I always think these results show the ceaseless loyalty of our fanbase. We're the only one of the top 10 earning clubs that consistently wins absolutely fuck all. Yet we're up there in revenue with clubs that win trophies nearly every year.
Our returns on the pitch are actually abysmal compared to our results off the pitch which are broadly speaking pretty good.
We have only been a European top ten earning club for three seasons, back in 2001 we were down in 17th on 48m less than 50% of Utd's 2001 income.
In 2021 we were 9th on 500m still 30% behind Utd but closing the gap ... so not consistently top ten at all, we've only just made that elite group.
We were still a long way behind the EPL clubs that win trophies Utd 651m, Liv 627m, City 617m, Chelsea 527m
This year all club's accounts for 2019/20 will see their income drop dramatically, our accounts show that. It won't be until we have a full year's income from a fully open stadium that we will see just how much more the gap has closed.
FYI - we are the 5th highest income club in the EPL - we have averaged 5th in the EPL over the last ten years - I would say our results are pretty much the same off and on the pitch - we now need both to get better.