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    Premier League: 10 of 20 clubs could have made profits.

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    Premier League: 10 of 20 clubs could have made profits.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 14 Aug 2018, 12:24 pm

    Premier League: 10 of 20 clubs could have made profits in 2016-17 without fans at games

    Half of Premier League clubs could have played in empty stadiums and still made a pre-tax profit in the first season of the current broadcast deal, BBC research has found.

    In 2016-17, during which clubs benefited from a record 8.3bn in global TV revenue, matchday income contributed less than 20p in every 1 earned by 18 top-flight outfits.

    The number of clubs that would have recorded pre-tax profits even if matchday income was taken away rose from two in 2015-16 to 10 in 2016-17

    Dr Rob Wilson, a sport finance specialist at Sheffield Hallam University, said the previous 3.018bn broadcast deal struck in 2012 signalled a permanent change to top-flight football as a business in England.

    Read more on this from the BBC HERE




    When I read this I was a bit shocked as it seems crazy that any top-ranked football club can make money out of empty stadiums.

    Something tells me that if the people who pay the big money to transmit such games don't actual get any games to show their viewers then the contract for this would very quickly fall apart.


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    Re: Premier League: 10 of 20 clubs could have made profits.

    Post by zathrus on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 11:59 am

    Yes, this is a rather strange setup, that would fall apart if there were no games and gate receipts for the media companies to advertise to the fans.
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    Re: Premier League: 10 of 20 clubs could have made profits.

    Post by papa_umau on Sat 18 Aug 2018, 12:34 pm

    It is total nonsense Zathrus, as without the fans there would be no football teams.

    The rich media companies have far to much say in who gets to see the teams.


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    Re: Premier League: 10 of 20 clubs could have made profits.

    Post by Angie baby on Sun 19 Aug 2018, 12:09 pm

    This does sound particularly silly.

    Without the fans and their turnstyle payments, football would disappear very quickly.
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    Re: Premier League: 10 of 20 clubs could have made profits.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 20 Aug 2018, 1:35 pm

    Of course it would Angie.

    The media advertisers that pay so much to be able to deliver football programmes would not do it if there was not a live audience to see their adverts.


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