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General / Re: On this day
« Last post by Andy Roberts on Today at 09:46:06 am »
We have a 100 per cent league record against the Villa. They did beat us in the FA Cup in 1983 but needed a worldie from Mark Walters to do so. And they were champions of Europe at the time!
General / Re: On this day
« Last post by Roger Averill on April 03, 2020, 05:49:02 pm »
On the 3rd April 2004, 9th place Cobblers kept up their promotion chase with a 2-1 victory over 6th place Oxford, who were in fact, the best team in the League that year  ;D   Current Prem ref Kevin Friend was in charge as a crowd of 6799 saw the Cobblers go behind to a 22nd minute Steve Basham goal, Marc Richards equalised in the 63rd minute and 10 minutes later Paul Trollope scored a well deserved winner
  The Cobblers team was Lee Harper, Des Lyttle. Rob Ullathorne, Paul Reid, Ian Sampson, Paul Trollope, Chris Hargreaves, Josh Low, Marc Richards, Martin Smith and John Taylor. Oxford included 3 players with Cobblers connections, Chris Hackett, Richard Walker and "Banana Man" Julian Allsop.
General / On this day
« Last post by Roger Averill on April 03, 2020, 05:48:04 pm »
Just thought I'd post a few random "On this day" posts about Cobblers games in the last 58 years, that's how long I've been watching them, so here goes.

On Saturday 2nd April 1966 the Cobblers recorded their 2nd away win in Division 1 with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park, with goals from John Mackin and Graham Moore. The crowd was just 10,438 of which, it seemed half were from Northampton. Mackin's goal was a free kick from 50 yards which the Villa keeper completely misjudged. We were stood in the Holte End to keep out of the driving rain which turned to snow in the second half. The opposite end was, at that time, was an open terrace and was deserted. This win gave us the double over Villa and set us up for the easy game the following Saturday, at home to top of the table Liverpool.
  The Cobblers team that day was Bryan Harvey, John Mackin, Mike Everitt, John Kurila, Terry Branston, Joe Kiernan, Harry Walden, Graham Moore, George Hudson, Don Martin and Barry Lines
Fundraising / Re: Club 500
« Last post by Roger Averill on March 10, 2020, 01:51:38 pm »
The winners for February are £200 David Stretton of Shropshire, £100 Alan Trudgill of Northampton and £25 Mrs J.Watson of Milton Keynes.
Fundraising / Club 500
« Last post by Roger Averill on March 10, 2020, 01:49:50 pm »
Club 500(Formerly Club 250)
It has frequently been said that, in the past, Club 250 is one of the Trustís best kept secrets, but we didnít intend that to be the case. It was set up in the dark days of 1992 when funding to keep the club afloat was needed.
We are now relaunching the club as Club 500 with increased prize money. The idea is that 500 members take part for a £5 per monthly stake to win prizes, the payment is by Standing Order. The prizes when we do the first draw after our relaunch in November will be £200 and £75 but these can increase significantly as we increase the membership giving us a potential 1st prize of £1000 per month. All the money raised will be used by Northampton Town Supporters Trust for the benefit of NTFC and the supporters, no money is taken out for administration.
The chances of you winning with Club 500 are many times better than the National Lottery and all the money raised goes into the club we all support. If you would like to join please pm me and I'll send you a standing order form.
If you are currently a member of the old Club 250 you don't need to do anything, you will automatically be enrolled in Club 500
General / Open for business
« Last post by Roger Averill on March 10, 2020, 11:25:34 am »
This section is open for any general Cobblers discussions. Is Sam Hoskins better as a winger than a centre back ? When are we likely to have a decent ref at Sixfields ? When will Kelvin Thomas next attend a match ?
  Over to you, Cobblers fans.
Cobblers Travel / Forest Green Rovers - Saturday 14th March 2020
« Last post by Roger Averill on February 26, 2020, 10:07:12 am »
Details for the match at the New Lawn are as follows
09.25 Blackthorn
09.30 Weston Favell                                                 
09.35 Trumpet
09.40 County Tavern
09.45 White Elephant
09.50 C ock Hotel
09.55 Kings Heath / Bants Lane
10.00 Sixfields (Opp KFC)                                         
The cost is £15 for Adults, £10 for accompanied U16's
The lunch time stop is in Gloucester
To book please ring Jim on 07840 355864 between 09.00 - 21.00 (Text accepted 24/7)

Details for the match at the Abbey Stadium are as follows
10.00  Sixfields (Opp KFC)
10.05  Bants Lane / Kings Heath                                               
10.10  C ck Hotel
10.15  White Elephant
10.20  County Tavern
10.25  Trumpet
10.30  Weston Favell Centre
10.35  Blackthorn                                       
Special offer, the fare is only £10 for all
The lunch time stop is in St Neots
To book please ring Jim on 07840 355864 between 09.00 - 21.00 (Text accepted 24/7)
Community Ownership / Re: Work in progress!
« Last post by Andy Roberts on February 16, 2020, 01:19:29 pm »
The Trust has had several interesting and illuminating conversations with football clubs in England and Scotland who are exploring community ownership and other community initiatives.
Our relationship with Exeter City, 100 per cent fan owned, has been well documented. We have also had good conversations with Hearts north of the border, where they have an infrastructure foundation supporting development at Tynecastle Park, and AFC Wimbledon whose fans and backers have raised a phenomenal amount of money in support of their club in a very short time.

Last week I had a chat with Douglas Dickie at Motherwell, who outlined the challenges his club faces against the two Glasgow giants nearby and explained the methodology behind the Well Society helping to sustain top-flight football at Fir Park.

The Motherwell and Exeter models are two which we are following closely as we explore potential future community ownership at Northampton Town. As we have made clear in the past, community ownership is not without its challenges - not least financial - and there will be many whose minds will be closed to the concept, believing that only a big money backer can realistically prop up any basket case football club.

But the Trust is there to protect and sustain a progressive, community-based professional football club in Northampton and, to that end, I think it is vital we explore all avenues to that end and not close or minds or put the subject in the 'too difficult' box.

In light of the problems faced this season by Bury, Bolton, Macclesfield and, potentially, many other clubs in the Football League, it is perfectly conceivable that the EFL will seek all its clubs to be constituted along community ownership lines in the future.

We have flirted with oblivion at Northampton Town too often in the past and we need to be as ready as we can be for all eventualities. We need to be working hard to protect the club in good times not just when the going gets rough. We are doing just that.

This forum will keep you updated as to our progress on our community ownership journey. We would love your feedback, as long as it is properly attributed and constructive.

The Trust is for life, not just for crisis!
NTFC Development / FoI request
« Last post by Trust on February 10, 2020, 04:22:34 pm »
A news update around Sixfields development, or the apparent lack of it, appears on our news page today.
The information has been produced on the back of two Freedom of Information requests made by the Trust to Northampton Borough Council last year.
It was necessary to go down this route in light of a complete vacuum of information in respect of completion of the east stand at the stadium and wider Sixfields development.
If you have any questions please ask them on this forum and we will answer them as fully and as promptly as possible so that all supporters can be updated. Thanks.
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