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Title: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on April 29, 2021, 18:16:04 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/revealed-the-enormous-number-of-league-one-players-out-of-contract-this-summer-3218746
Who you want?  8)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on April 29, 2021, 18:35:28 pm
You could make a very good league 1 out of that list!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on April 29, 2021, 23:45:19 pm
Groundhog Day.....we were told much the same last season...it was an embarrassment of riches, a buyers market, no need to rush in as there would be loads of quality players out of work......how did that work out for us?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on April 30, 2021, 07:31:28 am
Groundhog Day.....we were told much the same last season...it was an embarrassment of riches, a buyers market, no need to rush in as there would be loads of quality players out of work......how did that work out for us?

We signed players for fees already contracted to clubs!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on April 30, 2021, 07:47:37 am
We signed players for fees already contracted to clubs!
Thanks for that Gareth.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on April 30, 2021, 07:55:38 am
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/revealed-the-enormous-number-of-league-one-players-out-of-contract-this-summer-3218746
Who you want?  8)
We should definitely sign Jordi van Stappershoef just for Toggle Tim.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Carton Lid on April 30, 2021, 16:26:23 pm
We should definitely sign Jordi van Stappershoef just for Toggle Tim.
;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on April 30, 2021, 18:30:35 pm
Chuks Aneke, Emyr Huws, Lee Nicholls, Chris Maguire - only names I recognise there really, and I don't think any are really gettable. I guess the full-time scouts might have a fair few more better ideas than I.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 01, 2021, 16:08:01 pm
Chuks Aneke, Emyr Huws, Lee Nicholls, Chris Maguire - only names I recognise there really, and I don't think any are really gettable. I guess the full-time scouts might have a fair few more better ideas than I.
Sign um all.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 01, 2021, 16:59:20 pm
As Iíve read elsewhere on here, defence are strong, CM is decent for league 2, strikers have generally succeeded elsewhere or have come from higher up the pyramid.

New GK and creative midfielder and we should be all set.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 01, 2021, 17:06:04 pm
As Iíve read elsewhere on here, defence are strong, CM is decent for league 2, strikers have generally succeeded elsewhere or have come from higher up the pyramid.

New GK and creative midfielder and we should be all set.
;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 01, 2021, 17:14:54 pm
I think from the under contracts, Horsfall, Sowerby, Chukwuemeka might be good enough. Jones (both), Watson fine to, but all out of contract.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 01, 2021, 17:19:18 pm
I think from the under contracts, Horsfall, Sowerby, Chukwuemeka might be good enough. Jones (both), Watson fine to, but all out of contract.

Sowerby has been poor for me, Iím not sure what heís supposed to be? Heís doesnít get around, make tackles and break up play anywhere near as well as McWilliams, in attack he doesnít create or score goals.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 01, 2021, 17:20:14 pm
Sowerbyís become a better player by being absent the last month or so! Obviously thereís some kind of issue with Chuk as Brady didnít trust him in a make or break match. Donít know about Alex Jones, it would be a pretty major **** given his recent history.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 01, 2021, 17:38:51 pm
As Iíve read elsewhere on here, defence are strong, CM is decent for league 2, strikers have generally succeeded elsewhere or have come from higher up the pyramid.

New GK and creative midfielder and we should be all set.

Defence still not strong enough and we could lose Jones and in midfield Watson. Thought that the forwards were pretty clueless in second half. Poor old Mitchell blamed for two goals; the first not completely sure it was as the scorer shaped to cross the ball rather than a shot on goal. Second was definitely a keeper error but no doubt those more expert will comment on. We probably wont see him again! All in all a very disappointing display by a side fighting for League 1 survival. As for the Brady Team yes there has been an improvement but it was not enough. The problem for JB is that he had a few very disappointing displays against the bottom 6 sides; similar to todays display. At the moment am not sure if he should be invited to be the next Manager as subbing Watson did not appear to be an effective move.



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 01, 2021, 17:45:04 pm
Defence still not strong enough and we could lose Jones and in midfield Watson. Thought that the forwards were pretty clueless in second half. Poor old Mitchell blamed for two goals; the first not completely sure it was as the scorer shaped to cross the ball rather than a shot on goal. Second was definitely a keeper error but no doubt those more expert will comment on. We probably wont see him again! All in all a very disappointing display by a side fighting for League 1 survival. As for the Brady Team yes there has been an improvement but it was not enough. The problem for JB is that he had a few very disappointing displays against the bottom 6 sides; similar to todays display. At the moment am not sure if he should be invited to be the next Manager as subbing Watson did not appear to be an effective move.



Youíve changed your tune. What a difference a day makes!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 01, 2021, 17:49:09 pm
On balance, I think we need a new manager tbh.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 01, 2021, 17:51:42 pm
Whatever he decides KT needs to do it ASAP to give the new man (whether it be Brady or not) all the time he needs to assess the squad and start recruitment.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 01, 2021, 18:02:10 pm
Youíve changed your tune. What a difference a day makes!

I basically agree with Bungle's and Welly's opinions; for a side fighting relegation it was a disappointing display. Yes or No?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 01, 2021, 18:21:42 pm
I basically agree with Bungle's and Welly's opinions; for a side fighting relegation it was a disappointing display. Yes or No?

Yes. Like most weeks.

Something Iíve been banging on about for weeks!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 06, 2021, 10:31:31 am
Lee Nicholls released by MK...proper keeper...GET HIM IN!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 06, 2021, 10:33:39 am
Lee Nicholls released by MK...proper keeper...GET HIM IN!

+1


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on May 06, 2021, 10:45:32 am
+2


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Carton Lid on May 06, 2021, 11:19:12 am
+ 3


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Risdene on May 06, 2021, 14:43:12 pm
+4


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Clarity on May 06, 2021, 15:08:42 pm
= 10?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on May 06, 2021, 15:10:44 pm
Last time I saw him heíd been on the pies but compared to this seasonís no.1
+++++


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Carton Lid on May 06, 2021, 15:23:53 pm
Last time I saw him heíd been on the pies but compared to this seasonís no.1
+++++
Was that when he was playing for Wigan ?  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: woody84 on May 06, 2021, 15:36:09 pm
+ whatever number we are up to.
Is this how the new committee works?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on May 06, 2021, 18:12:43 pm
Makes you wonder why heís been warming the bench at MK when at his prime age. That said, Bunn made a career out of it. Iíd hope we are at least looking at him as an option.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 06, 2021, 18:18:43 pm
Any thoughts why Nichols has been released? Seems a strange decision if in his prime. Always makes me nervous if Carton Lid is all for signing him. 8)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 06, 2021, 18:36:47 pm
Andrew Fisher has been very impressive there and Nicholls would probably demand a decent wage, so probably makes more sense to go a cheaper number 2


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Air-Dan on May 06, 2021, 18:51:13 pm
+ 9


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Wanderingteyn on May 06, 2021, 20:54:33 pm
Didn't we have Fisher once?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: 1971cobbler on May 06, 2021, 21:09:13 pm
To be honest, in my opinion, I reckon that all four of the players that MK released today could do a real job in our team.

Sorry to say that the budget will likely see them out of reach.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 06, 2021, 21:40:40 pm
Didn't we have Fisher once?
Yep on loan donít think he played much


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 07, 2021, 07:43:39 am
+10.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 07, 2021, 07:44:33 am
+ whatever number we are up to.
Is this how the new committee works?
;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 07, 2021, 10:03:52 am
To be honest, in my opinion, I reckon that all four of the players that MK released today could do a real job in our team.

Sorry to say that the budget will likely see them out of reach.

Not that Iím disagreeing with this particularly but none of us have any idea what budget we are going to have for next season - we can speculate and probably wonít be far from the reality but it is just that, speculation.  Out of interest who are the MK 4?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 07, 2021, 10:15:04 am
+ whatever number we are up to.
Is this how the new committee works?

+


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: 1971cobbler on May 07, 2021, 10:19:31 am
Not that Iím disagreeing with this particularly but none of us have any idea what budget we are going to have for next season - we can speculate and probably wonít be far from the reality but it is just that, speculation.  Out of interest who are the MK 4?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/57008793



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 07, 2021, 10:34:11 am
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/57008793



Thanks for that mate - Agard or Mason sound about right for us with our history of non-scoring strikers.  Plus Nicholls does look a bit on the chunky side in that picture - maybe itís just unflattering!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Rook Raven on May 09, 2021, 21:15:49 pm
Hi. We would love you to join our new ambitious re-structured club?

And Iím the manager.......Jon Brady.

Who??


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: andy scouse on May 09, 2021, 21:56:11 pm
Nicholls is a scouser who likes a drop of pop.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: the grumpy old man on May 09, 2021, 22:18:43 pm
With Jon Brady being Australian I hope he's watching the Australian A league games on BT as there are some cracking players out there, and not just the British ones. It's easily the equivalent of League 1 and a lot of the Championship clubs. There are only 12 teams and any one of the goalkeepers would be good enough for us. As for a striker, Jamie Maclaren has scored 50 goals in 54 appearances for Melbourne City (owned by the City Group) including 5 in one game against Melbourne Victory. He had previously scored 40 in 53 for Brisbane Roar and 9 in 27 during a spell on loan at Hibs. The Aussie stats are out of date as well as he has scored a total of 101 goals down there. The problem is Man City would probably have first dibs on him as they did with Aaron Mooy and he would probably cost several million. Anyway I can dream.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Coolcat on May 09, 2021, 22:58:49 pm
Sutton United's pie muncher would be an upgrade at the moment!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: the grumpy old man on May 09, 2021, 23:12:39 pm
Sutton United's pie muncher would be an upgrade at the moment!

As it happens Sutton United's current goalie is an Aussie.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 10, 2021, 00:35:24 am
As it happens Sutton United's current goalie is an Aussie.
Makes sense, theyíre pie mad here.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: SadOldGit on May 10, 2021, 08:04:13 am
Ryan Edmundson returns to his parent club. Marcelo Bielsa is unsure if he will make an appearance before the end of the season.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 10, 2021, 08:07:42 am
Makes sense, theyíre pie mad here.
They are indeed, I was forced to ear one while watching the AFL at the MCG, the pies are massive as well!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 10, 2021, 08:23:01 am
We need another Center half as well because Lloyd Jones is 100% off.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 10, 2021, 09:19:26 am
We need another Center half as well because Lloyd Jones is 100% off.

Are you his agent now - hopefully yayo will come on at some point and let us know whatís going on.  I agree with others in that we need to get Watson and Jones to make quick decisions but the problem is that they are both going to be told by their agents not to commit themselves as they will have options.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 10, 2021, 11:57:00 am
Are you his agent now - hopefully yayo will come on at some point and let us know whatís going on.  I agree with others in that we need to get Watson and Jones to make quick decisions but the problem is that they are both going to be told by their agents not to commit themselves as they will have options.
I donít need to be his agent to know heíll be off, way too good for L2, a very solid L1 defender.
We shouldnít wait around for people to make decisions this time around make them the best offer we can give them a week to decide then withdraw it and move on.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 10, 2021, 12:15:19 pm
I donít need to be his agent to know heíll be off, way too good for L2, a very solid L1 defender.
We shouldnít wait around for people to make decisions this time around make them the best offer we can give them a week to decide then withdraw it and move on.

I donít disagree that he is a decent centre back but the fact that Brady gave him the captaincy and that he is presumably local and he would be a certain starter might sway him?  As I said earlier the problem with giving Watson and Jones an ultimatum is that they will pretty likely be told by their agent to hold fire and assess their options.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 10, 2021, 12:16:58 pm
I don’t disagree that he is a decent centre back but the fact that Brady gave him the captaincy and that he is presumably local and he would be a certain starter might sway him?  As I said earlier the problem with giving Watson and Jones an ultimatum is that they will pretty likely be told by their agent to hold fire and assess their options.

Players have all of the power.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 10, 2021, 12:28:30 pm
Players have all of the power.

Decent players have all the power.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 10, 2021, 12:31:11 pm
I donít disagree that he is a decent centre back but the fact that Brady gave him the captaincy and that he is presumably local and he would be a certain starter might sway him?  As I said earlier the problem with giving Watson and Jones an ultimatum is that they will pretty likely be told by their agent to hold fire and assess their options.
Both players should have been given improved terms 2 months ago but the club was tardy .
They will now both go for free i would imagine unless the captaincy and improved wages manage to persuade Jones .
If Hull and Blackpool want you , we have no chance and will get nought as usual .
Reference Oliver last season.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 10, 2021, 12:34:31 pm
Snooze you loose Kelvin. 😴😴😴😴😴🥱


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on May 10, 2021, 12:53:05 pm
I would also like Jones to stay but think he will get better offers elsewhere. Let's not forget several posters were luke warm when he returned because of his performances the previous season when he was not 100% fit.He chose not to stay for the play offs because wanted to make himself available for offers.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 10, 2021, 12:57:05 pm
I completely agree that itís very unlikely that heís going to stay but weíre not privy to discussions that he has had/will have with Brady - maybe Bradyís Aussie patter will sell him on staying!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 10, 2021, 12:59:37 pm
Both players should have been given improved terms 2 months ago but the club was tardy .
They will now both go for free i would imagine unless the captaincy and improved wages manage to persuade Jones .
If Hull and Blackpool want you , we have no chance and will get nought as usual .
Reference Oliver last season.

Two months ago we didn't know which division we were going to be in?
Two months ago, the players could have been offered an opportunity to discuss new terms but declined or indicated that they would wait?
After a 4 goal season, would we have really been busting a gut to retain him (Oliver), especially as he already indicated unofficially that he was staying?

People like to blame clubs for contracts running out.  But they can't do anything if the player and/or agent wants to let their contract run out and see what comes.  
Unless the player isn't confident of attracting attention from other clubs, the players are always on a win/win situation.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: West Stand on May 10, 2021, 13:00:12 pm
Both players should have been given improved terms 2 months ago but the club was tardy .
They will now both go for free i would imagine unless the captaincy and improved wages manage to persuade Jones .
If Hull and Blackpool want you , we have no chance and will get nought as usual .
Reference Oliver last season.
Maybe they did. If Jones and Watson know they will have offers from other clubs, they are unlikely to be signing new contracts two months before the end of the season. Why would they.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on May 10, 2021, 13:04:30 pm
Jones interview post match yesterday was definitely an awkward one for him, he's 90% certain to be off but didnt want to say so.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Carton Lid on May 10, 2021, 13:08:44 pm
I would also like Jones to stay but think he will get better offers elsewhere. Let's not forget several posters were luke warm when he returned because of his performances the previous season when he was not 100% fit.He chose not to stay for the play offs because wanted to make himself available for offers.
He probably will get better offers but how much better? I think I heard he lives in MK so if the likes of Oxford, Wycombe or Pish came in for him, with a better offer, he would go. But if the better offer is Gillingham, Cheltenham, Shrewsbury or Doncaster, it's got to be considerably better to justify the extra travel or moving costs when most clubs only give out 2 year contracts.
    All said and done, it's just a job for the players, they are not as attached to the club as we are.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 10, 2021, 13:21:39 pm
He probably will get better offers but how much better? I think I heard he lives in MK so if the likes of Oxford, Wycombe or Pish came in for him, with a better offer, he would go. But if the better offer is Gillingham, Cheltenham, Shrewsbury or Doncaster, it's got to be considerably better to justify the extra travel or moving costs when most clubs only give out 2 year contracts.
    All said and done, it's just a job for the players, they are not as attached to the club as we are.

You're last line sums it up, they are just like the rest of us regarding employment.  8)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 10, 2021, 13:36:20 pm
They are indeed, I was forced to ear one while watching the AFL at the MCG, the pies are massive as well!

And he looked up in pained surprise at the concrete hardened crust, of a stale Four n Twenty caught him in the ear and Manny hit the dust?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 10, 2021, 13:40:17 pm
I think there are many other factors as well as just the league the team is in. Doyle turned down a contract at league 1 Swindon to move to league 2 Bolton. Also L Jones was one of many decent players unable to get a club until Christmas missing out on half a yearís salary. Wage, length of contract, location, likelihood of first team football and manager are just a few other factors.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: andy scouse on May 10, 2021, 14:10:15 pm
This talk about Jones and Watson is getting boring, they will both be gone before the start of next season , if they have admirers higher up the Footie Pyramid then they will be off like with the Oliver situation last season money talks and Cobblers track record of late in competing against other clubs for players signatures is poor. Just accept the situation and move on.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: threeinabed on May 10, 2021, 14:28:15 pm
not even sure watson would be missed that much - goes missing on far too many occasions and has proved time and time again he isn't good enough for league 1 and probably thinks he is too good for league 2


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 10, 2021, 14:29:27 pm
Arenít we in danger here of making it sound like theyíre Virgil van Dyk and Kevin DeBruyne - Jones didnít have a club until after Christmas but admittedly has been good for us for 5 months and Watson has been decent at times this season - and gone missing at others - but he has done the rounds without ever really cutting it anywhere longer than a season?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: yayo bayo on May 10, 2021, 15:02:06 pm
I won't quote figures but Jones, Jones accepted extremely frugal terms on signing short term contracts to get them playing and in the shop window. Sheehan was only getting a third of what the two name sakes earns each week. Unless the basic wage is increased considerably, they will all leave!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CobblerForever on May 10, 2021, 15:18:47 pm
I won't quote figures but Jones, Jones accepted extremely frugal terms on signing short term contracts to get them playing and in the shop window. Sheehan was only getting a third of what the two name sakes earns each week. Unless the basic wage is increased considerably, they will all leave!

I would be surprised if Sheehan is offered anything unless he's Brady's idea of an Assistant Manager. I'd be surprised if Lloyd Jones isn't offered a decent contract for a L2 club (probably not as much as he might be offered by a club higher up the ladder) and Striker Jones may or may not be offered something based on his qualities which the club is in the best position to assess and his physical condition (injury record).


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: DrillingCobbler on May 10, 2021, 15:25:02 pm
If you go with 20 players all on the same level, each player takes 5% of the budget. Obviously that wouldn't happen.

Lloyd Jones would be worth a good 7/8% of the budget (whatever it is), Id install him as captain permanently. He's 25, a very very good player and one we could still potentially sell on so an 'asset' as such...

Alex Jones would be worth no more than about 4% of the budget. Worth a punt but his stock is pretty low after several seasons of no productivity.

So Id be offering Lloyd Jones a bloody good deal and build the defence around him and the Horse. Id do everything I could to keep him, within reason...


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: tcobb on May 10, 2021, 15:27:31 pm
Lloyd Jones looks worthy of a deal, but i suspect he will have a better offer than we can/want to afford. Sheehan cant be offered any type of deal, way past his time, may be ok for non league part time.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CobblerForever on May 10, 2021, 15:33:05 pm
We appear to be on the same page !


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobbler151 on May 10, 2021, 15:34:29 pm
This talk about Jones and Watson is getting boring, they will both be gone before the start of next season , if they have admirers higher up the Footie Pyramid then they will be off like with the Oliver situation last season money talks and Cobblers track record of late in competing against other clubs for players signatures is poor. Just accept the situation and move on.

Agreed, it happens every year with our best players, will they wont they and its always the latter. Next will be spec about all the players we want, but wont get.

Surprised no one mentioned Luke Chambers coming back for the last part of his career.

Be very interested to see Bradys pulling power and the sort of player he can attract.

Not holding my breath


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 10, 2021, 15:42:17 pm
Think I read somewhere that Paul Cook was hoping that Chambers might sign up with them as a coach next year.  I havenít seen enough of Alex Jones to be able to make a judgement - possibly something short term with him training with us in the Summer to assess his fitness? If Brady had rated Sheehan as a potential Assistant Manager or coach then he would have made him part of the Brady bunch?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: EB Claret on May 10, 2021, 16:29:49 pm
Both players should have been given improved terms 2 months ago but the club was tardy .
They will now both go for free i would imagine unless the captaincy and improved wages manage to persuade Jones .
If Hull and Blackpool want you , we have no chance and will get nought as usual .
Reference Oliver last season.

Perhaps the players or their agents didn't want talks 2 months ago, it wouldn't be announced, maybe there are offers on the table already?
I don't think the club was slow offering Oliver terms last year, the mistake they made was waiting over a month for his decision.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: threeinabed on May 10, 2021, 17:34:04 pm
I won't quote figures but Jones, Jones accepted extremely frugal terms on signing short term contracts to get them playing and in the shop window. Sheehan was only getting a third of what the two name sakes earns each week. Unless the basic wage is increased considerably, they will all leave!

Is Lloyd still going to Milan 12 months ago? as that was a done deal...............or has something changed?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 10, 2021, 21:50:55 pm
I won't quote figures but Jones, Jones accepted extremely frugal terms on signing short term contracts to get them playing and in the shop window. Sheehan was only getting a third of what the two name sakes earns each week. Unless the basic wage is increased considerably, they will all leave!
correct and someone that knows what he is talking about at last .
What people donít realise is that we pay low wages to get people playing . The point is , once they have proved their worth we should reward them with a better contract .
We donít early enough and then guess what - they clear off.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: yayo bayo on May 10, 2021, 22:11:43 pm
Is Lloyd still going to Milan 12 months ago? as that was a done deal...............or has something changed?

Yes he's going shopping with the missus next week to Milan!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 10, 2021, 22:12:47 pm
I cannot emphasise enough how important I believe the recruitment is this time around? Always vital, this time it has to be spot on. We canít afford any hands down the shorts, pitch wanderers with an attitude problem. That was the thing with the Graham Carr era bringing up players from the non league, there was a hunger to live the dream and succeed. Iím not suggesting that is the answer, just pointing out that the right professional approach is vital as alluded to with the new policy?

This is also one of the benefits of playing youngsters, boundless enthusiasm and desire to succeed? Itís really important we get the right blend of professionalism and experience coupled with ambition and enthusiasm? If we bring in or keep the wrong players then all this momentum will get killed stone dead. No Ash Taylorís, Vent Spleens or other show ponies on an ego trip to sabotage the plan thanks.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 10, 2021, 22:13:05 pm
I won't quote figures but Jones, Jones accepted extremely frugal terms on signing short term contracts to get them playing and in the shop window. Sheehan was only getting a third of what the two name sakes earns each week. Unless the basic wage is increased considerably, they will all leave!

I donít think you ever did explain why he turned down the contract offer from AC Milan last summer?

Are they back in for him now?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: yayo bayo on May 10, 2021, 22:15:45 pm
You thought I was serious...please. I thought you knew it was a joke? ;)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 10, 2021, 22:19:27 pm
Yes he's going shopping with the missus next week to Milan!
I think thatís Matalan, spell checker on the blink again?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 10, 2021, 22:40:40 pm
I won't quote figures but Jones, Jones accepted extremely frugal terms on signing short term contracts to get them playing and in the shop window. Sheehan was only getting a third of what the two name sakes earns each week. Unless the basic wage is increased considerably, they will all leave!
Careful mate most of the hard of thinking on here think we have a mid table budget, telling them we pay peanuts doesnít fit their agenda.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on May 11, 2021, 08:15:58 am
I think thatís Matalan, spell checker on the blink again?
;D ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Steve Massive Massey on May 11, 2021, 08:31:11 am
Arenít we in danger here of making it sound like theyíre Virgil van Dyk and Kevin DeBruyne - Jones didnít have a club until after Christmas but admittedly has been good for us for 5 months and Watson has been decent at times this season - and gone missing at others - but he has done the rounds without ever really cutting it anywhere longer than a season?

I hope not. I prefer players I can spell, Watson and Jones are fine by me.



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 11, 2021, 08:45:48 am
Careful mate most of the hard of thinking on here think we have a mid table budget, telling them we pay peanuts doesnít fit their agenda.

Whatís our budget then oh mighty Oracle?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: woody84 on May 11, 2021, 08:47:44 am
one hundred million dollars. But that still isnt enough and slows lack of ambition :afro


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 11, 2021, 09:02:23 am
Careful mate most of the hard of thinking on here think we have a mid table budget, telling them we pay peanuts doesnít fit their agenda.

Donít remember anyone saying we had a mid table budget, just probably not a bottom 4.
Surely it would make sense we signed L Jones, A Jones & Sheehan on peanuts. None had clubs and gone a while without a wage, two had injury issues and the other had failed to impress here at league 2 level. Iím pretty sure they were happy to get anything, they were big gamb1es for the club which paid off to varying degrees.
As for agendas try looking in the mirror!.




Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 11, 2021, 10:19:09 am
Donít remember anyone saying we had a mid table budget, just probably not a bottom 4.
Surely it would make sense we signed L Jones, A Jones & Sheehan on peanuts. None had clubs and gone a while without a wage, two had injury issues and the other had failed to impress here at league 2 level. Iím pretty sure they were happy to get anything, they were big gamb1es for the club which paid off to varying degrees.
As for agendas try looking in the mirror!.




Exactly that. Iím not even sure what the debate is here, we obviously picked them up on the cheap, they had all been subject to many months of unemployment. Why would we have paid them anymore!?

Now is the time we reward Jones with a very strong league 2 wage and an armband!

Itís also disappointing that we didnít build in an option to extend in the clubs favour. 


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 11, 2021, 10:21:05 am
What was the story KC said about L Jones last summer?

I recall it came out in December time about how it took a while for KC to trust him again. Hence having to train for a month or so without being offered terms.

Something to do with him saying he was signing but never did??


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: LawfordCob on May 11, 2021, 10:43:17 am
What was the story KC said about L Jones last summer?

I recall it came out in December time about how it took a while for KC to trust him again. Hence having to train for a month or so without being offered terms.

Something to do with him saying he was signing but never did??

This? https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/curle-lost-trust-jones-after-he-pulled-out-play-offs-town-boss-praises-defender-working-hard-win-it-back-3128916

I don't really feel Jones did much wrong. The season ended in a weird way. Luton, I think released players before the restart of the championship. He had an offer on the table and wanted to go for it. 


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 11, 2021, 11:00:43 am
This? https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/curle-lost-trust-jones-after-he-pulled-out-play-offs-town-boss-praises-defender-working-hard-win-it-back-3128916

I don't really feel Jones did much wrong. The season ended in a weird way. Luton, I think released players before the restart of the championship. He had an offer on the table and wanted to go for it. 

Thatís the one! Different to what I recalled. Seems fair enough, an injury would of left him without an income (even if Milan were interested!).


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 11, 2021, 12:09:12 pm
Donít remember anyone saying we had a mid table budget, just probably not a bottom 4.
Surely it would make sense we signed L Jones, A Jones & Sheehan on peanuts. None had clubs and gone a while without a wage, two had injury issues and the other had failed to impress here at league 2 level. Iím pretty sure they were happy to get anything, they were big gamb1es for the club which paid off to varying degrees.
As for agendas try looking in the mirror!.



Ironic you responded when I mentioned hard of thinking, it would be interesting to know where our budget was at the start of the season and then after the Jan window?
Irrespective of this the gross negligence by the chairman has seen us relegated yet again FACT.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Cordwainer2 on May 11, 2021, 13:19:54 pm
Luke Chambers gets released by Ipswich!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BrixworthCobbler on May 11, 2021, 13:26:27 pm
was down at Sixfields today in the shop making some purchases and I saw Daniel Powell walking in the recepti


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Onetouch on May 11, 2021, 13:31:33 pm
Emyr Huws also released.. He didnt do a bad job for us when he was here before


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 11, 2021, 13:39:15 pm
was down at Sixfields today in the shop making some purchases and I saw Daniel Powell walking in the recepti

Please tell me that this is either a bad joke or mistaken identity?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BrixworthCobbler on May 11, 2021, 13:44:53 pm
Please tell me that this is either a bad joke or mistaken identity?

if it wasn't him he has a twin brother


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: LawfordCob on May 11, 2021, 13:52:15 pm
if it wasn't him he has a twin brother

To be honest, I thought that when he was here. Unfortunately we saw the twin more than the footballer.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 11, 2021, 14:01:35 pm
To be honest, I thought that when he was here. Unfortunately we saw the twin more than the footballer.

Good one!  The mind boggles if we bring a player that wasnít good enough for us 2 years ago.  Having said that - a look at his stats from his time at Crewe (10 goals in 42 appearances) isnít too shabby?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 11, 2021, 14:16:03 pm
So the momentum is building, so far we are signing:

Lee Nichols
Luke Chambers
Daniel Powell
Emyr Huws.

I wonder if there are any players available that havenít previously played for us?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Carton Lid on May 11, 2021, 14:17:16 pm
So the momentum is building, so far we are signing:

Lee Nichols
Luke Chambers
Daniel Powell
Emyr Huws.

I wonder if there are any players available that havenít previously played for us?
No.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Carton Lid on May 11, 2021, 14:20:48 pm
Good one!  The mind boggles if we bring a player that wasnít good enough for us 2 years ago.  Having said that - a look at his stats from his time at Crewe (10 goals in 42 appearances) isnít too shabby?
I struggle to think of a more frustrating Cobblers player than Daniel Powell, He's got it all, pace, build and football ability, if only someone could get him some "bottle" ! But if he had that he wouldn't have been released by MK, us or Crewe.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 11, 2021, 14:44:53 pm
I struggle to think of a more frustrating Cobblers player than Daniel Powell, He's got it all, pace, build and football ability, if only someone could get him some "bottle" ! But if he had that he wouldn't have been released by MK, us or Crewe.

Heís probably now been round the block enough times to say that the penny isnít going to drop for him but that wonít stop Managerís from thinking theyíre the one that can harness all that potential.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Zen Master on May 11, 2021, 15:28:21 pm
I see Mo Eisa and Ryan Broom have been made available for transfer from them down the river. Both decent players


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on May 11, 2021, 15:34:46 pm
I see Mo Eisa and Ryan Broom have been made available for transfer from them down the river. Both decent players

I think that is more to do with their policy of transfer listing players in the last year of their contract...no way would they come here.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: West Stand on May 11, 2021, 15:50:54 pm
Ryan Broom has two years left on his contract. Looks like he hadn't been a success at Boro.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: 1971cobbler on May 11, 2021, 16:03:38 pm
OK, so that's the GK position sorted.  ;D

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/57069136


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: LawfordCob on May 11, 2021, 16:10:18 pm
OK, so that's the GK position sorted.  ;D

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/57069136

To old  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: 1971cobbler on May 11, 2021, 16:55:39 pm
To old  ;D

Well, as the saying goes, "If you're old enough, you're good enough"  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Coolcat on May 11, 2021, 16:57:45 pm
"Cian Bolger has an option in his contract"  ::)
Think Mitchell deserves another crack. Hopefully, Derby County will loan him out again... preferably to one of our League Two rivals vying for promotion!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 11, 2021, 17:43:38 pm
Ironic you responded when I mentioned hard of thinking, it would be interesting to know where our budget was at the start of the season and then after the Jan window?
Irrespective of this the gross negligence by the chairman has seen us relegated yet again FACT.

Iím not convinced you know how to use the word ironic!. I thought you knew what the budget was with your Ďsource at the clubí. Iím no fan of KT and there are plenty of things to hammer him on without having to make up Ďfactsí about the budget.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on May 11, 2021, 20:43:51 pm
Add Joe Widdowson to the list of available former Cobblers.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 11, 2021, 21:43:20 pm
Iím not convinced you know how to use the word ironic!. I thought you knew what the budget was with your Ďsource at the clubí. Iím no fan of KT and there are plenty of things to hammer him on without having to make up Ďfactsí about the budget.
Where did I say the budget was fact, I was told that our budget at the start of the season was one of the lowest?
I think that probably improved a little after Jan when we signed some loan players, giving rise to James Whiting claiming it was not in the bottom four.
As for your knowledge of the use of irony hereís the definition so you can educate yourself,
Irony has two formal uses that are not as common in general prose as its more casual uses. One refers to Socratic ironyóa method of revealing an opponentís ignorance by pretending to be ignorant yourself and asking probing questions


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 12, 2021, 06:10:44 am
Emyr Huws also released.. He didnt do a bad job for us when he was here before
No he didnt, he just watched the ball sail over his head.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 12, 2021, 07:29:36 am
"Cian Bolger has an option in his contract"  ::)
Think Mitchell deserves another crack. Hopefully, Derby County will loan him out again... preferably to one of our League Two rivals vying for promotion!
Mitchell - i doubt it - you might understand why Derby are in financial difficulties if you knew the details .
Bolger - if heís back here next season i will be amazed . Someone else will take him and Lincoln will be more than happy .


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: threeinabed on May 12, 2021, 07:50:46 am
Bolger - if heís back here next season i will be amazed . Someone else will take him and Lincoln will be more than happy .

all depends on the money!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 12, 2021, 07:54:37 am
all depends on the money!

not really


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 12, 2021, 08:10:24 am
Mitchell - i doubt it - you might understand why Derby are in financial difficulties if you knew the details .


Go on then... let us see if we will understand.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 12, 2021, 08:53:49 am
Mitchell - i doubt it - you might understand why Derby are in financial difficulties if you knew the details .
Bolger - if heís back here next season i will be amazed . Someone else will take him and Lincoln will be more than happy .

Have I missed something? Whatís it got to do with Lincoln?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 12, 2021, 09:56:54 am
Have I missed something? Whatís it got to do with Lincoln?
Quite a lot .


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: LawfordCob on May 12, 2021, 10:10:11 am


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 12, 2021, 10:17:39 am
Like What? 

Knowledge is power... ::) 8)
JB needs to be careful who he allows information to be leaked to.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 12, 2021, 10:29:39 am


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 12, 2021, 11:24:20 am
Knowledge is power... ::) 8)
JB needs to be careful who he allows information to be leaked to.

Looks like we're going to be in for a summer of cryptic posts from Boot & Shoe, who may or may not know the truth on things  ::)

The only one I believe is ntfclad. His information is always correct. I agree with Deepcut JB need to be a little careful.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 12, 2021, 11:43:00 am
Looks like we're going to be in for a summer of cryptic posts from Boot & Shoe, who may or may not know the truth on things  ::)

The only one I believe is ntfclad. His information is always correct. I agree with Deepcut JB need to be a little careful.
Just to be clear , i am not aware of anything outside of the public domain and cannot give cryptic clues about anything but some things are common sense and clear for everyone to see if you look hard enough .


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Carton Lid on May 12, 2021, 12:05:05 pm
Just to be clear , i am not aware of anything outside of the public domain and cannot give cryptic clues about anything but some things are common sense and clear for everyone to see if you look hard enough .
But if it's that clear why not just post it ?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: DrillingCobbler on May 12, 2021, 12:05:30 pm
Just to be clear , i am not aware of anything outside of the public domain and cannot give cryptic clues about anything but some things are common sense and clear for everyone to see if you look hard enough .

https://footballleaguefc.com/derby-county-2019-20-player-wages/

2 grand a week if you believe this website. Not bad!  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Horsham Cobbler on May 12, 2021, 12:23:46 pm
One way of raising funds for those big summer signings I guess.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/confusion-people-getting-covid-vaccine-24089627


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 12, 2021, 12:30:52 pm
But if it's that clear why not just post it ?

He still thinks Stevenage away end has pillar supports which obstruct view. It hasnít!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: LawfordCob on May 12, 2021, 12:35:01 pm
I have just googled 'Will Lincoln City be happy if Cian Bolger leaves Northampton?'

The results were inconclusive.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 12, 2021, 12:39:34 pm
I have just googled 'Will Lincoln City be happy if Cian Bolger leaves Northampton?'

The results were inconclusive.

 ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 12, 2021, 12:55:19 pm
I have just googled 'Will Lincoln City be happy if Cian Bolger leaves Northampton?'

The results were inconclusive.

 ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on May 12, 2021, 12:58:04 pm
I am rather surprised that the club have not announced that certain players under contract are available for transfer. Usually we have played with 1 striker and 2 supporting wide attackers. We still have super Sam and will need to sign other wide attacking options. However, in the striking department we have Rose, Smith, Chuks and BAS with Jones invited back for pre season training, if we sign another 2 new strikers we then have 6/7 players for 1/2 positions which is too many.
Talking of strikers I see Mansfield have released Andy Cook, still only 30, whose strike rate in the lower divisions is quite impressive with 171 goals from 477 appearances (about 16 goals in a full season).
Regarding Bolger having an option in his favour of another season there was also an option on Korboa which must have been in the club's favour as he has been released. I wonder why the 2 options were different.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Onetouch on May 12, 2021, 13:03:38 pm
I am rather surprised that the club have not announced that certain players under contract are available for transfer. Usually we have played with 1 striker and 2 supporting wide attackers. We still have super Sam and will need to sign other wide attacking options. However, in the striking department we have Rose, Smith, Chuks and BAS with Jones invited back for pre season training, if we sign another 2 new strikers we then have 6/7 players for 1/2 positions which is too many.
Talking of strikers I see Mansfield have released Andy Cook, still only 30, whose strike rate in the lower divisions is quite impressive with 171 goals from 477 appearances (about 16 goals in a full season).
Regarding Bolger having an option in his favour of another season there was also an option on Korboa which must have been in the club's favour as he has been released. I wonder why the 2 options were different.

Brady has stated in the chron he wants to play with 2 strikers next season. I dont think he see Hoskins as a one of those.

With regards to Bolger i assume there is a relegation wage reduction and he will wait and see if he can get a better wage elsewhere


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Gen.Disorda on May 12, 2021, 13:13:41 pm
Brady has stated in the chron he wants to play with 2 strikers next season. I dont think he see Hoskins as a one of those.

With regards to Bolger i assume there is a relegation wage reduction and he will wait and see if he can get a better wage elsewhere

Surely Wigan or Wimbledon owe him a contract seeing as he played a part in keeping them up. 


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Gen.Disorda on May 12, 2021, 13:14:40 pm
I have just googled 'Will Lincoln City be happy if Cian Bolger leaves Northampton?'

The results were inconclusive.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on May 12, 2021, 13:28:16 pm
John Joe O'Toole just released up at Burton

Pretty sure still has his house local

Would you have him back?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 12, 2021, 14:03:23 pm
Just to be clear , i am not aware of anything outside of the public domain and cannot give cryptic clues about anything but some things are common sense and clear for everyone to see if you look hard enough .

Thanks for your contribution. Very insightful.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: LawfordCob on May 12, 2021, 14:05:31 pm
John Joe O'Toole just released up at Burton

Pretty sure still has his house local

Would you have him back?

He could be a useful squad player. But I think we need to be looking elsewhere. Jimmy really isn't keen on him though is he!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 12, 2021, 14:06:12 pm
Quite a lot .

Assume you mean absolutely nothing then.

I bet youíre fun down the local.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on May 12, 2021, 14:09:55 pm
I would not have JJO'T back as his best days are behind him. Could never understand Burton playing him at centre back as he never impressed there.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 12, 2021, 14:39:37 pm
The problem with John-joe is you don't know which John-Joe you are going to get. Will it be the:

  • Free scoring Bristol Rovers John-Joe?
  • First spell sulky Cobblers John-Joe?
  • Sent back from loan Southend John-Joe?
  • Glorious midfield general Cobblers John-Joe?
  • Jaded Cobblers John-Joe?
  • Out of favour centre back Burton John-Joe?

It's too much of a **** as to which one you'd get, especially now age isn't on his side. He'll always be a Cobblers legend though - probably best to leave it that way than sour the memory with an iffy return.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 12, 2021, 15:10:13 pm
But if it's that clear why not just post it ?
I know absolutely nothing about it, but the only logical explanation is that Lincoln are still paying some of his wages while he's with us as part of the transfer last year. If he leaves, they're no longer obligated to do that.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 12, 2021, 15:16:15 pm
John Joe O'Toole just released up at Burton

Pretty sure still has his house local

Would you have him back?

No, his best years are well behind him, so let's move on


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 12, 2021, 15:18:07 pm
I know absolutely nothing about it, but the only logical explanation is that Lincoln are still paying some of his wages while he's with us as part of the transfer last year. If he leaves, they're no longer obligated to do that.

I'm more intrigued by the Derby issue that we would understand if we knew the details?  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: LawfordCob on May 12, 2021, 15:24:40 pm
I'm more intrigued by the Derby issue that we would understand if we knew the details?  ;D

Its true, if only you knew.  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on May 12, 2021, 15:53:27 pm
Ryan Allsop just been released by Wycombe, could be a great fix for our first team keeper?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: 1971cobbler on May 12, 2021, 16:38:48 pm
Lewis Ward released by Exeter. He was on loan with us when he was at Reading, but I can't place him at all?!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 12, 2021, 16:57:05 pm
Lewis Ward released by Exeter. He was on loan with us when he was at Reading, but I can't place him at all?!
Then why would you want him back?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: JollyCobbler on May 12, 2021, 18:13:11 pm
I'm more intrigued by the Derby issue that we would understand if we knew the details?  ;D

Don't you know then? I thought everyone knew about that. ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 12, 2021, 19:06:15 pm
Don't you know then? I thought everyone knew about that. ;D

Easy to find out. Itís in the public domain after all!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 12, 2021, 19:58:09 pm
Easy to find out. Itís in the public domain after all!

www.publicdomainfootball.com


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: yayo bayo on May 12, 2021, 20:49:51 pm
There's a chance with Lloyd Jones...hes considering it at the very least...


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 12, 2021, 21:16:14 pm
There's a chance with Lloyd Jones...hes considering it at the very least...

So, are we saying heís not 100% gone FACT?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: yayo bayo on May 12, 2021, 21:20:15 pm
That is a fact....but there other offers. He is based in Milton Keynes but family are all in Exeter! For me hopefully being made captain for the last game shows Brady's intent and belief in him...maybe that can swing it!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: threeinabed on May 13, 2021, 09:47:19 am
There's a chance with Lloyd Jones...hes considering it at the very least...

until he gets another offer


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 13, 2021, 10:04:09 am
To me Jones is the one player we need to resign. Looks a very good centre half.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: yayo bayo on May 13, 2021, 10:34:45 am
Apparently no other contract offers from other clubs at the moment for Lloyd. He is happy with the club and the manager and settled in the area. Wages aren't the sticking point with the new offer that has been made. The sticking point is surrounding the issue of whether we have sufficient firepower to make us competitive at the very top end of the of the division next season. Recruitment is key!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 13, 2021, 10:57:33 am
Apparently no other contract offers from other clubs at the moment for Lloyd. He is happy with the club and the manager and settled in the area. Wages aren't the sticking point with the new offer that has been made. The sticking point is surrounding the issue of whether we have sufficient firepower to make us competitive at the very top end of the of the division next season. Recruitment is key!
A job for our illustrious chairman to convince Lloyd of our intentions.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: threeinabed on May 13, 2021, 11:08:23 am
Apparently no other contract offers from other clubs at the moment for Lloyd. He is happy with the club and the manager and settled in the area. Wages aren't the sticking point with the new offer that has been made. The sticking point is surrounding the issue of whether we have sufficient firepower to make us competitive at the very top end of the of the division next season. Recruitment is key!

which translates as its a decent offer, but if someone better offers him the same he is off.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 13, 2021, 11:27:52 am
The sticking point is surrounding the issue of whether we have sufficient firepower to make us competitive at the very top end of the of the division next season. Recruitment is key!

I guess Jones has a different opinion than some on here who feel Rose et al with be fine and score a decent amount of goals in league 2, I tend to agree with him.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: yayo bayo on May 13, 2021, 11:32:35 am
Captaincy could be a clincher!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on May 13, 2021, 11:33:51 am
Cornell is available if we want him back as in addition to their released list Ipswich have told many of the players still under contract to look for other clubs. This includes Dai and their other 'keeper Holy who was rated quite highly during his time at Gillingham.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Onetouch on May 13, 2021, 12:09:27 pm
Shrewsbury have just released 12 players.
Donald Love, Ro-williams and Sean Goss could all do a job for us.
Donald Love played a few 1st team games for Man Utd under Moyes


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Buster on May 13, 2021, 12:19:59 pm
I very much doubt Jones will sign. He was offered terms last summer but held out looking for a better offer elsewhere. Letís not forget he only came here when he did because his preferred choices fell through.

It wonít make or break our season either way...


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Gen.Disorda on May 13, 2021, 12:28:37 pm
I very much doubt Jones will sign. He was offered terms last summer but held out looking for a better offer elsewhere. Letís not forget he only came here when he did because his preferred choices fell through.

It wonít make or break our season either way...

After this season I think 3 of the back 4 being kept would be a huge improvement.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 13, 2021, 12:38:32 pm
which translates as its a decent offer, but if someone better offers him the same he is off.


Not sure about that as probably will match any offer made by most League One Clubs and more! Perhaps a genuine aspiring Championship Club might be more realistic. Would like to see him resign if only to ensure some (sages) are wrong.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Carton Lid on May 13, 2021, 12:44:38 pm
Sam Baldock realised by Reading, might do a job for us?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 13, 2021, 13:37:30 pm
Apparently no other contract offers from other clubs at the moment for Lloyd. He is happy with the club and the manager and settled in the area. Wages aren't the sticking point with the new offer that has been made. The sticking point is surrounding the issue of whether we have sufficient firepower to make us competitive at the very top end of the of the division next season. Recruitment is key!

But surely recruitment is going to be a longer term process and wonít necessarily be something weíre going to be able to do within weeks? Is he going to hold off making a decision until we make signings in which case it might not be for weeks/months?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 13, 2021, 15:07:45 pm
Sam Baldock realised by Reading, might do a job for us?

At 32years?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Saint Cobbler on May 13, 2021, 15:17:29 pm
Not sure about that as probably will match any offer made by most League One Clubs and more! Perhaps a genuine aspiring Championship Club might be more realistic. Would like to see him resign if only to ensure some (sages) are wrong.
I'm interested to see your main reason for wanting Jones to re-sign. Get one over other fans, as usual.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Clarity on May 13, 2021, 15:39:17 pm
Brady remains optimistic that Jones and Watson will sign
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/boss-brady-optimistic-watson-and-jones-will-stay-on-at-cobblers-3235572


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 13, 2021, 15:42:25 pm
Probably the most important announcement after the manager - the head of recruitment - has yet to be announced ......


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 13, 2021, 15:50:42 pm
Probably the most important announcement after the manager - the head of recruitment - has yet to be announced ......

I keep on harping on about so apologies but who was it on here that said Marc Webber had tweeted that it was going to be Ian Atkins or have I dreamt that?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 13, 2021, 17:19:27 pm
I keep on harping on about so apologies but who was it on here that said Marc Webber had tweeted that it was going to be Ian Atkins or have I dreamt that?

You didn't dream it Irchy. Someone definitely mentioned it. He's currently scouting for Wolves, so maybe he won't be released until the Prem season has finished - if it's true of course.   


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BirdyNTFC on May 13, 2021, 17:26:39 pm
Paul Coutts, Mark Duffy & Josh Morris released by Fleetwood.

All had theyíre moments and a bit old now but maybe the creative spark we need in L2?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: yayo bayo on May 13, 2021, 17:27:27 pm
In answer to your question Irchy....he is going away on holiday next week, coming back, then is going away on holiday again after a week again...time to ponder and reflect. I think if he is unsure after that then the club will have to move on and look at other players.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 13, 2021, 17:43:36 pm
In answer to your question Irchy....he is going away on holiday next week, coming back, then is going away on holiday again after a week again...time to ponder and reflect. I think if he is unsure after that then the club will have to move on and look at other players.

I take it you mean Lloyd Jones and not the question raised about Ian Atkins  ???


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: yayo bayo on May 13, 2021, 17:53:50 pm
Indeed Teachers Pet....sorry messaged after work and 3 beers in so my prose isn't as coherent as usual!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 13, 2021, 18:20:39 pm
I'm interested to see your main reason for wanting Jones to re-sign. Get one over other fans, as usual.

I find your message (its hardly an opinion) appears to suit your personal agenda; I still hope that the Club is successful in resigning players and prove those who feel other wise incorrect! Under the circumstances you should be prepared to consider withdrawing your cheap jibe 'get one over........as usual' comment.  
 


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on May 13, 2021, 18:49:57 pm
KVV? Yes please. ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on May 13, 2021, 18:50:14 pm
I'm only half joking


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on May 13, 2021, 19:01:41 pm
I'm only half joking

Normally I'm against going back for old players but on a free transfer and on a performance / appearance related contract (due to injuries in the past season), I'd fully support us re-signing KVV! He is a very talented player for L2 level and I don't think we saw the best of him whatsoever. Could Brady coach better results from him than JFH and Curle could? I reckon so


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on May 13, 2021, 20:02:53 pm
The great Kevin "I'm too good for division 2" van Veen let go by a club that narrowly avoided dropping out of the league. No I would not want him back, he didn't want to come the first time and had a half arsed attitude when he was here. I would rather have a player giving 100% for 90 minutes even if less gifted than KVV who flits in and out of games and your lucky to get 45 minutes. I cannot see him wanting to come back after getting a standing ovation when he was sent off. As a Sc***horpe fan says it is a matter of if he is fit, if he is in the right mood, if he has team mates on the same wavelength then you will get the odd decent performance, too many ifs.
I see PNE have released, the often talked about on here but I've failed to see why, Nugent along with Louis Moult and Billy Bodin both who have had injury problems.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 13, 2021, 20:11:53 pm
Normally I'm against going back for old players but on a free transfer and on a performance / appearance related contract (due to injuries in the past season), I'd fully support us re-signing KVV! He is a very talented player for L2 level and I don't think we saw the best of him whatsoever. Could Brady coach better results from him than JFH and Curle could? I reckon so

Blimey brave opinion as it will inflame some. 8)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 13, 2021, 20:15:07 pm
Sc***horpe have also released Abo Eisa, Alex Gilliead and Jem Karacan who are all decent.  Moult and Bodin would be worth a look if fully fit but Iím guessing theyíll be on a decent wage.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 13, 2021, 20:17:47 pm
The great Kevin "I'm too good for division 2" van Veen let go by a club that narrowly avoided dropping out of the league. No I would not want him back, he didn't want to come the first time and had a half arsed attitude when he was here. I would rather have a player giving 100% for 90 minutes even if less gifted than KVV who flits in and out of games and your lucky to get 45 minutes. I cannot see him wanting to come back after getting a standing ovation when he was sent off. As a Sc***horpe fan says it is a matter of if he is fit, if he is in the right mood, if he has team mates on the same wavelength then you will get the odd decent performance, too many ifs.
I see PNE have released, the often talked about on here but I've failed to see why, Nugent along with Louis Moult and Billy Bodin both who have had injury problems.

I too liked Kevin, not sure if he would fit in Jon Brady et al team concept of a team of good Britishers?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 13, 2021, 20:18:11 pm
In answer to your question Irchy....he is going away on holiday next week, coming back, then is going away on holiday again after a week again...time to ponder and reflect. I think if he is unsure after that then the club will have to move on and look at other players.

On a separate note, where is he going on these holidays?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: yayo bayo on May 13, 2021, 20:36:04 pm
Italy, Milan


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 13, 2021, 20:42:05 pm


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 13, 2021, 21:15:38 pm
Italy, Milan

Red List if he somehow gets there and then a 10 day at Holiday Inn on return


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: yayo bayo on May 13, 2021, 21:27:15 pm
Red List if he somehow gets there and then a 10 day at Holiday Inn on return

Are you serious?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 13, 2021, 21:39:39 pm
Are you serious?

Unfortunately, yes he will be...  8)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 13, 2021, 21:48:32 pm
Are you serious?

No of course not as I naturally assumed you weren't or was it sarcasm?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Carton Lid on May 13, 2021, 21:55:04 pm
Red List if he somehow gets there and then a 10 day at Holiday Inn on return
Italy is on the Amber list


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 13, 2021, 22:12:18 pm
the band are possibly back together again


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on May 13, 2021, 23:06:00 pm
the band are possibly back together again

??


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 13, 2021, 23:25:16 pm
the band are possibly back together again

Player, assistant or head of recruitment?

Calderwood as assistant perhaps?

I know he's assistant at Blackpool atm & being linked to the managers job at Orient but if he still lives local, you never know I guess...

He was meant to be our head of the International Academy back in October 2020...

https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/20202/october/calderwood_international_academy/ (https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/20202/october/calderwood_international_academy/)



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 14, 2021, 06:19:10 am
He is still local - he lives in Boughton.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 14, 2021, 06:33:06 am
If we resign Vent Spleen it appears our new recruitment policy will be to bring in petulant show ponies with an attitude problem and a disruptive influence in the dressing room? Not totally convinced thatís the intention?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 14, 2021, 07:22:03 am
If we resign Vent Spleen it appears our new recruitment policy will be to bring in petulant show ponies with an attitude problem and a disruptive influence in the dressing room? Not totally convinced that’s the intention?

Was he? Or was he a player who wanted to win every game which wasn't necessarily reflected in the rest of the dressing room??


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 14, 2021, 07:51:28 am
Was he? Or was he a player who wanted to win every game which wasn't necessarily reflected in the rest of the dressing room??
He was just mis understood, a complex character  :P


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 14, 2021, 07:58:45 am
the band are possibly back together again

Parrish as assistant? The club are having a bit of a dig at him on Facebook this morning talking about him scoring a tap in against Cardiff in the playoffs...


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Gen.Disorda on May 14, 2021, 08:31:09 am


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Onetouch on May 14, 2021, 08:56:35 am
Parrish as assistant? The club are having a bit of a dig at him on Facebook this morning talking about him scoring a tap in against Cardiff in the playoffs...

His Twitter Account Slogan HARD WORK beats talent, when talent doesn't WORK HARD!!!!!!

Seems to fit with JB's stance


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 14, 2021, 10:02:31 am
His Twitter Account Slogan HARD WORK beats talent, when talent doesn't WORK HARD!!!!!!

Seems to fit with JB's stance

Pure speculation on my part but he was academy manager for us (although I think that was before Brady's time) and is currently U23 assistant manager at Wolves (who also employ a certain Mr Atkins...)

He has strong links to the club though, which is also something Brady seems to value


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 14, 2021, 10:06:32 am
Pure speculation on my part but he was academy manager for us (although I think that was before Brady's time) and is currently U23 assistant manager at Wolves (who also employ a certain Mr Atkins...)

He has strong links to the club though, which is also something Brady seems to value

He could have warned us about BAS before we paid money for him!  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 14, 2021, 10:19:32 am
He could have warned us about BAS before we paid money for him!  ;D

Thatís just what I was thinking - if we get Parrish as Assistant Manager and Atkins as Head of Recruitment are we recreating the Wolves set up and if so why didnít we get any warnings about BAS.  Who knows, he might come good next season but heís shown nothing so far to suggest it.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Carton Lid on May 14, 2021, 11:06:37 am
Pure speculation on my part but he was academy manager for us (although I think that was before Brady's time) and is currently U23 assistant manager at Wolves (who also employ a certain Mr Atkins...)

He has strong links to the club though, which is also something Brady seems to value
Sean Parrish is a good mate of Sammo.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 14, 2021, 12:20:52 pm
That’s just what I was thinking - if we get Parrish as Assistant Manager and Atkins as Head of Recruitment are we recreating the Wolves set up and if so why didn’t we get any warnings about BAS.  Who knows, he might come good next season but he’s shown nothing so far to suggest it.

Will we get to wear the Portuguese kit?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on May 14, 2021, 12:33:58 pm
Among a long list of released Swindon players are Missilou and Hallam Hope.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 14, 2021, 13:00:58 pm
Among a long list of released Swindon players are Missilou and Hallam Hope.

If Curle get's the Oldham job permanently, both will probably end up there!

I've always rated Hope tbh...still only 27


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 14, 2021, 13:11:15 pm
Among a long list of released Swindon players are Missilou and Hallam Hope.
No surprise with Missilou, as for BAS he needs a job that involves rolling around on the ground, breakdancer ?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Onetouch on May 14, 2021, 13:19:13 pm
Lee Novak from Bradford has been released he wouldnt be a bad signing if brady can get the best out of him


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BrixworthCobbler on May 14, 2021, 16:23:58 pm
So Powell got released by Crewe, backs up my spot at Sixfields the other day


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 14, 2021, 16:37:21 pm
So Powell got released by Crewe, backs up my spot at Sixfields the other day

Itís ironic that with all the ex Cobblers being ďlinkedĒ this is probably the one that least excites me and the one most likely to happen.  I suppose he could do a job in League 2 but heís been in and out of Creweís side a lot due to injury this season.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 14, 2021, 16:47:03 pm
Was he? Or was he a player who wanted to win every game which wasn't necessarily reflected in the rest of the dressing room??
A mature, logical and interesting interpretation that puts my somewhat emotional outburst to shame. Still think heís a knob though.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 14, 2021, 17:31:07 pm
A mature, logical and interesting interpretation that puts my somewhat emotional outburst to shame. Still think he’s a knob though.

 ;D 8)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Keith on May 15, 2021, 07:40:08 am
So Powell got released by Crewe, backs up my spot at Sixfields the other day

If he is resigned it just shows the ambition of the club


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on May 15, 2021, 10:23:46 am
Long time no see.

I think the most important signing for us is going to be the goalkeeper, who was the last dependable one we had? Who would be available and decent for L2?

I don't think we will see any strikers in unless some move on, think Chuk should be starting every game at L2 level if he is still with us.

On the current squad, is this what we have at the moment?

GK: Woods (Academy)

Defenders: Harriman, Bolger (Maybe gone), Horsfall, Mills, Dyche, Flanagan

Midfielders: Sowerby, McWilliams, Cross

Forwards: Hoskins, Chuk, Rose, Smith, BAS



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on May 15, 2021, 15:13:37 pm
Bryn Morris is on the release list for Pompey today. I for one would be happy to see him return! I think he is a League One level player and could see him being someone to control games for us in League Two. Also if we are going to play two strikers as Brady mentioned I think McWilliams and Morris will be able to play as a two in the middle of the pitch quite well as they compliment each other's skillsets nicely. What are everyone's thoughts on Morris returning?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 15, 2021, 15:20:25 pm
Bryn Morris is on the release list for Pompey today. I for one would be happy to see him return! I think he is a League One level player and could see him being someone to control games for us in League Two. Also if we are going to play two strikers as Brady mentioned I think McWilliams and Morris will be able to play as a two in the middle of the pitch quite well as they compliment each other's skillsets nicely. What are everyone's thoughts on Morris returning?

Itís all about opinions but not for me thanks. He started off pretty well but then it got to the point where I didnít even realise he was playing. Plus he is very, very slow.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 15, 2021, 16:34:03 pm
Bryn Morris is on the release list for Pompey today. I for one would be happy to see him return! I think he is a League One level player and could see him being someone to control games for us in League Two. Also if we are going to play two strikers as Brady mentioned I think McWilliams and Morris will be able to play as a two in the middle of the pitch quite well as they compliment each other's skillsets nicely. What are everyone's thoughts on Morris returning?
6/10 for me. Not quite a midfield general, not quite a dominant tackling type, not quite a quality ball player. An ok sort of player so wouldnít be thrilled to see him sign, but we could do worse if that makes sense?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 15, 2021, 16:35:13 pm
I wouldnít sign Morris, If we didnít already have Sowerby contracted then maybe but I would rather see the budget spent elsewhere on more creative midfielders.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 15, 2021, 16:39:24 pm
I wouldnít sign Morris, If we didnít already have Sowerby contracted then maybe but I would rather see the budget spent elsewhere on more creative midfielders.

Exactly, Morris pretty much the same type of player as Sowerby, who's already in contract so a definite no from me...

JB has said he wants pace, power & athleticism...that in itself rules out a Morris return...

So many players available so the sooner we appoint the head of recruitment the better...


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 15, 2021, 17:03:54 pm
Unfortunately the pace, power and athleticism thing would apply to Daniel Powell - just a shame JB didnít add end product.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on May 15, 2021, 17:44:30 pm
Bryn Morris is on the release list for Pompey today. I for one would be happy to see him return! I think he is a League One level player and could see him being someone to control games for us in League Two. Also if we are going to play two strikers as Brady mentioned I think McWilliams and Morris will be able to play as a two in the middle of the pitch quite well as they compliment each other's skillsets nicely. What are everyone's thoughts on Morris returning?
Bang on the money for me OCoole. Would definitely do a job for us.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: the grumpy old man on May 15, 2021, 17:57:53 pm
Long time no see.

I think the most important signing for us is going to be the goalkeeper, who was the last dependable one we had? Who would be available and decent for L2?

I don't think we will see any strikers in unless some move on, think Chuk should be starting every game at L2 level if he is still with us.

On the current squad, is this what we have at the moment?

GK: Woods (Academy)

Defenders: Harriman, Bolger (Maybe gone), Horsfall, Mills, Dyche, Flanagan

Midfielders: Sowerby, McWilliams, Cross

Forwards: Hoskins, Chuk, Rose, Smith, BAS



Don't we still have Dylan Berry as a goalkeeper, he was the choice ahead of Woods before he got injured.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on May 15, 2021, 19:37:16 pm
Don't we still have Dylan Berry as a goalkeeper, he was the choice ahead of Woods before he got injured.

I think so, can't see him listed anywhere though.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 15, 2021, 21:15:38 pm
Bryn Morris is on the release list for Pompey today. I for one would be happy to see him return! I think he is a League One level player and could see him being someone to control games for us in League Two. Also if we are going to play two strikers as Brady mentioned I think McWilliams and Morris will be able to play as a two in the middle of the pitch quite well as they compliment each other's skillsets nicely. What are everyone's thoughts on Morris returning?
Yep Iíd definitely have him back, miles better than Sowerby, a McWilliams and Morris pairing would be more than good enough for the pub league.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: greek73 on May 15, 2021, 21:36:49 pm
Yep Iíd definitely have him back, miles better than Sowerby, a McWilliams and Morris pairing would be more than good enough for the pub league.

I wonder will you ever post without making any form of derogatory comment ??


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 15, 2021, 21:52:41 pm
Yep Iíd definitely have him back, miles better than Sowerby, a McWilliams and Morris pairing would be more than good enough for the pub league.

Itís a little bit worrying that if we get Morris back, Watson and Lloyd sign we only have 2 spots in the starting line up left to fill, a RB and GK.

Last year our RB was one of our strongest players.

Last year our starting 11 bar a couple of individuals were absolutely **** poor.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on May 15, 2021, 22:08:10 pm
Itís a little bit worrying that if we get Morris back, Watson and Lloyd sign we only have 2 spots in the starting line up left to fill, a RB and GK.

Last year our RB was one of our strongest players.

Last year our starting 11 bar a couple of individuals were absolutely **** poor.

Arguably 4 or 5 spots, as we will need new wide players (Hoskins might not be guaranteed a start) along with a new forward. Mills might have competition at LB also.

In my opinion the centre back and centre midfield areas were by far our strongest areas of the pitch last season and do not require revolution particularly as the comparative quality of the division will be comfortably worse next year. We need considerable improvements in our goalkeeper and wide players. A midfield playmaker with a bit of pace who can play between the lines would also make a huge difference. The wide players need to have the ability to beat their defender 1v1 and have decent delivery. Once these are in place I can actually see our forwards scoring a lot more.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: threeinabed on May 15, 2021, 22:14:25 pm
Bang on the money for me OCoole. Would definitely do a job for us.

So you basically want the midfield 3 that was consistently embarrassed in league 1. Progress.

Why on earth would we be clammering to resign anyone from this **** terrible season.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Dan on May 16, 2021, 06:55:46 am
So you basically want the midfield 3 that was consistently embarrassed in league 1. Progress.

Why on earth would we be clammering to resign anyone from this **** terrible season.

I reckon I agree with your posts more often that any other poster. And this is bang on the money for me. Iíd be devastated if we had two of them let alone three.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 16, 2021, 07:59:43 am
I just think we need to be cautious with how we use our budget for next season. For me itís clear the two areas where as much as possible needs to be spent are creativity and goal scoring. There is also no guarantee our top scorer (from midfield) will resign too, our attackers were woeful last year with under Brady goals more likely to come from the full back and centre back than a striker.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 16, 2021, 08:26:19 am
I'd find Morris a pretty underwhelming signing. He fills a shirt and does little wrong, but it's hard to say what role it is he fulfils in midfield. He'd make an adequate squad member as he could act as reasonable cover across a few midfield slots, but coming from Pompey I suspect he'd be looking for more money than we should be spending on a reserve.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on May 16, 2021, 08:31:45 am
I reckon I agree with your posts more often that any other poster. And this is bang on the money for me. Iíd be devastated if we had two of them let alone three.

Watson won fans player of the year and was our top scorer, and McWilliams came 3rd in the POTS vote. But youíd be devastated if both were still playing for us next year? Itís so reductionist the old  Ďeveryoneís bad start it all againí. Do you really think itís a good idea to have a complete new starting eleven?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 16, 2021, 09:15:13 am
Watson won fans player of the year and was our top scorer, and McWilliams came 3rd in the POTS vote. But youíd be devastated if both were still playing for us next year? Itís so reductionist the old  Ďeveryoneís bad start it all againí. Do you really think itís a good idea to have a complete new starting eleven?

Completely agree, we have areas in the team that are more than good enough to get us promoted and others that arenít even close!.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Sixfields_struggler on May 16, 2021, 09:34:35 am
Ash Taylorís been released at Aberdeen!!
Would be great to see him back.......... Jokes


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 16, 2021, 09:41:30 am
Ash Taylorís been released at Aberdeen!!
Would be great to see him back.......... Jokes

Another maligned player who before he became an untouchable for some was Player of the year!



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Peles Big Toe on May 16, 2021, 11:37:30 am
Taylor would be very decent in League Two I reckon, bit of an donkey but could do with a dominant aerial presence. Obviously would have to be for a fraction of the wages he was on for his first stint here.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 16, 2021, 12:22:36 pm
I dunno, it was when we dropped into League two last when he became awful. He was better in League 1 for some reason.

Interesting looking at the team stats where we were horrible. Really poor at possession and passing completion, but so were Gillingham who did fine. There were some more surprising finds as well. Our tackling sucess was near the bottom of the table. We attempted the least amount of dribbles in the league. Our shots on target was terrible, but in particular in the 6 yard box we were bottom by a bit.

If this year is all about the data, I guess that is what we'd be looking at.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on May 16, 2021, 14:57:27 pm
So you basically want the midfield 3 that was consistently embarrassed in league 1. Progress.

Why on earth would we be clammering to resign anyone from this **** terrible season.
That's not what I said.
In my opinion Morris would do a job for us in league two in central midfield, with or without McWilliams alongside him.
It's the other 4/5 positions ahead of the back four that Brady needs to do a job on.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on May 16, 2021, 15:22:17 pm
That's not what I said.
In my opinion Morris would do a job for us in league two in central midfield, with or without McWilliams alongside him.
It's the other 4/5 positions ahead of the back four that Brady needs to do a job on.

100%, and I'm sure that Brady will agree. Oh, and the keeper too!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Carton Lid on May 16, 2021, 16:27:10 pm
Taylor would be very decent in League Two I reckon, bit of an donkey but could do with a dominant aerial presence. Obviously would have to be for a fraction of the wages he was on for his first stint here.
I think I would prefer Lloyd Jones and Horsfall to Ash Taylor.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 16, 2021, 16:48:13 pm
I think I would prefer Lloyd Jones and Horsfall to Ash Taylor.
Ash Taylor, no thanks.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 16, 2021, 16:49:35 pm
I wonder will you ever post without making any form of derogatory comment ??
πηγαίνεις στον εαυτό σου γαμώτο γαϊδουράκι.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 16, 2021, 16:50:46 pm
πηγαίνεις στον εαυτό σου γαμώτο γαϊδουράκι.

Google translate is a wonderful tool.  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 16, 2021, 16:54:56 pm
Google translate is a wonderful tool.  ;D
Hope it made you chuckle 😂


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on May 16, 2021, 17:00:30 pm
I dunno, it was when we dropped into League two last when he became awful. He was better in League 1 for some reason.

Interesting looking at the team stats where we were horrible. Really poor at possession and passing completion, but so were Gillingham who did fine. There were some more surprising finds as well. Our tackling sucess was near the bottom of the table. We attempted the least amount of dribbles in the league. Our shots on target was terrible, but in particular in the 6 yard box we were bottom by a bit.

If this year is all about the data, I guess that is what we'd be looking at.

Because when we dropped into League 2 he tried and failed to force his way out of the club to Peterborough


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobbler151 on May 16, 2021, 17:10:57 pm
I'd find Morris a pretty underwhelming signing. He fills a shirt and does little wrong, but it's hard to say what role it is he fulfils in midfield. He'd make an adequate squad member as he could act as reasonable cover across a few midfield slots, but coming from Pompey I suspect he'd be looking for more money than we should be spending on a reserve.

Hes better than what we have contracted and would do a job in league 2.

I hope we sign him if I am honest.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 16, 2021, 17:35:58 pm
Hope it made you chuckle

Eeyore... ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 17, 2021, 07:25:32 am
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/jon-brady-on-loan-players-and-towns-goalkeeping-situation-3238102


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 17, 2021, 09:17:43 am
I just think we need to be cautious with how we use our budget for next season. For me itís clear the two areas where as much as possible needs to be spent are creativity and goal scoring. There is also no guarantee our top scorer (from midfield) will resign too, our attackers were woeful last year with under Brady goals more likely to come from the full back and centre back than a striker.


I would assume with 5/6 strikers on the books, we are relying on some of those leaving before anymore coming in.

I doubt there will be many in line wishing to sign them!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 17, 2021, 10:59:09 am
Arguably 4 or 5 spots, as we will need new wide players (Hoskins might not be guaranteed a start) along with a new forward. Mills might have competition at LB also.

In my opinion the centre back and centre midfield areas were by far our strongest areas of the pitch last season and do not require revolution particularly as the comparative quality of the division will be comfortably worse next year. We need considerable improvements in our goalkeeper and wide players. A midfield playmaker with a bit of pace who can play between the lines would also make a huge difference. The wide players need to have the ability to beat their defender 1v1 and have decent delivery. Once these are in place I can actually see our forwards scoring a lot more.

Not many would disagree with this; you have already called for opinions if Morris was resigned with mixed results. If JB resigned Mitchell would people go along with JBís decision?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfc_kjd on May 17, 2021, 12:43:11 pm
Signing Chuck on a pro deal is a must this summer, for me he should be starting next season along side a newly signed striker.
Might be crazy but I do think if Smith is asked to leave he will secure a club with ease injuries permitting.
Canít make my mind up on Rose, but has scored plenty in league 2 before.
BAS might be okay for league 2 if he stays on his feet.
Wouldnít be a massive risk signing A Jones.

If we somehow get L Jones, Watson and Chuck to sign I think we will be right up there however at this stage I think we would be lucky even if 1 of them signs.
Huge summer ahead.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on May 17, 2021, 12:46:06 pm
Not many would disagree with this; you have already called for opinions if Morris was resigned with mixed results. If JB resigned Mitchell would people go along with JBís decision?

Opinion might be split on Morris, I don't think it will be on Mitchell.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 17, 2021, 13:29:57 pm
Opinion might be split on Morris, I don't think it will be on Mitchell.
Mitchell will be working for a living and playing semi pro v soon.
As for BAS, IMO he is the worst striker I have seen at any club for a very long time, what compounds this is the fact he thought he was too good for L1 and the Cobblers. I predict he will like it even less in the agricultural L2 and spend most of the season injured. A far better strategy would be to a) loan him to anyone stupid enough to pay his wages or b) sell him  :P


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 17, 2021, 13:45:27 pm
The determining factor in whether BAS , Rose and Smith will be at the club next season will be whether someone takes them off our hands at the same wage level or not .
Smith and Rose have a chance - BAS might as well paint the West Stand to earn his living .
Morris - not really . We need creative players with pace .


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on May 17, 2021, 14:16:25 pm
Does anyone think we have a realistic chance of signing an aging goalie (33+) from higher divisions that might get released in the summer?

Seems to be quite a few from the Championship that might be available, but guessing wages would be too high for us.

Would happily have Nicholls back after getting released by MK, he is still reasonably rated by their supporters it seems.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 17, 2021, 15:29:04 pm
Does anyone think we have a realistic chance of signing an aging goalie (33+) from higher divisions that might get released in the summer?

Seems to be quite a few from the Championship that might be available, but guessing wages would be too high for us.

Would happily have Nicholls back after getting released by MK, he is still reasonably rated by their supporters it seems.
Completely agree, I think L Jones needs to sign first and then the keeper as absolute priorities.
We are light all over the pitch but the spine of the team is where you spend you cash.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on May 17, 2021, 17:17:59 pm
Does anyone think we have a realistic chance of signing an aging goalie (33+) from higher divisions that might get released in the summer?

Seems to be quite a few from the Championship that might be available, but guessing wages would be too high for us.

Would happily have Nicholls back after getting released by MK, he is still reasonably rated by their supporters it seems.

I think if we can offer a 3 year deal to a strong keeper and sell the project of getting promoted and then establishing in L1 then it should be a possibility to do this. I think Ryan Allsop would be a great option for this - integral for getting Wycombe first settled in L1 then getting promoted to the Champ. According to Wycombe fans he is one of the best shot stoppers around under the Champ and was unlucky to lose his spot to Stockdale and to be released.

A cheaper option might be Callum Burton just released by Cambridge, only 24 but apparently played the second half of the season for them and a big part of getting them promoted, very unlucky to be released according to the U's fans - local so would be a good option even if just a back up?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on May 17, 2021, 18:11:37 pm
What about Lee Nichols, a good age only 28, pretty experienced with around 150 games for the donkeys and was good when on loan from Wigan. A good height for a keeper and decent shot stopper. Probably lives locally. Worth a punt


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 17, 2021, 18:58:45 pm
What about Lee Nichols, a good age only 28, pretty experienced with around 150 games for the donkeys and was good when on loan from Wigan. A good height for a keeper and decent shot stopper. Probably lives locally. Worth a punt

Already been suggested on page 2 of this thread! ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 17, 2021, 20:12:33 pm
Would be happy with either Lee Nicholls or Callum Burton (just released by Cambridge United, who's fans ain't happy about it) as our new number 1


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 17, 2021, 21:11:35 pm
Would be happy with either Lee Nicholls or Callum Burton (just released by Cambridge United, who's fans ain't happy about it) as our new number 1

If both have been released ie surplus to requirements by 1st and (an ex) 2nd League sides it says a lot they are probably not good enough for League 1. We should be aiming for a keeper who is without doubt capable at League 1 level and if possible also the Championship.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on May 17, 2021, 22:03:53 pm
If both have been released ie surplus to requirements by 1st and (an ex) 2nd League sides it says a lot they are probably not good enough for League 1. We should be aiming for a keeper who is without doubt capable at League 1 level and if possible also the Championship.

If you have never seen Burton play how are you sure he isn't L1 level? Cambridge fans saying he was their best keeper!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ItsaSetPieceDivision on May 17, 2021, 22:36:38 pm
If both have been released ie surplus to requirements by 1st and (an ex) 2nd League sides it says a lot they are probably not good enough for League 1. We should be aiming for a keeper who is without doubt capable at League 1 level and if possible also the Championship.

Players get released for all sorts of reasons. Do you know they've been released because the clubs deem them not good enough for League 1?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Carton Lid on May 17, 2021, 23:09:54 pm
We should be aiming for a keeper who is without doubt capable at League 1 level and if possible also the Championship.
I know the club are trying to build a set up for the future, I wonder when they are planning on reaching the Championship ?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: EB Claret on May 17, 2021, 23:36:43 pm
I know the club are trying to build a set up for the future, I wonder when they are planning on reaching the Championship ?

Perhaps they've cleaned out the old broom cupboard and found Cardoza's 5 year plan! ;D ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 18, 2021, 07:50:38 am
If both have been released ie surplus to requirements by 1st and (an ex) 2nd League sides it says a lot they are probably not good enough for League 1. We should be aiming for a keeper who is without doubt capable at League 1 level and if possible also the Championship.

That seems ridiculously simplistic, we would have never signed Ricky Holmes on that basis who Portsmouth & their fans thought wasnít good enough for league 2. Players who are universally deemed good enough to play at a certain level are not going to join a lower division club than that as they are obviously going to get better offers.
With goalkeepers in might not be a case they are released because they are not good enough but because the club donít want to be paying a first team wage for a guy who might sit on the bench all season or because the player might want first team football.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 18, 2021, 11:15:05 am
there will be a reason Nicholls has been released by MK - it might be down to fitness from looking at him !
I would say there is more chance of Cornell coming back than Nicholls .
There must be a lot of keepers that want a first team chance that are currently third choice at decent clubs. Itís a case of if we can afford their wages .


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on May 18, 2021, 11:51:40 am
Erhun Oztumer released by Charlton. Still only 29 and would solve our need for a playmaker to play through the lines. The question is would he sign for us?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on May 18, 2021, 11:56:02 am
Erhun Oztumer released by Charlton. Still only 29 and would solve our need for a playmaker to play through the lines. The question is would he sign for us?

No chance I would think, but a great player.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: EB Claret on May 18, 2021, 12:00:29 pm
No chance I would think, but a great player.

Agree, at his best a very good player.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 18, 2021, 12:03:15 pm
Erhun Oztumer released by Charlton. Still only 29 and would solve our need for a playmaker to play through the lines. The question is would he sign for us?

Surprised that he is only 29 (30 at the end of this month), thought that he could do a decent job the couple of times I saw him against us for Walsall.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 18, 2021, 13:16:55 pm
there will be a reason Nicholls has been released by MK - it might be down to fitness from looking at him !
I would say there is more chance of Cornell coming back than Nicholls .
There must be a lot of keepers that want a first team chance that are currently third choice at decent clubs. Itís a case of if we can afford their wages .

Surely, we could afford Callum Burton from Cambridge?!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 18, 2021, 14:23:48 pm
I think I read somewhere that Brady has links and relationships with numerous Premier League clubs youth and development set-ups, one of which would be Liverpool where Barry Hunter is Chief Scout - Hunter and Brady would have been close from their playing days at Rushden & Diamonds.  It will be interesting to see if he exploits this link.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mathius on May 18, 2021, 14:33:55 pm
I think I read somewhere that Brady has links and relationships with numerous Premier League clubs youth and development set-ups, one of which would be Liverpool where Barry Hunter is Chief Scout - Hunter and Brady would have been close from their playing days at Rushden & Diamonds.  It will be interesting to see if he exploits this link.

Yes, there was talk of JB going to work there himself. Think he had an opportunity...


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 18, 2021, 14:57:34 pm
Yes, there was talk of JB going to work there himself. Think he had an opportunity...

Hopefully heíll be able to source some raw diamonds both permanently and on loan - I think the market place for more established players is going to be incredibly competitive.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mathius on May 18, 2021, 15:48:39 pm
Hopefully heíll be able to source some raw diamonds both permanently and on loan - I think the market place for more established players is going to be incredibly competitive.


I think a few younger, cheaper options will allow him to spend more on key players. He said as much for the goalkeeping position. Wouldn't surprise me if one or two of the young players released by KC are resigned.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cox23jam on May 18, 2021, 16:02:51 pm
I think a few younger, cheaper options will allow him to spend more on key players. He said as much for the goalkeeping position. Wouldn't surprise me if one or two of the young players released by KC are resigned.

I had thought of this recently, would resigning Lashley as backup GK be a possibility. Was highly rated (according to some on here) and has spent the past season gaining experience - essentially on loan


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mathius on May 18, 2021, 16:19:59 pm
I had thought of this recently, would resigning Lashley as backup GK be a possibility. Was highly rated (according to some on here) and has spent the past season gaining experience - essentially on loan

I thought he was the best young keeper to come through the academy for a number of years so would be happy with this. JB might go for young keeper with more experience though.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on May 18, 2021, 16:33:50 pm
I had thought of this recently, would resigning Lashley as backup GK be a possibility. Was highly rated (according to some on here) and has spent the past season gaining experience - essentially on loan

Who has he been playing for?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on May 18, 2021, 16:57:06 pm
https://twitter.com/efl_hub/status/1394679900318179336?s=20 (https://twitter.com/efl_hub/status/1394679900318179336?s=20)

Another random one from Twitter?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 18, 2021, 17:33:45 pm
I had thought of this recently, would resigning Lashley as backup GK be a possibility. Was highly rated (according to some on here) and has spent the past season gaining experience - essentially on loan

I watched him at the Arsenal FA Youth Cup game and thought that he looked like a very capable goalkeeper.  Granted it's only from that one game but I was surprised when he was released!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cox23jam on May 19, 2021, 09:20:56 am
Who has he been playing for?

I thought it was Kettering but after some research it appears to be Cogenhoe (same level as Wellingborough & Rugby Town)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Carton Lid on May 19, 2021, 16:27:19 pm
Hakeeb Adelakun, former Sc***horpe midfielder has been released from Bristol City, aged 24 and always impressed me when playing for Sc***horpe. Might be in our wage range ?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 19, 2021, 17:19:55 pm
Hakeeb Adelakun, former Sc***horpe midfielder has been released from Bristol City, aged 24 and always impressed me when playing for Sc***horpe. Might be in our wage range ?

Good shout but why hasn't he been playing at Bristol City?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 19, 2021, 17:29:59 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/retained-lists-all-the-players-to-have-been-released-by-league-one-clubs-so-far-3240515

Pick up your trolley before you wander the aisles...


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 19, 2021, 17:38:23 pm
Will it be Aldi or M&S?!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 19, 2021, 17:45:12 pm


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on May 19, 2021, 18:56:44 pm
Be interesting to see what Chambers does. At 35 he may have a season or two left and the only reports I've read he was on £4k a week at Ipswich, although never know how accurate these figures are.
From the highlights I've seen he'd still do a decent job in league 2. Difficult to know if he'll still get someone to see him as a 'name' signing or if he'll be happy just to play for anyone in the twilight of his career. Didn't realise he is in the ten top Ipswich players for appearances. Over 700 career appearances in total, so he has done well with injuries.

I wonder what the longest spell between stints for our club is?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Carton Lid on May 19, 2021, 19:39:28 pm
Be interesting to see what Chambers does. At 35 he may have a season or two left and the only reports I've read he was on £4k a week at Ipswich, although never know how accurate these figures are.
From the highlights I've seen he'd still do a decent job in league 2. Difficult to know if he'll still get someone to see him as a 'name' signing or if he'll be happy just to play for anyone in the twilight of his career. Didn't realise he is in the ten top Ipswich players for appearances. Over 700 career appearances in total, so he has done well with injuries.

I wonder what the longest spell between stints for our club is?
The only thing about Luke is that he's been at Ipswich for 9 years so he's probably got kids in school, he could well be settled in Suffolk.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 19, 2021, 20:14:54 pm
Hakeeb Adelakun, former Sc***horpe midfielder has been released from Bristol City, aged 24 and always impressed me when playing for Sc***horpe. Might be in our wage range ?

Good player who Iíd be more than happy to sign, was on loan at Hull earlier in the season, my guess is he will probably get better offers than us.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on May 19, 2021, 21:05:19 pm
The only thing about Luke is that he's been at Ipswich for 9 years so he's probably got kids in school, he could well be settled in Suffolk.

Which gives him the option of Colchester and errrr....Felixstowe?! They do school from home these days  :P


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: woody84 on May 20, 2021, 09:02:43 am
The only thing about Luke is that he's been at Ipswich for 9 years so he's probably got kids in school, he could well be settled in Suffolk.
A14, A45.
Players travel a lot further than a couple of hours. I would have thought, Cobblers, Cambridge, Stevenage, MK, Southend, P*sh... would all be good for his family life.
Who wants him, who can afford him and what level does he want to play at will be key though. I would guess only P*sh could get close to his current salary but doesnt match their recruitment policy. Cant see him going non league, cant see Cambridge getting close to a salary so between us and MK. Assuming either want him.

I'd offer a 2 year contract and pay for his coaching badges, or a journalism course etc


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on May 20, 2021, 09:12:22 am
A14, A45.
Players travel a lot further than a couple of hours. I would have thought, Cobblers, Cambridge, Stevenage, MK, Southend, P*sh... would all be good for his family life.
Who wants him, who can afford him and what level does he want to play at will be key though. I would guess only P*sh could get close to his current salary but doesnt match their recruitment policy. Cant see him going non league, cant see Cambridge getting close to a salary so between us and MK. Assuming either want him.

I'd offer a 2 year contract and pay for his coaching badges, or a journalism course etc

It would firmly frame our place in the football world as a club who gets a player on their way up, or way back down. That's why it's so exciting when we see the likes of JJOT, Bayo and Ricky Holmes playing some of their best stuff.
Out of the ex players I'd be happy to see him back.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 20, 2021, 09:29:59 am
I love the fact we discuss why players who have been released by other clubs wonít sign for us,  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 20, 2021, 09:52:17 am
Not being funny, I really liked Chambers when we had him and I've followed his career with interest. He's done really well and been a very good player.

He's 35 though. When you get into that territory you start to get an increasing amount of niggling injuries that take longer to heal, as we've seen in recent seasons with McCormack and Sheehan; great players who really add to the team when they play but if you look at them in a cost-per-game basis I suspect they don't offer great value for money.

As much as my heart says it would be lovely to see him back to finish his career where it started, I can't help but think our money would be better spent elsewhere.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 20, 2021, 10:00:11 am
I take your point but heís not been injury prone throughout his career and weíre desperate for a sprinkling of ďold headsĒ and leaders. Thiago Silva hasnít done bad for Chelsea and heís older than Chambers?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on May 20, 2021, 10:49:53 am
I take your point but heís not been injury prone throughout his career and weíre desperate for a sprinkling of ďold headsĒ and leaders. Thiago Silva hasnít done bad for Chelsea and heís older than Chambers?

Exactly, 700+ games! We must have realistic expectations on the kind of players we can attract. He could still be way outside of our affordability so maybe a pointless target. He may even decide to retire, he must have a tidy pension, who knows?!
I'm sure he'd do a great job for us, a leader, potential captain and would definitely ping a measured ball rather than the usual hoof we are used to.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on May 20, 2021, 11:13:04 am
Exactly, 700+ games! We must have realistic expectations on the kind of players we can attract. He could still be way outside of our affordability so maybe a pointless target. He may even decide to retire, he must have a tidy pension, who knows?!
I'm sure he'd do a great job for us, a leader, potential captain and would definitely ping a measured ball rather than the usual hoof we are used to.
I'm sure he's built up a tidy pot over the years. If he still feels an affinity with the club he may comeback but I dont think it'll be for the wages we can offer. What's his desire for football like?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Carton Lid on May 20, 2021, 11:28:31 am
If Colchester are interested in him we would, surely, have to offer substantially more with them being 15 minutes from Ipswich and us 2 hours, unless he is thinking of moving house.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cox23jam on May 20, 2021, 11:31:31 am
IF L Jones re-signs is there a need for Chambers and would he be willing to be back-up? As surely Brady would continue with Horsfall and Jones as his preferred CB's


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 20, 2021, 11:34:25 am
Am I missing something, why do we want a 35 year old ex player, 36 in  the early part of next season, weíve just had a couple of those all be-it not ex players, who managed a few games between them.
Sign Lloyd Jones and get a young lad in who maybe we can make some money for running costs out of.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Carton Lid on May 20, 2021, 11:39:55 am
Am I missing something, why do we want a 35 year old ex player, 36 in  the early part of next season, weíve just had a couple of those all be-it not ex players, who managed a few games between them.
Sign Lloyd Jones and get a young lad in who maybe we can make some money for running costs out of.
Yes I'd like to see Lloyd Jones signed but if he decides to move I think Luke would be a very good signing for a year. It's a bit harsh comparing him to McCormack & Sheehan who were both injury prone before they came, Chambers doesn't have that label.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on May 20, 2021, 11:52:48 am
For the amount of money that Chambers would likely ask coming from a club like Ipswich, if we have that money it should be given to Lloyd Jones.

At this stage of their careers Jones is the better player and by the end of next season the difference will be even more evident as Chambers will be 36.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on May 20, 2021, 12:32:43 pm
I really hope that we are not even considering signing a 35 year old, regardless of his injury history, as it has not proved particularly successful in recent seasons. That would also apply to Nugent who has been often touted on here.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: DrillingCobbler on May 20, 2021, 12:51:33 pm
For the amount of money that Chambers would likely ask coming from a club like Ipswich, if we have that money it should be given to Lloyd Jones.

At this stage of their careers Jones is the better player and by the end of next season the difference will be even more evident as Chambers will be 36.

This. 100%.

The biggest mistake we make year in year out is building a team to get promoted (yes, we do get promoted or come close fairly often from league2), and then once up, having to adapt to league1 with a totally different team. Calderwood took us up with the likes of Taylor, Jess, Dyche etc.

Its alright having one or two, experience is very important. But we always end up having loads of 30plus players!

Spend the £ elsewhere on the team. Chambers wouldn't touch us for less than 2 grand a week, why should he? Unless of course he lives in or near Northampton. Great player for us and he's been a great player since, but lets not forget a bang average league1 club has released him so he cant be that bloody good any more can he?!!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CobblerForever on May 20, 2021, 13:43:28 pm
The other point is that Lloyd Jones could be worth a decent sum of money to us halfway through a 2 year contract or so whilst Chambers will be worthless.

An easy choice for us if that's the choice we have to make.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 20, 2021, 13:51:39 pm
Itís interesting that according to Wikipedia L Jones has only made 95 career appearances at the age of 25 - he really needs to kick on now and we have given him the opportunity and the captaincy to boot.  I just hope heís listening to the right people.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 20, 2021, 14:05:43 pm
So thatís it then, weíve made a decision, we are not going to sign Chambers, who was not going to sign anyway, we are going to sign Lloyd Jones, who also isnít going to sign.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
With purpose like this you can see the need for a committee.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Steve Massive Massey on May 20, 2021, 14:11:02 pm
So thatís it then, weíve made a decision, we are not going to sign Chambers, who was not going to sign anyway, we are going to sign Lloyd Jones, who also isnít going to sign.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
With purpose like this you can see the need for a committee.

 ;D

I would only like to pointlessly add to the pointless debate that Luke Chambers missus family have property here and still live in the County I do believe.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on May 20, 2021, 14:13:23 pm
But perhaps he wants to keep a safe distance from the mother-in-law.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 20, 2021, 15:02:36 pm
So thatís it then, weíve made a decision, we are not going to sign Chambers, who was not going to sign anyway, we are going to sign Lloyd Jones, who also isnít going to sign.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
With purpose like this you can see the need for a committee.

Hands up for a fan owned club, anyone?   ;D ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on May 20, 2021, 15:10:42 pm
Next item on the agendaÖ.Bayo   ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: 1971cobbler on May 20, 2021, 15:30:50 pm
But perhaps he wants to keep a safe distance from the mother-in-law.

Can we add this as a metric for our new data driven approach?  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobbler151 on May 20, 2021, 15:58:28 pm
I love the fact we discuss why players who have been released by other clubs wonít sign for us,  ;D

Every year its same old dross.

Like everyones playing football manager .

As always we won't sign anyone on here mentioned by some quite out of touch fans. Our best players in Jones and Watson will leave and everyone will be underwhelmed who we do sign.

Then everyone will start talking about Morley/Hill or the Wilder years


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 20, 2021, 16:56:39 pm
Next item on the agendaÖ.Bayo   ;D
Is he coming back?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Sixfields_struggler on May 20, 2021, 17:06:49 pm
Christian Lee is coming out of retirement.
Got bags of potential, he could be our first million pound player!!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on May 20, 2021, 17:13:29 pm
Is he coming back?

Yeah, another important KBI is to achieve a combined first team age of 350. He really helps the average.  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Gen.Disorda on May 20, 2021, 17:27:28 pm
Malcom Christie is doing TV work these days so we can count him out. Looks like our only option is ex players


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 20, 2021, 17:32:51 pm
Malcom Christie is doing TV work these days so we can count him out. Looks like our only option is ex players


Are you sure?? I'm certain I saw him in the club shop the other day  :o


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 20, 2021, 17:40:45 pm
I saw Bayo in Pizza Hut, Frankie and Bennys, TGIs and Mc Donaldís?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 20, 2021, 17:43:15 pm
I saw Bayo in Pizza Hut, Frankie and Bennys, TGIs and Mc Donald’s?

Which night?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 20, 2021, 17:46:26 pm


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 20, 2021, 17:48:34 pm
Last Tuesday.

After he'd been in the Club Shop?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 20, 2021, 17:53:06 pm
After he'd been in the Club Shop?

You saw him as well  8)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Horsham Cobbler on May 20, 2021, 18:14:18 pm
Christian Lee is coming out of retirement.
Got bags of potential, he could be our first million pound player!!

.. wasn't that Ali Gibb, when Rangers were in for him ?  8)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 20, 2021, 18:26:27 pm
.. wasn't that Ali Gibb, when Rangers were in for him ?  8)
Ali Gibb = Sam Hoskins.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 20, 2021, 19:00:05 pm
Are you sure?? I'm certain I saw him in the club shop the other day  :o

I think you'll find Wendy got a restraining order to stop all that; the bloke was in there all the time making a nuisance of himself, always angling for a contract.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on May 20, 2021, 20:39:34 pm
Ali Gibb = Sam Hoskins.
My god, you're right.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: TownOwl on May 20, 2021, 21:30:33 pm
Quick, someone send Stevie G the Sammy highlight reel.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 20, 2021, 22:36:15 pm
Quick, someone send Stevie G the Sammy highlight reel.

So Owlie whatís kept you away for 7 months?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: JollyCobbler on May 21, 2021, 02:05:53 am
After he'd been in the Club Shop?


More likely the chip shop. ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Clarity on May 21, 2021, 07:37:42 am
My god, you're right.
No heís not. Ali Gibb was much worse and only scored two goals. His crossing tended to go out for throw ins on the other side. However, Iím pretty sure he left to play in a higher league with Stockport


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 21, 2021, 09:04:25 am
But perhaps he wants to keep a safe distance from the mother-in-law.
Too far away and she becomes an overnight guest, reckon he could be up for moving a bit closer, but not too close. Needs military style strategic planning.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: LawfordCob on May 21, 2021, 09:46:09 am
So, are we in agreement? Chambers is a no but Bayo is a maybe. - Are we the committee?   


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: woody84 on May 21, 2021, 10:29:04 am
If we are looking at old players, ones who have a connection to the club, and a link to the management team... Larry is only recently retired! Could be an option from the bench. Especially with Atkins being DoF


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on May 21, 2021, 11:24:23 am
No heís not. Ali Gibb was much worse and only scored two goals. His crossing tended to go out for throw ins on the other side. However, Iím pretty sure he left to play in a higher league with Stockport
Chop the head off Super Sam, replace it with Ali Gibbs and in my mind at least you get the same barrel chested slightly forward leaning slightly manic player.
Didnt Ali become a lawyer? I seem to remember he was studying whilst (invariably) sat on the bench for us.
I wonder what's gonna happen to super Sam once his career ends, not that I expect that to happen any time soon. He must have at least another 200 games for us left in him.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Carton Lid on May 21, 2021, 11:35:16 am

Didnt Ali become a lawyer? I seem to remember he was studying whilst (invariably) sat on the bench for us.


I think that was Josh Low who was studying to be a lawyer.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Horsham Cobbler on May 21, 2021, 11:35:58 am
So Owlie whatís kept you away for 7 months?

Stalker Alert !!!!!!!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on May 21, 2021, 11:41:35 am
I think that was Josh Low who was studying to be a lawyer.
Turns out Ali is now senior physio at Bolton academy (according to wiki) so I got that one wrong.
Josh Low a lawyer eh? Who'd have thought.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on May 21, 2021, 12:19:46 pm
Turns out Ali is now senior physio at Bolton academy (according to wiki) so I got that one wrong.
Josh Low a lawyer eh? Who'd have thought.

Down in Bristol. I'm sure he earns more now than when he was a pro-baller.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-low-a078ab79/?originalSubdomain=uk


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CobblerForever on May 21, 2021, 12:50:14 pm
Down in Bristol. I'm sure he earns more now than when he was a pro-baller.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-low-a078ab79/?originalSubdomain=uk

Professional people often don't earn as much as you might think. Some do, many don't.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on May 21, 2021, 12:57:58 pm
Professional people often don't earn as much as you might think. Some do, many don't.

Neither do footballers! He'll be OK and still only 42. It's good to see a footballer carving a decent career after the game. Most of them are consumed from a young age and must struggle to varying degrees once on the scrap heap.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on May 21, 2021, 13:04:11 pm
Neither do footballers! He'll be OK and still only 42. It's good to see a footballer carving a decent career after the game. Most of them are consumed from a young age and must struggle to varying degrees once on the scrap heap.
I didnt have Josh down as a future lawyer, I gotta admit.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 21, 2021, 13:53:59 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/carr-believes-cobblers-must-target-two-centre-forwards-this-summer-3245358


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Gen.Disorda on May 21, 2021, 14:11:55 pm
https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2021/may/martin_foyle/

Foyle returns as head of recruitment.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Gen.Disorda on May 21, 2021, 14:23:27 pm
Is it time for a cheeky bid for Morton whilst manager-less WBA balance the books?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 21, 2021, 15:21:35 pm
Chop the head off Super Sam, replace it with Ali Gibbs and in my mind at least you get the same barrel chested slightly forward leaning slightly manic player.
Didnt Ali become a lawyer? I seem to remember he was studying whilst (invariably) sat on the bench for us.
I wonder what's gonna happen to super Sam once his career ends, not that I expect that to happen any time soon. He must have at least another 200 games for us left in him.

Itís back to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for the little scamp.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 21, 2021, 15:30:01 pm
It’s back to the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for the little scamp.

Currently he is our 'little scamp' that opposition teams don't like playing against.  ;)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 21, 2021, 15:35:07 pm
Currently he is our 'little scamp' that opposition teams don't like playing against.  ;)
Fcuk me he annoys the sh1t out of them as well!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Onetouch on May 21, 2021, 16:39:27 pm
Motherwell Fans on Twitter think we will look at Louis Moult


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on May 21, 2021, 17:43:38 pm
Fcuk me he annoys the sh1t out of them as well!
;D ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 21, 2021, 18:38:29 pm


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Sixfields_struggler on May 21, 2021, 19:05:44 pm
.. wasn't that Ali Gibb, when Rangers were in for him ?  8)
Nope.
Ali Gibb was linked with a £1m move to Rangers after the West Ham cup game.
Christian Lee was being touted to be be our first 1m sale when he started playing after his move from Doncaster.
Unfortunately that never happened🤨


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 21, 2021, 20:10:25 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/carr-believes-cobblers-must-target-two-centre-forwards-this-summer-3245358


Thatís good to hear strikers are a priority, hopefully Rose, BAS & Smith will be made available for transfer


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: TownOwl on May 21, 2021, 22:01:48 pm
So Owlie whatís kept you away for 7 months?

Oh, you know, just generally minding my own business. Us owls have to work hard to keep warm in the winter months.

Not so much away, just not motivated by much that was happening to feel the need to share it on here. I like to tune in to these bi-annual rumour threads more often, mainly to check Malcolm Christie is definitely still signing.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 21, 2021, 22:51:14 pm
Oh, you know, just generally minding my own business. Us owls have to work hard to keep warm in the winter months.

Not so much away, just not motivated by much that was happening to feel the need to share it on here. I like to tune in to these bi-annual rumour threads more often, mainly to check Malcolm Christie is definitely still signing.

Good to hear all is well tho'. I suspected it might have been the poor form!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 22, 2021, 09:20:52 am
Thatís good to hear strikers are a priority, hopefully Rose, BAS & Smith will be made available for transfer

I can see Rose and possibly Smith getting some interest but it depends what theyíre on I suppose, as for BAS who in their right mind would take him after the season he has had?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 22, 2021, 09:25:00 am
I can see Rose and possibly Smith getting some interest but it depends what theyíre on I suppose, as for BAS who in their right mind would take him after the season he has had?
Derngate for a Panto?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 22, 2021, 10:14:32 am
Derngate for a Panto?

Itís behind you!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Vince Planner on May 22, 2021, 10:14:45 am
Derngate for a Panto?
ďOh no they wonítĒ


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 22, 2021, 12:08:51 pm
Derngate for a Panto?
Guess which one? Iíll give you a clue, he has fell over and left a glass slipper behind.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 22, 2021, 12:11:27 pm
Guess which one? I’ll give you a clue, he has fell over and left a glass slipper behind.

They couldn't get Sir Norman Wisdom this year, he'll be an ideal replacement.  ;)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 22, 2021, 14:59:49 pm
They couldn't get Sir Norman Wisdom this year, he'll be an ideal replacement.  ;)
Normans a far better footballer than BAS though.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 22, 2021, 15:25:12 pm
Normans a far better footballer than BAS though.

He was, he was also a decent boxer... ;)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CobblerForever on May 22, 2021, 16:07:22 pm
Oh, you know, just generally minding my own business. Us owls have to work hard to keep warm in the winter months.

Not so much away, just not motivated by much that was happening to feel the need to share it on here. I like to tune in to these bi-annual rumour threads more often, mainly to check Malcolm Christie is definitely still signing.

I assumed it was the plight of Wednesday.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Jim Hall Fixit on May 22, 2021, 17:49:07 pm
Derngate for a Panto?

I heard BAS has got the lead role for this Christmasí extravaganza at the NEC - Bambi on Ice.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 22, 2021, 20:28:56 pm
I assumed it was the plight of Wednesday.

Only just got that Forever - Good one!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 23, 2021, 15:11:00 pm
Am I right in thinking if Brentford win the play off final we will be due extra money on the Goode transfer?.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Alfred on May 23, 2021, 15:15:48 pm
Am I right in thinking if Brentford win the play off final we will be due extra money on the Goode transfer?.

Yes and we would get some kick back from Toney,  Newcastle have clauses and we would get some of that.

Any money Newcastle make on IT = cash for us.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 23, 2021, 16:10:35 pm
Yes and we would get some kick back from Toney,  Newcastle have clauses and we would get some of that.

Any money Newcastle make on IT = cash for us.

Hopefully a bit of a win-win - if Brentford go up we get £ for Goode and if they donít Toney will likely leave and we get £. If Brentford go up and Toney also leaves then weíre laughing!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on May 23, 2021, 16:25:02 pm
Hopefully a bit of a win-win - if Brentford go up we get £ for Goode and if they donít Toney will likely leave and we get £. If Brentford go up and Toney also leaves then weíre laughing!
It'll reduce the debt owed to our custodians that's for sure.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Zen Master on May 24, 2021, 07:58:56 am
Why would we get anything from Toney? Heís a couple of moves on from Newcastle.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Gen.Disorda on May 24, 2021, 09:14:20 am
Why would we get anything from Toney? Heís a couple of moves on from Newcastle.

I never understand why people think this about ex players 3 or 4 moves down the line. It makes no sense

The only thing you would continue to get is agreed installments.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 24, 2021, 09:36:39 am
anyone thinking we will get anything substantial ( or at all ) for a Toney move must be living in fantasy land.
At least we have Graham Carr on board who will certainly know the details of that deal .
Ivan has a lot to thank Emile Sinclair for .
If Emile wasnít so utterly pathetic , Wilder would never have brought him on in those early games and the rest , my friends is history .


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: claretparrot on May 24, 2021, 09:43:16 am
At a guess, if there have always been sell-on clauses in Toney's transfers since leaving us, then we will be due a % of a % of a %. So got to doubt it would be enough to change our budget at all, even if the fee was huge.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on May 24, 2021, 09:55:56 am
At a guess, if there have always been sell-on clauses in Toney's transfers since leaving us, then we will be due a % of a % of a %. So got to doubt it would be enough to change our budget at all, even if the fee was huge.

The agreement was that the East Stand gets completed when Toney scores the winner in the Champions League final.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 24, 2021, 10:14:08 am
The agreement was that the East Stand gets completed when Toney scores the winner in the Champions League final.
;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CobblerForever on May 24, 2021, 12:37:15 pm
I think we can assume that neither Jones nor Watson are keen to re-sign for us (two weeks since they had offers). Any news on Pollock ?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: yayo bayo on May 24, 2021, 15:26:35 pm
Jones on the beach in Portugal (or Milan)...there is a chance with him!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 24, 2021, 16:06:19 pm
Really hope we've put clear deadlines in for both Jones & Watson to sign...obviously want them both to but we can't let this drag on or accept the old  "gentlemens agreement" like what happened with Oliver  ::)

Same goes for Bolger, who hopefully will find another club, as he won't get any game time under Brady and this will free up a decent L1 wage.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 24, 2021, 17:22:20 pm
Really hope we've put clear deadlines in for both Jones & Watson to sign...obviously want them both to but we can't let this drag on or accept the old  "gentlemens agreement" like what happened with Oliver  ::)

Same goes for Bolger, who hopefully will find another club, as he won't get any game time under Brady and this will free up a decent L1 wage.
Yep, itís like deja vu.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on May 24, 2021, 17:41:13 pm
Unfortunately thatís the risk weíre going to have to take with our only decent players - we either wait for Lloyd to have had his 2 holidays and hope he decides to stay or we draw the line and move on to possibly inferior alternatives.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on May 24, 2021, 17:52:01 pm
I never understand why people think this about ex players 3 or 4 moves down the line. It makes no sense

The only thing you would continue to get is agreed installments.

Agreed....when we sold him to Newcastle for the paltry fee of 250k or whatever it was we could have had an agreement where we got a cut of his sell on value. He moved to Peterborough for a reported £650k so we could have got a bit then. (50% of any profit might have netted us another £200k for example)
But really, if anyone things we'd get a cut of Peterborough's profits when they sold him to Brentford, then you need to have a word with yourselves!! Peterborough apparently inserted a load of sell on clauses which could see their original £5m rise to £10m...... and i'm sure that if Toney does make the Premier League, or he does an "Olly Watkins" and moves elsewhere for megabucks then Posh will get a few more millions in the bank.....as for us, we sold him cheap because the Chairman at the time needed a bit of cash. We had our chance and blew it.....as usual!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Alfred on May 24, 2021, 18:20:04 pm
Agreed....when we sold him to Newcastle for the paltry fee of 250k or whatever it was we could have had an agreement where we got a cut of his sell on value. He moved to Peterborough for a reported £650k so we could have got a bit then. (50% of any profit might have netted us another £200k for example)
But really, if anyone things we'd get a cut of Peterborough's profits when they sold him to Brentford, then you need to have a word with yourselves!! Peterborough apparently inserted a load of sell on clauses which could see their original £5m rise to £10m...... and i'm sure that if Toney does make the Premier League, or he does an "Olly Watkins" and moves elsewhere for megabucks then Posh will get a few more millions in the bank.....as for us, we sold him cheap because the Chairman at the time needed a bit of cash. We had our chance and blew it.....as usual!

Incorrect... Newcastle have sell on clauses with Posh,  we have sell on clauses with Newcastle

There is a knock on everytime he moves for more than we, Newcastle or Peterborough sold him for.

If Peterborough make a profit so do Newcastle and therfore we get a slice.

Didn't say it was a big slice,  but its still cash.

You would be surprised at some of the kick backs we have had over the years,  for players you probably dont even remember.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Zen Master on May 24, 2021, 19:04:50 pm
Suprise me.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on May 24, 2021, 20:08:02 pm
How long ago did a transfer from one club to another stop being a simple single transaction and turn into a multifaceted deal involving adds on and clauses in favour of former clubs?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 24, 2021, 21:26:05 pm
Agreed....when we sold him to Newcastle for the paltry fee of 250k or whatever it was we could have had an agreement where we got a cut of his sell on value. He moved to Peterborough for a reported £650k so we could have got a bit then. (50% of any profit might have netted us another £200k for example)
But really, if anyone things we'd get a cut of Peterborough's profits when they sold him to Brentford, then you need to have a word with yourselves!! Peterborough apparently inserted a load of sell on clauses which could see their original £5m rise to £10m...... and i'm sure that if Toney does make the Premier League, or he does an "Olly Watkins" and moves elsewhere for megabucks then Posh will get a few more millions in the bank.....as for us, we sold him cheap because the Chairman at the time needed a bit of cash. We had our chance and blew it.....as usual!

£250k ???
i would seriously question that figure or anything like it .


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Fizzy on May 24, 2021, 21:36:08 pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56868097
Maybe shed some light for those that didnt see it


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: threeinabed on May 25, 2021, 09:14:37 am
so Carr stitched us up?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 25, 2021, 09:28:21 am
so Carr stitched us up?
Why Aye man.
He was working for Newcastle at the time so I guess he did his job.
All together now...... heís got no hair but we donít care.......


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on May 25, 2021, 10:33:26 am
£200k for a young unproven player at our level isnít bad business but shows our place in the world. Heís certainly not the player that left us and could have gone either way. P*sh have nailed it when it comes to cashing in on talent.
Wonder what the £250k for Richard Hill equates to today? Thereís an example of how things can quickly turn sour!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on May 25, 2021, 11:47:44 am
£200k for a young unproven player at our level isnít bad business but shows our place in the world. Heís certainly not the player that left us and could have gone either way. P*sh have nailed it when it comes to cashing in on talent.
Wonder what the £250k for Richard Hill equates to today? Thereís an example of how things can quickly turn sour!

£258K in 1987 would equate to around £750K in today's money, less than we got for Goode.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 25, 2021, 11:54:07 am
£258K in 1987 would equate to around £750K in today's money, less than we got for Goode.
Emmmm compound inflation is about 3.3% linear so itís nearer to £800k, unfortunately that doesnít really tell the full story, itís not just the inflation on the capital itís the overall market place, their is way more money in football now, mainly coming from advertisers and of course broadcasting, streaming etc so the whole value of footballers has been inflated, so MR Hill would have probably gone for well over a million.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on May 25, 2021, 11:54:49 am
£258K in 1987 would equate to around £750K in today's money, less than we got for Goode.

It's all relative I guess as there weren't many lower league players going for (the equivalent) of £750k back in the 80's. They are disproportionally higher these days so difficult to compare. In real terms it's probably a bigger story than the £1m or so for Goode, which is relative peanuts.

Edit....or what MW said  :P


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 25, 2021, 12:43:59 pm
It's all relative I guess as there weren't many lower league players going for (the equivalent) of £750k back in the 80's. They are disproportionally higher these days so difficult to compare. In real terms it's probably a bigger story than the £1m or so for Goode, which is relative peanuts.

Edit....or what MW said  :P
;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 25, 2021, 14:29:59 pm
It's all relative I guess as there weren't many lower league players going for (the equivalent) of £750k back in the 80's. They are disproportionally higher these days so difficult to compare. In real terms it's probably a bigger story than the £1m or so for Goode, which is relative peanuts.

Edit....or what MW said  :P

It seems crazy to think the world record transfer in 1982 was £3M then in 1984 it was £5M both for Maradona.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobbler151 on May 25, 2021, 14:34:36 pm
21 pages in....

Almost as painful as our season


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: the grumpy old man on May 25, 2021, 14:49:52 pm
It' taking a long time to appoint JB's experienced assistant, or have I missed something.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 25, 2021, 15:18:11 pm
It' taking a long time to appoint JB's experienced assistant, or have I missed something.

Someone somewhere mentioned Calderwood as he still lives local, but as he's still in the play offs with Blackpool atm, things will have to wait.

Someone else mentioned Parrish (currently at Wolves)

Someone itk must know something?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: bungle on May 25, 2021, 18:38:08 pm
£200k for a young unproven player at our level isnít bad business 

My Dad and I went for a hospitality tour during our promotion year.

Wilder was asked a question about the Toney transfer and was openly livid about the fee we received. He clearly had a sense that he had the potential to make it big.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on May 25, 2021, 19:42:28 pm
My Dad and I went for a hospitality tour during our promotion year.

Wilder was asked a question about the Toney transfer and was openly livid about the fee we received. He clearly had a sense that he had the potential to make it big.

The problem is that at our level and track record we are never going to make the mega bucks. We need to get into the same dealing league as P*sh to be seeing the £5m+ sales. They also go onto become players they never would if they hung around. If heíd stayed and had a good season we may have seen £1m+
Itís just nice to look on and see a local lad being successful, especially an ex-Cobbler. If it wasnít so far north maybe Wilder could have had him back.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 25, 2021, 23:49:35 pm
So an actual rumour at last...Rob Hall released from Oxford United


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on May 26, 2021, 08:23:36 am
So an actual rumour at last...Rob Hall released from Oxford United

Good player, would certainly be a thumbs up from me.

My only concern would be how his knee is holding up, didn't he have a really bad ACL injury and keeps re-injuring it?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: 1971cobbler on May 26, 2021, 08:29:59 am

My only concern would be how his knee is holding up, didn't he have a really bad ACL injury and keeps re-injuring it?

In that case, he's bound to end up here then!  :(
Nuttall anyone?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 26, 2021, 10:03:51 am
Yeah he fits the cobblers criteria, been injured, doubtlessly talented, loaned to FGR then released.
He would need to prove his to prove his fitness first with a very robust medical, we need to move away from signing injured players FFS!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Jim Hall Fixit on May 26, 2021, 17:26:50 pm
This afternoonís headlines:
1) Lee Nichols signs for Huddersfield - not that he was ever going to give us a second look!?
2) KC signs a 2 year contract at Oldham- proving the very relevant adage that Dominic Cummings has been chatting about all day ... ďthe s***ter you are the more you progress!Ē Aka ďThe Peter Principle!Ē


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Jim Hall Fixit on May 26, 2021, 17:58:06 pm
3) Ex Cobbler, Mark Hughes, signed up by Joey B. - 34 year old but might do a job fir them?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: greek73 on May 26, 2021, 22:12:48 pm
3) Ex Cobbler, Mark Hughes, signed up by Joey B. - 34 year old but might do a job fir them?

Forgive my ignorance but how are clubs signing players when the transfer window is not open. They may have been released by there clubs but there contracts run until 1st of June don't they, or have I missed something.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on May 26, 2021, 23:55:52 pm
Forgive my ignorance but how are clubs signing players when the transfer window is not open. They may have been released by there clubs but there contracts run until 1st of June don't they, or have I missed something.

They have pre-agreed the terms for their contracts at their new clubs in advance of their current deal ending. Technically any player over 24 in England can agree to move elsewhere domestically free of inter-club compensation once they enter the final month of their contract, whether their club has placed them on the release list or offered them a new deal. They can actually agree terms with another club outside of England after entering the final 6 months of their deal - although that's not so much of a problem when you have a squad such as ours!  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 27, 2021, 06:21:28 am
I think we can assume that neither Jones nor Watson are keen to re-sign for us (two weeks since they had offers). Any news on Pollock ?
https://crewe.nub.news/n/crewe-alex-locally-born-midfielder-on-the-radar?fbclid=IwAR3QDaebv6joiWLm6iw_00IV5twsrlqtXoKvGTYN_qHXeuF83dl509CIJII


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 27, 2021, 07:53:05 am
https://crewe.nub.news/n/crewe-alex-locally-born-midfielder-on-the-radar?fbclid=IwAR3QDaebv6joiWLm6iw_00IV5twsrlqtXoKvGTYN_qHXeuF83dl509CIJII
Could be paper talk but as I said weeks ago I think they will both leave.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 27, 2021, 08:19:09 am
TBH I was surprised when Watson was still with us for this season!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 27, 2021, 08:37:47 am
Really? He isn't that good! Like, good enough for someone to take a **** on him with a free maybe, but he's not a standout League 1 player.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Athena on May 27, 2021, 09:03:13 am
I would agree with Welly that perhaps Watson is 'not that good', but having said that yet again it would seem our 'player of the season' has up and left us immediately after picking up the accolade.  On another matter, can anyone inform me what with KC agreeing a full time contract with Oldham Athletic that it means we do not have to pay the rest of his outstanding contract with us?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: DrillingCobbler on May 27, 2021, 09:25:49 am
Watson has one significant attribute...arriving on the edge of the box in a timely fashion and putting a shot away from a loose ball/lay off. He's very good at that.

I think aside from that, he's a fine league2 player, but very average in league1. BUT goal scoring is a huge attribute to have, so that kind of masks everything else where he's probably not great.

This isn't a slur. If we'd had 11 average league1 players we'd have finished midtable in league1! He's therefore just the right sort of player we need at this moment in time. Get us out of league2 (again), then stabilise us in league1!

I shouldn't of thought a club like Crewe will have much weight in terms of them being in league1 versus a league2 team. It will come down to £. He's 27, unlikely he will ever play above the lower two divisions. They bobble about in the lower two divisions just like we do. If its exactly the same contract being offered, hypothetically, he'd probably go with the club closest to home. Different for a player who is 22/23/24 because their aspirations will be to play as high up the pyramid as possible, regardless (within reason).

Id say we've got a much more realistic chance of keeping Watson than Jones. I too though would be surprised if either signs for us. I don't have much faith at the minute that we are going to be pushing the boat out financially to put in a strong challenge next season, the next few weeks will either blow that lack of faith out the water or confirm it. Fingers crossed I'm wrong, obviously!!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on May 27, 2021, 10:29:26 am
Does he still live up North?

He has been with us, MK and Barnet in the last 5/6 years so thought he may be settled down here by now.

Think Watson/McWilliams would be a fine midfield pairing for us in L2.

Hopefully have news on him and LJ soon though, otherwise it's back to the norm for us in waiting for our best players to re-sign, they don't and then we rush into picking up whoever might be available for the sake of it.

See the Rob Hall rumour is picking up some traction, really hope we do a thorough medical like MW suggests if that is the case.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Gen.Disorda on May 27, 2021, 11:53:24 am
See the Rob Hall rumour is picking up some traction, really hope we do a thorough medical like MW suggests if that is the case.

Managed 18.5 games per year since 2013. Can't see him being any more use than Marshall would have been. I don't know why you would ever risk picking up a similar player when its seemingly a **** if they will work out. The risk/reward does not add up.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Carton Lid on May 27, 2021, 11:54:15 am
Does he still live up North?

He has been with us, MK and Barnet in the last 5/6 years so thought he may be settled down here by now.


He lives in Market Harborough


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 27, 2021, 12:11:45 pm
Hall isnít that good a player to merit the risk for me.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 27, 2021, 12:18:57 pm
He lives in Market Harborough
Someoneís got to.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 27, 2021, 13:39:44 pm
Someoneís got to.
Harboroughs all right. Can anyone recall the name of the pub, on the corner, that had sawdust on the floor?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 27, 2021, 13:45:21 pm
Managed 18.5 games per year since 2013. Can't see him being any more use than Marshall would have been. I don't know why you would ever risk picking up a similar player when its seemingly a **** if they will work out. The risk/reward does not add up.

Finger on button comment so easy to agree!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on May 27, 2021, 15:51:24 pm
Our lemon of a centre half has decided he doesnít want to be here next year


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 27, 2021, 16:00:19 pm
Great news Bolger is leaving


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 27, 2021, 16:01:52 pm
Our lemon of a centre half has decided he doesnít want to be here next year
Thatís great news, I hope someone told him the feelings mutual.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 27, 2021, 16:05:30 pm
Our lemon of a centre half has decided he doesnít want to be here next year

YES!!!

Hopefully, KC will sign him again...HOOF...worst NTFC captain ever!

Will free up at least two decent L2 wages I'd guess


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 27, 2021, 16:17:46 pm
i bet the instant the second hand ticked passed the two week time frame on Bolger , the club sent the email to say his time was up - thanks very much .
Absolutely useless and the fact Lincoln paid most of his wages still is testament to the fact they think the same thing .


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 27, 2021, 16:21:17 pm
i bet the instant the second hand ticked passed the two week time frame on Bolger , the club sent the email to say his time was up - thanks very much .
Absolutely useless and the fact Lincoln paid most of his wages still is testament to the fact they think the same thing .
I wonder if Wolves would ..........nah.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 27, 2021, 17:27:57 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/incomings-expected-soon-after-brady-meets-with-his-transfer-targets-3253035


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 27, 2021, 17:29:20 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/pollock-set-to-sign-new-deal-as-talks-continue-with-watson-and-jones-3252867


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 27, 2021, 21:28:05 pm
I wonder if Wolves would ..........nah.
sadly we took him lock stock and barrel .
I would imagine we would pay his taxi fare if anytime was interested in a loan and then his weetabix every morning in a B&B


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Clarity on May 28, 2021, 11:11:49 am
Duo in advanced talks with Crewe
https://twitter.com/zoneefl2/status/1398199101393616898?s=21


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on May 28, 2021, 11:26:28 am
Duo in advanced talks with Crewe
https://twitter.com/zoneefl2/status/1398199101393616898?s=21

If that's the case we should withdraw the contract offers and get on with looking at others.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Onetouch on May 28, 2021, 11:54:49 am
If that's the case we should withdraw the contract offers and get on with looking at others.

Doesnt mean they will leave. They could be in advanced talks, but if they are paying less than we can offer they may well stay


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on May 28, 2021, 12:10:16 pm
Doesnt mean they will leave. They could be in advanced talks, but if they are paying less than we can offer they may well stay

True, but also means they could keep us waiting and drag things out whilst they listen to every other offer and then sign for someone else anyway.

Hope we have set a deadline for them to have made a decision by.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemender on May 28, 2021, 12:14:20 pm
Harboroughs all right. Can anyone recall the name of the pub, on the corner, that had sawdust on the floor?

Was it The Talbot?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 28, 2021, 13:57:08 pm
If that's the case we should withdraw the contract offers and get on with looking at others.

Nothing on their Forum to support the Twitter tweet! Not surprising as the Twitter report lacks specific details.  Just hope we have offered Jones and Watson competitive contracts which are beyond the likes of Crewe.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on May 28, 2021, 14:24:51 pm
Nothing on their Forum to support the Twitter tweet! Not surprising as the Twitter report lacks specific details.  Just hope we have offered Jones and Watson competitive contracts which are beyond the likes of Crewe.

With Bolger gone, we should be able to offer Jones a decent enough deal to commit.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 28, 2021, 15:54:00 pm


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 28, 2021, 15:54:41 pm
Pollock has signed a new contract. That's great news if his injury problems are behind him.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on May 28, 2021, 16:24:12 pm
Good news.

Hopefully Scotty is fit and will continue to get game time and develop.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Onetouch on May 28, 2021, 16:56:49 pm
Good news.

Hopefully Scotty is fit and will continue to get game time and develop.

He could be the Watson replacement if watson leaves


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on May 28, 2021, 17:02:02 pm
He could be the Watson replacement if watson leaves

I would not be adverse to that if it means we can spend the money elsewhere.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on May 28, 2021, 18:52:33 pm
He could be the Watson replacement if watson leaves
Different type of player ixwouod have thought? More likely to fill the role Morris played.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Jim Hall Fixit on May 28, 2021, 19:00:46 pm
The article in the Chron says Jones and Watson will be decided by the end of next week.
This to me is JBs first test! If they are still sniffing around for a better deal elsewhere by then, then withdraw the deal and look elsewhere.
If jones and Watson keep us fanning around until the end of June it will be last year all over again.
I trust you to do the right thing JB. No sign by Friday 4th, no sign at all!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 28, 2021, 19:08:26 pm


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 28, 2021, 19:21:29 pm
The article in the Chron says Jones and Watson will be decided by the end of next week.
This to me is JBs first test! If they are still sniffing around for a better deal elsewhere by then, then withdraw the deal and look elsewhere.
If jones and Watson keep us fanning around until the end of June it will be last year all over again.
I trust you to do the right thing JB. No sign by Friday 4th, no sign at all!

Happy in this instance to personally agree. >:D

ps of the two prefer Jones


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on May 28, 2021, 19:22:47 pm
Pollock has signed a new contract. That's great news if his injury problems are behind him.

Good news indeed....could be a valuable asset going forwards, both immediately and potentially in the future. Have always thought he looked mature for his age on the pitch..... a bit like McWilliams just with a bit more of the wow factor.....


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on May 28, 2021, 20:23:48 pm
Different type of player ixwouod have thought? More likely to fill the role Morris played.

Personally I disagree. From what we saw of him before under Curle he was more similar to Watson in the way he ended up in the box frequently and has a good strike of the ball on him. Perhaps Brady will see him better off trying to keep things ticking over from deeper midfield like Morris though!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on May 28, 2021, 21:28:36 pm
Personally I disagree. From what we saw of him before under Curle he was more similar to Watson in the way he ended up in the box frequently and has a good strike of the ball on him. Perhaps Brady will see him better off trying to keep things ticking over from deeper midfield like Morris though!
Fair enough, all about opinions!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 28, 2021, 21:34:45 pm
The Swan
The Swan is in Braybooke. Not Harborough. And Shoemender has just kindly refreshed my memory bank, and he is correct, it was the Talbot.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemender on May 28, 2021, 22:06:51 pm
The Swan is in Braybooke. Not Harborough. And Shoemender has just kindly refreshed my memory bank, and he is correct, it was the Talbot.

I remember about 20 or more years ago, it was part of some sort of social ďexperimentĒ, in which the police tolerated, or turned a blind eye to, the smoking of illicit substances. Unfortunately it didnít last long.
I think it closed a few years ago.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 28, 2021, 22:22:06 pm
I remember about 20 or more years ago, it was part of some sort of social ďexperimentĒ, in which the police tolerated, or turned a blind eye to, the smoking of illicit substances. Unfortunately it didnít last long.
I think it closed a few years ago.
Thats the place. Oh yeah. I just looked on streetview, and it now is a charity shop.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 28, 2021, 22:49:00 pm
The Swan is in Braybooke. Not Harborough. And Shoemender has just kindly refreshed my memory bank, and he is correct, it was the Talbot.


The Three Swans in MH.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 29, 2021, 05:39:24 am

The Three Swans in MH.
Thats not what you said, is it?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 29, 2021, 12:29:23 pm
Thats not what you said, is it?

👍🏻 Not quite!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 29, 2021, 15:15:41 pm
Toney puts a little bit closed to an extra half million payout for Goode. Matt Grimes captaining the opposition.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on May 29, 2021, 15:34:22 pm
Toney puts a little bit closed to an extra half million payout for Goode. Matt Grimes captaining the opposition.

Come on you bees  :afro


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 29, 2021, 16:29:45 pm
Toney puts a little bit closed to an extra half million payout for Goode. Matt Grimes captaining the opposition.

James Heneghan has tweeted that "it's not a lot" but he doesn't know the exact amount. Certainly not half a million  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 29, 2021, 17:10:23 pm
Ivan Toney strikes me as a bit of a c@ck?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: bungle on May 29, 2021, 17:23:07 pm
Ivan Toney strikes me as a bit of a c@ck?

Absolutely nothing wrong with a bit of confidence, swagger and self-belief in a striker. He had it from day one when he broke into the team with us at 18 and without his goals we might have gone out of the league.

On the flip side, this season we've seen what happens when your strikers lack confidence and self-belief - it ain't pretty.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 29, 2021, 17:38:41 pm
I thought he came over quite well, he was just over excited (with some justification).


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Zen Master on May 29, 2021, 19:15:35 pm
Absolutely nothing wrong with a bit of confidence, swagger and self-belief in a striker. He had it from day one when he broke into the team with us at 18 and without his goals we might have gone out of the league.

On the flip side, this season we've seen what happens when your strikers lack confidence and self-belief - it ain't pretty.

Strikers  need that selfishness and confidence. Good luck to him in everything he does. He was only 16 when he debuted for us. Seems like heís been around for ages yet only 22.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 29, 2021, 19:31:37 pm
Strikers  need that selfishness and confidence. Good luck to him in everything he does. He was only 16 when he debuted for us. Seems like heís been around for ages yet only 22.

Or, even 25.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 29, 2021, 19:39:06 pm
Thought he came across fine, heís had an amazing season and deserves all the success.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 29, 2021, 20:40:29 pm
Probably not the best place to post this, but the champions league  final, is on Youtube free of charge.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnO3QQY5Jwo


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 29, 2021, 20:55:35 pm
Are we owed anything for Charlie Goode getting to the Premier League?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 29, 2021, 21:04:55 pm
Are we owed anything for Charlie Goode getting to the Premier League?
Is Charlie Goode anywhere near premier league standard? No way.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 29, 2021, 21:07:46 pm
Are we owed anything for Charlie Goode getting to the Premier League?

You'd hope we'd put in some decent clauses after being caught out before...but this piece looks more like sell on incentives, rather than a promotion one... ::)

https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/thomas-goode-transfer-was-very-good-deal-cobblers-2948684 (https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/thomas-goode-transfer-was-very-good-deal-cobblers-2948684)

I'm pretty sure Posh get another cool 1 million from the Toney deal now too (but those fvckers know how to negotiate a deal!)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 29, 2021, 22:01:03 pm
Is Charlie Goode anywhere near premier league standard? No way.

I didn't think that he was Championship standard... ;)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 29, 2021, 23:35:08 pm
I didn't think that he was Championship standard... ;)
Nor did Brentford 😂


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 30, 2021, 08:54:20 am
Absolutely nothing wrong with a bit of confidence, swagger and self-belief in a striker. He had it from day one when he broke into the team with us at 18 and without his goals we might have gone out of the league.

On the flip side, this season we've seen what happens when your strikers lack confidence and self-belief - it ain't pretty.

Absolutely that.

He has proven the right to have the confidence and swagger, fair play to him.. Itís when players that try and have swagger without any justification thatís laughable. Take BAS for example, thinks he is to good to be here but hasnít proven why!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on May 30, 2021, 12:51:49 pm
If we are due any money from Brentford's promotion we can consider ourselves lucky as he has hardly made a contribution to their success.
Harry Kane will probably move abroad now to avoid the possibility of being marked by Charlie.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on May 30, 2021, 13:06:46 pm
If we are due any money from Brentford's promotion we can consider ourselves lucky as he has hardly made a contribution to their success.
Harry Kane will probably move abroad now to avoid the possibility of being marked by Charlie.
Yes, he must be petrified at the thought of being marked by Goode.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 30, 2021, 13:22:46 pm
Yes, he must be petrified at the thought of being marked by Goode.

Why all this downer on Goode did ok for us all the way to the bank? Has he had a decent chance at Championship level? Let alone at Premier level!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on May 30, 2021, 14:09:23 pm
Unfortunately when he first appeared for Brentford he attracted comments like "not good enough" and "definately a lower division player". I think he would certainly have been good enough for us in Division 1 and possibly he could make it at Championship level but I doubt he will have a Premiership career.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 30, 2021, 14:21:27 pm
Unfortunately when he first appeared for Brentford he attracted comments like "not good enough" and "definately a lower division player". I think he would certainly have been good enough for us in Division 1 and possibly he could make it at Championship level but I doubt he will have a Premiership career.
You have to laugh Brentford giving it the big one, can remember going to Griffin Park a few time when they were sh1t.
Easiest relegation bet if you fancy.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Clarity on May 30, 2021, 14:31:01 pm
I also remember going there when we were **** 😂


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on May 30, 2021, 15:13:59 pm
Why all this downer on Goode did ok for us all the way to the bank? Has he had a decent chance at Championship level? Let alone at Premier level!
I havent got a downer on Charlie.
Quite the opposite, I thought we did good business selling him for a million, although I doubt much of that will have gone back into the playing budget.
I said at the time he wasnt good enough for the Championship if you care to look, and nothing since has changed my mind.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 30, 2021, 15:14:37 pm
Clearly no transfer rumours then  ??? Going by the subjects being discussed on this thread  ::)

Where's ntfclad when you need him.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 30, 2021, 17:04:10 pm
Ed Upson - midfielder from Bristol Rovers.

Apparently interested along with Bradford & Walsall.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 30, 2021, 17:04:57 pm
Clearly no transfer rumours then  ??? Going by the subjects being discussed on this thread  ::)

Where's ntfclad when you need him.

Give Bayo Bayo a shout too.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 30, 2021, 17:11:10 pm
I'll keep them coming  :P

Apparently in talks to sign Coventry City defender Jordan Thompson.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 30, 2021, 17:27:00 pm
Anyone fancy another  :o

Charlton midfielder Darren Pratley along with Portsmouth & Gillingham.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 30, 2021, 17:43:26 pm
Mark Marshall interesting Port Vale, Morecambe and Bolton.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 30, 2021, 17:52:05 pm
Max Ehmer - defender from Bristol Rovers.

Us and Ipswich  ;D Ipswich have no chance then  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Steve Massive Massey on May 30, 2021, 19:52:29 pm
This is not Windy's windmill.

Its the rumour mill...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzwqBgWKalI

Play it and watch our next signing appear from the door.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on May 30, 2021, 20:00:48 pm
This is not Windy's windmill.

Its the rumour mill...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzwqBgWKalI

Play it and watch our next signing appear from the door.

I'm definitely choosing to interpret this as cryptic clue rather than a joke that Mickel Miller is returning from the Millers  8)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on May 30, 2021, 20:03:01 pm
What has this Jordan Thompson been doing?, according to wiki since 2017 he has made only 30 appearances and only 6 for Coventry the rest for non league clubs.
Darren Pratley is now 36 and even if we are interested he will probably join 1 of the other clubs mentioned.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on May 30, 2021, 20:05:36 pm
Yes, he must be petrified at the thought of being marked by Goode.

Excusing the ill placed sarcasm but Goode at his best might indeed give Kane a game to remember.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on May 30, 2021, 21:10:08 pm
Blackpool getting promoted may well help is keep a player that we all want to stay .
But itís still a long shot


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 31, 2021, 07:05:58 am
Blackpool getting promoted may well help is keep a player that we all want to stay .
But itís still a long shot

Nuttall?  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 31, 2021, 09:11:31 am
Youíve got to love Cobblers fans, talking about rumours of players and why they wonít sign because we are sh1t.
We should have signed LLoyd Jones on a longer contract in Jan, also letting M Marshall go is another mistake.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 31, 2021, 09:11:46 am
This is not Windy's windmill.

Its the rumour mill...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzwqBgWKalI

Play it and watch our next signing appear from the door.
My favourite, Windy gets p1ssed on cider.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsj29y7URNk


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 31, 2021, 09:18:05 am
Nothing like getting p1ssed while operating rotating heavy machinery, a good lesson for a kids back in the 70ís


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Steve Massive Massey on May 31, 2021, 11:23:50 am
Windy Miller despite being pissed on the job was a true visionary of his time.

He refused the chance to "move with the times" as he was often accused by Brian Cant. However tempting he didn't want to take the fat Euro grant on offer to expand his mill and take on cheap Polish workers on zero hours contracts. He didn't believe this to be the future, just an unsustainable bubble of boom and bust, neither did he see the long term benefits for anyone of hiring cheap temporary foreign workers with no heart or desire.

Instead he concentrated on quality and especially sustainability, he could see how important this would become with mounting pressure on the environment from all the rapidly expanding businesses. Now and with the benefit of Brexit he sells his local homemade organic flour to artisan bakers throughout Islington, he also makes a killing from his equally organic "Windy" cider now selling for £15 a bottle in trendy bars around London and Manchester.

The big factory down the road who stole a lot of Windys market back then is now closing as they cant find enough cheap labour for their mass produced bleached flour shite, the local British people out of work don't want to work in a mill they want to be instagram influencers.

Cheers Windy, keep testing that Cider for quality and have one from me. A true visionary indeed.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 31, 2021, 11:45:24 am
Windy Miller despite being pissed on the job was a true visionary of his time.

He refused the chance to "move with the times" as he was often accused by Brian Cant. However tempting he didn't want to take the fat Euro grant on offer to expand his mill and take on cheap Polish workers on zero hours contracts. He didn't believe this to be the future, just an unsustainable bubble of boom and bust, neither did he see the long term benefits for anyone of hiring cheap temporary foreign workers with no heart or desire.

Instead he concentrated on quality and especially sustainability, he could see how important this would become with mounting pressure on the environment from all the rapidly expanding businesses. Now and with the benefit of Brexit he sells his local homemade organic flour to artisan bakers throughout Islington, he also makes a killing from his equally organic "Windy" cider now selling for £15 a bottle in trendy bars around London and Manchester.

The big factory down the road who stole a lot of Windys market back then is now closing as they cant find enough cheap labour for their mass produced bleached flour shite, the local British people out of work don't want to work in a mill they want to be instagram influencers.

Cheers Windy, keep testing that Cider for quality and have one from me. A true visionary indeed.
Kin ell, how long did it take you to think that out, and then post it?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on May 31, 2021, 12:37:03 pm
Windy Miller despite being pissed on the job was a true visionary of his time.

He refused the chance to "move with the times" as he was often accused by Brian Cant. However tempting he didn't want to take the fat Euro grant on offer to expand his mill and take on cheap Polish workers on zero hours contracts. He didn't believe this to be the future, just an unsustainable bubble of boom and bust, neither did he see the long term benefits for anyone of hiring cheap temporary foreign workers with no heart or desire.

Instead he concentrated on quality and especially sustainability, he could see how important this would become with mounting pressure on the environment from all the rapidly expanding businesses. Now and with the benefit of Brexit he sells his local homemade organic flour to artisan bakers throughout Islington, he also makes a killing from his equally organic "Windy" cider now selling for £15 a bottle in trendy bars around London and Manchester.

The big factory down the road who stole a lot of Windys market back then is now closing as they cant find enough cheap labour for their mass produced bleached flour shite, the local British people out of work don't want to work in a mill they want to be instagram influencers.

Cheers Windy, keep testing that Cider for quality and have one from me. A true visionary indeed.

Quality!!   :P


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 31, 2021, 14:07:51 pm
Youíve got to love Cobblers fans, talking about rumours of players and why they wonít sign because we are sh1t.
We should have signed LLoyd Jones on a longer contract in Jan, also letting M Marshall go is another mistake.

Agree on the first point. Why didnít we have an option in the clubs favour in the deal!?

Marshall I disagree with. Had one good game in about 20. Well below the standard required and I bet he wasnít cheap either!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Steve Massive Massey on May 31, 2021, 14:41:39 pm
Kin ell, how long did it take you to think that out, and then post it?


 ;D Not long, I have lots of time on my hands and a repetitive job!

Classic kids TV the quality of we will never see again, although I suspect back then the truck driver would've been on the sauce too.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 31, 2021, 14:54:54 pm
Agree on the first point. Why didnít we have an option in the clubs favour in the deal!?

Marshall I disagree with. Had one good game in about 20. Well below the standard required and I bet he wasnít cheap either!
Itís all about opinions mate, letís see who we replace M Marshall with?
Yet another sleepy, canít be arsed, eye of the ball decision the club constantly makes with regards to player contracts, Lloyd Jones contract should have been tied up ages ago.
Itís all tone from the top Thomas canít be ar5ed then why should I!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Jim Hall Fixit on May 31, 2021, 16:11:37 pm
Windy Miller despite being pissed on the job was a true visionary of his time.

He refused the chance to "move with the times" as he was often accused by Brian Cant. However tempting he didn't want to take the fat Euro grant on offer to expand his mill and take on cheap Polish workers on zero hours contracts. He didn't believe this to be the future, just an unsustainable bubble of boom and bust, neither did he see the long term benefits for anyone of hiring cheap temporary foreign workers with no heart or desire.

Instead he concentrated on quality and especially sustainability, he could see how important this would become with mounting pressure on the environment from all the rapidly expanding businesses. Now and with the benefit of Brexit he sells his local homemade organic flour to artisan bakers throughout Islington, he also makes a killing from his equally organic "Windy" cider now selling for £15 a bottle in trendy bars around London and Manchester.

The big factory down the road who stole a lot of Windys market back then is now closing as they cant find enough cheap labour for their mass produced bleached flour shite, the local British people out of work don't want to work in a mill they want to be instagram influencers.

Cheers Windy, keep testing that Cider for quality and have one from me. A true visionary indeed.

Fabulous story. Made me chuckle. You did miss out the all important ending though ...
Windy contributed £30k to Boris to help him fund his 3rd divorce and 4th wedding. The Conservative Party made Windy a peer and now he has an exclusive deal for flour and cider based products at Wetherspoons.
Everybody lived happily ever after - well at least Sir Windy, Boris and Wetherspoons did!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on May 31, 2021, 17:06:05 pm
Fabulous story. Made me chuckle. You did miss out the all important ending though ...
Windy contributed £30k to Boris to help him fund his 3rd divorce and 4th wedding. The Conservative Party made Windy a peer and now he has an exclusive deal for flour and cider based products at Wetherspoons.
Everybody lived happily ever after - well at least Sir Windy, Boris and Wetherspoons did!
You forgot the bit about Windyís cider made for some excellent hand sanitizer on account of the high alcohol content, Boris made a quick call and a £50m contract later Windy now lives in the Bahamas and couldnít give a fcuk.
Thatís why Iím a Tory true blue, free market enterprise and a few contacts, it could be yoooouuuuuu.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 01, 2021, 06:33:31 am
could be a week for the pleasure beach


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on June 01, 2021, 10:07:16 am
could be a week for the pleasure beach

Calderwood?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemaker on June 01, 2021, 10:41:57 am
could be a week for the pleasure beach
Attention seeking??


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 01, 2021, 10:49:51 am
Attention seeking??

He seems to be getting good at that!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on June 01, 2021, 11:38:15 am
More interested in us tying up a goalkeeper than an Assistant as this point.

Anyone heard any rumblings on this?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on June 01, 2021, 12:58:38 pm
From a supporters perspective itís in danger of all looking a bit messy - is Calderwood the prospective DoF or Assistant Manager? Iím sure Ian Atkinsí name was mentioned in despatches but thatís gone quiet? Iím sure (I hope) things are clearer behind the scenes but it would be nice to be kept in the loop as we need to be in a position to start to recruit on the pitch properly as soon as possible.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 01, 2021, 13:49:06 pm
Agree on the first point. Why didnít we have an option in the clubs favour in the deal!?

Marshall I disagree with. Had one good game in about 20. Well below the standard required and I bet he wasnít cheap either!

Is ĎCaveatí your general approach to most things Cobblers?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 01, 2021, 14:18:16 pm
Is ĎCaveatí your general approach to most things Cobblers?
Is denial yours?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: woody84 on June 01, 2021, 15:06:54 pm
Itís all about opinions mate, letís see who we replace M Marshall with?
Yet another sleepy, canít be arsed, eye of the ball decision the club constantly makes with regards to player contracts, Lloyd Jones contract should have been tied up ages ago.
Itís all tone from the top Thomas canít be ar5ed then why should I!
You're completely right.... you shouldn't be ar5ed.
I'll miss your insight but what's right is right.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 01, 2021, 17:04:27 pm
You're completely right.... you shouldn't be ar5ed.
I'll miss your insight but what's right is right.
Thanks for that ďWoodyĒ it must get really uncomfortable?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 01, 2021, 18:06:28 pm
Roll up, roll upÖ


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on June 01, 2021, 18:35:49 pm


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 01, 2021, 18:59:18 pm
Roll up, roll upÖ

Should we expect an announcement tomorrow?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on June 01, 2021, 19:15:59 pm
Roll up, roll upÖ
We off to the circus? The big top?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on June 01, 2021, 19:19:29 pm
Is Billy Smart or one of the Chipperfield's signing?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on June 01, 2021, 19:21:37 pm
A fýcking circus? Does that mean we've tempted Joey Barton away from Bristol to be assistant manager?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 01, 2021, 19:27:05 pm
Just marking cards, unsure of how imminent but am told weíre close to our first

Had a text last night but was told this morning that a deal has moved on since then


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: SadOldGit on June 01, 2021, 19:32:04 pm
From Witton Albion, midfielder.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 01, 2021, 19:33:19 pm
Just marking cards, unsure of how imminent but am told weíre close to our first

Had a text last night but was told this morning that a deal has moved on since then

Do you know the name of said player? If so, in your opinion, is he any good?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 01, 2021, 19:47:17 pm
From Witton Albion, midfielder.

https://www.wittonalbionfc.co.uk/teams/171192/player/billy-smart-2043111

??


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 01, 2021, 19:59:02 pm
https://www.wittonalbionfc.co.uk/teams/171192/player/billy-smart-2043111

??

Only recently signed a new deal for next season.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 01, 2021, 20:00:58 pm
Only recently signed a new deal for next season.

I'd like to hope that if we wanted a player from tier 7 then we could settle a transfer fee with their club  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 01, 2021, 20:04:51 pm
I'd like to hope that if we wanted a player from tier 7 then we could settle a transfer fee with their club  ;D

Now you are joking  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 01, 2021, 20:11:21 pm
Is denial yours?

Have nether denied the Cobblers


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 01, 2021, 20:21:54 pm
Itís not that Smart chap


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on June 01, 2021, 20:28:52 pm
Itís not that Smart chap
Is it Billy Thick or Billy Sharp then? Are we signing the Baldes captain?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 01, 2021, 20:32:55 pm
Do you know the name of said player? If so, in your opinion, is he any good?

I do but am sworn to secrecy for now, all signings at our level are hard to judge really arenít they so my opinion probably doesnít hold much value  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 01, 2021, 20:38:45 pm
I do but am sworn to secrecy for now, all signings at our level are hard to judge really arenít they so my opinion probably doesnít hold much value  ;D

We won't hold you to it  ;D Ok, at least tell us the position they play? Was roll up, roll up a clue?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 01, 2021, 20:54:02 pm
Just marking cards, unsure of how imminent but am told weíre close to our first

Had a text last night but was told this morning that a deal has moved on since then

Marking cards, roll up... somebody with the surname of a card reader perhaps!

Fortune? Devine?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 01, 2021, 21:00:21 pm
If we get to clues Iíll start messages with CLUE  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on June 01, 2021, 21:01:26 pm
Was roll up, roll up a clue?

Jamie Mackie (out of retirement!)
Marek Suchy


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 01, 2021, 21:02:11 pm
If we get to clues Iíll start messages with CLUE  ;D

Go on, drop us a vague clue  ;)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Coolcat on June 01, 2021, 22:09:28 pm
We need someone who is capable of going 'forward' and shooting when shouted at to do so by those in the crowd!  ;)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CobblerForever on June 01, 2021, 22:35:55 pm
Who we are going to sign in the close season is always fascinating but I can't help feeling we are going to have to see a significant improvement from many of the lads already in the building for next season. I wonder what's been said to them. They need to pull their finger out.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 01, 2021, 22:41:43 pm
Above all else, we need what we needed last year and frankly every year. A seasoned experienced campaigner who can influence the dressing room and drive the team during the game. Ideally one that can make it from the tunnel to the pitch without collapsing though. Ian Taylor MK2 would be very lovely thank you.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 01, 2021, 22:44:04 pm
Another very good keeper up for grabs as Joe Day was released by Cardiff today. Didn't get into the side there but was brilliant in League Two previously at Newport County. Wouldn't be cheap but possible on a longer contract? Personally I think the keeper is one position not to scrimp on. Sign a really good number one and have faith in them.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 01, 2021, 22:59:28 pm
Another very good keeper up for grabs as Joe Day was released by Cardiff today. Didn't get into the side there but was brilliant in League Two previously at Newport County. Wouldn't be cheap but possible on a longer contract? Personally I think the keeper is one position not to scrimp on. Sign a really good number one and have faith in them.
Andy Lonergan has been released by West Brom 37, 6í4 and years at a highish level? Phil Jagielka as well and there you go. Easy this recruitment lark, donít know what all the fuss is about.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 01, 2021, 23:04:54 pm
Andy Lonergan has been released by West Brom 37, 6í4 and years at a highish level? Phil Jagielka as well and there you go. Easy this recruitment lark, donít know what all the fuss is about.

Grandpa FC!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 01, 2021, 23:09:59 pm
Grandpa FC!
These young uns are alright for 10 minutes but theyíve got no stamina.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 02, 2021, 07:25:52 am
Anyone that starts with the phrase ď he wouldnít be cheapĒ can be automatically ruled out .
The first news may well be about who is staying or otherwise.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 02, 2021, 08:11:43 am
Anyone that starts with the phrase ď he wouldnít be cheapĒ can be automatically ruled out .
The first news may well be about who is staying or otherwise.

Mitchell is resigning on a 5 year deal, to take us to the UCL.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on June 02, 2021, 08:40:03 am
Mitchell is resigning on a 5 year deal, to take us to the UCL.

"He wouldn't be expensive...."  8)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 02, 2021, 08:57:13 am
"He wouldn't be expensive...."  8)
Heíd need to be a net positive contributor and only ever back up. 😎


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 02, 2021, 10:13:36 am
"He wouldn't be expensive...."  8)

I donít mind Mitchell at all. Some made him the fall guy for many of the games last season!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 02, 2021, 10:19:30 am
Not long now


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Dan on June 02, 2021, 10:33:14 am
I donít mind Mitchell at all. Some made him the fall guy for many of the games last season!

Must. Not. Bite.

Not long now

Also confirmed by James Heneghan. This will be a sign of what to expect this summer. Excitement, or bargain basements. Bring it on.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 02, 2021, 10:53:05 am
Iíve had the maracas out and Iíve thought of our new signings song already



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 02, 2021, 10:59:36 am
Iíve had the maracas out and Iíve thought of our new signings song already



Thatís a decent clue- West Indies connection?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on June 02, 2021, 11:00:57 am
Bez from The Happy Mondays to provide vibes?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Clarity on June 02, 2021, 11:06:41 am
https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2021/june/nicke_kabamba/


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Smoking Boots on June 02, 2021, 11:07:20 am
New Goalscorer  ::)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/57318253


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Clarity on June 02, 2021, 11:08:05 am
https://youtu.be/YicJPLT1dWU


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: southofthecounty on June 02, 2021, 11:10:42 am
New Goalscorer  ::)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/57318253
My whelmed? It is under.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Clarity on June 02, 2021, 11:19:34 am
My whelmed? It is under.
Don't be... he thinks he'll score a lot of goals here


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on June 02, 2021, 11:20:01 am
The best thing you can say is that there are slight echoes of when we signed Oliver - having said that at least Oliver had a league track record. Iím assuming this would be a Foyle signing as he was working up in Scotland.  It doesnít look great for Harry Smith that weíve signed him.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 02, 2021, 11:28:45 am
This is the pond in which we are fishing .


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Knockingonabit on June 02, 2021, 11:35:18 am
You miserable sods!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 02, 2021, 11:37:46 am
Look, we've had plenty of strikers firing on all cylinders that have been **** here, Harrad, Constantine, and plenty of strikers who were misfits and became amazing, Bayo, Oliver. Like everybody, he has at least 5 games before I'll make my mind up on him, let's see the lad show what he can do before we decide if we are happy or not with the signing.

9 goals is more than twice what any of our strikers got in the league last year.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on June 02, 2021, 11:40:51 am
A decent 1 in 3 record across his career but the vast majority of those goals have come at a very low level. His goal return at national league or higher is considerably lower, however having just watched the scout report video the club have put out there's some really good hold up play, layoffs and knock downs. He looks like a more mobile version of Oliver.

I think someone with those attributes doing the dirty work alongside Rose could prove an effective combo. Welcome aboard the good ship Cobblers, Nicke!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on June 02, 2021, 11:41:11 am
Look, we've had plenty of strikers firing on all cylinders that have been **** here, Harrad, Constantine, and plenty of strikers who were misfits and became amazing, Bayo, Oliver. Like everybody, he has at least 5 games before I'll make my mind up on him, let's see the lad show what he can do before we decide if we are happy or not with the signing.

9 goals is more than twice what any of our strikers got in the league last year.

Exactly, but I'll give him a bit longer than five games to adjust to the increase in standard... ;)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on June 02, 2021, 11:45:46 am
If Kabamba was coming in with crystal clear potential to score 20+ goals a season, he wouldn't be coming to Cobblers!
Vadaine Oliver came in with similar figures and worked his socks off and acheived a new career peak

Read that Kabamba was a sprinter in his youth and has some serious pace so even if he offers nothing else, he can stretch some teams
Something we havent been able to do in 2/3 years since Curle came in really

I'd have 11 track runners out there if I could!



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Fred_NTFC on June 02, 2021, 11:57:38 am
Apparently he can't keep his footing, imagine him & Ashley-Seal upfront.  :D

One thing I will say is with Brady's background as a coach & his obvious intelligence as a person, I think he's a good bet to improve some rough diamonds.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on June 02, 2021, 12:37:29 pm
We are starting to amass a lot of strikers! would make sense to get rid of a few. I would think Smith & Rose would probably be the most easy to offload.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CobblerForever on June 02, 2021, 12:39:40 pm
Apparently he can't keep his footing, imagine him & Ashley-Seal upfront.  :D

One thing I will say is with Brady's background as a coach & his obvious intelligence as a person, I think he's a good bet to improve some rough diamonds.

Good luck Nicke. We wish you every success.

One comment regarding footing - Kilmarnock play on an artificial pitch which may be part of the problem.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on June 02, 2021, 12:39:52 pm
Have we got enough right backs?  8)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Coolcat on June 02, 2021, 12:56:22 pm
Clarity beat me to it...but of course, Richie (the Valens) Wellens' La Bamba will be sung, chanted, hummed...and finally destroying brains around Sixfields for the coming months!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on June 02, 2021, 12:58:20 pm
Seems like a decent signing and not sure what some people are expecting with a limited budget.
Importantly JB is getting to pick his own team and weíll soon see if he is going to work some league two magic.
The keeper situation will be the biggy.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 02, 2021, 13:09:33 pm
Seems like a decent signing and not sure what some people are expecting with a limited budget.
Importantly JB is getting to pick his own team and weíll soon see if he is going to work some league two magic.
The keeper situation will be the biggy.

At least 3 or 4 on here are underwhelmed; of whom two already sharpening their knives. Talk about Deja Vu ::) Can see where JB is coming from; a team likely to bulldoze their way out of League 2!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 02, 2021, 13:10:33 pm
Hereís what Killie fans think of him, my personal favourite is ď heís nowhere near our levelĒ
Enjoy.
https://www.killiefc.com/forum/index.php?/topic/11580-kabamba/


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Gen.Disorda on June 02, 2021, 13:11:38 pm
From the highlights reel he looks to be strong with a solid touch. We needed someone who could play with their back to goal last year. I think he looks a very good signing, a target man with a bit of mobility.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on June 02, 2021, 13:31:38 pm
Seems like a decent signing and not sure what some people are expecting with a limited budget.
Importantly JB is getting to pick his own team and weíll soon see if he is going to work some league two magic.
The keeper situation will be the biggy.

Without wishing to be argumentative, who has said anything about what our budget is likely to be?  I wouldnít have thought Brady, Foyle (and Calderwood to come?) would have signed on for the ďprojectĒ without assurances that weíre going to give it a decent crack?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: WasRambo on June 02, 2021, 13:44:31 pm
Ba la la la Kabamba......


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: WasRambo on June 02, 2021, 13:47:45 pm
damn, too slow

me, not Kabamba, hes supposed to be rapid


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Monty on June 02, 2021, 14:13:44 pm
Hereís what Killie fans think of him, my personal favourite is ď heís nowhere near our levelĒ
Enjoy.
https://www.killiefc.com/forum/index.php?/topic/11580-kabamba/
https://www.killiefc.com/forum/index.php?/topic/11819-kabamba/

"Thatís a much higher level that I expected"


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: 1971cobbler on June 02, 2021, 14:33:19 pm
Apparently he can't keep his footing, imagine him & Ashley-Seal upfront.  :D

I wonder if them swapping boots with each other would work?  >:(


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on June 02, 2021, 15:01:18 pm
https://www.killiefc.com/forum/index.php?/topic/11819-kabamba/

"That’s a much higher level that I expected"

https://salarysport.com/football/sky-bet-league-one/northampton-town/


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: bungle on June 02, 2021, 15:30:30 pm
At first glance he appears to have the physical attributes which we lacked last season: power and pace. However, weíve made Ďfirst glanceí signings before and they havenít got us very far.

Iíd like to know the extent to which KTís much-heralded new data-based approach was used for this signing. For instance, is his percentage of aerial duels won and his ratio of hold-ups to lay-offs significantly better than what we have already? (Killie fansí testimony would suggest not.)

Also not sure that getting a former loanee full back to say a couple of words about his mate constitutes a thorough Ďcharacter referenceí.

Iím not getting at Kabamba per se here - as others have said he could well do a Vadaine Oliver and prove a very astute signing. What Iím concerned about is whether the recruitment process in general has improved. The first thing I would be asking KT/JB if I was a journalist (or in one of the open forums) is simply: tell me how this signing is evidence of an improved recruitment process.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 02, 2021, 15:31:56 pm
From the highlights reel he looks to be strong with a solid touch. We needed someone who could play with their back to goal last year. I think he looks a very good signing, a target man with a bit of mobility.

Having read the Kiliie forum appreciated this comment :
" think there is a player in Kabamba if properly coached .Wasn't that lobg ago he was supposedly being scouted from Bournemouth .a very frustrating player reminds of Jerome Varielle "


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on June 02, 2021, 15:32:09 pm
https://salarysport.com/football/sky-bet-league-one/northampton-town/

The top two here is hilarious, jesus.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on June 02, 2021, 15:34:20 pm
So we have one of the new strikers in, I am neither over or underwhelmed.

Time will tell if he is any good, remember how many people bemoaned Oliver last season and he bagged more than just a few at Gillingham this season.

Interesting to see exactly how "quick" he is compared to our current crop.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on June 02, 2021, 16:00:03 pm

Iíd like to know the extent to which KTís much-heralded new data-based approach was used for this signing. For instance, is his percentage of aerial duels won and his ratio of hold-ups to lay-offs significantly better than what we have already? (Killie fansí testimony would suggest not.)


Killie fans though havenít seen our useless bunch of strikers for comparison, 9 goals would definitely be a big improvement on what our guys got!.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on June 02, 2021, 16:02:34 pm
Without wishing to be argumentative, who has said anything about what our budget is likely to be?  I wouldnít have thought Brady, Foyle (and Calderwood to come?) would have signed on for the ďprojectĒ without assurances that weíre going to give it a decent crack?

No argument here. Wasnít suggesting our budget isnít competitive for league 2 but how many league 2 players generate any serious excitement, especially before you see them?!
If we get Atkins, Calderwood, Chambers, Bayo and why not Trevor Morley, weíll have no money left.  :P


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 02, 2021, 16:05:17 pm
once we get rid of BAS and Smith we may have a bit more spending power , but who is likely to take them ?
I believe people will realise after this summerís recruitment that actually the problem within this club is actually much deeper set .
No one has taken the club forward financially in a long time and questions must be asked over what happened to the Goode and play off money from last season.
Everything is in place from a football management point of view but no one can keep being expected to over perform by 10 league positions per season to cover up the cracks .



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on June 02, 2021, 16:10:23 pm
once we get rid of BAS and Smith we may have a bit more spending power , but who is likely to take them ?
I believe people will realise after this summerís recruitment that actually the problem within this club is actually much deeper set .
No one has taken the club forward financially in a long time and questions must be asked over what happened to the Goode and play off money from last season.
Everything is in place from a football management point of view but no one can keep being expected to over perform by 10 league positions per season to cover up the cracks .



The Goode money was used for good old Ďrunning costsí and meant that the chairman didnít have to write any cheques until the end of April......
The playoffs would have cost the club money, there was no income, and the loss in match day revenue was negated by the FA cup run money and the PL bailout cash......


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 02, 2021, 16:16:55 pm
once we get rid of BAS and Smith we may have a bit more spending power , but who is likely to take them ?
I believe people will realise after this summerís recruitment that actually the problem within this club is actually much deeper set .
No one has taken the club forward financially in a long time and questions must be asked over what happened to the Goode and play off money from last season.
Everything is in place from a football management point of view but no one can keep being expected to over perform by 10 league positions per season to cover up the cracks .



This playing budget crap. You need a team, players that will go the extra mile and never give up. Just ask the Morecambe fans what is possible. And it happens every year up and down the country.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on June 02, 2021, 16:28:37 pm
This playing budget crap. You need a team, players that will go the extra mile and never give up. Just ask the Morecambe fans what is possible. And it happens every year up and down the country.

Didn't we have that last season?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 02, 2021, 16:33:00 pm
This playing budget crap. You need a team, players that will go the extra mile and never give up. Just ask the Morecambe fans what is possible. And it happens every year up and down the country.
Your right the playing budget is crap, KT is throwing his toys out of his pram because the nasty council wonít give him his cake and eat it.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on June 02, 2021, 16:35:22 pm
The Goode money was used for good old Ďrunning costsí and meant that the chairman didnít have to write any cheques until the end of April......
The playoffs would have cost the club money, there was no income, and the loss in match day revenue was negated by the FA cup run money and the PL bailout cash......

I canít believe Iím going to defend KT here butÖ.
If you are in a few million deep, plus playing to an empty stadium, anyone in their right mind would cut their cloth accordingly. Whether it is a big bucks sale, cup run etc, I donít foresee the Ďprofitsí being thrown at additional playing budget for the foreseeable. The only time we may see some bigger wedge is if we start flirting with the potential drop.
You have to assume we have a budget that is in the ball park of enabling some league two success on the pitch, so having the right management team is essential. IF JB ever starts complaining about a lack of resources then his credibility will probably already been left long behind him.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Steve Massive Massey on June 02, 2021, 16:35:46 pm
The first thing I would be asking KT/JB if I was a journalist (or in one of the open forums) is simply: tell me how this signing is evidence of an improved recruitment process.

Because he's going to be brilliant. Next.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Larry on June 02, 2021, 16:45:56 pm
Give him a chance, he could be our new Vadaine Oliver


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Steve Massive Massey on June 02, 2021, 16:49:21 pm
I didn't get the first la bamba clue despite being obvious, probably because its annoying shite,

I first thought of afrika bambaataa and Soul Sonic Force  :afro

Maybe my age or just the drugs I take.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on June 02, 2021, 17:17:49 pm
https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/15133532/english-football-league-money-troubles/


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on June 02, 2021, 17:31:18 pm
This is possibly a bit racist and lazy but watching his highlight reel he looks like he could be a bit like Jamille Matt.  Hopefully this is the case as Matt has always been a handful at this level.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: West Stand on June 02, 2021, 17:36:32 pm
I think some fans can't make their mind up what they want.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on June 02, 2021, 18:12:02 pm
I think some fans can't make their mind up what they want.

Bring back the days when we used to turn up at the County Ground and support whoever was wearing Cobblers colours irrespective of their previous exploits, have the usual 'lost again' comments amongst us socially that night and forget about it until the next game.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 02, 2021, 18:50:17 pm
I canít believe Iím going to defend KT here butÖ.
If you are in a few million deep, plus playing to an empty stadium, anyone in their right mind would cut their cloth accordingly. Whether it is a big bucks sale, cup run etc, I donít foresee the Ďprofitsí being thrown at additional playing budget for the foreseeable. The only time we may see some bigger wedge is if we start flirting with the potential drop.
You have to assume we have a budget that is in the ball park of enabling some league two success on the pitch, so having the right management team is essential. IF JB ever starts complaining about a lack of resources then his credibility will probably already been left long behind him.
But heís not.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemaker on June 02, 2021, 19:35:08 pm
could be a week for the pleasure beach
Spot on transfer info...

Apparently nicke kabamba once went on holiday to Blackpool as a youngster....

Or are we about to do some business with Blackpool in the next few days/months/years ??
Any more transfer clues??


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: St Edmundsbury Cobbler on June 02, 2021, 19:42:04 pm

No one has taken the club forward financially in a long time and questions must be asked over what happened to the Goode and play off money from last season.



No one has ever taken this football club forward financially, not one owner has managed to do that. Our two home grounds haven't helped that.

Secondly, not sure if you've been around Planet Earth recently, but football clubs haven't been able to earn a lot of money over the last 15 months and are still two months away from maybe starting to, although that's still TBC. The fact they've all managed to complete an entire season is quite a feat. So where do you think the Charlie Goode transfer money and the money from the FA Cup run has ended up?

Certainly not on refurbishing a house in Church Brampton.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on June 02, 2021, 19:48:11 pm
But heís not.

Hence the big if. Iím sure he wonít and always prefer those accountable manager types. KT has shown faith on the back of a relegation, so Iím sure JB will want to show what he can do with a clean slateÖor KT couldnít be arsed to roll the dice again.
I predict weíll be at the right end of the table this seasonÖ.as long as he signs a goalie  :P
If not the merry go around will continueÖ.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 02, 2021, 20:49:06 pm
Spot on transfer info...

Apparently nicke kabamba once went on holiday to Blackpool as a youngster....

Or are we about to do some business with Blackpool in the next few days/months/years ??
Any more transfer clues??

a little premature with your numpty comments even by your standards .


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 02, 2021, 20:58:36 pm
Bring back the days when we used to turn up at the County Ground and support whoever was wearing Cobblers colours irrespective of their previous exploits, have the usual 'lost again' comments amongst us socially that night and forget about it until the next game.

Wasnít always the case as can remember Roly Mills, Leck, Everett and Sanders getting the Ďtreatmentí; no internet then but can remember some vocal opinion ringing out!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemaker on June 02, 2021, 22:00:28 pm
a little premature with your numpty comments even by your standards .

Oh me sides  ;D
Obviously your info didnít stretch to todayís signing  ;D

I can match youíre accuracy....
We are about to sign some players who have league one/two experience before the season starts....

Not able to give names though blah blah blah

Just leave it to ntfc lad whose the only in the know poster left on here nowadays.

One source of genuine info and loads of guessers /attention seekers.

I have no idea whose signing and to be honest Iím not too fussed as unless Kelvin pulls his finger out and builds the much trumpeted redevelopment it will be a fourth season of sixfields exile for me.

Something needs to change and sadly the only certainty is unlike other clubs the change will not be bought about by the apathetic fans of Northampton who are more than satisfied bobbing along forever in league two...

Enjoy a few more seasons of on and off the field stagnation.
Il visit when things change

UTC


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 03, 2021, 00:20:42 am
Oh me sides  ;D
Obviously your info didnít stretch to todayís signing  ;D

I can match youíre accuracy....
We are about to sign some players who have league one/two experience before the season starts....

Not able to give names though blah blah blah

Just leave it to ntfc lad whose the only in the know poster left on here nowadays.

One source of genuine info and loads of guessers /attention seekers.

I have no idea whose signing and to be honest Iím not too fussed as unless Kelvin pulls his finger out and builds the much trumpeted redevelopment it will be a fourth season of sixfields exile for me.

Something needs to change and sadly the only certainty is unlike other clubs the change will not be bought about by the apathetic fans of Northampton who are more than satisfied bobbing along forever in league two...

Enjoy a few more seasons of on and off the field stagnation.
Il visit when things change

UTC

I prefer a successful team doing well in League 1 and support growing! Then that might be the time to think about redevelopment. Horse first followed by carriage! Without a successful side nothing much will happen!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 03, 2021, 08:51:17 am
Oh me sides  ;D
Obviously your info didnít stretch to todayís signing  ;D

I can match youíre accuracy....
We are about to sign some players who have league one/two experience before the season starts....

Not able to give names though blah blah blah

Just leave it to ntfc lad whose the only in the know poster left on here nowadays.

One source of genuine info and loads of guessers /attention seekers.

I have no idea whose signing and to be honest Iím not too fussed as unless Kelvin pulls his finger out and builds the much trumpeted redevelopment it will be a fourth season of sixfields exile for me.

Something needs to change and sadly the only certainty is unlike other clubs the change will not be bought about by the apathetic fans of Northampton who are more than satisfied bobbing along forever in league two...

Enjoy a few more seasons of on and off the field stagnation.
Il visit when things change

UTC
You just cant keep away, can you?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 03, 2021, 09:10:30 am
You just cant keep away, can you?

Touche


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 03, 2021, 09:19:34 am
Oh me sides  ;D
Obviously your info didnít stretch to todayís signing  ;D

I can match youíre accuracy....
We are about to sign some players who have league one/two experience before the season starts....

Not able to give names though blah blah blah

Just leave it to ntfc lad whose the only in the know poster left on here nowadays.

One source of genuine info and loads of guessers /attention seekers.

I have no idea whose signing and to be honest Iím not too fussed as unless Kelvin pulls his finger out and builds the much trumpeted redevelopment it will be a fourth season of sixfields exile for me.

Something needs to change and sadly the only certainty is unlike other clubs the change will not be bought about by the apathetic fans of Northampton who are more than satisfied bobbing along forever in league two...

Enjoy a few more seasons of on and off the field stagnation.
Il visit when things change

UTC
oh dear .
Have you sought any kind of help at all ? It is freely available and people to talk to at the end of a phone .


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on June 03, 2021, 09:50:32 am
Is there another thread where moaners and bigger picture stuff can happen and we can keep this clear for ntfclad to give us clues or anyone who has spotted Bayo in the sixfields McDonalds?



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on June 03, 2021, 09:51:38 am
Is there another thread where moaners and bigger picture stuff can happen and we can keep this clear for ntfclad to give us clues or anyone who has spotted Bayo in the sixfields McDonalds?



Here here...


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Clarity on June 03, 2021, 10:03:18 am
Is there another thread where moaners and bigger picture stuff can happen and we can keep this clear for ntfclad to give us clues or anyone who has spotted Bayo in the sixfields McDonalds?


Yes, you've got all the others to choose from  :)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 03, 2021, 12:53:56 pm
Is there another thread where moaners and bigger picture stuff can happen and we can keep this clear for ntfclad to give us clues or anyone who has spotted Bayo in the sixfields McDonalds?


In the voice of a Geordie, I fcuking luv moaning me.
Northampton fans special subject would be moaning, they even moan about people moaning.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on June 03, 2021, 13:03:30 pm
Moan all you want, every club does it. Just thought this was a transfer window thread thats all haha
It gets tiring reading through the same comments about the greater picture behind the club between the odd actual whisper about an actual transfer or thoughts on transfers


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Clarity on June 03, 2021, 13:07:41 pm
In the voice of a Geordie, I fcuking luv moaning me.
Northampton fans special subject would be moaning, they even moan about people moaning.
You actually make a good point. We are notoriously misabable and this might be half our problem. Right, lets all fix this with a happy smiley disposition at games and general goodwill to all players. Glass not half full but overflowing from now on. Watch us smile our way through the leagues with the happiest bunch of players on record  :) ;) :D ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on June 03, 2021, 14:05:31 pm
Come on ntfclad...who's in the pipeline? It's far better to be disappointed in advance.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 03, 2021, 14:28:27 pm
Come on ntfclad...who's in the pipeline? It's far better to be disappointed in advance.

Weíve signed Barry the barrel from Wellingborough Town and Big Steve from AFCRD (keeper), wages were a bit of an issue but itís all sorted now, KT found a fiver in an old pair of jeans and the deal goes ahead


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 03, 2021, 15:05:53 pm
Is there another thread where moaners and bigger picture stuff can happen and we can keep this clear for ntfclad to give us clues or anyone who has spotted Bayo in the sixfields McDonalds?



Good idea. Maybe we can call it the Shoemaker thread  >:D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 03, 2021, 15:08:33 pm
Weíve signed Barry the barrel from Wellingborough Town and Big Steve from AFCRD (keeper), wages were a bit of an issue but itís all sorted now, KT found a fiver in an old pair of jeans and the deal goes ahead

Great! When's the official announcement  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Gazman on June 03, 2021, 16:51:18 pm
oh dear .
Have you sought any kind of help at all ? It is freely available and people to talk to at the end of a phone .

They hung up


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on June 03, 2021, 16:59:24 pm
Weíve signed Barry the barrel from Wellingborough Town and Big Steve from AFCRD (keeper), wages were a bit of an issue but itís all sorted now, KT found a fiver in an old pair of jeans and the deal goes ahead

You've just undone all of your good inside work, everyone knows Barry plays for Finedon.  :P


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Smoking Boots on June 03, 2021, 17:12:42 pm
Great! When's the official announcement  ;D
When the XXXXXXL shirt is ready


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 03, 2021, 21:39:18 pm
Oh me sides  ;D
Obviously your info didnít stretch to todayís signing  ;D

I can match youíre accuracy....
We are about to sign some players who have league one/two experience before the season starts....

Not able to give names though blah blah blah

Just leave it to ntfc lad whose the only in the know poster left on here nowadays.

One source of genuine info and loads of guessers /attention seekers.

I have no idea whose signing and to be honest Iím not too fussed as unless Kelvin pulls his finger out and builds the much trumpeted redevelopment it will be a fourth season of sixfields exile for me.

Something needs to change and sadly the only certainty is unlike other clubs the change will not be bought about by the apathetic fans of Northampton who are more than satisfied bobbing along forever in league two...

Enjoy a few more seasons of on and off the field stagnation.
Il visit when things change

UTC

Youíre not to far from the truth there.

The poster in question has already posted 4 statements in the closed season of transfer or staff movements, none of which have happened.

Agreed, if every poster followed suit and spouted nonsense a couple of times a day the message board would become worthless.

Best leave matters to the likes of NTFC lad rather than guessing with no substance.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: singcobb on June 03, 2021, 22:01:31 pm
You’re not to far from the truth there.

The poster in question has already posted 4 statements in the closed season of transfer or staff movements, none of which have happened.

Agreed, if every poster followed suit and spouted nonsense a couple of times a day the message board would become worthless.

Best leave matters to the likes of NTFC lad rather than guessing with no substance.

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 03, 2021, 22:27:45 pm
Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Indeed.

To put it into perspective, 526 people have been on this message board today. If each one guessed a club that we maybe in talks with one way or the other. There would be no point in this message board.

Easiest to let those that are in the know share in information they have, rather than spouting nonsense...


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 03, 2021, 23:47:47 pm
Indeed.

To put it into perspective, 526 people have been on this message board today. If each one guessed a club that we maybe in talks with one way or the other. There would be no point in this message board.

Easiest to let those that are in the know share in information they have, rather than spouting nonsense...

Can see you are an Ďifí poster. Relatively few people post itk rumours on here. Out of the 500 odd viewing today only a small fraction perform this service(dry humour?). This fraction is diluted in any case down to 1 or 2 posters. If posters know of a transfer rumour with NTFC mentioned simply post it with a caveat if needs be. For me it is interesting rubbishí 😇


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 04, 2021, 19:04:48 pm
Another player to have just been released from Kilmarnock who I wouldn't mind seeing at the Cobblers - Mitch Pinnock. Decent wide player only 26, did well at Dover and Wimbledon previously. Sure that Foyle will be aware of him?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzGWb1AL63w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzGWb1AL63w)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 04, 2021, 20:18:58 pm
I asked a monkey hanger mate about Kabamba, he said he has the skinniest legs heís ever seen and then added he wouldnít swop any of their current strikers for him!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: singcobb on June 04, 2021, 23:31:24 pm
I asked a monkey hanger mate about Kabamba, he said he has the skinniest legs he’s ever seen and then added he wouldn’t swop any of their current strikers for him!
That's certainly not filling me with confidence.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 05, 2021, 09:23:52 am
I'd imagine he'll take up place similar to where Miller was playing at the end of the last season rather than an out and out number 9, unless they change formation.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on June 05, 2021, 09:40:51 am
I'd imagine he'll take up place similar to where Miller was playing at the end of the last season rather than an out and out number 9, unless they change formation.

Given that heís 6ft 3in and doesnít look like heís ever played out wide I canít see him being anything but an ďout and outĒ centre forward. Iím sure Evers will comment but Iím concerned by the fact that heís 28 and has never scored an English league goal. Like Bungle referred to, I would be intrigued as to how and why he was identified as it wouldnít appear that he has been outstanding anywhere heís been.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 05, 2021, 09:54:04 am
Given that heís 6ft 3in and doesnít look like heís ever played out wide I canít see him being anything but an ďout and outĒ centre forward. Iím sure Evers will comment but Iím concerned by the fact that heís 28 and has never scored an English league goal. Like Bungle referred to, I would be intrigued as to how and why he was identified as it wouldnít appear that he has been outstanding anywhere heís been.
I think the club used the new data engine enriched with AI, The algorithms used were somewhat like x-y x 3.142 = cy then they held a committee meeting and KT decided he was fučking cheap.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Vince Planner on June 05, 2021, 10:09:50 am
I think the club used the new data engine enriched with AI, The algorithms used were somewhat like x-y x 3.142 = cy then they held a committee meeting and KT decided he was fučking cheap.
We get it, you don't like KT, but must you tell us in every thread?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 05, 2021, 10:15:40 am
We get it, you don't like KT, but must you tell us in every thread?
Itís a JOKE lighten up a bit, the sun is shining, relax and your right and if you knew what I did you wouldnít  like him either.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: singcobb on June 05, 2021, 10:32:42 am
Itís a JOKE lighten up a bit, the sun is shining, relax and your right and if you knew what I did you wouldnít  like him either.

Yet again trying to build yourself up with inuendo. I do hope for you sake that what you think you know is not illegal, because if it is and you do nothing you then become an accessory and are open to the same level of prosecution that they are. Obviously this does not apply if you are married to DB or KT, which could explain some of the viriol you exude.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on June 05, 2021, 10:50:12 am
Another player to have just been released from Kilmarnock who I wouldn't mind seeing at the Cobblers - Mitch Pinnock. Decent wide player only 26, did well at Dover and Wimbledon previously. Sure that Foyle will be aware of him?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzGWb1AL63w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzGWb1AL63w)

Was always a fan when he was at Wimbledon actually! I'd happily take him for L2


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Risdene on June 05, 2021, 10:57:29 am
Itís a JOKE lighten up a bit, the sun is shining, relax and your right and if you knew what I did you wouldnít  like him either.
There is only one JOKE on this site.......................look in a mirror!

We are aware of your repetative anti-KT/DB stance from your constant posts, so why the incessant boring lecturing?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: JollyCobbler on June 05, 2021, 12:10:53 pm
Yet again trying to build yourself up with inuendo. I do hope for you sake that what you think you know is not illegal, because if it is and you do nothing you then become an accessory and are open to the same level of prosecution that they are. Obviously this does not apply if you are married to DB or KT, which could explain some of the viriol you exude.

Utter rubbish. You are under no obligation to report a crime, and only deemed complicit if you aid the offender in some way.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 05, 2021, 13:10:59 pm
There is only one JOKE on this site.......................look in a mirror!

We are aware of your repetative anti-KT/DB stance from your constant posts, so why the incessant boring lecturing?
Itís simple because people like YOU are too thick to realise, you wonít have a club to support.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: greek73 on June 05, 2021, 13:11:08 pm
Itís a JOKE lighten up a bit, the sun is shining, relax and your right and if you knew what I did you wouldnít  like him either.
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Well why not tell us what you do then and enlighten us all to we should hate our chairman the same way as you do


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 05, 2021, 13:19:59 pm
Itís a JOKE lighten up a bit, the sun is shining, relax and your right and if you knew what I did you wouldnít  like him either.


Well why not tell us what you do then and enlighten us all to we should hate our chairman the same way as you do
ορκίστηκε για μυστικότητα


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: singcobb on June 05, 2021, 13:21:32 pm
Utter rubbish. You are under no obligation to report a crime, and only deemed complicit if you aid the offender in some way.

Yes utter rubbish is what you've said. You are guilty of being an accessory by ommision, you do not have to have directly aided or been present, knowledge of the crime or intended crime must be reported, the exception being a spouse(except in terrorism cases).


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 05, 2021, 13:33:57 pm
Itís a JOKE lighten up a bit, the sun is shining, relax and your right and if you knew what I did you wouldnít  like him either.


Well why not tell us what you do then and enlighten us all to we should hate our chairman the same way as you do
Oh go have a fūcking guess why Iím not putting it onto a public forum.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: greek73 on June 05, 2021, 14:14:20 pm
Oh go have a fūcking guess why Iím not putting it onto a public forum.

Oh what a suprise, a simple question gets asked and is met with a rude and obnoxious response.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Risdene on June 05, 2021, 14:31:55 pm
Itís simple because people like YOU are too thick to realise, you wonít have a club to support.
You obviously are unable to answer with intelligence just braindead insults.

At least I give tangible support to my club with pride.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: greek73 on June 05, 2021, 14:40:24 pm
You obviously are unable to answer with intelligence just braindead insults.

At least I give tangible support to my club with pride.

And judging by his response the very future of our club is at stake and yet he is not prepared to say why


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 05, 2021, 16:53:05 pm
You obviously are unable to answer with intelligence just braindead insults.

At least I give tangible support to my club with pride.
Itís only an insult if incorrect.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 05, 2021, 17:17:53 pm
Given that heís 6ft 3in and doesnít look like heís ever played out wide I canít see him being anything but an ďout and outĒ centre forward. Iím sure Evers will comment but Iím concerned by the fact that heís 28 and has never scored an English league goal. Like Bungle referred to, I would be intrigued as to how and why he was identified as it wouldnít appear that he has been outstanding anywhere heís been.

Just like Oliver; again the resident experts are chronically underwhelmed! Itís water off a ducks back for them!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Keith on June 05, 2021, 19:32:23 pm
the fact that heís 28 and has never scored an English league goal.

Perfect Cobblers signing


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 05, 2021, 21:54:01 pm
Perfect Cobblers signing

Ok Mr ĎMysteriousí we know who you are


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: bpcobbler on June 06, 2021, 11:01:42 am
Just popped by to see the latest transfer rumours, and to add my own, only to find this thread ruined as always by the same old boring farts.  ::)
Au revoir!!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on June 06, 2021, 11:22:22 am
According to a journo on twitter Salford are now in for Lloyd Jones along with us. I assume he is based around this way so hoping that goes in our favour, but imagine they can boost his pay packet a fair bit.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 06, 2021, 13:34:04 pm
According to a journo on twitter Salford are now in for Lloyd Jones along with us. I assume he is based around this way so hoping that goes in our favour, but imagine they can boost his pay packet a fair bit.
Itís more likely to be Jones agent trying to get a better deal.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 06, 2021, 13:34:36 pm
Brady did say some sort of deadline was in place for both Jones & Watson to accept our contract offers, so you would hope it's by the end of this coming week at the latest. As much as I want them to both stay, this can't drag on for much longer...

Salford are obviously gonna pay stupid wages so id rather we just accept it and move on...

Still, can't believe we (KC) didnt put a clause in the short term contract for Jones, giving us the option to automatically extend it in our favour, as at the time no one else wanted to sign him  ::)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 06, 2021, 13:44:53 pm
Just popped by to see the latest transfer rumours, and to add my own, only to find this thread ruined as always by the same old boring farts.  ::)
Au revoir!!

Don't let that put you off mate. We all need some rumours because it's all fairly quiet at the moment.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: JollyCobbler on June 06, 2021, 16:21:30 pm
Brady did say some sort of deadline was in place for both Jones & Watson to accept our contract offers, so you would hope it's by the end of this coming week at the latest. As much as I want them to both stay, this can't drag on for much longer...

Salford are obviously gonna pay stupid wages so id rather we just accept it and move on...

Still, can't believe we (KC) didnt put a clause in the short term contract for Jones, giving us the option to automatically extend it in our favour, as at the time no one else wanted to sign him  ::)

Even if there had been some such clause, there would likely have been another overwriting it: saying terms only applicable if club doesn't get relegated.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Keith on June 07, 2021, 09:31:41 am
Just popped by to see the latest transfer rumours, and to add my own, only to find this thread ruined as always by the same old boring farts.  ::)
Au revoir!!

Well said


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 07, 2021, 09:50:40 am
The deadline for Jones and Watson was early last week .
Blackpool were after Jones because of connections to his days at Liverpool under 23s and the manager .
Blackpoolís promotion may have changed that approach .
No news i would say is bad news .


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 07, 2021, 10:00:41 am
The deadline for Jones and Watson was early last week .
Blackpool were after Jones because of connections to his days at Liverpool under 23s and the manager .
Blackpoolís promotion may have changed that approach .
No news i would say is bad news .
No news is always bad news, as I said before, offer him £500 a week more if he signs this week, otherwise we withdraw the offer and move on.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 07, 2021, 10:02:16 am
Just popped by to see the latest transfer rumours, and to add my own, only to find this thread ruined as always by the same old boring farts.  ::)
Au revoir!!
Same age as you though son. And I do know who you are.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on June 07, 2021, 10:12:39 am
The deadline for Jones and Watson was early last week .
Blackpool were after Jones because of connections to his days at Liverpool under 23s and the manager .
Blackpoolís promotion may have changed that approach .
No news i would say is bad news .

By all means correct me if Iím wrong but I seem to recall that it sounds like you either know JB or know someone that knows him - if this is true what are the vibes concerning the budget that he has available to him?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on June 07, 2021, 10:18:32 am
By all means correct me if Iím wrong but I seem to recall that it sounds like you either know JB or know someone that knows him - if this is true what are the vibes concerning the budget that he has available to him?

He asked for assurances before taking the job, so whatever it is he must think it is enough to compete at the right end.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on June 07, 2021, 10:31:04 am
He asked for assurances before taking the job, so whatever it is he must think it is enough to compete at the right end.

Thatís what I keep hoping but I recall B&S saying a few things after we signed Kabamba that made it sound like we are scraping the bottom of the barrel.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 07, 2021, 11:17:04 am
By all means correct me if Iím wrong but I seem to recall that it sounds like you either know JB or know someone that knows him - if this is true what are the vibes concerning the budget that he has available to him?
no , neither of those statements are true Irchy i am afraid.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Gen.Disorda on June 07, 2021, 11:17:24 am
No news is always bad news, as I said before, offer him £500 a week more if he signs this week, otherwise we withdraw the offer and move on.

I have to agree. We cannot underestimate how good it will be to keep a settled center back pairing but at the same time need to get our arses moving if a rebuild is required.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: JeanGenie on June 07, 2021, 11:46:52 am
Same age as you though son. And I do know who you are.

Are you his dad then?  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 07, 2021, 11:47:29 am
I have to agree. We cannot underestimate how good it will be to keep a settled center back pairing but at the same time need to get our arses moving if a rebuild is required.
We are stuck in ground hog day, itís like history keep repeating itself, get promoted, under invest in the summer panic in Jan window, get relegated, offer terms to best players wait and wait and get turned down, will the club ever learn FFS.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 07, 2021, 14:37:15 pm
Are you his dad then?  ;D
Same age? Kin ell.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2021, 15:15:50 pm
Jones I could understand paying a bit over the odds for. But doing that for Watson who one purple spell aside has been beyond average for us, would be lunacy. Revoke offer asap in my opinion and bring in players who want to play for the club.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 07, 2021, 15:18:09 pm
Are you his dad then?  ;D

A tad personal Jeanie ;)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Jim Hall Fixit on June 07, 2021, 15:47:54 pm
Jones I could understand paying a bit over the odds for. But doing that for Watson who one purple spell aside has been beyond average for us, would be lunacy. Revoke offer asap in my opinion and bring in players who want to play for the club.

Yep, deadline was the end of last week.
JBís first big test Ö
Groundhog Day or Brave New World?

Tell them to sod off JB. If the offer isnít good enough for them, move on.
Yeh, I know the cliched bollocks about a footballer players career being short but hereís some more **** sayings for JB/LJ/RW to ponder on - and then do the right thing.
ďa bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bushĒ
ďLoyalty is a 2 way streetĒ
ďThe weak wait while the winner actsĒ
ďFortune favours the boldĒ
ďAction may not always bring happiness but there is no happiness without actionĒ
And my favourite from Norma Jean herself Ö
ďA woman doesnít need anyone that doesnít need her!Ē

You know what youíve got to do JB - pull the trigger!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: yayo bayo on June 07, 2021, 16:22:21 pm
I've been off work for a week and a half. I will go to work on his brother tomorrow and try to find out which way things are leaning!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 07, 2021, 16:26:04 pm
I've been off work for a week and a half. I will go to work on his brother tomorrow and try to find out which way things are leaning!
Good stuff, Iíll have a wild stab in the dark and say he isnít going to join?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2021, 16:47:32 pm
Yep, deadline was the end of last week.
JBís first big test Ö
Groundhog Day or Brave New World?

Tell them to sod off JB. If the offer isnít good enough for them, move on.
Yeh, I know the cliched bollocks about a footballer players career being short but hereís some more **** sayings for JB/LJ/RW to ponder on - and then do the right thing.
ďa bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bushĒ
ďLoyalty is a 2 way streetĒ
ďThe weak wait while the winner actsĒ
ďFortune favours the boldĒ
ďAction may not always bring happiness but there is no happiness without actionĒ
And my favourite from Norma Jean herself Ö
ďA woman doesnít need anyone that doesnít need her!Ē

You know what youíve got to do JB - pull the trigger!


We made the fatal error of waiting on Vadaine to make up his mind. And cannot do that again.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Gazman on June 07, 2021, 16:58:14 pm
One of the things that stuck in my mind about Chris Wilder was he liked to get his business done early so the squad was settled before the season kicked off and they had a full pre-season to get to know each other.
How often do we do that and how often are we successful?
Other than financially I dont see any benefit to waiting so long get players signed on. One or two targets maybe but if you need to bring in numbers then you need to conclude deals asap.
Thats through my uneducated fan tinted glasses


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: greek73 on June 07, 2021, 18:46:17 pm
One of the things that stuck in my mind about Chris Wilder was he liked to get his business done early so the squad was settled before the season kicked off and they had a full pre-season to get to know each other.
How often do we do that and how often are we successful?
Other than financially I dont see any benefit to waiting so long get players signed on. One or two targets maybe but if you need to bring in numbers then you need to conclude deals asap.
Thats through my uneducated fan tinted glasses

Transfer window opens on Wednesdau if I'm not mistaken so might see some action soon...not that I'm holding my breath, just wishful thinking


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Onetouch on June 07, 2021, 19:18:32 pm
Yep, deadline was the end of last week.
JBís first big test Ö
Groundhog Day or Brave New World?

Tell them to sod off JB. If the offer isnít good enough for them, move on.
Yeh, I know the cliched bollocks about a footballer players career being short but hereís some more **** sayings for JB/LJ/RW to ponder on - and then do the right thing.
ďa bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bushĒ
ďLoyalty is a 2 way streetĒ
ďThe weak wait while the winner actsĒ
ďFortune favours the boldĒ
ďAction may not always bring happiness but there is no happiness without actionĒ
And my favourite from Norma Jean herself Ö
ďA woman doesnít need anyone that doesnít need her!Ē

You know what youíve got to do JB - pull the trigger!

They are still under contract until the end of the month so could still sign the deal.
Agents thinking they can get players a better deal in L1 or L2 must be mad. No clubs really have any money to pay over the top in wages.
Sometimes its better the devil you know


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Keith on June 07, 2021, 19:42:44 pm
They are still under contract until the end of the month so could still sign the deal.
Agents thinking they can get players a better deal in L1 or L2 must be mad. No clubs really have any money to pay over the top in wages.
Sometimes its better the devil you know

Well said


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Larry on June 07, 2021, 20:16:51 pm
There's no need for JB to be a drama queen about them signing. Once the deadline has passed the club will no doubt look for other players. If the players do then ask to return I'm sure they will look at revised contracts in the light of the extended time it took them to respond, assuming of course no decent replacements have been signed in the meantime


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 07, 2021, 20:33:04 pm
i donít think you will find anyone hanging around waiting for decisions once the time passes for them to commit .
You have to look a bit deeper than that .
The club want to sell season tickets and if you announce your 2 best players are leaving too early people will not renew .
Especially when it dawns that the replacements are coming from other clubsí reject list.
We simply cannot compete with the Salfords and Blackpools of this world and so players will leave .
I donít mean to be negative but i donít think people realise the level we compete at .


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 07, 2021, 20:52:14 pm
They are still under contract until the end of the month so could still sign the deal.
Agents thinking they can get players a better deal in L1 or L2 must be mad. No clubs really have any money to pay over the top in wages.
Sometimes its better the devil you know

Forgot about the contract x2 does not expire to end of June. Seems most of us let our expert views run way ahead! Jones signed when he was no great shakes in first spell so we gave him a chance ; now we need him😔. If we could keep the defence together plus Watson we might do ok!  You Still think Jones is the king pin for us?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Another Pedj on June 07, 2021, 21:05:06 pm
i donít think you will find anyone hanging around waiting for decisions once the time passes for them to commit .
You have to look a bit deeper than that .
The club want to sell season tickets and if you announce your 2 best players are leaving too early people will not renew .
Especially when it dawns that the replacements are coming from other clubsí reject list.
We simply cannot compete with the Salfords and Blackpools of this world and so players will leave .
I donít mean to be negative but i donít think people realise the level we compete at .

You seriously think season ticker holders are waiting to see if Jones and Watson resign,before renewing?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Onetouch on June 07, 2021, 21:28:03 pm
Forgot about the contract x2 does not expire to end of June. Seems most of us let our expert views run way ahead! Jones signed when he was no great shakes in first spell so we gave him a chance ; now we need him😔. If we could keep the defence together plus Watson we might do ok!  You Still think Jones is the king pin for us?
Jones is the one we need to keep.
We don't want to see another bolger situation


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 07, 2021, 22:51:15 pm
We seem to be in the rather unfortunate position of having players we donít want on longer term contracts and players we do on shorter term ones. I think thatís called backing the wrong horse.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Buster on June 07, 2021, 23:31:37 pm
Yep, same as always.  This time last year people were saying how good KC was as spotting talent. Yet we lost a top striker in Oliver because he only came in on a 1 year deal, but had to keep Warburton who was given 2 (or was it 3).  Whatever, he got that one arse about face


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Onetouch on June 08, 2021, 09:34:35 am
Yep, same as always.  This time last year people were saying how good KC was as spotting talent. Yet we lost a top striker in Oliver because he only came in on a 1 year deal, but had to keep Warburton who was given 2 (or was it 3).  Whatever, he got that one arse about face

I think this proves the step up from non league to the EFL. In the last few years we have taken a **** on Warburton, Korboa, Lobjot, Herbert no of which have made the grade.
Courtney Herbert can be seen playing Sunday Morning Football for Standards Leap


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: LawfordCob on June 08, 2021, 10:22:09 am
Some news here.. https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/defender-jones-to-leave-cobblers-after-failing-to-agree-new-deal-3264849


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 08, 2021, 10:23:50 am
Some news here.. https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/defender-jones-to-leave-cobblers-after-failing-to-agree-new-deal-3264849
8)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on June 08, 2021, 10:24:19 am
Replacement expected in the next 24H.... who we saying then?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Dan on June 08, 2021, 10:34:45 am
Great news. Do the same for Watson now please.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cox23jam on June 08, 2021, 10:37:41 am
https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2021/june/brady_080621/ slightly more detail on club site


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Dan on June 08, 2021, 10:42:42 am
All eyes turn to NTFC Lad. Get your hints out  ;)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 08, 2021, 10:44:16 am
You seriously think season ticker holders are waiting to see if Jones and Watson resign,before renewing?
it doesnít matter what i think , itís what the football club think .
Some people will not renew season tickets unless there is a positive feeling about the forthcoming season.
Itís not about Jones or Watson , itís about the plans moving forward .
The Jones situation has now been revealed but it was known last week . It was just a case of if Blackpool were still interested after promotion because they had tapped him up beforehand . Remember we played them at the end of the season.
Moving on .....


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on June 08, 2021, 10:57:49 am
JB has made the right decision in terms of Jones, hope he does the same with Watson if he doesn't sign by the deadline.

Hoping the signing will be a goalkeeper, but not sure they are classed as exciting.  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on June 08, 2021, 10:58:50 am
I think this proves the step up from non league to the EFL. In the last few years we have taken a **** on Warburton, Korboa, Lobjot, Herbert no of which have made the grade.
Courtney Herbert can be seen playing Sunday Morning Football for Standards Leap

I watched Lobjoit play in a Milton Keynes Sunday League friendly at the weekend......


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 08, 2021, 11:03:22 am
https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2021/june/brady_080621/ slightly more detail on club site

Well done Jon Brady. Great to see a manager sticking to his word and not being messed about.

Lets hope Lloyds agent can find him a L1 deal! 


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 08, 2021, 11:04:32 am
As previously rumoured, could be Rob Hall ex Oxford, as Brady mentions "as long as the medical goes well" and that "He is an exciting player who has a good amount of experience."

Would fit the bill...

As for Jones, he didn't want to feature in our promotion play-off campaign, incase he got injured...

Then, he came back with his tail between his legs, when a deal elsewhere (Inter Milan lol) never materialised...

We then gave him a contract when no one else would & as previously said, should have put in a clause in our favour to sign him if he does well (relegation or not)

Then again, if a player does not want to play for you what's the point in keeping him anyway

Plenty of decent replacements out there so hopefully the new recruitment team can unearth a gem


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 08, 2021, 11:10:30 am
Some news here.. https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/defender-jones-to-leave-cobblers-after-failing-to-agree-new-deal-3264849
.

Whatever the views on JBís player transfer policy Jones is a big loss for us. Disappointing he has now leftÖ.apparently.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on June 08, 2021, 11:11:38 am
Disappointing news about Jones - heís going to have to be careful that heís not being given the wrong career advice as the grass isnít always greener.  My moneyís on Daniel Powell, he had injury issues last season which could be the fitness/medical comment.  Whether or not he would fit the bill of an exciting signing is another matter entirely.  Same applies to Rob Hall in fact.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Dan on June 08, 2021, 11:24:15 am
.

Whatever the views on JBís player transfer policy Jones is a big loss for us. Disappointing he has now leftÖ.apparently.

No apparently about it Evers, confirmed on the club site. https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2021/june/brady_080621/

I donít see this as disappointing for a few reasons.

1) We havenít overpaid.
2) He was still part of a crap defence last year. Yes he was better than Bolger and Racic but then Turbo and Mad Michelle also would have been.
3) Weíve actually given ourselves plenty of the summer to recruit a replacement.
4) Weíve maybe learnt the lessons form last summer.
5) Horsfall was much improved in the second half of the season and I doubt there will be interest for him.
6) Jones had no interest for 6 months and has taken the **** out of us. Good riddance.



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: andy scouse on June 08, 2021, 11:27:01 am
The departure of Jones is the most obvious bit of news of late, as predictable as night follows day. Artel at Crewe seems to be where he is heading, they deserve each other, lets move on.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on June 08, 2021, 11:31:21 am
Disappointing news about Jones - heís going to have to be careful that heís not being given the wrong career advice as the grass isnít always greener.  My moneyís on Daniel Powell, he had injury issues last season which could be the fitness/medical comment.  Whether or not he would fit the bill of an exciting signing is another matter entirely.  Same applies to Rob Hall in fact.

Would take Hall over Powell, purely based on the fact I cannot get over how someone with all the right footballing attributes (Powell) could be so goddamn awful 90% of the time.

Hoping it is neither at this stage.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: yayo bayo on June 08, 2021, 11:32:59 am
Jones signing for Cambridge in the next few days.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 08, 2021, 11:45:29 am
The club seem to be in a right pickle, a month after the last game and we have net less players and no goalkeepers, no assistant, itís absolutely shambolic, not to mention whatís coming on the horizon.......


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on June 08, 2021, 11:48:39 am
Daniel Powell who wasn't very good the first time around? Let's try some new donkeys  :P
If it is him and JB's idea of 'exciting' then the bar has quickly been lowered.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 08, 2021, 11:51:23 am
All eyes turn to NTFC Lad. Get your hints out  ;)

I know the identity of the assistant but wonít be hinting as itís not done - but Iím happy

Has the position of the signing been revealed yet?





Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on June 08, 2021, 11:51:35 am
The club seem to be in a right pickle, a month after the last game and we have net less players and no goalkeepers, no assistant, itís absolutely shambolic, not to mention whatís coming on the horizon.......
do you remember the pre-season where we sold Toney for pitance, and then topped up our squad at the last minute with a trialist (that still plays for us) and an unknown guy from Telford, and everyone was moaning about cost-cutting? ...I can't quite remember what happened?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on June 08, 2021, 11:53:00 am
The club seem to be in a right pickle, a month after the last game and we have net less players and no goalkeepers, no assistant, itís absolutely shambolic, not to mention whatís coming on the horizon.......

Whatís coming on the horizon?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on June 08, 2021, 11:58:15 am
I know the identity of the assistant but wonít be hinting as itís not done - but Iím happy


We'll all be happy if he's a top class goalkeeper...


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 08, 2021, 11:59:27 am
I know the identity of the assistant but wonít be hinting as itís not done - but Iím happy

Has the position of the signing been revealed yet?





The position of the new signing hasn't been revealed yet. People have suggested Daniel Powell or Rob Hall - JB has described him as exciting  ???


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: super-si on June 08, 2021, 12:04:02 pm
Powell would not be a good choice, unless Brady can teach him how to make himself available to receive the ball in a good position. ::)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 08, 2021, 12:12:38 pm
Itís neither Powell or Hall


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on June 08, 2021, 12:13:29 pm
The concern if its Hall is his injury record, he cannot stay fit.

Total minutes played in all comps over the last few years:

20/21: 932
19/20: 1372 (Covid shortened season)
18/19: 136
17/18: 1205
16/17: 2305
15/16: 1675

One of the best abilities is availability and he is not available very often. Obviously there are periods where he simply was not selected, but there are sizeable gaps in between game time regularly.

Compare that to Sam Hoskins who plays all the time (to a lot of peoples frustration) played 4450 minutes last season, more than Hall has managed in the last 4 years combined.

From memory the biggest injury problem in our title winning season was Holmes who still played over 2000 minutes (in the league alone). With squad numbers limited these days I would hope we steer clear of someone with such an injury record regardless of quality, otherwise we can only reasonably expect for him to be available for a small % of the games.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on June 08, 2021, 12:14:07 pm
Itís neither Powell or Hall

Well that makes my post absolutely useless haha. Good to know though!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: JollyCobbler on June 08, 2021, 12:16:10 pm
Itís neither Powell or Hall

Some good news at last. ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 08, 2021, 12:17:53 pm
Itís neither Powell or Hall

Will there be an announcement today?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 08, 2021, 12:20:53 pm
Will there be an announcement today?

Unsure to be honest



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on June 08, 2021, 12:26:13 pm
I know the identity of the assistant but wonít be hinting as itís not done - but Iím happy
Has the position of the signing been revealed yet?

Do we know the position of the new signing?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on June 08, 2021, 12:27:28 pm
Or rather, are you able to tell us?  ;D

We know nothing!  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 08, 2021, 12:34:18 pm
Do we know the position of the new signing?

Midfielder


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on June 08, 2021, 12:36:43 pm
Midfielder

Good stuff, appreciate the info as always.

Anyone got any guesses?  :)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 08, 2021, 12:40:32 pm
Midfielder

Wide midfielder (winger) or central?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 08, 2021, 12:41:21 pm
Tranmere player?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 08, 2021, 12:46:05 pm
Erhun Oztumer?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 08, 2021, 13:09:20 pm
Whatís coming on the horizon?
A storm of biblical proportions. I bet Gareth is s***tÓng himself 🤐


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on June 08, 2021, 13:18:57 pm
Erhun Oztumer?

I'd be very happy with that!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on June 08, 2021, 13:44:09 pm
After scoring 30 goals in 86 games at Walsall Oztumer has not scored a single EFL goal since in his 54 games for Bolton, Charlton abd Bristol Rovers.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on June 08, 2021, 13:48:40 pm
After scoring 30 goals in 86 games at Walsall Oztumer has not scored a single EFL goal since in his 54 games for Bolton, Charlton abd Bristol Rovers.

He sounds perfect and will fit right in.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Gazman on June 08, 2021, 13:53:26 pm
Ricky coming back again?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on June 08, 2021, 13:56:31 pm
Lloyd Jones looks set for Cambridge
Not any of the teams had read were in.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on June 08, 2021, 14:03:17 pm
After scoring 30 goals in 86 games at Walsall Oztumer has not scored a single EFL goal since in his 54 games for Bolton, Charlton abd Bristol Rovers.

Maybe he needs a spell in L2 to get going again?  ;D



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on June 08, 2021, 14:12:25 pm
After scoring 30 goals in 86 games at Walsall Oztumer has not scored a single EFL goal since in his 54 games for Bolton, Charlton abd Bristol Rovers.

Yikes, thats a worry! TBF two of those seasons were in the championship so that is a mitigating factor i would think.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on June 08, 2021, 14:28:27 pm
Itís neither Powell or Hall
Great news


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Jim Hall Fixit on June 08, 2021, 15:00:00 pm
Jon Brady. "One of the early policy decisions from all on the recruitment committee was to ensure that the players we signed really wanted to be at Northampton Town.ď

Well done JB! My confidence levels have just doubled!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: woody84 on June 08, 2021, 15:37:00 pm
Lloyd Jones looks set for Cambridge
Not any of the teams had read were in.
That seems very narrow minded. Cant see them being in L1 very often or offering a lot of money. But good luck to him wherever he ends up


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: JollyCobbler on June 08, 2021, 16:33:41 pm
That seems very narrow minded. Cant see them being in L1 very often or offering a lot of money. But good luck to him wherever he ends up

Northampton to Cambridge. Not exactly a move inspired by long term ambition. They'll be back within a year. ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 08, 2021, 16:37:11 pm
Northampton to Cambridge. Not exactly a move inspired by long term ambition. They'll be back within a year. ;D
Awks
https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2021/june/cambridge_fixture/


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ClaretCobbler on June 08, 2021, 16:43:45 pm
New signing to be announced at 17:00.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 08, 2021, 16:49:46 pm
Expecting this one to have followed the route Kabamba took down south


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 08, 2021, 16:52:07 pm
Welcome the Turkish Messi!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on June 08, 2021, 17:00:29 pm
Decent enough signing!

Happy with that.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on June 08, 2021, 17:03:28 pm
Was always a fan when he was at Wimbledon actually! I'd happily take him for L2

Happy then, happy now haha! Love that signing


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 08, 2021, 17:05:20 pm
Looks a good signing on paper that


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Risdene on June 08, 2021, 17:09:17 pm
Important balance to our attacking options, welcome.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Dan on June 08, 2021, 17:10:15 pm
Change my Pinnock,
Smack my Mitch up.

Thereís his song and donít try and make any other.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 08, 2021, 17:14:45 pm
Another player to have just been released from Kilmarnock who I wouldn't mind seeing at the Cobblers - Mitch Pinnock. Decent wide player only 26, did well at Dover and Wimbledon previously. Sure that Foyle will be aware of him?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzGWb1AL63w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzGWb1AL63w)


Keep up lads, I called this 4 days ago!!

In all seriousness though I am NOT Martin Foyle  ;D

Looks a good signing, I remember him causing us problems when he played for Wimbledon. Think he had a good partnership with Joe Pigott the striker. If I remember rightly, he's left footed but cuts in from the right side of the pitch.

Welcome Mitch!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 08, 2021, 17:14:53 pm
Looks a decent signing...should finally put to bed the Daniel Powell rumours  ;D

https://youtu.be/R46enlMhUmk


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Coolcat on June 08, 2021, 17:44:38 pm
Prefer Queen of the South to Kilmarnock...but gues we are rapidly becoming Killies B squad! ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 08, 2021, 18:26:10 pm
Any goalkeepers out of contract from the SPL at the moment?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobbler151 on June 08, 2021, 18:39:24 pm
Like the look  of him


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: bungle on June 08, 2021, 18:51:14 pm
Good management from Brady re: Jones. Hasn't allowed him to leave us high and dry in the vein of Oliver and Coke. Fully expect Watson to go the same way later in the week.

With Bolger and Sheehan leaving we were always going to need to recruit at least one additional centre back; now we need at least two: a guaranteed starter and leader and a decent back up. (I'm assuming that Brady isn't a fan of 3 at the back from what we've seen so far.)

Horsfall has a lot of potential but he needs to be alongside a dominant leader. I'd like to see us sign one experienced leader like Luke Chambers and one up-and-coming centre back with a bit of pace to provide back up and competition.

Pinnock looks decent enough but I'm wondering why the Dons and Killie let him go. It does make me chuckle a bit that KT made all those noises about a data-based approach but our recruitment so far seems to be based on players that Foyle happened to see play against Motherwell.




Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 08, 2021, 18:53:44 pm
Good management from Brady re: Jones. Hasn't allowed him to leave us high and dry in the vein of Oliver and Coke. Fully expect Watson to go the same way later in the week.

With Bolger and Sheehan leaving we were always going to need to recruit at least one additional centre back; now we need at least two: a guaranteed starter and leader and a decent back up. (I'm assuming that Brady isn't a fan of 3 at the back from what we've seen so far.)

Horsfall has a lot of potential but he needs to be alongside a dominant leader. I'd like to see us sign one experienced leader like Luke Chambers and one up-and-coming centre back with a bit of pace to provide back up and competition.

Pinnock looks decent enough but I'm wondering why the Dons and Killie let him go. It does make me chuckle a bit that KT made all those noises about a data-based approach but our recruitment so far seems to be based on players that Foyle happened to see play against Motherwell.




Pinnock was offered a new deal by Kilmarnock, but turned it down as wanted to come back to England


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 08, 2021, 19:03:20 pm
LLoyd Jones has indeed signed for Cambridge United.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: singcobb on June 08, 2021, 19:07:10 pm
LLoyd Jones has indeed signed for Cambridge United.

Actually I'm more interested in Alex Jones teaming up with Pinnock.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: super-si on June 08, 2021, 19:08:15 pm
Mitch Pinnock looks to have some talent...give him a chance. He's the sort of player who could do it for us!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 08, 2021, 19:10:58 pm
Actually I'm more interested in Alex Jones teaming up with Pinnock.

He's got to get a contract first.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: singcobb on June 08, 2021, 19:12:47 pm
He's got to get a contract first.

He's got to prove his fitness


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 08, 2021, 19:20:52 pm
He's got to prove his fitness

Well, he's been invited to training. He might decide not to come or will get himself fixed up somewhere else.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: singcobb on June 08, 2021, 19:35:49 pm
Well, he's been invited to training. He might decide not to come or will get himself fixed up somewhere else.

I liked what I saw of him last season, I think he has potential for L2.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on June 08, 2021, 19:50:50 pm
Kilmarnock Forum:-
Poster 1 - Pinnock has joined Kabamba at Northampton.
Poster 2 - I feel for their fans.
Obviously both highly rated, we will judge for ourselves in a couple of months time.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 08, 2021, 20:10:31 pm
Actually I'm more interested in Alex Jones teaming up with Pinnock.
No chance .
As for Powell - even less chance .
Happy with Pinnock though - i think thatís a good signing .
Shows we will be playing 442


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 08, 2021, 20:10:52 pm
Kilmarnock Forum:-
Poster 1 - Pinnock has joined Kabamba at Northampton.
Poster 2 - I feel for their fans.
Obviously both highly rated, we will judge for ourselves in a couple of months time.
Just read that, the next post says, who the fŻck are their agents?
Scottish Prem is way better standard than L2 so they maybe ok, Iím not holding my breath though.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on June 08, 2021, 20:11:16 pm
According to the Chron we offered L Jones a better contract than Cambridge but he wanted league 1 football.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: singcobb on June 08, 2021, 20:17:36 pm
According to the Chron we offered L Jones a better contract than Cambridge but he wanted league 1 football.

Am I being a bit nasty if I hope he falls flat on his face?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 08, 2021, 20:29:42 pm
Am I being a bit nasty if I hope he falls flat on his face?
Nope fcuk him.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Jim Hall Fixit on June 08, 2021, 20:32:46 pm
Am I being a bit nasty if I hope he falls flat on his face?

Me too Sing.
We showed him a lot of respect and loyalty by giving him 2 chances to rebuild his career.
As soon as he has the upper hand he flips the finger to the club and fans.

I guess itís the way of the world though. It makes us all feel a bit better if itís all about money but in this case it doesnít seem to be Ö. So, as far as Iím concerned, he can rot!

Donít need anyone that donít need us -  so letís move on


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Jim Hall Fixit on June 08, 2021, 20:41:07 pm
Mitch Pinnock looks to have some talent...give him a chance. He's the sort of player who could do it for us!

I liked the look of his show reel - mind you if you wait long enough youíll fill a 5 minute video of nice football for anyone (excluding all our forwards last year though!!?).

A 6 foot plus tricky winger - reminds me of the legendary Josh Low. If heís half as good as the Welsh wizard heíll get some hearts beating faster next season at Sixfields!!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: SadOldGit on June 08, 2021, 22:10:12 pm
So it looks like Danny Rogers will be the goalie.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Steve Massive Massey on June 09, 2021, 04:16:28 am
Me too Sing.
We showed him a lot of respect and loyalty by giving him 2 chances to rebuild his career.
As soon as he has the upper hand he flips the finger to the club and fans.

I guess itís the way of the world though. It makes us all feel a bit better if itís all about money but in this case it doesnít seem to be Ö. So, as far as Iím concerned, he can rot!

Donít need anyone that donít need us -  so letís move on

Agreed. This is sport and having a half hearted want away with Charlie big potato ambitions is worthless. Heart, desire and pride are what you need.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: threeinabed on June 09, 2021, 09:21:58 am
Scottish Prem is way better standard than L2

aside from 2 teams - it isnt


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 09, 2021, 10:50:08 am
aside from 2 teams - it isnt

Thereís no chance we could beat Coolies team Hibs or Aberdeen, Hearts, etc, you do know weíve just signed two players from Kilmarnock who were relegated from the SPL?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 09, 2021, 11:08:33 am
aside from 2 teams - it isnt


I don't think you must watch much of the SPL. It really is.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: threeinabed on June 09, 2021, 11:41:27 am
I don't think you must watch much of the SPL. It really is.

i do

it isnt


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 09, 2021, 11:49:50 am


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 09, 2021, 11:57:03 am
Me too Sing.
We showed him a lot of respect and loyalty by giving him 2 chances to rebuild his career.
As soon as he has the upper hand he flips the finger to the club and fans.

I guess itís the way of the world though. It makes us all feel a bit better if itís all about money but in this case it doesnít seem to be Ö. So, as far as Iím concerned, he can rot!

Donít need anyone that donít need us -  so letís move on
Playing devils advocate if he had struggled we would have all been on his back, called him a c***, told him to fcuk off cause heís sh1t and chucked him under the first bus that came along. However, because he happened to be good we are all outraged that he has had the audacity to turn us down. I think thatís called having your cake and eating it?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 09, 2021, 11:58:18 am
Pinnock and Pollock in midfield. Sounds like a CBBC show.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on June 09, 2021, 12:01:10 pm
Pinnock and Pollock in midfield. Sounds like a CBBC show.

A commentator's nightmare - surely only a matter of time before Timbo calls one of them Pillock!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: 1971cobbler on June 09, 2021, 12:20:31 pm
A commentator's nightmare - surely only a matter of time before Timbo calls one of them Pillock!

 ;D ;D ;D

I have literally just laughed out loud!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 09, 2021, 12:32:16 pm


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Zen Master on June 09, 2021, 13:04:38 pm
A commentator's nightmare - surely only a matter of time before Timbo calls one of them Pillock!
More likely b ollock.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 09, 2021, 13:22:36 pm
More likely b ollock.
Nothing will be more annoying the Toggleís constant mispronouncing of Van Veen as Von Vain.
Heís our Tim though. 😂


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on June 09, 2021, 14:44:58 pm
Guessing as no news on Watson at this point he will probably go the same way as Jones.

Does JB dare to start the season with Pollock and McWilliams as the midfield two?

I know we still have plenty of signings to come (maybe) but is the team as it stands on paper that bad?  ;D

                         GK

     Harriman Dyche Horsfall Mills

   Hoskins McWilliams Pollock Pinnock

            Chuk      Kabamba


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 09, 2021, 14:55:46 pm
i do

it isnt


Well you have Evers agreeing with you so you must be right  ::)

Let's agree to disagree on this matter


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 09, 2021, 15:25:03 pm
Guessing as no news on Watson at this point he will probably go the same way as Jones.

Does JB dare to start the season with Pollock and McWilliams as the midfield two?

I know we still have plenty of signings to come (maybe) but is the team as it stands on paper that bad?  ;D

                         GK

     Harriman Dyche Horsfall Mills

   Hoskins McWilliams Pollock Pinnock

            Chuk      Kabamba
;D Itís dreadful, no keeper two teenagers , someone who hasnít kicked a ball in 18 months and absolutely no cover.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: threeinabed on June 09, 2021, 16:57:02 pm
;D Itís dreadful, no keeper two teenagers , someone who hasnít kicked a ball in 18 months and absolutely no cover.

and the season starts this saturday! we have no chance.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Onetouch on June 09, 2021, 17:04:56 pm
Guessing as no news on Watson at this point he will probably go the same way as Jones.

Does JB dare to start the season with Pollock and McWilliams as the midfield two?

I know we still have plenty of signings to come (maybe) but is the team as it stands on paper that bad?  ;D

                         GK

     Harriman Dyche Horsfall Mills

   Hoskins McWilliams Pollock Pinnock

            Chuk      Kabamba

Lots of work to be done. I hope we had a ready made replacement for Jones.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 09, 2021, 17:27:43 pm
and the season starts this saturday! we have no chance.

He asked if the team was any good as it stands on paper.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobbler151 on June 09, 2021, 17:33:37 pm
Guessing as no news on Watson at this point he will probably go the same way as Jones.

Does JB dare to start the season with Pollock and McWilliams as the midfield two?

I know we still have plenty of signings to come (maybe) but is the team as it stands on paper that bad?  ;D

                         GK

     Harriman Dyche Horsfall Mills

   Hoskins McWilliams Pollock Pinnock

            Chuk      Kabamba

At the minute that looks shocking
We need to get a Keeper Experienced CB, CDM, Right Winger, and a Striker through the door.Hopefully, with the amount of experience, we have, getting players in earlier will be part of the approach

I feel for Hoskins as he clearly gives 100% but just does not cut it for me.
.
I'm guessing there will be the normal dipping into the loan market to fill the gaps on the cheap.

With so many players being released though surely it can't be that hard to get squad players in with experience?



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: yayo bayo on June 09, 2021, 17:54:46 pm
After stepping up to league 1 and being one of the players who did their ability justice through sheer effort...will that improve him for our tilt in league 2. Just asking, don't fancy being vilified for this post!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 09, 2021, 18:03:36 pm
Was a stupid question though really. Of course the team looks weak when you're only two signings through Summer and having lost 15, but it obviously doesnt end there.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on June 09, 2021, 18:11:04 pm
Guessing as no news on Watson at this point he will probably go the same way as Jones.

Does JB dare to start the season with Pollock and McWilliams as the midfield two?

I know we still have plenty of signings to come (maybe) but is the team as it stands on paper that bad?  ;D

                         GK

     Harriman Dyche Horsfall Mills

   Hoskins McWilliams Pollock Pinnock

            Chuk      Kabamba

No Sowerby or Rose? Iím not arguing as neither has done anything at the club to merit a place in the side.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on June 09, 2021, 18:15:35 pm
It was a tongue in cheek post to be fair, thought the emoji might give it away......

Obviously lots of work to be done, but I'm would not mind seeing Pollock and McWilliams given a go together.

Too often we look like we have a decent crop of youngsters, give them five minutes off the bench and then release them.

Why don't we actually gave some of them some game time, and see how they get on? Realistically I don't see us challenging this season, guessing the aim will be to avoid the drop again.

Need more rumours!  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on June 09, 2021, 18:29:19 pm
Need more rumours!  ;D
Super Sam for player assistant manager and sponge man.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: bungle on June 09, 2021, 18:39:53 pm
No Sowerby or Rose? Iím not arguing as neither has done anything at the club to merit a place in the side.

Sowerby and Rose have both been reasonably successful at this level, with Rose scoring over 50 goals and Sowerby excelling in a loan spell at Carlisle.I think both may have a part to play this year if they can earn Brady's trust.

To be fair to Rose he's a decent finisher but didn't suit the lone striker 4-5-1/ 4-3-3 systems which Brady was forced to play due to the limitations of our personnel. He could thrive in a standard 4-4-2 or 3-5-2 with decent service and Brady has hinted that he wants to play two up front. On the other hand, I wouldn't be massively surprised if he moved on.

I think Sowerby would be fine as a partner for McWilliams at the base of a 4-2-3-1. I didn't see much creativity or goal threat from him though so I'd be a tad concerned if he was deployed in an advanced position. Having said that, this is a completely different division: we're not going to be playing teams who have 70%+ possession and someone like Sowerby could well come into his own.








Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on June 09, 2021, 19:37:01 pm
Super Sam for player assistant manager and sponge man.

8 goals and 6 assists last season, you could say he was our best player?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 09, 2021, 20:06:07 pm
8 goals and 6 assists last season, you could say he was our best player?
He was for losing possession.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on June 09, 2021, 20:15:41 pm
8 goals and 6 assists last season, you could say he was our best player?
I didn't say how soon.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 09, 2021, 20:59:50 pm
After stepping up to league 1 and being one of the players who did their ability justice through sheer effort...will that improve him for our tilt in league 2. Just asking, don't fancy being vilified for this post!

You wonít be, you are fully entitled to praise/support/criticise Hoskins. Seen enough of Hoskins to appreciate him; the way he slotted that goal against Burton is a lasting impression for me.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: St Edmundsbury Cobbler on June 10, 2021, 06:46:17 am
https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-town/luke-chambers-to-join-colchester-8031416 (https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-town/luke-chambers-to-join-colchester-8031416)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 10, 2021, 07:57:29 am
https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-town/luke-chambers-to-join-colchester-8031416 (https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-town/luke-chambers-to-join-colchester-8031416)
Emmm he will be 36 in a couple of months, Iíd say good luck to him but no thanks.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: TownOwl on June 10, 2021, 08:11:53 am
Seems Col U have signed two 35 year old very experienced Championship players from Ipswich, with a slightly younger Freddie Sears lined up too.
Will be interesting to see if signing all that experience and pedigree pays off. Hard to imagine it won't if they have youthful legs around that spine.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on June 10, 2021, 08:47:24 am
Itís easy to write off old players but we all know how important Ian Taylor was to us and Wes Hoolahan was pivotal to Cambridge getting promoted at 39. I donít think I would have gone for Chambers or Sears but who knows.



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on June 10, 2021, 09:04:35 am
Itís easy to write off old players but we all know how important Ian Taylor was to us and Wes Hoolahan was pivotal to Cambridge getting promoted at 39. I donít think I would have gone for Chambers or Sears but who knows.



Signing older players is a bit of a dilemma - you never know if you are getting them in the season that is just beyond where they should have stopped playing, where either their legs have gone or they start picking up niggling injuries that mean they are rarely available. That said, if you get lucky, you get a very good player that you may not have been able to otherwise afford who brings experience, a calming influence and a lot of nous, not to mention a player that just wants to keep playing football.

I guess it's just a case of being prepared to flip a coin and seeing which one you get!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: threeinabed on June 10, 2021, 09:20:55 am
He was for losing possession.

i agree


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on June 10, 2021, 10:51:18 am
https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-town/luke-chambers-to-join-colchester-8031416 (https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-town/luke-chambers-to-join-colchester-8031416)

With his injury record, experience and leadership qualities he would have been a great captain for us. Good signing for Col Utd.
He'll have a couple of years left in him.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobbler151 on June 10, 2021, 10:55:46 am
Itís easy to write off old players but we all know how important Ian Taylor was to us and Wes Hoolahan was pivotal to Cambridge getting promoted at 39. I donít think I would have gone for Chambers or Sears but who knows.



Agreed, people forget that Matty Taylors goals and assists were what kept us up after Wilder left, despite fact his legs had gone. Clarke Carlisle helped steady the ship to when he came in, even though he was past his best. We even saw the benefit of Sheehan last year, just a shame his injury record was so bad.
I would hold no objection for old championship/league one campaigner (with a good fitness record) coming in in the twilight of his career.  Would also help plays like Horsfall and McWilliams.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 10, 2021, 11:04:10 am
some good news on the horizon folk ....


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on June 10, 2021, 11:06:35 am
some good news on the horizon folk ....

New signing, re-signing or Assistant Manager?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on June 10, 2021, 11:24:09 am
some good news on the horizon folk ....

I said that once in 1984 and the very next year Graham Carr arrived.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on June 10, 2021, 11:28:12 am
some good news on the horizon folk ....

No, that's a partial eclipse, not Bayo on his way back.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Another Pedj on June 10, 2021, 11:32:54 am
I think he is referring to Ryan Watson


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: threeinabed on June 10, 2021, 11:40:21 am
I think he is referring to Ryan Watson

leaving?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on June 10, 2021, 11:42:40 am
I think he is referring to Ryan Watson

Hmmmmm.  He was probably best of a bad bunch last season but he does tend to go missing at times - he will hopefully be able to take games by the scruff of their neck more at a lower level this season.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 10, 2021, 11:59:02 am
some good news on the horizon folk ....
Tedís found the gas bottle for his caravan?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on June 10, 2021, 12:29:23 pm
Some of our other former players on the move:-
Jack Bridge has gone back to Southend.
Louis Moult has left PNE for Burton.
Matt Crookes is wanted by Ipswich.
JJO'T still available.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 10, 2021, 12:32:31 pm
Chance meeting with someone in Tesco this morning and Iím also expecting some news today, potentially a couple of things


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 10, 2021, 12:33:54 pm
Also expecting some news today, potentially a couple of things
Teds gas bottle?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 10, 2021, 12:38:15 pm
Chance meeting with someone in Tesco this morning and Iím also expecting some news today, potentially a couple of things

Well done! Keep up the good work 👍


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 10, 2021, 12:55:02 pm
Tedís found the gas bottle for his caravan?
Or he paid the deposit on his old one.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 10, 2021, 13:02:10 pm
Chance meeting with someone in Tesco this morning and Iím also expecting some news today, potentially a couple of things

 8) You met up with Tabasco Kid  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 10, 2021, 13:15:22 pm
folk wonít need to be detectives soon hopefully .


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: woody84 on June 10, 2021, 13:23:39 pm
Chance meeting with someone in Tesco this morning and Iím also expecting some news today, potentially a couple of things
Jamie Dodgers back in stock?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on June 10, 2021, 13:35:24 pm
folk wonít need to be detectives soon hopefully .

Elementary my dear Watson.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 10, 2021, 13:56:19 pm
2 things on the agenda today then.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 10, 2021, 14:10:55 pm
2 things on the agenda today then.

Watson & Calderwood being announced would be pretty swell!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on June 10, 2021, 14:15:50 pm
can we get some classic clues then please haha


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 10, 2021, 14:23:19 pm
can we get some classic clues then please haha

The more things change the more they stay the same...


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on June 10, 2021, 14:28:52 pm
The more things change the more they stay the same...

Baptiste?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on June 10, 2021, 14:29:45 pm
Let's face it, our 'insiders' are pretty naff.
We need mystic mother-in-law to start posting  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 10, 2021, 14:34:29 pm
Let's face it, our 'insiders' are pretty naff.
We need mystic mother-in-law to start posting  ;D

Sorry you feel that way Tone


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 10, 2021, 14:36:54 pm
Sorry you feel that way Tone

I do get a little tingle when I see you've posted ntfclad  ;D

Will both announcements be today/tomorrow?

Is one the assistant?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on June 10, 2021, 14:37:55 pm
Baptiste?

Alex Baptiste signed a new contract at Bolton a couple of weeks ago. Does anyone fit the bill that Kilmarnock have released recently 😜.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 10, 2021, 14:38:47 pm
I do get a little tingle when I see you've posted ntfclad  ;D

Will both announcements be today/tomorrow?

Is one the assistant?

Expecting both today and no one isnít the assistant


Midfielder in midfielder out


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: woody84 on June 10, 2021, 14:43:40 pm
The more things change the more they stay the same...
Status Quo concert on the pitch?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cox23jam on June 10, 2021, 14:46:51 pm
O'Toole back again?

Or Emyr Huws?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: woody84 on June 10, 2021, 14:55:22 pm
Ryan Watson OUT, AN Other Watson IN


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 10, 2021, 14:57:30 pm
Ryan Watson OUT, AN Other Watson IN

Kyle Rafferty ?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 10, 2021, 14:58:28 pm
Ryan Watson OUT, AN Other Watson IN
closer than you might think that


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on June 10, 2021, 15:05:38 pm
Whatís Ben Watson up to these days?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on June 10, 2021, 15:06:37 pm
https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2021/june/paul_lewis/ (https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2021/june/paul_lewis/)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Gen.Disorda on June 10, 2021, 15:06:59 pm
Matt Crookes is wanted by Ipswich.

Apparently Luton are looking at him as well.  


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Wanderingteyn on June 10, 2021, 15:11:16 pm
Just stuck £20 on Cobblers to be relegated.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: threeinabed on June 10, 2021, 15:11:42 pm
closer than you might think that

is it?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: southofthecounty on June 10, 2021, 15:15:30 pm
folk wonít need to be detectives soon hopefully .
..._ . ._. _.__  __. ___ ___ _..


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on June 10, 2021, 15:28:24 pm
https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2021/june/paul_lewis/ (https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2021/june/paul_lewis/)

Like that we are taking no crap from Watson dithering. TTFN


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on June 10, 2021, 15:32:23 pm
Expecting both today and no one isnít the assistant


Midfielder in midfielder out

Is the 2 announcements Lewis in and then Watson out then?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 10, 2021, 15:35:05 pm
Is the 2 announcements Lewis in and then Watson out then?


Indeed


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on June 10, 2021, 15:39:40 pm
https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2021/june/paul_lewis/ (https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2021/june/paul_lewis/)

Part of a team that made the play offs.

Good amount of games at this level.

Scored a decent amount of goals from midfield.

What is not to like about this signing?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: LawfordCob on June 10, 2021, 15:45:08 pm
Part of a team that made the play offs.

Good amount of games at this level.

Scored a decent amount of goals from midfield.

What is not to like about this signing?

Someone said something negative about an Ex player so therefore he will be rubbish for us. That's how it works.. just like Holmes.
Not that I'm saying he will be the next Ricky Holmes.. just, I want to see him play for us before judging him.
 


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 10, 2021, 15:47:24 pm
8) You met up with Tabasco Kid  ;D
You like to follow people around the board, dont you?
Dont worry, you wont get under my skin. You are not good enough.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on June 10, 2021, 15:51:56 pm
Someone said something negative about an Ex player so therefore he will be rubbish for us. That's how it works.. just like Holmes.
Not that I'm saying he will be the next Ricky Holmes.. just, I want to see him play for us before judging him.

Certainly agree about seeing him play first, we have had plenty arrive with a fanfare that have been absolute s***e and vice versa.

Just unsure why people seem so glum about our signings, what exactly did they expect at this level?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 10, 2021, 15:55:36 pm
Everyone thought Bolger was a good signing this time last year


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 10, 2021, 15:57:30 pm
You like to follow people around the board, dont you?
Dont worry, you wont get under my skin. You are not good enough.

Ok - Super Sleuth 8)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mathius on June 10, 2021, 16:03:59 pm
Just stuck £20 on Cobblers to be relegated.

If you're throwing money around, you might as well give it to me.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 10, 2021, 16:10:55 pm
Part of a team that made the play offs.

Good amount of games at this level.

Scored a decent amount of goals from midfield.

What is not to like about this signing?
Emmm we have basically got rid of a midfielder who scored 9 goals in L1 last year for one who scored 7 goals in L2. Not really sure whatís too exciting about it tbh.
Still letís see him play first.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on June 10, 2021, 16:14:19 pm
Everyone thought Bolger was a good signing this time last year

I donít remember opinions on Bolger but there were plenty on here that thought last yearís recruitment was very poor, with the side weaker than the one promoted and having a distinct lack of goals in it.

This year Iím finding it hard to have any gut feeling either negative or positive on the signings so far



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 10, 2021, 16:15:13 pm
I donít remember opinions on Bolger but there were plenty on here that thought last yearís recruitment was very poor, with the side weaker than the one promoted and having a distinct lack of goals in it.

This year Iím finding it hard to have any gut feeling either negative or positive on the signings so far


Maybe this will help.
https://www.thefootballnetwork.net/boards/read/s383.htm?730,17000886


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Onetouch on June 10, 2021, 16:15:27 pm
Emmm we have basically got rid of a midfielder who scored 9 goals in L1 last year for one who scored 7 goals in L2. Not really sure whatís too exciting about it tbh.
Still letís see him play first.

Its nice to see the club sticking to deadlines. I assume watson was hoping we would offer him more money and that has come back to haunt him.
Watson doesnt even have a new club lined up


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 10, 2021, 16:20:57 pm
Its nice to see the club sticking to deadlines. I assume watson was hoping we would offer him more money and that has come back to haunt him.
Watson doesnt even have a new club lined up
Completely agree we shouldnít wait, although what does that say about the attractiveness of the club in general?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 10, 2021, 16:29:09 pm
Its nice to see the club sticking to deadlines. I assume watson was hoping we would offer him more money and that has come back to haunt him.
Watson doesnt even have a new club lined up

Be surprised if he hasn't, as any L1 midfielder who can score 9 goals is worth a punt from any L1 Club seeking more firepower in Midfield. As I understand it both Watson and Jones players are still employed by NTFC up to the end of June. If this is the case they may have signed prelim' contracts (in Jones case) with their prospective Clubs. These agreements are not water tight.

If my understanding is incorrect please advise otherwise.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on June 10, 2021, 16:32:12 pm
Sorry you feel that way Tone

Just a funnyÖ.the issue is that none of your source material is going to be very exciting and there were better clues on 321  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: greek73 on June 10, 2021, 16:58:00 pm
Certainly agree about seeing him play first, we have had plenty arrive with a fanfare that have been absolute s***e and vice versa.

Just unsure why people seem so glum about our signings, what exactly did they expect at this level?

Completely agree with you. Dont really care about what fans of other clubs say tbh. I remember pompey fans slagging of Ricky Holmes and he turned out OK. Just because a couple of tranmere fans say he is no great loss doesn't mean he is rubbish. After all I'll say the same about Watson, no great loss to be honest and if he doesn't want to be hear then cheerio


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Onetouch on June 10, 2021, 17:08:02 pm
Be surprised if he hasn't, as any L1 midfielder who can score 9 goals is worth a punt from any L1 Club seeking more firepower in Midfield. As I understand it both Watson and Jones players are still employed by NTFC up to the end of June. If this is the case they may have signed prelim' contracts (in Jones case) with their prospective Clubs. These agreements are not water tight.

If my understanding is incorrect please advise otherwise.

I think the "transfer" can be cancelled by either party before the actual date.

Watson is a strange one, yes he finished our top scorer but until JB took over he looked average. Any club looking at him will take the full season into account. Clubs will be wondering what watson they will get


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on June 10, 2021, 17:09:43 pm
Emmm we have basically got rid of a midfielder who scored 9 goals in L1 last year for one who scored 7 goals in L2. Not really sure whatís too exciting about it tbh.
Still letís see him play first.

Watson scored 5 goals in L2 last time (I think) after scoring 2 in the previous 5 seasons to it.  :)

Like you say, let's see what he looks like in some proper games first.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 10, 2021, 17:12:06 pm
closer than you might think that
See what i did there
one detective out and another one in


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 10, 2021, 17:14:25 pm
Refreshing to see a manager not being messed around. On the flip side it looks like 3 very average signings so far.

On paper the replacements looks cheaper than those they have replaced. Maybe we are saving cash for a couple of big incomings!?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Alfred on June 10, 2021, 17:27:03 pm
Lewis would have played a fair chunk of his games for Cambridge under the management of Colin Calderwood.

Would have been there at the same time as Richards


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 10, 2021, 17:28:28 pm
Watson was good when pushed forward because he scored a few which we desperately needed. But without the goals he is average as a midfielder and thatís what he is ultimately in the side for. One of those ďluxury we canít afford typesĒ. To be brutally honest thatís why it was a good idea to push him forward, no significant loss to the midfield. Donít get me wrong, heís ok but I think there are better around.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: West Stand on June 10, 2021, 17:32:01 pm
Be surprised if he hasn't, as any L1 midfielder who can score 9 goals is worth a punt from any L1 Club seeking more firepower in Midfield. As I understand it both Watson and Jones players are still employed by NTFC up to the end of June. If this is the case they may have signed prelim' contracts (in Jones case) with their prospective Clubs. These agreements are not water tight.

If my understanding is incorrect please advise otherwise.


They sign a contract to start on 1 July, just like our new players have. The fact they are employed up to the end of June by NTFC is of no relevance really, they are free agents from 1 July. If Watson had signed for someone else I'm sure his new club would have announced it...unless they want do some big unavailing like we did many years ago with Taylor,Jess and Dyche. I doubt Watson warrants that.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 10, 2021, 17:34:37 pm
Like all things wage related, I dont think we have any way whatsoever of knowing who is being paid what. I think its fine to be unimpressed with the impressions of the signing, and to also realise that other fans opinions isnt a ironclad guanratee on the value for the team. For instance, Oliver was panned even by Morecambe fans, Lines was idolised by Rovers fans. We'll see how they play soon enough.

Really wish we valued people who could pass the ball and create more than we do though.

Jones was definitely a bigger loss than Watson, but everyone called both leaving. Definitely learnt lessons from last year, as I was certain Curle thought it was nailed on we'd sign both Oliver and Morton until the day they didnt, which left us with no-one.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemaker on June 10, 2021, 17:35:13 pm
One free transfer leaves , another one arrives

Interestingly for all the clubs soundbytes about a new pathway blah blah blah , the two players weíd have like to have kept havenít bought into it and have jumped ship

Thatís the crux of it


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 10, 2021, 17:47:35 pm
folk wonít need to be detectives soon hopefully .

0 guesses out of 4 so far. Keep going, youíll get one soon!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 10, 2021, 18:01:14 pm
Refreshing to see a manager not being messed around. On the flip side it looks like 3 very average signings so far.

On paper the replacements looks cheaper than those they have replaced. Maybe we are saving cash for a couple of big incomings!?
😂😂😂 maybe KT will answer all the Trusts questions and give full refunds to all season ticket holders as well!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: JollyCobbler on June 10, 2021, 18:07:19 pm
See what i did there
one detective out and another one in

Watson was never a detective. He just rode the coattails. ;)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Knockingonabit on June 10, 2021, 18:51:55 pm
I am a touch disappointed, although not surprised, by the general negativity greeting our new signings. Brady is in the process of surrounding himself with people that have both a mountain of experience in the game and the club at heart. No doubt there will be failures but, maybe a tad naively, I expect our recruitment to be a step or two up on recent seasons.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 10, 2021, 18:57:52 pm
0 guesses out of 4 so far. Keep going, youíll get one soon!
really ?
i am sure i mentioned a detective - Lewis
I thought it would be earlier which is why i asked about Tranmere the other day before the last arrival .
Pleasure beach - calderwood as you will discover .
Others  may be hidden , who knows .


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Freddie Ramscar on June 10, 2021, 18:58:32 pm
Emmm we have basically got rid of a midfielder who scored 9 goals in L1 last year for one who scored 7 goals in L2. Not really sure whatís too exciting about it tbh.
Still letís see him play first.

There is FAR more to a midfielder than goals scored.         ::) ;D
.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemaker on June 10, 2021, 19:09:33 pm
really ?
i am sure i mentioned a detective - Lewis
I thought it would be earlier which is why i asked about Tranmere the other day before the last arrival .
Pleasure beach - calderwood as you will discover .
Others  may be hidden , who knows .

Who knows??

NTFC lad thatís whoÖ.
The only poster on here with a hundred percent track record.

If you want info heís the man to take notice of.
Heís the only poster with proper inside info and contacts.

Would it be possible to have a ntfc lad transfer thread that is separate from the other pages of wish lists and guesses just so we can cut to the chaseÖ



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on June 10, 2021, 19:14:35 pm
really ?
i am sure i mentioned a detective - Lewis
I thought it would be earlier which is why i asked about Tranmere the other day before the last arrival .
Pleasure beach - calderwood as you will discover .
Others  may be hidden , who knows .


You'll learn to be secure in your own self soon enough  :)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: bungle on June 10, 2021, 19:15:43 pm
A few thoughts:

1. Watson and Jones were always going to get L1 offers. We shouldn't see their departures as rejection of Brady's 'project', just a exercise of completely justifiable ambition on their parts. Brady showed good management in setting a deadline and sticking to it.

2. I'd have liked Watson to stay but he's not a huge loss. 6 of his goals came in a 5 game purple patch and quite a few were from set pieces. His passing, creativity/assists and tackling were all bang average really and I wouldn't say he stood out when we were last in L2. In fact Curle benched him quite a bit at the start of this season. Will he repeat last season's feat and score 9+ goals again for a team who are not set up for him to play as a kind of advanced false 9? We'll see.

3. What I would say about the new signings so far is this:

- None of them are 'exciting' (not that this necessarily counts for much)
- None of them scream revolutionary 'data-based' recruitment to me

At first glance, the thought process behind the Lewis signing seems to be: we've just lost a goal-scoring midfielder, let's bring another
one in. Once again, I'd like to know the data which was used to identify Lewis as a good signing beyond a simplistic glance at the goals scored column.

If KT has identified poor recruitment as the primary reason for our relegation, and identified a data-based approach as the solution then we need to see some evidence that the process has improved.












Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 10, 2021, 19:34:23 pm


They sign a contract to start on 1 July, just like our new players have. The fact they are employed up to the end of June by NTFC is of no relevance really, they are free agents from 1 July. If Watson had signed for someone else I'm sure his new club would have announced it...unless they want do some big unavailing like we did many years ago with Taylor,Jess and Dyche. I doubt Watson warrants that.

Well my real point is if a player 'signs' for us as an example and he then becomes an official signee on the 1st July; Jones
has done the same thing with Cambridge if he has serious second thoughts can he legally opt out prior to 1st July?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on June 10, 2021, 19:41:01 pm
Well my real point is if a player 'signs' for us as an example and he then becomes an official signee on the 1st July; Jones
has done the same thing with Cambridge if he has serious second thoughts can he legally opt out prior to 1st July?

I do not believe so, they sign pre-contracts. So basically that contract just kicks in on 1st July, its now set in stone.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 10, 2021, 19:47:14 pm
I do not believe so, they sign pre-contracts. So basically that contract just kicks in on 1st July, its now set in stone.

Absolutely correct. Otherwise it would be mayhem with players signing then pulling out at the 11th hour. Pre-contract basically means full contract from a certain date - normally 1st July.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: TownOwl on June 10, 2021, 19:47:39 pm
If KT has identified poor recruitment as the primary reason for our relegation, and identified a data-based approach as the solution then we need to see some evidence that the process has improved.

There's only one form of evidence that really counts.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 10, 2021, 20:09:03 pm
A few thoughts:

1. Watson and Jones were always going to get L1 offers. We shouldn't see their departures as rejection of Brady's 'project', just a exercise of completely justifiable ambition on their parts. Brady showed good management in setting a deadline and sticking to it.

2. I'd have liked Watson to stay but he's not a huge loss. 6 of his goals came in a 5 game purple patch and quite a few were from set pieces. His passing, creativity/assists and tackling were all bang average really and I wouldn't say he stood out when we were last in L2. In fact Curle benched him quite a bit at the start of this season. Will he repeat last season's feat and score 9+ goals again for a team who are not set up for him to play as a kind of advanced false 9? We'll see.

3. What I would say about the new signings so far is this:

- None of them are 'exciting' (not that this necessarily counts for much)
- None of them scream revolutionary 'data-based' recruitment to me

At first glance, the thought process behind the Lewis signing seems to be: we've just lost a goal-scoring midfielder, let's bring another
one in. Once again, I'd like to know the data which was used to identify Lewis as a good signing beyond a simplistic glance at the goals scored column.

If KT has identified poor recruitment as the primary reason for our relegation, and identified a data-based approach as the solution then we need to see some evidence that the process has improved.


Pretty much spot on here, but I would suggest that the data-based approach is very much still a planned idea at best. KT said already that they aren't looking into hiring a data analyst "yet" - because, you know, why would we rush something like this after a calamitous relegation with poor recruitment at the heart of the issues?

As for Watson, I don't think he's close to being as much of a loss as Lloyd Jones. The Jones-Horsfall partnership had started to work really well for us and he'll be really hard to replace with the same quality; in fact I don't think we will. Watson is a very good player for L2 level but as you say he didn't massively stand out in that division before. His only real career goal spurt came under Brady, so perhaps we should look more to Brady's tactical nous for being able to get goals from a capable midfielder than to Watson being a regular goal threat?

Paul Lewis clearly has it in him to arrive late in the box and score goals - there was plenty in the club's new signing 'scout report'! Would like to think that Brady is intending on using him as a number 10 with an aerial threat to get on the end of Pinnock's crosses. Think we need a playmaker still but I'm sure one will be signed in the next month or so!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Another Pedj on June 10, 2021, 20:28:15 pm
Where did this data approach come from. I thought Foyle left because we went to that style. He has returned because now we have reverted to z scouting basis.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 10, 2021, 20:29:37 pm
I do not believe so, they sign pre-contracts. So basically that contract just kicks in on 1st July, its now set in stone.

Interesting - any Lawyers on here who can comment! For a start there must be some mitigating circumstances?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on June 10, 2021, 20:41:43 pm
On the Div.2 forum Tranmere fan thought that  Lewis was more suited in a deep midfield role rather than an attacking midfield role. Yet another signing who has played for Macclesfield.
Let's hope he proves the comments on the Tranmere forum incorrect.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 10, 2021, 20:44:41 pm
Who knows??

NTFC lad thatís whoÖ.
The only poster on here with a hundred percent track record.

If you want info heís the man to take notice of.
Heís the only poster with proper inside info and contacts.

Would it be possible to have a ntfc lad transfer thread that is separate from the other pages of wish lists and guesses just so we can cut to the chaseÖ

i couldnít agree more .
NTFCLad is the main man
his record is 100% folks




Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Wanderingteyn on June 10, 2021, 20:58:17 pm
Someone said they don't care what opposition fans say about players?

I don't understand that. Generally fans are right about players in the main.

Yes there was the Ricky Holmes case but I struggle to think of many others where fans have said someone isn't very good and he's turned out to be good?

You poll 100 Cobblers fans their opinion on a player and the majority will be about right, of course you get the odd mentalist.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: bungle on June 10, 2021, 20:59:31 pm
Pretty much spot on here, but I would suggest that the data-based approach is very much still a planned idea at best. KT said already that they aren't looking into hiring a data analyst "yet" - because, you know, why would we rush something like this after a calamitous relegation with poor recruitment at the heart of the issues?

.... His only real career goal spurt came under Brady, so perhaps we should look more to Brady's tactical nous for being able to get goals from a capable midfielder than to Watson being a regular goal threat?


Good points. I have no idea whether these signings will be successful or not but what I was hoping for from KT's rhetoric was that the recruitment process as a whole would be improved.  If it's true that the club haven't found any sort of data analyst yet then it looks to me like that a lot of the talk of a change of process was hot air. From what I've seen all that's changed is a new Head of Recruitment (who we've employed before) and the odd bit of input from Graham Carr - hardly the revolution we were promised.

You make a good point that Watson's purple patch may well have been down to Brady's coaching and capacity to improve a player rather than innate ability. I would say that Brady also improved Horsfall, L. Jones and Marshall amongst others. (It's a shame we've lost Jones because I think unlike Watson he had the potential to develop into a saleable asset like Goode. Still, the improvement in Horsfall was dramatic and I think he could have a very good year in L2 with the right partner alongside him.)

Perhaps we should look on these new signings as 'rough diamonds' that Brady can shape and develop.  






Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 10, 2021, 21:51:34 pm
Good points. I have no idea whether these signings will be successful or not but what I was hoping for from KT's rhetoric was that the recruitment process as a whole would be improved.  If it's true that the club haven't found any sort of data analyst yet then it looks to me like that a lot of the talk of a change of process was hot air. From what I've seen all that's changed is a new Head of Recruitment (who we've employed before) and the odd bit of input from Graham Carr - hardly the revolution we were promised.

You make a good point that Watson's purple patch may well have been down to Brady's coaching and capacity to improve a player rather than innate ability. I would say that Brady also improved Horsfall, L. Jones and Marshall amongst others. (It's a shame we've lost Jones because I think unlike Watson he had the potential to develop into a saleable asset like Goode. Still, the improvement in Horsfall was dramatic and I think he could have a very good year in L2 with the right partner alongside him.) Perhaps we should look on these new signings as 'rough diamonds' that Brady can shape and develop.

In the surprise signing of Lewis it appears that Richards and Calderwood may have had an input. To me a committee type signing is more practical and this (signing) might be an example as such.

 






Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 10, 2021, 22:04:50 pm
Interesting - any Lawyers on here who can comment! For a start there must be some mitigating circumstances?

No lawyers needed evers. Just believe it because it's correct.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 10, 2021, 23:02:35 pm
Good points. I have no idea whether these signings will be successful or not but what I was hoping for from KT's rhetoric was that the recruitment process as a whole would be improved.  If it's true that the club haven't found any sort of data analyst yet then it looks to me like that a lot of the talk of a change of process was hot air. From what I've seen all that's changed is a new Head of Recruitment (who we've employed before) and the odd bit of input from Graham Carr - hardly the revolution we were promised.

You make a good point that Watson's purple patch may well have been down to Brady's coaching and capacity to improve a player rather than innate ability. I would say that Brady also improved Horsfall, L. Jones and Marshall amongst others. (It's a shame we've lost Jones because I think unlike Watson he had the potential to develop into a saleable asset like Goode. Still, the improvement in Horsfall was dramatic and I think he could have a very good year in L2 with the right partner alongside him.)

Perhaps we should look on these new signings as 'rough diamonds' that Brady can shape and develop.  





KT in bluff ,bluster and bŻllshÓt, surly not!  data drive approach my aröe.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Sixfields_struggler on June 10, 2021, 23:14:25 pm
Honestly.
If you look at our championship winning team, we didnít have any World Cup beaters!
Just the right players with the right mentality, that formed a formidable group. 
Most of which werenít highly regarding by their previous clubs when signing.
They need to create the perfect blend and that can 100% be achieved by buying players who are yet to have shown their full potential.
Have faith in what they are doing, they certainly know a hell of a lot more than you lot!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 10, 2021, 23:27:24 pm
Honestly.
If you look at our championship winning team, we didnít have any World Cup beaters!
Just the right players with the right mentality, that formed a formidable group. 
Most of which werenít highly regarding by their previous clubs when signing.
They need to create the perfect blend and that can 100% be achieved by buying players who are yet to have shown their full potential.
Have faith in what they are doing, they certainly know a hell of a lot more than you lot!

Interesting comments - Holmes was the Gem who was our World Beater and proved it on several occasions for example, Luton and Stevenage. Other than that you are probably right. 


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 10, 2021, 23:48:43 pm
Honestly.
If you look at our championship winning team, we didn’t have any World Cup beaters!
Just the right players with the right mentality, that formed a formidable group. 
Most of which weren’t highly regarding by their previous clubs when signing.
They need to create the perfect blend and that can 100% be achieved by buying players who are yet to have shown their full potential.
Have faith in what they are doing, they certainly know a hell of a lot more than you lot!

I certainly don't disagree with this - whilst I am sceptical that these changes are anything more than a few extra voices inputting their opinions, I do have full faith in JB and the rest of the guys to bring in the right players for the system they want to play!

From the signings so far and from what JB has said about them, it seems we will play a high tempo style and get the ball into the box often from wide areas. These signings would surely all fit that style well. As you say, an effective yet individually unspectacular team where players fit their intended roles trumps a team of highly paid 'superstars' when there isn't a cogent plan - see Morecambe and Salford respectively this year! As it goes I personally think all 3 new lads look like good players - particularly Pinnock


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 10, 2021, 23:57:58 pm
Love the spin, weíve lost our two best players and replaced them with very average ones by the fans of their old teams comments.
We need a marquee signing, preferably before the shÓt hits the fan 🤐


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 11, 2021, 00:05:03 am
Whilst a data based approach is a significant tool, as with any decision making process it has its vulnerabilities and limitations. What if the players that score highly refuse to sign? Sometimes you are forced to revert to instinct or even worse taking a player who is halfway down the barrel. Not that I believe we would ever do that?

Like it or not it is often necessary to use a number of strategies to come to a decision including that good old professional instinct. Back to square one then.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Jim Hall Fixit on June 11, 2021, 00:10:14 am
Just to summarise the last 24 hours and our resulting chit chatting:
1) Well done JB - you set a deadline and stuck to it
2) Welcome to our 2 new midfielders - give your all to NTFC, listen to JB and donít read this forum!
3) We were never going to show our workings on the data based approach but letís be clear, it was only ever going to be used to bring unknowns into consideration- our 3 recent signings were all known commodities - right or wrong, thatís the way itíll work
4) Message to Cambridge fans - youíve got a good one but he wasnít always so , be careful!
5) Message to fans of wherever Watson ends up Ö no great loss. A very average midfielder who scored a few goals in a purple patch where our forwards went 100% AWOL.
6) Still think Mitch looks like Josh low so Iím very excited about that.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 11, 2021, 00:52:20 am
Love the spin, weíve lost our two best players and replaced them with very average ones by the fans of their old teams comments.
We need a marquee signing, preferably before the shÓt hits the fan 🤐

Care to share a couple of names who would you might like to see sign who you would class as a marquee signing? Preferably no former players or players over the age of 31!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: bungle on June 11, 2021, 06:24:42 am
Honestly.
If you look at our championship winning team, we didnít have any World Cup beaters!
Just the right players with the right mentality, that formed a formidable group....
Have faith in what they are doing, they certainly know a hell of a lot more than you lot!

Disagree. The Championship winning team had a core of quality players with pedigree and a proven-track record: JJOT (16 goals for Bristol Rovers; L1 experience), Rico (proven lower-league goal scorer), Moloney (L1 experience and had played for Forest), Nicky Adams (proven lower league assist king). Later we signed the likes of Collins and Martin on loan.

Recruitment quality matters. By KTís own admission it wasnít good enough last year and thatís why we went down. Saying Ďthey know a lot more than us so let them get on with ití is not very helpful. Did you Ďhave faithí in Curleís recruitment last summer? How did that work out for you? As fans we have the right to scrutinise core processes such as recruitment as it has a massive impact on the quality of the product we pay for. Itís also important that they are held accountable for the promises they make.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Larry on June 11, 2021, 07:20:12 am
Disagree. The Championship winning team had a core of quality players with pedigree and a proven-track record: JJOT (16 goals for Bristol Rovers; L1 experience), Rico (proven lower-league goal scorer), Moloney (L1 experience and had played for Forest), Nicky Adams (proven lower league assist king). Later we signed the likes of Collins and Martin on loan.

Recruitment quality matters. By KTís own admission it wasnít good enough last year and thatís why we went down. Saying Ďthey know a lot more than us so let them get on with ití is not very helpful. Did you Ďhave faithí in Curleís recruitment last summer? How did that work out for you? As fans we have the right to scrutinise core processes such as recruitment as it has a massive impact on the quality of the product we pay for. Itís also important that they are held accountable for the promises they make.

I still think there's a lot of luck when it comes to recruitment at our level and budget. For example JJOT took a long time to come up with the goods. I suspect it's more that the recruitment was good in hindsight because the team did so well and an automatic response to blame recruitment policy when it  goes badly. It could be that the players brought in are potentially up to the task but it simply doesn't work out. You've got to spend decent money for guaranteed success and you can't say we've done that.
If you remember when the Cardozas first showed up they did splash the cash and it still took a while to lift ourselves out of the L2


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 11, 2021, 08:06:23 am
Care to share a couple of names who would you might like to see sign who you would class as a marquee signing? Preferably no former players or players over the age of 31!
Canít promise not over 31, Neal Eardley released by Burton, Chucks Aneke released by Charlton or Kieran Agard released by MK Dongs.
They all will cost money so none will happen.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Sixfields_struggler on June 11, 2021, 09:07:10 am
Disagree. The Championship winning team had a core of quality players with pedigree and a proven-track record: JJOT (16 goals for Bristol Rovers; L1 experience), Rico (proven lower-league goal scorer), Moloney (L1 experience and had played for Forest), Nicky Adams (proven lower league assist king). Later we signed the likes of Collins and Martin on loan.

Recruitment quality matters. By KTís own admission it wasnít good enough last year and thatís why we went down. Saying Ďthey know a lot more than us so let them get on with ití is not very helpful. Did you Ďhave faithí in Curleís recruitment last summer? How did that work out for you? As fans we have the right to scrutinise core processes such as recruitment as it has a massive impact on the quality of the product we pay for. Itís also important that they are held accountable for the promises they make.


Sorry at what point did I say recruitment isnít crucial??
Last years completely different.  I never at any point had any confidence in Curle both on and off the pitch.
Sorry I donít understand your point?
Just saying there are many players out there that havenít fully reached their potential or have lost confidence over the years that we can pick up.
You donít have to have heard of them before!
Iíd like to think all players have some ability, they are professional footballers for god sake.
An element of luck you certainly need but the main thing is the players happiness at the club and the feeling of being settled, then youíll get the best out of them and confidence comes with that.
Just stop the bloody moaning and letís just get behind the team and the club with what they are doing!
Iím personally very excited and looking forward to the season ahead.
UTC!!



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: St Edmundsbury Cobbler on June 11, 2021, 09:13:53 am
Remember that season when we signed those top quality players Van Veen, Crooks, Pierre, Turnbull, Bunney, Facey, Grimes and Long?

Oh and had a World famous manager too.

That was a memorable time.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 11, 2021, 09:30:05 am
Disagree. The Championship winning team had a core of quality players with pedigree and a proven-track record: JJOT (16 goals for Bristol Rovers; L1 experience), Rico (proven lower-league goal scorer), Moloney (L1 experience and had played for Forest), Nicky Adams (proven lower league assist king). Later we signed the likes of Collins and Martin on loan.

Recruitment quality matters. By KTís own admission it wasnít good enough last year and thatís why we went down. Saying Ďthey know a lot more than us so let them get on with ití is not very helpful. Did you Ďhave faithí in Curleís recruitment last summer? How did that work out for you? As fans we have the right to scrutinise core processes such as recruitment as it has a massive impact on the quality of the product we pay for. Itís also important that they are held accountable for the promises they make.

Another interesting post on recruitment. JJOT took a long time to bed down with CW seemingly despairing of him ? Rico by 2015 was very much in the twilight of his career. and Adams if truth be known was not always a first X1 team selection. Your comments on Curle's summer selection rings true; yes the fans should take an interest in selection policies but we have no right as you put it. After all we have a choice whether or not to watch the Cobblers; buyer beware. As for the dreaded word 'accountable' - you only have to look at the opinions on here on players/management et al as it ranges from the ridiculous to the sublime! However if you put a sizeable chunk of money into the Club say over £350,000 that might give you the right to question selection policies even playing style!  Opinions on here is the way to go?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 11, 2021, 09:32:21 am
It's all a **** **** at this level. We'll see 5 weeks into the season how the team is, might be great, might be awful, might be mediocore. Until then the speculation is almost as wrong as it is right.

Hailed as good signings last year: Joseph Mills, Luke Racic, Cian Bolger, Benny Ashley-Seal
Met with  ??? : Missilou, Horsfall, Ricky Korboa
Met with drab enthusiasm : Loyd Jones, Nuttall

So, basically no correlation whatsoever between what we thought of the signings and how they got on.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 11, 2021, 09:33:24 am
Remember that season when we signed those top quality players Van Veen, Crooks, Pierre, Turnbull, Bunney, Facey, Grimes and Long?

Oh and had a World famous manager too.

That was a memorable time.
Yeah we were in L1, imagine if we hadnít invested we would have been relegated by Christmas.
Not to mention we changed managers etc.
Are you seriously suggesting signing quality players doesnít work?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 11, 2021, 09:34:37 am
It's all a **** **** at this level. We'll see 5 weeks into the season how the team is, might be great, might be awful, might be mediocore. Until then the speculation is almost as wrong as it is right.

Hailed as good signings last year: Joseph Mills, Luke Racic, Cian Bolger, Benny Ashley-Seal
Met with  ??? : Missilou, Horsfall, Ricky Korboa
Met with drab enthusiasm : Loyd Jones, Nuttall

So, basically no correlation whatsoever between what we thought of the signings and how they got on.
Benney is the pick of the crop.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 11, 2021, 10:35:10 am
Canít promise not over 31, Neal Eardley released by Burton, Chucks Aneke released by Charlton or Kieran Agard released by MK Dongs.
They all will cost money so none will happen.

Neal Eardley is 32, and last season couldn't get into the Burton team so went out on loan to Barrow in L2 where he managed only 4 appearances. That wouldn't even be a good signing let alone a marquee signing! Would cost nothing so you're talking rubbish.

Kieran Agard didn't play a single minute in the league for MK Dons last season. He only managed 2 goals in 19 games the year before that. Why on earth would we want him? Would cost nothing so you're talking rubbish again.

Chuks Aneke I agree would be a marquee signing. He's also a star player for a L1 team that will be top half next season and he is wanted by Coventry, amongst others, in the Championship. There is zero chance of him signing for us at this moment in time.

I'm sorry but these are poor suggestions and show that you shouldn't be writing the new signings off already; they're far more considered then the suggestions you've offered there. Have a bit of faith!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on June 11, 2021, 10:46:37 am
It's all a **** **** at this level. We'll see 5 weeks into the season how the team is, might be great, might be awful, might be mediocore. Until then the speculation is almost as wrong as it is right.

Hailed as good signings last year: Joseph Mills, Luke Racic, Cian Bolger, Benny Ashley-Seal
Met with  ??? : Missilou, Horsfall, Ricky Korboa
Met with drab enthusiasm : Loyd Jones, Nuttall

So, basically no correlation whatsoever between what we thought of the signings and how they got on.

Exactly. At our level (especially league 2) with let's say a 'competitive' budget, it's a pure lottery. The majority of any names signed by us are going to be unknown to the majority of us, unless you are some lower league player specialist. Sure, sign a striker with 3 goals in 100 games and it gives you a decent insight. Most players however have mixed form and polarize opinion, we have more than enough first hand experience of that. Any show reel makes a player look like Messi, others that leave with scathing reviews become your talisman. We're never going to be dealing in the well known names around the Prem and Championship, or players on that trajectory. I think that is why we gravitate to some ex-players so much, because we know them. Lewis could become the new JJOT.

Ultimately we will have very little idea until a ball is kicked in anger and they have a few competitive league games to see what we are in for.
I'm just pleased it will be a different squad to the crap endured last season. Enough of the old crap, let's have some new crap!  ;D

 


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Another Pedj on June 11, 2021, 10:49:29 am
Wether you like it or not the qua;ity will probably come from loans.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 11, 2021, 10:59:57 am
Neal Eardley is 32, and last season couldn't get into the Burton team so went out on loan to Barrow in L2 where he managed only 4 appearances. That wouldn't even be a good signing let alone a marquee signing! Would cost nothing so you're talking rubbish.

Kieran Agard didn't play a single minute in the league for MK Dons last season. He only managed 2 goals in 19 games the year before that. Why on earth would we want him? Would cost nothing so you're talking rubbish again.

Chuks Aneke I agree would be a marquee signing. He's also a star player for a L1 team that will be top half next season and he is wanted by Coventry, amongst others, in the Championship. There is zero chance of him signing for us at this moment in time.

I'm sorry but these are poor suggestions and show that you shouldn't be writing the new signings off already; they're far more considered then the suggestions you've offered there. Have a bit of faith!
Neal Eardley would be an excellent signing FFS have you seen what we are currently signing 😂 he was outstanding at Lincoln and would add the experience we need. As for Agard heís scored 40 goals in 108 appearances for MK dons?
I have no clue who you think we will sign but if you think they will be better than what I suggested your the one talking rubbish pal.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 11, 2021, 11:02:59 am
Wether you like it or not the qua;ity will probably come from loans.

Almost certainly - unless KT loosens the purse strings.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 11, 2021, 11:03:05 am
Wether you like it or not the qua;ity will probably come from loans.
Agreed very debatable how well loans work, itís a pŻnt in terms of attitude.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Sixfields_struggler on June 11, 2021, 11:09:31 am
Neal Eardley would be an excellent signing FFS have you seen what we are currently signing 😂 he was outstanding at Lincoln and would add the experience we need. As for Agard heís scored 40 goals in 108 appearances for MK dons?
I have no clue who you think we will sign but if you think they will be better than what I suggested your the one talking rubbish pal.
Point is...... you HAVENíT seen what weíve currently signed, have you?
Have you read any previous message, pretty much saying the same thing.
Youíre judging players you know absolutely nothing about,
Give them a bloody chance, Jesus!!!!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 11, 2021, 11:10:44 am
Neal Eardley would be an excellent signing FFS have you seen what we are currently signing 😂 he was outstanding at Lincoln and would add the experience we need. As for Agard heís scored 40 goals in 108 appearances for MK dons?
I have no clue who you think we will sign but if you think they will be better than what I suggested your the one talking rubbish pal.

Can you read? Agard has 2 goals in the last 2 seasons! Eardley might have been an excellent signing 5 years ago, certainly not now - he couldn't hold down a starting place for either Burton or Barrow last year. If you think that we could sign Aneke in L2 when there is Championship interest then you are plain wrong.

I'm glad you're not in charge because you talk absolute garbage! One of the players I suggested about a week ago was Pinnock, and low and behold he has signed for us since then. So yes I think I'm closer to realism on this than you are.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 11, 2021, 11:19:19 am
Can you read? Agard has 2 goals in the last 2 seasons! Eardley might have been an excellent signing 5 years ago, certainly not now - he couldn't hold down a starting place for either Burton or Barrow last year. If you think that we could sign Aneke in L2 when there is Championship interest then you are plain wrong.

I'm glad you're not in charge because you talk absolute garbage! One of the players I suggested about a week ago was Pinnock, and low and behold he has signed for us since then. So yes I think I'm closer to realism on this than you are.
Thereís no need to be rude, you wouldnít dare say it to my face so please refrain from acting hard on a forum.
Letís just agree to disagree, I have no wish to argue with fellow supporters.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 11, 2021, 11:29:01 am
Thereís no need to be rude, you wouldnít dare say it to my face so please refrain from acting hard on a forum.
Letís just agree to disagree, I have no wish to argue with fellow supporters.

I wasn't being rude, and given that you're trying to intimidate me now it's clearly you who is trying to 'act hard'.
Happy to agree to disagree.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on June 11, 2021, 11:30:05 am
I'm in the 'it's a lottery' camp.
Sure you can assess their physical characteristics and fitness history, but in terms of playing ability they will all be much of a muchness at this level...players that aspired to higher levels and for whatever reason have found themselves at league 2 level. Good management, tactics (being played in their best position) will be as big a factor as anything.
Then you have the youngsters like Benny Seal with no history who you have to take a total punt on.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 11, 2021, 11:30:31 am
I wasn't being rude, and given that you're trying to intimidate me now it's clearly you who is trying to 'act hard'.
Happy to agree to disagree.
Good thereís not enough Cobblers as it is without them falling out with each other over nothing 👍


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on June 11, 2021, 11:47:23 am
I must have missed the interview where it mentioned we were taking a more data lead approach. I enjoy looking at the data occasionally so had a look at some extremely basic criteria to see where Lewis featured against his peers last season. There were 72 players that played more than 2000 minutes in CDM/CM/. All the stats I look at are pro rata'd to per 90 minutes.

There are a ton of things that come into it such as style of play etc, but these are just the raw numbers as may be of some interest to someone.

Lewis played in a variety of positions last season. 548 mins at CAM, ST for 238, and 2545 in CM/CDM. 5 of his 6 league goals actually came from when he was playing in CM which is interesting so that is why I am comparing him to other CM's as thats where he logged is most minutes.

Of those the ones where Lewis features very highly is Aerial duels he featured in the 4th most of those players at 8.95 a game (average of 4.3).His win percentage was 47.08% which is about 3% better than average.

His XG (expected goals I know is hated by some) was 6th in the league from CM at 0.22 per game (average was 0.08).

Other main positive, touches of the ball in the box he ranked 5th of the CM's in L2 last season.

So a midfielder who is aerially combative and has the ability to chip in with the odd goal. His passing stats are very low in terms of volumes so does not seen to particularly dictate play, especially in a Tranmere side that had a lot of the ball. He attempted very low numbers and the average length of those passes was the lowest of the sample size.

Would rather see him at CM I think and arrive late than play further forward ALA where we put Watson last season. Unlikely to create a large amount judging from his figures, not exactly expansive in his passing. But at this level I dont think that is an issue, get the ball to our creative players and get in the box!

We know Sean is fantastic at this level at interceptions, tackles etc which will hopefully allow Lewis to get forward where he seems to be good at coming into the box, bodies in the box is something we never seemed to do well at last season so I see the benefit.

So does he jump off the page as a marquee signing, not really. Could he be a solid player that could get us 6-8 goals from midfield, yes. With so many more additions to come seems fine to me, no reason to meltdown at the very least!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 11, 2021, 11:56:48 am
I must have missed the interview where it mentioned we were taking a more data lead approach. I enjoy looking at the data occasionally so had a look at some extremely basic criteria to see where Lewis featured against his peers last season. There were 72 players that played more than 2000 minutes in CDM/CM/. All the stats I look at are pro rata'd to per 90 minutes.

There are a ton of things that come into it such as style of play etc, but these are just the raw numbers as may be of some interest to someone.

Lewis played in a variety of positions last season. 548 mins at CAM, ST for 238, and 2545 in CM/CDM. 5 of his 6 league goals actually came from when he was playing in CM which is interesting so that is why I am comparing him to other CM's as thats where he logged is most minutes.

Of those the ones where Lewis features very highly is Aerial duels he featured in the 4th most of those players at 8.95 a game (average of 4.3).His win percentage was 47.08% which is about 3% better than average.

His XG (expected goals I know is hated by some) was 6th in the league from CM at 0.22 per game (average was 0.08).

Other main positive, touches of the ball in the box he ranked 5th of the CM's in L2 last season.

So a midfielder who is aerially combative and has the ability to chip in with the odd goal. His passing stats are very low in terms of volumes so does not seen to particularly dictate play, especially in a Tranmere side that had a lot of the ball. He attempted very low numbers and the average length of those passes was the lowest of the sample size.

Would rather see him at CM I think and arrive late than play further forward ALA where we put Watson last season. Unlikely to create a large amount judging from his figures, not exactly expansive in his passing. But at this level I dont think that is an issue, get the ball to our creative players and get in the box!

We know Sean is fantastic at this level at interceptions, tackles etc which will hopefully allow Lewis to get forward where he seems to be good at coming into the box, bodies in the box is something we never seemed to do well at last season so I see the benefit.

So does he jump off the page as a marquee signing, not really. Could he be a solid player that could get us 6-8 goals from midfield, yes. With so many more additions to come seems fine to me, no reason to meltdown at the very least!

Very good post! Don't suppose you fancy doing the same for Kabamba and Pinnock too do you?   ;)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 11, 2021, 11:59:32 am
Good thereís not enough Cobblers as it is without them falling out with each other over nothing 👍

That is sadly true, no hard feelings! 👍


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: St Edmundsbury Cobbler on June 11, 2021, 12:22:29 pm
Yeah we were in L1, imagine if we hadnít invested we would have been relegated by Christmas.
Not to mention we changed managers etc.
Are you seriously suggesting signing quality players doesnít work?

We were relegated with those players, we started the following season with Facey, Pierre, Turnbull, Van Veen and Crooks and finished 15th.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on June 11, 2021, 12:30:13 pm
Very good post! Don't suppose you fancy doing the same for Kabamba and Pinnock too do you?   ;)

Thanks, glad someone found it interesting, a lot of people hate numbers haha. Happy to do so, but there will likely be a big disparity in the figures as players for Celtic / Rangers and the other bigger sides will likely dominate, still it will be interesting to look!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 11, 2021, 13:12:53 pm
Thanks, glad someone found it interesting, a lot of people hate numbers haha. Happy to do so, but there will likely be a big disparity in the figures as players for Celtic / Rangers and the other bigger sides will likely dominate, still it will be interesting to look!
Very interesting mate, perhaps you should ring the club and offer yourself as a data analysis expert.
In business you would never invest without looking at the numbers so why be any different in football.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on June 11, 2021, 13:14:37 pm
The 3 new signings are all over 6ft tall, are we going back to adopting KC's aerial attack tactics?
Eardley was very good when we had him on loan and that would have been the time to sign him. However, we had 2 right backs ( Moloney and Phillips) who were both out injured so it was not going to happen. His best days are behind him.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 11, 2021, 13:17:11 pm
I wasn't being rude, and given that you're trying to intimidate me now it's clearly you who is trying to 'act hard'.
Happy to agree to disagree.

You said he couldn't read ;D.  Its all about opinions, hard I know.  Good to see you both came to an amicable agreement. But one thing we all agree on we need a few quality signings  8)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on June 11, 2021, 13:33:55 pm
The 3 new signings are all over 6ft tall,

Flying keepers?  :P


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 11, 2021, 13:38:48 pm
The 3 new signings are all over 6ft tall, are we going back to adopting KC's aerial attack tactics?
Eardley was very good when we had him on loan and that would have been the time to sign him. However, we had 2 right backs ( Moloney and Phillips) who were both out injured so it was not going to happen. His best days are behind him.

Eardley wasn't on loan. Rob Page signed him in January 2017 until the end of that season. He wasn't offered a new contract and signed for Lincoln City where he impressed with his assists.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobbler151 on June 11, 2021, 14:04:47 pm
I must have missed the interview where it mentioned we were taking a more data lead approach. I enjoy looking at the data occasionally so had a look at some extremely basic criteria to see where Lewis featured against his peers last season. There were 72 players that played more than 2000 minutes in CDM/CM/. All the stats I look at are pro rata'd to per 90 minutes.

There are a ton of things that come into it such as style of play etc, but these are just the raw numbers as may be of some interest to someone.

Lewis played in a variety of positions last season. 548 mins at CAM, ST for 238, and 2545 in CM/CDM. 5 of his 6 league goals actually came from when he was playing in CM which is interesting so that is why I am comparing him to other CM's as thats where he logged is most minutes.

Of those the ones where Lewis features very highly is Aerial duels he featured in the 4th most of those players at 8.95 a game (average of 4.3).His win percentage was 47.08% which is about 3% better than average.

His XG (expected goals I know is hated by some) was 6th in the league from CM at 0.22 per game (average was 0.08).

Other main positive, touches of the ball in the box he ranked 5th of the CM's in L2 last season.

So a midfielder who is aerially combative and has the ability to chip in with the odd goal. His passing stats are very low in terms of volumes so does not seen to particularly dictate play, especially in a Tranmere side that had a lot of the ball. He attempted very low numbers and the average length of those passes was the lowest of the sample size.

Would rather see him at CM I think and arrive late than play further forward ALA where we put Watson last season. Unlikely to create a large amount judging from his figures, not exactly expansive in his passing. But at this level I dont think that is an issue, get the ball to our creative players and get in the box!

We know Sean is fantastic at this level at interceptions, tackles etc which will hopefully allow Lewis to get forward where he seems to be good at coming into the box, bodies in the box is something we never seemed to do well at last season so I see the benefit.

So does he jump off the page as a marquee signing, not really. Could he be a solid player that could get us 6-8 goals from midfield, yes. With so many more additions to come seems fine to me, no reason to meltdown at the very least!

Great post. Keep them coming, and agree, does not look like a bad signing


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on June 11, 2021, 14:40:08 pm
It's all a **** **** at this level. We'll see 5 weeks into the season how the team is, might be great, might be awful, might be mediocore. Until then the speculation is almost as wrong as it is right.

Hailed as good signings last year: Joseph Mills, Luke Racic, Cian Bolger, Benny Ashley-Seal
Met with  ??? : Missilou, Horsfall, Ricky Korboa
Met with drab enthusiasm : Loyd Jones, Nuttall

So, basically no correlation whatsoever between what we thought of the signings and how they got on.

Rose & Sowerby weíre both hailed by many as good signings too last year but ended up being poor.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 11, 2021, 16:06:14 pm
Just an observation but was I the only one who wasnít overly impressed with Rico first time around? I seem to remember him scoring 4 in a game but other than that I thought he was a bit average. Different story the second time he turned up. Anyway, the point is some of these more mature players do seem to get better with age.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: West Stand on June 11, 2021, 16:11:34 pm
We were in for Agard last summer, if my memory is correct he failed the medical.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on June 11, 2021, 16:31:24 pm
Cornell leaves Ipswich by mutual consent. Altogether now, "He's coming home, he's coming home, he's coming, Cornell's coming home!"


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CobblerForever on June 11, 2021, 17:29:25 pm
Cornell leaves Ipswich by mutual consent. Altogether now, "He's coming home, he's coming home, he's coming, Cornell's coming home!"

This article suggests he is attracting Championship interest.

https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/sport/ipswich-town/cornell-leaves-town-by-mutual-consent-8052670


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 11, 2021, 17:58:10 pm
This article suggests he is attracting Championship interest.

https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/sport/ipswich-town/cornell-leaves-town-by-mutual-consent-8052670

Heís got the hardest working agent in football


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobbler151 on June 11, 2021, 18:07:57 pm
Heís got the hardest working agent in football

My least favorite cobblers player in the 28 years I have supported them.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on June 11, 2021, 18:14:16 pm
We were in for Agard last summer, if my memory is correct he failed the medical.

And he missed MK's pre-season with a knee injury which then kept him out for a few months. Fell out of favour with new MK manager Russel Martin and never made it back into the team save for a Pizza Cup match against Norwich U-21's which he played in and scored twice. That's his only game since January 2020.

375 appearances and 106 goals is a ratio not to be sniffed at....i'm sure someone will give him a chance.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: bungle on June 11, 2021, 18:56:56 pm
Remember that season when we signed those top quality players Van Veen, Crooks, Pierre, Grimes and Long?

That was a memorable time.

The problem with that squad was no-one bothered to do due diligence on their character (another classic recruitment trap which we have occasionally fallen into). That squad was the exact inverse of last year's squad: lots of talent but no fight or work-rate. There was a massive imbalance which could have been corrected with the addition of some genuine leaders. If we'd had an Alan McCormack type alongside Crooks and Grimes and a Rico type to keep Van Ego in check then we might have made the play-offs with that group.

Great post by lordjord - give him the job as data analyst. Looks like we'll be alright with Lewis as long as we don't expect him to be a playmaker/assist maker type. Can Sowerby play that role at L2 level? We will see.





Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on June 11, 2021, 19:17:53 pm
Heís got the hardest working agent in football

Harsh...pretty confident we would have survived if he was between the sticks last season. Saying that we would have if my Gran played....and she died in 1986.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on June 11, 2021, 19:49:57 pm
Damn, we have failed to keep last seasons strike force intact. Ryan Edmondson has gone on a season long loan to Fleetwood.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on June 11, 2021, 20:04:22 pm
Of those the ones where Lewis features very highly is Aerial duels he featured in the 4th most of those players at 8.95 a game (average of 4.3).His win percentage was 47.08% which is about 3% better than average.
Someone explain please... If he only won 47.08% of his aerial contests thats less than half, so how can that be good, and how can that be 3% percent better than average?
Is there more than just 'won' and 'lost' when it comes to aerial challenges?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on June 11, 2021, 20:43:46 pm
Someone explain please... If he only won 47.08% of his aerial contests thats less than half, so how can that be good, and how can that be 3% percent better than average?
Is there more than just 'won' and 'lost' when it comes to aerial challenges?

Just maths and weighting. Assume there are a few players in the 60%+ with the average less than 50%.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 11, 2021, 20:44:09 pm
Someone explain please... If he only won 47.08% of his aerial contests thats less than half, so how can that be good, and how can that be 3% percent better than average?
Is there more than just 'won' and 'lost' when it comes to aerial challenges?
Because the average of headers won by an individual player in L2 is 44%, so he wins slightly more, the Ariel duals are with numerous opponents hence 44% being the mean average.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: WasRambo on June 11, 2021, 20:47:32 pm
Someone explain please... If he only won 47.08% of his aerial contests thats less than half, so how can that be good, and how can that be 3% percent better than average?
Is there more than just 'won' and 'lost' when it comes to aerial challenges?

I think lj means for CMs... bear in mind they're aerials against CBs, WBs, etc. So the average for CMs could be 44% won but Lewis won 47% of his duels


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: SadOldGit on June 11, 2021, 20:53:27 pm
Yeah but 41% of the headers have been wide and 17% of the players who have achieved over 52% of the second balls had honey nut clusters for brekky.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on June 11, 2021, 21:21:12 pm
I think lj means for CMs... bear in mind they're aerials against CBs, WBs, etc. So the average for CMs could be 44% won but Lewis won 47% of his duels

Nicely summarised  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on June 11, 2021, 21:30:58 pm
I get the mean median mode bit, and the categorizing of players into midfielders, defenders, strikers etc, but he still wins less than half of his contested headers (if the data is correct). For every central defender he challenges he might also challenge a pip squeak fullback or a Daniel Powell?
And if he wins less than he loses then should he be challenging for it in the first place?
If I was winning less than i was losing when there's only two outcomes (against players in the same league), I wouldnt want any bragging about how good I was no matter who I was contesting it with.
But I get the theory, thanks.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: claretparrot on June 11, 2021, 22:09:18 pm
I get the mean median mode bit, and the categorizing of players into midfielders, defenders, strikers etc, but he still wins less than half of his contested headers (if the data is correct). For every central defender he challenges he might also challenge a pip squeak fullback or a Daniel Powell?
And if he wins less than he loses then should he be challenging for it in the first place?
If I was winning less than i was losing when there's only two outcomes (against players in the same league), I wouldnt want any bragging about how good I was no matter who I was contesting it with.
But I get the theory, thanks.

Look at it this way. If every player was the same height and just as good at winning headers, you'd expect them all to win 50%.

Assume the average CM is less skilled at winning headers than the average defender and the average striker, and you start to see how 47% could be quite good.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Coolcat on June 11, 2021, 22:28:09 pm
Look at it this way. If every player was the same height and just as good at winning headers, you'd expect them all to win 50%.

Assume the average CM is less skilled at winning headers than the average defender and the average striker, and you start to see how 47% could be quite good.
Yeah but only **** players head balls...decent ones kick them!
So 47%...hmmm, over to CJ!  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Clarity on June 12, 2021, 09:26:58 am
Defender next - I PRESUME


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 12, 2021, 09:31:25 am
Defender next - I PRESUME
Or a Keeper 😉


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 12, 2021, 09:59:08 am
My least favorite cobblers player in the 28 years I have supported them.

Astonishing comment when if he had stayed it might have gained us 3/4 points (includes MK game). Would not be too surprised if JB resigned him.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 12, 2021, 10:15:10 am
Look at it this way. If every player was the same height and just as good at winning headers, you'd expect them all to win 50%.

Assume the average CM is less skilled at winning headers than the average defender and the average striker, and you start to see how 47% could be quite good.

I think CP is right or at the very least convincing in his interpretation of LJ figures. At a guess you might have missed the point which is comparing Lewis % of headers against defenders. Another thing what LJ figures suggest is that Lewis is brave and determined in midfield? If that is the case it might justify JBís enthusiasm in getting Lewis on board. Right character and all that!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on June 12, 2021, 10:18:29 am
I get the mean median mode bit, and the categorizing of players into midfielders, defenders, strikers etc, but he still wins less than half of his contested headers (if the data is correct). For every central defender he challenges he might also challenge a pip squeak fullback or a Daniel Powell?
And if he wins less than he loses then should he be challenging for it in the first place?
If I was winning less than i was losing when there's only two outcomes (against players in the same league), I wouldnt want any bragging about how good I was no matter who I was contesting it with.
But I get the theory, thanks.

I think you would be surprised at how dominant the CB's are in comparison (especially in L2), plenty in the 60+/70+. Think of the other CM's we have has in the past, a number are quite small in stature and dont really attempt to win the ball, just try and jump and use their body to put off the opponent.. If they managed to win 50% in the air I would be delighted, they cant bail out of it because they are unlikely to win it. But as the numbers go up you are involved in its obviously more impressive to maintain a better win rate.

Understand it does not seem like a positive at all though, context is always important which I did not really add. Just checked Daniel Powell also, challenged for just over 2 a game and barely won 20%, guess that's why he's a winger and not a forward!

Its also true though that data can be construed in a number of ways, he could turn out to be awful haha. As I say I am not expecting world beater, but solid squad option who can get us the odd goal, yes. But the proof will be in the pudding, no better way to find out than watching him in the flesh!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 12, 2021, 10:26:45 am
I think you would be surprised at how dominant the CB's are in comparison (especially in L2), plenty in the 60+/70+. Think of the other CM's we have on our books, McWilliams, Pollock, Sowerby. If they managed to win 50% in the air I would be delighted, they cant bail out of it because they are unlikely to win it. But as the numbers go up you are involved in its obviously more impressive to maintain a better win rate.

Understand it does not seem like a positive at all though, context is always important which I did not really add. Just checked Daniel Powell also, challenged for just over 2 a game and barely won 20%, guess that's why he's a winger and not a forward!

Which is a good example of a player lacking the determination to win (any) header. Some on here criticised Powell that for a player with an imposing physique he lacked determination.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 12, 2021, 10:35:18 am
Heís got the hardest working agent in football

Heard whispers on Innis of Charlton signing.  Fee involved. Any comment?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on June 12, 2021, 10:41:19 am
You'd have to think that a lot of the time midfielders are challenging for aerial balls that they want to flick on or where it's coming over their heads. Defenders are generally just heading balls away that are coming straight at them.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Clarity on June 12, 2021, 11:39:57 am
Or a Keeper 😉
I Presume was a clue.... thatís the annoying thing to do on this thread


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 12, 2021, 11:59:33 am
Heard whispers on Innis of Charlton signing.  Fee involved. Any comment?
I remember watching him when we played Charlton and feeling gutted that we'd lost out of him. Not sure why'd they let him go, other than he seems to be coming out of a long term injury.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on June 12, 2021, 14:06:15 pm
I think you would be surprised at how dominant the CB's are in comparison (especially in L2), plenty in the 60+/70+. Think of the other CM's we have has in the past, a number are quite small in stature and dont really attempt to win the ball, just try and jump and use their body to put off the opponent.. If they managed to win 50% in the air I would be delighted, they cant bail out of it because they are unlikely to win it. But as the numbers go up you are involved in its obviously more impressive to maintain a better win rate.

Understand it does not seem like a positive at all though, context is always important which I did not really add. Just checked Daniel Powell also, challenged for just over 2 a game and barely won 20%, guess that's why he's a winger and not a forward!

Its also true though that data can be construed in a number of ways, he could turn out to be awful haha. As I say I am not expecting world beater, but solid squad option who can get us the odd goal, yes. But the proof will be in the pudding, no better way to find out than watching him in the flesh!
So I suppose in the case of central midfielders, if you could isolate those duels contested only against another CM, you should arrive at a more convincing stat for how effective they actually are in comparison to each other.
Might provide someone with a job?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on June 12, 2021, 14:11:29 pm
So I suppose in the case of central midfielders, if you could isolate those duels contested only against another CM, you should arrive at a more convincing stat for how effective they actually are in comparison to each other.
Might provide someone with a job?

Absolutely! I imagine their is a data source out there somewhere. But I have neither the time nor do I care enough to do so haha.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: CJ on June 12, 2021, 18:13:47 pm
Absolutely! I imagine their is a data source out there somewhere. But I have neither the time nor do I care enough to do so haha.
Marouane Felaine was quite good in the air, wonder what his stats looked like?
Any chance our guy is our league two equivalent?!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: lordjord on June 12, 2021, 18:33:04 pm
Marouane Felaine was quite good in the air, wonder what his stats looked like?
Any chance our guy is our league two equivalent?!

I think its safe to say he is not the league two equivalent haha ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 12, 2021, 18:58:51 pm
Who gives a fukc about stats? I had a decade of filling in time sheets, being followed around by time and motion men, and having my wages cut.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on June 12, 2021, 19:12:00 pm
Who gives a fukc about stats? I had a decade of filling in time sheets, being followed around by time and motion men, and having my wages cut.


Apparently the time and motion people did!  :P


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Coolcat on June 12, 2021, 20:43:03 pm
Astonishing comment when if he had stayed it might have gained us 3/4 points (includes MK game). Would not be too surprised if JB resigned him.
Astonishing, given the number of shockers we've had between the sticks over the years...never mind outfield duds...oh and more recently, a certain Mr Mitchell!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Coolcat on June 12, 2021, 20:46:22 pm
Marouane Felaine was quite good in the air, wonder what his stats hair looked like?
Any chance our guy is our league two equivalent?!
:afro


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Jim Hall Fixit on June 12, 2021, 23:56:49 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/edmondson-back-in-league-one-as-leeds-striker-heads-north-after-cobblers-spell-3270873

Well one things for certain Ö. Fleetwood donít operate a data driven recruitment system. If they do theyíve got their Excel spread sheet upside down!!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 13, 2021, 07:35:13 am
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/edmondson-back-in-league-one-as-leeds-striker-heads-north-after-cobblers-spell-3270873

Well one things for certain Ö. Fleetwood donít operate a data driven recruitment system. If they do theyíve got their Excel spread sheet upside down!!

We'll see. Probably score lots of goals for them. I've previously stated that I think he will go on to be goalscorer, so will be watching his progress with interest.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on June 13, 2021, 07:39:35 am
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/edmondson-back-in-league-one-as-leeds-striker-heads-north-after-cobblers-spell-3270873

Well one things for certain Ö. Fleetwood donít operate a data driven recruitment system. If they do theyíve got their Excel spread sheet upside down!!

I feel there is a good a chance he will come good at some stage but last season was definitely a case of the wrong person at the wrong time. In a struggling side that didnít create much persevering with Edmondson pretty much finished us off, Iím sure he benefited with the experience but he was never going to come good.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 13, 2021, 19:49:01 pm
I feel there is a good a chance he will come good at some stage but last season was definitely a case of the wrong person at the wrong time. In a struggling side that didnít create much persevering with Edmondson pretty much finished us off, Iím sure he benefited with the experience but he was never going to come good.

To put it bluntly he was absolutely awful.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: bungle on June 13, 2021, 20:28:11 pm
Luke Chambers signs for Col U. Wonder if we were in for him?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 14, 2021, 01:20:59 am
To put it bluntly he was absolutely awful.
I feel he has potential. The bottom line though is that at present he is proven to not score goals at that level. If we were Fleetwood supporters we would be going bonkers following his record last season. Itís make or break for him next season, so professionally the pressure will be on. Letís not forget he is a young kid so I hope he makes it, especially as they are not in our division.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 14, 2021, 07:51:17 am
To put it bluntly he was absolutely awful.
Where does that leave BAS?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 14, 2021, 09:43:24 am
Luke Chambers signs for Col U. Wonder if we were in for him?
no , but news should come clear on this position for all the folk worrying


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Clarity on June 14, 2021, 11:37:31 am
Jon Guthrie - defender from Livingstone I PRESUME


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on June 14, 2021, 11:42:10 am
Jon Guthrie - defender from Livingstone I PRESUME

Did we not have him on trial once? when we went to spain.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 14, 2021, 12:35:45 pm
Did we not have him on trial once? when we went to spain.

Currently on transfer list.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on June 14, 2021, 13:06:53 pm
Currently on transfer list.

At his request due to "family reasons"

He had a two year contract with a further year option, that option was exercised but now it seems he wants to return to England.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 14, 2021, 13:19:50 pm
Where has the Guthrie rumour surfaced from?

Seen on twitter from a reasonably reliable account that we are interested in Jordy Hiwula from Portsmouth


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 14, 2021, 14:34:00 pm
Where has the Guthrie rumour surfaced from?

Seen on twitter from a reasonably reliable account that we are interested in Jordy Hiwula from Portsmouth


Clarity always a top source of information! Bit surprised this rumour missed your attention 😎


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 14, 2021, 15:17:02 pm


Clarity always a top source of information! Bit surprised this rumour missed your attention 😎

Yes, I saw Clarity had posted it. I wanted to know where it had come from originally?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 15, 2021, 10:45:29 am
Where has the Guthrie rumour surfaced from?

Seen on twitter from a reasonably reliable account that we are interested in Jordy Hiwula from Portsmouth
Hiwula, like Inniss, was someone we were interested in previously, so I don't know if this was just regurgitation of rumours from last year.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Clarity on June 15, 2021, 11:38:37 am
Hiwula, like Inniss, was someone we were interested in previously, so I don't know if this was just regurgitation of rumours from last year.
Not the case...also heard we're possibly interested in a right back from Bristol Rovers. No BS just a good source


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 15, 2021, 12:10:03 pm
Not the case...also heard we're possibly interested in a right back from Bristol Rovers. No BS just a good source
Would that be the LITTLE and large show?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Clarity on June 15, 2021, 12:24:55 pm
Would that be the LITTLE and large show?
That's as much as i know... however, you could well be on to something, his contract expires at the end  of June


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 15, 2021, 12:45:00 pm
Iíve heard weíre quite far on with talks with a few targets, I donít have any names currently


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 15, 2021, 13:05:40 pm
Would that be the LITTLE and large show?

Not sure if Little fits in JB scheme of things....he is 32yrs. Not old but probably after a 2/3 yr contract ...too much IMO.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 15, 2021, 14:53:19 pm
That's as much as i know... however, you could well be on to something, his contract expires at the end  of June
I'd imagine that would be Tutonda, who we will also linked with last year then?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 15, 2021, 15:00:23 pm
Potentially one may be in today


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Clarity on June 15, 2021, 15:01:26 pm
Potentially one may be in today
Incoming


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 15, 2021, 15:02:46 pm
A well travelled route


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Clarity on June 15, 2021, 15:04:51 pm
A well travelled route
Give him the 66 shirt


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on June 15, 2021, 15:16:04 pm
A well travelled route

Surely down from Scotland then...


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on June 15, 2021, 15:22:10 pm
3:30 announcement, so not long to wait.

Hoping for a CB or a GK!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 15, 2021, 15:24:29 pm
3:30 announcement, so not long to wait.

Hoping for a CB or a GK!

The answer is on this very page


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on June 15, 2021, 15:26:57 pm
The answer is on this very page

Ah.  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 15, 2021, 15:29:16 pm
Ah.  ;D

Well where heís coming from is anyway, but heís not a GK or CB


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: The Rauldinho on June 15, 2021, 15:31:57 pm
Well where heís coming from is anyway, but heís not a GK or CB

Yeah, gathered that now it has been announced.

Another winger on the books!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Wanderingteyn on June 15, 2021, 15:32:59 pm
I for one am glad our new recruitment panel are casting their net far and wide.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 15, 2021, 15:34:42 pm
Do they think that we play in Corby?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 15, 2021, 15:35:18 pm
Connolly is fast as f*ck!

Very clear that we are signing a team of strong athletes this summer


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: BackOfTheNet on June 15, 2021, 15:42:53 pm
Connolly is fast as f*ck!

Very clear that we are signing a team of strong athletes this summer

I've just watched the scout report - he flies along, doesn't he?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on June 15, 2021, 15:44:45 pm
Looks like Brady has put pace at the top of his priorities/shopping list this summer

Connolly might be the fastest of the lot. From a squad who so clearly lacked it going into last season under Curle, this is a little more refreshing.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Coolcat on June 15, 2021, 15:49:12 pm
I for one am glad our new recruitment panel are casting their net far and wide.
Yes, Kilmarnock, Paisley, Kilmarnock...
Incoming from Greenock Morton next!  ;)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Wanderingteyn on June 15, 2021, 15:51:08 pm
Yes, Kilmarnock, Paisley, Kilmarnock...
Incoming from Greenock Morton next!  ;)

😀


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 15, 2021, 15:52:00 pm
Proper left & right wingers now...ooooohhh, I do love a winger!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Gazman on June 15, 2021, 15:52:16 pm
I've just watched the scout report - he flies along, doesn't he?

I just hope we play the ball in front of him for him to run onto
Nothing more frustrating for a winger than having to check his stride from a poor pass
As long as we have some good ball playing midfielders our service out wide shouldn't be an issue


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: DrillingCobbler on June 15, 2021, 15:52:54 pm
Excited with this signing.

Opposition fans haven't even slagged him orf. St Mirren fans on twitter that I've seen are all disappointed he's left them. When did that last happen, normally we're told straight away how rubbish our new signings are!!  ;D

He's bound to be inconsistent, 99% of wingers are. However, his pace along with Pinnock's will clearly mean teams will set themselves up a bit deeper against us.

Good stuff!



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Steve Massive Massey on June 15, 2021, 16:12:27 pm
Graham Carr plundered the non league to produce a fantastic side, JB is plundering Scotland.

I just hope he stays away from the national team.



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on June 15, 2021, 16:13:12 pm
I assume we will still play Hoskins right mid?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 15, 2021, 16:13:53 pm


Opposition fans haven't even slagged him orf. St Mirren fans on twitter that I've seen are all disappointed he's left them. When did that last happen, normally we're told straight away how rubbish our new signings are!!  ;D




Please share... everything I have seen is less than complimentary!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 15, 2021, 16:24:44 pm
Graham Carr plundered the non league to produce a fantastic side, JB is plundering Scotland.

I just hope he stays away from the national team.



I'd hedge a bet that JB hadn't even heard of any of these players north of the border prior to the arrival of Martin Foyle.

I guess if we sink the finger will be pointed at Martin Foyle. If we float JB will take the credit :)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Steve Massive Massey on June 15, 2021, 16:33:33 pm
Yes Sir, I can boogie.

I'm oof doon sooth to Northampton.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 15, 2021, 16:37:20 pm
I assume we will still play Hoskins right mid?


Well at the very least he will have competition now, something he amazingly didn't have at all last season due to Curle's bizarre squad planning!

I hope the addition of pacey wide players will make Rose and/or Smith look better this year. Neither are particularly capable of making things out of nothing (bar Rose's bicycle kick wonder goal) but both seemingly could score a decent amount if they are getting crosses from the byline more often. That didn't happen enough last year as we didn't have that pace or invention in wide areas so fingers crossed that Pinnock and Connolly can add that, and Hoskins raises his game to what we have seen from him before!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: DrillingCobbler on June 15, 2021, 16:53:44 pm
Please share... everything I have seen is less than complimentary!

Cobblers twitter page, 20 quoted retweets mainly from St Mirren and Bradford fans. Not seen any overly negative comments. A few 'inconsistent' ones but that's always the case with wingers at this level.

What I do know from following a lower league football team all over the country for 30 plus years is that if you've got a bloody quick winger, it definitely gets you playing further up the pitch because the opposition are scared of pace and set up deeper. It appears we've now got two.

So even if they are inconsistent, which I have no doubt they will be (!!!) it wont overly matter because they will be tightly marked and our other lads will get less attention.



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: bungle on June 15, 2021, 18:17:51 pm
As a former winger himself, let's hope that Brady can get the best out Pinnock and Donnelly.

The recruitment so far has a 'traditional 4-4-2' vibe about it: two wingers, pacey striker, midfielder known for getting on the end of crosses. Nothing wrong with 4-4-2 at L2 level, but it will be interesting to see how we get on against teams who employ more defensive/midfield-heavy formations if this is to be the case.

Besides from the obvious centre back, RB and GK, I would still love us to to sign a creative attacking midfielder with guile and an eye for a pass and a dominant centre forward who can win headers - not convinced we have one of those yet.

Perhaps Chuks can emerge properly and provide that elusive creative X factor this year.




Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: TownOwl on June 15, 2021, 18:19:07 pm
Quite pleased with the signings we've made from a style of play perspective. If we can muster some decent quality to plug the obvious holes at he back, I'd be fancying us for an exciting season.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 15, 2021, 18:52:43 pm
Burton Albion have signed Bryn Morris


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 15, 2021, 19:41:50 pm
Burton Albion have signed Bryn Morris
Thatís a shame Iíd have liked him as playmaker.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: OCoole on June 15, 2021, 20:11:43 pm
Thatís a shame Iíd have liked him as playmaker.

Same for me. Think in a lower division we would have seen the best of him. He has quite a decent passing range but we didn't have the mobile targets for him to find last year!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 15, 2021, 21:06:15 pm
Yes, Kilmarnock, Paisley, Kilmarnock...
Incoming from Greenock Morton next!  ;)
plundering the sweaties hasnít finished yet ....


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 15, 2021, 21:24:05 pm
I assume we will still play Hoskins right mid?
Hopefully itís back to the chocolate factory for our little Oompa Loompa.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on June 15, 2021, 21:38:38 pm
So far we have signed 4 players and in every case the forum of the club they are leaving are filled with negative comments about them.
A selection from the St. Mirren forum:-"He's lightning quick but has no end product"," I was surprised we offered him a new contract" and "it might have been worth keeping him to use as a sub". It seems that although he has featured in most of their games he has not made the starting 11 for a while. St. Mirren fans have not forgiven us as somebody was reported to have told them that Junior Morias would score 20 goals a season for them.
I'm not expecting too many more signings until our main targets have finished playing in the euros.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 15, 2021, 21:59:40 pm
Do they think that we play in Corby?

 ;D  Quite Witty one, be over some heads tho'!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 15, 2021, 22:01:17 pm
Graham Carr plundered the non league to produce a fantastic side, JB is plundering Scotland.

I just hope he stays away from the national team.


JB - Hammer of the Scots


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 15, 2021, 22:06:16 pm
As a former winger himself, let's hope that Brady can get the best out Pinnock and Donnelly.

The recruitment so far has a 'traditional 4-4-2' vibe about it: two wingers, pacey striker, midfielder known for getting on the end of crosses. Nothing wrong with 4-4-2 at L2 level, but it will be interesting to see how we get on against teams who employ more defensive/midfield-heavy formations if this is to be the case.

Besides from the obvious centre back, RB and GK, I would still love us to to sign a creative attacking midfielder with guile and an eye for a pass and a dominant centre forward who can win headers - not convinced we have one of those yet.

Perhaps Chuks can emerge properly and provide that elusive creative X factor this year.


Absolutely Bungle absolutely 8)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 15, 2021, 22:45:16 pm
Excited with this signing.

Opposition fans haven't even slagged him orf. St Mirren fans on twitter that I've seen are all disappointed he's left them. When did that last happen, normally we're told straight away how rubbish our new signings are!!  ;D

He's bound to be inconsistent, 99% of wingers are. However, his pace along with Pinnock's will clearly mean teams will set themselves up a bit deeper against us.

Good stuff!


Only 5'.7" all the others are 6' plus :'('


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 16, 2021, 07:08:13 am
This Land Is Your Land .
Words associated with our club in more ways than one .


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Vince Planner on June 16, 2021, 08:40:22 am
This Land Is Your Land .
Words associated with our club in more ways than one .
Jon Guthrie then, fits the bill and is on the transfer list.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Another Pedj on June 16, 2021, 08:46:14 am
Certainly fits.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 16, 2021, 09:56:53 am
Whatís with these awful T shirts we keep getting new signings to pose in?



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: threeinabed on June 16, 2021, 10:46:20 am
Whatís with these awful T shirts we keep getting new signings to pose in?



are they worse than the "teyn" brand?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 16, 2021, 11:09:27 am
are they worse than the "teyn" brand?


They look like the sort of thing someone has produced as a GCSE project.

Fruit of the loom specials with NTFC shoehorned in.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblergaz59 on June 16, 2021, 11:19:45 am


The recruitment so far has a 'traditional 4-4-2' vibe about it:




More likely 4-2-3-1 ....gotta shoehorn Sammy into the mddle somewhere  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Sixfields_struggler on June 16, 2021, 11:46:52 am
Think Sammy will be more of a squad player this year.
Just hasnít got the ability in my eyes sadly.
Loyal, hard working and Iíd imagine heís a good trainer so good to have him around the place though.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 16, 2021, 12:02:21 pm
They look like the sort of thing someone has produced as a GCSE project.

Fruit of the loom specials with NTFC shoehorned in.
Nothing wrong with fruit of the loom. I have got some that are 15 years old, and still in perfect shape.
If you want cheap sh1t, go mingle with the Skeggys, at primark.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 16, 2021, 12:07:13 pm
Potentially one in today, currently no names


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Onetouch on June 16, 2021, 12:32:24 pm
Potentially one in today, currently no names
Any idea on position?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 16, 2021, 14:05:39 pm


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on June 16, 2021, 14:55:51 pm
Potentially one in today, currently no names

Cant give us one of your clues haha?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobbler151 on June 16, 2021, 15:28:29 pm
Potentially one in today, currently no names

Nice to have you on here.
Also nice we appear not be waiting around to get players in :)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Winslow Lee on June 16, 2021, 15:36:02 pm
Think Sammy will be more of a squad player this year.
Just hasnít got the ability in my eyes sadly.
Loyal, hard working and Iíd imagine heís a good trainer so good to have him around the place though.


It will all depend on form, Hoskins was our highest scoring attacker last season and if we play 4-4-2 will probably vie with others for either striker or wide right. You just need to look at last season where a lot of the new signings (Missilou, Bolger, Rose, BAS & Sowerby) didnít cut it and where peripheral at best to show being a new signing is no guarantee of a continued starting place.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 16, 2021, 16:28:30 pm
Nice to have you on here.
Also nice we appear not be waiting around to get players in :)

Youíll have to wait a bit longer, wonít be today!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Zen Master on June 16, 2021, 16:37:31 pm
Has he seen the ground then? Lost our pen?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Sixfields_struggler on June 16, 2021, 17:05:34 pm
Youíll have to wait a bit longer, wonít be today!
You know who it is Clad or just position?
If so are you happy with him?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 16, 2021, 17:27:51 pm
You know who it is Clad or just position?
If so are you happy with him?

Clad? Do you mean ntfc LAD  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Sixfields_struggler on June 16, 2021, 17:35:58 pm
Clad? Do you mean ntfc LAD  ;D
Yes! 🤣


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: yayo bayo on June 16, 2021, 18:03:08 pm
Tall and can pass the ball!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on June 16, 2021, 19:59:35 pm
As we could not get the signing over the line today does this mean we have been unable to agree terms and the player is in talks with other clubs?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 16, 2021, 21:17:11 pm
As we could not get the signing over the line today does this mean we have been unable to agree terms and the player is in talks with other clubs?
We will find out in a few weeks  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 16, 2021, 21:39:21 pm
As we could not get the signing over the line today does this mean we have been unable to agree terms and the player is in talks with other clubs?

Not at all


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Wattie on June 17, 2021, 11:10:48 am
Not at all


Is that a hidden clue as in he's not very tall 🤣


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Sixfields_struggler on June 17, 2021, 11:24:11 am
Not at all
If itís a clue then surely it means weíre resigning Nuttall!!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Irchy cob on June 17, 2021, 11:35:58 am
If itís a clue then surely it means weíre resigning Nuttall!!

If ever a ďsigningĒ encapsulated last season it was Nuttall.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Sixfields_struggler on June 17, 2021, 11:39:46 am
If ever a ďsigningĒ encapsulated last season it was Nuttall.
Too true sir


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Wirral Cobbler on June 17, 2021, 11:56:52 am
Mark Little ???


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: wellycobb on June 17, 2021, 13:03:40 pm
Any news on If the new signing will be announced today?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Manwork04 on June 17, 2021, 13:18:39 pm
Any news on If the new signing will be announced today?
From the horseís mouth... maybe but more likely no than yes...


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Saint Cobbler on June 17, 2021, 15:18:05 pm
Excited with this signing.

Opposition fans haven't even slagged him orf. St Mirren fans on twitter that I've seen are all disappointed he's left them. When did that last happen, normally we're told straight away how rubbish our new signings are!!  ;D

He's bound to be inconsistent, 99% of wingers are. However, his pace along with Pinnock's will clearly mean teams will set themselves up a bit deeper against us.

Good stuff!


Anyone remember 'Speedy Spelman' (think this is how you spell his name)? Very quick!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Freddie Ramscar on June 17, 2021, 16:26:25 pm
Anyone remember 'Speedy Spelman' (think this is how you spell his name)? Very quick!

Yes, Ron Spelman.
He was so fast occasionally the ball couldn't keep up with him so he carried on running without it.   ;D

Really good asset though, used to enjoy watching him leave the opposition in his wake.   👍



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 17, 2021, 18:29:11 pm
Yes, Ron Spelman.
He was so fast occasionally the ball couldn't keep up with him so he carried on running without it.   ;D

Really good asset though, used to enjoy watching him leave the opposition in his wake.   👍


83yrs now so has done well if correct!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 17, 2021, 18:32:21 pm
Tall and can pass the ball!

Ballard on season loan?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Zen Master on June 17, 2021, 19:54:15 pm
More likely Wellard, Robbie from Eastenders dog.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Coolcat on June 17, 2021, 22:16:19 pm
Can we have a sweepstake for the first time the words 'time' and 'gel' are used in the same sentence?

I'm going for July 10th close to the annual Fernie Fields hog roast opener!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on June 17, 2021, 22:28:24 pm
Can we have a sweepstake for the first time the words 'time' and 'gel' are used in the same sentence?

I'm going for July 10th close to the annual Fernie Fields hog roast opener!

😀😀


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 18, 2021, 09:24:35 am
More likely Wellard, Robbie from Eastenders dog.


Donít watch Soaps boring and repetitive. Wife loves them!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 18, 2021, 09:49:43 am


Donít watch Soaps boring and repetitive. Wife loves them!
i can see why she married you then Evers


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 18, 2021, 10:27:30 am
i can see why she married you then Evers

 I am surprised that you are a fan of the soaps ; explains your absence from so many games >:D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 18, 2021, 10:30:24 am
I am surprised that you are a fan of the soaps ; explains your absence from so many games >:D
??? iím not and i donít


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 18, 2021, 10:32:01 am
??? iím not and i donít

Yes you are - you are a fan of East Enders ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 18, 2021, 10:44:02 am
So, anyone expected in today ntfclad?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Gazman on June 18, 2021, 12:26:18 pm


Donít watch Soaps boring and repetitive. Wife loves them!
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You mean you had your fill of boring and repetitive at Sixfields  ;D


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 18, 2021, 15:19:08 pm
Where's news of this signing that we were promised a couple of days ago?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: andycobbler on June 18, 2021, 15:23:33 pm
Colin


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemaker on June 18, 2021, 15:27:44 pm
Iíve just popped by to see if the only man in the know has posted anythingÖ
No Ntfclad , no transfers.



Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: greek73 on June 18, 2021, 16:14:55 pm
Where's news of this signing that we were promised a couple of days ago?
I don't think we were promised anything


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 18, 2021, 16:33:14 pm
Potentially one in today, currently no names

Not promised but when ntfclad says the above it normally happens.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 18, 2021, 16:36:01 pm
Youíll have to wait a bit longer, wonít be today!

He also said this a little later, so I would suggest greek73 that something was going to happen.   


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: west stand oap on June 19, 2021, 12:57:15 pm
Ryan Watson signs for Tranmere so we have swapped midfielders with them.
We can forget about David Tutonda coming here as he has signed for Gillingham.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 19, 2021, 13:42:54 pm
Where's news of this signing that we were promised a couple of days ago?

Promised is a bit of a stretch, but confirmation didnít materialiseÖ

Donít think itíll be too far away


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemaker on June 19, 2021, 13:45:03 pm
Ryan Watson signs for Tranmere so we have swapped midfielders with them.
We can forget about David Tutonda coming here as he has signed for Gillingham.
You can guarantee weíve managed to save on the wage bill though
Good to see us making a concerted effort to retain the housekeeping award againÖ


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 19, 2021, 13:46:03 pm
Promised is a bit of a stretch, but confirmation didnít materialiseÖ

Donít think itíll be too far away

Can you confirm the position ntfclad?

Also, any news on at least one keeper yet?

Do you know how long the notice period Calderwood has to serve is?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 19, 2021, 13:52:18 pm
Promised is a bit of a stretch, but confirmation didnít materialiseÖ

Donít think itíll be too far away

Promised was the wrong word. It's your reputation ntfclad, when you mention a possible signing we all get excited.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: ntfclad on June 19, 2021, 17:53:12 pm
Can you confirm the position ntfclad?

Also, any news on at least one keeper yet?

Do you know how long the notice period Calderwood has to serve is?

Think the keeper search is moving along nicely from what I hear


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Another Pedj on June 19, 2021, 18:47:39 pm
You can guarantee weíve managed to save on the wage bill though
Good to see us making a concerted effort to retain the housekeeping award againÖ

What were the respective figures.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemaker on June 19, 2021, 20:00:22 pm
What were the respective figures.
Whatís that got to do with you?
Do you think a footballer who we couldnít agree terms with has been replaced by one on better terms ::)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Another Pedj on June 19, 2021, 20:08:27 pm
Its a guarantee. What is the difference in the respected costs?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Keith on June 19, 2021, 20:11:23 pm
What were the respective figures.

Watson is 1.85 m tall
Lewis is   1.86 m tall

so just a slight increase


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on June 19, 2021, 20:16:40 pm
The players coming down from Scotland wouldnít have been on that much. Some canny business and reckon weíve done OK so far.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Freddie Ramscar on June 19, 2021, 20:22:09 pm
Its a guarantee. What is the difference in the respected costs?

Best to ignore Shoemaker Pedj.

He is just a negative irritant with a massive chip on his shoulder.     ::) ::) ::)


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemaker on June 19, 2021, 21:01:58 pm
Best to ignore Shoemaker Pedj.

He is just a negative irritant with a massive chip on his shoulder.     ::) ::) ::)
Thankyou for thinking of me.

Iíve never given you a moments thought to be honest.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemaker on June 19, 2021, 21:08:18 pm
The players coming down from Scotland wouldnít have been on that much. Some canny business and reckon weíve done OK so far.
We are building a squad on a shoestring but I do agree that the business is as good as we could expect with our limitations.
Itís the strikers that cost money
Thatís why ours have been basically crap for twenty years or so  ;D

As an aside have we had a twenty goal striker this century as we are a fifth of the way through it now!!

Iíd say we have made some good signings on paper that wonít have cost much.
Weíd be set for a good season if we had a couple of decent proven strikers as I believe we have a couple of decent wide men now.
Unfortunately we have three or four strikers who are absolutely shocking


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on June 19, 2021, 23:35:29 pm


As an aside have we had a twenty goal striker this century as we are a fifth of the way through it now!!


Super Scott McGleish 2005-2006 managed 24...since then probably not.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on June 19, 2021, 23:43:51 pm
Super Scott McGleish 2005-2006 managed 24...since then probably not.

17 of those in the League, 4 in the FA Cup, 2 in the League Trophy and 1 in the League Cup.

Richard Hill was our last 20 league goal a season player.... he scored 29 in 1986/87


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: cobblertone on June 20, 2021, 09:08:00 am
17 of those in the League, 4 in the FA Cup, 2 in the League Trophy and 1 in the League Cup.

Richard Hill was our last 20 league goal a season player.... he scored 29 in 1986/87

They all count in the scoring charts. Itís probably ironic our top scorer in the last 35 years played in midfield!


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: West Stand on June 20, 2021, 09:38:16 am
17 of those in the League, 4 in the FA Cup, 2 in the League Trophy and 1 in the League Cup.

Richard Hill was our last 20 league goal a season player.... he scored 29 in 1986/87


And before that? Was there anyone who scored 20 league goals in the 70s?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemender on June 20, 2021, 09:46:15 am


And before that? Was there anyone who scored 20 league goals in the 70s?

Iím sure Jim Hall scored 20 plus, 75/76.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 20, 2021, 11:48:44 am
Whatís that got to do with you?
Do you think a footballer who we couldnít agree terms with has been replaced by one on better terms ::)

Bit rude Maestro?


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: everbrite on June 20, 2021, 12:10:49 pm
Iím sure Jim Hall scored 20 plus, 75/76.

Cliff Hilton and then Alec Ashworth perhaps Ken Leek, Charlie Livesey. All perhaps not in time frame but all very worth a mention! Come to think of it Bobby Brown was good went to Cardiff in late 60ís.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Jim Hall Fixit on June 20, 2021, 14:03:41 pm
Iím sure Jim Hall scored 20 plus, 75/76.

Correct 22 in 75/76
Followed up by Giant George with 22 and 23 in 77/77 and 78/79


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: Shoemender on June 20, 2021, 14:39:01 pm
Cliff Hilton and then Alec Ashworth perhaps Ken Leek, Charlie Livesey. All perhaps not in time frame but all very worth a mention! Come to think of it Bobby Brown was good went to Cardiff in late 60ís.

Then he married Whitney Houston and ruined her life.


Title: Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window
Post by: West Stand on June 20, 2021, 17:13:11 pm
So one player has scored 20 league goals in 41 years. No wonder we are in are all miserable