Whites' Wessex League appeal rejected

Owner Otail Touzar

Owner Otail Touzar

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SALISBURY City’s appeal to join the Wessex League has been rejected for not having “a structure in place.”

League officials dismissed the Whites’ application to join the ninth tier of English football – four divisions lower where they played last season – at last night’s emergency general meeting.

After the meeting at Totton & Eling Sports Club, the league released the following statement: “The Sydenhams Football League (Wessex) was approached by Salisbury City FC, with the agreement of the Football Association, with regard to the club joining the league, despite the season having commenced, to assist the club in playing competitive football.

“The League has met with the club but cannot see that the club has a structure in place, on or off the pitch, to compete in the League, while the on-going court cases place a question mark over any long term involvement with the League.

“The League has therefore rejected the club’s application.”

Current owner Otail Touzar revealed on his website that he had ambitions to join the Wessex League and met with chairman Ian Hoare on Friday to discuss potential entry.

Meanwhile, the board of directors, who told the Journal last week they have no intentions of joining the league, are still trying to wrestle back control of the club. That included a revisit to High Court on Tuesday but the case was adjourned after Mr Touzar’s request for more time was granted.

The Journal also understand a winding up order issued by HMRC is due soon.

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5:15pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Exiled White says...

This is a truly shameful and shocking saga that should never have been allowed to happen. There has to be a full enquiry by the FA into their own, as well as the Conference's, procedure to ensure that no other club suffers such a fate.
This is a truly shameful and shocking saga that should never have been allowed to happen. There has to be a full enquiry by the FA into their own, as well as the Conference's, procedure to ensure that no other club suffers such a fate. Exiled White
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11:38pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Grampie says...

This is copied from the web site run by Mr Touzar. Amongst other things, he claims that member of the league were asking for autographs and taking photos.


"SALISBURY CITY FC WESSEX APPLICATION STATUS
Posted on August 31, 2014 by otail

Salisbury City FC would like to announce that the Wessex League have rejected its application to join the competition for next season,the decision was taken after a vote of the member clubs last Wednesday at Totton and Eailing Social club,where the city of Totton,the Wessex league Board of Directors and the clubs representatives had the honor to host our club Chairman Mr.A.S.Outail M.Touzar who following advise from the FA and the Wessex League Directors, took the humble decision and time of his busy schedule and made a surprise appearance with his advisors to help push the club application thru and show the commitement and the seriousness of the current ownership group to guarantee Salisbury city competitive football this year regardless of how low the level and quality of play is.

The league who had its highest profile guest in its history since its inception decided that the club status is bigger than them and member clubs were worried that some of them might risk their chances of promotion this year if Salisbury is accepted in,the league also kept the door open for the club to join next season if the situation off the field changes.

In the mean time,some of the members present at the EGM who had a chat and posed for photos and took autographs with the youngest Chairman in English Football recent History admited that the club has a fantastic stadium and facilities but they were very worried because of the ongoing court cases and the club ownership group would like to clarify that all this damage done to the club will not go by just like that and it will adds up on the long list of law suits coming ahead after sorting out the club footballing situation which remains the top priority at the moment.

Last,Club Chairman Mr.A.S.Outail M.Touzar would like to inform the supporters that unlike what most people think,the fight to secure football matches in the Ray Mac stadium this year is far from over and talks are ongoing with various parties with some happy surprises coming on the way soon and will be announced in due course."

http://salisbury.co.
nf/?p=153
This is copied from the web site run by Mr Touzar. Amongst other things, he claims that member of the league were asking for autographs and taking photos. "SALISBURY CITY FC WESSEX APPLICATION STATUS Posted on August 31, 2014 by otail Salisbury City FC would like to announce that the Wessex League have rejected its application to join the competition for next season,the decision was taken after a vote of the member clubs last Wednesday at Totton and Eailing Social club,where the city of Totton,the Wessex league Board of Directors and the clubs representatives had the honor to host our club Chairman Mr.A.S.Outail M.Touzar who following advise from the FA and the Wessex League Directors, took the humble decision and time of his busy schedule and made a surprise appearance with his advisors to help push the club application thru and show the commitement and the seriousness of the current ownership group to guarantee Salisbury city competitive football this year regardless of how low the level and quality of play is. The league who had its highest profile guest in its history since its inception decided that the club status is bigger than them and member clubs were worried that some of them might risk their chances of promotion this year if Salisbury is accepted in,the league also kept the door open for the club to join next season if the situation off the field changes. In the mean time,some of the members present at the EGM who had a chat and posed for photos and took autographs with the youngest Chairman in English Football recent History admited that the club has a fantastic stadium and facilities but they were very worried because of the ongoing court cases and the club ownership group would like to clarify that all this damage done to the club will not go by just like that and it will adds up on the long list of law suits coming ahead after sorting out the club footballing situation which remains the top priority at the moment. Last,Club Chairman Mr.A.S.Outail M.Touzar would like to inform the supporters that unlike what most people think,the fight to secure football matches in the Ray Mac stadium this year is far from over and talks are ongoing with various parties with some happy surprises coming on the way soon and will be announced in due course." http://salisbury.co. nf/?p=153 Grampie
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