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Nationwide Conference side Telford United will go into liquidation after
efforts to bring in an investor failed.
Rod Butcher, a partner in Birmingham-based firm Moore Stephens Corporate
Recovery, said: ``Reluctantly, we have advised the directors that the only
choice now is to cease trading and go into liquidation.
``At the close of the season the club had no income and could not meet its
debts to the players and other creditors.
``We will now work with the directors so that we can achieve the best possible
settlement for the club's creditors.
``We are also still looking for a buyer or investor who could resurrect the
club.''
The club, which was founded in 1872, was thrown into crisis in March, when
former chairman Andrew Shaw's Miras Contracts business collapsed.
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Ha ha ha - Never nice to hear of a club with such History go bust, but after some of the comments after our Trophy Final....FECK 'EM

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You lot had better hope the bottom doesnt fall out of the caravan and slot machine market.

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It's OK - the demand for candy floss is always high.....

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Don't all clubs make such comments? You should be used to it by now.

I'm sure everyone will be just as sympathetic when JK gets bored, bulldozes the ground and builds a theme park there <img src="/images/graemlins/icon_band222.gif" alt="" />

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RJS? Wonder who that could be?

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Well I am very sad for Telford and their fans. I know we had a few morons on here but I am sure the majority are decent fans.

Just reading on their website looks like they are going to reform and start off at the bottom of the non-league pyramid good luck to them. They have a nice ground wonder if they will stay there?

Guess that will mean Northwich are reprieved.
What a complete fiasco thats turned out to be first Farnbrough are save as the top 2 teams in the Northern League's grounds arent up to scratch then Leigh RMI survive as Margate opt to drop out of the Conference in order to go back to their own ground. Now Northwich survive.
Seems like as long as your finances are okay your wont be relegated from the Conference.

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It's sad to see such an old club go. I'm surprised they could not be saved by mutualisation through a supporters' trust.

It just goes to show that clubs at all levels need to live within their means and that creating an increased opportunity for clubs to progress from the Conference to the League causes increased instability as the line between part-time and full-time becomes blurred.

Rather than be smug, we should think about the very narrow base upon which our club exists.

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I truely believe that the situation regarding grading of grounds prior to the need puts clubs into peril: the situation where clubs have to reach a certain stadium requirement for the next level before they even get into that league needs to be reviewed. A possible solution could be that a club expecting promotion has to give gaurantees that they can instal the necessary finances to upgrade their ground facilities within perhaps two seasons once they are promoted, if they cannot achieve these gaurantees then they are not promoted. This would give the club the ability to increase their fanbase and settle into the higher division without the club getting into financial chaos. I think ground grading snobbery is one of the major factors putting clubs at risk!

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That argument doesn't wash with Telford though; they were (until their demise) ever-present founder members of the conference!

As for entering the football league - the rules were revised about a year ago I believe; promoted clubs have to get any required work completed within a defined timescale AFTER being promoted. There are 3 levels - qualification criteria, admission criteria (to be met near end of 1st season in football league) & membership criteria (to be met near end of the 3rd year).

Most conference clubs already meet the qualification criteria.

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you have to feel sorry for the tleford fans .. as has been said one of only 2 (now northwhich survive) clubs that have been ever present in the conf.. it should leave weaker teams in the conf that will hopefully make our survival easier and results in no relegation from the conf this season.. i'd settle for that next year.

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Was reading something today saying that Telford have reformed as AFC Telford and will probably play in the Doc Martens Prem or Unibond Prem. Would have expected them to have had to start a lot lower down the pyramid. Aldershot and AFC Wimbledon had to start right at the bottom of the scale when they were reformed.

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The Dr. Martens/Unibond Premier Div. are the highest they could start at although, I think I remember something saying they will start somewhere about three levels below that.

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According to someone I know who used to be a bigwig at the FA, the normal rule is that if you reform you are generally allowed to re-enter three levels below where you left.

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the rock wht sort of a name is tht.
wrestling aint real m8!
if u were a real fan of football u would feel sorry 4 us and wish us good luck!
but no theres always 1 twat!
we will come bck stronger and u will wish u didnt say tht a twat!
Come on AFC TELFORD UNITED!!!!!!!!!

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The Rock isn't after a wrestler you minge..Any way i put this up for us to be aware of whats going on ..There is nothing in that article celebrating what has happened to you.I agree,we do feel sorry for you,you came down in the Semi final of the FA Trophy and you sang your hearts out..So if you want to mug me off read the article first!!

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what? .. the rock merely posted the facts..
maybe the rock is a play on alcatraz being an island, you know that take the piss out of yourself humour thing..?
you should be having a pop at canvey crane which is an even better name as there has never been a crane on the island seeing as no house is higher than one story.. or is he a bird lover?

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and yes its after Alcatraz!!..thank you..Telford very touchy which is understandable..But im sure he should of read the article because as far as im aware there is nothing inappropriate in that peice!!

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The decision over which league AFC Telford are to be placed in has been delayed until midday on Monday.

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tricky one the this.. the shots n afc wombles started back at the bottom.. you cant use the size of crowd issue to move em higher as the shots and wombles have/had bigger crowds than telford




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