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RUFC - Douglas ' hope common sense prevails'

Rotherham United's Chief Operating Officer, Paul Douglas has told Radio Sheffield that he hopes 'the league have an understanding of the modern day difficulties of running of a football club.'

The statement was in answer to the Football League statement that was issued last week saying that Rotherham United have to pay a bond of 750,000 which will be forfeited if the club don't move back to the town in four years time. The League also want the club to pay back money, that was used for improvements to Millmoor, to the Football Stadia Improvement Fund.

Mr Douglas also said that he hoped common sense prevailed and that the League appreciated the position new owner, Tony Stewart is in, saying, 'Here is a guy who has come in and spent a lot of his own money on making sure that professional football stays in Rotherham.'




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Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 14 2008

Time: 2:14PM

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Surely booth should be paying that back , it's his stadium that no longer hosts league games not rufc's?
C T E
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14/07/2008 19:18:00

I think it was the club that borrowed the money though - and didn't actually build what they said they were going to build
herringthorpe
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14/07/2008 20:35:00

I think even if you had finished the stand, you would have had to pay the money back. Something to do with how long any new parts of a stadium have to be used for after the loan.
Dean1
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14/07/2008 22:02:00

oh dear, sounds like yet another problem to solve then caz.
C T E
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14/07/2008 22:59:00

Common sense and the Fooball League in the same sentence!!! PMSL
TheVillager
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14/07/2008 23:28:00

Well if we'd have known that Dean1 we'd have gone and sat on the flippin stone steps! lol - oh problems and RUFC go hand in had, CTE
herringthorpe
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14/07/2008 23:38:00

 

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