Posts Tagged "Southend United"

Lies, Damned Lies & The Words Of The “Official Club Spokesman”

Lies, Damned Lies & The Words Of The “Official Club Spokesman”

By on Feb 9, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 5 comments

As football sinks further and further into the financial mire, the official statements made by clubs themselves are becoming more and more odd, and more and more telling. Mark Murphy has been looking at some of these statements, and is less than convinced by them. Word games have been in the football news lately, at least the bit of it that hasn’t been about John...

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Southend United Hit The Financial Buffers

By on Nov 7, 2009 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 1 comment

It seems as if there’s been an exponential increase in clubs heading for the courts over unpaid tax or VAT bills this season. The answer to the question, “Accrington Stanleee, ‘oo are dey?” was “the League Two club that owe £308,000 to HMRC” until they found salvation the other week. And it feels like every other lower league Scottish club has been up before the tax...

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A Brave New World

By on Nov 4, 2008 in Non-League | 0 comments

Whilst noble in principle, the Abercrombie Report could hardly now be described as having been an unqualified success. The report, which advocated the mass decampment of a million and a half people from the overcrowded East End of London, led to the creation of such wonders of post-war architecture as Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield and Harlow. The...

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