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# Investigating the Relationship Between the Amount of Money a Football Club Receives and its Success.

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Introduction

## WILLIAM WEBSTER 5SK MATHS STATISTICS COURSEWORK

Investigating the Relationship Between the Amount of Money a Football Club Receives and its Success

In this investigation, I will look at a set of statistics for English football clubs for the 1998 – 1999 season. Using these, I will look at how the amount of money a football club receives affects its success.

## Measuring ‘success’

It is difficult to measure success, as there is no numerical way to quantify it. In my investigation, I will look at success in terms of achievements on the pitch as opposed to the success of the club as a business.  I will measure success by looking at the relationship between money and three factors. These are:

• League Position – This is a measure of the club’s ‘success’ as the better the team performs, the higher the league position.
• Goal Difference – This is calculated by total goals scored minus total goals conceded. This is a measure of the team’s success as the better the team performs, the greater the goals scored and the less the goals conceded, thus the greater the goal difference.
• Stadium Capacity – This can be considered as measure of success. It can be argued that the more successful a team is, the better supported it will be and thus the greater the stadium capacity in order to accommodate more fans. It is important to note that this factor is not as significant a measure of ‘success’ that the other 2 factors as there could well be exceptions to the above argument. E.g. a successful and well-supported team could play in a very small stadium if the stadium was in a built up area where there was no space to enlarge it.

I will investigate the following statement:

## The more money a football club receives the more successful it is on the pitch

With the above factors in mind, the statement can be split up into 3 sub-statements:

• The more money a football club receivesthe higher its league position.
• The more money a football club receives the greater its goal difference.
• The more money a football club receives the greater its stadium capacity.

Middle

77

22000

£1,800,000

9

1

WBA

12

46

12

4

7

43

33

4

7

12

26

43

59

25396

£2,000,000

-7

1

Wolves

7

46

11

10

2

37

19

8

6

9

27

24

73

28525

£1,750,000

21

2

Blackpool

14

46

7

8

8

24

24

7

6

10

20

30

56

11295

£25,000

-10

2

Bournemouth

7

46

14

7

2

37

11

7

6

10

26

30

76

10770

£0

22

2

Bristol Rovers

13

46

8

9

6

35

28

5

8

10

30

28

56

10861

£34,000

9

2

Burnley

15

46

8

7

8

23

23

5

9

9

31

40

55

22546

£2,000,000

-9

2

Chesterfield

9

46

14

5

4

34

16

3

8

12

12

28

64

8880

£0

2

2

Colchester Utd

18

46

9

7

7

25

30

3

9

11

27

40

52

7556

£118,000

-18

2

Fulham

1

46

19

3

1

50

12

12

5

6

29

20

101

19250

£0

47

2

Gillingham

4

46

15

5

3

45

17

7

9

7

30

27

80

10600

£2,250,000

31

2

Lincoln City

23

46

9

4

10

27

27

4

3

16

15

47

46

11729

£789,000

-32

2

Luton Town

12

46

10

4

9

25

26

6

6

11

26

34

58

9975

£451,000

-9

2

Macclesfield T

24

46

7

4

12

24

30

4

6

13

19

33

43

6028

£0

-20

2

Man City

3

46

13

6

4

38

14

9

10

4

31

19

82

31458

£2,000,000

36

2

Millwall

10

46

9

8

6

33

24

8

3

12

19

35

62

20146

£3,500,000

-7

2

Northampton T

22

46

4

12

7

26

31

6

6

11

17

26

48

7653

£1,000,000

-14

2

Notts County

16

46

8

6

9

29

26

6

6

11

23

34

54

20300

£2,000,000

-8

2

Oldham Ath

20

46

8

4

11

26

31

6

5

12

22

35

51

13559

£1,604,000

-18

2

Preston N End

5

46

12

6

5

46

23

10

7

6

32

27

79

21412

£1,006,000

28

2

11

46

10

6

7

29

26

6

7

10

25

37

61

24200

£2,500,000

-9

2

Stoke City

8

46

10

4

9

32

32

11

2

10

27

31

69

24054

£2,500,000

-4

2

Walsall

2

46

13

7

3

37

23

13

2

8

26

24

87

9000

£25,000

16

2

Wigan Athletic

6

46

14

5

4

44

17

8

5

10

31

31

76

7290

£1,000,000

27

2

Wrexham

17

46

8

6

9

21

28

5

8

10

22

34

53

15500

£1,000,000

-19

2

Wycombe W

19

46

8

5

10

31

26

5

7

11

21

32

51

7250

£1,000,000

-6

2

York City

21

46

6

8

9

28

33

7

3

13

28

47

50

9534

£228,000

-24

HOME

AWAY

Div

Name

Pos

P

W

D

L

F

A

W

D

L

F

A

Points

Capacity

Trust Grant

Goal Difference

3

Barnet

16

46

10

5

8

30

31

4

8

11

24

40

55

4057

£0

-17

3

Brentford

1

46

16

5

2

45

18

10

2

11

34

38

85

12763

£231,000

23

3

Conclusion

City

12

46

13

5

5

32

18

4

7

12

15

32

63

10570

£0

-3

3

Halifax Town

10

46

10

8

5

33

25

7

7

9

25

31

66

9900

£0

2

3

Hartlepool Utd

22

46

8

7

8

33

27

5

5

13

19

38

51

7229

£1,177,000

-13

3

Hull City

21

46

8

5

10

25

28

6

6

11

19

34

53

12439

£55,000

-18

3

Leyton Orient

6

46

12

6

5

40

30

7

9

7

28

29

72

13842

£750,000

9

3

Mansfield Town

8

46

15

2

6

38

18

4

8

11

22

40

67

5289

£1,250,000

2

3

Peterborough U

9

46

11

4

8

41

29

7

8

8

31

27

66

15314

£1,150,000

16

3

Plymouth A

13

46

11

6

6

32

19

6

4

13

26

35

61

19630

£18,000

4

3

Rochdale

19

46

9

8

6

22

21

4

7

12

20

34

54

9223

£750,000

-13

3

Rotherham Utd

5

46

11

8

4

41

26

9

5

9

38

35

73

11514

£28,500

18

3

Scarborough

24

46

8

3

12

30

39

6

3

14

20

38

48

6899

£750,000

-27

3

Scunthorpe Utd

4

46

14

3

6

42

28

8

5

10

27

30

74

9183

£0

11

3

Shrewsbury T

15

46

11

6

6

36

29

3

8

12

16

34

56

8000

£186,000

-11

3

Southend Utd

18

46

8

6

9

24

21

6

6

11

28

37

54

12306

£893,000

-6

3

Swansea City

7

46

11

9

3

33

19

8

5

10

23

29

71

10402

£0

8

3

Torquay Utd

20

46

9

9

5

29

20

3

8

12

18

38

53

6003

£506,000

-11

P

Arsenal

2

38

14

5

0

34

5

8

7

4

25

12

78

38500

£1,894,000

42

P

Aston Villa

6

38

10

3

6

33

28

5

7

7

18

18

55

39217

£1,884,000

5

P

Blackburn Rov

19

38

6

5

8

21

24

1

9

9

17

28

35

31367

£1,775,000

-14

P

Charlton Ath

18

38

4

7

8

20

20

4

5

10

21

36

36

20043

£2,058,000

-15

P

Chelsea

3

38

12

6

1

29

13

8

9

2

28

17

75

35421

£2,000,000

27

P

Coventry City

15

38

8

6

5

26

21

3

3

13

13

30

42

23611

£2,000,000

-12

P

Derby County

8

38

8

7

4

22

19

5

6

8

18

26

52

33258

£2,904,000

-5

P

Everton

14

38

6

8

5

22

12

5

2

12

20

35

43

40200

£1,300,000

-5

P

Leeds Utd

4

38

12

5

2

32

9

6

8

5

30

25

67

40204

£1,938,000

28

P

Leicester City

10

38

7

6

6

25

25

5

7

7

15

21

49

22000

£1,940,000

-6

P

Liverpool

7

38

10

5

4

44

24

5

4

10

24

25

54

45362

£1,994,000

19

P

Man Utd

1

38

14

4

1

45

18

8

9

2

35

19

79

56387

£1,400,000

43

P

Middlesborough

9

38

7

9

3

25

18

5

6

8

23

36

51

35000

£2,507,000

-6

P

Newcastle Utd

13

38

7

6

6

26

25

4

7

8

22

29

46

36834

£2,000,000

-6

P

Nottingham F

20

38

3

7

9

18

31

4

2

13

17

38

30

30602

£1,903,000

-34

P

Sheffield Wed

12

38

7

5

7

20

15

6

2

11

21

27

46

39859

£1,984,000

-1

P

Southampton

17

38

9

4

6

29

26

2

4

13

8

38

41

15000

£3,500,000

-27

P

Tottenham

11

38

7

7

5

28

26

4

7

8

19

24

47

36236

£1,998,000

-3

P

West Ham Utd

5

38

11

3

5

32

26

5

6

8

14

27

57

26054

£2,000,000

-7

P

Wimbledon

16

38

7

7

5

22

21

3

5

11

18

42

42

26297

£0

-23

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