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Notts County to be sold

The oldest club in the Football League may soon have a new owner. Notts County FC is in serious danger of losing its distinction as the oldest club in Football League, currently sitting eight points adrift from safety in EFL League Two.

Now owner Alan Hardy is selling the club, after a tumultuous reign of less than two years. Last week the BBC reports that Hardy quit Twitter after posting an inappropriate picture online.  

Hardy said: “After considerable soul-searching, I no longer feel I can continue as owner. The truth is, my efforts to restore Notts County’s fortunes over the last two years mean my other businesses have had to take a back seat. They are now in need of my full attention.

“Looking back, as a Nottingham-born man, I take huge pride in being able to say I took on the challenge of owning the world’s oldest Football League club at a time when its only alternative fate, according to my predecessor, was extinction.”