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Content at Coventry?

Posted on September 7, 2014

As  the Ricoh electronic sign facing the road running past the stadium puts it, Welcome Home Coventry City.  Undoubtedly it was an emotional moment on Friday evening to see the end of exile in Northampton.  This display of emotion by ACL, the Ricoh company, was lessened to some extent by the fact that that it […]

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Posted in Assets, Fans, Investors, Matchday revenues, Ownership, Revenues, Stadium, Trusts | 4 Comments »

Moving on from ‘SISU OUT’

Posted on August 15, 2014

It was a difficult choice of topic after so many months, but Coventry City is probably the obvious choice for me – I live about a mile from the old Highfield Road ground and could hear the roar on matchdays. By chance, I was turning out last week and came across a copy of the […]

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Posted in Assets, Cashflow, Debts, Football League, Governance, Insolvency, Ownership, Revenues, Stadium, Strategy | 4 Comments »

No. of Clubs

Posted on February 13, 2012

I’m sometimes asked for a magic number – the number of top clubs which have gone into Administration.  It’s difficult give a simple answer because: Administration is a misleading basis for counting.  Clubs can be wound up without ever going into Administration.  A better measure is ‘insolvency event’, a term which can however be defined […]

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The fickle fate of football managers

Posted on March 14, 2011

This morning’s announcement that Aidy Boothroyd has been sacked as manager of Coventry City (1) brings a local dimension for me on that increasingly common fate for a manager who does not bring success to their club.  There is a second very recent local case, that of Ian Sampson at Northampton Town (2), which I […]

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Posted in Human Resource Management, Organisational culture, Players' careers | 4 Comments »

The trouble with new stadiums 1

Posted on June 27, 2010

You may have noticed – I am not a fan of the new stadium.  At the Supporters Direct Conference I spoke briefly about ‘the myth of the new stadium’, and over a couple of postings I’ll  elaborate on why I don’t, in general, rate them. Broadly, there are three lines of argument that are trotted […]

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Just how significant today will prove

Posted on November 11, 2009

I don’t suppose it will get much press coverage in tomorrow’s papers, but today something happened which will have a major, major impact on the English game – UEFA announced the formation of its Club Financial Control Panel (1).  The Panel is tasked with ensuring that the UEFA club licensing system is applied correctly across […]

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Posted in Governance, Insolvency, Ownership, UEFA | 2 Comments »

LINKS

Posted on April 17, 2009

Sites covering broadly the same topics: Andersred Blog because football’s a Results Based Business Changing Scottish Football A blog from Supporters Direct Scotland, so much the same topics except in Scottish football futebolfinance English version of Portugal-based website Pitch Invasion Responsiball “Football clubs are more than just businesses; they are cultural institutions.“ Scaryfootball/finances Soccernomics The […]

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A movable famine, as it turned out

Posted on March 30, 2009

The third Thursday in March – the cut-off date for clubs going into Administration who look like they will be relegated but want to take this ten points deduction this season – has come and gone. With the financial increasing pressures on clubs, many observers had anticipated a flood of Administrations. These included Barry Hearn, […]

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Posted in Insolvency | 1 Comment »

 
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