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  2. A match report, photos and a video clip from Willen Road on Saturday: https://www.nptfc.co.uk/photos/vs-leighton-town--ssml--21st-sep-2019--by-ray-smith-913964.html https://www.nptfc.co.uk/videos/newport-pagnell-town-v-leighton-town-150273.html https://www.leightontownfc.co.uk/teams/11587/match-centre/0-4589502/report
  3. It worked for Nathan Livings - Town was the only club he ever settled at
  4. Today
  5. Very disappointed. I have questions but not any answers. Why the long ball all of a sudden? Passing was a bit off at times and why didn’t we have any any answers to poor Chris being sandwiched between two big defenders which effectively cut him out of the game? Why wasn’t George zooming up the wings and getting in his super crosses? Why wasn’t there a dramatic change at half time after a team talk? Sad as I was convinced we would have a nice run and have cash in the bank.
  6. Hallam unveiled their brand new official home and away kits for the 2019/20 season ahead of their 5-0 home win over Harrogate Railway Athletic in Toolstation NCEL Division One on Saturday. View the full article
  7. Agree with all that you say Benjrider10.& Barney I think what has made a big difference to our performances recently is J Muleba playing centre defence,yes I know we lose a bit of his attacking threat,but it's great to have a player capable of switching positions like this when needed. COYT
  8. Just to echo what others have said: I picked a great game for my first visit of the season (real life has been getting in the way of my Town visits so far). Town were excellent to a man all over the pitch, and worked incredibly hard to nullify a decent Braintree side, making them look pretty average on the day. Difficult to name names when it comes to standout performances, but along with everyone mentioned above, I think Muleba had a really good game, limiting their 9 (who looked like he could be a real threat) to scraps, especially towards the end of the second half when they were really pushing for an equaliser. As others have said, the depth of the squad is a slight concern, although if it means that youngsters get given a chance to show what they can do at times, then that can't be all negative. I'd also say that given the budget Andy is working with, putting together a strong and experienced 13 or 14, then relying on youngsters and fringe players probably is the best way to approach things. What will be interesting is whether we can maintain that level of intensity, workrate, application and skill throughout the league campaign - 2 years ago, we showed how high we could raise the bar against Maidstone, but couldn't maintain that week in week out, let's hope that this season is different and this excellent start to the campaign is part of a longer run. Saturday was another proud day to be a Towner - well done Andy, Mario, Steve and everyone else behind the scenes!
  9. We certainly played into their hands Saturday! Long ball for 90 minutes against a team with two huge centre halves was never gonna end well and they dealt with absolutely everything! Every touch seemed to come away from us, our passing was sloppy and I dont think their keeper made a save (or a dive for that matter) Its annoying as I think most of us wanted a nice cup run but we have started the season really well and played some unreal stuff to go with it. Just a bad day at the office!
  10. How many times does a manger think I'll be the one to change him?
  11. Oh and well done to Potters Bar and good luck in the next round.
  12. I wasn't at the game (house renting saga continues!) but I'm been reliably informed that we played a bit too much long ball and their centre halves basically dealt with that. It's a real shame as this is the one competition that you can really earn the bucks from (See Jago's somewhat comprehensive post on it). These things happen - we're well placed in the league and need to concentrate on that.
  13. A bit strong that Mr Jago. Admittedly we seemed a bit flat in the first half, but sometimes you have to admit you were beaten by the better side on the day. Potters Bar did their homework well, defended superbly and took their chances. End of story.
  14. But someone thought he was ok to sign.
  15. Yesterday
  16. Rare for me to comment on the team's performance as I'm normally inebriated on Hasbeen's or looking after Baby Jago discussing the intricacies of Seria A. Plus I know nothing about football. But as everyone else is keeping their ink dry... that was really poor wasn't it? Not only that, a win would have paid the wages for a week or so. Make the players do community service until they have saved the UK economy the (£6750 + £3750 - £2250) which is the MINIMUM we appear to have squandered (see below). That's what I say and I'm sure I'm not alone. At a living wage of £10/h that's £8250/10 which is 825 hours for the team as a whole to do something more useful than poncing about at Potters Bar. I'm not sure if Mr Stimson and his coaching crew are paid, but assuming they are, 825 hours divided by say 15 people is 55 hours' community service each. So next time I'm in Havering I am looking forward to a pothole-free driving experience and some much happier folk in the local retirement homes. Rant over! Jago.
  17. Well the planets certainly aligned for my first home match of the season. What a cracking performance!! Our formation looked solid from front to back and every player did his bit. Standout performances from Ryan Blackman (deservedly man of the match in my opinion) and Muhammadu Faal, but we looked impressive all over the pitch. The first goal followed an exceptional box to box run by Blackman, then a through ball to Faal who took his chance very well. Our passing was slick throughout and I thought the way we marked the Braintree no. 8, who looked to be their chief playmaker, was outstanding. He did look threatening when on the ball but we had done our homework and knew what to expect. I can only recall 1 clear chance for Braintree to equalise in the first half and that was a header from a corner just before half time which fortunately their no.9 looped just wide. I thought our game management through the second half was excellent. Crisp passing and good running off the ball, very few wasted long balls, all extremely encouraging. Nathan MacDonald made a superb save about 15 minutes in to keep us ahead. The second goal near the end was no more than the team performance deserved. Good work by Junior Mubaiyi on the right to win the ball, nice pass to Blackman, first time ball from him set Faal free on quite a long run to goal. It was one of those where every Town supporter holds their breath for what feels like ages as the striker bears down on goal. His first touch was perfect - ahead of him just far enough to draw the keeper off his line but also give him time to pick his spot, which he duly did! Great finish to make the result safe. Terific support as ever on a hot afternoon which must have been draining for both teams. Now fingers crossed for another home draw! The pitch looked superb and the rain forecast through the rest of the week will do it no harm at all. Two more matches for me before I am out of town once again. The whole squad can take great confidence from these recent performances - let's hope we can maintain this form in the league.
  18. Atletico Madrid 2 v 1 Real Madrid Bournemouth 4 v 2 West Ham Southend 3 v 1 Accrington Stanley Billericay0 v 1 Dorking Hornchurch 4 v 0 B. Stortford Att :376
  19. Atletico Madrid 2 v 1 Real Madrid Bournemouth 2 v 1 West Ham Southend 1 v 0 Accrington Stanley Billericay 0 v 2 Dorking Hornchurch 3 v 1 B. Stortford Att : 250
  20. Well done from all of us in Vancouver 👍
  21. It is always interesting to read the opposition camp's post-match thoughts on any particular game. There is a very frank and fair report of yesterdays match on the Braintree Town official website. The link is www.Braintreetownfc.org.uk/news.htmI
  22. Disappointed you didn't do a crowd of 212 there Mr D!
  23. Atletico Madrid 1 v 2 Real Madrid Bournemouth 1 v 2 West Ham Southend 1 v 2 Accrington Stanley Billericay 1 v 2 Dorking Hornchurch 2 v 1 B. Stortford Att : 230
  24. Wow! What a great day for the Town yesterday. They needed to play well to win against their National League South opponents Braintree, and our guys played supremely well, delivering one of their finest performances of the season in front of their own supporters. This thrilling win was a day to cherish and remember for the Town faithful, who admirably got behind our team from start to finish, and were rewarded with a well deserved FA Cup triumph, which produced more much needed finance for our Club. Early days, but Andy and the Boys are producing some impressive results, in both the IPL and FA Cup, having been beaten only once in all competitions. Keep it guys we are all behind you. Well done everyone. 'UP THE TOWN'
  25. Shocked about Wilson as his celebration at mo's second and at the final whistle in the tunnel made me think he was with us for the near future. But I guess it looks like he is a bit injury prone to be fair.
  26. "Decent result yesterday" as I like to say these days... unfortunately for Potter's Bar. The less said about our performance the better, but I'm sure we will roar back next week. Then again, Wivenhoe keeps thinking that too - but his roars are still resembling whimpers for now. Good job he's still got Blackballed to keep him company down there. But as they play each other next week, something has to give. At the top, Ozz has moved ominously into first place after Mr D was held up by 1961 COYS - and the suspiciously surprisingly good start by The Hatted One continues. Down (up?) in Collier Row, the first Salad Derby of the season "entertained" a packed crowd at The Salad Bowl, where Mick and Luke played out a feisty 9-9 draw. Meanwhile MikeMike is looking pretty unstoppable. He's now both top scorer and has the meanest defence in either division after dismantling (and possibly even dismembering) Baby Jago 14-5. The Big Bully. Not bad when the next best score anywhere was 10. The rest of you can check below for the latest installment of your progress to stardom or oblivion. UPMINSTER DIVISION COLLIER ROW (South) DIVISION NEXT WEEK - You will be playing : Please predict on: Prediction League, Week 5, 28 Sep by 3pm Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid Bournemouth v West Ham Southend v Accrington Stanley Billericay v Dorking Hornchurch v B. Stortford Att : Keep on truckin' Jago.
  27. @Raingod Very well summed up. LT has an injury not sure how bad. We have signed a new central defender but his international clearance papers have not yet been approved by the FA. Your comment about squad depth although true do not really concern me,as Andy is using players from u23s and u18s as cover,we have some very tidy players in both squads,and I feel this is the only way for our club to grow in a sustainable way given our limited budget. I hear Wilson has also been released. Yes the Ultras were superb Looking forward to the draw live on Talksport tomorrow at 12.30 ish. COYT
  28. For the first time in over a month, focus was fully on the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division and Division One at the weekend and there were plenty of goals as the league tables start to take shape. View the full article
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