As a result of this today's appeal hearing, Macclesfield Town can confirm that the adjudication of the previous Independent Disciplinary Commission has been successfully challenged by the English Football League.
Or they could crash and burn like no team has ever done before! There is only a few weeks before the season starts and lots of players to get to gel togetherStevenage stay up. Had 6 loanees on their books when last season was suspended and they released 22 players at the end of the season. They are better placed than any club in the divison to overhaul and improve their squad. Potential dark horses for next season?
A fact that still causes much grievance in GU22. Stevenage asked Torquay to pay them a bung to stop them selling their top scorer. Knowing they couldn't be promoted, they saw the opportunity to fleece the gulls. Had 2nd place Woking won the league instead, Torquay would have been relegated.Just been reminded that Macclesfield saved the Grecians from relegation to non league in 1995 after finishing bottom of the Football League.
Macclesfield had won the Conference but Moss Rose did not meet the minimum criteria for FL Grounds & were denied promotion.
A real bit of luck because it was deemed suitable only 2 seasons before when Chester groundshared at Moss Rose for a couple of seasons.
Torquay had a similar escape the following season when Stevenage Boroughs ground was similarly found not to be at the minimum requirement for a Football League Ground.
I seem to recall,Torquay Chairman at the time,Mike Bateson saying that he had been contracted by Stevenage.A fact that still causes much grievance in GU22. Stevenage asked Torquay to pay them a bung to stop them selling their top scorer. Knowing they couldn't be promoted, they saw the opportunity to fleece the gulls. Had 2nd place Woking won the league instead, Torquay would have been relegated.
Stevenage Borough, the reigning Vauxhall Conference champions, have been fined pounds 25,000 by the Football Association after asking for a pounds 30,000 "bung" from Torquay.www.independent.co.uk
Odious club - forever and always.