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China magnate casts doubts over £200m Southampton takeover

China magnate casts doubts over £200m Southampton takeover | Football Finance | Scoop.it
The owner of a Chinese firm behind a bid to take over English club Southampton said on Friday the deal was being held up and that he wasn't sure if the current owner still wanted to sell.
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Ilkeston Town reborn after club is bought by Notts County owner

Ilkeston Town reborn after club is bought by Notts County owner | Football Finance | Scoop.it

Former Nottingham Forest defender Steve Chettle back at New Manor Ground as Robins boss
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Seadogs ready for Scarborough homecoming

Scarborough Athletic host Championship side Sheffield United in the first game at the Flamingo Land Stadium on Saturday. On 21 April 200
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Summer transfer window: Record set to be broken in Premier League spending spree

Summer transfer window: Record set to be broken in Premier League spending spree | Football Finance | Scoop.it
Summer spending by Premier League clubs has already passed £500m and is likely to set a new transfer window record, say business analysts Deloitte.
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Deloitte report shows English football scoring £4.4bn revenue record, with more to come

By Paul Nicholson
July 12 – English football has never had it so good as Deloitte’s Annual Review of Football Finance shows total revenue for the 92 league clubs hitting a record £4.4bn for the 2015/16 season.
But is not an evenly distributed wealth with the figures showing that the Premier League’s 20 clubs made up £3.6 million of that figure, a 9% increase on the previous year and still a year before the bumper new TV deal is taken account. Read more …
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More data available via https://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages/sports-business-group/articles/annual-review-of-football-finance.html https://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages/sports-business-group/articles/annual-review-of-football-finance.html

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Premier League clubs are heading for financial ruin, claims new report

Premier League clubs are heading for financial ruin, claims new report | Football Finance | Scoop.it
Premier League clubs are hurtling towards bankruptcy due to chronic overspending, according to a new report by financial analysts Vysyble.
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Another adjournment granted in Wanderers ownership saga

Another adjournment granted in Wanderers ownership saga | Football Finance | Scoop.it

A WINDING-UP petition issued to Dean Holdsworth’s company, Sports Shield BWFC, has been adjourned at the request of the claimant, BluMarble.
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Reports: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg-backed investment firm considering £1 billion bid for Premier League club

Reports: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg-backed investment firm considering £1 billion bid for Premier League club | Football Finance | Scoop.it
US investment firm Iconiq capital - backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is interested in getting into the Premier League!
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For club's response, see http://www.football.london/tottenham-hotspur-fc/news/tottenham-respond-rumours-possible-buyout-13306463

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West Ham smash ticket sales record ahead of second London Stadium season

West Ham smash ticket sales record ahead of second London Stadium season | Football Finance | Scoop.it
West Ham are to pack the stands throughout their second season at the London Stadium after announcing 87% of seats have been sold through season tickets.
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Cambridge United debt-free ahead of new season

Cambridge United debt-free ahead of new season | Football Finance | Scoop.it

Cambridge United shareholders were asked to approve move from Paul Barry to convert loans into shares
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Anger as Pompey asks fans to give up lifetime season tickets

Anger as Pompey asks fans to give up lifetime season tickets | Football Finance | Scoop.it
LIFETIME season ticket holders at Pompey are in uproar after bosses at the club asked them to give up their tickets.
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Five years of fan-owned football: a message from the Wycombe Wanderers Trust chairman

Five years of fan-owned football: a message from the Wycombe Wanderers Trust chairman | Football Finance | Scoop.it
At 7.42pm on Thursday 29th June 2012, Wycombe Wanderers Trust completed their takeover of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club, placing the ownership of the club into the hands of its supporters. Trust chairman Trevor Stroud reflects on the past five years.
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Premier League pirates. English fans turn to illegal streaming to watch their teams

July 4 – Nearly half of Premier League fans have at some stage streamed a top-flight game online through an unauthorised provider, according to a survey conducted by the BBC. 
And over a third admitted doing so at least once a month.
The Premier League has been at pains to protect its lucrative TV deal after Sky and BT Sport paid a record £5.136 billion for rights to show live matches for three seasons. Read more …
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Palace takeover bid reportedly collapses following negotiations

Palace takeover bid reportedly collapses following negotiations | Football Finance | Scoop.it
Talks of a proposed takeover bid for Crystal Palace by Chinese investors have reportedly broken down, according to the Times. A report by The Times claims that Palace have rejected a takeove
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Carlisle United "surprised" to be on court list after HMRC winding-up claim

Carlisle United insist they are "surprised" to have appeared on a court list over a winding-up petition issued by HM Revenue & Customs.
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CCFC owners Sisu, Wasps and council in court over Ricoh - Live

CCFC owners Sisu, Wasps and council in court over Ricoh - Live | Football Finance | Scoop.it

Lawyers for Sisu and Coventry City Council go head to head at Birmingham High Court
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Altrincham seek new investment

At a recent Extraordinary General Meeting, the shareholders of Altrincham Football Club passed a series of motions which will now allow the club t
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Exclusive: Liverpool accused of falsifying document at heart of tapped-up schoolboy case

Exclusive: Liverpool accused of falsifying document at heart of tapped-up schoolboy case | Football Finance | Scoop.it
The Liverpool tapping-up scandal was dramatically reignited on Tuesday after they were accused of submitting a “falsified” document to the Premier League when trying to lure a 12-year-old schoolboy from Stoke City.
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Man Utd cut reliance on Sky and Virgin to launch TV channel on the web

July 11 – Manchester United has launched a new streaming service at mutv.com which will enable subscribers to sign up to the channel without having to go through a satellite subscription. The channel will only be available to subscribers in the UK and Ireland at the start.
While the channel does not have access to live Premier League fixtures, it is launching with live broadcast of the club’s seven pre-season tour matches, including games against Real Madrid, Read more …
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Hartlepool United: Club was on the brink of administration

Hartlepool United: Club was on the brink of administration | Football Finance | Scoop.it

HARTLEPOOL UNITED were on the brink of administration and impending financial disaster under former chairman Gary Coxall.
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Everton Signs Landmark Financing Partnership With ICBC London

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Premier League pre-season fixtures: Clubs try to balance fitness & finance

Premier League pre-season fixtures: Clubs try to balance fitness & finance | Football Finance | Scoop.it
All the pre-season fixtures as Premier League clubs aim to strike the perfect balance between fitness and finance during their summer tours.
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Alan Hardy ready to swoop for Ilkeston FC

Alan Hardy ready to swoop for Ilkeston FC | Football Finance | Scoop.it
The Notts County owner says his bid is "the only show in town"
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Frustrated fans step up the pressure for a Southport buy-out

Frustrated fans step up the pressure for a Southport buy-out | Football Finance | Scoop.it
A WEBSITE aimed at forcing change at troubled Southport has been launched to put pressure on the club to consider a buy-out attempt.
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Liebherr resigns from Saints board

Liebherr resigns from Saints board | Football Finance | Scoop.it

Katharina Liebherr has resigned as a Saints director following a major board reshuffle.
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