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1  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Relegation Watch on: February 15, 2018, 22:25:24 pm
2  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Relegation Watch on: February 15, 2018, 07:51:14 am
I canít believe we are still talking about potential relegation after the money and resources weíve had this season.
Just shows that having good players doesnít count for a lot without a good manager.

We recruited well last month getting the side more balanced in order to survive relegation and having won 4 in 7 shows we have what it takes.
Some of the decision making has been questionable  as I remember Wilder also getting slaughtered for the very same thing when trying to find the right balance.
Lets leave the axe in the wood shed and get those 5 wins and 2 draws needed and allow this group  a fresh start in August.
It worked out well for wilder.
3  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Redevelopment Closer Than Ever? on: February 13, 2018, 22:18:03 pm
In fairness Beds it would be more proactive than bleating on here?
Not true😉 Think about it, if you dont want to make public your intentions for whatever reasons but you have many on public forums dissecting as to why  your reluctant, making others aware of this cant be easy.
Having him appease  me in a one to one of the many complications and long protracted legal shenanigans, the leases, the pockets of land and possibly  even some belittling of our towns football clubs expectations  but nothing about what we can expect and its costs... No thanks.
4  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Redevelopment Closer Than Ever? on: February 13, 2018, 19:27:40 pm
Well said, Deepcut Cobbler! Kelvin Thomas is only an email away. I have recently had cause to email him and he responds very quickly. It's such a shame Beds hasn't got the courage to contact him. I look forward to this thread ending.
Sorry OSC, but I have no inclination to speak small talk with Thomas or any of his consortium, these people will be gone in a few years and what remains from our enabling land and level of ground redevelopment they leave behind that concerns me.
Do you honestly think if I email him as many others have, he will choose me as the one to receive the big reveal?
No, because if there is big news like when the new Chinese owners or whatever they are, news broke, it was announced on social media, tv and in many papers on the same day..
Maybe news on our long awaited redevelopment if its a well thought out plan that helps grow our club and not a token gesture, they could make a big statement without me blocking up his in box?

5  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Redevelopment Closer Than Ever? on: February 13, 2018, 15:32:48 pm
So I'm summary, you're still throwing toys because Kelvin once said we don't need more seats yet and the playing squad is the focus which your took umbridge too and people who own a business want to make money which is selfish?
All toys safely aboard my pramulator,
Also I have suggested we would be better off with a safe bank of old school terracing to make visiting Sixfields more attractive to entice a younger support base and extra visiting fans who prefer standing at matches.
Ive run my business for 30 odd years so fully understand the need to make money, which is why I make suggestions as to what would be most profitable and beneficial to our club but in the long term and not in 5 months time.
If wanting the very best for ntfc is selfish then fit that cap snuggly on my napper..guilty.
6  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: #SellOutSixfields on: February 12, 2018, 23:01:13 pm
Are you new to the board? He has a succession of half thought through ideas such as rip down the away end to build a terrace and then rebuild the seated stand in a couple of years. His ideas are costed seemingly using whatever numbers he can see written down around where he is sitting. He has a great many questions and demands of KT yet absolutely refuses to put any of them to him either face to face, in writing or by proxy and then continues to demand answers, he seems to think the ground is too small to sell out (whatever that means), he continues to say that KT belittled the club by saying that currently a larger ground isn't necessarily a priority despite the evidence (current average about 5500).
There's load of other reasons, you like to try and portray yourself as being clever, you don't need me to list anymore.
This is an inaccurate rant me old duck, Ive not advocated knocking down anything just build up behind the south stand seats as it being the most effective and cost efficient solution to our capacity issues.
The ground has a very lower league to non league stature with little in the way of atmospheric stands or corperate facilities or large supporters bars you would find at almost everywhere else, resulting  in it being a major turn off for thousands who live localy who wish to watch league football in a more professional setting but chose not to waste money enduring our poor offerings so theres your missing 1000s.
For someone who has allowed himself to be lauded as a 'football man' he must know this is not 'all right for now' or was it 20 years ago when we all agreed then our ground is holding back the club from taking the next step.
Why he chose to say this only he knows I just assume it being a diverting tactic away from the real issues we face.
Im only interested in demanding the very best for our club and it looks like Thomas and co need a little prompting to see whats right for us..

7  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: #SellOutSixfields on: February 12, 2018, 18:01:58 pm
What gives you the right to speak for those "new supporters"? How do you know that they won't come back?
Most would have an idea of what they expect from a visit to a professional stadium, so paying £24 to sit in the front row of a tiny stand away from friends and getting wet, isnt a good return sales pitch.
The result of a match doesn't need not to be critical for new supporters to return multiple times if the big match day experience is right.
Sadly Sixfields lacks this.
8  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Redevelopment Closer Than Ever? on: February 12, 2018, 06:08:20 am
Bottled it once again. Sir, you are a coward.
You continue to hide behind the relative safety of your keyboard with the backbone of a jellyfish. You are prepared to throw insults and accusations towards an individual: accusing him of various inappropriate intentions and/or imaginary wrong doings (in your opinion) without providing evidence or having the scrotal sac to confront him with your allegations either directly or indirectly when provided with ample opportunity to do so.
Sir, you are a coward and will continue to be.
I have made no allegations of wrong doings,  just my take on why we have had so little feed back on what is a major issue for our club and what we can expect from any redevelopment/ ground expansion using the council land the ground stands on.
My reasoning to post on here is in hope that we do all we can to get the very best deal for our club and not allow a passing consortium to decide our share the day before they move on without us having any say in it, its the council lands that is the enabling element here so therefore only right we have a collective  say as to what we want with our share.
So you might now gather due to the sit and wait apathy and leave it to Kelvin and no updates from the trust, who are now fully on board with getting the best deal, is the reason I chose to speak out.
 When multiple fans and their organisation ask in unison, it forces more openess.

As for January transfer we had no choice as relegation would make the world a very different place for all parties.
I also think you'll find we regularly spend the summer budget in January when things go wrong on the pitch.
9  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Grimes/Crooks on: February 11, 2018, 20:41:18 pm
Id guess pretty much everyone has got it wrong this season with regards to players, no way did I want to see Powell and Hoskins play yesterday but did want to see Long dropped. Crooks and Grimes are extremely good players but both look crap at times, I wanted to see Crooks dropped for Foley yesterday. If you say you've made no wrong calls on our players this season you are a liar
Im loving seeing the old guard standing their ground fighting for a place in the starting line up.
A few weeks ago many of yesterday's heros, fans wanted chopping up and made into dog food.
10  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Gratuitous swearing. on: February 11, 2018, 20:33:44 pm
Id rather hear swearing than the cringeworthy 'shoearmy   shoearmy    shoearmy' what does that even mean
l like the shoe army chant but would like it to encompass an extra syllable making it shoe town army or a mixture of the two. Mixing it up a bit.

As for swearing, not nice but we're all guilty of the odd profanity.
Dont worry about young being exposed to it, its a kind of right of passage, as long as they know its unacceptable to use this language in every day use, they'll be fine..
Get in to em...
11  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Redevelopment Closer Than Ever? on: February 11, 2018, 20:20:11 pm
Beds.  PM me the list of questions/demands that you would like to be answered.  If you are able to phrase them in a way that encourages the answer(s) to come back to you without any ambiguity that prompts further query, we should be able to put to bed your continued repetition.
I will forward them to KT and provide you and the rest of the board with his response.
Many thanks for the kind offer Deepcut, but it has become obvious to me over these past 2 years that Chairman Thomas has not the authority to make any such announcements on our much needed expansion and redevelopment needs, even if he did it wouldn't amount to much as I doubt he has any so I would be better off adressing enquiries c/o Clarence the frigging dragon in full uniform as I would get more info!
He's had 2.5 years to make a statement of intent and in my opinion  chose belittling tactics to avoid the elephant in the room and its this reason we must demand of the council to listen to and be guided the ntfcst before handing over the crown jewels..
Make no mistake this lot are in it for them first and the cobblers some distance behind if at all.
Due to all the secrecy and lack of information, never more in the history of our club do we need to be vigilant and demanding, this is why the trust was set up to protect our club.
Having an extra bog door £6 burgers and being befriended on facebook is no reason we should offer up our soft underbelly for tickling... Fight for our club in the same manner we would expect from our players.
Put Northampton town first .

12  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Redevelopment Closer Than Ever? on: February 11, 2018, 12:11:08 pm
Maybe in your deluded little world that gives you the right to negotiate, but in th real world it does not. If you want to have a some control over how the club is run dig deep into your pockets and buy it. Until such time the obvious avenue for you is to contact KT directly with you questions. Oh, I forgot you chickened out at doing that.
As an individual, you're correct I have no right to demand a fair deal for our football club but collectively the town and county of Northampton,  its people who cares about local sport, NTFC its supporters who would like a more progressive future, NTFCST who have a duty to fight for the clubs future well being etc etc... You must get the jist now, Open honest dialogue as to what all the above people  can expect  is seriously long overdue after all the previous shenanigans at our club.

13  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Redevelopment Closer Than Ever? on: February 11, 2018, 08:03:31 am
I repeat my question WTF makes you think that you or anyone else have the right to negotiate with the owners of the club?
Probably for the same reason Thomas expects the clubs supporters to put pressure the council to help facilitate the releasing the parcels of land leases to allow him and his cohorts to do whatever it is they intend doing  without us knowing what the outcome for the club will be.
The recent statement by the NTFCST have claimed to be in the know as to these secretive plans and what it holds for the clubs future, but are currently witholding their findings from their members and club supporters.

14  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Redevelopment Closer Than Ever? on: February 10, 2018, 08:51:57 am
What in your screwed up little mind makes you think you have the right to negotiate anything. Buy the club, then you get a say in what happens.
Assuming the NBC will only give up land leases because it benefits the local football club and not to facilitate easy pickings to passers by like happened last time, so it only makes sense to negotiate the very best deal for all parties while we still can.
With the waters still very muddy, waiting and seeing is not an option.

15  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Redevelopment Closer Than Ever? on: February 09, 2018, 23:22:30 pm
I can assure you it as an opinion when I stated ď you cannot publish plans before permission has been grantedĒ
Of course you can publish whatever you wish as I subsequently stated but in this instance it is highly advisable not to do so subsequent to the issues of the past .
The point is KT is correct to keep his council
Have you thought there may be a possibility that when KT makes his long awaited official announcement into that what he has to offer, it could be a big pile of 5hite leaving us with no time to negotiate a better out come?
Not surprisingly , this is what I fully expect to happen.
Probably just me😂
16  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: #SellOutSixfields on: February 09, 2018, 23:13:07 pm
With a mid-week game coming up ie gillingham,why on earth are the comical deptment not reducing the ticket prices,I have a couple of friends who work here during the week and would come if prices were a little less than £22 .At weekend they watch their championship .
The tiny ground despite being an embarrassment to our club, averages 80% full over the season so until it has some expansion and other redevelopment, it doesn't make sense to try and attract new supporters.... they wont come back to what we have to offer.
17  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: TRUST STATEMENT REGARDING EAST STAND DEVELOPMENT AT SIXFIELDS STADIUM on: February 09, 2018, 23:04:03 pm
One mans confidence on the long term needs of ntfc may fall way short of anothers expectations?
The fact that you fail to notify the many trust members and more importantly the supporters of Northampton town fc as to what it is you believe to be so beneficial to our needs, makes this statement invalidated.
I trust you will amend your previous post stating all these benefits that we can look forward to?

The entitled one😉
18  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Redevelopment Closer Than Ever? on: February 09, 2018, 07:35:35 am
Thank you mate ...
Iím totally with KT on this .
The poor bloke is under constant pressure from fans and investors alike .
The last thing he needs is people criticising his plans that are yet to be finalised .
I admire his patience on the matter
This isnt about Kelvin Thomas and any frustration he may feel, which is just 2.5 years compared to our 26 years and counting, stuck in an inadequate Sixfields,  its about working with the NBC and getting the very best  we can get from the land Sixfields stands on to benefit the club bringing it on a par with other similar sized towns and cities and allow us to compete with their  professional clubs..
Why would this consortium go the extra mile when they wont be here much after any ink has dried?
Lets keep our eyes on the prize, fight for the very best deal for Northampton town fc as when this oppertunity has been carved up we wont get another chance.
19  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Redevelopment Closer Than Ever? on: February 08, 2018, 15:34:30 pm
The Bristol Rovers who announced and displayed every detail of their new stadium to excite the fans... Only for the plans to fall through after years of legal issues?
What do fans of lower league clubs have if you take away their hope?
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all..
If only we had won on saturday, we wouldn't have revisited this thread! 😉
20  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Redevelopment Closer Than Ever? on: February 08, 2018, 15:30:57 pm
The lack of ability to grasp situations amongst some people is astonishing ...
Itís not a case of whether itís ďtrueĒ or not - itís a case of what the ownerís preference is .
Itís up to other clubs and organisations as to whether they want to publish plans prior to consent being given .
This club is in a different position because of the complications surrounding the lease and the history of misappropriation of funds , along with so many false dawns .
Itís obvious why the owner of the club doesnít want to release plans - it sends hares running and creates more turmoil for him to deal with .
NTFC is not public property - it is owned by private individuals who can do as they wish .
You have no right to anything whatsoever , outside of being a customer .
Lets hope we never go down that route where fans feel alienated and lose any affiliations, just a mug punter paying at the gate.. Its not what supporting a local football club is about.
..Blackpool Coventry Charlton etc.. are tearing themselves apart with stances against owners.
Its unnecessary and harms those clubs long term.
The most important element in a football club is not the players or owners, its the clubs fans and they shouldn't be left out of the loop concerning things of great importance.
Maybe Thomas and co are being protective of us small town back water snowflakes 😂😂
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