Archive for January, 2008

Fans make Liverpool takeover move

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

The latest in the ongoing saga about Liverpool’s ownership. To me the target seems like a difficult one to reach – the article talks about 100,000 fans raising £500m, which would be an average investment of £5,000 each – but I think the “Barcelona model” would be an interesting one to see at the top end of the English premiership. It certainly seems a lot more sustainable than chasing a succession of foreign investors in the hope that it will propel you back to the glory days of 25 years ago…

BBC NEWS | Business | Fans make Liverpool takeover move

Raith Rovers – Who Owns What?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

In the run-up to Christmas, we held the first of a series of informal meetings for our members to explore specific topics in detail with us. On this occasion the format was extremely informal – an open invitation to join us for a drink and a chat in the Novar Bar before a match – and the topic being explored was the structure of the football club.

Our intent was to share what we as a Trust Board know about the structure and interaction of the various companies that are part of and that own Raith Rovers, to de-bunk some of the myths that might exist about who owns what, and to bring the concerns of our members into our own understanding of the issues.

For those who couldn’t attend, here is a summary of the information we shared.