Sell Northampton Town Football Club to Kelvin Thomas now
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For several months now, Northampton Town Football Club has been the subject of takeover rumours since the current chairman, David Cardoza, expressed his intention to sell the club. The club is crippled with massive financial issues off the pitch as £10 million of taxpayer money, which was meant to have been used on redeveloping Sixfields Stadium, has gone missing. As a result, the stadium builders have not been paid and we are left with a half finished shell of a stand and have been for over a year.
On top of this, it was revealed that David Cardoza had not been paying the clubs tax bill which resulted in HMRC filing a winding up petition against us. Thankfully this was adjourned until Monday 30th November as the local borough council who loaned Northampton Town the £10 million objected to it. Since the club has been unable to pay HMRC, this means the clubs bank account has been frozen which means that staff and players have not been paid by the club. Fortunately the Professional Footballers Association paid the players wages for last month but the staff have not been paid since October.
Kelvin Thomas is waiting in the wings for a deal to be completed. From what he has told us, he has met the clubs supporters trust, met the local council and agreed a loan repayment package and met Buckingham's (company building the stand) and has had very positive discussions with them. When chairman of Oxford United, it was Kelvin Thomas who hired Chris Wilder and the latter has stated that the possibility of working with Kelvin is what has kept him at the club. Despite all of the positive news and glowing references, there is one man holding up this deal, you David Cardoza. You claim that you want to do what is in the best interest of the club which you said on BBC Northampton radio on Friday 20th November. If you do believe that, you will sell the club to Kelvin Thomas immediately.
Everyday you dawdle, you are preventing ordinary people from paying their rents/mortgages, heating bills as the weather gets colder and food for their families. These are people who have stood by you through thick and thin because they trusted and respected you. It is time for you to repay that trust by selling the club to Kelvin Thomas and ending this nightmare once and for all.
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