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    AVFC accounts 2018

    I think people get that. But I believe Bruce went on record / indirectly got it into the press that in fact he’d reduced the wage bill and had to work on a tighter budget. So rightly he’ll be judged on his comments in relation to the accounts. Here’s a snipet for you: Yet the mistakes of the past mean Bruce has been forced to work within a tight financial framework since replacing Roberto Di Matteo as boss in October 2016. Villa have spent just £2.5million in transfer fees during the last two windows, while a number of players have been moved off the books. “I understand the situation. It’s what we have all inherited,” said Bruce. “Clearing up and putting the house in order is part of my job. “I don’t get involved as much as I used to “But certainly it’s part of my job because I manage the club and I would try to manage the club how I would manage myself in terms of finances. link
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    Tom Carroll

    Love how he passed the ball and then moved. Something so simple, that so many lack the ability to do.
  3. Accounts for Aston Villa Football Club Limited were out today. Heres a couple of interesting points I took out of it. Worth noting That these set of accounts do not include player trading and wages. These figures, along with those seen within AVFC Ltd are ultimately consolidated and published within Recon Group UK Limited, whose accounts are overdue. I am only including the rough figures from the accounts, for exact see the links above. Revenue Revenue in total is down 9% from circa £71m to £65m, broken down as such: Broadcasting income is down 16% From circa £48m to £40m, expected due to prolonged time in the championship. Believe its our last year of parachute payments, so likely to decrease further in upcoming years. Commercial income has decreased by 20% from circa £10m to £8m. Gate income has increased by 10% from circa £10m to £11m, most likely due to the playoff run and what was a relatively good season. Sponsorship income has increased by 76% from circa £3m to £5m. Admin expenses Total increase of 23%, from circa £79m to £97m. Staff costs have decreased by 28% from circa £8m to £6m, due from a reduction to staff levels of 283. Broken down this is a reduction in full time employees of 31 and part time (match day and events) of 252. Directors pay has increased by 22% from circa £360k to £440k. I think these sums would only be in relation to Keith Wyness, and if so would suggest he gave himself a nice pay rise while letting other staff go. Speculation though. Depreciation charged to the P&L is relatively the same. Other Accruals and deferred income has increased by 130% from circa £9m to £20m. This pretty much explains the increase to administration costs during the year. Not sure on what they have accrued for though, speculating it might be with regards to the HS2 stuff. No stock suggests we continued to outsource the catering. bank loans and overdrafts were fully paid off. There is a note on contingent liabilities which states that an ex employee has bought a claim against the club for unfair dismissal. See Keith Wyness. However at this point it is impractical to estimate a cost in relation to the claim. Suggests no costs recognised for it within the accounts. Feel free to add any further points i might have missed. Currently an operating loss of £32.5m for the time being, however until final accounts are out from Recon we wont have the full picture with regards to FFP.
  4. Some right pathetic comments on here. It’s embarrassing.
  5. Think the possible issue is that opposition team are so easily doubling up or some times tripling up on each of our wingers as this is currently our only way of creating anything. The Full backs unable to support in any meaningful way leaving them overrun, and with jack out there’s no outlay in the middle to draw players and create space.
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    Dean Smith

    Fans in horror shock that high press, control based football can’t be played with 30+ non tenchincally gifted players in the last years of their contracts. Grow up. Will take time, not the manager that needs changing at this point.
  7. He’s good enough just needs to start games consistently now to develop. Pace, skill and desire to track back, something I noticed kodjia wasn’t doing leaving Taylor constantly isolated. Took his goal well, needs to work on his crossing, over hit all of them.
  8. Think I remember it being around 7m. At 4/5m I’d probably take it up. But 7 would over paying I think. Still young however and hopefully the inconsistency gets ironed out as at the moment he’s are only creative winger.
  9. I bbet she does a cracking job
  10. Wouldn’t have no effect on FFP unless he was to be sold. Value of the asset recognised, from my understanding, is the purchase price of the player. No purchase, nothing recognised in assets, and when purchased can’t be revalued based on how good he is. Even if you could do that, it would seem counter productive. FFP concerned with the profit and loss, assets concerned with balance sheet. When player is sold profit / loss on disposal recognised within the P&L based on difference between players current value within the assets, and the proceeds received from buyer. Hence if you increase value of asset from 5 to 10mil and sell for 7.5m, keeping the asset at 5mil value would have created a profit of 2.5, whilst increasing value to 10mil would instead create a loss of 2.5m. Believe that is accurate.
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    Dean Smith

    Most of the best teams in the world right now have full backs, who as you would mention, bomb forward. Problem being ares just can’t get back. Personnel rather than system.
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    Dean Smith

    as long as there is a long to medium term clear idea of what we want to do, how we are going to do it, and a show of inplementing it I’ll be happy to ride the tricky spells through for a sufficient period of time. This team has been left unbalanced and aging due to short term suicide planning over the last 3 years. Littered with players likely to be fazed out and because of this lacking motivation. Ds might or might not be the answer, but I prey that the plans, style, recruitment and overall ethos are implemented at a higher level and any replacement (if necessary) would be following on the work rather than changing it drastically.
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    Dean Smith

    The cb sub I get. As smith said they were pushing Chester on to his weak foot and he brought someone on to add balance who is naturally left footed, additionally to try break the first line of their press. I get the idea, it just didn’t work.
  14. I was always under the impression that fosu Mensah was a DM ?

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