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RUFC - League Statement

The Football League have met today to consider the current circumstances of the clubs that are in administration - one of these being Rotherham United.

The statement on the Football League Official Board is:

Preliminary information was received from a new company that wishes to take Rotherham United's place in League Two.

The new company has not yet submitted a complete application to The League, although it has indicated that it would wish to play the club's matches at the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield.

To assist the new company in completing its application, the Board decided to remind it that a club is ordinarily required to play its matches in its existing town. Clubs can be permitted to play in other locations on a temporary basis while a new ground is being built or developed.

In Rotherham United's case, if the new company were to confirm an application to play elsewhere on a temporary basis then before giving permission the Board would require it to agree to return to Rotherham within a period of four years and also to lodge an irrevocable bond of 750,000.

The new company is also reminded that all football creditors must be paid in full. In Rotherham's case, the Board was told that this includes an outstanding debt to the Football Stadia Improvement Fund.

The new company would also be required to determine its proposed course of action before the start of the coming season. In the event that the Board receives a complete application from the new company it reserves the right to impose further conditions.

With regards the other two clubs - Bournemouth - the board decided to defer discussions until all the paper work had been handed in
Luton - It looks like they could be given a 20 points deduction

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Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 10 2008

Time: 4:18PM

Your Comments

Erm - HELP????
And I always thought Sheffield was in Rotherham lol!!!
That's an idea, tc - do you think it would be cheaper to ask the powers who be to move the boundary a bit than paying the bond to the FL?
Mexbro miller
This is quite a BIG thing though, isn't it, Mex!
no not really. on a scale of 1-10 over the past 30years it is quite smaill
So, 4eva, do you think the rest of us are taking this out of all proportion? (It would be good if you said 'yes, caz, of course you are. It's all going to be fine'!)
it is not all going to be fine BUT we will surpass it, we have had darker times- at present the skies are jus't grey
You know the Dr Who when all the stars went out? It feels a bit like that to me
So the new people have to find 750,000 and promise to have a new ground built in Rotherham. That sounds a tall order to me. Good luck.
Didn't do that to Sam Hamman or the Franchise did they Rotherham is a lot clser to Sheffield than Wimbledon is to Crystal palace.
Yes but we aren't a 'big' team! And aren't Spurs wanting to use a different ground while White Hart Lane is being done up?
Slightly different in the case of Tottenham theirs is a planned improvement and they are returning to the stadium. Rotherham will be looking to move grounds altogether. BTW was the football stadia improvement fund money used on that unfinished stand at Millmoor?
I think it must have been Dean1. I can't think of any other improvement we nearly made! The council have actually earmarked a site for the new stadium - and the idea was that we would be there in four years time. But they have gone a bit quiet lately
a very tall order in deed for anyone taking over...big investment just to seeemingly survive never mind investing in the team....good luck with this.............

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