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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Everton Business Matters exclusive interview with Sasha Ryazantsev

Following the release of Everton’s 2017/18 Report & Accounts which is analysed in depth here, our podcast Everton Business Matters,  produced by The Blue Room, was given exclusive access to Sasha Ryazantsev, Everton’s Chief Financial and Commercial Officer and board member.   In a wide ranging conversation, Sasha spoke with candour about the progress made on […]

The “complexities” of financing a stadium build?

One of the things that strikes me throughout the period that Bramley-Moore has been our proposed new home is the language various officers within the club have used to describe the process of raising finance for the stadium. Our past CEO often used the words difficult, challenging and uncertain. In his much welcomed first public […]

Some analysis of the proposed funding scheme for Bramley Moore:

So how does a City Council suffering from acute spending cuts borrow £280 million?   Since 2004, major local authorities have been able to borrow (mainly for capital projects) without government consent, provided they can afford the borrowing costs, a limit defined by “prudential” borrowing guidelines. Put simply if a council met the guidelines then […]

Analysis of Everton Annual Report & Accounts to 31st May 2017

With rather odd timing, Everton published their 2016/17 Annual Report & Accounts on the weekend immediately before Christmas resulting in almost no press comment. I do hope that the Annual General Meeting on 9th January 2018 will result in more publicity. It is a great shame as the Accounts published are the most notable for […]