Posts by SJMaskell

The Blogger, the Defamation Case and the Hefty Legal Bill

By on Aug 15, 2013 in Latest | 1 comment

There is a fine and risky line walked by football bloggers in exposing the more erratic behaviours of the owners of certain football clubs. Whilst the national press glory in the circus that is the Premier League, unpaid and unsung bloggers dig lower down the pyramid into the financial morass that the English Leagues have become. Discovering, as the pages of this...

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Bernstein Backdown Evokes a Sea Breeze of Change

By on Jun 28, 2013 in Latest | 5 comments

It didn’t start too well. The Supporters ¬†Summit 2013 held at St George’s Park 22 June. Over 300 delegates¬†from clubs ranging from Chelsea to Widnes Town FC and all shades in-between attended the joint Football Supporters Federation(FSF)/Supporters Direct (SD) Annual Conference. Opening remarks by Malcolm Clark of the FSF set the tone by contrasting the...

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Can We Really Trust the ‘Football Men’?

By on Apr 9, 2013 in Finance, Latest | 1 comment

The Football Men. Those ‘fixers’ concerned with the buying and selling of football clubs. People who carry the sobriquet with some chutzpah and have a covert influence on the financial health of the game and in some cases the very existence of individual clubs. Are they really fit and proper people to be entrusted with the task they take upon themselves?...

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Bizarre PR In The Pompey Blogger Case

By on Mar 3, 2013 in Finance, Latest | 1 comment

‘I stand by my story and will fight them every step of the way.’ Micah Hall, the Pompey blogger whose work is at the centre of the suit placed on Fansnetwork last week has now received an opportunity to defend his work. A letter from libel-specialist lawyers Mishcon de Reya accusing him of defamation in his blog on Kuala Lumpar financier Pascal Najadi,...

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SLAPPS For Pompey Bloggers

By on Feb 27, 2013 in Finance, Latest | 0 comments

Those amongst us that occasionally doubt the power the most vocal of football bloggers seldom pause to consider the lengths that some people go to in order to prevent them having their say. This is a story that will ring bells in a number of clubs around the country. Fans of Leeds United, Birmingham City, Liverpool and Doncaster Rovers have all experienced some or...

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