Celtic Out – The Biggest Casualty Of The Summer (So Far)

It was as rapid as it was unexpected. Farsley Celtic thought that they had dodged the bullet of a High Court winding up order brought by HMRC. They were forced into administration by the Australian brewing giant Coors – another one of their creditors – earlier this week to prevent the winding up order from going through today, but the Football Conference threw a curve ball at them has thrown them into an – if anything – even more serious crisis than the one that they were already in. They were notified this morning that they were to be demoted from the Blue Square North for falling into insolvency between the league’s AGM and the start of the season. It isn’t the first time that this has happened, but there is an added sting in the tail for Farsley Celtic. The semi professional leagues have already announced their fixtures for the coming season. Farsley Celtic have no league to drop into. This isn’t a merely an issue that will surely now result in the closure of a club that was playing Blue Square Premier football just two years ago. It also causes the lower reaches of the English football pyramid a headache. Do they start next season’s Blue Square North with an odd number of clubs? This would almost certainly cause complaints. Someone would have a free weekend every...

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