Podcast 27 January
Kevin and Kieran take a look at where a bundle of cash from Qatar Sports Investments would put Leeds United in terms of the Premiership hierarchy. Plus, just how much have the owners of Salford City injected into the club, and did third[-party ownership scupper Manchester United’s efforts to sign Erling Haaland? https://play.acast.com/s/priceoffootball/ef67925a-2b54-48ed-b6d3-d737b88c41ac
Podcast 23 January
Kieran talks Kevin through his number crunch of the average weekly wages at each Premier League club since 1993. They also examine the difference between the prize money in the Women’s FA Cup compared to the men’s version, the size of the new kit deal between Nike and Liverpool, the significance of the Sunderland owner putting the club up for sale, and why some Championship clubs are charging more than those in the Premier League for away tickets. https://play.acast.com/s/priceoffootball/6d457b09-cb48-4da7-a09f-7c74396f45fb
Podcast 20 January
Kevin and Kieran look at the ownership fallout at Sheffield United, the finances of Nottingham Forest in the Championship and compare Premier League revenues to those of the Australian A-League.
Football Transfers and Creative Accounting: Protect me from what I want
When Derby County published their response to the EFL charges for financial misconduct on Friday 17th January 2020, it included reference to ‘the newly notified charge of intangible fixed asset amortisation’. The nonsense below is all about the said subject, but extended to how clubs can increase or decrease costs in the accounts in relation to how they account for players. The Basics When a club signs a player, they will often pay compensation to the previous club for his registration certificate lodged at the football authorities, this is what is commonly called a transfer fee and is either negotiated between the two clubs or embedded in the player’s contract.…
Podcast 16 January
In this show Kevin and Kieran look at how Chelsea won the Europa League, finished in the top four domestically but still needed to borrow £247 million from Roman Abramovich as they racked up huge losses. Plus a look at what happens when UEFA ride into town, the situation at Southend where wages have gone unpaid, why Spanish and Italian games are being played in Riyadh and much more.
Podcast 13th January
It’s another one of our listener’s questions (or should that be reader’s wives) shows in which we look at the demise of Chesterfield since relegation to the National League, whether another Leeds United style implosion could arise if a club leaves the Premier League and exactly what did (and did not) the auditors do at the FAI. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/spireites-the-next-leeds-united-and-the-fai/id1482886394?i=1000462328392
Podcast 9 January 2020
After UEFA reveals how much cash each club received for the group stages of this season’s Champions League, Kevin and Kieran find out who came out on top. Plus, with talk again of a European Super League in the future, they ask whether these figures effectively mean we have one already. They also look at the implications of Macclesfield’s latest points deduction and the mysterious case of Craig Dawson and the £2m fee. https://share.transistor.fm/s/d980e874
Podcast January 2nd
In this episode we look at why Stoke City’s, owned by £65 billion a year in wagers Bet365 want FFP to be changed. We look at the price of opening your mouth, as Mesut Ozil upsets the Chinese state broadcaster who pay a lot of money for Premier League TV rights, Sunderland director Charlie Methven calls the club’s fans uneducated and a fan gets a ban from his own club for complaining about Manchester City’s owner’s human rights record. https://share.transistor.fm/s/09e9fc7f
Christmas Day Podcast
Kevin and Kieran answer a load listeners’ questions, including where the fine paid by Leeds over ‘spygate’ ended up, whether Premier League clubs’ revenue is anywhere near its peak, and why the away club’s ticket money s often paid to the home club five days after the match. They also hand out the Price of Football podcast’s end-of-season awards and Kevin gives his tip for perfect Brussels sprouts on the big day.
Brighton 2018/19: Switch
Introduction A lot of money is required to get to the Premier League, but as the 2018/19 Brighton and Hove Albion accounts reveal, it takes a lot to stay there too. Losses of £21 million were announced for the year to 30 June 2019, reversing a profit of £12 million the previous season as the club finished in 17th position in the table. Investment in players was the main reason for the deterioration in the financial results, as well as some one off costs following Chris Hughton’s sacking the day after the season ended. Income Just ten years ago Brighton’s income was £5 million for the whole season, but this…