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The last couple of days have been particular hard on fans of former Danish giants Brøndby IF. It is no more than seven years ago that my club won the double with Daniel Agger and Johan Elmander as the star players and Michael Laudrup as head coach.

 

When the trio left the club the chairman and co-founder Per Bjerregaard decided to step down as general manager and give the responsibility to his son, Anders. And from that moment on the club started to fade, badly.

 

A lot of players have been brought in over the last seven years, most of them far from the standard demanded from a top tier team. The economy went to s*** and today the club is in its worst state since the Interbank-episode.

 

Brøndby, once a visionary club, the first one to implement proffessional football in Denmark, is on the brink of bankruptcy. There is no money available and the debt is only getting bigger for every day going by.

 

The club owes a huge amount of money to the bank and have also been ordered by the court to pay a huge benefit settlement to the players. Apparently Brøndby have neglected to pay players the mandatory 12,5 percent holiday bonus.

 

The plan is to slim down all costs and hope for a sale. They have asked all staff to accept a reduction in pay but that may not happen.

 

Worst case scenario is bankruptcy and that just might happen within the next couple of days. Best case scenario some idiot puts up the money and the club goes on a bit longer.

 

Oh how the mighty have fallen.

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Update...

 

The rescue plan was dependent on players and staff accepting a permanent wage reduction of 10 percent and an extra 15 percent for the next three months.

 

The players and staff have countered the offer by suggesting a reduction of 75 percent for January alone and nothing more with the money being paid back after a takeover.

 

The club have accepted this offer and also sold the high school attached to the stadium to the local municipality, so there should be enough money around to get through January.

 

February is a whole different story.

 

Also, Liverpool actually accepted to play a friendly in Brøndby as part of the Agger sale. That promise has yet to be fulfilled but could generate income. Are you reading this Ayre?

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Bottom of the table too? Jaysus, sorry to hear that Ejder. I went over to see them play a couple of times, was good fun getting on the train and going out to the suburbs.

 

Would be good to see Liverpool go over but obv it's not going to happen until the summer.

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Bottom of the table too? Jaysus, sorry to hear that Ejder. I went over to see them play a couple of times, was good fun getting on the train and going out to the suburbs.

 

Would be good to see Liverpool go over but obv it's not going to happen until the summer.

 

Yeah I know. But it is what six years since Agger signed?

 

Anyways, nice to hear you've been at Brøndby Stadion. Atmosphere there is usually boss...

 

PS: Table: http://www.bold.dk/fodbold/Danmark/Superligaen

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Must be a bit of a sickener to see them bottom with FCK flying high.

 

Yeah but they've been s**** for years now so I've gotten used to it. The most sickening part is that the former chairman is apparently still pulling the strings and he'd rather see the club go belly up than give it up. That and signings like Clarence Goodson and others who really haven't been worth the paper they've signed.

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You need to fire up a Real Oviedo-esque Save Brondby campaign. They are now majority owned by Carlos Slim (and me and a few thousand others).

 

I was just about to type the same thing. Thing its a great idea

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Well there is a supporters trust already but the thing is that the club is built on a very unique structure in where the founders, the amateur association, hold all the power. You can't buy Brøndby unless they change the structure and the old guard would rather see them go down than give the club up. So any money raised would just prolonge Bjerregaard's and the amateur union's grip on the club.

 

A bankruptcy would see the club relegated three division but the amateur and youth department would be able to continue.

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The best thing for brøndby is to start from scratch again in the 3rd or 4th tier without the old man, of course.

 

Personally, I really hope he stays (and Auri Skarbalius, too, please!) and continue to screw you over, as I hate you lot more than any other team, bar manure. :D

 

How much money is it that you owe to former players, £3-4m? Good luck with that.

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The best thing for brøndby is to start from scratch again in the 3rd or 4th tier without the old man, of course.

 

Personally, I really hope he stays (and Auri Skarbalius, too, please!) and continue to screw you over, as I hate you lot more than any other team, bar manure. :D

 

How much money is it that you owe to former players, £3-4m? Good luck with that.

 

Are you FCK or one of Brondby's big rivals from before 1992?

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