Insolvency events among English football clubs

John Beech, Simon J.L. Horsman, J. Magraw

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    This paper identifies five types of insolvency in English
    football: clubs that have failed to cope with relegation;
    failed to pay monies due to the UK government; seen
    ‘soft debts’ become ‘hard debts’; lost the ownership of
    their stadium; or have been ‘repeat offenders’. As the
    second of a three-phase research project, the paper
    concludes with an indication of the final phase
    research and implications of the findings so far for
    other professional sports
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)236-249
    JournalInternational Journal of Sports Marketing & Sponsorship
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • bankruptcy
    • football
    • debt management
    • professional sports
    • administration
    • insolvency


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