West Brom reveal profit

first_img But Albion’s total salaries topped the £50million mark and represented 74% of the club’s turnover. West Brom paid out £6million during the summer of 2011 to sign striker Shane Long from Reading. Club chief executive Mark Jenkins said in a statement: “The club has continued to invest in its playing squad, both in transfer fees and wages and total salaries now exceed £50million per year. “However, with careful budgeting and tight financial controls, we have managed to match our revenue to our costs and record a pre-tax profit of £1.5million.” West Brom have announced a reduced pre-tax profit of £1.5million for the financial year ending June 30 2012. The profit compared with a surplus of £9.1million for the previous 12 months. It means the club’s net debt has been reduced from £2million to just £500,000. In the first full set of accounts released by West Bromwich Albion Group Ltd since its formation in August 2010, the club also reported a record turnover of £66.7million. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


FL woman hospitalized after bitten by alligator

first_imgA Florida woman is recovering at a Brevard County hospital after being bitten by an alligator on Saturday.According to witnesses, around a dozen people were swimming in a lake near Fay Lake Wilderness Park in Port Saint John when the alligator attacked 26-year-old Nichole Tilman.Tilman was pulled to safety by other swimmers and transported by a medical helicopter to a nearby trauma center with significant bite injuries.The alligator seemingly fled the scene, but days later FWC officials captured the 8’6″ long creature was captured in a pond three miles west of Fay Lake Wilderness Park in Port St. John.Brevard County District Fire Chief Thomas Uzel says alligator attacks are rare in this area.Officials have not said what happened to the alligator after it was removed.last_img