Skip to main content

"If you want some accessible but informative insight into football then I suggest you couldn't do better than the Political Economy of Football website, which is not only intelligible but comes with the added bonus of being written by Addicks fan Wyn Grant."
Ben Hayes - Charlton Athletic programme

Non-league

Share/Save

Can Hereford United avoid administration?

As it so happens, I had a pleasant day out in the mild autumn weather in Herefordshire yesterday.  The road signs at the county border showing a bull and a 'we can' slogan got me thinking about the fate of Hereford United.   When I got home there was an e-mail directing me a statement by the club about its financial plight.

Truro City given another chance

Truro City now seem to have been given more reprieves than the average prisoner on an American death row.   The latest stay of execution is for one week.

To be fair to the Conference, who held an emergency board meeting to discuss the issue, it's a case of damned if you do and damned if you don't.   The Conference have been criticised for giving clubs too much rope, but also for doing not enough to help them.

The end of Truro City Football Club

Truro City Football Club has been suspended from the Football Conference and is now likely to be liquidated.  The football authorities bent over backwards to help the club, extending the final deadline by half an hour.  But although the club was able to produce a £10,000 bond from Cornwall County Council to fund its next run of games, this was well short of the £50,000 the Conference required.

Kettering's fate in the balance

The Southern League have announced that tomorrow's game between Kettering Town and Bideford Town is off given that the electricity has been cut off at Nene Park.   Meanwhile, Leamington chairman Jim Scott is claiming that they could lose thousands if the Poppies go under.   Their match with Kettering was called off on Tuesday.

Kettering could be about to fold

The 130-year history of Kettering Town Football Club could be about to end.  The Poppies were unable to field a team for tonight's away fixture at Leamington.   Local sources in Leamington suggested that they could only find six players.  Some players have not been paid for September. They fielded a team of ten at last week's heavy defeat at Bashley.

Bulls hit financial trouble

Relegation from League 2 to the Conference has produced financial challenges for Hereford United and part-time football is one of the options being considered.  However, most Conference sides are now full time and such a move could undermine a push for promotion.   The Bulls are currently 12th out of 24 teams.

Another reprieve for Truro City

It may seem  a bit like the condemned man who has become a fixture on death row being given another short stay of execution, but the latest news about Truro City does offer a slim hope that they might escape extinction.

Truro City given deadline

Truro City FC have been given until 5 p.m. on Thursday to satisfy the Conference that they can see out the season or they will be removed from the Blue Square South.   The club has asked that the criteria be kept confidential for reasons of commercial sensitivity.   City's players have not been paid for several weeks.

Truro's troubles continue

Truro City has put out a desperate appeal to fans to come to the game on Saturday so it can continue to operate.  The administrators in charge of the club said the gate receipts were its only income.

Stadium setback for Gloucester

Gloucester City feel let down after being told by council planners to go back to the drawing board over their plans to rebuild their stadium.   Their Meadow Park home was badly flooded in 2007 and since then they have played at Forest Green Rovers, Cirencester Town and Cheltenham Town.