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Breakaway Clubs

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1 Breakaway Clubs on Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:22 am

Any of your clubs ever had one?

We had one formed just before we went into admin back in 2002. Basically our mayor saved the club and became chairman and was in Ukraine on holiday so couldn't be arsed paying the players wages on time, added to the financial troubles of the club. It was formed before we even went into administration by 'disillusioned' fans, around 80 or so but soon had 300 attending home matches. By the next year it had 1,500 season ticket applications. However the mayor who had actually said it wouldn't bother him if there was houses on Oakwell or not, was bailed out by a fan called Patrick Cryne and Gordon Shepeard, also Risdale put in a few quid too.

Doyle called his fans 'slime that crawls from under bricks' which was the start of AFC Barnsley who existed for 3 years until Barnsley became safe again as they didn't want to prevent clubs from going up the leagues.

All in all a knee-jerk reaction, and a stupid idea. But one day if we did need to do that we would be okay 9 or 10 years later.

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2 Re: Breakaway Clubs on Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:38 am


Apart from the obvious ones I know there's an AFC Liverpool, gone severely down the shitter in recent times I think though.

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