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CHAIRMAN STRONGLY OPPOSED TO LEAGUE 3 IDEA

9 May 2014

David Cardoza states opposition of club to plan

Northampton Town Chairman David Cardoza has confirmed that the club are strongly opposed to the FA's proposal to introduce a 'League 3' involving B teams from Premier League sides.

"While we will do what we can to support any reasonable proposals to support the England team, we have to protect the integrity of the football pyramid in this country," he said.

"The football pyramid is one of the great strengths of the game in England."

In an interview with the Northampton Chronicle & Echo, the Chairman described the idea of a League 3 as an "an absolute shocker."

"Adding more teams to the structure is a terrible idea," he continued.

“I didn’t get into football, and supporters certainly didn’t either, to watch us play Stoke reserves or Southampton reserves.

"I’m 100 per cent against this; I’ll do anything I can to stop it from going ahead.

“We were 90 minutes from going into the Conference and that’s just part and parcel of our game. If we had gone down we would have deserved to but we stayed up because we deserved to. You play at a level where your results send you and that is how it should be.

“This is a worrying time for football.

"The proposed change will damage the game in this country and no one wants that."

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