The question that I have been asked most often this week is not why on earth have the Tories declared that they are going to let Labour run the council but: Will Rushden and Diamonds FC go into administration .
Southport FC were relegated from the Conference Premier League this year on goal difference. But it now seems possible that R&D may go into administration and thus be kicked out of the League. Last night a 'rescue' meeting was held and it is reported on the Blue Sq Premier League website:
Diamonds need to raise £250,000 by the end of next week or face a Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA), administration or liquidation, the Northants Evening Telegraph is reporting.
The Nene Park management have been operating under a transfer embargo, while it is understood the playing staff have not been paid for the last three months.
Fans have now been urged to buy season tickets and make any donations they can to help pay off the club's debts - believed to be in the region of £750,000.
"A lot rests on what happens in the next seven to 10 days," Cousins revealed at a supporters' meeting of more than 400 people.
"We are in the most appalling position.