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(BBC)   146 years of history comes to a close as Macclesfield Town FC liquidated. Who's next?   (bbc.co.uk) divider line
    More: Sad, English football league system, Football Conference, Macclesfield Town Football Club, Macclesfield Town F.C., Promotion and relegation, The Football League, Premier League, Football League Two  
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2 days ago  
Move them to Quebec or Houston.
 
2 days ago  
"Winding up" means liquidation, I guess.

/motorized rollinghams
 
2 days ago  
It stinks for the players and anyone else this bozo owes money to, but this is the equivalent of a single-A team in Ottumwa, Iowa.
The League ... will endure.
 
2 days ago  
OK
 
2 days ago  
They just need to sell all of the assets to a new owner who can then pretend it's the same club and carry on debt-free and consequence-free while their fans pretend to be victims.
 
2 days ago  

doctorguilty: It stinks for the players and anyone else this bozo owes money to, but this is the equivalent of a single-A team in Ottumwa, Iowa. The League ... will endure.


Showing what you know there. There are 10+ levels of leagues in the UK and they are all independent - zero are farm teams affiliated with the bigs - and only the EPL gets the biggest money. The next gets really good, the next one gets OK money, the 4th downward are really suffering the effects of no weekly income from sales (all going well fans will be coming back over the course of the next month), and most are surviving on shrewd management with owners who care.

Macc, Bury and Bolton (to name only three) were bought by grifters who wanted to strip what they can while they can. Spurs are offering Gareth Bale a weekly wage in excess of what Macc's *total* debts were.
 
2 days ago  
So if they formed a phoenix club would they then have to start at like the 10th division or is just a matter of what league would be willing to let them in? Or is like Italy where you just "reorganize" every 10 or 20 years?
 
2 days ago  

sephjnr: p.s.


As teams are independent, and as we have pro/rel there cannot be a situation where a big team buys another to run as a farm team as that will take up a spot with that team never rising to become a competitor which is the dream of every team in the football system. Ring-fencing the top 1/2 divisions off will essentially drive many of these sides out of business entirely as the farm/academy systems that are in place are run during working days/hours where attendances are garbage, so why would the big teams want to clutter up their fans' calendars any more?
 
2 days ago  

AliceBToklasLives: So if they formed a phoenix club would they then have to start at like the 10th division or is just a matter of what league would be willing to let them in? Or is like Italy where you just "reorganize" every 10 or 20 years?


Not necessarily that far down, but the former is the case. AFC Wimbledon started at Tier 9 and have since surpassed the original entity that didn't go bust but was moved wholesale elsewhere.
 
2 days ago  
sephjnr:Macc, Bury and Bolton (to name only three) were bought by grifters who wanted to strip what they can while they can.

What is there to strip? Honest question. If the club owns the grounds and a developer wants the land, I get that.
 
2 days ago  

sephjnr: sephjnr: p.s.

As teams are independent, and as we have pro/rel there cannot be a situation where a big team buys another to run as a farm team as that will take up a spot with that team never rising to become a competitor which is the dream of every team in the football system.


I think that dream comes after the dream of making a profit
 
2 days ago  
Macc is just outside the Greater Manchester region, but both Bury and Bolton are in Greater Manchester. I wonder to what degree people abandon their parent's teams to support either City or United.
 
2 days ago  

Gordon Bennett: They just need to sell all of the assets to a new owner who can then pretend it's the same club and carry on debt-free and consequence-free while their fans pretend to be victims.


Do you want the Macclesfield Red Bulls???
 
2 days ago  

FrancoFile: "Winding up" means liquidation, I guess.

/motorized rollinghams


Correct
 
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