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Commentary on the management of over 160 English football clubs by Dr John Beech, winner of the FSF Writer of the Year Award 2009/10 Twitter: @JohnBeech Curator of! Football Finance

Good news for Farsley Celtic and Folkestone Invicta?

Posted by John Beech on August 11, 2009

When I last blogged on Farsley Celtic (1) they had just managed to get themselves into the Conference North with a 10 points deduction by the skin of their teeth. Latest development is that the club’s President and former Chairman, John Palmer, is in talks with the Administrator about a possible takeover (2). The club was nearly wound up by HMRC over a £200,000 tax bill, but it owns six acres of land. One possible blip is that another offer is also being tabled by an as yet unnamed party.

Meanwhile Folkestone Invicta – also in deep trouble with HMRC (3) – are reported to be ‘almost safe’ (4), with an offer to HMRC under serious consideration.

Cautious optimism seems to be the order of the day in both cases – caution because of the lack of detail yet in the public domain. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.


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