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offline David Holden

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It's sad to see that Salisbury City have ceased to exist and have withdrawn from the Dr Marten's League.

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Indeed - looks like the debts were a bit too high.

How many other clubs in the top few levels, are going to vanish - there must be a few on the brink.

[quote] "Salisbury City Football Club Limited

The directors of Salisbury City Football Club Limited (SCFC) have completed a detailed review of its financial position. The directors and Mr Ken Cunningham Brown had been negotiating arrangements for the coming season, and were encouraged by the positive response that Mr Cunningham Brown’s proposed involvement had generated.

The projected full year cash deficiency for the coming season is approximately £100,000. Unfortunately this has proved to be an insurmountable hurdle to overcome within the resources that could be committed.

The directors of SCFC appreciate the time and effort given by Mr Cunningham Brown.

In the absence of any other realistic proposals to continue football at the present level, the directors have concluded that SCFC will be unable to play in the coming season. It is hoped that the Club can be reorganised during this period so that it can recommence competitive football in the season after that, but on a more viable basis.

In the meantime, the directors wish to make the stadium facilities more widely available for sporting activities for schools and others. They have already taken steps to take this forward, and invite any interested parties to contact them.

Robert JR Wike
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Farewell Salisbury City - just the latest sacrifice at the altar of 'open' non-league football.

Whilst the principle of pyramid access to the upper levels of English football via the Conference is laudable so is the thorn of regionalisation which should be pulled as painlessly as possible with the minimum delay.

Is it not also time though time though for the FA to look seriously look at the blight caused by the replacement of 'amateur' football at lower levels with the 'open' version due to the perceived iniquity of the 'money-in-the-boot' problem .

Seems to me that this has turned out to be serious overkill with many clubs at lower levels since then struggling with a wage bill of some sort or the other and the obscenity of some players hawking their boots around clubs for an extra tenner a game.

Shouldn't the FA now officially draw a line at a certain level of the non-league game in this country below which the clubs affected could concentrate on putting what little financial resources they accrue from week to week to improving ground and supporter facilities apart, of course, for the payment of 'appropriate' expenses.

In other words, bring back the 'amateur' game to help the many hundreds
of struggling non-league clubs at the core of the game in this country survive and build for the future.

Go on - grasp the nettle Football Association!

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bring back the unpaid players?? which planet are you from and how recent did your shuttle land
I played in circa 1957/8 and players in the non-league of the day received "expenses" with the extra good-uns maybe gaining a well paid job in local industry
football (fa and league) need to have a look at the overpaid under achieving top clubs where money is wasted
IE. the highest paid across the board players in europe whilst the teams with a regular place in the champions league struggle to achieve any result other than pulling in more and more cash
greed at the top is destroying football as we know it
non-league players are asked for a greater commitment now than at any time in the past and a very high percentage of players give that commitment

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I recall back in the1950's when "back handers" became known as "Shamateurism". Romford FC had a quality team in the Isthmian League and I am convinced that the players were enticed away by such activity. Romford then remained in the doldrums until turning "pro" and entering the Southern League.

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Just read this thread and thought i'd let you know (if didnt know already) that Salisbury City's resignation from the Dr Marten's League was refused and the club truned it's fortunes around and have started the season in the Dr Marten's Eastern League as planned - losing 3-2 to Erith and Belvedere and winning 2-1 over Fleet Town so far!

We will hopefully be able to regain our place in the Premier next season - no more "Erith like" scores again we hope! Just a slip up on our way to finishing top two

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We beat Erith & Belvedere 8-0 and look where we are!!

F**king bottom of the Ryman Premier Division!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/let_it_all_out.gif" alt="" />

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offline matthew oliver

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Thats cos youve got sh!t like jeff minton!!!

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I wouldn't exactly call him "sh!t" he's put in three solid performances and scored yesterday.

Maybe he played "sh!t" at Orient cause he was playing for "s!it" like Orient... just a suggestion.

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