The 2022-2023 season, which is eagerly awaited for the Super League, will start tomorrow with Istanbulspor vs. Trabzonspor. While we are wondering which team will win the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic, this season’s victory will be remembered for years to come.
A drop to 20th in the UEFA rankings as Turkey’s recent slump in Europe will also have a negative impact on direct participation in the Champions League.
Another big crisis awaits clubs, especially those in financial trouble.
Ercan Güven, one of Milliyet Newspaper’s writers, has written an impressive article about the economic bottlenecks of football in Turkey.
Here is Ercan Güven’s article:
“From tomorrow, only the Super League will not start! . . A live market, a life-or-death competition will begin. This season, we are at a crossroads between maintaining the club’s survival or closing the shutter and submitting the books.” Transfer, Derby, Stages such as championship, throwing to cover Europe or staying in relegation are exciting, cute and romantic aspects of working within competition and competition.
But there is a bare truth behind it. Unfortunately, the long-running narrative of our football, accelerated throughout the season and made more evident by the pandemic and soaring exchange rates, is tragic. , whose means of survival is to destroy others. Because our football potential is enough for a few salvation tickets. Apart from this summer season; It’s easy!.Soccer earns $5 billion a year and the club’s spending limit is over his $8 billion. They already have 22 billion debt shares. Earnings are not sufficient to pay interest at this time. And this negative balance increases rather than decreases. How will anyone endure this process?
Of course, rulers have some recipes for salvation. But they are all like Nasreddin Hodja jokes. It’s like collecting sheep’s wool from hedges in a bush, spinning it, and making and selling jerseys. But creditors should laugh at the helplessness of the situation, not because the bank saw the cash. They are probably sending some of their young managers abroad for sports management training!
The most important of the solutions is to stay in the Champions League group as champions or runners-up. 600 million if you get 0 points. Even if Fenerbahce, Galatasaray, Besiktas and Trabzonspor win his 34 games, he will not exceed 400 million. But is it easy?) FIFA Ranking 42 (we used to have him in 8th) and even our champions now have to qualify. Despite the curve being realized, he went through elimination, stayed with the group, and pocketed the money. How many clubs have extended their life for another season? One… what about the rest? Let’s go live! In the past, broadcasting income was the “luxury life”, but that convenience has ruined us.
I will never forget when the publisher raised the price to $500 million. I wrote, “We are on fire now.” “With our management style, big money brings big debt, that’s all.” Unfortunately, I wasn’t wrong.The broadcast revenues in question just melted where they stopped.It’s through the Commonwealth. Because, according to the law, the federation owns football.
What does a club association actually do? $410 million was “fixed from 8 lira” by the broadcaster due to exchange rate hikes and an increase in the number of teams due to the pandemic. Another $200 million has been cut. This is not Europe. Except for the Big Three, 85% of the total revenue of other clubs is broadcast revenue. Including the Big Three, on average 60% … national broadcast If the revenue exceeds 50% of the club’s revenue, the “league cannot generate its own commercial revenue”. Then comes the states!.. For now, public resources subsidize clubs and state agencies that give naming rights to cups and leagues. The mill rotates with the transport water. This is not called “dying” or “healing”. It only delays the inevitable end. Football has been cracking for quite some time.
There was not a single positive development, either in the economy, audience, or on the European front. How long will it last with the “free to pasture” method? That’s probably the breaking point for this season. No more competition, just save yourself.