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1  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Home against the Tractor Boys 20.04.21 on: Today at 12:18:24
I predict a 1-0 win to keep the pain alive.... Roll Eyes

I corrected it for you. Wink
2  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Super League on: Today at 05:42:54
This is the thing that perplexes me most about the whole concept. The 'big six' are only big because they're successful, win most of the games they play, qualify for Europe and win trophies? Surely the appeal of following Arsenal / Spurs if you're in the US or the Far East becomes virtually non-existent when they're battling it out for 11th and 12th place every year, and there's not even relegation to keep it interesting at the bottom? As a model, this is so short sighted its untrue, and assumes that an NFL-style system is sustainable for football - which it isn't.

I think it's mostly bulls*** aimed at leveraging more money out of the footballing authorities - as if the 'big six' aren't already creaming a profit. I hope the governing bodies have the stones to stick them out on this one and call their bluff. Although I imagine they'll bend over for them, and 'the six' will end up squeezing even more coin out of the game.
3  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: So, What Happens Next? on: Yesterday at 19:04:02
The only thing I would add to that is do what you can to offload the 4 strikers contracted for next season, maybe keep Hoskins but get shot of BAS, Rose & Smith,  to make room for some attackers who know where the goal is.

I'd keep Rose. He's proved himself decent at League 2 level, and in a different side might have proven decent this year. We already have the spine of a decent side for next year (assuming we can hold on to a few who'll want away). I know the strikers have proven woeful, but it is the creativity department wherein lays the problem.
4  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Jon Brady on: Yesterday at 18:54:22
Andy Boothroyd is available again. The football wasn't brilliant but we had a good home record and he did get us to Wembley, we might even get Clive Platt back.

And he may bring Bayo back... or not. Grin
5  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh R.I.P. on: Yesterday at 18:49:37
Most of the names came from YouGov polls Shocked

Says it all really. Wink
6  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh R.I.P. on: Yesterday at 13:35:48
Most don't understand the word 'sarcasm'...they generally mean being 'facetious'. Sarcasm involves putting someone down with their comment...being facetious carries humour without the negative, personal connotation.

Anyway, all a bit depressing, was really looking forward to the funeral, but after last night and today's results...

LMFAO! I ain't laughed so much since the old queen died. Wink
7  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh R.I.P. on: Yesterday at 13:29:38
I completely got that this was sarcasm what I donít get is if everbriteís response list of politicians, princes etc. was some sort of sarcasm on top of sarcasm!

Ditto.
8  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh R.I.P. on: April 16, 2021, 15:55:36 pm
Here are a few:
Sir Keith Starmer, Sean Connery(dec), Ed Milliband, HRH, Prince William and Harry, Ed Balls, Sadiq Khan, Boris, Gordon Brown, Chris Wilde, Tony Blair, David Milliband, Deepcut, Lindsey Hoyle, Lord Dannat, Lord Sumption and many many more Shocked

Please explain why any of these should be considered role models.
9  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh R.I.P. on: April 16, 2021, 15:53:26 pm
If only Grin

You only have to look at their Brexit coverage. Never once they they tilt their panel/audience in favour of leave. It was nearly always stacked as remain. This is just one instance, and there are many more.
10  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: The Betrayal of Football on: April 16, 2021, 15:50:07 pm
If you checked on the majority of owners using that sort of criteria (outside having sufficient funds), I would argue that there would be very few football clubs with an owner.  Wink

So you are saying most owners have previously been arrested and charged over massive financial wrongdoings, including multi-million pound insider tradings?
11  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: The Betrayal of Football on: April 16, 2021, 14:37:37 pm
And sanitise the whole of football even further ? Why are people obsessed with every thing to do with football being perfect ?  Everything in life isn't equal, If it was the whole world would be petty boring. Trying to make football "fair" just because we support a small club, football needs people with money to come in and out of the game. Its what makes football the game it is, People are checked out before they buy football clubs, rightly so, but this obsession with Club ownership is just purely embarrassing. 

But just how well are people being "checked out"? This is the crux of the problem. If you can show you have the funds, then you'll likely get your ticket stamped. You need look no further than Tony Cardoza's dodgy past. That man should never have been allowed within a spit of owning a football club. I'm all for people being allowed to invest as they wish, but there are other factors to consider.
12  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Jon Brady on: April 16, 2021, 14:24:41 pm
The salary page has Vadaine Oliver on £1500 , so what did we offer him ? Remember he could commute from Sheffield to Northampton which is got to be worth a few hundred a week.

Used the Wayback Machine from 2020. According to that Oliver was on £500 a week. I just can't see anyone commuting to work for that sort of money.

Active Squad:
Player Name   Weekly Wage   Yearly Salary   Age   Position   Nationality
Andrew Williams   £3,500   £182,000   32   ST   England
Chris Lines   £3,400   £176,800   33   M C   England
Jordan Turnbull   £3,100   £161,200   24   D C, DM   England
Lloyd Jones   £3,000   £156,000   23   D C   England
Mark Marshall   £2,900   £150,800   33   AM RL   Jamaica
Alan McCormack   £2,500   £130,000   35   D R, DM   Ireland
Joe Martin   £2,100   £109,200   30   D L   England
Nicky Adams   £1,900   £98,800   32   WB/AM R   Wales
Ryan Watson   £1,700   £88,400   25   AM C   England
Sam Hoskins   £1,600   £83,200   26   AM R, ST   England
Scott Wharton   £1,600   £83,200   21   D LC   England
Charlie Goode   £1,400   £72,800   23   D C   England
Harry Smith   £1,200   £62,400   24   ST   England
James Olayinka   £1,100   £57,200   18   M C   England
Matty Warburton   £900   £46,800   27   AM RC, F C   England
Michael Harriman   £900   £46,800   26   D RL   Ireland
David Cornell   £870   £45,240   28   GK   Wales
Paul Anderson   £800   £41,600   30   M R   England
Reece Hall-Johnson   £700   £36,400   24   D RC   England
Shaun McWilliams   £620   £32,240   20   M C   England
Steve Arnold   £600   £31,200   29   GK   England
Callum Morton   £580   £30,160   19   AM L, ST   England
Vadaine Oliver   £500   £26,000   27   ST   England
Morgan Roberts   £480   £24,960   18   AM RLC, F C   England
Camron McWilliams   £430   £22,360   18   D/WB/M R   England
Sean Whaler   £420   £21,840   18   D/AM R   England
Bradley Lashley   £390   £20,280   18   GK   England
Jack Newell   £310   £16,120   18   M C   England
Jay Williams   £310   £16,120   18   D C   England
Scott Pollock   £270   £14,040   18   AM RC   England
Ryan Hughes   £230   £11,960   18   D LC   England
Caleb Chukwuemeka   £120   £6,240   16   AM R, ST   England
Dylan Berry   £120   £6,240   16   GK   England
Ethan Johnston   £120   £6,240   17   ST   England
Ewan Clark   £120   £6,240   16   M C   England
Haydn Price   £120   £6,240   17   M C   England
Jacob Ballinger   £120   £6,240   17   D/WB/M L   England
Jordan Fowler   £120   £6,240   17   D RC   England
Josh Flanagan   £120   £6,240   16   D C   England
Lewis Gilbert   £120   £6,240   16   ST   England
Lewis Patching   £120   £6,240   17   GK   England
Liam Cross   £120   £6,240   16   M C   England
Max Dyche   £120   £6,240   16   D C   England
Richie Bailey   £120   £6,240   16   D R   England
Ryan Smith   £120   £6,240   17   D/WB L, M LC   England
Tom Scott   £120   £6,240   16   AM C   England
Urijah Gordon-Douglas   £120   £6,240   17   ST   England
13  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: What, no Peter bog horror thread yet. on: April 16, 2021, 10:30:50 am
I'm **** dreading this match but I'm still going to shell out ten quid to watch it. I can't work out if that makes me loyal, optimistic, masochistic or just plain stupid!

I'd say it makes you all of those! Wink
14  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh R.I.P. on: April 16, 2021, 10:25:13 am
I fear that your views on HRH are hardly representative of current Public opinion on HRH as exemplified by BBC QT last night!

I never bother with the BBC, nor Question Time, a programme which handpicks its audience to suite the Bulls*** Corporation's promoted agenda.
15  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: What, no Peter bog horror thread yet. on: April 16, 2021, 02:50:24 am
The last time I missed a derby was 1981, when I was in handcuffs by 2.40pm Wink We went on to win 1-0 that day, and if that should happen tomorrow I'll be dancing on the ceiling. Realistically, though...  Embarrassed
16  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Redevelopment Closer Than Ever? on: April 15, 2021, 11:42:13 am
The council are the landlords. They are the enforcing party of anything encompassed within the original lease. Plus they made changes (June 2018) to try allegedly clear the path for the East stand development.

Yes, but you said: " If the council donít want to let the land go to the club." Bower and Thomas hold the CDNL leases, and the club (owners) hold the stadium leases. So it's not as simple as "if the council don't want..."
17  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh R.I.P. on: April 15, 2021, 11:36:15 am
The Indian electrics was a mistake by him - he meant to say Cowboy

 Grin
18  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh R.I.P. on: April 15, 2021, 11:35:44 am
Copied all those; the Indian Electrical thingy one was a bit risquť. You must be very PC person to find most of these jokes/gaffes upsetting.
If he was directly connected to the club in some form or other we would be all over him. As it is Arsenal have some connection ...typical!

ps Glad the thread made 10 pages - bit hard work tho' Grin

I'm not PC at all, Evers. I just don't like the hypocrisy. The BBC daren't show a programme without having a host of colour or diversity, and they've spent a year spouting on about BLM, and yet they're drooling over the passing of a man reknowned for his racist views. The royals hardly dare let him near a microphone for the last thirty years. Grin
19  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Redevelopment Closer Than Ever? on: April 15, 2021, 00:05:18 am
As I have sad until Iím bored with it. If the council donít want to let the land go to the club, then just get on and sell to someone else. If they do want to let it go to the club, just make sure that any agreement is watertight in terms of the use of the enabling money and its division between the development of NTFC, plus what the owners can personally gain from it. It actually is childís play.

Thomas and Bower hold the land leases? Not the council.
20  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh R.I.P. on: April 14, 2021, 21:16:14 pm
Its funny how some people see the Duke; all I know or see is that a fair proportion of the population seem to miss him. Are they all racists too?  Perhaps the pro Republicans or disgruntled Corbinisto's/Euro bods are merely unhappy that they have no Grandpa worth mentioning. At least he made a fair few smile or laugh. Jolly please supply a quote (with source) made by your Old School Racist? There must be some risky ones!

Here's a few. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/prince-philip-quotes-jokes-gaffes-b1829205.html
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