Billericay Town have issued a club statement after they were served with a winding-up petition.
The National League South side were taken over in October by a local consortium of businessmen, with Glenn Tamplin calling time on his stay at the club.
Billericay have explained the winding-up order in a statement that reads as follows: “Earlier today, we were contacted by a couple of media sources for comment as the club appeared on the ‘Companies Court winding up list’. On investigation, this was an ‘unadvertised’ procedure relating to a debt from before the current consortium took control.
“The club are in the process of dealing with all the creditors from that period and are comfortable that everything necessary is being done to resolve these past issues.
“Billericay Town FC is stable and moving forward in the right direction both on and off the field,
“Thank you for your continued support.”
Last season under Glenn Tamplin, they finished in 8th place, missing out on their target of promotion, and this season they are currently 11th with David McCartney, Greg Lake, Nick Hutt and Alex Morrissey as the owners.
After the statement was released, fans quickly took to express their surprise and sarcasm with others suggesting this is what happens when ‘a club becomes just a millionaires plaything’ – see those tweets on the next page.