Posts Tagged "Southampton"

Southampton Back On The Brink

By on Jun 30, 2009 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 11 comments

The new Football League season starts in a little over five weeks, but a huge question mark still hangs over the small matter of whether all the teams included in the fixture list will actually be starting the season after the Pinnacle group withdrew their interest in buying Southampton Football Club this week. This news isn’t a great surprise to anybody that...

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Nathan Dyer: Southampton & The Politics Of The Fire Sale

By on May 29, 2009 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 7 comments

A couple of months ago, Southampton Leisure Holdings, the holding company which owns Southampton Football Club went into administration. There was a brief and ineffectual protest from Southampton FC based upon the argument that this particular holding company wasn’t the same as the football club, and that they shouldn’t, therefore, face any sanctions...

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Southampton & Their Points Deduction

By on Apr 25, 2009 in Finance | 2 comments

Reading between the lines, the Football League’s verdict on Southampton’s attempt to put their holding company into administration without incurring a points deduction makes for pretty damning reading. The League’s conclusion stops not far short of stating that there has been a deliberate attempt to play the system by the club. The holding company...

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Southampton, Insolvency & Bending The Rules

By on Apr 7, 2009 in Finance | 13 comments

This season, it is probably fair to say, has not been the best of football seasons. Portsmouth are hanging on to their Premier League status and Brighton & Hove Albion seem likely to fall through the relegation trapdoor from League One. Meanwhile, AFC Bournemouth have somehow managed to pull clear of the League Two relegation places after the Football League...

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Match Of The Week: Southampton 1-2 Doncaster Rovers

By on Jan 18, 2009 in English League Football | 1 comment

Ten years ago, Southampton and Doncaster Rovers went into their matches desperately seeking points to avoid relegation. Southampton had just been knocked out of the FA Cup by Fulham, who were on their way into the second division of English football under Kevin Keegan. They had won their last league match against Charlton, but a 7-1 defeat at Anfield left them three...

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