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Truro in big trouble

Ambitious Truro City are the leading club in Cornwall and they are in even bigger financial trouble than was realised earlier.   Their players have not been paid for a month and they owe £100,000 to Revenue and Customs (HMRC).   They have been given until 16 January by the High Court to settle their bill or face closure.

Light! More light!

New Football League criteria for the standard of floodlights that have to be met by the 2014-15 season may hit financially struggling clubs in Leagues 1 and 2 hard, as well as those Conference clubs that aspire to Football League status.   Most Championship club either meet the new standards or could afford to do so.

Ultimatum at Darlo

Darlington chairman, millionaire property developer Raj Singh, has issued an ultimatum to his former manager and players demanding they accept a 25 per cut in wages, otherwise the club could go into oblivion.

Grimsby opt for new stadium

Grimsby Town FC think that a move away from Blundell Park to a multi-purpose community stadium is the best way forward for the former Football League club who were at one time in the second division.  At an average of around 3,000 Grimsby's attendances are the fourth best in the non-league, but some fans argue that a better standard of football would attract even more to attend.

Stags may opt for new stadium

Mansfield Town FC are considering moving to a new stadium in the latest stage in their battle with previous owner and landlord Keith Haslam.    Five sites are under consideration.   Chairman John Radford unveiled the 'Plan B' in his programme notes for yesterday's game against Grimsby.

New stadium key to York's future

York City FC's planning application for a new stadium holds the key to their future.   The club owe £2m to the Football Stadia Improvement Fund of the Football Foundation.   York borrowed the money to purchase thier Bootham Crescent ground and will need either to repay this sum or convert it to a grant by September 2013.

Wrexham deal agreed

The fans are set to become the new owners of Wrexham FC, with a takeover deal completed. Wrexham Supporters' Trust (WST), which has been the preferred bidder, said it would take over the day-to-day running of the club on Tuesday.

Earlier, one of the club's owners Geoff Moss threatened to talk to a rival unless he received a deposit by 5 p.m. yesterday.  A joint statement said a 'suitable financial agreement has been reached'.

Wrexham takeover in trouble

Wrexham owners Geoff Moss and Ian Roberts have issued the Wrexham Supporters' Trust with a deadline to come up with a non-refundable deposit by 5 p.m. tomorrow to show they are serious about taking over.   They claim that the delays in the change of ownership, which have dragged on since the end of last season, influenced the decision of manager Dean Saunders to walk away.

Winding up petition issued against Truro City

Revenue and Customs have issued a winding up petition against Truro City FC over a debt of around £200,000.  They have to appear in court on October 31st.

Argyle takeover by end of week

With Plymouth Argyle experiencing a faltering start to the season, joint administrator, Brendan Guilfoyle, has reiterated that he expects the takeover to go through by the end of this week.

Guilfoyle said: 'We asked of proof of funds from BIL, which is the company that Kevin Heaney's behind, and we haven't had proof of funds [yet], but what we have had from his solicitors is evidence of a funding line that he's working on and there's some due diligence going on.'