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🚨🏆Here's a handy guide for Sheffield Wednesday fans for when it comes to explaining to your other half/boss why it's so important you watch EVERY SINGLE GAME of the #WorldCup - and why every team is important to you..

Big ol' thread of mainly nonsense👇

#SWFC🦉 #WorldCup2022
Group A - QATAR🇶🇦

Right, not an ideal nation to be handed first when putting together a light-hearted bit of nonsense, but here we go..

Former Wednesday winger Richie Partridge is the Qatar physio.

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ECUADOR🇪🇨

Who can forget the seminal performances against Wednesday by legendary Watford Ecuadorian Juan Carlos Paredes in the 14/15 season?

His assist for Matej Vydra in their 3-0 win at Hillsborough? Life-changing scenes. Viva Ecuador.

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#swfc full time thoughts:

Ainsworthing blew up in Ipswich’s faces second half when the game was there to be shut down by pouncing on our disarray. Seemed like an attempt to protect the lead that went wrong and a bit of wilting in a hostile atmosphere?
Very impressed by how regimented and disciplined Ipswich were particularly first half on and off the ball. Made us look second rate, and it definitely felt like A Plan was beating A Vibes Team, and justly so.
Even then it was two huge mistakes by Iorfa, when under little to no pressure, that meant they leave Sheffield with a point.
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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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#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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#ReadingFC 2020/21 financial results covered a season when the #Royals finished 7th in the Championship, just missing out on the play-offs under Veljko Paunovic, since replaced by Paul Ince and Michael Gilkes (interim managers). Some thoughts in the following thread.
This was the fourth season that #ReadingFC were under the control of Chinese businessman Dai Yongge (and his sister Dai Xiu Li), who own 96% via Renhe Sports Management Co Ltd. However, in that time the club has struggled both on the pitch and with Financial Fair Play rules.
#ReadingFC loss narrowed from £42m to £36m, despite revenue dropping £4.0m (23%) from £17.8m to £13.8m and profit on player sales falling £0.9m to £0.7m, thanks to an £11.2m (18%) reduction in operating expenses from £61.3m to £50.2m.
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#swfc I really, earnestly hoped this was the time I'd read a Chansiri interview and it'd be different. Alas no. Petulance and an unwillingness to learn. And still without much idea what a Wednesdayite is, how we think [thread]

examinerlive.co.uk/sport/football… 1/26
The petulance on show: “'When something good happens it’s because I have supposedly taken a step back. When it’s not good, then it’s my fault'” and "The chairman offered an answer that suggested he felt he was going to be hit with negativity not matter what he did". 2/26
How is trust created? By people being trustworthy. When are people trustworthy? When we're vulnerable, like when we own up, in earnest, to having made a mistake.

(re this brilliant 9 minute talk on the subject: ted.com/talks/onora_o_…) 3/26
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After I put together a thread looking at the financial trends in the Premier League over the last 10 years from 2011 to 2020, a few people asked me if I could do the same for the EFL Championship. So here are the finances for England’s second tier over the last decade.
This analysis comes with caveats, as not all Championship clubs published accounts in the last decade, e.g. Derby County in 2019 and 2020. Also no accounts for clubs in administration, e.g. Portsmouth (2011 & 2012), Bolton Wanderers (2018 & 2019) and Wigan Athletic (2020).
Nevertheless, the themes and trends can still be highlighted, including the impact of COVID in the last three months of 2020. We will also feature some comparisons with the Premier League to illustrate the immense differences between England’s top two divisions.
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Thread of where we’ve conceded in last 10 mins of games in the last 2 years….
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1. 88th and 91st vs blackburn, 3 points dropped. #swfc
2. 94th vs swansea 3 minutes after we scored what looked to be the winner, 2 points dropped. #swfc
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#swfc I can see from @DomHowson's player ratings that him and eye did not see the game the same way at all, so I should probably have a longer think and calm down a bit, but writing relieves stress, so here goes:

Created our own downfall once again. 1/37
What on earth have we been doing on the training pitch for three weeks for these players to look MORE like strangers to each other than they did before the international break? 2/37
We're so, so easy to defend against if you shut down the wings as there are no central runs from midfield.

Notice how the penalty came about from Shodipo staying inside making a darting run in behind. 3/37
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#swfc What a frustrating half of football. All blood and thunder from the start, blowing Shrewsbury out backwards in the opening quarter of the game, but, quite inexplicably, we've let them a poor Shrewsbury - calamitous in defence - back into the game and it's one all at HT 1/11
Shodipo tore Shrewsbury a new one down our left going either side of their sorry full back time and again and also drifting in centrally from where he won the penalty. 2/11
He also won the corner we scored from, Berahino allowed to step into the ball almost unchallenged to score. 3/11
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#swfc Good things: There should be no doubt for these players that this sort of comatose laurel-resting, "big club going away to a lower league ground" sort of non-performance will see us crucified time and again, especially in this league, which has plenty of quality this year.
By some distance the worst we've been this season and at no point of the game did we have much of a handle on it. It looked like we were only seeing Plymouth's passes and movement 1-2 seconds after they were made and only then did we react to them.
We were so easy to play against: No organised pressure on their player in possession, so Plymouth given time to have player drop deep for the wall pass, swivel and run in behind onto a through ball from the first player.
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#swfc Probably our worst half of the season so far. Plymouth showing everything we haven't: Tenacity, invention, movement, fluidity, connecting passes. (thread)
Plymouth have taken a leaf out of Rotherham's book and strangled our rythm by marking/pressing high when BPF is on the ball ready to distribute. I expect to see plenty more teams do the same against us considering how successful Plymouth (and R'ham) have been doing so.
There's a weird sense of passivity and lack of energy to us today. Byers, Wing have been bystanders too often and not adept at picking up the runs Plymouth make from central areas towards the sides that have been a simple, yet effective way to open us up time and again.
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Sheffield Wednesday’s financial results for 2019/20 cover a season when they finished 16th in the Championship, though they have since been relegated to League One. Manager Garry Monk since replaced by Tony Pulis, in turn succeeded by Darren Moore. Some thoughts follow #SWFC
#SWFC swung from £19m profit to £24m loss, largely due to prior year including £38m profit from selling the stadium and a £6.5m “confidential settlement payment”. Revenue fell £1.9m (8%) from £22.8m to £20.9m, while expenses were flat. Profit on player sales rose £3.4m to £6.2m. Image
#SWFC match day fell £2.0m (23%) from £8.6m to £6.6m, while commercial was down £0.4m (7%) from £6.1m to £5.7m, but broadcasting rose £0.5m (6%) from £8.0m to £8.5m. Note: match day and broadcasting not separated in accounts, so I have estimated these based on similar clubs. Image
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#swfc @KieranMaguire covers all the necessary ground in the article below from @AlexMiller91, and has even supplied headline numbers (), but I thought I'd jump in with some projections for 20-21 and 21-22 to sort of tie a knot on things in the thread below.
I'm currently deep into writing a season review/preview thing that also has a lot of financial data and analysis - obviously needs tinkering now the accounts are out 😜

Enough pre-amble, here are some charts:

Revenue likely to be halved in 20-21 and decrease further in 21-22:
If we add on transfer fees received (and what can be assumed to be compensation fee for Steve Bruce), as well as likely Covid 19 furlough compensation, we're up to £13.6m of income in 20-21, which is still half 19-20's:
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#CardiffCity 2019/20 accounts cover a season when they finished 5th in the Championship following relegation from the PL, losing in the play-off semi-final. Manager Neil Warnock was replaced by Neil Harris in November 2019, since succeeded by Mick McCarthy. Some thoughts follow.
#CardiffCity swung from £3m profit to £12m loss, as revenue fell £79m (63%) from £125m to £46m due to relegation and COVID, partly offset by profit on player sales rising £12m to £14m, while expenses were down £33m and no repeat of prior year £20m provision for the Sala transfer. Image
#CardiffCity £79m revenue fall was largely driven by broadcasting’s £70m (66%) decrease from £107m to £37m, due to lower TV money in Championship, though commercial also dropped £5m (48%) from £10m to £5m and match day fell £4m (53%) from £8m to £4m. Image
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Stoke City’s 2019/20 financial results covered a season when they finished 15th in the Championship, two years after relegation from the Premier League. Manager Nathan Jones was replaced by Michael O’Neill in November 2019. Some thoughts in the following thread #SCFC
#SCFC pre-tax loss widened from £15m to £88m, as revenue dropped £21m (29%) from £71m to £50m and profit from player sales fell £15m (83%) from £18m to £3m. Total expenses increased £37m, mainly due to £43m impairment charge (reducing player values). Loss after tax was £86m.
The main reason for #SCFC £21m revenue reduction was broadcasting, which dropped £20m (39%) from £51m to £31m, mainly due to lower parachute payment, though match day also fell £1.6m (25%) from £6.4m to £4.8m. In contrast, commercial rose £0.9m (7%) from £12.9m to £13.8m.
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#BarnsleyFC 2019/20 accounts covered the club’s first season back in the Championship following promotion from League One, when they narrowly avoided relegation by finishing 21st. Head coach Daniel Stendel was replaced by Gerhard Struber, since succeeded by Valerien Ismael.
#BarnsleyFC are owned by a group of international investors, led by Chien Lee of NewCity Capital and Paul Conway of Pacific Media Group, who follow the “Moneyball” approach of fellow investor, Billy Beane. They bought 80% from former custodian, Patrick Cryne, in December 2017.
Following promotion to the Championship, #BarnsleyFC reduced their loss from £3.4m to just £0.3m, as revenue increased £6.4m (83%) from £7.8m to £14.2m and profit on player sales rose £2.0m to £5.8m, partly offset by expenses growing £5.6m (37%) to £20.5m.
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Queens Park Rangers 2019/20 financial results covered a season when they finished 13th in the Championship, an improvement on the previous year’s 19th place, though the campaign was disrupted by COVID-19. Some thoughts in the following thread #QPR
#QPR loss widened from £10m to £16m, as revenue fell £16m (47%) from £34m to £18m, though expenses were cut £11m (24%) and profit on player sales increased £3m to £6m. Also impacted by £4.5m write-off of previous training ground development.
The main reason for #QPR £16m revenue reduction was broadcasting, which dropped £14m (62%) from £22m to £8m, as parachute payments stopped, though gate receipts were also down £1.4m (25%) from £5.4m to £4.0m, while commercial fell £1.4m (19%) from £7.2m to £5.8m.
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Swansea City’s 2019/20 accounts covered a season when they finished 6th in the Championship under head coach Steve Cooper, thus reaching the play-offs, but were eliminated in the semi-final by Brentford. Some thoughts in the following thread #Swans
#Swans swung from a pre-tax loss of £7m to a profit of £2.7m, despite revenue falling £18m (27%) from £68m to £50m and profit from player sales dropping £12m (41%) from £30m to £18m, as total expenses were reduced by £40m (38%). Profit after tax was £1.7m.
The main reason for #Swans £18m revenue reduction was broadcasting, which dropped £13m (25%) from £52m to £39m, mainly due to lower parachute payment, though commercial was also down £2m (26%) to £6m and match day fell £1.7m (26%) to £4.8m. Player loans were down £1.7m to £0.2m.
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Birmingham City’s 2019/20 financial results covered a season when they finished 20th in the Championship, narrowly avoiding relegation. Manager pep Clotet was replaced by Aitor Karanka in August 2020, since succeeded by Lee Bowyer. Some thoughts in the following thread #BCFC
#BCFC loss increased from £8.4m to £18.2m, as prior year included £17m profit on the sale of the stadium, partly offset by profit on player sales rising £7m to £12m. Revenue fell £0.5m (2%) from £23.3m to £22.8m, while expenses were flat overall.
COVID-19 impacted #BCFC revenue with match receipts falling £0.4m (8%) to £4.7m, while commercial was down £0.9m (9%) to £9.3m. In contrast, broadcasting rose £0.9m (11%) to £8.8m, while other operating income increased £0.9m to £1.5m, including £819k COVID grant.
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West Bromwich Albion’s 2019/20 accounts covered a season when they finished 2nd in the Championship, thus securing promotion to the Premier League after a 2-year absence. Manager Slaven Bilic was subsequently replaced by Sam Allardyce in December 2020. Some thoughts follow #WBA
#WBA pre-tax loss widened from £7m to £23m, mainly due to promotion bonuses and COVID. Revenue fell £17m (24%) from £71m to £54m, while operating expenses increased £19m (22%), partly offset by profit on player sales rising £19m to £29m. Loss after tax up from £6m to £21m.
The main reason for #WBA £17m revenue reduction was broadcasting, which dropped £12m (23%) from £53m to £41m, mainly due to lower parachute payment, though gate receipts also decreased £2.5m (34%) to £4.8m, while commercial was down £2.4m (22%) to £8.4m.
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#ReadingFC 2018/19 financial results covered a season when the #Royals finished 14th in the Championship. Manager José Gomes was replaced in October 2019 by Mark Bowen, who has since been succeeded by Veljko Paunovic. Some thoughts in the following thread.
This was the third season that #ReadingFC were under the control of Chinese businessman Dai Yongge (and his sister Dai Xiu Li), who own 96% via Renhe Sports Management Co Ltd. Bowen said, “He has spent a hell of a lot of money on the club and still wants to spend money.” Image
#ReadingFC loss increased from £30m to £42m, largely due to no repeat of prior year’s £8m from sale of the training ground and £2m other operating income. Revenue dropped £3m (16%) from £21m to £18m, while profit on player sales fell £0.8m to £1.6m. Expenses cut £2m (3%). Image
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Leeds United’s 2019/20 accounts cover a season when they won the Championship under Marcelo Bielsa, thus securing promotion to the Premier league after a 16-year absence, despite unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some thoughts in the following thread #LUFC
#LUFC paid a price for success, as their pre-tax loss widened from £21m to £62m, despite revenue rising £5m (11%) from £49m to £54m, as significant investment led to expenses increasing £44m (52%), including £20m promotion bonuses and £7m TV rebate to broadcasters.
The main reason for #LUFC £5m revenue growth was £7m (25%) increase in commercial income from £27m to £34m (largely merchandising), as gate receipts fell £1.2m (9%) to £11.4m and broadcasting was down £0.5m (5%) to £8.7m. Profit on player sales dropped £6m to £10m.
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