Football & The Credit Crunch


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  1. Alan Russell says:

    “There are plenty of clubs that are well run and will not have anything major to worry about” – unfortunately they are in the minority! How many clubs in the Premiership would you say are well run? Most either have huge debts, or are making losses year on year, or both.

    Much lower down the pyramid there are supporter-owned clubs who buck this trend (as you described in an article in May – but it’s alarming to me that we have to go down through all these tiers to find examples where the right thing is being done.

    As you say, it’s a house of cards, and I’m afraid it’s about to topple.

  2. Brenton says:

    I think Arsenal are in a better financial position than intimated by the post. They are profitable, and if I’m not mistaken, paying off their debt. Guesses at future season ticket sales are beyond me (over in Canada), but haven’t they also tried to keep their wage bill down?

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