Good information in the Daily Telegraph today about how much merit money each team gets according to their finishing position in the Premier League this season.
Each position in the Premier League is worth Â£720K, and it looks like Newcastle will finish in 12th position and receive Â£6.48M.
Here is the full table.
Pos Money Club GD Pts High/Low Last game 1 Â£14.44M Man Utd 56 84 1/2 Wigan a 2 Â£13.68M Chelsea 39 84 1/2 Bolton h 3 Â£12.96M Arsenal 42 80 3 Sunderland a 4 Â£12.24M Liverpool 37 73 4 Tottenham h 5 Â£11.52M Everton 20 62 5/6 Newcastle h 6 Â£10.80M Aston Villa 20 59 5/8 West Ham a 7 Â£10.08M Blackburn 5 58 6/9 Birmingham a 8 Â£9.36M Portsmouth 9 57 6/9 Fulham h 9 Â£8.64M Man City -1 55 7/9 Middlesbro a 10 Â£7.92M West Ham -8 48 10/11 Aston Villa h 11 Â£7.20M Tottenham 7 46 10/11 Liverpool h 12 Â£6.48M Newcastle -18 43 12/13 Everton a 13 Â£5.76M Wigan -15 40 12/15 Man Utd h 14 Â£5.04M Middlesbro -17 39 13/16 Man City h 15 Â£4.32M Sunderland -22 39 13/16 Arsenal h 16 Â£3.60M Bolton -18 36 14/18 Chelsea a 17 Â£2.88M Fulham -23 33 16/19 Portsmouth a 18 Â£2.16M Reading -29 33 16/19 Derby a 19 Â£1.44M Birmingham -19 32 17/19 Blackburn h 20 Â£0.72M Derby -65 11 20 Reading h
The lowest Newcastle can finish is 13th position and we’d get Â£5.76M.
Â£6M isn’t too much but with the TV rights and sponsor deals included add at least Â£30M to that figure at least – and graduated between the top and bottom teams.
Again, we point out that the top clubs get more money than the bottom clubs because they finish higher – so the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. That’s not even to mention the many clubs in the lower leagues, who are having a hard time just existing.
That inevitably leads to a few clubs over time being so rich that other clubs cannot compete, and that’s exactly what’s happened, and what Keegan was pointing out last Monday.
In fact in the 16 seasons since 1992, when the Premier League has been in existence, only 4 clubs have won the Title – Man United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Blackburn.
And Blackburn won it only once.
That’s what Kevin’s point was when he said the league was boring.
To prove it, we know right now that next season the winners will be between Man United, Arsenal or Chelsea.
It’s a 3 team league because Liverpool have never won the Premier League, and are perennially 4th in the league in any case.
And of course the top teams in the European Champions League get huge amounts of additional revenue each year too.
What Kevin said last Monday was the absolute truth – although it may be something the PL executives don’t want to hear.
They defended the entertainment value league because Kevin used the word boring – but that wasn’t really the right word, and he meant boring because we know Blackburn – and 16 other teams in the PL that include Newcastle, have no chance whatsoever of winning the league next season. That’s a fact.