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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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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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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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🚨 West Ham 1-2 Arsenal
🔎 Analysis & Review Thread

A solid performance from a changed team missing several key players. Much like the Chelsea game last week, it feels a little harsh to have come away without anything...

Questions encouraged, RTs appreciated! 🧵 Image
Interesting that, after a scrappy opening five minutes, we've settled on the ball better.

Arsenal clearly very happy to let us have it and drop into a low block where there is little room in central areas but space out wide.

Difficult for us given our lack of height in the box. ImageImage
Defensively, we've started very well.

The midfield have done a great job of stopping Arsenal from getting the ball into Odegaard/Saka/Martinelli in central areas and with turning space limited, Arsenal have been forced to look for more direct passes.

Really good stuff so far. ImageImage
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🚨 West Ham 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
🔎 Analysis & Review Thread

A narrow loss after a poor performance in the first leg of our Europa League semi-final. Let's look at what went wrong and what we need to change to win the tie in Germany.

Questions encouraged, RTs appreciated! 🧵 Image
1' 0-1 Knauff

49 seconds into the game and we're behind. An absolute shambles of a goal to concede so early in such a big game.

Kamada picks the ball up five yards inside his own half and carries 30 yards fwd before connecting a pass to the penalty area completely unopposed. Image
This is going to take a few tweets to break down.

1. No one knows what to do when Frankfurt's attackers all drop in.
2. Rice has to engage.
3. Rice's failure causes further mistakes.
4. This is a typical Frankfurt move. How are we allowing this in minute one? What was the prep? ImageImageImageImage
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This season’s Champions League semi-finals largely feature the usual suspects, but the presence of #Villarreal is a surprise to most, after the “yellow submarine” defeated Bayern Munich. Having only finished 7th in La Liga, they qualified for the CL by winning the Europa League.
Compared to the European elite, #Villarreal have far fewer financial resources, playing their home games in a stadium with a capacity of only 23,500, though this would hold almost half of the city’s population of just over 50,000.
#Villarreal were bought in 1997 by Spanish businessman Fernando Roig, who made his fortune in ceramic tiles (plus a stake in a large supermarket chain). However, unlike many others, this is not a story of an owner pumping in money so that the club can buy its way to success.
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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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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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Thread on how much money clubs have already received after the Champions League 2021/22 last 16. Also includes estimates for English clubs in the Europa League and Europa Conference League. Some assumptions made about the TV pool, but figures should be reasonably accurate.
My calculations suggest that 9 clubs have already earned more than €75m from the 2021/22 Champions League. Bayern Munich lead the way with €111m, followed by Real Madrid €106m, #MCFC €99m, Atletico Madrid €96m, #CFC €94m, PSG €94m, #LFC €92m, #MUFC €81m & Juventus €79m.
Looking at how Champions League revenue is distributed, the importance of the UEFA coefficient is clearly evident with the TV pool being much less significant than it was before. This rewards historically successful clubs rather than those with larger national TV rights deals.
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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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Aston Villa’s 2020/21 account covered a season when they finished 11th in the Premier League. The “rebuilding” of the club continued apace, following the arrival of owners Nassef Sawiris & Wes Edens in July 2018, despite the challenges posed by COVID. Some thoughts follow #AVFC
#AVFC pre-tax loss narrowed from £99m to £37m, as revenue rose £71m (63%) from £113m to club record £184m, though profit on player sales remained low at £1m. Investment in the squad increased operating expenses by £10m (5%). Image
#AVFC broadcasting revenue more than doubled, rising £79m from £78m to £157m, mainly due to deferred money from 2019/20, which offset COVID driven reduction in match day, down £11m (97%) to just £311k. Commercial rose £3m (16%) to £25m, while player loans halved to £1m. Image
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Leicester City’s 2020/21 accounts covered “one of the most successful seasons in the club’s history” when they finished 5th in the Premier League, won the FA Cup and reached the last 32 of the Europa League. Finances significantly impacted by COVID. Some thoughts follow #LCFC
#LCFC pre-tax loss reduced from £67m to £33m (after tax £31m), as revenue rose £76m (51%) from £150m to £226m plus £2.5m other operating income, partly offset by profit on player sales falling £19m to £44m and operating expenses rising £22m (8%).
#LCFC revenue increase helped by on-pitch success, but also recognition of revenue from delayed 2019/20 season. Broadcasting rose £77m (71%) from £108m to £185m, while commercial grew £12m (41%) from £29m to £41m. These offset £13m (96%) reduction in match day to just £552k.
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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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بداية اللقاء:

تشيلسي - بلايموث
ويست هام يونايتد - كيدرمينستر هاريرز

#CFC #WHUFC #FACUP Image
نهاية الشوط الأول:

تشيلسي 1 - 1 بلايموث
ويست هام يونايتد 0 - 1 كيدرمينستر هاريرز

#CFC #WHUFC #FACUP Image
نهاية الشوط الثاني:

تشيلسي 1 - 1 بلايموث
ويست هام يونايتد 1 - 1 كيدرمينستر هاريرز

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#CFC #WHUFC #FACUP Image
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Brentford’s 2020/21 financial results covered a “momentous” season when they were promoted to the Premier League following victory in the Championship play-off final and also reached the Carabao Cup semi-final. Some thoughts in the following thread #BrentfordFC
#BrentfordFC pre-tax loss slightly improved from £9.1m to £8.5m (£2.4m after tax), as profit from player sales rose £19m to £44m and revenue grew £1.4m (10%) from £13.9m to a club record £15.3m. Largely offset by operating expenses, up £22m (46%), including £12m promotion bonus.
#BrentfordFC revenue increase was driven by broadcasting, up £3.4m (47%) from £7.3m to £10.7m, partly due to deferred TV money from 2019/20, with commercial also up £0.9m (26%) to £4.5m, which offset COVID driven reduction in match day, down £2.9m (95%) to just £155k.
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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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Four Premier League clubs have now published their accounts for the 2020/21 season and it may surprise to many fans that two of them managed to increase their revenue in a season so badly impacted by the pandemic. This thread will explain the reasons, which are mainly technical.
West Ham reported significant (38%) revenue growth from £140m to £193m, while Chelsea also increased revenue by 7% from £407m to £435m. The other clubs saw relatively small revenue falls: Manchester United from £509m to £494m (3%) and Tottenham Hotspur from £392m to £360m (8%).
As almost all games were played behind closed doors without fans in 2020/21, match day income took a real pasting, with substantial reductions across the board: #THFC down from £95m to £2m, #MUFC from £90m to £7m, #CFC from £54m to £8m and #WHUFC from £23m to £1m.
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West Ham’s 2020/21 financial results covered a season when they finished 6th in the Premier League, thus qualifying for the Europa League, though it was “another difficult year” with finances significantly impacted by COVID. Some thoughts in the following thread #WHUFC
#WHUFC pre-tax loss reduced from £65m to £27m, as revenue rose £53m (38%) from £140m to £193m, while other operating income was up £3m to £5m, offset by profit on player sales falling £7m to £18m. There was growth in operating expenses £7m and net interest payable £4m.
#WHUFC broadcasting revenue virtually doubled from £83m to £163m, including deferred money from 2019/20, which offset COVID driven reductions in match day, down £22m (98%) to just £508k, and commercial, down £5m (16%) to £29m. Other income included £2.5m insurance claim.
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West Ham publish financials for year ended 31 May 2021: Key numbers
Revenue up 38% to a record £193m despite Covid.
Wages little change
Day to day losses down from £80m to £26m
Net transfer spend minus £3m
Borrowings down £11m to £109m
#WHUFC
Total revenue up as broadcast increase due to more matches in period 1 June 2020-31 May 2021 than previous year. This offset decrease in matchday income. Gap to the Sneaky Six still huge though. #WHUFC ImageImage
Broadcast income almost doubled due to more matches being played so be cautious when comparing to 2019/20 as many matches postponed due to Covid. Good by standards of 'Other 14' but still some catching up to do on you know who. ImageImage
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Now that the Champions League 2021/22 group stage has been completed, I thought that it might be interesting to look at how much money the clubs have already received. Spoiler alert: it’s a shedload. Some analysis in the following thread.
This season a new cycle of TV and commercial rights has commenced, while the format of UEFA’s competitions has changed with the addition of the Europa Conference League to the existing Champions League and Europa League, leading to  a modified payment distribution.
Total revenue distribution rises by €192m (8%) from €2.540 bln to €2.732 bln. Europa Conference €235m has been funded by this growth, along with a €95m (17%) cut in Europa League (albeit shared between 32 clubs rather than 48), while Champions League is €52m (3%) higher.
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Tottenham Hotspur’s 2020/21 accounts cover a season when they finished 7th in the Premier League, were beaten in the final of the EFL Cup and reached the last 16 of the Europa League. Financials significantly impacted by COVID-19. Some thoughts in the following thread #THFC
#THFC pre-tax loss widened from £68m to £80m (£84m after tax), as revenue dropped £32m (8%) from £392m to £360m, though profit on player sales rose £4m to £19m. Partly offset by a £9m (2%) decrease in operating expenses, while net interest payable was cut £6m (15%) to £37m.
The main reason that #THFC revenue only fell 8% was £71m (52%) increase in broadcasting from £136m to £207m, mainly due to deferred revenue from 2019/20, which compensated for COVID driven reductions in match day, down £93m (98%) to £2m, and commercial, down £10m (6%) to £152m.
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#WHUFC NEW LCB THREAD

Having received the news that Ogbonna will likely be out for the season, now is the perfect time for us to bring in his long-term successor.

This thread features my preferred LCB candidates to come in and form a partnership with Zouma.

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The first thing to mention is that I did all of my scouting/research last week, so player metrics are not inclusive of the past weekend's fixtures.

Secondly, I won't go into depth here about the model I've built to identify players, but if you're interested then drop me a DM.
Before introducing the players, these are the metrics that I decided upon when building the player profile for my ideal Ogbonna replacement.

As ever, if you want anyone the metrics explaining then just reply to the tweet or fire me a DM and I'll be more than happy to chat. Image
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Following Newcastle United’s takeover by a consortium led by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (80% stake), #NUFC fans are eagerly anticipating a spending spree, due to the enormous wealth of the new owners, but how much can the club really spend, especially with FFP rules?
#NUFC spending ability will be limited by the Premier League Profitability and Sustainability rules. These allow a £5m loss a year, which can be boosted by £30m equity injection, giving allowable losses of £35m a year. This works out to £105m over the 3-year monitoring period.
#NUFC made £38m pre-tax profit over 3 years up to 2020 (latest published accounts), but they can make a £30m adjustment for “good” expenditure (depreciation, women’s football, youth development & community). Adding this £68m to £105m allowable loss gives £173m possible spend.
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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

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📢 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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