Posts Tagged ‘UEFA’

Coming Soon… Blogging

Posted: July 5, 2011 by mcdonaldtaf in Business, Finance, Site News
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New job, relocating, close season and only one contributor to this site means only one thing – no posts! Apologies for my lack of posts and tweets and everything else. Normal service will resume when the new season kicks off (or shortly before). I’m looking forward to getting settled and writing again if the truth be told.

So just one quick LFC snippet for you to think about. I read an excellent piece about LFC and UEFA financial fair play rules on The Tomkins Times by Dan Kennett. There is one thing that concerns me about the whole thing though. That is while other clubs may find a way to navigate the rules in one way or another we’ll use it as a reason/excuse for tightening the purse strings.  Given the importance of top 4 football and the financial strength of the opposition there could be worrying times ahead. UEFA’s new initiative may well ensure the financial viability of the top clubs in the league. Whether they will be robust enough to stop the steroid like financial injections into club’s balance sheets is yet to be seen.

I’ll keep pondering on it. No doubt, more soon!


New UEFA Rules – It’s a Start… I Guess

Posted: May 28, 2010 by mcdonaldtaf in Business, Finance, Liverpool FC
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The full draft of UEFA’s financial fair play regulations will be available in June. I shall be waiting to download  and work my way through the document with bated breath. In the meantime, what do we know?

Well UEFA will take steps to make sure that football clubs live within their means. Small losses over a three-year period will be acceptable but in the main no club, if it wants to compete in European competition, will be able to spend more than it generates in income. That is the main thrust of the new regulations. So what will this do to our game? Well I suspect it’ll either do very little or it’ll end up affecting the fans yet again; it’ll probably be a mixture of both.