Northampton Town Football Club Trust issue open letter to Indian consortium asking for clarity on Sixfields plans

The stalled East Stand development at Sixfields and the perceived lack of information over the club takeover have prompted a protest this Saturday. Now a supporters' trust wants to enter into a "good working relationship" with the prospective buyers.
The stalled East Stand development at Sixfields and the perceived lack of information over the club takeover have prompted a protest this Saturday. Now a supporters' trust wants to enter into a "good working relationship" with the prospective buyers.
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Northampton Town fans have issued an open letter to the Indian consortium said to be buying the club asking them to keep fans in the loop about the Sixfields development.

In the last few minutes the Northampton Town Football Club Supporters’ Trust have stretched out a hand to the prospective Cobblers buyers to enter into a good working relationship if the takeover goes through.

The letter, which the trust says is “one of welcome and friendship,” comes on the eve of the #WeWantAnswers protest set to take place at Sixfields tomorrow, in which supporters will hold up question marks in the 12th minute of the game.

The protest was sparked after many fans felt they had not been given enough information about the Cobblers takeover and the stalled East sand development.

But the letter makes it clear the protest tomorrow is in no way directed at the Indian consortium.

It reads: “We value good working relationships with any owners of Northampton Town FC, to collaborate for a bright future for a club with a proud 118-year history.

“That means asking fair and reasonable questions from time to time and fostering an environment for the advancement of the team, the club and the town.

“At the time of writing we still don’t know the identities of you, the prospective new owners, and your aspirations. This is something we would hope to remedy as soon as is reasonably possible.”

The letter says there have been “longstanding” concerns regarding “a lack of public consultation” as to what was to be built at Sixfields.

“We would like to avoid the situation which has sparked the #WeWantAnswers campaign and hope to be included in full supporter consultation as to the design and construction which comes with any further enabling development at Sixfields,” the letter continues.

“Of course football comes first and we also hope to see a team which does you, the club, its supporters and wider community proud. We will certainly back the team to the maximum as we always have, in good times and bad.”

The #Wewantanswers protest will take place at Sixfields tomorrow in the 12th minute of the game with Oxford United.