Uwe Rosler’s Grandad Mk XXV

IT’S DELOITTFULL!

Jan 24th 2013

Manchester City’s first Premier League title has propelled them up football’s money table, just behind Arsenal and Chelsea, according to Deloitte.City, who are owned by Abu Dhabi-based Sheikh Mansour, saw revenues rise by 51 per cent last year which meant they climbed five places on the list and now sit just behind the two London clubs.La Liga’s Real Madrid and Barcelona continued their dominance in the financial table by respectively taking first and second place.Despite a small fall in revenue last season, Manchester United managed to stay in third place ahead of German giant’s Bayern Munich.

Manchester City’s Premier League title-winning season combined with participation in the UEFA Champions League, helped drive 51% revenue growth to £231.1m, the largest absolute and relative growth of any Money League club.

The club’s progress to the top of the English and European game means that they are set to remain a top-10 Money League club for the foreseeable future, and will look to push on ahead of the two English clubs immediately above them, Arsenal and Chelsea, for a top-five ranking.

– AUSTIN HOULIHAN, SENIOR MANAGER IN THE SPORTS BUSINESS GROUP AT DELOITTE

A new Premier League broadcasting deal, which will take effect from August, is set to boost clubs in England.

It is thought that in the years to come, half of the 20 clubs on Deloitte’s list could hail from England, with sides on the fringes such as Everton set see their revenues boosted.

Deloitte Money League, revenues in 2011/12:

  • 1. Real Madrid £414.7m (£433m in 2010/11)
  • 2. Barcelona £390.8m (£407m)
  • 3. Manchester United £320.3m (£331.4m)
  • 4. Bayern Munich £298.1m (£290.3m)
  • 5. Chelsea £261m (£228.6m)
  • 6. Arsenal £234.9m (£226.8m)
  • 7. Manchester City £231.1m (£153.2m)
  • 8. AC Milan £207.9m (£212m)
  • 9. Liverpool £188.7m (£183.6m)
  • 10. Juventus £158.1m (£139m)

613 thoughts on “Uwe Rosler’s Grandad Mk XXV

  1. Bluealf: They do say that office work can be equally tiring as manual labour but all the office dwellers I know have enough energy to go to the gym at lunch time or after work (present company accepted of course Wink ) but good old navies like myself are nearly asleep in the chair or in my case dipping books in the bath ever increasingly.

    I didn’t do 1400 miles last week sat in a fooookin’ office Balfers Shock
    ……and when I arrived at my many destinations I had to be sharp as a …. you know, one of thos sharp metally things you shave with… don’ t you…..damn!

    Nurse…..

    Alph

  2. If we don’t beat these in style we should give up, they are woeful at the back and only Benteka (sp ?) as shone for them, maybe a couple of the youngsters have looked passable but more in the way that ours did when we had a crap 1st team than in a high class player in the making way.

    So it is 5-0 win for me, Aguero rediscovering his scoring touch with 4 (I have him in my fantasy team and my closest rival had that little red shit yesterday, bonus points ahoy Cry )

    It is time for us to step up to the plate and deliver a reminder to everybody that we are not going away and will battle for the title right down to the wire, we could do with getting Manure in the semi final, beating them convincingly and putting the fear into them and remind them that they blew the title and could do so again if we win at their gaff in the league.

    Okay, okay, maybe I am stretching the optimism to Alph proportions but we can hope can’t we ?

    They do say that office work can be equally tiring as manual labour but all the office dwellers I know have enough energy to go to the gym at lunch time or after work (present company accepted of course Wink ) but good old navies like myself are nearly asleep in the chair or in my case dipping books in the bath ever increasingly.

    Smile

  3. Myurineisblue:
    OK – Villa away.
    Any predictions ?. Villa will be up for this …all relegation threatened teams come out blazing from the off.
    I ‘d like to see City play high tempo and get 2 early goals and run out 4-0 winners.
    BUT……….will they?.

    Hart
    Zaba Kolo Nasti Kolarov
    Rodwell Garcia
    Milner Yaya Silva
    Tevez

    I don’t think Komps. is going to be risked.and Clichy has not done anything wrong.
    but Mankers will play Kolorov………IMO.
    Aguero to come off the bench.

    That’s my take too Slasher although Clichy might get the nod.
    We should comfortably put them to sleep if Mankers has got them right for this game and they are sufficiently fired up for it.
    There can be no excuses.

    I understand that Nasri is likely to move in the summer. I have made the Bentley available to take him to the airport. Hopefully we can collect Isco after we have dropped him off at the Air France book in desk.

    Alph

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    Bluealf: Bluealf on March 3, 2013 at 16:26 said:

    To be fair to the old guy, he has just knocked his pan in grafting away with his pen all week Razz

    I was looking for the sympathy vote Balfers, not a slight on my protestant work ethic DOH! DOH!

  5. Myurineisblue: Nice to see you are confident Alph – so we can forget ‘The Barnsley’ and just turn uo at Wembeeeeerleeee for the semi’s.

    Doh!!

    A

  6. OK – Villa away.
    Any predictions ?. Villa will be up for this …all relegation threatened teams come out blazing from the off.
    I ‘d like to see City play high tempo and get 2 early goals and run out 4-0 winners.
    BUT……….will they?.

    Hart
    Zaba Kolo Nasti Kolarov
    Rodwell Garcia
    Milner Yaya Silva
    Tevez

    I don’t think Komps. is going to be risked.and Clichy has not done anything wrong.
    but Mankers will play Kolorov………IMO.
    Aguero to come off the bench.

  7. To be fair to the old guy, he has just knocked his pan in grafting away with his pen all week Razz

    Also if anybody believes Barnsley have any kind of a chance they need to call for the nurse and take a couple of happy pills.

    Grin

  8. Alphonso: We have fallen a bit short and have been less than we are capable of being so far this season, but that has brought us FAC semi finals and 2nd place in the PL with 10 weeks and 11/13 games to play.

    Nice to see you are confident Alph – so we can forget ‘The Barnsley’ and just turn uo at Wembeeeeerleeee for the semi’s.

  9. I really am getting too old for this work lark!

    Last week I held 8 client reviews and drove 1400 miles including my least favourite venue of Central Lunnon!

    I arrived back in God’s own land at 8pm last evening, completely knackered!

    We have fallen a bit short and have been less than we are capable of being so far this season, but that has brought us FAC semi finals and 2nd place in the PL with 10 weeks and 11/13 games to play.

    The Rags show no sign of slipping up but there is still plenty to play for. A decent season now rests on winning the FAC or at least making the final (as long as we don’t lose to the Rags) plus 2nd in the PL with the CL place that secures. A win in the derby at the Swamp would even things out a bit and place a cherry on the cake.

    I think we could say that this isn’t ‘great’ but would be very good, spoiled mainly by the fact that it is the Rags that have cruised home ahead of us!

    Please, please, don’t let them win the CL!!

    Alph

  10. Alphonso: Now about those Trainers Balfers

    Don’t go there the trainers that are in fashion are still black and they have noose laces Grin

  11. Pissers, Waterford indeed is the county immediately to the south of Wexford. We can see it, across the estuary from our house. Also the twin heads of Hook and Crook from which the famous expression ‘by hook or by crook’ is said to have originated. Hood Head (on the Wexford side) sports the oldest lighthouse in the world, I think (certainly in Europe) that’s still in commission.
    The most impressing thing about the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) is the organisation, a grassroots operation of pyramidal form, sweeping upwards from the parish/village through the clubs and counties. It’s as far removed from that of football as you can imagine and is, to a great degree, self-funding, although sponsorship, mainly local, has made inroads over the years – for example the Wexford side have ‘Wexford Creamery’ on the shirts.

    To revert to topic, I agree, by and large, with Alph’s last post. I think City fans, minus the more hysterical denizens of Trainer Central, have learned to trust Mancini. I’m sure we’ve all (I certainly have) had the odd wobble but that is to be expected after enduring the plethora of piss-poor regimes over the years, culminating in the appointment of the Valhrona of chocolate teapots, Mr.A.Ball.
    Personally I think we should erect a statue in a prominent place at The Etihad, perhaps a bronze bas relief of The Football Genius introducing a young Buster Phillips to the faithful. It could become our very own Cenotaph, with a procession proceeding thence from The Parkside every 5th May, the fateful moment (a 2-2 home draw with The Dippers) marked by a minute’s silence at 16.45.

    After which Sheikh Khaldoon al Mubarak will recite the oration

    “Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
    We will remember them.”

    Cue Sylvia Farmer, soloist of the Beswick Silver Prize Band, to play The Last Post

    Lest we Forget

    Mk XXVI is imminent

  12. What a difference a couple of games can make?
    A run of poor performances and poor results (well three actually) and even the blind optimists like me are wobbling, I can only begin to imagine the hand wringing and wrist slashing over on the Trainer Site.
    Then we have a couple of decent performances and it’s steady as she goes Bos’n!

    I have been considering that thorny subject of the DMF positions in the wake of a particularly impressive display against Sibneft and came to the conclusion that I should take my own advice more often. I have been rather more patient with Garcia and Rodwell than most and I tend to give players the time that they need to settle in. Some hit the ground running and then stall a little later, some make steady progress, but my position has always been that if you trust the judgement of the decision maker who brought the player in, then I withold adverse judgement for a good long while. One thing is sure and that is every player has some areas of their game that is less good then others. When confidence and a comfortable understanding exists between players then these are often undetectable because the strengths are what they play to and what we observe. When players come new, expecially from other cultures, what we tend to see is the shortcomings.

    Javi Garcia lacks pace well so does/did (Gareth Barry, Glen Hoddle and Matt LeTissier) and Rodwell was a bit accident and injury prone (as was Stephen Gerrard at age 21). Both garcia and Rodwell showed us against our current nearest rivals that they have come on hugely since their first games for us. How good they will become it’s hard to tell, but they are already at least cemented as useful members of the squad and I believe that both have more to show.

    I trust Mancini’s judgement of a player. Garcia wasn’t his first choice and he may never become as good as DeRossi or Javi Martinez, but if I trust Mancini’s judgement I give it time. A short time ago I wrote that we needed at least one of these two players to step up to command a place and now I am thinking that maybe both could. The jury remains out but I am feeling a little more comfortable now, just a little!

    Now about those Trainers Balfers……… Grin

    Alph

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