Singh to put Darlington Football Club into administration, sources claim

DARLINGTON Football Club is facing a third spell of administration in nine years, reports emerging from the club this afternoon suggest.

Sources claim the club will be put into administration today by chairman Raj Singh.

It is understood the players will not be paid tomorrow when their monthly wages are due. They have been told to prepare for administration.

Players have reacted on Twitter.

Jamie Chandler tweeted: "Why man!? Did we really deserve this? One month was all we needed... Oh dear."

Aaron Brown said: "Bad News but predictable..."

Adam Rundle simply put: "Gutted."

John McReady, who was with the club when it went into administration in 2009, said: "Only 19 and already experienced admin twice. To say I'm gutted is an understatement."

Club chairman Raj Singh who took over following the previous spell in administration has been in talks this afternoon following his return to the country late last night.

A statement made by the club this evening said: "Chairman Raj Singh has today returned from abroad and is currently assessing the club’s position with his advisors. A further announcement will be made next week."

It added Sunday's game with Gateshead would go ahead as planned.

More to follow as story develops

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2:05pm Thu 29 Dec 11

ted forster says...

While this will be a sad day IF correct, I can not help thinking that the situation has far from being helped by stupid comments such as we keep reading on uncovered.
Anyone who has put there money into the club for 2+ years deserves a LITTLE respect not to be slagged on guess work and rumor!!
While this will be a sad day IF correct, I can not help thinking that the situation has far from being helped by stupid comments such as we keep reading on uncovered. Anyone who has put there money into the club for 2+ years deserves a LITTLE respect not to be slagged on guess work and rumor!! ted forster
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2:07pm Thu 29 Dec 11

Old Bogeyes says...

lmao,,,,my sides are splitting with laughing,,,lol. What a shock eh,,,,lmfao@DFC.
lmao,,,,my sides are splitting with laughing,,,lol. What a shock eh,,,,lmfao@DFC. Old Bogeyes
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2:20pm Thu 29 Dec 11

James1984 says...

atleast we no longer have to put up with teds rubbish on uncovered since he's been barred.

as for darlo, raj is the one that allowed the budget to spiral out of control upto the million pound mark, with the sale of dan burn and michael smith along with the trophy money plus season ticket money a budget of £500,000 should of been more than comfortable
atleast we no longer have to put up with teds rubbish on uncovered since he's been barred. as for darlo, raj is the one that allowed the budget to spiral out of control upto the million pound mark, with the sale of dan burn and michael smith along with the trophy money plus season ticket money a budget of £500,000 should of been more than comfortable James1984
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2:48pm Thu 29 Dec 11

ted forster says...

James,
I am still posting virtually daily on uncovered. Ask Mikkys and he will tell you it is impossible to ban me.
As to people not liking what I say, NOTHING has been shown to be FACT yet, and just look at the "administration" thread on the board.
Were you RS and read that, just what would you think?
James, I am still posting virtually daily on uncovered. Ask Mikkys and he will tell you it is impossible to ban me. As to people not liking what I say, NOTHING has been shown to be FACT yet, and just look at the "administration" thread on the board. Were you RS and read that, just what would you think? ted forster
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3:04pm Thu 29 Dec 11

Old Bogeyes says...

lol,,,,i still can't stop laughing,,,,,lol.
lol,,,,i still can't stop laughing,,,,,lol. Old Bogeyes
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3:15pm Thu 29 Dec 11

Old Bogeyes says...

makes me laugh even louder when i hear folks begging for someone to take over. Only the most gullible businessman in the country would get involved with this sad shower of a club,,,,lol. ps,,try wimpy homes,they may be interested...lol.
makes me laugh even louder when i hear folks begging for someone to take over. Only the most gullible businessman in the country would get involved with this sad shower of a club,,,,lol. ps,,try wimpy homes,they may be interested...lol. Old Bogeyes
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3:19pm Thu 29 Dec 11

ted forster says...

Bogey,

I am massively disgusted at many of the so called fans of the club, but there are still some who actually care about the club and have followed it for many years. Stop being a prat and wallowing in it.
Bogey, I am massively disgusted at many of the so called fans of the club, but there are still some who actually care about the club and have followed it for many years. Stop being a prat and wallowing in it. ted forster
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3:33pm Thu 29 Dec 11

MSG says...

Wish old Bogey eyes would let us know his team. Bet its empty seats Sunderland as he's always banging on about Durhams pit village hospital! He's also obsessed with Durham Tees Valley airport for some obscure reason as well. He never has anything positive to say, sad lass he is!!
Wish old Bogey eyes would let us know his team. Bet its empty seats Sunderland as he's always banging on about Durhams pit village hospital! He's also obsessed with Durham Tees Valley airport for some obscure reason as well. He never has anything positive to say, sad lass he is!! MSG
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4:07pm Thu 29 Dec 11

Old Bogeyes says...

MSG wrote:
Wish old Bogey eyes would let us know his team. Bet its empty seats Sunderland as he's always banging on about Durhams pit village hospital! He's also obsessed with Durham Tees Valley airport for some obscure reason as well. He never has anything positive to say, sad lass he is!!
ohhhh,,,,my sides have just about split laughing,,,,,and dont talk to me about the stadium of sh*te....lol. oh,and there will be a lot of open space in that area with DFC gone,and DTV too....lol,you just couldn't make it up,could ya...lol. Happy new year.
[quote][p][bold]MSG[/bold] wrote: Wish old Bogey eyes would let us know his team. Bet its empty seats Sunderland as he's always banging on about Durhams pit village hospital! He's also obsessed with Durham Tees Valley airport for some obscure reason as well. He never has anything positive to say, sad lass he is!![/p][/quote]ohhhh,,,,my sides have just about split laughing,,,,,and dont talk to me about the stadium of sh*te....lol. oh,and there will be a lot of open space in that area with DFC gone,and DTV too....lol,you just couldn't make it up,could ya...lol. Happy new year. Old Bogeyes
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4:23pm Thu 29 Dec 11

monteforte says...

don't give up hope ,there are people out there who can save club ..it's up to Singh now to hand over without silly demands....
don't give up hope ,there are people out there who can save club ..it's up to Singh now to hand over without silly demands.... monteforte
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4:28pm Thu 29 Dec 11

rockfordIL says...

Oldbogeyes is right!
Does Darlington deseeve a football club? They couldn't even fill Feethams. So how can they afford a ground the size of the one they have now.
The same reason pubs are closing is because people sit at home with cheap beer and watch football on the telly.
Oldbogeyes is right! Does Darlington deseeve a football club? They couldn't even fill Feethams. So how can they afford a ground the size of the one they have now. The same reason pubs are closing is because people sit at home with cheap beer and watch football on the telly. rockfordIL
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6:27pm Thu 29 Dec 11

FLASHTOYOTA says...

Tesco's Arena
Tesco's Arena FLASHTOYOTA
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6:54pm Thu 29 Dec 11

dave3mrr says...

So now we have to wait until next week!! What the heck is Raj up to? Well let's hope that the players are prepared to wait that long. Pay them tomorrow Raj. They deserve it!
So now we have to wait until next week!! What the heck is Raj up to? Well let's hope that the players are prepared to wait that long. Pay them tomorrow Raj. They deserve it! dave3mrr
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9:22pm Thu 29 Dec 11

Scooby Snr says...

Lets keep things in perpspective.....on the pitch Lidds & the team are doing miracles with a very limited budget.
Off the pitch the infrastructure is there.
Adjust the budget accordingly and there is a future for DFC.

Raj knows exactly what he is doing and so far his plan is working perfectly.
Phase 1 - Slash Cost base; Improve performances on the pitch; stabalise attendances;
Phase 2 - well that's for 2012 and Sundays programme notes!
Lets keep things in perpspective.....on the pitch Lidds & the team are doing miracles with a very limited budget. Off the pitch the infrastructure is there. Adjust the budget accordingly and there is a future for DFC. Raj knows exactly what he is doing and so far his plan is working perfectly. Phase 1 - Slash Cost base; Improve performances on the pitch; stabalise attendances; Phase 2 - well that's for 2012 and Sundays programme notes! Scooby Snr
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10:09pm Thu 29 Dec 11

MSG says...

Its time to let the club go. The stadium killed it. Thanks for the journey via Wembley.
I would like to see a new club & initially ground share with a local Northern League club until a new central Darlo 7000 ground could be funded. Call the club Darlington Loco's.
I would put £500 towards the new club, in return for shares, if 4000 others do likewise.
Its time to let the club go. The stadium killed it. Thanks for the journey via Wembley. I would like to see a new club & initially ground share with a local Northern League club until a new central Darlo 7000 ground could be funded. Call the club Darlington Loco's. I would put £500 towards the new club, in return for shares, if 4000 others do likewise. MSG
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10:58pm Thu 29 Dec 11

Old Bogeyes says...

MSG wrote:
Its time to let the club go. The stadium killed it. Thanks for the journey via Wembley. I would like to see a new club & initially ground share with a local Northern League club until a new central Darlo 7000 ground could be funded. Call the club Darlington Loco's. I would put £500 towards the new club, in return for shares, if 4000 others do likewise.
LOCO'S,,,,yep,,darli
ngton poco loco's,,thats a good one..lol. And you could always share one of the local greens to practice on,,cockerton should be ok for dfc to kick about on...lol.
[quote][p][bold]MSG[/bold] wrote: Its time to let the club go. The stadium killed it. Thanks for the journey via Wembley. I would like to see a new club & initially ground share with a local Northern League club until a new central Darlo 7000 ground could be funded. Call the club Darlington Loco's. I would put £500 towards the new club, in return for shares, if 4000 others do likewise.[/p][/quote]LOCO'S,,,,yep,,darli ngton poco loco's,,thats a good one..lol. And you could always share one of the local greens to practice on,,cockerton should be ok for dfc to kick about on...lol. Old Bogeyes
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12:38am Fri 30 Dec 11

rockfordIL says...

Could they not play on the one of the pitches on Hundens Lane?
Could they not play on the one of the pitches on Hundens Lane? rockfordIL
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8:17am Fri 30 Dec 11

BTH says...

2012 a few days away and rumours of more bad news at the club. Sadly it just gets worse and worse and this is probably just the start. For what its worth Happy New Year everybody
2012 a few days away and rumours of more bad news at the club. Sadly it just gets worse and worse and this is probably just the start. For what its worth Happy New Year everybody BTH
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7:19pm Fri 30 Dec 11

hogman says...

The arena was full to capacity we are in the championship play offs winning Pools by 5 goals to nil, then the alarm clock went off. If only life could be like my dream, Well must get back to la la land.
Keep The Faith.
The arena was full to capacity we are in the championship play offs winning Pools by 5 goals to nil, then the alarm clock went off. If only life could be like my dream, Well must get back to la la land. Keep The Faith. hogman
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10:40am Mon 2 Jan 12

omgdurham says...

loking like a bad start to the new year football clubs, hawkins bazar etc we just need to europe to hold up or we are all in the clart
loking like a bad start to the new year football clubs, hawkins bazar etc we just need to europe to hold up or we are all in the clart omgdurham
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