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 on: Today at 10:05:41 
Started by nirthamptonjim - Last post by Grove
Does it matter if we are a rugby, football or cricket town, as long as there is a team to support, We will never become a big club, its too late , very ,very few smaller clubs climb to the heights of premiership ,and fewer stay there, look what has happened to some that made it, now skint

 on: Today at 09:56:52 
Started by Deepcut Cobbler - Last post by Bingers
It was the same last season

But well worth the admission fee in the end.  Hopefully same again today on the pitch.

 on: Today at 09:29:06 
Started by nirthamptonjim - Last post by brickowski
Who wants to be a big club anyway? I'd much rather be watching The Clash at the 100 Club than Simply Red at the Birmingham NEC.

 on: Today at 08:42:37 
Started by nirthamptonjim - Last post by The 12th Marquis of Sixfields
The modern sky sports fan won't pay £20 to watch league two football.

 on: Today at 07:59:38 
Started by barton cobbler - Last post by Marvo your text.

I've entered it via the website; Im on holiday, not looking at my emails etc...hope you got it!

You on holiday Shane?

You never mentioned it. 😝😀

 on: Today at 07:57:24 
Started by Large Salads - Last post by Marvo
Alan Trudgehill = The original 'Big Al' surely?  Wink

Oh yeah baby! 😊

 on: Today at 07:39:25 
Started by Deepcut Cobbler - Last post by BackOfTheNet
I've only just seen the prices for tomorrows game... From their website.

2015/16 Admission Prices

Adults 20
Concessions (Over 65′s & Students*) 15
Under 18′s 10
Accompanied Under 12′s^ 5

20 for an open terrace   Shocked

If you're shocked by the ticket prices then for God's sake don't try and buy a burger in the ground - 3 burgers and 1 portion of chips came to over 20 quid last year!

 on: Today at 07:32:55 
Started by nirthamptonjim - Last post by WhiteDogDo
It's been mentioned already but the modern sky sports football fan doesn't go to games.
They go to the pub and support their team.
The average Man Utd or Chelsea fan will just scoff at their local team saying how **** they are compared to "their" team.
Back in the 70s and 80s, the only exposure people had to top level clubs was football focus and match of the day.
Today, it's rammed down your throat 24/7.
This means that the arm chair fan, forms a deep knowledge and a psychological bond with the players and the club they claim to "support".

So, no, we won't ever become a big club.
Look at Fulham, Blackburn, Watford etc who've had rich benefactors.

Bigger.... Than us.
But not big.

 on: Today at 01:21:01 
Started by nirthamptonjim - Last post by Gonzales
There's definitely the potential in place for us to become a good medium-sized club if we can get the team in order and up the leagues. We're the only football league club in the county, and it isn't even like there are any clubs from the county that are even in with a shout of making the FL right now. About 6/7 years ago there were the likes of Kettering and Brackley knocking on the door whilst Rushden were in the FL about 10 years ago, but now Rushden are no more, Kettering suffered financial turmoil and Brackley fell off, so there's only 2 Conference North clubs in the county and then there's us.

Our problem is that whenever we make it to League One, relegation follows a few years later so fairweather fans don't want to invest interest into the club, which is why our gates don't go up much. If we could make it to the Championship, and more importantly stay up the first year we got there, then people would come to games and we'd get good gates. This is not a rugby town, the fact is that our problem isn't that people in this town don't care about football, it's that going to watch League Two isn't much of a draw when you can sit on the couch or go to the pub and watch Premier League football instead. If we were a Championship club, people would take notice and make an effort to attend games.

 on: Today at 01:03:01 
Started by AlistairSlowe - Last post by Gonzales
Hmm. Well, my first season was 03/04 (Calderwood took over in October and we lost in the playoff semis to Mansfield) and my last season as a season ticket holder was 12/13 when we lost at Wembley, been to the odd game since but being at university isn't conducive to being a season ticket holder and whilst I do watch the highlights etc I'll only be picking players from the time I was a ST holder.

GK: Mark Bunn - the fact we got relegated the season he left was telling as to how important he was.

RB: Jason Crowe - solid player at the back, a part of that promotion season that was founded upon a great defense.

LB: Daniel Jones - pacey customer and good going forward. Could play left mid but I remember him being better at left back.

CB: Luke Chambers - one of the best youth graduates we've had, and a rock at the back.

CB: Sean Dyche - another bastion of the 05/06 season, his experience was invaluable and the lack of pace was offset by Chambers.

RM: Josh Low - he really was a very good player when we had him. Probably the best crosser of the ball I've ever seen for Northampton.

CM: Ian Taylor - we obviously got him in the twilight of his career but unlike many older players, he more than did the job and was probably our most important player in 05/06. Made the PFA team of the year for good reason.

CM: Kevin Thornton - on his day he was totally unplayable. Will never forget him shushing the Kop!  Grin

LM: Michael Jacobs - another great academy graduate and a very skilled player. Any time he was in a one on one situation with a full back, you knew they were going to end up looking stupid.

ST: Adebayo Akinfenwa - so ridiculously strong, unplayable when he wanted to be.

ST: Scott McGleish - the ultimate poacher. Didn't have height, strength or pace but was always in the right place at the right time.


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