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DEAR MR THOMAS- More questions than answers?

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« on: April 11, 2018, 06:14:49 am »

Dear Kelvin,

1) Has NBC told you when they will finally decide on the land lease issue?
2) Have you a design for the East Stand to publish?
3) Have you plans to increase the capacity for the rest of the ground (12K)?
4) If so do they include safe standing and the corners developed?
5) Can we expect new owners or investors before the start of next season?
6) Will the new manager be an up and coming person who hasn't been sacked or failed previously?
7) Will it be a condition that a more attacking/ entertaining style of play will be the aim?
8  Will the new manager be encouraged to play 2 or 3 local young  players?
9) Will you be doing a 'open forum' before mid-May?
10) What are your plans for the next 6 months for NTFC?

PERSONALLY: My wish is for a stadium with a 12K capacity including a Conference Centre/ Hotel to SUSTAIN success!


The club is at a massive crossroads under your stewardship!
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 06:48:01 am »

He must be thinking how the hell do i get some money back from this disaster  Huh?
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 07:24:03 am »

Dear Kelvin,

1) Has NBC told you when they will finally decide on the land lease issue?
2) Have you a design for the East Stand to publish?
3) Have you plans to increase the capacity for the rest of the ground (12K)?
4) If so do they include safe standing and the corners developed?
5) Can we expect new owners or investors before the start of next season?
6) Will the new manager be an up and coming person who hasn't been sacked or failed previously?
7) Will it be a condition that a more attacking/ entertaining style of play will be the aim?
8  Will the new manager be encouraged to play 2 or 3 local young  players?
9) Will you be doing a 'open forum' before mid-May?
10) What are your plans for the next 6 months for NTFC?

PERSONALLY: My wish is for a stadium with a 12K capacity including a Conference Centre/ Hotel to SUSTAIN success!


The club is at a massive crossroads under your stewardship!
The only pressing item is a new team that performs properly under a manager who is young, fresh and knowledgeable. The rest of what you want is useless without it.
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 07:26:48 am »

The only pressing item is a new team that performs properly under a manager who is young, fresh and knowledgeable. The rest of what you want is useless without it.

Bang on.

Priority of these questions is all wrong.

1. Manager
2. Team investment
3. Anything else

I'd go back to the County Ground if it meant having a decent team to support
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 07:37:09 am »

Short term you are right BUT I agree with the comments of Ian Atkins and Sammo that if you put a good team together the club can not SUSTAIN progress because the structure is poor off the field.

Therefore long term I disagree with your priority!
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 07:40:24 am »

The two should be progressed together. But it is not happening and discontent is growing. 
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 08:02:04 am »

Short term you are right BUT I agree with the comments of Ian Atkins and Sammo that if you put a good team together the club can not SUSTAIN progress because the structure is poor off the field.

Therefore long term I disagree with your priority!

The East Stand did not tempt Wilder away, or Holmes. It's not going to score 20 goals.

Sandbox all you like, even with a 20k state of the art stadium it's useless without a decent team to put in it.

The whole stadium issue is just a distraction from the issues in the changing room. Neglect that and you'll be watching a Conference side before you know it.

Sad thing is, I genuinely think there's some that would be happy with that, as long as their watching it in their white elephant...
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2018, 08:05:37 am »

The only pressing item is a new team that performs properly under a manager who is young, fresh and knowledgeable. The rest of what you want is useless without it.

So you mean a first time manager with experience? If only that was possible.
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2018, 08:14:25 am »

The East Stand did not tempt Wilder away, or Holmes. It's not going to score 20 goals.

Sandbox all you like, even with a 20k state of the art stadium it's useless without a decent team to put in it.

The whole stadium issue is just a distraction from the issues in the changing room. Neglect that and you'll be watching a Conference side before you know it.

Sad thing is, I genuinely think there's some that would be happy with that, as long as their watching it in their white elephant...
If you are only thinking 6 months ahead, as you say the team is the priority. If you want to SUSTAIN a good team then the stadium is NOT a 'distraction' because you need a viable club. So I disagree with your view.
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2018, 08:19:07 am »

So you mean a first time manager with experience? If only that was possible.
I think the common thing with two of our successful managers were they progress a career through non-league.

ie; Graham Carr -Dartford, Weymouth and Nuneaton, Chris Wilder- Alfreton, Halifax and Oxford.

So yes, ' a young manager with experience', so it is possible!
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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2018, 08:36:22 am »

The only pressing item is a new team that performs properly under a manager who is young, fresh and knowledgeable. The rest of what you want is useless without it.
Whats the point in building up a team that will be sold for shirt buttons as soon as a clued up club takes a fancy?
How can we keep them here longer in order to get the right price and attract up and coming players who choose Sixfields over Peterborough or mk to enjoy 3 seasons of great football then achieve  the right sell on bounty?
At Sixfields now, if we're lucky to attract over the those other clubs we will enjoy 1 season then he would be sold on for an undisclosed 200k.
Something needs to give.
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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2018, 08:58:32 am »

Bang on.

Priority of these questions is all wrong.

1. Manager
2. Team investment
3. Anything else

I'd go back to the County Ground if it meant having a decent team to support
our current level of infrastructure doesn't allow us to build up and retain a team of quality players unless you're happy to wait a decade and then for it to last just several months and see it broken up over night for a few undisclosed small transfer fees?
Also our record of attracting up coming young players from other league and non league is pitiful on comparison to Posh, who need to be seen as example as ti where we need to go, we should be a much bigger club than them and have 30 plus goals a season players that we dont need to sell until the price is right..
Even mk have a player they want £5m for, their second in 3 years!
Infrastructure..Support base and sponsorship level increases ... good players...promotons...profitable player dealings.. this is the only order that works.
Look through our last 50 years history and speak to Kelvin about the dangers of trying to buck a trend fraught with danger.
Steady and sustainable growth with community involvement.
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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2018, 09:12:15 am »

Wrote a piece on there needing to be a plan in place https://nenequirer.com/2018/04/04/who-are-ya-hasselbainks-sacking-and-the-search-for-a-cobblers-identity/



There is a fans' panel meeting Thursday night 7.30-9 at Carrs' Bar. Go along and ask some questions.
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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2018, 09:18:33 am »

It's time to tell the long suffering fans your short term goals Mr Thomas that much you owe us, it would also be nice to see your vision for the medium and longer term.
No more PowerPoint or bullsh1t please
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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2018, 09:20:13 am »

You could meet with him or even email him and ask him yourselves rather than just shouting at clouds on here. Maybe hold beds hand if you do go to meet him
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« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2018, 09:24:11 am »

There is a toxic atmosphere brewing and I can see full on protests taking place at the next home match.
Mumbling under the breath,rustling of crisp packets and everything.
It will be like the West Ham scenario a couple of weeks back only milder.
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« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2018, 09:31:08 am »

I think the common thing with two of our successful managers were they progress a career through non-league.

ie; Graham Carr -Dartford, Weymouth and Nuneaton, Chris Wilder- Alfreton, Halifax and Oxford.

So yes, ' a young manager with experience', so it is possible!

Another Edinburgh then?
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« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2018, 10:01:43 am »

Sorry if Iím being thick but itís not clear if the original post (or some that follow it) have also been sent to KT/the club personally - I hope that youíre not expecting him to magically log on here and post answers to the questions one by one.
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« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2018, 10:15:00 am »

Instead of me writing to KT personally and maybe receiving a reply direct to me, I thought it was more relevant if KT spoke to a group of fans instead of one individual.

That was the theory anyway!!!

Does that make me/and/or you Irchy being thick?
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« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2018, 10:15:40 am »

Another Edinburgh then?

I'd suggest he doesn't/didn't fit the description given that he had just had a failure on his CV in the same league we were in.

If we could identify a manager in non-league/league 2 who was in his second or third job and hadn't been sacked they would be worth looking at. That was Wilder's profile, that is Danny Cowley's profile but of course he is out of our league now.

Is there someone out there with that profile that we could get? I don't know but the club should.
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