Football’s Top Earning Clubs

Source: Statista

Football has long been big business. With huge revenues to be found off the pitch, success on it isn’t necessarily essential for bringing in the big money. Despite winning two cups, by their standards Manchester United had a poor 2016/17 season – only managing to finish sixth in the league. Nevertheless, they are the club with the largest revenue haul for the second year running. As Deloitte’s latest ranking shows, their total of €676.3m (£581.2m) keeps them above La Liga and Champions League winners Real Madrid, if only by a whisker.

Another example of on-pitch fortunes not reflecting the bank balance would be Arsenal. Despite the Gunners finishing fifth in the league and crashing out of the Champions league in the round of 16, they are sitting pretty in sixth place on this list thanks to €487.6m (£419m) in revenue. Their failure to qualify for the Champions League in 2017/18 will have consequences in this year’s accounts though.

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Follr Support Series – How To Create a New Supporters Club Community Website

Follr contains community Websites for every sports team imaginable, soccer (AKA football), football (aka football), basketball, hockey, baseball and many other professionals, organizations and interest groups associated with the industry. The question is; how do you create one?

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After you log into your Follr account you will see the Activity Screen:

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Step 2:

This screen highlights two places to see communities:

(i) From the top menu you can click on “Communities”:

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(ii) In the right panel you will see “Discover Communities”:

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Step 3:

If you click on “Communities” from the top menu you see a page that by default shows you the communities you are currently a member of:

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To create a new community simply click on the “Start a Community” button:

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Step 4:

You will then see the “Start a Community” page:

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Simply fill in the information and click the “Create Community” button at the bottom of the page.

Note:

(i) All fields marked with an asterisk have to be completed.

(ii) There isn’t a limit on how many communities you can create.

Will the Sanchez Deal Prove Toxic for Man Utd?

Source: Statista

Professional footballers receive massive wage packets and those plying their trade at Manchester United are obviously no exception. Alexis Sanchez has just sealed a lucrative switch from Arsenal to the Red Devils and according to media reports, the Chilean superstar is going to be the club’s highest earner by a considerable distance. Those reports claim the Chilean will get a whopping £450,000 a week in exchange for his services.

Unsurprisingly, your Pogbas and your Lukakus have something to say about that. Reports earlier this week claimed that Paul Pogba in particular was livid with the fact that Sanchez is set to earn more than Lukaku and De Gea combined with sources claiming the French midfielder demanded a vast increase in his weekly salary. Even though it looks like the former Gunner will be laughing all the way to the bank, his transfer could conceivably create a toxic atmosphere in the United dressing room. It’s a funny old game, isn’t it?

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The 6 Most Depressing Clubs To Support

Football can be upsetting, but on a more serious note, despite what Bill Shankly once said, it isn’t a matter of life and death. Depression can be. We need to encourage and support each other to open up and talk about how we’re feeling. Love football by all means, but love life more.

Follr Support Series – How To Find a Job in Sports

Follr has integrated the indeed job data which gives you access to countless jobs in all industries including sports.

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Click on “Careers” in the top menu:

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Step 3:

You will then see the “Jobs & Careers” page:

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Enter in your search criteria:

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then click the “Search” button to see all matching jobs:

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Click the job title to see full details:

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Women’s Baseball History (Infographic)

Source: Team Sports

Is baseball your thing? You will be amazed to know that baseball for women was actually conceptualized and made to real since the World War II. Indeed, success is about overcoming adversity. It has started with reluctance but continued to become one of the most loved games both by men and women. Want to know more about the baseball played by women? Check this infographic!

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A Brief History Of FA Cup Giant Killings

In a few hours the third round of the FA Cup begins. Since 1871 the FA Cup, known officially as ‘The Football Association Challenge Cup’, has been an annual knockout football (soccer) competition played in England. Not only does that make the competition the oldest association football competition in the world but it is arguably the best. And the third round is important because it’s when the big boys start playing.

But what specifically makes it the best? It’s because semi-professionals get a chance to play against the big money pro’s. So teams from little known towns, with rosters filled by plumbers and teachers, play sports gods who play on teams that are global brands. And those little towns, with their part time players win, not often, but it’s certainly far from unique.

Here is a brief history:

And then there’s this video from ESPN that gives you a sense of the beauty, the passion and the emotion that the FA Cup alone brings.