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Former Northampton Town star Carlisle banned from driving for three years

Clarke Carlisle arrives in court today. Credit: PA

Former Northampton Town footballer Clarke Carlisle has been banned from driving at Highbury Magistrates Court for three years and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid community work after pleading guilty to a drink-driving offence.

Clarke Carlisle in court over failing to provide breath test

The former Northampton Town defender Clarke Carlisle is due in court today, charged with failing to provide a breath sample after being pulled over by police in December last year.

Clarke Carlisle Credit: PA Images

The incident came just days before the 35-year-old attempted suicide by throwing himself in front of a lorry in North Yorkshire.

The former chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association has been in the news since the incident speaking about his battle with depression.


Cobblers reveal new signing

Diego De Girolamo is the Cobblers' new signing. Credit: Northampton Town Football Club.

Northampton Town have revealed their new signing - Sheffield United striker Diego De Girolamo - on loan until the end of the season.

De Girolamo has so far made three starts and six substitute appearances for the Blades at Bramall Lane.

He has also scored four times for York City during a number of loan spells this season.

His contract with Sheffield United comes to an end this summer and he has already been linked with moves to Juventus and a number of Premier League clubs.

Samaritans charity hail Clarke Carlisle's "bravery" after star speaks out about suicide attempt

Clarke Carlisle has revealed that he attempted to take his own life. Credit: PA

The Samaritans charity have hailed the bravery of Clarke Carlisle after the former Northampton Town defender revealed to a national newspaper that he tried to take his own life.

Carlisle told The Sun that he'd battled with depression after his playing career came to an end and that he threw himself in front of a lorry on the A64 in Yorkshire in the hope that he would be killed.

"It takes a lot of strength to raise these issues. We commend him for being so brave and speaking so openly about the feelings which led him to try to take his own life.

Because he has spoken out, we hope others will feel able to share their own feelings if they are struggling to cope and crucially, ask for help."

– Samaritans

Samaritans helpline: 08457 90 90 90


Northampton Town land Moloney on permanent deal

Brendan Moloney (left) in action for Bristol City. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have completed the permanent signing of defender Brendan Moloney.

The right-back has impressed at Sixfields while on loan from Yeovil Town, and has now agreed a three-and-a-half year contract.

"He has an excellent attitude both on and off the field, he has settled in well to the group in the dressing room and we are really pleased Brendan has become a permanent addition."

– Chris Wilder, Northampton Town manager

Cobblers join football world in support for Clarke Carlisle

Northampton Town Football Club say their thoughts and prayers are with former player Clarke Carlisle, who's said to be fighting for his life in hospital after being hit by a lorry in Yorkshire.

It's believed he was airlifted to hospital after a serious incident involving a lorry and a pedestrian on the A64, near York, yesterday morning. Carlisle, a former Chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association, finished his career with Northampton after 16 years in the game.

Clarke Carlisle is belived to be fighting for his life in hospital Credit: PA

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Northampton Town midfielder O'Toole moves to Southend United on loan

John-Joe O'Toole in action for Bristol Rovers last season. Credit: PA

Southend United have completed the loan signing of Northampton Town midfielder John-Joe O'Toole.

The 26-year-old only moved to Sixfields in the summer, but has so far struggled to live up to expectations.

Northampton boss Chris Wilder says that the club made the decision to allow O'Toole to leave on loan until January 24 after the former Colchester man made it clear that he felt he would benefit from time away.

“We had a meeting with John-Joe to try and find out why we haven’t been able to get the best out of him and why he hasn’t been able to produce anything near what he is capable of.

He came up with the suggestion that he might fancy a loan move and I didn’t want to stand in his way."

– Chris Wilder, Northampton Town manager
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