Tagged: Notts County

2009 – Year Of Missing The Point 4

2009 – Year Of Missing The Point

2009 was the year in which the wheels constantly threatened to come completely off football’s financial wagon without actually doing so. Mark Murphy takes a look over the great and good of the last twelve months and wonders how they – almost – all managed to get away with it.

Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

Mark Murphy has been looking at the Notts County supporters’ reaction to recent events at Meadow Lane, and he is less than impressed. But then, what else would you expect from supporters that, as it turrned out, gave their club away for one pound?

Are The Wheels Falling Off The Notts Wagon? 15

Are The Wheels Falling Off The Notts Wagon?

Munto Finance have put Notts County up for sale. Most Notts supporters still seem to regard Chief Executive Peter Trembling as some sort of hero, but they should probably be asking him a few questions about how his handling of the last few months or soat Meadow Lane.

Motor Racing Passes Its Judgement Upon Qadbak 2

Motor Racing Passes Its Judgement Upon Qadbak

The more anybody digs, the murkier it all gets. Rumours currently doing the rounds in motor racing circles seem to be confirming that the proposed QADBAK Investments take-over of the BMW-Sauber formula one racing team is on the point of collapse. Where are all these middle eastern investors, then?

The Football League Fails The Fit & Proper Test 13

The Football League Fails The Fit & Proper Test

The Football League’s confirmation that Notts County’s new owners are “fit & proper” appears to be a cause for celebration for the club, but Mark Murphy is wondering exactly why this should be when, to be quite frank, no-one is any the wiser as to who these owners actually are.

Supporters Direct Arrive At The Crossroads 4

Supporters Direct Arrive At The Crossroads

The annual Supporters Direct conference was held at the NEC in Birmingham on the 16th October. There was the usual informed debate about issues relating to supporter empowerment and a slightly worrying speech from the Football Association’s new Chief Executive.

The “Fit & Proper Persons Test” Sting 4

The “Fit & Proper Persons Test” Sting

Mark Murphy thinks that he might have discovered that the recent rash of football club takeovers may be a sting concocted by the News Of The World to show up the football authorities’ Fit & Proper Persons Test for what it is. Is the most rational explanation, isn’t it?

The Fall & Rise Of The Football Collection Tin 3

The Fall & Rise Of The Football Collection Tin

The collection tin rattling outside a football ground was, for some years, the clarion call of the truly desperate club. They were at their loudest at Notts County in 2004, who have also caught the zeitgeist by grabbing some millionaire owners from the, ahem, “Middle East”.

The Ongoing Failure Of The Fit & Proper Persons Test 3

The Ongoing Failure Of The Fit & Proper Persons Test

The “Fit & Proper Persons” test is supposed to weed undesirable types out from owning football clubs. Mark Murphy is less than convinced that it is doing its job properly, and he has some examples featuring names that you may be familiar with.

Notts Fit Or Proper Yet 5

Notts Fit Or Proper Yet

We’re more than one month into the new season, and Notts County’s new owners still won’t reveal who they are and still haven’t been declared fit or proper. Mark Murphy wonders whether they have anything to hide.

Patronising The Lower Divisions 5

Patronising The Lower Divisions

Whatever one might think about the current goings-on at Meadow Lane, it’s difficult to not feel come degree of sympathy for their supporters over the media reactions to their appointment of Sven Goran Eriksson...

Tied Up In Notts 38

Tied Up In Notts

“The Oldest Football League Club In The World” is the proud boast of Notts County, and this fact is one of those that gets lodged in the head of every schoolboy like a piece...