Interesting read, as this is the first game for some time that I’ve read your report, not having seen the match myself (apart from the Checker Thingy which I don’t count). The highlights seem to suggest we were playing much the better football, as do the stats. Are your standards getting higher, Paul?
Fair summary great report again, thank you.
"Sustainable Championship Club" … ummm? Not sure this is possible! If you follow Kieran Maguire, PriceofFootball, on twitter, it appears most Championship clubs lose money each year, some to tune of 10M a year. I think Forest have lost money 10 years on trot, even after good crowds of 24k.
The excuse (or lack of it) for the 150k HMRC bill is odd, it sounds a lot to you and me, but at the end of the day it should just be a standard, routine monthly payment that is clearly known from running the monthly payroll and payable on the 20th of the month following.
Is it possible that the payroll is outsourced by the club to a payroll specialist who would also collect the PAYE and be responsible for passing it on. If so and they had not paid the HMRC the club would be in a legal dispute and would not be able to comment. Ill sit back and await the bag carrier accusations now. Merry Chistmas Paul and thank you for the excellent reports.