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1  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Quest tv on: August 04, 2018, 12:11:09 pm
Quest went HD this month I read.

Yes it has, thanks for the info.
2  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Quest tv on: August 03, 2018, 17:22:06 pm
Isn't Quest TV SD? No HD?!

Correct, cheapskate TV deal, just shows how much the FA & League think of anything below the Prem.
3  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Football strip on: July 03, 2018, 12:21:21 pm
The Pink kit was worn for a very worthy reason, in support of charity and a very worthy cause that connected many supporters of the club, it therefore had a meaning that was welcomed by most supporters and did a great deal to make us identifiable with that cause. The Red & Yellow kit is a poorly conceived  exercise in commercialism that has gone down like a lead balloon.
4  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Football strip on: June 29, 2018, 15:28:30 pm
basic off the warehouse shelf kit with our logo's pressed on, lazy work all round, just proves we have no muscle with these big corporations to even get our own colours made up.
5  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Vote of confidence towards the Chairman and board of NTFC on: May 01, 2018, 17:09:27 pm
Hurrah  Grin
6  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Idiots on this Board on: March 26, 2018, 15:31:32 pm
Is it me or is the prevalence of idiot posters now getting to such a level that makes a visit here depressingly pointless.

Whilst there are lots of posters that I disagree with (and I'm sure they have a similar view to me) the recent influx of frankly infantile posts & threads lacking in both humour or valid opinion is starting to grate.

....or am I just turning into Victor Meldrew?

Agree, the level of infantile squabbling and insult baiting on here has gone up a lot recently, I wish they would just "f' off and sort it out in the playground. It used to be a good forum, now its just down to who can chest beat loudest and longest and repeat the same stuff over and over until everyone else just gives up.
7  The Hotel End / Other Football & Sport / Re: Football Managers on: March 22, 2018, 12:55:03 pm
Karl Robinson sacked at Charlton, just in time for the visit to Cobblers next Friday, just hope they don't have a "new manager bounce"!
8  General Category / General Chat / Re: The Hotel End Biker Club on: February 13, 2018, 13:57:17 pm
Have had many bikes since the 70's, i did have a Honda Goldwing until June 2017, hence the tag name, traded in and now and ride a BMW K1600. Perhaps us Cobblers fans with bikes should get together and have a ride out to an away game sometime.  Smiley
9  The Hotel End / Other Football & Sport / Re: Football Managers on: February 08, 2018, 13:25:45 pm
Paul Harsley replaces him on a temporary basis. Rated him as a player!

Cobblers player of the year 2003
10  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Rochdale on: February 04, 2018, 11:48:57 am
Crooks is a bit of an enigma, wins the ball well and runs well with it, somehow he seems to end up in a cul-de-sac and gets bewildered with what he is going to do with it, too many passes go astray and gets caught in possession too often.
There is a good player in there, it might just be a confidence thing.
11  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Our home kit on: February 02, 2018, 11:32:51 am
I've been advocating a return to a white home kit for years. White shirt claret shorts. Class !!!

End of !!

Just reverse it for the away kit. Quite simple really.

Totally agree, used to love the white tops and claret shorts late seventies early eighties style. Would look great under the flloodlights as well.
12  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread on: January 30, 2018, 15:49:13 pm
The marquee signing I reckon, we will go oooooh fvcking hell. and then go a little damp


dont know about damp, I'm drenched  Grin
13  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread on: January 16, 2018, 16:54:42 pm
Of course he is. He's got teeth like a horse



I like ugly defenders, there not afraid to get stuck in and put their head in where it hurts.
14  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Richards Leaves on: January 15, 2018, 19:16:13 pm
Not that many of his generation would have shown the loyalty to a club than he did two seasons ago, some great memories of Rico hitting the net for us in his two stints, a modern Legend.
15  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Jordan Turnbull on: January 10, 2018, 19:15:58 pm
We released Rod, that didnít make him a bad player just not what our manager at the time wanted. Maybe itís as simple as the fact their current manager didnít sign him and prefers his own signings. Maybe they decided they wanted rid at the end of last season due to his wages?

Iíd be wary of reviews from Cov fans, he played for them during what was the low point in most of their fans life time, I doubt they have much good to say about most of their side last year. As has been said he was Swindonís player of the year in league one so there must be something there.

As ever with any signing you will find good and bad reviews, why a number of people seem so desperate to write off every player, even before weíve signed them is beyond me.


Wasnt Kassim also one of Swindons former players of the year? Just asking.
16  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Fun on: December 27, 2017, 13:40:00 pm
Its been apparent for ages that they don't have the desire for it. Theres clearly factions within the squad that are against the management, and that team spirit isn't great. The squad is too big, thats the first point. The 2nd point is that they think they are far better than they are.

After the Bury game (0-0) I heard Grimes being interviewed, claiming that they had played well. I found that very concerning. You've then got Long last week doing the shush thing to the fans after he scored in the Walsall match. You've got Taylor having a go at the fans at Oldham, Buchs getting into arguments after a game with fans in the West stand. They all think they are the dogs bollox, Im telling ya!

They seem to be looking for excuses, looking for distractions to take away the onus being on them. Individually its not a problem, can easily be put down to 'passion'. But its a repeating feature this season, can't remember a season like it to be fair in that regard. They are a real 'touchy bunch'!

Like I say, the numbers need to be brought down to a more manageable level very quickly. Bad eggs need to be moved on. JFH needs to be supported financially to enable him to do the recruitment/sales, but if he doesn't create a much more positive environment from it then we are doomed. Collectively there is a real attitude problem in the squad!

i think thats a fair appraisal, they even looked disinterested in the pre match warm up, the performance was probably worse than the effort at Plymouth. I'm off to Portsmouth, but only because I don't like letting mates down when we've already made the arrangements to go, however, I think this could be my last away trip of the season, just cant justify the time, the money or the heartache anymore.
17  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Oldham (a) 9th Dec on: December 09, 2017, 16:01:56 pm
I'll ask again, what would entice any half decent player to come to NTFC in January?
18  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Players Out of Contract Summer 2018 on: December 01, 2017, 15:00:06 pm
 I was trying to think on the coach back from Plymouth what would induce these players of such high calibre to come to our club, could it be the cosmopolitan/bohemian and attractive town itself, or perhaps the exciting and progressive style of the club with its electrifying atmosphere every home game and the endless opportunities to progress their own careers here?.
 In truth it must be hard to entice many players to come here, we've attracted a few decent ones over the years but we do seem to be a club mainly made up of journeymen who are happy to be earning a wage at this level. We are all waiting in hope for the big money owner or the next mercurial manager to arrive and take us on another fantastic journey, be great if it is JFH though.
19  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: The Saints U21's (H) Checkatrade 7/11 on: November 07, 2017, 11:45:20 am
+1

Agree with these sentiments, would have gone tonight if we were playing a"real" team, will just settle for listening in on RN instead, will go to any other games in this comp as long as they are not U21's from big clubs.
20  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Who should I support if there was no NTFC? on: October 17, 2017, 16:34:48 pm
Kettering , with the hope they continue to climb, if not, Sileby are a few minutes walk from home and I would have to pass/ go into/  the Lumbertubs there and back.
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