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Questions have to be asked when a club that went bust once before is having to rely on charity to pay its taxes. Is there anyone in Merthyr capable of not running the club into the ground?
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Aye, and grateful thanks to any and all who donated. Not out of the woods yet though.
Cracking photo of some of the Dial M lads: some real Legends – and Leg-ends! – there. Amongst others: Hulby, Big Rich, Wingnut, Lager, Typey, Nathan Spit, Fish, Phil Mytton and Dr Obnoxious himself, Mike D holding the shirt. No Wolvsey or Colin the Monk though?
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Questions have to be asked when a club that went bust once before is having to rely on charity to pay its taxes. Is there anyone in Merthyr capable of not running the club into the ground?


For the record, we did not go bust. Voluntary liquidation and then reformed. 100% fan-owned Community Club. And hence a charitable institution. Board have done a brilliant job until recently. Have put their hands-up - club grew too quickly, and some poor judgements made: particularly in terms of permanent staff appointments IMHO.

Be careful what you wish for - could happen to anyone.

Be interesting to know if you think Moors could raise best part of £30k in a month via JustGiving if needed? I'd like to think so - the generosity of NL fans in particular has been exceptional. Just a shame for small-minded comments like this, particularly without knowing the facts.
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In what way is 'voluntary liquidation' any different from going bust, Martyr? Seems like Clintonian hair-splitting to me. "I did not have sexual relations with that woman", and all that.

I don't like making comments about clubs in trouble, because it's always the fans - largely powerless and blameless - who lose out. And no, I don't think Moors would be able to raise that kind of money, and I think we're much closer to that coming true than many people realise.

There was an extent to which my prior comment was tongue-in-cheek to see what you'd say, but the fact of the matter is that clubs consistently spending beyond their means is cheating all round; good for neither opponents nor the community in which they're based who must pick up the pieces. Much as older generations have a responsibility to be caretakers rather than owners of the planet, non-league club boards ought to be caretakers of what are community assets. Unfortunately for non-league clubs, the analogy stretches as far as the predictably short-sighted results in both cases.

I don't know the precise details of Merthyr's case, and my criticism might therefore be unwarranted. However, there is a clear pattern of these things repeating themselves - which iteration are Ilkeston on now? Why are Chester currently cash-strapped again? In reality, nine times out of ten, 'growing too fast' translates to 'we think we're bigger than our current level and therefore spent more money than we had'. I don't know if this is true for Merthyr, but running non-league clubs is notoriously hard, especially if expectation trumps reality or hope. It's the same story at so many clubs and hard not to automatically be cynical.
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