‘Financial doping,’ ‘Thanks for ruining football’ – Plenty of League Two fans react to Salford City’s play-off win

Salford City will become the 145th side to play in the Football League after beating Fylde 3-0 in front of a sparse crowd at Wembley.

Just over 8,000 fans turned up to watch the titanic struggle between two clubs heavily funded but not heavily supported. In the end, it was Salford who triumphed, driven by the involvement of Manchester United old boys and of course, Peter Lim.

In a one-sided game they turned over their rivals 3-0, a result that rarely looked in doubt. They failed to win the division despite their huge budget, but have battled through the play-offs to achieve the dream of Gary Neville and co.

Whilst Bury, the club that feature a stand named after Gary’s dad, struggle desperately against financial ruin, Salford are being bankrolled into the 92 and beyond.

Each year the National League is awash with sides desperately trying to buy a Football League place that their support barely warrants and this season, as when Forest Green were promoted, it’s worked.

These football fans on Twitter have seen trhough the fairy tale, as they surely did two years ago when the little club on the hill, loisng £2m a year, made it to the hallowed turf of the Football League as well.

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  1. When are all of these clubs with no fans but huge loans going to pay the tax due. Just like the self employed being chased by HMRC. Absolutely no intention of loans being paid back so tax is due. Eastleigh, Fylde, Forest Green Rovers to name a few.

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