Time For A Fresh Start For Northwich Victoria Supporters

Seldom in recent years can there have been a greater contrast between a clubs performance on the pitch and the condition in which it finds itself away from it. Northwich Victoria, of the Premier Division of the Northern Premier League find themselves continuing to challenge for a play-off place for promotion into the Blue Square Bet North for next season, but such considerations have come to pale in comparison with a state of absolute chaos off of it. Evicted from their ground earlier this year and with an attempt to ground-share elsewhere now apparently in tatters, the future of the club now lays in ruins thanks to the hopeless mismanagement of one individual. Yet again. Jim Rushe, the current owner of the club, has managed quite an achievement in managing to run the club even closer to the ground than his predecessors did. Northwich left its home, The Drill Field, one of world football’s oldest continually used homes, in 2005 for the newly-built Victoria Stadium, but the new ground has come to a millstone around the clubs neck. An attempt by the clubs previous owner – and, for a while, still the owner of the ground – Mike Connett ended in an attempt to evicted the club which ended in failure when Connetts company collapsed into receivership, but this lucky break only provided temporary respite for one of our...

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