Club bosses spent almost four hours with Conference chiefs in a bid to iron out problems
Farnborough FC'S future is still up in the air after almost four hours of crisis talks with the Football Conference yesterday (August 21).
The club has been given 14 days to comply with a number of conditions laid down by Conference chiefs in order for the club to gain entry to the competition.
Conference chairman Brian Lee stated this week that there was a “real chance” that Farnborough may be forced to sit out the season after missing a deadline to pay a membership bond by 31 minutes.
They are also unhappy with the terms of the club's unique sponsorship deal with bookmakers Paddy Power where the players have agreed to change their names by deed poll to that of famous footballing stars.
Owner/manager Spencer Day said: “As it stands, the club can comply with every condition bar one and talks in relation to that condition continue.”
A club statement released late last night read: “Representatives of The Football Conference met with the proposed board members of Boro FC Limited (t/a as Farnborough Football Club), and their advisers, in London today.
“The club has been provided with certain pre-conditions to its entry into the competition and have been given 14 days in which to comply with them.
“Pending its compliance, the club will not be admitted into the competition nor will it be permitted to undertake any fixtures.
“No further statements will be issued or made by either party in the interim period.”
Boro are due to travel to Maidenhead United on Saturday, August 24 before hosting Bath City on bank holiday Monday but both those fixtures are considered extremely doubtful.