Arsenal & Thomas Cook

As we all know almost everything there is to know on the finance side of Arsenal thanks to Swiss Ramble, here is a small bit on Thomas Cook. We know the big stuff like transfer fees, wages, the detailed stuff like Transfer Proceeds Account (TPA), to the bizarre stuff like the catering deals that Mr. Wenger was doing all by himself…. as Alan Davis mentioned on the Yellow Boots On podcast, etc etc…

So the news said –

Arsenal Football Club has appointed Thomas Cook Sport as its official travel partner, replacing Thomson Sport.

The two-year partnership also establishes the travel company as the Club’s official team travel supplier and official supporters’ travel supplier.

Some guy called Vinai Venkatesham, who is head of global partnerships at Arsenal said-

“Thomas Cook are a leader in sports travel and their commitment to our fans, players and everyone connected with the Club is vitally important as we look ahead to a successful campaign home and away in the 2011/2012 season.”

Fast forward one week and news is that Thomas Cook reported some loss… –

Thomas Cook’s pre-tax loss for the first half widened to £269.4m for the six months to the end of March, from £252.2m a year ago, while revenue increased slightly, up 4pc to £3.43bn.

Of course it does not matter… just that ‘Loss’ and ‘Arsenal’ never go together!

Nothing else to report so far… . Xavi continues to be a CUNT. Asia tour going great!

Amazingly hilarious article from @BallBetweenTwo called – A Day in the Life of Cesc Fábregas … Just too good… and possibly true!

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