Browsing Archive: October, 2012

TV revenue distribution – comparing Italian and English models

Posted by Ed Thompson on Monday, October 29, 2012,

Last week Diego Tarì (twitter @Tifbilanciato) had a significant scoop on his site www.tifosobilanciato.it when he published a club-by-club breakdown of Italian TV revenue for Serie A in the 2012/13 season.  The story was quickly picked up by various sites including Italian sport newspaper Tuttosport. The Tuttosport article (in Italian) is attached here: 

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 This information is particularly interesting as the breakdown of TV revenue is...


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Ipswich - big club, big problems

Posted by Ed Thompson on Monday, October 8, 2012,

Ipswich used to be one of the most envied club in the Football League.  They have an impressive history, winning the League Championship in 1962, the UEFA cup in 1981 and the FA Cup in 1978. They were also the League runners-up in runners-up in 1981 and 1982.  Even though they are now struggling in the Championship, they still get average gates of around 17,000 – an amazing feat for a town with a population of just 155,000. That works out to around 11% of the entire population attending the...


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Will Chelsea pass the FFP test?

Posted by Ed Thompson on Wednesday, October 3, 2012,

There have been some distinctly mixed messages coming out of Chelsea regarding FFP. On one hand, the club have spent lavishly on players such as Hazard and Oscar but on the other, the club has declared their commitment to FFP. In a recent club statement, Chief Executive Ron Gourlay announced that the was 'in favour of rules promoting financial stability' and added that 'from Chelsea's point of view, we have been working very hard to comply with FFP criteria,' 

This will have left football foll...


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