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Dover chief wants harder line on administration option

Non League

Dover Athletic chairman Jim Parmenter says teams who go into administration should be demoted twice.

He told BBC Radio Kent: "I think it's a form of cheating. They're paying the players more than they can afford."

"They should be relegated two divisions and not be allowed promotion until they are out of financial difficulty."

Dover entered a Company Voluntary Arrangement in 2002 before Parmenter returned to the club and helped clear the debts three years later.

He said: "The time has come where administration cannot be the answer because so many clubs are doing it.

"They are not paying their creditors, and when things get too much for them they enter a CVA, pay about ten pence in the pound, have six years to pay it, and carry on paying the players what they were before and playing at the same level."

Dover are eighth in Blue Square South and seeking their third promotion in a row.

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