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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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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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Folkestone Invicta anyone?

Posted on July 6, 2009

Does anyone know the latest news of Folkestone Invicta, the resurrectionist successor to Folkestone Town who were expelled from the Beazer Homes League in 1990 over financial difficulties? On June 24th the Kentish Express reported the club as facing the threat of Administration (1); they faced an ‘imminent Administration threat’ according to Kent News the […]

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The fate of resurrectionist clubs

Posted on July 6, 2009

I’m not sure what it is that draws me to following the fate of resurrectionist clubs. Perhaps it’s just the curiosity of seeing whether the new club can make a better fist of it than its predecessor. Maybe it’s the delayed gratification of following their success or failure over a number of seasons. No matter […]

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