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Quakers 'can't exist' with current support

Darlington Football Club chairman Raj Singh has said that the future of the Quakers is reliant on boosting season ticket sales.

The Blue Square Bet Premier side’s future has been the subject of speculation with the risk of creditors acquiring the club’s Northern Echo Arena and whether Singh would stay on as chairman.

But in a plea to fans to purchase season tickets for next season, Singh has insisted he will stay at the club if fans show their support but warned that the club’s future would be in jeopardy if 2,000 season tickets are not sold.

"A lot has been said in the last couple of weeks, but I can assure you that I’m prepared to continue to keep football in Darlington, if you are prepared to support me," Singh said.

He continued:  "I need convincing there are more than 1,600 fans out there. This club can’t exist on those figures. If you look at the attendances of the other clubs we’re competing with and that shows what we’re up against, so this club needs you now more than ever, and that is quite literally.

"If I get the support of 2,000 adults prepared to give me their support, I guarantee there will be a football club next season.

"If we can’t get the support we’re looking for, it would be heart-breaking for everyone as, in my opinion, there’d be no future for Darlington FC."

The Quakers are currently in their first season in the Blue Square Bet, having been relegated from the Football League in 2010.


Scott Hobro


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