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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.

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October 23, 2009
Mark

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.

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October 17, 2009
Ian

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?

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October 15, 2009
Mark

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”.

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October 7, 2009
Ian

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.

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September 29, 2009
Mark

Sol Campbell – Sigh – Leaves Notts County

Neither Sol Campbell nor Notts County have done themselves or each other any favours with their short dalliance. Can either of them salvage their reputations after this debacle?

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September 23, 2009
Ian

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.

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September 23, 2009
Mark
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