1907-08 abd 1908-09
The club switched colours, to green and black stripes, and they went walkabout in search of facilities, playing at Grand Drive, near Raynes Park station; at The Chase, Merton Hall Road; at Burlington Road; and at Malden Sports Ground, near New Malden station. It was a wholly unsatisfactory state of affairs. The club were now operating at a loss, with a £20 debt carried into the 1908-09 season, while Luffman resigned and Claude Godefroy was elected in his place.
The uncertainty about the club took its obvious toll on the park. One bleak season followed another, with few results or match write-ups submitted to the local newspapers, used so well during the good times. Annual general meetings were not fully reported, although a Grand Christmas Draw raised £50 to enable all but £7 of the club's debt to be paid off.
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