What A Load Of Cobblers
Friday Night Lights: Richard Hill destroyed my innocence.
Season 1, Ep. 32
What Cobblers players left you distraught when they left, gutted, bereft? WALOC talks the departure of Vadaine Oliver to Gillingham via Ian's trauma of Richard Hill signing for Watford.Northampton Town supporters' trust Chair Andy Roberts joins us to discuss the club's recent open letter surrounding the land deal at Sixfields and he gets the chance to bust a few myths about the Trust.Finally, we go all Top Of The Pops 1989 with a Cobblers themed playlists of songs that sum up Northampton Town FC. Listen as Andy Bodfish crams as many song titles into his section as humanly possible and Tom gets stuck into the symbolism of the Stone Roses.Ring-A-Ding-Ding Ding, I'm going down.
Friday Night Lights: McGregor's Heart Of Darkness
Season 1, Ep. 31
WALOC discover what you get when Jake Moore, Sam Parkin and Paul McGregor go on a canal boat holiday. The results are worse than Alan Partridge's Hamilton Water Breaks run in with local farmers.Elsewhere we chat about the new Hummel away kit and the Congolese midfield signing Christopher Misilou.There's also discussion over the latest hoo ha between the club and the supporters' trust over a prospective Sixfields land deal and we ask whether the Trust deserves a bit of a break?What else are you gonna do on a Friday night in this god forsaken Town? UTC.
Friday Night Lights
Season 1, Ep. 30
Join WALOC for the regular Friday Night Lights show chewing the fat on all things Northampton Town. This week, the WALOC crew are joined by ex-Cobblers reporter and Sky Sports WWE editor Jefferson Lake.On the menu are the new teams the Town will play in League 1 next season plus Jake the Snake Moore's standup stint with James Acaster.Elsewhere, we talk about our favourite grounds from Genoa to Hereford, big up the big man Adebayo Akinfenwa and talk about wrestling greats Ric Flair, Papa Shango and the Undertaker.It's an audio mixed bag admittedly but at least you'll learn how to escape if locked in a football ground toilet.
Friday Night Lights
Season 1, Ep. 29
Welcome to the hotel WALOC as Friday Night Lights chooses our hotel check in pseudonyms. You can do it yourself. Write down your grandfather's first name and the surname of a striker who played for the Cobblers in in the year you started supporting them.Elsewhere in this wormhole of an episode we read out the players you have bumped into, talk about our worst away day trips and contemplate whether it is ever possible to change the team you support?All done with the background music of the Juan Carlos Benjamin jazz quartet. Nice
Friday Night Lights
Season 1, Ep. 28
It's Friday night and what else is there to do but listen to the What A Load Of Cobblers Podcast?Andy Bodfish, Tom Reed, Martin Maloney and Ian Brant discuss the new contract for Town boss Keith Curle, the Cobblers retained list and the success of the player pathway at Sixfields.Ever bumped into a Cobblers player out and about? We have and there's tales of meeting such luminaries as "Mr Million Pounds" Christian Lee and someone who may or may not have been Efon Elad.Mr Beacon is in the Gourmet Restaurant.
Friday Night Lights: Promotion Special
Season 1, Ep. 27
A hungover WALOC crew of Andy Bodfish, Tom Reed, Martin Maloney, Ian Brant and Jake Moore chew the fat on a amazing Playoff Final win for Cobblers over Exeter City.There's basic discussion of the 4-0 trouncing of the Grecians before we get stuck into the serious business of turning Sixfields into a Wild West theme park, which A-Team member would make the best Cobblers boss and football without fans being everything.Finally we get round to choosing our Cobblers' Player Of The Season in what has been an unexpected, surreal end to the season.
Friday Night Lights: League 2 Playoff Final Special.
Season 1, Ep. 26
Wember-lee we're the famous Northampton and we're going to Wem-ber-lee. Well the fans aren't but you get the picture.Tom Reed, Andy Bodfish, Jake Moore, Martin Maloney and Ian Brant are joined by ex-Cobbler Chris Freestone and Football Lab EFL pundit Gabriel Sutton to preview the League 2 playoff final.The Cobblers take on the Grecians on Monday night at an empty Wembley for promotion to League 1 and Freestone talks about the footballing attributes that will get the Cobblers there. EFL expert Gabriel discusses the tactical permutations of Northampton v Exeter and how the game might play out.Whoever wins will be full value after 2 monumental semi-finals in this year's playoffs with both clubs putting everything into this unexpected end to the season. A real thriller awaits and we're hoping for promotion winning hangovers on Tuesday morning. Up the Cobblers!
Friday Night Lights: Post Cheltenham Special
Season 1, Ep. 24
An audio reliving of what will go down as one of the best matches in Cobblers history last night where the Town came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat Cheltenham 3-2 in the playoffs.Tom Reed, Andy Bodfish, Martin Maloney and Ian Brant are joined by Cheltenham fan Owen Knight to talk what went oh so right for Northampton and oh so wrong for the Robins.There's plenty of talk about the monumental performances from Callum Morton, Vadaine Oliver and Co and we discuss Town's chances again Exeter in the playoffs. A big shoutout to the magnanimous Cheltenham boss Michael Duff too.Truly a comeback that the class of '98 would be proud of and who knows the current crop might go one better at the national stadium.+ No more showings of that Bradford debacle on Sky Sports fingers crossed.
Friday Night Lights- Playoff Second Leg Special
Season 1, Ep. 24
It's not over till, it's over. The WALOC crew are joined by Cheltenham fan Owen Knight to preview the League 2 playoff 2nd leg tie.Cheltenham secured a good 0-2 win in the first leg leaving Cobblers a mountain to climb but as we know from Bristol Rovers in '98 the tie is still alive.We discuss the main talking points from the 1st leg at Sixfields, the missed penalty, Curle's route 1 football and what Town need to do to get into the tie.Curle's contract is also a point of discussion with the podcast split over the Cobblers manager deserving a new deal.It's the hope that kills you, especially with the Cobblers and everyone hopes the lads put in a performance as they go after the near impossible in coming back from such a deficit.