Sun. Dec 4th, 2022

Southend United are sixth within the Nationwide League after 18 video games

Southend United have had their newest winding-up petition from HM Revenues and Customs adjourned till 18 January.

Supporters group, the Shrimpers Belief, say Wednesday’s Excessive Courtroom resolution “quantities to a keep of execution”.

“The choice at present means a darkish cloud will proceed to hover over Roots Corridor,” the Belief stated.

Southend, of their second season within the Nationwide League after relegation from League Two in 2021, are sixth within the desk after holding leaders Notts County to a 2-2 draw on Tuesday.

Southend chairman Ron Martin addressed followers in an announcement in early October saying the membership missed a cost underneath its time to pay association (TTP) – an settlement that permits debt to be paid again in month-to-month instalments – with HMRC.

The settlement was then cancelled in consequence, resulting in the winding-up petition and frustration amongst supporters.

“While progress on the sphere in 2022-23 has exceeded the expectations of many supporters following a troublesome begin to life within the Nationwide League final season, it’s disappointing that the arduous work undertaken continues to be undermined by monetary points away from the pitch,” the Belief assertion stated.

“We respect occasions are robust and the membership is confronted with vital cashflow points. We all know that work has already began on a brand new coaching floor and the dream of establishing a brand new stadium seems nearer than ever.

“However the dream will stay simply that if there isn’t a soccer membership in Southend-on-Sea for us to unite behind. We count on higher from the membership chair; no extra excuses, no extra delays. Personal your accountability and type out the mess that threatens the very existence of Southend United FC.”

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