Posts Tagged "Watford"

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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Watford Football Club: Safe, For 364 Days

Watford Football Club: Safe, For 364 Days

By on May 21, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 4 comments

While much focus has been on the foot of the Premier League, with the continuing financial travails of relegated Hull and Portsmouth and damn-near relegated West Ham, the foot of the Championship has seen its own three-horse mini-race to financial oblivion. Damn-near relegated Crystal Palace remain favourites, despite a late run from relegated Sheffield Wednesday...

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The Value Of Shareholder Democracy At Rangers & Watford

The Value Of Shareholder Democracy At Rangers & Watford

By on Dec 18, 2009 in English League Football, Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 11 comments

When Rangers chairman Alastair Johnston extolled the virtues of shareholder democracy over supporter-led democratic ownership at his club’s recent annual general meeting, he could never have imagined how utterly his arguments would be undermined by other events during the meeting. Not even the latest shenanigans (for that is what they are) at Watford could provide...

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Watford’s Financial Gap – Finding A Way To Bridge It

By on Dec 6, 2009 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 7 comments

It’s logical if you think about it. Try to use a parachute as a trampoline and you won’t get very high, and Watford Football Club appear to be the latest ex-Premier Leaguers to have discovered the dangers of life in the Football League Championship without either. Much of Watford’s year-long dalliance with administration, which has finally hit the national...

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Agents: Worth More Than Crystal Palace And Watford?

By on Dec 1, 2009 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 9 comments

A curious question, but one that is worth answering. This week has seen reports that the financial damp rot that seems to have infected football is now spreading up the chain. Non-league clubs are the most at prone to financial ruin for the simple reason that not many people are that interested in what happens to them on a day-to-day basis, but higher up the ladder...

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