Quakers plead for leniency from FA

First published in News The Northern Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Regional Chief Reporter

THE new owners of Darlington FC have pleaded for leniency from the Football Association (FA).

Darlington FC 1883 (DFC 1883) urged football bosses not to relegate the team to the Northern League following its takeover of the club.

Fans must now wait until May 25 for a decision.

DFC 1833 chairman Denis Pinnegar and board member Laura Drew, together with the club’s lawyer Andrew Cawkwell, travelled to Wembley to meet with FA officials who will decide where to place the club in the league pyramid.

Mr Pinnegar said that during a “convivial meeting” the FA explained which rules they had broken by failing to pay off the creditors, He added: “They then gave us a chance to plead our case and give some mitigation.

“We explained how we had tried to meet the FA criteria and get a company voluntary arrangement in place that would pay off the creditors.

“We also pointed out the efforts we had made to make sure that the club got to the end of the season and fulfilled its fixtures. We also confirmed that we are paying the players’ outstanding wages.”

Although there was no hint about which league the club would be placed in, Mr Pinnegar said that the FA indicated the new owners would be granted a playing licence.

The club hopes to be placed in the Evo-Stik League Northern Premier or Division One North.

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7:17pm Mon 14 May 12

judygone says...

Wont build up my hopes because the fa is run by a bunch of fools.
Wont build up my hopes because the fa is run by a bunch of fools. judygone
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7:19pm Mon 14 May 12

gramps427 says...

The FA are not known for their leniency; but even so I hope it works out for you.
The FA are not known for their leniency; but even so I hope it works out for you. gramps427
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8:25pm Mon 14 May 12

Idontknowaboutyoubut says...

Why should the FA be lenient? The rules are there for every club,and Darlington are not a "special case"despite what a certain section of supporters may think.When you look at the clubs track record over recent seasons,in and out of administration,it,s hard to see where "mitigation" would come from?
Why should the FA be lenient? The rules are there for every club,and Darlington are not a "special case"despite what a certain section of supporters may think.When you look at the clubs track record over recent seasons,in and out of administration,it,s hard to see where "mitigation" would come from? Idontknowaboutyoubut
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8:55pm Mon 14 May 12

laughingboy51 says...

Northern League here we come then?
Northern League here we come then? laughingboy51
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11:57pm Mon 14 May 12

Idontknowaboutyoubut says...

When you consider all the local businesses,all the creditors who are being HURT by this,it is wrong,in my view,to seek leniency and preferential treatment from the FA.
Really,by saying."no payback to the creditors",the new club is saying to future would be creditors,"you cannot trust us to get paid for your goods or services".
I would personally,not trust ANY business with that cavalier attitude,and I hope that the FA will also take that view.
When you consider all the local businesses,all the creditors who are being HURT by this,it is wrong,in my view,to seek leniency and preferential treatment from the FA. Really,by saying."no payback to the creditors",the new club is saying to future would be creditors,"you cannot trust us to get paid for your goods or services". I would personally,not trust ANY business with that cavalier attitude,and I hope that the FA will also take that view. Idontknowaboutyoubut
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7:26am Tue 15 May 12

MST75 says...

Idontknowaboutyoubut wrote:
When you consider all the local businesses,all the creditors who are being HURT by this,it is wrong,in my view,to seek leniency and preferential treatment from the FA.
Really,by saying."no payback to the creditors",the new club is saying to future would be creditors,"you cannot trust us to get paid for your goods or services".
I would personally,not trust ANY business with that cavalier attitude,and I hope that the FA will also take that view.
have to agree.
It's a business at the end of the day. I would stay clear if I was a potential supplier
[quote][p][bold]Idontknowaboutyoubut[/bold] wrote: When you consider all the local businesses,all the creditors who are being HURT by this,it is wrong,in my view,to seek leniency and preferential treatment from the FA. Really,by saying."no payback to the creditors",the new club is saying to future would be creditors,"you cannot trust us to get paid for your goods or services". I would personally,not trust ANY business with that cavalier attitude,and I hope that the FA will also take that view.[/p][/quote]have to agree. It's a business at the end of the day. I would stay clear if I was a potential supplier MST75
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8:11am Tue 15 May 12

tonyboynton says...

Idontknowaboutyoubut wrote:
When you consider all the local businesses,all the creditors who are being HURT by this,it is wrong,in my view,to seek leniency and preferential treatment from the FA. Really,by saying."no payback to the creditors",the new club is saying to future would be creditors,"you cannot trust us to get paid for your goods or services". I would personally,not trust ANY business with that cavalier attitude,and I hope that the FA will also take that view.
I agree to an extent with your statement however, if a brand new buisness/owner let's say a store in the cornmill- Primark closed and new look opened, would they foot the bill for the old owner's poor buisness proceedings. Highly unlikely. I personally think the old owner (Raj) should pay any creditors that are outstanding as it was his dealings and let the new company trade within the correct rules and regulations in which I believe the new company are trying to achieve. It is a warning for other buisnesses in the future not to do dealings with people that dont pay their debts.
[quote][p][bold]Idontknowaboutyoubut[/bold] wrote: When you consider all the local businesses,all the creditors who are being HURT by this,it is wrong,in my view,to seek leniency and preferential treatment from the FA. Really,by saying."no payback to the creditors",the new club is saying to future would be creditors,"you cannot trust us to get paid for your goods or services". I would personally,not trust ANY business with that cavalier attitude,and I hope that the FA will also take that view.[/p][/quote]I agree to an extent with your statement however, if a brand new buisness/owner let's say a store in the cornmill- Primark closed and new look opened, would they foot the bill for the old owner's poor buisness proceedings. Highly unlikely. I personally think the old owner (Raj) should pay any creditors that are outstanding as it was his dealings and let the new company trade within the correct rules and regulations in which I believe the new company are trying to achieve. It is a warning for other buisnesses in the future not to do dealings with people that dont pay their debts. tonyboynton
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12:45pm Tue 15 May 12

loan_star says...

Cavalier attitude to paying the debts?
Only Raj Singh can be blamed since his stance in refusing to accept the CVA is the only reason these debts wont be paid.
Cavalier attitude to paying the debts? Only Raj Singh can be blamed since his stance in refusing to accept the CVA is the only reason these debts wont be paid. loan_star
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1:52pm Tue 15 May 12

tonyboynton says...

loan_star wrote:
Cavalier attitude to paying the debts? Only Raj Singh can be blamed since his stance in refusing to accept the CVA is the only reason these debts wont be paid.
Here,here.....well said.
[quote][p][bold]loan_star[/bold] wrote: Cavalier attitude to paying the debts? Only Raj Singh can be blamed since his stance in refusing to accept the CVA is the only reason these debts wont be paid.[/p][/quote]Here,here.....well said. tonyboynton
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5:15pm Tue 15 May 12

the-big-yin says...

Idontknowaboutyoubut wrote:
When you consider all the local businesses,all the creditors who are being HURT by this,it is wrong,in my view,to seek leniency and preferential treatment from the FA.
Really,by saying."no payback to the creditors",the new club is saying to future would be creditors,"you cannot trust us to get paid for your goods or services".
I would personally,not trust ANY business with that cavalier attitude,and I hope that the FA will also take that view.
its good to see someone with sense here....darlo cannot be trusted in any shape or form..what planet do they think they are on....all creditors must be sick as parrots.....we will look forward to seeing darlo in the northern league second division...they won-t get straight into the first...lol....wait till the next administration journey....you will go under.......darlo fans follow the badge and have pride in the team...however they appear to not trust the new board...line your own pockets and egos.......
[quote][p][bold]Idontknowaboutyoubut[/bold] wrote: When you consider all the local businesses,all the creditors who are being HURT by this,it is wrong,in my view,to seek leniency and preferential treatment from the FA. Really,by saying."no payback to the creditors",the new club is saying to future would be creditors,"you cannot trust us to get paid for your goods or services". I would personally,not trust ANY business with that cavalier attitude,and I hope that the FA will also take that view.[/p][/quote]its good to see someone with sense here....darlo cannot be trusted in any shape or form..what planet do they think they are on....all creditors must be sick as parrots.....we will look forward to seeing darlo in the northern league second division...they won-t get straight into the first...lol....wait till the next administration journey....you will go under.......darlo fans follow the badge and have pride in the team...however they appear to not trust the new board...line your own pockets and egos....... the-big-yin
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