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Premier League Title Odds At A Glance

Thu 11th Dec 2014 | Money & Finance

After the latest round of Premier League games, it is once again tough to predict who will take the Premier League crown. Current frontrunners Chelsea suffered a setback in their bid to clinch their...

Chelsea Gain Living Wage Employer Accreditation

Thu 11th Dec 2014 | Money & Finance

Chelsea have become the first English professional football club to be accredited as a Living Wage employer. The Living Wage Foundation’s accreditation means that from January 2015, Chelsea will...

George Osborne announces £50 million funding boost for grassroots football

Mon 8th Dec 2014 | Money & Finance

FA chairman Greg Dyke has praised the Government for its “shared ambition” with the Football Association after chancellor George Osborne announced a £50 million funding boost to...

Manchester City Step Closer To Self-Sustainability

Thu 4th Dec 2014 | Money & Finance

Manchester City have generated more than £300m in revenues for the first time according its Annual Report for the 2013-14 season. The detailed report outlines the achievements and continued...

Spreading The Everton Word In Finland

Fri 21st Nov 2014 | Money & Finance

Finland’s premier sports marketing and management school is set to become the latest benefactor to Everton in the Community after learning about the life-changing work carried out by the...

Chelsea Fans Voice Concerns Over Ticket Prices

Thu 20th Nov 2014 | Money & Finance

High ticket prices and a lack of atmosphere could be rectified by the introduction of Safe-Standing areas at Stamford Bridge, according to the findings of a survey conducted by the club’s...

Manchester United revenues down over Champions League failure

Tue 18th Nov 2014 | Money & Finance

Manchester United today announced a 9.9% fall in their latest financial results for the 2015 fiscal first quarter ended 30 September 2014. Total revenue to September 30 is down to £88.7m and...

Flexible Payments With V12 Season Ticket Finance

Thu 13th Nov 2014 | Money & Finance

V12 Season Ticket Finance, part of Secure Trust Bank, is helping football clubs make season ticket sales more accessible. The bank-backed service, which has already achieved success at notable Premier...

Carlisle United Post Disappointing Set Of Financial Results

Fri 7th Nov 2014 | Money & Finance

Carlisle United have said they are disappointed with their latest set of accounts posted today. The Sky Bet League Two club’s total income for the year stood at £3.55m, in line with the...

Increased Profits To Increase Capacity At Gallagher Stadium

Tue 4th Nov 2014 | Money & Finance

The owners of Maidstone United are putting increased profits into increasing the capacity of the Gallagher Stadium. The club have announced their financial results after the second year's trading at...

Everton Post Record Net Profits

Fri 31st Oct 2014 | Money & Finance

Everton’s first season under manager Roberto Martinez proved to be as successful off the field as it was on it. The 2013/14 Annual Report highlights record net profits and turnover breaking...

Clubs can save thousands with Spectrum Energy & Miller Sports

Thu 30th Oct 2014 | Money & Finance

Football clubs will be able to avoid spiralling energy bills this winter after Miller Sports Consultancy linked up with Spectrum Energy Systems, a specialist in supplying and installing solar panels...

Home Nations Success a Bonus or a Risk?

Tue 28th Oct 2014 | Money & Finance

Home Nations football is enjoying a resurgence with England, Northern Ireland and Wales all currently topping their UEFA European Championship qualifying group and Scotland aren’t far behind in...

Manchester United Football's Biggest Spenders

Thu 16th Oct 2014 | Money & Finance

There's no more hectic, crazy, and exciting time during the football season than the summer transfer window, especially in the final couple of weeks as clubs scramble to sign new players. Within a...

Cost Of Watching Football Busts Rate Of Inflation

Wed 15th Oct 2014 | Money & Finance

The average price of the cheapest tickets across English football has risen at almost twice the rate of the cost of living since 2011. According to the latest figures compiled in the BBC Sport Price...

England runs biggest balance of trade deficit in the world football transfer market

Thu 9th Oct 2014 | Money & Finance

England has begun the 2014/15 football season with a £379m balance of trade deficit, the biggest transfer deficit in world football, according to new analysis from Barclays. England became the...

Could Premier League clubs return to the stock markets?

Mon 6th Oct 2014 | Money & Finance

Since its initial IPO two years ago, much has been made of Manchester United’s presence on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) . As the only Premier League club to be truly publically tradable...

Portsmouth complete legacy debt payments

Mon 29th Sep 2014 | Money & Finance

Portsmouth have announced that all legacy debts taken on by the club as part of its exit from administration in April 2013 have now been fully settled. The Portsmouth Supporter's Trust have been in...

Manchester United Post Record Revenues

Wed 10th Sep 2014 | Money & Finance

Manchester United have posted record annual revenue of £433 million but has warned that this is likely to fall in 2015. Failure to secure Champions League qualification after a disastrous...

Horton warning for future of lower league clubs

Thu 4th Sep 2014 | Money & Finance

After a record breaking transfer window when Premier League clubs spent a record £835 million on new players’ former top flight chief Brian Horton has issued a warning for the rest of the...

Premier League’s £835m Transfer Spending Spree

Tue 2nd Sep 2014 | Money & Finance

Player transfer spending by Premier League clubs in the summer 2014 transfer window reached a new record, according to analysis by the business advisory firm Deloitte. Gross spending totalled...

Premier League’s Record Summer Spending Spree

Fri 29th Aug 2014 | Money & Finance

With 2014 summer transfer window drawing to a close, Deloitte’s analysis shows that gross transfer spending by Premier League clubs has already reached a record levels. Angel Di Maria’s...

Sunderland AFC networking event takes visitors around the world

Fri 22nd Aug 2014 | Money & Finance

A UNIQUE networking event held at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light has proved a huge success – by offering attendees a whirlwind tour of international cuisine. SAFC and its partner Bidvest...

Premier League announces major investment in PE and sports in primary schools

Wed 13th Aug 2014 | Money & Finance

The Premier League has announced a three-year programme of support for primary school sport that will be delivered across the country. The announcement was made at the Premier League Season Launch...

Fans to march over ticket prices

Tue 12th Aug 2014 | Money & Finance

Hundreds of football fans are set to march on Premier League and Football League headquarters on Thursday to demand cheaper price tickets, the Football Supporters' Federation has announced. The...

Huddersfield Charity Partnership Smashes £1m Mark

Mon 30th Jun 2014 | Money & Finance

A ground-breaking fundraising partnership between Huddersfield Town Football Club (HTAFC) and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) has raised over £1million. The pioneering ‘Keep It Up’...

£3.5m Business Boost From North East Pop Concert

Thu 19th Jun 2014 | Money & Finance

Businesses across Sunderland are set for another multi-million pound boost this weekend, as the Stadium of Light hosts its second concert of summer 2014. Following the success of One Direction’s...

Vito Mannone Premier League’s Most Cost Effective Keeper

Wed 11th Jun 2014 | Money & Finance

Vito Mannone, Sunderland’s Italian goalkeeper and the Black Cats player of the season, has topped off a great inaugural season with his club after being awarded the ‘Super Saver...

World Cup Playlist For Charity

Thu 5th Jun 2014 | Money & Finance

The England Footballers Foundation charity is to benefit from a World Cup playlist album. England men's players have each chosen a track for the album. They feature Bastille, Avicii, Disclosure, Duke...

Airton Risk Management Reveals the Probabilities Behind the World Cup

Thu 5th Jun 2014 | Money & Finance

The FIFA World Cup is as much about off-pitch events as playing news and this summer’s spectacle looks set to be equally compelling. The public has come to expect a build-up to the tournament...

Premier League Club Revenue Tops £2.5bn

Thu 5th Jun 2014 | Money & Finance

The gap between the commercial riches of the Premier League and the Championship is widening according to the latest review of football's finances by Deloitte. Premier League clubs’ revenue...

Global Football Market Scores £10bn “World Cup Effect”

Mon 2nd Jun 2014 | Money & Finance

The global football market will top £10bn, boosted by the ‘World Cup Effect’ figures released by the NDP Group show. NPD Group figures show the global football market is in good...

Manchester United Slip To Third In Brand Finance League

Tue 27th May 2014 | Money & Finance

For several years Manchester United held sway as football’s most valuable brand. However in 2013, Brand Finance anticipated the likely dip in performance and prestige resulting from Sir Alex...

Financial Stress For More Than 11% of Football League Clubs

Fri 23rd May 2014 | Money & Finance

More than 11% of English league football clubs facing ‘severe financial pressure’ as curtain falls on the season. In the first season in which football clubs’ accounts have come...

The march of the €100m men

Thu 22nd May 2014 | Money & Finance

The 2013/2014 season has seen some serious transfer business with a number of big money transfers such as Edinson Cavani, Radamel Falcao, Neymar, Mesut Ozil and at the very top of the pile, Gareth...

Manchester United Post Record Quarterly Profits, Again

Thu 15th May 2014 | Money & Finance

Manchester United have posted record third quarter revenues of £115.m, up 26% in their latest accounts released today. Despite a poor season on the field in which they failed to qualify for the...

The Real Cost of Being a Premier League Season Ticket Holder

Wed 14th May 2014 | Money & Finance

Manchester City have flourished under Pellegrini this season – taking the Premier League title and being crowned best value football club according to research from VoucherCodes.co.uk The annual...

Real Madrid Tops Forbes’ 2014 List Of The World’s Most Valuable Football Teams

Wed 7th May 2014 | Money & Finance

Forbes announced today its 2014 list of The World’s Top 20 Most Valuable Football Teams. Real Madrid, valued at $3.44 billion , tops the list for the second consecutive year. Real Madrid’s...

Premier League Clubs Spend £1.8bn On Wages

Fri 2nd May 2014 | Money & Finance

A record £1.8bn was spent by Premier League clubs in 2012/13 on player and staff wages according to a review of its member club’s accounts. The figure was up 11% on the previous year...

Brazil 2014 Odds-on To Become Biggest Sports Betting Event In History

Fri 2nd May 2014 | Money & Finance

This summer’s World Cup is anticipated to generate £1 billion in wagers making it a betting bonanza on an unprecedented scale As the online sports betting market has continued to evolve...

City and PSG Expect To Face FFP Sanctions

Tue 29th Apr 2014 | Money & Finance

Manchester City may face sanctions from UEFA over breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. City, along with French champions Paris Saint-Germain, are among up to 20 clubs thought to have failed to...

Newcastle’s Oldest Football Club Given Cash Boost

Wed 16th Apr 2014 | Money & Finance

A 120-year-old amateur football club in Gosforth has received a much-needed cash boost to help secure its future for the next generation. Gosforth Bohemians FC, based at Benson Park in the Brunton...

Crowdfunding: Football's 12th Man!

Thu 3rd Apr 2014 | Money & Finance

If you’ve ever thrown a bit of loose change into a collection bucket, whether that be outside a football stadium or in a supermarket, then you’ve already taken part in crowdfunding....

Tottenham release financial results and give new stadium update

Wed 2nd Apr 2014 | Money & Finance

Revenue for the year ended 30 June 2013 was £147.4m, an increase of 2% on the prior year (2012: £144.2m). Profit from operations excluding football trading and before depreciation was...

Southampton publish 'difficult' financial results

Mon 31st Mar 2014 | Money & Finance

Southampton Football Club has published its latest annual results for the year ending 30th June 2013. While revenues rose from £22.9m in 2012 to £71.8m last season, mainly due to Premier...

Sport England Cuts FA Grassroots Funding

Thu 27th Mar 2014 | Money & Finance

The latest round of cuts by Sport England will see the Football Association (FA) lose £1.6m of funding for grassroots football. The FA has been informed that Sport England is to cut a total of...

Liverpool’s Revenues Grow Nine Per Cent

Tue 4th Mar 2014 | Money & Finance

Liverpool have posted revenues of £206.1million in their latest set of accounts for the year ending May 31, 2013. The figure is up 9% on the previous year but the club’s external debt...

Aston Villa Post Losses of £42m In Latest Accounts

Mon 3rd Mar 2014 | Money & Finance

Aston Villa have posted losses of £42.6m according to their latest accounts for the year ending May 31, 2013. The Premier League club's operating loss before exceptional items fell by...

Carson Yeung Found Guilty Of Money Laundering

Mon 3rd Mar 2014 | Money & Finance

Carson Yeung has been found guilty of five counts of money laundering by a court in Hong Kong. The former president and owner of Birmingham City FC had denied laundering HK$720 million (£55.4m)...

Newcastle’s Prudence Produces Profit Of £9.9m

Tue 25th Feb 2014 | Money & Finance

Newcastle United have posted a profit after tax of £9.9m for the year ending June 2013. The figures, released first at the club's Fans Forum which took place at St. James' Park on Monday...

Champions League A Clash Of Football's Financial Giants

Mon 17th Feb 2014 | Money & Finance

The UEFA Champions League Round of 16, kicking off on 18 February, will be a battle of the world’s highest earning clubs, according to the Sports Business Group at Deloitte. Figures from the...

Manchester United's Commercial Revenue Up 18.8%

Wed 12th Feb 2014 | Money & Finance

Manchester United's commercial revenues increased 18.8% according to the club's latest financial results. Despite a shaky start to the new season under David Moyes, Manchester United's off field...

Dundee United Complete Financial Restructuring

Mon 10th Feb 2014 | Money & Finance

Dundee United have completed a major restructuring of its financial position. Following negotiations, the club has reached a settlement with its bankers, Bank of Scotland, to close off its debt...

Brighton Report Operating Loss Despite Increased Turnover

Fri 7th Feb 2014 | Money & Finance

Brighton & Hove Albion’s annual accounts show that the club made an operating loss of £14.7m in the 2012/13 season. The financial results for the year to 30th June 2013 reflect the...

Premier League Transfer Spending Tops £130m

Mon 3rd Feb 2014 | Money & Finance

Premier League clubs spent around £130m in the January transfer window, according to analysis by the Sports Business Group at Deloitte. This figure is above the amount spent in January 2013...

2013/14 Sets New Record For Premier League Spending

Fri 31st Jan 2014 | Money & Finance

At the start of the final day of this January’s window, analysis by the Sports Business Group at Deloitte shows Premier League clubs have spent around £95m on acquiring new players. This...

Combined revenue of top 20 Deloitte Football Money League clubs passes €5bn

Thu 23rd Jan 2014 | Money & Finance

Revenue for the world’s 20 highest earning clubs reached €5.4bn last season, recording growth of over €400m (8%), according to the 17 th edition of the Football Money League from...

Norwich City supporters voted best behaved for second season in succession

Wed 22nd Jan 2014 | Money & Finance

Norwich City received an award from the Premier League at Carrow Road on Saturday for having the best-behaved supporters in the English top flight. The Fair Play - Behaviour of the Public award and a...

Bristol City Confirm Successful Financial Restructuring

Fri 10th Jan 2014 | Money & Finance

Bristol City Holdings Limited have announced the successful negotiation between the board and Steve Lansdown which has seen £35m of debt removed from the club’s balance sheet. At the...

Samuel Eto’o Premier League’s Wealthiest Foreign Player

Fri 10th Jan 2014 | Money & Finance

Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o is the wealthiest foreign-born English Premier League (EPL) player with a net worth of £39 million (US$64 million), according to a Wealth-X list that also includes...

Football League’s Chief Commercial Officer Steps Down

Wed 8th Jan 2014 | Money & Finance

Richard Heaselgrave, The Football League's Chief Commercial Officer, has left the organisation by mutual agreement. Heaselgrave joined The League in January 2012 and was responsible for delivering a...

Chelsea Post Losses of £49.4m

Fri 3rd Jan 2014 | Money & Finance

Chelsea have posted a loss of £49.4m for the year ending 30 June 2013, despite increased turnover and winning the Europa League. The club’s financial results posted earlier this week...

Global Sports Broadcasting Rights Predicted To Rise To £16bn

Fri 3rd Jan 2014 | Money & Finance

Deloitte predicts the value of premium sports broadcast rights worldwide will increase to £16bn ($24.2bn) in 2014, a 14% rise, or £1.9bn ($2.9bn) over 2013. This increase in rights fees,...

Bolton Wanderers Debts Total £163.8m

Thu 2nd Jan 2014 | Money & Finance

Relegation from the Premier League saw Bolton Wanderers post a loss of £50.7m for the year ending June 2013. Excluding a number of one-off exceptional items relating to balance sheet impairments...

Wigan Post Profit Despite Tough Year

Thu 2nd Jan 2014 | Money & Finance

Wigan Athletic Football Club posted a net profit of £822,000 for the year ended 31 May 2013. Covering 2012-13 season when they won the FA Cup then relegated from the Premier League in the same...

Premier League Clubs Urged To Become Living Wage Employers

Tue 17th Dec 2013 | Money & Finance

Premier League football clubs are being urged to meet with Citizens UK, local fan groups and the Living Wage Foundation to begin the process of becoming accredited Living Wage Employers. The move...

The FA's Counting On Crean

Thu 12th Dec 2013 | Money & Finance

Mention the Football Association to your average fan and what you invariably get back is the England team, Roy Hodgson and the FA Cup. Behind the scenes, how The FA spends its money is rarely noticed....

East Fife Draw On Power Of The Crowd

Wed 11th Dec 2013 | Money & Finance

The first club in the UK to use crowdfunding as a means of raising revenue to improve facilities at its ground and grow its fan base has generated £10,000 in the first week. Scottish League One...

Graham Taylor Supports Grassroots Cashback Initiative

Tue 10th Dec 2013 | Money & Finance

Grassroots sports clubs across the UK are in line for an early Christmas present if they shop with Club Cashback , a portal which generates a cashback reward for your club every time a purchase is...

Six Arrested For English Football Match-Fixing

Thu 28th Nov 2013 | Money & Finance

Six men have been arrested on suspicion of match-fixing in English football following an investigation by the Telegraph newspaper. The men, thought to be part of an illegal betting syndicate, have...

8% of English Football League Clubs Facing ‘Financial Relegation’

Mon 25th Nov 2013 | Money & Finance

Troubled clubs look to fan-owned company structures to survive Flat-lining attendances and rising costs are blamed for locking six English Football League clubs into a cycle of serious financial...

Manchester United Commercial Prowess Continues

Thu 14th Nov 2013 | Money & Finance

Manchester United have today announced their financial results for the 2014 fiscal first quarter ended 30 September 2013. The results show that total revenue was up 29.9%, with record first quarter...

Swansea City Post £15.3m Profit

Thu 31st Oct 2013 | Money & Finance

Swansea City have announced details of its latest accounts which show a healthy profit of £15.3m for the year ending May 31, 2013. The Barclays Premier League club saw its turnover, excluding...

Carlisle United Post Losses Of Over £660k

Mon 28th Oct 2013 | Money & Finance

Carlisle United have posted losses of over £660,000 in their latest set of accounts. It’s been a difficult year for the club both on and off the field with the team finishing seventeenth...

Aston Villa And Swansea Agree Reciprocal Ticket Deal

Wed 23rd Oct 2013 | Money & Finance

Aston Villa has reached a reciprocal ticket pricing agreement with Swansea City for away fans. Similar to those that Newcastle United announced last week, the offer sees Villa the latest club to make...

Ipswich Town Appoints Now: Pensions As Its Auto Enrolment Provider

Wed 23rd Oct 2013 | Money & Finance

Ipswich Town Football Club has appointed NOW: Pensions, the independent multi-employer trust, as the provider of its workplace pension under auto enrolment. From 1 November 2013, NOW: Pensions will be...

Newcastle Announce Reciprocal Ticket Price Deal

Thu 17th Oct 2013 | Money & Finance

Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion have agreed a reciprocal deal which will see the cost of an away matchday ticket reduced by over half and the Magpies are finalising a deal with Swansea City....

Manchester United Reduce Away Ticket Prices

Wed 9th Oct 2013 | Money & Finance

Manchester United have announced a reduction in away match ticket prices for this season. After consultation with the Fans’ Forum, the Premier League champions have pledged to reduce the price...

Jamie Carragher Supports Street League Liverpool

Wed 9th Oct 2013 | Money & Finance

Street League, the charity which uses football to tackle youth unemployment, is to be supported in Liverpool by Jamie Carragher’s 23 Foundation. The Anfield legend retired from playing this...

Rangers Post £14m Operating Loss

Tue 1st Oct 2013 | Money & Finance

Rangers have posted an operating loss of £14m in their latest set of accounts published today. The accounts for the period ending 30 th June 2013, show the club’s revenues totalled...

Celtic Post 47.7% Increase in Revenues

Tue 24th Sep 2013 | Money & Finance

Scottish Premier League (SPL) champions, Celtic have seen group revenues increase by an incredible 47.7% according to their latest set of accounts. Strong on-field performances have boosted the...

Commercial Activity Boost Arsenal’s Turnover

Tue 24th Sep 2013 | Money & Finance

Strong growth and increased turnover driven primarily by commercial activity has helped Arsenal achieve a group profit before tax of £6.7m. The figure is down on the 2012 figure of £36.6m,...

The FA Reports Strong Financial Performance

Tue 24th Sep 2013 | Money & Finance

The FA Group, which comprises of The FA, Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park has announced its financial results for the year ending 31 December 2012. Reporting a strong financial performance in...

David Cameron Says Guernsey Is Not a Tax Haven

Thu 12th Sep 2013 | Money & Finance

Prime Minister David Cameron has told other Members of Parliament that it is unfair to refer to Guernsey as a tax haven. In responding to a question from Labour MP Fiona O’Donnell in the House...

Relief At Last For Football Fans As Prices Fall

Thu 12th Sep 2013 | Money & Finance

The average cost of a ticket to see your favourite team has fallen by 2.4% according to the results of survey by the BBC. The BBC Sport Price of Football study found that the average cost of ticket...

Premier League Season Ticket Sales Record

Tue 10th Sep 2013 | Money & Finance

The 2012/13 Barclay Premier League season was a record in terms of adult and junior supporters buying full season tickets despite concerns that ticket prices are spiraling out of control. Total adult...

The Football League publishes 2012/13 Agents' Fees Report

Fri 6th Sep 2013 | Money & Finance

The latest publication of Football League clubs' spending on agents' fees has revealed that clubs committed a total of £21.5m to agents during the 2012/13 season - £170,000 less than the...

Premier League clubs spend a record £630m in summer transfer window

Tue 3rd Sep 2013 | Money & Finance

Player transfer spending by Premier League clubs in the summer 2013 transfer window was a record, according to analysis by Deloitte. Gross spending totalled £630m, 29% up on the equivalent 2012...

UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations having positive effect

Mon 2nd Sep 2013 | Money & Finance

UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations are having a positive effect on the finances of Europe's clubs, according to UEFA's latest benchmarking report unveiled in Monaco. UEFA General Secretary Gianni...

Premier League Heading For Record Summer Transfer Window

Fri 30th Aug 2013 | Money & Finance

With three days until the close of the window, Deloitte’s analysis shows that gross transfer spending by Premier League clubs looks set to reach a record level. The current spending total of...

Clubs Getting To Grips With Financial Fair Play

Tue 13th Aug 2013 | Money & Finance

British football clubs are on track to comply with the so-called ‘financial fair play’ (FFP) regulations, according to new research from business advisory and accountancy firm BDO LLP....

English Football Fans Given Euro Exchange

Tue 6th Aug 2013 | Money & Finance

Football fans dashing back from holiday will be able to buy tickets with leftover Euros in a football first. AFC Bournemouth and Capital One are helping Cherries fans who are dashing back just in time...

Grassroots sport makes £11.8 billion contribution to the economy

Fri 2nd Aug 2013 | Money & Finance

Sport’s contribution to the English economy was today revealed to be £20.3 billion a year, with grassroots sport responsible for well over half of this total. The study, which was...

Coventry City Football Club Ltd set to be liquidated

Fri 2nd Aug 2013 | Money & Finance

Coventry City Football Club Ltd are facing liquidation after a Company Voluntary Agreement was rejected at a creditors' meeting in London. CCFC Ltd, who went into administration in March, is just one...

Balancing Success At Stamford Bridge

Wed 24th Jul 2013 | Money & Finance

UEFA's new Financial Fair Play regulations are an attempt to instigate financial stability and longevity in an economic downturn, causing inflation that has driven wages and transfer fees to dizzying...

Cardiff City Settle Longstanding Debt Issue

Wed 24th Jul 2013 | Money & Finance

The owners of Cardiff City have reached an agreement with Langston Corporation to settle the club’s longstanding debt problems. An arrangement to settle the debt owed to Langston Corporation,...

Gloucester City Now Debt Free

Fri 12th Jul 2013 | Money & Finance

Amid all the news of clubs in financial meltdown, one club has bucked the trend announcing it is now debt free. Gloucester City AFC have announced they are now debt free after securing a series of new...

Sheffield Wednesday Losing £5m A Year

Mon 10th Jun 2013 | Money & Finance

Milan Mandaric claims Sheffield Wednesday are currently losing around £5m a year. Speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield, the former Leicester City and Portsmouth FC owner said that the club was losing...

Man United No Longer Football’s Most Valuable Brand

Wed 29th May 2013 | Money & Finance

An annual study from leading brand valuation agency, Brand Finance which ranks the world's biggest football clubs by their brand value has placed Bayern München ahead of Manchester United to...

£120m Premier League Promotion Prize For The Eagles or Hornets

Fri 24th May 2013 | Money & Finance

The Football League Championship Play-off Final on Monday 27 May will offer the biggest financial prize in world football, worth around £120 million to the winners according to the Sports...

Man Utd Receive £60.8m in Premier League Broadcast Payments

Tue 21st May 2013 | Money & Finance

Manchester United received £60.8m in broadcasting payments from the Premier League it has been revealed. Announcing the value of its broadcast payments made to clubs for the season 2012/13, the...

Manchester United Post Record Third Quarter Revenues

Fri 3rd May 2013 | Money & Finance

Manchester United’s commercial prowess shows no signs of abating after the club announced record third-quarter revenues of £91.7m. The figures released yesterday show commercial revenues...

Hull City on the Verge of £120m Promotion Prize

Fri 26th Apr 2013 | Money & Finance

Hull City can expect a revenue boost of at least £120 million if they can secure automatic promotion this weekend, according to Deloitte, the business advisory firm. Victory against Barnsley, or...

Impact of FIFA World Cups To Be Discussed

Mon 22nd Apr 2013 | Money & Finance

Scholars and experts from the academic world will visit the home of FIFA in Zurich for a four-day symposium designed to encourage debate about the FIFA World Cup™ as a mega-event. Each of the 19...

Fantasy Football to Earn Real Cash for Football Clubs

Fri 12th Apr 2013 | Money & Finance

Hot on the heels of announcing partnerships with the UK Tote and Goal.com, TotelFootball unveiled its latest product innovation which enables football clubs of all sizes to fundraise at Soccerex...

New Report Dissects the Staggering £330m Manchester Generates from Football Each Year

Thu 11th Apr 2013 | Money & Finance

We all know how much the rivalry between Manchester’s two biggest clubs means to the fans; but what you mightn’t have been aware of is the huge financial implications these competing...

Struggling Bury FC in "Critical" Financial Trouble

Wed 10th Apr 2013 | Money & Finance

League One side Bury are appealing to any interested parties to form a consortium and invest £100k each to rescue the club from their current financial peril. Bury are currently hovering over...

Swansea City Post Increased Profit

Tue 9th Apr 2013 | Money & Finance

Swansea City FC have posted an increase in turnover over the six month period ending November 30, 2012. The Premier League club’s turnover, excluding Player Sales, was up 11.5 per cent to...

Stockport County Board Make Savings

Mon 8th Apr 2013 | Money & Finance

Stockport County have announced a raft of savings following a review of its finances by new Chief Executive, Ryan McKnight. In a first of a new series of updates to the club’s fans,...

Newcastle’s Accounts Boost Put Them Back Amongst World’s Richest

Wed 27th Mar 2013 | Money & Finance

Newcastle United have re-entered the list of the world's top 20 revenue-generating clubs after increasing turnover to £93.3m according to their latest accounts released today. The figures, to...

Suspicious Betting Activity Prompts FA Action

Fri 15th Mar 2013 | Money & Finance

The FA have contacted all clubs in the Conference South over suspicious betting activity in a number of matches. A statement released today read. “The FA and the Gambling Commission have become...

Liverpool fans blast ticket prices

Mon 11th Mar 2013 | Money & Finance

Fans' group Spirit of Shankly have condemned Liverpool's season ticket price rises next season as "an insult to long-standing supporters". On Friday the club announced a six-tier system, which will...

Rangers Post Strong Financial Results

Mon 4th Mar 2013 | Money & Finance

Rangers Newco (Rangers International Football Club plc) have posted a profit before tax of £9.5m in their interim results for the seven-month period from incorporation to 31 December 2012....

Liverpool Post £21.8m Increase in Net Debt

Mon 4th Mar 2013 | Money & Finance

Liverpool ’s net debt has increased to £87.2m according to their latest financial results for the 10-month period from 1 August 2011 to 31 May 2012. During this period, the club’s...

Arsenal Post Pre-Tax Profit of £17.8m

Tue 26th Feb 2013 | Money & Finance

Arsenal have posted a profit before tax of £17.8m in their latest half-year financial results. The figures released for the half-year to the end of November 2012, show this was driven primarily...

Empty Seats Cost Premier League Clubs Millions

Wed 20th Feb 2013 | Money & Finance

Premier League clubs are scoring an ‘own goal’ by losing millions of pounds on seat revenue each season with empty seats estimated to be costing them up to £7 million per year in...

Manchester United Post Record Second Quarter Profits

Thu 14th Feb 2013 | Money & Finance

Manchester United have posted an increase in profit before tax of 47.9% with record second quarter revenue of £110.1m. The latest set of financial results released today for the three and six...

Champions League Revenue Boost For Celtic

Tue 12th Feb 2013 | Money & Finance

Celtic Football Club have increased turnover by 71.0% according to their latest interim report for the six months to December 2012. The uplift in the club’s accounts, attributed mainly to...

Premier League clubs agree new financial rules

Fri 8th Feb 2013 | Money & Finance

The Premier League Clubs have agreed in principle to a system of enhanced financial regulations, which are designed to further improve the sustainability of clubs. The new elements of Premier League...

Premier League Transfer Spending Double The Previous Year

Fri 1st Feb 2013 | Money & Finance

Premier League clubs spent around £120m in the January transfer window, double the total amount spent in January 2012 (£60m), but far short of the record level of £225m in January...

Premier League Transfer Spending Up On Previous Year

Thu 31st Jan 2013 | Money & Finance

At the start of the final day of this January’s window, Premier League clubs have spent around £85m on acquiring new players according to analysis from the Sports Business Group at...

Fulham FC Now Debt Free

Wed 30th Jan 2013 | Money & Finance

Fulham Football Club are now debt free according to their latest financial results for the season 2011/12. Following the previous season’s announcement of record profits, the most significant...

Transfer Window Could Be Worth £100m To UK Property Market

Wed 30th Jan 2013 | Money & Finance

The January transfer window could be worth as much as £100m to the UK property market, according to Rightmove, as Premier League players joining new clubs eye up new homes to buy or rent as part...

Manchester United Valued At $3 Billion

Tue 29th Jan 2013 | Money & Finance

Manchester United has become the first sports team in the world with a $3 billion valuation according to Forbes. Shares of the current Premier League leaders, which were offered to the public last...

Manchester City Leap Five Places in Football Money League

Thu 24th Jan 2013 | Money & Finance

Manchester City’s title win and subsequent participation the UEFA Champions League has propelled them to seventh place with revenues of £231.1m in the 16 th edition of the Football Money...

Lack of Champions League Football Leaves Tottenham's Profits Down

Wed 23rd Jan 2013 | Money & Finance

Tottenham Hotspur have posted a profit of £23m, for the year ending 30 June 2012. But Spurs’ failure to qualify for the Champions League meant a £15m drop in profits on the previous...

Making Pension Auto-Enrolment Easier

Tue 22nd Jan 2013 | Money & Finance

Who says meeting the auto-enrolment challenge needs to be complex? NOW: Pensions is a newly established independent, multi-employer trust, which is supported by ATP - Denmark's leading pension...

The FA Appoint New Chief Financial Officer

Mon 21st Jan 2013 | Money & Finance

The FA have announced the appointment of Andrew Crean as Chief Financial Officer of The FA Group who take up the position from April 2013. He will replace Mark Donnelly, who is leaving The FA to...

Huddersfield Post £5.7m Loss Despite Promotion

Thu 10th Jan 2013 | Money & Finance

Huddersfield Town ’s promotion to the Championship has resulted in a loss of £5.7m according to their latest set of accounts released for the financial year ending 31 May 2012. Total...

Everton Post Losses Totalling £9.1m

Thu 3rd Jan 2013 | Money & Finance

Everton have posted a net loss of £9.1m in their latest set of accounts released today. The figures for the year 2011/12 reveal a 9% year-on-year increase in the wage bill taking it to...

Premier League Status Worth £58m to Swansea Economy

Thu 3rd Jan 2013 | Money & Finance

Swansea City’s first season in the Barclay’s Premier League was worth £58m to the local economy, an in-depth study has revealed. The Swans gained promotion to the Premier League in...

Wigan Athletic Post First Profit in Six Years

Wed 2nd Jan 2013 | Money & Finance

Wigan Athletic have posted a profit for the first time in six years. The figures released in their financial results for the year ending 31 May 2012 show the Lactics made a net profit of £4.3m...

Coventry City back in talks with Ricoh Arena landlords

Wed 12th Dec 2012 | Money & Finance

Coventry City are back in negotiations with their Ricoh Arena landlords in an attempt to bring an amicable conclusion to their long-running rent row. Arena Coventry Limited (ACL) claim that the Sky...

Pitchero to raise £1m for grassroots sport

Mon 10th Dec 2012 | Money & Finance

Pitchero, the UK website provider to the semi-pro amateur sports market, has announced the official launch of Pitchero Marketplace, which will offer a 5% commission to clubs on every purchase,...

Arsenal Players Donate Day's Wages To The Arsenal Foundation

Fri 7th Dec 2012 | Money & Finance

Arsenal Football Club is dedicating its Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion this Saturday, December 8 (kick-off 3pm), to The Arsenal Foundation, the Club’s charitable arm aimed at...

Bristol City Losses Increase £14m

Wed 5th Dec 2012 | Money & Finance

Bristol City have posted a loss of £14,406,061 to the year ended May 31st 2012 in its latest annual accounts. This is compared to a loss of £11,454,525 for the previous financial year. The...

Eight Grassroots Clubs Get £50,000 Boost

Thu 29th Nov 2012 | Money & Finance

Football life is set to change for eight non-league clubs as Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew, Budweiser and The FA have today announced the winners of the £50,000 grants as part of the...

Burnley Football Club Return To Profit

Thu 22nd Nov 2012 | Money & Finance

Burnley Football Club have posted a profit in the latest set of accounts released yesterday. The accounts, which were issued ahead of the club’s AGM next month, show they made a profit of...

Manchester United Report Record Quarterly Revenues

Wed 14th Nov 2012 | Money & Finance

Manchester United have today reported record first quarter revenue of £76.3m. The financial results for the 2013 fiscal first quarter ending 30 September 2012 also showed sponsorship revenue...

Manchester United Top Brand Finance League

Fri 26th Oct 2012 | Money & Finance

For the first time, the brand values of all major sports teams worldwide have been calculated and compared with Manchester United coming out on top. The BrandFinance® Sporting Brands 2012 Report...

Dundee United Post Profit

Thu 25th Oct 2012 | Money & Finance

Dundee United's Annual Accounts for the period to June 2012 have revealed the club achieved a net profit of £1.449m for the year, and that the bank term loan was reduced from £5.4m to...

Norwich City Post £13.5m Profit

Mon 22nd Oct 2012 | Money & Finance

Norwich City Football Club have posted a profit of £13.5m for the financial year ending May 31, 2012. The Canaries, now in their second season back in the Premier League, posted an increase in...

Cost of Watching Football Rises By 11.7%

Thu 18th Oct 2012 | Money & Finance

The average cost of the cheapest ticket across the top four divisions of English football has increased by 11.7% according to a survey commissioned by the BBC. The BBC Sport Price of Football survey...

Financial Gulf Widens Between Premier and Football League Clubs

Thu 18th Oct 2012 | Money & Finance

The financial disparity between the Premier League and the rest of the football industry is growing wider, according to the eleventh annual survey of football club Finance Directors published today by...

Swansea To Post Profit of £14.6m

Tue 16th Oct 2012 | Money & Finance

The club is expected to release its full accounts for the year ending May 31, 2012, which reflects the club’s successful first season in the Premier League with a 11th place finish. The...

Clubs accused of breaking FFP rules to discover fate next month

Fri 5th Oct 2012 | Money & Finance

The 23 clubs that have been accused of breaking UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules will discover their fate early next month. Last month, UEFA announced that Atletico Madrid, along with...

Walsall FC Post Trading Profit

Thu 4th Oct 2012 | Money & Finance

Walsall Football Club have announced a profit for the year in their latest set of accounts. The League One club posted a trading profit of £10,000 for the year ending 31st May 2012. Chief...

Arsenal Set FFP Standard

Fri 28th Sep 2012 | Money & Finance

Arsenal have posted improved group turnover in the latest set of accounts released yesterday. The figures, up to the year ending May 2012 showed an increase in group profit before tax of £36.6...

Celtic Post Loss After Tough Year For Scottish Football

Wed 19th Sep 2012 | Money & Finance

Celtic Football Club’s annual results have reported a loss of over £7m for the year ending June 2012. The latest figures published by the Glasgow club showed a decline in turnover to...

Manchester United Post Increased Commercial Revenues

Tue 18th Sep 2012 | Money & Finance

Manchester United’s commercial revenues grew by 13.7% according to the latest results published today overtaking its broadcasting and matchday revenues. The club’s results for the year...

Premier League clubs discuss salary cap - reports

Fri 7th Sep 2012 | Money & Finance

The Premier League are reportedly considering a salary cap or domestic form of FFP legislation to control spiralling losses in the game. The Guardian claims that chief executive Richard Scudamore has...

Premier League clubs meet to discuss financial controls

Fri 7th Sep 2012 | Money & Finance

As many as 17 teams are in favour of introducing financial control measures into the English Premier League, according to West Ham United co-owner David Gold. The Premier League’s 20 member...

Premier League clubs to discuss spending limits

Wed 5th Sep 2012 | Money & Finance

Premier League chairmen will on Thursday be presented with a range of possible financial controls to limit spending by top-flight clubs. The league's top executives have produced a discussion paper on...

Financial Fair Play taking hold through reduction in European transfer spending - UEFA

Mon 3rd Sep 2012 | Money & Finance

UEFA has stated that the general reduction in transfer spending in European football is proof that its financial fair play (FFP) regulations are beginning to have a positive impact. The FFP rules,...

Transfer window spending on the rise to £490m

Mon 3rd Sep 2012 | Money & Finance

Summer transfer window spending by Premier League football clubs increased during 2012 to £490m. Research by financial services firm Deloitte suggests broadcasting deals announced earlier this...

FA announce grass roots boost

Wed 22nd Aug 2012 | Money & Finance

Clubs from the lower reaches of English football will be able to bid for grants of up to £150,000 under a new initiative announced by the FA. Clubs from steps five, six and seven of the league...

George Soros takes minority stake in Manchester United

Wed 22nd Aug 2012 | Money & Finance

Billionaire financier George Soros has been revealed as the first major investor in Manchester United’s initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The high-profile...

Portsmouth on the brink of liquidation after Balu Chainrai withdraws bid to buy club

Wed 15th Aug 2012 | Money & Finance

Balu Chainrai has confirmed he is withdrawing his bid to buy Portsmouth to leave the troubled League One club in danger of liquidation. Portsmouth administrator Trevor Birch has spent the past few...

Premier League clubs set to discuss financial regulations - report

Wed 8th Aug 2012 | Money & Finance

Premier League clubs are set to propose new regulations that aim to control rising player salaries, transfer fees and agent payments at a meeting next month, according to ESPN. Clubs are set to meet...

Burnley's Food & Drink Amongst Cheapest in Championship

Tue 24th Jul 2012 | Money & Finance

Fans of Burnley Football Club will be pleased to hear their club is among the cheapest vendors for food and drink in the Championship. A recent survey of fans conducted by the club indicated that only...

Leeds United Wins Test Case Over Policing Costs

Tue 24th Jul 2012 | Money & Finance

Leeds United have been successful in their test case against policing costs levied by West Yorkshire Police with Mr Justice Eady giving judgment in favour of the club. West Yorkshire Police had sought...

Financial Pressure Leads To Fall In Transfer Activity

Tue 24th Jul 2012 | Money & Finance

Football clubs feeling the financial strain has led to a drop in transfer spending according to the latest biannual report from FIFA’s Transfer Matching System (TMS). The report, based solely on...

West Bromwich Albion Reduce Ticket Prices

Tue 17th Jul 2012 | Money & Finance

West Bromwich Albion have today announced a reduction in match ticket prices across all age categories for the 2012/13 season. The reduction will see adult prices cut by five per cent over the season...

Chelsea Bag £47.3m From Champions League Appearances

Fri 13th Jul 2012 | Money & Finance

A total of €754.1m (£593.4m) was distributed to clubs participating in the UEFA Champions League last season. Chelsea FC, who won the title after a penalty shoot-out at the Fußball...

Manchester United seek £64m flotation

Wed 4th Jul 2012 | Money & Finance

Manchester United have applied to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange in the hope of raising £64million from selling shares in the club. The Barclays Premier League club filed documents...

Premier League Clubs EURO 2012 Cash Bonus

Mon 2nd Jul 2012 | Money & Finance

Premier League clubs with players that have competed in the UEFA EURO 2012 Finals are in line for a cash bonanza. Chelsea’s Fernando Torres and Juan Mata’s, both of whom scored in the...

Arsenal secures financial support from property arm

Mon 25th Jun 2012 | Money & Finance

Arsenal has secured another cash injection from its property business with the £26 million sale of a development site next to the club’s Emirates Stadium. The Queensland Road site has been...

Premier League clubs’ revenues increase by 12%

Thu 31st May 2012 | Money & Finance

Premier League clubs’ combined revenue reached a record £2,271m in 2010/11, according to the 21 st Annual Review of Football Finance from the Sports Business Group at Deloitte. In total,...

Manchester City 'best value for money' for fans

Tue 22nd May 2012 | Money & Finance

Manchester City have won the Premier League title and are also top of the league of value for fans, according to the ING Direct Value table. The bank chart compares club season ticket costs with...

Manchester United remain world's most valuable football brand

Tue 22nd May 2012 | Money & Finance

Manchester United remain the world’s most valuable football brand with a value of €672.9 million (£543m), despite ending the 2011-12 campaign without a trophy. The Brand Finance...

Gold welcomes financial benefits

Mon 21st May 2012 | Money & Finance

David Gold admits West Ham would have been in big financial trouble had they failed to make an immediate return to the Premier League. Gold reckons that Ricardo Vaz Te's goal three minutes from time...

Liverpool Count Cost Of Stadium Ambitions

Thu 3rd May 2012 | Money & Finance

Liverpool’s latest accounts show the true extent of Hicks and Gillett’s troubled tenure with over £35m wasted on the failed Stanley Park project. In an interview on the club’s...

TV Cash Windfall For Promoted Clubs

Thu 26th Apr 2012 | Money & Finance

Southampton can expect a revenue boost of at least £90 million if they can achieve automatic promotion this weekend, according to Deloitte, the business advisory firm. The Saints need a victory...

Football League To Introduce Financial Fair Play

Wed 25th Apr 2012 | Money & Finance

The Football League will implement its own Financial Fair Play regulations across all three of its divisions, after Championship clubs voted in favour of a breakeven approach based on UEFA's Financial...

Huddersfield Town Walk Raises £22k

Mon 23rd Apr 2012 | Money & Finance

Participants of Huddersfield Town’s ‘Walk for Pounds’ challenge gathered at Canalside last night for a certificate presentation evening, where it was announced that the event has...

Man Utd Top Rich List

Thu 19th Apr 2012 | Money & Finance

Manchester United is the most valuable football club according to Forbes’ latest annual rankings. The rankings compiled each year by Forbes, estimate Manchester United, which won the Premier...

Premier League Club Kits Most Valuable in Europe

Mon 16th Apr 2012 | Money & Finance

The combined value of kit supplier contracts for England’s 20 top-flight sides this season hit £90 million. However Premier League clubs’ shirts are still the cheapest in all of...

Manchester United IPO Back On

Mon 16th Apr 2012 | Money & Finance

Manchester United’s proposed float on the Singapore Stock Exchange is poised to be reactivated according to reports. According to a report in the Sunday Times, the improved market conditions...

Football Fans Squeezed As Costs Soar

Thu 12th Apr 2012 | Money & Finance

The cost of following football is close to an all-time high with inflation for fans running at over 11% a year – 3.5 times the rate for the economy as a whole, according to Virgin Money’s...

Sunderland reduce losses by 72%

Tue 27th Mar 2012 | Money & Finance

Sunderland AFC have reduced its losses by 72% according to their latest financial accounts released today. The figures for the year ending July 31st 2011, show a vast increase in turnover of 21% to...

Corby Town Boosted by New Investment

Mon 19th Mar 2012 | Money & Finance

Corby Town Football Club’s ccting Chairman David Mallinger and Vice Chairman Graham Starmer have today signed an agreement with Leicestershire-based businessman Kevin Ingram that will see him...

Newcastle United Post Strong Financial Results

Fri 9th Mar 2012 | Money & Finance

Newcastle United’s balance sheet goes from strength to strength as its latest annual accounts for the year end 30 June 2011 show operational losses were down nearly £30m on the previous...

Wolves Post Profit Despite Increased Player Trading

Tue 28th Feb 2012 | Money & Finance

Wolverhampton Wanderers have posted a healthy pre-tax profit of £2.2m for the year, which ended 31 st May 2011 In the latest financial figures released today, Wolves generated a pre-tax profit...

Report Reveals Clubs Spent £340m on Agents' Fees

Tue 28th Feb 2012 | Money & Finance

Over £340m was spent on agents throughout Europe according to a new report. The detailed report published by the CIES Football Observatory reveals that yearly turnover for football...

Job losses at troubled Pompey

Thu 23rd Feb 2012 | Money & Finance

Cash-strapped Portsmouth have been forced to make "a number of redundancies" to help aid their battle for financial survival. The identities of those made redundant has not been divulged, with no-one...

Manchester United post increased revenues for second half of last year

Tue 21st Feb 2012 | Money & Finance

Manchester United's revenue increased to £175 million in the last six months of 2011, the Premier League club announced today. United, who are second in the table behind neighbours and bitter...

SFA appoints Lord Nimmo Smith to Rangers inquiry panel

Tue 21st Feb 2012 | Money & Finance

The Scottish Football Association has appointed Lord William Nimmo Smith as chair of their independent inquiry into Rangers' recent business dealings. Stewart Regan, SFA chief executive, met Lord...

Hearts tax bill settled

Tue 14th Feb 2012 | Money & Finance

Hearts have announced they have now paid an outstanding tax bill to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs in full. A winding-up petition was presented to the Court of Session by the Advocate General for...

Rangers lose points as admin sealed

Tue 14th Feb 2012 | Money & Finance

Rangers have triggered an automatic 10-point deduction in the SPL after appointing administrators Duff and Phelps on Tuesday. In a court battle with Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs, Rangers were...

Rangers signal intent to go into administration

Mon 13th Feb 2012 | Money & Finance

Rangers Football Club has lodged legal papers signalling its intention to go into administration. The Ibrox club lodged papers at the Court of Session in Edinburgh on Monday, notifying an intention to...

Sir Alex Ferguson becomes 500th Stanley shareholder

Mon 13th Feb 2012 | Money & Finance

Accrington Stanley Football Club has announced that Sir Alex Ferguson has become its 500 th shareholder as part of a long-term plan to issue shares to fans. Sir Alex was presented with his share...

Football Clubs Continue to Defy Economic Pressures

Thu 9th Feb 2012 | Money & Finance

European football clubs continue to defy the economic downturn posting an increase in combined revenues of 3% on the previous year. As many European countries battled with their increasingly depressed...

Chelsea Post Loss of £67.7m

Wed 1st Feb 2012 | Money & Finance

Chelsea faces an uphill struggle to rein in its losses after posting a loss of £67.7m in its latest accounts. The figures released yesterday showed Chelsea had reduced losses for the financial...

Premier League clubs show restraint in transfer market

Wed 1st Feb 2012 | Money & Finance

Premier League clubs spent around £60m in the January transfer window, according to analysis by business advisory firm Deloitte, a reduction of 70% on the record level of £225m in January...

Portsmouth's Bank Account Frozen

Tue 31st Jan 2012 | Money & Finance

Portsmouth have failed to pay their players’ wages after its accounts were frozen following a winding-up petition that was issued by HMRC. A statement released by the club yesterday read:...

Swansea City Pay For Premier League Ambition

Wed 25th Jan 2012 | Money & Finance

Swansea City’s latest accounts have revealed the true cost to them becoming the first Welsh club in the Premier League. Securing Premier League football contributed to a loss of £8.2m in...

Fulham post record profits

Tue 20th Dec 2011 | Money & Finance

Fulham Football Club have today announced a record profit for the season 2010/2011. The Club reported a profit, before interest and taxation, of £5.4m and a record net profit of £4.8m for...

Bristol City accounts show difficult year

Tue 29th Nov 2011 | Money & Finance

Bristol City Football Club have announced a loss of £11,454,525 for the year ending May 31st 2011. The latest accounts, which are available to view on the club’s official website show a...

Manchester City reveals record losses

Fri 18th Nov 2011 | Money & Finance

Manchester City Football Club have revealed record losses in its second comprehensive annual report published today. The report for the 2010-11 financial year, reveals City made a net loss on a...

Tottenham Hotspur announce record revenues

Wed 16th Nov 2011 | Money & Finance

Tottenham Hotspur have announced record revenues of £163.5m for the year ending 30 June 2011, up more than £43m for the same period the previous year (2010 £119.8m). The increased...

Manchester United's revenues continue to grow

Tue 15th Nov 2011 | Money & Finance

Manchester United have posted a 16.5% increase in first-quarter turnover to £73.8m which has reduced the club’s gross debt at £433.2 million. The club’s latest accounts up to...

Bolton announce increased revenues despite tough times

Tue 1st Nov 2011 | Money & Finance

Bolton Wanderers Chairman Phil Gartside says that the current tough economic times are reflected in the results of the Burnden Leisure annual report. Speaking to the club website, the Wanderers...

Football faces £100m fraud concern

Thu 27th Oct 2011 | Money & Finance

A report published by PKF Accountants & business advisers and the University of Portsmouth has warned that football clubs are ill prepared to counter fraud, insisting that the majority of clubs...

Sportsmatch injects thousands into grassroots

Wed 26th Oct 2011 | Money & Finance

Football clubs and organisations could benefit from grants of £1,000 up to £100,000 towards their community projects through Sport England’s ‘Sportsmatch’ scheme, and the...

Platini vows to tackle the big spenders

Wed 26th Oct 2011 | Money & Finance

Michel Platini has said Uefa will "see what we can do" to curb excessive spending among Europe's top clubs. Manchester City and Paris St-Germain have been carried to the summit of the Premier League...

Manchester City launch membership programme for UAE fans

Wed 26th Oct 2011 | Money & Finance

Manchester City FC has launched Sky Blue – the club’s first ever international membership programme, with specific benefits for fans in the UAE. When in the UAE, Sky Blue members will...

United spreads mobile telecoms net to Pakistan

Wed 26th Oct 2011 | Money & Finance

Manchester United has furthered its efforts to connect with fans in Asia and the Middle East by agreeing a three-year partnership with mobile telecoms firm Zong. The deal will give the Barclays...

Norwich City post growth in revenues

Mon 17th Oct 2011 | Money & Finance

Norwich City have revealed an increase in revenues and an operating profit of £0.5m in their latest set of accounts. The results for the financial year ending May 31, 2011 show revenue had...

Newcastle United’s prudence to pay dividends

Mon 17th Oct 2011 | Money & Finance

Newcastle United have revealed they are on course to break even over the coming months. Following the club’s bright start to the new Premier League season, Newcastle’s Managing Director,...

Arsenal say they would cope without Champions League football

Fri 7th Oct 2011 | Money & Finance

Arsenal's chief executive, Ivan Gazidis, has insisted the club would cope financially even if they missed out on Champions League qualification. Following Arsenal's worst start to a season in 58...

FA Group reports strong financial growth

Mon 3rd Oct 2011 | Money & Finance

The latest financial figures published by The FA Group have shown a strong operating profit has enabled it to increase reserves for the first time since 2006. Figures for the 12 months ending 31...

United is sport’s most powerful brand - report

Mon 26th Sep 2011 | Money & Finance

Manchester United has been ranked as the most valuable sporting team in the world, according to the findings of a new report. Analysis from advisory firm Brand Finance has outlined that the Barclays...

Manchester United staff to receive record bonus pay out

Tue 20th Sep 2011 | Money & Finance

Staff at Old Trafford are expected to receive a record bonus payout. Manchester United will pay out a record £5million in bonuses to more than 500 Old Trafford staff. According to the Daily...

Manchester United move closer to Singapore listing

Fri 16th Sep 2011 | Money & Finance

The Singapore Stock Exchange has approved Manchester United’s application for a partial stock market flotation, according to reports. The Barclays Premier League champion is now set to analyse...

Port Vale benefits from US investment

Thu 15th Sep 2011 | Money & Finance

Port Vale Chief Executive, Perry Deakin has hailed the club's new investment with Blue Sky International. The club announced the deal on Tuesday which will see the American-based artificial surface...

Coventry City's community scheme receives cash boost

Thu 15th Sep 2011 | Money & Finance

COVENTRY will get a healthy boost as Coventry City's community scheme Sky Blues in the Community (SBITC) has been awarded a grant for £9,536 to fund a project that provides regular sport and...

Bristol Academy's Women play UEFA Russian Roulette

Wed 14th Sep 2011 | Money & Finance

Filton College’s BAWFC launches Russian roulette lottery scheme to help fund their Russian UEFA adventure. Filton College's Bristol Academy Women's Football Club will be holding a Russian...

Burton Albion to announce increase in profits

Tue 6th Sep 2011 | Money & Finance

Burton Albion Football Club will announce a profit of £84,400 for the year ending May 31 st 2011 at the annual shareholders meeting to take place on Monday 26 th September at 7.30pm in the Tom...

MUST respond to the Manchester United financial results

Fri 2nd Sep 2011 | Money & Finance

The Manchester United Supporters Trust have repeated their call for the Glazer family to use the proceeds from their intended Singapore Stock Market flotation to wipe away the club's massive debt....

Manchester United announce record profits as Glazer family reduces club's debt

Thu 1st Sep 2011 | Money & Finance

Manchester United has confirmed a return to pre-tax profit figure for its last financial year, strengthening its hand ahead of a planned share sale to cut its debts. The club made £29.7m in the...

Football's £500m summer of spending ends

Thu 1st Sep 2011 | Money & Finance

Two dramatic late deals took the spending in the summer transfer window soaring towards the £500m mark. Mikel Arteta swapped Everton for Arsenal in a £10m deal as Arsene Wenger attempted...

Significant changes across the board at Loftus Road

Wed 24th Aug 2011 | Money & Finance

Queens Park Rangers (QPR) have announced significant changes to their pricing structure for the current 2011/12 Barclays Premier League campaign. Following a full evaluation of their prices across all...

Man Utd beat Barcelona in UEFA Champions League prize money

Tue 23rd Aug 2011 | Money & Finance

A total of €754.1m was distributed to clubs participating in the UEFA Champions League last season, with the two finalists, FC Barcelona and Manchester United FC, receiving the largest amounts. A...

Chester FC secure funding for volunteer project

Mon 22nd Aug 2011 | Money & Finance

Chester Football Club has secured funding of £65,000 from the new Adult and Community Learning Fund. The fund will enable Chester FC to launch a major volunteer programme that will help the Club...

Hearts administration threat ends after debt paid

Wed 17th Aug 2011 | Money & Finance

Hearts, who host Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League tomorrow night, confirmed yesterday that they have settled a tax debt after being threatened with administration by Her Majesty's Revenue and...

Wayne Rooney's complaint over Sunday Times tax story rejected

Wed 17th Aug 2011 | Money & Finance

The Press Complaints Commission has rejected a complaint from Wayne Rooney over a Sunday Times article that alleged the Manchester United and England footballer had saved hundreds of thousands of...

Man Utd to win the Premier League according to economic league table

Fri 12th Aug 2011 | Money & Finance

On the eve of the Premier League season kicking off, F.C. Business Magazine has made a bold attempt to predict how the league will finish using economics. According to pure economics, Manchester...

Huddersfield Town FC raise £251,514 for ‘Keep it Up’

Tue 9th Aug 2011 | Money & Finance

We are pleased to announce that a staggering £251,514 has been raised for the 'Keep It Up' campaign in the 2010/11 season, taking the total combined amount across the first two years of the...

Rangers Charity Foundation Presents UNICEF With £50K Donation

Tue 9th Aug 2011 | Money & Finance

Rangers Chairman Craig Whyte, Manager Ally McCoist and midfield star Jamie Ness has presented UNICEF with a cheque for £50,000 from the Rangers Charity Foundation as part of the...

BBC Survey reveals the cost of Football

Tue 2nd Aug 2011 | Money & Finance

A survey by the BBC which looked at the cost of attending a football match has revealed the cheapest and the dearest clubs in England and Scotland. The survey conducted by BBC Sport showed Blackburn...

Birmingham Chairman calms fans' financial fears

Fri 29th Jul 2011 | Money & Finance

Birmingham City's acting chairman Peter Pannu has moved to calm supporters' fears over the club's financial position. Supporters have been contacted the club to express their concerns over reports...

Birmingham concede owner's arrest hampering future investment

Wed 27th Jul 2011 | Money & Finance

Birmingham City’s Chairman Peter Pannu has revealed criminal charges brought against Birmingham owner Carson Yeung are hampering efforts to acquire new investment in the club. Yeung, who was...

Football League clubs nuture youth of tomorrow

Mon 25th Jul 2011 | Money & Finance

Football League clubs have extended their commitment to the next generation of young playing talent by increasing their financial investment in Youth Development and by raising the number of first...

FSIF makes grant offer to Supporters Direct

Fri 15th Jul 2011 | Money & Finance

The Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF) Board has agreed a grant of £268,292 to contribute to the funding of Supporters Direct’s running costs, provide services and expertise for...

Terrace Equality - Relaxation of Alcohol Restrictions in Football

Fri 15th Jul 2011 | Money & Finance

F.C. Business launches its campaign for the relaxation of alcohol licensing restrictions at football matches today. In what is a first for the business magazine for the football industry, they will...

Platini welcomes Football League's financial fair play plans

Mon 13th Jun 2011 | Money & Finance

UEFA President Michel Platini has welcomed the decision by The Football League to adopt the UEFA Financial Fair Play framework. Clubs in the Championship, League 1 and League 2 agreed to develop new...

Premier League Clubs’ revenues exceed £2bn

Thu 9th Jun 2011 | Money & Finance

Premier League clubs’ revenues exceed £2 billion for the first time in 2009/10, despite the economic downturn Premier League clubs’ revenue reached a record £2,030m in 2009/10...

Man City tops Value League

Wed 25th May 2011 | Money & Finance

The likes of Manchester Utd and Chelsea may sit at the top of the Premiership – but they’re not leading the league when it comes to value for supporters. The ING Direct Value League ,...

Man United earn over £60m from TV money

Tue 24th May 2011 | Money & Finance

Manchester United’s title winning season has seen them earn a massive £60,429,052 according figures released today. The huge financial rewards on offer to clubs playing in the Premier...

Everton Charity Wins Big Lottery Fund Grant

Fri 20th May 2011 | Money & Finance

Everton Football Club’s official charity has been granted nearly £1 million to fund an innovative new social inclusion programme targeting young offenders . Everton in the Community has...

Man Utd show strong revenue growth

Fri 13th May 2011 | Money & Finance

Manchester United’s latest financial figures released today show a strong increase in commercial revenues. Posting their third quarter figures this morning, United’s commercial revenue has...

Hearts returns to profit

Fri 13th May 2011 | Money & Finance

Heart of Midlothian Football Club (Hearts) has reported a return to profitability thanks to savings in staff costs and further investment from parent company Ukio Banko Investicine Grupe (UBIG) and...

Cash windfall for local business following QPR's promotion

Mon 9th May 2011 | Money & Finance

Shepherds Bush businesses could benefit from a £700,000 a year cash windfall following Queens Park Rangers (QPR) successful promotion to the Premier League, according to the local authority....

Wenger: Arsenal prices had to rise

Fri 6th May 2011 | Money & Finance

Arsene Wenger maintains Arsenal had little option but to take the hard decision to increase ticket prices at Emirates Stadium as the Gunners aim to keep pace on the pitch with their big-spending...

MUST reacts angrily to United ticket price increases

Thu 5th May 2011 | Money & Finance

Manchester United have further incited fan fury with its latest announcement that it is to increase ticket prices by £1 per game from next season (2011/12) MUST, the fans’ supporter group...

Liverpool post losses of £20m

Thu 5th May 2011 | Money & Finance

Liverpool Football Club have posted losses of £20m for the year ending July 2010. The end of year accounts, which will be published at Companies House later today and cover the period August...

Arsenal board clarifies ticket price rises

Wed 4th May 2011 | Money & Finance

Arsenal chief executive, Ivan Gazidis responded to the questions posed by Arsenal Supporters Trust (AST) to clarify the clubs position on the recent ticket price rises introduced for next season....

Premier League clubs lose out as program publisher goes bust

Tue 3rd May 2011 | Money & Finance

The company that makes programs for some of the UK’s largest football clubs has entered liquidation. Cre8 Publishing was put into liquidation earlier this month, leaving football and rugby clubs...

Government report names Football Foundation as the most efficient grant giver in the country

Wed 27th Apr 2011 | Money & Finance

The government has published the results of research it carried out to compare the operating costs of lottery distributors with those of other government funders and charitable foundations. The study,...

Plymouth debt totals £17m

Tue 26th Apr 2011 | Money & Finance

Plymouth Argyle's debts have spiralled to £17m and creditors will have to accept 0.77p in the pound. Some £5m of the total is secured against Home Park and must be repaid in full, but the...

Mansfield Town to splash the cash

Tue 26th Apr 2011 | Money & Finance

Mansfield Town are to splash the cash next season in a bid to return to the Football League from which they were relegated in 2008. Chairman John Radford has said that he will throw around £2m...

Man Utd The World’s Most Valuable Soccer Team

Thu 21st Apr 2011 | Money & Finance

Manchester United is the world’s most valuable football club and in all of professional sports, at $1.86bn. Number two is Real Madrid with a value of $1.4bn. Arsenal, at $1.19bn is number three....

Barcelona best paid global sports team

Thu 21st Apr 2011 | Money & Finance

Barcelona are the highest paid team in global sports measured by average first-team wages, ahead of their great rivals Real Madrid in second place. According to the Global Sports Salaries Survey 2011,...

Lord Sugar's five point plan to save football

Tue 19th Apr 2011 | Money & Finance

Former Tottenham Hotspur chairman Lord Sugar has drawn up a business blueprint to save English football. The Apprentice star will unveil the five-point plan in a new BBC2 documentary. He said: "For...

Gibson quashes Middlesbrough administration rumours

Mon 18th Apr 2011 | Money & Finance

Middlesbrough FC chairman Steve Gibson has dismissed romours that the club is on the verge of administration. Gibson has dismissed the rumours that the club was on the verge of going into...

Chelsea set to raise ticket prices

Fri 15th Apr 2011 | Money & Finance

The cost of watching Chelsea is set to increase after the club announced their ticket prices would rise by as much as 33% for the 2011-2012 Premier League season. The rise in prices – which will...

Birmingham's finances put Europa place at risk

Fri 15th Apr 2011 | Money & Finance

Birmingham City’s uncertain financial situation looks as if it could cost the club its Europa League place next season. Birmingham must convince the Premier League and the Football Association...

Birmingham City face Premier League review over accounts

Fri 8th Apr 2011 | Money & Finance

Birmingham City faces a Premier League review after accounts submitted by the club and its parent company included auditors’ qualifications that cast doubt on its future. Birmingham, who won the...

Rangers turnover down but takeover expected in next 48hrs

Fri 1st Apr 2011 | Money & Finance

Rangers Football Club turnover falls Rangers announced their interim results for the six months to 31 December 2010 today showing turnover had decreased by £4.1m, but expect a takeover of the...

Tottenham profit from Champions League experience

Fri 1st Apr 2011 | Money & Finance

Tottenham Hotspur have announced a 49% increase in revenue in their interim results released yesterday. Their financial results for the six months ending 31 December 2010 showed revenue had increase...

Liverpool chief warns UEFA must apply financial rules equally

Thu 31st Mar 2011 | Money & Finance

Liverpool CEO Ian Ayre has warned that UEFA’s financial fair play rules will be stifled if they are not applied “hard and fast”. Speaking on the first day of the Soccerex European...

Newcastle United reduce operating losses despite relegation

Wed 30th Mar 2011 | Money & Finance

Newcastle United Limited today filed its annual accounts for the year end 30 June 2010. The financial results reflect the impact of relegation to the Football League Championship and the refocusing of...

Portsmouth asked to reconsider ticket price plans

Wed 23rd Mar 2011 | Money & Finance

A Portsmouth supporters group will meet chief executive David Lampitt tomorrow to encourage the club to reconsider the structuring of season tickets for next season. Portsmouth plans to increase the...

Man Utd's accounts show losses of £106m

Tue 22nd Mar 2011 | Money & Finance

Manchester United's parent company Red Football Joint Venture, have announced losses of £108.9million last year in their latest accounts. The company owned by the Glazer family includes one-off...

Conference clubs charged for inaccurate financial reports

Mon 21st Mar 2011 | Money & Finance

Rushden & Diamonds Football Club have been charged by the Football Conference for allegedly submitting inaccurate financial information and have imposed sanctions on Redditch United under the same...

Premier League clubs owed £14m to taxman in 2010

Thu 17th Mar 2011 | Money & Finance

Premier League Clubs owe more than £14m to the taxman according to a Freedom of Information inquiry (FOI). The figures obtained by Sporting Intelligence from the FOI’s inquiry also...

Wembley Derby 'to cost millions'

Mon 14th Mar 2011 | Money & Finance

The FA Cup semi-final Manchester derby at Wembley 'will cost millions' to police and will be the most expensive security operation ever for a single game in England, according to reports. The draw has...

Dundee United post profit

Thu 10th Mar 2011 | Money & Finance

Dundee United made a net profit of £66,000 for the year ending June 2010. The news comes after they released their Annual Accounts today showing an improvement of £203K on the previous...

Birmingham will meet UEFA financial regulations

Tue 8th Mar 2011 | Money & Finance

Birmingham City Football Club are confident they will meet the financial criteria which will enable them to compete in Europe next season after their Carling Cup triumph. Birmingham, who beat Arsenal...

Soccability Support From Clarets’ Conference Grant

Mon 7th Mar 2011 | Money & Finance

Essex County FA’s Senior Development Officer (Inclusion), John Manning, welcomed news of the expansion of Chelmsford City FC’s Disability Programme thanks to the award of a grant of...

Arsenal post half year loss of £2.5m

Mon 28th Feb 2011 | Money & Finance

Arsenal Football Club released their half year financial figures today revealing a loss after tax of £2.5m for the second half of 2010. This compares to the profit of £29.2m the club made...

Oldham fails to pay player wages this month

Mon 28th Feb 2011 | Money & Finance

Oldham Athletic Football Club’s players have not been paid their wages for February. In a statement on the club website, they confirmed that the squad had not been paid on Friday because of a...

Wolves post pre-tax profit of £9.1m

Fri 25th Feb 2011 | Money & Finance

Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club have released their financial information for the year ending 31 st May 2010. The results show the Midlands club generated a pre-tax profit for the year, after...

FIFA cash reserves boosted by South Africa World Cup

Thu 24th Feb 2011 | Money & Finance

FIFA have revealed they have cash reserves of $1.2 bn (£740m) after last year's World Cup in South Africa Sepp Blatter told African football adminstrators that the financial results were better...

Glazer family to rule out sale of club in next financial figures

Thu 24th Feb 2011 | Money & Finance

Manchester United will release their latest financial figures in the next few days which are expected to reiterate the Glazer family’s insistence that the club is not for sale. It’s...

Spanish league usurps Europe‘s merchandising throne

Tue 22nd Feb 2011 | Money & Finance

Spain’s Primera División, generated revenue of approx. EUR 190 million in the past season, making them the top grossing league in Europe according to the European Football Merchandising...

Sunderland AFC post losses of £27.9m

Wed 16th Feb 2011 | Money & Finance

Sunderland AFC have announced a substantial financial loss before tax, according to their latest account released this week. The North East club posted losses of £27.9m for the year ending July...

Football League chairman Greg Clarke warns clubs of debts danger

Tue 15th Feb 2011 | Money & Finance

Football League chairman Greg Clarke has warned that clubs are heading towards "the precipice" due to too much debt. The stark warning was made to a Parliamentary inquiry into football governance on...

Celtic reveal disappointing financial results for second half of year

Tue 15th Feb 2011 | Money & Finance

Celtic chairman John Reid reiterated the importance of European football after interim financial results for the final six months of last year showed a decrease in turnover of 21.4% to...

Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn blasts stay away fans

Mon 14th Feb 2011 | Money & Finance

Sunderland AFC chairman, Niall Quinn described fans who watched live games in pubs using foreign decoders as ‘despicable’. Quinn spoke of his disappointment at below expected attendances...

Seven Premier League Clubs In Football's Rich List

Thu 10th Feb 2011 | Money & Finance

Manchester United have a long way to go before they can match the revenues generated by Spain’s top two teams Barcelona and Real Madrid. According to Deloitte’s annual Football Money...

Everton FC turnover £79.1m in latest accounts.

Tue 8th Feb 2011 | Money & Finance

Everton Football Club has released its statement of accounts for June 1 2009 to May 31 2010 showing it generated turnover of £79.1m, offset by operating costs of £79.6m. This resulted in...

Plymouth Argyle to get financial lifeline 'by Monday'

Fri 4th Feb 2011 | Money & Finance

Plymouth Argyle Football Club look set to receive a financial lifeline after Japan-based club director George Synan promised funds would arrive ‘by Monday’. The club, who are on the brink...

Clubs spend a record £225 million in January transfer window

Tue 1st Feb 2011 | Money & Finance

Premier League clubs bucked the current economic trend by spending a record £225m in the January 2011 transfer window, beating the previous record of £175m in January 2008 by £50m,...

Ridsdale gives Plymouth Argyle Directors ultimatum

Tue 1st Feb 2011 | Money & Finance

Peter Ridsdale has given an ultimatum to the club's major shareholders to pay up by 8 February, or he goes. According to the BBC, the former Leeds United and Cardiff City chairman was brought in as an...

Chelsea post loss of £70.9m

Tue 1st Feb 2011 | Money & Finance

Under the storm surrounding Chelsea’s spectacular transfer spending which raged yesterday, the club announced a £70.9m loss in the year to June 2010. In the accounts released yesterday,...

Matlock Town FC appeal for investment

Mon 31st Jan 2011 | Money & Finance

Matlock Town Football Club chairman Tom Wright has made an appeal for local investment to help the club’s ambitious development plans after the non-league outfit was the subject of an enquiry...

Folkstone players defer wages to keep club afloat

Thu 20th Jan 2011 | Money & Finance

Folkestone Invicta players volunteered to give up four weeks’ wages to help the Ryman League Premier Division club overcome their latest financial hurdle. The club are struggling both on and off...

Premier League nears settlement with HMRC over 'Image Rights' payments

Thu 20th Jan 2011 | Money & Finance

The Premier League and U.K. authorities are moving closer to an agreement that will require clubs to pay millions of pounds to the government and curb teams’ attempts to reduce players’...

Premier League boss has no fears over 'Financial Fair Play' rules

Tue 18th Jan 2011 | Money & Finance

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore does not believe any English clubs will be banned from European competition for breaking UEFA's new financial rules. However, he has likened the...

Arsenal, an example to follow according to UEFA

Wed 12th Jan 2011 | Money & Finance

Arsenal Football Club have been held as an example of a well run club by UEFA after it published its third club licensing benchmarking report on European club football. The European Club Footballing...

Plymouth fans raise money for club's non-playing staff

Wed 22nd Dec 2010 | Money & Finance

Plymouth Argyle Football Club fans have launched a campaign to raise money for the troubled club's backroom staff according to the BBC. Non-playing staff received their November salaries late, and...

Birmingham owner clarifies club's spending plans

Tue 21st Dec 2010 | Money & Finance

Birmingham City’s owner, Carson Yeung has been forced to clarify the club’s spending plans after Alex McLeish bemoaned a lack of cash. According to the mirror newspaper, City boss McLeish...

Scottish FA give clubs cash boost

Thu 16th Dec 2010 | Money & Finance

The Scottish Football Association (SFA), have announced they will be making an extra £500,000 available for handouts as clubs struggle to cope with the financial pressure of cancelled games due...

Cantona's plans to make a run on Europe's banks falls flat

Wed 8th Dec 2010 | Money & Finance

Manchester United legend, Eric Cantona’s plans to orchestrate a run on the banks, in order to collapse Europe’s ‘corrupt, criminal’ financial system has not been the the...

Premier League club payments to agents’ fall.

Wed 1st Dec 2010 | Money & Finance

The Premier League yesterday revealed details of how much its member clubs spent on agents fees for 2009/10 The 20 clubs that make up the Premier League paid £67.1 million to agents in the year...

Plymouth Argyle FC fails to pay staff & player wages

Tue 30th Nov 2010 | Money & Finance

Plymouth Argyle Football Club have confirmed that both playing and office staff have not received their salaries for November. The south coast club faces a winding-up petition from HM Revenue &...

England 2018 offers 'perfect' profitability prospects

Tue 30th Nov 2010 | Money & Finance

England's 2018 World Cup bid leader Andy Anson has labelled FIFA's profitablity analysis "perfect". After the controversial week the English team have endured, the news their bid has come out top of a...

Walsall FC announce profit for 5th consecutive year

Fri 26th Nov 2010 | Money & Finance

Walsall Football Club have today announced a trading profit for the fifth consecutive year. The club’s annual report which was published today revealed a profit of £5,000. for the year...

Former Liverpool co-ower, Gillett sued by hedge-fund

Mon 22nd Nov 2010 | Money & Finance

Former Liverpool FC co-owner George Gillett is being sued for $117 million over a loan used to invest in the Premier League club according to Soccerex daily. It’s understood that US-based hedge...

Conference clubs show improved financial stability

Fri 19th Nov 2010 | Money & Finance

Directors of the Football Conference were pleased to receive figures presented at their last monthly Board meeting (11th November) indicating a considerable reduction in total monies owed by member...

Millwall reveal increased turnover in latest accounts

Fri 19th Nov 2010 | Money & Finance

Millwall Football Club yesterday announced that its results for the last financial year (ending June 2010), reveal that operational losses had been reduced, turnover up and that a share offer is...

Dundee United Chairman warns of wage cuts

Thu 18th Nov 2010 | Money & Finance

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson has warned that his family can no longer bankroll the Tannadice wage bill and cost cuts will be inevitable. Thompson said that United would have entered...

Ipswich Town reveal loss of £14m in latest accounts

Tue 16th Nov 2010 | Money & Finance

Ipswich Town Football Club have announced a loss of just over £14million for the 12 months to June 2010, in their latest accounts released today. According to the accounts the club's wage bill...

Glazers to pay off PIK loans

Tue 16th Nov 2010 | Money & Finance

Manchester United’s under fire owners have revealed they intend to pay off their controversial £220million payment-in-kind (PIK) notes without using money drawn from the club. Co-chairman...

Tottenham post record turnover and increased operating profits

Thu 11th Nov 2010 | Money & Finance

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club's financial results for the year ending 30 June, 2010 have been released to the Stock Exchange this morning. The figures show record group turnover for the year at...

Bolton Wanderers FC post losses of £34.5m

Thu 11th Nov 2010 | Money & Finance

Burnden Leisure Plc the operating company of Bolton Wanderers Football Club has released its figures for the financial year ending 30 June, 2010 revealing a loss of £34.5m. The figures, which...

Healthcare land offer to help North Yorkshire club

Wed 10th Nov 2010 | Money & Finance

A scheme to secure the future of one of the North Yorkshire’s oldest football clubs, Harrogate Railway Athletic FC, has been put forward by a local property entrepreneur/healthcare group, who...

Welshpool Town face uncertain future

Tue 9th Nov 2010 | Money & Finance

Welshpool Football Club face an uncertain future after the resignation of manager Mike Barton after just a month at the helm sparking an emergency meeting and the postponement of Tuesday night`s...

Burnley FC announce pre-tax profits of £14.4m

Tue 9th Nov 2010 | Money & Finance

Burnley Football Club has today reported a record pre-tax profit of £14.4m to shareholders. The accounts for the 2009/10 season, ending June 30, 2010, show the positive effect one year of...

Kidderminster Harriers FC in 'dire financial position'

Thu 4th Nov 2010 | Money & Finance

Dave Reynolds, the new Kidderminster Harriers chairman says that they are in a "dire financial position" in an urgent new club appeal for fresh investment. After taking a majority shareholding at...

Mansfield Town investigate payments made to previous board

Thu 4th Nov 2010 | Money & Finance

Mansfield Town FC are investigating claims that the previous board took dividend payments from the club even though there were insufficient funds to do so. Details of the payments being made came to...

Bristol City FC announce losses of £11m

Thu 4th Nov 2010 | Money & Finance

Bristol City Football Club has announced losses of over £11m in its latest financial statement released today. The figures audited to the year ending 31 st May 2010 show a significant rise in...

No guarantee debt will not be loaded on Liverpool FC again

Wed 3rd Nov 2010 | Money & Finance

Just when Liverpool fans thought it was safe to come from behind the sofa it emerged yesterday that the protracted takeover of Liverpool Football Club by NESV led by John W Henry comes without any...

Footballers using tax loophole to save millions

Thu 28th Oct 2010 | Money & Finance

Some of the UK’s top footballers are using a major loophole to avoid paying tax on their multi-million pound salaries according to an investigation by The Independent newspaper today. The report...

Hearts unveil debt for equity conversion plan

Mon 25th Oct 2010 | Money & Finance

Over a quarter of Hearts debt to be removed in the form of considerable short term liabilities of the company. Conversion of £10 million of debt into capital will strengthen the financial...

Man Utd post loss of £83.6m despite record operating profit

Fri 8th Oct 2010 | Money & Finance

The Glazer’s plummeting relationship with Manchester United fans looks set to fall even further after the figures released today by the club reveal an annual pre-tax loss of £83.6m In...

Blyth Spartans Football Club outline spending plans

Thu 7th Oct 2010 | Money & Finance

The North East club has released a statement regarding the changes it has implemented to its spending plans. The statement as follows outlines the clubs intent. With reference to the recent publicity...

Celtic FC CEO puts bonus on hold

Tue 5th Oct 2010 | Money & Finance

Celtic Football Club chief executive Peter Lawwell has waived part of his bonus entitlement because of the club’s disappointing results on the park last season and the difficult economic...

Man City FC post losses of £121m

Fri 1st Oct 2010 | Money & Finance

Manchester City Football Club released its annual accounts revealing the scale of its ambitious spending to achieve success. For the 12 months leading up to 31 May this year, they posted losses of...

FC United of Manchester pioneer football finance model

Tue 28th Sep 2010 | Money & Finance

FC United of Manchester is pioneering a new model in football finance with the launch of a £1.5m community share issue. The club, founded five years ago by Manchester United fans, is giving...

South Africa must build on World Cup 'legacy'

Tue 28th Sep 2010 | Money & Finance

South Africa must work hard to build on its successful hosting of the soccer World Cup if it is to secure long-term benefits from the event, the country's tourism minister said last week. Confounding...

Dundee FC' s director confident about club's future

Mon 27th Sep 2010 | Money & Finance

Dundee Football Club director George Knight is adamant the club will still have a future if it goes into administration. The Scottish First Division club must pay an Inland Revenue bill of...

Glazer's buy back 20% of Man Utd debt

Thu 16th Sep 2010 | Money & Finance

Manchester United’s owners have, according to reports, bought back around 20 per cent of the high-interest loan owed by the company they use to control the Premier League club. According to news...

FA's move to Wembley costs £17m

Thu 16th Sep 2010 | Money & Finance

Accounts released today are expected to show the true cost of the Football Association's move from Soho Square to Wembley The accounts will show the move cost the organisation £17m, a switch...

Ebbsfleet Utd Chairman calls on fans to back the club

Thu 16th Sep 2010 | Money & Finance

The newly-appointed Ebbsfleet chairman has called on fans to back an internet-based experiment where supporters run the club themselves. Speaking to the Gravesend Reporter, chairman Phil Sonsara who...

Levy makes Champions League financial warning

Wed 15th Sep 2010 | Money & Finance

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club chairman Daniel Levy has warned fans that reaching the Champions League isn’t as potentially lucrative as was first thought. £30m was touted as the windfall...

Braintree Football Club offers local council deficit lifeline

Mon 13th Sep 2010 | Money & Finance

Cash-strapped Braintree Council is set to ditch a plan that would make it millions of pounds and give the town's football club a new ground. Braintree Town Football Club have launched a renewed bid...

Man Utd fail to hit season ticket target

Wed 1st Sep 2010 | Money & Finance

Manchester United chief executive David Gill has confirmed that the club has failed to reach their target of season-ticket sales this summer. However, Gill insisted the figure is still "pretty good"...

Stirling Albion Football Club calls time on the complimentary culture

Tue 31st Aug 2010 | Money & Finance

Stirling Albion FC has announced that it is to cease providing complimentary tickets to visiting clubs and players. In return, the club has confirmed it will no longer seek complimentary tickets from...

Man City owner pours in nearly half a billion pounds since takeover

Thu 26th Aug 2010 | Money & Finance

It’s understood that Sheikh Mansour has been forced to inject half a billion pounds in cash into Manchester City Football Club to cover his club's runaway expenditure over the past two years....

Premier League teams continue to dominate Champions League prize money

Mon 23rd Aug 2010 | Money & Finance

English teams continue to dominate the Champions League in financial terms even if they failed on the pitch, figures released on Monday by UEFA have revealed. Despite not progressing beyond the...

Credit crunch takes its toll on SPL clubs

Fri 20th Aug 2010 | Money & Finance

Scottish football will fall into "a downward spiral" according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers' 21st Financial Review of Scottish Premier League. The 12 top-flight Scottish clubs made a collective loss...

Football League clubs increase payments to agents

Wed 18th Aug 2010 | Money & Finance

Football League clubs increased their payments to agents by £3.9m in the past year to a total of more than £12.7m. The bulk of the outlay came from Championship clubs who paid out over...

Bluebirds face bailiff threat

Wed 18th Aug 2010 | Money & Finance

CARDIFF were threatened with bailiffs on the same day they landed Craig Bellamy. Motherwell say the Bluebirds owe £175,000 from Paul Quinn's switch last year. And Well chairman John Boyle fumed:...

Interest payments jump at United

Mon 16th Aug 2010 | Money & Finance

The interest rate on a loan taken out by the Glazer family to buy Manchester United is expected to rise by 2% to 16.25% this week after they failed to keep the club's debts below a stipulated level....

Local businessman digs deep to help Forest Green Rovers FC

Wed 11th Aug 2010 | Money & Finance

Cash-strapped football club Forest Green Rovers have announced that local businessman Dale Vince is to invest a "sizeable sum" to help the club. Vince told BBC Radio Gloucestershire "I'm a big...

Premier League reveals new financial rules

Wed 4th Aug 2010 | Money & Finance

The Premier League has announced new ownership and financial regulations for season 2010/11. The new financial regulations come into place following a consultation process with the Premier...

Who’s the richest of them all?

Tue 3rd Aug 2010 | Money & Finance

Leaders in Football, the world’s most exclusive football business event, is pleased to announce joint sponsorship of the annual football “Rich List”. The Football Rich List will be...

Birmingham City FC outline future vision

Tue 3rd Aug 2010 | Money & Finance

Birmingham City'sacting chairman Peter Pannu has reiterated the club's aims to grow from strength to strength under a sustainable framework. In an exclusive interview with bcfc.com he explained how...

Bartlett assures fans Hull is not heading into administration

Tue 3rd Aug 2010 | Money & Finance

Russell Bartlett the owner of Hull City AFC has moved to reassure fans that the club are not heading into administration. Since relegation from the Premier League, the cash-strapped club have been...

Arsnal FA smashes fundraising target for Great Ormond St. Hospital childrens charity.

Mon 2nd Aug 2010 | Money & Finance

Arsenal Football Club is delighted to announce that a record-breaking £818,897 has been raised for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, the Club’s Charity of the Season...

Stoke boss concern over rising player wages

Thu 29th Jul 2010 | Money & Finance

Tony Pulis the Stoke City Football Club boss has expressed his concern at the spiraling wage bill in the Premier League Speaking to BBC radio Stoke, Pulis described the figures that some Premier...

Cost of attending football falls

Mon 19th Jul 2010 | Money & Finance

The cost of following football has fallen to a four-year low as clubs across the divisions cut ticket prices in a bid to keep fans onside according to Virgin Money’s latest Football Fans’...

World Cup: Outstanding Value

Tue 13th Jul 2010 | Money & Finance

At the Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday, the 2010 World Cup came to an end with the spectacularly anticipated, all European showdown between Holland and Spain. Statisticians and data...

West Brom offer £5000 per point incentive to players

Tue 6th Jul 2010 | Money & Finance

Newly promoted West Bromwich Albion are reported to be prepared to give the go-ahead to a £5,000-a-point players bonus reward next season – providing they keep the club in the Premier...

Cardiff City FC handed another transfer embargo

Tue 6th Jul 2010 | Money & Finance

The Football League has imposed another transfer embargo on Cardiff City Football Club because of continuing concerns over unpaid tax bills. Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has issued a...

Crawley Town FC clear debts

Mon 5th Jul 2010 | Money & Finance

Crawley Town Football Club have announced they have cleared their debts and are now aiming for promotion to the Football League. The Blue Square Bet Premier side were £1 million in the red when...

Money ruining English football

Thu 1st Jul 2010 | Money & Finance

Former culture secretary Andy Burnham claimed that English football is suffering because it has become too commercial. Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live: "I think money has poisoned our national game. "Our...

Manchester United launch legal case against Taxman

Wed 30th Jun 2010 | Money & Finance

Premier League side Manchester United is reportedly part of a group which has launched a legal case against the taxman challenging compound interest claims from VAT payments which could open the...

Preston Face New Tax Threat

Thu 24th Jun 2010 | Money & Finance

Preston have confirmed that the winding-up order served on them has been dismissed, but the club are still facing further legal action from HMRC. North End were hit with the order last month, leading...

Portsmouth FC could exit administration

Thu 17th Jun 2010 | Money & Finance

Portsmouth's creditors have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a deal which should see the club exit administration according to Football365.com. A total of 81.3% of the creditors voted in favour of...

Irish FA introduce salary cap

Thu 17th Jun 2010 | Money & Finance

The Irish FA Premiership Management Committee announced yesterday their decision to introduce a salary cap for clubs competing in the Carling Premiership. From next season clubs will be working with...

Will World Cup Success Lift the Economic Gloom?

Mon 14th Jun 2010 | Money & Finance

The success or failure of England in the World Cup is likely to have a significant influence on the London stock market according to a group of researchers. Research examining the link between the...

Airdrie United FC Chairman to 'Rip Club Apart'

Wed 9th Jun 2010 | Money & Finance

Airdrie United Football Club chairman Jim Ballantyne has told BBC Scotland he will "rip the club apart" to try to bring success back to the Excelsior Stadium. "We're kind of ripping the inside of the...

Liverpool FC defend season ticket price increase

Wed 9th Jun 2010 | Money & Finance

Liverpool have spoken out in defence of a 7% season ticket price increase. Club officials say there is "no difference in real terms" because of a rise in inflation and VAT. A seat in the Kop end...

Analysts issue warning over club spending on player wages

Tue 8th Jun 2010 | Money & Finance

In light of the Portsmouth fiasco this season, Deloitte have released a stark warning to clubs over spending on wages in the coming seasons. According to the report, spending on players wages in the...

HMRC to challange Portsmouth's CVA

Tue 8th Jun 2010 | Money & Finance

It has been reported that the taxman is set to reject Portsmouth Football Club's plans to save itself from collapse, as it regards the troubled club's offer of 20p in the pound return to creditors as...

Dundee FC fans voice concerns over club's financial future

Mon 7th Jun 2010 | Money & Finance

Supporters’ group Dee4Life have voiced their concerns over the financial welfare of Dundee Football Club. It’s understood that a letter from the Dee4Life Trust to its members is calling...

Glazer's over £1bn in debt

Mon 7th Jun 2010 | Money & Finance

An investigation by the BBC’s Panorama programme has revealed that Manchester United's owners are £1.1billion in debt The programme which is due to be aired tonight (7/06/2010) has...

Preston North End FC face winding-up petition

Thu 27th May 2010 | Money & Finance

Preston North End are investigating ways of continuing after the football club was issued with a winding-up petition by the Inland Revenue. The club was 20 days overdue with its April tax and national...

Blackpool and Cardiff compete for football’s most valuable prize

Fri 21st May 2010 | Money & Finance

This Saturday’s Football League Championship Play-off Final between Blackpool and Cardiff City will again represent the biggest financial prize in world football, worth around £90 million...

Chelsea FC Owe Abramovich £700 Million

Thu 20th May 2010 | Money & Finance

Previous reports that Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich has written off his £726 million loan to the club by converting it into shares, does not paint a fully accurate picture,...

Red Knights bid 'Doomed to Fail'

Thu 20th May 2010 | Money & Finance

The Glazer family are destined to be the owners of Manchester United for the foreseeable future, with a deepening sense taking hold last night that the Red Knights' bid to take over the club is doomed...

Interest hike to cost Manchester United an extra £75m

Wed 19th May 2010 | Money & Finance

The interest rate on the loan taken on by the Glazers to fund their investment in Manchester United will rise from 14.25 to 16.25 per cent this August as the club looks set to break financial rules...

Hull City players hold talks with PFA over pay cut

Wed 12th May 2010 | Money & Finance

The Professional Footballers' Association have held emergency talks with Hull City players after they were asked to take a pay cut. The offer was made by Hull's new head of football operations Adam...

Football League accepts increased parachute payment scheme

Tue 11th May 2010 | Money & Finance

The Football League has voted to accept parachute payments from the Premier League over four years instead of two after the two parties finally reached an agreement on the controversial proposals....

Newcastle United FC outline 5 year plan to 'break-even'

Mon 10th May 2010 | Money & Finance

The board of Newcastle United Football Club have released a statement on their website outlining the clubs precarious financial situation and the plans for next season as they prepare for next season...

Liverpool announce losses of £54.9m

Thu 6th May 2010 | Money & Finance

The BBC has reported that Liverpool's parent company posted a huge loss of £54.9m for the year ended on 31 July 2009 as debt interest payments and severance costs hit hard. The loss was 34%...

Premier League salaries skyrocket

Fri 30th Apr 2010 | Money & Finance

The average salary of a Premier League footballer has more than doubled in the last four years, according to a new report. SportingIntelligence.com claims that, on average, a player in the English top...

Clarke: No split in leagues

Fri 30th Apr 2010 | Money & Finance

Football League chairman Greg Clarke has denied there is a major split between the Championship and Leagues One and Two after a move to double parachute payments for clubs relegated from the top...

Rangers under tax investigation

Thu 29th Apr 2010 | Money & Finance

Rangers have admitted that they are being investigated by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The focus of the investigation is on payments made into off-shore accounts. The club, which has...

Watford's future secure for another season

Wed 28th Apr 2010 | Money & Finance

Watford's future has been secured for another season after the club's shareholders agreed to back Lord Ashcroft's £7.5million rights issue. The Hornets were hours from going into administration...

Platini: ‘Liberal’ Premier League to blame for Portsmouth

Wed 28th Apr 2010 | Money & Finance

UEFA president Michel Platini has criticised what he calls the "liberalism" in Premier League financial regulations, which he claims, led to Portsmouth going into administration. Premier League chief...

Birmingham City settle Seymour Pierce costs

Tue 27th Apr 2010 | Money & Finance

Birmingham have confirmed they have adhered to a High Court ruling and paid £2.2million to investment bank Seymour Pierce. But they have also reiterated that owner Carson Yeung's company,...

Manchester United consider a charge to apply for away tickets

Fri 23rd Apr 2010 | Money & Finance

Manchester United are reportedly considering charging fans for the right to apply for away tickets in a move that could make the club £1m and has led one supporters' group to question whether it...

Manchester United tops Forbes Rich List

Thu 22nd Apr 2010 | Money & Finance

Manchester United has retained its position at the top of the annual Forbes magazine list of the most valuable football clubs in the world with the magazine placing a £1.19bn price tag on the...

Portsmouth's financial troubles laid bare

Wed 21st Apr 2010 | Money & Finance

The full scale of Portsmouth Football Club’s financial troubles were neatly summarised by the revelation that they owe Tottenham £1million for the sale of Asmir Begovic, despite the...

Premier League players advised of personal security risks

Wed 21st Apr 2010 | Money & Finance

The Professional Footballers' Association’s (PFA) chief executive Gordon Taylor feels that players should consider getting private bodyguards as they are vulnerable to intimidation and extortion...

Accrington Stanley Season Tickets on general sale

Tue 20th Apr 2010 | Money & Finance

Accrington Stanley Football Club has today launched the general sale of next season’s season tickets, starting with a 20% early bird discount on all tickets purchased before 4 th May 2010. The...

Chelsea's accounts reveal true size of wage bill

Wed 14th Apr 2010 | Money & Finance

According to their latest accounts, Chelsea's wage bill in the last financial year was £142.6 million while the value of the club's squad, dropped by nearly £40 million as reported by...

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN CHAIRMAN DEAN HOYLE CONFIRMS CARD FACTORY SALE

Fri 9th Apr 2010 | Money & Finance

As widely reported in the media in the last few days, the sale of Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle’s greeting card business Card Factory to Venture Capitalist Charterhouse was finally...

Man Utd revenues warning

Wed 31st Mar 2010 | Money & Finance

It’s reported that financial advisers of Manchester United expect the club to miss out on at least £24m in cumulative match-day revenues over the next two years according to the Guardian...

Tax waiver for foreign stars in next year's Champions League Final

Fri 26th Mar 2010 | Money & Finance

The British Government has introduced a special resolution in its budget to ensure that players taking part in next year's Champions League final at Wembley will not be liable to pay tax according to...

Leicester City overwhelmed by season ticket sales

Fri 26th Mar 2010 | Money & Finance

Leicester City has been overwhelmed with supporters’ response to the early bird season ticket offer with the club expecting to surpass the 10,000 mark in the next couple of days. The early bird...

Man Utd to freeze ticket prices for 2010/11

Thu 25th Mar 2010 | Money & Finance

Manchester United have confirmed they are freezing season ticket prices next season. The Glazer family, who have attracted much criticism over the size of price rises since their controversial...

Delia whips up a recipe for cash!

Thu 25th Mar 2010 | Money & Finance

Delia Smith is said to be raising much needed capital for Norwich City FC by appearing in a series of ads for the up-market supermarket chain Waitrose. In an interview today with The Times food...

Premier League to increase payments to the Football League

Wed 24th Mar 2010 | Money & Finance

The Premier League is considering an additional £100 million payment per season to the Football League, according to the Times, as a way of addressing the financial gap between clubs. Premier...

Portsmouth fined by the Premier League

Mon 22nd Mar 2010 | Money & Finance

Portsmouth have been fined by the Premier League for a "series" of rule breaches this season. Pompey have endured a turbulent campaign and to entered administration in February. A nine-point deduction...

Premier League to increase solidarity payments to the Football League

Fri 19th Mar 2010 | Money & Finance

The Premier League is preparing to pledge more than £100 million a season to the Football League in an attempt to bridge the financial gulf that has taken numerous clubs to the brink of ruin as...

Sheffield United Unveils Plans To Launch A New Blades Prepaid Card

Tue 16th Mar 2010 | Money & Finance

Sheffield United have announced exciting plans to introduce a Blades Prepaid Card, which will give supporters a modern alternative to cash, credit and debit cards. The Prepaid Card will be launched in...

Sunderland AFC report losses of up to £26 million

Fri 12th Mar 2010 | Money & Finance

Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has reassured fans that the club is in stable hands under the ownership of American businessman Ellis Short. Short obtained full control of Sunderland in May 2009 and...

Swansea board say no to pay

Fri 12th Mar 2010 | Money & Finance

Swansea City's board of directors, including chairman Huw Jenkins, voted for the seventh year in a row to not take any wage from the club. A report of the club's financial performance indicates that...

The FA to withhold Portsmouth's FA Cup prize money

Mon 8th Mar 2010 | Money & Finance

The FA is preparing to withhold the £600,000 prize money and broadcast fees that Portsmouth have accrued from reaching the last four because they owe £3 million in transfer fees to their...

The Premier League offer Portsmouth a lifeline.

Wed 3rd Mar 2010 | Money & Finance

It’s reported that Portsmouth Football Club will be offered a staggering £32million rescue deal from the Premier League to pay their tax bill and avoid going bust this season. The club...

Man Utd reprt uplift in finances

Tue 2nd Mar 2010 | Money & Finance

Manchester United's owners have strengthened their financial position despite the protests against them after releasing figures showing increases in revenue and profits. With a group of financiers...

Real Madrid top Deloitte Football Money League

Tue 2nd Mar 2010 | Money & Finance

Real Madrid becomes the first sports team in the world to generate €400m in revenues as it tops Deloitte Football Money League · On-pitch dominance takes Barcelona second as Manchester...

Arsenal announce pre-tax profits of £35.2m

Fri 26th Feb 2010 | Money & Finance

Arsenal Football Club announced half year pre-tax profits of £35.2m, is a significant increase on last year’s (2008) result of £24.5m. The increase in profit has been attributed to...

Ashley's £25m emergency loan

Mon 22nd Feb 2010 | Money & Finance

MIKE ASHLEY had to make an emergency £25million loan in December to keep Newcastle going according to a report in the yesterday’s News of the World. The article states that Newcastle owner...

Celtic reveal poor financial performance

Wed 17th Feb 2010 | Money & Finance

Celtic Football Club's financial results for the six month period ending in December 2009 shows a 22.8 percent drop in turnover to £36.11 million and a pre-tax profit of £1.27 million a...

Club Officials call for financial restrain!

Mon 15th Feb 2010 | Money & Finance

Both Dave Whelan the Wigan Chairman and Steve Gibson, the Middlesbrough Chairman, have both expressed their concerns over club spending. Whelan has urged the Premier League to implement tighter...

West Ham staff face pay reductions of up to 25%

Tue 9th Feb 2010 | Money & Finance

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has made it clear today that players and management staff will be asked to take a salary cut even if the club avoids relegation from the Premier League and has warned...

HMRC get tough on image rights payments

Thu 4th Feb 2010 | Money & Finance

Finance chiefs of the Premier League have been summoned to London on 12 February and payments to agents and image rights will lead the debate, according to Accountancy Age. It’s understood that...

Man Utd bond issue value tumbles

Wed 3rd Feb 2010 | Money & Finance

It has been widely reported today that the value of bond issue aimed at refinancing Manchester United’s debt has dipped dramatically. The club secured the £500 million ($798m) needed to...

Lowest spend on January transfers at £30m

Tue 2nd Feb 2010 | Money & Finance

Premier League spending in the January transfer window has dropped to a record low as debt-laden clubs cut back on new acquisitions. According to research by Deloitte’s Sports Business Group...

Man Utd bond issue complete

Fri 22nd Jan 2010 | Money & Finance

A formal announcement is due to be made when the New York Stock Exchange opens this morning that the bond issue to raise the £500 million investment has been completed helping to get Manchester...

Man Utd Debt Reaches £716m

Wed 20th Jan 2010 | Money & Finance

Debts at the parent company of Manchester United have increased to £716.5m ($1.17bn), according to its latest accounts. The company, called Red Football Joint Venture, is owned by the Glazer...

Glazers could take £130m from Man Utd.

Tue 19th Jan 2010 | Money & Finance

The Glazers stand to earn nearly £130m from the bond issue of Manchester United Football Club. In an article in the Guardian (19/01/2010), it was revealed that nestling in the small print of the...

Manchester United announce £500m Bond issue

Mon 11th Jan 2010 | Money & Finance

Manchester United have announced that it will be seeking to raise approximately £500 million aggregate principal amount from an offering of senior secured notes due 2017. The notes, whose...

UEFA to get tough on clubs reporting losses

Fri 8th Jan 2010 | Money & Finance

UEFA is in the process of formalising regulations that stipulate that football clubs cannot continue to report losses after getting big financial backers and is said to be thinking in terms of a three...