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Printed Date: 08 Dec 2019 at 4:53pm


Topic: Other News
Posted By: I.O.M.Lamb
Subject: Other News
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2019 at 12:17am
A petition has been lodged with the High Court by HMRC to wind up Boro Leisure Ltd,( Nuneaton Boro FC). The hearing is set for 27th March. Not sure what the debt owed is, but a quick read of their forum seems to suggest a figure of £31,000.Some things never change. Two things occur to me about this, firstly, despite being our bitter rivals I take no pleasure from their plight. It's the multi billion pound faceless, corporate, sterile side if football that I wish to go out of existence, the likes of Chelsea, Man City, Man Utd etc. Clubs like Nuneaton are the part of football that are for real people, real communities, and it's a sad day when clubs like this are at risk. Secondly, Bob Andrews may well have faults, and may have made some poor decisions, but we aren't half lucky to have someone in charge that makes sure the club is at least financially stable,something to think about when the critics start.



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Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2019 at 6:53am
+1


Posted By: Bof
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2019 at 8:48am
Terrible news. When you think back to what they had and could have achieved. I hope that someone is able to come in to save them.


Posted By: Red Blooded
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2019 at 9:40am
Our aren’t we in considerable debt to Mr Andrews? If he recalled it I suspect we would be in a similar situation.
It may only be through his continued financial support that we are still going.


Posted By: Highrise bert
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2019 at 10:13am
Glad people have finally realised what our club means to Bob Andrews and without him we would be worse off than our Arch Rivals.


Posted By: Hallam999
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2019 at 2:28pm
And amongst all that haven’t paid players wages ontime


Posted By: The dosthill lamb
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2019 at 4:51pm
Spot on IOM.Have had a few pops at Bob Andrews in the past,mainly because of the fact that he has in the recent past rewarded failure with new contracts. Also he doesnt seem to have great PR with the fans at times. That said he has spent well over 30 years either as a director or chairman and has overseen some great times for the club,for which i,and am sure many others will be forever grateful. I would hate to see us become victim to the same plight as Nuneaton Boro,and much as i dislike them from a rival perspective, i would not wish to see them go to the wall. Dont really know where we would be without Mr Andrews input over the years, but would hazard a guess,in a lower league than we are now. However what does concern me is the fact that he wont be able to go on forever, and we must ensure that when the time does come for him to step down that there is someone able to step in and have the same financial input as he has had. 


Posted By: Highrise bert
Date Posted: 07 Mar 2019 at 4:50pm
You'll have to sell your boat mate.


Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2019 at 6:00pm
I don't want to see any club go to the wall but at some point, Nuneaton have to stop spending way above what they have. Hope they get sorted but this is a bit groundhog Day!

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The bad news is time flies. The good news is we are the pilots


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2019 at 12:08pm
Originally posted by Pricey2 Pricey2 wrote:

I don't want to see any club go to the wall but at some point, Nuneaton have to stop spending way above what they have. Hope they get sorted but this is a bit groundhog Day!


Any club with attendances Nuneaton get and have the financial competence of a Wall Street hustler remaining full time status beggars belief - asking for trouble I’m afraid! You need business skills to Manager a football club not football dreams. Amazing how even those with a business background come into clubs and lose the financial plot. Of course in Nuneatons case not owning their ground will always have serious financial consequences- oh hum!


Posted By: Red Blooded
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2019 at 12:27pm
Originally posted by Argus9 Argus9 wrote:

Originally posted by Pricey2 Pricey2 wrote:

I don't want to see any club go to the wall but at some point, Nuneaton have to stop spending way above what they have. Hope they get sorted but this is a bit groundhog Day!


Any club with attendances Nuneaton get and have the financial competence of a Wall Street hustler remaining full time status beggars belief - asking for trouble I’m afraid! You need business skills to Manager a football club not football dreams. Amazing how even those with a business background come into clubs and lose the financial plot. Of course in Nuneatons case not owning their ground will always have serious financial consequences- oh hum!

Not sure we own ours do we?


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2019 at 12:55pm
Originally posted by Red Blooded Red Blooded wrote:

Originally posted by Argus9 Argus9 wrote:

Originally posted by Pricey2 Pricey2 wrote:

I don't want to see any club go to the wall but at some point, Nuneaton have to stop spending way above what they have. Hope they get sorted but this is a bit groundhog Day!


Any club with attendances Nuneaton get and have the financial competence of a Wall Street hustler remaining full time status beggars belief - asking for trouble I’m afraid! You need business skills to Manager a football club not football dreams. Amazing how even those with a business background come into clubs and lose the financial plot. Of course in Nuneatons case not owning their ground will always have serious financial consequences- oh hum!

Not sure we own ours do we?


But we’re not full-time and we have in Sir Bob someone with considerable business acumen and a long-term fan. Nice combination in my eyes. Able to manage our given situation.





Posted By: I.O.M.Lamb
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2019 at 2:20pm
Not sure we own ours do we?

I think we own the ground, but not the land that it stands on. We have to pay a small fee to the council each year because of that but we keep the revenue from things like advertising and the money that the pitch brings in. All told, we make some money from the ground. Very different from Nuneaton where they rent the ground from a third party owner. Plus, I guess that it makes a difference to the financial viability of the club when the ground can be listed as an asset on the balance sheet.


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2019 at 2:34pm
Bloody hell IOM your on fire! Hope your wisdom will remain after Tuesday’s event


Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2019 at 7:05pm
In other news, fair play to blues for saying they'll ban the moron who ran on the pitch etc...idiotic.

However, I can't be alone in thinking that if any footballer had to suffer it, I'm quite glad that it was legend in his own lunchtime, Lee hendrie reincarnated pillock Jack Grealish rather than one of the decent fellas.

The whole incident did get me thinking though. I have no loyalty to either of the teams involved but hearing the knuckle dragging, brain doning "remember '82" crew asking for blues to have points docked is bonkers. If one complete idiot decides to do something as ridiculous as that, he quite rightly gets arrested and a life ban, but it is pretty much impossible for the club to stop.

That said, blues fans in the tilton clapping the whopper off as he got led away is more troubling.

Struck me that no one came out of it well. Grealish is a dickhead and his arrogant persona makes him more likely to be targeted. The fella who ran on is a prat and those clapping him are as stupid as those calling for a points ban.

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The bad news is time flies. The good news is we are the pilots


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2019 at 8:25pm
- me and you in karma for first time in many a year and what happens- you go all Birmingham on me with the Tilton clapping whopper stuff - does that mean they have to go to a clinic in the morning?


Posted By: I.O.M.Lamb
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2019 at 4:51pm
Another one bites the dust. North Ferriby have been wound up with immediate effect after being unable to pay a debt of about £7,500. Sad, and I genuinely feel for their fans.


Posted By: Skippo10
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2019 at 7:51pm
It’s amazing to think they won the FA Trophy a few years back, the highest non league honour and here they are wound up today, but yeah you have got to feel for their fans though.


Posted By: I.O.M.Lamb
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2019 at 8:02pm
That FA Trophy win was as recently as 2015, they beat Wrexham in the final at Wembley. It just shows how quickly things can go downhill.


Posted By: Argus9
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2019 at 9:30am
Originally posted by Skippo10 Skippo10 wrote:

It’s amazing to think they won the FA Trophy a few years back, the highest non league honour and here they are wound up today, but yeah you have got to feel for their fans though.


Will really miss visiting them - really friendly stewards, fans and above all their award winning.meat pies. Ok not like Kiddy’s but 2nd in my list - last visit had to eat 2 pies obviously to check the second was as good as the first



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