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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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Stockport County

Posted on May 1, 2009

Stockport County announced yesterday afternoon that they had been placed in Administration, a move which apparently came as a shock to the Board but perhaps less of a surprise to observers (1). One significant difference from the recent cases of Darlington and Southampton Holdings is that the club did not initiate the move – it […]

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Portsmouth 17 – Southampton 5

Posted on April 9, 2009

That’s annual losses in millions of pounds, not goals. These two teams constitute the nearest the South Coast can offer to Glasgow’s Old Firm – bitter rivals on the pitch and a distinct animosity between their fans. In some respects, like Celtic and Rangers, they are oddly similar – perhaps the cause of the rivalry. […]

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