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« Reply #280 on: March 14, 2024, 13:45:29 pm »

It isn't a supporters lack of ambition it is realism by the majority of supporters.
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« Reply #281 on: March 14, 2024, 13:55:07 pm »

It isn't a supporters lack of ambition it is realism by the majority of supporters.
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« Reply #282 on: March 14, 2024, 14:02:26 pm »

Lots of our supporters do lack ambition and are happy to settle for mediocre - which fits the chairman's agenda so I do agree with Marvo they do go hand in hand.

I would say we were never going to make the playoffs we need to spend loads all over the pitch to even compete with the top 6 or 7 - however Lincoln (Similar size club, similar budget etc.etc) have shown it can be done
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« Reply #283 on: March 14, 2024, 14:14:04 pm »

It isn't a supporters lack of ambition it is realism by the majority of supporters.

So you didn't go to Liverpool then?
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« Reply #284 on: March 14, 2024, 14:20:01 pm »

I don't lack ambition and nor do I accept mediocrity.

I want to see us become an established L1 side and build up over 2-3 years to then challenge at the top of this division. I don't want a season like Rotherham have had this year just to say we have been in the Championship for 1 season.

I respect the opinion of those that would like to have seen us go for it this year. I don't criticise them for that opinion, I just have a different thought. The world doesn't always need to be binary.



Oh and not directed at me but yes I went to Liverpool, expecting to be beat, but excited for a big day out, and who knows.... I dont want to be excited to just be a number for 43 games in the Championship
Also went to Reading and Ipswich in that cup run.
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« Reply #285 on: March 14, 2024, 14:33:54 pm »

I'm not sure a supporter can have ambition, the owners maybe but supporters can put money in and hope for the best.

It isn't a stretch to hope that we might reach the heady heights of the Championship again one day but it won't be with the current owners, or potentially the ones after that. We can but hope.
We've been there a couple of times in the past 60 years, you'd hope that the odds of probability mean that we'll do it again one day. There are smaller teams than us who have had a sniff.

If you are a 'Northampton' going up on the first, second or third season, how do you not become a 'Rotherham'? It'd be nice to find out if we had the chance.
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« Reply #286 on: March 14, 2024, 15:00:02 pm »

Over land and sea!
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« Reply #287 on: March 14, 2024, 15:17:21 pm »

I don't lack ambition and nor do I accept mediocrity.

I want to see us become an established L1 side and build up over 2-3 years to then challenge at the top of this division. I don't want a season like Rotherham have had this year just to say we have been in the Championship for 1 season.

I respect the opinion of those that would like to have seen us go for it this year. I don't criticise them for that opinion, I just have a different thought. The world doesn't always need to be binary.



Oh and not directed at me but yes I went to Liverpool, expecting to be beat, but excited for a big day out, and who knows.... I dont want to be excited to just be a number for 43 games in the Championship
Also went to Reading and Ipswich in that cup run.

Of course you lack ambition. You said it yourself, you don't want to go up to the Championship this season. For some unexplained reason, you seem to think we will go against history and establish ourselves as a League 1 club, even though we all know we have one of the smallest budgets in the division. If we went up we'd probably get relegated next season but we'll probably get relegated from League 1 too so what's the difference? I'll answer my own question, as a Championship club we'd stand a much better chance of attracting investment, maybe new owners, who knows. Also only 3 clubs go down from the second tier, so that's one less team you'd have to better.
You can't pick and choose when you go up and when you don't. Football isn't like that. If an opportunity presents itself then you have to grab it with both hands because god knows when or even if the opportunity will ever arrive again.

Kudos to you though, I think your are the first fan I've seen that's said he doesn't want to go up.
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« Reply #288 on: March 14, 2024, 16:19:57 pm »

Of course you lack ambition. You said it yourself, you don't want to go up to the Championship this season. For some unexplained reason, you seem to think we will go against history and establish ourselves as a League 1 club, even though we all know we have one of the smallest budgets in the division. If we went up we'd probably get relegated next season but we'll probably get relegated from League 1 too so what's the difference? I'll answer my own question, as a Championship club we'd stand a much better chance of attracting investment, maybe new owners, who knows. Also only 3 clubs go down from the second tier, so that's one less team you'd have to better.
You can't pick and choose when you go up and when you don't. Football isn't like that. If an opportunity presents itself then you have to grab it with both hands because god knows when or even if the opportunity will ever arrive again.

Kudos to you though, I think your are the first fan I've seen that's said he doesn't want to go up.
I am mid career middle management. My career ambition is to be Senior Manager, but I am not ready for it yet, I am a few years away at least. Does that mean I am not ambitious in my career?

I dont think we ever had a realistic opportunity of the play offs. Yes we were up to 9th but from memory was still about 8-9 points outside the playoffs. If I was a Stevenage fan I would have wanted the club to spend in January (I dont know if they did or not) as they have a realistic chance and need to solidify their position. and I would imagine are exceeding most of their fans expectations. For us I think it was the right decision, we will never know.
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« Reply #289 on: March 14, 2024, 16:36:10 pm »

I am mid career middle management. My career ambition is to be Senior Manager, but I am not ready for it yet, I am a few years away at least. Does that mean I am not ambitious in my career?


Stay putÖ.its overrated.
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« Reply #290 on: March 14, 2024, 16:48:53 pm »

I am mid career middle management. My career ambition is to be Senior Manager, but I am not ready for it yet, I am a few years away at least. Does that mean I am not ambitious in my career?


So if they offered you the position tomorrow with I expect a big pay rise and maybe a better office, you'd turn it down?
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« Reply #291 on: March 14, 2024, 16:52:41 pm »

Last point from me on this as we will never know what might have happened.

Was curious though as if you look at Lincoln compared to us since end of January...

Last ten games NTFC 10 Points. Lincoln 24 points. So makes you think we made the wrong decision however...
We have played three of the same teams, we got 5 points, Lincoln 7 points.
Of the other games  we have played, all bar 1 team currently occupy the top 10. The one that doesn't is 11th.
Lincoln, 2 in the top 10, 4 in the bottom 10, of which 2 in the relegation zone.

Now I know that the current positions were not the same as they were when the games we played etc, we have a similar run in now so curious to see where both teams finish.

What a f***ing great game football is.
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« Reply #292 on: March 14, 2024, 16:53:42 pm »

So if they offered you the position tomorrow with I expect a big pay rise and maybe a better office, you'd turn it down?
You mean like I did last year? Family, health, career.
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« Reply #293 on: March 14, 2024, 16:58:08 pm »

You mean like I did last year? Family, health, career.

So they obviously think you're ready. Maybe a self worth course might be the ticket?
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« Reply #294 on: March 14, 2024, 17:01:59 pm »

So they obviously think you're ready. Maybe a self worth course might be the ticket?
I dont care what they think. Happy with what I have and where I am, for now.
Same with having a football team in League 1, building in a way that excites me and think it would be a mistake to over reach too soon.

Just hope this doesnt bite me in 12 months!
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« Reply #295 on: March 14, 2024, 17:09:45 pm »

I dont care what they think. Happy with what I have and where I am, for now.
Same with having a football team in League 1, building in a way that excites me and think it would be a mistake to over reach too soon.

Just hope this doesnt bite me in 12 months!

Our history says it will, big time. I don't expect Brady to be here at the end of next season. It's not going to be much fun.
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« Reply #296 on: March 14, 2024, 17:27:04 pm »

Thanks for letting us know, so there is no point in renewing our season tickets. Drop in club revenue all down to Marvo.

I confirm I did not go to Liverpool as I was still working at that time running my own business and the contract I was working on at that time made it impossible. I have been to plenty of others including our cup game at Man City and at Ipswich during Bobby Robsonís reign. I donít go to all away games as it is not fair on her indoors to give up every Saturday but have been to rather more than just Derby this season.

As a matter of interest why do you always try and shoot other posters with your delusional Marvo knows best attitude?
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« Reply #297 on: March 14, 2024, 17:42:40 pm »

Thanks for letting us know, so there is no point in renewing our season tickets. Drop in club revenue all down to Marvo.

I confirm I did not go to Liverpool as I was still working at that time running my own business and the contract I was working on at that time made it impossible. I have been to plenty of others including our cup game at Man City and at Ipswich during Bobby Robsonís reign. I donít go to all away games as it is not fair on her indoors to give up every Saturday but have been to rather more than just Derby this season.

As a matter of interest why do you always try and shoot other posters with your delusional Marvo knows best attitude?

I'd answer that but as I'm not delusional I can't. Maybe try rephrasing the question?

I wont be renewing my season ticket.

It's going to get pretty nasty on here next season. It's always okay the first year, something new but it gets old real fast.

I hate it when other supposed Cobblers fans run the team down, saying were not good enough and that we haven't got a chance. That may be the case but why air those views? Your wife may be ugly but you don't have to keep reminding her of that.
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« Reply #298 on: March 14, 2024, 17:51:07 pm »

but we'll probably get relegated from League 1


I hate it when other supposed Cobblers fans run the team down, saying weíre not good enough and that we haven't got a chance. That may be the case but why air those views?

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« Reply #299 on: March 14, 2024, 18:11:04 pm »

That's not running them down, that's history, they can't help it, its destiny.

On the bright side the bar is set so low, even escaping relegation by the skin of their teeth will seem like a success.
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