Manchester City huge loss fails to tarnish “super season” prospects

IF ANY club among world football’s elite can withstand a substantial £ 125 million pre-tax loss it is surely Manchester City, who also remain on target for an unprecedented quadruple of major honours in 2021.  City’s loss may have highlighted the impact of the pandemic on even the biggest football entities, but the club was […]

Nottingham Forest’s accounts – calm before a bigger storm

NOTTINGHAM Forest’s 2019-20 annual accounts were issued this week, revealing a net loss of £ 15.9 million – better than 2018-19 but displaying the symptoms of a club paying out more money than it earns. While the club is actively and demonstrably backed by owner Evangelos Marinakis, who underlined his support recently by converting £ […]

United post a loss and look at the big picture

AT A time when the city of Manchester has been in the spotlight over the issue of lockdowns and monetary aid, Manchester United Football Club announced its financials for the 2019-20 season and revealed how the pandemic has affected its off-pitch performance. United’s total income was down almost 19% to £ 509 million, which on […]

Manchester City v Lyon: Does Pep’s brick wall need therapy?

THE GUARD continues to change. No Messi, no CR7 and now, Pep Guardiola has to step aside. It’s France v Germany in the semi-finals, the league that was supposed to be lagging the other “big five” has two representatives. Admittedly one is the heavily bankrolled Paris Saint-Germain, but Lyon were not meant to be present […]