Sunderland’s Black Cats in the red again

Stadium of Light Sunderland

By David Owen

May 3 – Sunderland, the Wearside club battling hard to escape relegation from the Premier League under Sam Allardyce, have rounded off the annual financial results season in the English top tier by reporting a £25.4 million pre-tax loss for the year to 31 July 2015.

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UEFA’s concentrated club wealth leaves little room for Infantino’s ‘solidarity’ pitch

money and football

By Paul Nicholson

May 4 – On the day that FIFA president Gianni Infantino addressed his former UEFA colleagues in Budapest with a plea for them to forgo their $5 million grants from FIFA for the greater good of developing world football, KPMG’s Football Benchmark team (also based in Budapest) produced an analysis of how UEFA has distributed its substantial wealth from its two major competitions (Champions League and Europa League) over the past three seasons.

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Aussies and Japanese team up in bid for greater glory

Aus and Japan team up

By Mark Baber

May 3 – The Hyundai A-League and Japanese J-League have signed a co-operation agreement which will see the two leagues share technical, marketing and administrative expertise as well as paving the way for more matches at elite youth level between Australian and Japanese clubs and encouraging loan deals between the leagues.

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