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🧵 Pre-match press conference thread Gameweek 3 [Friday]

🐦 Liverpool

📢 Jurgen Klopp on Andy Robertson: "Robbo trained the whole week, of course he [is] in contention, no doubt about that."

#fpl #gw3 #CHpressers #lfc #LivChe
📢 Klopp on team news: "Millie [James Milner] will not be ready – I think that's it pretty much. All the rest trained and looked good and sharp."

#fpl #gw3 #CHpressers #lfc #LivChe
☔️ Aston Villa

📢 Dean Smith on team news/injuries: "Ollie Watkins will train with us today and if he gets through training, he’ll be available for selection.

"[Leon Bailey's] progress is going ok but tomorrow will come too soon for him..."

#fpl #gw3 #CHpressers #avfc #AvlBre
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Thomas Frank has been looking ahead to #CRYBRE this afternoon

#BrentfordFC Thomas Frank in his pre-Ars...
🤕 Latest Team News

All players that were available for Arsenal will be available for Saturday

Mathias Jensen trained partly with the group today but he is out for Saturday.

Wissa will definitely be part of the squad. He’s had a good week of training

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🗣 Thomas on our opening win

"It’s very rare that you can nail that combination of performance on the pitch with the community. Looking back in 20 years’ time it might be a top five game for the club and fans because everything just came perfectly together"

#BrentfordFC #CRYBRE Image
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Brentford’s 2019/20 financial results covered a season when they narrowly missed out on promotion, finishing 3rd in the Championship before losing the play-off final to Fulham. Some thoughts in the following thread #BrentfordFC
#BrentfordFC swung from £24m profit before tax to £9m loss, as last year benefited from £14m sale of land. Revenue dropped £1.3m (9%) from £15.2m to £13.9m, while profit on player sales fell £2m to £25m. Investment in the squad meant expenses increased £14m. Loss after tax £10m.
Main driver of COVID-impacted #BrentfordFC revenue decrease was broadcasting, down £1.6m (18%) to £7.3m, while ticketing also fell £0.3m (9%) to £3.1m, partly offset by commercial rising £0.5m (18%) to £3.6m. Other income fell £1.6m to £1.0m, including job retention scheme £635k.
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Players with the most points per game for each team in the Championship 💪

Wycombe - Jordan Obita

The #Chairboys average 1 point per game in the matches he’s played this season Image
Wednesday - Keiren Westwood/Massimo Luongo

Points per game average when on the pitch: 1.42 ImageImage
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I had a request to look at transfer spend in the Premier League, so I have analysed this over the last 5 years (up to 2018/19, the last season when all clubs have published their accounts). As a Christmas bonus, I have also included the EFL Championship.
In terms of the infamous net spend, the two Manchester clubs have spent most on transfers (#MCFC £639m and #MUFC £590m), followed by #CFC £440m. #AFC fans will be appalled to discover they have spent around the same (£329m) as champions #LFC £337m.
It is striking how low #THFC net spend was, only £63m in the 5 years up to 2018/19, though worth noting that they then splashed out £136m in 2019/20. Lowest spend unsurprisingly at clubs recently promoted from the Championship, i.e. #LUFC £4m and #SUFC £(13)m.
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1/ Despite 11 games undefeated (5 win, 6 draws) and 6th in the table, a minority of Brentford fans are wanting to sack Thomas Frank.

In the thread we'll breakdown, what I believe is different from last year and the struggles we've faced so far.

#BrentfordFC | #EFL
First of all, I'll be breaking down what I think is the problem/issues of this season into 3 sections.

1. Schedule & Fitness
2. Build up play
3. Personnel
Schedule and Fitness

After last years play off run ending on the 4/8/20, the Bees were back playing again on 6/9/20. A very limited pre-season, coupled with a run in the EFL cup, have meant the Bees played 22 games already (that's not even adding international breaks).
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👇 Thread!

🆕 Fulham secured an immediate return to the Premier League after beating rivals Brentford in the Championship play-off final. Here's our analysis from the game...

🔍 Brentford’s most effective attacking build came from the left, where Rico Henry advanced from left-back; Saïd Benrahma also probed around Fulham’s double pivot (1/8)

🔴 #BrentfordFC #EFLPlayOffs Image
🔍 The numerical overload Fulham had in central midfield forced Brentford’s midfielders to adopt narrow positions, creating spaces for Fulham in wide areas (2/8)

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#BrentfordFC 2018/19 financial results covered a season when they came 11th in the Championship, their 5th consecutive top half finish, a great achievement for a club with such low income, especially as head coach Dean Smith left for #AVFC in October, replaced by Thomas Frank.
#BrentfordFC swung from £4m loss before tax to £24m, very largely due to £14m sale of land to stadium developers & profit on player sales rising by £13m to £27m. Revenue grew £2.6m (21%) to £15.2m, while expenses were £3.5m higher. Profit after tax was £20m due to £4m tax charge.
All three #BrentfordFC revenue streams grew with broadcasting contributing the largest increase, up £1.6m (23%) to £8.8m, followed by commercial, up £0.7m (30%) to £3.0m, and ticketing income, up £0.3m (10%) to £3.4m. Other operating income (player loans) up £2.3m to £2.7m.
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19/20 shot map for Josh Dasilva (21) in #EFLChampionship

With high impact goals from distance against Bristol & Millwall, we’re starting to see wonderkid Josh Dasilva make waves in men’s football.

His left foot is becoming an added dimension to Bees attack with almost 40% SoT
At home, #BrentfordFC tend to be patient in attack and try to dominate the ball on the edge of the opposition box waiting for openings. To counter this, defences narrow up and combine with a compact midfield immediately in front preventing all central direct routes to goal.
Feeding through balls to Watkins or an inverted winger in such a congested area is a difficult task so the play is then forced wide to an overlapping fullback to cross low towards the six yard box or cut back towards the penalty spot.
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I recently wrote about the importance of the cash flow statement in assessing the financial performance of a football club, focusing on the Premier League. Since then I have had a few requests to do the same for the Championship, so let’s take a look in the following thread.
A club’s profit and loss account is easy to understand, i.e. basically revenue less expenses (mainly player wages), but this is a notional profit based on the accountants’ accruals concept, which can be very different from actual cash movements.
This is important, as the main reason that football clubs fail is cash flow problems. It does not matter how large your revenue is (or your profits are), if you do not have the cash to pay your players, suppliers or indeed the taxman, then you will find yourself in trouble.
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Thread: So here's to another end of the season, another top half finish but what if? By using xG I've worked out the points we would expect to have based on the quality of the chances we created and conceded.

Points: 64 Position:11th
xPoints: 69 Position: 9th
2/ One of the biggest problems was the off field problems. Smith leaving after 12 games and the transition to a new management team.

The tragic death of Robert Rowan shocked the club to core, may he rest in peace ❤️
3/ One thing that has also changed is the system, transitioning from a 4-3-3 to 5-3-2 (In defence) and a 3-4-3 (when attacking.) The system has brought various degrees of success but with a whole preseason Frank can tweak and get it embedded into the players.
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Brentford’s financial results for 2017/18 covered “yet another season of consolidation and progress”, when the Bees finished 9th in the Championship under head coach Dean Smith, their fourth consecutive top 10 place. Some thoughts in the following thread #BrentfordFC
#BrentfordFC loss widened from £1.0m to £3.9m, due to “increased football related costs”. Revenue was stable at £12.7m, due to ”similar on-pitch performance and attendance year-on-year”, while profit on player sales rose £1.3m to £14.1m.
#BrentfordFC revenue was flat at £12.7m, as ticketing income fell £0.4m (12%) to £3.1m, offset by increases in commercial, up £0.3m (15%) to £2.3m, and broadcasting, up £0.1m (2%) to £7.3m. Other operating income dropped £0.3m to £0.2m.
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I published a study last week on where Premier League clubs source their money and what they spend it on by reviewing the clubs’ cash flow statements over the last decade. Today I do a similar exercise on Championship clubs – where the picture is very different.
In the 10 years between 2008 and 2017 Championship clubs had over £2.8 bln of available cash with the vast majority of financing £2.5 bln coming from their owners (loans £1.9bln and shares £0.6 bln)
So an incredible 87% of Championship clubs’ cash came from owner financing with just 7% from operating activities. This is in stark contrast to the Premier League with 54% from operations and 42% from owners. There was also £41m from (net) player sales & £45m from bank balances.
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