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Read it and weep Boys & Girls: -

A new study has hailed Everton as the real champions of the Premier League in the 2009/10 season!

That is the finding of a university study which has put together a Financial Fair Play league.

The research, carried out by Dr Sue Bridgwewater from the University of Warwick, balances teams' performance over the 2009/10 season against their financial circumstances.

It was based on a formula which takes into account wages and transfer expenditure in relation to points gathered, with the Blues coming out top of the league.

David Moyes' men come out ahead of Blackburn, Arsenal and Tottenham in the standings. In contrast, Manchester City, Liverpool and West Ham would have been in the relegation zone.

The research was suggested by The Times, with their chief football correspondent Patrick Barclay writing: "The findings are very much in line with the view of managers of how Barlcays Premier League clubs are run.

"If football were anything to do with fairness, Goodison Park would have been a blue sea of celebration at the end of last season and David Moyes a champion manager."

Dr Bridgewater has written several books on football business and runs a course for current and aspiring managers at the University of Warwick.

The 2009/10 Financial Fair Play League looked like this:

1
Everton

2
Blackburn Rovers

3
Arsenal

4
Tottenham Hotspur

5
Fulham

6
Manchester United

7
Bolton Wanderers

8
Birmingham City

9
Chelsea

10
Burnley

11
Aston Villa

12
Stoke City

13
Wolves

14
Wigan Athletic

15
Sunderland

16
Hull City

17
Portsmouth

18
Liverpool

19
West Ham United

20
Manchester City
 

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Toffee's clutching at straws just 3 weeks into the season.[:p][:D][:D][:D]
 

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Originally posted by Peter

Toffee's clutching at straws just 3 weeks into the season.[:p][:D][:D][:D]
What else can they do[:p]Hopefully,there'll be another Sam Hammam and Wimbledon to take a bung at the end of the season to save them going down[:p]
 

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Originally posted by wokkie

Originally posted by Peter

Toffee's clutching at straws just 3 weeks into the season.[:p][:D][:D][:D]
What else can they do[:p]Hopefully,there'll be another Sam Hammam and Wimbledon to take a bung at the end of the season to save them going down[:p]

Hope so Wokkie[:T] Can't deny the truth[:W]
 

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Originally posted by Dannysdad2104

Hope so Wokkie[:T] Can't deny the truth[:W]
Of course[;)]I was at the lounge at Park End that day[;)]When Everton were 2-0 down at half time,before the second half can kick off,the words' been spread round saying,"Sorted with Sam"[:D]

The most funny bit was the last goal[:D][:D]Barry Horne shot from half way line,the ball couldn't reach the goal,so the goalie Hans Seeger grab the ball and throw it into his net[:D][:D]
 
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