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« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2018, 19:11:34 pm »


Understand the view put forward that Hoskins has potential (possibly elsewhere) but certainly for us in the last couple of seasons, can't hit a barn door, whatever mazy runs he makes - a major contributing factor to our results and thus league position!
Deepcut cites opposition fans' views. Lincoln and Tranmere fans were waxing lyrical about him BUT, they see a quick seemingly talented player nearly scoring a hatful... not realising that is the norm not the exception!

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This is spot on. Even Keith Curle fell into this trap after his first game in charge. The thing about Hoskins is that although he consistently flatters to deceive with his great runs then poor passing/decision making/shooting (take your pick), he's still involved in a very large number of our best moves and I honestly think we'd be a poorer side without him. Lots of the chances we miss wouldn't be chances without Hoskins. I think we need him, at least until we sign another proper winger. On Saturday he actually did put in 2 very good deliveries which vV and Williams should have buried.
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« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2018, 19:41:37 pm »

He is a right winger all day long. As soon as this is realised the better he and the team will become.

He has got pace and has the absolute ability to go past most defenders in this league but like many have witnessed he couldn’t finish his dinner.

Saturdays goal came from his cross which If he works on day in day out he will be a real handful . But he must work on his final ball because I can’t remember watch a more frustrating player than him ever.

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« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2018, 23:29:39 pm »

OMG. Great post Crutchless. I was beginning to think I was the only one!! Hoskins is so stand out because he is so different! He is 2 yards quicker than his team mates. He looks for and finds space. He takes people on. Yes his finishing is appalling but nothing that some good coaching and CONFIDENCE couldn’t solve. I have a ST in the upper West and when ever I say something positive / encouraging about the lad I get daggers and looks of sympathy for my clearly unbalanced mental state.  He will come good in this crappy division but I’m guessing we won’t get too many apologies on this Board when he does? So, if your real Cobblers fans then get behind him not on him! UTC

Jim Hall F.....  There may be loads of things that we will clash about in the future.  But, I wager, you are one of the few posters on here who has played real football in their lifetime.  After all, anyone playing real football under the age of 40, today, wouldn't be able to watch the mighty "Curly Cobblers", as they would be on the pitch themselves, elsewhere.

Keep giving it your 'all!!!!!

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« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2018, 23:41:38 pm »

Utter garbage - I watched him on Saturday and three or four times he got into really good positions and he did not lift his head once!

He often runs with his head down and runs into blind furrows!

What you talking about half chances?!?!? - The number of 1 on 1's in recent weeks is truly shocking!

As I've said before, yes he has pace, yes he causes defences trouble. But his decision making / delivery / shooting in the final third is truly awful



By "half-chances", I mean that his pace gets him into positions that everyone else dreams of.

Easy for the "untrained eye" to remember the failed attempt on goal.  But, not so easy to understand how he managed to get into those positions.

He will be the key that unlocks our promotion challenge.... and make no mistake!

2 things might stop him:

!) The great negative Northamptonian doing him down at every opportunity (yourself included, perhaps?).
2) A monster breaking his leg.
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« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2018, 08:06:54 am »

I watch football to be entertained and hopefully to see more wins than losses

We all know Hoskins has to skills to refine in terms of finished product which has been much debated.

There are a few players in the squad I rate but there are only two that typically generate excitement when they move forward - one is Crooks (but has never quite reached the Richard Hill bursting through the centre persona) - the other is Hoskins playing as a winger.

The critics have some valid observations but generally don't offer an alternative player in that position

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« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2018, 08:46:35 am »

If he could just add a bit of end product to his game then we would have one hell of a player. And if he did that I think we would do well to hold on to him.
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« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2018, 09:44:42 am »

If he could just add a bit of end product to his game then we would have one hell of a player. And if he did that I think we would do well to hold on to him.
It reminds me a bit of the time Marc Richards couldn't seem to get a goal when he was first with us. Whatever happened to him?
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« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2018, 10:04:43 am »

The place Hoskins cannot play is on the wing . He never lifts his head and becomes a frustrated figure .
We have tried it so many times and it never works .
He is a central player and is best running on from deep . When he played in this position he was MOM time and again.
I am sure the coaching staff don’t need any advice from any of us but if he was my player , I would just have him on shooting practice day after day after day .
It wouldn’t take much for us to have a real player if he could only get his composure sorted out .
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« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2018, 12:10:55 pm »

D'Ath is better than Hoskins.
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« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2018, 12:20:01 pm »

D'Ath is better than Hoskins.

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« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2018, 12:57:36 pm »

D'Ath is better than Hoskins.

He hasn't played, has he been injured at Donkeys?
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« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2018, 13:04:07 pm »

D'Ath is better than Hoskins.
Grin You must really dislike Little Sam to come out with that nonsense.
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« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2018, 13:05:33 pm »

He hasn't played, has he been injured at Donkeys?
Two 3 minute sub appearances, signed on a one year deal
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« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2018, 13:13:39 pm »

Two 3 minute sub appearances, signed on a one year deal

I know, that's why I asked.
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« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2018, 14:56:37 pm »

D'Ath is better than Hoskins.
D’Ath was complete pants by the time he left although he was decent when he arrived .
Not been a starter in any side since either
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« Reply #35 on: October 09, 2018, 15:18:40 pm »

Are people seriously saying that Hoskins is a better wide player than D'Ath?
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« Reply #36 on: October 09, 2018, 15:20:53 pm »

Are people seriously saying that Hoskins is a better wide player than D'Ath?

.............stop winding people up on here; its not done!
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« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2018, 15:23:54 pm »

Hoskins is a much better player than D'Ath, although that doesnt make Hoskins any good.
 As people have said, you cannot fault Hoskins' work rate, but his end product is woeful. Shouldnt be any where near a starting spot.
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« Reply #38 on: October 09, 2018, 19:20:05 pm »

The place Hoskins cannot play is on the wing . He never lifts his head and becomes a frustrated figure .
We have tried it so many times and it never works .
He is a central player and is best running on from deep . When he played in this position he was MOM time and again.
I am sure the coaching staff don’t need any advice from any of us but if he was my player , I would just have him on shooting practice day after day after day .
It wouldn’t take much for us to have a real player if he could only get his composure sorted out .

You have no idea about football do you mate. he cant play through the middle because he inst good enough at passing, or tackling. he cant be taken seriously as a forward as he cant finish.  play him on the wing were there is less to think about. cross the ball and track back. easy game really.
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« Reply #39 on: October 09, 2018, 19:38:39 pm »

Are people seriously saying that Hoskins is a better wide player than D'Ath?

They've both scored the exact same amount of goals for the Cobblers hilariously.
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