Posts made in April, 2011

Custodians, Fans And Ownership: From Arsenal To Wrexham

By on Apr 19, 2011 in Latest | 0 comments

The Arsenal take-over looks like being a long way from the toxic take-overs of The Glazers and Gillett & Hicks. But, as SJ Maskell writes, custodianship is about doing more than saying and doing the right things and the real power in the game lies in the majority ownership of shares. I have a friend who is an Arsenal Fan. He is also an Arsenal shareholder. Not...

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Panorama Has The Last Word On Notts County And Munto Finance

By on Apr 19, 2011 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 0 comments

We have two pieces on last night’s edition of Panorama, which featured Notts County’s abortive take-over of 2009, today. Mark Murphy will be running his eyes over the show later, but first of all Ian King wonders what the whole debacle says about the state of the governance of English football. If ever there was a parable for the madness of modern...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week

By on Apr 18, 2011 in Latest, Video | 1 comment

Our non-league videos of the week are twety-four hours later than usual this week but, to make it up to you, we’ve brought together the highlights of five matches this week. Our first match is from the Premier Division of the Ryman League and is between the league leaders, Sutton United and Hastings United. Sutton went into the match knowing that a win would...

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When Relegation Is Preferable: The Fight for FC St. Pauli’s Soul

By on Apr 18, 2011 in European Club Football, Latest | 3 comments

Wearing denim¬†jeans and a black T-shirt emblazoned with the Jolly Roger skull and crossbones so closely associated with the Kult Club’s supporters, FC St. Pauli’s manager Holger Stanislawski appears in stark contrast to his Bundesliga¬†contemporaries who patrol their sidelines instead wearing slacks and ties, or minimally collared buttoned shirts with...

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