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More controversy at Halesowen Town

Posted on July 12, 2010

Halesowen Town has been a much troubled club over the past few years, much of it associated with erstwhile owner and manager Morrell Maison, and the club passing into Administration (see many postings passim). The latest problem relates to current manager Matt Clarke and player Scott Rickards, although the allegation which the FA charge relates […]

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Posted in Corruption, Football Association, Governance, Ownership | Leave a Comment »

Administrations review extra

Posted on October 27, 2009

A couple more cases: A – In Administration Bromsgrove Rovers A club for whom it has all gone wrong since finishing second in the Conference in 1993, and which is the latest club to seek the cloak of Administration, succumbing earlier this month. In 2001 the club survived a winding-up order from HMRC and a […]

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Posted in Debts, HMRC, Insolvency | 4 Comments »

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 »