The Curse of Premier League Relegation

The Premier League season has concluded, revealing the teams that will compete in the Premier League and the EFL Championship next season. In this journal, we explore the question: Is there a curse associated with Premier League relegation? We delve into the financial implications and the challenges faced by relegated clubs, both in their quest […]

Independent Regulator for English Football

An independent regulator for English football has been backed by the UK Government to address some of the current issues facing English football. This is one of the most significant changes in the English football landscape since the formation of the Premier League. So definitely worth understanding some more about in our view. What will […]

Qatar investors poised to bid to takeover Manchester United

Old Trafford football ground with "Reds go marching on" slogan.

Qatari investors are due to submit a bid to Raine Group for Manchester United, one of the most successful and popular football clubs in the world. With a £5 billion asking price, it is likely that Qatari investors could stump up the cash needed to acquire the club, but what does this mean for Manchester […]

Is Chelsea FC in a financial league of their own?

Is Chelsea FC in a financial league of their own? Read on to help you make your own mind up! Chelsea Football Club has been making headlines with their recent spending spree in the transfer market. As one of the top four English clubs who have consistently spent more than most since the formation of […]

January Transfer Window: The Financial Perspective

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The January transfer window in football is a period of opportunity for all clubs to assess their squad requirements and make changes in the form of player sales, purchases, and loans. While the majority of player trading is done during the summer transfer window, the winter transfer window in January provides clubs with a second […]

Is Manchester red or blue?

November has been an extremely busy month with several news stories hitting the headlines and capturing the attention of those interested in football. This is especially in the case in the north west of England, where the focus of this blog lies. From Manchester City’s financial results for the year ended 30 June 2022 to […]

Corporation tax U-Turn and football

Money and wallet

What is corporation tax and who pays it? Football clubs do not pay corporation tax. So why does it matter about corporation tax rises since they will never change the amount of tax paid by a club? The UK government has now announced a U-turn on the proposed decision to not raise corporation tax to […]

Deadline Day – A manic day for the off pitch professional

Transfer Deadline Day Final negotiations, last minute changes to contractual terms, assessing the budget and tax position, dealing with agents, being as flexible in your working patterns as possible to the benefit of the club. Today is probably the most hectic single day for the off-pitch professionals working in football. The day the majority of […]

Dear Sergio, it’s okay to cry sometimes

Dear Sergio, I write this note to you following the announcement of your retirement on 15 December 2021. I have no address to which I should send it. Although if I wanted to, I could find you on social media, through ex-colleagues or through other contacts. It is just days before Christmas and as millions […]

The Thoughts of our Founder

This is Neill Wood, the Founder of Football Finance Professionals. Welcome to my journal, my thoughts, my experiences, my failures and my successes. The aim of this content is to inspire you to dream, to set goals and achieve them, to tell you that it is possible no matter what people might say and to […]