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Saints set sights on short and long-term successors for Mallinder

Chief executive Mark Darbon says Saints will run two separate processes as they seek short and long-term successors for Jim Mallinder.

PLENTY TO PONDER - Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Cobblers boss Hasselbaink keen to add versatility to ‘unbalanced squad’

Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has spoken of the need to improve the balance of the Cobblers squad in the January transfer window.


Ashes column: Dull Ashes as drama is off-wicket

Is it just me, or is this year’s Ashes just a little bit boring.

Dave Buchanan and the Cobblers endured a day to forget at Oldham (Pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Buchanan: Cobblers players have to ‘stand up and take responsibility’

Dave Buchanan says the Cobblers players have ‘to stand up and take responsibility’ to steer the Cobblers away from the relegation zone.

Saints supporters have been giving their reaction following Jim Mallinder's departure (picture Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints supporters give their reaction after Jim Mallinder's departure

Jim Mallinder's time at Saints has come to an end.
Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Hasselbaink says Cobblers players have to overcome ‘fragile confidence’

Northampton’s six-game winless run and ongoing struggles in front of goal is affecting the players’ dwindling confidence levels, manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has admitted, but he does not want his side to dwell on their current plight.

Jim Mallinder and his Saints coaches secured Challenge Cup glory and Premiership success in 2014 (picture: Linda Dawson)

Jim Mallinder’s Saints departure: Tom Vickers’ view

You always knew the day would come at some point, but when it did, it still inspired a feeling of shock.

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England fast bowler James Anderson

Anderson says ‘silly’ Duckett incident has been ‘blown out of all proportion’

England fast bowler James Anderson believes the incident that saw Northants batsman Ben Duckett pour a drink over the bowler’s head was ‘blown out of proportion’.

Jim Mallinder has left Saints (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints call time on Mallinder's 10-year reign at Franklin's Gardens

Saints have decided it is time to part company with director of rugby Jim Mallinder with chairman John White stressing 'the time was right for some change'.

Cobblers goalkeeper Matt Ingram

Cobblers goalkeeper Ingram faces race against time to be fit for Walsall showdown

Cobblers goalkeeper Matt Ingram is facing a race against time to be fit for Saturday’s Sky bet League One clash with Walsall at Sixfields.

Cobblers chairman Kelvin Thomas

Chairman Thomas admits Cobblers form ‘not good enough’ and ‘we have to fix it’

Cobblers chairman Kelvin Thomas has conceded the club’s current run of poor results ‘is not good enough’.

NOT HAPPY - Ash Taylor shows his frustration as a decision goes against the Cobblers at Oldham (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

‘Hurt’ Taylor at a loss to explain Cobblers’ dismal form after Oldham thrashing

The feeble manner of Northampton’s performance in their heavy defeat to Oldham Athletic on Saturday made it a tough result to take for defender Ash Taylor, who admitted he and his team-mates were left ‘hurting’ by the 5-1 loss.

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Boss Hasselbaink admits he has ’issues’ to resolve at struggling Cobblers

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has once again promised that he will ‘get it right’ at the Cobblers after revealing his frustration with certain ongoing ‘issues’ at the club which date back to the time of his appointment.

Christian Day (left) gave an honest assessment of Saints' showing against Ospreys (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints lock Day: We were our own worst enemy

Christian Day feels Saints were their own worst enemy in Saturday's defeat to Ospreys.

Lewis Ludlam displays Saints' feeling of despair during the defeat to Ospreys (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northampton Saints 32 Ospreys 43: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

When Saints worked their socks off to qualify for the Champions Cup towards the end of last season, they had hope.

Ben Duckett

Northants star Duckett is fined, suspended and given written warning by England Lions

Northants batsman Ben Duckett is to remain with the England Lions tour of Australia, but will play no further part in any remaining matches and has received a final written warning over his conduct.

COMMON THEME: David Cornell dives in vain as Jack Byrne's deflected effort sneaks in to make it 3-0 before half-time. (Pictures by Sharon Lucey)

Oldham Athletic 5 Northampton Town 1 – match review, player ratings and highlights

In bleak situations such as this one, it’s sometimes best to let the bare facts do the talking. After all, when it comes to the sorry state of Northampton’s disintegrating season, what more can you say that hasn’t been said already?

Jim Mallinder saw Saints lose at home to Ospreys on Saturday evening (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder searching for answers as Saints' slump continues

Jim Mallinder admits Saints are no closer to finding a solution for their current malaise after the 43-32 defeat to Ospreys at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday evening.

Rob Horne scored for Saints (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints suffer another defeat after shocking 60 minutes against Ospreys

Saints scored five second-half tries but their Champions Cup hopes were extinguished during a dreadful first 60 minutes at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday evening.

Ben Duckett

Northants star Duckett suspended by England for pouring a drink over the head of a team-mate

Northants cricketer Ben Duckett poured a drink over a senior England player's head in the incident which led to him being suspended pending a disciplinary hearing, coach Trevor Bayliss has confirmed.
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