Analysing Liverpool’s Finances and Transfer Activity

Analysing Liverpool’s Finances and Transfer Activity

When it comes to football, there are few things less interesting then examining sets of accounts. However, the audited set of figures released by Liverpool in the first week of March each year give one of the clearest indications of the off-field standing of the club and its ability to effectively challenge on the pitch. This article aims to explain why the club’s net spend in recent seasons has appeared to be so relatively low, examines the story behind the …
FSG Have Failed to Deliver

FSG Have Failed to Deliver

If ever there was a headline to cause debate this is it. No doubt many will read the title of this piece and either strongly agree or disagree without reading the bloody article. In the last few years I have strongly defended FSG and also given them heavy criticism. There are things they have done very well and things they have done very poorly. Let’s begin with the positives. On 15th October 2010, much to all our relief, FSG, then …
Ticket to Nowhere: FSG, the Walkout, and Us

Ticket to Nowhere: FSG, the Walkout, and Us

In one of the most surreal moments as a Liverpool fan in recent memory, an estimated 10,000 supporters walked out the ground, the sacred ground at Anfield Road, Liverpool and took a stand against what is seen as unjust business practices by Liverpool's managing body, Fenway Sports Group. Though I understand and support the action by the fans, it was still a little strange. Like watching your parents split up and act like strangers at a parent-teacher conference, we were …
Main Stand's Naming Rights: Good or Bad?

Main Stand's Naming Rights: Good or Bad?

It's clearly a good thing, who are we kidding? Rumours broke in the media that Liverpool were looking to sell the naming rights for the new stand that's under construction. You'd assume this would be a positive and fans would react accordingly so but apparently it's "small time", "plastic" and "beneath a club with such history". No, really, people actually said those things. Just search Twitter. I even seen someone say we should keep 96 seats empty in memory of …