Another Thursday, another date with destiny.
As the protracted game of brinkmanship between the Vaughan Family Football Club and the Football authorities continues, the game seems like it is heading for a conclusion.
Much like a game of chess where the opponent still has all his pieces on the board the Vaughan family are being pursued by creditors and the authorities until that final piece in the Vaughan chess set is backed into a corner from where it can not escape.
Today the club will answer five charges of breaking Conference rules,
Failing to declare the officers of the club and file the fit & proper person’s declaration for those club officials……….CHECK
Failure to attend to competition business…………CHECK
Failure to fulfil two fixtures against Forest Green Rovers and Wrexham AFC………….CHECK
Failure to pay Football Creditors as they fall due……….CHECK
Bringing the Competition into disrepute………..CHECK
There is no doubt in my mind that the Vaughan family delegation headed by Stephen junior and assisted by Gray and Metcalf will try to paint a picture that does not mirror the devastation that our once proud club has become. No doubt the financial picture painted will not mention the Vaughan loans, as they only seem to come into play when a credible buyer takes an interest. We know that the Conference yet again have contacted their membership to gauge their reactions to the expulsion of the club. It may be a case of dotting I’s and crossing T’s but that is a pointless exercise as most will vote in the way that favours their individual clubs and not in the best interests of the competition.
When Vaughan junior appears today before the Conference it should come down to a simple question,
Can you guarantee that the club can complete its fixtures this season?
We know, the football world know that they can not guarantee being able to fund the coach to Histon on Saturday or guarantee that any players will be on it as both those creditors still remain unpaid…………….. CHECK MATE
With mercy killing a topical subject at present, we the fans stand over the patient’s bed and hope that those who have the power use it wisely and do not let this farce continue.
If the Conference sanctions expulsion today we should never forgive and never forget the actions of those who have the blood of this club on its hands.