Posts made in March, 2013

Plymouth Argyle And The Devil They Know

By on Mar 8, 2013 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

It looks as if the battle to avoid relegation from League Two is going to go to the wire. With eleven games of the season still to play, just six points separate Dagenham & Redbridge in sixteenth place in the table at Wimbledon, who sit at its foot, and in such a tense environment it could be argued that every single iota that could assist a club in avoiding the...

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QPR’s Accounts & The Costs Of Relegation

By on Mar 7, 2013 in Finance, Latest | 2 comments

It was always likely that there would be strong interest in the annual accounts of Queens Park Rangers, which were made public yesterday. After all, this was the Premier League club which defied the division’s recent moves towards austerity by spending lavishly during the January transfer window whilst rooted to the bottom of the table, a position they have...

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100 Owners: Number 74 – The Three Amigos (Derby County)

By on Mar 7, 2013 in History, Latest | 0 comments

It is now almost eleven years since ITV Digital collapsed into administration, dragging the clubs of the Football League into a mass financial crisis which took years for its clubs to recover from. When it collapsed in May 2002, the television company owed the Football League £185m from a television deal with two years left to run on it and its loss had a serious...

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The Arsenal Takeover Mystery

By on Mar 5, 2013 in Finance, Latest | 0 comments

In comedy, they say, timing is everything and those who fed a story to the national press last weekend stating that Arsenal were to be the subjects of a luxuriant take-over bid certainly displayed a great sense of humour, if nothing else. This, if the breathless reporting in last weekend’s Sunday Telegraph was to be believed, was the takeover to end all...

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Rangers & The SPL Commission’s Verdict

By on Mar 4, 2013 in Latest, Scottish Football | 5 comments

BBC Scotland’s senior football reporter Chris McLaughlin broke the news that Rangers would not be stripped of Scottish Premier League (SPL) titles by an SPL Independent Commission an hour before its findings were formally released on Thursday. The initial reaction from delighted Rangers fans was that their club was exonerated by the Commission of any breach of SPL...

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