Man Utd Tops Clubs Rich List

first_imgManchester United have regained top spot in the Deloitte Money League for the first time in more than a decade.The Red Devils, benefiting from a return to the Champions League, posted a record revenue of £515.3million over the course of the 2015-16.That was enough to knock Real Madrid off the top spot after 11 years at the summit. The Spaniards slipped to third, despite returning their own record of £463.8m – an increase of almost £45m. Barcelona move into second. Figures were up at Old Trafford across the board, with improved revenues showing in the matchday, broadcast and commercial sectors.Dan Jones, partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, said: ‘In recent years, (United’s) ability to secure commercial partnerships with value in excess of that achievable by their peers has been the crucial factor in enabling the club to regain their place at the top of the Money League.‘They’ll face strong competition from FC Barcelona and Real Madrid to retain the top spot in next year’s edition, due to the lack of Champions League football, the weakening of the Pound against the Euro and, over the longer term, as other clubs enter the commercial market demanding similar deals, using United as the precedent.’Over the course of the Money League’s 20-year existence, United are the only side other than Real to have held top spot, and the huge wealth of English clubs was evident again in 2015-16, as eight teams made the top 20.Manchester City moved into the top five for the first time, their revenues up £40m to just under £400m, while Leicester made their debut appearance in the list.The £128.7m generated by the Foxes during their surprise title-winning season is almost five times more than the club recorded during the 2013-14 campaign.Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool all had the money to be placed in the top 10, Tottenham finished 11th and West Ham also made the cut, having seen revenues rise by more than a third.Combined revenues for the clubs who made the top 20 grew a whopping 12 per cent to £6.4billion, of which eight Premier League sides contributed £2.4b.Further growth is expected from English team’s next year, with Deloitte senior manager Tim Bridge predicting almost total domination of the Money League top 30 next term.‘We can expect the growth rate to be strong again next year as the Premier League clubs benefit from increased revenue due to their record television contracts,’ he said, referring to the £5.14b TV rights deal which began at the start of the current campaign.‘There is a strong chance that almost all Premier League clubs will be in the top 30 clubs next year.’The report, put together by business advisers Deloitte, uses figures extracted from the annual financial statements of the company or group in respect of each club.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Men’s Tennis Rolls Past Iowa and South Dakota State

first_imgStory Links Drake 4, Iowa 1Feb 09, 2018 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center)  The Bulldogs went up 3-0 with Hands’ 6-1, 6-2 win over Piotr Smientana at No. 2 singles. 1. Ben Wood/Finley Hall (DU) def. Marco Paulo Castro/Elliot Ward (SDSU) 7-5 DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s tennis team improved to 2-0 in The Summit League with a 7-0 win over South Dakota State and then the Bulldogs put together an impressive 6-1 victory over Iowa, Friday night at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Singles competition The Bulldogs jumped out to an 1-0 lead over Iowa with another strong doubles performance. Juniors Tom Hands and Ben Clark cruised past Iowa’s Joe Tyler and Jake Jacoby, 6-1, at No. 3. On court No. 1, junior Vinny Gillespie and sophomore Barny Thorold broke late to allow Thorold to serve out the match, 7-5, to secure the doubles point. Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,2,4,1,6,5) Drake 5-4 2. Tom Hands (DU) def. Alexander Reinke (SDSU) 6-1, 6-2 Doubles competition Clark blanked SDSU’s Henrique Stemmer, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 3 singles, while Hands blew past Alex Reinke, 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2. Hall clinched the Bulldog victory with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 4 singles. 6. Freddie Powell (DU) def. Elliot Ward (SDSU) 6-3, 6-4 Drake’s win over the Hawkeyes marked its seventh-straight against in-state rivals. Box Score – South Dakota State Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,2,5,6) Match Notes “This crowd we had tonight was definitely electrifying and brought these guys back up; as we played on a completely different level,” said Drake head coach Davidson Kozlowski. In the opening match of the day, Drake outmatched South Dakota as the Bulldogs swept the doubles point and took the first set on all six court in singles. 5. Jonas Larsen (IOWA) def. Ben Wood (DU) 6-2, 6-4 6. Finley Hall (DU) def. Will Davies (IOWA) 6-3, 6-4 1. #120 Vinny Gillespie (DU) def. Josh Silverstein (IOWA) 6-2, 6-1 The Hawkeyes managed to get on the board with a win on court No. 5, before Drake’s freshman Finley Hall clinched the Bulldog 4-1 victory with straight sets, 6-3, 6-4 over Willy Davies at No. 6 singles.center_img The crowd’s energy helped Drake carry its momentum into singles as Gillespie, who is ranked No. 120 nationally in singles, put together an impressive 6-2, 6-1 victory over Josh Silverstein at No. 1 singles to give Drake a 2-0 lead. 3. Tom Hands/Ben Clark (DU) def. Joe Tyler/Jake Jacoby (IOWA) 6-1 4. Ben Clark (DU) def. Kareem Allaf (IOWA) 6-7, 0-1, walkover 1. #120 Vinny Gillespie (DU) def. Emerson Styles (SDSU) 6-3, 6-2 2. Tom Hands (DU) def. Piotr Smietana (IOWA) 6-1, 6-2 Singles competition Doubles competition Box Score – Iowa 3. Ben Clark (DU) def. Henrique Stemmer (SDSU) 6-0, 6-0 2. Piotr Smietana/Will Davies (IOWA) def. Ben Wood/Finley Hall (DU) 6-2 Drake 7, South Dakota State 0Feb 09, 2018 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center)  2. Vinny Gillespie/Ben Clark (DU) def. Emerson Styles/Alexander Reinke (SDSU) 6-0 4. Finley Hall (DU) def. Marco Paulo Castro (SDSU) 6-2, 6-1 1. Vinny Gillespie/Barny Thorold (DU) def. Kareem Allaf/Jonas Larsen (IOWA) 7-5 Match Notes Drake will have a quick turnaround as it hosts Arizona on Saturday at 1 p.m. 3. Barny Thorold (DU) def. Joe Tyler (IOWA) 7-6, 3-4, walkover South Dakota State 0-5 3. Tom Hands/Freddie Powell (DU) def. Carlos Martinez/Aidan DeBoer (SDSU) 6-1 5. Ben Wood (DU) def. Carlos Martinez (SDSU) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more