Would welcome any proper financial analysis of the data shown in the Forbes Top 30 club values (available on BBC Sport Site).
The one thing which is so gut wrenching (and has been mentioned previously) is the huge discrepancy in revenue for Everton and Spurs ? 2 clubs with exactly the same average gates: $103M vs $207M.
We need to get out of Goodison asap - and bring on the Corporate Boxes!!!! but we'll never be anywhere near charging London prices. Read comments re the Emirates and look to see even West Ham on much lower gates beat our revenue.
How to compete ?
Mike Oates, Posted 01/05/2008 at 13:54:38
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1 Posted 01/05/2008 at 14:35:21
Everton needs its own logical stragegy regarding revenues something that reflects the club, its traditon and it?s supporters. Everton does not attract the knowledge-less ?fans? and glib idiots that the Mancs and RS do. Everton will never have that audience to live off.
I believe Everton?s best possible future liesl with playing to its own strengths and not mimicking somebody else?s business plan in the hope somehow that this will result in it the club emerging ahead of those who are being copied.
2 Posted 01/05/2008 at 14:42:03
3 Posted 01/05/2008 at 14:44:25
It has been said numerous times before, for the need to stay as close to the city centre as possible as it will stand a much better chance in bringing these corporate people in; location, location, location.
4 Posted 01/05/2008 at 14:54:56
A 20% increase in corporate boxes would add no more than £1.5 miilion to the turnover at best. £3 million if you attracted the right clientel, but I don't think we can. Higher prices might add £10 million a season. And extra capacity might add 20 million a season.
sponsorship tops extra 5 million when you look at what Chang and JJB do now.
So at best we could add another £50 million and improve that with regular European football.
Not bad but it does not need a new stadium to achieve the above.
5 Posted 01/05/2008 at 15:10:51
6 Posted 01/05/2008 at 15:51:30
They have approx £340million of debt and that will double with a new stadium
We have approx £30million of debt plus a possible £78million to be added for a new stadium.
We can’t compare ourselves to London teams as they are in a different league when it comes to ticket prices,
7 Posted 01/05/2008 at 15:52:45
Ask a real Utd, Liverpool or Chelsea fan if they still think they are supporting the same club as pre-Sky. We can?t have it both ways and Everton are slowly moving into the anything for money bracket, just not with the same level of competance as others.
If everybody knew their history then we would have a lot more fans.
8 Posted 01/05/2008 at 15:56:30
9 Posted 01/05/2008 at 15:58:39
Like it or not, be aware of the facts:
(i) quality players cost big transfer money
(ii) quality players want top salaries and will go where it's at.
(iii) top players will want to play in Europe.
Moyes fully understands this, and financially somehow we need to step up a gear.
This didn't mean get $100m from Corporate Boxes as Shaun replied, but how do we generate cash, from what is recognized as a low income fanbase and unfortunately also in the same catchment area as Liverpool and the two Manchester clubs for companies/organisations to use for their hospitality programmes.
10 Posted 01/05/2008 at 17:32:20
Imagine the field day the moaners would have then "smoke and mirror rip of in it for themselves" all the usual stuff that comes out of them!!.
11 Posted 01/05/2008 at 17:39:08
12 Posted 01/05/2008 at 20:09:37
13 Posted 01/05/2008 at 21:05:34
14 Posted 01/05/2008 at 23:03:05
The extra income for all the clubs with better income than Everton comes from marketing, merchandising and broadcasting which we are a proven disaster at.
Extra corporate income is just a smokescreen because as others have pointed out it will be negligible especially at Kirkby.
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16 Posted 01/05/2008 at 23:54:05