The 140 Year old club again failed to pay the players wages on Friday whilst manager Alan Doyle had to call on two goal keepers to make up the final eleven. Only for one of the keepers to decide against the trip to Bashley. Doyle only had 10 players and nothing on the bench when the players took to the field. The Poppies went on to be bashed 7-0 and may not survive Tuesdays fixture at Leamington.
According to one website the club now need a miracle to be saved “ It is to be hoped that a miracle does turn up, but where this could conceivably come from is anybody’s guess. The Southern League itself now also has a stark decision to make. They might even reach the undesirable but entirely rational conclusion that there is no realistic chance of this club now completing this season, and that including them in the league is to the detriment of their competition as a while. Expulsion from the league will surely follow swiftly should they fail to fulfil a fixture, and the fact that the club was unable to field a full team for a league match today suggests that this apocalyptic scenario is now only a matter of time.
on this Saturday evening in October 2012 there is no positive prognosis for Kettering Town Football Club, no likelihood of salvation and only the stench of imminent death in the air. Those responsible for this state of affairs know who they are, as do we. They must never be allowed any involvement at any football club again. Kettering Town Football Club, after one hundred and forty years, must be allowed to die in order that it may be reborn and re imagined by people that care for its long-term future. This must never be allowed to happen to this club again. Such thoughts will probably be cold comfort to its grieving supporters this evening.
Poppies (4-4-1): Walker; Muzvimbiri, Ifil, Bamber, Burns; Bonnett-Johnson, King, Farrell, Gele; Byerley.
Manager : Alan Doyle