If you’ve never come across The Swiss Ramble before, you are missing out on a goldmine of information in relation to football finances. Spreading their focus across the game, their analysis of clubs’ balance sheets and profit projections gives a truly unrivaled insight into what goes on behind the scenes, as shown brilliantly in their latest piece on the financial landscape at Crystal Palace FC.
This piece on Crystal Palace’s latest set of annual accounts gives us a comprehensive and astoundingly well researched summary of the club’s financial health heading into 2016. You’ll be amazed at the level of detail it goes into.
Whilst there are plenty of independent blogs which choose to skim over certain elements of the subject they’re interrogating, the man behind The Swiss Ramble leaves no stone unturned in his quest to drill down into the finer details of every organisations profit projections and operating profits, making this essential reading for anyone with a vested interest in the long-term financial health of the Eagles.
I won’t attempt to precis what is a mind-boggling level of research in this summary, as it simply wouldn’t do it justice, but the overall tone of the article is extremely positive from the perspective of every Palace fan, given the fact that we are less than six years removed from the horrific uncertainty that comes with a spell in administration.
With the prospect of a massive upturn in television income from next season onwards, the wider picture looks to be rosy for us, should we be able to retain our place in division beyond the current campaign; a task that, after a fantastic opening half to the 2015/16 season, shouldn’t present too much of a problem to Alan Pardew and his players between now and May.
The sheer scope of the information shared in the piece attached above is greater than anyone would normally expect from a fan-run website, allowing us all to glimpse behind the figurative velvet curtain without embarking upon the painstaking personal mission of thumbing through the club’s accounts in our own time.