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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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HMRC Winding-Up Petitions

Posted on February 23, 2012

The following list is of the winding-up petitions presented by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and its predecessors, the Internal Revenue (IR) who were responsible for the collection of direct taxation such as income tax (PAYE) and National Insurance contributions, and HM Customs and Excise (C&E) who were responsible for the collection of indirect taxation […]

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Some stadium snippets

Posted on April 22, 2011

Mainly, but not exclusively, bad news from various clubs at various levels in the pyramid: Bradford City  (L2; population 294,000; nearest higher Level club Leeds United 10 miles [city centre to city centre, not stadium to stadium]) Younger readers may be forgiven for not knowing that Bradford City was home to Premier League football, albeit […]

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Of footballers and horses!

Posted on June 17, 2009

Last week at the Play the Game Conference, my colleague Dr Terri Byers gave a very interesting paper entitled Use or Abuse ? Animals in Sport (1). She focussed in particular on horse racing, and how horses fitted into the sport. Her framework for analysis identified three phases in the life cycle of race horses […]

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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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