Category Archives: Finances

A To-Do List for Derby County this January

What the owners have in mind for us in January remains to be seen, but expectations of transfer activity have been dampened publicly.  So, assuming that no fresh funds are going to be made available unless we raise them first, here are … Continue reading

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Is ‘irrational exuberance’ really so irrational? Insolvency in English football

In September, football economist (and co-author of the illuminating ‘Why England Lose’) Stefan Szymanski produced a report entitled ‘Insolvency and English Football’.  The aim of his study was to examine the long-held theory that crazy over-spending, or ‘irrational exuberance’, as he terms … Continue reading

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No big deal? Dangerous debts in the second division

Last week, it was announced that Bolton Wanderers had lost over £22m during their relegation season, taking their total debt at the club to a rather scary looking total of £136.5m.  So I was surprised to read an article on … Continue reading

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