Posts Tagged "Portsmouth"

2010: A Football Financial Review

By on Jan 1, 2011 in Finance, Latest | 4 comments

You could frame it. If you wanted a short, pithy representation of all that has been wrong with football finance in 2010, you could do no better than quote a Plymouth Argyle fan known as “Sensible Surfer” on the BBC Football website over the Christmas period. “Ridsdale set to take control… good news,” he/she said, a phrase which would sit nicely as an explanation of...

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Portsmouth. Al-Faraj: Urban Spaceman Or Hidden Osmond Brother?

By on Nov 17, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 6 comments

Wahey! I sort of got one right. At least the Spectator Business magazine sort of thinks so. Or at least Martin Lipton in the Daily Mirror sort of thinks so. From where I live on the very tip of South-West Greater London, the Spectator Business magazine has been about as elusive as…well…Ali Al-Faraj, so I’ve only just finished reading and inwardly digesting the, eek,...

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Clearing Up A Few Loose Ends: Celtic, Portsmouth And (Briefly) Wednesday

By on Oct 27, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 10 comments

It’s the football scandal of a generation. And it won’t go away. Colleen Rooney, photographed blatantly sipping a cool drink by a holiday swimming  pool… while there’s a recession on!! I mean not one single British passport holder anywhere else in the world has done that in the last week. As to whether that shite really does sell newspapers, that’s a debate...

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The Torment Of Portsmouth Continues

By on Oct 15, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 0 comments

With Liverpool having hogged the headlines over the last couple of weeks or so, it is easy to forget that there are other clubs in considerably greater trouble than they are at the moment. In Scotland, Dundee FC are understood to be on the brink (more on that in the next few days or so) and, at the other end of the country, it is starting to become that...

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