Newcastle To Fold? Well, Kind Of.

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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6 Responses

  1. CTT says:

    A bloke who owns a rugby club reluctantly bailing out a football club he doesn’t give a shit about and then proceeding to wring the football club for everything he can get?

    Sounds familiar (although admittedly very different):-

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/global/2009/may/06/huddersfield-town

  2. Martin says:

    Why do the football clubs need bailing out to start with though?

  3. Andy ...Halifax Town says:

    ” It seems to involve a rugby club benefitting from a grant from the football Foundation and then leaving the football club to pick up the bill..”……..more or less what happened in Halifax. the RL squatters sold their Thrum Hall ground for about £6 million, pocketing a profit of £2 million which was supposed to go into The Shay development, guess what ? they paid their tax bill with it, leaving a half built stadium with no corporate facilities, which more than contributed to the demise of Halifax Town AFC… To this day the squatters have still (alledgedly) failed to make a financial contribution to the develpoment

  4. Ex Star Fan says:

    Good article, definitely something `fishiy` going on! It was pretty obvious the club was going to get promoted but then the plug pulled as soon as this was achieved! Now Druid Park up for sale! Everyones been conned especially the Players & Fans of Blue Star. The club was actually on the up but they didn`t want to know. They didn`t want the club saved in the end if the truth be known.
    Still Burb Murtun curn retire in the Surn!

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