9th October 2017

Over The Line

In this 26-page report we take a look at the economic performance of clubs during their season of promotion into the Premier League going back to 2008-9.

Our economic analysis uncovers the dynamics at work in the promotion and relegation process as well as determining the economic cost of promotion into the Premier League

Contents include:

A detailed explanation of the methodology used to calculate economic profit and the FPI (Football Profitability Index)

A brief history of the Championship division and the over-riding differences between it and the Premier League

An examination of clubs that have been promoted into and relegated from the Premier League

An assessment using FPI values of the effect of promotion and relegation on club finances

The economic factors which influence Premier League longevity, relegation and a promotion back into the Premier League


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