Not fit and not proper test.
I say this because it doesn’t work.
It doesn’t work for many reasons so let’s look at the basics.
The test is designed to test for criminal records, sufficient funding?, disqualifications, the usual stuff.
It’s really about core..
This is the first principle. Football has to be seen to have the right standards.
I’ve said a few times that..
You run a private business for yourself, you run a football club for everyone.
So the fit and proper test effectively means that these approved owners are fit and proper to run a club..
It gets sickening how those running football continually disadvantage smaller clubs. Owners get disheartened, they’ve lost more than..
The financial set up creates ‘rogue owners’.
I don’t know yet if one day I’ll become rogue. There is a point where owners, who are actually keeping the football ship afloat, say enough is enough.
For me as an outsider, this is the reason Ken Anderson got into the club, it’s also the reason why Bassini will pass the test. It kicks the can down the road.
Whether we like it or not, by hook or by crook the @EFL are trying..
But there are many rogue owners coming down the line, a dripping tap will become a waterfall if the financial framework is not updated.
We could all give a list of clubs that have ‘rogue’...
This is the thin end of the wedge.
Why would any new owner want to join in, setting up a permanent standing order to keep football afloat?
Why would anyone in their right mind take over Bolton? Has the delay been about whether...
What do we do if there are NO buyers for distressed club?
Do we need a rescue fund?
Do we show the world the palms of our hands and say we’re only competition organisers?
If we change the financial model a little, which is relatively inexpensive..
Should we have an #independentregulator to oversea the handing back of clubs to community control?
For it is obvious to anyone, the only ones that really care whether a club survives..
IS SUPPORTERS AND COMMUNITY
Supporters tell me that it’s paramount their club survives, no matter what league they’re in.
That’s their instruction to us all.