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🧵 Pre-match press conference thread Gameweek 37 [Monday]

💠 Man City

📢 Pep Guardiola asked if De Bruyne is available: "Yeah, he’s been training for the last two days, he feels good. Kevin is important like everyone is..."

#fpl #gw37 #CHpressers #fantasypl #mcfc #BhaMci #KDB
📢 Guardiola asked if De Bruyne is available: "...everyone knows it [how important Kevin is] but everyone is at the same level - we will see his level and see if he is fit to play."

#fpl #gw37 #CHpressers #fantasypl #mcfc #BhaMci #KDB
📢 Guardiola on goalkeeper selection for Gameweek 37 and #GW38: "Ederson will play the next two games."

#fpl #gw37 #CHpressers #fantasypl #mcfc #BhaMci
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THE WORKINGS OF THE 4-2-2-2: A THREAD👇

🔵 High-Block Pressing
🔵 Building in the 1st phase
🔵 Role of the #10's

@TacticalPad

RT's appreciated!

More threads like this to come... Image
Natural Strengths and Weaknesses of the 4-2-2-2 system👇

A system utilised by teams such as; Southampton, PSV Eindhoven and Red Bull Salzburg.

#SaintsFC #PSV #RBSalzburg Image
In Possession: 4-2-2-2 with the 'Number 10's inverting more centrally into the Half-Spaces (Creating central overloads)

Out of Possession: Reverting to a more standard 4-4-2 formation with the 'Number 10's' shifting wider to track the outside channels Image
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🧵 Quotes thread Blank Gameweek 36 [Saturday]

🇦🇷 Leeds

📢 Marcelo Bielsa post-match: "Pablo [Hernandez] had a small knock that is not important. And we didn't want to take the risk, as we play on Tuesday, that he..."

#fpl #bgw36 #CHpressers #fantasypl #gw37 #lufc #SouLee
📢 Bielsa post-match: "...couldn't play then. And [Robin] Koch has a small knock in his hip and he could have played but we preferred not to risk him. The same with Pablo."

#fpl #bgw36 #CHpressers #fantasypl #gw37 #lufc #SouLee
📢 Bielsa asked when he decided that Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha were ready to start vs Burnley: "We constantly evaluate all the training sessions and it's not difficult to perceive a player. Apart from that, they are..."

#fpl #bgw36 #CHpressers #fantasypl #gw37 #lufc #SouLee
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🧵 Pre-match press conference embargo thread Triple Gameweek 35 [Thursday]

🇦🇹 Southampton

📢 Ralph Hasenhuttl on Ryan Bertrand's contract situation: "We're looking at other targets because the offer..."

#fpl #tgw35 #CHpressers #fantasypl #dgw35 #gw35 #saintsfc #LivSou #SouCry
📢 Hasenhuttl on Bertrand's contract situation: "... we have made has not been accepted from his side. When this happens, when there is no solution for the future in this position [left-back], we will..."

#fpl #tgw35 #CHpressers #fantasypl #dgw35 #gw35 #saintsfc #LivSou #SouCry
📢 Hasenhuttl on Bertrand's contract situation: "...have to look at other options."

#fpl #tgw35 #CHpressers #fantasypl #dgw35 #gw35 #saintsfc #LivSou #SouCry
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🧵 Pre-match press conference thread Triple Gameweek 35 [Thursday]

🇦🇷 Leeds

📢 Marcelo Bielsa on Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha: "They're being evaluated on a daily basis to see whether they can be available."

#fpl #tgw35 #CHpressers #fantasypl #dgw35 #gw35 #lufc #LeeTot
📢 Bielsa asked if Phillips and Raphinha have trained this week: "Their presence is subject to an evaluation carried out on a daily basis."

Asked if he's hopeful they will play: "We have to wait until Saturday."

#fpl #tgw35 #CHpressers #fantasypl #dgw35 #gw35 #lufc #LeeTot
📢 Bielsa on Helder Costa: "He won't be able to compete again this season."

#fpl #tgw35 #CHpressers #fantasypl #dgw35 #gw35 #lufc #LeeTot
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The spark for the protest by Manchester United fans at Old Trafford might have been the deeply unpopular Super League, but it also highlighted an underlying unhappiness with the club’s owners, so I thought it might be interesting to look at the finances under the Glazers #MUFC
The Glazers took control of #MUFC back in June 2005 via a £550m leveraged buyout, so their first full season in control was 2005/06. Therefore, this review will look at the 15 seasons since then, up to 2019/20.
In the last 15 years #MUFC have generated an impressive £5.9 bln revenue, but had £5.4 bln expenses (including £2.9 bln wages and £1 bln player amortisation), leading to £467m operating profit. This was boosted by £257m profit on player sales, but £817m interest meant £92m loss.
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🧵 Quotes thread Double Gameweek 32 [Wednesday]

📢 Ryan Mason on Harry Kane's fitness: "It's difficult, we are still not sure. We are treating it day by day.

"The hope is he will be on the..."

#fpl #thfc #TOTSOU #CHpressers #dgw32 #bgw33 #fantasypl

📢 Mason on Kane's fitness: "...pitch at the end of the week."

#fpl #thfc #TOTSOU #CHpressers #dgw32 #bgw33 #fantasypl
📢 Mason post-match on Kane: "With Harry, it is just about taking it each day as it comes. We know he is doing absolutely everything he can to be back out on the football pitch.

"Today he wasn't but hopefully by the..."

#fpl #thfc #TOTSOU #CHpressers #dgw32 #bgw33 #fantasypl
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AFC Bournemouth’s 2019/20 financial results covered a season when they finished 18th, resulting in relegation to the Championship after five years in the Premier League. Finances were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some thoughts in the following thread  #AFCB
#AFCB loss almost doubled from £32m to a club record £60m, largely due to revenue dropping £36m (27%) from £131m to £95m, partly offset by profit on player sales rising £20m to £23m. Expenses increased £8m, while other operating income (mainly player loans) fell £1m to £7m.
#AFCB revenue decrease was mainly attributable to COVID, which contributed to broadcasting falling £35m (30%) from £116m to £81m, though match day was also down £1.5m (29%) from £5.0m to £3.5m. These reductions were partly compensated by commercial rising £1m (9%) to £11m.
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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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West Ham’s 2019/20 financial results covered an “unprecedented” season when they finished 16th in the Premier League with their finances significantly impacted by COVID-19. David Moyes replaced Manuel Pellegrini as manager in December 2019. Some thoughts follow #WHUFC
#WHUFC loss before tax loss widened from £28m to £65m, as revenue dropped £51m (27%) from £191m to £140m, offset by profit on player sales rising £12m to £25m and expenses falling £2m. Loss after tax increased from £27m to 65m.
Impacted by COVID, the main driver of #WHUFC revenue decrease was broadcasting income, which dropped £45m (35%) from £127m to £82m, though there were also falls in match day, down £5m (17%) to £23m, and commercial, down £2m (5%) to £34m.
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Arsenal’s 2019/20 financial results covered a season when they finished 8th in the Premier League, won the FA Cup and reached Europa League last 32. Head coach Unai Emery was replaced by Mikel Arteta in December. Finances adversely impacted by COVID-19. Some thoughts follow #AFC
#AFC loss before tax loss widened from £32m to £54m, as revenue dropped £51m (13%) from £395m to £343m and expenses grew £18m (4%), offset by profit on player sales rising £48m from £12m to £60m. The loss after tax increased from £27m to £48m.
Impacted by COVID, broadcasting fell £64m (35%) from £183m to £119m and match day dropped £17m (18%) from £96m to £79m. In contrast, commercial rose £31m (28%) from £111m to £142m, thanks to new sponsorship deals. Player loans were down £1m to £3m.
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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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Chelsea’s 2019/20 financial results covered a season when they finished 4th in the Premier League, were beaten in the FA Cup final and reached the last 16 of the Champions League, but their finances were adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some thoughts follow #CFC
#CFC swung from £102m loss before tax to £36m profit, despite revenue dropping £40m (9%) from club record £447m to £407m, as profit on player sales surged £82m to £143m and expenses fell by a hefty £90m. After tax, improved from £97m loss to £32m profit.
All #CFC revenue streams decreased, impacted by COVID, though the damage was limited by the return to the Champions League. Broadcasting was down £18m (9%) to £183m, while there were falls in match day, down £12m (18%) to £54m, and commercial, down £10m (5%) to £170m.
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🧵 Pre-match press conference thread Double Gameweek 24 [Friday]

🔫 Arsenal

📢 Mikel Arteta on Kieran Tierney: "We have to see how the knee reacts when he starts to get a bit more load. He hasn’t done much yet. We will see in the..."

#fpl #dgw24 #CHpressers #afc #gw24 #arslee
📢 Arteta on Tierney: "...next few days, the moment he starts to train with the team."

On Thomas Partey: "He felt something during the [Aston Villa] game. We didn’t think it was too bad but after the scan, looked a little bit worse..."

#fpl #dgw24 #CHpressers #afc #gw24 #arslee
📢 Arteta on Partey: "...he won’t be available to play against Leeds and we will see how it evolves in the next two days but it is a muscular issue."

On Gabriel Martinelli: "He came back and did really well but then he picked up..."

#fpl #dgw24 #CHpressers #afc #gw24 #arslee
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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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#FCBarcelona recent accounts revealed major debt challenges, but they also highlighted some issues around different definitions of debt, so this thread will take a look at these using 2019/20 accounts from selected clubs and explain why Barca might have more problems than others.
Note: the clubs covered in this review are just a few of those that have already published accounts for the 2019/20 season, so it is not a ranking table as such, but there is enough detail here to illustrate the points made.
At the narrowest extreme, we have just bank debt, but the broadest definition 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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Brighton and Hove Albion’s 2019/20 accounts cover their third season in the Premier League, when they finished 15th, an improvement on prior season’s 17th, under new head coach Graham Potter, but their finances were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic #BHAFC
#BHAFC loss before tax tripled from £22m to £67m, a £45m decline, as revenue decreased by £15m (10%) from £148m to £133m, while profit on player sales of £5m became a loss of £1m, and expenses rose £24m (14%). Monks Farm development worth £0.6m (revenue £9.4m, costs £8.8m).
As a technical aside, #BHAFC have restated their 2018/19 accounts, increasing revenue by £4.8m from £143.4m to £148.2m, but this has been offset by a corresponding increase in other expenses, so net profit is unchanged.
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Southampton’s 2019/20 financial results covered a “successful” season when they improved their position in the Premier League from 16th to 11th under manager Ralph Hasenhüttl, but their finances were significantly impacted by COVID-19. Some thoughts follow #SaintsFC
#SaintsFC pre-tax loss widened from £41m to £76m, as revenue fell £23m (15%) from £150m to £127m and profit on player sales decreased £7m from £21m to £14m, while total expenses grew £5m. Loss after tax increased from £34m to £62m.
#SaintsFC £23m revenue fall was driven by broadcasting’s £19m (17%) decrease from £113m to £94m, mainly due to 6 Premier League games being played after 30 June accounts close. Match day was also down £2.6m (15%) to £14.5m, while commercial dipped £1.1m (6%) to £18.7m.
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I had a request to look at transfer spend in the Premier League, so I have analysed this over the last 5 years (up to 2018/19, the last season when all clubs have published their accounts). As a Christmas bonus, I have also included the EFL Championship.
In terms of the infamous net spend, the two Manchester clubs have spent most on transfers (#MCFC £639m and #MUFC £590m), followed by #CFC £440m. #AFC fans will be appalled to discover they have spent around the same (£329m) as champions #LFC £337m.
It is striking how low #THFC net spend was, only £63m in the 5 years up to 2018/19, though worth noting that they then splashed out £136m in 2019/20. Lowest spend unsurprisingly at clubs recently promoted from the Championship, i.e. #LUFC £4m and #SUFC £(13)m.
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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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A THREAD! 👇 Ahead of the new Premier League season, we're going to be asking one tactical question which each club faces ahead of the 2020/21 campaign. Image
First up, the reigning champions... 🏆

Will a creative midfielder unbalance Liverpool's team?

👉 bit.ly/35f7QiG

🔴 #LFC Image
Have Crystal Palace finally replaced Aaron Wan-Bissaka?

👉 bit.ly/3bBGvYR

🦅 #CPFC Image
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[THREAD]

Best budget midfielders(5M-6.5M) @OfficialFPL 20/21

With so many premium options like Salah, Mane, KDB, Auba at midfield, we are finding it hard this year to fit majority of them in our #GW1 squad while not destroying the squad balance.

#FPL

Retweet appreciated. 👏
In order to boost our squad with more premium mids, we need to find budget but effective mids.

So, in this article, I have picked out few players & will analyse their performance post project restart(GW30+to GW38+) to find out the players in form at the tail end of last season.
Traore(6.5M)-The Spanish muscle man in the last 9 Gws played 534 mins, started 5 of them.

Although he played only 3 mins less than Foden, he had only 9 Shots on goal(26th among all mids priced <=6.5m) & 3 of them were on target.

Post restart, he had 4 big chances(2nd best..
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Starting on July 28 on @TheAthleticUK @TheAthletic, it's ... The Premier League 60, counting down the greatest players of the Premier League era.
The project is explained here, along with a few disclaimers before we start ... theathletic.com/1938977/
@TheAthleticUK @TheAthletic We start with @GeorgeCaulkin on Les Ferdinand theathletic.com/1947390/2020/0…
"Ferdinand had everything you'd want in a centre-forward. But what set him apart was the hang time, the way he took to the air and then stayed up there, as if the world had stopped turning, just for him" #PL60
@TheAthleticUK @TheAthletic Next, it’s @Zonal_Marking on Jamie Carragher theathletic.com/1949368/2020/0…
“He was unfortunate to be around at a time when English football was blessed with top-class centre-backs. Yet even then, there were periods when Carragher evidently played better than his rivals” #PL60 @Carra23
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