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Contributions from our editorial team and featured columnists.

Farhad Moshiri – The Solution or Part of the Problem?

Paul The Esk
A look at Moshiri's 4½ years at Everton and an analysis of progress and otherwise to date

Football Shorts – Part IV

Paul The Esk
The next part of an assessment of the likely financial impact of Covid-19 on the Premier League

Football Shorts – Part III

Paul The Esk
In his latest piece, Paul deals with cash flow, its importance and how some clubs will resort to borrowings. Some are going to find it much more difficult than Spurs

Football Shorts – Part II

Paul The Esk
Football has to wake up to the financial reality ahead of it – a lot of fixed costs and reducing income. Even in the Premier League some clubs (including those close to home) are going to struggle

Football Shorts – Part I

Paul The Esk
Looking at the threats to football's income in the future and the impact it may have on Premier League clubs

Little to Gain, Lots to Lose

Paul The Esk
Why re-starting the season is a high risk strategy for the Premier League and should be avoided

Business As Usual?

Paul The Esk
With the prospects of football revenues falling, a look at Everton's cashflows and the obvious conclusions to draw

Staring Into the Abyss?

Paul The Esk
A look at the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on Premier League football. The message is simple: football will have to dramatically cut its costs

Mounting financial uncertainties

Paul The Esk
For many reasons, the world is changing. Football is not immune to that

Unchartered territory

Paul The Esk
Discussing the implications for top-flight football of the Coronavirus pandemic, the suspension of matches and the possibility that the season is cancelled

The Bramley-Moore Dock Planning Application

Paul The Esk
A summary of the key points from the vast array of documents submitted by Everton to Liverpool City Council as part of the planning application for the new stadium.

A look at Uefa’s FFP, what they mean for Everton and how we solve our problems

Paul The Esk
Given Everton's prospects of finishing in the European-qualification places have improved somewhat under Ancelotti, it’s worth examining how Uefa rules may impact Everton as against just the Premier League regulations

Why having a DoF sitting on the Everton board has never been so important as now

Paul The Esk
Why player trading for Everton is difficult this window and why Marcel Brands's voice is key

Record losses for 2018-19 but future pathway clearer with USM naming rights option

Paul The Esk
First analysis of the 2018-19 accounts plus news from the General Meeting including the USM first right of refusal on naming rights

Questions for and background to the 2020 Everton AGM

Paul The Esk
A look forward to what hopefully is a constructive and informative Annual General Meeting of Everton shareholders

June (or January?) sales

Paul The Esk
A look at the Everton squad, who needs to be moved and the financial consequences of doing so

How will Ancelotti take us forward?

Paul The Esk
Profit and sustainability explained and what it means for transfer budgets

Our Lowest Point?

Paul The Esk
We are a club chained to a habitual way of doing things, habitual at least in the context of Kenwright’s grip over the club this past 20 years and most importantly, Moshiri’s failure to provide fresh leadership, discipline and processes. The dealings of the last few days are a symptom.

Critical Times

Paul The Esk
In the next two months we will get a much clearer idea of where the club stands on many of the issues surrounding this beloved but potentially beleaguered institution of ours.

Thoughts on Bramley-Moore Dock and the current financial conditions at Everton

Paul The Esk
A look at Everton's finances, some projections, the club's business plan and funding options as the consultation for Bramley-Moore Dock draws to a close

The more things change, the more they stay the same…

Paul The Esk
Profit & Loss account situation, it is unlikely in the extreme that we will see significant inward transfer activity involving highly valued players this summer

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