Cobblers fans plan protest march to David Cardoza’s Northamptonshire house tonight

A group of supporters are set to march to David Cardoza's house in Church Brampton tonight in protest.
A group of supporters are set to march to David Cardoza's house in Church Brampton tonight in protest.
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Cobblers fans are set to deliver a letter to chairman David Cardoza’s Church Brampton house tonight calling on him to sell the club immediately.

Supporters are set to meet at St Botolph’s Chruch on Harlestone Road at 7pm tonight, before marching through the Northamptonshire village to the embattled owner’s house on Golf Lane.

Organisers have pleaded with anyone wanting to attend the protest to refrain from using offensive language, urging for the protest to remain peaceful.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said the force was aware of the march tonight, but it is not yet known what level of police presence there will be.

Postings on a Facebook event notice for tonight have suggested those in attendance might sing clean Cobblers songs in a “funeral” style to mark the possible death of the club, if embattled owner Mr Cardoza were not to sell his controlling share of the League Two side in the next vital few days.

Last week potential buyer Kelvin Thomas claimed Mr Cardoza and his father Anthony, had been frustrating negotiations.

In a statement released on Friday, former Oxford United chairman Mr Thomas said: “Unfortunately it has taken too much time for David and Tony Cardoza to complete the Share Purchase Agreement. We are now stuck wondering if they really want to complete the deal as agreed.”

Speaking last week, Mr Cardoza said that a deal would “absolutely” be done ahead of Friday’s court case.

Tonight’s protest also comes after the number of names on a petition calling on David Cardoza to sell the club to Kelvin Thomas immediately, reached the 1,900 mark.

To sign the petition head to: www.change.org/p/david-cardoza-sell-northampton-town-football-club-to-kelvin-thomas-now?source_location=petitions_share_skip