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1  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: January Window - Rumours, Ins and Outs on: Yesterday at 16:23:37
My, my what a bunch of pesimistic, negative, conspiracy theorists some of us are. So many points.of view with so little actual evidence to back it all up. Oh a yes I know this is a transfer rumour page but on looking at it my word its far from that. Please stick to the thread topic and if your gonna say something do so with evidence to back it up. So anyone got any actual transfer rumoursHuh??

Yeah, Im hearing Ntfc to the vanarama national has some legs
2  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: January Window - Rumours, Ins and Outs on: January 17, 2019, 18:28:28 pm
Nile Ranger by any chance?


You know what, wouldn't mind seeing this - even if not sure it's a good idea. Let's have some antics and spice up this season.
3  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: January Window - Rumours, Ins and Outs on: January 15, 2019, 18:59:52 pm



Stole this from favebook , several faces I dont know there.

Apparently trialists, taken today.

Hmmm... anybody want to hazard some guesses as to who they are?


Pretty sure 15 is Cam McWilliams
4  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: January Window - Rumours, Ins and Outs on: January 14, 2019, 23:27:41 pm
Precisely - I reckon the sms* has struck a few on here.

*short memory syndrome.

Are there any first team players that you don't think are good enough to play for the Cobblers currently Evers? This is not a dig, just find your perpetual positivity intriguing!
5  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: January Window - Rumours, Ins and Outs on: January 14, 2019, 18:15:17 pm
Taylor and Pierre can't play with each other. Taylor improved after Pierre was injured for the season, and now Pierre is looking better with Taylor out the side. That's how I see it anyway.

Turnbull and Pierre are way above the level of Taylor. I'd rather see Jay Williams play alongside those two week in week out over Taylor, and he's still very raw and likely to make mistakes - but probably still not half as many as Taylor.
6  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Carlisle United (H)- Saturday 12th January on: January 12, 2019, 12:05:00 pm
3-0 to Carlisle today. Surely there's no-one anticipating a victory? I'll be pleased if we even score with this current squad  Embarrassed
7  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: January Window - Rumours, Ins and Outs on: January 11, 2019, 22:15:12 pm
I'll reserve too much judgement until we see if what (if any) replacements comes in but at the moment it's not looking good. KT and the board can't complain when the weekly attendances drop a 1000 or so in the next month.
8  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: January Window - Rumours, Ins and Outs on: January 11, 2019, 22:13:42 pm
We still have Taylor  Kiss

Yes... that's the problem  Grin
9  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: January Window - Rumours, Ins and Outs on: January 11, 2019, 14:34:11 pm
So, it's a bloody loan only - Waters - Chelts til end of season

No mention of a possible perm deal at end of season  Roll Eyes

Good luck Billy, never really played as a striker by any of our managers...

No real loss! Panic averted... for now
10  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: January Window - Rumours, Ins and Outs on: January 10, 2019, 23:13:51 pm
Whatever you may think about the commitment of the likes of Crooks and Van Veen, they are players that make a difference and win games .
We are better off with them than without them.
We have no other players that can turn a game in the same way .
The problem is , I think the board directors want to recover cash and save cost . I think they are happy if we just survive because the club is worth less if we have a crippling wage bill beyond our means.


Completely agree
11  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: January Window - Rumours, Ins and Outs on: January 10, 2019, 18:34:23 pm
Maybe my thoughts on Pierre are a little harsh.

I think the thing I find myself questioning is so players offer value for money and personally  I don't think Crooks does. Maybe those ITK can give us a better idea of what he earns if 5k is so far off the mark.

The Carlisle fan has already told us that no one at Carlisle is on more than 1.5k and I know that no one at Yeovil is on more than that either (maybe Yeovil is a bad example given there decent performance against us and league position) but you can guarantee its a world away from our wages.

I understand the angle that you are coming from but if we are thinking about value for wages in terms of match contribution then surely we need to keep hold of him. I'd imagine if you were to take two out of the players that I mentioned in my last post, they would have wages that amount to Crooks' wages (if that is the case that he is on big money here). We have to have an eye on the future with building a talented squad for next season and if I was KC and had to do some 'housekeeping', I'd be doing my utmost not to flog the calibre of players we would struggle to acquire in the summer. Let the others go and put the youth team grads / prospects in their place on the bench.
12  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: January Window - Rumours, Ins and Outs on: January 10, 2019, 18:04:13 pm
Yes agree he is one of our better player, but look his never played above lg2 (other than half a season with us). Bristol City has him in trail for a month and didn't fancy him at the end of it. Yes he is decent enough at this level but if anyone really fancied him get have gone in the summer.

You watch him leave for a championship club now



I think Pierre wouldn't look out of place whatsoever in a Championship team, he has everything needed to make it there. I don't agree with you about Crooks either, that 'he only turns up and plays 1 in every 4 or 5 games' - maybe fairer to say that he plays well for every game he doesn't. I'd certainly take that over the good games ratio of many other attacking players in that team - what about Bowditch, Powell, Hoskins (shudder), Waters, even Morias? How many games do they saunter through before having a real impact? We only criticise Crooks because we place so much expectation on him to come up with the goods as we know he is much better than most of the rest we have.

Playing alongside better players and in a position / system that got the best out of him I think Crooks would be leading the division assists charts. We have to keep hold of our best players!
13  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: January Window - Rumours, Ins and Outs on: January 10, 2019, 17:40:14 pm
Honestly, the whole "Crooks doesn't look interested most of the time" line is the laziest of analysis. Yes, he has a very languid style but that is who he is and how he plays.

To say Crooks is less interested in trying/winning than, for example Buchanan, Foley, Hoskins or A.Williams on the basis they either run around a lot or show plenty of "pashun", or both is misguided at best.

This exactly. If we had three Crooks in the middle of the park in our current formation, I believe we would outplay and usually beat 90% of teams in our division. He is a class above this league.
14  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: January Window - Rumours, Ins and Outs on: January 10, 2019, 17:36:33 pm
Pierre is a decent league 2 centre back no more no less  - we have had better in the past and will have better in the future.

You can't believe this surely? The guy is, in my opinion, easily our most consistent performer week in week out - and in all likelihood our best player too. There's a reason much bigger clubs than us have / are looking at him. He's a fantastic centre back for this level - quick, very strong, dominant in the air, reads danger well, can play on the ground (albeit not quite as well as Turnbull), and is a goal threat on top of all that. Him and Turnbull make Taylor look like he should be playing for a team like Kettering (well....). IMO we should sign up Pierre and Turnbull for as long as possible and let them develop a partnership capable of taking us out of the division next season (requires better teammates around them mind). 
15  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Carlisle United (H)- Saturday 12th January on: January 09, 2019, 18:22:17 pm
Fair play to you and your optimism Beds, I think we can and will get sucked into a relegation battle.

 Grin
16  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Carlisle United (H)- Saturday 12th January on: January 09, 2019, 16:17:42 pm
Id go with: Cornell, odoffin, Pierre, Turnbull, cox, foley, McWilliams/Jay Williams, crooks, bridge, Morias and Andy Williams.

Your selection looks spot on
17  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Lincoln City (A) 10/11 (FA Cup R1) on: November 11, 2018, 11:52:49 am
100% agree with this, it was a really cynical foul and he then kicked the ball away, it should have been the other way around ,red for the Lincoln guy and yellow for Junior, who should have stayed out of it.

Whilst I think the Lincoln guy got of lightly for a very cynical foul, at the end of the day Morias went in a very forthright and aggressive way and it was always going to tick the violent conduct box for the ref. Silly.
18  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Lincoln City (A) 10/11 (FA Cup R1) on: November 11, 2018, 11:28:54 am
Starlings report is short and factual. Cornell had no real chance with the 3 goals especially the first and third. Whether he might have done better with second is best left to a genuine expert at the game! It was well struck and placed with little back lift from the shooter. The games outstanding save was by their keeper against a vV super volley. I thought Bridge had a reasonable game often testing their fullback and he scored - plse note: all his critics. Still think JJOT a bit disappointing - is KC looking at
KH because JJOT no longer up to it! Williams very ineffective; Hopkins was himself imo
he should play right wing and let him do his best. Pierre was terrific and Turnbull was mostly sound. Dolphin did ok but their winger gave him some anxious moments. Thought that McWilliams was disappointing and a few times found wanting! Buchanan tried hard but looked a bit vulnerable at times. KvV was easily our most effective fwd and is now on track for 20 goals. His celebration was something too. I was disappointed that we failed to get the draw our second half display deserved. However overall Lincoln were marginally the better side yet we had the two best players on the pitch ; KvV and Pierre!

PS We really missed Crooks!!

This seems a pretty fair summary Evers. I think Pierre is going to be massive for us this season and he has really matured as a player.
19  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Head Down Hoskins on: October 28, 2018, 11:32:18 am
Some of yr predictions used to be accurate; just recently you have been all over the place. You even got Macclesfield wrong! Whats the problem? Woman trouble? Brexit?

Stop picking fights with people you cretin.
20  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Mansfield's Park. on: October 02, 2018, 13:52:48 pm
Well done for reading all of it!

Considering you insist on flagging up any hint of rudeness towards yourself, it's surprising that you like to dish it out so often!
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