UK time is: 00:53:22
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Burnley help 'Save our Stanley'

Accrington Stanley have been given less than eight weeks to find 308,000 by the Inland Revenue and if the cash can not be found the club face being wound up.

They were served with a winding up order in May for unpaid taxes, with the club understanding they had 12 months to raise the cash and pay the taxman. The latest news therefore is a bitter blow to the club's survival chances.

Stanley have therefore launched a Save our Stanley campaign to help the League Two club's fight for survival.

Burnley have now offered to help by announcing a friendly at Turf Moor on the night of Tuesday 8th September allowing the strickened club to keep all the gate receipts for their survival fund. It will also be an ideal opportunity for Owen Coyle to play some of his fringe first team players and give them some match practice.

It should be noted though that this fixture is provisonal pending approval by the Premier League and assurance that all satisfactory arrangements for safety aspects are in place on the night.

Accrington chief executive Rob Heys though was delighted with the gesture from the Clarets saying:

'It's fantastic that a club that have made it into the Premier League and are a long way away from the football scale that we're in have shown that they remember their local neighbours and we're very grateful for that'

Barry Kilby speaking to the Official Site said:

"We will always help our friends down the road. We have always had good relations with Accrington and we know how difficult it can be for smaller clubs in the respective leagues.I have sympathy for them, knowing how crowded it is for clubs in East Lancashire. We will do anything we can to help them secure their future."

If Clarets fans would like to further help Accrington Stanley, they can find out more about their Save our Stanley campaign by going to this website:

Save our Stanley Campaign


Bookmark and Share





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 4 2009

Time: 5:23PM

Your Comments

Good luck Accy, hope you keep those taxmen sharks at bay!!
turfmanphil
A great gesture by the club! i cannot see our other neighbours down the M65 doing anything to help.
8clarets8
We played them recently and their fans were superb, hope this helps them!
Boxer
That should of happened in the pre season game we played against them. Hope they get through it in one piece.
ruane
Hope it helps secure their future - they need to sort this out, or they could be gone....again.
BarnseyWTBM
Stanley are too near Burnley and Blackburn so the will always struggle shame but that is how it is. But hope they survive. Whats Blackburn doing to help???
Grimsby Claret
That is a very,very good question! Bury already helping and now Burnley, so what is the high & mighty Rovers (not!) going to do?
turfmanphil
It was not long ago since Bury were in a similar predicament so well done to them! Accrington has always been split between Clarets and Rovers fans! us getting to the Premier League won't have helped their situation but i think this has been addressed with our club trying to give something back! i read that we played Blackburn behind closed doors recently, one wonders why they could not have done a similar thing to us and played Accrington at their place? maybe (con-traversal here) they secretly hope they go under and get a few fans back to their place?
8clarets8
My lips are sealed!! ;-)
turfmanphil
Good on Burnley!!! It's a shame other premiership clubs haven't followed suit (especially the regional ones.)
Liverpool_lad
I think grimsby has it spot on with his comments. Hope this does help them though.
claretdale
Nugent set to start in this! i will be going if it gets the go ahead? 10 pay on the night a good cause
8clarets8
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Rumour Mill-Amoebi a Claret Soon? (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Dyche on the Up! (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Wigan Wopped, Burnley Are Going Up! (Tuesday April 22 2014)

Rumour Mill-Arsenal Want Trippier! (Sunday April 20 2014)

Burnley Win But No Blackpool Rock! (Saturday April 19 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Burnley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Leicester City 44 29 9 6 +37 96
2. Burnley 44 25 14 5 +34 89
3. Derby County 44 24 9 11 +30 81
4. Q.P.R. 44 22 10 12 +15 76
5. Wigan 43 20 10 13 +15 70
6. Reading 44 18 13 13 +12 67
7. Brighton 44 17 15 12 +12 66

Breaking League News

McAllister Not Ready To Hang His Boots Up Yet
Yeovil : 24/04/2014 23:11:00
Boss takes blame
Middlesbrough : 24/04/2014 22:49:00
Pearson - Now For 100 Points
Leicester City : 24/04/2014 22:44:00
Schmeichel - End The Season Like Champions
Leicester City : 24/04/2014 22:32:00
Beevers - We Can Get Three QPR Points
Millwall : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Reading Team News
Doncaster : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
Richardson Hoping For Permanent Deal
Ipswich : 24/04/2014 22:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Be Honest! Who Thought at Start of Season We Could Go Up Automatically?
Suggested By:  Vital Burnley Admin
I did! 8%
I did not! 92%