11 May ~ Rushden & Diamonds are the latest club to face possible liquidation, with a winding up order due to be heard on June 13. Things have been on a downward spiral since a change of ownership in December when Gary Calder and Liam Beasant took over. Calder, formerly involved with Weymouth who were close to extinction themselves a couple of years ago, was subsequently forced to resign after trying to oust the manager, Justin Edinburgh.

This came at a time when the club was sitting only just outside the play-off places and Edinburgh had the full support of the players and fans. When the owners purchased R&D the club was virtually debt free – it is now £750,000 in the red after just five months.

Supporters have arranged an action plan to generate ideas, to raise funds. A dedicated email address has been setup for this purpose, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. and we have a hastily created website. There is, of course, a Facebook group called Save RDFC, and you can follow on Twitter @SaveRushden, #saveRDFC. David Albon

Comments (2)
Comment by making_progress 2011-05-11 11:53:43

Would this be the same RDFC whose ownership was gifted to a supporters' trust - along with a large dowry - by Max Griggs?

Whose fans then sold out to snake-tongued investors promising the earth - or at least a return to the League?

Time to take some advice from Edwyn Collins, chaps. Start again.

Comment by Bobby Westside 2011-05-11 12:18:49

Detailed article about the situation on Two Hundred Percent

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