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1  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Redevelopment Closer Than Ever? on: Yesterday at 09:04:45
And there we have it...

1405 pages of wasted waffle. No sane individual is going to buy the club, spend millions on the stadium, millions on a team with no serious ability to recoup the money.

Until a clear designated area of Sixfields is given over to the club owners to develop (correctly) nothing will happen. The correct development should wipe away the missing money to the council, provide substantial funds to the club, KT and his backers.

We could have years to wait so in the meantime we may as well play a different game with all you entrepreneurs.

If you were given a significant acreage of Sixfields what would you put there to generate firstly a large sum and then funds year on year?

I would build a Giga factory for Lithium batteries as there is probably loads of lithium in the ground in that area from the old landfill!!!
2  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Jon Brady on: April 08, 2021, 16:42:32 pm
Don't forget that most of the bible has about as much credence as any other work of fiction, considerably less in some cases and why would not wanting to lose our long standing league status be considered disloyal?

I didn't say I wanted us to lose our league status, what I said was I would still follow them if we did and I think we need to settle on a steady head at the helm to get us there, wouldn't you want to see a long term solution to the **** we have had to put up with these last few years. We need an owner that wants a club with a long term plan and a manger who wants the same.
3  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Jon Brady on: April 08, 2021, 12:40:05 pm
So you'd be content for us to lose our league standing in order to prove we are on the right path? Unbelievable.

No not content, but I would take it if it meant that we had a long term vision and plan for the Club, to be honest I would go and watch the club in whatever the division they were in. Yes I want us to have league football but its more about meeting mates and enjoying the day out and enjoying the football I am watching. In the last few seasons with journeymen managers there has been precious little enjoyable football to watch.
4  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Jon Brady on: April 08, 2021, 10:20:55 am
Massive love in on this thread. I get it to a degree, in as much as I would love to see these three make it work. It is almost an ideal scenario.

The trouble is Iím not sure it is working. I canít help but feel that the main change since Curle is that we try to play more football now, but we manage it only in very occasional glimpses and still do not really carry a threat or create a lot. The biggest worry is that we consequently have become a a bit of a soft touch / lightweight / easily rolled type of a side and confidence looks fragile to me.

We need to show a bit more going forwards and Iíd love to see us start to develop the ability to come from behind in a game.

So, I get the sentiment, but pragmatically there are more experienced and better qualified options out there, so Iíd like to see a bit more from the team before tossing Brady etc the reins for three years.

I get what you are saying, but Brady and co can only work with the tools they are given and I think this team would struggle whoever was in charge. I think it needs us to get to the end of the season and have a big clearout and bring in players that Brady & co can work with to take us forward.
5  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Jon Brady on: April 08, 2021, 09:05:12 am
This is the question I would like to be asked or put forward by the club, are we ,as supporters , willing to give Brady & co time , say 2/3 seasons to create a new ethos for the club . Patience will need to given as there are bound to be bumps in the road on the way.
The thing is , as none of us can look into the future, does that mean playing eye pleasing football in league one or national league? But on the other hand can any other manager guarantee a bright future?

I think we should give them the time to do this, I am fed up with managers who are only here for a paycheck, at least Brady and Co. are genuine and care for the club. I want us to do as well as we can but if it means going down a division or two to build that club ethos then so be it.
6  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Season ticket holders on: March 30, 2021, 15:57:33 pm
I am amazed that we have fans "who will not have anything to do with Trust" , an organisation where the board are 100% NTFC fans standing to make no financial gain on any activities , but implicitly trust owners who have publicly stated that they are NOT NTFC fans and stand to make substantial amounts off future land deals. 
        What the anti Trust people don't mention is that it is a 100% democratic organisation and if the members don't like things the Trust is doing, they can change it. Of course it's the voice of the fans, obviously the more people join the louder the voice, but the only alternatives are a few people who run a semi redundant bus club or half a dozen people who run the various social media sites, none of which are democratic.

I don't think it is a case of people necessarily being anti trust, just because they don't support them. Likewise there is no need to run down other supporters outlets with comments like semi redundant bus club or your comment about the social media sites. I also don't think people outside of the trust support the owners, I agree the owners are in it to make a profit and tbh I would like to see them gone, but running down other supporters organisations isn't the right way to go. How many members do the trust have? just done a quick check on the hotelenders - 2900 members, shoe army 1000 members, granted these aren't all active but then neither are the trust members. All I was pointing out was that not everyone who supports NTFC has to support the trust.
7  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Season ticket holders on: March 30, 2021, 13:59:11 pm
Itís pretty obvious that the club holds the trust in utter contempt, the voice of the fans, says it all really.

I am not sure I agree that the trust are the voice of the fans, I know a lot of fans who will not have anything to do with them. I guess there is still some guilt by association where they were on board with Cardoza and didn't highlight any problems until it had come from various other sources. I am not saying there isn't a role for the trust I just wonder how many fans see the trust as their voice. Many would probably say that one of various facebook groups are their voice.
8  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Wombles away 27.03.21 on: March 30, 2021, 11:03:50 am
The only club Sammo managed apart from us was Corby Town and he resigned after just 5 games.

I could be wrong but I think Corby were going through a few financial problems at that time.
9  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: THOMAS YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED on: March 29, 2021, 09:09:35 am
The blame for the situation we are in lies at KT's door and no one else. The squad we have was put together on the cheap to save money as we were in the middle of a pandemic. We obviously couldn't offer enough money to bring in quality players and Curle was happy to go along with it and bring in bang average league 2 players. The problems were then compounded in January when he was still allowed to choose who was bought in and we didn't address the issues with the spine of the team. We needed (and still do) a decent keeper, a decent (fit) Centre Back, a quality central midfield dynamo and a striker who could find the net on a regular basis, what we got were loans that aren't that bothered as they can go back to their parent clubs at the end of the season.
I don't think anyone could do any better than what Brady is doing and if Thomas doesn't splash the cash for next season we may as well keep the Brady bunch in charge as at least they care about the club.
Thomas needs to sell up to someone who wants to take the club forward, if there is anyone out there who is interested, let KT take the land and get someone in who cares.
10  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Jon Brady on: March 04, 2021, 10:23:59 am
So nobody has a scoobies do they?

Curles recruitment was dogshit, as correctly pointed out, or we would not be in the position we are.

Stop fecking about, give this fledgling management team from now until the January window. Time to assess, time to build in the summer and have a real good go at the new season with their team, whatever division it is.

I'm actually proud of Jon, Ian and Marc, we're lucky to have them here and I cant think of anyone who I would want managing our football team right now more than these guys. Give them some time.

You can stick your merry go round of basement managers names. We don't need them.

I agree with this, lets have someone in charge who cares and understands the youth set up so can set up a philosophy for the whole club on the playing side.
11  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Sol Campbell on: November 02, 2020, 11:08:57 am
I don't remember anything during that game and I was sat North End of the West. There must be a recording of the match somewhere would be worth the club looking at it and seeing if there is anything in what he said.
I personally have only heard racist comments a couple of times during the sixfields era and they were dealt with straight away and people ejected.
12  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Keith Curle appreciation thread on: October 28, 2020, 11:05:58 am
Interesting, serious question mate, what have you seen that makes you think we can stay up?

Not an awful lot so far, however, at this point last season I hadn't either. I just feel that whenever you hear the players being interviewed or chat from around the team they always seem positive and as though they are working for KC. That goes a long way and to be honest I think this season is just about surviving in league 1 and developing a team for next season. Lets be fair we fluked getting here, the squad is nowhere near as strong as we would like but a team who are all in it together does work. I think Atkins showed us that as did Wilder when they weren't getting paid.
13  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Keith Curle appreciation thread on: October 28, 2020, 10:13:21 am
I feel we should give Keith this full season, it's his first time in this league and he needs time to develop his style of playing at this level. I think he will keep us up this season and then next will be a time to push on.
14  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Carabao Cup 2020-21 on: September 04, 2020, 10:15:31 am
The play off semi final.....that was a night to remember  Grin

The first leg at their place was a bit tasty as well, i didn't know it rained bricks and bottles in Wales
15  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Window on: August 11, 2020, 11:16:57 am
If only Netflix did a Cobblers Till I Die.
The thought of Ntfclad barging into a board meeting..."Only Meee"!  Grin

They could do a piece with Beds up on the hill  Grin
16  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Window on: August 05, 2020, 14:03:59 pm
That rumour about Goode is not true. West Brom are now keen.

If West Brom are keen maybe we can do a deal whereby we get Money and Morton on loan for the season, be worth it.
17  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: No Trust In The Trust on: August 05, 2020, 11:50:32 am
FFS Battery if thatís not the crux of the problem I donít know what is? Weíve all been saying it but the Trust ainít having it? People can view that as attacking the Trust if they like but I disagree. What people have to realise is that people with that view are possibly the Trusts greatest guardians, because unless the Trust take this on board they probably havenít got much of a future and I personally think that would be a tragedy.

I was trying to put it in a way that didn't seem like I was having a go because I think a fully functioning trust with the full support of the fans is what we need and want going forward. Unfortunately I think your right it will be seen as an attack, but what we have doesn't work for me in the form it is in and nobody around me in the West either.
18  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: No Trust In The Trust on: August 05, 2020, 11:07:09 am
Are we at a stage with the Supporters Trust where a large portion of the support feel they are irrelevant, if that is the case then maybe it is time the trust reach out to the fans as a whole and ask what they want from a supporters trust or even if they want one.
There have been a few comments recently from various different people on social media to the fact that they feel the trust is a small clique which does not represent its members let alone the fans.

I don't know if they do or don't but now is probably a good time for them to put some sort of questionaire out to the general fan base and not just members to see what is needed and wanted, the original trust was well needed and represented what we as supporters wanted, but in the last few years we seem somehow to have moved away from that. The people who work for the trust put a lot of time into doing what they think is best and give up a lot of their spare time but if its not what the fans want then is it right?
19  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Redevelopment Closer Than Ever? on: August 05, 2020, 10:12:27 am
I understand why the trust have delayed until after the council meeting, but in this instance and with all the mistrust between both parties surely it would have been better for a couple of representatives to jump on a zoom call quickly and just open a dialogue, after their meeting with the council and they then should have information from both Kelvin and NBC to put to their members before setting up a 2nd zoom call with Kelvin to discuss and sort out their issues with him and his with them.
What the trust have come out with smacks very much of pettiness, ie we must have the meeting under our terms not yours.
20  The Hotel End / Cobblers Corner / Re: Redevelopment Closer Than Ever? on: August 04, 2020, 10:28:35 am
For the best outcome for all of us we need the trust to reach out and take this olive branch that has been offered and try and work with Club instead of the continual sniping and digging that we have had from both sides.
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