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 Post subject: Hartlepool
 Post Posted: 10 Jan 2018, 20:18 
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Well and truly in the mire needing £200k in the next 15 days, lots of rallying around from other clubs but until a club actually disappears then no lessons are going to be learnt and clubs will continue to act outside of their means or be a magnet to some rather unsavoury owners.


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 Post subject: Re: Hartlepool
 Post Posted: 10 Jan 2018, 20:38 
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Is a real shame to see a proper club struggling. A shabby but classic old ground. Decent fans throughout their long history.

That's modern football. Too high costs for clubs with not enough income, at the mercy of spivs on the make. Until wage caps and/or ticket price caps are introduced in the lower leagues, alongside the Premier League increasing hand-outs by £1m per L1/2 club (ringfenced in a club trust which can't be asset grabbed by spivs) to offset the inflation the PL causes, it will only happen to more and more old clubs which have been built up and sustained by thousands and thousands of people over decades and decades, only to see that history and value destroyed.


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 Post subject: Re: Hartlepool
 Post Posted: 10 Jan 2018, 21:44 
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A fit and proper persons test worthy of the name would be a great start to weeding out unscrupulous owners.


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 Post subject: Re: Hartlepool
 Post Posted: 10 Jan 2018, 22:20 
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Jerry St Clair wrote:
A fit and proper persons test worthy of the name would be a great start to weeding out unscrupulous owners.


Unfortunately, the FA/FL suits come from the same business culture that allows BHS asset stripping, or Tesco false accounting, PPI miss selling, etc, to happen so the unscrupulous owners probably look decent and normal to them.


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