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By Matt Lawton
May 31 2011

Club likely to cease semi-pro operations.

Firstly, I wish to apologise to our fans who have not been kept up to date as much as we would have liked to with regards to post-season events. In short, there has been little good news to report, and each day we anticipated news which would have been worth reporting.
 
We have been working hard to influence those we needed to in order to secure a move back to our home in Leigh, wherever that could be. The obvious choice for us and good enough for entry to the North West Counties League was the pitch adjacent to the main stadium at Leigh Sports Village, surrounded by the athletics track, but this option has been refused and as no other suitable, floodlit ground is available we can no longer continue as a semi-pro club.
 
The deadline for applications into the league is today (31st May) so without a miracle we will not be playing in the North West Counties League next season
 
We are devastated as a board that we have not been able to turn things around despite a huge amount of hard work behind the scenes. Since losing our promised home at Leigh Sports Village, life for the club has been an uphill struggle and we are grateful for those of you who have stuck with us to keep the club alive.
 
Football is an expensive hobby however and in addition to sponsorship the club needs a mechanism to earn money to support itself; this cannot be achieved without a 'home'
 
Fortunately the junior section of the club is stronger than ever and the youth programme affiliated to us has a full intake of students; this in itself makes it all the more sad that they will not have the standard of senior team that a club of this size deserves
 
There is a further board meeting this evening (Tuesday), after which we will hope to issue more information.
 
Mary Croasdale
On Behalf of the Leigh Genesis Committee

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31/05/2011 12:12
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Re: Running out of time
Leyther T (IP Logged)
31/05/2011 12:34
looks like it time to follow another team

 
Re: Running out of time
Leyther_Matt (IP Logged)
31/05/2011 12:37
Think we all knew it was on the cards somewhat given the amount it costs to run a club with no real sources of income, but gutting all the same. And all thanks to the LSV!



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Re: Running out of time
Leyther T (IP Logged)
31/05/2011 12:42
cant just blame the lsv, dom was the one who started it jumping in with both feet instead of taking it one step at a time, so down to both party's, absolutely gutted not to have a footy team in leigh playing at a high standard of football

 
Re: Running out of time
Leyther_Matt (IP Logged)
31/05/2011 12:46
Still would have left us without a home ground whichever way it turned out, and that is the root of every other problem. No good blaming individuals because each and every fan and board member past and present worked their nads off for this club, no doubt about it.



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Re: Running out of time
Leyther T (IP Logged)
31/05/2011 12:52
oh i know that matt, just a shame it came down to this, hopefully between now and the board meeting a millionaire comes in and saves us smiling smiley

 
Re: Running out of time
Leyther_Matt (IP Logged)
31/05/2011 12:53
We can only hope mate!



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Re: Running out of time
fcumleigh (IP Logged)
31/05/2011 12:54
If its Manchester league, then I will be down when I can to support.

 
Re: Running out of time
Leyther T (IP Logged)
31/05/2011 12:57
its euromillions toneet everyone buy a ticket smiling smiley

 
Re: Running out of time
Leyther_Matt (IP Logged)
31/05/2011 13:05
Can't see the Manchester League happening to be honest Ste but will know more tonight.

Will never forget the times I've had supporting this club though and the mates I've made.



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Re: Running out of time
Nick_Astra_Army (IP Logged)
31/05/2011 13:47
looking back though if we hadnt moved to the lsv same would of probably happened as support would of dwindled due to sliding down the leagues and we wouldnt of been able to afford keep hp up to standard plus we would of had the 600k+ of debt that rmi had built up during the years of success. Im just happy for the past 14 years ive been supporting the club ive had some great laughs and seen some awesome games that we still talk about today. Its sad to say it but this day was inevitable ever since we moved to leigh. But give credit were it is due to matt and every other chairman, board member, players, supporters and volunteers who gave it there all in trying to beat the odds and make this club a success.

Leigh Genesis FC R.I.P

 
Re: Running out of time
Leyther_Matt (IP Logged)
31/05/2011 14:07
Brought a lump to the throat did that post, Nick. Cheers mate.



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Re: Running out of time
Walshy Genesis Fan (IP Logged)
31/05/2011 17:21
Absolutely gutted lads. I really hope we keep in contact and go to the odd local non league game together.
I really tried to get Leigh interested in our club with the leaflets I got made and putting match posters up around the town where I could, but people , it would seem prefer our local teams in Manchester and Liverpool or to just sit in the pub/armchair for their Footy fix.

Truly gutted

 
Re: Running out of time
cdicko (IP Logged)
31/05/2011 17:31
Sad news,don't think anyone could of done anything to stop this,just wish we add a nice little ground with a descent social in LEIGH then maybe we could still have are club.

 
Re: Running out of time
Leyther_Matt (IP Logged)
31/05/2011 21:07
No millionaire I'm afraid folks sad smiley

Reckon we should go to a Chester game or Colwyn or summat next year and have a good day out at a club who have treated us well. Would expect I'll go to a couple of Curzon games to keep an eye on Brock as well!



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Re: Running out of time
Nick_Astra_Army (IP Logged)
31/05/2011 23:26
Quote:
Leyther_Matt
No millionaire I'm afraid folks sad smiley
Reckon we should go to a Chester game or Colwyn or summat next year and have a good day out at a club who have treated us well. Would expect I'll go to a couple of Curzon games to keep an eye on Brock as well!

ill be defo at a few curzon games next year and when im not working ill be up for going to any games.

 
Re: Running out of time
Leyther_Matt (IP Logged)
01/06/2011 09:52
Had plenty of good wishes on Twitter so we might be due a few visits to other clubs!



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Re: Running out of time
Leyther T (IP Logged)
01/06/2011 12:41
and if we do go, leigh shirts HAVE to be worn

 
Re: Running out of time
Walshy Genesis Fan (IP Logged)
01/06/2011 12:49
Yes Paul, defo Leigh shirts to be worn.

 
Re: Running out of time
Leyther T (IP Logged)
01/06/2011 12:52
could we not take a season out, and try again next season, if us fans get gether sure summat could be done, PLEASE this town needs a team

 
Re: Running out of time
Leyther_Matt (IP Logged)
01/06/2011 13:39
Quote:
Leyther T
and if we do go, leigh shirts HAVE to be worn
Goes without saying mate.

Quote:
Leyther T
could we not take a season out, and try again next season, if us fans get gether sure summat could be done, PLEASE this town needs a team
Ask me again in a year's time pal when I might have some stuffing restored to me.



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Re: Running out of time
Leyther T (IP Logged)
01/06/2011 15:57
thats what i mean once everyone has regained the strength to start again, lets do it, dont let the LSV ruin our hopes of having a footy team, WE'LL NEVER DIE

 
Re: Running out of time
Leyther_Matt (IP Logged)
01/06/2011 21:26
Time will tell mate but I want to give having a life a bit of a go first smiling smiley



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Re: Running out of time
Leyther T (IP Logged)
01/06/2011 22:47
deffo mate, i'll hold you to that live a life for a year and then come back and we will start talking bouwt having a team

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