Is The Curse Of The Vaughans Striking Again In Malta?

It is said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat its mistakes, and it has become increasingly apparent in recent years that Stephen Vaughan and his gaggle of followers may be doomed to repeat their mistakes forever. The first current owner of a football club to fail the Football Association’s Fit & Proper Persons Test while the owner of the soon to be deceased Chester City, Vaughan is still serving an eleven year long disqualification from acting as a company director in this country, but this didn’t stop him from heading to the Mediterranean in the summer to have another go at running a football club with, as it is starting to look, predictable results. Football in Malta might not bring the riches that the game does in this country, but its clubs have access to European club football and its domestic top division, the Maltese Premier League, is competitive, with three divisions sitting below it. Floriana FC is one of its more illustrious members. Founded in 1894 – six years before the Maltese Football Association was formed – this is a club that has been the champions of Malta twenty-five times, won the Maltese FA Trophy on nineteen occasions and has played against the likes of Internazionale, Porto and Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Cup. Eyebrows were raised when the Vaughans (Stephen senior...

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