Liverpool F.C. balance sheet 1910-11


May 30, 1911
The Liverpool Football Club balance-sheet was issued this morning. From the expenditure sheet given below it will be found that on total of £13,379 a sum of £611 7s. was clear profit – a good sum remembering the varied play and lack of League successes of the Anfield club, which did not show its best work until Christmas time, and in another spasm at the back end of the tournament.

A sum of £541 11s. 9d, has been transferred from the balance of profit and loss account brought forward from last year in reduction of the premiums account, and out of the income of the year ending 30th April 1911 £500 has been written off the new and old stands, alterations and improvements account, and £500 off the premiums account.

At the annual meeting at the Law Association Rooms, 14 Cook-street, on June 8 the retiring directors, Messrs. John Asbury junior, John McKenna, and R.L. Martindale offer themselves for re-election.

There is not a new nomination for a seat on the board.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: May 30, 1911; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited

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June 3, 1911
Liverpool F.C. issued the annual balance sheet this week. Some of the principal items thereon are: –
Income:
* Gate receipts: £12,174 13s. 10d.;
* Proceeds of matches played away: £860;
* Season tickets: £223 16s.;
* Sundry rents: £120 10s. 5d.;
* Total: £13,379 0s. 3d.;

Expenditure:
* Players’ wages and bonuses: £5,472 15s.;
* Gate division to visitors and benefit match: £1,037 7s. 3d.;
* Traveling expenses: £955 8s.;
* Training expenses and trainer’s wages: £425 13s. 9d.;
* Ground expenses and groundmen’s wages: £326 18s. 4d.;

The total expenditure amount to £12,767 13s. 3d., thereby enabling a profit of £611 7s. to be credited to the Profit and Loss Account.
(Source: Star Green ’un: June 10, 1911; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited

June 5, 1911
Liverpool’s Profit
The balance-sheet of the Liverpool Club discloses the fact that a net profit of £611 7s. was made last season. This is a fairly satisfactory state of affairs, though I note that there is no recommendation for the payment of a dividend.

Gate receipts amounted to £12,174 13s. 10d., and the total income is £13,379 0s. 3d., as compared with £12,931 17s. 9d. last winter – thus showing an increase of £447 2s. 6d.

On the expenditure side, there has also been a considerable advance, amounting practically to £2,000. Players’ wages and bonuses last season totaled £5,472 15s., against £4,786 7s. 6d. the previous year.

Another big item is gate division to visitors and benefit match£1,037 7s. 3d., which twelve months before was £138 19s. 7d.

The painting of stands cost £208 1s. – another new item. A thousand pounds has been written off for depreciation.

The annual meeting will be held on Thursday next, he 8inst., when the retiring directors, Messrs. John Asbury jun., John McKenna, and R.L. Martindale will be re-elected; there being no other candidates forthcoming.
(Source: Athletic News: June 5, 1911; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited

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