Ebbsfleet On The Brink?

The ongoing saga of Ebbsfleet United and My Football Club has long been a favourite chosen subject of this site. Their first round of renewals came around earlier this year, and the results were not encouraging for them. In spite of very vocal protestations to the contrary (not least in the comments section on here), the final number of 10,000 subscribers couldn’t really be disguised as anything less than a bit of a disaster. It was a fifth the number of people that MyFC had first wanted to attract to the project, and one-third the number of registrations that the site had at its peak last year. This time last year, it looked as if there was a chance that it could all be a success in the end. A place in the final of the FA Trophy (which they won, beating Torquay United 1-0 at Wembley) gave them another shot in the arm of publicity. However, over the last twelve months the story has – as previously reported on here – unwound fairly spectacularly, and talk surrounding them has moved on from how quickly they will be able to get into the Football League and move into a swanky new stadium to the rather more worrying subject of whether they will be able to survive into the new season without suffering some severe financial difficulties. The latest problem...

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