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16 Oct 2018 14:07 #1 by CCU
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I wonder where we’d be now if it had all happened?


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16 Oct 2018 14:16 #2 by Oldbolt
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Under 10 feet of water - twice

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16 Oct 2018 14:22 #3 by Mush
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Instead we've got the East stand..

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16 Oct 2018 14:41 #4 by Mullen103
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I was gutted the butterfly house didn’t come off.

At least we’re not Stockport
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16 Oct 2018 14:45 #5 by Mush
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Might of been a great tourist attraction Richard.
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16 Oct 2018 15:13 #6 by heilkmoon
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CCU wrote: I wonder where we’d be now if it had all happened?


Addicted to bingo and fast food, probably.
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16 Oct 2018 16:17 #7 by Unrepentant blue
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Fanciful? a pipe dream?
I think most people knew it was destined to end in tears. Still it was a plan, a vision, a direction of travel however ambitious it seemed.

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16 Oct 2018 16:20 #8 by munchymagic
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Mush wrote: Might of been a great tourist attraction Richard.


There is one on the outskirts of Leicester, fantastic and the kids loved it.

Odd at the same time I guess but I would go again :)
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16 Oct 2018 17:30 #9 by pacirv
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At least it showed ambition and vision two words alien to the three amigos.
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16 Oct 2018 18:03 #10 by stu
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Knighton got us the East Stand

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17 Oct 2018 09:45 #11 by thesilentone
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Knighton years were a real roller-coaster, however at times he did walk the walk..............

What would you prefer, Knighton or the Trust ?

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17 Oct 2018 11:25 #12 by Yorkie Blue
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As you say Silentone, ups and downs during Knightons reign, mainly downs toward the end but he instilled passion for the club amongst the support, I`d have him any day over the Trust who only appear to instil lethargy and inertia.


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17 Oct 2018 13:18 #13 by triskelionblue
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Maybe Knighton can talk to his extra-terrestrial friends and get them to beam up the 3 amigos and beam down a real billionaire who made his billions in a galaxy far far away
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17 Oct 2018 13:19 #14 by triskelionblue
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I'd even take the just beam the 3 amigos up
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17 Oct 2018 13:28 - 17 Oct 2018 13:29 #15 by NORTHERNSOUL
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Yorkie Blue wrote: As you say Silentone, ups and downs during Knightons reign, mainly downs toward the end but he instilled passion for the club amongst the support, I`d have him any day over the Trust who only appear to instil lethargy and inertia.


I.m quite surprised hes never resurfaced working as a CEO somewhere for someone else

Right now i.d have Micky Mouse if he brought his wallet with him
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17 Oct 2018 16:19 #16 by Southernblue
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NORTHERNSOUL wrote:

Yorkie Blue wrote: As you say Silentone, ups and downs during Knightons reign, mainly downs toward the end but he instilled passion for the club amongst the support, I`d have him any day over the Trust who only appear to instil lethargy and inertia.


I.m quite surprised hes never resurfaced working as a CEO somewhere for someone else

Right now i.d have Micky Mouse if he brought his wallet with him


Didn't he help George Reynolds take Darlington to the wall?
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17 Oct 2018 20:45 #17 by Mr Quint
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You do realise that there is an alternative dimension on an alternative time line in which that happened; ‘reach for the stars’ by S-club became our club anthem.
I like to think it’s where Fellow traveller and PNE Thor are actually from and where they now reside surrounded by butterflies, in a better place, knighton’s promised land!
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17 Oct 2018 22:37 #18 by High Street
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Surely Mr Knighton didn’t make up the aliens for a bit of publicity?

Did l read somewhere he had mental issues towards the end and he’d recovered?

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18 Oct 2018 18:06 #19 by PaddockRanger
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whats the point of this thread? is it a case of "this is what could have been had the residents of the area rejected the idea, dont blame the council".

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18 Oct 2018 18:54 #20 by Unrepentant blue
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Did anyone blame the council?

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18 Oct 2018 19:52 #21 by PaddockRanger
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another boarder (could have been CCU) stated it was the council responsible for the decision to knock back Knighton, and not local residents that opposed to his plans.
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18 Oct 2018 20:02 #22 by CCU
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PaddockRanger wrote: another boarder (could have been CCU) stated it was the council responsible for the decision to knock back Knighton, and not local residents that opposed to his plans.


If your going to attribute to me, at least find the relevant Thread... ;)

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18 Oct 2018 20:22 #23 by NORTHERNSOUL
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PaddockRanger wrote: another boarder (could have been CCU) stated it was the council responsible for the decision to knock back Knighton, and not local residents that opposed to his plans.


I had it from the horse's mouth that there was never the slightest intention to erect a Butterfly Farm and it was only ever in the planning application cut down on its retailness and it was something that wasn't ever going to upset anybody.

You get the planning for the whole scheme starting all the other aspects but not the farm then you go back to planning saying you need to replace it with something else [ that will make more money ] the chances the council would say its a butterfly farm or you knock the rest down are virtually nil. As I understood it he was actually pretty keen to incorporate an ice rink so i guess thats what would have replaced it.

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18 Oct 2018 21:46 #24 by PaddockRanger
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CCU wrote:

PaddockRanger wrote: another boarder (could have been CCU) stated it was the council responsible for the decision to knock back Knighton, and not local residents that opposed to his plans.


If your going to attribute to me, at least find the relevant Thread... ;)



dont know who it could of been CCU, but take it as a compliment as i was referring to your knowledge on all subjects relating to football

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18 Oct 2018 22:15 #25 by CCU
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He must’ve read this Thread...


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19 Oct 2018 14:10 - 19 Oct 2018 14:11 #26 by triskelionblue
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vision would have been a caterpillar farm with the potential of butterflies...

if you all cannot see that you are all living in cocoons!!!
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19 Oct 2018 17:16 #27 by munchymagic
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I noticed this reply on the Knighton Twitter feed.

TheCumbrians.net‏ @TheCumbriansNet · 17h17 hours ago

Replying to @RealMKnighton

Here’s an offer Michael. Give us, as a Messageboard representing the fans, an exclusive interview if you do return, and we’ll take you out for dinner. Deal?



I wonder who could have posted this one then out of the four of you :D

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19 Oct 2018 17:23 #28 by CCU
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It was the fifth Mod...

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19 Oct 2018 17:40 #29 by ParcelPete
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CCU wrote: It was the fifth Mod...


Was that Pete Best ?
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19 Oct 2018 18:28 #30 by franksidebottom
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PaddockRanger wrote: another boarder (could have been CCU) stated it was the council responsible for the decision to knock back Knighton, and not local residents that opposed to his plans.


Pretty sure Knighton had a meeting with the council’s planning dept at which he was told to come back with some better plans as his current ones were poor. He didn’t return and that was that.

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20 Oct 2018 20:52 #31 by Croydonblue
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What was it? 20 odd years since we ran out to "Things can only get better".
Was so positive all round the club then, I know it finally went tit* up.
Look at us over the last ten years would you swop?
If only we had some vision instead of looking down all the time.
Maybe he could add something to the current debacle in conjunction with some like minded positive people without being given the keys to the front door.
Really what would we have to lose.
Let's hope he visits sooner rather than later and sees what is really going on.
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21 Oct 2018 21:32 #32 by CCU
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21 Oct 2018 23:00 #33 by NORTHERNSOUL
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CCU wrote:


Now that really will be worth paying money to attend
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16 Aug 2019 19:51 - 16 Aug 2019 19:57 #34 by CCU
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Granada Reports this evening:


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16 Aug 2019 19:56 #35 by melbourneblues
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Didn’t know your Granda worked in the media.

Mullen is a virgin.
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16 Aug 2019 22:16 #36 by heilkmoon
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munchymagic wrote:
Replying to @RealMKnighton

Here’s an offer Michael. Give us, as a Messageboard representing the fans, an exclusive interview if you do return, and we’ll take you out for dinner.


You might live to regret that when the bill arrives, he wasn’t nicknamed FGB for nothing.

This Knighton nostalgia is not for me I’m afraid, seem to be some short or fading memories around.

MAMCARR, the oily and odious David Low, Mark Knighton & Andrea Whittaker, his expressed desire to shut the club down and how close he came had we not be bailed out by John Courtenay. The bad far, far outweighs the good.

Sit down to dinner with Michael? I still wouldn’t trust myself not to chin the fat **** or worse.
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17 Aug 2019 00:19 - 17 Aug 2019 10:33 #37 by bluebry
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heilkmoon wrote:

munchymagic wrote:
Replying to @RealMKnighton

Here’s an offer Michael. Give us, as a Messageboard representing the fans, an exclusive interview if you do return, and we’ll take you out for dinner.


You might live to regret that when the bill arrives, he wasn’t nicknamed FGB for nothing.

This Knighton nostalgia is not for me I’m afraid, seem to be some short or fading memories around.

MAMCARR, the oily and odious David Low, Mark Knighton & Andrea Whittaker, his expressed desire to shut the club down and how close he came had we not be bailed out by John Courtenay. The bad far, far outweighs the good.

Sit down to dinner with Michael? I still wouldn’t trust myself not to chin the fat **** or worse.


Not forgetting 'I'll buy this club out of trouble, (this was September)..................in January'
The bloody waiter that supposedly wanted to buy the club.
The half arsed attempt at a local Sunday newspaper.
Mamcarr and what it stood for (his bloody family!!)
Paying his wife (the club shop manager) and she was never seen in there (allegedly)
Bills coming from an address in London (supposedly consultant fees) the address was owned by a certain Mr Knighton (allegedly).
Mmm all very nostalgic.
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17 Aug 2019 01:53 #38 by Bluedazblue
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NORTHERNSOUL wrote:

Yorkie Blue wrote: As you say Silentone, ups and downs during Knightons reign, mainly downs toward the end but he instilled passion for the club amongst the support, I`d have him any day over the Trust who only appear to instil lethargy and inertia.


I.m quite surprised hes never resurfaced working as a CEO somewhere for someone else

Right now i.d have Micky Mouse if he brought his wallet with him


I'm not surprised at all that he hasn't resurfaced as a CEO.

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17 Aug 2019 10:34 #39 by CCU
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He doesn’t need to work as a CEO, he’s seemingly doing very well in the Art game...

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17 Aug 2019 10:39 #40 by Laffy
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Another divisive figure.What a pity we couldn’t find someone with his undoubted charisma and ability to attract media interest and match it with someone with loads of cash and business skills.Dream team!

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17 Aug 2019 11:58 #41 by AlbertRoss
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Not so sure he was divisive. I think he was simply magnificent at first, especially given the state the club was in when he arrived. Even though you had to be sceptical it was a great ride for a while. But he didn't have the money in the end to get us beyond being a strong 4th division side and eventually even that became too much to sustain. Then he became a right [censored] and beyond parody, though I guess that was down to his nature.

He did revitalise the club though. People moan now, but things were far worse when he took over.

But yes if only the money had been there, we could have done what the likes of Burton have done, and got back to where we used to be.

Comes down to money in the end.

Which is one of the interesting things about this season. Lack of money but can we circumvent those limits?

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17 Aug 2019 12:27 #42 by Laffy
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Well you managed to call him magnificent and a c u next Tuesday in the same para-that’s divisive,

It was a great ride for a bit-going to every away game expecting to win was tremendous.

Then he ran out of money-biggest mistake was letting Mick W leave and he said as much
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17 Aug 2019 12:42 #43 by Unrepentant blue
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Took everyone for a ride!
The word shyster comes to mind if I ever have the misfortune to think of him.

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17 Aug 2019 18:26 #44 by Wukkie
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The club has come full circle and is back to the pre-Knighton days. If it wasn't for the EWM bailouts would we even be still in the FL?

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17 Aug 2019 20:56 #45 by Yorkie Blue
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Aye, and we all know the common denominator there Wukkie.


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21 Aug 2019 15:08 #46 by CCU
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A second book, specifically on CUFC is in the pipeline:

www.newsandstar.co.uk/sport/football/car...ited-will-next-year/

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05 Sep 2019 10:29 #47 by CCU
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Mainly about his MU takeover, but one line stands out...

“From the glamorous portals of the greatest football club in the world to the gusty corridors of a club who were 92nd of the 92 and losing £6,000 a week,” he smiles.”


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05 Sep 2019 13:43 #48 by Piglet_Phoenix
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Incorrect.

In 91/92 we finished 91st not 92nd, with Aldershot being expelled from the league Division Four was one club light.
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05 Sep 2019 20:48 #49 by AlWoodcock
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Piglet_Phoenix wrote: Incorrect.

In 91/92 we finished 91st not 92nd, with Aldershot being expelled from the league Division Four was one club light.


Sad to say but you're wrong.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991%E2%80%9392_Football_League

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05 Sep 2019 21:35 #50 by Carlisleprogrammes
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Piglet is correct we finished 92

The League also expanded to 93 clubs for the 1991–92 season and planned to raise the number again to 94 clubs for 1992–93, but after Aldershot and Maidstone United both went out of business within a few months of each other in mid-1992, this plan was abandoned. The issues creating the uncertainty in the game all centred on money

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