Leyton v Cobblers

Deepcut Cobbler

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 10, 2015
Messages
1,539
Reaction score
318
Points
83
Location
Bordon, Hampshire
Supports
The Cobblers and Gladbach
Despite our current form, I would think that not many would be expecting us to get something from this.
We have proved ourselves against the more difficult opponents, less Pompey (which could have gone either way), but with Leyton's upturn in results since Kevin Nolans arrival may be enough. I'll be happy with a point.
 

EricSabin

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 3, 2015
Messages
3,437
Reaction score
888
Points
113
Supports
Northampton Town
I'd take a point as well. But I think we seem to be set up better with our pressing game away from home, so if Orient come at us we could pick them off a la Luton/Plymouth etc. We've got such a strong squad at the minute so we really shouldn't fear anyone and I highly doubt Wilder will go there for a point, which considering how many good forward players we have is the right thing to do.

Gonna go for an entertaining 2-1 Cobblers win. Looking forward to it.
 

LordJord

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2015
Messages
1,063
Reaction score
238
Points
63
Supports
Northampton Town
Twitter
@lordjordII
Whilst Orient have no doubt improved under Nolan we have won 11 out of 12 in the league and not failed to score in a league game since August so no reason we cant win this.

Expecting goals in this one, going for a 3-2 thriller with a Rod Mcdonald 85th minute winner.
 

E10rifle

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 28, 2015
Messages
3,423
Reaction score
2,046
Points
113
Location
Suffolk
Supports
Orient
Can't be scared about this one. We played Northampton off the park earlier in the season and they're going to have to slip up at some stage. Really pleased with how quickly Nolan has outed all the weak links in the side (Essam, Palmer and Clohessy) and started setting the team up properly. Makes you wonder how well we could be doing if we'd've had someone other than Incompetent Ian in charge for all that time.

Got to go for it anyway; we've simply got to keep winning if we want to stave off all the little clubs with games in hand and maintain our playoff place. Going to be a good game. 2-2.
 
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
4,405
Reaction score
1,776
Points
113
Location
Buckhurst Hill
Supports
Leyton Orient
I fancy Baudry and Brisley to do a good job against Richards and Collins - it's Holmes v Shaw, Martin v Hunt and O'Toole v everyone that I worry about.

Fancy us to score though, wasn't overly impressed with Northampton defensively when I saw them most recently.

1-2; Simpson for us, Holmes and O'Toole for them, the later from a corner.
 

LordJord

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2015
Messages
1,063
Reaction score
238
Points
63
Supports
Northampton Town
Twitter
@lordjordII
How has Brisley done for you guys, was really impressed with him earlier in the season when he was on loan.

I think Richards and Collins are a handful for anyone but agree that o toole and Holmes are our key men. O toole dictates the pace of the game so well and Holmes just cannot seem to be stopped this season.

To be fair we did get bossed in the home game with adam smith making some Worldy saves, but were a different team now.
 

E10rifle

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 28, 2015
Messages
3,423
Reaction score
2,046
Points
113
Location
Suffolk
Supports
Orient
How has Brisley done for you guys, was really impressed with him earlier in the season when he was on loan.

I think Richards and Collins are a handful for anyone but agree that o toole and Holmes are our key men. O toole dictates the pace of the game so well and Holmes just cannot seem to be stopped this season.

To be fair we did get bossed in the home game with adam smith making some Worldy saves, but were a different team now.

Brisley has only played the one game so far, but he was part of a vastly-improved defensive display on Saturday. He only has to be bog-average to be an upgrade on Essam.

We are a better side all over the pitch than back then as well, with the exception of losing Dean Cox to injury. Nolan has outed the weak links and worked out that playing a central midfielder that can tackle is a good idea. Revolutionary. Shame that Coxy's out for the season, or we would undeniably have the best front four in the division. Probably still do, but it's a little more contentious without him.
 

The Terminator

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
3,672
Reaction score
755
Points
113
Supports
Leyton Orient
We was excellent on Saturday, if we play like that for the remaining 16 games we will have a chance of the playoffs.

Not sure how Nolan will play this one, we went 4-5-1 Saturday but created a fair amount of chances with Nolan supporting Simpson. Nigel Atangana is avaliable again so not sure if we will go 4-4-2 or 4-5-1 again............

Still early days for Nolan, he has a bit of a free hit, considering we're not expected to do too much now.

Northampton are well drilled with Richards, O'Toole and Holmes on form.
 

Nelza82

Active Member
Joined
Jan 3, 2016
Messages
185
Reaction score
28
Points
28
Location
Northampton
Supports
Northampton Town
Happy for Orient to only worry about Richards, O'Toole and Holmes :)
 
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
4,405
Reaction score
1,776
Points
113
Location
Buckhurst Hill
Supports
Leyton Orient
Shall be in attendance of this one. Really looking forward to seeing Brisley and an almost fit Nolan in action. Should be a cracker and on paper looks like the most exciting match in the League this weekend.
 

The Terminator

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
3,672
Reaction score
755
Points
113
Supports
Leyton Orient
This will be an interesting test for Nolan and the team, to see how far we have come. Northamptons form is superb, the sort of thing that only happens in Football manager!

We've played well away from home, but haven't been the same at home, we narrowly scrapped a 1-0 against Newport with a controversial penalty and against Cambridge our heads dropped when we fell behind and made 3 clear individual errors for the goals we let in.

We'll get another 6000-6500 crowd as well, our crowds have held up very well this season, the fans have stuck by the team in good numbers home and away.

Not sure if Nolan will play the 4-5-1 which worked well last week and start himself again, or go 4-4-2 and bring Atangana back into the midfield.

We will lose.
 

EricSabin

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 3, 2015
Messages
3,437
Reaction score
888
Points
113
Supports
Northampton Town
Absolutely buzzing for this one. Reckon we will see a bit of rotation as we've got 6 games in 21 days, and 6 very tough games at that. Could perhaps see Rose and Adams start? Adams being the top assister in League 2 and not able to get in the team!

The comments about Orients' ropey home form fill me with a bit of confidence too.
Would take a point, but like I say think we'll nick it 2-1. Feels weird to think we will win every week!
 
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
4,405
Reaction score
1,776
Points
113
Location
Buckhurst Hill
Supports
Leyton Orient
I would play:

Simpson
McAnuff - Nolan - Jahraldo-Martin
Atangana - Payne
Shaw - Brisley - Baudry - Hunt
Cisak​

Think it's kind of important to get Atangana in, physical and has some defensive focus which I think will be important when matched up against O'Toole who for me is the best midfielder in the division - save possibly Nolan if he hits form. I worry how a defensive midfield duo of Moore and Payne would hold out.
 

Deepcut Cobbler

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 10, 2015
Messages
1,539
Reaction score
318
Points
83
Location
Bordon, Hampshire
Supports
The Cobblers and Gladbach
O'Toole was an enigma, he is now playing like the player we thought we had bought originally..
 

EricSabin

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 3, 2015
Messages
3,437
Reaction score
888
Points
113
Supports
Northampton Town
Just a few problems on the tube for Cobblers fans to contend with!
 

E10rifle

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 28, 2015
Messages
3,423
Reaction score
2,046
Points
113
Location
Suffolk
Supports
Orient
Average, average game. Northampton have been time wasting since the first minute. Top of the league and they're just hoofing into the channels, hoping for a mistake. There are literally no good teams in this league. None.
 
Last edited:

E10rifle

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 28, 2015
Messages
3,423
Reaction score
2,046
Points
113
Location
Suffolk
Supports
Orient
Average, average game. Northampton have been time wasting since the first minute. Top of the league and they're just hoofing into the channels, hoping for a mistake. There are literally no good teams in this league. None.

Haha. Northampton have been brilliant since half time. Their second is a fucking worldie.
 

Vietnam Cobbler

New Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2015
Messages
8
Reaction score
1
Points
3
Location
Ho Chi Minh City
Supports
Northampton Town
Average, average game. Northampton have been time wasting since the first minute. Top of the league and they're just hoofing into the channels, hoping for a mistake. There are literally no good teams in this league. None.
Haha. Northampton have been brilliant since half time. Their second is a fucking worldie.
I was about to say is it not a bit premature to judge a team based on 45 minutes? We're all in league 2 for a reason, consistency is what separates us from the leagues above.
 

Forum statistics

Threads
15,982
Messages
1,094,320
Members
6,712
Latest member
Misha Estrera
Top