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The Chairman of DFC 1883 Ltd, Dennis Pinegar, says the FA's decision to place the club in the Northern League is not what the interim board wanted.
Following a hearing at Wembley Stadium this morning the FA dismissed an appeal against the decision on all counts.
The club will now be playing in level 5 of the football pyramid next season and not be allowed to play under the name Darlington FC.
Darlington FC 1883 Ltd have lost their appeal against their relegation to the Northern League.
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Darlington FC new owners have decided on new name for club. The team will play next season as Darlington 1883.