Monday, 10 June 2013

Sweeping changes to come at Garforth Town after Vernol Blair steps down

By James Grayson (Twitter: @jamesAgrayson)
Vernol Blair’s reign as Garforth Town manager appears to be at an end after claiming that Rupert Lowe intends to bring sweeping changes to the struggling Northern Counties East League Premier Division outfit.
Long-serving Blair thanked the club’s supporters and staff for their support during a turbulent year that could have easily seen Garforth fold.
Blair almost single-handily kept Garforth alive on-the-pitch, but he admitted on Twitter this morning that he will not be in charge next season.  
It means that Blair, who is an ideal candidate for the vacant Yorkshire Amateur post, ends his association with Garforth that has lasted almost a decade.
Blair tweeted: “I’ve spoke to Rupert (Lowe) and he’s bringing in people in someone (sic) to run the club from top to bottom, that’s all I know.”
Former Southampton chairman Lowe’s position at Garforth is still unclear as he is not listed as a director on Companies House.
His only business connection to Garforth and Town owner Simon Clifford is that he is a director of Futebol De Salao.
But, the future of Garforth needs to be resolved soon as the NCEL season begins on August 10th and the club currently appears to have no players on the books.

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