Monthly Archive: February 2010

Chester City: The Death Rattle – Part 13 27

Chester City: The Death Rattle – Part 13

Another seven days have passed. There are now less than twenty-four hours until the Football Conference meets to decide the future of Chester City. It’s yet another potentially pivotal moment in the season, but there is little reason to have any confidence that the authorities will put the club out of its misery.

Portsmouth Prepare For Their Day In Court 9

Portsmouth Prepare For Their Day In Court

There are nine days until their big day in court, and Portsmouth are acting bullish. As they submit their statement of affairs to the court, though, what are the options available to the court if they can’t settle their tax debt in full?

Cambridge City To Leave Their Home Town – For Now 3

Cambridge City To Leave Their Home Town – For Now

A couple of weeks ago, hidden away in the news section of their website, Southern League club Cambridge City finally confirmed their farewell from Milton Road, the club’s home since 1922 to pastures new at a temporary home in Newmarket. This is the story of how they came to be in this position.

Match Of The Week: Crystal Palace 2-2 Aston Villa 3

Match Of The Week: Crystal Palace 2-2 Aston Villa

Romance is all very well, but the cold, hard truth is that Crystal Palace need money. With a ten point deduction having almost certainly put paid to their ambitions of making the play-offs for a place in the Premier League, the FA Cup is their best chance of making some money this season.

Who Will An FA Cup Overhaul Really Benefit? 11

Who Will An FA Cup Overhaul Really Benefit?

The FA Cup, according to The Times, may need to be “saved”. But does it, and is Ian Watmore the right man for the job? If the ideas being looked at are anything to go by, we at least know the answer to the second of these questions.

Notts County & Munto Finance: The Inquest Begins 17

Notts County & Munto Finance: The Inquest Begins

“Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” was the rhetorical question asked by John Lydon to the audience at the end of what turned out to be The Sex Pistols’ last show, at the Winterland in SanFrancisco in 1978. If only football club owners were as candid.

Southend United’s Counter-Attack Against HMRC 4

Southend United’s Counter-Attack Against HMRC

When HMRC came a-calling for Southend United’s tax debt, the club decided that it didn’t the money in the first place. Or did it? Mark Murphy finds mixed messages coming from Roots Hall, and supporters of the club are now very concerned about its long-term well-being.