UK time is: 12:45:51
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

RUFC - Clubs need help NOW - Bates

Rotherham United this week got help from one of the most colourful figures in English League football when Ken Bates spoke out and said 'The Football League should do more' to help clubs before they go into administration.

Bates, Chairman of Leeds United, speaking to The Advertiser said, 'The Football League have a responsibility to help clubs and should consider setting up a task force who can advise clubs in difficulties rather than leaving them to their own devices.'

Bates took Leeds United in and out of administration last season and at the present time is challenging the League over the decision to dock the West Yorkshire club fifteen points.

'Of course, I don't know the full facts regarding Rotherham but they could be the third club to go into administration this year and I suspect there could be more out there. My advice would be to go into administration, get it out of the way and have a fresh start. The important thing after that is to run your club on a proper business like basis and pay your taxes. Administration for us put the mess of the past behind us and we are now trading profitably.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 29 2008

Time: 9:41AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Evans Won't Just Sign Anyone (Monday September 1 2014)

RUFC - Ticket News v Ipswich Town (Sunday August 31 2014)

RUFC - Evans 'It's Hard To Take' (Saturday August 30 2014)

Bees Sting Millers At Home (Saturday August 30 2014)

Millers v Bees Preview (Saturday August 30 2014)

RUFC - Loanee Wants A Goal (Friday August 29 2014)

Archived Rotherham United Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. herringthorpe 23
2. mos60 7
3. miller4life 3

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Blackburn 5 2 1 2 -2 7
15. Reading 5 2 1 2 -3 7
16. Middlesbrough 5 2 0 3 0 6
17. Rotherham 5 2 0 3 -3 6
18. Leeds Utd 5 2 0 3 -5 6
19. Ipswich 5 1 2 2 -1 5
20. Birmingham 5 1 2 2 -5 5

Breaking League News

Boro sign winger
Middlesbrough : 01/09/2014 12:08:00
Official: Rovers Complete Duffy Deal
Blackburn : 01/09/2014 11:59:00
LUFC Grayson - Leeds link is wide of the mark
Leeds Utd : 01/09/2014 11:51:00
Oscar In Demand
Brighton : 01/09/2014 11:37:00
Leeds Recruitment Drive
Birmingham : 01/09/2014 11:02:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Capital One Cup - If you don't want it seeded would you like it 'regionalised'?
Suggested By:  
No I wouldn't like that 8%
Yes that would be a better idea 72%
Leave it as it is 20%