Posts made in November, 2012

The Rangers Big Tax Case: Over & Out

By on Nov 28, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football |

So, farewell then, to the Rangers Tax Case (Big); unless HMRC appeals the impressively-detailed decision published last Tuesday. In which case, we’ll be here for years. The First Tier Tribunal (Tax) decision was a victory for Murray Group Holdings. The ‘oldCo’ Rangers parent company accepted there was a tax liability attached to a minority of its measures to avoid...

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A Rash Of Non-League Cancellations Causes More Than Mere Disruption

By on Nov 27, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

The postponement of matches has become, in recent years, something of a rite of passage for any non-league football club on the point of financial collapse. It has become an apt metaphor for the state of a club – in such a desperate position that it is unable even to pay to get to an away match or raise a team – and its significance hasn’t, in...

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They Don’t Make Them Like Dave Sexton Any More

By on Nov 27, 2012 in History, Latest | 1 comment

On Sunday afternoon at Stamford Bridge, the new interim manager of Chelsea Football Club, Rafael Benitez, was introduced to the clubs supporters to a less than rapturous reception. On a day laden heavy with symbolism, Chelsea and Manchester City, two clubs who have muscled their way into the ultra-rarefied air of European footballs top table, then played out a drab...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: The FA Trophy First Round Proper

By on Nov 26, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

Last weekend saw the First Round of this years FA Trophy, and this evening we have four matches from the weekends matches, as well as a match from the Northern League and a match from Scotland. Our first three matches see Blue Square Bet Premier clubs travel to lower division opposition, as third placed Newport County travel to Welling United of the Blue Square Bet...

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