Clubs In Crisis
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Club Details Date
Accrington StanleyManager Makes Plea To Fans23-Aug-2007
 Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman has warned that the Reds will struggle to survive as a league club unless their crowds improve. More on Accrington Stanley 
AFC BournemouthBournemouth accept League penalty08-Aug-2008
 Bournemouth will play in League Two in the new season after agreeing to the Football League's conditions. More on AFC Bournemouth 
AFC WimbledonWimbledon v Liverpool in cup final replay.24-Aug-2004
 The Dons Trust, owners of AFC Wimbledon, and Liverpool Football Club have joined forces to re-run the 1988 FA Cup final - and supporters have the chance to play in it. Members of both FA Cup final squads, along with other past players from the res... More on AFC Wimbledon 
AirdrieoniansNew hope for a new club16-May-2002
 A new Airdrie is preparing to apply for membership of the Scottish Football League Airdrie supporter Jim Ballantyne has registered two companies- Airdrie FC Ltd and Airdrie Football Club Ltd. Ballantyne is hoping to re-build without buying the or... More on Airdrieonians 
Altrincham FCChairman Vows to Fight On25-May-2006
 ALTY dropped through the Conference trapdoor after their appeal against the league's 18-point deduction failed this week. More on Altrincham FC 
Ashington AFCKeep Ashington A.F.C. in Ashington24-Feb-2006
 Wansbeck District Council have given Ashington Football Club notice to leave Portland Park at the end of the current season. More on Ashington AFC 
BarnetBarnet stadium plans hit by delay09-Oct-2007
 Barnet's plans to upgrade their Underhill ground have been hit by the local council deferring on a decision to give the club planning permission. More on Barnet 
BarnsleyRisdale is new owner08-Sep-2003
 As expected Peter Ridsdale has purchased the club, with Patrick Cryne and Barnsley Council buying the club's assets. Peter Doyle told the Official Website the following after the press conference introducing Mr Risdale as the new owner 'Today bring... More on Barnsley 
Birmingham City LadiesBirmingham Ladies may exit league26-Jul-2005
 Women's football is bracing itself for the almost certain withdrawal of Birmingham City Ladies from the FA Nationwide Premier League. More on Birmingham City Ladies 
Boston UnitedBoston suffer new demotion blow10-Jun-2007
 Boston United have been demoted to the Blue Square North Division. More on Boston United 
Bradford CityRhodes purchase is almost complete29-Nov-2004
 The BBC Football website reports that Julian Rhodes is ready to complete his 900,000 purchase of Bradford City within the next few days. The move will allow the club to exit administration. Rhodes has already transferred the 900,000 required for th... More on Bradford City 
BrentfordTrust welcomes Lionel Road Stadium news07-Dec-2007
 News that the club has taken a concrete step in its aspirations of building a new stadium at Lionel Road is welcomed by Bees United, who view this as a key to ensuring the club can sustain itself in the long term. More on Brentford 
Brighton & Hove AlbionThey Think It's All Over... It Is Now05-Sep-2007
 The champagne can be uncorked! Albion have finally received confirmation that no challenge has been lodged against the Government's decision to grant the club planning permission. More on Brighton & Hove Albion 
Burgess HillBurgess Hill Saved02-May-2008
 Agreement has been reached between the Club's landowners Mid Sussex District Council and directors of Burgess Hill Town Football Club (BHTFC), which should ensure that Rymans League football continues at Leylands Park, Burgess Hill next season. More on Burgess Hill 
BurnleyAnother club moves towards administration12-Jan-2004
 Chief Executive Dave Edmundson has been speaking to the Burnley Supporters groups with regard to the financial problems facing the club, reports the Clarets mad website. He spoke passionately and positively to an initially silenced meeting and stres... More on Burnley 
BuryCelebrate 120 Years - Fill The Ground!19-Mar-2005
 Bury FC is 120 years old this year and aims to celebrate the occasion at the Good Friday game against Grimsby Town by getting 100 fans to turn up for every year of the club's existence. Falling attendances have put severe financial pressure on t... More on Bury 
Cambridge CitySearching For The Beautiful Game24-Mar-2008
 SEARCHING FOR THE BEAUTIFUL GAME is a tale of a local community faced with the extinction of their football club as their centenary year approaches. More on Cambridge City 
Cambridge UnitedA Fresh Start - Out Of Administration22-Jul-2005
 From the Official Cambridge United web site: Cambridge United's exit from administration was confirmed this morning by Ian Carr of Grant Thornton... More on Cambridge United 
Cardiff CityHammam named in Cardiff loan case12-Mar-2008
 The former chairman of Cardiff City football club, Sam Hammam, has been named as the man behind a bank demanding repayment of 31m in loans. More on Cardiff City 
Carlisle UnitedHomeless after the floods17-Jan-2005
 Carlisle United are facing up to the possibility of their Brunton Park ground being out of action for several weeks because of flood damage. Home matches have been moved or cancelled as volunteers work to clear the debris. However, the full exten... More on Carlisle United 
Charlton AthleticCharlton shut down women's team23-Jun-2007
 Charlton Athletic are to announce the shock closure of their women's team. More on Charlton Athletic 
ChelseaBiggest Ever Loss (Again)27-Jan-2006
 Chelsea have recorded losses of 140m, the biggest in football history. What if Abramovich walks away? More on Chelsea 
Chester CityChairman resigns from board08-Dec-2007
 Stephen Vaughan has announced that he has resigned as chairman and director of Chester City Football Club. More on Chester City 
Chesterfield500,000 needed by December to save the club15-Nov-2001
 Chesterfield supporters have been told thy must find 500,000 by December to save the club. The club, currently owned by a fans consortium, faces a race against time to stop the club from being wound up. Chesterfield's latest financial crisis com... More on Chesterfield 
ClydebankNew Club New Start17-Dec-2002
 An application has been made for acceptance into membership of the Scottish Junior Football Association (SJFA) the Scottish equivalent of non-League football. More on Clydebank 
Colchester UnitedPrescott Gives OK To stadium21-Jan-2005
 Colchester's community stadium has taken a major step forward - and work on it may start next year. More on Colchester United 
Coleraine FCSupporters try to save Coleraine08-Aug-2005
 Coleraine supporters have pledged more funds in a last desperate attempt to prevent the stricken Irish Premier League club going out of business. More on Coleraine FC 
Coventry CityCoventry agree to Ranson takeover14-Dec-2007
 Coventry City have been saved from entering administration and suffering a 10-point deduction after a takeover from Ray Ranson's group Sisu Capital. More on Coventry City 
Crawley TownCrawley hit by six-point penalty07-Aug-2007
 Crawley have been docked six points ahead of the new season after being charged with bringing the Blue Square League into disrepute, reports BBC SCR. More on Crawley Town 
DarlingtonRescue plan for struggling club18-Jun-2007
 An ambitious plan to ensure the financial future of troubled Darlington Football Club has been unveiled. More on Darlington 
Derby CountyEx director of football charged14-Nov-2007
 Derby County's former director of football has been charged as part of an investigation into alleged financial irregularities at the club. More on Derby County 
 Dover have received formal notice from the CVA supervisor and are now required to pay over the proportion of the proceeds from the 2002/3 FA Cup run by 31st December 2004. Together with an assessment arising from an inspection of the Club's records... More on Dover Athletic 
DundeeDundee go into administration24-Nov-2003
 Dundee have been placed in administration as the clubs debts were revealed to be around 20m and that the club is losing around 100,000-a-week. Dundee owners, Jimmy and Peter Marr, insist administration is necessary to safeguard the future of the... More on Dundee 
East FifeProtestors Take To The Streets15-Mar-2006
 From the East Fife Mail: DISSENTING fans will march on Bayview this weekend as they step up their bid to have East Fife chairman Derrick B... More on East Fife 
East StirlingshireShiretrust ready for the challenge!22-Feb-2005
 East Stirlingshire Football Club is one of the oldest and proudest clubs in Scottish football. Since being formed in 1881 the club has had many ups and downs and has experienced all the highs and lows that football throws up. shiretrust wa... More on East Stirlingshire 
Edgware TownHarrow Borough Save the Wares18-Jul-2007
 Edgware Town will sign the ground share agreement with Harrow Borough tomorrow night (Thursday) to secure the Wares 1st team future. More on Edgware Town 
Exeter CityEx football club chairman jailed31-May-2007
 The ex-chairman of Exeter City Football Club has been jailed for 21 months for fraudulent trading. More on Exeter City 
Farnborough TownFans to vote on new name and colours22-May-2007
 Tony Theo will be holding a meeting at Farnborough Town Football Club on Saturday 26th May where fans will be asked to vote on the club's new name and colours. More on Farnborough Town 
FulhamBack to the Cottage Demo on Sunday17-Jan-2003
 Now is the chance to make yourself heard Fulham fans! Sky are covering the game on Sunday and we are expecting a bit of additional media interest, especially following today's news. Firstly, we will be distributing a new leaflet which includes supp... More on Fulham 
GatesheadClubs future in doubt25-Aug-2004
 Gateshead Team Manager, Derek Bell met supporters, players and staff at the International Stadium on Monday night to inform them that it is 'make or break time' for Gateshead FC over the next 48 hours. Bell is due for a series of meetings with key p... More on Gateshead 
GillinghamScally reveals Gills stadium plan06-Dec-2007
 Gillingham FC's chairman has proposed selling the Priestfield Stadium to a company of which he would be sole owner - and then leasing it back to the club. More on Gillingham 
Gloucester CityMeadow Park Swamped as Floods Engulf Gloucester23-Jul-2007
 Gloucester City's Meadow Park stadium was underwater this morning as the catastrophic impact of the flooding from the River Severn continued to devestate the West and the Midlands. The Severn burst it's banks after Friday's downpour and the water level has steadily continued to rise with the river bloating with water running off the hills further upstream. The high tide levels have now passed far beyond the Severn's usual floodplain and threaten to engulf the whole northern and western sections of Gloucester, passing beyond the previous known record high water mark of the 1947 floods. More on Gloucester City 
Gorleston FCClub Seeks New chairman07-Jul-2008
 Gorleston Football Club are on the look-out for a new chairman. More on Gorleston FC 
GretnaGretna 'no longer in existence'02-Jun-2008
 Administrators at Gretna FC have said they feel the Raydale Park side has ceased to exist as a football club. More on Gretna 
Grimsby TownDonate by Text Message19-Apr-2005
 From Grimsby Town Supporters Trust: Dear fellow football supporter, This is an appeal on behalf of the Grimsby Town Supporters Trust. As some of you may already know, G... More on Grimsby Town 
Halifax TownFootball Conference board expels Halifax Town15-May-2008
 THE consortium are to be informed that a Halifax club will not be playing in the Conference next season. More on Halifax Town 
Hendon FCHendon Football Club planning Groundshare with Wembley Football Club07-Aug-2008
 The following press release was issued by the Hendon Football Club Supporters Trust at 8am on Thursday 7 August 2008. Hendon Football Club Supporters Trust To Take Control of Hendon Football Club (ie the football club, as opposed to Hendon Football Club Limited). More on Hendon FC 
HornhurchThe party is over10-Nov-2004
 Following the collapse of the clubs backers Carthium Group Hornchurch Football club issued the following statement. Issued Thursday 4th November 2004 Late last evening, the chairman Gary Calder and manager Garry Hill were informed that there w... More on Hornhurch 
Huddersfield TownNew life for Town06-Aug-2003
 Huddersfield Town have been given their Football League share and very soon should be out of administration. Reports Down At The Mac. Town fans will heave a huge sigh of relief today because their club has been given the all clear from the Football... More on Huddersfield Town 
KingstonianTrust want to take control04-Mar-2004
 The K's Trust has the opportunity to take control of Kingstonian FC, but to do are asking for help to raise the money required. More details can be found by visiting the K's trust website (link below) Every penny that you can spare will help the... More on Kingstonian 
Lancaster CityLancaster, you have nil points18-Apr-2007
 Lancaster chairman Mick Hoyle has something to say to teams like Watford and West Ham who are fretting about being mired in the Premiership drop zone. More on Lancaster City 
Leeds UnitedLeeds hit with 15-point penalty03-Aug-2007
 Leeds have received permission to play in League One this season after being granted their Football League share but must do so with a 15-point deduction. More on Leeds United 
Leicester CityGood news from the administrators09-Jan-2003
 Reported on Fox Fanzine website Club administrator Nick Dargan has issued the following statement. 'After some considerable efforts by all parties over the holiday break, I am pleased to confirm that an in principle deal has been reached between th... More on Leicester City 
Lincoln CityLincoln safe for next 2 years25-Jun-2002
 Reported on the BBC Football site Good news at last from Sincil Bank A rescue plan has been approved by Lincoln's creditors and shareholders that guarantees the club's future for the next two years. The club's major creditors have agreed to sett... More on Lincoln City 
LiverpoolFans make Liverpool takeover move31-Jan-2008
 Liverpool supporters have unveiled details about a scheme to buy the club from its current American owners. More on Liverpool 
Livingston FCOut Of Administration15-May-2005
 The future of Scottish Premier League side Livingston FC has been secured after being taken over by a consortium. More on Livingston FC 
Luton TownLuton Town fail in points appeal15-Jul-2008
 Luton Town have lost their appeal against a 10-point penalty for financial irregularities. More on Luton Town 
Macclesfield TownFans United Day - 29th January13-Jan-2006
 Silkmen Supporters Trust Press Release Macclesfield Town have allocated their home game with Carlisle United on the 29th January as a Fans United Day. Last month Macclesfield Town were hit hard by the F.A. who ordered the Cheshire club p... More on Macclesfield Town 
Manchester UnitedUnited v Liverpool in Fans' Quest for the Holy Grail31-Jan-2008
 MUST, the Manchester United Supporters Trust, is challenging Liverpool's fans to a race to become the first [of the two] to attain the Holy Grail of a supporter-owned football club. More on Manchester United 
Mansfield TownMansfield Town's new owners back fans group SFU15-Jul-2008
 Mansfield Town FC Mansfield Town FC Mansfield Town FC Click on thumbnail to view image Click on thumbnail to view image Click on thumbnail to view image Click on thumbnail to view image Previous Previous Next Next View Gallery ADVERTISEMENT THE new owners of Mansfield Town FC have come out and publicly backed fans group Stags Fans United (SFU). More on Mansfield Town 
MargateCVA Signed, Sealed and Approved!28-Oct-2005
 From The Directors can now confirm that the Clubs CVA has been approved by the Football Association, signed by the Club's Directors and sent to the High Court for sealing.... More on Margate 
Northampton TownDemonstrate for Council Action on Stadium Plan31-Mar-2007
Northwich VictoriaRushe: Still work to do04-Nov-2007
 JIM Rushe reckons the next 48 hours are crucial for the consortium bidding to buy the club. He told the Guardian he hoped to make an announcement early this week after an application for an administration order against Northwich Victoria Football Club (2004) Limited was adjourned for a second time on Friday. More on Northwich Victoria 
Notts CountySupporters Take Over The Club26-Jan-2007
 From Notts County Supporters Trust Notts County Supporters' Trust has today announced the completion of the final legal stages of gaining a majority shareholding in Notts County Footbal... More on Notts County 
Oldham AthleticOldham FC plans get go-ahead11-Dec-2007
 FANS and officials of Oldham Athletic were celebrating tonight after 80 million plans to redevelop the club's ground finally got the green light. More on Oldham Athletic 
Oxford UnitedCLUB FOR SALE21-Nov-2003
 Oxford United Football Club once again finds itself facing uncertainty over the future after Chairman Firoz Kassam admitted he wants to sell the Football Club for just 1. It comes after a frustrating four years for Mr Kassam, who feels he has been l... More on Oxford United 
Peterborough UnitedMatch boycott on Sept 14th02-Sep-2002
 Below are extracts from a PISA 2000 press release The committee of PISA 2000 would like to publicly back the recent views expressed in the Peterborough Evening Telegraph, that 'Peterborough United is in a mess'. Indeed, we feel that it is now clo... More on Peterborough United 
Port ValeJackson wins control02-Jan-2004
 Bill Bratt has said he will carry on in his role as Port Vale chairman following the club being secured by a consortium lead by lifelong fan Peter Jackson. The late bid by Jackson was enough to displace the bid made by the man who looked most likel... More on Port Vale 
Queens Park RangersF1 magnates to take over at QPR01-Sep-2007
 QPR have confirmed Formula One magnates Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone have made an offer for the club. More on Queens Park Rangers 
Raith RoversConsortium dealt blow as ex-chairman Penman pulls out16-Nov-2005
 From by Martin Hannan CAMPAIGNERS trying to save Raith Rovers from extinction have vowed to fight on despite the withdrawal of a major backer which threatened th... More on Raith Rovers 
Rotherham UnitedRotherham accept points deduction07-Aug-2008
 Rotherham United have accepted a 17-point deduction for the new season after agreeing to a set of criteria imposed on them by the Football League. More on Rotherham United 
Rushden & DiamondsFans Call For Vote Delay19-Jan-2007
 From Evening Telegraph, 19-Jan-2007: FANS are calling for the key vote over Rushden & Diamonds' future to be delayed until they get more a... More on Rushden & Diamonds 
Salisbury CityBack in the league29-Jul-2002
 Salisbury City FC is back in the Eastern Division of the Dr Martens League. More on Salisbury City 
ScarboroughBoro Fans Look Smart For New Beginning07-Aug-2007
 The historic first competitive match of the newly formed club Scarborough Athletic FC kicks off at 3pm on Saturday 11th August away at Teversal. This will be the first league game since the liquidation of Scarborough FC and the foundation of Scarborough Athletic FC in the summer. More on Scarborough 
Sheerwater FCHelp Save Sheerwater Football Club29-Jun-2007
 We are in desperate need of help to keep Sheerwater Football Club going. More on Sheerwater FC 
Slimbridge AFCDisappointment after most successful season in 105 years10-Jul-2007
 It is with the utmost regret that that Slimbridge AFC announce their resignation from the BGB Business Football League Division One - Midland Division, with immediate effect. More on Slimbridge AFC 
Slough TownPlease help23-Jul-2004
 Slough Town fans have an action plan, for which they ask for your help !!! PLEASE..... On Tuesday 20th July the new council had a full meeting at Slough Town Hall and their association had an all day vigil outside the town hall. Its 1st cabinet m... More on Slough Town 
Southend UnitedBackers may pull out29-Sep-2003
 Southend United's future is looking even bleaker after the Shrimpers Trust warned that a major benefactor is looking to pull out within a year. Representatives from the supporter's organisation met with Colin Wagman of Delancey Estates, who own 50% o... More on Southend United 
St MirrenDeath sentence lifted25-May-2005
 From Evening Times Online ST MIRREN have been saved by an 11th hour vote. Councillors today backed a 10million rescue plan to keep the crisis-hit club in Paisley. ... More on St Mirren 
Stockport CountyGround For A Pound - Buy Back Edgeley Park04-Mar-2008
 In 2003 Coca-Cola League Two football club Stockport County was sold by its private owners to a consortium. Due to the large debts that had been left with the club, ownership of Edgeley Park, the home of Stockport County for more than 100 years was taken away from the football club. More on Stockport County 
Stoke CityDirectors cannot be voted out23-Oct-2002
 Dispite the fact that all looks well at Stoke, having been recently promoted to the 1st Division and a modern stadium, Stoke fans are concerned about the situation that has arisen meaning that the clubs directors cannot be voted off the board and bec... More on Stoke City 
Swindon TownWe can't stop smiling: Byrne22-Dec-2007
 ECSTATIC Dave Byrne says his players can now perform with a ''smile on their faces'' after Andrew Fitton and his consortium finally completed their conditional' Town takeover on Thursday night. More on Swindon Town 
Telford UnitedOut of the Conference, into liquidation27-May-2004
 from the BBC: Telford will drop out of the Conference and go into liquidation after efforts to bring in an investor failed. Rod Butcher, a partner in Birmingham-based firm Moore Stephens Corporate Recovery, revealed it was the only option left... More on Telford United 
Torquay UnitedThumbs Down For Gulls Chairman11-Jan-2007
 From This Is South Devon Torquay United's new Supporters Trus... More on Torquay United 
Tranmere RoversCharity launches bid for Tranmere08-Nov-2002
 A charity headed by Falklands veteran Simon Weston has teamed up with Tranmere fans in a bid to take-over the Second Division club. More on Tranmere Rovers 
VS RugbyRugby ISA Calls For Independent Investigation21-Apr-2007
 Press Release from VS Rugby Independent Supporters Association: In a landmark agreement, all football supporters win the right to be consulted over football grants, but fans demand further answers to their questions. This story highlight... More on VS Rugby 
Watford9.5m needed to avoid Administration25-Sep-2002
 First Division Watford face an uncertain future after announcing they need to raise 'at least 9.5m' to avoid slipping into administration. Hornets director Tim Shaw announced on Tuesday that Watford could 'cease to exist' unless they can raise the... More on Watford 
West Ham UnitedShareholders force board vote.21-Nov-2003
 West Ham shareholders' group, WHISTLE, are hoping to force a vote at the next A.G.M. that will call for the resignations of Terence Brown, Nicholas Igoe and Paul Aldridge. More on West Ham United 
Weymouth FCTerras in Crisis10-Jan-2007
 WEYMOUTH Football Club is in crisis today after the players and management team were told they would be axed to save the club from financial ruin. More on Weymouth FC 
Whitby TownWhitby needs your help03-Feb-2004
 Supporters of Whitby Town Football Club & football fans everywhere, the club NEEDS your help! More on Whitby Town 
WrexhamWrexham FC deal finally complete03-Aug-2006
 From BBC News: A deal to sell Wrexham football club and take it out of administration has been completed, it has been announced. The sale to a consortium led... More on Wrexham 
Yarmouth TownHistoric club hunts rich benefactor11-Oct-2007
 It's the grass roots of the English game and a world away from pop star footballers, Wags and the prawn sandwich brigade. At Yarmouth's wind-swept Wellesley Ground gates have dwindled to fewer than 50 spectators a game and the club's moment of glory in the FA Cup victory over Crystal Palace is consigned to yellowing newspaper cuttings. More on Yarmouth Town 
York CityYork regain ownership of ground11-Jan-2005
 from the BBC: York City Football Club have become the owners of their own ground again reports BBC Radio York. At a meeting, over 99% of sharehol... More on York City