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Last Updated: Monday, 17 March, 2003, 19:48 GMT
York City fans made to wait
Sophie McGill
Fans' spokeswoman Sophie McGill reveals her disappointment

York City supporters hoping to take control of the beleaguered club have been left bitterly disappointed after a meeting on Monday broke up without agreement.

Fans of the club had hoped the meeting would see control of the club pass to their Supporters' Trust, but the decision has been put off for a further seven days.

Frantic efforts to conclude the deal failed when the Inland Revenue, who are creditors of the club, objected to the amount they were offered in the proposed Creditors' Voluntary Agreement.

And the Supporters' Trust will now have to finance the club for the next seven days, having already raised around 200,000 to keep the club afloat.

Supporters' Trust spokeswoman Sophie McGill said: "We have come to an agreement where we will be actually funding the club."

"Obviously we have no intention of walking away from this. This is the club that we're trying to take over, the club we're trying to save, so we are prepared to fund it for another week."

And she added:" It is absolutely crucial that our bid is accepted, if our bid is not accepted there are no other bids on the table and the club will be liquidated.

"It has been a very frustrating and disappointing day, we need to take over this club as soon as possible."


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