A useful link for

1 Those who don't get Twitter.
2 Those who don't know who to follow on Twitter.
3 Those who want to talk about the state of English football.


In the last two days we have had detailed breakdowns of the accounts for all Championship clubs and now all premiership clubs, based on published accounts from 2012/2013. There are some fascinating insights and great opportunities to compare our own position with those of other clubs.

For example take a look at our matchday revenues versus premiership clubs like WBA, Norwich, Stoke.

Compare our operating costs versus everyone else.

Look at Man U versus Chelsea (Man U have higher wages, Chelsea hold higher debt) makes me wonder how signing on fees are accounted for. Are these treated at transfer fees ? My instinct is that Chelsea must be paying out more to players, based on the quality and depth of their squad.

Look at Aston Villa and you see the failed attempt to break into the European elite reflected in their wage bill, which they have subsequently cut.