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Commentary on the management of over 160 English football clubs by Dr John Beech, winner of the FSF Writer of the Year Award 2009/10 Twitter: @JohnBeech Curator of Scoop.it! Football Finance

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Benefactors and Ilkeston Town

Posted on July 10, 2009

Roughly twenty years ago Ilkeston faced a classic problem for lower league clubs. The owner of the Manor Ground where they played, Erewash Borough Council, had decided to sell the land to a Scottish supermarket chain (1). Into the frame stepped a classic saviour – Paul Millership. Millership was a local man with a strong […]

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Posted in Benefactors, Stadium | 2 Comments »

HMRC Winding-Up Petitions

Posted on February 23, 2012

The following list is of the winding-up petitions presented by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and its predecessors, the Internal Revenue (IR) who were responsible for the collection of direct taxation such as income tax (PAYE) and National Insurance contributions, and HM Customs and Excise (C&E) who were responsible for the collection of indirect taxation […]

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A day of reckoning

Posted on May 23, 2011

I managed to follow the great play-off between AFC Wimbledon (to whom, many congratulations) and Luton Town (to whom, commiserations) at least live online.  Football at its most exciting.  I wonder if Andy Burnham chose quite the right words though when he tweeted “Wimbledon back in Football League. Brilliant. A great victory for all football […]

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Posted in Broadcasting rights, Costs, Economic impact, Fans, Football Conference, Governance, Merchandising, Premier League, Promotion, Pyramid movement, Relegation, Revenues, Sponsorship | 2 Comments »

The increasingly irrational world of football club owners

Posted on September 10, 2010

My blood boils far too easily these days.  Perhaps it’s an age thing.  Or perhaps the wacky world of football finance really is going insane. Three stories in the last few days have had me reaching for my gun. I’ll deal with them alphabetically by club, but Mansfield Town fans and Nottingham Forest fans can […]

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Posted in Benefactors, Insolvency, Ownership | 1 Comment »

HMRC in court today

Posted on September 8, 2010

The battle continues, with two clubs due to face winding-up petitions: Ilkeston Town Ilkeston Town have been wound-up (1) over a tax debt of £50,000.  The club had argued that it could make a payment of £20,000 shortly as the result of the sale of a player and offered to clear the outstanding debt at […]

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Posted in Benefactors, Debts, HMRC, Insolvency, Ownership | 3 Comments »

Club round-up

Posted on July 29, 2010

A variety of snippets of insolvency and related news.  Readers unfamiliar with events at particular clubs should use the Quick Club Links in the left side bar for postings passim. Ashford Town (Kent) Today’s the day of the Administration hearing (1) and a resolution (?) of the confrontation between Don Crosbie and Tony Betteridge, co-owners […]

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Posted in Debts, HMRC, Insolvency | 7 Comments »

HMRC v. Bradford Park Avenue

Posted on July 5, 2010

Latest club (joining Grays Athletic, Ilkeston Town, Preston North End and Southend United) to receiving a winding-up petition from HMRC is Northern Premier League club Bradford Park Avenue (1).  The club is a resurrection club, having been formed in 1977 following the demise of the eponymous erstwhile Football League club in 1974.  At the time […]

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Posted in Debts, HMRC, Insolvency, Stadium | 3 Comments »

HMRC’s latest activity and other traumas

Posted on July 1, 2010

You keep off the internet for the best part of ten days, come home, and, bingo!  HMRC have been at it again. First they’ve been revisiting some familiar league faces: Grays Athletic The club has been given a stay of execution of 98 (yes, that’s right, 98) days over the undisclosed debt to HMRC debt […]

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Posted in Benefactors, Debts, HMRC, Insolvency | 12 Comments »

Insolvency overview

Posted on November 15, 2009

Three weeks is a long time in football management – it was only on 25 October that I posted my last overview.  Previous ‘overviews’ can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Overviews’ tag at the top of the page. With a number of clubs things have become clearer, but for many the confusion has just […]

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Posted in Debts, Fit and Proper Person tests, HMRC, Insolvency, Ownership | 23 Comments »

 
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