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Crystal Palace’s 2020/21 financial results covered a season where they finished 14th in the Premier League for the second year in a row in a campaign “enormously impacted” by COVID. Manager Roy Hodgson replaced by Patrick Vieira in July 2021. Some thoughts follow #CPFC
#CPFC pre-tax loss narrowed from £58m to £40m, despite revenue falling £8m (6%) from £142m to £134m, due to profit on player sales increasing from £1m to £10m and expenses falling £17m (8%), mainly due to a change in the accounting date (two fewer months).
Main driver of #CPFC revenue fall was COVID, which led to reductions in gate receipts, down £8m (97%) to just £247k, and commercial, down £4m (20%) from £21m to £17m. Partly offset by TV money rising £4m (4%) from £113m to £117m, mainly due to broadcasters’ rebate in prior year.
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Manchester United have announced financial results for Q3 of 2021/22, incorporating the first 9 months of the season (July 2021 to March 2022), so these are boosted by the return of fans to the stadium. Some thoughts in the following thread #MUFC
#MUFC swung from £18m pre-tax profit to £58m loss (£45m after tax), despite revenue increasing £65m (16%) from £400m to £465m and profit on player sales rising from £0.3m to £18m, as expenses were up £109m (27%) and net interest went from £18m recoverable to £31m payable.
The main driver of the #MUFC £65m revenue increase was match day, which rose £84m from £5m to £89m, as games no longer played behind closed doors, though commercial was also up £14m (8%) from £180m to £194m. In contrast, broadcasting fell £34m (16%) from £215m to £181m.
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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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💃 One last dance!

What madness will ensue on the final day of the Premier League season?

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⚽️⚽️⚽️ GOAL RUSH ⚽️⚽️⚽️

We're 250/1 that each team in today's #PremierLeague matches score at least one goal. Image
🔵 Jack Grealish is 7/4 to score against his former club and #ManCity win the Premier League title #MCIAVL Image
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Leeds United and Burnley have written to the Premier League, threatening to take legal action for their failure to punish Everton for what they believe to be a serious breach of the regulations. Relegation would have significant financial consequences. #EFC #LUFC #BurnleyFC
If a club breaches the Premier League’s Profitability and Sustainability rules, it can face sanctions ranging from fines to points deductions. #LUFC and #BurnlyyFC would argue that #EFC have enjoyed a competitive advantage, as the league has not sanctioned their high spending.
#EFC are adamant that they are in line: “'We have worked so closely with the Premier League to make sure we are compliant. We are comfortable we have complied with the rules. External auditors have told us what we can and cannot claim against the pandemic.”
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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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Fulham’s financial results for 2020/21 cover a season when they were relegated to the Championship after just a single season in the Premier League, after they finished 18th. Head coach Scott Parker replaced by Marco Silva in July 2021. Some thoughts in the following thread #FFC
#FFC pre-tax loss widened from £48m to £93m, despite revenue doubling from £58m to £116m following promotion to the Premier League, as profit on player sales fell £25m to zero, while expenses increased by £78m (60%) in the top flight (including £21m player impairment). Image
Main driver of #FFC £58m revenue increase was broadcasting, up £61m from £44m to £105m, due to the more lucrative Premier League TV deal, though commercial also grew £2m (26%) to £11m. This offset the COVID driven reduction in gate receipts, down £5.3m (96%) to just £231k. Image
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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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Leeds United’s 2020/21 accounts cover their first season back in the Premier League after a 16-year absence, when they finished an impressive 9th under Marcelo Bielsa, recently replaced by Jesse Marsch. Finances impacted by COVID. Some thoughts follow #LUFC
#LUFC swung from a £62m pre-tax loss in the Championship to £26m profit in the Premier League, thanks to revenue more than tripling from £54m to club record £171m, though competing in the top flight increased expenses by a third (£44)m. Bottom line boosted by £21m loan write-off. Image
Main driver of #LUFC £117m revenue increase was broadcasting, up £124m from £9m to £133m, due to much more lucrative Premier League TV deal, though commercial also grew £2m (6%) to £36m. This offset the COVID driven reduction in gate receipts, down £10m (83%) to just £1.9m. Image
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Brighton and Hove Albion’s 2020/21 accounts cover an “incredibly challenging” season, when they finished 16th in the Premier League under head coach Graham Potter, but their finances were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic #BHAFC
#BHAFC reported “another substantial loss” of £53m, though this was better than prior year’s £67m. Revenue rose £19m (14%) from £133m to a club record £152m and profit on player sales increased £7m (£1m loss in previous season), but expenses were £15m (7%) higher. Image
#BHAFC broadcasting revenue increased £33m (37%) from £90m to £123m, mainly due to money deferred from 2019/20 for games played after the accounting close, which offset COVID driven reduction in match day, down £13m (96%) to just £494k, and commercial, down £1m (4%) to £28m. Image
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Leeds accounts for 11 months to 30 June 2021 (13 months in 2020) show an operating profit of £5m. Loan interest of £21m was waived resulting in profit before tax of £26m #LUFC
Leeds finished season with £29m in the bank. Club has £209m of liabilities.
Leeds spent £63m cash on players in 2020/21. Share issue, presumably to SF49, generated £23m and club borrowed £63m and repaid £14m of loans
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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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Leeds United head coach Jesse Marsch feels there's been 'full investment in transforming the playing style' since taking charge, spending lots of time in the video room. Observations here from the win over Norwich, in particular how #LUFC press, set traps and hunt in packs.

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Out of possession, Leeds begin with clear, not too distant lines in midfield and defence. As Ayling steps out to dispossess Rashica, Klich moves towards the open space as insurance. All 11 players are positioned centrally within the width of the box - typical of Marsch sides.

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Particularly in the first half, Leeds used Ben Gibson's pass to Brandon Williams as a 'pressing trigger'. As soon as the ball is played, that's James' trigger to engage while Bamford covers the return pass. Rodrigo and Raphinha support by blocking Williams' other out-balls.

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🎟 PL2 attendance record is 16,935, as Everton lifted the Div 1 title at Goodison Park in 2017. As of yesterday, #LUFC had sold 8,000 tickets before walk-ups & purchases on the day. Expecting in excess of 10,000 vs Man United U23s at Elland Road tonight.

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#LUFC XI: Klaesson, Shackleton, McCarron, Kenneh, Cresswell, Jenkins, Summerville, Bate, Dean, Greenwood, McKinstry

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Subs: Van den Heuvel, Moore, Miller, Allen, Gray

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Wolverhampton Wanderers 2020/21 financial results covered a season when they finished 13th in the Premier League. Although lower than previous two seasons, still third best since 1980. Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo replaced by Bruno Lage in June 2021. Some thoughts follow #WWFC
#WWFC swung from £40m pre-tax loss to £145m profit, £18m excluding £127m waiver of debt owed to owners Fosun. Revenue rose £61m (46%) from £133m to a club record £194m, while profit on player sales increased £51m to £61m, partly offset by operating expenses growing £54m (30%). Image
#WWFC broadcasting revenue increased £73m (77%) from £96m to £159m, mainly due to money deferred from 2019/20 for games played after the accounting close, which offset COVID driven reduction in match day, down £13m (99%) to just £144k. Commercial rose slightly (2%) to £25m. Image
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While Barcelona’s financial problems have been well documented, the issues at Valencia have somewhat gone under the radar. For a club that has appeared in two Champions League finals, their decline is striking, including a lowly 13th place in La Liga last season #VCF
#VCF challenges were highlighted when the club could not pay all the salaries for the 2019/20 season. Instead they issued players with promissory notes (like an IOU), so the outstanding amount owed could be paid at a later date.
#VCF fans are unhappy with the owner, Singaporean businessman Peter Lim, who bought a 70% stake in 2014. There have been a series of protests under the banner “dignity for Valencia” against the owner, who has described the club as a “trophy asset” while limiting investment.
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Queens Park Rangers 2020/21 financial results covered a season when they finished a creditable 9th under Mark Warburton, their highest in the Championship since 2013/14, though the campaign was badly disrupted by COVID. Some thoughts in the following thread #QPR
#QPR pre-tax loss narrowed from £16.4m to £4.5m, despite revenue falling £3.8m (21%) from £18.3m to £14.5m, as profit on player sales rose £11.7m to £17.6m and there was no repeat of prior year’s £4.5m write-off of previous training ground development.
#QPR £3.8m revenue reduction was entirely due to the COVID driven £3.8m fall in match day income from £4.0m to just £207k. Broadcasting rose £0.1m (2%) to £8.6m, including iFollow streaming income, while commercial was flat at £5.8m, thanks to furlough payments.
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Following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s move to Barcelona, questions have again been asked about Arsenal’s recruitment policy, as the club has once more left a lot of money on the table after the free transfer of an expensive purchase #AFC
Looking at players that #AFC have sold in the last 5 years (2017/18 to 2021/22), we can see that the club has lost £163m (in cash terms) in this period with £136m of that coming from just 3 acquisitions: Aubameyang £57m, Mesut Ozil £42m and Shkodran Mustafi £37m.
In this period #AFC have rarely made big money on any transfers with only 3 deals generating gains above £20m: Alex Iwobi to #EFC £27m, Joe Willock to #NUFC £26m and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to #LFC £22m. The first two are homegrown with only The Ox being a purchase.
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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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#BristolCity 2020/21 financial results cover a season when they finished a “disappointing” 19th in the Championship with Nigel Pearson replacing head coach Dean Holden in February. Owner Steve Lansdown described COVID-impacted losses as “horrific”. Some thoughts follow.
#BristolCity pre-tax loss widened from £10.1m to £38.4m, mainly due to profit on player sales falling £19.4m from £25.6m to £6.2m, while revenue dropped £10.5m (39%) from £27.2m to £16.7m. Only slightly offset by a small expenses decrease of £0.6m (1%) to £62.9m.
#BristolCity revenue decrease largely driven by COVID (games played behind closed doors & stadium lockdown), as commercial fell £6.1m (44%) to £7.7m and match day dropped £4.0m (85%) to £0.7m. Broadcasting also down £0.4m (5%) to £8.2m. Government grants up £1.0m to £1.6m.
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🔥Leeds United want to transfer Guilherme Arana from Atletico MG.

📞Talks are expected to begin in January.
#Leeds #LUFC#Galo #AtleticoMG

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Finalizada la #Eliteserien 🇳🇴, vamos con una lista de 15 jóvenes talentos que han irrumpido o crecido de forma notable durante esta temporada en Noruega.

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Mads Christiansen 🇳🇴(00) | Ya lo comenté hace unos meses. Para mi, el mejor portero de esta #Eliteserien.

Capital en el fantástico rendimiento del #LillestrømSK en su vuelta a la élite del fútbol noruego. Actuaciones destacadas.

Listo para un salto competitivo en su carrera. Image
Jacob Karlstrøm 🇳🇴(97) | Titular indiscutible en el #TromsøIL desde la temporada pasada.

Ha sido uno de los guardametas destacados de la competición gracias a su regularidad. Viene creciendo año a año. Deja dudas cuando se aleja de la portería, por alto y en situaciones de 1v1. Image
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I might be the only LUFC fan not too worried after watching that. Hahaha. A few points: We need Bamford and Ayling back asap. Struijk should have started. Forshaw remains essential. Meslier 🔥
And Roberts was actually good.
And we still haven't properly replaced Charlie Taylor. Since 2017.
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Manchester United have announced their financial results for Q1 of 2021/22, incorporating the first 3 months of the season, which cover July to September 2021, so includes the return of fans to the stadium. Some thoughts in the following thread #MUFC
#MUFC pre-tax loss improved from £27m to £20m (£16m after tax), as revenue increased £17m (16%) from £109m to £126m and player sales swung from £13m loss to £17m profit, though expenses up £31m (25%). Operational improvement offset by interest payable rising £10m (forex losses).
The main driver of the #MUFC £17m revenue increase was match day, which rose £17m from £2m to £19m, though commercial was also up £4m (8%) from £60m to £64m. In contrast, broadcasting fell £5m (9%) from £48m to £43m.
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