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Yeltz in even deeper trouble?

Posted by John Beech on July 9, 2009

A week ago I commented on the apparently harsh action the FA was taking against Halesowen Town of the Southern League Premier Division (1).

Now, with echoes of recent events at Merthyr Tydfil (2), it is reported that the Supporters Trust is threatening to force the club into Administration as they understand debt levels are of the order of £250,000, a very worryingly high level for a club at this level (3). From published club accounts, debts had already risen from £7,684 in May 2007 to £69,376 in 2008 (4).

With the club under a transfer embargo and facing the second FA ban of the season if it does not pay its football creditors, and ‘owner’/manager Morrell Maison personally under a ban imposed by the FA, it is hard to imagine how things could be any worse.

Administration and then attempted rescue by the fledgling Yeltz Trust seem the only viable option.


One Response to “Yeltz in even deeper trouble?”

  1. John Beech said

    UPDATE: Latest news is that Halesowen Town have now been banned by the FA (1), although there is as yet no confirmation or comment on either the club or the trust website.

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