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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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The Woking way: Trumping at the Cards

Posted on August 24, 2010

Some news from Woking that made even a jaded old observer such as myself sit up in his chair.  It wasn’t the fact that Chairman Shahid Azeem had quit (1) among concerns over the Cards’ losses (reported as £200,000 for last season), or that ‘benefactor’ Chris Ingram had stepped in again (2) to save the […]

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Posted in Benefactors, Ethics, Insolvency, Ownership, Pyramid movement | 3 Comments »

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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Posted in Stadium | 4 Comments »

Developments at Chester City

Posted on June 18, 2009

The latest developments at Chester City seem to have attracted surprisingly little comment, let alone criticism. Regular readers will recall that Chairman Stephen Vaughan took the club into Voluntary Administration a month ago (1). Former player David Jones got as far as requesting due diligence with the Administrator, but did not reach a deal to […]

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Posted in Debts, Insolvency, Ownership, Points deduction | 5 Comments »