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Administrators have confirmed Gretna FC will fold at the end of the season if a buyer is not found for the club.

The Scottish Premier League team went into administration in March with debts of about £4m.

After a creditors meeting in the town administrators said it had been decided to let the side continue to play its remaining fixtures.

However, if no deal can be done to take over the club by a 17 May deadline then it will go out of business.

David Elliot of administrators Wilson Field Ltd said there were still four potential buyers.

'Remain hopeful'

"The proposal is that we continue to trade and allow the club to continue to play football until the end of the season while we seek a buyer," he said.

"We have got four interested parties and I would like to remain hopeful that one will come through before the end of the season."

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Category: SPL News | Views: 770 | Added by: itwp | Date: 08-May-2008 | Comments (1)

Football fans who do not have tickets for the Uefa Cup final in Manchester next week will be able to watch the game on big screens around the city.

Up to 100,000 supporters are expected in the city for the Glasgow Rangers v Zenit St Petersburg match at the City of Manchester stadium on 14 May.

However, the stadium only has room for 47,000 spectators.

Screens will be sited in Piccadilly Gardens and Albert Square. There will be no screens at or near the stadium.

Uefa has allocated 13,000 tickets to Russian fans and a similar number to Rangers, although tens of thousands are still expected to make the trip from Glasgow.

Manchester City Council's spokesman on the city centre, Councillor Pat Karney, said: "In the light of Rangers qualifying for the final and the massive reported demand from fans for bigger and better provision, we've arranged for ... Read more »

Category: European Competitions | Views: 772 | Added by: itwp | Date: 08-May-2008 | Comments (0)