Northampton Town

FL125 VOTE

 

  What is Northampton Town's best ever match?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Northampton Town 2-1 West Ham United (1965) 41%
2 Shrewsbury Town 2-3 Northampton Town (1993) 38%
3 Bury 4-0 Northampton Town (1965) 11%
4 Northampton Town 4-1 Cardiff City (1987) 10%
     

The FL125 Greatest Match voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #GreatGames.

The nominations were:

Shrewsbury Town 2-3 Northampton Town (1993) - 2-0 down at half time, won 3-2 to preserve Football League status against a team chasing a play off place.

Northampton Town 2-1 West Ham United (1965) - The club's first win in the top flight of English football.

Bury 0-4 Northampton Town (1965) - A 4-0 win at Gigg Lane to secure promotion to the top flight.

Northampton Town 4-1 Cardiff City (1986) - More than 11,000 fans packed in to the County Ground for a 4-1 win on the way to the Division 4 title.

 

  Who is Northampton Town's best ever captain?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Theo Foley 52%
2 Ray Warburton 41%
3 Clarke Carlisle 7%
4 Edwin Lloyd Davies 0%
     

The FL125 Greatest Captain voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurBestCaptain.

The nominees were:

Ray Warburton - An inspiration in leading the club away from the foot of The Football League and to two Wembley Play-Off Finals.

Clarke Carlisle - Came in during the January 2012 transfer window and helped keep the club in The Football League.

Theo Foley - Captain from 1964-67, helped lead the club in to the top flight of English football.

Edwin Lloyd Davies - Captained the side from 1910-1920, the club's longest serving captain.

 

  Who is Northampton Town's greatest ever player?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Frank Large 48%
2 Ian Sampson 24%
3 Tommy Fowler 12%
4 Walter Tull 8%
4 Jack English 8%
     

The FL125 Greatest Player voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurGreatestPlayer.

The nominees were:

Walter Tull - A pioneer, not just for Northampton Town or for football, but a man who broke down so many barriers in so many walks of life.

Ian Sampson - 449 senior appearances for the club and future coach and manager.

Tommy Fowler - The all-time record appearance maker for the club.

Frank Large - Almost 90 goals in 3 different spells for the club, a real fans favourite.

Jack English - Scored 143 goals for the club, more than anyone else.

 

  When was Northampton Town's best season?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 1965/66 44%
2 1996/97 23%
3 1986/87 20%
4 1964/65 13%
     

The FL125 Greatest Season voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurBestSeason.

The nominations were:

1986/87 - 103 goals, 99 points, Division Four champions.

1965/66 - Northampton's one and only (so far) season in the top flight of English football.

1964/65 – The Cobblers finished second in Division Two, winning promotion to the top flight.

1996/97 – The club reached a Wembley Play-Off Final and won promotion during its centenary year.

 

  Who is Northampton's best ever manager?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Dave Bowen 40%
2 Herbert Chapman 26%
3 Ian Atkins 22%
4 Graham Carr 12%
     

The FL125 Greatest Manager voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #GreatManagers.

The nominees were:

Herbert Chapman - Enjoyed success with Northampton and he was one of the great early pioneers of football management.

Dave Bowen - Led the club up to the top flight and held a number of different positions within the club.

Graham Carr - Managed the club to the 1987 Division 4 title, with the Cobblers scoring more than 100 goals that season.

Ian Atkins - Took the club from the foot of Division Three to being within a game of Division One, and enjoyed two Wembley appearances.