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Story posted: Monday, 17th June 1991

Twist in the tale?
Story courtesy of Burton Mail
Gresley Rovers could be on the verge of another twist in their controversial end of season story.
Embittered Rovers could be poised to resign from the West Midlands League as they try to find another direction after being blocked from the Beazer Homes League.

Club chairman Peter Hall today confirmed a resignation letter had been sent to the West Midlands League bosses but was staying tight-lipped over further details.

League chairman Bob Juggins refused to confirm or deny that he had received a letter.

But he added: “My management committee are not aware of this yet but we are meeting tonight. It is a matter for our committee to discuss in a democratic manner.”

Hall told the Mail: “We have tendered our resignation, but I really cannot say what we are going to do beyond that.”

Rovers have already looked at legal moves after their rejection by the Beazer Homes, formerly the Southern League.

Hall has stated he will issue the latest in a series of official statements to emerge from the Moat Street club to outline Rover’s plans for next season in the coming days.

One possible route for them could be to look north by joining the Central Midlands Supreme Division with an eye to Divisions One and Two of the Northern Counties East set-up to put then on the threshold of the Northern Premier League.

This would amount to Gresley taking steps backwards to go forward, taking them three years to establish themselves at the level at which they currently stand.

Quitting the West Midlands League could also bring a financial penalty down on Rovers should they leave.

Late resignations from the league involve a penalty of up to £750, although Juggins today said the committee would have to discuss the matter and did not want to “prejudge the issue”.
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