Football special report 2005

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


hits football clubs’ wage bills

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

FA board overhaul

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

FD writes off wage cap

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


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?

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

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.


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.

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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