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Sunday, April 24, 2011

News Round Up

Bradford co-chairman Mark Lawn has denied 'sabre rattling' in his negotiations to reduce the rent at Valley Parade. The club wants to restructure payments so that they will get discounts while they remain in League Two but former chairman Gordon Gibb, whose pension fund part-owns the stadium, has not responded to their requests for talks. If Gibb fails to negotiate it is feasible that the Bantams would enter Administration later in the summer to release themselves from their leases on the ground.

Midlands football managers and chairmen are calling for a reorganisation of the tiers below the Conference to ease the travelling costs currently involved. They want either a Conf Midlands to join Conf's North and South, or a split of the Ismithian, Southern, and Northern leagues to six regional zones covering more specific areas. Bath City have named manager Adie Britton as their temporary Chairman after Geoff Todd stood down. Britton, who became manager two and a half years ago, joined the board a couple of months ago.

Port Vale fansite One Vale Fan has posted a lengthy letter from Mo Chaudry ally Mark Sims. Sims, a former club sponsor, has joined with Chaudry to bid for the club but in his letter he notes his disappointment that the current board has not responded to their joint offer, and warns them that they will be humiliated at the forthcoming EGM. Valiants fans protested against the board after yesterday's loss to Stockport, with stewards having to remove them from the stadium.

Former Bull Craig Stanley has told Torquay's official site he would like to sign for the club permanently. The 28 year old has made 17 appearances for the Gulls since arriving on loan, but will miss any play-off campaign as his loan runs out before then. Arlesey Town, Bulls FA Cup opponents in 2002, have been docked nine points for fielding an ineligible player in three matches. The penalty has cost them the Zamaretto One Central League title, which they must now win again by beating second placed Hitchin on Monday. A draw would see Hitchin lift the championship.

Wrexham have been told there is no threat to their Conference play-off participation as long as they stick to the time line submitted to the Conference on how their court date with the taxman will play out.