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jon758 Avatar
5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
Kidderminster Harriers FC, founded in 1886 and now playing in the Blue Square Premier, are today facing administration if they cannot muster £150k in the next few days.

An appeal has started urging "150,000 tweeters to give £1 each to save KHFC"

Kidderminster were the last non-league club to reach the 5th round of the FA Cup before Crawley this year and were also the first team to score at the new Wembley Stadium in 2007. A club steeped in tradition, it would be such a shame to see it go under and be another one of the increasingly worrying number of small teams who don't have the ridiculous funding of the Premier League.

The irony is just one week of Fernando Torres' wages would save the club but we all know that's never going to happen.

Please give whatever you can to save a "real" club with "real" fans

Thank you

http://www.khist.org.uk/?p=1704
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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Was only talking about clubs like these this morning. Why doesn't someone like the Villa (as a loclaish club) use them as a feeder club and send all their youth players and kids there. They'd get to play in a proper league set up then and then when they reach the right level Villa get first shout. This would encourage British youth development whilst keeping all the smaller clubs going. Villa could pay a set fee to be able to use them for their own purposes whilst making a profit for the smaller club.
If all clubs had several feeder clubs at different levels I am sure this would improve the way British players come through the system.
#2
Tbh personally do not agree with things like this all clubs should spend what they can afford and not get into this position and need bailing out.
#3
Marty1981
Tbh personally do not agree with things like this all clubs should spend what they can afford and not get into this position and need bailing out.


They would have been spending what they could afford, but it's a business and rates go up year on year. Pretty much same as smaller shops, rents on business premises go up - last year they could afford, and this year they can't. It's not like they've been splashing the cash on players, somebody I knew played for them a couple of years back and had to have another job aswell as going to college, I think its pretty much the same for any player in that league, it's only a couple of steps up from sunday league, which is essentially a competetive kick about in the park with mates.
I agree when it comes to premiership (or any other big money league) teams and they overspend and get into debt then this is ridiculous, but they spend on players to increase their league position which in turn gives them a better bonus, unfortunetly some times this really doesn't work out, it's a risk they take, some do well, some not so well.

Edited By: MunkiMadz on Feb 08, 2011 13:14
#4
I hope they are saved, but it seems their fans were a little late in setting this up!
banned#5
And next year?
#6
MunkiMadz
Marty1981
Tbh personally do not agree with things like this all clubs should spend what they can afford and not get into this position and need bailing out.


They would have been spending what they could afford, but it's a business and rates go up year on year. Pretty much same as smaller shops, rents on business premises go up - last year they could afford, and this year they can't. It's not like they've been splashing the cash on players, somebody I knew played for them a couple of years back and had to have another job aswell as going to college, I think its pretty much the same for any player in that league, it's only a couple of steps up from sunday league, which is essentially a competetive kick about in the park with mates.
I agree when it comes to premiership (or any other big money league) teams and they overspend and get into debt then this is ridiculous, but they spend on players to increase their league position which in turn gives them a better bonus, unfortunetly some times this really doesn't work out, it's a risk they take, some do well, some not so well.

Only a couple of steps up from Sunday league yet 150k in debt is incredible mis-management and club cannot be fit for purpose
#7
My local team this is. How things have gone wrong , things went downhill after Jan Molby came back for a 2nd go managing the club a few years ago. Wish the harriers best of luck in survival
#8
Marty1981
MunkiMadz
Marty1981
Tbh personally do not agree with things like this all clubs should spend what they can afford and not get into this position and need bailing out.


They would have been spending what they could afford, but it's a business and rates go up year on year. Pretty much same as smaller shops, rents on business premises go up - last year they could afford, and this year they can't. It's not like they've been splashing the cash on players, somebody I knew played for them a couple of years back and had to have another job aswell as going to college, I think its pretty much the same for any player in that league, it's only a couple of steps up from sunday league, which is essentially a competetive kick about in the park with mates.
I agree when it comes to premiership (or any other big money league) teams and they overspend and get into debt then this is ridiculous, but they spend on players to increase their league position which in turn gives them a better bonus, unfortunetly some times this really doesn't work out, it's a risk they take, some do well, some not so well.

Only a couple of steps up from Sunday league yet 150k in debt is incredible mis-management and club cannot be fit for purpose


If you, or the poster above you had read the information on the website you would see they now have a new board in place, the previous chairman denied the club being in debt on the 8th October 2010 - obviously the new directors/board have gone in and tried to tidy things up but it's not worked out so far.
They owe £52,000 to 'small' creditors. £16,000 to the tax man and then player/staff wages, which I assume counts for the remaining £87,000 which does seem quite high concidering their highest paid player is probably on £200per week - minimum wage, but it doesn't state how long they've not been paid for. It's probably fair to say there are 30 members of staff (including footballers, admin etc) so it averages £2900 each person, which would be about 3 months wages. If the old chairman left in October, then they might not have been paid properly since then.
#9
Hope its genuine and not someone setting up their own slush fund oO
1 Like #10
Marty1981
Tbh personally do not agree with things like this all clubs should spend what they can afford and not get into this position and need bailing out.


Agreed,

Man Utd should fold due to their overwhelming debt.
#11
mr.potato_head
Marty1981
Tbh personally do not agree with things like this all clubs should spend what they can afford and not get into this position and need bailing out.


Agreed,

Man Utd should fold due to their overwhelming debt.


But then who will referee football matches? Man Utd employ a good couple of dozen, plus the amazing timekeeper in Alex *spit* Ferguson
#12
MunkiMadz
Marty1981
MunkiMadz
Marty1981
Tbh personally do not agree with things like this all clubs should spend what they can afford and not get into this position and need bailing out.


They would have been spending what they could afford, but it's a business and rates go up year on year. Pretty much same as smaller shops, rents on business premises go up - last year they could afford, and this year they can't. It's not like they've been splashing the cash on players, somebody I knew played for them a couple of years back and had to have another job aswell as going to college, I think its pretty much the same for any player in that league, it's only a couple of steps up from sunday league, which is essentially a competetive kick about in the park with mates.
I agree when it comes to premiership (or any other big money league) teams and they overspend and get into debt then this is ridiculous, but they spend on players to increase their league position which in turn gives them a better bonus, unfortunetly some times this really doesn't work out, it's a risk they take, some do well, some not so well.

Only a couple of steps up from Sunday league yet 150k in debt is incredible mis-management and club cannot be fit for purpose


If you, or the poster above you had read the information on the website you would see they now have a new board in place, the previous chairman denied the club being in debt on the 8th October 2010 - obviously the new directors/board have gone in and tried to tidy things up but it's not worked out so far.
They owe £52,000 to 'small' creditors. £16,000 to the tax man and then player/staff wages, which I assume counts for the remaining £87,000 which does seem quite high concidering their highest paid player is probably on £200per week - minimum wage, but it doesn't state how long they've not been paid for. It's probably fair to say there are 30 members of staff (including footballers, admin etc) so it averages £2900 each person, which would be about 3 months wages. If the old chairman left in October, then they might not have been paid properly since then.

Bet lee morris is on more than 200 pw. Average attendance around 1500 is no 2 step from Sunday league either charging 14 to 17 quid. New board should have carried out due diligence and been aware aware of all problems
#13
mr.potato_head
Marty1981
Tbh personally do not agree with things like this all clubs should spend what they can afford and not get into this position and need bailing out.


Agreed,

Man Utd should fold due to their overwhelming debt.

Believe man utd are paying there debt off not begging on Twitter?
#14
Marty1981
Tbh personally do not agree with things like this all clubs should spend what they can afford and not get into this position and need bailing out.


Whilst I agree with this, I would say it is not the fault of the fans. We had been told for months that the club is in no debt whatsoever, only for it to be announced we needed 50k within a month if we were to survive. In that case, two supporters came up with the money to keep the administrators at bay for at least a few more months.

The old board, the one that has got us into this mess, has now gone, leaving us, the fans, to try to sort it out and get our team back on track. This appeal has nothing to do with those that mismanaged the club, it is the fans trying desperately to save their club (something I'm guessing quite a few fans around the country can relate to)

munkimadz
then player/staff wages, which I assume counts for the remaining £87,000 which does seem quite high concidering their highest paid player is probably on £200per week - minimum wage


unfortunately the players are far from being on minimum wage. whilst this may have been true 15 years ago, the non-league has expanded massively with the introduction of clubs like luton, oxford etc resulting in most clubs turning pro and the costs increasing accordingly


Edited By: jon758 on Feb 08, 2011 14:48: wrong name
#15
Marty1981
mr.potato_head
Marty1981
Tbh personally do not agree with things like this all clubs should spend what they can afford and not get into this position and need bailing out.


Agreed,

Man Utd should fold due to their overwhelming debt.

Believe man utd are paying there debt off not begging on Twitter?


They're trying and failing.

150,000k is minimal, £700mil is not.
#16
mr.potato_head
Marty1981
mr.potato_head
Marty1981
Tbh personally do not agree with things like this all clubs should spend what they can afford and not get into this position and need bailing out.


Agreed,

Man Utd should fold due to their overwhelming debt.

Believe man utd are paying there debt off not begging on Twitter?


They're trying and failing.

150,000k is minimal, £700mil is not.

Expect to see man utd being wound up in court then as you claim they are not paying there debts.
debt is irrelevant its the not paying it that is the problem

Edited By: Marty1981 on Feb 08, 2011 14:29
#18
Marty1981
mr.potato_head
Marty1981
mr.potato_head
Marty1981
Tbh personally do not agree with things like this all clubs should spend what they can afford and not get into this position and need bailing out.


Agreed,

Man Utd should fold due to their overwhelming debt.

Believe man utd are paying there debt off not begging on Twitter?


They're trying and failing.

150,000k is minimal, £700mil is not.

Expect to see man utd being wound up in court then as you claim they are not paying there debts.
debt is irrelevant its the not paying it that is the problem


I think you should refer to your original point.
#19
mr.potato_head
Marty1981
mr.potato_head
Marty1981
mr.potato_head
Marty1981
Tbh personally do not agree with things like this all clubs should spend what they can afford and not get into this position and need bailing out.


Agreed,

Man Utd should fold due to their overwhelming debt.

Believe man utd are paying there debt off not begging on Twitter?


They're trying and failing.

150,000k is minimal, £700mil is not.

Expect to see man utd being wound up in court then as you claim they are not paying there debts.
debt is irrelevant its the not paying it that is the problem


I think you should refer to your original point.

Not even a Man Utd fan but yes they can afford their debt like Arsenal afford theres like Man city afford theres they don't leave people unpaid like in this situation
#20
I had a fiver on them to win the league at the start of the season & without the points deduction they would still be in with a shout. Fingers crossed they are ok & get through this.

Edited By: darren9030 on Feb 08, 2011 20:04

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