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Hoy todos se ríen de las palancas del #FCB y los memes no cesan por el estado actual del club. Solo demuestran corta memoria y escaso conocimiento sobre lo sucedido en el 2000 y la llegada de Florentino al #RealMadrid

Abro 🧵
Florentino ganó las elecciones en el 2000 (2da vez que se presentaba) en un momento dramático económicamente para el #RealMadrid (arrastraba una deuda enorme) y prometiendo a Figo 2do CAPITÁN y emblema del #FCB quien terminaba contrato ese año.
Tras ganar las elecciones a Sanz Florentino trazó su estrategia para sacar al club de la deuda, donde llego a decir q “sobrevivir día a día es un milagro”

Deuda neta 46200M ptas
Pagos adelantados 19000M ptas
DÉFICIT 7000M ptas

“Poniendo en duda la viabilidad del madrid”
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#FCBarcelona have announced the signing of Rapinha from #LUFC for €58m, while a deal to acquire Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich for €50m is agreed in principle. The question is how can they possibly afford these players, given their well-documented financial problems?
Only last month president Joan Laporta compared #FCBarcelona to a patient who “was practically dead in financial terms”, while the vice-president for finance Eduard Romeu said that €500m was needed “to save the club”.
This was not surprising, given the magnitude of #FCBarcelona’s financial issues. Although things have moved on since the most recent accounts for the 2020/21 season, it’s worth reviewing these to explain why so many fans are scratching their head at this summer’s spending.
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Sí, Robert Lewandowski ha fichado por el Barcelona. Pero, ¿realmente sabes por qué lo hemos fichado?

▶ Historia
▶ Posición
▶ Estilo de Juego
▶ En clave #Barça

| @gusfop lo analiza | Vídeo: @LaportaEra. ¡Vamos al hilo! 👇🏼

🇵🇱 Historia

Lewandowski era flaco y propenso a las lesiones, pero en 2006 superó una lesión y, tras marcar 15 goles, llevó a su equipo a ganar la tercera división polaca.

Luego, con una media de 20 por temporada, Lewy llevó al Lech Poznan a la máxima categoría del fútbol 🇵🇱. Image
🥇 Historia

En la temporada 2014/15 el @BVB fichó a Lewandowski por 4.5M €. A partir de ahí empieza su ascenso al estrellato mundial.

Lewy llega al #FCBarcelona con valores que lo unen a este club y con un palmarés de 61 títulos, e incluso algún récord Guinness… Image
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UEFA have announced new Financial Sustainability regulations from June 2022. President Aleksander Ceferin explained, “The evolution of the football industry, alongside the inevitable financial effects of the pandemic, has shown the need for wholesale reform and new regulations.”
UEFA director Andrea Traverso noted, “Competitive imbalance cannot be addressed simply by financial regulations. It must be addressed in combination with other measures. This is why we changed the name. The name fair play was interpreted as creating a level playing field.”
Ceferin added, “UEFA’s first financial regulations, introduced in 2010, served their primary purpose.” Now, instead of so-called Financial Fair Play, the focus is on the financial sustainability of clubs with 3 key pillars being monitored: solvency, stability and cost control.
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There have been a few analyses of football club debt published recently, which are at best misleading, if not downright incorrect. So it’s once again time to wheel out my explanation of why debt figures should be treated with caution, as there are so many different definitions.
For the purpose of this review I will take the 2020/21 audited accounts of those clubs featuring in the Deloitte Money League (with the exception of Zenit St Petersburg, where I have not managed to source the details).
At the narrowest extreme, we have just bank debt, but the broadest extreme covers total liabilities, which includes all financial obligations, including transfer debt, staff payables, tax liabilities, trade creditors, provisions, accrued expenses and even deferred income.
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UEFA has published the revenue distributions for the Champions League and Europa League in the 2020/21 season. Although these are very close to the modelled figures that I have previously provided, I thought some people might like to have the final, official figures.
Unsurprisingly, the two Champions League finalists earned the most with winners #CFC and #runners-up MCFC receiving £105m and £104m respectively, followed by #RealMadrid and #PSG, both £96m, then #FCBayern £81m and #LFC £77m.
Clubs in the Europa League received a lot less with winners #Villarreal getting only £29m, followed by semi-finalists #AFC £26m and #ASRoma £21m, then #THFC £16m. Runners-up #MUFC earned £15m after dropping down from the Champions League, while #LCFC got £14m.
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després de prendre tè sóc una altra persona, així q anem a analitzar aquesta notícia. En tot cas, la prenc com és, una notícia, no un fet.
Del q es llegeix, no queda clar q la venda estigui a punt, però anem-hi
(tingueu-me paciència, serà llarg)
#FCBarcelona 👇
1. Parlem primer de les projeccions d’ingressos de l’ecommerce. Aqui es diu q és 19.1MM al 2025. Això seria només el 22% dels ingressos totals del retail del club. Després d’una pandemia, en q els usuaris han adoptat la compra digital de manera important, no és una meta exigent
2) La comunitat digital del FCB té +300 milions de persones (només el 10% n'és a la base de dades del club😱, segons Sport fa temps). Com es comporten aquestes persones, les seves motivacions com a culers, és informació que NOMÉS pot saber-la el club.
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A year ago 12 clubs announced a European Super League (ESL) before fan protests led to a humiliating climbdown just days later. However, the factors that drove the 12 clubs to this deeply unpopular move largely remain. It’s still all about money: a combination of fear and greed.
There is little doubt that many of the 12 Super League clubs continue to face serious financial problems. To some extent, this helps explain why the “dirty dozen” would seek more revenue, but that certainly does not excuse their horribly ill-conceived plan.
It is somewhat ironic that these clubs lamented the perilous state of their finances while simultaneously claiming that they had all the answers. Their argument that the Super League would somehow benefit the wider football family should also be taken with a large pinch of salt.
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Deloitte have published the 25th edition of their annual Football Money League, which ranks the world’s leading football clubs by revenue, this time covering the 2020/21 season. Some thoughts in the following thread.
Deloitte said that the Money League remains “the most contemporary and reliable independent analysis of the top clubs’ relative financial performance”, which is largely true, even though they had to re-issue this year’s report after initially mis-stating #Milan revenue.
Revenue has obviously been significantly impacted by COVID-19. Deloitte estimate that the Money league clubs have missed out on well over €2 bln of revenue over the 2019/20 and 2020/21 season as a result of the pandemic.
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Fresh analysis thread 🙌

How Barcelona used Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Frenkie de Jong to tear Real Madrid apart in #ElClasico win... 🧐🧵

🔋 @Wyscout

#FCBarcelona
Barcelona were set up in a 4-3-3, against a Madrid 4-4-2 defensive block. Torres moved inside to support centre-forward Aubameyang. De Jong and Pedri widened to support through the inside channels, with Busquets left as the single pivot ahead of the two centre-backs... 🧐🧵
Busquets dropped into defence to draw one of Madrid’s central midfielders up, and Pedri drifted wider to drag the other out. This often left De Jong as the free man to receive in the inside channel when Barcelona’s back line could access him... 🧐🧵
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Thread: Tactical analysis: How #Xavi Hernandez rebuild the effective attacking part in @FCBarcelona

Since Xavi received the training of the Barcelona team, succeeding Dutchman Ronald Koeman, he has been under the watchful eye of all fans and followers of the Catalan team, Image
Xavi Hernandez kept his usual form with a 4-3-3 formation, incorporating young players along with experiences in various lines, as well as new deals. Image
#Alves’s crucial role
Let's start with the stage of rotating the ball and building play, and how Xavi found some solutions to get the ball out of the first third and move forward, and Alves had a clear role in that, let's see how the Brazilian contributes to that.
#XaviBall Image
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Elche CF vs FC Barcelona (1-2) Post Match Thread #FCBarcelona #LaLiga

1) Pass Network
Barca dominated most of the game, but there was a lack of wide outlet on the left due to Gavi playing as a false winger. Lot of chances created, scoreline could've been bigger for Barca.
2) Shot Map
Barca took a lot of shots, failing to convert a lot of easy goals. Elche too took a few many shots, mostly out of the box, compared to Barca who were shooting more from inside the box.
3) Attacking Sides
Barca were the most dominant in the middle third, completing 147 passes in the middle third, followed by the left and right side. Elche were less involved in the opp. third, mostly entering through the center.
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#FCBarcelona have signed the young forward Ferran Torres from #MCFC for a hefty €55m transfer fee (plus €10m add-ons). Given the club’s well documented financial difficulties, this deal will have left many fans scratching their head. This thread will explain how it is possible.
President Joan Laporta was characteristically bullish after the signing: “We're still players in the market. Everyone had better get ready, because we're back, and with the desire to do good things. We've got our status back. The resurgence of #FCBarcelona is a reality.”
This seemed a little optimistic, not to mention very surprising, as #FCBarcelona had been pleading poverty not so long ago. For those in the cheap seats,  it’s worth taking a few moments to remind ourselves of the magnitude of their financial problems.
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/Thread/ #FCBarcelona have been on the hunt for a new sponsor for the past few months. The current sponsorship deal with Rakuten ends at the end of the current season and will not be renewed. At the start of the season, Rakuten reduced the sponsorship fee from €55m to €30m.
@fcbusiness @SBI_Barcelona @muradahmed @Fernandopluri @amirsomoggi @SportByFort @Prof_Chadwick @barcagalaxy @JColagrossiNeto @RafaelH117 With the Blaugrana club looking to increase their revenues and turn their dire financial situation around, the front-of-shirt sponsorship has been identified as a key area where they could make some key improvements.
@fcbusiness @SBI_Barcelona @muradahmed @Fernandopluri @amirsomoggi @SportByFort @Prof_Chadwick @barcagalaxy @JColagrossiNeto @RafaelH117 As you may know EFE, one of them came from a ‘cryptoexchanges’ company and the other from an Indian company dedicated to online education, the two over €55m per year.
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Barcelona 2020/21 accounts cover a season when they finished third in La Liga, won the Copa del Rey and reached the last 16 of the Champions League. Their finances were significantly impacted by COVID-19. Some thoughts in the following thread #FCBarcelona
#FCBarcelona pre-tax loss widened from €133m to a shocking €555m (€481m after tax). Revenue dropped €138m (19%) from €729m to €591m and profit on player sales fell €64m to just €4m, partly offset by operating expenses down €66m, though net interest payable rose €22m.
#FCBarcelona president Joan Laporta blamed this on the previous management, who “delivered the worst accounts in Barca history”. This resulted in €161m player impairment and €110m other impairment and provisions (law suits, tax cases) following the Due Diligence report.
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After carefully listening to our president’s interview today, twice, please allow me to explain how incredibly mad/disappointed/sad I have been feeling. If you are part of his inner circle and defend anything he does and says, you can silence me, I don’t mind #FCBarcelona
After 11 years of rosellisme, almost my entire time as a Barça member, I have tough skin. But lately, the club for me is like a big hole in my chest. And no matter what I do, it seems I can't fix it. And I took another huge blow today when I heard ‘Barça is above everyone’ again
WHAT THE HELL does that mean? Is that a way of making some sorry excuse for not owning decisions made by THIS board? Yes, I am talking of Messi's departure, OF COURSE I'M TALKING ABOUT MESSI'S DEPARTURE #FCBarcelona
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Given the importance of wage bills to the likely success of football clubs, I thought that it would be interesting to look at wages for the Big 5 European leagues in the 2019/20 season (the most recently published accounts). Some thoughts in the following thread.
As a technical note, I have converted wages from Euro denominated leagues to GBP using the 1.14 exchange rate from the Deloitte Money League. To facilitate comparison, I have provided figures for each league in both Euros and GBP, though the overviews are only in GBP.
In England the highest wage bill in 2019/20 was #MCFC £351m, followed by #LFC £326m, #MUFC £284m, #CFC £283m, #AFC £225m and #THFC £181m. It is worth noting that some clubs’ figures were inflated by changing their year-end date, which meant the accounts covered 13 months.
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Paris Saint-Germain’s signing of Lionel #Messi from #FCBarcelona has come as a major surprise to the footballing world. This thread will look at the financial implications and explain how #PSG are likely to still be able to meet UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) targets.
Despite a €99m (15%) fall in revenue in 2020, partly due to the COVID pandemic, #PSG wage bill still rose €43m (12%) to €414m, the club’s highest ever. This was more than 3 times as much as the closest challenger in France, Lyon with €132m, representing 29% of Ligue 1 wages.
#PSG €414m wage bill is the second highest in Europe, only surpassed by #FCBarcelona €443m (before their La Liga salary cap challenges), but more than clubs like #MCFC €401m, #RealMadrid €378m, #LFC €371m, #FCBayern €340m, #MUFC €324m and #CFC €323m.
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Repasando cuentas FC Barcelona, ejemplo de como un b/s cargado de deuda enseguida hipoteca cualquier decisión ante cualquier bajada ingresos.
Como siempre lo importante esta en el b/s y los flujos de caja. Patrimonio neto a valor contable dista del valor club; el mejor análisis deuda es siempre flujo de caja operativo/FCF en relación al service debt.
En los últimos ejercicios se han ido emitiendo deuda: entre créditos y obligaciones negociables, +252M de deuda adicional. No tenemos acceso audit KPMG pero es fácil entender que si tienes deudas c/p por 268M y efectivo por 162M, tienes un problema. #FCBarcelona
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Why did #Messi leave #FCBarcelona? It paints a striking picture. FCB & Real Madrid have ballooned their wage bills in recent seasons and are now not only having to trim the fat, but hack off some meat too. The financial hole they're in means FCB salary limits fall to a 10-yr low ImageImage
@mjshrimper @RafaelH117 @SBI_Barcelona @lasource75006 @Jon_LeGossip @parisunited6 @City_Xtra @cityreport_ @utdarena @EiFSoccer Just when it seemed as if it was only a matter of days or even hours before there would be a long-awaited announcement of free agent Messi rejoining FCB on a new deal, the club announced just eight days before the start of a new league season that Messi would not be returning
@mjshrimper @RafaelH117 @SBI_Barcelona @lasource75006 @Jon_LeGossip @parisunited6 @City_Xtra @cityreport_ @utdarena @EiFSoccer Barcelona’s statement says, in no uncertain terms, that the club and player wanted to do a deal - reports in recent weeks stated that Messi was prepared to take a 50% reduction in salary to make it happen — but league regulations made it an impossibility
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#FCBarcelona are facing a financial crisis, due to a combination of mismanagement and the COVID-19 pandemic, which means that they need to make significant savings to meet La Liga’s regulations. This thread will look at how the club reached this point and the implications.
La Liga will not allow #FCBarcelona to register its new signings unless the club makes savings of over €200m. These signings include Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia, Memphis Depay and Emerson Royal. These are mainly free transfers, but Barca still cannot complete the transactions.
#FCBarcelona’s financial issues even endanger Lionel Messi’s proposed new 5-year contract, though the club is looking to get creative here, e.g. huge pay cut (reportedly 50%) in the first year, compensated by a longer agreement and potential “ambassadorial work” in the future.
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No sooner had a European Super League (ESL) been announced than the plans were shelved, at least for the time being, but what were the factors that drove the 12 breakaway clubs to this deeply unpopular move? As usual, it was all about money, a combination of fear and greed.
Whether football is broken is debatable, but there is little doubt that many of the 12 Super League clubs are facing serious financial problems. To some extent, this helps explain why the “dirty dozen” would seek more revenue, but does not excuse this horribly ill-conceived plan.
You don’t have to look too far to see the seriousness of the financial predicament with pre-tax losses of the 12 ESL clubs adding up to a worrying £667m, even before #LFC announce their results. Three of them lost more than £100m: #Milan £169m, #MCFC £125m and #FCBarcelona £112m.
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After news of the European Super League broke, the estimated earnings of clubs from the Big Five leagues in the 2020/21 Champions League might seem a little bit “after the Lord Mayor’s show”, but here’s an analysis up to the semi-finals in any case.
I should emphasise that these figures can only be considered as indicative. They are based on UEFA’s revenue distribution guidelines, but also include estimates for the TV pool and rebates to broadcasters following losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Based on my assumptions, the top 10 TV earnings from the Champions League up to the semi-finals are: #PSG €109m, #RealMadrid €109m, #MCFC €104m, #CFC €101m, #FCBayern €92m, #LFC €88m, #FCBarcelona €84m, #Juventus €82m, #BVB €78m and #Atleti €74m.
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Deloitte have published the 24th edition of their annual Football Money League, which ranks the world’s leading football clubs by revenue, this time covering the 2019/20 season. Some thoughts in the following thread.
The 2019/20 season was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a £1.0 bln (12%) fall in revenue of the top 20 Money League clubs from £8.2 bln to £7.2 bln. Broadcast and match day fell £822m (23%) and £227m (17%) respectively, though commercial rose £87m (3%).
In terms of Euros, match day fell €257m (17%) from €1.5 bln to €1.2 bln, driven by matches either being cancelled or played behind closed doors without fans. Match day revenue is largely derived from gate receipts (including ticket and corporate hospitality sales).
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