Posts made in December, 2010

The Twohundredpercent Vault: Chasing The Argonauts

By on Dec 23, 2010 in English League Football, Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

In the name of progress, we continue to be reminded about the dangers of franchising in football, and we continue to be right to stay vigilant against attempts to parachute teams into the Football League or senior non-league football. The fundamental principle of the entire pyramid system in England is that, subject to concerns over the health and safety of large...

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(Mostly) Good News For Dundee

By on Dec 22, 2010 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 2 comments

Dundee’s administrator Bryan Jackson issued a statement last week, of which this was the most important bit: With our original deadline of Christmas approaching I am pleased to announce that I have received a letter of intent from the Dundee FC Supporters Society Ltd (pending formal ratification at their AGM tomorrow) to fund a Creditors Voluntary Arrangement...

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Plymouth Argyle Supporters Demonstrate Their Solidarity

By on Dec 21, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 3 comments

If there is one way in which football shows its contempt for anything that isn’t football in the starkest possible terms, it is in its relationship with the outside world. Every time a club enters into administration and is forced down the route of a CVA, the most poignant document of all is usually the list of creditors, which, as well as showing the larger...

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Welling United Saved, But Non-League Football May Yet Need Saving From The Weather

By on Dec 21, 2010 in Latest, Non-League | 4 comments

It is oft-repeated within football that smaller clubs may mean more to their supporters than larger ones do. Whether this is an accurate summation of the relationship between clubs of different sizes with their supporter bases is debatable, but there can be little question that the work done by supporters of Blue Square South club Welling United over the last few...

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Match Of The Week: Manchester City 1-2 Everton

By on Dec 20, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

Carlos Tevez, then, has withdrawn his transfer request after what are apparently called “clear the air” talks with the executives of Manchester City Football Club. It feels as if there is an incessant need on the part of the media to create a crisis at Manchester City at every turn this season. We all know that their financial arrangements err on the...

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