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1  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Fleetwood (H) Tuesday 1st December on: Yesterday at 14:35:27
So according to the 'Chronic', Mr Barton was very magnanimous in defeat last night. Good for him, so he should be after such a magnificent effort from us. Problem is, I don't believe a single word that bloke says! I bet he was and probably still is, fuming, tore into his team afterwards and generally had a very unhappy journey back up north afterwards. Shame.

https://www.fleetwoodtoday.co.uk/sport/football/joey-barton-fleetwood-did-everything-right-northampton-except-most-important-thing-3054507
2  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Back in the grounds...... on: Yesterday at 12:19:15
How has he done this please? did he pro-actively inform the club that he wants to be removed from ballots? or was he selected in the first ballot, and then declined? I would actually prefer not to attend as long as i can keep my ifollow access. 

He was selected in the first ballot and declined the invitation.  He still watches on the iFollow though.
3  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Fleetwood (H) Tuesday 1st December on: Yesterday at 08:53:16
It's not necessarily work to be done on the defence, as they appeared to have done a good/decent job under intense pressure last night. The work needs to be done on moving the line of that defence further up the field of play in order for the defence to not have to re-enact The Alamo every game on their 6 or 18 yard line.
Moving the opposition attack from the goalkeepers doorstep will reduce the amount of last ditch defending and the tendency to concede late.
4  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Fleetwood (H) Tuesday 1st December on: December 01, 2020, 23:32:41 pm
Ouch  Grin

Not ouch for me on my 50p win.. Cool
5  The Hotel End / Other Football & Sport / Re: Former Cobblers Exploits 2020/21 on: December 01, 2020, 23:10:50 pm
Not yet a former Cobbler but Matt Warburton somewhat predictably scored for Yeovil against his former club Stockport with just two minutes on the clock...the Glovers went on to lose 3-2 to the Hatters though.

Aaron Pierre received his second red card this season for a dust up with an Oxford City player in the Shrews 1-0 extra time win. Pierre has two goals to go with his two reds this season.

Vadaine Oliver was on the scoresheet for Gillingham but they went down to a 3-2 defeat at home to Exeter in the Cup, Oliver has scored four this season.

A fourth goal of the season too for Harry Beautyman down in the National League as he scored the only goal in Sutton's 1-0 win over Halifax.

Aaron Pierre's red card has been rescinded...
6  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Fleetwood (H) Tuesday 1st December on: December 01, 2020, 23:08:47 pm
Bolger at 22-1 anytime scorer as well.... Grin
7  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Fleetwood (H) Tuesday 1st December on: December 01, 2020, 20:03:38 pm
TK flashing the cards already

Both justified though... Wink
8  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Back in the grounds...... on: December 01, 2020, 18:38:38 pm
The days of my missus getting her kit off as soon as she enters the front door are long gone!

 Grin Cool
9  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Back in the grounds...... on: December 01, 2020, 16:03:39 pm
My wife is a teacher.  Every night since the beginning of this crisis, she has discarded her work clothes just inside the front door, for washing, then showers prior to doing anything else. 
The possibility of transmission of the virus from (the super spreader) schoolchildren remains significantly high, that we continue to take those precautions in order to protect and minimise our own risk.
I have a similar precautionary regime when returning from work.

My Dad, who I haven't seen since February (at Grimsby), has already relinquished his STH offer of attending any of the upcoming games.
Putting ourselves at additional risk by attending a football match, at this time, doesn't enter my/our thoughts.
10  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Fleetwood (H) Tuesday 1st December on: December 01, 2020, 15:46:44 pm
Should be a fair few on the 'ill tonight.

Have there been many for the other home games?
11  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Back in the grounds...... on: December 01, 2020, 13:31:35 pm
Apologies if I’m missing something obvious here, but why should no school kids be allowed in?

Biggest spreaders...
12  The Hotel End / Other Football & Sport / Re: Former Cobblers on the move. on: December 01, 2020, 07:49:35 am
Joe Bunney has just signed for Hartlepool on a short term deal.
13  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Fleetwood (H) Tuesday 1st December on: November 30, 2020, 22:57:16 pm
Joey needs to know his plaice, he's going to get battered by the Cobbler.
14  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Back in the grounds...... on: November 30, 2020, 10:40:14 am
If you reside in a tier 3 area you should avoid travelling to other parts of the UK other than where necessary for a pretty strict range of criteria......attending a football match is not one of the criteria!


Exactly... Cool
15  General Category / General Chat / Re: The Doris Luke Sweep them all up R.I.P. Thread on: November 29, 2020, 20:36:36 pm
Papa Bouba Diop Aged 42. R.I.P.
16  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Back in the grounds...... on: November 29, 2020, 20:13:12 pm
Do I have to tell them what tier I'm in?

If you reside in a Tier 3 area and travel to a lower Tier area you must still adhere to the Tier 3 rules whilst in that area, which includes: "there should be no public attendance at spectator sport"
17  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: CURLE OUT. on: November 29, 2020, 10:16:05 am
I currently work every other weekend, i bought a season ticket knowing this on the chance that when i did get to go id see some decent football having stepped up a league. Alas im not a happy clapper ,the quality is dire , averaging about 30-35% possession per game. and cant pass for toffee, luckily we have the return of holmes and McWilliams, that ,as i can see is our only hope of staying up. lose them we are in big trouble. Given that we are not getting our moneys worth as supporters with the dire i follow coverage , there is no chance i shall be renewing my season ticket next season if Curle is still here.

 Grin Wink
18  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: CURLE OUT. on: November 28, 2020, 10:32:46 am
All things considered, I honestly think that Curle is doing a decent job. He arguably overachieved last year by delivering promotion and raking in substantial funds from the sale of Goode and the cup run. This year is about managing expectations. Here's what I would say are realistic targets:

Minimum expectation: stay in the league
Medium expectation: finish mid table and evolve the playing style - less hoofball, more passing. Develop the youngsters. Have a cup run.
Wildest dreams: sneak into the play-offs.

We currently sit 16th in the league. I would say that our performances in our 'mini-survival' league suggest that we are capable of surviving at this level, which would be an achievement in itself.

I would also argue that Keith is gradually learning that overly-direct football produces limited success at this level. He is starting slowly to mix it up a bit and incorporate a bit more passing; the introduction of Holmes has added some much-needed guile in midfield. It is also pleasing to see youngsters like Chucks and McWilliams getting some game time and development.


The style of play is still rarely easy on the eye. However, I'm not sure I would enjoy watching the ineffective tikka taka pass-to-death-before-powder-puff-finish approach of MK Dongs or Rochdale any more than I enjoy watching us. I think the best teams at this level know how to mix it up and combine direct play and crisp passing in order to pose a more unpredictable threat.

The main disappointments so far have been the FA Cup debacle, which was caused by an arrogant team selection, and the performance of the defence (we have conceded 23 goals, the third highest number in the division.) However, Curle has taken some positive steps to address this issue by signing Sheehan and we look a lot more solid with McWilliams screening the back three from midfield. I also actually think Bolger is better than people give him credit for.

Aside from Wilder and Stuart Gray, I would struggle to name many of our previous incumbents over the last 20-odd years who have done a more effective job than Keith. I can name a huge raft of managers who have been a damn sight worse, and I think people who call for his head should be extremely careful what they wish for. The big question for me is now: can he consolidate our status in this league for more than two seasons (something we've consistently failed to do over the last 30 years)? And: can he evolve the playing style into something a bit more sophisticated? Time will tell, but he's more than earned a sustained crack at it IMO.


Like this... Wink
19  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Back in the grounds...... on: November 27, 2020, 20:54:30 pm
Apologies if this has been answered/confirmed elsewhere but I can’t see any reference to it on the NTFC website.

I’m a season ticket holder but live in Leicestershire which is Tier 3. Presumably I could not attend the game even if selected?

If you are selected and offered an opportunity to take up the allocation, if they haven't acknowledged already, you should ensure that the club are aware of your location and that you are in a Tier 3 area. 
It may preclude you from attending however it may, with additional precautions (like tests etc), allow you to eventually attend.
20  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / The 'Clare Balding' POTS: Fleetwood Town (h) 01/12/2020 on: November 27, 2020, 10:02:59 am
POTS Table        Pts      Podiums   Votes
Sheehan            10.00       5           12
Hoskins              9.00        3           17
Watson               9.00       3           15
Balding               8.50       6           12
Missilou              8.00       3           12
Mills                   7.50       3             5
Marshall             6.50        4          15
Korboa               6.00        2          25
Smith                6.00       2            12
Martin                6.00       2             7
Sowerby             5.00       3            8
Mitchell              5.00       2             5
McWilliams         4.50       2             6
Bolger                4.00       3            7
Chukwuemeka    3.50       2             3
Arnold                3.00       1            7
Warburton          3.00       2            6
Harriman            2.50       3            3
Rose                   2.00       1            3
Adams                1.50      2             3
Holmes               1.00      2             3
Ashley-Seal         1.00      1             1
Lines                   0.50      1             1

Rochdale (a) 24/11/2020
1st=: Sheehan, Bolger        2.5pts each (3 votes each)
3rd=: Marshall, Holmes     0.5pts each (1 vote each)

Burton Albion (a) 21/11/2020
1st:  Smith                       3pts (7 Votes)
2nd: McWilliams                2pts (4)
3rd=: Holmes, Sheehan      0.5pts each  (1)

Votes in by Friday 4th December 2020
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