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Saints boss Mallinder backs Doyle's decision not to issue a red

Jim Mallinder backed referee JP Doyle's decision to only issue a yellow card to Leicester Tigers wing Adam Thompstone in Saints' defeat at Welford Road on Saturday evening.

George North appeared to be knocked unconscious during the first half

Tigers rub salt in Saints’ wounds at Welford Road

Saints’ gut-wrenching winless run at Welford Road continued as Leicester Tigers secured a 19-11 Aviva Premiership victory.
Rob Page got the chance to pit his wits against Manchester United's Jose Mourinho in the EFL Cup earlier this season, and he wants his team to set up another crack at Premier League opposition in the FA Cup

Plum tie is a big incentive for Cobblers as Page eyes United rematch

Cobblers boss Rob Page admits the possibility of facing one of England’s big boys in the FA Cup third round serves as an added incentive for his side when they go into Sunday’s second-round clash.

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OFF TO A FLYER: Paul Anderson is congratulated after his screamer gave Cobblers the perfect start against Harrow in the first round. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

James Heneghan’s Stourbridge v Northampton Town preview

Fixture: Stourbridge v Northampton Town, FA Cup second round

Jim Mallinder is rallying his troops (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints must play on the edge at Tigers, says Mallinder

Jim Mallinder says his Saints players must continue to ‘play on the edge’ at Welford Road this weekend.

Brackley beat Gillingham in a replay in the previous round (pictures: Jake McNulty)

Wilkin wants Brackley to light up Blackpool

Brackley Town will be looking to take another big step on their FA Cup adventure on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

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George North scored at Welford Road last season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Tom Vickers’ Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints preview

Fixture: Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints

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JJ Hanrahan starts at Welford Road (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Hanrahan starts at centre for Saints at Tigers

JJ Hanrahan will start at inside centre for Saints in their big east midlands battle at Leicester Tigers on Saturday (kick-off 5pm).

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Hackett backs his in-form Stourbridge boys to upset Cobblers

Hackett backs his in-form Stourbridge boys to upset Cobblers

Stourbridge manager Gary Hackett believes his side are capable of causing another FA Cup upset this weekend when Northampton head to the West Midlands.

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Paul Hill is relishing the chance to shine at Welford Road (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints prop Hill ready to make his mark at Welford Road

This weekend, Paul Hill returns to the scene of one of the greatest tries never scored.

NO COMPLACENCY: Page must ensure his side prepare properly for the visit to Stourbridge

Cobblers to be on their guard as Page warns of Stourbridge threat

Cobblers boss Rob Page will ensure his side are on their guard this weekend after warning of the dangers posed by non-league Stourbridge ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup clash.

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David Mackintosh with his Cobblers programme, ticket and scarf from 1997. ENGNNL00120130514164959

CHRON COMMENT: Report may tell us how the Sixfields loan went wrong...but now we need more

When Cobblers supporters started watching their club descend into chaos 18 months ago, everyone wanted answers. But now it’s more than that: everyone wants action.

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O'Toole was booked for dissent against Bolton - his 10th yellow of the season

Page to address disicpline problems after O’Toole picks up another suspension

Rob Page has promised to address his side’s continued ill-discipline after John-Joe O’Toole picked up his 10th yellow card of the season last weekend, keeping him out of Northampton’s next two matches.

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Michael Paterson has enjoyed the return of Saints' international stars (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Return of international stars has put a spring in Saints’ step

Michael Paterson says the return of some star names has put a spring in the step at Saints.

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Alan Dickens (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Failure to send off Falcons lock Green was a ‘joke’, says Saints coach Dickens

Assistant coach Alan Dickens has hit out at the officiating in Saints’ defeat to Newcastle Falcons last Friday.

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Cobblers defender Moloney likely to miss Stourbridge date

Brendan Moloney is likely to miss Sunday’s FA Cup trip to Stourbridge with an ongoing knee problem.

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Kieran Brookes has been hit with a ban (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints prop Brookes hit with two-week ban

Kieran Brookes was given a two-week ban at his RFU disciplinary hearing in Leeds on Tuesday night.

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Teimana Harrison and Courtney Lawes have been retained by England

Saints set to be without England quartet for Tigers clash

Saints are set to be without their England quartet for Saturday’s east midlands derby against Leicester Tigers at Welford Road.

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Kettering Town's former stadium on Rockingham Road

Kettering Council to discuss possibility of sports stadium in town

Kettering Council is going to discuss the possibility of making available some land in the town for a sports stadium.

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Jim Mallinder

Mallinder confident Saints can secure the right attack coach

Jim Mallinder is confident Saints can find the perfect fit in their search for an attack coach.

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