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The stakeholder concept – smelling the coffee

THE NON-LEAGUE football world often lives within a false economy that does little to dissuade clubs from flirting dangerously with financial ruin. Some clubs live way beyond their means, paying out everything they accrue and agreeing players’ wages that are totally unrealistic when one considers the earning power of the clubs. 1,954 more words

Non-League Football

Parma Calcio 1913: The club that just won't die

We’ve all heard about the bankruptcy of Parma FC. In March 2015, I Crociati were burdened with debts of around 200 million euro and hadn’t paid their players for months. 967 more words


Leeds Fans Be Careful What You Wish For... You Might Get It   -   by Rob Atkinson

Leeds United fans desirous of owning a small piece of their beloved club are in some danger currently of putting that understandable, emotional desire in the way of seeing the big picture of the club’s best interests. 860 more words


Des Lynch Interview

Des Lynch has been on the board at FC United of Manchester for three years and has been involved with the club since its formative days just ten years ago. 1,704 more words


Our 7,000 Councillors are leading the Labour fightback

I gave the following speech to the 2015 Labour Party Conference:

Our lives our defined by our work, the communities we come from and our most strongly held values and beliefs. 589 more words


Lost in...Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Town 2 – 2 Hereford FC

Cigg-E Stadium, Friendly, Saturday July 18th, 2015

Once, in a McDonald’s in the northern German town of Lüneburg, a local told me he knew of Merthyr Tydfil because of the town’s football team defeating Atalanta in the old Cup Winners Cup. 2,023 more words

Lost In...

Death of a Football Institution: Newcastle United 2007 - 2015

They say never write angry because the emotion confuses the argument hence this post will be published several days after the shambolic performance of Newcastle United in the derby game against Sunderland. 1,271 more words