Town CVA Lifted and Plight of Wiltshire Clubs

The excellent Football Management blog by Dr John Beech has commented on The Very Strange Case of Swindon Town. This post may be of interest to The Washbag readers following Andrew Fitton’s announcement this week that our CVA had been formally lifted.

This commentary reveals a great deal on the history of our periods in administration and various attempts to bring the club out of the CVA.

As us Town fans are all to well aware, given the long running financial troubles at STFC, we can count ourselves fortunate that we still have a club to support. Evidently other clubs including Salisbury and Stockport need support from the wider footballing community to survive. 

Salisbury find out their fate, whether or not they are to be demoted from the Football Conference, on the 12th June. Salisbury City are Wiltshire’s first club since Trowbridge Town to play at the highest level of non-league football. Trowbridge played in the Alliance Premier between 1981 and 1984, but suffered a downward spiral following their relegation from the Conference. As a result Trowbridge lost their ground to developers to pay off significant debts and moved to play at Bath City’s Twerton Park home some 14 miles away in the mid 1990s, which ultimately led to their demise and liquidation in 1998.

So regardless of Salisbury’s division in 2010/2011, I certainly will be watching a few games at The Raymond McEnhill, as well as taking in a match or two at Hunt’s Copse home of Swindon Supermarine, who are also struggling financially. I hope you can join me in supporting our local teams.

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