Manchester United report £9.8m first quarter revenue slump

old traffordNovember 19 – Manchester United are now feeling the pain of failure to qualify for the Champions League in the boardroom. The club has announced a revenue fall of almost 10% (£9.8 million) for the three months to September 30 in comparison to the same period in 2013.

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TV watchdog opens new probe into Premier League UK sales policy

TV cameraNovember 19 - The debate over how much English Premier League football should be televised live domestically is back on the agenda. UK broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has opened an investigation into how the Premier League sells media rights following a complaint from Virgin Media, which claims more matches should be available for live broadcast.

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Chelsea deliver £18m profit and sets sights on new sponsor cash

Chelsea FCNovember 14 - Chelsea FC have announced a profit of £18.4 million on a record turnover of £319.8 million for the year ended 30 June 2014. This is the econd and largest profit the largest profit the club has made since Roman Abramovich became owner of the club in 2003. Two years ago the profit was £1.4 million.

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Toure calls for end to racial twitter abuse as police investigate

Toure tweetNovember 5 - As racism in football shows no sign of abating in Russia and elsewhere in eastern Europe, the problem continues to tarnish the game in multi-cultural countries where racial tolerance is supposedly part of society - including England.

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Everton profits power ahead as TV revenue boost kicks in

Everton fansBy David Owen
November 2 – Everton, whose shirt sponsorship deal with Chang, the Thai beverage company, is now the longest-running in the Premier League, has become the latest top-flight English club to report a pre-tax profit for the 2013-14 season.

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Purslow joins Chelsea to push sales, as Man Utd notches two more deals

Man utd and IVCOctober 30 - On the pitch Chelsea were denied a win in the Premier League against Manchester United last weekend by a last gasp equalizer by Robin van Persie. Off the pitch commercial results are far from evenly matched with Man Utd this week adding two new sponsors, while Chelsea have put faith in new signing Christian Purslow to lead the line in a bid to boost their global commercial activity.

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Gourlay resigns from Chelsea for new challenges

Ron GourlayOctober 22 – Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay is leaving the club after 10 years, five of them as chief executive. The split is amicable, Gourlay is said to be leaving to pursue "new business opportunities".

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Arsenal AGM: the future is bright, no cash pile, Arsene staying

emirates stadiumBy Mark Baber
October 17 - Arsenal's AGM held on Thursday was a happy affair, following the club's FA Cup triumph and sound financial figures. Arsene Wenger scotched rumours of a move to Monaco and reiterated he intends to buy a defender in January, but the club was keen to stress suggestions of a £200 million cash pile are well wide of the mark.

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PL ticket prices cause fresh cause for government concern

Ticket price protestOctober 16 - The Premier League may be the most popular televised club football in the world but ticket prices at home throughout the English game continue to be cause for concern.

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