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So...

I spent a full day in @UKParliament on Wednesday last week, arguing for an independent administrator, paid for by a tax or charge on either TV money, transfers or agent fees , or all of them.

I believe there is no option because football clubs will NOT voluntarily..
..address difficult issues. Neither will the authorities.

Football clubs are vital to local communities. They have to be protected. I realised this when I first looked @ASFCofficial and this is why I got involved. It’s a founder member of the football league, it has to..
..be a national asset and treasured.

MPs are discussing a tax on @amazon because of the damage to High Streets, it’s too late.

Pub companies have destroyed local pubs and clubs, they’re gone.

Now is the time to look after our national game. BEFORE it’s too late.
It’s not acceptable that authorities stood by and would have let our club go under. They make the rules that make it more likely to go under!

So I want an independent football administrator with full power to intervene if a club gets into trouble.

It’s not too difficult..
..to understand and at the meeting were many Lords and MPs from towns with struggling clubs. They care and want to address this issue.
Fit and proper.

I passed the fit and proper test 😂😂 but what happens if I go on to be unfit and improper?

A failing owner.

Hypothetically.

I buy a football club, for reason known only to myself: could be ego, publicity, I want to become a British citizen, I want to help..
..the club genuinely. There are many reasons owners buy.

I want to make an impact, I overspend initially, glory is all around. Everyone is happy.

Things start to turn against me, we can’t all win after all. More and more of my personal fortune and lifestyle is lost to football.
I lose focus on my private business, its fortunes wane, eye off the ball.

My wife gets down, she tells me she’s off if I don’t give it up. Or maybe me or a family member gets seriously ill. The club is losing a fortune...

There’s lots of reasons an owner might want out.
I have several businesses and have failed from time to time. I put the failing business into administration, take my loss and move on.

But.

A football club going under is not my loss.

It’s the town’s loss and the community’s loss.
I’m saying a failing owner cannot result in a collapsed football club because the fit and proper test cannot guarantee an owner that won’t go on to fail. It’s business after all.

So, I’ve blown my brains in running a football club.

I got it wrong.

What option are there?
I don’t always get business decisions right, I’m not a genius or perfect.

What options?

Nobody want the club, it’s losing money. I can’t get out of player or manager contracts. Pouring good money after bad.

What options?
There is only administration.

Then @EFL kicks the community club in the balls with points deductions.

The piss poor financial set up makes the likelyhood of failure increase year on year, pushing more and more money to the top.

1 agent on 1 player sale earned more than..
..the entire cash paid in solidarity to @SkyBetLeagueOne and @SkyBetLeagueTwo

I parachute to 1 failed @premierleague club is more than the entire solidarity to L1 and L2.

And it’s gets worse by mathematical design, year after year.
There is virtually nothing to stop me overspending and risking our club in a vain attempt to close the ever increasing gap in finance. By doing so I risk the club.
Football run by @FA @premierleague @EFL @TheNationalLge is not properly regulated.

I will put @ASFCofficial right. I want it to be right in 50 years time.

But it will never be safe.

Not without proper governance and regulation.
Cash NEVER lies.

A golden rule in business. No matter what anyone says about profit and loss or any business fundamentals, if a businesss is not paying its bills or wages on time, it’s in trouble and failing.

Never believe anything else.
There are currently a number of clubs in distress, highlighted by the above rule. Not paying the bills.

Non payment would bring in the all powerful administrator to review a club’s plans and fortunes.
Fans parading outside a ground is another good indicator of a failing owner.

The all powerful administrator has to go in an investigate. Forcing clubs to open proper dialogue with community and fans.
These are just two example of many.

Football solving issues it has created.

Football owners will never vote for this, why would they?

We need an independent administrator.

Clubs are sacrosanct, get the failing owner out and hand it back to the community that founded it.
Good morning BTW.
Forgot to say.

Then sort the financial set up out for the entire pyramid.

Sort pyramid from the bottom up, not the top down.

Allow owners to fail.
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