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Two teams in Bromsgrove

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Bromsgrove Rovers were at one time in the Conference, but they hit financial problems and have fallen back to the third tier of the non-league.    The Worcestershire town is within commuting distance of Birmingham.   Now the local council has to decide whether to award the lease of the ground to Rovers or to a new fans' club. Bromsgrove Sporting.  If Sporting are unsuccessful, they will look for a ground and training facilities elsewhere.


Although phoenix clubs formed by fans are not unusual, e.g., Chester City, having two clubs competing for a ground in a medium-sized town is much rarer, although in the case of Chester there was a rival Danish consortium.  It is clearly causing some controversy as I have been invited to go on BBC Hereford and Worcestershire later this morning to discuss the issue.