Football finances: a better graph

My old boss Joel has reworked a wages/turnover/profit-loss diagram over at his blog.  It’s pretty good.  I’ll let Joel explain….

The takeouts from the chart are that club owners need very deep pockets to reach the top of the table; that outside the top six clubs there is no correlation between wage bill and league performance; and that the top clubs will have a lot of trouble complying with new financial regulations. Oh, and sometimes a graphic can be more attractive if it chooses to dress down.

I’m sure there’s room for improvement, but I’m pretty sure the black and white version is a step forwards.

Have a look.

One thought on “Football finances: a better graph

  1. if, “outside the top six clubs there is no correlation between wage bill and league performance” [which seems a fair conclusion from what’s presented] then the distinguishing factors are presumably, luck, good off-field governance, good player management, accumulated experience of the division, and having attractions as a club for recruits over and above the wage packet. If so, that’s good news for us.

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