As you may know, Vince McBean filed the requisite Company House documents for his Clapton Football Club 1878 Limited and, for now, they limp on.
Despite this, there are still a lot of unanswered questions that arise from his negotiations with the Ultras (a board? a trustee? etc) and who exactly are this Company and what purpose do they serve?
But most importantly, McBean has lost any credibility he may have had, even with those not fully in the know at the Old Spotted Dog. He is flapping around, being attacked from all angles, merely because his is now under such scrutiny that his failings and scams are now being regularly picked up, and not only by the usual suspects (real Clapton FC, Andy Barr etc)
For my part, it is apparent is despite McBean's claim to be a businessman, over the years I have seen no evidence of any commercial or business like acumen from him, other than the sharp suits. I am sure that I am not alone in wondering how he funds his lifestyle and what business he is actually in. On the other hand, perhaps it is right under our nose and Clapton FC is his business, despite his denial that he is the owner. What is clear, is that nothing is clear, when it comes to Vincent McBean.
So, for the moment, crisis over for Vince? I'm afraid not.
The charity Newham Community Leisure Limited, which holds the lease on the Old Spotted Dog ground and, of which, Vince McBean is a director and trustee, failed to file its own Confirmation Statement at Companies House last week. The consequence is likely to be another proposal to strike off the company, risk to the lease and to Clapton FC.
Vince McBean's credibility is shot. He needs to leave Clapton FC to those who care about it, the supporters.
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