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Visiting supporter enjoyed Sixfields experience, despite the result

23 April 2018

A Plymouth supporter contacted us over the weekend to say thank you to the club and the supporters for the experience offered to him and his family on Saturday.

The supporter emailed to say:

"Just wanted to take some time and say a big thanks to you, your club and supporters. This may seem slightly mad as we played awful and thoroughly deserved to lose (and by more). Let me explain:

"I took my 9 year old son to watch a Plymouth game previously. He doesn't come often but is getting into football so I wanted him to experience a game. Unfortunately a small minority of both home and away fans at that previous game acted disgracefully that day and I ended up running out with a crying son under my arm to get away from the idiots throwing things and wanting to fight. Since then he has been petrified at thought of going back where 'the angry men are'.

"I made a brave but calculated decision to bring him to Northampton. It took much persuasion. I had heard that NTFC were family friendly and welcoming. This was absolutely the case with Cobblers fans chatting to us and sharing jokes. People could not have been more welcoming and my son now understands it will hopefully be rare to find the bad scenario he experienced at a previous game. A kick about on the grass overlooking Sixfields also helped!

"While I am at it, I would highly compliment your fans for getting right behind the team and making Sixfields rock. Argyle fans were unusually quiet but let’s face it there was not a lot to shout about. From my experience I really hope Northampton do stay up as I will make the journey again next year for sure. Good Luck.

"My thanks again to you and the club for the positive experience and building my sons confidence again in football."

Cobblers fans, take a bow!

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