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History Books: Blues vs Cobblers

5 January 2018

We take an in-depth look into historical insights between the two sides...

Tomorrow’s Sky Bet League One match will be the 120th game between the two sides. Blues have come out on top 44 of those times, 30 games have been drawn and Northampton have one just one more than Blues as they sit with 45 wins.

Despite the Cobblers one-win advantage in terms of total games played, the league results between the two sides hang in Southend’s favour with Blues winning 42 of those games and the Cobblers winning 41.

Many of Blues players had already or have now gone on to play or work with Northampton Town during their careers, with the most recent being Dean Austin; who is currently Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s assistant coach.

Alex Revell is the only ex Blues player who currently plays for the Cobblers. Jamie Forrester, Jamie Kurila, Ryan Cresswell and Gary Deegan are also ex-players from both sides.

This year will mark the 98th anniversary between the two teams. With the first ever game being played on 23rd October 1920 at the Kursaal, with the first result ending in Northampton’s favour.

The last time Blues beat the Cobblers at the Sixfields Stadium was back in 2012, by half time Northampton were beating Southend 2-1, but after an impressive second half performance Blues finished the game with a comfortable 5-2 win.


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