Posts Tagged "Portsmouth"

Clubs In Crisis II – Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth & Manchester United Redux

By on Sep 25, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 0 comments

There are still a few yellowing old Sunday Express’s  in our attic, full of intellect-free, right-wing twaddle (so different now, eh?) from the likes of John Junor, who once famously asked “wouldn’t you rather admit to being a pig than to being Irish?”, and I have every faith that if any of the sports sections survive, there’ll be an article somewhere...

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Match Of The Week: Stevenage 1-2 Portsmouth

Match Of The Week: Stevenage 1-2 Portsmouth

By on Aug 9, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

How times change. This time last year, Portsmouth were preparing for the start of the Premier League season. The hints were already out there, that something was desperately, horribly wrong at Fratton Park, but few would have managed to guess just how bad things would get. Being the first Premier League club to enter into administration brought them a nine point...

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Portsmouth Evade The Taxman’s Net

Portsmouth Evade The Taxman’s Net

By on Aug 6, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 10 comments

So, Portsmouth won at the High Court yesterday, then. It’s worth taking a moment to consider what that means, exactly. It means that their unsecured debt has been reduced by 80%, and that the overwhelming majority of creditors will lose, cumulatively, a massive amount of money into a black hole. It means, effectively, that the only punishment that the club has...

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Portsmouth: All Kinds Of Everything Which Need Investigating

Portsmouth: All Kinds Of Everything Which Need Investigating

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

The problem with the media’s attempted coverage of Portsmouth’s saga is that the saga is little to do with Portsmouth, or football, at all. And in newspapers carefully compartmentalised into home, foreign, business and sports news… and celebrity shite, the off-the-field tale of Portsmouth doesn’t belong exclusively within any one compartment. The story is most...

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At The Sharp End… Dispatches From Southend, Cardiff, Watford, Preston & Portsmouth

At The Sharp End… Dispatches From Southend, Cardiff, Watford, Preston & Portsmouth

By on Jul 6, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 4 comments

One of the most useful research tools for football finance writing is the “Football Management” site run by Dr. John Beech of Coventry University. Dr. Beech took ten days off recently, and came back to an in-tray” of HMRC-related football fun which would have blocked out the light from his office windows. Indeed, any hopes that any of us had of football’s financial...

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