- Turning out at a lower level than even our Grandparents would have ever recalled us playing at.
- Still playing at Steel Park.
- At least until Burton Park Wanderers ground is brought up to whatever lowly standard it has to be to host our new found level of football (which will probably be reached when we buy some goal nets!)
- Radio Northampton ignoring us and our Micky Mouse League entirely.
- Quality of football so low most of us reckon we could jump onto the pitch and give it a go.
And that's all dependent on shedding Non F*cking Park, and Non F*cking Chairman!
The main thing I'm looking forward to is the return of large numbers of our stay-away fans. None of us enjoys watching our club struggle so badly in front of some hideously paltry attendances. If all goes well between now and next season most of the reasons given by our stay-aways will have been removed.
The talk in the media is quietly positive. There is talk of offers flying around to rid us of our chains and give us the chance to start again. Sure, we'd be starting at a level not far above a kick around in a park with your mates, but it would be Kettering Town FC, under fresh leadership, with large supporter influence, hopefully soon back in the Borough of Kettering.
So, with no Imraan and Irthlingborough surely hundreds more of our former supporters will be back on board? There's only so many times you can accompany the Missus on Saturday shopping trips surely? I have always had a sneaking respect for those of our fans who stood by their principles and stood down during the Non Park period, but surely this reason must be coming to a natural end?
But if they don't come back, what are we to make of all the protestations against our Chairman and playing at Legoland? Were these merely convenient excuses to stop attending Poppies games. I never really understood the anti-Imraan element excuse of non-attendance. No-one had much in the way of a problem with the diminutive weasel when he was buying us success. A genuinely principled stand would have been to protest when he was paying players far more than a club our size could ever afford. But no, the protests weren't exactly thick on the ground when we were winning promotions and having FA Cup runs were they? Just when the ride was over.
So, we'll look forward to welcoming everyone back next season. Kettering fans should be watching Kettering Town FC play. No excuses. When things were going well we all said we'd support the club evermore, through rain and shine, and that the Poppies,"made us happy when skies were grey." Well, now's our chance to prove it.
I truly hope the end of that song shouldn't have been....."providing we have a club chairman paying unsustainable wages, at Rockingham Road, because I only enjoy watching my team when they just happen to be playing against a host of former League clubs!"