“Record Revenues” For Team Glazer Soccer

February 9th, 2017

Free agency season is the time of year when many Bucs fans try to figure out how wide Team Glazer’s wallet will open to buy championship pieces.

Some of these fans seem to think what’s happening with the finances of Team Glazer’s soccer team, world giant Manchester United in the English Premier League, is somehow connected to the Bucs.

It’s not.

But for those who think so, the following new report from BBC will induce a smile. Team Glazer is making it rain overseas.

Manchester United says it remains on track for record revenues for the current financial year, after making record quarterly revenues.

The Premier League’s new TV deal meant broadcast revenues were up 40.8% in the last three months of 2016, while match day income rose 27%.

Total revenues were £157.9m, up 18% from £133.8m a year ago. The club now expects revenues of £540m this year.

There much more in the story linked above.

But the point here is Team Glazer is awash in global streams of cash, in addition to being $60 million+ under the salary cap for 2017.

Perhaps Calais Campbell likes soccer?

41 Responses to ““Record Revenues” For Team Glazer Soccer”

  1. DB55 Says:

    And they still ain’t gonna spend no money on the Bucs.

  2. R.O. Says:

    The $60M really isn’t that much, right? 3 high priced contracts/extensions will eat up over half. Need to stop acting like we have the 53 man final roster
    locked up and we have $60m in room. Not even close…
    Actually, we’ll have even more cap room, and those big extensions you speak of are highly unlikely to be coming this year. –Joe

  3. R.O. Says:

    55… one has nothing to do with other. Owners don’t spend their own money on teams and players and they can’t take cash from one to spend on another. Especially if one is not even US based. Try to learn you something….

  4. BuccaneerByBirth Says:

    Glory! Glory! Man Uniiiiiiiiiiited!!!!!

  5. mike Says:

    thats good to hear. I will always believe the down fall of the Bucs started a few yrs after the super bowl when they were in cap hell, and trying to cut cost to buy the soccer team. Then when Glazer investment values started to decline in 08 the cut cost, dropped gruden and refused to spend for years.
    Hopefully its all in our favor now with the glazers profits, Dirk, Jameis, amd spending.

  6. DB55 Says:


    You know what I learned this year Cecil Short is garbage. About 1mil worth of garbage. Anquan Boldin much better and obviously more expensive like 4x more expensive. Gee I wonder why we didn’t sign quan?

    Cheap cheap cheap

  7. Joeypoppems Says:


    Cecil Shorts was signed after V-Jax got hurt which was during the season, after Boldin was already in Detroit. Just saying.

  8. Make America Brate Again Says:

    Look folks, the royal Glazier family will be pulling out the fattest checkbook they have this offseason

  9. ZZBucs!!! Says:

    Manchester United regarding financial revenues could be great, but the last 3 seasons regarding results on the field was a complete disaster……..and doesn’t look any better……..Hope the Bucs don’t follow those steps…..Couldn’t care less about Manchester united revenues, I want the bucs on playoffs again, and if the GM pools the string correctly we can get there, we are close…very close…..this free agency is VERY important . specially on the offensive side of the ball…….

  10. Joeypoppems Says:


    Nevermind I was incorrect. Shorts was signed before the regular season.

  11. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    DB55..Boldin was very clear he wanted to sign with a team he thought would be a contender..Tampa was not in his plans at all..this year is a bit different, I am sure we are going to have some players that know we are contenders..

    But as bad as I too wanted Boldin..he spoke loud and clear who he wanted to play for..

  12. Kevin Says:

    Db55 my wish list wrs last year were rishard mathews and mogamad sanu….both did really well we missed on some great guys. I dont know of any recievers that im xrazy about this year

  13. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Please get Campbell in the building Mr. Licht. He will be to our young D linemen what Mankins was to our young O linemen. It is invaluable what he Ayers,he and Yes GMC could do those guys. DB please don’t jump on me bro I’m trying to be optimistic. But a starting line of Ayers,GMC,CMac and Campbell would potent. Passing down combo’s would be nasty. I like Campbell a little more because he’s a little more versatile than a younger JPP. DE/DT capable fits in line wit the versatility our coaching staff is always preaching. Not saying don’t try as re-sign Golston but I need that Campbell dude.

  14. LakeLandBuc Says:

    I wonder why some teams wins without signing High-Priced Free Agents?

  15. DB55 Says:

    Lmao. Ohhhh kaaaayyy

  16. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    I bet those teams have future HOF well established QBs under center. Another thing I wasn’t saying yesterday Call Bryan Cox to replace Jay Haye h3ll no but if memory serves me correctly we do have a new”quality and control” opening right…

  17. Eric Says:

    Well there is no correlation between the bucs and man u finances and cash flow, however, if glazer is seeing that there is a significant financial return in one of his investments, he may be inclined to invest more in his other source of return.

    Not rocket science lol but in a pool of cash flow, profit will stimulate the rest.

  18. tnew Says:

    I’m just gonna throw this out there. These are all verifiable unless I state it was rumored.

    Brief recap: 2009 Bucs hire coach Raheem Morris purge roster of nearly all of their big contracts. This list included, Derrick Brooks, Jeff Garcia, Joey Galloway, Matt Bryant et al. The biggest signing of that offseason was Byron Leftwich. Somehow the next season, Raheem Morris starts 10 rookies, catches some breaks with some crazy opposing QB’s getting hurt and a great schedule to go 11-5 and make the playoffs…. sorry that was what it should read had not the Bucs gotten absolutely screwed on a phantom pass interference call.

    With all of this optimism for the 2011 season, the Bucs opened the checkbooks to sign Michael Keonon as their only free agent signing. This is out of character for the Glazers. Why did they break protocol? Before or since this time period they showed the willingness to spend when the team looked close to making a playoff run.

    For the same time period, it is reported that the ManU debt had increased to the point that it exceeded 1billion dollars. The Glazers had refinanced to the point the interest rate was over 16% on the note. They spent 2010 paying off the loan. Per the agreed upon terms when buying the club, they couldn’t use club money to pay off the debt assumed from buying the team. In late 2010, debt exceeded EBITDA by 5 times. Shortly after the Glazers paid off the remaining 400 million in debt. No sources verify exactly where the money came from. Rumors include a silent partner, selling off of other business and personal money.

    Draw any conclusion that you want but in my opinion it is nothing but a good thing that Man U is prospering. 5th most valuable franchise in the world in 2016 (number 1 in 2010) , just behind the Yankees. The Bucs are no slouch at 46 but if I own something, that is the most valuable of its kind in the world, I’m gonna make sure that I don’t lose that due to a bad earning to debt ratio. The valuation has doubled in those 5 years. This year they stand to spike again.

    Yes, ManU being healthy is a good thing for the Bucs.

  19. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    I’m a little more educated because of that tnew. Thank you sir.

  20. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Anyone catch the guy onNFL network this morning saying Tampa Bay is the team to watch out for next season??? If not you can find it on Bucs.com. The question was”who do think will be next year’s version of the Falcons. I can see it, just not the colossal choke to end the season.

  21. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Also DJ latest mock has us taking Kamara (has DC going to the colts at 14)at 19. Its taken them awhile but I think people are just starting realize our current RB situation.

  22. StPeteBucsfan Says:

    tnew For the win!!!

    That was an excellent synopsis of what happened. The Glazers could have been said to overleverage but the world economy had something to do with their problems as well. They gambled it all in the hopes that they could enrich their entire extended family for the remainder of their lives. The gambled and won so bully for them. Are you guys for free enterprise..entrepreneurship or not? I know it’s hard to look at our beloved Bucs as a business…but that’s because we don’t own them.

    And tnew’s analysis is spot on…it is a GREAT thing that ManU is raining money right now. Not that the Glazers are going to take money from ManU and funnel it to the Bucs…but…they are no longer getting squeezed as tnew so wisely pointed out. It’s not adding money directly from ManU but it IS adding money by no more subtraction. The Glazers no longer have to use Buc $$$ to manage their liquidity problems caused by ManU.

    Guys it’s all good. We now have the money…and I believe the Glazers will spend it. They’ve spent it before…ManU purchase was an aberration not the norm.

    From here on out if they lose a billion or so they can simply write it off their taxes and get us all to pay for it with our tax $$$. I mean isn’t that admired by about 50% of our nation who think bailing out wealthy people is great..helping poor people..not so much.

  23. Defense Rules Says:

    @NosBos … “Anyone catch the guy onNFL network this morning saying Tampa Bay is the team to watch out for next season???” Been a Bucs fan for many, many years NosBos and I’m as optimistic as anyone, but that’s kinda grasping at straws isn’t it? That guy (Elliot) couldn’t even name half to Bucs starting roster for 2017 I’d bet. Neither can I for that matter. Until we get our own FAs under contract, add a few FAs to fill some of our holes and then draft for our other needs, it’s kinda premature to be making predictions.

  24. B Dawg Says:

    Interesting read here on the 2017 RB draft class and their fumble rates.

  25. Bird Says:

    WITh a few proper cuts: they will be in 80 mil range. Which could be tops in NFL depending on other teams cuts of overpaid non guaranteed contracts

  26. Bird Says:

    Verner, Martin, George Johnson , and Evan smith. Etc etc That’s about 15-20 mil right there

  27. Bird Says:

    Liked doug Martin a lot but he totally messed up and will get himself fired

  28. SB Says:

    Ouch B Dawg………Interesting read there. Very interesting.

  29. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Defense the reason I’m more on the side pf we ate closer than some think. Is because of what I saw from my defensive unit this past season. Were it not for injuries we may very well have ended the season a top ten defense. We lead the league in 3 major categories for a 5 or 6 week stretch. Give my guy Fameis Dalvin in 1st (give a s@$! about your little link dude) Samuels in the 2nd and we’ll compete for a chip next season.

  30. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Now pull up DC’s career fumble total while at FSU and share that with jbf. Won’t be an ouch sound I gaurantee.

  31. B Dawg Says:

    687 carries for DC with 10 fumbles. One fumble every 68.7 touches

  32. SB Says:

    Nole……..Read this. Sorry bro.

  33. SB Says:

    Interesting because I was looking at Mocks, wasting time, and saw that BR had us taking Donnell Pumphery in the 6th. Watched.his highlights and saw ALOT of TDs. Small cat but 4.4 speed or better and second position is KR. Interesting.

  34. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Nice read SB. Dalvin in the first Samuels in the second. Another thing that strikes me about some at this site. Someone says something positive about the Bucs and people come here an undermine it. Elliot says the Bucs are his pick to break our next season. Dungy says the Bucs are a playmaker away pn both sides and people take issue with that. Funny thing is these folks looking from a far and can see better than some of you looking at it right up closely.

  35. Rod Munch Says:

    Who names their money after a section in Cleveland’s stadium?

    Get it, the dog POUND.

    Oh my! Sports humor at its best! Praise me.

  36. NFLNut Says:

    Rod Munch … who names their money after a crazy prosperity preacher aka Creflo Dollar? The USA …

  37. NFLNut Says:

    NOSBOS … WHO do you want if Dalvin and Fournette are off the board when Tampa picks?

  38. NFLNut Says:

    EVERYONE … rank the following players for the Bucs at #19


    Note: Mine are in order of preference though I could certainly be persuaded to rank them differently.

  39. Joeypoppems Says:

    Quincy Wilson
    Ryan Ramcyzk
    OJ Howard
    John Ross
    David Njoku
    Christain Mccaffery
    Tim Williams
    Jabril Peppers

  40. Pickgrin Says:

    Joe – If the Glazers ownership of ManU has nothing to do with their spending on the Buccaneers as you claim to have knowledge of – then please explain the reason that the Bucs had THE LOWEST payroll in the entire NFL for 8 straight years – (’04-’11).

  41. Oliver Says:

    Worth noting that Brexit (weak pound vs strengthening dollar) has increased United’s total debt by £88m