Confusion reigns despite Blues settling tax bill

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Southend United’s main sponsor, PG Site Services has taken to Twitter, expressing their frustration at a lack of communication with the troubled Vanarama National League club.

The Blues issued a statement ahead of tomorrow’s High Court hearing to confirm that their sizable HMRC bill had been paid in full, while funds as a working capital had also been injected to help the club over the coming months.

However, PG Site Services have used the social media site to convey their disappointment at being kept in the dark.

The company, based in Medway, Kent, posted: “That’s great for the club. It’s a shame the club’s sponsors are still in the dark.

“You’re welcome to your thoughts. We have supported him all the way and the club more than you can imagine on the basis that we would be fully aware of any developments.

“We have donated money above and beyond our contractual obligations and to be left in the dark is not cricket.”

Blues CEO, Tom Lawrence is a Non-Executive Director of PG Site Services. When a post suggested surprise at the response, they added:

Unfortunately, Tom’s hands are tied by Ron.

Earlier, the beleaguered Blues had confirmed via their official website; “Ahead of the HMRC hearing on March 1, the Club can confirm the monies owed to HMRC, under the Petition, have been paid in full.

“Funds as working capital have also been injected to help Southend United over the coming months.

“The Club’s objective is to regain its future as a club within the Football League at the earliest opportunity.”

Despite avoiding this latest winding-up petition, supporters have also taken to various networks to express their discontent with Chairman, Ron Martin and have continued their protests against his ownership.

Southend United return to Vanarama National League action on Friday, March 3 when Barnet are the visitors to Roots Hall Stadium (7:45pm). 


Brian Jeeves