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1  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: MK Donkeys Home 20 Jan 18 on: January 21, 2018, 08:42:13 am
Only my fourth match this season, and second win, last one being Walsall where an almost unrecognisable team also played quite well.
So O'Donnell made some errors through the game but produced a couple of fantastic saves, of course as we won everybody wants to talk about the saves, righly so.
The two full backs were impressive although Bunney's defending not the best but pace a great asset to him. Two centre bcaks weren't without their errors either Taylor scuffed a cross field pass straight to the opposition remember? But on the whole solid enough. Midfield was where it all happened and we had the better players there simple as that. Grimes looks bound for a great career in the game, and Crooks, at well over 6ft this guy should posess everytjing to be top class, whilst not quite there yet he's getting betterwith us isn't he? Absolutely fantastic performance from O'Toole fast becoming the new "Mr Northampton Town" And Long in my opinion is a fantastic striker who will go on to better things, huge workload for the lad yesterday and of course playing away from home it will only increase. I would snap him up permanently if there was a chance!
All in all a good L1 battle added to by the comic sight of a pie fancying official waddling about the pitch. A good day despite/becuase of the weather.
2  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Walsall (H) 16th Dec on: December 17, 2017, 17:44:14 pm
As it was only my third game of the season, I can only comment on what I saw. And to be fair that was a typical blood and guts lower league game. Both teams had their bright spots, both had their low points. Pierre deserves huge credit for coming good in the second half. Obviously an horrendous mistake and never won a header first half. But after the break, a different player altogether. Also have to say I like Matt Crooks, many on here indifferent to him, but his height and guile definitely an asset. One thing of note though is despite our recruitment over the summer, our two best players are loanees Grimes - just superb yesterday, range of passing, positional sense...
Long - this boy has goals in him, I've no doubt, given the service he will be prolific.
Couldn't fault any player on effort so well done the squad and JFH.
3  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Walsall (H) 16th Dec on: December 15, 2017, 19:10:02 pm
I'm back back back for this one. 50th birthday trip to the Cobblers and a family meal at the Queen Eleanor. Wanted something to sum my fifty years on thevplanet up. Couldn't get tickets for Queen so Cobbs it is!
Me " But dad they're terrible at the minute"
dad " Truth be told they've been terrible most of your life"
So just how bad are we? Find out tomorrow...
4  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: New songs? on: September 14, 2017, 06:50:28 am
Take me home, County roads
To the place I belong
To Northampton
see the Cobblers
Take me home
County Roads

(tune: Take Me Home Country Roads by John Denver)

 Nananananana Hasselbaink, Hasselbaink, Hassel-Hasselbaink

(tune Give It Up by KC and the Sunshine Band).
Surely "Take me home Kettering Road"

"Na na nana na na nana Hey hey Hasselbaink"
from Bannanrama
5  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Doncaster Rovers (H) 9th September on: September 11, 2017, 15:52:43 pm
Very happy with the result and effort of the players in securing the win but as pointed out some of our lot are carrying a bit of timber, I dont single out players but there was one lad sjprtd bursting at the seams and was left chasing shadows as he turned like the torrey canyon but slower.
Jimmy needs to crack the whip and get them up to there physical peaks.
I don't single out players? wtf are you on about? it's a football forum. You're not the manager I'm sure they won't take it personally.
6  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: NEWS: Matt Taylor leaves Cobblers and signs for Swindon Town- BBC Wiltshire on: September 06, 2017, 06:21:04 am
If I was a pro player and whilst someone still wanted me damn right I would keep playing and living the dream. As someone else said you're a long time retired and fair play to anyone who has the motivation and desire to keep playing and IMO they are a credit to themselves and their profession. The problem is with the half witted managers who can't see the wood for the trees and pick players on reputation and are seduced by what they used to be. Matt Taylor also IMO couldn't keep up with the game last year and was more often than not a bystander. Most at Sixfields could see it, but that departed clown Justin Thedugout couldn't. If you keep contradicting the bleeding obvious on the basis that you must know best, won't be told and are on some deluded power trip you deserve everything you get. Add Matt Taylor to 3-5-2, R & R upfront, playing without authentic wide men having no leader on the pitch and all the other stuff JE wouldn't take onboard because he had to prove he was right. But none of that is the fault of Matt Taylor including being on the team sheet.
I kinda agree with this. I think JED sowed the seed for his sacking by picking the team he did against Shrewsbury not just Taylor, but Bowditch, Rivo. Seemed to me a new dawn was denied as he picked all his mates.
7  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Upcoming away games on: September 06, 2017, 06:16:43 am
Ticket details have been announced for some of the upcoming away games.

23 for Rotherham on Saturday 30th.

Only a tenner for the league game at MK on the Tuesday before though. A tenner for a league game?

We'll have the usual people who will boycott, and I respect them if that's what they want to do, but how many will we take for that game do you think? Poxford took just shy of 3000 on Saturday, and we've been allocated an initial 3000 tickets for the game.
Tempted by Rotherham on payday. Easily witter away some hard earned in Sheffield before rocking up to the NY.
8  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Radio Northampton on: September 06, 2017, 06:04:30 am
So Jimmy what's your favourite colour, have you ever been to Plymouth?
She's fcuking useless, talk about nicking a living  Grin
"Claret and no but we'll aim to enjoy our day down there and come back with three points."
9  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: OT: Good Read - Transfer Deadline Day on: September 05, 2017, 06:21:14 am
For what its worth Wilder is crazy imo not to resign Ricky Holmes, 60000 these days is nothing to these top clubs.... as we all know he is one of the best attacking players in the lower leagues.
CW's opinion that 600k was too much last season in L2 would be right inmho. And now they're in the Championship same applies as the guy has not played at that level. This isn't to say I don't agree with your statement. The most exciting Cobblers player in 30 years.
10  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Welcome Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink on: September 05, 2017, 06:16:24 am
JFH's first team selection will say so much to the fans.

My advice; do not start with Revell and Rico up front.
                     Play players in their best positions.
                     Entertain the fans with some attacking football.

Over to JFH !
To be honest although KT says he "knows nothing about the football side of things" I think he should tip JFH off before we kick a ball and I'm sure some of the players will too. It doesn't work with this crop and thats fact. But think about it Rico and Revs Poole Taylor Pierre Barnett are probably gonna say they love 5-3-2 aren't they?
11  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Radio Northampton on: September 05, 2017, 06:12:25 am
Hopefully, they'll get ANYONE but Densley to interview him...else it could get very embarrassing!

Can just imagine her cringeworthy line of negative questioning...

Do you think it was unfair to sack the previous manager?
Why have you not joined a bigger club than NTFC?
Do you think NTFC can ever win a game followed straight away by asking will NTFC win the league?

She ain't got a scooby!  Roll Eyes
I can't see a problem with those questions.
And they appear to be questions that you have come up with. To say she hasn't a clue if she asks questions that you have thought she might ask is the daftist thing I have read on this thread.
Easily embarrassed aren't you?
12  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Regan Poole on: September 02, 2017, 06:56:44 am
With JJ and Foley injured I would play him as an anchor midfielder, can tackle, mobile and pass well.
Then he becomes a Ben Tozer..
13  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Radio Northampton on: September 01, 2017, 12:27:49 pm
She needs to mate  Grin
I think Sammo is outstanding at summarising still loves us and has a passion for all things NTFC.
Agree sammo is excellent, would have made  a decent manag... oh hang on.
14  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Radio Northampton on: September 01, 2017, 11:38:06 am
I repeat last night's show was good. Input from Dave savage, Gregor Robertson too. It seems CD is slowly building up a list of good contacts to act as summarizers.
15  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Who next???? on: September 01, 2017, 11:35:33 am
As a slightly different name to those mentioned (although I think someone on here has also suggested him) would anyone be against us giving Kevin Wilkin a shot at managing in the League?

Seems to have done a pretty decent job everywhere he's been.
No was terrible at Wrexham. Players there cited archaic training methods, tactical naivety. Found his level - good luck to him.
16  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Who next???? on: August 31, 2017, 22:55:14 pm
Would Micky Adams be that bad?
Local, lives in Market Harborough.
17  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Radio Northampton on: August 31, 2017, 22:45:30 pm
I was referring to the abysmal drive time show where some bloke called Carson who hasn't mastered the English language waffled his way through an interview with lee Harper who predictably spent the whole time backing his mate and next door neighbour JED and bemoaning the decision to sack him after only 4 games. It didn't help that they also read out some texts from supporters saying that he should have been given more time. I really couldn't bring myself to listen to Caroline's fun hour at 6pm.
I thought"Caroline's fun hour"  this evening was pretty good. Obviously they had to rush to get people in and the Rushden manager was pretty decent along with Jeremy Casey (very good on twitter). Both spoke well from two different points of view.
18  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Who next???? on: August 28, 2017, 23:06:46 pm
Think I must be a decent outside bet. Guided Pattishall Rangers to two cup finals in one season. Come from a minority group - look at the postive media for KT and the club in that one, and under threat of redundancy from my current job.
Clean driving licence etc etc.
19  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Justin Edinburgh on: August 28, 2017, 17:57:48 pm
The problem we have is the chairman is a bit of a c0ck and loves to be the centre of attention, he has effectively made a very tidy profit on buying NTFC and is only here on a retainer which means unfortunately for us he isn't very interested anymore.
It's like the perfect storm, average to crappy goalkeepers terrible clueless management along with completely demotivated players, religated for sure.

Pathetic first paragraph.
Second one bang on the money.
20  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Justin Edinburgh on: August 23, 2017, 22:31:45 pm
The best Smiths song in my opinion. And Johnny Marr is an awesome guitarist.
Not so sure abq
out the loony leftie , vegan, singer though. What is it with a dandelion in his @rse pocket?
Never cared for The Smiths at the time but looking back now I think they were great.
Standing joke with me and my brother about Morrissey and being a vegan and meat is murder and all that. Cancelled more concerts over the years due to ill health than any other singer. Come on man get some🍗🍖🍔 in ya do you the world of good!
On topic I do think Satdee is D day for JED not so much the result but performance, and formation.
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