Posts made in May, 2011

A Chequered week for Burscough FC

By on May 19, 2011 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 5 comments

In the past ten days Burscough Football Club have seen their chairman and secretary sacked, a groundshare with their rivals announced and seen their Supporters’ Club disown them and make plans to form a new, independent club. Yet just under 12 months ago the club were proudly announcing the dawn of a new era. It is unlikely director Dave Hughes had the events of the...

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Arcady Gaydamak, The Israeli Connection and PFC.

By on May 19, 2011 in Finance, History, Latest | 1 comment

This article first appeared on Pompey online in November 2010. Since then, on 29th April 2011 Le Monde reported that Arcady had been acquitted of all  charges in relation to Angolagate, clearing him of arms trafficking. With it  looking increasingly like he will be proved innocent in the Bank Happoalim affair along with his suing of ex-business partner Lev Leviev...

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The Twohundredpercent Play-off Jamboree: Albion Rovers 3-1 Annan Athletic

By on May 19, 2011 in Latest, Scottish Football | 3 comments

It’s not often anyone has all that much to say about Albion Rovers. So now that they’ve got quite a good side and – at the midway point of this two-legged play-off final – look favourites to go up to the second division, let me take a few moments to do so. It doesn’t help that they have a rather undistinguishable named. Formed, so wiki...

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Plymouth Argyle: The Club With The Unknown Owners

By on May 19, 2011 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 9 comments

Brendan Ambrose Guilfoyle has a ‘complex’ track record in football club administrations – a reputation to which he is living down as ‘lead’ administrator at Plymouth Argyle, it appears. Argyle’s current situation was neatly, if inadvertently, summed up by adjacent headlines on Plymouth’s Herald newspaper web-site, as “Argyle’s creditors agree debt offer as...

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The Decline, Fall And Rebirth Of Chester City

By on May 19, 2011 in Finance, Latest | 0 comments

Was it really two years ago? I am in the middle of rebuilding this site for a summer relaunch, and some of the new pages that will be available will be covering various running themes that we have gone into over the course of the last five years or so. I thought that I may as well put these up as posts as well, so that you can trace back some of longer running...

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