"There are a number of other interested parties..... we began talking with these other parties. We have made significant progress in these talks to a position where things are now well advanced."
"a winding-up petition by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)......Chairman ..........said he "fully expects the matter to be resolved by the end of next week".
".....owes HMRC a "five-figure sum".
"Following this morning's announcement, we are contacting HMRC and are requesting an urgent meeting with them."
Has someone been dredging up some of Imraan's most asinine, end-of-days comments he was mumbling from behind locked doors at Non Park whilst awaiting the men in white coats? Mystery investors? Check. Winding-up petitions? Check. Offers to meet the people you owe money to? Check.
Unfortunately for our County Cousins, the above quotes have emanated from their current Chairman rather than our old one.
One important difference between Imraan blithely steering us onto the rocks and the current Northampton Town situation is the small matter of the Ten Million Quid they've borrowed from their Council and seemingly blown on a bizarre recreation of the old County Ground "Meccano" stand. Without the seats! Nostalgia is great, but bloody hell, is this all that £10,000,000 can buy these days?
It appears from the outside that the Cobblers hierarchy had literally banked on a big money take-over, so stopped paying any of their bills, assuming the incoming Indians would brandish a large enough cheque book to smooth everything over? (Cough - James Caan - Cough!)
Who knows. But, boy, does the situation stink!
Perhaps not all the £10,000,000 has gone on this.
Just hope Paul Knowles is paid up to date this time....