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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.

Brakes cut playing budget

The financial challenges being faced by non-league clubs are illustrated by the case of Leamington. Shareholding is widely dispersed among fans and the club is run on a prudent basis.  However, the club admits that it has been a struggle to balance the books in recent years despite a significant increase in commercial revenue.

Truro City in administration

Truro City have been placed into administration, but the move may have come too late and the club could disappear.   They face a winding up order in the High Court tomorrow from Revenue and Customs for £15,000 before costs and the patience of the tax authorities is running out.

Meanwhile, the club's players are turning out for free to aid its battle for survival.   However, they said they would not turn out for yesterday's match against Boreham Wood (which they won 2-0) unless steps were taken to place the club in administration.