Bleak outlook at Truro City
The future of Truro City as a Blue Square Bet South club is hanging by a thread after the squad gave the club a seven day deadline to pay the wages they are owed.
If the money is not paid by 10am next Thursday, then the players will reluctantly quit City, just over a week before they are due to start the new season at Billericay Town on Saturday August 18. The bulk of the squad have signed contracts, which they say they will allow to go into the league, but have also given 14 days notice that if the owed wages are not paid they will be leaving. That notice can be revoked at any time if the money is forthcoming.
The latest developments came after the squad was addressed at training at Tregye, near Truro, yesterday evening by City vice-chairman Chris Webb, in the absence of chairman Kevin Heaney, who he told the players was in London meeting with the investors who want to take over the club.
It is understood an impasse between Mr Heaney and the London-based group has led to the present situation with no funds available to pay the players who had to undergo a similar scenario last season.
Many players fear this could finally be the end of the road after an unprecedented run of success. Bankrolled by chairman Kevin Heaney the club has risen from the South-Western League to within two promotions of the Football League, with a FA Vase win at Wembley along the way.