a very boring place if people didnt make posts, even if it does make us all sad twats  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: 88wedders on August 07, 2010, 19:28:21 pm
Hi, just came here to say a few words on Ali Slowe.

I went to the same school as him and played many matches with him and on hearing the news he had signed for Northampton me and all my school friends were absolutely dumbstruck. Without wanting to be rude about him, he was rubbish. He was two years above me at school but he wouldn't have even made the team for my year or the team for two years below me.... Also, unless he has trained very hard in the few years that I haven't seen him he will be very lightweight and I can see him being injury prone if he comes up against any 'hardmen'


what a confidence boost ;) haha at least you're being honest :)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tyro on August 07, 2010, 20:52:25 pm
Radio Northampton said he was far from the finished article.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on August 07, 2010, 22:02:04 pm
It seems that far from the finished article, he was deemed unsuitable to even warm the bench, surely he must of travelled down with the team, once Thornton was struck down, you'd have thought Sammo would have at least stuck him or Konstantinou on the bench, hmmm...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Power Football on August 31, 2010, 19:25:40 pm
No sign of him tonight, not even on the bench..... Don't know why but i'm slightly surprised by that!!!  ;D



Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: The Hask on August 31, 2010, 20:36:06 pm
No sign of him tonight, not even on the bench..... Don't know why but i'm slightly surprised by that!!!  ;D



I think he was driving the coach   ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: 4everdelayed on August 31, 2010, 21:11:10 pm
has this bloke actually played a full game of football before? i did a search around for match reports and google and couldn't find anything. just a personal blog which hasnt been updated for a few years.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: MK_Cobbler on August 31, 2010, 21:33:03 pm
Does he even train with the squad?  ::)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DrillingCobbler on August 31, 2010, 21:35:40 pm
He's clearly the Bruno Senna of football!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Gonzales on August 31, 2010, 23:08:39 pm
I'll be interested to see how he is rated on the new football manager game considering he has never played for us - it's probably going to be the only indication we will ever get as to how good (or not) he is.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DrillingCobbler on September 01, 2010, 07:28:05 am
I'll be interested to see how he is rated on the new football manager game considering he has never played for us - it's probably going to be the only indication we will ever get as to how good (or not) he is.

That will be down to Herts. He told me on Saturday what I fine prospect he considered him to be!  ;D


Title: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on September 23, 2010, 12:49:23 pm
Did someone really give him an autograph book and get him to go and get players autographs without actually asking for his?!?!?!



Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: supajama on September 23, 2010, 13:36:08 pm
Did someone really give him an autograph book and get him to go and get players autographs without actually asking for his?!?!?!



If true, that is comedy gold!  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Erith_Cobbler on September 23, 2010, 14:44:24 pm
I saw that too...it really was a crazy night!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: nathan r on September 23, 2010, 14:54:17 pm
I though Slowe was quality last night, he absolutely milked the celebrations more than anyone and i didn't
think he was doing the leave the pitch at all!  He was too busy celebrating on his own he missed the run up
for the 'Klisman' Drive!!  not bad for a competition winner!!!  ;D ;D ;D



Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Erith_Cobbler on October 07, 2010, 14:19:20 pm
http://www.sport.co.uk/features/Football/1320/Sportcouk_meetsNorthampton_Town_starlet_Alistair_Slowe.aspx


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on October 07, 2010, 14:38:24 pm
right back eh? good move (if he's good there) considering rodgers is seen more of a winger now,

...and bloody hope he's as good as David Beckham


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Razor on October 07, 2010, 14:57:07 pm
Reckons he can set up 20 goals a season from right-back, play like David Beckham and get signed for Newcastle United.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on October 07, 2010, 17:05:09 pm
A very strange interview.  ???


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Razor on October 07, 2010, 17:12:14 pm
A very strange interview.  ???

Did you expect any less?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: SteveRiches on October 07, 2010, 17:15:26 pm
I went through the link to that interview, I agree, it is a bit weird and actually says nothing. The plot thickens!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: MK_Cobbler on October 07, 2010, 19:22:00 pm
Very very very strange! Why is he even at the club?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Fred_NTFC on October 07, 2010, 20:56:58 pm
Jesus Christ, he actually even sounds like some over-enthusiastic puppy.

He might never, ever play for us and still gain cult status at this rate.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on October 07, 2010, 21:59:43 pm
Jesus Christ, he actually even sounds like some over-enthusiastic puppy.

He might never, ever play for us and still gain cult status at this rate.

I was laughing when he went out on the pitch at Anfield at half-time to warm-up with the other subs, he was as happy as a kid in a sweet shop. And when he was warming up on the touchline during the game and a Liverpool player came over to take a throw I had visions of our Alistair reaching out to touch the red shirted superstar just so he could tell his mates later what he'd done!!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wrigleys on October 07, 2010, 22:18:10 pm
Why does that website want to even interview him? Sounds like his dad got involved on that one. Full of pop ups as well, I'm probably virused up to the max now after clicking on that


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: irishman7_uk on October 08, 2010, 09:11:39 am
Good move Alistair.   Focus on right back where we have Johnson and not right midfield where we dont have a first choice  ???

That interview just makes the Slower thing even more confusing.  Will set up 20 goals a season?  That would be nice.  I might get in touch with this Newcastle scout and tell him I support Newcastle and see if he can set me up some trials. Fancy an extended holiday in Cyprus.  Fair play to the lad living his 'dream' but this is one the strangest signings ever - hence we still talking about him in October.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: sbedscobb on October 08, 2010, 15:15:12 pm
Do'nt we  have a reserve team? If we had we would have half an idea of the talents that our mysterious player may or may not posses, This thread has had nearly 8000 views, the interest in this player seems to gaining momentum, What we need to do is Announce through the local press that Alister Slowe will be making his full league debut v Hereford, curiosity alone would guaranteed an extra 1000 on the gate, just hope for his sake he has a good un ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: bungle on October 08, 2010, 16:34:01 pm
Do'nt we  have a reserve team?

We pulled out of the reserve league because it was costing too much money/hassle to fulfil the fixtures. It was announced that reserve games would be played on an ad hoc basis, apparently with no detriment to the squad's match fitness. Personally, I'd like to see us with a proper reserve team in a proper league.   


Slowe must be the most bizzare signing in Cobblers history. He makes Lars Van Teuval or Raymond Von Dulleman look like well-judged acquisitions.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tyro on October 08, 2010, 17:42:09 pm
Even Chris O'Donnell got half a game :P


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Zen Master on October 08, 2010, 19:59:53 pm
Less game time than Ben Sedgemore


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on October 16, 2010, 19:17:36 pm
I left the game 5 mins early today (couldn't take any more) turned on the car radio and said 'whose this thicko?' talking about someone who sounded a bit backward commentating on the Cobblers. Of course radio npton guy says its none other than AListir Slowe. At that point i switched it straight off

GOD HELP US!!!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Zen Master on October 16, 2010, 19:20:43 pm
Has he ousted Gareth Wilsher as spokeman ?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Erith_Cobbler on October 16, 2010, 19:22:41 pm
Maybe we signed him in preperation for when we are playing non-league football next season?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Grove on October 16, 2010, 19:30:13 pm
Maybe we signed him in preperation for when we are playing non-league football next season?

Thats it ! genius, sign players fit for a push at the conference title, well you wouldnt put it past them


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Enya_NTFC on October 16, 2010, 19:34:22 pm
At the first pre-season game, he asked us where he had to go for games  :-\


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: PepesProdigy on October 16, 2010, 19:54:34 pm
im abit pissed off with the rubbish we have commentating on our games.
why was he doing it, awful.
theres persons out there that have probz been looking for a big break to get on radio and be a commantator.
it sure as hell wernt gunna be on there to talk about his knowledge of football.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Gen.Disorda on October 16, 2010, 20:00:19 pm
slowe could have went home at half time and left a recording saying

"If im honest this is really frustrating and annoying , I play with these players day in day out , week in week out and these arnt the same players"


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: supajama on October 17, 2010, 20:45:21 pm
Must be the most bizarre Cobblers signing ever. What a complete waste of a wage (no matter what he gets). Take him on trial and see what he can do, don't just give him a one year contract. Kin' stupid!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on October 17, 2010, 21:01:04 pm
BBC's newest Radio personality!  ....Tim meet NEW match summariser Alistair Slouch!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Bingers on October 17, 2010, 21:36:39 pm
Do you think he'd be prepared to give management a shot?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: SteveRiches on October 18, 2010, 03:19:29 am
Good idea - the Tesco management scheme.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on October 26, 2010, 20:50:10 pm
Just heard a half time interview with Mr Alistair Slowe, he doesn't sound all there..... ???


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Mistical on October 26, 2010, 20:51:47 pm
His parents were clearly conned out of a load of money for that "private education".


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on October 26, 2010, 20:52:56 pm
Maybe he is paying us for his contract...?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on October 26, 2010, 20:54:10 pm
Just heard a half time interview with Mr Alistair Slowe, he doesn't sound all there..... ???

No, its called being "well educated".  ;)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Power Football on October 26, 2010, 20:55:25 pm
Maybe he is paying us for his contract...?

I would imagine that is exactly what his Dad is doing...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on October 26, 2010, 20:57:00 pm
No, its called being "well educated".  ;)

I think I know the difference between "well educated" and someone who sounds as if he is "a sandwich short of a picnic" especialy when he is talking about football.  ;)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Grove on October 26, 2010, 21:00:50 pm
Sounded like Tim nice but dim


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on October 26, 2010, 21:02:12 pm
Sounded like Tim nice but dim

Its funny you mentioned that because...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on October 26, 2010, 21:05:41 pm
I think I know the difference between "well educated" and someone who sounds as if he is "a sandwich short of a picnic" especialy when he is talking about football.  ;)

Trust me he know's his stuff, he wouldnt of had the opportunity to play in the hotbed of Ghanaian third division football otherwise.  ;)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on October 27, 2010, 00:55:33 am
The more I see of him the more I wonder....why????
Even tonight, in the warm-up he seems to stick out like a sore thumb, cant lift his leg as high as the other players, doesnt twist his body like the others and so on! He looks lost!
Remember that bloke who snuck onto the pitch in full kit and got his photo taken with the Man United squad before a Champions League game??? Thats what Slowe reminds me of!! Dressed correctly but really doesnt look as though he should be there!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: RussNTFC on October 27, 2010, 01:01:24 am
The jury is still out on Slowe.

But surely could have played tonight at Ipswich when we were 3-1 down?!

Maybe he's that bad.  ;)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Insider on October 27, 2010, 01:26:51 am
Someone is obviously dropping a big hint on here tonight that Slowe's wages are indeed being paid by his parents (Harris too?).  I watched Slowe at half time trying to hit long passes from the touchline to the halfway line,.  It was an embarrassment to watch.  He therefore is to my mind the worst player ever to wear a Cobblers shirt.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on October 27, 2010, 03:28:32 am
Someone is obviously dropping a big hint on here tonight that Slowe's wages are indeed being paid by his parents (Harris too?).  I watched Slowe at half time trying to hit long passes from the touchline to the halfway line,.  It was an embarrassment to watch.  He therefore is to my mind the worst player ever to wear a Cobblers shirt.

...Remember, he hasn't actually worn the shirt yet!

I also saw slowe at half time, but did even one of harris' passes go straight to walker?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Razor on October 27, 2010, 04:19:33 am
My view of having Slowe in the squad has turned from one of amusement to one of anger.

If his dad is paying his wages, which would be very unsurprising in the circumstances, it makes a complete and utter mockery of our football club. Why is he here? What the hell are we playing at? We're supposed to be a professional sports team. It's a joke and it's not funny anymore.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: ntfc_dan on October 27, 2010, 10:19:53 am
I too over heard a convo last night stating that Harris and slowe's families are paying for them to be here. If so embarrassing Northampton town fc. I can only ask why !!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: sxcobbler on October 27, 2010, 11:44:30 am
I too over heard a convo last night stating that Harris and slowe's families are paying for them to be here. If so embarrassing Northampton town fc. I can only ask why !!

God help us if this is true....what level are we steadily sinking to???


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on October 27, 2010, 12:58:52 pm
More to the point what effect will it have on the "proper" players if this is going on?

Someone needs to ask Sammo outright what is going on with Slowe


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on October 27, 2010, 13:15:11 pm
Do you still get a fine if you don't/can't fill the bench?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on October 27, 2010, 13:17:04 pm
The biggest question this raises imo is...how much does it cost? I wouldn't mind a place in the squad.... ;)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on October 27, 2010, 13:34:52 pm
Do you still get a fine if you don't/can't fill the bench?

A fine???
Bournemouth must have had to pay a hell of a lot out last season if they gave out fines for failure to name 7 subs!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on October 27, 2010, 13:38:35 pm
A fine???
Bournemouth must have had to pay a hell of a lot out last season if they gave out fines for failure to name 7 subs!
Might have been one of the cups then, there was definately a situation a few years ago when you could have been fined if you didnt fill the bench


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: pattcobb on October 27, 2010, 20:29:41 pm
Heard the interview last night, Slowe sounds very apt - although apparently the boy is really bright, good look to the lad.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Power Football on October 27, 2010, 22:41:20 pm
If, as i strongly expect, Slowe's wages are being covered by some other agreement than this truely does mark a new low for the Club.

Is this what we have come to? Pimping out squad numbers?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Chamois on October 27, 2010, 22:51:27 pm
'good look to the lad'.
Was that meant to be 'luck' or are you suggesting that he's sexy?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on October 28, 2010, 00:09:44 am
Heard the interview last night, Slowe sounds very apt - although apparently the boy is really bright, good look to the lad.

Maybe academically 'bright' but not necessarily about playing the game of football?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: pattcobb on October 31, 2010, 19:08:23 pm
'good look to the lad'.
Was that meant to be 'luck' or are you suggesting that he's sexy?
A freudian slip maybe?


Title: Slowe
Post by: Gonzales on November 06, 2010, 18:09:12 pm
I must say that the Slowe situation is getting a bit ridiculous. 3-0 up against Forest Green and Sammo doesn't bring him or Konstantinou on. Has anyone seen him play in the reserves? Is he any good? Will we ever see him play?


Title: Re: Slowe
Post by: abington_cobbler on November 06, 2010, 18:10:53 pm
Is it just me or is a Slowe thread posted after every game he is an unused sub?


Title: Re: Slowe
Post by: Gonzales on November 06, 2010, 18:13:59 pm
That's probably true, but it's only because the vast majority (if not all) of the people on this site have no idea what he is doing at the club!


Title: Re: Slowe
Post by: abington_cobbler on November 06, 2010, 18:18:34 pm
I must admit I have been wondering what future (if any) he has at the club


Title: Re: Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on November 06, 2010, 18:36:03 pm
Sammo is reluctant to bring him on full stop, work the rest out for yourself, it's self explanatory.


Title: Re: Slowe
Post by: Luton Cobbler on November 06, 2010, 18:40:56 pm
How many threads do we need on this topic?


Title: Re: Slowe
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on November 06, 2010, 18:45:18 pm
im sure we only had one thread but that had like 9 pages...

btw

http://www.ntfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10425~2054977,00.html

See alot of other english clubs had some intrest in him!  :o


Title: Re: Slowe
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on November 06, 2010, 21:32:05 pm
He doesn't come on because he's **** I'm guessing.


Title: Re: Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on November 06, 2010, 23:07:25 pm
Everyone with half a brain knows the score with Slowe


Title: Re: Slowe
Post by: Gibbo on November 06, 2010, 23:31:09 pm
I have half a brain...... but......I've forgotten now


Title: Re: Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on November 07, 2010, 01:59:16 am
Ask his dad what he's doing at the club, or maybe Malcolm Crosby, or both of them.


Title: Re: Slowe
Post by: SteveRiches on November 07, 2010, 04:25:03 am
I don't see the point of having anyone on the bench if there's absolutely no scenario barring all-out nuclear war when they would possibly ever get on the pitch.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Power Football on November 07, 2010, 09:50:28 am
I don't see the point of having anyone on the bench if there's absolutely no scenario barring all-out nuclear war when they would possibly ever get on the pitch.

Maybe the club earns a little bonus from a (not so) mystery benefactor?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: SteveRiches on November 07, 2010, 10:28:31 am
I offered to pay my 9-year-old's bus fare if Sammo promised to stick him on the bench, but he said "No".


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: John on November 13, 2010, 14:15:41 pm
Looks like a complete scam. Check this out http://london-footballagency.com/.   Now under a new name and address. Funny thing is...all the staff's info such as Mick Beard has been replaced by new names and fake pictures, but with the same bio and info which suggests "Mick Beard" doesn't even exist, which also means A.Slowe was lying in the interview, as he mentioned Mick Beard. Check it out!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Gazpacho on November 13, 2010, 15:00:21 pm
Like the picture of their authorised agent "Lionel Garry"

http://london-footballagency.com/#/our-team/4544486364



Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: 4everdelayed on November 13, 2010, 15:07:12 pm
(http://www.inewscatcher.com/timages/1b895ab7649a74c25e6663260e57e0d2.jpg)

there he is, good ol' Lionel


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Erith_Cobbler on November 13, 2010, 15:08:08 pm
(http://www.inewscatcher.com/timages/1b895ab7649a74c25e6663260e57e0d2.jpg)

there he is, good ol' Lionel

Isn't that Leslie Neilson?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: 4everdelayed on November 13, 2010, 15:10:19 pm
Steve Martin  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Grove on November 13, 2010, 15:36:56 pm
 Type Steve Martin in google images, they must think folk are stupid ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: John on November 13, 2010, 16:51:07 pm
Can't actually believe this is going on!

Check out this interview: http://www.finalfitness.co.uk/issue/issue-6/419-alistair-slowe

Quote
Plus obviously you want a six pack and mine isn't too bad at the moment. That’s the only real
thing though is trying to get a good six pack. No I don't fake tan or anything like that.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on November 13, 2010, 18:01:26 pm
This Slowe thing is a good chance for abit of investigative reporting from local journos (where are you steve riches)

silence....


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: lambretta on November 13, 2010, 18:10:58 pm
"Since becoming a footballer, have you had plenty of Wannabe WAGS approach you?"

"I've not actually had that many to be honest but I've had a few though. It is always nice
when a good looking girl comes up to talk to you. I had a few really good looking girls who
seemed to like me at Liverpool actually. They were Liverpool fans and they all seemed to be
very nice and if the circumstances had been different and hadn't been that we were playing
Liverpool at the time and that I had to concentrate I would have spoken to them more to be
honest."


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: 4everdelayed on November 13, 2010, 18:11:57 pm
"Since becoming a footballer, have you had plenty of Wannabe WAGS approach you?"

"I've not actually had that many to be honest but I've had a few though. It is always nice
when a good looking girl comes up to talk to you. I had a few really good looking girls who
seemed to like me at Liverpool actually. They were Liverpool fans and they all seemed to be
very nice and if the circumstances had been different and hadn't been that we were playing
Liverpool at the time and that I had to concentrate I would have spoken to them more to be
honest."

It's like having Alan Partridge in the squad


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: BackOfTheNet on November 13, 2010, 18:38:22 pm
This whole thing is genius.  Do you think the Cobblers will end up featuring in some Joaquim Phoenix style spoof documentary at the end of the season?  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wrigleys on November 13, 2010, 21:57:40 pm
I think this has been mentioned before but ffs - today he spent at least 10 mins of the first half and all of the second half poncing up and down the touchline waving at the 8 year old girls from the pre match entertainment. His touch in the warm up was terrible as well.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on November 14, 2010, 01:55:17 am
I think we've just got to laugh about it  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: NTFC Nut on November 14, 2010, 02:16:45 am
Looks like a complete scam. Check this out http://london-footballagency.com/.   Now under a new name and address. Funny thing is...all the staff's info such as Mick Beard has been replaced by new names and fake pictures, but with the same bio and info which suggests "Mick Beard" doesn't even exist, which also means A.Slowe was lying in the interview, as he mentioned Mick Beard. Check it out!

What the **** is going on there? This all looks very dodgy, bit concerned we're now caught up in all of it having signed Slowe. Wasn't one of his parents on the original "team" of this agency?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: MikeNTFC on November 14, 2010, 02:22:58 am
Maybe Ive looked in all the wrong places, but there 'registered' address... I can't find any other proof of it...

But it seems they do share the address with http://www.londonfootball-academy.co.uk/#/about-us/4544977223


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: 4everdelayed on November 14, 2010, 02:33:45 am
What the f*** is going on there? This all looks very dodgy, bit concerned we're now caught up in all of it having signed Slowe. Wasn't one of his parents on the original "team" of this agency?

Now been replaced by Father of the Bride, apparently.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on November 14, 2010, 20:22:15 pm
The answer to all of this is at the beginning of this thread...the agency is owned by his Dad and Malcolm Crosby is named as one of just a few other clients. Alistair has only ever played where his family has lived - Cyprus and Ghana. I pointed this out at the beginning, but got slated for suggesting this might be some kind of a problem. That said, if his Dad and not the club is paying his wages, then I'm not sure it's that big a deal.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on November 14, 2010, 20:39:26 pm
I don't really care anymore to be honest, he is just a competition winner basically.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tyler on November 14, 2010, 21:00:34 pm
It's a joke


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: John on November 14, 2010, 21:20:02 pm
The answer to all of this is at the beginning of this thread...the agency is owned by his Dad and Malcolm Crosby is named as one of just a few other clients. Alistair has only ever played where his family has lived - Cyprus and Ghana. I pointed this out at the beginning, but got slated for suggesting this might be some kind of a problem. That said, if his Dad and not the club is paying his wages, then I'm not sure it's that big a deal.

The problem is the agency isn't really an agency. There is no licensed agent working for them. The names of the staff are fake. Ali Slowe mentioned one of those people (Beard) which means he also knows what's going on.

Quote
How does a bung work?
On very rare occasions an agent will give money to someone working for a football club for helping the deal take place.
This is against the rules of football.
An agent could give a bung to a manager for telling his chairman he wants to buy a player that agent works for.
The agent would pay the money because they would then get money themselves when the deal takes place.
An agent could also give a bung to a chief scout for recommending one of his players to a manager or club.
Bungs can be worth tens of thousands of pounds.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: HertsCobbler on November 14, 2010, 21:30:24 pm
Mick Beard does exist.  He was a scout for Millwall and Charlton.  Google him and he is namechecked on a number of former players.

Given here is an example of his scouting he should not be trusted!

http://reference.findtarget.com/search/Leon%20Constantine/


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: John on November 14, 2010, 21:45:20 pm
Mick Beard does exist.  He was a scout for Millwall and Charlton.  Google him and he is namechecked on a number of former players.

Given here is an example of his scouting he should not be trusted!

http://reference.findtarget.com/search/Leon%20Constantine/

Maybe he does then? Doesn't explain what's going on here tho http://london-footballagency.com/#/our-team/4544486364.  His name has been changed/replaced by "Colin Wayne". Still can't get over "Lionel Garry" haha


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: MikeNTFC on November 14, 2010, 23:30:28 pm
I know someone within the FA, going to ask about the 'Fa Licence' this organisation claims to have.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on November 15, 2010, 09:06:10 am
I wonder how he was introduced to the rest of the squad...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wazzacobbler on November 15, 2010, 11:13:26 am
I imagine it went something like this:

Ian Sampson: Guys, this is Alistair Slowe. He plays right midfield.
TEAM: Hi!
Alistair Slowe: Hello


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: bigcitylights on November 15, 2010, 13:42:32 pm
Did anyone see him doing an impression of a dog on the pitch at HT on Saturday?  Rodgers in particular thought it was hilarious.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on November 15, 2010, 13:49:19 pm
I missed that, sounds a hoot though  ;)

Found it mildly amusing the Vale subs having to come to the North Stand to ask for their ball back.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on November 15, 2010, 14:57:13 pm
I imagine it went something like this:

Ian Sampson: Guys, this is Alistair Slowe. He plays right midfield.
TEAM: Hi!
Alistair Slowe: Hello

Ok... I wonder what the other players said about Slowe after his first training session?

Maybe they complimented his impressive six pack  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Gonzales on November 15, 2010, 18:03:00 pm
Did the creators of that site not even have enough common sense to realise that we know who Steve Martin is, and that no-one in their right mind would mistake him for Lionel Garry, who might I add doesn't even exist.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: MK_Cobbler on November 15, 2010, 22:58:50 pm
What a weird site! On their 'books' they have a 16 year old keeper who currently plays for Cantonments FC and has scored 5 goals!  ::)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Ralap on November 15, 2010, 23:12:31 pm
Watching Slowe warm up in front of us on saturday was great entertainment. I don't think he is capable of straightening his legs.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on November 15, 2010, 23:29:25 pm
Will he ever play in the Football League?

What sort of reception will he get if he ever does come on?

Will he come on and be the best thing since sliced bread because Sammo has been protecting the future Ghana International?

Will he end up on Strictly showing off his fabulous warm up routines?

Will he suddenly appear on Rooneys Unbelievable Tekkers show with street ball skills to rival anyone?  (but can't play football to save his life)

Will he be transferred to a Championship side in the January window for some good money because their scout believes he can improve their warm up techniques? 

 :P ;)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Ralap on November 16, 2010, 01:06:08 am
Will he ever play in the Football League?

What sort of reception will he get if he ever does come on?

Will he come on and be the best thing since sliced bread because Sammo has been protecting the future Ghana International?

Will he end up on Strictly showing off his fabulous warm up routines?

Will he suddenly appear on Rooneys Unbelievable Tekkers show with street ball skills to rival anyone?  (but can't play football to save his life)

Will he be transferred to a Championship side in the January window for some good money because their scout believes he can improve their warm up techniques? 

 :P ;)


Do you have any more options?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Grove on November 16, 2010, 11:40:09 am
Hers a prime candidate for im a (not) celebrity up there with aggro whatsisname


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TK Cobbler on November 16, 2010, 22:47:46 pm
Heard he got a run in the first half against Kettering today at right midfield.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Razor on November 16, 2010, 22:57:17 pm
How many goals did he set up? Has Fabio been on the phone yet?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TK Cobbler on November 16, 2010, 23:02:51 pm
How many goals did he set up? Has Fabio been on the phone yet?

Can not be more than 1......

and probably not as he must have come off with an injury at half time!!!!

 :D :D :D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: John on November 25, 2010, 00:46:50 am
Seems the doughnuts have taken the site down...or are in the process of changing it. http://london-footballagency.com/

Any news on him yet? Has he been spotted warming up or playing?


Here's a list of young players without a club. http://www.givemefootball.com/pfa-transfer-list

Plenty of kids that must be better than Slowe.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Iest_ntfc on November 25, 2010, 16:35:22 pm
Jefferson Lake Said on his web chat today that he would investigate the Slowe rumours, so watch this space for a Chron exclusive  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on November 25, 2010, 20:12:34 pm
Jefferson Lake Said on his web chat today that he would investigate the Slowe rumours, so watch this space for a Chron exclusive  ;D
Must be a Slowe news day at Chron Towers  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on November 25, 2010, 20:15:36 pm
Alistair Slowe?  ??? Nope, never heard of him.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: SteveRiches on November 25, 2010, 22:09:47 pm
 Sammo was adamant at the open forum that although we'd taken a **** on a couple of players, (Slowe being one of them) they hadn't cost us a lot. He said Slowe has a lot of work to do, is not up to standard, and he can't see him playing. You can't get much closer to "No thanks" than that!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on November 25, 2010, 22:36:04 pm
Why not just **** him off on loan somewhere? See how he does, Brackley or something.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on November 25, 2010, 22:43:35 pm
Should of really been saying "no thanks" at the start though, instead of signing someone before so much as even setting eyes on them. Because if it's as easy as that, i would have turned up and signed too, the only difference being i would have already notched 15 goals, from midfield i might add.  :P


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on November 25, 2010, 22:44:17 pm
Sammo was adamant at the open forum that although we'd taken a **** on a couple of players, (Slowe being one of them) they hadn't cost us a lot. He said Slowe has a lot of work to do, is not up to standard, and he can't see him playing. You can't get much closer to "No thanks" than that!

I'm afraid that Sammo hasn't answered the rumours that have been posted on this board. Taking a "****" on him doesn't cut the mustard. If he did sign a player that is nowhere near standard unknowingly then he is a fu*king muppet


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on November 25, 2010, 22:44:42 pm
Should of really been saying "no thanks" at the start though, instead of signing someone before so much as even setting eyes on them. Because if it's as easy as that, i would have turned up and signed too, the only difference being i would have already notched 15 goals, from midfield i might add.  :P

29 goals from me, a right back.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: ArmchairCobbler81 on November 25, 2010, 22:48:19 pm
Sammo was adamant at the open forum that although we'd taken a **** on a couple of players, (Slowe being one of them) they hadn't cost us a lot. He said Slowe has a lot of work to do, is not up to standard, and he can't see him playing. You can't get much closer to "No thanks" than that!

I do love Sammos honesty but he does know how to alienate players doesn't he? Or is he a master psychologist looking to get a reaction out of Slowe?

Classic Sammo putdown!  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on November 25, 2010, 22:50:05 pm
Are you on another planet. Who cares if Slowe is alienated?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on November 25, 2010, 22:50:33 pm
29 goals from me, a right back.

 ;D (Show em' how its done!)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: ArmchairCobbler81 on November 25, 2010, 23:00:20 pm
Are you on another planet. Who cares if Slowe is alienated?

I'll excuse the pun for you!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: supajama on November 25, 2010, 23:30:51 pm
Sammo was adamant at the open forum that although we'd taken a **** on a couple of players, (Slowe being one of them) they hadn't cost us a lot. He said Slowe has a lot of work to do, is not up to standard, and he can't see him playing. You can't get much closer to "No thanks" than that!

So why give him a one year contract? There are park players with more potential!

Should have just got him in for a couple of weeks on trial, realised he's sh#te then just fcuked him off. How must the rest of the squad feel when they see him turning up for training everyday?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tiki-Taka on November 26, 2010, 01:13:56 am
If he doesn't cost anything then who cares ?

When you do shape work (which probably makes up 40% of training each week) you need at least 20 fit bodies - (11 v 11, defensive shape when down to 10 men, breaking down a 4-5-1, etc) It only takes a few injuries and Sammo then has to pull kids from the youth team training meaning Parrish has to run a session for just 7 or 8 lads which in itself would be pointless.

A keen, half competent footballer who costs nothing serves a purpose, even if it is simply to stand in at right back for the stiffs and have 1st team players build up their confidence by skinning you day in and day out or marking a post whilst the 1st team practice attacking set pieces


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on November 26, 2010, 05:55:12 am
If he doesn't cost anything then who cares ?

When you do shape work (which probably makes up 40% of training each week) you need at least 20 fit bodies - (11 v 11, defensive shape when down to 10 men, breaking down a 4-5-1, etc) It only takes a few injuries and Sammo then has to pull kids from the youth team training meaning Parrish has to run a session for just 7 or 8 lads which in itself would be pointless.

A keen, half competent footballer who costs nothing serves a purpose, even if it is simply to stand in at right back for the stiffs and have 1st team players build up their confidence by skinning you day in and day out or marking a post whilst the 1st team practice attacking set pieces


 ;D ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Grove on November 26, 2010, 07:05:42 am
Why not just f*** him off on loan somewhere? See how he does, Brackley or something.

Howdenbeath ?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on November 26, 2010, 08:51:17 am
Howdenbeath ?

We do need a lino...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: John on November 26, 2010, 18:57:50 pm
Quote
If he doesn't cost anything then who cares ?

When you do shape work (which probably makes up 40% of training each week) you need at least 20 fit bodies - (11 v 11, defensive shape when down to 10 men, breaking down a 4-5-1, etc) It only takes a few injuries and Sammo then has to pull kids from the youth team training meaning Parrish has to run a session for just 7 or 8 lads which in itself would be pointless.

A keen, half competent footballer who costs nothing serves a purpose, even if it is simply to stand in at right back for the stiffs and have 1st team players build up their confidence by skinning you day in and day out or marking a post whilst the 1st team practice attacking set pieces

There's hundreds of talented GOOD young players who have been released by Premier League clubs, and even more playing semi-pro . All would jump at the chance of playing for us, even on very low wages and would cost nothing in fees as they are free agents. There's good players in the Glenn Hoddle Academy, there everywhere, yet we have Slowe, who is a sunday league player at best.



Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: RussNTFC on November 27, 2010, 01:32:11 am
Jefferson Lake ask Sammo questions on Alistair Slowe?

Does he ask questions? Thought he just uses quotes from Radio Northampton interviews in his articles?!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: abington_cobbler on November 27, 2010, 09:11:55 am
Jefferson Lake ask Sammo questions on Alistair Slowe?

Does he ask questions? Thought he just uses quotes from Radio Northampton interviews in his articles?!

I have known him to publish stuff he read on here... The chairman Q & A on here being a prime example


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: JohnFrainInThe93rd on November 27, 2010, 19:53:40 pm
http://plixi.com/p/59032335
 ;D



Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: MK_Cobbler on November 27, 2010, 20:03:18 pm
http://plixi.com/p/59032335
 ;D


Ha ha classic


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: 4everdelayed on November 27, 2010, 20:04:41 pm
 ;D Leon Knight even chimes in


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: abington_cobbler on November 27, 2010, 21:30:21 pm
I hope Sammo brings him on as a late sub before the end of the season because the (ironic) cheers will go to his head  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on November 27, 2010, 21:42:57 pm
http://plixi.com/p/59032335
 ;D



Thats actually really harsh


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: RussNTFC on November 28, 2010, 00:35:11 am
I think Leon's wonderful pic and comment just sums up what we all ready know!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on November 28, 2010, 02:31:12 am
A mere photo of some banter aimed at Slowes rather large head shape of which he also happens to be smiling in, right?

Sorry, so what part of that are you getting confused by? Jeez!?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: bigcitylights on November 28, 2010, 08:26:05 am
You lot need to get a sense of humour, bloody hell.

Lambretta - why the need for the use of the word 'ebony?'


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on November 28, 2010, 19:42:38 pm
Slowe has to get a run out at some point, seriously i think the ground would erupt.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: sbedscobb on November 28, 2010, 19:49:47 pm
Slowe has to get a run out at some point, seriously i think the ground would erupt.

with laughter ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: MK_Cobbler on November 28, 2010, 20:06:18 pm
Maybe someone should strike up a chant to get him on the pitch on Saturday when were 0-2 down in the first 9 minutes...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on December 03, 2010, 12:49:08 pm
http://www.skysports.com/fanzone/blogs/story/0,24015,16895_6549294,00.html (http://www.skysports.com/fanzone/blogs/story/0,24015,16895_6549294,00.html)  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: bungle on December 03, 2010, 13:55:37 pm
Surely there must be someone on here who's seen Slowe play, either in training or in a 'reserve' match.

Just how bad is he?

Anyway, if - and at the moment it's a huge if - we are in a place of mid-table security come April, I'll definitely join in with a chant of 'we want Slowe!' The man has the potential to become a cult hero - like Efon Elad but without the talent.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: ArmchairCobbler81 on December 03, 2010, 16:02:54 pm
Poor sod. I bet he's the butt of all the jokes in the dressing room. Surely some of the squad read this forum?

I reckon they'll make him mascot at some point   ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: ArmchairCobbler81 on December 03, 2010, 16:04:18 pm
http://plixi.com/p/59032335
 ;D



Harsh but true!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TK Cobbler on December 03, 2010, 19:44:34 pm
The best friend of my neighbour's neighbour's son is in the youth team and he said they are compiling a Xmas DVD on the Slowe saga as part of their media studies. Could this be the best money spinner in the club's history.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: MikeNTFC on December 03, 2010, 19:48:51 pm
Will it be as good as 'Club for a fiver' about Leyton Orient. Best Football doc out there, John Sitton is a star.

Anyway, I remember someone on here saying Slowes ex-school friends said he was 'the least likely of people to play football' or something along those lines. But how can that be true if he was a youth teamer at Brighton?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: sbedscobb on December 03, 2010, 21:18:59 pm
The best friend of my neighbour's neighbour's son.
     It makes perfect sense but I had to read it several times :D
what makes no sense is Alister Slowe, no matter how many times I read it!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: abington_cobbler on December 03, 2010, 21:28:25 pm
     It makes perfect sense but I had to read it several times :D
what makes no sense is Alister Slowe, no matter how many times I read it!

;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wrigleys on December 04, 2010, 14:49:58 pm
Warming up in a suit and white socks today. Classy


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on December 05, 2010, 20:12:19 pm
That was really odd, and somehow just a bit sad and desperate. If you want to be taken seriously as a footballer...someone really should have had a quiet word.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: ArmchairCobbler81 on December 06, 2010, 11:32:51 am
Maybe Slowe is another cousin (albino) of George Weah?  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on December 06, 2010, 14:51:57 pm
Warming up in a suit and white socks today. Classy

What do you mean warming up in a suit?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on December 06, 2010, 17:31:44 pm
He was actually on the pitch in a suit (as in lounge, business...) -which was just slightly too tight and short in the leg, giving a good view of the white socks and apparently restricting his movement - and pointy, shiny shoes, from about 2.15pm onwards, just kicking a ball around with a couple of other kids. All a bit sad and a responsible adult should really have had a word.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on December 06, 2010, 18:06:57 pm
It's nothing personal on Alistair Slowe, at the end of the day if you was just nothing more than distinctly average at best, yet you were offered a contract at a professional club, you'd obviously bite their hands off and play the part too. The whole thing that gripes me is, it's the club that becomes the embarrassment, to fellow pro's/clubs it can only look somewhat amateurish compared to the rest of the playing staff who represent the club. I have to say i cringe alittle even when he's just named on the bench.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on December 06, 2010, 18:33:41 pm
He was actually on the pitch in a suit (as in lounge, business...) -which was just slightly too tight and short in the leg, giving a good view of the white socks and apparently restricting his movement - and pointy, shiny shoes, from about 2.15pm onwards, just kicking a ball around with a couple of other kids. All a bit sad and a responsible adult should really have had a word.

Oh yeah the old ankle basher and white sock combination  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: supajama on December 06, 2010, 18:41:16 pm
It's nothing personal on Alistair Slowe, at the end of the day if you was just nothing more than distinctly average at best, yet you were offered a contract at a professional club, you'd obviously bite their hands off and play the part too. The whole thing that gripes me is, it's the club that becomes the embarrassment, to fellow pro's/clubs it can only look somewhat amateurish compared to the rest of the playing staff who represent the club. I have to say i cringe alittle even when he's just named on the bench.

How can he even make the bench when Konstantanu and Death can't? It is becoming an unfunny joke. Why has he not been sent out on loan somewhere/anywhere? Bizarre!!!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: brickowski on December 06, 2010, 19:08:47 pm
minor point but konstantiou is on loan somewhere and death is a leftback - why would you have two leftbacks on the bench??

also slowe hasnt been on the bench himself for several weeks now


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Gen.Disorda on December 06, 2010, 19:35:08 pm
minor point but konstantiou is on loan somewhere and death is a leftback - why would you have two leftbacks on the bench??

also slowe hasnt been on the bench himself for several weeks now

where's konstantinou ?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barnabas on December 06, 2010, 19:57:29 pm
where's konstantinou ?

Istanbul isn't it, hmmm


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on December 06, 2010, 21:51:35 pm
Nah - that one's spelt with a 'C'! ;)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on December 06, 2010, 22:27:14 pm
Who wants to play where's ALi?  ;D

http://www.projects-abroad.co.uk/volunteer-projects/sports/football/ (http://www.projects-abroad.co.uk/volunteer-projects/sports/football/)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wrigleys on December 07, 2010, 00:25:10 am
He was actually on the pitch in a suit (as in lounge, business...) -which was just slightly too tight and short in the leg, giving a good view of the white socks and apparently restricting his movement - and pointy, shiny shoes, from about 2.15pm onwards, just kicking a ball around with a couple of other kids. All a bit sad and a responsible adult should really have had a word.

Glad you saw it too - you literally couldn't make it up!!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: sbedscobb on December 07, 2010, 19:50:07 pm
Alistair was spotted today in town, buying a claret coloured snood! could this mean imminent debut?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Power Football on December 07, 2010, 20:25:19 pm
Alistair was spotted today in town, buying a claret coloured snood! could this mean imminent debut?

Nah, just something to wear with his white socks and suit on Saturday...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on December 07, 2010, 21:35:39 pm
Perhaps he wanted a bandana and they didn't have one to fit.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: abington_cobbler on December 07, 2010, 23:15:18 pm
Perhaps he wanted a bandana and they didn't have one to fit.

 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on December 08, 2010, 13:45:54 pm
U U U F O!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Mark-JB on December 08, 2010, 14:54:14 pm
Three more posts and this thread makes the 300 mark.

Impressive for a player that has done more interviews than he's had seconds on the pitch.  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Zen Master on December 08, 2010, 15:07:27 pm
 
 Maybe he needs a Facebook group highlighting the enigma/global phenomena that he has become. He could star for the fans team or maybe someone could mix his interviews with some music and we could get him to no1 in the charts.

 I heard and I must stress that this is only an unfounded rumour that he is being lined up for Britains Got Talent / I'm a Celebrity / Dancing on Ice / Loose Women / back up for Bez in the Happy Mondays. I don't know if anyone else has heard this too?

 :afro

   


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on December 08, 2010, 15:10:26 pm
Three more posts and this thread makes the 300 mark.

Impressive for a player that has done more interviews than he's had seconds on the pitch.  ;D

Not difficult though..  ::)

300 up?  :P


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: tigers adie on December 10, 2010, 22:06:33 pm
http://www.chichester.co.uk/sport/football/slowe_by_name_but_chichester_footballer_is_quick_to_spread_the_gospel_1_1824050

picked up on twitter


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tyler on December 10, 2010, 22:12:40 pm
Did his Dad set that one up too? ::)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on December 11, 2010, 00:29:48 am
Wait so let me get this right, When feeling alittle nervous, he likes to start off by 'tackling gently' until he's fully warmed up... this guy is truly hilarious. He really does epitomise a non footballing person in every way possible.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Zen Master on December 11, 2010, 08:06:36 am
“My highlights had to be playing challenging matches, scoring breathtaking goals and celebrating in style with my team, players and the fans.”

 Priceless.
 Please Sammo play him. Even just for a few minutes and advertise it in advance. It would guarantee a full house without doubt.
 JFK, Luther King, Princess Di, Sep 11th. I remember where I was when all these things happened.

 Slowes debut? You could say you were there like one of the 10000 that was at the Chester City game when 942 turned up. 


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on December 11, 2010, 09:06:05 am
You almost have to go to every single game now just in case Slowe gets on the pitch at some point...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: bungle on December 11, 2010, 09:19:22 am
When feeling alittle nervous, he likes to start off by 'tackling gently' until he's fully warmed up...

Ok, that's it - the game is up. This has got to be some kind of wind up. Surely it's all going to turn out to be a Joaquin Phoenix style mockumentary...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: sbedscobb on December 11, 2010, 11:22:04 am
To be fair you'd need to play him up front as he's certaintly no defender, and 'only tackles properly when warmed up' rules him out of midfield (we have a few like that already) So we'll settle for 'breath taking goals' and he's own take on  'African style goal celebrations'
Bring it on!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on December 11, 2010, 13:03:06 pm
Sammo needs to either play him or put him out of his misery... ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Welly Cobb on December 11, 2010, 14:52:22 pm
I feel a bit sorry for him, because he's almost certainly the type of player who would google his own name on a regular basis.

I believe in you Slowe!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on December 11, 2010, 18:59:51 pm
Surely you have to achieve something before you start "giving back".

Maybe I should go and coach some Africans in order to give back for my Sunday League career


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: SteveRiches on December 11, 2010, 20:47:38 pm
We may as well play him as a striker, he can't be any worse than the loan strikers we have and it could deflect into goal off his backside when he falls over.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on December 11, 2010, 21:02:56 pm
He may have outstanding heading ability?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: abington_cobbler on December 11, 2010, 21:06:15 pm
I asked Leon about him on twitter and he basically said 'he tries hard bless him' he said that he has got 3 agents. I told him about the website and Steve Martins pic and he said 'lol'


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wrigleys on December 12, 2010, 16:34:46 pm
I feel a bit sorry for him, because he's almost certainly the type of player who would google his own name on a regular basis.

I believe in you Slowe!


You know, you're dead right there - and I bet he reads this thread word for word as well. He's either loving the attention or severely depressed.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on December 12, 2010, 20:38:15 pm
Certain he will be loving it, probably printed all the comments off and used it as wallpaper in his caravan.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on December 12, 2010, 21:21:05 pm
Nah, he's printing them all off to make a big paper hat....nearly half way there now!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on December 12, 2010, 21:34:49 pm
Certain he will be loving it, probably printed all the comments off and used it as wallpaper in his caravan.

I think I'd be absolutely loving it in his position but, if I'm wrong, just say the word if you're out there, Alistair, wherever and whoever you really are, and I'll stop and apologise unreservedly. You've got to laugh...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: BackOfTheNet on December 12, 2010, 23:46:10 pm
This whole thing is genius.  Do you think the Cobblers will end up featuring in some Joaquim Phoenix style spoof documentary at the end of the season?  ;D
Ok, that's it - the game is up. This has got to be some kind of wind up. Surely it's all going to turn out to be a Joaquin Phoenix style mockumentary...

Great minds think alike, Bungle!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on December 13, 2010, 06:43:43 am
For those, like me, who had never heard of Joachin:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joaquin_Phoenix   ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: bungle on December 13, 2010, 16:44:24 pm
Great minds think alike, Bungle!  ;D ;D ;D

 :o Oops! Anyway, great point - it must have stayed with me on a subliminal level all this time.

For those that don't know, Joaquin Phoenix, the respected Hollywood actor, made a mockumentary about his supposed reinvention as a dishevelled, utterly talentless hip hop artist. He appeared on the Letterman show and had most people taken in, thinking it was a genuine descent into lunacy. The resulting film, 'I'm Not There', reveals that it was a joke all along and confirms Phoenix as one of the greatest actors of his generation.

Will Slowe turn out to be playing a similar ruse?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: GomerPyle on December 15, 2010, 18:41:39 pm
I couldn't resist the temptation to add some information to the 'pot'.

Alistair's Daddy is probably not well know to you, but if you read this link you'll get the idea

http://blogs.ft.com/westminster/2010/01/with-friends-like-thislabour-business-chief-attacks-harman/

If he was re-organising a political party from an unlected post, then a football club should not pose a problem.

More controversially this story appeared in the Daily Mail. It is not directly relevant but indicates that he is a man who 'ploughs his own furrow'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1032629/Revealed-Brother-7-7-bomber-gets-free-gap-year-trip-****stan.html

I've been looking into something else and your forum came up on my radar and I couldn't resist adding to your thread.

I'll come back if I turn anything up of interest.

PS I hear Lord Mandelson has a devastating right foot.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Luton Cobbler on December 15, 2010, 18:54:53 pm
Could we not get an on-line Q&A session set up with our up and coming Z list celeb? Put an end or confirm all of the wonderful stories on this thread?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tyler on December 21, 2010, 20:51:13 pm
This has gone a bit quiet recently. Wonder what he's been given in the annual secret santa ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: alton on December 21, 2010, 22:14:26 pm
PS I hear Lord Mandelson has a devastating right foot.

I think Mandelson is more of a left footer.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on December 22, 2010, 00:50:07 am
Could we not get an on-line Q&A session set up with our up and coming Z list celeb? Put an end or confirm all of the wonderful stories on this thread?

No, the speculation will likely be much more interesting than the truth. What a shame it would be if he turned out just to be a really poor signing whose dad has a contact.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wrigleys on December 22, 2010, 12:03:53 pm
Come on come on we need to keep this thread going - anyone have any other Slowe facts / news / developments?  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: jodyboy on December 22, 2010, 12:22:47 pm
To all the crictics out there,
Firstly this guy is a fantastic person on and off the pitch, his footballing knowledge is the best i know of.
I believe he may make it as a pro footballer(not at the highest standard though) he isnt going to be a Cristanio Ronaldo, he will however go on to manage/coach top clubs in england.
He has an incredible amount of potential, and is psychologically very strong. I have experienced Slowe's teamtalks before, during and after matches. He has a unique way of making average players become very good players on the pitch. This is all to do with psychological boost, he is a extremely talented individual.
It wouldn't surprise me if he stays at Northampton for years to come, when Sammo resigns, Slowe will be apponited as Manager. He may even get tapped up before then by higher league clubs, i really hope not though. Slowe will bring back to back promotions for Northampton without fail. Personally i would love to see the Northants in championship or maybe prem one day, only one man can bring this, and thats Slowe.

This is not the last you will hear of Alistair Slowe. Mark my words he will manage top clubs, but will need his bits of luck on the way to making that dream.

Believe in this young man, he is special.



Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: clarkeysntfc on December 22, 2010, 12:26:15 pm
Absolutely priceless. ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on December 22, 2010, 12:27:24 pm
To all the crictics out there,
Firstly this guy is a fantastic person on and off the pitch, his footballing knowledge is the best i know of.
I believe he may make it as a pro footballer(not at the highest standard though) he isnt going to be a Cristanio Ronaldo, he will however go on to manage/coach top clubs in england.
He has an incredible amount of potential, and is psychologically very strong. I have experienced Slowe's teamtalks before, during and after matches. He has a unique way of making average players become very good players on the pitch. This is all to do with psychological boost, he is a extremely talented individual.
It wouldn't surprise me if he stays at Northampton for years to come, when Sammo resigns, Slowe will be apponited as Manager. He may even get tapped up before then by higher league clubs, i really hope not though. Slowe will bring back to back promotions for Northampton without fail. Personally i would love to see the Northants in championship or maybe prem one day, only one man can bring this, and thats Slowe.

This is not the last you will hear of Alistair Slowe. Mark my words he will manage top clubs, but will need his bits of luck on the way to making that dream.

Believe in this young man, he is special.



 ;D

Really hope that was posted by Alistair himself, going up in my estimation gradually!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: JohnFrainInThe93rd on December 22, 2010, 12:27:58 pm
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: betamax toploader on December 22, 2010, 12:56:03 pm
Has any one else got a bad mental image of what a Tim,nice but dim,team talk sounds like?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on December 22, 2010, 12:58:54 pm
I'm a big fan of his Alien Head, they should sell replicas in the club shop.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Enya_NTFC on December 22, 2010, 14:21:28 pm
To all the crictics out there,
Firstly this guy is a fantastic person on and off the pitch, his footballing knowledge is the best i know of.
I believe he may make it as a pro footballer(not at the highest standard though) he isnt going to be a Cristanio Ronaldo, he will however go on to manage/coach top clubs in england.
He has an incredible amount of potential, and is psychologically very strong. I have experienced Slowe's teamtalks before, during and after matches. He has a unique way of making average players become very good players on the pitch. This is all to do with psychological boost, he is a extremely talented individual.
It wouldn't surprise me if he stays at Northampton for years to come, when Sammo resigns, Slowe will be apponited as Manager. He may even get tapped up before then by higher league clubs, i really hope not though. Slowe will bring back to back promotions for Northampton without fail. Personally i would love to see the Northants in championship or maybe prem one day, only one man can bring this, and thats Slowe.

This is not the last you will hear of Alistair Slowe. Mark my words he will manage top clubs, but will need his bits of luck on the way to making that dream.

Believe in this young man, he is special.



It's Northampton not Northants  ::)

This made me LOL though, are you talking about the bloke who could not even find his way to the players entrance without asking someone?  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Sid on December 22, 2010, 14:48:37 pm
I don't care whether he's Pele or Nabil Abidallah. I just want to see him in action!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on December 22, 2010, 15:41:17 pm
It's Northampton not Northants  ::)

Yeah i think whoever wrote that, knows that... clearly on a wind up.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on December 22, 2010, 15:42:22 pm
I think Alistair Slowe is his own father, which is why he can claim to have such wisdom for his age, and look so old, and how he managed to sell himself into the club. It's the time of year for immaculate conception.

Either that, or he's Malcolm Crosby's long concealed love child.

Whatever, he's one of the best non-players we've ever had.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on December 22, 2010, 15:54:44 pm
I've got a mate who designs and prints tee shirts ect , is there a demand for some Alistair Slowe merchandising ?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on December 22, 2010, 16:10:08 pm
Yes, yes there is.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Ted on December 22, 2010, 17:35:30 pm
There is a young man called Slowe
Who's resumé  fails to glow
He hasn't yet played
But he's still getting paid
Why he's here we don't really know.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on December 22, 2010, 17:38:48 pm
There ya go, whack that on the back, his massive head on the front and job done for novelty t-shirts.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on December 22, 2010, 17:48:16 pm
If he's still here come June i'd be stunned.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: BackOfTheNet on December 22, 2010, 17:56:39 pm
There is a young man called Slowe
Who's resumé  fails to glow
He hasn't yet played
But he's still getting paid
Why he's here we don't really know.

Brilliant!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Wolvo on December 23, 2010, 01:31:34 am
Was at the train station earlier where I happened to bump into my Greek mate from uni. He was with some friends who were headed back to Cyrpus today and we started chatting away in the universal language of football, when one of the Cypriots asked me who I supported. I said Northampton, and he asked me if I knew the kid who was paying to play for them. Apparently even the Cypriots are aware of this great footballing prodigy which is Alistair Slowe!!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wrigleys on December 23, 2010, 08:20:07 am
There ya go, whack that on the back, his massive head on the front and job done for novelty t-shirts.

Please please please can someone do this? I will pay £35 for one


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on December 23, 2010, 09:45:04 am
Careful about the image rights - he could probably do with the cash to help him pay his own wages.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: ArmchairCobbler81 on December 23, 2010, 10:46:26 am
There is a young man called Slowe
Who's resumé  fails to glow
He hasn't yet played
But he's still getting paid
Why he's here we don't really know.
;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Mark-JB on December 23, 2010, 11:54:30 am
Please please please can someone do this? I will pay £35 for one

Get in touch with these guys:

http://www.cultzeros.co.uk/

They'll make one up for you  :)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: John on December 23, 2010, 13:42:36 pm
To all the crictics out there,
Firstly this guy is a fantastic person on and off the pitch, his footballing knowledge is the best i know of.
I believe he may make it as a pro footballer(not at the highest standard though) he isnt going to be a Cristanio Ronaldo, he will however go on to manage/coach top clubs in england.
He has an incredible amount of potential, and is psychologically very strong. I have experienced Slowe's teamtalks before, during and after matches. He has a unique way of making average players become very good players on the pitch. This is all to do with psychological boost, he is a extremely talented individual.
It wouldn't surprise me if he stays at Northampton for years to come, when Sammo resigns, Slowe will be apponited as Manager. He may even get tapped up before then by higher league clubs, i really hope not though. Slowe will bring back to back promotions for Northampton without fail. Personally i would love to see the Northants in championship or maybe prem one day, only one man can bring this, and thats Slowe.

This is not the last you will hear of Alistair Slowe. Mark my words he will manage top clubs, but will need his bits of luck on the way to making that dream.

Believe in this young man, he is special.




Hi Alistair (or his dad),

I suggest you do your coaching badges and stop wasting everyone's time. You (and your dad/agency) have already picked up a bad reputation amongst fans up and down the country, as well as current players and national journalists. I don't need to say any more, it's already been written before.

Maybe you can look for a job in a gym, where you can work on perfecting that six pack, because like you say "That's the most important thing really, trying to get a good six pack". Hopefully that six pack comes in handy sometime, because when you can't control a football, it certainly won't help you on the pitch.

Regards,

Clarence Seedorf


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on December 23, 2010, 13:46:44 pm

Regards,

Clarence Seedorf

Hi Clarence,

Big fan of yours,

Regards,

Carlton Palmer


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on December 23, 2010, 14:04:43 pm
Hi Big Bro Carlton, how's things? Patsy


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Mark-JB on December 23, 2010, 14:29:50 pm
Hi Big Bro Carlton, how's things? Patsy

It's like a proper family reunion

Cheers,

Robert Palmer (still addicted to love)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on December 23, 2010, 14:42:20 pm
Looking forward to seeing you all for the big Xmas get-together.

Arnold


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on December 23, 2010, 15:35:55 pm
I've just had an e-mail from Tara Palmer Tomkinson asking if she is allowed to the reunion?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Monkey on December 23, 2010, 15:46:45 pm
I heard Tyro is spending Christmas with Mrs Palmer and her five daughters.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on December 23, 2010, 15:50:14 pm
I've just had an e-mail from Tara Palmer Tomkinson asking if she is allowed to the reunion?

Ridiculous - her surname is Tomkinson! Some people...bloody upper class trash gatecrashers...she should respect that this is a family occasion!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on December 23, 2010, 15:53:52 pm
Ridiculous - her surname is Tomkinson! Some people...bloody upper class trash gatecrashers...she should respect that this is a family occasion!

I've informed her of this, says shes going to go hunting instead.

Latest recruit to the get together is Roger Palmer, ex Oldham Athletic player.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on December 23, 2010, 16:17:41 pm
Emersonlakeand said he'd try to make it too.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: John on December 23, 2010, 16:33:06 pm
Hello Englishmen,

Clarence here. I've just got off the phone with Ali Dia, he should be able to make it. Maybe we can seat him next to Slowe?

This can be like the programme I watch when I am in England, I think its called "Come Wine with me". If you have any requests for guests that I know, then please email my agent Giovanni on info@branchiniassociati.com. He will try and arrange for my friends to come along.

Merry Christmas,

Clarence

P.S I will be coming with my wife.

(http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Champions+Children+Clarence+Seedorf+Hold+First+_btogWibbqWl.jpg)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on December 23, 2010, 16:34:15 pm
I've heard your wife comes alone Clarence, waheeeyyyy!

You can tell its Christmas.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Mark-JB on December 23, 2010, 16:53:44 pm
Robert is pleased that Clarence and his wife are joining the festivities this year.

(http://www.virginmedia.com/images/robert-palmer-431x300.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on December 23, 2010, 16:59:53 pm
Here's a thought - should we all meet up in Palma this year?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tyro on December 23, 2010, 18:10:48 pm
Back in 2001 Tara Palmer Tomkinson was Lady of the Manor as she was living at Tyringham Hall & had decided to keep me there as Driver, Minder & general Handyman.

She even decided to try & get Tyringham Hall re-named Taraingham Hall but the locals put up a bit of a fight.

Sadly Tara's fella at the time didn't see eye to eye so I was let go & even tuned down a six figure dum from a national newspaper to spill the beans on various activities that would've made headlines but I sat on my hands as badmouthing clients in that game means you won't get another job in that line.

Many a day spent roaming 30 acres of land asking members of the media with there cameras to leave as they climbed out of trees, bushes & the like.

Happy days.  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: abington_cobbler on December 25, 2010, 18:01:28 pm
http://retwt.me/1QjaK


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: BackOfTheNet on December 26, 2010, 09:42:32 am
We'll all be eating our words when he forces his way into the England team. I don't know how Capello can justify not picking him at the moment, to be honest.  It's a travesty.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Gonzales on December 26, 2010, 18:03:22 pm
At this rate, Slowe will be the player/manager for both England and Northampton!

In all seriousness, some of the things that Slowe has come out with during his time here remind me of Stuart Baggs 'The brand'

In the words of Claude off of the Apprentice, I would say to Slowe, 'You're not a big fish, and you're not even a fish.'


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wrigleys on December 26, 2010, 20:44:09 pm
http://retwt.me/1QjaK

I know its Boxing Day and goodwill to all men and all that but this is all beginning to wind me up a bit


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: HertsCobbler on December 26, 2010, 20:56:19 pm
Or Lord Sugar "You are full of bull ****"


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on December 27, 2010, 11:40:01 am
I know its Boxing Day and goodwill to all men and all that but this is all beginning to wind me up a bit
It's like he's filming a spoof documentary. Whoever his PR man is they're pretty good, the boy does more interviews than David Cameron


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Zen Master on December 27, 2010, 11:54:45 am
The comments to his story on the skysports page make me realise that we are indeed blessed to have this young man here at Northampton. I have cut and pasted them for your pleasure.

Daniel Mensah says...

alistair is a courageous good player which i did not taught he can reach where he is now.it has tough jouney for him but becoz of determination he has able to make and i am happy for him. i am hoping by grace he shine than never before.it been great and suprise story i have ever heard.this chance should be given to alistair.

Posted 22:40 25th December 2010
Benjamin Tetteh says...

Alister Slowe from his story is a very hard working,determined and focused young man.His story is a very touching one.How he struggled to reach where he is today,because it is not mere luck but through hardwork.He has coached me once in Ghana during his stay and he has been a very vital part of my life through his advices and his encouraging word.I love and care for him very much and i always pray for him to make it to te premiership level,because the lord is with him.

Posted 22:36 25th December 2010
Laud Amenyo says...

I think his a great person and so far he is the story teller for the year.i can see his having a great experience in coaching too and i think he will be a great person in the next years to come.

Posted 22:32 25th December 2010
Bediko George says...

hiiiii suprise, suprise, suprise,i am so happy to see you,to ear about you in this chanel of sport.and i am sure that you will shine more than this and you are making us proud.may god bless you to go forward. good byeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Posted 22:21 25th December 2010
Emmanuel Larbi says...

i am a youth player of cantonment, an i am happy that they have interview one of our great player,an i am also happy that it has been the news of the week.Marry chrismas to sky sports and our player slowe thanks be to God all maithy

Posted 22:17 25th December 2010
Charles Ofori says...

ALISTAIR SLOWE IS A VERY GOOD PERSON ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COME WITH GIVING CAPITAL TO PEOPLE(MONEY)AND OTHER .AND GOD WILL BLESS HIM FOR THAT.SLOWE ALL THE BEST.MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR

Posted 22:10 25th December 2010
Michael Bradshaw says...

I have known Alistair for many years. He is a talented selfless player who has given so much to others, especially in Ghana. This is an excellent article and I am so pleased that Alistair is getting the recognition he deserves. He is working hard to achieve his long-term goals and I wish him every continued success at Northampton and in the future.

Posted 21:16 25th December 2010
Michael Bradshaw says...

I have known Alistair for many years. He is a talented selfless player who has given so much to others, especially in Ghana. This is an excellent article and I am so pleased that Alistair is getting the recognition he deserves. He is working hard to achieve his long-term goals and I wish him every continued success at Northampton and in the future.

Posted 21:14 25th December 2010


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tyler on December 27, 2010, 15:48:02 pm
Is this a **** wind up ???


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Zen Master on December 27, 2010, 16:54:21 pm
With great power comes great responsibility.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: John on December 27, 2010, 17:41:45 pm
All these interviews are being set up (£££££££) by his dad. It's obviously an attempt to fill up his wikipedia page and show he's a real player.

I've heard from 3 good sources today that national papers are currently working on bringing Slowe and his dad down. I just hope were not hit too hard!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: HertsCobbler on December 27, 2010, 18:24:36 pm
Why is such a legend of cantonments not listed as a former player??

http://www.ghana-football-academy.org/history/former-players/ (http://www.ghana-football-academy.org/history/former-players/)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: HertsCobbler on December 27, 2010, 18:27:44 pm
So who is going to play Slowe in the movie?? Would they want to pay us to use Sixfields as a backdrop?? Who would they cast to play local journo Jefferson Lake and media pundit Steve Riches?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: alton on December 27, 2010, 19:03:36 pm
Why is such a legend of cantonments not listed as a former player??

What's a cantonment?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Dr Feelgood on December 27, 2010, 19:36:30 pm
What's a cantonment?

A cantonment (pronounced /kænˈtɒnmənt/, /kænˈtoʊnmənt/, or UK: /kænˈtuːnmənt/) is a temporary or semi-permanent military quarters.[1] The word cantonment is derived from the French word canton meaning corner or district.[2] In Southern Asia, the term cantonment also describes permanent military stations.[1] Cantonments can be found in Bangladesh, India, ****stan, South Africa, Ghana, Sri Lanka and Nepal. In United States military parlance, a cantonment is an essentially permanent residential (i.e. barracks) section of a fort or other such military installation.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: 4everdelayed on December 27, 2010, 20:00:30 pm
It's like he's filming a spoof documentary. Whoever his PR man is they're pretty good, the boy does more interviews than David Cameron

Slowe: Football Learnings of Northampton for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Ghana


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Welly Cobb on December 28, 2010, 12:47:46 pm
I often equate 'fringes of the first team' with 'not even playing in pre-season games when we were playing our 16 year old youth teamers'.

He's too innocent to be Sturat Baggs. It's not aggressive denial and more just delusional. It's more like the early rounds of X-Factor than the Apprentice.

Saying that, I've still yet to see him play, or kick a ball further than Paul Rogers in warm-up.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: RussNTFC on December 30, 2010, 09:21:51 am
Slowe can work as hard as he likes, but it does not mean he is good enough to get into the first team and thats the whole point??!! 6 months at a club without a game tells its own story......must try harder!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Zen Master on December 30, 2010, 13:47:03 pm
I've emailed Cantonments asking for some information about Mr Slowe Junior and how he did whilst there. I asked about any match reports but have yet to receive a response. If I get one then I will share the love.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on December 30, 2010, 13:51:19 pm
Suspect you might get an e-mail back telling you that you have won a large cash sum and to send your bank details.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on December 30, 2010, 14:46:54 pm
But you just said he can work as hard as he likes but he's not good enough? Then you say he must try harder? I'm confused.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: John on December 30, 2010, 23:11:19 pm
I've emailed Cantonments asking for some information about Mr Slowe Junior and how he did whilst there. I asked about any match reports but have yet to receive a response. If I get one then I will share the love.

No point. The club was set-up by Slowe's dad via the projects abroad company. How the hell do you think Slowe played there? Your better off contacting http://www.projects-abroad.co.uk/ and try to get hold of Peter Slowe directly. Failing that add Ali Slowe on Facebook, or ex Reading youth team captain Harrison Bayley who plays for the same Cypriot team Slowe "played" for (He didn't).

http://www.glennhoddleacademy.com/harrison_bayley_signs_for_cypriot_club.html


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on December 31, 2010, 19:13:35 pm
I cannot believe that Sky Sports have felt fit to write such a gushing article about a player who has done absolutely nothing and whose back story has more holes than St Andrews golf course.

So he messed up a "trial" at Newcastle because of the ash cloud and then his calf muscle went and then every one of the Newcastle coaching staff were hit by lightening etc etc.



Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: 4everdelayed on December 31, 2010, 19:18:17 pm
sounds like Alessandro Zarelli.

http://www.nonleaguefootballhistory.co.uk/Alessandro-Zarelli.html


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tyler on December 31, 2010, 19:33:21 pm
His dad probably set that up aswell ::) Slowe is like some sort of male Paris Hilton the way he lives off his dad. Obviously Paris Hilton is slightly better to look at


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tiki-Taka on December 31, 2010, 19:35:51 pm
Perhaps it is the season of goodwill, or old age, that is making me go soft but is there really any harm being done here ??.......

Alistair Slowe really really really really really wants to be a footballer and has the self belief /delusion that he can make it.

Alistair Slowe's dad love his son and wants to do whatever makes him happy. He is fortunate enough to be minted and well contected in the media world so throws money and resource behind making his son happy. He manufactuers the Cobblers opportunity like he has others previously

The Cobblers are NOT losing out financially (and are possibly making money) from the arrangement and get an extra body to join in training. He will never play for the 1st team so no harm is being done if they play along.

Alistair is a happy chappy as he is living the dream (autographs at Anfield, the life of a pro-footballer, playing football everyday rather than grafting) and milking the PR opportunities. When this dream ends, daddy's money will find him another playing, coaching, media job (delete as appropriate depeding on how his ego deals rejection after rejection)

Mr Slowe Snr is happy as he is giving his kid the opportunity he wants and the PR all points back to his company / agency / wallet

Good luck to the kid. Plenty of things to make one unhappy in life so let's not deny him his fun whilst it lasts, it isn't at ours or the club's expense.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on December 31, 2010, 19:47:17 pm
It's £150 a week that the cobblers arn't seeing while his here!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: John on January 01, 2011, 00:56:44 am
Last time I checked we were a professional club. Pro clubs don't let any random person train with them, or SIGN A CONTRACT, without seeing him play first or getting the approval of the manager. Regardless of who they or their daddy are.

As has been previously said, there are plenty of more deserving players including out of contract pro's, young players released from higher division clubs, kids in the Glenn Hoddle Academy, and plenty of other TALENTED kids in college football academies.

We shouldn't deny him his fun? So it's OK to, as rumoured, break FA laws regarding illegal payments, lie and cheat your way through interviews and possibly put the club as risk of penalties from the FA.

Jesus, their must be a shortage of players around.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: NTFC Nut on January 01, 2011, 01:03:50 am
Last time I checked we were a professional club. Pro clubs don't let any random person train with them, or SIGN A CONTRACT, without seeing him play first or getting the approval of the manager. Regardless of who they or their daddy are.

As has been previously said, there are plenty of more deserving players including out of contract pro's, young players released from higher division clubs, kids in the Glenn Hoddle Academy, and plenty of other TALENTED kids in college football academies.

We shouldn't deny him his fun? So it's OK to, as rumoured, break FA laws regarding illegal payments, lie and cheat your way through interviews and possibly put the club as risk of penalties from the FA.

Jesus, their must be a shortage of players around.

Is there any proof he's done any of these things?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tyler on January 01, 2011, 01:13:12 am
Yeah, thats why he said 'as rumoured' so he's not said he's definitely done it ::)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: NTFC Nut on January 01, 2011, 01:27:06 am
Well if it's just pure conjecture he shouldn't be making accusations based on it then, should he?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tyler on January 01, 2011, 01:28:59 am
Well if it's just pure conjecture he shouldn't be making accusations based on it then, should he?

He's not making accusations! I think he's going along the lines of 'if the rumours are true, if hes done this, that and the other then why should we potentially go in the **** for some lads fun'

Dont read what isnt there!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wrigleys on January 01, 2011, 10:15:36 am
What happened to the Chron article looking into all of this?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: 4everdelayed on January 01, 2011, 10:38:15 am
it's like if Souness had kept Ali Dia on for the full season.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: John on January 01, 2011, 11:14:32 am
Well if it's just pure conjecture he shouldn't be making accusations based on it then, should he?

I think its fair to say we've seen this situation develop through time on this thread. Plenty of other posted have made comments like: The clubs benefiting financially etc. It may not be as direct as take £££ and sign Slowe, but if its take Slowe and I will pump some money into the club, that's still not allowed.

Regarding the lying in interviews accusation. Of course he has.

1. He said he played in Ghana after his dad had a business contact there. He actually was there as a volunteer through his dads company, and maybe played, and coached for his dads club Cantonments.

2. He said he met by chance a scout in Ghana called Mick Beard, who he didn't know before. Funny that Beard is listed on Slowe's dads agency, if that's what you can call it, as football consultant.

3. He didn't play one game in Cyprus. The level there is high. Harrison Bayley is the ex Reading youth team captain, and is playing there. It's not a level for amateurs.

4. Mick Beard is not a Newcastle scout, and seriously, did he really have a trial with Newcastle?

Quote
Had you not picked up an injury before going on trial there, do you think you could be a Newcastle player now?

Maybe. These things happen in football. It is true that I got an injury a few days before the trial. Especially on the first day, there were a lot of nerves and on top of that you have to play through the pain barrier – you try and clear it from your head but every time you do something it hurts, so you don’t want to push it too far because you’ve got a week there and you want to do your best. You don’t want to tell them you’re injured. I think I maybe could have been signed for Newcastle had I not had the injury but, like I said, these things happen in football. I’m quite happy at Northampton but I hope that in the future I will get another opportunity to play at Newcastle, to play in their first team at St James’ Park - but that’s for the future, hopefully.

Was it true that it took you four days to get to Newcastle because of the volcano going off in Iceland?

Yeah. We were meant to leave on the Thursday before the trial started and just fly all the way to Newcastle but, on the Sunday, it looked as though we weren’t going to be able to do that so we flew from Larnaca to Athens and then from Athens to Rome and then we drove all the way across Europe and then took the train from Lille to Newcastle where we arrived on the Thursday. On the second day we were driving for about twelve or thirteen hours.

In this interview, there was no mention in any previous questions about Newcastle; injuries, delays etc. Unless the "interviewer" had a very in depth knowledge about Slowe's life, this was obviously done themselves and sent onto the website.

You then have all the stuff with there other agency site, which has now been deleted. Remember Lionel Garry, the agent who didn't exist, with the picture of Steve Martin. Slowe's dads name was replaced by Christopher Banks etc etc.


Don't worry tho, all is not as bad as it seems. We've still got those 20 goals to come. Come on!

Quote
I won’t score 20 goals a season but I might set up 20 goals a season for you, if not more, so I would say I’m more of a creative player, really.



Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 01, 2011, 13:14:52 pm
And still taking up one of the vital seven places on the subs bench?  ::)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on January 01, 2011, 17:42:32 pm
You'd think that the Slowe affair would be a gd little investigative journalism gig for the likes of Jefferson Lake and Steve Riches but no they are both too busy writing about car boot sales etc


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on January 01, 2011, 19:04:13 pm
Its perhaps in their interests not to dig too deeply?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 01, 2011, 19:16:54 pm
The truth will be interesting, especially following Sammo's recent comment.  8)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tyler on January 01, 2011, 19:24:57 pm
The truth will be interesting, especially following Sammo's recent comment.  8)

What was that Deepcut? Im intruiged now!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 01, 2011, 19:37:44 pm
From a post by 'Power Football' reporting what was said at the last Trust Forum:

A few points as i remember them:

Slowe - He was signed on a recomendation and Sammo decided to take a chance on him because of the budget, however he is currently no where near first team standard yet and Sammo isn't sure that he ever will be...
Guinan - Has turned down 3 offers from Conference Clubs and he was picked at the start of the season ahead of Purcell because Tadgh wasn't cutting it in training or the pre-season games.

January - There WILL be players in in January, we are talking to someone at the moment where a fee may be involved.

Giles Coke - The case is ongoing and has the FA's support. It is taking a long time because potentially it could have a similar imact to the Bosman ruling with regards to players moving between countries.

Thornton/Jacobs - Sammo recognises that although they are talented footballers they aren't the battlers he feels he requires at the moment, he said he didn't think Thornton was reliable enough to play in a midfield 4.

Big changes are promised with regards to the match day experience and they are hoping to get permission to have a "Fan Park" behind the north stand serving a choice of food and drink.

Carling Cup - The money wasn't as much as expected but it will still be enough to give the manager an increased budget for next season.

Hope that helps..... I have one or two views on the AGM part which i'll post later when i have time....

 :afro

I was not there but no one has refuted that it was, or words to that effect, actually said.  ;)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: brickowski on January 01, 2011, 20:55:05 pm
I'm not sure I'd class November 25 as 'recent', to be honest.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 01, 2011, 20:56:24 pm
I'm not sure I'd class November 25 as 'recent', to be honest.

Relative to what?  ;)

Aside from that, he did say it?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: SteveRiches on January 01, 2011, 20:59:16 pm
I'd be delighted to report cast-iron allegations that can be backed up with undisputable facts. That way I could submit it for publication with no fear of a libel case should it be published. However, so far, my inbox cobblersteve@hotmail.com has remained ominously empty of any such evidence.

I can't submit tittle-tattle off an anonymously submitted website for publication, even though I have a good laugh reading about it here!

To those who allege that there was a tissue of lies about who did what etc. on a website somewhere that has now been taken down...can you produce a copy of it and make it stand up in a court of law? Your evidence would need to have irrefutable proof that certain people actually did post what was there in their name before it was removed, and was not actually put there by a malicious third party.

My inbox remains open as usual.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Marky109 on January 01, 2011, 22:00:46 pm

Quote
I'd be delighted to report cast-iron allegations that can be backed up with undisputable facts. That way I could submit it for publication with no fear of a libel case should it be published. However, so far, my inbox cobblersteve@hotmail.com has remained ominously empty of any such evidence.

I can't submit tittle-tattle off an anonymously submitted website for publication, even though I have a good laugh reading about it here!

To those who allege that there was a tissue of lies about who did what etc. on a website somewhere that has now been taken down...can you produce a copy of it and make it stand up in a court of law? Your evidence would need to have irrefutable proof that certain people actually did post what was there in their name before it was removed, and was not actually put there by a malicious third party.


Steve, I can assure you, 95% of the rumours posted are true, however I understand it is difficult for you to publish without concrete evidence. Unless you have access to people's bank accounts etc things are always difficult to prove.

How about if you try and find out if he was actually on trial at Newcastle? Or if he did play in Cyprus?

http://www.profootballagency.com/about-us/our-team/

Why don't you check to see if there "licensed" agent exists? Iain Wood? Doesn't seem to be listed by FIFA!

Also take note of Mick Beard's name, under football consultant. What a coincidence Slowe met him in Ghana and apparently didn't know him/of him previously. Bit odd considering he is the consultant for Slowe's agency.

How did the move to Cyprus come about?

Well, I met a Newcastle scout in Ghana called Mick Beard because he was over there scouting the African Cup of Nations. I’m a Newcastle fan and I went into this local hotel where they all know me and they said, “You’re not the only Newcastle fan here.” There was Mick and another scout called Norman – Norman went off somewhere to have a meal and Mick went to sit by the pool so I went and spoke to him about the club and the youth team and different things to do with Newcastle, like transfers and things like that. He agreed to come and watch the youth team and he was very impressed and he also came to see the senior team play a friendly match – I played in that and he was impressed with me and said that I had a lot of potential. He said he was moving to Cyprus and would I like him to get me a club there. So I went to Cyprus and the rest is history, really.



Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: brickowski on January 01, 2011, 22:04:46 pm
Who cares?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wazzacobbler on January 01, 2011, 22:09:28 pm
I do. It take my mind off of the rubbish result this afternoon


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tyler on January 01, 2011, 22:26:54 pm
I care. It seems like there's a nice story brewing out of it. Being some sort of budding Journo, i would do some investagitive stuff, but i dont have contacts, plus we're still s***e on the pitch ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: HertsCobbler on January 02, 2011, 10:45:41 am
Surely all we need to do is make contact with the Hotel End of that Cypriot club.  It would help if someone here is a Greek speaker (assuming it is in the Greek part (!).


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: cobblertone on January 02, 2011, 11:27:13 am
If he reads this site he must be knocking one off at the prospect of getting 20,000 views.

I am only posting this to see it published in an upcoming edition of TNOTW....really, does anyone care? He is probably paying us to wear the tracksuit and will be playing on Dally Park next season.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 02, 2011, 22:13:41 pm
Is it purely a merchandising plan, ala David Beckham?
How many shirts have we sold with his name on?  :P


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Bingers on January 02, 2011, 22:26:52 pm
Is it purely a merchandising plan, ala David Beckham?
How many shirts have we sold with his name on?  :P

Please don't publish this as FACT Steve, but I reckon sales of shirts with his name on might be slowe.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: SteveRiches on January 02, 2011, 23:43:09 pm
Please don't publish this as FACT Steve, but I reckon sales of shirts with his name on might be slowe.
This has got to the stage where, if we did sell shirts with his name on, they'd probably sell like hot cakes just to give us all a laugh!
The trouble is, I know nothing of the lad - he may be a sensitive little flower or a trumped-up useless git - and to be fair for that reason I can't make any comments about him as a person...I wouldn't know him if I fell over him in a well-lit street. Also, if his father really is paying money to try to give him a future of some sort in the game, then that's the role of a father, as long as it breaks no rules.
All I know is that Sammo was definite to the effect that the lad doesn't have what it takes and would not get into the first team, so I'd agree it is odd if he ever ends up on the bench unless on merit. I was there when Sammo said the words about him, I wrote the actual words down in last year's diary, which of course I now cannot find! It'll turn up, though.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wrigleys on January 02, 2011, 23:50:16 pm
Steve - nothing to do with Alistair Slowe - did you used to live on the Welford Road near the top of North Western Avenue?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: SteveRiches on January 02, 2011, 23:57:18 pm
Steve - nothing to do with Alistair Slowe - did you used to live on the Welford Road near the top of North Western Avenue?
Yes, 174 Welford Road. Why - did you see me flashing on Kingsthorpe rec?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wrigleys on January 03, 2011, 00:34:16 am
Yes, 174 Welford Road. Why - did you see me flashing on Kingsthorpe rec?

Not that I am aware of! I think I went to school with your daughter in the mid/late 80s - Kingsthorpe Middle School. I grew up on North Western Avenue. I'd say small world but I suppose its not unusual to meet other people from Northampton on a Northampton Town message board!  :)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Insider on January 03, 2011, 00:35:50 am
From a post by 'Power Football' reporting what was said at the last Trust Forum:

Thornton/Jacobs - Sammo recognises that although they are talented footballers they aren't the battlers he feels he requires at the moment, he said he didn't think Thornton was reliable enough to play in a midfield 4.


That's the first time I read that, and it's far more worrying than the Slowe comment.  If he doesn't think that Thornton can play in a midfield 4, where does he think he can play? He didn't get a run out yesterday and I am beginning to doubt that Sammo sees a future for him here.  Perhaps he'll only play him at home?  


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tyler on January 03, 2011, 00:44:10 am
He was struck down with flu, think he was just on the bench to make up the numbers


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 03, 2011, 00:45:53 am
He was struck down with flu, think he was just on the bench to make up the numbers

In preference to our Alistair?  Or did Ali have a bit of man flu as well?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Gonzales on January 03, 2011, 01:02:51 am
I don't know why I didn't notice this before, but the whole idea of Slowe being found by coincidence, by a scout from Newcastle, has been copied from a film!

The film in question, Goal!, is the story of Santiago, who is an amateur footballer who illegally crossed the Mexican border 10 years previously, plays for a local amateur side which comprises solely of local hispanics. He dreams of being a professional, but considers it unlikely due to his circumstances. Then one day he gets noticed by a scout, from Newcastle no less, who just happened to be in the area. He is then given a trial at Newcastle, and after being knocked back at first, he eventually wins a contract and gets into the first team.

Well, I doubt Slowe is an immigrant, and he certainly wasn't given a contract at Newcastle, but the general premise is the same. Also, in a similar manner to the way they didn't bother checking that the picture of Lionel Garry wasn't actually Steve Martin, they haven't bothered changing the club that he had a trial at.

Infact, can we even be certain that Slowe ever had a trial at Newcastle, or is this just another thing that has been made up?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Wolvo on January 03, 2011, 03:12:02 am
Amazingly he is still available to sponsor, player, home kit AND away kit. Unbelievable marketing opportunity for geeky kids with rich parents ...

Oh, and also found this:
"Like the film Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, Dr. Slowe now has his son Alistair caught up in the adventure, teaching kids football in Ghana, helping change their lives ..."

http://deletionpedia.dbatley.com/w/index.php?title=Peter_slowe_(deleted_03_Sep_2008_at_16:45)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Wolvo on January 03, 2011, 03:30:48 am
And I have just realised his Mum, Karen Slowe, is Human resource director of Projects Abroad ... Brilliant!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Bingers on January 03, 2011, 10:01:14 am
Well, I doubt Slowe is an immigrant,

Well, he was when he lived in Ghana.  And Cyprus.  I don't know, going there and taking opportunities away from good, honest, hard working local lads.  It shouldn't be allowed.  Send him back to where he came from. :P


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on January 03, 2011, 12:02:07 pm
And I have just realised his Mum, Karen Slowe, is Human resource director of Projects Abroad ... Brilliant!
It's almost interesting


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: WFCobbler on January 04, 2011, 14:56:06 pm
He trotted past me at about 12.20 yesterday into the ground on his own. Most players arrive in pairs or groups. As was holding a phone to left ear which he indicated so avoided buying a 50/50 ticket and having a chat!! He then walked out about 20 minutes later! Not sure if he went home?.



Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: supajama on January 04, 2011, 15:01:06 pm
Why don't the Club just release him now? He obviously won't be making an appearance this season.....

Complete waste of a squad number and an embarrassment to the Club.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tyler on January 04, 2011, 15:08:40 pm
Yeah went home. Suit and white socks intact


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: WFCobbler on January 04, 2011, 15:12:54 pm
Why don't the Club just release him now? He obviously won't be making an appearance this season.....

Complete waste of a squad number and an embarrassment to the Club.

Maybe we get paid?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: supajama on January 04, 2011, 15:42:02 pm
Maybe we get paid?

Even if we do, is it worth the embarrassment?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: WFCobbler on January 04, 2011, 15:57:29 pm
Even if we do, is it worth the embarrassment?
I'm not embarrased to take money which may pay some bills. I just think we're giving it too much air time, on those slow news days.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: threeinabed on January 04, 2011, 16:01:25 pm
I'm not embarrased to take money which may pay some bills. I just think we're giving it too much air time, on those slow news days.

the money is probably used to pay slowe his salary ?!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tiki-Taka on January 04, 2011, 17:39:13 pm
I sponsor a youth team player and a 1st team players kit. One I declare (via the Match Day Prrogramme) and one I don't.

If A. Slowe has a sponsor then legally there is little difference between the two scenarios.

Illegal payments in football involve an agent taking money out of the game or undisclosed payments between clubs. Neither of these apply so there is a lot of excitement over something that does not deserve it.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on January 04, 2011, 17:40:02 pm
We're now on page 22 of this thread - 434 posts - and we still all think there's a problem here, but we're not quite sure exactly what it is! Perhaps time for a club statement to clarify things?!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: 4everdelayed on January 04, 2011, 17:52:02 pm
Lots of people signing up and only posting in this one thread it seems.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wazzacobbler on January 04, 2011, 18:45:04 pm
Oh get over yourself man.

Where have the figures of £150 a week actually come from? Oh thats it, they were made up by someone on this thread as an example to aid their point on the situation.

In all honesty this is just a bit of fun. The thread that is. If you suddenlt want to start asking serious, legal questions about how the club is run then ask the people who can answer you


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Insider on January 04, 2011, 18:56:37 pm
Yes but the player you sponsor was already at the club. Surely you can't "sponsor" a player as a condition of that player being signed to the club?

Illegal payments also can involve putting money into a club/person on the condition that a player is signed?

Well if nothing has gone on/going on, then what the hell is actually going on?

We've signed a **** poor complete amateur on a one year deal, worth £150 a week, on the basis of a recommendation. If a trusted source said there is a young player from i.e Norwich City available, then you may take a punt, but to sign a player with no professional training/appearances without seeing him play is unheard of, which is why people are questioning Slowe's signing, because it is not normal. Even a semi-pro club would look at a player before signing him. Which is why I think there must be someone on the inside of the club that cannot be trusted.

Unheard of?  Graham Souness signed Ali Dia at Southampton on the basis of a false phone call alleging that he was George Weah's cousin.  I'm sure there have been others including Harry Redknapp and Man City who've fallen for video portfolios.  And following your argument, what's the difference between this and a club lending a player out on loan and paying all his wages in advance of a permanent move, as Man City are supposed to be doing with Craig Bellamy at Cardiff? 

There's a couple of players here who I wouldn't mind chipping in to play somewhere else!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on January 04, 2011, 18:57:21 pm
Bazzafc: You're going to have to register properly if you want your views to stay in future. Actually, that goes for whoever else I decide it does also.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wrigleys on January 09, 2011, 00:17:17 am
Had the pleasure of sitting next to Alistair and his lady friend for the first 20 mins of yesterdays match.

She was clearly very uninterested and couldn't really understand why he was claiming to be Northampton Town player yet he wasn't playing. He explained that "you can work really hard and not get into the team' and although "he had a really good training session" yesterday with some players suggesting "that i was easily the best in training" he couldn't understand why he wasn't in the team.

To be fair, he was trying to impress his bird, and who hasn't talked crap in order to do that. And I was, to be honest a little starstruck... :-*


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on January 09, 2011, 15:00:17 pm
She must like head that woman...his is massive


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: MikeNTFC on January 09, 2011, 15:03:27 pm
From twitter:

@LesRosbifs: @LeonMckenzie1 Hi Leon, is Alistair Slowe likely to make his Northampton debut any time this millennium? Interested in your opinion...«« You are more likely 2 start a game #jussayinglol


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on January 09, 2011, 18:06:45 pm
I've noticed in the programme that our hero , Mr Slowe , doesn't have a kit sponsor ,either for home or away kit. How about this ,if we can get 24 people off this board to chip in £5 , the Hotel end message board could be his kit sponsor and then do a draw from all the people who have contributed to do the "meet and greet"and have their photo took with Alistair.
   Of course you could buy more than one "share" thus increasing your chances of meeting Alistair and asking him all the questions that have been posted on here in person.
    Who's up for it  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wrigleys on January 09, 2011, 19:01:22 pm
I will chip in £20 but really don't want to meet him. PM me if needed but I reckon I might be one of the only takers....


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: NTFC Nut on January 09, 2011, 19:22:42 pm
I've noticed in the programme that our hero , Mr Slowe , doesn't have a kit sponsor ,either for home or away kit. How about this ,if we can get 24 people off this board to chip in £5 , the Hotel end message board could be his kit sponsor and then do a draw from all the people who have contributed to do the "meet and greet"and have their photo took with Alistair.
   Of course you could buy more than one "share" thus increasing your chances of meeting Alistair and asking him all the questions that have been posted on here in person.
    Who's up for it  ;D

I don't know about sponsoring Slowe, but I'd imagine a lot of people on here would be happy to chip in with a fiver over the summer and have this messageboard sponsor one of the first-team players next season. I know the Hereford forum sponsors a player each season and I think a few other clubs' messageboards do too. Would be a good way for this place to build up a more positive relationship with the club after all the libellous comments/threat of legal action we've seen over the past year.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tyler on January 09, 2011, 19:32:29 pm
I'd happily chip in £20 to meet Mr Slowe! But i think player sponsorship would be a good idea for next season, didnt we sponsor Crowe and Williamson before?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on January 09, 2011, 19:34:28 pm
I will chip in £20 but really don't want to meet him. PM me if needed but I reckon I might be one of the only takers....
  There's no getting out of it ,if you win you must meet him ! I'll also put in £10 so thats 6 of the 24 shares gone . "Come on let's be 'aving you" to quote a well known cook !


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on January 09, 2011, 19:36:23 pm
8 gone of the 24 now with Tylers £10. Come on you know it makes sense  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on January 09, 2011, 19:36:45 pm
I'm in.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tyler on January 09, 2011, 19:37:07 pm
8 gone of the 24 now with Tylers £10. Come o you know it makes sense  ;D

10! Im putting £20 in!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on January 09, 2011, 19:43:35 pm
So 11 gone assuming Dustcobb is in for a fiver


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on January 09, 2011, 19:47:33 pm
Put me in for £10 squire.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wrigleys on January 09, 2011, 19:52:30 pm
What actually happens to these contributions? I've considered sponsoring a player before, but I want it to go to the club....not the player. Am i being naive?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: brickowski on January 09, 2011, 19:55:43 pm
yes

try to control your excitement when you finally meet slowe, whoever wins


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: alton on January 09, 2011, 20:03:33 pm
What actually happens to these contributions? I've considered sponsoring a player before, but I want it to go to the club....not the player. Am i being naive?

That seems a bit mean to the player, but rest assured he doesn't get a penny.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: NTFC Nut on January 09, 2011, 20:07:17 pm
yes

try to control your excitement when you finally meet slowe, whoever wins

I've already met Slowe anyway, in the KFC opposite the west stand. It was before the Chesterfield game which was, of course, one week after Liverpool, and having heard the story about the kid giving him a programme and a pen at Anfield and then asking him to go and get other players to sign it, I felt sorry for Slowe to the point where I went and asked him- and Alex Konstantinou who was in there with him- for their autographs. He seemed a relatively normal guy when I was speaking to him so it's pretty strange reading all these Alan Patridge-esque interviews. I'm wondering whether there's actually more than one of him. ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: 1 for the team on January 10, 2011, 00:03:43 am
I AM IN ALSO JUST LET ME KNOW WERE TO SEND THE MONEY :)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on January 10, 2011, 12:55:21 pm
Well thats 13 in assuming 1 for the team is in for £5 , so we are over half way . C'mon folks lets get this done in the next couple of days ,then I can make the arrangements. The lucky winner not only gets to meet Alistair and have a photo with him  , you get a signed NTFC football and 2 x tickets to the game and 2 x players lounge passes , for the match when you have the presentation (usually a choice of 3 games). It's quite a good prize foe a £5 ****!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Ralap on January 10, 2011, 13:03:25 pm
Would the money be better used sponsoring a youth team player, you know, somebody who actually has a chance of playing or making even the slightest of impact at the club?

Surely his old man should be sponsoring him along with paying his wages.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on January 10, 2011, 13:08:07 pm
Would the money be better used sponsoring a youth team player, you know, somebody who actually has a chance of playing or making even the slightest of impact at the club?

Surely his old man should be sponsoring him along with paying his wages.
Ralph,the money just goes into the general pot to pay for every thing , like Ryan Jarvis' wages . So if we had raised this £120 a few weeks ago we could have kept Jarvis for another 2 weeks  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DrillingCobbler on January 10, 2011, 13:12:18 pm
Stick me down for one Sir, I will pay you on the 20th!

Cheers

Shane


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on January 10, 2011, 16:48:55 pm
Do you guys actually know what you're doing? Slowe is gonna dine out on this for years..."they were all clambering to sponser me"


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Ralap on January 10, 2011, 17:03:29 pm
I'd have thought a youth team player would have been a more deserving case. Couldn't Slowes Dad have sponsered him.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: bigcitylights on January 10, 2011, 17:08:43 pm
I'd have thought a youth team player would have been a more deserving case. Couldn't Slowes Dad have sponsered him.

Agreed.

I'd happily chip in to sponsor a youth teamer or even a deserving first teamer but Slowe? You're joking aren't you?

 ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Grove on January 10, 2011, 19:35:31 pm
Dont waste your money, buy some 50/50 tickets with the chance to get fat on mcDonalds, or shag a celebrity Cobblers fan (Ashley Ingram from the pop group Imagination or Jo Wiley) for 2nd prize


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: WFCobbler on January 10, 2011, 20:54:04 pm
Dont waste your money, buy some 50/50 tickets with the chance to get fat on mcDonalds, or shag a celebrity Cobblers fan (Ashley Ingram from the pop group Imagination or Jo Wiley) for 2nd prize

Ha ha - Thanks for free publicity on 50/50 but I do wonder why you bother posting on here? As you stated you've only been to one game in 12 months (v Lincoln on Monday I beleive) and prefer the test card, most odd.

ANYWAY ONTO THE TOPIC: I will put in a fiver for this worthy cause. So what if he dines out on this, its fun AND neccessary to help club funds. All goes into the same pot - money never goes to players so a YOUTH team player will benefit from whole event.

IMO whoever wins should NOT have just their name recorded in programme but written as "Hotel End Fans Forum" - sorry if this has been agreed already?

You will only get fat if you do not follow a carefully calorie-controlled diet.

Phil


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: WFCobbler on January 10, 2011, 20:55:49 pm
I'd have thought a youth team player would have been a more deserving case. Couldn't Slowes Dad have sponsered him.

Goes into same pot.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Ralap on January 10, 2011, 21:44:53 pm
Goes into same pot.


Do you know that for sure Phil because I don't think you are right. I was told by the youth set up people themselves that they are totally self funding and any player sponsorship is spent on the youth system. That is most definately not the same pot.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on January 10, 2011, 21:59:08 pm
Youth people have to find their own money is what I was told also. Then the player gets sold and it goes into the clubs pot.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wrigleys on January 10, 2011, 23:52:21 pm
Ha ha - Thanks for free publicity on 50/50 but I do wonder why you bother posting on here? As you stated you've only been to one game in 12 months (v Lincoln on Monday I beleive) and prefer the test card, most odd.

ANYWAY ONTO THE TOPIC: I will put in a fiver for this worthy cause. So what if he dines out on this, its fun AND neccessary to help club funds. All goes into the same pot - money never goes to players so a YOUTH team player will benefit from whole event.

IMO whoever wins should NOT have just their name recorded in programme but written as "Hotel End Fans Forum" - sorry if this has been agreed already?

You will only get fat if you do not follow a carefully calorie-controlled diet.

Phil

Agreed . We're just having a laugh.
I'll put in another tenner , thats £30 total from me...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on January 11, 2011, 13:51:42 pm
Come folks give me your f******g money (Using his Bob Geldof voice)
  We have sold 17 shares so just 7 left now , we should be able to get this done this week

 


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on January 11, 2011, 13:53:47 pm
  For all of you who would rather help the youth team , it just so happens that i'm running a race night on friday 28th January at Earls Barton WMC , where ALLthe money raised goes to the youth set up at NTFC.
    There are races up for sponsorship (£25) for that you get acknowledgment on the NTFC Trust page, the Trust page in the programme and also on the night PLUS 2 x West Stand tickets for NTFC v Crewe Alex , which is the next home match after the race night.
     Or you could have a race sheet and sell the horses to your friends & work mates , the horses sell at £1 (winer gets £5), £2 (Wins £10) or £5 (wins £25). Or you could buy yourself a horse which i'll be selling in the Tavern and Carlsberg Bar before the Oxford game . Or you could come over to Earls Barton WMC on the evening , its a good night and the beers cheap , including some real ales
      As I said all the money from this goes to the youth set up and we usually get Sean Parrish and a few of the lads over to the event


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: ArmchairCobbler81 on January 11, 2011, 13:53:51 pm
Come folks give me your f******g money (Using his Bob Geldof voice)
  We have sold 17 shares so just 7 left now , we should be able to get this done this week

 

Go on then. Give me the details of how you want paying!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on January 12, 2011, 22:05:44 pm
Come folks ,we need to sell another 6 shares then we can do the draw. All the money goes to NTFC and the prizes is , actually , quite good


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Iest_ntfc on January 13, 2011, 14:38:49 pm

Just posted on twitter by Mckenzie

Alista slow did another lap around the track 2day he's really trying hard #lol http://plixi.com/p/69693144


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on January 13, 2011, 22:24:56 pm
(http://fanboyz.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/megamind-wallpaper-2b.jpg)

Alistair Slowe AKA Megamind  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on January 13, 2011, 22:29:08 pm
Just posted on twitter by Mckenzie

Alista slow did another lap around the track 2day he's really trying hard #lol http://plixi.com/p/69693144


...Yeah but was he fast or was he slowe? ..Ok ok i'll stop!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on January 13, 2011, 22:29:25 pm
(http://www.megamind.com/media/downloads/wallpapers/MM_wp1_1280.jpg)

It's big for a reason...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Insider on January 14, 2011, 00:27:08 am
Come folks give me your f******g money (Using his Bob Geldof voice)
  We have sold 17 shares so just 7 left now , we should be able to get this done this week

 
Roger, count me in for a tenner, I'll divi up in the Stags on Saturday night.  Just one question: what is the sponsor name going to be?  Can we collectively sponsor him as "Nobby Nomates"? or "Walter Mitty" or "Jack O'Nory" ?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: ArmchairCobbler81 on January 14, 2011, 10:21:36 am
Come on. Who's added Ali Slowe to the cult cobblers heroes section of Wikipedia?  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 14, 2011, 10:39:26 am
Come on. Who's added Ali Slowe to the cult cobblers heroes section of Wikipedia?  ;D

Spelling mistake?  :P


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: ArmchairCobbler81 on January 14, 2011, 13:26:33 pm
Spelling mistake?  :P

Bugger me, and that's supposed to be my strong point!  :-[


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on January 14, 2011, 17:06:42 pm
(http://www.sport.co.uk/public/images_features/Alistair%20-%20Northampton.jpg)

Megamind

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Alistair Slowe


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on January 14, 2011, 17:36:51 pm
Roger, count me in for a tenner, I'll divi up in the Stags on Saturday night.  Just one question: what is the sponsor name going to be?  Can we collectively sponsor him as "Nobby Nomates"? or "Walter Mitty" or "Jack O'Nory" ?
Cheers Kevin, I don't think i'll be back from Gillingham in time to see you but i'll see you next week.

       We only need another 4 shares to be sold and we are there , so come lets be 'avin' you  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on January 14, 2011, 19:59:55 pm
We are now back to needing 6 more , Tyler miscalculated ! this is the guy who adds up the MOM votes  ::) ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Enya_NTFC on January 14, 2011, 20:07:13 pm
I would, but Ive already had the pleasure of meeting Mr Slowe.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Power Football on January 16, 2011, 10:12:17 am
I'm surprised he wasn't on the bench yesterday despite our injury crisis....

Perhaps he's injured aswell?  :-X


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Gazpacho on January 16, 2011, 19:14:49 pm
Surely there is no coincidence that Slowe (who is the son of a rich and powerful man) inexplicably turns up in our squad and then when the next transfer window opens we have cash to spend for the first time in years?

Lets make sure we are not going to bite the hand that feeds us.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Luton Cobbler on January 16, 2011, 19:26:21 pm
Surely there is no coincidence that Slowe (who is the son of a rich and powerful man) inexplicably turns up in our squad and then when the next transfer window opens we have cash to spend for the first time in years?

Lets make sure we are not going to bite the hand that feeds us.

I think we'll find out, if the club announces they are in negotiations to extend his contract


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on January 16, 2011, 19:32:35 pm
I think we'll find out, if the club announces they are in negotiations to extend his contract

Haha can you imgaine if he signs a new 3 year deal!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tyler on January 16, 2011, 19:36:14 pm
Haha can you imgaine if he signs a new 3 year deal!

On the basis that 'we feel we can develop him into a good player and the length of this deal allows that'?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: GillysM8 on January 16, 2011, 19:43:01 pm
(http://www.sport.co.uk/public/images_features/Alistair%20-%20Northampton.jpg)

Megamind

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Alistair Slowe


Great stuff!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: alton on January 16, 2011, 19:51:59 pm
Surely there is no coincidence that Slowe (who is the son of a rich and powerful man) inexplicably turns up in our squad and then when the next transfer window opens we have cash to spend for the first time in years?

Lets make sure we are not going to bite the hand that feeds us.

I think you're right. Instead of employing scouts to watch boring games looking for talent, let them just go through the pages of OK and Heat. There's bound to be rich people and celebs with kids looking for clubs. It ain't going to be long before Brooklyn Beckham will be wanting to play, we don't want to miss out yet again.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Power Football on January 16, 2011, 19:53:29 pm
Surely there is no coincidence that Slowe (who is the son of a rich and powerful man) inexplicably turns up in our squad and then when the next transfer window opens we have cash to spend for the first time in years?

Lets make sure we are not going to bite the hand that feeds us.

Does anyone know if Alistair has a brother? Perhaps we could sign him aswell!!!!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: NTFC Nut on January 16, 2011, 21:11:51 pm
I think you're right. Instead of employing scouts to watch boring games looking for talent, let them just go through the pages of OK and Heat. There's bound to be rich people and celebs with kids looking for clubs. It ain't going to be long before Brooklyn Beckham will be wanting to play, we don't want to miss out yet again.

In all seriousness, I suspect at least one of Beckham's kids will go on to be a professional footballer. They've been surrounded by football all their lives and they'll be getting plenty of encouragement from their dad, who has the contact and reputation to get them into a club/ get top coaches to train them. You've just got to look at the likes of Kasper Schmeichel, Bojan Krkic and Frank Lampard to see what I mean.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on January 16, 2011, 21:20:26 pm
Surely there is no coincidence that Slowe (who is the son of a rich and powerful man) inexplicably turns up in our squad and then when the next transfer window opens we have cash to spend for the first time in years?

Lets make sure we are not going to bite the hand that feeds us.
Surely his dad would be really pleased if his favourite son had a kit sponsor and , therefore , give us more money to spend , allegedly !!

          We still need to sell 6 more shares at £5 before we can be Alistairs kit sponsor  so come on lets get it done ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: abington_cobbler on January 16, 2011, 21:28:56 pm
Surely his dad would be really pleased if his favourite son had a kit sponsor and , therefore , give us more money to spend , allegedly !!

          We still need to sell 6 more shares at £5 before we can be Alistairs kit sponsor  so come on lets get it done ;D

Go on then, I'm in!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Power Football on January 16, 2011, 21:47:40 pm
Surely his dad would be really pleased if his favourite son had a kit sponsor and , therefore , give us more money to spend , allegedly !!

          We still need to sell 6 more shares at £5 before we can be Alistairs kit sponsor  so come on lets get it done ;D

Ok, count me in aswell.....


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on January 16, 2011, 23:15:29 pm
ONLY 4 MORE NEEDED ,COME ON YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE





and saves me doing this every day  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Iest_ntfc on January 17, 2011, 08:19:10 am
I'll put £10 in towards it

Can i can send you the money via paypal?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Gazpacho on January 17, 2011, 10:02:38 am
if i can pay from a distance (paypal?) i'll give a fiver as well


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on January 17, 2011, 20:09:46 pm
OK guys , with Iest_NTFC and Gazpacho taking us up to 23 ,Auntie said he will put a fiver in if we beat Oxford ,if we don't i'll put it in so its either me or him for the last share and                   WE ARE THERE  ;D
For collecting the cash ,I will be around on saturday in the Tavern and later in the Carlsberg bar (I'll be selling horses for the race night). I know quite a few of you but if you don't know me ask Dennis ,on the door of the Carlsberg bar , and he will point me out.I'll be in there from about 2.10.
     For those of you out of town , I do have a paypal account ,but i've got problems that need sorting before it's usable again , hopefully sorted in the next day or two.
      When i've collected the cash i'll allocate each share a raffle ticket (1 - 24) put the names against each ticket and then draw it. If possible i'll do that saturday evening in the Stag at Earls Barton where Insider and others will be present to make sure its done properly.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on January 17, 2011, 22:11:55 pm
God help you when you meet him. He'll know its a massive wind up. If he headbutts you you'll be a goner with his bonce


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Mark-JB on January 19, 2011, 15:15:18 pm
Dunno if anyone's already posted this but according to the ever reliable 'Transfermarkt.co.uk' Mr Slowe's transfer value is £66,000.

I think we should cash in!!!

http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/alistair-slowe/profil/spieler_157225.html


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Monkey on January 19, 2011, 15:41:18 pm
Dunno if anyone's already posted this but according to the ever reliable 'Transfermarkt.co.uk' Mr Slowe's transfer value is £66,000.

I think we should cash in!!!

http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/alistair-slowe/profil/spieler_157225.html

Looking at the rest of the squads values, we should cash in on the whole team (apart from Jacobs who is undervalued!!)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Mark-JB on January 19, 2011, 15:44:15 pm
With Marcus Hall and Leon McKenzie we're sat on a GOLDMINE!!!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tom on January 19, 2011, 16:59:50 pm
With Marcus Hall and Leon McKenzie we're sat on a GOLDMINE!!!

From that list we should sell the entire squad, near on £3million. Bet we still wouldnt be able to get anyone to join us though.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: dave on January 20, 2011, 18:33:26 pm
From twitter....

ClarenceDragon Clarence The Dragon
Going back to 6fields and been told C-Drag can finger anyone he likes now Harrard is in the bag! If only C-Drag had fingered Slowe's mum...


 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Iest_ntfc on January 20, 2011, 22:32:05 pm
Dunno if anyone's already posted this but according to the ever reliable 'Transfermarkt.co.uk' Mr Slowe's transfer value is £66,000.

I think we should cash in!!!

http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/alistair-slowe/profil/spieler_157225.html

Are you sure it's not £66  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: RussNTFC on January 20, 2011, 23:31:47 pm
Surely 66p!  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Lanky Cobbler on January 20, 2011, 23:38:23 pm
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Power Football on March 10, 2011, 15:49:09 pm
Contract Terminated....

The end of a very sad chapter...

http://www.ntfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10425~2312875,00.html


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Erith_Cobbler on March 10, 2011, 15:52:59 pm
Thank **** for that. Can we lock this thread now please?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Mark-JB on March 10, 2011, 15:53:10 pm
Contract Terminated....

The end of a very sad chapter...

http://www.ntfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10425~2312875,00.html

I'd say bizarre rather than sad.

I wonder if we'll ever know what really went on there.

Watching him knock the ball up with Paul Walker on the pitch at half time on Saturday I was struggling to get my head around how bad he was.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on March 10, 2011, 15:58:05 pm
Really sorry to see him go, thought he was a star in the making.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on March 10, 2011, 16:00:17 pm
I'd say bizarre rather than sad.

I wonder if we'll ever know what really went on there.

Watching him knock the ball up with Paul Walker on the pitch at half time on Saturday I was struggling to get my head around how bad he was.

I'll second that! Perhaps some programme will appear on ITV2 in a couple of years time, a fly-on-the-wall documentary on how someone managed to convince a professional football club that he was a footballer, and managed to keep up the pretence for months before finally being rumbled!!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: memyhead on March 10, 2011, 16:01:34 pm
The end to a very bizarre saga. To think he was on the bench that night at Anfield too..... :o


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on March 10, 2011, 16:04:22 pm
Is that report on the official site the shortest ever , not quite 4 lines!
          Its depressing times at NTFC at the moment , first a true legend that is Sammo leaves and then a true leg end that is Slowe leaves , where is it going to end ?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: abington_cobbler on March 10, 2011, 16:05:54 pm
Can I have my shirt sponsorship money back now ???  ::)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: EastNpton on March 10, 2011, 16:05:58 pm
They actually sat Slowe down and put a contract in front of him without wondering if he could play football? Most embarrasing signing in the history of the club undoubtedly


Title: Alister slowe
Post by: defender on March 10, 2011, 16:10:54 pm
I have just seen the official site STOWE'S CONTRACT TEMINATED!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on March 10, 2011, 16:14:05 pm
Can I have my shirt sponsorship money back now ???  ::)
   At least Alistair leaves knowing that the fans , on this message board , liked him so much we desided to sponsor him. Bit like GJ reading that we wanted him as manager  :)


Title: Re: Alister slowe
Post by: abington_cobbler on March 10, 2011, 16:14:15 pm
I have just seen the official site STOWE'S CONTRACT TEMINATED!

So where will the players train if Stowes contract has been terminated ???  :D


Title: Re: Alister slowe
Post by: defender on March 10, 2011, 16:14:56 pm
Sorry same thing!


Title: Re: Alister slowe
Post by: Marvo on March 10, 2011, 16:18:53 pm
Sorry same thing!

Sure is.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: New Dawn Fades on March 10, 2011, 16:19:54 pm
They actually sat Slowe down and put a contract in front of him without wondering if he could play football? Most embarrasing signing in the history of the club undoubtedly
That is the saddest thing about the whole saga.Thought it was funny at first,then as time went on it became more and more embarrasing.goodbye Mr Slowe


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Marvo on March 10, 2011, 16:25:47 pm
Wasn't this akin to the team (can't remember who it was) a few seasons back who allowed a supporter to be signed on and come on in injury time as a prize in a competition?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: cricketside on March 10, 2011, 16:26:41 pm
Anybody who could persuade silly buggers to write 27 pages about him must have got something right.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: memyhead on March 10, 2011, 16:27:44 pm
Don't worry Ali. Sammo will make you his first new signing  ;)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Trotty on March 10, 2011, 16:34:12 pm
Officially the worst player ever to be signed by the club.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: NTFC Nut on March 10, 2011, 16:44:28 pm
Officially the worst player ever to be signed by the club.

We never saw him play, how can you say that? He'll be playing for Real Madrid in 12 months' time, I'm telling you now! ;)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on March 10, 2011, 16:45:38 pm
Does that mean that we were actually paying him?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: sbedscobb on March 10, 2011, 16:51:06 pm
Makes his CV more plausable, good luck to the lad.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Monty on March 10, 2011, 16:51:15 pm
Is that report on the official site the shortest ever , not quite 4 lines!
That does speak volumes. Where is the 'We'd like to thank Alistair for all his efforts whilst riding the pine and for keeping some of our real footballers company whilst warming up, and we wish him well for the future' spin?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: clarkeysntfc on March 10, 2011, 16:51:37 pm
So bad that we even named 6 subs instead of 7 when he was available on Tuesday night.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: NTFC Nut on March 10, 2011, 16:54:38 pm
Do we still have a Classics section on this messageboard? If so, this thread has to be a candidate.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: sxcobbler on March 10, 2011, 16:55:06 pm
The end of a bad joke....back to reality at last !


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: bigcitylights on March 10, 2011, 16:57:54 pm
Gary Johnson probably took one look at him and thought "what the **** is that?"

Good decision and sorry Alistair, but good riddance. This is a football club, not a charity case.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: STEVIEG on March 10, 2011, 17:02:08 pm
another sign that johnson aint guna take no sh*t and will sort the club out!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: NTFC Nut on March 10, 2011, 17:02:12 pm
Gary Johnson probably took one look at him and thought "what the f*** is that?"

Do you mean took a look at him playing football and thought "what the **** is that?", or simply took a look at Alistair himself and thought "what the **** is that"? Your post is a tad unclear... :P


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on March 10, 2011, 17:02:17 pm
I think it's fair to say, we now have a REAL manager on board. Didn't take too much for GJ to figure something we already knew.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Mark-JB on March 10, 2011, 17:03:03 pm
Officially the worst player ever to be signed by the club.

Worse than Phil O'Donnell???

Worse than Andy Turner???

Worse than Steve Haslam???

Worse than Richard Skelly???

You are probably correct, and don't those names put that statement into some kind of perspective.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tyler on March 10, 2011, 17:04:04 pm
Gutted.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on March 10, 2011, 17:05:25 pm
In fairness this decision makes me love GJ more and i just want to kiss his bald head. :-* GJ for Mayor!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TbananaG on March 10, 2011, 17:06:29 pm
It's brought a bit of nonsense to a sensible end...but nonsense can be fun sometimes!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Adam-NTFC on March 10, 2011, 17:07:17 pm
Goodbye to a true great.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: abington_cobbler on March 10, 2011, 17:10:30 pm
Did wrigleys get a signed shirt when he met Slowe after being drawn out of hat for the shirt sponsorship? Put it on ebay when he hits the big time!  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on March 10, 2011, 17:10:56 pm
I'm gutted too, Sammo never did get back to me on the email i sent ....i asked him if i could sign too... i said i'd be no trouble.  :-\


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: The Hask on March 10, 2011, 17:30:07 pm
Maybe GJ should be asked at the forum what his thought were on the player and then look for any facial expression


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheBigPicture on March 10, 2011, 17:37:54 pm
GJ should be asked about his bruv's availability too, he's definitely got an eye for a player. Get him in!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Zen Master on March 10, 2011, 18:03:27 pm
 
 The end of the possibilty of a Slowe Death combination. Gutted.
 I'm sure it will be reported in a very positive manner by his PR people.

 Haslam was so bad that he continues to play in a division higher than us!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Macc Cobbler on March 10, 2011, 18:23:14 pm
In fairness this decision makes me love GJ more and i just want to kiss his bald head. :-*

Probably wouldn't go that far  :) ............ but it is a very positive step and sends out the right message !


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Insider on March 10, 2011, 18:27:33 pm
More to the point, what does this sorry episode say about Ian Sampson and Malcolm Crosby?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: cobblersareus on March 10, 2011, 18:36:18 pm
This is turning into a Slowe go area now. I can't believe we've released him  :o :o :o :o :'( :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Trotty on March 10, 2011, 18:43:36 pm
I hear he may be being lined up for a move to Razzle Dazzle.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Shoemaker on March 10, 2011, 19:01:48 pm
Thanks for all the good times alistair.
The warm ups before matches.
The celebrations at the end of the Liverpool match.
The guest punditry slot on radio Northampton.
Never has a player done less and been idolised more.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: jayntfc on March 10, 2011, 19:05:10 pm
don't forget the white suit


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: BackOfTheNet on March 10, 2011, 19:12:12 pm
My own personal favourite was the whole thing about being given an autograph pad at Anfield and then being sent off to get proper players autographs.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Enya_NTFC on March 10, 2011, 19:31:09 pm
I cried for 5 hours when I heard this news  :( :'(


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: jayntfc on March 10, 2011, 19:40:52 pm
The end of an era.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: ArmchairCobbler81 on March 10, 2011, 20:11:52 pm
Considering the piece on the official webste, looked like the club saw him as a bit of an embarrassment. Still, a bit off not to offer him their best wishes for the future. Good luck Alistair, from what I've heard you're a decent bloke.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: ArmchairCobbler81 on March 10, 2011, 20:15:51 pm
   At least Alistair leaves knowing that the fans , on this message board , liked him so much we desided to sponsor him. Bit like GJ reading that we wanted him as manager  :)

Good point Roger, you've just reminded me that you owe me a fiver. I gave you a tenner and apparently you didn't have any change  ;)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DrillingCobbler on March 10, 2011, 20:34:50 pm
Worse than Phil O'Donnell???

Worse than Andy Turner???

Worse than Steve Haslam???

Worse than Richard Skelly???

You are probably correct, and don't those names put that statement into some kind of perspective.

CHRIS O'Donnell!!!

Come on mate, how can you forget! I would pay a fortune to buy a DVD showing that infamous 45 minutes at home to Bristol Rovers!!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Mark-JB on March 10, 2011, 20:36:56 pm
CHRIS O'Donnell!!!

Come on mate, how can you forget! I would pay a fortune to buy a DVD showing that infamous 45 minutes at home to Bristol Rovers!!

 :-[

Was writing it at work!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: memyhead on March 10, 2011, 20:42:17 pm
Considering the piece on the official webste, looked like the club saw him as a bit of an embarrassment. Still, a bit off not to offer him their best wishes for the future. Good luck Alistair, from what I've heard you're a decent bloke.

We have all been asking ever since he signed, why did we sign him? when we had no intention of ever playing him.....

It has taken GJ a mere few days to realise what a joke signing he is and has acted accordingly by releasing him ASAP.


Title: Re: Alister slowe
Post by: Dr Feelgood on March 10, 2011, 20:49:17 pm
I have just seen the official site STOWE'S CONTRACT TEMINATED!
;D what a muppet Stowe hahahaha


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: ArmchairCobbler81 on March 10, 2011, 20:53:01 pm
The end of an era.

Shouldn't that be the end of an error  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on March 10, 2011, 21:33:25 pm
I miss Slowe already.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: SeanODonovan on March 10, 2011, 21:42:04 pm
Good luck in the future Alistair ! But I have to say he did fit perfectly into that Billy Bragg lyric .....
he.. "didn't make the first team, he just made the first team laugh"


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Fred_NTFC on March 10, 2011, 21:47:46 pm
An embarassing chapter in the club's history, but is anyone else just a wee bit disappointed we won't get the chance to see his 5 minute run-out in the final game of the season? Would have got a standing ovation I'm sure.

It was pretty funny hearing how many cringes there were around the Club after he gave an interview to Radio N'pton. They made sure he wouldn't be giving any more, put it that way.

Regardless, it's good to see that Johnson aint messing around.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: BackOfTheNet on March 10, 2011, 22:03:21 pm
An embarassing chapter in the club's history, but is anyone else just a wee bit disappointed we won't get the chance to see his 5 minute run-out in the final game of the season? Would have got a standing ovation I'm sure.

It was pretty funny hearing how many cringes there were around the Club after he gave an interview to Radio N'pton. They made sure he wouldn't be giving any more, put it that way.

Regardless, it's good to see that Johnson aint messing around.

Was that a story from the forum tonight? Could you spill the beans for those of us who couldn't make it...?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Fred_NTFC on March 10, 2011, 22:06:42 pm
Nah sorry, that was just something I experienced.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: towcestercobbler on March 10, 2011, 22:14:25 pm
did anyone see him at half time at Shrewsbury kick the ball straight into the back of courtney herberts head?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Fred_NTFC on March 10, 2011, 22:17:39 pm
Maybe it will knock some football sense into him.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: DustCobb on March 10, 2011, 22:25:25 pm
I think Courtney prefers to mess around at the local 5 a side leagues than concentrate on being a pro footballer.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wazzacobbler on March 10, 2011, 23:03:03 pm
Did Slowe get mentioned by anyone at the forum tonight? I want/need the goss!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: The Hask on March 10, 2011, 23:09:09 pm
Did Slowe get mentioned by anyone at the forum tonight? I want/need the goss!

Maybe if Sammo gets the Grimsby job  - There will be a place for Slowe there >:D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on March 10, 2011, 23:47:09 pm
Good point Roger, you've just reminded me that you owe me a fiver. I gave you a tenner and apparently you didn't have any change  ;)
Come and see me on saturday , I might have some change  :)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: ArmchairCobbler81 on March 10, 2011, 23:59:15 pm
Come and see me on saturday , I might have some change  :)

No worries mate, get yourself a beer and pie at the new Sixfields Pub for your efforts  ;)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: GillysM8 on March 11, 2011, 06:47:14 am
Slowe youre a true legend that gives us all hope of being a pro footballer, Had to watch "When saturday comes" last night in Allisters memory  ;)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wrigleys on March 11, 2011, 09:47:45 am
Did wrigleys get a signed shirt when he met Slowe after being drawn out of hat for the shirt sponsorship? Put it on ebay when he hits the big time!  ;D

Alas no - got a signed football though, any offers?

I'm amazed that the club and the BBC managed to find two different pictures of him actually playing football, although in the BBC picture he looks a little surprised to be playing to say the least....  :-\

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/n/northampton_town/9421486.stm

Still, he will always have a special place in my heart....


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: cricketside on March 11, 2011, 10:22:23 am
Should this not be moved to the non-Cobblers, non-other sport section?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: cobblertone on March 11, 2011, 19:02:12 pm
Des O'Connor, the most famous Cobbler never to pull on the shirt. Slowe, the most infamous. Unlucky son, Jim couldn't quite fix it for you. 


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: jayntfc on March 11, 2011, 19:36:25 pm
didn't David Icke play for us once upon a time?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Cobblerslegend on March 12, 2011, 20:36:29 pm
get him back in now ;D


Title: Alistair Slowe's home shirt
Post by: Tyler on March 15, 2011, 17:35:49 pm
Who wants to start the bidding ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe's home shirt
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on March 15, 2011, 17:37:48 pm
http://www.ntfc.co.uk/page/BidForOfficialItems/0,,10425,00.html

Love it how even the club find it funny  :afro ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe's home shirt
Post by: Enya_NTFC on March 15, 2011, 17:50:53 pm
Started it at £20 as well  ???

Yet Guinans from last season is 99p LOL.



Title: Re: Alistair Slowe's home shirt
Post by: BackOfTheNet on March 15, 2011, 20:10:07 pm
I just saw the headline on the OS and said "well, at least you know it's never been worn".  Then I read the article; they even describe it as unworn!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe's home shirt
Post by: GillysM8 on March 15, 2011, 22:13:57 pm
I might have a sneaky bid lol


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe's home shirt
Post by: towcestercobbler on March 16, 2011, 00:14:45 am
is any1 going to bid because I acctually might  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe's home shirt
Post by: Tom on March 16, 2011, 01:06:10 am
I'm avin that - I'll have the last laugh when he signs for real madrid next week, you'll see...it's gonna happen

WAIT.....WAIT WAIT WAIT, Alistair/Alistairs dad, i know you're reading this and i kow you're already typing away but...Just before you put the press release out, I was joking....Sorry :(....Real ARE NOT interested in signing Alistair Slowe


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe's home shirt
Post by: dustoncobb on March 16, 2011, 02:57:47 am
I take it reading this that the headline on the site has changed since it first went up?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe's home shirt
Post by: fwalden on March 23, 2011, 13:12:30 pm
Went for £31! Who bought this?  Cant wait to see who he signs for next... My guess is that he'll be turning out for Amagents FC in Botswana League Division 2 later this year!!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe's home shirt
Post by: sxcobbler on March 23, 2011, 15:12:09 pm
Went for £31! Who bought this?  Cant wait to see who he signs for next... My guess is that he'll be turning out for Amagents FC in Botswana League Division 2 later this year!!

His Dad.


Title: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Bog Paper on July 04, 2011, 10:04:47 am
The legend lives on.

http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/Yeovil-Town-set-bring-new-signings/story-12877286-detail/story.html



Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wazzacobbler on July 04, 2011, 10:13:30 am
Poor Yeovil. Their fans are going to be so disappointed.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Cobblerslegend on July 04, 2011, 10:37:07 am
Haha couldn't get into a league two team but gets a contract in league one I wonder how much his dad offered them lol


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Erith_Cobbler on July 04, 2011, 10:40:20 am
I have just re-read the majority of the Alistair Slowe thread (30 odd pages) and it is possibily the most bizarre thing to happen to the club in my time. To think 12 months ago we were signing Slowe, now we're signing Arron Davies et al.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Monkey on July 04, 2011, 10:43:49 am
I thought Leon was winding me up when he told me this back on the last home game of the season, especially as it was so long ago and nothing had been announced. All his dad needed to do was to send Yeovil a tweet recommending him. Hope he gets his break in to the first team which he was so close to getting at Cobblers until he fell out with the management... or so he says ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: cobbler56 on July 04, 2011, 10:44:47 am
Anybody know how much Arron Davies' dad paid?  :P ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: D-DayDan on July 04, 2011, 11:06:57 am
Surely a wind up


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: SteveRiches on July 05, 2011, 12:25:33 pm
Sammo said in a public meeting that Slowe wasn't good enough, that he didn't rate him, and he'd never get into our side while he was manager...so if that's true, the person who did the "deal" is almost certainly still at the club. The worst part of it all is that Slowe still had a place on the bench from time to time - what was all that about?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: memyhead on July 05, 2011, 12:39:57 pm
Sammo said in a public meeting that Slowe wasn't good enough, that he didn't rate him, and he'd never get into our side while he was manager...so if that's true, the person who did the "deal" is almost certainly still at the club. The worst part of it all is that Slowe still had a place on the bench from time to time - what was all that about?

Sammo should have had the balls to say something, instead of letting him sign on. GJ resolved the farcical issue as soon as he took over.

And to think we beat Liverpool, even with him on the bench that night!  :o


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Iest_ntfc on July 06, 2011, 11:01:46 am
Sammo said in a public meeting that Slowe wasn't good enough, that he didn't rate him, and he'd never get into our side while he was manager...so if that's true, the person who did the "deal" is almost certainly still at the club. The worst part of it all is that Slowe still had a place on the bench from time to time - what was all that about?

I think the guilty party in all this is Malcom Crosby, as he had links to his dad. He was only ever on the bench to make up the numbers


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Razor on July 06, 2011, 12:53:23 pm
Does someone want to link a copy of this thread to Yeovil's supporters? Just so they know what they're in for like...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: memyhead on July 06, 2011, 12:54:57 pm
Does someone want to link a copy of this thread to Yeovil's supporters? Just so they know what they're in for like...

NO! Let them discover the enigma for themselves  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: alton on July 06, 2011, 13:36:26 pm
I think the guilty party in all this is Malcom Crosby, as he had links to his dad. He was only ever on the bench to make up the numbers

He's not guilty - you need to look to the south coast for the answer to this one.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on July 06, 2011, 19:23:49 pm
it was a gray time for the club


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Wolvo on July 06, 2011, 19:29:43 pm
it was a gray time for the club

Now Gray brought in some terrible players, but not as bad as Slowe ...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on July 07, 2011, 19:20:49 pm
I was just suggesting what Alton may have been suggesting. Gray lives or did live in Southampton


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: sbedscobb on July 08, 2011, 18:29:48 pm
Just a thought, had Jacobs Osman and Thornton got injured at Anfield would Sammo expose Mr Slowe to the Kop or just play the No 2 goalkeeper in midfield?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: IwishIwasafly on July 08, 2011, 19:26:44 pm
Sammo would have got his own boots out surely  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tom on July 09, 2011, 02:27:51 am
He ACTUALLY played in a game of football.

http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/sport/9126723.Dorchester_Town_4__Yeovil_Town_XI_1__A_game_for_the_trialists/


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Erith_Cobbler on July 09, 2011, 09:06:53 am
He ACTUALLY played in a game of football.

http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/sport/9126723.Dorchester_Town_4__Yeovil_Town_XI_1__A_game_for_the_trialists/

Didn't even get on the pitch. This if from the Yeovil OS:

"At half time, Yeovil made seven changes withdrawing Baines, Mark Jones, Maher, O'Brien, Blizzard, Edgar and Moore. Sent on in their place were George Wilson, Alex Constantine, Shane Williams, Rhys Kelleher, Kiernan Hughes-Mason, Lewis Perkins and Rhys Baggridge."


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Erith_Cobbler on July 09, 2011, 09:10:35 am
Incredibly he hasn't been released though! Again from the Yeovil OS:

"However Dorchester scored a fourth goal immediately to confirm the victory and after the game, manager Terry Skiverton released eight of the squad. They are Imran Baines, Remy Gordon, Steffan Jones, Declan Gallacher, Mark Jones, George Wilson, Shane Williams and goalscorer Rhys Kelleher."


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Russells Salad on July 09, 2011, 13:47:00 pm
Hello cobblers. Sadly I couldn't make it to Dorchester for the friendly on Wednesday night, but I am INFORMED that Alistair did indeed play.

I think you can guess at what the reviews of his PERFORMANCE have been like. We will of course look after Alistair here at the Huish Soccerball Arena (TM). Just make sure that in turn you look after my Johnson.



Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: bigcitylights on July 09, 2011, 13:49:38 pm
I don't think you'll see much more of him to be honest mate.

 ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Erith_Cobbler on July 13, 2011, 10:52:49 am
Despite not featuring in Yeovil's friendly against Dorchester, or being one of the eight trialists released last week, Alistair Slowe failed to even make the bench in the Glover's most recent friendly against Inverness.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on July 14, 2011, 00:06:02 am
Despite not featuring in Yeovil's friendly against Dorchester, or being one of the eight trialists released last week, Alistair Slowe failed to even make the bench in the Glover's most recent friendly against Inverness.

So they haven't employed him as their carpenter then?  :P


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Erith_Cobbler on July 14, 2011, 15:43:12 pm
4 more trialists have been released by Yeovil...Slowe is again not among them. Hanging in there!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Erith_Cobbler on July 18, 2011, 13:41:03 pm
On the bench for the friendly with truro...once again didnt get on the pitch.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Mark-JB on July 19, 2011, 15:51:59 pm
Amazing what you can achieve when your Dad is sponsoring you to be at the club and paying your wages isn't it?

Allegedly...  ;)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: sbedscobb on July 20, 2011, 17:37:22 pm
Amazing what you can achieve when your Dad is sponsoring you to be at the club and paying your wages isn't it?

Allegedly...  ;)
He's there on merit, and has a film crew showing interest!  GO ALI :afro


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Rufus T. Firefly on July 20, 2011, 18:48:38 pm
He's there on merit, and has a film crew showing interest!  GO ALI :afro

Ahh I love a good joke but for me Ali Slowe is becoming like Michael Mcintyre, incredibly dull and tedious.

Can someone put him out of his misery and point out he is shit at football??


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on July 20, 2011, 19:04:02 pm
You could always just, you know, let it go


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Rufus T. Firefly on July 20, 2011, 21:04:47 pm
Yeah, why not.

Might have been harsh comparing him to Mcintyre, no one else on the planet is quite as irritating as him.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: sbedscobb on July 21, 2011, 19:33:32 pm
The only rational reason for Slowe's serial bench warming is the 7 subs rule, rather than have a short bench, hire a bench sitter and therefor not to be seen as a tinpot outfit.  ???


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Rufus T. Firefly on July 22, 2011, 14:40:36 pm
The only rational reason for Slowe's serial bench warming is the 7 subs rule, rather than have a short bench, hire a bench sitter and therefor not to be seen as a tinpot outfit.  ???

Which has now been scrapped.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: oop_north on August 01, 2011, 21:28:21 pm
http://barrettsportswriting.webs.com/apps/blog/show/7637231-view-from-the-terrace-dorchester-friendly


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: oop_north on August 01, 2011, 21:38:33 pm
http://thepoundforpounddiet.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-verdicts-on-trialists.html


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Power Football on August 02, 2011, 15:26:54 pm
I'm still angry that we allowed this circus to perform at our Club.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: jayntfc on August 02, 2011, 22:49:16 pm
(http://www.ytfc.net/javaImages/5a/58/0,,10673~9853018,00.jpg)

See a familiar face in there?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Gerard_Lavin on August 02, 2011, 23:40:07 pm
(http://www.ytfc.net/javaImages/5a/58/0,,10673~9853018,00.jpg)

See a familiar face in there?

unbelivable! surely there are rules against this sort of thing?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: D-DayDan on August 03, 2011, 00:03:11 am
If I was a footballer, I'd get his dad to be my agent. Reminds me of this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XILpKpsGYM


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: NTFC Nut on August 03, 2011, 01:46:35 am
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Yeovil fans are in for a treat.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Russells Salad on August 03, 2011, 11:24:53 am
Just to let you guys know, Mr Skiverton has ALLOCATED Alistair 'FLAIRGOD' Slowe the PRESTIGIOUS number 31 shirt for the forthcoming season.

I cannot wait.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Flyonthewall on August 03, 2011, 11:36:01 am
Just to let you guys know, Mr Skiverton has ALLOCATED Alistair 'FLAIRGOD' Slowe the PRESTIGIOUS number 31 shirt for the forthcoming season.

I cannot wait.


 :D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Monkey on August 03, 2011, 12:41:33 pm
Was Slowe's transfer ever made official? I never saw any news of it which is strange as I thought YTFC would have celbrated their marquee signing with a fanfare press conference. Strange numbering system in place if you check out their official site. Lots of blank spaces with Slowe stuck in the middle of nowhere. Maybe part of this exclusive deal was that he got to choose his own number?

Loving the Yeovil fans reviews of him ;D I think Slowe will come good though and become a club legend.

Someone has to do some kind of Panorama special on this whole farce. He clearly isn't a footballer and if his dad wants him to be succesful, surely he could fund a university course for him or something, rather than paying for his son to become increasingly dillusional.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Wolvo on August 03, 2011, 12:59:44 pm

Someone has to do some kind of Panorama special on this whole farce. He clearly isn't a footballer and if his dad wants him to be succesful, surely he could fund a university course for him or something, rather than paying for his son to become increasingly dillusional.

Thats what I don't understand. Most rich parents just fund top quality education, never have I heard of such a ludicrous plan!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wrigleys on August 03, 2011, 13:03:51 pm
unbelivable! surely there are rules against this sort of thing?


erm - am I being daft? I can't see him


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: D-DayDan on August 03, 2011, 13:07:51 pm
Middle row, fifth from the right.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Russells Salad on August 03, 2011, 13:11:54 pm
I know this might be hard for you to believe but Yeovil Town are not an OSTENTATIOUS football club, so the pomp and circumstance you might have expected for this LANDMARK signing was sadly lacking.

I however have HEWN a statue of Alistair from the trunk of a Ghanaian Giant Silk Cotton Tree that I have had imported. I have been waiting for Mr Skiverton to REVEAL the squad numbers so that I can finally UNVEIL my sculpture to the world (or at least the people who live in my village). This evening we will celebrate.
Yes tonight I really am going to party like its 1999.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: cox23jam on August 03, 2011, 13:18:45 pm
Maybe Slowe will progess into the championship next season after going up a division this year. Maybe he could become the first ever player to not play in every division for four different teams!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Enya_NTFC on August 03, 2011, 13:46:35 pm
Slowe was always too good for league two.



For benchwarming that is.  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: NTFC Nut on August 03, 2011, 13:58:27 pm
I know this might be hard for you to believe but Yeovil Town are not an OSTENTATIOUS football club, so the pomp and circumstance you might have expected for this LANDMARK signing was sadly lacking.

I however have HEWN a statue of Alistair from the trunk of a Ghanaian Giant Silk Cotton Tree that I have had imported. I have been waiting for Mr Skiverton to REVEAL the squad numbers so that I can finally UNVEIL my sculpture to the world (or at least the people who live in my village). This evening we will celebrate.
Yes tonight I really am going to party like its 1999.

 ;D

Good luck for the season. I think you'll be needing it.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Bingers on August 03, 2011, 16:13:14 pm
He clearly isn't a footballer and if his dad wants him to be succesful, surely he could fund a university course for him or something, rather than paying for his son to become increasingly dillusional.

The lad done good to have got a new club.

He Dad must be bloody good, I hope Alastair has a really good retirement home lined up for his old man to end his days in.  Come on Alastair, you really owe him one.  The Bingers boys will be lucky to get a fairground ride out of me this evening and its half price night.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Erith_Cobbler on August 04, 2011, 09:20:48 am
http://www.ciderspace.co.uk/ASP/news/news.asp?NewsItemId=15369


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Alfred on August 04, 2011, 09:49:19 am
I'm sure Mr Slowe Senior is now sponsoring the Youth team @ Yeovil then


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Air-Dan on August 04, 2011, 10:02:37 am
http://thepoundforpounddiet.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-verdicts-on-trialists.html

ROFL.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Insider on August 06, 2011, 22:50:54 pm
Obviously Yeovil need Peter Slowe's 200 quid a week more than we do!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: The Hask on August 07, 2011, 14:03:21 pm
ROFL.

The comments on that link are very funny but true


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wrigleys on December 06, 2011, 13:22:18 pm
Can we get some more Slowe stuff going? Its a long depressing day and I need a laugh


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on December 06, 2011, 14:04:24 pm
Can we get some more Slowe stuff going? Its a long depressing day and I need a laugh
Well your his mate ,you must have some inside info we can talk about  ;)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wrigleys on December 06, 2011, 14:23:54 pm
All I can find is this tweet from a Yeovil fan from 3 days ago. Poor guy!

This mornings kick around made Alistair Slowe look like David Beckham. And not just in his bizarre mind


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheEdgeyMole on December 06, 2011, 15:16:28 pm
He was on the bench for them in the FA Cup I think, unused.  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: fwalden on January 09, 2012, 21:18:27 pm
Cant wait to see how quick gj shows slowe the door!!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on January 09, 2012, 22:22:27 pm
Cant wait to see how quick gj shows slowe the door!!
Maybe thats where he went wrong  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Luton Cobbler on January 12, 2012, 19:34:25 pm
and now the Glovers fans are summising who deleted his Wikipedia page!

http://www.tgr2.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4370


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: ytfcalex on March 15, 2012, 13:56:18 pm
I registered purely to keep you upto speed with young Alistair's developments.

Breaking News down in Somerset this morning is that Slowe has secured himself a lucrative transfer abroad. The new club is currently unknown but believed to be a Greek club.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: betamax toploader on March 15, 2012, 14:12:25 pm
Only that boy could secure himself a lucrative move to a bankrupt country.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: memyhead on March 15, 2012, 14:14:35 pm
I registered purely to keep you upto speed with young Alistair's developments.

Breaking News down in Somerset this morning is that Slowe has secured himself a lucrative transfer abroad. The new club is currently unknown but believed to be a Greek club.

Cheers for the update, can't believe this clown has somehow fooled another Club into taking him on (i assume it's just for making Kebabs!). Wonder if it's the same Club that Abdul Osman is at.....imagine his face seeing Slowe again  :o


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tyler on March 15, 2012, 17:23:52 pm
Wasn't he allegedly in Cyprus at some point before joining us? Reckon Daddy got him another move


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wrigleys on March 15, 2012, 17:30:51 pm
Good luck Alistair!  >:D Always put in 100% effort


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: MKMal on March 16, 2012, 08:31:01 am
Only that boy could secure himself a lucrative move to a bankrupt country.

But his dads paying off the national debt. ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: TheEdgeyMole on March 16, 2012, 21:02:45 pm
Great player who was never given a real chance here, apparently Newcastle are tracking his developments.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wrigleys on March 28, 2013, 14:27:29 pm
What's he up to nowadays? A quick scan of facebook and twitter and google reveals nothing. Any idea Marvo?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on March 28, 2013, 15:53:22 pm
What's he up to nowadays? A quick scan of facebook and twitter and google reveals nothing. Any idea Marvo?
I thought you were his mate , I remember seeing a photo of you together either on here or in the prog


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: wrigleys on May 04, 2013, 14:49:20 pm
The signed Cobblers ball presented to me by Alistair Slowe has a puncture.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on May 04, 2013, 16:03:32 pm
The signed Cobblers ball presented to me by Alistair Slowe has a puncture.
Thats a bit of a let down !




I'll get my coat  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Popeye Doyle on May 05, 2013, 15:15:31 pm
The signed Cobblers ball presented to me by Alistair Slowe has a puncture.
Presumably a Slowe puncture?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: IwishIwasafly on June 26, 2013, 22:02:59 pm
Wonder if he has seen this.....


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23065970


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: betamax toploader on June 26, 2013, 22:27:37 pm
Wonder if he has seen this.....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23065970
No longer applicable. ;)
http://www.mtfc.co.uk/news/article/club-statement-260613-881913.aspx


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: IwishIwasafly on June 26, 2013, 22:48:31 pm
He had then!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Alastairslowesdad on November 06, 2013, 21:41:18 pm
Guys, you will not believe this, the other day me and my mates were having a debate about who is the worst player to ever play for our Saturday side.  This was Worthing league div 2, we were basically a pub team called Highdown rovers , no longer going.  Any way , we unanimously decided on ' alastair slowe' . The kid didn't even get a game he was that bad. Showed up every week in a Newcastle kit , could not kick a ball, I mean literally , would miss it if it was rolled to him.  So we googled him to see he was on Facebook and found this!! So the worst player I've played with turns out to be the only pro player I've played with. Amazing !!!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on November 06, 2013, 23:50:30 pm
Did you also have someone called Siddiqi in that team as well?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on November 07, 2013, 17:13:15 pm
Guys, you will not believe this, the other day me and my mates were having a debate about who is the worst player to ever play for our Saturday side.  This was Worthing league div 2, we were basically a pub team called Highdown rovers , no longer going.  Any way , we unanimously decided on ' alastair slowe' . The kid didn't even get a game he was that bad. Showed up every week in a Newcastle kit , could not kick a ball, I mean literally , would miss it if it was rolled to him.  So we googled him to see he was on Facebook and found this!! So the worst player I've played with turns out to be the only pro player I've played with. Amazing !!!
I think we put Alistair down as "a late developer"  ;)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Shoemaker on May 27, 2014, 17:28:37 pm
What's the latest on mr slowe?
Is he likely to be appearing for an African nation in the forthcoming world cup ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 27, 2014, 17:32:23 pm
I wondered why his picture was on the Ghana pages of my WC Panini Album?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Anagennisi on November 06, 2016, 16:56:08 pm
Sorry to bring up an old thread (and possibly some painful memories), but Alistair has now signed for my home team, Anagennisi Deryneia in Cyprus. I don't think he's played yet, but did get 3 appearances for Ayia Napa last season. So, is he really as inept as suggested? Oh, he came on as a last minute sub today in a 2-0 defeat.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: BackOfTheNet on November 06, 2016, 17:17:05 pm
Sorry to bring up an old thread (and possibly some painful memories), but Alistair has now signed for my home team, Anagennisi Deryneia in Cyprus. I don't think he's played yet, but did get 3 appearances for Ayia Napa last season. So, is he really as inept as suggested? Oh, he came on as a last minute sub today in a 2-0 defeat.

We've no idea, he never actually made it onto the pitch for us, read into that what you will. He always looked terrible in the warm ups if that's of any interest.... ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Anagennisi on November 06, 2016, 17:26:32 pm
Just saw his "highlights" video on youtube ( I think while playing for Ayia Napa). Consisted of him taking several throw ins, free kicks and corners and running awkwardly. If he plays in our next match on Nov 20 I'll give you an update!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Bingers on November 06, 2016, 18:30:58 pm
Just to say that if ever he gets a goal, he WILL make it onto the Former Cobblers Exploits Chart, regardless of the level he plays at.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on November 06, 2016, 19:25:26 pm
Just to say that if ever he gets a goal, he WILL make it onto the Former Cobblers Exploits Chart, regardless of the level he plays at.
I wonder about you sometimes Bingers, do you really rate Alistair Slowe above Langers  ??? :)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Bingers on November 06, 2016, 19:52:38 pm
No, not in the slightest, but:

"The Hotel End reserves the right to make the rules up as it goes along."

 :-*


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Monkey on November 08, 2016, 13:05:34 pm
Just saw his "highlights" video on youtube ( I think while playing for Ayia Napa). Consisted of him taking several throw ins, free kicks and corners and running awkwardly. If he plays in our next match on Nov 20 I'll give you an update!

I could put together a better highlight reel than Slowe. For one, I have landed at least one throw-in on a teammates head and touched the ball in open play (without simply hoofing it up the line).

He's landed a contract with you either through bribary or deception and he wouldn't even make the starting line up of the fans team.
He's also masssivley dillusional. I saw him out one night and he told me that he was on the brink of breaking in to the Cobblers first team but had a big bust up with the management - that was the only reason he hadn't made a first team appearance.

On the plus side, he will be hilarious to watch.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on November 08, 2016, 13:32:53 pm
...but had a big bust up with the management - that was the only reason he hadn't made a first team appearance....

I knew that there was a reason...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Anagennisi on November 23, 2016, 12:17:39 pm
Didn't even make the bench on Sunday. We have 1 point from 11 games, which is almost half a season here, so may as well play him now to give us a bit of a laugh.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: The Rauldinho on December 06, 2016, 09:41:54 am
Didn't even make the bench on Sunday. We have 1 point from 11 games, which is almost half a season here, so may as well play him now to give us a bit of a laugh.

Any further updates for us?  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on December 06, 2016, 20:58:42 pm
Any further updates for us?  ;D

http://uk.soccerway.com/players/alistair-slowe/148070/

This shows he has made one substitute appearance this season (the one referred to above, last minute sub?) but he has managed to pick up a yellow card!!

http://uk.soccerway.com/matches/2016/12/03/cyprus/1-division/anagennisi-fc-deryneia-/aek-larnaca/2270140/?ICID=PL_MS_05

This shows he did make the bench for their latest game, a creditable 0-0 draw against League leaders AEK Larnaca, watched by a bumper crowd of 600.

http://uk.soccerway.com/national/cyprus/1-division/20162017/regular-season/r35996/

They are still bottom of the first division, although they have drawn their last two games now, still searching for a League win, however they did beat 2nd Division side Paphos 3-2 after extra time in the Cyprus FA Cup!!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Anagennisi on January 03, 2017, 18:30:41 pm
Hi guys! He came on as an 89th minute sub against APOEL tonight. We lost 4-2 but came back from 0-3 to 2-3 at one point. We still haven't won a league game but we could still turn it around. Got any decent big strikers we could borrow? And yes, the financial aspect is very prevalent, if you know what I mean. At the end of the day, Deryneia is a small village, and even smaller since the Turks came in in 1974, (google Varosha) and we are playing teams from Nicosia, Limassol and Larnaca - a bit like Northampton playing Man U and Chelsea every week! We have to play at Paralimni's ground because our stadium isn't good enough, and we rely on donations to put a team out every week. So if Daddy has some cash, we'll take it! Still, as I always say - my village, my team!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Anagennisi on January 03, 2017, 18:34:45 pm
And if you want to hear our club anthem - this is it... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niDEN2fOimE


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 03, 2017, 22:21:22 pm
Hi guys! He came on as an 89th minute sub against APOEL tonight.
Daddy must have paid extra, for that.
Did he actually touch the ball?


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Anagennisi on January 04, 2017, 09:50:02 am
Think he may have had a couple of touches. Played at left back. At the moment he has officially less minutes on the pitch (2) than appearances (3), and his booking came in our excellent 2-2 draw against Omonia Nicosia (Matt Derbyshire (remember him) got both their goals - one of which was offside). Mind you the ref was booking our players for anything and everything that day. I think he has actually come on 4 times though - Omonia (H), Nea Salamis (A), Omonia (A), and APOEL (H). Further updates when applicable.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Wolvo on January 08, 2017, 15:04:30 pm
Think he may have had a couple of touches. Played at left back. At the moment he has officially less minutes on the pitch (2) than appearances (3), and his booking came in our excellent 2-2 draw against Omonia Nicosia (Matt Derbyshire (remember him) got both their goals - one of which was offside). Mind you the ref was booking our players for anything and everything that day. I think he has actually come on 4 times though - Omonia (H), Nea Salamis (A), Omonia (A), and APOEL (H). Further updates when applicable.

Did not expect Derbyshire to be there! Assumed he would be knocking about in the Championship somewhere.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: barton cobbler on January 08, 2017, 19:57:13 pm
I heard a rumour that Andy Melville was at the latest Anagennisi Deryneia game and he's lined up a good young utility man for us !!!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Anagennisi on February 13, 2017, 08:01:17 am
Alistair Slowe update - Came on as a last minute sub last night in our 1-0 defeat to Nea Salaminas. I think that's 5 sub appearances now, total playing time about 5 minutes. Have to say he seems a thoroughly nice chap though. Relegation seems nailed on now. Still no wins all season in the league, 5 points adrift with 3 games left. Looking forward to playing at our own ground again next season. Re Matt Derbyshire, I saw a Daily Heil article recently which said he is the top scoring Englishman in Europe!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: just.reading on February 13, 2017, 08:16:08 am
No wins all season yet only five points from safety? How **** is this league??


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Anagennisi on February 13, 2017, 19:22:38 pm
I think the best description would be "unbalanced". The top sides are pretty useful - a couple have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League. But there is a huge difference between them and us "little clubs" - financially, fanbase etc. Corruption is also rife and referees are not particularly impartial. The game I referred to with Matt Derbyshire scoring 2 against us, we were leading Omonia Nicosia (big club) 2-0, so the ref sent off one of ours for something that shouldn't even have been a yellow, and they then scored a clearly offside goal, before making it 2-2. If you took away all the offside goals and dodgy penalties given against us this season we'd probably be mid-table. We only play 26 games as well, so the bottom 3 have 11, 9, and 6 points from 23 games.


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: just.reading on December 21, 2017, 10:08:05 am
Jesus, do some people really think Sammo would sign this guy if he hadn't taken a good look at him? Relax, he's identified the areas we need to strengthen and he's signing people to play in them positions, which makes a change from previous managers.

Sorry Fez, couldn't resist  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Ed on December 21, 2017, 19:36:45 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QG9Q0t7FHo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QG9Q0t7FHo)


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Baldy on December 22, 2017, 07:59:18 am
Blimey he's good. He can take throw ins, corners and free kicks. He can certainly boot the ball a long way down the pitch. Imagine The Revmeister getting on the end of some of those hoofs. It would be mayhem in their defence. Was that Villa they were playing by the way? Sign him on Jimmy!


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on December 22, 2017, 10:04:54 am
Blimey he's good. He can take throw ins, corners and free kicks. He can certainly boot the ball a long way down the pitch. Imagine The Revmeister getting on the end of some of those hoofs. It would be mayhem in their defence. Was that Villa they were playing by the way? Sign him on Jimmy!

Now that we have seen him play, definitely... :P


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: Monkey on January 02, 2018, 12:22:59 pm
I could string together a more impressive showreel...


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 02, 2018, 14:02:05 pm
I love how he does the Ronaldo style 3/4 paces back from the ball when he does every single set piece  ;D


Title: Re: Alistair Slowe
Post by: FezNTFC on January 21, 2018, 17:56:14 pm
Sorry Fez, couldn't resist  ;D
Not my finest post on here ;D

I was young and naive and still yet to be cynical about the world!!