Saturday Night On Channel Five For The Football League
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Rape, Disrespect & Fury: The Oyston Family & Blackpool FC
Is It Time For A New Football Club For Newcastle?
Tranmere Rovers & Cheltenham Town Stare Into The Abyss
…you may find that there are a number of people outside the stadium with collection buckets. They will be collecting for Blue Square North side Hyde United, who are still fighting a winding up petition brought against them by HMRC. Manchester City are, of course, one of the richest football clubs in the world at the moment, but Hyde United are battling to save their existence over a debt of £122,000 – an amount of money which is but a mere fraction of City’s weekly wage budget. They have been given a fighting chance if they can raise £35,000 in the next couple of days – if everyone at the stadium tonight gave them just £1 each, they would sail through this target at a canter. Of course, it is easy to wonder about how they managed to find themselves in this position and be critical of them, but now is not really the time for such considerations.
If you would like more information on their plight and how to donate, feel free to stop off here for further information.
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.
I’ll take my coppers and coins tin and give that to the proceeds…best of luck fighting the order
Why did Hyde pay people so much that they couldn’t afford the tax in the first place?
Hyde are safe, they have overturned the High Court appeal against being wound up. And the bucket collection before the MCFC v WHU game raised GBP7800.