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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

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Pragmatic solutions need to be solutions

Posted on August 18, 2009

I’m generally a fan of pragmatic solutions. Probably this is a result of being an academic – university regulations tend to be riddled with the magic words ‘normally’ and ‘in exceptional circumstances’, er, normally. This allows for some flexibility to produce the ‘right’ solution in unusual circumstances. The point though is that such applications, which […]

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JB’s Awards for 2008/09

Posted on August 4, 2009

Well, this is what they call the silly season… SOAP STAR OF THE SEASON AWARD: Although there was a lot of competition for this one, with Northwich Victoria, Farsley Celtic and Halesowen Town all putting in strong bids, they just couldn’t match the story line of the eventual winner, Bournemouth, with constant issues over selling […]

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One more, apparently two

Posted on June 24, 2009

[See my earlier posting Just how many more? (1] Yesterday Newcastle Blue Star announced that they were withdrawing from competitive football (2). This might seem strange as the cub has just won the UniBond Division One North play-offs and was therefore about to join the Premier Division. Off the pitch there has been no parallel […]

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Posted in Community, Debts, Governance, Insolvency, Stadium | 2 Comments »