Football Management

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

How not to run a club

Posted by John Beech on November 21, 2009

A press interview (1) given by manager Paul Hart reveals the level of communications which can be expected form Portsmouth’s new owners.  Following a meeting with their representatives (he has yet to meet Al Faraj some seven weeks after the takeover), Hart revealed:

“There have been discussions. They were preliminary talks which will lead to others.

‘The detail wasn’t great so there needs to be more said.

‘The talks were with two of his advisors and more talks are going to take place over the next few weeks.

‘When we get down to more succinct talks and conversations and a bit more direction then we will know where we are going.

‘The date for more talks isn’t in my diary at the moment.

So, a clear strategy effectively communicated from the top then.  ;-(

This style of football management is more appropriate to a pre-Herbert Chapman world of club secretarys than to the Premier League in the twenty-first century!  As if Paul Hart hasn’t got enough obstacles to overcome…


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