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Northampton Put Cash Before Principles
Northampton Town officials stand accused of betraying the principles of those involved in saving their club
The Cobblers were prevented from going out of existence by their Supporters Trust, with the likes of Brian Lomax and Gareth Willsher, now employed by the club, seeking and getting the support of Coventry & Warwickshire based members of the then Football Supporters Association amongst others.
That might have been a good few years ago and time does move on but for a club in existence purely due to the hard work and effort of football supporters and one whose pioneering Trust were once so involved with the supporters movement and bodies such as Supporters Direct, to have gone against the wishes of many thousands of Coventry City supporters and reportedly agreed to a deal which will see the Sky Blues move out of the City which has been its home for just short of 130 years, is nothing short of scandalous and clearly not in keeping with the ethics of a well run club which plays its part in the football community.
It is clear that those in charge of Northampton Town FC have, to the detriment of their club, fallen for the spin from Tim Fisher of three thousand turning up for a game, seven thousand if the club are doing well, a figure many City supporters consider to be grossly exaggerated, if the laughing and guffawing at the fans forums and the comments of many City supporters is anything to go by.
Northampton supporters fought tooth and nail to keep their club in business and in the town of Northampton but now through their Board's persuit of unlikely cash, the Cobblers are merely signing the death warrant of a club supported by some of those who helped them in their time of need.
Source: Coventry MAD
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