• Featured, FSG, In-Depth Analysis, LFC Finances, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 18th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Liverpool’s Transfer Hangover

    Liverpool’s Transfer Hangover

    by Martin McLaughlin. NB. This is a direct follow on from the article Football and Finance, Liverpool and the Top 6 from September 2012. There is an explanation of much of the terminology at the beginning of that article and a familiarity with many of the themes raised in that article would be useful. At [...]

  • Featured, Free, In-Depth Analysis, LFC Finances, Statistical Analysis

    Posted on October 25th, 2012

    Written by Lee Mooney

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    Winning By Numbers

    Winning By Numbers

    By TTT subscriber Lee Mooney. How might economics, the ‘right’ data and a team of ‘fanalysts’ put Liverpool FC back on its perch? ‘A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step’ Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher My career to-date has largely been spent helping organisations to find and exploit the value that’s hidden [...]

  • Featured, FSG, LFC Finances, Subscribers Only

    Posted on September 28th, 2012

    Written by Si Steers

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    Plotting the Journey from Year Zero

    Plotting the Journey from Year Zero

    By TTT subscriber Simon Steers. A lot of the talk at Liverpool Football Club right now is about year zero. A new beginning: the start of a brave new dawn under a young, ambitious and forward-thinking manager. It is also year zero in a business sense, where the club’s finances are now in recovery following [...]

  • Featured, Free, In-Depth Analysis, LFC Finances

    Posted on September 26th, 2012

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Football and Finance, Liverpool and the Top Six

    Football and Finance, Liverpool and the Top Six

    By TTT subscriber Martin McLaughlin. It’s been a few weeks now, but cast your mind back to 31st August. It all was a little bit slapstick, with Brendan Rodgers claiming he would be a sandwich short of a picnic to let Andy Carroll go without a replacement, only to embark on the season short of a [...]

  • Featured, Free, FSG, In-Depth Analysis, LFC Finances

    Posted on September 19th, 2012

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    Right on the Money: Fenway & Financial Fair Play

    Right on the Money: Fenway & Financial Fair Play

    By football lawyer, Daniel Geey @FootballLaw. Introduction Bearing in mind John Henry’s recent remarks in his open letter in the aftermath of the summer transfer window, I was kindly asked by Paul and Chris to provide an insight and update as to where clubs and in particular LFC stand regarding Financial Fair Play (FFP). The aim [...]

  • Featured, Free, LFC Finances, Off Field Issues, Talking Point

    Posted on September 3rd, 2012

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Can We Ever Get Back to the Top?

    Can We Ever Get Back to the Top?

    By TTT Subscriber James Keen (jimtheoracle). In my view there is an elephant in the room … We find ourselves in uncharted water. Off the map. Here be dragons. The club is struggling to find its place among the elite. Last season’s attempt to top up what we had failed, and the team cemented its [...]

  • Featured, Free, FSG, LFC Finances

    Posted on August 9th, 2012

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    Exclusive John Henry Q&A

    Exclusive John Henry Q&A

    By Paul Tomkins. Earlier in the summer, TTT, as part of a new era of open communications between the club and its fans, was invited to ask Liverpool’s principal owner, John Henry, some questions. Recently I felt the time was right to submit a series of questions, which were devised by contributors to this site. [...]

  • LFC Finances, Subscribers Only

    Posted on August 8th, 2012

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Standard Chartered’s Standards Corrupted?

    Standard Chartered’s Standards Corrupted?

    By TTT Subscriber Leon Aghazarian. As an equity research analyst based in Montreal, Leon Aghazarian is well placed to comment on the recent furore involving Liverpool FC’s chief sponsors, Standard Chartered.  Background On August 14th 2009, Liverpool FC and Standard Chartered Bank announced a partnership agreement resulting in the bank becoming the club’s official main sponsor. The agreement, [...]

  • Featured, LFC Finances, Subscribers Only

    Posted on July 2nd, 2012

    Written by Si Steers

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    Bridging the Gap on the Big Earners

    Bridging the Gap on the Big Earners

    By Simon Steers. In 2011 Manchester United earned a total of €124m in match day revenue compared to Liverpool’s €52.4m – a difference of 71.6m Euros. Despite the popular view that the stadium issue is holding Liverpool back, the Reds still sit 7th in the European table of match day revenue, behind Arsenal (€114m) and [...]

  • Featured, Free, In-Depth Analysis, LFC Finances, Off Field Issues

    Posted on June 15th, 2012

    Written by Dan Kennett

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    A Cunning Plan?

    A Cunning Plan?

    By Dan Kennett. Dan Kennett looks at the plans that FSG may have in place for Liverpool F.C.; examines the criteria likely to be applied to the project; and explains what part project management could play in the future of Liverpool F.C. Darling: Listen… Our guns have stopped. George: You don’t think…? Baldrick: [with rising [...]

  • Featured, In-Depth Analysis, LFC Finances, Subscribers Only

    Posted on October 26th, 2011

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    The Costs and Benefits of Building New Anfield

    The Costs and Benefits of Building New Anfield

    The stadium is without doubt the biggest decision facing Fenway Sports Group. TTT subscriber and financial expert Ben Stoneman performs an in-depth cost benefit analysis on New Anfield.

  • Featured, Free, LFC Finances, Off Field Issues

    Posted on September 22nd, 2011

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    4th October: Premier League Broadcasting D-Day?

    4th October: Premier League Broadcasting D-Day?

    By Daniel Geey The Premier League (PL) will soon find out whether they have won or lost a court case that may totally change the way supporters watch PL football. This will have significant implications for every PL club, including Liverpool. Yet very few people yet seem to be aware of what is just around [...]

  • Featured, Free, In-Depth Analysis, LFC Finances, Off Field Issues, Statistical Analysis

    Posted on June 19th, 2011

    Written by Dan Kennett

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    Fair Play For Fenway?

    Fair Play For Fenway?

    By Dan Kennett, with expert review and contributions from site members Graeme Riley, Zach Slaton, Taf McDonald, Daniel Geey and Paul Tomkins. UEFA Financial Fair Play.  A phrase that has been used in recent times by even the most lay of football fans.  But what is it? And does it matter for LFC? This article attempts to [...]

  • LFC Finances, Subscribers Only

    Posted on May 13th, 2011

    Written by Taf McDonald

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    Why We Do What We Do and the Lessons of the Past

    Why We Do What We Do and the Lessons of the Past

    “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it” is the mantra of author Simon Sinek. In his talks about leadership he gives compelling arguments as to how companies and individuals have consistently failed to sell their concepts successfully. He argues that many are too eager to sell themselves (or their products) [...]