6THE MAJORITY of Premier League clubs were facing huge losses BEFORE the coronavirus crisis.Of the 20 clubs in England’s top flight, TWELVE went into the 2019/20 season in the red.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates66 Chelsea chief Roman Abramovich will want some silverware if he is to put up with financial deficitCredit: Getty – ContributorSunSport reported how Premier League supremo Richard Masters says top-flight clubs stand to lose £1BILLION from the pandemic.Manchester United will be the biggest financial losers of all 20 Premier League clubs if the season is scrapped.Overall, according to figures from the Daily Mail, the Old Trafford club would lose £116.4m.That is made up of £48m from TV cash, £17.6m for matchday revenue and a further £50.8m from commercial and retail.And now The Athletic have studied all the club’s accounts, taking into consideration figures from 2017/18, to work out club’s respective finances heading into the current season.6 Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has bankrolled some pretty extensive rebuildingCredit: Getty6And it makes for grim reading.Over half of the clubs were in the red before a ball was even kicked this season, according to the research.Everton and Chelsea fans won’t like looking at the stats – the Toffees are the hardest hit with a loss of £107m with Roman Abramovich footing a £101.8m deficit at Stamford Bridge.As a result of the coronavirus, you can add in losses of £91m for Chelsea and £42.6m for Everton for the current suspension.Aston Villa are also chasing their tails with a £68.9m loss with £24.2m added on to that as a result of the virus.At the other end of the spectrum, Tottenham and Liverpool, two clubs who recently announced plans to furlough staff, were sitting pretty on profit heading into the campaign.Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappealSpurs come in with £87.4m in the black, while Liverpool, after being blasted for furloughing and then reversing that decision, are £41.9m positive.But an £83m loss for Daniel Levy’s Londoners and an £102.6m deficit for US-owned Liverpool means both won’t come out well from the pandemic.Speaking to The Athletic John Purcell, the co-founder of financial analysis firm Vysyble pulled no punches in his analysis of the state of English football.He said: “The accounts are awful. The numbers had fallen off a cliff for some of the clubs long before this crisis.”And Dr Dan Plumley, a sports finance expert at Sheffield Hallam University, added that “the financial shock of COVID-19 has brought to light just how stretched the industry is and how many clubs live from hand to mouth”.This ties in with Premier League executive Masters’ opinion, believing that there is a real danger some teams could go bust if the lockdown forces the cancellation of the current season.Most Read In FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticTottenham, Newcastle, Bournemouth and Norwich have already turned to the state for help.And FA chairman Greg Clarke fears the sport is in danger of being “decimated” by the coronavirus crisis.It came after a dramatic weekend when the Prem demanded PFA members agree a 30 per cent wage deferral but the bid was rejected.6 FA chief Greg Clarke claims England football could be decimated by coronavirusCredit: PA:Press AssociationCORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.
Gardai have warned that conmen may pose as Irish Water officials as the new water system is rolled out across Donegal early in the New Year.Gardai are warning that conmen may pose as Irish Water officials.Sgt Paul Wallace said the conmen may use the opportunity to get into people’s homes to either rob or gather information on the homes.The Crime Prevention officer told Donegal Daily there are numerous reports of ‘clipboard men’ operating across the county. “We have a lot of reports of guys in high viz jackets and clipboards calling to homes and gathering information.“We are warning people that they may now using the roll-out of Irish Water to call to homes and get inside or get information.“We are telling people that Irish Water will not call to people’s homes or if they do they will give people advance notice.“People should not be afraid to ask for proper ID or to ask for a phone number to check their identification. If they are genuine, then they will not mind either,” he said. Sgt Wallace has been addressing groups across the county on this and other security issues.Last night a group of up to 70 people gathered in Carrigart to hear ways of protecting their homes.The following is a guide to protect people over the festive season.You can afford to lose nothing!➢ Keep a sharp eye on strange vehicles in the locality report suspicions to Gardai. ➢ Install a monitored intruder alarm to your home and buildings that are vulnerable and use it!➢ Lighting – Illuminate areas which are overlooked from your home.➢ Shopping – Ask at neighbour to look over your property when you are out shopping, (you can also return the favour).➢ Be careful to lock your shopping/gifts in the boot of your car – remember the elves (oops) the thieves are about. Elderly: / Callers to your door.It’s the time of year for callers to your door but are they all genuine??➢ Remember a caller to your door with a hard hat reflective vest and a clipboard may not be genuine check them out i.e name, company ,identification , car registration etc if in doubt keep them out and call Gardai at the 24 /7 call centre for your area Letterkenny/Milford/Buncrana/Ballyshannon➢ Check on your older neighbours at this time of year, remember older people love to receive a visit, or telephone call it can be that simple.➢ Older people in isolated, rural mountainous areas are especially vulnerable at this time of year.➢ Advise older relatives to join the Good Morning Donegal project in your area info at firstname.lastname@example.org / 074 93 21598.Farmers, Mark & Record your Property – Increase in theft of trailers and farm machinery.➢ Photograph machinery & equipment.➢ Keep a record of the serial numbers markings on equipment.➢ Use your unique code and registered number for example Garda/PSNI/IFA Scheme in the Northern Garda Region.➢ Use overt and covert marking i.e. Obvious and Hidden marking.COMMUNITY ALERT: GARDAI WARN CONMEN MAY POSE AS IRISH WATER OFFICIALS was last modified: December 13th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:conmendonegaldoor to doorGardaiIrish Water