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Gripped by the Cobblers: Town can turn Derby over in FA Cup with the spirit of Bristol Rovers 1998

Wednesday 13th May 1998, probably the greatest night in Cobblers’ history while at Sixfields. Cobblers defeated the odds of a 3-1 aggregate deficit to beat Bristol Rovers in the Second Division playoff semi-final to reach Wembley. The atmosphere that...

Don’t you know pump it up, the ball is going up… So are Cobblers probably after Morecambe battered by League 2’s Terminators

Plucky Morecambe came to Sixfields like a university side full of optimism and flair but were hurled into a garage door by League 2 Terminators Northampton. Morecambe boss Derek Adams was relieved of three points as well as his...

Gripped by the Cobblers: Sitting on our hands about safe standing would be a mistake after huge FA Cup windfall

It’s not often you see a Cobblers’ fan supporting a team in blue but that was the case on Wednesday night as Town supporters cheered on Cardiff City in pursuit of a 250k FA Cup bonus. The Bluebirds from South...

Gripped by the Cobblers: Derby a great FA date for Town but cash windfall needs to be carefully re-invested

This week’s FA Cup draw proved a slight anticlimax when Derby were pulled out of the hat instead of Man City but Cobblers’ Round 4 tie against the Rams can be considered a winnable fixture with a sizeable cash...

Is entertainment everything or do points win prizes?

There were muted New Year's Day celebrations after Northampton snatched a 94th minute winner from Stevenage. If you were living next door to the ground with a view of the pitch you’d have closed the curtains, prepared for immigration...

Gripped by the Cobblers: Cobblers valiant in Exeter defeat but the top 3 is still a puzzle for Curle

Cobblers went down 3-2 to Exeter City in an enthralling promotion showdown in Devon last Saturday. Town looked like they had the game by the scruff of the neck after Charlie Goode opened the scoring with a cute volley but...

On to victory: Cobblers surge past Notts County and into FA Cup Round 3

Northampton Town powered into FA Cup Round 3 with a hat-trick of headers to dismiss Notts County on Sunday. County are the oldest professional club in the world but centre-back Scott Wharton gave Cobblers a young lead on 3...

Gripped by the Cobblers: In praise of Nicky Adams, the lower-league Stanley Matthews

There was a moment on Saturday, when Nicky Adams, Northampton’s squat, skilful winger, became unplayable, bringing visions of the great Stanley Matthews. The Grimsby defenders backed off like he was a wolf that had strolled into a village. Now,...

Powerful Cobblers plot promotion course as they see off Mariners

Northampton did just enough to see off Grimsby at a dank Sixfields on Saturday. Cobblers weren’t leagues apart from the Mariners but always had the power to round on their opponents.  Teams that do a little more than is required...

Gripped by the Cobblers: Crewe win shows Cobblers have what it takes to mix it with the best in League 2

Despite Northampton’s recent good run there was apprehension going into the match against Dave Artell’s free-flowing Crewe at the weekend. Cobblers have struggled for possession at points this season and if ever there were opponents to pass Town to...
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Winners revealed at Northants Film Festival (the East Midlands Oscars)

The third Northampton Film Festival rounded off a week of events last night with an awards ceremony at Sixfields...
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