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Championship Finances – The dilemma facing #Charlton Athletic #CAFC

December 23, 2014

It’s hard to believe that less than twelve months have passed since Roland Duchatelet acquired Charlton Athletic, through his ownership vehicle Staprix. So much has happened since Charlton became a part of the Belgian’s network of clubs; a bewildering influx of loan players who, overall, proved not to be fit for purpose, the departure of…

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Network Round -up; Sint-Truiden on a roll

November 25, 2014

Here are the results for the weekend 23 November: Standard de Liege, Belgium Jupiler Pro (1st) League KV Oostende- Standard: 3-2. Att: 6,631 Standard’s winning streak came to a shuddering halt, and they will be especially disappointed since Oostende suffered a red card on 37 minutes, just after Standard had levelled things up. They are…

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Politicians chase football vote as Safe Standing favoured by Lib Dems #CAFC

August 22, 2014

The Lib Dems became the second major political party to address concerns of football fans as they proposed the introduction of Safe Standing this week The junior coalition partner have gone for the potentially popular policy which would involve clubs being allowed to install rail seating, although given how much of their Manifesto was sacrificed to the…

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Book Review: “Punk Football”

August 8, 2014

“Punk Football” – a dodgy name for a book all Trusts must read. Punk Football – The Rise of Fan Ownership in English football , by Jim Keoghan If you have any interest at all in whether and how fans should have greater control or influence over the clubs they love, this well written and…

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Making an ‘Efford’ for Change #CAFC

July 12, 2014

Eltham MP and Shadow Sports Minister Clive Efford called a meeting of Supporters Trusts with himself at Parliament earlier this month to discuss ideas for change in the Game. On 2nd July CAS Trust Chairman Barnie Razzell and Richard Wiseman Trust Secreteary represented Charlton fans  at a meeting  at The House of Commons to discuss The Labour…

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Football league clubs reject Dyke’s B team proposals

June 9, 2014

Football League clubs at their summer meeting in  Portugal have this week rejected Greg Dyke’s plan   The proposal includes implementing an extra division between League 2 and The Conference where Premier League B teams could compete.  They also rejected the idea of “strategic loan partnerships” which would have allowed clubs from the top two…

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