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by Chester Perry
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 6482
Views: 421507

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

The presidential election at Barcelona on Sunday, combined with more disturbing recent events gives Sam Wallace of the Telegraph, to ram home is long time held views on both of the Spanish big two. New Barcelona president will be beholden to club's bankers rather than its members SAM WALLACE MARCH 0...
by Chester Perry
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Neil Hart - Burnley FC CEO - Departs
Replies: 125
Views: 6511

Re: Neil Hart - Burnley FC CEO - Departs

Interesting that the Chairman's notes for today's match say Neil Hart jumped and was not pushed

https://www.burnleyfootballclub.com/con ... -leicester
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets Fan Survey
Replies: 120
Views: 3636

Re: Clarets Fan Survey

Elizabeth wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:03 pm
I thought I’d lost it because my phone went a funny colour at the end , I waited about 30 seconds touched the screen and it took me on to personal details . Now waiting to win the £100 in the draw
ah yes the personal data grab
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 6482
Views: 421507

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

The problems and disputes over the allocation of rights for Serie A in the next cycle continue - it is all quite messy - from SportsBusiness.com Serie A delays Mena bid deadline again, top clubs demand domestic rights vote Martin Ross - February 16, 2021 Lega Serie A’s broadcast rights sales proces...
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 6482
Views: 421507

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

We keep reading about the huge amount of American Private Equity money wanting to grab hold of a sports Franchise - well there is one going in Sacramento the site of an MLS expansion franchise for 2023 - where the Prime billionaire investor has pulled out citing escalated costs as a result of Covid ...
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Neil Hart - Burnley FC CEO - Departs
Replies: 125
Views: 6511

Re: Neil Hart - Burnley FC CEO - Departs

ŽižkovClaret wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:19 pm
Mutual NDAs i'd assume?
there is a very short piece on the website, which is all about looking for a replacement in reality - guess they did not think much of him like many on here

https://www.burnleyfootballclub.com/con ... parts-club
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Neil Hart - Burnley FC CEO - Departs
Replies: 125
Views: 6511

Re: Neil Hart - Burnley FC CEO - Departs

Reading that I realised I'd entirely forgotten about all the Project Big Picture stuff. I'm sure it's not gone away though. Definitely not - The Premier League is due to report on it Strategic Review - initiated by Project Big Picture in the next few weeks - I have been tracking the bits of gossip ...
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Neil Hart - Burnley FC CEO - Departs
Replies: 125
Views: 6511

Re: Neil Hart - Burnley FC CEO - Departs

The big news from the club is not Hart leaving but the fan survey

https://www.burnleyfootballclub.com/con ... ter-survey

at least from Pace's perspective - nothing about Hart

https://twitter.com/AlanPaceBFC/status/ ... 4461661187
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is this the sign of things to come, top Chinese clubs going bankrupt.
Replies: 12
Views: 847

Re: Is this the sign of things to come, top Chinese clubs going bankrupt.

China also has a disastrous demographic, its population is going to shrink by 700 million people over the next 40 years. It’s a country heading for a massive crisis, not just its football. Which is why so many sports are investing in India these days (and why the Chinese are getting fractious with ...
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 6482
Views: 421507

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

2022 sees two major sporting event the Winter Olympics in China and the World Cup in Qatar - the former is currently the subject of much discussion about boycott centred on the Uyghur situation, in Qatar the issues are not just to do the migrant workers, one country, Norway, at least is being pushed...
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is this the sign of things to come, top Chinese clubs going bankrupt.
Replies: 12
Views: 847

Re: Is this the song of things to come, top Chinese clubs going bankrupt.

It appears several clubs have gone bust in China, their premier league champs go under just months after winning the title. Could this possibly happen here if the sugar daddies of football walk with their cash. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/mar/02/china-crisis-jiangsu-demise-wider-footb...
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Neil Hart - Burnley FC CEO - Departs
Replies: 125
Views: 6511

Re: Neil Hart - Burnley FC CEO - Departs

Does this suggest Dyche’s problems with the boardroom/ back room staff are of his own making? Those type of situations are rarely the result of one person, and you learn a lot more about people when you work with them. I have long thought that the rapid deterioration in the relationship between Dyc...
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Neil Hart - Burnley FC CEO - Departs
Replies: 125
Views: 6511

Re: Neil Hart - Burnley FC CEO - Departs

ClaretTony wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:29 pm
Both had worked at Watford but I don't believe Dyche brought him to our club's attention.
not what Sean has said in the past
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: World Cup 2030
Replies: 25
Views: 607

Re: World Cup 2030

After the controversy over Russia and Qatar I imagine fifa might try to give it to a less dodgy country to prove its less dodgy. If that’s the case we have a very good chance Have you seen what FIFA have been doing in the last 2 weeks alone - let Beckenbauer off the hook for bribery charges re the ...
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Neil Hart - Burnley FC CEO - Departs
Replies: 125
Views: 6511

Re: Neil Hart - Burnley FC CEO - Departs

Any idea whether the trip to US was a business or pleasure, CT? I’m certainly hoping it was to sign up some new investors post-transaction, not to catch up with family and friends. On the Hart stuff, pretty inevitable given how silent he’s been in recent months. Hope they bring in someone experienc...
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: World Cup 2030
Replies: 25
Views: 607

Re: World Cup 2030

daveisaclaret wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:14 pm
China cannot bid for this World Cup - it can't be awarded to any AFC nation because the 2022 competition is in Qatar. China intend to bid for the 2034 World Cup.
It won't stop them trying or FIFA backing out of a situation if it is to their financial benefit
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 6482
Views: 421507

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

We have had the four part series - An Experts guide to owning a European soccer club from SportsProMedia now here it is in a podcast https://www.sportspromedia.com/analysis/jordan-gardner-european-football-club-owner-guide-fc-helsingor-podcast I think this is better than the articles - more detail a...
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: World Cup 2030
Replies: 25
Views: 607

Re: World Cup 2030

China have been building up for this World cup for years - check out the number of Chinese sponsors at FIFA, UEFA and the other confederations, look at the Stadium building program specifically for football in China it is huge and very specifically aimed. It also tells you a lot that one of the few...
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 16 games in 8 weeks !!!
Replies: 25
Views: 1414

Re: 16 games in 8 weeks !!!

They do but they know they're in that competition, and the fixture dates so can plan. Not sure bringing a fixture forward to then put it into an already tight schedule was a great or fair idea to be honest. There must be some dates later when the busy schedule quietens. Seems some sides can pick an...
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: World Cup 2030
Replies: 25
Views: 607

Re: World Cup 2030

China have been building up for this World cup for years - check out the number of Chinese sponsors at FIFA, UEFA and the other confederations, look at the Stadium building program specifically for football in China it is huge and very specifically aimed. It also tells you a lot that one of the few ...
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 16 games in 8 weeks !!!
Replies: 25
Views: 1414

Re: 16 games in 8 weeks !!!

Tall Paul wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:29 pm
Manchester City did that last week.
The clubs that play in Europe do it a lot
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Time to try Lowton at right midfield?
Replies: 57
Views: 1482

Re: Time to try Lowton at right midfield?

Dyche has built his success on stability and and consistent line-ups, players have to be well versed in the roles that they are playing for him, he has been here eight and a half years now everyone should recognise this. Before each game the OP suggests making a new and different change, each of whi...
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 16 games in 8 weeks !!!
Replies: 25
Views: 1414

Re: 16 games in 8 weeks !!!

When we came up from the Championship - where this type of schedule was more normal - Sean used to say 2 games a week was not an issue, a bit different now. I have long maintained that the extra mental fatigue and need to properly prepare for games in the Premier League would see us struggle with 2 ...
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 6482
Views: 421507

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

If the government wanted to send a message out on it's views in regard to gambling reform which includes sports sponsorship it appears to have done so with the new person in charge, there may be some relief in football - from the Guardian Tory minister who backed FOBTs takes over review of gambling ...
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 6482
Views: 421507

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

The election for the new President of CAF (Confederation of African Football is not until the 12th of March, but we already now who it will be thanks to the machinations of FIFA this past weekend and no doubt over the past year or so - as ever Philippe Auclair is on the case https://twitter.com/Phil...
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 6482
Views: 421507

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

Some goof Information to be had here - Kings Chambers are specialists in Insolvency and produce a periodic newsletter, this one focuses on Football Insolvency and a number of issues around it including the Football Creditor rule and The regulations within the game around insolvency, it finishes with...
by Chester Perry
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 6482
Views: 421507

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

It appears that Redbird Capital is back in for FSG after failing with the $8 billion reversal into the SPAC Redball, this time they are wanting 10% for around $750m - from Sportico.com REDBIRD CAPITAL ACQUIRING TEN PERCENT OF FENWAY SPORTS GROUP FOR $750 MILLION BY SCOTT SOSHNICK, BRENDAN COFFEY FE...
by Chester Perry
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 6482
Views: 421507

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

A rare free article from Offthepitch.com looks at the potential benefits for Serie A clubs if the partnership with Private Equity om the commercial company happens some charts to view as well, I will transcribe the words https://offthepitch.com/a/potential-optimising-stadium-and-commercial-infrastru...
by Chester Perry
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 6482
Views: 421507

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

by Chester Perry
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 6482
Views: 421507

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

this is an Interesting move in the Australian sports broadcast Market place, A relatively new OTT provider has outbid everyone for the next cycle of Champions League rights, the sums are not huge (you need to consider the local broadcast times, it will certainly make the Premier League sit up and no...
by Chester Perry
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 6482
Views: 421507

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

Fun and games at Barcelona this morning as a Police raid saw a number of arrests including the ex President Josep Maria Bartemou, The elections for a new President are supposed to happen this coming weekend https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/mar/01/police-raid-barcelonas-camp-nou-in-search-an...
by Chester Perry
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 6482
Views: 421507

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

This should not come as too much of a surprise to those who have been following the thread closely - Suning owners of Inter Milan and PPTV have liquated their Chinese Super League club today, Jisangsu FC were reigning champions, the women's team has gone too. https://twitter.com/titan_plus/status/1...
by Chester Perry
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lambert gone at Ipswich
Replies: 29
Views: 2003

Re: Lambert gone at Ipswich

they are in a takeover it seems and apparently Paul Cool is being lined up for the role Yet more American Investment into European Football, and yes another example of a multi-club operation if it succeeds - this time in the likely takeover of Ipswich, which given the travials of recent years will p...
by Chester Perry
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Garden fire pit - Advice please.
Replies: 10
Views: 729

Re: Garden fire pit - Advice please.

These things are likely to be banned in urban environments. much like wood burners in the next couple of years, between them they are the cause of as much carbon emissions as road vehicles in towns and cities and if you must use either make sure that the wood is very thoroughly and properly dried ou...
by Chester Perry
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 6482
Views: 421507

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

This should not come as too much of a surprise to those who have been following the thread closely - Suning owners of Inter Milan and PPTV have liquated their Chinese Super League club today, Jisangsu FC were reigning champions, the women's team has gone too. https://twitter.com/titan_plus/status/13...
by Chester Perry
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 6482
Views: 421507

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

It appears that Redbird Capital is back in for FSG after failing with the $8 billion reversal into the SPAC Redball, this time they are wanting 10% for around $750m - from Sportico.com REDBIRD CAPITAL ACQUIRING TEN PERCENT OF FENWAY SPORTS GROUP FOR $750 MILLION BY SCOTT SOSHNICK, BRENDAN COFFEY FEB...
by Chester Perry
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 6 Nations Championship 2021
Replies: 69
Views: 1934

Re: 6 Nations Championship 2021

turned it off, even the player involved believed it's a knock on
by Chester Perry
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: U18's at home today v Sunderland
Replies: 34
Views: 1822

Re: U18's at home today v Sunderland

boatshed bill wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:52 pm
We have Mellon and Casper now, any other sons or grandsons of ex players knocking about?
we missed a certain Harvey Barnes
by Chester Perry
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9097
Views: 583931

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Watched the first 15 minutes. To be fair, she does call herself the prophet of doom :lol:, the head of BT Sport seemed a bit less certain/balanced. I definitely think there will be a correction, as he described it. Mainly due to Covid but likely to occur anyway given a decade of rapid inflation. Th...
by Chester Perry
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Article from The Athletic- the rise of data in coaching, scouting and transfers...
Replies: 47
Views: 3684

Re: Article from The Athletic- the rise of data in coaching, scouting and transfers...

This is interesting from the Guardian How data is pushing Twitter scouts and bloggers into football's big time Increased use of analytics has opened club doors to a new and more diverse set of experts, including a teenager in Bengaluru who is working with Dundee United Paul MacInnes - Sat 27 Feb 202...
by Chester Perry
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9097
Views: 583931

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

TV revenues will definitely be increasing, just had a letter from Sky saying the Sky Sports package is going up £2 from April, inevitable i suppose. or it might be going to pay some of the £20 billion + that Comcast borrowed to buy Sky in 2019 as for broadcast rights increasing - this is an hour we...
by Chester Perry
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Garlick
Replies: 64
Views: 4415

Re: Garlick

Rather an impolite response CP? And Sadly CP I do understand Balance Sheets, P&L,s, cash flows, deferred payments et al ..........payments are rarely made in one cash transaction, they’re phased so whilst on Balance Sheet as asset/liability, CFADS/EBITDA could still remain positive and a leveraged ...
by Chester Perry
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 6482
Views: 421507

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

Football Leaks has another victim - Spanish authorities charge football agent Abdilgafar Fali Ramadani and his associates with money laundering and offences against the public purse https://theblacksea.eu/stories/football-leaks-2018/spanish-police-charge-football-agent-ramadani-others-financial-crim...
by Chester Perry
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 6482
Views: 421507

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

Apparently today is the day that Serie A clubs will determine who wins the domestic broadcast rights in the next cycle, we have been here before of course - 9 of 20 clubs failed to attend the virtual meeting last time and there is still the unsettled issue of a Private Equity commercial partner. Me...
by Chester Perry
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 6482
Views: 421507

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

This seems like some kind of metaphor - Man Utd agree a deal to have their tv channel broadcast in a large part of North Africa with a Chinese owned media company that is being sued by Bein Media (a long time Premier League partner) for failing to pay it's debts - this from the Times - my free artic...
by Chester Perry
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bygone days
Replies: 52
Views: 2129

Re: Bygone days

Dark Cloud wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:12 pm
Getting someone to phone you back in the box was really naughty (and selfish!) but we all did it!!
Richard Branson built his first business on it
by Chester Perry
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 6482
Views: 421507

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

Rui Pinto - John of Football Leaks fame is still trying to clear himself of charges in Portugal but there is better news for one of the Media organisations that have been publishing Football Leaks material - The Black Sea have just seen a two year old case against them in the Romanian Courts dismiss...
by Chester Perry
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9097
Views: 583931

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Not sure why Sidney was so adamant I was wrong and telling me to read your posts then. Are we likely to make profit from last year, even with Covid? Depends on how we take the hit and there is the small matter of 13 months of wages in the accounting period, I was arguing in May/June last year that ...