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« on: September 21, 2021, 10:21:16 am »

https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/cobblers-to-invite-elected-supporter-on-to-the-clubs-board-of-directors-3390380
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2021, 10:47:38 am »

In time honoured Apprentice fashion...I'd like to put myself forward as project manager.
Hands up...
Settled then!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2021, 11:05:32 am »

I’m sure some quarters will be cynical but a blinding move by the club.
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2021, 11:14:00 am »

If ever there was a time for the Trust to pick a representative, and let the rest of the fanbase know who they have chosen and why they should be selected to get our support, then this is it.
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2021, 11:21:40 am »

Great news, let's hope this leads to a positive relationship to work together on "the deal" and getting it over the line with WNC and then getting it constructed.
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2021, 11:35:12 am »

If ever there was a time for the Trust to pick a representative, and let the rest of the fanbase know who they have chosen and why they should be selected to get our support, then this is it.

It’ll be pretty telling if the Trust choose not to support this opportunity.
Let’s see.
I’m sure some won’t be happy whoever is voted in and I hope the club make it a transparent and democratic process.
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2021, 11:41:45 am »

Great news, let's hope this leads to a positive relationship to work together on "the deal" and getting it over the line with WNC and then getting it constructed.
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The deal and getting it over the line is presumably at the forefront of the club's mind in taking this route forward  Fair play to them for that.
It is now upto those at the Trust and anyone else who has serious misgivings to get their heads together and nominate one candidate to represent that view.
I do wonder about the timescales allowed...Two weeks seems almost deliberately hasty. Not as contrived as the recent elections that have taken place a long way to our east but it doesn't allow much time for anything organised.
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2021, 11:48:46 am »

It’ll be pretty telling if the Trust choose not to support this opportunity.
Let’s see.
I’m sure some won’t be happy whoever is voted in and I hope the club make it a transparent and democratic process.
Imagine the scenes of the person voted in isn’t one of the trust board…..
Toys
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Imagine if more than one member of the trust board think they’re the right person for the job….

I’ve been very critical of the club for the way they stopped fan representation on the board and it’s been a big part in my choice to boycott the club the last few years.
This is a big step in the right direction if the right candidate is chosen.

This can’t be portrayed as anything but positive news….

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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2021, 12:14:53 pm »

Imagine the scenes of the person voted in isn’t one of the trust board…..
Toys
Pram

Imagine if more than one member of the trust board think they’re the right person for the job….

I’ve been very critical of the club for the way they stopped fan representation on the board and it’s been a big part in my choice to boycott the club the last few years.
This is a big step in the right direction if the right candidate is chosen.

This can’t be portrayed as anything but positive news….


Sounds as if you are throwing your hat into the ring Shoey.               Grin Grin




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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2021, 12:15:14 pm »

I think this is a good step forward from the club, but as supporters this needs to be someone who can work with the Club board and also the Trust Board. Considering the recent history with the Trust and club I do think someone from outside of this needs to be chosen and someone who can put forward to the fans why they want to do this role and how they believe the club should move forward and also how the supporters trust can move forward with the club.

The seemingly stalemate between the trust and the board must be taken into consideration and someone from outside this mess needs to be chosen, hopefully someone who has a good business head and also a good negotiator because the biggest thing we need as fans is for the board and trust to be as one.
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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2021, 12:19:44 pm »

Thank you NTFC for providing some more drama. No obvious candidates come to mind, so no idea how this will play out. First things will the Trust engage with this?
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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2021, 12:21:14 pm »

Imagine the scenes of the person voted in isn’t one of the trust board…..
Toys
Pram

Imagine if more than one member of the trust board think they’re the right person for the job….
What makes you say that ? the Trust has always been and always will be democratic.

Just wondering if this is anything to do with the ACV (Asset of Community Value) that the Trust holds for the area of the old running track ?
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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2021, 12:37:29 pm »

I think this is a positive step in the right direction by NTFC.

It is VERY important the elected representative unites EVERY supporter not just one faction!

Well done KT........now keep the momentum going!
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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2021, 12:38:57 pm »

What makes you say that ? the Trust has always been and always will be democratic.

Just wondering if this is anything to do with the ACV (Asset of Community Value) that the Trust holds for the area of the old running track ?
The fact that the trust often make important decisions on behalf of the fan base rather than giving all paid up members a vote on various issues.

I hope the person elected is someone from outside of the trust with no baggage so to speak.

I can’t see the trust being happy if the elected member isn’t from within their clique (hence the toys and pram)
Will they honestly be happy having to garner information from an independent fans rep at the same time as the great unwashed???
I don’t think so.
They would be marginalised and left without a cause so to speak.

I think the fan board representation is great but the cynic in me thinks that maybe the government will soon pass legislation making it compulsory for football clubs to have fan representation at board level…

If so this could be a case of the club winning brownie points when in reality they would soon have no choice but to have fan representation anyway….,

That doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s very good news.
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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2021, 12:47:10 pm »



Hope not Freddie as he had an ‘uneasy relationship’ with the Trust. It surfaces from time to time.
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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2021, 12:54:18 pm »

I'm in two minds. There's a very big part of me that hopes this goes to someone new from well outside the Trust's clique. I think it needs a fresh perspective, untainted by the sour grapes and general ill feeling between the Trust and the club.

On the other hand, if the Trust are "on the inside" they might stop being so negative and disruptive towards everything the club does. Having said that, they are a paper tiger of an organisation anyway, so I pretty much come back to my first thoughts on the matter!
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« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2021, 13:07:43 pm »

In time honoured Apprentice fashion...I'd like to put myself forward as project manager.
Hands up...
Settled then!  Wink

I second Coolcat, he's in the lead now.
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« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2021, 13:11:49 pm »

I'm in two minds. There's a very big part of me that hopes this goes to someone new from well outside the Trust's clique. I think it needs a fresh perspective, untainted by the sour grapes and general ill feeling between the Trust and the club.

On the other hand, if the Trust are "on the inside" they might stop being so negative and disruptive towards everything the club does. Having said that, they are a paper tiger of an organisation anyway, so I pretty much come back to my first thoughts on the matter!
I frankly think it farcical that most of the replies so far have focused on the supporter being independent. What mandate will he have in that respect? Two weeks is not enough time to get his reasons for becoming elected to the board to the great unwashed who will not have a scooby what he stands for.
Whoever gets elected will inevitably be part of an already formed clique, Trust involvement or not.
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« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2021, 13:15:47 pm »

Imagine the scenes of the person voted in isn’t one of the trust board…..
Toys
Pram

Imagine if more than one member of the trust board think they’re the right person for the job….

I’ve been very critical of the club for the way they stopped fan representation on the board and it’s been a big part in my choice to boycott the club the last few years.
This is a big step in the right direction if the right candidate is chosen.

This can’t be portrayed as anything but positive news….

Let the bun fight begin Grin




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« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2021, 13:16:06 pm »

Someone with a background in construction and business please, we don't need football brains.
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