Welling United Saved, But Non-League Football May Yet Need Saving From The Weather

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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4 Responses

  1. Sean of the Shed says:

    Last season, Tamworth’s New Year’s Day fixture with Kettering was postponed. The match was eventually played on a Tuesday night in February in front of 473 fans. The last time these two clubs played at the Lamb was 2 seasons before on 29th of December in front of 1229 supporters, and that was one level lower in the Conference North.
    With terrace prices at £12 as well as other income such as bar sales, the resulting loss of income would be somewhere around £10,000, about a third of a day’s pay for Wayne Rooney, but a huge amount for a club like Tamworth.

  2. Martin says:

    Well-run businesses insure against bad weather.

  3. Jertzee says:

    At the end of the day the only thing that has really happened is that fans have pretty much lost most of their £64k, because the owners of their club spunked it up the wall on footballers they couldn’t afford.

    “clubs of any size shouldn’t be dependent on the revenue of one home match to secure their financial future but, out there in the real world at the bottom of football’s food chain, it is not quite as easy as that” – it may not be as easy as that but it is as SIMPLE as that.

    Every year WINTER (one of the four seasons) arrives, and with it comes inclement weather that has a good chance of postponing football matches.

    Now, I may not be the brightest person in the world but if I knew that by missing out on one pay day (or even the postponement of one day) could leave me on the brink of bankruptcy then i would ensure I had something in reserve…and I don’t mean a bunch of kids and a fat 44 year old centre back.

    This has NOTHING to do with “falling into the trap of not paying your tax bill” but everything to do with living beyond your means and cheating.

    Place your bets on who the next non (or otherwise) league basket case will be now!!

  4. Steve says:

    Great musical tribute from Welling president:
    http://www.activeboard.com/forum.spark?aBID=62379&p=3&topicID=39980962

    Heard today that Windsor are on the brink of liquidation. Rumour is they will release all their players at the start of next week.

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