Posts Tagged "Stockport County"

The Vaughan Effect & Stockport County

By on Jul 12, 2011 in Finance, Latest | 3 comments

It’s starting to become known as The Vaughan Effect, and it’s a very modern phenomenon. Whenever any mention is made of the slightest possibility the involvement of either of the Stephen Vaughans getting involved in a football club, there is a reflex reaction from the supporters of the club concerned and from various social media outlets, and this time...

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The Further Adventures Of Stockport County

By on Jul 9, 2011 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 8 comments

Stockport County director Lord Peter Snape declared in March 2009, one month before the club entered administration, that he wanted “Stockport County Trust to vote to relinquish ownership of the club,” because if it “had been run properly we wouldn’t be in this mess.” Snape now knows it wasn’t as easy as it looked; and the consequences of...

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Stockport County – No-one Is Innocent

Stockport County – No-one Is Innocent

By on Apr 15, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 8 comments

As football club nicknames go, “The Hatters” isn’t the luckiest. First Luton headed for a remake of their 1988 FA Cup semi-final meeting with Wimbledon this season, in the Blue Square Premier. And, for much of the last year, Stockport County have been heading the same way. “Where to start?” is both a literal and metaphorical question, although to be fair to fans of...

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Keith Alexander: 1956-2010

Keith Alexander: 1956-2010

By on Mar 3, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

At the time of writing, England are about to kick off against Egypt in their first friendly match of 2010. This is football as a peculiar mix of Hollywood and pantomime, a story that often seems to have very little to do with what goes on during the matches themselves. It’s a world that frequently feels alien. Away from this, however, there is a whole other...

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Short Stories From The Sharp End

Short Stories From The Sharp End

By on May 7, 2009 in Finance | 3 comments

A loss of the ability to see past the end of their noses is one of the more repugnant character traits of the modern football supporter. While the media were treating Chelsea’s absurd claims that “UEFA has got the European Cup final that it wanted” (as a commentator on here this morning pointed out, shame on the BBC in particular for peddling this...

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