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SUPPORTERS INVITED TO TAKE PART IN BBC RADIO NORTHAMPTON COBBLERS SHOW SPECIAL ON FRIDAY

Chairman Kelvin Thomas and Chief Executive James Whiting to take questions from supporters

14 October 2020

Northampton Town Chairman Kelvin Thomas and Chief Executive James Whiting will take part in a BBC Radio Northampton Cobblers Show Big Picture special on Friday evening.

The event, which will give supporters the opportunity to ask questions of the Cobblers Chairman about some of the issues raised by Project Big Picture will be hosted by BBC Radio Northampton's Jake Sharpe and will be recorded as live on Zoom between 6pm and 7pm on Friday.

This will then be played out on air both ahead of kick off and after the game during Radio Northampton’s coverage of Saturday's game at Plymouth Argyle, and used across the station's platforms in the coming days.

Up to 200 supporters are able to take part in the event. To take part, please email jake.sharpe@bbc.co.uk for the meeting details along with any question you would like to ask. Jake will then pick a number of questions to be asked during the hour long programme to ensure a wide range of topics are covered.

"When you look at more of the detail around the Project Big Picture proposal, most of football could get behind 90% of it and see it as a positive," said Chairman Kelvin Thomas.

“Obviously there are parts of it that are not as good and these would need further discussion and thought, but there is much to commend in these proposals and we can’t lose sight of that. The much increased revenue distribution, support for the EFL, investment in Women’s football, fans initiatives, investment in infrastructure, support for the FA and other good causes, Wembley Stadium and more, and it will be good to hear the views of supporters and to answer any questions or concerns they may have on Friday evening.

"We have had talks with the EFL and our fellow clubs and it is quite evident that the vast majority of clubs are supportive of the principal of these proposals that will go a long way address the financial sustainability of clubs. When linked to spending controls and salary caps, this has the chance to make all clubs sustainable and this will make a massive difference to the football pyramid.  One thing this has at least done is open up the dialogue and that’s why it will be good to discuss with fans.”


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