Following the release of Zabaxe’s accounts last week, it was the turn of the Blackpool FC group of companies to lodge their financials for the 2012/13 season. As with the 2011/12 accounts, there is nothing nearly as shocking as the £11m director remuneration awarded to Owen Oyston (via Zabaxe), but the most recent documents still contain a story worth telling.
The name Zabaxe is a familiar one to most Blackpool fans, synonymous as it is with the £11m director remuneration paid to Owen Oyston back in 2010/11. As a quick refresher, it was Zabaxe Limited who were the recipient of this unprecedent director salary straight out of the Premier League TV money, with the claim being it was for tax planning purposes.
Barry Ferguson is currently performing a role at Blackpool that is the equivalent of a manager, just without the formalities being tidied up. It’s likely that should he want the job on a permanent basis then the job may be his. Ferguson has made no secret … Continue reading Understanding Barry Ferguson
We’ve teamed up with Savile Rogue to give you the chance to win one of the world’s finest cashmere football scarves in Blackpool colours. Savile Rogue scarves give a nod to football terraces of yesteryear, shunning in-your-face logos and cheap nylon in favour of a … Continue reading Competition: Win a Savile Rogue cashmere football scarf in Blackpool colours
“When is supporter outreach not really outreach at all?”
That’s the question I’ve been left pondering following the latest line of events at Bloomfield Road. On October 24th Karl Oyston met with BSA members in another one of their ‘mini-forum’ events. Fans were there, questions were asked and answers provided, but is this really supporter engagement?
With 11 matches of the season played, and an international break just gone in which to consider the season so far, the Measured Progress team cast their eye over some of the key themes from the early part of the campaign.
In the second ‘In Conversation’ piece of the season, Chris and John turn their attentions to the transfers concluded during August, the shape it leaves the squad in, and how the team might develop from this point on…