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Stockport County On The Verge

Stockport County On The Verge


Stockport County FC are a world away from the plush Premier League, but in distance they are just a mere stones throw away from Manchester.

Only this week Stockport joined Southampton by entering into the cruel world of administration, and just because they find it hard to keep the wolves away from their door, the FA dock them 10 points.

I have written articles on the very subject reference wealth, or lack of it in the lower tier of the football league before, but does anyone care about the very existence of our beloved English football?

Last year Rotherham, Luton, Bournemouth...the list goes on, were deducted points, and how they survived (apart from Luton - conference next season fella's, sorry) god only knows.

Stockport and the like have to survive, either that or we follow the likes of many Scottish clubs and go part-time. Yuk, what a thought!

This article will no doubt fall on deaf ears, but at least I can say I brought the very subject to the attention of a few.

This is what Vital Stockport County wrote on the subject of administration…

'County have finally stopped delaying the inevitable and entered administration, having been placed into it by David Farms, Aylesbury.'

'David Farms placed the club into admin this morning after not receiving their loan of £300k back from the club, despite the Trust Board securing a deal this morning to pay off the debt to David Farms.'

'A mass clearout of players and staff now looks likely.'

'The Administrators handed control of the club will be John Titley and Paul Reeves, directors at the Manchester office of accountancy firm Leonard Curtis.'

'Some (slightly) good news an a terrible day for the club is that the Football League have announced that the 10 point deduction will be handed this season and not next season. County, after the 4-3 win over Crewe last week, are now luckily safe from the drop to League Two, although we will be hit with another deduction next season if we fail to exit administration.'


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Writer:Tudor
Date:Thursday April 30 2009
Time: 11:16PM

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i reckon a lot of clubs should go part time would solve a lot of problems & you are 100% right to bring this situation to our attention & dont kid your self this situation will happen to clubs in the epl if they dont get there finances in order!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
dannybhoy46
01/05/2009 00:45:00
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i reckon a lot of clubs should go part time would solve a lot of problems & you are 100% right to bring this situation to our attention & dont kid your self this situation will happen to clubs in the epl if they dont get there finances in order!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
dannybhoy46
01/05/2009 00:45:00
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I'm just surprised that this hasn't happened to a lot more clubs. My sympathies go out to the likes of Southampton and Stockport, but you have to question whether handing clubs a 10 point deduction for going into administration - It's a bit like fining someone for not paying their debts! Lucky for County that they are safe for this season, as going down to a lower league would scupper any chance of financial recovery next season. Good luck County.
fifthcolumnblue
01/05/2009 07:50:00
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I'm just surprised that this hasn't happened to a lot more clubs. My sympathies go out to the likes of Southampton and Stockport, but you have to question whether handing clubs a 10 point deduction for going into administration - It's a bit like fining someone for not paying their debts! Lucky for County that they are safe for this season, as going down to a lower league would scupper any chance of financial recovery next season. Good luck County.
fifthcolumnblue
01/05/2009 07:50:00
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I think a large chunk of this maybe the transfer system which restricts clubs to make money or sell players during the season when they are desperate for money. The FA has to think about this problem because it is happening to more and more clubs.
Buzz Lightyear
01/05/2009 07:53:00
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I think a large chunk of this maybe the transfer system which restricts clubs to make money or sell players during the season when they are desperate for money. The FA has to think about this problem because it is happening to more and more clubs.
Buzz Lightyear
01/05/2009 07:53:00
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Brilliant article highlighting a worsening situation. When you consider the levels of astronomic debt that are allowed to exist in the Premier League, it's a disgrace.
Johnny Baguette
01/05/2009 08:04:00
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Brilliant article highlighting a worsening situation. When you consider the levels of astronomic debt that are allowed to exist in the Premier League, it's a disgrace.
Johnny Baguette
01/05/2009 08:04:00
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Great article Tudor ...I hate to see a club like County like this and as I have said before there should be some sort of tax on the astronomic wages paid to players and it should go in a rescue fund for clubs like County.
Doody
01/05/2009 10:04:00
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Great article Tudor ...I hate to see a club like County like this and as I have said before there should be some sort of tax on the astronomic wages paid to players and it should go in a rescue fund for clubs like County.
Doody
01/05/2009 10:04:00
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