CTID Hants wrote:Surely this is purely academic anyway?
The whole point of this Cup is its charitable benefit i.e. gate receipts go to charity.
No gate (supporter's) must mean next to no revenue.
Fairly sure there cannot be much TV money in this cup?
No cup in an empty stadium, LiVARpool should hand over their league prize money to make things right.
Clubs also get an 'appearance fee' (same amount whether they win or lose) in the region of €650K each. If you lose the Charity Shield, you get 6 times more money than winning the League Cup. However, you also get 45% of the gate money in the LC, but nothing from the CS.
Teams have chosen to donate their appearance fees to charities in the past, but if/when we play I think we shouldn't, and instead the Sheikh make a donation-in-kind to the equivalent amount (or even double), accompanied by a media campaign highlighting that we can't donate the proceeds directly to charity, as this would make it slightly more difficult to conform to FFP regulations.
"Ferguson. Žvaka kurac."
(Ferguson. Chewing-gum cock.)
Old man in a bar in rural Bosnia.