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1  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: New Year 2021 Transfer Window on: December 28, 2020, 17:06:59 pm
You have got  to have friends in high places to get away with posts like that?
I think 4/6 is good value odds for relegation given our current squad
Is that not a valid opinion
I may be wrong and we may stay up but I think the overriding opinion of the majority of fans , the chairman (who admitted us much the other day in his interview) and the manager is that we need some more quality in order to stay up.
Yes Iím disillusioned regards things right now and itís not my intention to depress others who have a much more upbeat opinion of the current situation.

As such Iíve decided not only to stop attending matches until the ground is finished but also to stop posting on this forum until such time that I attend matches again (in which case the ground will be finished)

Iím sure somewhere along the line things will be better and the ground completed and I hope kelvin and the board find some extra investment to help the club and somehow manage to turn a profit on their investment.

Iíve enjoyed posting on here over many years but itís best to leave it to those who attend the matches and part with their hard earned cash.

Iím sure the forum will be a much rosier place with only positive posts regardless of wherever the club finds itself.

Iíve attended meetings to save the club, put in buckets to keep it going , held up my we want answers banners etc over the years but nowadays I feel that itís best left to the eternal optimists such as yourself Tony in the hope that your optimism will lead to a better future and a completed stadium.

My healthís not great but I do hope that one day I may get to watch ntfc again but as of now thereís no timescale.

Iíve even got to the point where Iím not really enjoying the game at any level any more (too much politicisation in sport for my liking)

The one hope is that as the town and county expands the club may expand with it and future generations have a chance to enjoy a local football club.

Anyway thanks to everyone for the banter down the years and I promise not to post on here until the ground is finished.

Good luck to everyone and I hope you all stay safe and are able to get back to watching football as soon as is possible.

To anyone Iíve disagreed/ upset over the years i apologise and thanks to the many of you whoíve made me chuckle.

Anyone who supports/has supported the club over the years deserves a medal and I hope you all get the success your support deserves.

Thanks for being a big part of my life and UP THE COBBLERS

I hope the signings in January lead to an on field revival

Best wishes
Shoey
2  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: New Year 2021 Transfer Window on: December 28, 2020, 16:04:43 pm
Imagine you working for the make a wish foundation
Is there a lot wrong with my supposition of where we are now compared to the pre meltdown days of DC though
I canít see things are that different
Both chairman had racked up large debt, both were funding the club to a certain level while waiting for progress on a land deal whilst not starting on redeveloping the ground , both were unable to run us as a league one club without extra investment whilst not attracting any extra investment.

I just feel Iíve been here before only this time I hope we donít go into administration.

Thatís why I have zero expectation that any quality players will be signed(as does the manager) and it will be straight back down where we can go round and round again.

Itís all very well knocking/belittling my opinion but rather than go down that road why not add to the debate by explaining what points you disagree with??

Does anyone realistically expect the board to back Keith with four or five quality signings to keep us up?
What aspirations do other posters have?
Has anyone else got any aspirations for this season whatsoever?

Only a few days till the window opens and we have a chance to save our season....
Exciting times ??

3  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: New Year 2021 Transfer Window on: December 28, 2020, 15:52:05 pm
Imagine you working for the make a wish foundation
Iíd wish we had wealthier owners and were playing in a 20,000 seater stadium looking forward to a rosy future.....
4  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: New Year 2021 Transfer Window on: December 28, 2020, 15:29:55 pm
Who is the chairman? Has Keith swapped places with Kelvin?  Grin
Itís hard to know who is in charge
One thing is for sure there seems to be no coherent transfer policy.

I still stand by the assumption that the board cannot afford to run the club as a league one concern
They canít afford to sack Keith

It really begs the question what is the point?
We go down to league two and the begging letters for season tickets go out but in reality even the most claret tinted spectacle wearer can see that even if we did manage a promotion we couldnít actually compete in league one.
All this whilst looking at a not fit for purpose un-started redevelopment.

I honestly have the same feeling now that I had when DC was in charge and that is that the club is going nowhere on and off the pitch.

Sorry for being pessimistic/realistic but thatís how I feel
Different faces but no progress.

Promise little
Deliver big

Seems like years ago.....
Hang on
It was years ago.
5  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: New Year 2021 Transfer Window on: December 28, 2020, 14:50:20 pm
But KT said last week that we would be bringing in "League 1 class players" , hasn't he told Keith?   
Itís comedy gold isnít it??
One says we are bringing in league one quality
The other says we arenít but may wait and do some last minute business with whatís left over !!

What hope is there when the chairman and manager canít even agree as regards transfer policy??
6  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: New Year 2021 Transfer Window on: December 28, 2020, 14:18:54 pm
Isn't it easy spending other peoples money Shoemaker? Have you spotted the flaw in your repetative opinion?
Try making some money instead
Relegation odds 4/6

This squad is a certainty to go down itís frankly worse than the league two squad.
Keithís telling you the score but I guess many wonít like to hear the truth.

4/6 is a fantastic price
Put a lump on and it can soften the blow for the return to the basement division

7  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: New Year 2021 Transfer Window on: December 28, 2020, 14:14:51 pm
Happy F*@king New Year to You Too Sad
Donít shoot the messenger Grin
8  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: New Year 2021 Transfer Window on: December 28, 2020, 13:47:52 pm
Interesting interview with Keith today who has stated that the cobblers wonít be making any expensive signings in January as clubs struggle with the impact of COVID...

Well blow me down who wouldíve thought it ..... Roll Eyes

That housekeeping award is in the bag and so is an instant return to league two.

Get your bets on now!!!!
9  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: New Kit Manufacturers - Hummel on: December 27, 2020, 18:05:00 pm
Iím wearing a really comfortable pair of slippers.
10  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: New Year 2021 Transfer Window on: December 27, 2020, 17:04:52 pm
Thanks for clearing that up. So, you might know something some of the time. A bit like most people on this forum.

Unless you're ntfclad, who seems to have gone missing.
I should really know a lot more but as Iím in the extremely vulnerable category I donít get to see the person who knows very often now....
I do get the heads up from someone who does though.

If we use an ounce of realism it seems we need to shift out before players come in and I envisage the usual free transfers and youth loans
As for waiting until the end of the window that sounds desperate to me and another case of seeing whatís left over.
The fact is we could be more or less relegated by February and yet there seems no rush or effort to being in the quality needed from January the first....
How many points could we lose in the month of January waiting to see whatís left over.
This is purely my take on things having read Keithís interview.
To me if the board really wanted to stay in this division then theyíd have players in the door as soon as the window opens....
They havenít and are more bothered about getting players off the books by the sound of things

It doesnít inspire me with confidence and Iím sure many fans will start wondering why quality players arenít arriving whilst we continue to get tonked week in week out....

You can have as many people as you like in for talks  Wink
Itís another thing having the will to sign them....

FWIW we are nowhere near the 2.5M salary cap so any limitations are self imposed.
11  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Home v the Gills 29.12.20 on: December 27, 2020, 16:14:06 pm
Shoey, I don't think Gillingham have better personal but they might have better personnel.
Wink
12  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: New Year 2021 Transfer Window on: December 27, 2020, 16:12:13 pm
You're confusing me Shoey. So are you in the know or not?
If you read this thread apparently not !!!
I hear bits n bobs from a source who would need to know whose signing.....

I donít hear everything by any means but I have a 100% full proof source....

Thatís how I knew sowerby and rose were signing...
I posted those and people start to wet themselves about it  Roll Eyes

I have no ego whatsoever and I donít need it massaging Iím just in a position to know the man who has to know.....

This board is full of bitter people who wet themselves if you know something they donít and then have a dig at you over it.

Iím happy to sit back and watch people have a guess without having to join in the circus....

All il say is people have been in and people have been told to look elsewhere.
Iíve heard a couple of bits but unfortunately imo the only thing Iíd advise is a price on relegation if one is available.

Il look on and see if anyone has heard anything.
13  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: New Year 2021 Transfer Window on: December 27, 2020, 14:19:01 pm
Please let on?
Il leave things to those in the know  Wink
14  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: New Year 2021 Transfer Window on: December 27, 2020, 12:38:12 pm
Irchy - Shoemaker says it's a done deal (Lloyd Jones) so watch this space  Evil
Iíd be more worried about those that are leaving......
15  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: New Year 2021 Transfer Window on: December 27, 2020, 11:43:47 am
I'd have Turnball back in a heartbeat. He was the most cultured centre back we had last season and I include Goode in that.
In case people have forgotten we needed to get him off the wage bill and replace him with cheaper options.
We need to lower expectations
16  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Home v the Gills 29.12.20 on: December 27, 2020, 11:42:16 am
One persons miserable is another persons realism

They play our style but with better personal and signed our play off winning target man who is hitting the net for them whilst our strikers have been found out as nowhere near league one standard.

Rather than brand anyone with an ounce of realism as miserable can anyone give reasons why on current form they think we will beat (or have a shot) against Gillingham??
17  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Chris Wilder?? on: December 27, 2020, 11:16:08 am
He stated years ago that he was sick to death of looking at the unfinished east stand.....

He wonít be coming back.
18  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Home v the Gills 29.12.20 on: December 27, 2020, 08:29:48 am
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19  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Relegation Watch 20/21 on: December 26, 2020, 16:27:11 pm
Really canít us finishing anywhere else but bottom.
I think we will finish fifth bottom above the clubs that go bust  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
E I E I E I O
Straight back to league two we go (in a ground exactly the same as the last time we played in that division)

Exciting times
20  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Back in the grounds...... on: December 26, 2020, 11:42:03 am
I very much doubt the league will get finished this season
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