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« Reply #1470 on: Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 10:06:30 »

I see after all the shite they have been through, Bury FC and Bury AFC seem unable to get their shite together so they still have one club with a ground but no league place and another with a league place but no ground.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/63438766

https://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/23086851.plans-merge-bury-fans-groups-bring-professional-football-back-town-fails/

Fuck sake.

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« Reply #1471 on: Thursday, December 22, 2022, 14:16:33 »

I think this warrants another fuck sake....

https://twitter.com/KieranMaguire/status/1605919097723551744
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« Reply #1472 on: Monday, May 22, 2023, 11:24:48 »

Interesting times at Fleetwood.... https://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/2114944-lancashire-energy-company-owner-found-guilty-of-fraud-charges

This is the same guy who threatened to stop funding the club if the Tories didn't win the election in 2019.
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« Reply #1473 on: Thursday, July 13, 2023, 10:58:05 »

This does all sound a little bit Power and Standing so what sanction they get could be interesting.... https://www.efl.com/news/2023/july/efl-statement-barnsley-fc
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« Reply #1474 on: Thursday, July 13, 2023, 14:54:15 »

It may even be a bit worse, on the ownership side at least.  I'd presume the club (STFC) can make a good claim for ignorance when it comes to Standing being a potential owner - we'd likely say Power was owner, told us as much and all the paperwork said as much and that Standing simply gave us some cash.  Power vs Standing on being owner could still be resolved in Standing's favour and us have a defence against any charge.  More likely we run into trouble on the fact Standing was an agent.  Although everything is clears as mud.
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« Reply #1475 on: Thursday, July 13, 2023, 15:30:11 »

It may even be a bit worse, on the ownership side at least.  I'd presume the club (STFC) can make a good claim for ignorance when it comes to Standing being a potential owner - we'd likely say Power was owner, told us as much and all the paperwork said as much and that Standing simply gave us some cash.  Power vs Standing on being owner could still be resolved in Standing's favour and us have a defence against any charge.  More likely we run into trouble on the fact Standing was an agent.  Although everything is clears as mud.

What is the likely punishment for the club if it's found that we broke rules when Standing was an agent when invested in the club? (allegedly)

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« Reply #1476 on: Thursday, July 13, 2023, 15:36:49 »

What is the likely punishment for the club if it's found that we broke rules when Standing was an agent when invested in the club? (allegedly)



Clem was adamant it will be a fine and nothing more
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« Reply #1477 on: Thursday, July 13, 2023, 15:38:07 »

Clem was adamant it will be a fine and nothing more

Thanks - and IIRC we've got the potential money aside to cover that cost I think. It was stated in the AB minutes if I'm not mistaken.
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« Reply #1478 on: Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 10:47:11 »

Newport on the verge of a takeover, 2 bids have come in apparently.

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Newport recorded a financial loss of £1.2m last year and face a shortfall in their operational budget for the current season.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/66471677
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« Reply #1479 on: Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 11:37:17 »

Newport on the verge of a takeover, 2 bids have come in apparently.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/66471677

If they are owned by the Supporters Trust one has to wonder who is funding these losses?
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« Reply #1480 on: Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 12:01:48 »

Thanks - and IIRC we've got the potential money aside to cover that cost I think. It was stated in the AB minutes if I'm not mistaken.

What percentage of shares will be sold for this fine?
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« Reply #1481 on: Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 12:25:41 »

Talking of these losses I found a few of these for (then) L2 teams for the 21/22 season courtesy of Keiran Maguire.

Salford City lost £56,000 a week in 2021/22 but had cash in the bank at end of season due to share issues and owner loans. Total losses over the years now exceed £15 million

Colchester lost almost £2m in 2021/22, taking total losses to over £35m. The club is funded via owner loans of over £31m

Bradford Lost £299,000.
It cost the club £410,203 to play at Valley Parade during 21/22 season - this is just ground rent.
Playing budget was £3m in comparison to £2.7m for the 19/20 season. This season budget nearer £3.5m.

Leyton Orient lost £2.3m in 21/22.

Doncaster Rovers lost £1.07 million in 21/22 taking total losses to £33.6 million. Losses covered by owner share purchases.

Barrow lost £725k in 2021/22, their second season back in EFL League Two. Losses were underwritten by fresh share issue by owners.

Swindon Town gone from a £1.1m loss to a £158k profit.

Crewe made a profit of £153k in 2021/22.

AFC Wimbledon operating losses fell to £850k.

Thats the only ones I can find at the moment though.
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« Reply #1482 on: Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 12:37:22 »

If they are owned by the Supporters Trust one has to wonder who is funding these losses?

Losses <> Cash

Newport traded at a profit for four years before the one quoted and were carrying nearly 900k in the bank in 2021.  That had been drained to nearly 400k at end of 2022 financial year though.  The club does not carry any historical "hard" debt - so  very few loans < 100k.  They reacted to this loss by cutting costs significantly, aiming for a neutral budget in 2024 and confirmed access to funding and a payment arrangement with the Ground owners, which it seems most of any unpaid bills were sat.
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« Reply #1483 on: Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 13:30:42 »

Swindon Town gone from a £1.1m loss to a £158k profit.

Gives us a good idea of how much Power was fleecing us all for on a yearly basis then. Must have been at least half a million quid a year to him and then more to his cronies.

I can remember being told by a mate of a mate in the tap that I was paranoid and we had nothing to be worried about with Power. I do hope I run in to him soon and remind him of that conversation.
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« Reply #1484 on: Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 13:51:47 »

Talking of these losses I found a few of these for (then) L2 teams for the 21/22 season courtesy of Keiran Maguire.

Salford City lost £56,000 a week in 2021/22 but had cash in the bank at end of season due to share issues and owner loans. Total losses over the years now exceed £15 million

Colchester lost almost £2m in 2021/22, taking total losses to over £35m. The club is funded via owner loans of over £31m

Bradford Lost £299,000.
It cost the club £410,203 to play at Valley Parade during 21/22 season - this is just ground rent.
Playing budget was £3m in comparison to £2.7m for the 19/20 season. This season budget nearer £3.5m.

Leyton Orient lost £2.3m in 21/22.

Doncaster Rovers lost £1.07 million in 21/22 taking total losses to £33.6 million. Losses covered by owner share purchases.

Barrow lost £725k in 2021/22, their second season back in EFL League Two. Losses were underwritten by fresh share issue by owners.

Swindon Town gone from a £1.1m loss to a £158k profit.

Crewe made a profit of £153k in 2021/22.

AFC Wimbledon operating losses fell to £850k.

Thats the only ones I can find at the moment though.


Colchester... wow.
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