Town And Out

Sunrise, sunset. The Independent this morning reported on the successful start made by AFC Liverpool, at least off the pitch – commercial activities including a sponsorship deal have, it was reported, earned them between £50,000-£100,000, while the appointment of Derek Goulding (who took Burscough to an FA Cup First Round in November 2005) as manager seems to be an indicator that they intend to be taken seriously when they kick off in the North West Counties League next season. Meanwhile, other supporter run clubs, FC United of Manchester and AFC Wimbledon both got promoted at the end of this season. Victory at Wembley for Exeter City in the BSP play-off final against Burton Albion could make it a hat-trick. At the other end of the spectrum, it looks like the end of the road for former Football League club Halifax Town. Halifax, with debts of £2m, seem to be heading for liquidation. Docked ten points earlier in the season, they escaped relegation from the Conference on the last day of the season, but the extent of their financial woes has been unravelling in front of the public over the last week or so. The club’s final hope for survival was a CVA put to creditors to repay two and a half pence in the pound against their debts, but this appears to have been quashed by Her Majesty’s Revenues...

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