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« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2018, 12:51:07 pm »

What a forgotten gem this is! I bet not many will remember this match.
Exactly!
I wish some would read the thread...it doesn't ask for all time greatest games ffs!
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« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2018, 14:57:02 pm »

The first Cobblers game I'd missed for about 10 years because I was in hospital for a life saving operation

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« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2018, 17:17:30 pm »

The first Cobblers game I'd missed for about 10 years because I was in hospital for a life saving operation
Was the operation successful?
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« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2018, 22:55:44 pm »

As this is for under rated and forgotten gems rather than the popular ones a la Bristol Rovers, here's a few that stick out for me and didn't get mentioned often, from my early years following the Cobblers.  Chester away at Sealand Road first game of the 87/88 season. We won 5-0, my first ever away game. Pity no tv footage. 3-2 win at home to Fulham same season. Paul Culpin scoring a Marco van Basten style volley and big Jim Stannard dropping the ball over the line from a Gilbert cross. A 6-0 thrashing of Aldershot in 1988, at the County Ground a Culpin hat trick. A Friday night 5-0 thrashing of Walsall, Greg Campbell with 2 great goals. A 3-2 opening day win at Gillingham in 1992 including a Morrys Scott pearler and a late Phil Chard winner. That'll do me for starters.
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« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2018, 04:17:51 am »

As this is for under rated and forgotten gems rather than the popular ones a la Bristol Rovers, here's a few that stick out for me and didn't get mentioned often, from my early years following the Cobblers.  Chester away at Sealand Road first game of the 87/88 season. We won 5-0, my first ever away game. Pity no tv footage. 3-2 win at home to Fulham same season. Paul Culpin scoring a Marco van Basten style volley and big Jim Stannard dropping the ball over the line from a Gilbert cross. A 6-0 thrashing of Aldershot in 1988, at the County Ground a Culpin hat trick. A Friday night 5-0 thrashing of Walsall, Greg Campbell with 2 great goals. A 3-2 opening day win at Gillingham in 1992 including a Morrys Scott pearler and a late Phil Chard winner. That'll do me for starters.
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« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2018, 06:17:38 am »

Was the operation successful?

Well I'm still alive... Just about  Grin

Early to mid nineties, when we weren't very good, we played promotion chasing Crewe at the CG. Pissed down with rain all day, the pitch was absolutely soaked but the ref deemed it playable. Cobblers battled to a 2-2 draw and Dario Gradi was livid that the game had been played.

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« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2018, 10:18:30 am »

Beating Swansea 4-2 at Sixfields the year they ran away with the league was brilliant. Jackman scored a beauty.
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« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2018, 10:36:02 am »

24 Jan 1998 V Bristol City at Ashton Gate. About 600 (of over 14k attendance) of us witnessed one of the best 0-0 draws I have ever seen. City finished second to Watford that year, we were fourth behind Grimsby who beat us in the play off final. Cobblers were applauded off like Champions after a very battling and entertaining performance to earn a point against one of the top teams in the division.
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« Reply #48 on: May 13, 2018, 10:39:39 am »

24 Jan 1998 V Bristol City at Ashton Gate. About 600 (of over 14k attendance) of us witnessed one of the best 0-0 draws I have ever seen. City finished second to Watford that year, we were fourth behind Grimsby who beat us in the play off final. Cobblers were applauded off like Champions after a very battling and entertaining performance to earn a point against one of the top teams in the division.

Yes, this one! What an atmosphere that day.

The above Swansea game is a very honorable mention too.
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« Reply #49 on: May 13, 2018, 10:59:41 am »

One of my favourite games , apart from the obvious choices, was an away game at the Goldstone ground Brighton , in the eighties i think, in the league cup. We were at least one if not two leagues lower and won 4-1 if memory serves me correct and a certain Kevin Wilkin scored a hat trick, in only his second apperance. 
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« Reply #50 on: May 13, 2018, 11:34:33 am »

24 Jan 1998 V Bristol City at Ashton Gate. About 600 (of over 14k attendance) of us witnessed one of the best 0-0 draws I have ever seen. City finished second to Watford that year, we were fourth behind Grimsby who beat us in the play off final. Cobblers were applauded off like Champions after a very battling and entertaining performance to earn a point against one of the top teams in the division.


In a similar vein to this, the game at Man City which also finished 0-0 was a real battling effort, though we did get battered for most of the game, but I think that was the following year when we got relegated. Cracking atmosphere though.
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« Reply #51 on: May 13, 2018, 13:44:44 pm »

Well I'm still alive... Just about  Grin

Early to mid nineties, when we weren't very good, we played promotion chasing Crewe at the CG. Pissed down with rain all day, the pitch was absolutely soaked but the ref deemed it playable. Cobblers battled to a 2-2 draw and Dario Gradi was livid that the game had been played.


Struggle to be very mid-nineties tbf! Don't recall that game at all...but I thought Dario would have liked the sight of players splashing around in a (mud) bath!  Wink
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« Reply #52 on: May 14, 2018, 18:19:03 pm »

One of my favourite games , apart from the obvious choices, was an away game at the Goldstone ground Brighton , in the eighties i think, in the league cup. We were at least one if not two leagues lower and won 4-1 if memory serves me correct and a certain Kevin Wilkin scored a hat trick, in only his second apperance. 

My first ever Cobblers game was at the goldstone ground , league cup 1990, Bobby Barnes terrorised their back four all night and how we only scored two I'll never know.

Coincidentally my first game at the CG was the 2-2 against Crewe , Christmas time 1993 .
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« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2018, 22:43:29 pm »

Here's another gem. Aldershot away 1992. Both clubs on the brink of extinction. I went with mates in two cars, we were all about 18 at the time, pre-mobile phones time, and the plan was to follow each other down there - we lost each other at Broadmead Avenue ! We won the game 4-1, Dean Edwards netting twice but the result was expunged as the Shots were wound up a few weeks later. During the game the stewards opened up the gates in the fencing that separated the home and away fans. We chatted to each other and I swapped scarves with a Shots fan which I still have. On the way back one of the seatbelt buckles got caught in the car door and the door wouldn't shut properly so had to be held in case it blew open. A weird day.
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