The Bailiffs Cometh: Kettering Town’s Final Hurrah At Rockingham Road

On the pitch, Kettering Town have picked up a little of late. Two consecutive draws have lifted them just out of the relegation places in the Blue Square Bet Premier and, even though the club’s transfer embargo remains in place, they even managed a full substitutes bench their match against on Tuesday night. However, while manager Mark Stimson may be be getting somewhere close to achieving alchemy on the pitch, the club’s financial situation continues to be a source of major concern going into the new year and, whilst a home league match against Luton Town on New Years Day, the question of whether or how Kettering Town will able to survive above or beyond the end of this season while playing at Nene Park remains a depressingly valid one. Chairman Imraan Ladak has claimed that the club’s transfer embargo – in place over non-payment of money to Crawley Town over two players that were loaned to the club during less fallow times – will be lifted next month, but it doesn’t seem as if too many of the club’s support believes a single word that comes out of his mouth any more. Ladak also claims that the club’s financial difficulties would be essentially resolved if “two sums of £48,000 and £158,000 that we believe are outstanding” were paid by sponsors of the club, but it seems again that...

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