Kevin Heaneys Bankruptcy Raises More Questions Than It Answers

After everything, it was a simple tweet from BBC Cornwall that confirmed the end of Kevin Heaneys ownership of Truro City FC, but even this grand finale wasn’t what many people had expected. After all the talk of winding up orders from creditors, investment groups that didn’t wish their identity to be made public, threats from unpaid players to walk away from the Blue Square Bet South club and talk regarding Heaneys health, this morning the owner of the club and former suitor of Plymouth Argyle was declared bankrupt. Yet whilst this wasn’t, in some respects, that surprising, it did add another twist to a story that has frequently bordered upon becoming impenetrable over the last few months or so. Heaney had always seemed keen to paint himself as the white knight on a charger, and it’s fair to say that Truro City would probably not be playing football at the level at which the club finds itself today without having benefited from his largesse. For a couple of years, it felt as if The Dream – such as it was – might come true, and that a Football League club for Cornwall, playing at a grand new stadium shared with the Cornish Pirates rugby club, might actually come to pass. As Truro City has creaked and groaned over the last year or so, though, this has started to...

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