Northampton find silver lining against Stevenage amid gathering gloom| Alan Smith

25 October 2015 14:26
Cobblers fans have got used to living on the edge but Chris Wilder’s players are providing welcome relief and an improbable league positionIt is a cruel and unsettling contrast that as things fall apart off the pitch, Northampton Town’s performances on it are growing more impressive with each passing week. The club’s existence is in genuine threat due to a desperate state of financial affairs but the team sit fourth in League Two after Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Stevenage at Sixfields. Taking the football solely into account, they must be considered among the favourites for promotion.First, though, an expanding list of monetary issues must be rectified and the harsh reality is that the club is a matter of weeks from being wound up. The chairman, David Cardoza, is still desperately seeking someone to take the club from his possession. A consortium of London-based Indian businessmen were said to be interested but then withdrew their interest “reluctantly” due to “insurmountable” complications. Little wonder potential buyers are hard to find as a court date looms on 16 November due to a winding-up order from HMRC, the council wanting repayment of a £10.25m loan and builders from the Buckingham Group having downed tools with the new East Stand half-finished because they are owed £3m. Continue full article

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