Analysis of Everton’s £60m, 3 year facility with ICBC – updated 7th July to include charge information

This evening the Liverpool Echo broke news that Everton under the direction no doubt of Moshiri and Ryazanstev, have negotiated a £60 million credit facility for three years with ICBC Bank. ICBC is owned by a company called Central Huijin Investment which is owned by the Chinese Government. As such it is the world’s largest […]

Thoughts on Bramley-Moore & the current financial conditions at Everton

Football has become a game of absolutes – almost everything related to football is either appallingly bad or amazingly good. Depending on which team you support, the result, how we played, who the opposition are, the performance of the referee, the atmosphere and even the manager’s press conference usually falls into one of the two […]

Goodison Park – plans for its future

This article just provides  details supplied by the club – analysis to follow Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Everton’s CEO, issued the following comments on Goodison’s future: “Our plans for Goodison Park, although much more outlined at this stage, fulfil our promise to our neighbours in Liverpool 4 to work together to create something that will benefit the […]

The more things change, the more they stay the same…..

Much has been spoken about Everton’s approach to this transfer window, the first full summer window for which Brands & Silva will have had the opportunity to plan well in advance. Whatever plans they have must be put into the context of Everton’s financial position. Therefore, I thought it useful to look at what’s occurred […]

More fan engagement required above & beyond stage 2 of the public consultation

Stage 2 of public consultation re Bramley Moore and Goodison Legacy Project On 9th May, Everton Football Club announced plans for the second stage of the public consultation regarding the Bramley Moore Stadium and the Goodison Legacy Project. In line with the previously advised timetable the dates are 26th July through to 25th August 2019. […]

Lord Heseltine backs new stadium at Bramley-Moore – time to be assertive.

Much to the annoyance and disagreement of both Margaret Thatcher and her then Home Secretary, Willie Whitelaw, Michael Heseletine refused to stand by and allow the complete economic destruction of many of the great industrial cities of the North, particularly Liverpool & the Merseyside region in the 1980’s. source: Press Association Whilst the Conservative Government […]

The Bramley-Moore business model will stretch “affordable” ticketing policies

“Our most expensive adult Season Ticket is £565 in the Sir Philip Carter Park Stand, less than £30 per game. In real terms, when you allow for the impact of inflation, our adult Season Ticket prices are 16% cheaper than they were 10 years ago, saving our adult supporters approximately £100 a season. But I […]

Everton’s January transfer window driven by regulations or pure financial sense?

There has been much talk in the media both locally and nationally regarding Everton’s ability or willingness to acquire new players during this January window.   Brands commented at the Annual General Meeting on the unlikelihood of doing business in the January window and in his most recent pre-match press conference, Marco Silva  was quoted […]

Analysis of the proposed 52,000 capacity for Bramley-Moore, including season ticket pricing

On the 20th December 2018, Everton put forward a proposal (not decision) subject to further consultation and planning approval to design and build Bramley-Moore with an initial capacity of 52,000. I’ve plenty of reasons to disagree with the proposal but for the purposes of this article I’ll focus on the business case and the impact […]

Investment in squad & exceptional expenses return Everton FC to losses – Report & Analysis of 2017/18 Accounts

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”…. Genuinely, I feel Christmas is upon us when the Everton Annual Report & Accounts slip into the inbox – time for mince pies and perhaps a glass of something warming as I review the financial affairs of our beloved club in the year 2017/18 (year ending 31 […]

Guest Article: Theo Walcott “Renaissance Man” and the winger situation at Everton

  Guest article – written by Everton_Damon aka ‘Damo’ Marco Silva: favours wingers who can support the striker Walcott is a proven international whom it could be argued did not match the potential he had of his youth due to spells blighted by injuries (he had spells out injured in seasons: 2006/2007, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2013/2014, 2016/2017). Due to […]