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Struggling Lewes put up for sale

Lewes

Lewes have been put up for sale, with the Sussex club's debts thought to be tens of thousands of pounds.

Following their surprise promotion to the Blue Square Premier in the summer, they sacked manager Steve King and released most of his squad.

A statement read: "Although prudent budgets were set, circumstances have led the club to review the position."

Fan Lee Cobb, who led a consortium in the summer, told BBC Southern Counties Radio: "An offer still stands."

Their bid originally centred around bringing back King, but he has just taken a job at relegation rivals Northwich Victoria.

Cobb admits this makes it a bit harder.

"The main member is a good friend of Steve," he said. "And, in a way, he was doing it to help Steve out.

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"We do still have other members who have finances available, but not to the extent that we had before."

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see also
Vics appoint ex-Lewes boss King
04 Nov 08 |  Northwich
Lewes appoint Keehan as manager
30 Apr 08 |  Non League
Lewes are promoted as champions
20 Apr 08 |  Non League


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