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#CelticFC 2021/22 accounts cover a season when they regained the Scottish Premiership title under new manager Ange Postecoglou and also won the League Cup, but were eliminated from the Europa League after the group stage.
#CelticFC swung from £11.5m pre-tax loss to £6.1m profit (£5.8m after tax), as revenue rose £27m (45%) from £61m to £88m and profit on player sales increased £20m from £9m to club record £29m, partly offset by £25m (29%) higher operating expenses and no repeat of £5m insurance.
Main reason for #CelticFC revenue increase was match day, which rose £22m (107%) from £21m to £43m, due to the return of fans to the stadium, while commercial grew £3m (11%) to £32m in a more normalised trading environment and broadcasting was up £2m (18%) to £13m.
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🧵 Key quotes thread Gameweek 15

💠 Man City

📢 Pep Guardiola asked how close Erling Haaland was to the starting XI: "He's feeling better. He could play but it's not the perfect, ideal situation..."

#fpl #gw15 #fantasypl #FPLcommunity #mcfc #MciFul #teamnews #injuries
📢 Guardiola asked how close Haaland was to starting XI: "...but he's on the bench, in case we need him.

"We will see [how likely he is to get minutes]. The game will dictate what we have to do."

#fpl #gw15 #fantasypl #FPLcommunity #mcfc #MciFul #teamnews #injuries
🐖 Fulham

📢 Marco Silva on Aleksandar Mitrovic injury: "As you know, Mitro had a problem in the last game with the national team [Serbia] - in his ankle.

"Of course we are managing him..."

#fpl #gw15 #fantasypl #FPLcommunity #ffc #MciFul #teamnews #injuries
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🧵 Pre-match press conference embargo thread Gameweek 15

💠 Man City

📢 Guardiola asked how Erling Haaland is handling injury situation: "He wants to play but he's injured...or was injured. So in that moment, he is relaxed..."

#fpl #gw15 #fantasypl #FPLcommunity #mcfc #MciFul
📢 Guardiola asked how Erling Haaland is handling injury situation: "...he wants to play - like everyone - but he is not ready, he cannot help so focus and recover.

"It's not a big issue to happen in the period..."

#fpl #gw15 #fantasypl #FPLcommunity #mcfc #MciFul
📢 Guardiola asked how Erling Haaland is handling injury situation: "...last season in Dortmund, many times he was injured. This is the problem.

"But so far it's been good - has had a little setback but he will be back..."

#fpl #gw15 #fantasypl #FPLcommunity #mcfc #MciFul
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🧵 Pre-match press conference thread Gameweek 14 [Thursday]

ℹ️ Team news, injury updates, player availability, manager quotes + anything relevant to Fantasy Premier League from the pressers before Saturday's deadline [11am IST]⬇️

#fpl #gw14 #fantasypl #teamnews #injuries
🍒 Bournemouth

📢 Gary O'Neil on Solanke: "Dominic is a lot better than expected, there’s good news and he’s recovered well.

"As a result of that, we’re hopeful of him playing at the weekend [against Spurs] but we’ll have to wait and see."

#fpl #gw14 #fantasypl #afcb #BouTot
📢 O'Neil on Neto: "Unfortunately Neto will be out. It won’t be short term.

"It’ll be fairly long term, it won’t be a week or two.

"Neto brought a calmness and helped us steady the ship when we had some tough results..."

#fpl #gw14 #fantasypl #afcb #BouTot
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🧵 Thread of key quotes ahead of Blank Gameweek 12

🇮🇹 Spurs

📢 Antonio Conte on Doherty: "About Matt, honestly I'm really happy, really happy.

"He played a good game against Brighton but today he played better..."

#fpl #gw11 #fantasypl #thfc #TotEve #gw12 #bgw12 #MunTot
📢 Conte on Doherty: "...than the last game. He played well in the last game and I was happy also with it but today, I have seen again the Matt Doherty of last season.

"I was really pleased and said to him..."

#fpl #gw11 #fantasypl #thfc #TotEve #gw12 #bgw12 #MunTot
📢 Conte on Doherty: "...'finally now you are the player that I know!'.

"It's important, important for us because to play all these games in a short period, it is important to have all the players available."

#fpl #gw11 #fantasypl #thfc #TotEve #gw12 #bgw12 #MunTot
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🧵 Pre-match press conference thread Gameweek 4 [Thursday]

ℹ️ Team news, injury updates, player availability, manager quotes & anything else relevant to Fantasy Premier League from the pressers ahead of the deadline ⬇️

#fpl #gw4

read article [free]: drafthound.link/pre-match-pres…
🐻‍❄️ Leeds

📢 Jesse Marsch on injuries: "The big question mark is Patrick Bamford. We think he’s doing well and moving forward.

"I think also with the performances of the team, that it allows us to be patient..."

#fpl #gw4 #lufc #BhaLee #fantasypl
📢 Marsch on Bamford: "...we will still have a call to make for exactly what it means for this weekend.

"We want to put him in the best position possible to physically pick up where he left off."

#fpl #gw4 #lufc #BhaLee #fantasypl
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Huddersfield Town’s 2020/21 accounts cover a season when they finished 20th in the Championship, thus narrowly avoiding relegation. However, matters on the pitch were much better last season, when Carlos Corberan’s team reached the play-off final. Some thoughts follow #HTAFC
Since these accounts, it has been reported that former owner Dean Hoyle has almost completed a takeover of #HTAFC by acquiring the 75% controlling stake he sold to Phil Hodgkinson in 2019. As Hoyle had kept 25%, he would have full ownership if the deal is finalised.
Hodgkinson’s main company had been placed into administration in November 2021, so there was concern that this would cause problems for #HTAFC, though the club was not directly affected. So, there has been much change, but the 2020/21 accounts are still of interest.
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Stoke City’s 2020/21 accounts covered a season when they finished 14th in the Championship under manager Michael O’Neill, one place better than the previous season, but the third year in a row they have finished in the bottom half of the table. Some thoughts follow #SCFC
#SCFC pre-tax loss narrowed from £88m to £10m, despite revenue falling £10m (19%) from £50m to £40m and profit on player sales decreasing £2m to £1m, as they made £33m profit on the sale of stadium and training ground. Operating expenses down £55m (39%). Loss after tax was £8m.
As a technical aside, these figures relate to Stoke City Holdings Ltd. The pre-tax loss in the football club was much higher at £43m, mainly because those accounts do not include the £33m profit from the sale of the stadium and training ground.
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Sheffield Wednesday’s 2020/21 accounts cover a season when they finished 24th in the Championship and were thus relegated to League One (after a 6-point FFP penalty). Manager Garry Monk replaced by Tony Pulis, then succeeded by Darren Moore. Some thoughts follow #SWFC
#SWFC loss slightly increased from £24m to £26m, as revenue nearly halved from £20.9m to £11.6m and profit from player sales fell from £6.2m to £0.6m, though these decreases were largely offset by a significant £14m (26%) reduction in expenses.
Due to COVID, #SWFC match day decreased 98% from £6.6m to £0.1m and commercial was down a third from £5.7m to £3.8m, while broadcasting fell £0.7m (8%) to £7.8m. Note: match day and broadcasting not separated in accounts, so I have estimated these based on similar sized clubs.
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Birmingham City’s 2020/21 financial results covered a season when they finished 18th in the Championship, a slight improvement on previous season’s 20th place. Head coach Aitor Karanka was replaced by Lee Bowyer in March 2021. Some thoughts in the following thread #BCFC
#BCFC loss narrowed from £18.2m to £4.8m, largely due to profit on player sales rising £15m to £27m, thanks to Jude Bellingham’s move to Borussia Dortmund. Revenue dropped £9.1m (40%) from £22.8m to £13.7m, due to COVID, partly offset by expenses falling £7m (14%).
COVID drove reductions in match receipts, down to zero from £4.7m, and commercial, which more than halved from £9.3m to £4.4m. In contrast, broadcasting rose £0.5m (5%) to £9.3m, while other operating income increased £0.3m to £1.8m, including £659k COVID grant.
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Swansea City’s 2020/21 accounts covered a season when they finished 4th in the Championship, thus reaching the play-offs, but were beaten in the final by Brentford. Head coach Steve Cooper since replaced by Russell Martin. Some thoughts in the following thread #Swans
#Swans swung from a pre-tax profit of £2.7m to a loss of £4.6m, as revenue fell £22m (45%) from £50m to £28m and profit from player sales dropped £5m (30%) to £12m, partly offset by total expenses reducing by £17m (26%) and £3.3m insurance claim. Loss after tax was £4.1m.
The main reason for #Swans £22m revenue decrease was broadcasting, which dropped £17m (44%) from £39m to £22m, mainly due to lower parachute payment, though COVID also drove reductions in match day, down £3.0m (63%) to £1.8m, and commercial, down £1.8m (31%) to £4.1m.
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Newcastle United’s 2020/21 financial results cover a season when they finished 12th in the Premier League under head coach Steve Bruce, since replaced by Eddie Howe in November 2021. Disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some thoughts in the following thread #NUFC
This was the last set of accounts under Mike Ashley’s ownership, as the club was acquired in October 2021 by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (80% stake), as well as PCP Capital Partners (10%) and RB Sports & Media (10%).
#NUFC pre-tax loss reduced from £26m to £14m, despite revenue falling £13m (8%) from £153m to £140m and profit on player sales dropping £24m to £2m, as operating expenses decreased £51m (25%), mainly due to change in accounting date. Loss after tax narrowed from £23m to £12m.
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Sheffield United’s 2020/21 accounts covered a season when they finished 20th in the Premier League, leading to relegation after a two-year spell in the top flight. Manager Chris Wilder was replaced by Paul Heckingbottom (interim basis). Some thoughts follow #SUFC #twitterblades
This was the second year under new #SUFC owner Prince Abdullah after the High Court ruled that Kevin McCabe had to sell his 50% share to the Prince. This also triggered an agreement whereby the club had to purchase the stadium, training facility, gym, hotel and offices for £38m.
#SUFC pre-tax profit fell from £19m to £10m, as revenue dropped £28m (20%) from club record £143m to £115m and profit on player sales decreased £3m to £1m, partly offset by operating expenses falling £21m (17%). Net interest payable was up £1.7m to £2.5m.
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Middlesbrough’s 2020/21 financial results covered a season when they finished 10th in the Championship under manager Neil Warnock, who has since been replaced by Chris Wilder in November. Some thoughts in the following thread #Boro
#Boro reduced their pre-tax loss from club record £36m to £31m, despite revenue dropping £4.9m (25%) from £19.4m to £14.5m, as other income rose £2.7m to £4.6m, operating expenses were cut £5.7m (10%) and profit on player sales rose £0.8m to £4.3m. Loss after tax was £27m.
#Boro revenue was “significantly” impacted by COVID, leading to reductions in gate receipts, down £4.5m (99%) to just £36k, and commercial, down £1.6m (26%) to £4.3m. However, broadcasting increased £1.1m (12%) from £9.0m to £10.1m, partly due to iFollow streaming.
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#CardiffCity 2020/21 financial results covered a season when they finished 8th in the Championship. Manager Neil Harris was replaced by Mick McCarthy in January 2021, since succeeded by Steve Morison In November 2021. Some thoughts in the following thread.
#CardiffCity pre-tax loss narrowed from £12m to £11m, as revenue rose £9m (20%) from £46m to £55m and operating expenses were cut £3m (4%), though profit on player sales fell £11m from £14m to £3m.
#CardiffCity broadcasting income rose £11m (31%) from £37m to £48m, as money deferred for games played after 2020 accounts offset lower parachute payments. Match day fell £2.5m (68%) from £3.7m to £1.2m, as games played without fans. Commercial slightly increased to £5.6m.
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#WatfordFC 2020/21 financial results covered a season when they finished 2nd in the Championship, securing immediate promotion back to the Premier League. Head coach Vladimir Ivic was replaced by Xisco, since succeeded by Claudio Ranieri and Roy Hodgson. Some thoughts follow.
Despite impact of relegation and COVID, #WatfordFC pre-tax loss reduced from £36m to £22m, even though revenue fell £63m (52%) from £120m to £57m, as profit on player sales shot up from £18m to £56m and expenses were cut £35m (21%). Other income included £2.5m insurance claim. Image
Main driver of #WatfordFC revenue decrease was broadcasting, down £45m (48%) from £95m to £50m, as TV deal is much more lucrative in the Premier League, though also big falls in commercial, down £13m (76%) from £17m to £4m, and match day, down £5.7m (78%) to £1.6m. Image
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Blackburn Rovers’ financial results for 2020/21 cover a season when they finished 15th in the Championship under Tony Mowbray (down from prior year 11th). Club described the campaign as “unprecedented”, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some thoughts follow #Rovers
#Rovers loss narrowed by £15.3m from £21.9m to £6.6m, mainly due to £13m profit from sale of training ground. Revenue rose £1.0m (7%) to £14.5m, but profit on player sales fell £2.5m to £0.6m. Expenses were cut £1.0m (3%), while other operating income rose £2.7m to £3.3m.
#Rovers revenue increase was driven by growth in broadcasting, up £2.1m (31%) from £6.8m to £8.9m, and commercial, up £0.8m (19%) from £4.0m to £4.8m, which offset the COVID driven reductions in match day, down £1.9m (71%) from £2.7m to just £0.8m.
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Russian owned Bournemouth publish their 2020/21 accounts. 🔑figures
Revenue £77m ⬇️ 25%
Wages £57m ⬇️47%
Operating loss £33m ⬇️56%
Player sale profits £56m ⬆️143%
Player purchases £7m
Player sales £68m
Loans £165m ⬆️30% #AFCB
Income down to just over half the levels of two seasons ago, expect another significant fall in 2021/22 as last season includes some PL money as matches played before relegation in the 1 July 2020- 30 June 2021 period
Broadcast income £67m, usually clubs get about £42m from parachute payments plus £2.5m EFL money, but Bournemouth figures higher due to PL matches taking place in the financial year. Broadcast income 88% of total. #AFCB
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Manchester City’s 2020/21 accounts covered a season when they won the Premier League for the third time in four years, reached the Champions League final for the first time in the club’s history, won the League Cup and reached the FA Cup semi-finals. Some thoughts follow #MCFC
#MCFC swung from £125m loss before tax to £5m profit (£2m after tax), despite the adverse impact of COVID, as revenue increased £92m (19%) from £478m to club record £570m, profit from player sales rose £29m to £69m and operating expenses fell £11m (2%).
Main reason for #MCFC revenue growth was £107m (56%) increase in broadcasting from £190m to £297m, including deferred revenue from 2019/20 and higher CL money, plus £25m (10%) growth in commercial to £272m, which offset COVID driven reduction in match day, down £41m (98%) to £1m.
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Four Premier League clubs have now published their accounts for the 2020/21 season and it may surprise to many fans that two of them managed to increase their revenue in a season so badly impacted by the pandemic. This thread will explain the reasons, which are mainly technical.
West Ham reported significant (38%) revenue growth from £140m to £193m, while Chelsea also increased revenue by 7% from £407m to £435m. The other clubs saw relatively small revenue falls: Manchester United from £509m to £494m (3%) and Tottenham Hotspur from £392m to £360m (8%).
As almost all games were played behind closed doors without fans in 2020/21, match day income took a real pasting, with substantial reductions across the board: #THFC down from £95m to £2m, #MUFC from £90m to £7m, #CFC from £54m to £8m and #WHUFC from £23m to £1m.
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While we wait for clubs to publish their accounts for the 2020/21 season, I thought it might be interesting to look at the trends in the Premier League over the last 10 years from 2011 to 2020, especially with COVID impacting last 3 months of 2019/20. Some thoughts follow #PL
#PL loss before tax widened in 2020 from £155m to £992m,  as the initial effect of the pandemic began to bite. It is true that the division was already loss-making in 2019, but it had reported profits in 4 of the preceding 5 years, amounting to £1.3 bln in this period.
The situation in the #PL was much the same after tax, though the 2020 loss was smaller at £953m, due to £39m tax credits. Tax accounting entries can have a major impact on net profits, e.g. 2018 included a £149m tax charge, while 2103 was boosted by £147m tax credit.
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Here’s a financial take on #afcb’s summer window. No commentary on signings’ merit etc, just the money. There’s been lots of talk about spending, but before the window I said “Kids, Loans (& Frees)”. Boring but fairly predictable from a financial perspective. Here's why...
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Its not an exact science & so I’ve made some #afcb assumptions:
1. Purchase and sale prices, contract lengths, etc from Transfermarkt or @markmcadamtv
2. Sell-on/Add-on/Agents fees from club’s historical averages
3. Future instalments based on club’s historical averages
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At £20m (3 year rolling average), #afcb’s net transfer position is in the black for the 1st time.
P&L player trading profit fell back to £6m from summer 2020’s £50m+ record.
Loan income has continued to fall from its 2018/19 peak when it was more than gate receipts.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant adverse impact on football clubs, though it is important to distinguish between money that has been completely lost to the game and income that has simply been deferred. This thread will analyse what this means for the Premier League.
Many clubs have listed the revenue impact of COVID-19 in their accounts, while others have not quantified the amounts. In the latter case, I have made assumptions consistent with those clubs who have provided figures in order to estimate the impact.
On the face of it, Premier League revenue held up quite well in 2019/20, though there were only 3 months impacted by the pandemic that season, as 4 clubs reported revenue above £400m (#MUFC £509m, #LFC £490m, #MCFC £478m & #CFC £407m), while all but one club was higher than £100m
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THREAD: #Ramsdale to #Arsenal

It will be interesting to see how #Ramsdale gets on at #AFC & how his game evolves.

One thing #AFC know they are getting is a quality 1v1 stopper!

My model suggests #Ramsdale’s 1v1 prowess saved #SUFC ~3 goals more than an average #PL GK would’ve!
In comparison #Leno was average at stopping 1v1s last year & given the brand of football #Arsenal wish to play maybe this was in their thought process when they scouted #Ramsdale.

My model has #Ramsdale as one of the top 5 1v1 stoppers in the #PL & potentially can still improve!
#Ramsdale’s strength vs close range 1v1s is down to his lightning fast speed of thought & speed off the line in combination with his wonderful bravery & tidy spread technique.

This save vs #Wolves is a good example

Rambo creates a huge barrier & snuffs out an excellent chance!
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