Douglas - This could be the end

Last updated : 25 April 2008 By Deano
The Millers could face cloaure if ex-Chairman Ken Booth doesn't retain his existing privileges, including free tickets and free use of the club physio.

Booth threatened to contact the courts yesterday to put a sale restraining order on the club if his perks were not met.

Operating Officer Douglas todl Radio Sheffield: "It could spell the end, we're certainly not in a position to go to court and take on a wealthy landlord.

"Unless there is a change of heart and some conversations happening soon then it does spell the end, not to mention any bidder must be thinking 'do I really need all this?'," he concluded.

The only feasable way out to help fund the costs which would lay at administrator Jeremy Bleazard's doorstep if the club went to court, would be the Millers Trust fund.

Chairman Mark Thomas told MillersMAD earlier: "If they (the Booths) decide to make an application to Court there is no need for us to panic - there would be no court hearing of the issue today (Friday 25th).

"Making an application would require the case papers to be lodged with the court followed by a period of time for service of the papers on the Administrator.

There would usually be a period of at least several days notice before a Hearing could take place. I believe that in the event of funds not being available from elsewhere it would be possible for the Trust to fund the Defence of such an application if is made.

"This is a matter the Trust board will discuss over the weekend. It is important that fund raising continues."
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