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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2020, 20:17:25 pm »

I know mate, I think this is a sad reflection on the attitude of certain people, Some people are happy with the status quo and others strive for betterment.
There are numerous examples of clubs on their arse that have improved themselves and now are regulars in the championship and even the prem.

Heaven forbid we could even strive to be as good as Burton Fleetwood and Accrington. I remember when Rochdale had never been promoted , they are pretty good at staying there now, something we never manage, but hey ho, its ok were just a division 4 side eh
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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2020, 20:18:06 pm »

And as for Curles contract........ Grin
Nathan Jones all day long.

Find myself agreeing with you more and more by the day Manwork  Grin Kiss
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« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2020, 20:46:49 pm »

Heaven forbid we could even strive to be as good as Burton Fleetwood and Accrington. I remember when Rochdale had never been promoted , they are pretty good at staying there now, something we never manage, but hey ho, its ok were just a division 4 side eh

And as for Luton, Oxford, Doncaster, Bristol Rovers, Lincoln, Tranmere and Shrewsbury, who do they think they are? When they were relegated to non-league you'd think they could have just all accepted their fate, rather than messing about in the Championship and League 1 like all of them are doing now!  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2020, 23:18:29 pm »

I think there could be as many as 18 players out of contract this summer - if I'm wrong I stand to be corrected. The list is as follows :-

Out of contract : David Cornell, Alan McCormack, Jordan Turnbull, Sam Hoskins, Andy Williams, Scott Pollock, Jay Williams, Shaun McWilliams, Vadaine Oliver, Michael Harriman, Ryan Hughes, Camron McWilliams, Jack Newell, Billy Waters, Sean Whaler, Bradley Lashley, Paul Anderson & Mark Marshall.

Under contract (only 11) : Reece Hall-Johnson, Joe Martin, Charlie Goode, Ryan Watson, Harry Smith, Nicky Adams, Chris Lines, Matt Warburton, Morgan Roberts, Steve Arnold & Ethan Johnston. 

Some of our promising youngsters that haven't really pushed on this season are out of contract including Shaun McWilliams.

Pretty sure RHJ is 1 year with option of another, so we wonít be taking that up as he not been making the squad!

Thought Roberts contract was up but might be wrong

One thing for sure going to be interesting summer
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« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2020, 23:21:10 pm »

We were in the bottom 2 when KC took over with only 7 points in 10 matches. He kept us up comfortably and even came close to mounting a promotion challenge around March time. He rebuilt the squad on a reduced budget, has brought in some very good players and there is an excellent team spirit within the squad. We're 8th in the table and only out of the play-offs on goal difference, with a game in hand. We reached the 5th round of the cup and were the only L2 team to reach that stage, earning the club a significant financial windfall.

We may have lost the last 3 league matches, but all have been narrow defeats. Two of these were against the side top of the table and another against one of if not the divisions form team in Port Vale, a game which we otherwise had been the better side in.

Prior to that we had lost just 3 games in 22 in all competitions, including emphatic wins away at League 1 Burton and a draw at home to Championship side Derby County.

On the basis of what KC has manged since he took over I'll be amazed if he isn't offered a new contract and it's beyond me how that being a very strong possibility could be beyond anyone at this point.

8-10 defeats in the next 14 could possibly change things, but that won't happen.

Decent enough comments Clarrie; am bemused at the many negative comments on here since the Walsall game when common sense and a cursory glance at the stats suggest otherwise. Dear old Manw4  has established himself as prolific agent of frequent and increasingly absurd comments. He is not alone aided by a few others who all wish KC to fail and with him the team Roll Eyes We have one member criticising Hoskins; our leading scorer incidentally and then belittles him for scoring from penalties! Are we suffering from some ad hoc personality syndrome? We really should heed Wadeys comments forget the personal bickering against players and Manager; simply get behind the team/Manager and give the best support we/you can.
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« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2020, 06:09:10 am »

And as for Luton, Oxford, Doncaster, Bristol Rovers, Lincoln, Tranmere and Shrewsbury, who do they think they are? When they were relegated to non-league you'd think they could have just all accepted their fate, rather than messing about in the Championship and League 1 like all of them are doing now!  Grin
Just for balance, why did you not mention some of the following?
Notts County
Chesterfield
Wrexham
Halifax
York
Darlington
Barnet
Yeovil
Stockport
Torquay
Plus another dozen Ex-league clubs I could name!
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« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2020, 08:18:53 am »

Because in the context of the post I was pointing out that those clubs had been POSITIVE and had been on an upward trajectory.

Then Mr Positive comes along to point out the negative clubs, the ones who haven't come back......strange!!
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« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2020, 08:27:29 am »

Because in the context of the post I was pointing out that those clubs had been POSITIVE and had been on an upward trajectory.

Then Mr Positive comes along to point out the negative clubs, the ones who haven't come back......strange!!
Balance is NOT negativity. Chesterfield have built an excellent Stadium but have failed on the pitch.

I want a 14,000 capacity stadium with executive boxes and conference centre and a footballing team competing in the top half of   League 1............but I have wanted that for decades and I am loosing patience now!
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« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2020, 09:01:13 am »

With the exception of a few old farts on here who can remember the heady days of our one flirtation with the top flight of English football most of you will have started supporting the Cobblers when we were in the fourth level, having brief ups into the third level, but mostly being a mid table side with a few frantic relegations battles thrown in. This was the product on sale to you, so what else did you expect?
Did you expect this to change just because you became a supporter? You knew what you were getting into from the get go. If you wanted higher level football you could have made the short journey up to Leicester or down to Watford.

I do wonder if some people on here buy a Ford Escort and expect it to magically turn into an Aston Martin.

Now before all you hot heads jump on me. I would love to see us playing regularly in a higher division, however I know that I bought an Escort and by bolting a few bits on it I can get it to go a bit faster sometimes, but at the end fo the day it is still an Escort.
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« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2020, 09:22:07 am »

I get what youíre saying Sing....

What version of the Escort did you start with though?

If you buy your Mk1 and it gets a bit clapped out you get the mk 2, then the 3 etc, each one better than before....

Hey, itís still a Ford Escort, but one thatís a lot better than the one you had originally!
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« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2020, 09:47:55 am »



What version of the Escort did you start with though?


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« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2020, 09:57:12 am »

I can't remember much about it but I watched them at the County Ground before there were floodlights so thanks for the Old Farts comment   Grin.

We now have Evers castigating Manwork for his extreme views and then telling us we should get behind the team come what may. Good grief!

Most are between the extremes, there are those that put results above everything else whilst others detest the current style.

Personally I didn't go to the Swindon game. A combination of foul weather and the prospect of decent players booting it towards the opponents corner flag resulted in me feeling as if I just couldn't be arsed.

Cant remember the last time I felt like that.
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« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2020, 10:10:06 am »

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« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2020, 10:13:22 am »

I get what youíre saying Sing....

What version of the Escort did you start with though?

If you buy your Mk1 and it gets a bit clapped out you get the mk 2, then the 3 etc, each one better than before....

Hey, itís still a Ford Escort, but one thatís a lot better than the one you had originally!

This is true, the Mk3 doesn't get involved in quite so many relegation battles. Even the Cosworth that will give you a good speed will blow the turbo after a while.
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« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2020, 10:17:12 am »

Just for balance, why did you not mention some of the following?
Notts County
Chesterfield
Wrexham
Halifax
York
Darlington
Barnet
Yeovil
Stockport
Torquay
Plus another dozen Ex-league clubs I could name!

Oh dear GPC Oh dear
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« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2020, 10:18:51 am »

My dream car back in the day was a Ford Escort Mťxico, my mate had one, you could open the drivers door with a 2p coin
They are now going for £40k + !!!
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« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2020, 10:20:28 am »

I know mate, I think this is a sad reflection on the attitude of certain people, Some people are happy with the status quo and others strive for betterment.
There are numerous examples of clubs on their arse that have improved themselves and now are regulars in the championship and even the prem.

I think of myself .more as a realist than pessimist

Am I settling for mediocrity? No. Do I dream? Yes

I just wake up...
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« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2020, 10:29:50 am »

Of course there will be clubs that go on a sport and climb a division or two but looking back over the last 60 years, the divisions dont actually move that much do they?

As for some of the examples quoted, Fleetwood and Burton have had plenty thrown at them and are probably at their level now. Average L1 sides. Accrington? Pretty sure they'll be back bottom half of L2 within 5 years. Not sure their shed is anything to aspire too either.

£50m I reckon. That's what youd need to get to the Champs and have a chance of staying. When a Sheikh arrives with that kind of dosh I'll get excited. Until then I'll do what rational peoe do and manage my expectations
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« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2020, 10:30:13 am »

I think of myself .more as a realist than pessimist

Am I settling for mediocrity? No. Do I dream? Yes

I just wake up...
Iíve always been a believer in if you want something bad enough you can have it, so I just think itís such a waste at NTFC as I think we could be a decent L1 outfit pushing for the Championship, we need the infrastructure in place to help, look at Oxford and even Boroís grounds compared to Sixseats it embarrassing.
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« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2020, 10:33:06 am »

With the exception of a few old farts on here who can remember the heady days of our one flirtation with the top flight of English football most of you will have started supporting the Cobblers when we were in the fourth level, having brief ups into the third level, but mostly being a mid table side with a few frantic relegations battles thrown in. This was the product on sale to you, so what else did you expect?
Did you expect this to change just because you became a supporter? You knew what you were getting into from the get go. If you wanted higher level football you could have made the short journey up to Leicester or down to Watford.

I do wonder if some people on here buy a Ford Escort and expect it to magically turn into an Aston Martin.

Now before all you hot heads jump on me. I would love to see us playing regularly in a higher division, however I know that I bought an Escort and by bolting a few bits on it I can get it to go a bit faster sometimes, but at the end fo the day it is still an Escort.

Good post Singcobb. The same applies when  you buy a terraced house and then moan you're surrounded by houses and there's no off-street parking!
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