DFCRG Statement 6th Jan
by Scott Thornberry - 6th January 2012
DFCRG remains actively involved in plans to try and save Darlington Football Club and has been heartened by the positive response from several other key parties.
At one of today’s meetings, Darlington’s MP Jenny Chapman, was extremely receptive and proactive and has added her support for what DFCRG is trying to achieve.
We have also been in meetings with the administrator, and various other parties who can play a role in ensuring that the current club survives. They are receptive to our plans, though there may be considerable hurdles to overcome.
While we feel we need to warn the club’s loyal supporters that the chance of saving the club is small, it is nevertheless still very much alive.
There is a solution that can save this club and take it forward as a community based club, and our resolve has been strengthened by the overwhelming backing of the supporters towards Craig Liddle and the team.
We may well need that support, and possibly fund-raising, in the days ahead, but if we can continue to pull together we have a chance, albeit slim, of successfully moving the club forward.
We cannot go into full details at present, and there are times when we have to conclude meetings and digest what has been said, before we can inform supporters.
However we remain committed to saving this club for the town and the supporters who have shown in the last few days what it means to them.
That is why all our energies are going towards saving Darlington FC and its 129 years of history.
As we have stated previously, forming a new club is something we would embrace, but only if we cannot save the existing club.
We thank the club’s fans for their patience and feel sure they understand the complexity of the situation.