A Phoenix With Trimmed Wings: Farnborough FC’s New Reality


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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  1. Lee Mills says:

    If you’ve ever been to Farnborough’s ground it would be blatantly obvious to anyone that they were spending well beyond their means. LCD TVs at the burger bars, new all seater stands when the current ones weren’t even full, electronic scoreboards…and this was in the Southern League.

    I don’t have any sympathy for these sort of clubs.

  2. Jertzee says:

    @Lee Although I agree with your comments on overspending at least isn’t wasn’t all frittered away on overpaid players and the fans benefitted in other ways.

    Doesn’t make it right but it helps if there is something left after the players have gone on to pastures new.

    Assuming they don’t have to sell it all to pay the debts, of course….

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