The enormity of the next Everton manager appointment.

Far from reducing the tension around Finch Farm, or the executive offices at Goodison Park, plus of course, offices in London and Monaco, the decision to fire Ronald Koeman less than half way through the “3 year project” will bring Everton’s status in the modern game, and the ambition and abilities to execute actions to […]

Turning the tables on the Premier League “big 6”

Much has been written and spoken about recently on the attempt by the “big 6” to grab more of the seemingly ever increasing broadcasting revenues paid to the Premier league clubs.   Backed by Richard Scudamore, Premier League Executive Chairman, and somewhat incongruously Everton, West Ham United and Leicester City the “big six” attempted to […]

My latest thoughts on Usmanov, Arsenal and Everton

On 29th September Arseblog ran a story claiming that Kroenke (the 67% shareholder of Arsenal) had made a bid to acquire Usmanov’s 30.04%.   Given I’ve consistently held the view that Usmanov will not sell his Arsenal holdings and join his business partner Farhad Moshiri at Everton I thought I’d update and perhaps clarify the reasons […]

Next round of football broadcasting rights may bring great change

By FootballBusinessMatters I guess one of the effects of having 3 year cycles for broadcasting rights contracts is that no sooner is one cycle in place then the games start for the next. Clearly the 3 year cycle is timed to allow sufficient time for pay back for the rights holder but short enough to keep […]

Is a lack of communication causing a crisis of confidence ?

  We’re 19 months into the Moshiri era. In that time, we’ve seen him buy 49.9% of the club’s shares, have an option to buy another 23-24%, he’s repaired the balance sheet, changed the management team and structure of the non-playing staff, spent heavily in the transfer market, acquired Bramley Moore – the iconic dockside […]

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 […]