Posts by Ian

Leeds United & The Lottery Of The Owners & Directors Test

Leeds United & The Lottery Of The Owners & Directors Test

By on Mar 24, 2014 in Finance, Latest | 2 comments

So there, then, is the decision of the Football League. Massimo Cellino has been adjudged by the Football League to have failed its Owners & Directors Test on account of his conviction under Italian law over the non-payment of tax for a boat that he owned. The League’s statement on the matter was clear enough to leave little quesion in the minds of those...

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Democracy Or Gerrymandering? The Hull City Vote Goes Public

Democracy Or Gerrymandering? The Hull City Vote Goes Public

By on Mar 21, 2014 in Latest, Politics | 3 comments

It was noted on this site at least a couple of years ago that democracy in terms of football had the potential to be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, genuine efforts to engage supporters to be active rather than passive in terms of involvement with their clubs arrive at their natural conclusion in the existence of supporters trusts, both at clubs where the...

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Which Way Now For Leeds United?

Which Way Now For Leeds United?

By on Mar 18, 2014 in Finance, Latest | 2 comments

In a sense, the single most surprising aspect of Massimo Cellino was its timing. As the office workers of this country fumbled their way through their first cup of coffee of the morning, the news came through from Italy that Cellino had been found guilty of evading import duty with regard to the purchase of a yacht which was impounded in 2012 and fined €600,000. It...

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The Right Stuff: Luton Town FC Speaks Up For Supporter Involvement

The Right Stuff: Luton Town FC Speaks Up For Supporter Involvement

By on Mar 17, 2014 in Latest, Non-League | 6 comments

As winter finally gives way to the springtime, the sun continues to shine on Luton Town. The clubs sits thirteen points clearat the top of the Conference Premier and, whilst few at Kenilworth Road would be considering to assume promotion back into the Football League a completely done deal just yet, a last minute equaliser at Cambridge United in a match that might...

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