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..
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..
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.
So I want an independent football administrator with full power to intervene if a club gets into trouble.
It’s not too difficult..
I passed the fit and proper test 😂😂 but what happens if I go on to be unfit and improper?
A failing owner.
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..
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.
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.
A football club going under is not my loss.
It’s the town’s loss and the community’s loss.
So, I’ve blown my brains in running a football club.
I got it wrong.
What option are there?
Nobody want the club, it’s losing money. I can’t get out of player or manager contracts. Pouring good money after bad.
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..
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.
Non payment would bring in the all powerful administrator to review a club’s plans and fortunes.
The all powerful administrator has to go in an investigate. Forcing clubs to open proper dialogue with community and fans.
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.
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.