A Kettering New Year

Often, when push comes to shove in radicalising a group of football supporters, it will take one, symbolic moment to push those that might otherwise have merely got on with the job of watching their team to realise that the time  for action is now.  For those that follow the ailing Blue Square Premier club Kettering Town, that moment may have come at any of three or four different occasions over the last month or so, but the tipping point for many may have cone with twin five-goal defeats at the hands of Luton Town over Christmas and the New Year (results which plunged the club back into the thick of the relegation places at the bottom of the table), it with the release of an official club statement which sought, unsurprisingly enough, to place the blame for the club’s woes at the foot of everybody but those with the overall responsibility for managing its finances. The Luton matches were, perhaps, more symbolic in their effect than anything else. Luton Town have started to move into ominous form of late, and that they should hand out two thorough pastings to a team near the foot of the table was no great surprise in itself. The timing if the two defeats, however, was unfortunate for those clinging to the hope that Kettering’s problems are a mere flash in the pan....

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