NUST reported on 23rd October 2015 (article here) that we had approached NUFC directly and via the regular Police liaison forum regarding the problem with regard to transport arrangements for the Boxing Day game against Everton. Supporters will recall that the game was moved for live TV which created a problem for fans travel arrangements given that Metro services were due to have finished before full time and there was only limited bus services.
We are pleased to report that our concerns have been taken on board by all relevant parties and the club have now released a statement with regard to Boxing Day travel arrangements which should mean that most fans will be able to travel home by public transport after the game without the need to make alternative travel arrangements.
NUST wish to thank all parties concerned.
Fanzine True Faith run a podcast each week on a Wednesday evening. This week's guest was NUST's own board member Peter Fanning.
Discussion centers around the ideal of fan ownership and if it's ever realistically attainable at Premier League level.
A number of examples are touched on including Rangers, Swansea City and Germany amongst others.
Fanzine True Faith run a podcast each week on a Wednesday evening. Their guest this week is NUST's own board member Peter Fanning. Peter will be explaining something about the principles of fan ownership of football clubs, his views on what is going on within the wider game and how ownership models of sporting institutions can be very different to what we experience in the UK.
NUST were sad to hear the news of the death of Brian Lomax on 2nd November 2015. Northampton Town fan Brian was the first supporter elected director of a football club in this country and an inspiration behind the Supporters Trust movement, being instrumental in the setting up of Supporters Direct and becoming it's Chairman until 2009. Brian provided support and assistance in the setting up of NUST and continued to be an inspiration to supporters up and down the country. He will be sadly missed but his legacy will live on.
National supporters movement Supporters Direct place the following tribute on their site;
"What is a club in any case? Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it. It's not the television contracts, get out clauses or the marketing departments or executive boxes. It's the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city"