‘It is an absolute travesty’: Chesterfield's fall from Football League | David Conn

02 May 2018 10:01
A saga of budget overruns on the stadium, a boardroom walkout and a run of unsuccessful managerial appointments has seen the Spireites relegatedIn the rain at Chesterfield’s Proact Stadium on Saturday, home supporters still stunned by the club’s first relegation from the Football League sat mostly in glum resignation, watching Wycombe win 2-1 and deliriously celebrate promotion all over the pitch.Wycombe’s manager, Gareth Ainsworth, broke for a moment from his players’ jubilation, their gleeful calls for the board to “send us to Vegas”, and expressed sympathy for the Spireites: “It’s very sad,” he said. “You stand in this stadium and the thought that this club is going to be in the National League next year is frightening. It’s got to be a real wake-up call for all clubs; it can happen to anyone. This is a huge club with a huge history.” Related: Burton put reality check on hold in bid for Championship miracle Related: Blackburn’s Mowbray out to crack Venky’s puzzle with passage to India | David Conn Continue reading......read full article

Source: TheGuardian