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Windsor & Eton wound up due to an unpaid tax bill

Premier League

Windsor & Eton FC have been wound up in the High Court, because of an unpaid £240,000 tax bill.

The club did not contest Wednesday's winding-up order issued by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.

Club president Barry Davies, the BBC commentator, said: "The FA doesn't seem to be too generous to the lesser clubs.

"Not enough money in football these days filters down. It's one law for the rich and another for the poor," Davies told BBC Berkshire.

"There have been others at a very much higher level who've been bailed out in one fashion or another.

"It's a huge shame because a lot of unknown people will be suffering, people who've given their time for the club."

Zamaretto League chairman Ken Turner said: "It is with great sadness that I received confirmation that Windsor & Eton FC had been wound up.

The plan is to establish a new club

Former Windsor & Eton director Kevin Stott

"The board of directors will consider all the ramifications of the club no longer being in the league."

But former director Kevin Stott is hopeful that football will continue to be played at their Stag Meadow home.

"Having spent months trying to find different ways to save the existing club, we reached a point on Saturday night where it was evident that we couldn't," he said.

"One of the supporters came out with the quote of "the club is dead, long live the club" which seemed to encapsulate the right spirit.

"The plan is to establish a new club.

"I've already had a conversation with the Crown Estate, who own the ground to get the lease transferred, and to get some kind of influence over the liquidation process so that all of the assets get transferred to the new club."

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