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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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Spotlight on Macclesfield

Posted on December 11, 2009

Since the inception of regular movement of teams between the Football League and the Conference, we have seen many clubs yo-yo, in particular the step up proving problematic in the absence of rocket payments (qv). There are clubs which have come up and now seem to be almost part of the furniture however.  Such a […]

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The Magic of Football – still there in the Cups?

Posted on January 27, 2012

It’s increasingly difficult to see any magic in the beautiful game other than black magic, especially when you look at it from a financial perspective.  You only need to think of the narrow escapes at Plymouth and Wrexham recently, and both Portsmouth and Darlington are standing on the edge of the precipice. The Cups may […]

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Chester City

Posted on May 19, 2009

The news that Chester City have placed themselves voluntarily in Administration adds yet another chapter to almost two decades of turmoil (1). Back in 1990 the club had to move temporarily to Macclesfield’s ground (resulting in a round trip of 75 miles for local supporters to attend a ‘home’ game) while awaiting the completion of […]

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