100 Owners: No.95 – Bob Lord (Burnley)


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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5 Responses

  1. jon says:

    sounds a bit like one Ken Bates

  2. Mike Bayly says:

    “He would later come to place the blame for his clubs decline on the ending of the maximum wage, which allowed clubs with greater revenues – of which there were many, with some of them being within a few miles drive of Burnley – now allowed to offer considerably greater wages than they had previously been permitted to.”

    I sometimes wonder if a salary cap – say a very comfortable £200K a year – would be one step to solving the ills of the modern game.

  3. Rob says:

    I doubt it. Apart from the fact that it wouldn’t stand up to any sort of legal challenge – if you pay the players £200k, where does the rest of money within football go? The Bob Lord’s of the current generation.

    The Football Conference play-off trophy is called the Bob Lord Trophy – I wonder whether Accrington would accept the Trophy should they ever get relegated and bounce back through the playoffs.

  4. Kev says:

    Still a little puzzled really on the Accrington issue; why was Bob Lord asked for advice in the first instance? And when that advice turned out to be ‘commit football suicide’, why did Accrington take this advice so readily? Why weren’t there other options to be explored?

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