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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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Nelson the latest to fold?

Posted on July 18, 2010

According to a report in The Lancashire Telegraph (1) Nelson “has folded“.  They have resigned from North West Counties Football League, and their website (2) has gone down.  Whether there are things happening behind the scene to allow them to ‘do a Grays’ or if there are plans forn AFC Nelson I don’t know – […]

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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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2011 – The Year in Insolvency Events

Posted on December 31, 2011

Below is a round-up of the insolvency events I have logged during 2011.  The definition of insolvency event is a debatable one, and I prefer a descriptive rather than prescriptive one.  Broadly I would define an insolvency event as one which reflects a discontinuity in the operation of the ‘club as company’ caused by insufficient […]

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Air-brushing on the Halesowen Town website

Posted on August 7, 2009

Following the unfolding saga of Halesowen Town (see earlier postings) has just got more difficult as the dispute between the two factions spreads to cyberspace . As I write, the lead story on the club’s website reads: “Halesowen Town Football Club welcomes the decision of the Courts in passing judgement and costs in our favour […]

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