Liverpool is the most sustainable Premier League club. Meanwhile, crisis-hit Everton scored jointly the highest for fan engagement. According to Fair Game Sustainability Index
Fair Game, an independent group of clubs think tank leader and academics has analyzed factors such as the participation of football fans financial management and equality standards To rank clubs in England’s top two divisions.
The analysis sees Liverpool leading the way in the fly ahead of Everton and Southampton. with Norwich at the top of the Championship
The Reds scored especially highly on parity. Measured by factors such as the gender ratio at the boardroom level and the recruitment of female and minority candidates for leadership positions. and governance, which considers issues such as transparency and pay rates for non-football officials.
Everton threatened relegation, with fans protesting against the club’s board in recent weeks. and Brentford scored the highest for fan engagement.
Nottingham Forest finished bottom in the top flight. This was partly hampered by a financial score of 1 in 40, with clubs spending 202% of player wage revenue over the period analyzed. The recommended income contribution from wages is 70%.
The financial rating is calculated based on figures obtained from the club’s annual account. Measuring Assets vs. Liabilities Amount owed on short-term loans The same goes for money spent on wages.
Premier League leaders Arsenal sit fourth in the index. Even with the best results for financial sustainability.
Manchester United are 6th overall, despite having the lowest score in the Premier League on parity standards.
Newcastle have the lowest results for fan engagement. It is calculated based on factors such as conversations with sponsors. Fan representation on board and the club’s success in communication decisions.
Champions Manchester City are eighth overall while Chelsea, who have committed £400m (€454.5m) in transfers since new owner Todd Boehly took control in May. Previously ranked 9th
High governance score and fan engagement Norwich’s take them to the top of the Championship with ease.
Burnley, who were relegated from the Premier League last season but immediately led the return. It is the most financially managed club with Sheffield United narrowly behind.
One of the key issues facing the English Football League is the parachute payments issued to clubs during the season following relegation from the Premier League, with the EFL favoring abolishing such a system in order to promote financial equality within the Championship.
Fair Games CEO Niall Couper believes there is a clear difference in Britain’s second tier between the cautious sides. Take into account spending decisions. and the party that is too protracted in pursuit “Premier League Sirens”
He said: “The asymmetry of the match means that what is at stake are the clubs at the bottom. [of the Sustainability Index] clubs with their history and traditions are facing the threat of extinction.
“The EFL is quite right to say that parachute pay is one of these issues. Because it causes clubs trying to compete to spend too much money.
“People to be admired are those who slowly work hard but don’t spend too much. They are a very engaging club as well, Norwich, Luton, Rotherham, Bristol City.
“They are the real success in the Championship. The EFL’s arguments about phasing out parachute payments are stronger.”