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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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Altrincham thwart Lewes bid to break Darwen record

Posted on April 5, 2009

Recently the minds of anorakies were focused on Arsenal’s bid to topple the long held records of Preston North End (at one time known as the Invincibles) for playing in the League without defeat. Last Saturday they were focused on whether the most unenviable record in English league football – consecutive games without a win […]

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More unexpected ‘benefactor’ behaviour

Posted on September 17, 2010

Following my last posting, two stories have caught my eye – at Altrincham and at Accrington Stanley. For those not familiar with Altrincham’s business model, it would only be fair to provide some context.  In July 2002 Geoff Goodwin became the Chairman.  This followed  a period of considerable instability – an ex-director had threatened to […]

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Luton Town and an unfair disadvantage

Posted on April 14, 2009

The 2008/09 season in Division 2 will not be one that the Football League will look back on with pride. The League has struggled to deter clubs from going into Administration by imposing points deductions. This demonstrably has not worked. At the season start three clubs, Bournemouth, Luton and Rotherham, began with a total of […]

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