Stoke City lost more than £ 80 million in 2019-20. The club’s wage bill is 106% of income. More cuts are needed. Continue reading Time for Stoke City to unload and reset
QPR were in a financial mess a few years ago, slowly, but surely, the fog is clearing over Loftus Road. They made a loss in 2019-20, but it could have been far worse. Continue reading QPR looking more optimistic, despite loss
WHEN Benfica hosted Glasgow Rangers in Lisbon on matchday three of the Europa League, it sounded like a game carved out of a distant, glorious past, twice-winners of the old European Cup against one of Britain’s greatest footballing names. If … Continue reading Benfica: Competing without the wealth of nations
AS ROMA generated one of the worst losses ever recorded in European football history for the 2019-20 season, underlining the problems that could be ahead for top clubs. Roma’s € 204 million was the second highest in Italian football after … Continue reading Huge loss a blow, but it can still be forza Roma
UNSURPRISINGLY, the coronavirus pandemic has hit some of Europe’s top clubs where it really hurts. Borussia Dortmund, one of the first to reveal their 2019-20 financials, made a € 44 million loss, largely due to reduced matchday income, lower levels … Continue reading Dortmund finances hit by CV-19 – more to come?
PRIOR TO this disrupted and somewhat confusing campaign, the past two seasons saw the same league champions across the “big five” leagues in Europe – domination by the rich and advantaged, namely Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Juventus and … Continue reading Football’s competitive issues: Predictability is not just a “big five” problem