Monday, 2 September 2013


On Transfer deadline day where clubs continue to pay silly amounts for players it's quite ironic that One Hundred and Forty years of football history ended today over an unpaid debt of what is tiny fraction of the money spent by clubs at the top end of the game.

Kettering Town who went so close to promotion to the Football League in the late 80's and during the 1990's have today officially been wound up in the High Court over a debt of £58,000 owed to Rushden and Diamonds (2008) Ltd whom are the company left after The Poppie's Northamptonshire rival's went bust in 2011.

The club (who have been ground-sharing at Corby Town) were due to travel to Dunstable Town tomorrow for a Calor Gas Central Division game. It is unknown at present if this game will go ahead but it looks highly doubtful.

As it stands Kettering Town's last game was the 0-2 FA Cup defeat versus Gresley on Saturday. 562 people saw this game.

Question - Is money ruining our national game? I can answer this by stating the debt which puts an end to Kettering Town is 0.07% of the reported £86,000,000 Real Madrid paid Tottenham Hotspur for Gareth Bale.

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