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Pie and a Pint night
Discussion started by batty , 19 November, 2019 12:23
Pie and a Pint night
batty 19 November, 2019 12:23
I am going to this event. I know not much will be forthcoming but does anyone have a question they would like asking if l have a chance?

Re: Pie and a Pint night
fair_weather_fan 19 November, 2019 12:33
Didnt know it was on tbh. Cant find anything on the Club site.

But yes I have one - what has happened to the whatsapp feed.

Re: Pie and a Pint night
Connorman 19 November, 2019 12:44
[www.northamptonsaints.co.uk]

This is what happened to it.

Re: Pie and a Pint night
Aberavon Wizard 19 November, 2019 13:45
No tickets for us this time around !

Re: Pie and a Pint night
batty 19 November, 2019 14:41
Things must be good if there are no questions and no l will not be asking about the length of the beer que. 😄😄😄

Re: Pie and a Pint night
tedge 19 November, 2019 15:18
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batty
I am going to this event. I know not much will be forthcoming but does anyone have a question they would like asking if l have a chance?

Ask Boydie if he can give any indication of when Harry Mallender might resume playing

Ask the CEO whether they are intending to persuade CB to extend his contract (be surprised if you get an answer but you never know !)

Re: Pie and a Pint night
batty 19 November, 2019 15:21
Thanks Tedge they are good questions wI'll try to ask at least one.

Re: Pie and a Pint night
tedge 19 November, 2019 15:24
This event was streamed live last year so might be again - check t'Offy or Saints Twitter later on.

Re: Pie and a Pint night
tedge 19 November, 2019 17:07
Confirmed on Twitter will be screened live from 7:15 and you can post questions on twitter if you wish. I will leave mine to batty thanks !



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Re: Pie and a Pint night
batty 19 November, 2019 17:22
Tedge l have been once before and you were only allowed 1 question so if you would like to choose 1 to answer on line l will try to ask the other.

Re: Pie and a Pint night
Wilson Pickett 19 November, 2019 17:25
Qu: is it possible to beat the best sides in Europe without a massive pack ?


(I think itís not possible unless lucky)

Re: Pie and a Pint night
fleetg 19 November, 2019 18:01
Can the club and council reinstall all the flags and banners (attached to lamp posts) on the walk up to the stadium on a matchday ... helped to build up the matchday atmosphere.

Re: Pie and a Pint night
tedge 19 November, 2019 18:19
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batty
Tedge l have been once before and you were only allowed 1 question so if you would like to choose 1 to answer on line l will try to ask the other.

batty I'm rather ashamed to say I have no clue how to use Twitter so perhaps you could pose the one about Harry M and somebody else might ask about Boydie

Re: Pie and a Pint night
tedge 19 November, 2019 20:47
Just finished watching this and it was entertaining. It was great that both my questions were asked and the update on Harry M was encouraging. Chris Boyd dealt with the question about his own contract with the droll humour we have come to expect. On other topics it was particularly interesting to learn that they are looking as far ahead as 2026 when assessing players' contracts and that the emphasis will continue to be on young English players. Chris was typically straightforward (how refreshing it is too) on the subject of Cobus' future to the extent that you can feel confident the right decisions will be made.

Chris also confirmed that the aim is to win every match but just as important is that we, and the players leave the ground having enjoyed what we've watched or played. Mark Darbon dealt smoothly and honestly with questions relating to tickets and the need to attract youngsters. One of the opening questions inevitably concerned Saracens and the Cap and John White emphasised that discussions are taking place about a further audit this season on Saracens' affairs and that the fact that they have accepted the punishment after saying they wouldn't did, in his words "tell a story". We will NOT be signing any Sarries players either ! CB said next season's squad is pretty much settled already and won't differ greatly from this season. We are spending up to the Cap limit.

He also let slip that the team for Saturday will contain 9 changes with Tom Wood getting a break, and he has absolutely no compunction with playing the youngsters - hopefully it won't backfire (my words) ! He believes our forward pack in general is fine providing we learn better how to cope with experiences like Bath.



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Re: Pie and a Pint night
batty 19 November, 2019 21:21
Tedge l asked the Boyd question and l had lined up my friend to ask about Harry but someone else got in first. It was a good evening much better than the last one l attended, much more open

Re: Pie and a Pint night
Longers 20 November, 2019 09:51
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Just finished watching this and it was entertaining. ................. He believes our forward pack in general is fine providing we learn better how to cope with experiences like Bath.

A very close summary of my reaction to the event, too.

(Sm128)

Re: Pie and a Pint night
Chris Hoddle 20 November, 2019 09:55
I also thought he indicated that he was happy with the scrum going forward, thus thinking it may well improve with Owen and Van Wyke.
he said if the ball is held in the scrum for a long time then we tire and later on suffer. So maybe if we can put up a fight with these two then it wouldn't get to the tiring bit in the second half?



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Re: Pie and a Pint night
tedge 20 November, 2019 10:28
and for those who missed it here is the podcast, one question I would have liked an answer to but nobody raised it was how the Club is spending the CVC investment. There was mention a few months back that they were planning to build an indoor training centre on one of the back pitches and wonder if that's going ahead.

STH Forum

Re: Pie and a Pint night
Sans Culottes 20 November, 2019 10:32
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and for those who missed it here is the podcast, one question I would have liked an answer to but nobody raised it was how the Club is spending the CVC investment. There was mention a few months back that they were planning to build an indoor training centre on one of the back pitches and wonder if that's going ahead.
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Mark Darbon did mention the would like / need for an indoor training facility, but as I recall did not indicate a timescale.

Re: Pie and a Pint night
Saint Stokey 20 November, 2019 10:42
i thought the indoor training was part of the Macron sponsorship.

12-03-2016
MACRON NEW TECHNICAL SPONSOR FOR NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Macron has today announced that they will be Northampton Saintsí new official technical kit supplier from the start of the 2016/17 season.

The historic 10-year deal, the most lucrative in the clubís history, will see the Saints work hand-in-hand with the Italian sportswear firm until 2026 to develop a bespoke match day, training, travel and accessories range fit for one of the biggest clubs in English and European rugby.

As well as kitting out the team, Macron is also creating a specialised range for Saints supporters that encapsulates both the proud history of over 130 years of rugby at Franklinís Gardens with some of the most advanced fabrics and fashion design associated with one of the worldís most exciting and fast-growing sports.

Macron brings a wealth of experience to the new partnership. Macron began providing the kit for Edinburgh in 2010, broadening this to include Glasgow Warriors and the Scotland national teams in 2013 for a partnership with the Scottish rugby union which has recently been extended until 2021.

Macron intends to heavily invest in the local area firstly with a joint venture of a new indoor training facility to further advance the standing and facilities of the Club. Macron also has projected an opening of a new Macron Store within the local area, which shall allow local fans and clubs of all sports, from grassroots to semi-professional clubs, to wear technically advance teamwear apparel from the European leader in the sector.

The new range of Macron playing, training, travel and leisure wear will be unveiled later in the summer. In the meantime supporters can see the companyís broader range at www.macron.com.

Re: Pie and a Pint night
tedge 20 November, 2019 10:55
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tedge
and for those who missed it here is the podcast, one question I would have liked an answer to but nobody raised it was how the Club is spending the CVC investment. There was mention a few months back that they were planning to build an indoor training centre on one of the back pitches and wonder if that's going ahead.
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Just watched Mark Darbon's presentation which I missed last night and he answered my question !

Re: Pie and a Pint night
Brackleysaint 20 November, 2019 18:10
Perhaps they will use the CVC money to finally buy the Beacon Bingo site and build the hotel on the back of the Barwell Stand.

Re: Pie and a Pint night
Dragonboy 20 November, 2019 19:37
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Brackleysaint
Perhaps they will use the CVC money to finally buy the Beacon Bingo site and build the hotel on the back of the Barwell Stand.

Sod that. Letís address priorities right and get the Weedon Rd Chippy back to its former glory

Re: Pie and a Pint night
Lloydie 20 November, 2019 20:44
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Brackleysaint
Perhaps they will use the CVC money to finally buy the Beacon Bingo site and build the hotel on the back of the Barwell Stand.

One of the most profitable bingo sites in the UK. Sadly that opportunity is long gone

Re: Pie and a Pint night
Saint Stokey 21 November, 2019 10:48
Could we not use it as some sort of investment opportunity? I'm sure a number of our players would relish the chance to become professional bingo callers once they retire.


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