Oldham Face Winding Up Order
#1
Sad to see. What's going on with Greater Manchester? Bury no more. Bolton and Oldham both had or having serious problems.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51673033
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#2
(28-02-2020, 21:03 PM)Raggy Wrote: Sad to see. What's going on with Greater Manchester? Bury no more. Bolton and Oldham both had or having serious problems.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51673033
That'll learn em to relegate us with a houdini escape! Thought I'd post as it seems no one else wanted to comment and you looked lonely Big Grin
Clubs have to learn to live within their means. Simplest. Fans have to realise that too. We moan about our lack of activity in transfer windows but maybe its better than having no club? It's odd that apart from Bury many of the clubs having issues are former EPL clubs. We came so close to being Bury.
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#3
If there was a formula for a club to face financial difficulties, it would be this.

  • Be in a city where there are at least two clubs who are bigger than you (and will erode your fan base over time)
  • Be in a geographic location, where many of your historic fan base have moved out from. It becomes more of an effort and commitment for them to go to regular games.
  • Have a brief spell in the top-flight, which encourages you to 'think big' and splash the cash on things you will no longer be able to afford if you are relegated.
Almost all clubs who struggle seem to tick two of those, some all three.
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#4
(06-03-2020, 11:54 AM)Raggy Wrote: If there was a formula for a club to face financial difficulties, it would be this.

  • Be in a city where there are at least two clubs who are bigger than you (and will erode your fan base over time)
  • Be in a geographic location, where many of your historic fan base have moved out from. It becomes more of an effort and commitment for them to go to regular games.
  • Have a brief spell in the top-flight, which encourages you to 'think big' and splash the cash on things you will no longer be able to afford if you are relegated.
Almost all clubs who struggle seem to tick two of those, some all three.
I would add
* Have a ridiculous skewed satellite tv deal that gives most of the money to the top league, and fuck all to everyone else, this encouraging the boom and bust approach and trying to get everyone to forget there are 72 other clubs outside their created hype-bubble.
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#5
(06-03-2020, 23:06 PM)elginĀ eagle Wrote: I would add
* Have a ridiculous skewed satellite tv deal that gives most of the money to the top league, and fuck all to everyone else, this encouraging the boom and bust approach and trying to get everyone to forget there are 72 other clubs outside their created hype-bubble.
Totally...and then pervert football by pushing an elite few encouraging officials to officiate in a biased way ..unconscious or otherwise even with the introduction of VAR. It's not a coincidence that some of the more controversial VAR decisions have favoured Liverpool and United who are the Darlings of Sky.
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