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Review of Championship Finances 2013

April 20, 2014

This time last year we took a look at a summary of 2012 accounts and concluded that a typical Championship club was losing £7M   Some clubs were losing considerably more in an effort to secure promotion to the FAPL or simply a hangover from having been relegated. The reader will be aware that Financial…

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Is Safe Standing Debate Reaching New Heights?

December 3, 2013

Manchester United Supporters’ Trust (MUST) are attempting to finance the introduction of ‘safe standing’ areas at Old Trafford Also in the news is that Bristol City are attempting to redevelop Ashton gate as a dual code stadium with standing facilities, so we could finally see a sudden, mainstream breakthrough on a topic that has been…

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SD in Football probe/ Launch of paper on Fan ownership

November 25, 2013

Supporters Direct today announced they are to attend a Mutuals Hearing that will also scrutinise the FA, Football League & Premier League Their statement went as follows: Supporters Direct to put the case for ‘more mutualism not less’ alongside governing bodies Supporters Direct (SD) will today give evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group for…

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Is Financial Fair Play descending into farce

November 18, 2013

The Mail is reporting an expected £80m loss for 2012-13 with any  loss this season that breaches FFP fined and donated to charity rather than divided between other clubs The article states Rangers would pay if promoted while in breach at £1 per £1 of  their losses over the FFP limit. The paper expects QPR…

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CAFC Club Finance: Autumn 2013 – Part 1 (includes 2013-14 losses forecast)

October 11, 2013

CAS Trust’s Role In order to assist in preserving the long term future of the club, CAS Trust aim to develop and maintain as full an understanding and knowledge of the financial state of the Football Club as possible. We therefore welcome any access to financial information that we can analyse and publish to assist…

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#VALLEYPRIDE – ACV4V gets national coverage

August 24, 2013

Tuesday saw CAS Trust’s campaign for Valley ACV ratchet up a level as the news reached BBC’s website Business section CAS Trust Chairman Barnie Razzell quoted in the article added the following this morning: “It is so important that everyone one in our community: fans, business, local people, support this application. The bigger the number of…

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