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Man City kick off new financial results season in solid but unspectacular fashion

By David Owen

September 14 – Just for a change it is the blue, rather than the red, side of Manchester that has kicked off the latest Premier League financial reporting season. A pity then that Manchester City’s newly-published 2017-18 results should be as solid and, well, unspectacular as much of the football played last year by Pep Guardiola’s record-breakers was irresistible and inspired.

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Moshiri tightens financial grip on Everton

By Paul Nicholson

September 12 – Everton’s major shareholder Farhad Moshiri (pictured) has increased his stake in the Premier League club to 68.6% with the purchase of a further 18.7% of shares to add to the 49.9% he bought for £87.5 million in March 2016.

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