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« Reply #480 on: March 15, 2019, 17:31:53 pm »

Hi Tcobb, heard them from very reliable sources

Yes i agree that the Trust have been way too secretive and timid of the years however I just listened to the podcast and how can they say that the secrecy surrounding almost every deal KT has done since he got, with the fact that the club is owned via off shore investment vehicles etc be the same as the Trust not stating publicly who they have had money / investment conversations with.

Again most fans don't care about anything off the field, so what would be gained asking re the community asset?  The Trust actually did exactly what you asked re fan ownership, they held a public meeting to consult with the fans, what exactly (and how) do you want them to do?  How can they ask individual fans what they want, and again almost either dont care or don't understand anyway. Look you misinterpret what the meeting was for so how on earth are they supposed to explain every single thing and get an approval on something. Look at all the uproar re the document, it was too detailed and too ambitious, it flew in the face of simple NTFC fans who lap up crappy signing after crappy signing, we no thought as to why all these managers and players keep failing.

As you know my opinion is that NTFC and the people of Northampton should be able to run our football club in at the very very very least on an equal basis as either KT or DC.  There is money there, money to at least get us to a medium and long term plan to be the best football we can be. If Andy Holt and Accrington can do it then why the hell can't we.

I would love the Trust to put together with investors a real plan and a very public offer to KT (try private 1st if you want) to force his hand and tell him we are sick of waiting and of the total mediocrity surrounding our club.

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« Reply #481 on: March 15, 2019, 18:09:05 pm »

Yep, I get the current business model doesn’t serve an ideal purpose. The club has not progressed for the last 50 years and probably won’t for the next 50 either unless something radical takes place? I also can’t see the current owners investing in any significant development of the infrastructure for the reasons I have previously stated. The good news is that you will have no doubt noted that fan ownership is being investigated hence the title of the thread. I am not seeing much enthusiastic support for the current owners so Im sure everyone is delighted that there is now a concerted effort to engage in serious debate about how change can be achieved? I just think that most people are a little tired of being lectured about what we should be doing without having any sensible and realistic suggestions regarding how this can be achieved to support it? Personally it doesn’t bother me much, as I dont take your rants too seriously. However, I do note that some people do tend to get switched off the idea of the debate by your approach as there is an suggestion of “the lunatics taking over the asylum” attached to some of the rhetoric on here. I’ve said it before but the irony is that some inadvertently promote the continuation of the status quo with their unbalanced and irrational comments that often cloud any valid points, and I would put yourself right at the forefront of that collective. Perhaps despite your apparent limitations you may be able to take this into consideration?
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« Reply #482 on: March 15, 2019, 18:32:05 pm »

Random, are these figures youre quoting 100% correct ? Or have you just heard them from a man down the pub ?
As for being completely open and not keeping secrets, maybe the Trust can be more open, if they were offered the Club, why was it kept from the Supporters they repersresent ? Why have they still not been told officially ? When the Trust decided to apply to have the Stadium as a community asset, did they consult with the fans they represent ? When the Trust decided to pursue the Fan Ownership route did they Consult with the Fans first ? Every thing that the Trust seem to be doing now they are putting it to the fans as the way they want things done ,without consulting with the fans first. So before people start accusing the Club of keeping to many secrets, maybe they should be asking the organisation that is there for the supporters exactly why they are so secretive.
Let's look at the opposing side for secretive behavioural traits , Thomas and co, £4m on the hip ready to build up the ship, who were just a few months away from getting started on the East stand, 2 years ago!
Thankfully the council didnt grant then the freedom of the city that entitled them to £10m of free real estate so having just £6m can no longer afford to give a single penny to the clubs redevelopment.
This may be all total bollo cks, but it's what I believe 😂
And as always will be happy to stand corrected and appolgise to anyone suffering hurty feelings.. Go..

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« Reply #483 on: March 15, 2019, 19:32:13 pm »

As this has now turned into another redevelopment thread.. Carry it on there.
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