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CaptainPlanet
07-04-2009, 17:17
This months income so far (http://i39.tinypic.com/8xijvc.jpg)

I've played one home league match and one away match in the CL.

The home league match had an attendance of 49,000, average ticket price is 13 according to my clubs information screen.

How have I only managed to make 70,000 profit from gate receipts?

This might explain why I'm losing 2mill a month for no reason...

Spleen!
07-04-2009, 17:18
How many season ticket holders do you have?

Magnakai Haaskivi
07-04-2009, 17:20
If your matchday expenses are high (and I don't know what's included in those, I just know that I've noticed that mine kill me sometimes), I'd bet that they eat into your ticket revenue. Although how you're racking up 567k in matchday expenses is beyond me.

CaptainPlanet
07-04-2009, 17:31
Good point about the season ticket holders, didn't think of that. 40,000 of them - so that explains a lot of it.

Outgoings (http://i39.tinypic.com/335dzio.jpg)

I'm 300,000 a week under salary budget, I have two commercial link clubs, no outstanding loans, and filling 50,000 seats per game. I don't know what else I can do to stop falling into the red.

CaptainPlanet
07-04-2009, 18:17
I'm also not doing any scouting or playing in the reserve or u19s leagues

Parat
08-04-2009, 07:01
You could have a lot of appearance bonusses for your players.

muncherdave
08-04-2009, 08:32
Slash your wages. Whether or not its under the club budget doesn't really matter, you clearly can't afford shelling out 1.8m per month like that on everything else.

RICHY-T
08-04-2009, 08:37
Im guessing the Match Day Expenses would be player appearance fee's?

Draakon
08-04-2009, 12:24
I think appearance fees are in "bonuses" line, next to salary. Match day expences are costs connected to stadium and game during match day (e.g. electricity or security, ticket selling, advertising banners, cleaning etc.).

At first there are not many months with only one home game, are there? There should be at least 2-3 home league games + cup fixtures + european fixtures (if you play those).

jayahr
08-04-2009, 12:32
Gate receipts don't cover season tickets obviously.

You will only receive the sold day tickets as additional income for a matchday which is why so many clubs which almost sell their stadiums out by season tickets lose so much money over the season and need to be careful with the big cash which comes in during summer. There won't be a lot more coming thereafter...

KDR
08-04-2009, 12:46
Might be my eyes, mate, but it looks like overall you have 1.5 mil profit on the month there, though only thanks to 2 mil in prize money.
Seems like that's how it is IRL, too - which is why it's been crucial for Arsenal to qualify for CL since forever; they need the prize cash & other revenue streams that come with it to offset the debts accumulated by the new stadium (which has obviously also impacted on transfer activity).

CaptainPlanet
08-04-2009, 17:19
At this rate I have to sell players to keep afloat - for a team selling out a 50,000 seater stadium getting CL football every year, that's just ridiculous.

I can't slash wages any more than I already have - I have a small squad as it is and none of which are earning over 30k a year with the average on about 8k - for a big team that's peanuts.

jptykes
08-04-2009, 21:06
I'm 300,000 a week under salary budget

That's fairly irrelevant imo. IIRC the salary budget is purely a measure of how much the board will allow you to spend, not a measure of the club's break even point or profitability level.

I'd suggest attempting to increase your capacity (if you're selling out every week there's a good chance it will be authorised) or increasing your merchandising options (big name foreign player or overseas feeder club).

CaptainPlanet
08-04-2009, 21:10
Stadium is at capacity and was only built in 2003 and i already have two commercial link affiliates.

I would buy a big name player - but I haven't got any money to do so :p

muncherdave
09-04-2009, 10:59
At this rate I have to sell players to keep afloat - for a team selling out a 50,000 seater stadium getting CL football every year, that's just ridiculous.

I can't slash wages any more than I already have - I have a small squad as it is and none of which are earning over 30k a year with the average on about 8k - for a big team that's peanuts.

Well your gate receipts + merchandising aren't covering the money you are spending on wages + bonuses so something will have to give, I am not sure how you can make a steady profit otherwise. You have also made a loss with your transfer dealings between this season and last. Just how much progress have you been making in the Champions League so far? 13 is peanuts for an average ticket price of a club of your stature, but there's not really much you can do about it so you might have to accept that you cannot have your squad full of stars unless you can somehow raise the capacity of your stadium.

Can we see your Salary screen anyway?

DANNY1000000
09-04-2009, 11:40
Man City have in their information that 50% of their gate receipts go to something (I cant remember off the top of my head). You could check that in your clubs information screens.

arsenal_2111
09-04-2009, 11:42
Man City have in their information that 50% of their gate receipts go to something (I cant remember off the top of my head). You could check that in your clubs information screens.

Half go to the council, as it is they who own the stadium.

DANNY1000000
09-04-2009, 11:58
Half go to the council, as it is they who own the stadium.
Yep thats the one lol