Posts Tagged "Notts County"

Motor Racing Passes Its Judgement Upon Qadbak

Motor Racing Passes Its Judgement Upon Qadbak

By on Nov 27, 2009 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 1 comment

When Munto Finance, apparently funded by the QADBAK investment group, took over the running of Notts County Football Club during the summer, much was made of the lofty ambitions that the new owners had for its new acquisition. What was taken for granted was that these guys had money. Serious money. They were paying for Sven Goran Eriksson. They were paying for Sol...

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The Football League Fails The Fit & Proper Test

By on Oct 23, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 13 comments

On their website this week, Notts County Football Club have invited all to “celebrate the football league decision on Saturday” when they entertain Crewe Alexandra. But before you decide whether to join the party, it might be an idea to examine what it is they are celebrating. Remarkably, Notts County fans themselves will be celebrating the fact that they are not...

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Supporters Direct Arrive At The Crossroads

By on Oct 17, 2009 in Latest, Politics | 3 comments

This year’s annual Supporters Direct conference found the organisation at something of a crossroads. The high profile failure of Supporters Trusts at Notts County and Stockport County have caused a deal of unwanted attention to be cast upon SD (even though they are obviously not for responsible for the goings on at specific trusts) and, with continuing...

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The “Fit & Proper Persons Test” Sting

By on Oct 15, 2009 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 3 comments

The News of the World will surely soon reveal Qadbak, Sardar Hyat, Ali Al-Faraj and all the other names involved in the welter of recent takeover tales, as part of an elaborate sting to expose the inadequacies of football’s “Fit and Proper Persons” tests. Sulaiman Al-Fahim, alas, you couldn’t make up). Certainly if you were going to operate such a scam, these...

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