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Rescue at Weymouth - More Trouble at Chester

Blue Square South side Weymouth FC have been saved by the brink of liquidation by a consortium led by Chris Ryan.  Until the consortium offer it had looked as if it was really the end of the road for the Terras who are around £700,000 in the red.  But with Ryan's consortium promising to inject more than £160,000 into the club and entering talks with the administrators to break even within 12 months, it seems football at the Wessex Stadium will continue.  Former Cambridge United chairman George Rolls had also

Terras On The Brink Again

Blue Square south outfit Weymouth are on the brink again after being hit by three separate demands for debt repayment. Barclays have called in their up-to-their-limit £25,000 overdraft. Carlsberg are chasing £15,000 the Terras owe after they failed to keep promises of repayment. Most serious of all, former chairman Malcolm Curtis wants to collect his loan of £221,000 plus interest, putting the club on the brink of extinction. If the Terras go into administration, property developer Curtis will automatically take ownership of the Wessex Stadium which is the club's only asset.

Tom Mitchell, Boss of Dorchester Town FC, Fined by his Own Manager

Owners of football clubs are often living out some kind of fantasy, but they are rarely fit enough to appear on the pitch (sometimes hard-up teams do raffle a slot for a supporter who then gets a shirt number and a puffing few minutes on the pitch in an inconsequential fixture). Michael Knighton, who turned out not to have the wherewithal to buy Manchester United, did get the chance to play 'keepy uppy' at the Stretford End.

Conference Clubs In Tax Trouble

At least nine Conference clubs have tax bills threatening their existence. A higher number of clubs than expected from the Blue Square Premier, North and South have fallen foul of the stringent quarterly checks after the summer launch of the Financial Reporting initiative. This was set up by the Conference and the FA to monitor the returns of clubs to HM Revenue and Customs. Conference chairman Brian Lee said, 'Part of the problem is that football is an incomparable industry.

Terras To Sell Stadium

Weymouth Football Club have announced plans to enter into a deal that could see the club move into a new stadium.  The Blue Square Premier outfit will ask shareholders to approve a deal with Wessex Delivery Partnership. Under the terms of the deal, the club will continue to play their games at the Wessex Stadium until the new venue is built to Football League standards.

Terras In Trouble

Supporters of Blue Square Conference side Weymouth are anxious about the club's future after rumours that ownership of the land the Wessex Stadium sits on is to be transferred to Wessex Park Limited. Wessex Park Limited was set up by football club owner Malcolm Curtis in January 2007 when former chairman Martyn Harrison announced major cutbacks. Chief sponsor Dave Higson, from Park Engineering, warned the move could be the beginning of the end for the club.