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Chelsea, Arsenal Rank In Top-5 In EPL In Goals Scored, Allowed

Dec 15, 2016 1:16 PM

With 16 matches of the 16-11 Premier League season complete, Chelsea is at hte top of the table with 40 points ahead of Arsenal and Liverpool with 34 points apiece and Manchester City with 33.

Chelsea and Arsenal are the only two clubs to rank in the top-5 in both goals scored and goals allowed.

Manchester City, Liverpool and Crystal Palace also rank in the top-5 in goals scored.

Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton rank in the top-5 in goals allowed.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Arsenal, Bournemouth, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Hull City, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur, Watford, West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United, Stats

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EPL Clubs Spend Record $1.55 Billion On Transfers During Summer

Sep 1, 2016 1:29 PM

Premier League clubs spent a record £1.165 billion ($1.55 billion) during the 2016 summer transfer window.

Thirteen clubs broke their own transfer records as they continue to benefit from a £5.1 billion television deal.

"The increases in broadcast revenue, with the 2016-17 season being the first of the new broadcast deal cycle, is the principal driver of this spending power," said Dan Jones, a partner at financial analyst Deloitte.

The average gross spend for a Premier League club in the 2016 summer window was about £60 million.

Paul Pogba was the most expensive player of the window as he was bought by Manchester United for £89 million. United and Manchester City each spent more than £150 million in the window.

BBC

Tags: Arsenal, Bournemouth, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Hull City, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur, Watford, West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United, IQ, Misc Rumor

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Hull City Beats Sheffield Wednesday To Win £170M EPL Promotion

May 29, 2016 12:29 AM

Hull City defeated Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 to win promotion back to the Premier League.

Mohamed Diamé scored in the 72nd minute to give Hull the 1-0 win.

The match was considered to be worth £170 million with the riches coming from the EPL's television deal.

“I thought their support was absolutely magnificent,” said Steve Bruce, the Hull manager. “I thought the support was going to take them over the line, to be honest. I don’t know what they’re singing but they were terrific.”

James Riach/The Guardian

Tags: Hull City

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EPL Clubs Make 1st Profit In 16 Years As FFP Rules Kick In

Apr 29, 2015 12:02 PM

Premier League clubs made an overall profit for the first time in 16 years following the introduction of Financial Fair Play rules in 2013.

The regulations, which crucially restricted to £4 million the extra money from the hugely increased TV deals the clubs could spend on wages, led to players’ pay increasing by only around 5.5 percent, while overall income boomed by 22 percent.

In 2013-14, the year for which the 20 clubs have most recently published their accounts, 15 made a profit, and the Premier League recorded a profit collectively of £198 million. That was a dramatic transformation from 2012-13, the last of the previous three-year £3.7 billion TV deals, when 12 of the 20 clubs made a loss; five lost £50 million or more, and overall the world’s richest league made a total loss of £291 million.

David Conn/The Guardian

Tags: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Hull City, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers, Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United

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Premier League Sells UK TV Rights For $7.84 Billion

Feb 10, 2015 12:13 PM

The English Premier League television rights to the United Kingdom have been sold for £5.136 billion ($7.84 billion USD).

Sky was awarded five packages, as they gets Friday evenings, Saturday afternoons, Sunday afternoons, Monday evenings and bank holidays.

Charlie Eccleshare/Telegraph

Tags: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Hull City, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers, Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United

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EPL Clubs Charge Up To $940 For Kids To Be Mascots

Dec 18, 2014 12:38 PM

More than half the Premier League clubs have been accused of “excluding families from poorer backgrounds” after a Guardian study found that a few of them are charging as much as $704 for children to be mascots, with West Ham United’s the most expensive package at $940.

The average price of a replica kit for a junior fan costs $100, according to the study.

11 Premier League teams, most of whom have spent time in the Championship in the past 10 years, ask a fee for being a mascot on matchday. Queens Park Rangers and Swansea City both charge £450 plus VAT for their packages while West Ham’s prices range from £350-£600 depending on the fixture.

The packages vary between £250-400 at Tottenham, £300-400 at Leicester City, £150-425 at Crystal Palace and £330-390 at Stoke. Burnley, West Bromwich Albion and Hull City also charge, while Newcastle United’s corporate hospitality packages of £3,000-4,000 include mascot places.

Some clubs, including Spurs, QPR and Newcastle, do, however, offer a number of free mascot places through competitions and charities. Others do not charge at all: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Southampton and Sunderland.

The majority of the mascot packages include hospitality places at the designated match, a free kit, signed footballs, photos of the day, match tickets, and other benefits. Some clubs, including Swansea and Stoke, describe the deals as “great value for money” and say that there are long waiting lists, yet supporters have questioned the need for Premier League clubs, many with super-rich owners, to charge such prices.

James Riach/The Guardian

Tags: Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Hull City, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers, Southampton, Sunderland, Swansea City, Stoke City

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Premier League Considering Playing 38th Game Abroad

Oct 8, 2014 3:23 PM

The English Premier League is considering playing a 38th game abroad.

In an era when all are eyeing overseas commercial revenues as their number one engine of growth, the thought of a “real” league match abroad is very appealing.

Financial fair play has exacerbated the need to increase revenue streams and, led inevitably by Manchester United, clubs are aggressively targeting foreign sponsors. Already overseas television revenue makes up £2.4 billion of the £5.5billion total.

The success of the NFL and the NBA in repeatedly filling Wembley and the O2 respectively for regular season games has only increased the desire to go abroad.

Although plans are still described as “embryonic”, there is no doubting the enthusiasm for a “38th game” among some clubs. Logistically, the fact some would play an uneven number of home games would have to be considered, while Fifa and Uefa would have to be won over.

Owen Gibson/The Guardian

Tags: Manchester United, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers, Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Hull City, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City

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Premier League Clubs Spend Over $1.3B In 2014 Summer Window

Sep 1, 2014 3:48 PM

The 20 clubs in the Premier League have spent more than £800 million ($1.33 billion) during the 2014 summer transfer window.

Manchester United's $100 million transfer for Ángel di María has been the largest in England during the window.

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Tags: Manchester United, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers, Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United, Aston Villa, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Hull City, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, IQ

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Hull Buys Abel HernŠndez For Club Record Fee Of £9.5M

Sep 1, 2014 3:34 PM

Hull has purchased Abel Hernández from Serie A’s Palmero for a club record fee of £9.5 million.

Hernández promises to fill the gap Hull’s manager had originally hoped would by now be occupied by Jordan Rhodes. Blackburn Rovers refused to sell their star striker, though, and Bruce’s thoughts duly turned to Hernández – and quite a statement acquisition.

“Abel is a fantastic signing and highlights just how far this club has come in a short space of time,” he said after the Uruguayan agreed a three-year deal with an option for a further 12 month extension. “Abel’s extremely talented and, like myself, our supporters cannot wait to see him in action.”

He comes with an impressive goals to games ratio; Hernández has scored seven times in his 14 senior appearances for Uruguay and registered 31 goals in 111 fist team appearances in five years at Palermo.

Press Association

Tags: Hull City, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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14-15 EPL Kit Revenues By Club

Aug 15, 2014 11:11 AM

One of the biggest differences between the rich and the poor in the Premier League is the value of kit deals.

Clubs receive annual revenue from both their kit supplier and a sponsor for the front of the shirt.

Manchester United has the EPL's richest deal at a combined annual amount of $108.9 million, followed by Arsenal at $100 million, Chelsea at $80 million, Liverpool at $75 million and Manchester City's $53.4 million deal.

Tottenham comes in sixth at $43.4 million, which then begins a huge drop to QPR at seventh with $19.1 million and Aston Villa at $14.5 million.

Everton ranks ninth at $10.85 million ahead of Newcastle United at $10 million.

Sunderland, Hull City, Swansea City, Crystal Palace, Stoke City, West Ham United, West Bromwich Albion, Burnley, Leicester City and Southampton round out the 11-20 rankings.

ESPN

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Premier League Releases 14-15 Fixtures Schedule
The English Premier League released their fixtures schedule on Wednesday with Manchester United opening up at Old Trafford on August 16 against Swansea.

Sky Sports

Arsenal Wins FA Cup With 3-2 Comeback Win Over Hull City
Aaron Ramsey had several low chance attempts on goal, but broke through in the box on a back heel pass from Olivier Giroud in the 109th minute for the game-winnner.

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City Earns $161.8M In TV Money For Winning EPL
Manchester City earned $161.8 million in television rights money, a huge increase from $102 million Manchester United received last season as champions.

PA

English Players In EPL Cut In Half Over Past 20 Seasons
The EPL was 71.1 percent English in 92-93 and is now down to just 31.8 percent.

Inside World Football

EPL Salaries Up 11 Percent To $3B In 12-13
The proportion of the income clubs spent on wages in 2012-13 was the same as in 2011-12, 67%, above the 50-60% threshold commonly recommended as sensible.

David Coon/The Guardian

Roger Bennett: Soccer Is Perfect Sport For Internet Era
Roger Bennett moved to the United States in 1996 and had to follow big Everton matches by telephone with his father holding the receiver up to the radio.

Alex Williams/New York Times

United More Popular Than Bottom 14 EPL Teams Combined
United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool account for 70 percent of Google searches for EPL teams.

Nate Silver, Ritchie King/FiveThirtyEight

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