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Borussia Dortmund 2018/19 accounts cover their first season with Lucien Favre as manager when they finished second behind Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga and reached the Champions League last 16. Some thoughts in the following thread #BVB
#BVB profit before tax decreased €13m from €35m to €22m (profit after tax €17m), despite revenue rising €60m (19%) from €317m to €377m, as profit on player sales fell €49m from €126m to €77m and total expenses were up €26m, but net interest payable was €3m lower.
All #BVB revenue streams increased, though the largest growth by far was in broadcasting, up €45m (37%) to €167m. In addition, commercial rose €9m (6%) to €157m, match operations €2m (6%) to €45m and other operating income €4m to €8m.
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Manchester United are the first Premier League club to publish 2018/19 financial results, covering a disappointing season when they finished sixth in the league and were eliminated in the Champions League quarter-finals by Barcelona. Some thoughts in the following thread #MUFC
#MUFC profit before tax was up slightly from £26m to £27m, as revenue rose £37m (6%) to a record £627m, but the wage bill also increased £36m (12%) to £332m. After tax club went from £38m loss to £19m profit, as prior year was impacted by non-cash write-off due to US tax reform.
#MUFC first English club above £600m revenue. Almost all growth was in broadcasting, up £37m (18%) to £241m, due to Champions League participation (and new rights agreement). Commercial and match day flat at £275m and £111m respectively. Profit on player sales £8m higher at £26m.
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Mourinho: “You look at the reality of the performance and the reality of the result, you look at the numbers – Liverpool is 10 points ahead of Chelsea. ‘So let’s make it clear and objective: Chelsea is not going to fight for the title.’” #CFC
Mourinho: “So let’s support what looks like is their philosophy which is to give time for the team, for the players, for the manager, to grow together.” (Sky) #CFC
Mourinho: “I think it shows that people are ready for what this season is going to be for them.
These people are ready to support one of the best professionals I’ve ever worked with & a manager with potential. I think they’re ready to accept what this season is going to be” #CFC
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Absolutely no surprises with this XI. I think this is Klopp's 'big game' XI this season replacing Milderson+Gini from this time last year.

I had hoped Ox would get a sneaky start as I think his explosiveness in midfield would cause Jorginho an absolutely nightmare though.
What are your thoughts on this though Reds?


Chelsea XI is also interesting. Gutted Kante is fit for this - he ruined us in the Super Cup. Though think Gini will fare better than Milner did that day. Mount also makes it. Looks like he is reverting from a back 3 to a back 4 also.
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A previous thread explained the differences between a football club’s profit and loss account and its cash flow statement, as it is important to understand where the money has been spent. This thread will look at how this works for each of the 20 Premier League clubs in 2017/18.
#AFC went from £52m operating profit to £42m operating loss, due to lower revenue after failing to qualify for the Champions League, compounded by higher wages and player amortisation plus Wenger pay-off. However, £120m profit on player sales resulted in £70m profit before tax.
#AFC cash flow boosted by favourable £58m movement in working capital (increase in creditors). Spent £29m (net) on players (purchases £110m, sales £81m). Paid £20m for Emirates loan (£11m interest & £9m debt) plus £12m tax. Net cash inflow of £51m was highest in Premier League.
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One of the questions most frequently asked by football fans is “Where’s all the money gone?” The answer is only partly found in a club’s profit and loss account, so we need to also look at the cash flow statement to get the full picture. Some thoughts in the following thread.
A club’s profit and loss account is easy to understand, as it is basically revenue less expenses (mainly player wages), but this is an accounting profit based on the 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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Depuis la sortie médiatique de Lilian Thuram sur le racisme dans le football, interview issu d’un média italien, tout le monde lui est tombé dessus le taxant de «raciste anti-blanc». 1/13
Dans les heures et les jours qui ont suivi, de nombreux «spécialistes» sont intervenus sur les plateaux TV affirmant l’existence réelle et fondée d’un racisme anti-blanc. 2/13
Je vous passe les arguments merveilleux et objectifs d’un célèbre chroniqueur d’une chaîne cryptée, affirmant que si son fils avait échoué dans le foot c’est parce que ses coéquipiers noirs ne lui faisaient pas la passe, lui le seul blanc. Conclusion, racisme anti-blanc. 3/13
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We get every Premier League player to sit down on camera and say how they want their name pronounced - and there’s LOADS I did wrong. So here’s a thread so you don’t make the same mistakes I did!
First of all - Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki. His first name is actually pronounced ‘TAY-mu’ #ncfc
How about Chelsea’s #USMNT star Christian Pulisic? His surname is ‘puh-LISS-ick’, no Eastern European style ‘itch’ on the end #CFC
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There is much talk about the so-called “Big Six” pulling away from the rest of the Premier League financially, but is this actually true? This thread looks at this question from the perspective of revenue, wages and total player costs #AFC #CFC #LFC #MCFC #MUFC #THFC
For the purpose of this analysis, we will take the 7th highest club in terms of revenue and wages for each season between 2010 and 2018. This means that the 7th placed club is not always the same. For example, for the last 4 seasons’ revenue this was #EFC, #LCFC, #WHUFC & #NUFC.
The highest revenue in the 2018 Premier League was #MUFC £590m, followed by #MCFC £503m, #LFC £455m, #CFC £448m, #AFC £389m, #THFC £379m and #EFC £189m. The highest growth since 2010 came at #MCFC with £378m (or 300%).
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Lampard: “What I certainly want to be is a team that are quite fluid and adaptable in the way that we play. I don’t want to be stuck into one idea, one vision, one plan – I want the players to be adaptable, so that as we move forward, we can evolve. #CFC
Lampard: “It might be daily, it might be weekly; it might be with formations, it might be with mindset. I want to be very open to that, & I want my players to be open to that. Intensity is everything for me. In a daily sense, how we train will be how we play. #Cfc
Lampard: “Intensity is many things. It’s not just physical, it’s also mental; it’s how you approach every day & every game. I had those times at Chelsea when I felt that when we were on it. We were competitive with each other daily; we would shout or lift someone up if...”#CFC
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Football is finally back. Premier League Predictions thread: #PL
20. Steve Bruce is just such an underwhelming appointment. ASM and Joelinton have a lot of potential but relying on them this early in their PL careers seems a risk. If Newcastle do stay up, I have a feeling they’ll get Arab owners soon. The fans would deserve it. #NUFC
19 Crystal Palace. Without Batshuayi and AWB a gaping hole in the team has been left. Relying on a Ayew and Camarasa (he’s decent) isn’t the brightest decision. What kind of mood will Zaha be in? This and Hodgsons experience may be the last hope for Palace. #CPFC
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Can't believe the information I received yesterday about David Luiz... to summarise, the beef with Lampard started right after the #Chelsea 5-3 Salzburg game. David Luiz didn't want to listen to Lampard's feedback, and even got aggressive with Lampard in training. #CFC
It didn't improve when he wasn't selected for the 2-2 Gladbach game... even the staff had to step in once Lampard left the dressing room.
After the game, training went on, but Frank had enough with Luiz's behaviour. He snapped and told Luiz he'll now be a squad player. #CFC
Because of this, Luiz complained to his agent and he wanted to leave. His agent has connections at #Arsenal, which explains the links. Arsenal are interested since they don't have enough funds to sign Upamecano (as they agreed terms for Kieran Tierney). #CFC #AFC
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In preparation for the upcoming 2018/19 Premier League season, I thought that it might be interesting to look at the transfer spend over the last decade, including the growing impact on debt. The analysis is split between 3 periods: last 3 years, last 5 years and last 10 years.
The transfer fees spend is taken from the clubs’ cash flow statements, as this is the only completely accurate source of data. However, it is worth noting that this does not always represent the full cost of transfers, due to the (increasing) use of stage payments.
In the very few cases where a cash flow statement was not available, e.g. if a club only published abbreviated accounts while they were in lower leagues, I have taken data for those years from the Transfermarkt website.
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Lampard on leaving Chelsea as a player: "It was a strange time, but it worked out pretty good. You never have an idea how those things happen. And I understand now how Chelsea wanted to move on. They were striving for another push with some younger and different players" #CFC
Lampard: "So there were no hard feelings. Once the dust settled I was just very thankful for a long career at Chelsea and a nice little ending with City and New York. In terms of me being here as Chelsea manager that year certainly helped."
Lampard: "City allowed me to see another idea, their plans, the training ground and people. There was a correlation about what Chelsea did in 2003/04 and what City did. They came in and changed the landscape. They had slightly different ways of doing it and that's fine."
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As the 2018/19 Premier League season approaches, I thought that it might be interesting to look at the impact of the new three-year TV deal on clubs’ revenue, particularly the changes in the distribution system for the overseas TV deals. Some thoughts in the following thread.
As a reminder, in 2018/19 each club received equal shares for 50% of domestic TV £34m, overseas TV £43m and commercial income £5m. Each league position was worth £1.9m (merit payment), while each match broadcast live was worth £1.1m (on top of £12.2m for a minimum of 10 games).
Therefore, each club received a total of £82m from equal payments with the only differences in Premier League TV distribution due to: (a) league position, ranging from #MCFC £38m to #HTAFC £2m; (b) live TV games, from #LFC £33m to £12m for #AFCB, #HTAFC, #SaintsFC and Watford.
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As Arsenal fans nervously await the outcome of this summer’s transfer window, I thought it might be interesting to look at why the club is facing more financial challenges these days. Some thoughts in the following thread #afcb
On the face of it, #AFC are doing fine, having reported profits for 16 consecutive years, adding up to a grand total of £393m, averaging £25m a year. Furthermore, Arsenal’s profits in the last two years were a healthy £70m in 2017/18 and £45m in 2016/17.
In fact, #AFC £70m profit before tax in 2017/18 (the most recent published accounts) was actually the fifth highest ever registered in the Premier League, though it is worth noting that this was comfortably surpassed by two rivals that season: #THFC £139m and #LFC £125m.
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p.s. I bowled on lane 13 2 hrs ago
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After Saturday’s final, the estimates for this season’s Champions League revenue for Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur can be updated. We can also look at the incredible amounts of TV income earned by English clubs in 2018/19. Some analysis in the following thread #LFC #THFC
#LFC earned an additional €4m for winning the competition (for the sixth time), bringing their total to €111m (£98m), while #THFC remain at €102m (£90m). As a reminder, #MUFC and #MCFC received €93m (£83m) and €93m (82m) respectively.
#LFC 2018/19 Champions League revenue of €111m (£98m) is €30m (£26m) higher than €81m (£72m) they earned in 2017/18, having won the trophy against “only” reaching the final. It includes: participation €15.3m, prize money €60.0m, UEFA coefficient €23.3m & TV pool €12.7m.
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After last night’s Europa League final, the estimates for this season’s Europa League revenue for Arsenal and Chelsea can be updated #CFC earned an additional €4m for winning the competition, bringing their total to €44m (£39m), while #AFC remain at €36m (£32m).
However, #CFC 2018/19 Europa League revenue of €44m (£39m) is €21m (£19m) lower than the €65m (£58m) they earned in the 2017/18 Champions League. It includes: participation €2.9m, prize money €18.3m, UEFA coefficient €3.4m & TV pool €19.1m.
Despite reaching the final, #AFC 2018/19 revenue of €36m (£32m) is €2m (£1m) lower than the €38m (£33m) they earned for getting to the semi-final in 2017/18. It includes: participation €2.9m, prize money €14.3m, UEFA coefficient €3.4m and TV pool €15.6m.
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The Premier League has published its TV revenue for the 2018/19 season, ranging from £97m for #HTAFC to £152m for #LFC, who earned more than league winners #MCFC £151m, due to more matches broadcast live. Some thoughts in the following thread.
Each club receives equal shares for 50% of domestic TV £34.4m, overseas TV £43.2m and commercial income £5.0m. Each league position is worth £1.9m (merit payment), while each match broadcast live is worth £1.1m (on top of £12.2m for a minimum of 10 games).
#LFC Premier League TV money increased by £6.5m from £145.9m to £152.4m in 2018/19, due to a £3.6m higher merit payment (for finishing 2nd, compared to 4th the previous season) and £2.4m more from overseas TV deals. Benefited from most live TV games: 29 vs. #MCFC 26.
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Last week I estimated how much English clubs would earn from the 2018/19 Champions League. Today I take a look at this season’s Europa League revenue for Arsenal and Chelsea #AFC #CFC
Although total Europa League revenue has significantly increased (by 40%) in 2018/19, two points are worth noting: (a) this is lower than the 54% Champions League increase; (b) the impact of the new UEFA coefficient (though only 15% of total distribution, compared to 30% in CL).
As a result, both #AFC and #CFC are estimated to earn less than last year. #CFC is obvious, as they were in the Champions League in 2017/18, but #AFC is due to the impact of UEFA coefficient & TV pool. As it stands (prior year in brackets):

#AFC €36m (€38m)
#CFC €40m (€65m)
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Swansea City’s 2017/18 financial results covered a “difficult” season when they finished 18th, so were relegated to the Championship after 7 consecutive years in the Premier League. They had 3 managers: Paul Clement, Carlos Carvahal and Graham Potter. Some thoughts follow #Swans
#Swans made a loss before tax of £3.2m, compared to a prior year profit of £13.4m, representing a £16.6m deterioration, as revenue fell £1m from £128m to £127m, though profit on player sales was up £9m to £46m. After tax, the club went from a £13.0m profit to a £2.9m loss.
#Swans £1m revenue fall was very largely driven by broadcasting’s £4.7m (4%) decrease from £109.4m to £104.7m, due to less prize money for a lower league position. In contrast, commercial rose £3.8m (35%) from £10.7m to £14.5m, while match day was flat at £7.4m.
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As the Champions League and Europa League reach the semi-final stage, I took a quick look at the latest available revenue and wages data for those clubs still in the competition. Some analysis in the following thread.
The Champions League has the “fairest” financial pairings, as it matches the clubs with the highest and 2nd highest revenues, then 3rd and 4th.

However, the differences are still huge: Barcelona £612m is £150m more than #LFC £455m; while #THFC £379m is nearly 5 times Ajax £81m.
It’s a similar story and nether Champions League with wages. Barcelona’s £431m (excluding other sports such as basketball and handball) is again over £150m higher than #LFC £264m, while #THFC £148m might be low for a leading Premier League club, but it is triple Ajax £47m.
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Now that we have reached the semi-final stage of the 2018/19 Champions League, we can estimate how much English clubs will earn from this competition. This is not completely straightforward, due to changes in the distribution method, but let’s have a go in the following thread.
First of all, the total amount distributed to clubs in the 2018/19 Champions League has increased by 54% (€681m) from €1.269 bln to €1.950 bln. This is now split: participation €488m (25%), performance €585m (30%), TV pool €292m (15%) and coefficient rankings €585m (30%).
In 2018/19 each of the 32 clubs that qualified for the Champions League group stage get €15.25m plus €2.7m for a win & €900k for a draw. Additional prize money for each further stage reached: last 16 €9.5m, quarter-final €10.5m, semi-final €12m, final €15m & winners €19m.
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