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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! Football Finance

Halesowen Town latest

Posted by John Beech on August 6, 2009

A month ago I suggested it was hard to see how things could get worse for Halesowen Town (1).

The Supporters Trust have acquired 51% of the shareholding and pressed ahead with plans to force the club into Administration (2). This move has been challenged in the courts by ‘owner’/manager Morell Maison, and it has just been announced that he has been granted an injunction preventing the Trust from taking the club into Administration (3). Maison is currently banned from football.

The details of the ruling have yet to be released, so it would be improper to comment on them. But it is issues of governance rather than of the law that concern me.

For the second time today, I despair at the lack of an effective fit-and-proper persons test.


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