Chester City – The Tax Man Bites Back


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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9 Responses

  1. jamie says:

    Whilst i feel very sorry for Chester fans and the way their club is run, I have no sympathy if they don’t start the season.

    Yesterday i had to pay my tax bill like everyone else, if I didn’t there would be legal action and bankruptcy. Why is that football clubs seem to get away with it?

    I wouldnt normally say this, but well done to the tax man

  2. ejh says:

    if I didn’t there would be legal action and bankruptcy

    Well, unless you were able to opt for a CVA, perhaps.

  3. Martin says:

    The annoying thing is that Bates at Leeds got away with exactly the same thing (engineering possibly fake friendly debts to out-vote and stitch up HMRC when it came to agreeing their CVA) and it set such a terrible example to wonderful folk like Vaughan. Fortunately it looks like HMRC and the Government have finally got fed up with football treating them with contempt.

  4. Tony says:

    The FA have been made aware by CCFC fans on a number of occassions about the despicable goings on at the club. A minutes silence before a game for a friend of the club owner who was killed in a drugs related shooting-all reported in The Independent.
    However the FA say they have no interest in the owners of the clubs unless they break the law.
    In a situation where the mass of the supporters object to the owner the FA should act. The owner is feared and reviled at the same time. When players weren’t being paid last season, they dared not speak out through fear…well done the FA. Your ineptitude has meant the demise of a much loved football club.

  5. Rob says:

    “However the FA say they have no interest in the owners of the clubs unless they break the law.”

    Well, this is the thing, really, it’s essentially protectionism. It is always the clubs (and therefore the fans) that get punished, and not the individuals, because the individuals at the FA don’t want to set precedents just in case they fall foul of them in the future. The only way forward is an independent FA, free of people connected to clubs at board and executive level, but that will never happen because it will only change from within.

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