finances

Business as usual?

It is not business as usual. The cost base of the club has to be addressed. That is inevitable. It’s inevitable from a regulatory point of view (even if there’s a temporary relaxation to reflect the extraordinary circumstances currently) but more importantly for the club’s future solvency.

Staring into the abyss?

The Bull market has ended. It always does. The tragic events of the Covid-19 pandemic have brought a closure to more than a quarter of a century of unbroken growth in Premier League revenues, inflated values and even greater inflation… Read More ›

Unchartered territory

How things can change and change quickly. A few weeks ago we were contemplating a strong finish to the season and the prospects of European football…. Clearly there are far more important matters than football at present, however such is… Read More ›

Critical times

As I write this, it is already the second week in November and a time that was supposed to offer so much has without doubt, significant questions requiring answers in the near term. Fortunately, within the space of two months,… Read More ›

The Impossible Dream

The Impossible Dream     So sang Frank Sinatra. There are times when supporting Everton, being interested in their business approach and questioning how on earth we will compete on the pitch, paying for an expensive but not hugely cash… Read More ›

Growing commercial revenues?

In a recent tweet I highlighted the difference in levels of non-broadcasting income growth between Everton, Manchester United and Liverpool. I highlighted the fact that Liverpool FC have increased non-broadcasting income by £140 million (2016/17 accounts) in the 12 years… Read More ›