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.
The Inishowen Abortion Rights Campaign welcomes many of the recommendations tonight from the Joint Oireachtas Committee as “important steps towards securing real and realistic abortion access in Ireland” .Speaking today, Spokesperson Cathleen Shiels said they have heard from a number of TDs over the past weeks who have changed their position on Abortion, having had the opportunity to learn about the reality of the situation in Ireland.“The Joint Oireachtas Committee, like the Citizens’ Assembly before them have recommended removing article 40.3.3 (the 8th Amendment) from the Constitution. Now the Government must act swiftly in order to protect those in Ireland who need an abortion. They must do this as quickly and call a Referendum early next year, so we can finally start to take care of our own, at home.” The group added it is particularly encouraging to see the Committee recommending that the abortion pill be made available via GPs, and that those seeking abortion as a result of rape will not be required to “prove” their attack.They said this will be particularly significant for women in rural areas and will mean no unnecessary delays, or additional costs will be born by those of us living in the countryside.“As Senator Ruane and other members made clear, abortion is a class issue. Not protecting the right to an abortion for socio-economic reasons punishes people who are in very difficult situations – those on low incomes, those who are homeless, or who are experiencing domestic violence. It is for these women the Abortions Rights Campaign will continue to campaign, even if necessary, beyond a successful referendum next year.“Both the Citizens’ Assembly process and the Joint Oireachtas Committee have shown what we already know, when people are presented with the evidence, they see the need for local abortion services. “The people of Ireland have waited long enough. Yes, we’re optimistic, but it’s a cautious optimism which relies on the Government respecting the work done by the Citizens Assembly, the Joint Oireachtas Committee and the fact that the vast majority of people in Ireland support repealing the 8th Amendment. ARC will continue to campaign for free, safe, legal access to abortion so as to not exclude those already marginalised in our society.”Inishowen Abortion group welcome Joint Oireachtas Committee recommendations was last modified: December 14th, 2017 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)