Kettering folk being the wonderful, generous spirited people they are, the sealing of the title, whenever it is, won’t pass without some sniping from the wings about how we are such a big club at this level and the team won it despite bad management. Firstly, can we bury the big club thing? We’re not a Chester or a Wimbledon, forced to work our way back up with inbuilt advantages like a good stadium and resurgent support. We average 600 not 3,000, are still paying off creditors and play on a cabbage patch at a ground which hardly inspires opponents to treat it as their cup final.
The other point has been refuted often enough, but as it’s Easter let’s do it one more time, in appropriate style.
Apart from player recruitment, training, budgeting, retention, selection, rotation, motivation and tactics – what have Machin and Baillie ever done for us?
Oh and the fresh water system and public health.
All is forgiven as Poppies fans get ready to party