Kieran Maguire: Lincoln City’s latest financials

Credit: Richard Croft / Sincil Bank / CC BY-SA 2.0 Lincoln publish accounts and continue to set a gold standard in terms of transparency & governance. Revenue up 20% as Cowley compensation & higher broadcast income on back of promotion offsets Covid impact. Many Lincoln fans demonstrated support for club by declining ST refunds inContinue reading “Kieran Maguire: Lincoln City’s latest financials”

Kieran Maguire: The financial health of the SPFL

Income SPFL income down £5m in 2019/20 mainly due to lower TV revenues as a result of Covid-19. BT took a rebate whereas Sky paid in full prior to exclusivity from 2020/21. Money paid to clubs Money paid to SPFL clubs (including parachute payments) down £4.4m on back of fall in revenues. Overheads up asContinue reading “Kieran Maguire: The financial health of the SPFL”

Kieran Maguire: Hearts finances assessed

Credit: Paul Henery Income Hearts total income down 16% with all key elements of revenue falling, especially broadcast, down by a third. Wage Bill Despite the shortened season Hearts wage bill up 7%. Way behind Rangers and Celtic but still the 4th highest in Scotland. Losses Hearts lost £70k a week throughout 2019/20 from dayContinue reading “Kieran Maguire: Hearts finances assessed”

Kieran Maguire: Partick Thistle’s finances assessed

Credit: Big Jim Fae Scotland at English Wikimedia Income Partick Thistle income down 12% in 2019/20 due to Covid and day to day operations go from £46k profit to £356k loss. Club made money from ‘other income’ possibly player sale? Loss on investment likely to be reversed as relates to Firhill. Money in the bankContinue reading “Kieran Maguire: Partick Thistle’s finances assessed”

Kieran Maguire: Celtic and Rangers finances assessed

Introduction No one expects football clubs to have had a good 2019/20 financially due to the impact of Covid-19, but now that the two large Glasgow clubs have published their results, just how badly were they affected by the ravages of the pandemic? Every business has been impacted by COVID-19, but can Scottish football surviveContinue reading “Kieran Maguire: Celtic and Rangers finances assessed”

Kieran Maguire: Tottenham’s finances

Credit: Acabashi – https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tottenham_Hotspur_new_stadium_2019.jpg Profit Spurs go from an £87m profit before tax to a loss of £68m. Further evidence that the Premier League does not have the resources to bail out all of the rest of the football pyramid. Spurs had the highest profit before tax in the Premier League in 2019/20 of £87m.Continue reading “Kieran Maguire: Tottenham’s finances”

Premier League Club values 2020: 5th to 1st

University of Liverpool Premier League Club Valuations 2020 / University of Liverpool Centre for Sports Business Group Executive summary The value of Premier League clubs based on their 2018/19 accounts increased by 1.5% overall to £14.7 billion, with the ‘Big Six’ (Manchester United and City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs) making up £11 billion (75%)Continue reading “Premier League Club values 2020: 5th to 1st”

Premier League Club Values 2020: 10th to 6th

University of Liverpool Premier League Club Valuations 2020 / University of Liverpool Centre for Sports Business Group Executive summary The value of Premier League clubs based on their 2018/19 accounts increased by 1.5% overall to £14.7 billion, with the ‘Big Six’ (Manchester United and City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs) making up £11 billion (75%)Continue reading “Premier League Club Values 2020: 10th to 6th”

Premier League Ownership Investment: Love, profit, vanity or insanity?

Premier League Funding Football clubs can broadly arrange their finances in one of three ways, bank lending, owner loans or shares. In terms of the Premier League all three methods have been used. The following analysis is from the most recent documents filed by clubs at Companies House. Liverpool League leaders Liverpool are owned byContinue reading “Premier League Ownership Investment: Love, profit, vanity or insanity?”

Premier League Club Values 2020: 20th to 11th

University of Liverpool Premier League Club Valuations 2020 / University of Liverpool Centre for Sports Business Group Executive summary The value of Premier League clubs based on their 2018/19 accounts increased by 1.5% overall to £14.7 billion, with the ‘Big Six’ (Manchester United and City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs) making up £11 billion (75%)Continue reading “Premier League Club Values 2020: 20th to 11th”

Kieran Maguire on: Rangers Finances and how they compare to Celtic’s finances

The main talking points Rangers publish full accounts for year ended 30 June 2020. Despite Covid-19 revenue increased by 11% compared to 16% decrease at Celtic. Gap between two clubs down to £11m from £30m in 2019. Rangers matchday income up 12% compared to 17% fall for Celtic. Rangers broadcast income up 24% compared toContinue reading “Kieran Maguire on: Rangers Finances and how they compare to Celtic’s finances”

The nature of reality: Finance in the EFL

The clock is ticking for clubs in the EFL in terms of their ability to financially survive with the effects of Covid-19, money is needed, and quickly too, but who should be putting their hands in pockets…if anyone? How should an industry which has learned nothing from the ITV Digital crash in 2002 and theContinue reading “The nature of reality: Finance in the EFL”

Kieran Maguire: The financial future of English football

You can buy Kieran’s book ‘The Price of Football’ HERE with all royalties donated to the Trussell Trust. You can also tune in to the Price of Football podcast every Monday and Thursday. In October 2020 Sam Wallace of The Telegraph revealed ‘Project Big Picture’ (PBP). An attempt by the American owners of Manchester UnitedContinue reading “Kieran Maguire: The financial future of English football”

Kieran Maguire: The reality of Manchester United’s finances

By Kieran Maguire – @KieranMaguire Revenue Manchester United revenue down 20% in first quarter of 2020/21 and have gone from a profit of £11m to a loss of £27m. Net debt up £56m compared to same date last year. Wage Bill Manchester United wage bill up slightly due to bonuses for qualifying for Champions League.Continue reading “Kieran Maguire: The reality of Manchester United’s finances”