Posts Tagged "Southend United"

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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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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Southend United & Fossett’s Folly

Southend United & Fossett’s Folly

By on Apr 22, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 1 comment

Southend United were under threat of extinction thanks to a £400,000 Inland Revenue demand. Whilst their new ground at Fossett’s Farm is seen as the solution to the club’s long-term financial difficulties, the Shrimpers needed help in the short-term. They were fortunate that business partners were able to advance future revenue to cover the short-term costs and keep...

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Cardiff & Southend vs The High Court: Round Three

Cardiff & Southend vs The High Court: Round Three

By on Mar 17, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 3 comments

Cardiff City and Southend United were both given a stay of execution recently by the High Court in their bids to stave off winding up petitions brought against them. Mark Murphy takes a look at what they have been up to since then and doesn’t find much cause for encouragement. Well, reports are emerging of a fourth “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie. So...

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