Posts made in April, 2012

Whitehawk FC: Nouveau Riche Out-Muscle The Old Stagers

By on Apr 29, 2012 in Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

After nine months and thirty-nine matches, then, it all came down to ninety minutes on the final day of the season in the Ryman League Division One South yesterday. That it did came down to an incident on the opening day of the league season. Whitehawk FC played an ineligible player in their first match at Maidstone United and were deducted three points for their...

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Another Week On The Edge For Rangers

By on Apr 27, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 1 comment

It’s not as easy as it looks, this administration lark. In my time writing on football finance, I have yet to experience any sympathy for an administrator, or believe that maybe senior ones are earning their weekly wage packets-per-hour. But gone is the sense that Dave Clark and Paul Whitehouse would have been better administrators than Paul Clark and David...

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Final Day Shoot-Outs In The Ryman League

By on Apr 27, 2012 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

It is not that often that league title races are open enough to go to the final day of the season with the whereabouts of the championship trophy still undecided, but this season two of the divisions of the Ryman League will end with five clubs still hoping to win automatic promotion as champions of their division. In the Premier Division, the race is already over...

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Northwich Victoria: Time To Step Away From This Sinking Ship

By on Apr 27, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 9 comments

There is always something faintly pathetic about the list of creditors for a football club’s proposed CVA. It’s not so much the big creditors that sink the heart – after all, those that pour money into the black hole of a football club, for example, have paid their money and taken their choice – but the smaller creditors that tug at the...

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Greg Clarke: A Bit of A Dinlow Moment?

By on Apr 26, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 4 comments

‘Dinlow’ is proper Pompey. It is used, often affectionately, to someone who has said or done something idiotic. If Greg Clarke has not been a ‘bit of a din’ in his statement regarding Portsmouth Football Club yesterday then he is guilty of being either over-simplistic or disingenuous, I feel. He certainly hasn’t helped the odds on the...

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