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Doesn't look good for the fan owned club.

https://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/sport...t-14204862
31-01-2018 14:44
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Very sad news for them.

I did hear that their CEO had quit, and that new people were being appointed at The Deva?
31-01-2018 17:06
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(31-01-2018 17:06)Windridge Wrote:  Very sad news for them.

I did hear that their CEO had quit, and that new people were being appointed at The Deva?

Whereas Pool lost their CEO and appointed a Diva
31-01-2018 22:04
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(31-01-2018 22:04)Bally Wrote:  Whereas Pool lost their CEO and appointed a Diva

Ba-dum-tish!

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31-01-2018 22:21
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Hearing United of Manchester is in financial trouble as well.

It’s amazing how AFC Wimbledon made it this far.
03-02-2018 17:12
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They aren't the only fan-owned team to suffer this season - Merthyr Town found out that they owed nearly £100k in debt and had to field their youth team at Chesham United, losing 13-1 in the process.

The Merthyr Town CEO was taking £40k in consultancy fees from the club which plays at Step 3 - shocking!

I have to say that fan owned teams concern me in that they can be remiss of Animal Farm - get rid of one corrupt owner only to replace him with worse owners.
03-02-2018 18:54
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Dagenham & Redbridge also reported to be struggling financially.
04-02-2018 22:00
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(04-02-2018 22:00)Windridge Wrote:  Dagenham & Redbridge also reported to be struggling financially.

Aren't they fighting for promotion?
04-02-2018 22:18
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(04-02-2018 22:18)KoreanHammer Wrote:  Aren't they fighting for promotion?

They are currently 10th in the league, though I believe that the play-off places have been expanded for this season.

The following is from their website:

'A meeting was held last night to discuss the current situation regarding Dagenham & Redbridge FC 2017 Ltd. The meeting was attended by David Bennett, David Simpson and Stephen Thompson in their capacity as Directors of D&RFC 2017 Ltd. David Simpson having been elected by the Members of Dagenham & Redbridge FC Ltd. Also in attendance were members of the Full Members committee; David Baisden, Alan Dingle, Colin Everett and Mark Odams.

The meeting had been pre-arranged but the main topic for discussion was the events surrounding the purchase of 74% of Dagenham & Redbridge 2017 Ltd by a consortium headed by Mr Glyn Hopkin. The takeover of the Football Club by D&RC 2017 Ltd was finally completed at the beginning of January this year. However, Mr Hopkin had already advised the other members of his consortium, that despite having already paid £1,000,000 for his shares that once the takeover had been completed, he would resign as a Director of the Company remaining as a minority shareholder. He also advised that he would no longer fund any further shortfall in the running of the Company and it was agreed by the four members of the consortium to try and find a new buyer for the club as soon as possible.

Glyn’s reason for his resignation was the disunity within the supporters and in particular the vicious campaign over several months to have the MD dismissed. The campaign around the flags which eventually resulted in the fake e-mail being hand delivered to him and the lack of support by the supporters club committee when dealing with this he found very upsetting and not something he wished to continue to be associated with.

A consultant has already been engaged to market the club, both domestically and overseas, and even at this early stage some interest has been shown and the club is hopeful that following this public announcement other parties may also show interest.

Whilst £1.3 million was raised by the initial allocation of shares this has not been sufficient to cover the losses incurred last season and so far this season and whilst Glyn Hopkin has funded this overspend this funding ceased on the 31st December 2017. This has obviously caused some problems and adjustments in our playing squad have already taken place with some further player releases almost certain to occur over the coming weeks. However whilst the club has undoubtedly some serious problems and very quickly requires a new purchaser it does not have large amounts of debt. The members in attendance last night were shown evidence of our current creditors and debtors and agree with this view.

The Board of Directors will continue, with the support of the Full Members, to strive over the coming weeks to ensure the survival of our great Football Club. However one of our problems has been the number of supporters attending matches and it is now that we urge all our supporters to rally round. This can be first achieved by attending our next home tie which is the Vanarama League Fixture v Aldershot Town on Saturday 10th February and perhaps bring a friend or two. Remember this is a live BT Game with a 5.30 pm ko but please don’t watch it at home we need you through the turnstiles.'
05-02-2018 00:11
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Tiny club, get rid
08-02-2018 20:55
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(08-02-2018 20:55)Highfield_hunk Wrote:  Tiny club, get rid

Yes let’s get rid of all the ‘tiny clubs’ and be left with a 2 tier system. Fuck the fans of the bread and butter clubs. You fucking ignoramous. Ian Rush came from Chester City by the way.
08-02-2018 21:56
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(08-02-2018 21:56)Qblock87 Wrote:  Yes let’s get rid of all the ‘tiny clubs’ and be left with a 2 tier system. Fuck the fans of the bread and butter clubs. You fucking ignoramous. Ian Rush came from Chester City by the way.
To harsh.
09-02-2018 10:21
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(09-02-2018 10:21)Highfield_hunk Wrote:  To harsh.

I’ve never said this before, but the Yorkshireman is correct!
09-02-2018 15:53
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