Day: September 3, 2009

Shit Shot Mungo S02E06

Some of you may have noticed that we have a new look going on here this evening. It is still a work in progress, but should be finished at some point over the next few days. Hopefully, it should be a little easier on the eyes than the old design – if you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know in the comments section on here. Meanwhile, chairman Sir Roddy Bulbs is putting his plans to take Heart of Clackmannanshire back to basics in this week’s “Shit Shot Mungo”, with predictable results. This week’s special guest is...

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What’s Bad For Accrington May Be Good For Oxford

The tangled paths that various football clubs weave across each other don’t come much stranger than the ongoing saga of Accrington Stanley and Oxford United. When Accrington resigned their place in the Football League in controversial circumstances in 1962, Oxford were elected in their place. When Oxford surprisingly fell through the trap door and into the Blue Square Premier in 2006, Accrington were promoted in their place. Now, three years later, Oxford United are top of the Blue Square Premier after an outstanding start to the season and Accrington are staring the financial abyss square in the eye again. The club’s most recent difficulties started with the resignation of former chairman Eric Whalley, who took up a position at Chester City just a few weeks after quitting the club at the end of last season. The club was then landed with a winding up order from the Inland Revenue over an unpaid tax bill of £308,000. The club believed that it had reached an arrangement with their creditor to pay the debt back over twelve months, but this week they found themselves back up in court, with the petition having been represented. This time, the In land Revenue have given the club just eight weeks to find the money or be wound up. The question of how and why the club believed itself to have a twelve month arrangement...

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