Chaos At Halesowen


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. Martin says:

    Who owns the Grove? I guess that’s the most important thing.

    I remember passing Halesowen when at University in Birmingham. It had a faded “Welcome to Halesowen” sign under which some local wag had scrawled “Turn back now!”

  2. YeltzDoc says:

    The Grove is owned by “The Grove Trust”, an independant IPS Trust who keep the ground for the sporting benefit of the people of Halesowen, and they lease it to the football club.

  3. Noggin says:

    Thank you Ian for a an excellent summary of the situation at Halesowen.

    To answer Martin’s question the ground belongs to a trust fund set up by a local philanthropist many moons ago for the provision of recreational facilities for the people of Halesowen – a fact for which the Yeltz faithful have been grateful many times over the last 2 years of chaos

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  5. Martin says:

    That’s great news about the ground’s ownership, thanks.

    Sadly such security probably makes it easier for such chancers to do what they like with the actual football club though :(

  1. September 18, 2009

    […] Birmingham: It's Not Shit loves Birmingham and has loads of news and features. If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed."When Morell Maison arrived at Southern League club Halesowen Town in 2007, he had high hopes for the club. Few, however, would have guessed that rather than being merely the manager of the club he was actually the owner, and fewer still would have even hazarded a guess at the absolute chaos that has engulfed the Midlands club over the last six months or so, a story which is now involving administration, a boycott of the club by supporters and even the involvement of the specialist fraud officers of the West Midlands Police’s Economic Crime Unit." [link] […]

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