Posts Tagged "Merthyr Tydfil"

Diagnosis: Merthyr

Diagnosis: Merthyr

By on Jul 23, 2010 in Finance, Latest | 11 comments

One of the perceived anomalies in European club football is the presence of the six Welsh clubs in the English league system. What a lot of people don’t realise, however, is that historically the Football League was the pinnacle of a system that encompassed both England and Wales, and that prior to the launch of the Football Conference in 1979, Welsh football clubs...

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Merthyr & Daylight Robbery

By on May 21, 2009 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 5 comments

The ongoing crisis at Southern League club Merthyr Tydfil has been one of this season’s slow-burning financial crises, but events over the last day or two have given us a clearer idea of the motivation of the club’s owner, and further concern that football’s newest franchise club could soon be foisted upon us unless the game’s authorities...

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Short Stories From The Sharp End

Short Stories From The Sharp End

By on May 7, 2009 in Finance | 3 comments

A loss of the ability to see past the end of their noses is one of the more repugnant character traits of the modern football supporter. While the media were treating Chelsea’s absurd claims that “UEFA has got the European Cup final that it wanted” (as a commentator on here this morning pointed out, shame on the BBC in particular for peddling this...

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Merthyr Most Foul

By on Aug 20, 2008 in Finance, Non-League | 0 comments

Football club implosions can take several different forms, to the point that it is is probably fair to say that there is no one route to insolvency. Sometimes, mere spending beyond one’s means for a season is enough to have grim long-term ramifications, as happened to Bradford City, who are still paying the price for former chairman Geoffrey Richards and his...

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