Everton profit delights Kenwright

first_img The profits of £28.2million come off the back of a 39 per cent rise in turnover to £120.5million, boosted by broadcast revenues of £88.5million courtesy of the Barclays Premier League’s new broadcast deal. The Toffees’ operating gains before player trading in the financial year ending May 31 were £23million, a dramatic increase on the £700,000 recorded during the previous campaign. Marouane Fellaini, Victor Anichebe and Nikica Jelavic all left Goodison Park for hefty transfer fees with the likes of Arouna Kone, Joel Robles, Antolin Alcaraz, James McCarthy and Aiden McGeady coming the other way. On the pitch Roberto Martinez guided the team to fifth with a record Premier League points haul of 72 and chairman Bill Kenwright could not hide his delight. “It was a special season that blended the optimism of youth, a much talked-about, bold new style, individual brilliance and an enduring team spirit that runs through every Everton squad,” he said. “A season that brought a club record Premier League points haul – a total that in almost any other year, would have sealed Champions’ League football. “It was a season that, quite simply, we didn’t want to end.” The club also managed to reduce net debt from £45.3million in 2013 to £28.1million with gate receipts up £1.9million and sponsorship, advertising and merchandising revenue up from £7.6million to £8.4million. “The strong results for 2013/14 are a reflection of the drive, commitment and hard work of all staff at the club,” said chief executive Robert Elstone. “Teamwork and clear priorities will always be fundamental to our success. And, at the most senior level in our club, the passion and talent of our outstanding manager fits seamlessly with the vision and dedication of our chairman. Everton have revealed record profits of more than £28million for the 2013/14 season. Press Association “These combined efforts, shaped by a clear strategy, will continue to be targeted exclusively on ensuring the success of the Everton first team. “Our financial results highlight growing revenues, costs remaining under control and debt reducing, and when we combine that solid financial base with a playing squad that continues to improve and increase in value, we have every right to be confident and positive on future prospects.” The current set of results do not include the club record £28million purchase of Romelu Lukaku or the signings of Gareth Barry, Muhamed Besic and Samuel Eto’o. last_img read more

Thompson pleased, McLeod’s confidence boosted after Shanghai wins

first_img Veronica Campbell-Brown was unable to improve on her 11.06 season best after finishing sixth in 11.23, while Christania Williams, 11.33, got her season off with an eight placed finish. McLeod and Ortega are expected to do battle all season in the sprint hurdles and the pair provided an exciting finish, carrying each other to the line before the Jamaican’s on-the-ground speed made the difference after they cleared the final hurdle. McLeod, who returned to an eight step approach pulled away from his rival with his final four strides and continued his dominance of the event with Ortega taking second in 13.15. China’s Xie Wenjun, 13.31 giving the home crowd something to cheer about with his third place run. “I didn’t get out that great and that did not allow me to control the race. I didn’t execute that well and it turned into a bit of scrap. I know Orlando (Ortega in second) is a great competitor, so I’m pleased to win. Every time you go out to the track and win, it is a confidence booster. You don’t want to be defeated as that throws your confidence off,” said McLeod. Andre Lowe, Sports Editor Elaine Thompson says she is happy with her preparation after another big win, this time in the 100m at the Shanghai Diamond League, where she ran a world leading 10.78 seconds in slightly negative wind on Saturday. Omar McLeod held off a determined Orlando Ortega in the 110m hurdles, and later called the victory a confidence booster, after crossing the line in 13.09 seconds for his latest triumph over the Cuban-turned-Spanish hurdler at the meet, which saw nine Jamaicans facing the starter. In the women’s 100m event, Thompson exploded out of the blocks before taking over midway the race and increasing her lead with every stride, eventually winning with some three metres or so of daylight between herself and Olympic silver medal winner Tori Bowie, 11.04 and Ivory Coast’s Josee-Marie Ta Lou, 11.07. The double Olympic sprint champion and defending Diamond Race winner in the event said she was pleased with the way her season has been going and is looking forward to the World Championships in London later this year. Thompson pointed to her start as a key in the win. “I was happy with my preparation and the way I executed the race today. I made a great start and I was able to bring it home. I am pleased with the time. My aim now is to go back home and compete in the Jamaica Invitational (next Saturday). From there it is all about preparing for the rest of the season and the World Championships,” Thompson said. Jamaica’s Hansle Parchment will be fairly pleased with his 13.35 fourth place finish after his injury issues at the back-end of last season. The Jamaican women finished outside of the top spots in the 400m with Novelene Williams-Mills, 51.45 and Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, 51.63 running fourth and fifth, while Stephenie-Ann McPherson, 51.97 took seventh behind Olympic champion Shaunae Miller – Uibo, who dropped a massive 49.77 seconds in her commanding win. The Jamaica International Invitational – bound Natasha Hastings, 50.74 was second. Annsert White lowered his season best to 50.18 but finished seventh in the 400m hurdles, which was won by Bershawn Jackson, who will also compete at JIIM next Saturday. Jackson manhandled the field to win in 48.63.last_img read more

Sweep your mum off her feet this weekend with 10% off

first_imgGet the perfect gift this Mother’s Day with 10% OFF at Greenes.This Sunday, March 26th, is Mother’s Day. It’s that time of year again to shop for the most important woman in your life. For the woman who’s always on the go, let her relax and put her feet up this weekend with the perfect pair of shoes from Greenes Shoes. Greenes Shoes stock a large variety of brands from Amy Huberman, Ecco, Kate Appleby, Gabor, Skechers and many many more. With all the latest Spring/Summer ranges now in store, they have a large variety to choose from.As mums do so much for us all year through, it is nice to take the chance to let them know how special they are with the perfect gift; so call into any Greenes Shoes stores and get 10% OFF any purchase of ladies shoes this weekend.Shop now on our website with free delivery nationwidehttps://www.greenesshoes.com/ Keep up to date with all our latest news and competitions on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Greenesshoes/?fref=tsSweep your mum off her feet this weekend with 10% off was last modified: March 23rd, 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)last_img read more


first_imgDonegal singing sensation Lisa McHugh has revealed she has received worldwide attention thanks to her collaboration with Daniel O’Donnell.Lisa, 23, says she has had letters from around the globe including America and New Zealand thanks to the duet.Lisa revealed “Mum and dad are huge fans of Daniel. We would all go to see him and he became a good friend. “He told me when I started ‘Anything I can do just ask.’“We’ve had a tremendous reaction (to the duet). Daniel has so many fans,” she said.Lisa will be releasing her new 14 track album shortly.  © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyLISA THANKS DANIEL FOR MAKING THE WORLD HER STAGE was last modified: January 2nd, 2012 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:daniel o’donnellLISA MCHUGHlast_img read more