Posts made in March, 2013

Escape To Liquidity: Charles Green, Rangers & The English League System

By on Mar 31, 2013 in Latest, Scottish Football | 9 comments

It wasn’t, in the overall scheme of things, the most auspicious way in which a club could win a league title, but Rangers’ goalless draw at Montrose yesterday afternoon coupled with Queens Park’s one-nil home defeat at the hands of Elgin City meant that the Glasgow giants have now been confirmed as the champions of the Scottish Football League...

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Sunderland’s Big End Of Season Gamble

By on Mar 31, 2013 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

In some respects, there was go great surprise to the departure of Martin O’Neill from Sunderland last night. With just two points from his last nine matches in charge of the club, something had gone from the previously ebullient manager’s demeanour, and in television interviews after yesterday’s defeat at the hands of Manchester United he had the...

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Anticipated Outcomes For Coventry City

By on Mar 28, 2013 in Finance, Latest | 0 comments

So it turns out that the most obvious explanation is exactly that for obvious reasons, in this case. The Football League, an organisation which has become highly attuned to people trying to game the system over the last ten years or so, passed its verdict on Coventry City today and that verdict was as expected: a ten point deduction with immediate effect which...

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Dunfermline Athletic Likely To Be Saved… But At A Price

By on Mar 27, 2013 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 3 comments

At the start of yesterday, the fate of Dunfermline Athletic hung very much in the balance, but at least by its end it was a little clearer. The Scottish First Division club had until five o’clock yesterday to pay an outstanding £134,000 bill to HMRC over unpaid tax or face the threat of liquidation, and in the middle of yesterday afternoon the club the club...

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Coventry City Prepare For League Judgement

By on Mar 26, 2013 in Finance, Latest | 0 comments

It has been a day of drama which in many respects revealed very little for Coventry City. The club’s recent tit-for-tat spat between its hedge fund owners SISU and ACL, who run the stadium that the club had been using for the previous year (but not paying rent to use for more than a year, now) had been threatening to blow up for some considerable time now,...

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