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Sad decline of football club
10:00am Wednesday 6th March 2013 in Letters
Sir – I was really saddened to read of the demise of Witney Town FC (Gazette, February 20).
I well remember, when moving to Witney in 1977, the joyful realisation that the town had a decent team in the Southern League.
Indeed, they were so good that I think that a few years later they reached the equivalent of Conference level (i.e. just one rung below the Football League).
They had a nice little ground at Marriotts Close (although it was not good enough to allow them to progress to that higher league).
This ground was sold off to eventually make way for the Marriotts Walk shopping development and the money used to move up to what was then called Oakey Park on the Downs Road.
The future seemed rosy but sadly that marked a high point, for it appears to have been a downhill management spiral since then.
I would really like to know what happened to that money, for it now appears that there is nil in the coffers and the football club owns nothing.
Can those who were involved say just where all the cash went?
Phil Bloomfield, Woodstock Road, Witney