Northwich Victoria Supporters Trust has called on fans to join following the club's expulsion from the Northern Premier League

Trust calls for fans to become members

Trust calls for fans to become members

First published in Sport Northwich Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Sports Writer

INDEPENDENT fans group Northwich Victoria Supporters Trust has urged Vics followers to join after the club was expelled from the Northern Premier League on Friday.

The trust’s board issued a statement last night saying it planned to meet urgently to discuss what it planned to do next.

It read: “The situation is fluid and is likely to remain so.

“As ever, we’ll try to advise fans and members as to the latest situation as soon as possible.

“It is with a great deal of regret, but no little surprise, that the trust board views the news [last night] regarding the action that has been taken against the club.

“We recognise that many supporters will be extremely worried about this development and the implications it has for the club that we all love and support passionately.”

Last month more than 100 fans backed the trust’s board to continue working on plans for a new club should the current one cease to exist.

The trust believed a back-up was needed after the club’s owner, Jim Rushe, told supporters at an open meeting that the club’s current income was not enough to support a team at the same level next season.

In the meantime the trust reiterated that its primary objective was to ensure the continued existence of Northwich Victoria.

“It goes without saying that we will be taking immediate steps to contact the football club’s chairman, the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League and the football authorities to discuss the situation,” added the statement.

“In the meantime, we would urge all Vics supporters to become members of the trust as it is important that the views of the whole range of the club’s fan base are considered.

“The more members we have, the more representative our actions will be.”

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5:42pm Sat 14 Apr 12

WHS says...

Although I think the club deserves all that is happening to it having looked at the Trust web site I cannot be feel sorry for its members. Whilst I am happy as a Wittoner that we will now be the top team in town I do hope your small band can resurrect your club in some small way, how with no ground I have no idea. As for a new name how about Northwich Phoenix?
WHS.
Although I think the club deserves all that is happening to it having looked at the Trust web site I cannot be feel sorry for its members. Whilst I am happy as a Wittoner that we will now be the top team in town I do hope your small band can resurrect your club in some small way, how with no ground I have no idea. As for a new name how about Northwich Phoenix? WHS. WHS
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8:09pm Sat 14 Apr 12

THETELLEROFTALES says...

Lets not be coy WHS.
How about 'Witton Albion Reserves?'
Lets not be coy WHS. How about 'Witton Albion Reserves?' THETELLEROFTALES
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9:13pm Sat 14 Apr 12

WHS says...

WE already have a team with that name!!
WHS.
WE already have a team with that name!! WHS. WHS
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8:32pm Sun 15 Apr 12

THETELLEROFTALES says...

Doh!

How about 'Dane Strollers' or

'Weaver Navigation' or maybe

'Debts 'R Us 11?'
Doh! How about 'Dane Strollers' or 'Weaver Navigation' or maybe 'Debts 'R Us 11?' THETELLEROFTALES
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8:17am Mon 16 Apr 12

Jim Budden says...

JB
Now I have calmed down after listening to WHS and Teller of Tales spouting their poison. It is people like you who have stopped the two factions coming together many years ago. I am a Vics supporter through and through but I can see the sense in the teams joining and having a Stadium/Sports Facility/Leisure Community centre all in one. Get the Rugby, Cricket and the Footabll community working together to benefit the area, that would be better than tarting up a lame town centre, that is going to the dogs.
JB
JB Now I have calmed down after listening to WHS and Teller of Tales spouting their poison. It is people like you who have stopped the two factions coming together many years ago. I am a Vics supporter through and through but I can see the sense in the teams joining and having a Stadium/Sports Facility/Leisure Community centre all in one. Get the Rugby, Cricket and the Footabll community working together to benefit the area, that would be better than tarting up a lame town centre, that is going to the dogs. JB Jim Budden
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3:33pm Mon 16 Apr 12

INEEDTOSAYTHIS says...

On the Anniversary of the doomed voyage of the Titanic..........
On the Anniversary of the doomed voyage of the Titanic.......... INEEDTOSAYTHIS
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3:33pm Mon 16 Apr 12

INEEDTOSAYTHIS says...

On the Anniversary of the doomed voyage of the Titanic..........
On the Anniversary of the doomed voyage of the Titanic.......... INEEDTOSAYTHIS
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3:57pm Mon 16 Apr 12

Vics123 says...

I agree with you Jim and this is definitely the way forward - a community group working together for the good of the town.
I agree with you Jim and this is definitely the way forward - a community group working together for the good of the town. Vics123
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4:46pm Mon 16 Apr 12

THETELLEROFTALES says...

Dear Jim Budden.

No not poison Jim....just football banter, the kind you get at a derby match for instance.
You say in a previous post that you have supported Vics for 50 years. In that case you will remember the time Witton applied to join the Northern Premier League and their application was blocked by the then Vics board.
I may be mistaken but I really don't remember any Vics fan writing a letter to the Northwich Guardian or the Northwich Chronicle protesting about this decision.
AM I WRONG JIM?

If there was a rivalry between the Witton and Vics fans it was a healthy rivalry up to that point. That's when I and many Wittoners like me began to dislike the Vics board and all the club stood for.
WOULD'NT YOU FEEL THE SAME JIM?

The Vics have lurched from one crisis to another over the years. Some may call it mis-management, I couldn't possibly comment.

Suddenly the idea of a Community Stadium seems like a grand idea to many Vics fans. What an amazing coincidence....DON'T YOU THINK SO JIM?

What's that old but very true saying....What goes around comes around....or has it got something to do with chickens and roosts?

So no, not poison Jim, just amazement on my part that Vics fans have simply stood back and watch it happen, just like they did all those years ago.
Dear Jim Budden. No not poison Jim....just football banter, the kind you get at a derby match for instance. You say in a previous post that you have supported Vics for 50 years. In that case you will remember the time Witton applied to join the Northern Premier League and their application was blocked by the then Vics board. I may be mistaken but I really don't remember any Vics fan writing a letter to the Northwich Guardian or the Northwich Chronicle protesting about this decision. AM I WRONG JIM? If there was a rivalry between the Witton and Vics fans it was a healthy rivalry up to that point. That's when I and many Wittoners like me began to dislike the Vics board and all the club stood for. WOULD'NT YOU FEEL THE SAME JIM? The Vics have lurched from one crisis to another over the years. Some may call it mis-management, I couldn't possibly comment. Suddenly the idea of a Community Stadium seems like a grand idea to many Vics fans. What an amazing coincidence....DON'T YOU THINK SO JIM? What's that old but very true saying....What goes around comes around....or has it got something to do with chickens and roosts? So no, not poison Jim, just amazement on my part that Vics fans have simply stood back and watch it happen, just like they did all those years ago. THETELLEROFTALES
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5:05pm Mon 16 Apr 12

Jim Budden says...

JB
That was then and this is now.
Both teams are teatering on the brink, Vics more so over the last ten years, the worse thing is the pair of them did worse thing and moved out of town. I still think it would be good to bury the hatchets and see sense as in the not to distant future I can see local football going the same way as all the pubs around Northwich and become extinct. I do see your point but that was long ago and as I say I have calmed down.
Jim
JB That was then and this is now. Both teams are teatering on the brink, Vics more so over the last ten years, the worse thing is the pair of them did worse thing and moved out of town. I still think it would be good to bury the hatchets and see sense as in the not to distant future I can see local football going the same way as all the pubs around Northwich and become extinct. I do see your point but that was long ago and as I say I have calmed down. Jim Jim Budden
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5:09pm Mon 16 Apr 12

INEEDTOSAYTHIS says...

Trust is a great word but not in this case.
Trust is a great word but not in this case. INEEDTOSAYTHIS
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10:00am Fri 20 Apr 12

WHS says...

I was not against a merger many years ago, in fact I was in favour Jim, but once your club selfishly denied us a place in the Northern Premier League I changed my mind. However when your club proposed leaving the Drill Field I was fully in favour of a ground-share, either at our new stadium or a brand new one. But your board thought they could go it alone and leave us languishing in your wake, they were wrong.
Sadly you now have nothing to offer to make a merger or a ground-share worthwhile to my club Witton. As far as I know you now have three new clubs on the go! Which one will you be supporting Jim?
Vics will survive, but not with any help from a club your fellow supporters have spent the last five years or so insulting.
WHS.
I was not against a merger many years ago, in fact I was in favour Jim, but once your club selfishly denied us a place in the Northern Premier League I changed my mind. However when your club proposed leaving the Drill Field I was fully in favour of a ground-share, either at our new stadium or a brand new one. But your board thought they could go it alone and leave us languishing in your wake, they were wrong. Sadly you now have nothing to offer to make a merger or a ground-share worthwhile to my club Witton. As far as I know you now have three new clubs on the go! Which one will you be supporting Jim? Vics will survive, but not with any help from a club your fellow supporters have spent the last five years or so insulting. WHS. WHS
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