Nuneaton Borough make admission that they ‘could be playing their last ever game’ this weekend when they take on Alvechurch.
They say they are ‘working extremely hard to rectify the current situation’ with Stratford Town agreeing to let them play at their ground free of charge for the fixture.
Nuneaton had been a spot kick away from promotion into the National League North last season, however they now face the reality of potentially days away from folding.
STATEMENT (8th November 2023)
Firstly, we would like to apologise for not being in a position to keep you updated as regularly, or in as much detail, as we would like.
However, we are sure that you will appreciate that there is a lot going on behind the scenes as we work tirelessly to stabilise the situation and try to move the club forward.
With regard to forthcoming fixtures we have been working closely with the Southern League and Alvechurch ahead of Saturday’s game.
The league have ruled that we are not able to reverse this fixture.
We fully appreciate and understand their reasoning behind this decision.
We would like to thank Alvechurch FC for their co-operation and patience as we work towards finding an alternative venue that is acceptable to all parties.
This is an ongoing process but we hope to be in a position to confirm details of the fixture tomorrow.
Our Birmingham Senior Cup tie against Coventry Sphinx on Tuesday evening has been reversed so will now be an away game.
Details of this fixture will be announced in due course.
Thank you for your continued support.
Sadly, this Saturday could be our last ever game.
— Nuneaton Borough FC (@NuneatonBoroFC) November 9, 2023
STATEMENT (9th November 2023)
Saturday 11th November.
Boro have agreed to play our game against Alvechurch on Saturday at Stratford Town FC.
Kick-off is at 3pm.
We would like to place on record our huge thanks to Stratford Town owner Jed McCrory for letting us use the pitch free of charge – a magnificent gesture in our hour of need.
We would also like to thank Alvechurch and the Southern League for their co-operation.
We hope as many of the Boro faithful as possible can make the trip and get behind the boys.
We are working extremely hard to rectify the current situation but this may sadly be the last time that Boro play.
Thank you for your unbelievable support.
This is how fans reacted as Nuneaton make the admission that they ‘could be playing their last ever game’ this weekend…
@LiveGRfootball: Sadly the story doesn’t tell anything more than the tweet.
@YouYeltz: Really sad, if it has come to this. Maybe I’m missing the point but could the club have cut some cloth on player wages, long-term contracts, and stuff like that? Better to have a weakened team rather than no football club at all, surely.
@Alantho08154267: Terrible news, your club did everything for Stockport County on the day we won the league I sincerely hope you survive 🙏 👍 💪 💙
@paragaz: Terrible to see a non league club potentially going out of business
@scfccol: Noooo 😥😥 Always had a soft spot since our trip there. Hope you pull through
@ChrisWalne18: Sad news, hope something can be sorted.
@simonryder11: What a awful none informative statement for such a big subject mater. Surely your fans deserve better then this!
@_Nev20x: How can you put out that statement without elaborating 😂
@Cj_covblaze: Very sad. Had some happy times there. Things were good once. One of the largest clubs in the country when it comes to participation back then. Shame mistakes were made and the knock on effect has been felt since
@George_ycfc: Sad news, used to enjoy our visits to Nuneaton away back in NLN. Hope you pull through 💪
@avfcstu72: All the billions in footy ..but clubs/leagues like this where a lot of pros come from and end up.. have pennies… fa should step in.. 🤷♂️ yeah right.. 🙄🤦♂️ hope you get sorted 🤞
@keithharley1955: Not nice to hear but this has been coming since the club rose from the last debacle. Money spent in wrong areas and fans continually being asked to pay via bucket collections. Not the way to run a football club.
@Alfie_e7: Horrible news. Shouldnt happen to any club 🙏
@OwenCoo54792887: Really sorry to hear this, hope you find a way out of this. Congrats on beating us Tuesday and all the best
@Jackellly: Really hope the club can be saved
@sicarni: Best wishes from Stockport 🔵⚪️
@barnstonworth: What a sad day…
@paulSut57685384: So Sad to here that news. Been hear years ago in the FA Cup to watch Scunny. Good luck to everyone at your club @NuneatonBoroFC
@VikkiJayne80: A sad day to loose yet another non league club. To many non league clubs finishing. Hoping a solution can be found soon.
@AdamPro_Actor: Awful news – praying you find a solution 🙏🏻
@_JHK93: Surely not? There has to be some sort of solution
@alexwilson: We had a good run
@MarkA_SW: Never let your club separate the ground from the club. Not very keen on attending a funeral that didnt need to happen. Also feeling quite cynical about this.
@red___square: Nightmare, hope you can sort it
@Alexcraiggh: Very sad to see. What is it with local clubs in Coventry and Warwickshire being poorly ran. Surely the statement could give some more information, to loyal fans who go home and away rain or shine. Hope things are resolved for a club I’ve always had a lot of time for.
@Ironarmyhd: Doesn’t make any difference who the club is. Always the fans that suffer. Once again an owner that doesn’t give a toss 🤦🏻
@TrailOfDebt: Of course it’s sad to see but this version of Nuneaton Borough is only 15 years old after the last time they went bust. And the previous club had only been around since 1991. The repeated financial mismanagement there is just inexplicable and shames non-league football.