Posts Tagged "Rotherham United"

Football, Finances and League Two

By on Aug 24, 2009 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 18 comments

The new League Two season has started with everybody financially stable – more or less – but Lincoln City supporter Keith Duncombe doesn’t feel that the authorities are going far enough. In 2002 Lincoln City FC nearly closed down. In fact, the club was 24 hours from having its application to enter administration in court considered when two of the...

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Trying To Get Inside The Mind Of The Football League

By on Aug 7, 2008 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 1 comment

Back in the day, struggling Fourth Division clubs had to regularly undergo the annual ordeal of re-election, in which the bottom four clubs in the table along with any non-league clubs that would fancied their chances took part in a vote to retain league membership. It is often said that the voting was seldom an objective affair. One story goes that Gateshead FC...

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A Home Away From Home

By on May 30, 2008 in English League Football, Finance | 3 comments

Sad and troubling news from South Yorkshire, where Rotherham United have conceded defeat in their attempts to stay at Millmoor, and will play for next season at least at the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield. The club had been in negotiations with the Booth family (who own Millmoor) for the last few weeks, but have been unable to agree terms with the owners and will,...

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Windy Millers

By on Mar 19, 2008 in Finance | 0 comments

As the football season wends its way towards its conclusion, it’s easy to forget the harsh realities that many clubs have to operate under in order to put a team out each Saturday. That harsh reality has, however, reared its ugly head again, with Rotherham United becoming the third Football League club to be placed into administration this season after Luton...

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