Interesting tweet from Andy Holt, Chairman of Accrington Stanley, calling for an Independent Football Regulator to decide who is a fit and proper person to run a football club with possibly even a power of intervention to step in and run failing clubs. He also points out that he knew Alan Hardy at Notts County was in trouble last year and even contacted the EFL. He wanted them to help him find a buyer.
"There is a reasonable argument that @EFL need not even get involved in fit and proper. It could get on with being a great competition organiser. It could get on with protecting our club’s future.
It could address the looming fall in revenue for @EFL clubs. It could address the deteriorating relationships between clubs accusing each other of impropriety. It could address supporter discontent in competitions. Failing clubs could be managed by an #independentregulator
I contacted @EFL about @Official_NCFC. I knew it was going wrong at that club LAST YEAR. I wanted help for Alan and the club long before it publicly went bad. He needed help to transition the club to a new owner. I’m not defending Alan Hardy. I am saying there has to be somewhere to turn for an owner, when circumstances change. ..outside football, that make the running of a club and orderly transition out of it nigh on impossible. A breathing space. Failing clubs are becoming the fashion, do we just let them all go?