Not to be too harsh, but, what is the point?
12 months ago you could perhaps see KFC as a possible replacement should KTFC cease to be, albeit set up far too early. It was always going to be difficult to sell us the idea of a "phoenix club" when the original one was still going. Sure, the Poppies were on life-support, the priest had been called for, and the local undertaker was reaching for his tape measure. But the club was still alive.
Attempting to ape the success of AFC Scum, KFC entered the same league, playing at the same ground, no doubt hoping to follow their footsteps towards adult football at UCL level. However, where the Scum had successfully carried several hundred of their supporters with them, and managed to establish themselves very quickly as a club at senior level, KFC have effectively trodden water, seemingly run for the benefit of a handful of officials and players' parents.
|Close, but no cigar|
KFC's break with the Poppies has always been supposed to have happened because the people behind the club had had enough of Imraan, and leaving the Borough. Now that Imraan has nothing more to do with Kettering, other than an occasional contributor to this blog, and we will be back in the Borough of Kettering this season, the question has to be asked - what is KFC for?
Given that supporter numbers are very much limited these days, it seems insane to split this finite group between two different clubs. Having lost hundreds of "supporters" who have voted with their feet and won't attend any Kettering football any more (or not until we're good again), we can hardly afford to divide the few hundred bodies left between Raunds and Burton.
I hope that both clubs can come together under the Poppies banner - let's not forget, KFC fans were Poppies fans of many years standing before being forced out. Surely it is time to get all our boats back in line? How else do we expect to start the fight back up to a level of football which could comfortably be called "Mickey Mouse?"