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The Guardian have released the financial figures of every Premier League club for 2016/17, detailing their turnover, wages and profit. The information came from most recently published annual reports at Companies House.
Arsenal (Accounts for the year to 31 May 2017)

Turnover: £427m (3rd highest in the league)
Wages: £199m (5th highest, 47% of turnover)
Profit before tax: £45m (up from £3m in 2016)

Bournemouth (Accounts for the 11 months to 30 June 2017)

Turnover £139m (11th highest in league)
Wages £72m (16th highest, 52% of turnover)
Profit before tax £15m (up from £3m in 2016)

Burnley (Accounts for …

Real Madrid have ended their pursuit to land Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino after growing concerned as to whether they could reach an agreement with the English giants.
Zinedine Zidane, who led the Los Blancos to their third consecutive Champions League triumph last week, decided to leave the Real hotseat on Tuesday and the Real Madrid officials are now relentlessly looking to replace the Frenchman.
Mauricio Pochettino was widely dubbed as Real’s favorite managerial candidate but according to Sky Sports’ Spanish expert Guillem Balague, the European champions will no longer pursue the signing of …

Mauricio Pochettino agreed a new five-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur worth  £42.5m which has gone done very well with supporters. He earned his initially appointment four years ago after impressing at Southampton and is now regarded as one of the best managers in Europe for his work at Spurs.
The 46-year-old has led the Lilywhites to the brink of success since taking charge in 2014 and he has no intention of leaving just yet. Such loyalty should bode well for Tottenham’s chances of picking up major silverware. Or will it?
Can Tottenham …

Next week, Tottenham is facing Man City in the Premier League – just a few days after Arsenal has kicked them right out of the Capital One Cup. Last week West Ham proved that the City is, in fact, very much beatable and even though the Spurs have had a bit of a lacklustre start of the season, it wasn’t bad enough to make their victory completely improbable.
The last four times these two clubs met Man City was able to win with confidence – can this make a fifth-in-a-row? According …

First things first, this isn’t an opinion piece by some deluded Spurs fan living in the past, whining about the great Harry Redknapp. In essence, this is a clear reference to a great spurs team and the trepid journey that has proceeded that man.
I sense the demise of the Spurs team is not just the result of losing a good manager, but a reflection on the cultural change Levy has inflicted on the club and his hunger for control. Levy is without doubt a control freak. Under Redknapp it became …

The last part of this 3 part Premiership preview looks at last season’s top 6. Will the top 6 remain the same? Can anyone stop Chelsea winning back-to-back titles? Let’s take a look.
Liverpool (Last Season – 6th)
After overachieving in the 13-14 season, Liverpool clearly underachieved in the 14-15 campaign. Manager Brendan Rodgers’ tenure is under threat and how well 32.5 million pound gamble Christian Benteke can do will virtually decide his destiny.
Losing the ‘prized asset’ Raheem Sterling will hurt, but if Jordon Ibe who Rodgers has announced will feature heavily …

You don’t need to dive too far back into the history books to see the last time Tottenham deployed common sense on the pitch to great effect. In the good old Harry days the players knew what they were doing and the system was so effective, they actually achieved some modern form of success. There was width, pace, creativity, strength, character, and most of all cohesion.
There are a lot of complaints at Tottenham, largely justified about the board, director of football malarkey, constant managerial changes and so on. I’ve got …

The first international break of 2015 comes at the end of March, but the England manager, Roy Hodgson, must currently be contemplating on which strikers to call up to the squad, if all are fit. The 2014/15 Premier League season has been a success so far for English strikers who are trying to appeal to Hodgson, which was highlighted last weekend (3rd and 4th of January). I believe that Roy Hodgson sees Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck as his key three strikers, who he will consistently pick, subject …

The final round of festive fixtures saw a selection of exciting results, with Tottenham’s victory over Chelsea the best of them all. The late kick off featured high flying Chelsea on their trip to North London in a highly anticipated London Derby.
Chelsea started strong, with their top scorer Diego Costa turning in Oscar’s low cross. Shortly after there were appeals for a penalty from Mourinho and co, as Vertonghen controlled the ball with his hand when going to ground in the box. Despite pressure on the Tottenham goal, Chelsea were …

Bad decision after bad decision after bad decision, if this was me, I’d have been sacked a long, long time ago, but this isn’t me thankfully, this is Daniel Levy, so why oh why is he still taking £2million + in wages every year?
I’m not going to turn this into a Harry Redknapp love in but sometimes it will seem that way, firstly, If you, the reader, do something and it works, you do it again right? Whether it be taking a short cut to get to work quicker, finding an …