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#WatfordFC 2019/20 financial results covered a season that the club described as “unique and challenging”, as it ended in relegation after they finished 19th in the Premier League and they had 3 managers: Javi Gracia, Quique Sanchez Flores and Nigel Pearson. Some thoughts follow.
#WatfordFC swung from £10m pre-tax profit to £36m loss, as revenue decreased £28m (19%) from club record £148m to £120m and profit on player sales fell £4m to £18m, while expenses increased £9m (6%). Prior year boosted by £4.5m Marco Silva compensation. Loss after tax was £32m. Image
The main driver of #WatfordFC revenue reduction was broadcasting, which fell £24m (20%) from £119m to £95m, while match day dropped £2.0m (21%) to £7.3m, commercial decreased £1.2m (6%) to £17.4m and player loans were down £0.9m to £84k. Image
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🧵 Pre-match press conference thread Gameweek 37 [Tuesday]

☔️ Aston Villa

📢 Dean Smith on team news: "I’m hopeful Tyrone Mings trains today.

“Morgan (Sanson) is still not available, he’s just got a recurrence of the..."

#fpl #gw37 #CHpressers #fantasypl #avfc #TotAvl
📢 Smith on team news: "...knee injury so he’s out for the last couple of games. Matty Cash the same with his hamstring."

#fpl #gw37 #CHpressers #fantasypl #avfc #TotAvl
📢 Smith asked if Grealish is ready to start: "Jack is training today and then we’ll have a discussion with him after and with the medical staff to decide on the progress of his recovery..."

#fpl #gw37 #CHpressers #fantasypl #avfc #TotAvl
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🧵 Quotes thread Blank Gameweek 36 [Sunday]

☔️ Aston Villa

📢 Dean Smith asked if Jack Grealish will start against Spurs or in #GW38: "I’m hopeful [he will start one at least]. He’s pushing, he’s had no reaction in..."

#fpl #bgw36 #CHpressers #fantasypl #gw37 #avfc #TotAvl
📢 Smith asked if Grealish will start against Spurs or in #GW38: "...his first game [against Everton] or today so he’s building those minutes."

#fpl #bgw36 #CHpressers #fantasypl #gw37 #avfc #TotAvl
📢 Smith on Matty Cash: "Cashy will miss the last two games. It is a recurrence of a hamstring injury. Nowhere near as bad as last time but enough to put him out for a couple of weeks."

#fpl #bgw36 #CHpressers #fantasypl #gw37 #avfc #TotAvl
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🧵 Pre-match press conference thread Triple Gameweek 35 [Friday]

🤍 Spurs

📢 Ryan Mason: "Ben Davies is the only one that has not been training. Tanguy [Ndombele] and Lucas [Moura] didn't train for the majority..."

#fpl #tgw35 #CHpressers #dgw35 #fantasypl #gw35 #thfc #LeeTot
📢 Mason: "...of last week, they trained the day before the [Sheffield United] game.

"But this week we have had a fully-fit squad."

#fpl #tgw35 #CHpressers #dgw35 #fantasypl #gw35 #thfc #LeeTot
📢 Mason on Gareth Bale: "I can only go on the last two weeks. I experienced playing with him as well. He's a top professional. He's happy and I'm happy and that's important..."

#fpl #tgw35 #CHpressers #dgw35 #fantasypl #gw35 #thfc #LeeTot
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🧵 Quotes thread Gameweek 34 [Monday]

🇵🇹 Wolves

📢 Nuno on Willy Boly: "He's in a tough moment. This week he wasn't able to train. His heart race increases very fast. Everyone has to realise [that] after Covid..."

#fpl #gw34 #CHpressers #fantasypl #wwfc #WbaWol #dgw35 #WolBha
📢 Nuno on Boly's lasting Covid issues: "...it's not the first day or week, it's a long period."

#fpl #gw34 #CHpressers #fantasypl #wwfc #WbaWol #dgw35 #WolBha
🛍️ West Brom

📢 Sam Allardyce on relegation: "Well, we're still fighting - we can still get to 38 points.

"[But] it would be a miracle if all the other teams above us lose their games."

#fpl #gw34 #CHpressers #fantasypl #wbafc #WbaWol #dgw35 #ArsWba
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Liverpool’s 2019/20 financial results covered a season when they won the Premier League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup, but were eliminated in the last 16 of the Champions League. Finances adversely impacted by the pandemic. Some thoughts in the following thread #LFC
#LFC swung from £42m profit before tax to £46m loss, as impact of COVID-19 resulted in revenue falling £43m (8%) from £533m to £490m, while expenses increased £31m (6%). Profit on player sales fell £18m to £27m, but £4m gain from sale of Melwood. Loss after tax was £39m.
The main driver of the #LFC revenue reduction was broadcasting, which fell £59m (23%) from £261m to £202m, while match day dropped £13m (16%) from £84m to £71m. This was partially offset by commercial rising £29m (16%) from £188m to £217m.
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🧵 Pre-match press conference thread Blank Gameweek 33 [Friday]

🇦🇷 Leeds

📢 Marcelo Bielsa: "With Raphinha, we are controlling his evolution on a daily basis. And up until now, he hasn't recovered sufficiently to be..."

#fpl #bgw33 #CHpressers #fantasypl #gw33 #lufc #LeeMun
📢 Bielsa on Raphinha: "...able to train again."

#fpl #bgw33 #CHpressers #fantasypl #gw33 #lufc #LeeMun
📢 Bielsa: "Rodrigo is in the last stages of his recovery but not well enough to feature this weekend."

#fpl #bgw33 #CHpressers #fantasypl #gw33 #lufc #LeeMun
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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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Leicester City’s 2019/20 financial results covered “a season of considerable progress” when they finished 5th in the Premier League, thus qualifying for the Europa League, but their finances were significantly impacted by COVID-19. Some thoughts in the following thread #LCFC
#LCFC loss before tax widened from £20m to £67m, as the pandemic led to revenue dropping £28m (16%) from £178m to £150m, though profit on player sales rose £5m to £63m. Expenses rose £23m (9%), mainly due to investment in the squad. Loss after tax was £60m. Image
Significantly impacted by COVID, the main driver of #LCFC revenue decrease was broadcasting income, which dropped £20m (16%) from £128m to £108m, while commercial fell £7m (18%) from £36m to £29m and match day was down £2m (11%) from £15m to £13m. Image
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Wolverhampton Wanderers 2019/20 financial results cover a season when they finished 7th in the Premier League for the second year in a row and reached the Europa League quarter-finals, but finances were significantly impacted by COVID-19. Some thoughts follow #WWFC
Since being bought by Chinese investment group Fosun International in July 2016, #WWFC is a club transformed, helped by a close relationship with super-agent Jorge Mendes. Under charismatic manager Nuno Espirito Santo, Wolves can realistically compete for European qualification.
#WWFC swung from £20m profit before tax to £40m loss, as the pandemic led to revenue dropping £40m (23%) from £173m to £133m and profit on player sales fell £2m to £10m, while expenses rose £18m (11%), mainly due to investment in the squad. Loss after tax £39m.
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Middlesbrough’s 2019/20 financial results covered a season when they finished 17th in the Championship. Neil Warnock replaced Jonathan Woodgate as manager in June. Some thoughts in the following thread #Boro
#Boro swung from £2m profit before tax to club record £36m loss, as finances hit by COVID and expiry of parachute payments. Revenue dropped £36m (65%) from £56m to £19m and profit on player sales fell £30m to £3m, partly offset by £27m (31%) cut in expenses. Loss after tax £31m. Image
All three #Boro revenue streams fell, especially broadcasting, which was down £32m (78%) from £41m to £9m, due to no parachute payment. Also decreases in commercial, down £2.7m (31%) from £8.6m to £5.9m, and gate receipts, down £1.6m (26%) from £6.1m to £4.5m. Image
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🧵 Pre-match press conference thread Double Gameweek 26 [Friday]

☔️ Aston Villa

📢 Dean Smith on Jack Grealish: "He’s getting better. He won’t be ready for tomorrow but he’s getting better.

"As I said last week..."

#fpl #dgw26 #CHpressers #gw26 #avfc #LeeAvl #fantasypl
📢 Smith on Grealish: "...there’s been an awful lot of speculation where Jack is involved.

"People speculated how long he’s going to be out for – I’m not sure how they can do that when I don’t know, the doctor doesn’t..."

#fpl #dgw26 #CHpressers #gw26 #avfc #LeeAvl #fantasypl
📢 Smith on Grealish: "...know and Jack doesn’t know.

"I was very vague last week because it’s a bit of a strange injury.

"Jack could be back to play against Sheffield United next Tuesday or Wolves next week..."

#fpl #dgw26 #CHpressers #gw26 #avfc #LeeAvl #fantasypl
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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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🧵 Quotes thread Double Gameweek 24 [Thurs, post-#FACup]

🇦🇹 Southampton

📢 Ralph Hasenhuttl on clean sheet vs Wolves: "Important. We had a few players back and [Mo] Salisu did a good job today. Fraser [Forster] too, our keeper for the cup..."

#fpl #dgw24 #CHpressers #saintsfc
📢 Hasenhuttl on clean sheet vs Wolves: "...in general, our reverse gear was much better today.

"Nathan Tella was immediately fighting with [Adama] Traore. We deserved it today.

"We went strong, they didn't today - but for us it was..."

#facup #fpl #dgw24 #CHpressers #saintsfc
📢 Hasenhuttl: "...always clear that when we are in a better position, we would go for the cup.

"We have taken the risk - this may be a disadvantage for the weekend but it was important to get a win and it feels good."

#facup #fpl #dgw24 #CHpressers #saintsfc #souwol #fantasypl
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🧵 Pre-match press conference thread Double Gameweek 24 [#FACup, Wednesday]

🌉 Chelsea

📢 Thomas Tuchel on Ziyech: "Hopefully tomorrow [vs Barnsley] we will see the best of him. We count on Hakim like everyone else. We took some..."

#fpl #dgw24 #CHpressers #cfc #chenew
📢 Tuchel on Ziyech: "...we took some decisions on other players - he will get to show the same quality tomorrow that he shows in training."

On other selection decisions: "There is a high possibility we will make a lot of changes..."

#facup #fpl #dgw24 #CHpressers #cfc #chenew
📢 Tuchel: "...everybody who deserves to be on the pitch hasn't been on the pitch so far.

"So it's a moment to have fresh legs and fresh minds on the pitch."

On Thiago Silva: "He's out. He feels no better..."

#facup #fpl #dgw24 #CHpressers #cfc #chenew
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#Milan 2019/20 accounts cover a season when they finished 6th in Serie A and reached the semi-final of the Coppa Italia, but were excluded from Europe for FFP issues. Second season under the ownership of American hedge fund, Elliott Management Corporation. Some thoughts follow.
#Milan pre-tax loss widened from €143m to €192m (post-tax €195m), the worst result in club’s history (partly due to COVID), as revenue fell €56m (25%) from €228m to €172m, while profit on player sales up €3m to €15m. Expenses slightly lower, including €30m exceptionals.
#Milan largest revenue decrease came from broadcasting, down €42m (40%) from €105m to €63m, though match day also fell €10m (31%) from €34m to €24m and player loans were down €5m to €8m. Commercial was slightly higher, up €1m to €77m.
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THREAD | Wolves creative woes against Newcastle
Despite dominating the possession and territory against Newcastle, Wolves failed to create enough chances to win the game, falling victim to a late equaliser #wwfc
Wolves had 16 shots in the game but just 3 of those were on target. As you can see from this shot map (credit @InfogolApp) only one of those shots came in front of the penalty spot and that was from an angle, on Raul Jimenez’s left foot #wwfc
In the first half (and particularly early on) Wolves had some bright passages of play where they were able to create space inside the Newcastle low block and look threatening in the final third #wwfc
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THREAD | Wolves change of shape v Leeds
A thread on how Nuno corrected a tactical issue early in the first half to help set Wolves on their way to an impressive result on Monday night at Leeds. #wwfc Image
15 minutes in and Wolves had been completely outplayed against a dominant Leeds side. Wolves had started with a 3-5-2/5-3-2 shape, as pictured (Jimenez not in shot), and appeared to be chasing shadows as Leeds dominated the ball and territory #wwfc Image
Designed to protect the centre of the pitch, Wolves shape left them unable to apply pressure on Leeds’ full backs which saw them vulnerable in wide areas #wwfc
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THREAD | RAYAN AÏT NOURI
Wolves fans got a decent opportunity to check out potential new signing Rayan Aït Nouri in a 6-1 defeat to PSG last night. Despite the result, there was plenty of praise for left wing-back. Have put together this thread on his performance! #WWFC Image
Firstly, a small picture of what Aït Nouri offers. It's a limited sample due to the amount of minutes (broken jaw in January/curtailment of season) BUT evident he is a keen dribbler, not dissimilar to Ruben Vinagre in that respect but is good in the air and pressures well. #WWFC Image
Last night, he took the third most touches of his team (75) and this was his heat map. As you'd expect he covered the left side pretty well despite the opposition and result, still a key man for his team, especially in possession. #WWFC Image
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THREAD:

How important is a goalkeeper’s ability to prevent shots?

Is it of comparable importance to shot stopping ability?

In this thread I will investigate these questions & outline my ExG prevented model using #Alisson as an example.

#PremierLeague #LFC #GKUnion #EPL
Every action a GK performs can be separated into 3 categories:

Save-> here the GK attempts to block the ball going into the goal

Distribution-> here the GK attempts to play the ball to a teammate

Interception-> here the GK attempts to stop the ball from reaching an opponent
Evaluating GK intercepting from public data is difficult as most stats providers split intercepting actions between recoveries, tackles, interceptions, punches, & claims, & the differences between the categories are unclear & not relevant to interception difficulty/importance.
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Football clubs generate most of their cash from revenue they earn from gate receipts, TV deals, prize money, sponsorship and merchandising, but often they need additional financing, either from their owners or the banks. This thread looks at financing in the Premier League.
This analysis will cover the last five years from 2014/15 to 2018/19 (the last season when accounts are available), looking at the 20 clubs currently in the Premier League, i.e. including those promoted last season.
In the last 5 years, the 20 Premier League clubs have benefited from £1.9 bln net financing with most of the money coming from their owners £1,569m (81%) and another £366m (19%) sourced from banks. However, there is a big difference between business models at individual clubs.
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🚨 TRANSFER ALERT 🚨

What would Braga's João Palhinha bring to Wolves? He's a 1.90m DM who's an aggressive and very good defender, excellent tackler, and dominant in the air at a Premier League standard. His main drawback is his lower skill level on the ball.

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João Palhinha's smartermap shows that he had classic central positioning for a DM at Braga, not getting forward too often but still able to generate decent attacking output with his passing from near the midfield line:

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If we look for players in the Premier League who've had similar styles to João Palhinha's at Braga, not surprisingly we come up with a couple of the more combative DMs at the top, but then some of the passers as well:

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Quick update on the UEFA Champions League 2019/20 revenue distributions after the completion of the quarter-finals. Analysis of amounts earned to date in the following thread.
After the quarter-finals, 3 clubs have earned over €100m from the 2019/20 Champions League: PSG €118m, Bayern Munich €111m and Barcelona €104m. These are followed by #MCFC €99m, Atletico Madrid €95m, Lyon €89m, Juventus €87m, Real Madrid €84m, #CFC €81m and #LFC €80m.
Looking at how Champions League revenue is distributed in the current cycle, the importance of the UEFA coefficient is evident. TV pool is much less important than it was before. This rewards historically successful clubs rather than those with larger national TV rights deals.
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Now that the UEFA Champions League round of last 16 has finally been completed, I thought it would be interesting to look at how much money clubs have already received, focusing on the Big 5 leagues. Some analysis in the following thread.
The amount distributed to clubs in Champions League (group stage onwards) has risen €681m (54%) from €1.269 bln to €1.950 bln in the current cycle. This is split: participation €488m (25%), performance €585m (30%), TV pool €292m (15%) and coefficient ranking €585m (30%).
In 2019/20 each of the 32 clubs qualified for Champions League group stage gets €15.25m plus €2.7m for a win and €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 and winners €19m.
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