Football special report 2005

With the football season under way, we look at the finances, issues and
figureheads behind the beautiful game in 2005.

IN THE NEWS


IFRS
hits football clubs’ wage bills

‘Prescriptive’ IFRS will force up clubs’ wage bills, says
Manchester United finance director.


FA board overhaul
expected


Lord Burns’ review of governance at the Football Association is expected to call
for an overhaul of the organistions’ board when it is released today


Football
FD writes off wage cap


Cap on footballers’ wages is a ‘complete non-starter’ says Premier League
director of finance

FOOTBALL FEATURES


How
to keep your brand United


Worth an estimated £225m, Manchester United’s brand will have been a large part
of the club’s appeal for new owner Malcom Glazer. So how will its intangible
assets generate future profits?


When
Saturday comes


The Premiership opens this weekend and fans will be dreaming of a trophy or just
praying for survival. But for clubs it is a delicate balance between chasing
success and seeking financial security


Profile:
FA Premier League’s keeper of finances, Javed Khan

The FA Premier League has done much to stamp out the poor financial
management that once plagued the beautiful game. As director of finance, Javed
Khan is the midfield general charged with tackling the bad boys and driving the
team on to even greater heights.



ANALYSIS


Football
League rules: a level playing field?


The Football League’s rules are aimed at making clubs play fair, says Dave
Acland. But Simon Wilson argues that clubs should manage their money better.


Football
FDs: in a league of their own


And Philip Long looks at the figures from PKF’s annual survey of
football club finance directors.

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