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« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2013, 10:20:39 am »

Would the selection of Bayo over Platt made a difference? Who knows...

What I would say though, is judging by how fussy the ref was when he did come on I don't doubt it would have been a fustrating afternoon for the big man.

The game was won and lost out wide, the complete ineptitude of our wide players to close their wingers down gave them the freedom of Wembley, and seeing the goals again it beggers belief the amount of time and space they had to get the ball in the box.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but I can't believe there isn't a part of ADB that doesn't wish he went with the same 11 who defended so well at Cheltenham. 
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« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2013, 10:29:11 am »

A decent manager would have held his hands up admitted he got it very wrong,apologised to the travelling support for what they had to witness and promise that we will learn from the mistakes and roll our sleeves up and go again.

I think most fans could accept that.

But to come out and say you wouldn't change anything is embarrassing and an insult to those who've paid good money to travel down.

In my opinion aidys dropped one there and is in danger of harming his ntfc legacy and the good relationship he has with the fans.

If aidy takes us up as champions with 100 points next season I will still not forget my team getting outclassed at wembley,not having one shot on target,sitting in a terrible haunted silent atmosphere and then having the manager tell me he wouldn't change a thing.

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« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2013, 10:33:16 am »


If aidy takes us up as champions with 100 points next season I will still not forget my team getting outclassed at wembley,not having one shot on target,sitting in a terrible haunted silent atmosphere and then having the manager tell me he wouldn't change a thing.

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« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2013, 10:43:10 am »

I'm being honest lee.
Even if we go up next season(and it's an if) I will never forget being at wembley in stunned silence with the game over after 20 minutes.

Just looking at the few regular sixfields supporters faces and the total dejection knowing we had another hour or so to sit through will stay with me forever.

In the same way I remember John frains wembley winner with fondness I will never forget the embarrassment of being at wembley to witness bradfords promotion party.

It must go down as the worst play off final display by any team in history and unfortunately i won't ever forget it.

I guess these things make you stronger but it was horrific.
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« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2013, 10:45:11 am »

I think some of our fans are having a bit of an over reaction. Not mentioning any names.
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« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2013, 10:49:41 am »

I think, shoemaker, you'll be slightly pleased to have something new to moan about, won't you?
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« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2013, 10:50:08 am »

I have to admit yesterday I felt very upset and was going to head to Sixfields and ask Boothy what he was smoking. Starting Ishy and Platt was a joke. I have had an extra day to chill and thought we did a Bradford City against Swansea. We clearly weren't at the races and got pummeled. However what Boothy has done in the the bigger picture says different and I will stick with him for now. Lets just hope this is a wake up call for NTFC and we can go up no problem next season.
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« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2013, 10:51:03 am »


Even if we go up next season(and it's an if) I will never forget being at wembley in stunned silence with the game over after 20 minutes.

Just looking at the few regular sixfields supporters faces and the total dejection knowing we had another hour or so to sit through will stay with me forever.

In the same way I remember John frains wembley winner with fondness I will never forget the embarrassment of being at wembley to witness bradfords promotion party.

 
Couldn't agree more ........but with reference to the header: if only ADB would admit he made a monumental  error ( not for the first time in away games this season ) in his team selection , which when announced immediately took the wind out  of all regular Cobblers supporters. Bradford couldn't believe their luck ...talk about handing them the initiative.

Same old-- same old showing away from home......the stats don't lie ( even at Cheltenham we were very fortunate and grateful for a superb strike in an otherwise dire attacking display).
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« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2013, 11:06:44 am »

I don't really know to be honest cricketside.

I suppose on the one hand trips to boro,mk scum,cov and wolves would have been great days out the chance to bury ones head in the sand when faced with the realisation that we were totally outclassed on the wembley pitch and never mustered a shot on target in the worst wembley play off final performance in history whilst also coming to the conclusion that real diehard fans like ourselves where out numbered four to one by northamptonians who didn't actually give a monkeys about the game or outcome whilst enjoying a day out to visit the stadium before embalking on the twickenham double next week is a chance not to be missed whilst trying not to over react or moan without fair reason.

To balance things up at the start of the season would I have settled for a day out at wembley.
Yes too right.
Having been there it was a terrible experience made worse by our so called travelling support.
You can't have your cake and eat it I guess.
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« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2013, 12:07:42 pm »

I think some of our fans are having a bit of an over reaction. Not mentioning any names.

I don't think that what he is saying is an over reaction. It was probably one of the worst displays ever in a Wembley final, and I will never 'forget' how bad it was... But I will 'forgive', if Aidy takes us up next year Wink
In a strange way, and we can only hope, but long term this may just work in our favor.
Aidy's stock has fallen dramatically as a result of that one game. Yet if we had performed well and won the game then someone else may have come in for him. If he is as good a manager as is suggested, then he now has the time and money to build a side which is genuinely capable of challenging for the title!
Fingers crossed, eh? 
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« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2013, 12:17:22 pm »

The 'it's ok because it's better than the last few seasons' view, I cannot believe how low some people's expectations are!
I think there is a decent chance we will go up next season but it won't be entertaining. Surely they will be better next season and they were only 5 points off this season, what a poor division!
The footballers in the side, Gutts, Collins and especially Hornby, must surely be wondering if they would be better off playing for somebody who is going to try and play a bit
And yes Collins was terrible but he was getting hammered so clearly needed a bit of help, Ish wasn't interested
Definitely agree with those who have said it wasn't about losing, it was the manner of it, so embarrassed in front of mates who had never been before and left wondering why anybody bothers.
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« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2013, 12:23:40 pm »

I think some of our fans are having a bit of an over reaction. Not mentioning any names.

Sorry, but I also don't think that's an over-reaction.

Losing a football match is something you have to accept; there have to be losers for there to be winners.

This was worse than that, though: there's a massive lost business opportunity too. Among all the day trippers were people who were sufficiently interested to make the trip to Wembley, and might have been tempted back to Sixfields next year in L2 even by seeing an honourable defeat. Instead, all we've done is show those people "ah, now I remember why I don't normally go and watch the Cobblers".

I was braced for losing, but thought that was the worst that could happen. I was wrong.
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« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2013, 12:27:35 pm »

The 'it's ok because it's better than the last few seasons' view, I cannot believe how low some people's expectations are!
I think there is a decent chance we will go up next season but it won't be entertaining. Surely they will be better next season and they were only 5 points off this season, what a poor division!
The footballers in the side, Gutts, Collins and especially Hornby, must surely be wondering if they would be better off playing for somebody who is going to try and play a bit
And yes Collins was terrible but he was getting hammered so clearly needed a bit of help, Ish wasn't interested
Definitely agree with those who have said it wasn't about losing, it was the manner of it, so embarrassed in front of mates who had never been before and left wondering why anybody bothers.

You have summed it up in one sentence. As a Cobblers fan, the thought that millions may have been watching that performance is downright embarrassing...  Embarrassed
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« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2013, 12:36:54 pm »

...there's a massive lost business opportunity too.

Come on, ffs. This is rubbish. What about the 37,500 who didn't go after 1998? We might have picked up 48 extras with a decent display, but not many more. It was more of a 'bit of a business' opportunity.

But it was still a massive embarrassment.
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« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2013, 12:40:59 pm »

OK - we may have to agree to disagree.
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« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2013, 19:12:03 pm »

Evening Cobblers.

I must admit, I was quite nervous on the journey down the M1 on Saturday. However, all those nerves evaporated before kick-off, when I heard with disbelief that Bayo was on the bench. As it turned out, I'm not sure whether he would have made any difference, given the way your back four performed. But I'm sure it was a massive fillip, not only to all my fellow Bantams fans, but also to Phil Parkinson and our players, when the news filtered through.

 
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« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2013, 19:17:15 pm »

I think some of our fans are having a bit of an over reaction. Not mentioning any names.

Some of our fans are writing embarrassing blogs. Not mentioning any names.
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Another big smile on my face. I always get the big decisions right.

Couldn't be happier, you can all blame me if it turns pear shaped. Up next year without a doubt and no need of the play-offs.
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« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2013, 19:24:48 pm »

I'm being honest lee.
Even if we go up next season(and it's an if) I will never forget being at wembley in stunned silence with the game over after 20 minutes.

Just looking at the few regular sixfields supporters faces and the total dejection knowing we had another hour or so to sit through will stay with me forever.

In the same way I remember John frains wembley winner with fondness I will never forget the embarrassment of being at wembley to witness bradfords promotion party.

It must go down as the worst play off final display by any team in history and unfortunately i won't ever forget it.

I guess these things make you stronger but it was horrific.
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Yep, this pretty much summed up how I felt, but I wasn't embarrassed by Bradford's promotion party................witnessing their support was one of the better aspects of the day (that's how bad it was!)....... just our own effort.....or lack of. I was almost squirming in my albeit comfortable seat jsut wondering what the final score would be. One shot on target all game and that looked like a cross that went too close to their goalie. I just feel a bit hollow about the whole match............and to think we took the p*ss out of one our regulars who had booked a holiday in hot and sunny Cyprus!  Undecided
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« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2013, 21:36:07 pm »

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Yep, this pretty much summed up how I felt, but I wasn't embarrassed by Bradford's promotion party................witnessing their support was one of the better aspects of the day (that's how bad it was!)....... just our own effort.....or lack of. I was almost squirming in my albeit comfortable seat jsut wondering what the final score would be. One shot on target all game and that looked like a cross that went too close to their goalie. I just feel a bit hollow about the whole match............and to think we took the p*ss out of one our regulars who had booked a holiday in hot and sunny Cyprus!  Undecided
I too decided to go on holiday instead of to Wembley. Having been to every home game this season I used hindsight before the event.
Just feel desperately disappointed now but lets face it ...... It was predictable.
We either need to change the way we play or change the manager.
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« Reply #39 on: May 20, 2013, 21:56:05 pm »

I'm being honest lee.
Even if we go up next season(and it's an if) I will never forget being at wembley in stunned silence with the game over after 20 minutes.

Just looking at the few regular sixfields supporters faces and the total dejection knowing we had another hour or so to sit through will stay with me forever.

In the same way I remember John frains wembley winner with fondness I will never forget the embarrassment of being at wembley to witness bradfords promotion party.

It must go down as the worst play off final display by any team in history and unfortunately i won't ever forget it.

I guess these things make you stronger but it was horrific.

This is pretty much how I feel too. Sitting there for 70 minutes with my head in my hands in horror/abject misery and the only thing penetrating the silence all around being some morons behind me swearing and shouting all match about how our support was fcuking shyte (they thought bayo was playing in the first half FFS) - that isn't something that is ever going to go away. It's on our permanent record. It wasn't Hartlepool away in the Autowindscreens, it wasn't just another game it was fcking Wembley and the scars not going to heel.
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