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Chesterfield Stadium Plan Hits Snags

Relocation plans for Chesterfield could fall through unless Blues' bosses can secure multi-million pound investment into the new ground. The 10,000 seater £12m stadium is part of developer Wilson Bowden's proposed regeneration scheme to include a Tesco store and mixed-use commercial use at the former Demaglass works. But debt-troubled Blues have still not struck a deal with an investor and the overall scheme depends on the stadium going ahead.

Palace Try To Sell Their Ground

South London club Crystal Palace are trying to sell their Selhurst Park stadium for £12.5m as a development opportunity. It is claimed that the site offers considerable opportunity for a major mixed-use redevelopment. Palace owner Simon Jordan claimed to have bought the ground in 2006 for £12m. However, it was done through a complex series of companies which obscured the identity of the final owner. Last year he was reported to be looking for £15m to refinance the property. A potential investor would have to find an alternative home for the club before knocking down the stadium building.

Most Expensive Player Transfers in English Football - up to August 2006

Andriy Shevchenko's move from AC Milan to Chelsea, at an estimated £30 million, headed the list of the top ten most expensive player transfers in English football - up to August 2006. Next came Rio Ferdinand's transfer from Leeds to Manchester United (£29.1m), and third was Juan Sebastian Veron (28.1m Lazio to Man U).

Of the top ten transfers all were to Chelsea or Manchester United.

Premier League TV Facility Fee by Club - Season 2004-05

Values of the Premier League Television Facility Fee by football club for season 2004/05. The facility fee is one part of the overall television revenues distributed to Premier League clubs. It is based on the number of TV appearances each club makes during the domestic football season.

Manchester United's Customer Relationship Programme

In an interview with Information Age magazine, Ben Hatton, Manchester United's director of business and development, explains why the club is investing in CRM software and what it hopes to achieve.

Total Attendances at English Domestic Cup Competitions - 1989-90-2002-03

Total attendances at English Cup Football competitions, statistics tables, for seasons 1989 to 2003, covering the FA Cup, The Football League Cup and the Football League Trophy. The FA Cup was first held in 1871–72, and is the oldest association football competition in the world. There are a total of 14 rounds in the competition — six qualifying rounds, followed by six further rounds, semi-finals, and the final.

Fees Paid to Agents by Coca-Cola Championship Clubs in 2004

A list of clubs in the English Coca Cola Championship and their payments to agents and number of player deals in 2004. Leeds United were the biggest spenders and were the only club to outlay more than £1 million. Other clubs spending over a quarter of a million pounds were: Derby County, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Leicester City, West Ham United and Sunderland.

At the other end of the scale, Crewe Alexandra spent nothing and Watford £2,000 - less than Elton John's monthly bill for flowers and posies.

Transfer Spending by English Premier League Clubs in 2004

List of the twenty Premier League clubs in 2004 comparing amounts spent during 2004 vs 2003. Figures are in £ million.

Roman Abramovich's Chelsea spent almost double their nearest competitor, Manchester United, and three-times that of the next ranked club, Liverpool, while the two clubs at the bottom of the list did not break £1 million.

Top Wage Earners in English Premier League - as of August 2004

Roy Keane of Manchester United headed this list of the top twenty two wage earners in the English Premier League - as of August 2004. It was estimated that he earned £100,000 a week, some £10,000 ahead of second-placed Stevie G of Liverpool FC. Michael Owen, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Frank Lampard were all estimated at £80,000 per week. Nice work if you can get it.

Total Transfer Expenditure by English Football Clubs – 1992-2004

Football Transfer fees rose by over 400 per cent in the 12 year period covered by this table. The substantial fall recorded in 2003 was reversed in 2004 with gross spending of over £400m - largely driven by Chelsea FC.

In 2004, the amount of transfer fees leaving the English game to overseas football clubs and agents was a record at £263m.