Blues, FA Cup & Loans   1 comment


 by JK Cornwall (Member of

We’ve all been waiting for the arrival of one, two or even three loans from the start of the loan window.

We all know that the left side needs strengthening, if not strengthening it needs covering and nearly all Bluenoses are shouting for a striker.

I can understand ( i think) the reasons for waiting for the 93 day period. This would enable us to use our loan player until the end of the Play-off final, if we manage to get there. There’s no point getting them in beforehand then losing them when the Play-offs start. This year the Play-off final is on May 19th, therefore a sensible 93 day loan could have started from 16th February.

Trouble is, every man and his dog are after loan players, especially the ones we would all like to see at the club, so competition is high.

Rumour was that we did not need to sell Beausejour for financial reasons, so surely this money (however or whenever it is paid ) could go toward loan player payments. The consensus of opinion at the FORUM was that he probably wanted/asked to go and Pannu was happy to get him off the wage bill.

Giving Pannu the compliment of having a bit of business sense and keeping the Beausejour money spare in case the roof leaks, what about the FA Cup money ?, where’s it going/gone ?

The FA Cup money could of no way have been costed into the clubs finances for the fiscal calendar for the obvious ‘knocked out’ first time reasons.

Therefore the ‘EXTRA’ gross income from the FA cup, using Deloitte’s forecast off the FA’s website.

Figures used for calculation basis : tickets £20 , away team travel 30 staff x £1000 a head

GATE 14,594 x £20 = £291,880 -vat & away team travel = £213,233
45% to Blues = £95,955
TV MONEY £123,500
TOTAL = £ 219,455

GATE 10,153 x £20 = £203,060 -vat & away team travel = £139,216
42.5% to Blues = £59,166
TV MONEY £62,000
PRIZE MONEY = £67,500
TOTAL = £ 188,666

GATE 18,072 x £20 = £361,440 -vat & away team travel = £271,200
45% to Blues = £122,040
PRIZE MONEY = £90,000
TOTAL = £ 212,040

GATE 36,870 X £20 = £737,400 -vat & away team travel = £584,500
45% to Blues = £263,025
TV MONEY £212,000
TOTAL = £ 475,025

GATE 20,000 X £20 = £400,000 -vat & away team travel = £303,333
42.5% to Blues = £128,916
TV MONEY £ 106,000
TOTAL = £ 234,916

TOTAL SO FAR = £1,330,102 extra gross

We only have 13 weeks left till Play-offs so we can afford to pay 3 players £34,105 a week each ( + £7 into the leaky roof pot)

Come on Mr Pannu , get your cheque book out.



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  1. nice blog JK C, you’d have thought with the money for Beause and the cup run we’d have the money spare to fund a couple of loans without it being a problem, although those figures are gross and dont take into account the expenditure for those cup ties i.e player appearance fees, goal and cup bonuses, extra police and staffing costs and the taxman, but that would still leave us with a pretty penny,
    so are the board holding out on chris and hamstringing his attempts for loans ? – now that would be foolish but not inconceivable undortunately or Hughton genuinely cannot get the players he wants
    Or a problem that is slightly worrying is that our scouting network isnt good or big enough in identifying players – especially abroad

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