Newcastle Gets £39.2M In TV Revenue

We reported in an earlier story that Newcastle will receive over £6M from the Premier league for finishing in 12th place.


Mike Ashley – he knows world football is big business

But that amount is peanuts compared to what Newcastle will receive from the world-wide TV rights.

Each club’s earnings consist of a flat fee of £22.8M as part of an equal share of the revenue pouring into the Premier League’s coffers from television broadcasting deals, worth a total of £2.7 billion over three years.

Then, on top of that, each club gets money depending on how many of their games were televised live and shown around the world.

Newcastle will receive £38.2M which is almost double what they received in the previous season – £21.2M. Is the Premier league big business? It certainly seems so.

A total of £615M was divided between the 20 Premier League teams compared with just £502M last year.

Here’s the full list of what each Premier League club will be receiving for this season, with the previous season amount also shown:

Club 		    2008 Rev - M  2007 Rev - M          

Manchester United    	£49.3       £32.0
Chelsea 	     	£45.6       £30.9
Arsenal              	£47.0       £29.0
Liverpool 		£45.4       £28.4
Everton 		£42.1       £25.3
Aston Villa 		£42.3       £22.0
Blackburn Rovers 	£40.2       £22.0
Portsmouth 		£40.4       £23.0
Manchester City 	£39.7       £21.0
West Ham United 	£36.8       £21.1
Tottenham Hotspur 	£36.0       £27.3
Newcastle United 	£39.2       £21.2
Middlesbrough 		£34.2       £20.5
Wigan Athletic 		£33.4       £18.4
Sunderland 		£33.6        £6.5*
Bolton Wanderers 	£32.0       £24.6
Fulham 			£31.3       £20.4
Reading 		£30.6       £23.6
Birmingham City 	£29.8        £6.5*
Derby County 		£29.1       (n/a)

Total 		       £815.2      £502.5

* denotes parachute payment for clubs promoted from the Coca-Cola Championship.

Notice also that Newcastle made more TV money than the two London teams immediately above them, Tottenham and West Ham United.

Comments welcome.

42 comments so far

  • adam- i hate tottenham

    May 15, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #1

    lets use the money asap.

  • Graeme

    May 15, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #2

    Give it to KK, Ashley doesnt need it.

    I’m sure KK can find 2 or 3 bloody good players for that much money!!!

  • Spyro

    May 15, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #3


    ED i bet you KNEW that would make a lot of people on here smile didn’t you? lol

  • Ed Harrison

    May 15, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #4

    Spyro 😀 😀

  • HeronMag

    May 15, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #5

    I never used to care about Spurs. But now we’ve had a bunch of idiots log on to Ed’s site to ramble on about North London’s 2nd club I’ve decided I’m going to enjoy every little victory we have over them.

    I’m with you Spyro!

  • dan

    May 15, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #6

    Slightly off the subject. Did anyone see Rangers play last night. They had nothing going forward and were played off the park by Venit st. Petersburg.Some people payed £1000 to watch them get beat 2-0
    I allways knew that Scotland was a Mickey Mouse league but really scottish football is on its arse at the minute. And that from a team that can still do the treble. I wonder what the team that got relegated are like.
    Did you see David Wier’s interview at the end, he looked like an old grandad. hahaha

  • figsdad

    May 15, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #7

    all that money will go towards mike ash pocket as he cleared our debt and he wants some of it back…

  • faustino

    May 15, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #8

    In an optimistic world, I reckon clubs turnover esitmate would have allowed for a 20% increase in TV revenue. So thats around 10million of the TV rev. that could be spent on club development at the very least.

    However, in the real world, I would imagine that not a penny of this hasn’t been factored already and it changes nothing as to what will be spent on players!

  • Bill F

    May 15, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #9

    I suppose it helps to pay some of the wages. Not much more though.

  • craig chisholm

    May 15, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #10

    so the bottom line is that we must be making shit loads of money, i dont care what mortisha says. even if salaries were 70% of the gates, he then has the shops and merchandise……and we sell alot, then the money for our league standings and then the tv money. we have to be making bucket loads.
    i want crouch and SWP plus a mid-field dynamo and one world calss cenre half.

  • Dondatta13

    May 15, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Ive said on other posts where wages were being discussed, Yes it may be 70% of turnover BUT we had an additional £35 Million comming in. Lets face it, The way this BILLIONAIRE owner is going on is a joke. He goes on as if he/we are skint, complaining about high wages of certain players,how we wont be signing big players, yet we seem to be making money hand over fist. He (Ashley) thinks nothing on gambling hundreds of thousands on a single spin of a roulette wheel. YET ANOTHER PERSON IN CHARGE OF NUFC WHO TAKES US FOR MUGS!

    GO GET US Van der Vaart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bo

    May 15, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #12

    Spurs would have made more money than us though if you factor in there uefa cup run and league cup win.

    Also did anyone see the average attendance table which had us down in fith place. We were ahead of liverpool but behind spurs, utd, arsenal, everton.

  • bo

    May 15, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #13

    With that amount of money coming in ashley cant justify not spending big.

  • faustino

    May 15, 2008 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #14

    For gods sake… thats’s not additional money that is factored turnover!

    We have a total club wage bill of 65mil a year at least… the most we make of gate reciepts is about 35mil. For TV and of the FA is another 45mil yes… but what do you reckon it costs to run SJP and the staff, the operating costs of the club as a business. Insurance alone on SJP has to run into the millions.

    [For arguments sake let’s say that Merchandising accounts for the remaing 15-20mil that would tie the 70% of turnover figure in! Once you’ve taken these figures into account it’s easy to see we operate at a loss.]

    NUFC is not a profitable business when your talking of figures of this scale. Do you want to become Leeds? Cos I don’t.

  • KKK

    May 15, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #15

    How do we know if MA has actually asked for wage reductions? It is all just pure speculation from the media at the moment. Plus people have to realize that MA cleared all of our debts during the season which was about 100M+ as well as giving fat Sam some funds. He just wants the club to be sustainable so we don’t turn into another Leeds. How anyone can doubt MA’s commitment to Newcastle i don’t know.

  • Leo

    May 15, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #16

    good that we beat tottenham again, i will also take any bit of us beating tottenham and celebrate it

  • michael

    May 15, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #17

    I don’t think he’s running the club like we’re skint! Truth is he is putting big offers in for players
    £9m- Woodgate
    £16m- Modric
    What I do think he has done is cut out a lot of the wasted money on wages of players, who really don’t deserve anything like what Shepard was paying them.
    Can you honestly tell me Babayaro or Stephen Carr are worth it? Put it in context.
    The cost of hiring those two muppets for a year at NUFC (under Shepard wages!) would pay for 100 junior doctors in your local hospital. Think about that. That’s an entire hospital of doctors spent on two crummy full backs who should be in the Championship.
    NUFC were ONE HUNDRED MILLION POUNDS in debt. We are deluding ourselves if we think that we could continue to spend frivelously on 7/10 players. What a nonsense, people are talking, berrating Ashley for not ploughing money into a club he has already invested so much in.

    I don’t have £240m do you? If you did would you spend it on NUFC?

    And if you would spend it on NUFC would you want it run by
    a) the money grabbing lecherous Fat Fred Shepard who knows how to keep fans happy by signing a star name once every five years, hence prolonging the time he can bleed you dry,
    b) by Chris Mort, who actually shows some concern for the longevity of the club and a fair degree of reasonable business acumen.

    Just because he didn’t trust Sam with a heap of cash (Signed Smith over Elano, wanted to sell Oba!!! Rest my case) doesn’t mean he won’t invest. This will be the first transfer window without takeover/change of manager so let’s wait and see what happens AFTER it opens.

  • Neil

    May 15, 2008 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #18

    Hey Dan in response to your post I saw bits and bobs of the game last night. Whilst I fully appreciate what you say, and understand why you say it, you can’t say that Scottish football is totally on it’s arse when you look at how Celtic done in the Champions League and Rangers got to a final of the second biggest club competition in Europe. I think Rangers are a boring team to watch in Europe (Quite the opposite to Zenit who attack at any opportunity) but it’s a bit ott to suggest Scottish footy is on it’s arse – It’s better now than it’s been in ages!!!

    PS – I promise I am not scottish and hats off to Michael (Comment 15) for stricking the nail firmly on the bonce!

  • Cyprus Toon

    May 15, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #19

    Why do you lot think Ashley won’t give KK a decent amount of money for transfers?? because the craploids say so, so since when did you lot start to believe what the craploids say about our club???
    Give it a break, we’ll get plays in, but only players who want to play for us & not people who like Modric who chose the Spurts because its London, just bide your time & lets see what happens, if we don’t get anyone by Mid July, then you can start the linch mods again.. 🙁

  • Bill F

    May 15, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #20

    Two excellent bits of analysis from Faustino and Michael. The fact is, is that a lot of top clubs in the world are bit like Hamsters in a wheel perpetually going nowhere and paying more and more for the privelige. Transfer fees are just getting ridiculous and obscene, putting more and more clubs into debt. Not many clubs actually put the money up front in the bigger deals including us, they are staggered over several years. We are effectively buying on credit which we all know is the bane of our modern society.
    If Nufc are trying to operate as a sensible well run business, (which I believe is now the case) we should be applauding this attitude rather than trying to see us slump into a debt cycle.

    Of course we all want to see big money buys but let us get the right people at the right price for our future.

    Blimey that has worn me out time for a coffee.

  • Bill F

    May 15, 2008 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #21

    By the way Leo did you do as promised to Tripp and me.

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 15, 2008 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #22

    big mike will give money ffs, any man and his dog are using it as a smoke screen. we wont be held at ransom i can tell u that, there will be alot of money spent this year and a fair bit of money coming in also. also you can expect alot of deals involving our current players i think

  • Leo

    May 15, 2008 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #23

    not quite yet, but i spoke to my dads receptionist who said she would organise it- haha im so lazy and she is putty in my hands

    the greystoke surgery in morpeth is usually quite a waiting list so iwill probably have to wait

  • craig chisholm

    May 15, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #24

    hey good news, i see that zogs has spoken…….he says its all media shite and that he never had a fight at all and has never had a problem etc with anyone…….he goes on to say he likes being at newcastle and always has……..if he stays then you can cross off one signing cos he is ace in my book, we have to give him a permenant starting place over duffers though, its mad.

  • Bill F

    May 15, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Yeah ok Leo, by the way does Tarzan run the Greystoke surgery. 🙂

  • Graham

    May 15, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #26

    Anyone on here who reckons Ashley isn’t doing enough to help KK and NUFC as a whole hasn’t a clue!

    He has ploughed in over £250m of his own money (unlike the Glazers etc who borrowed money on the club to buy it) to save this club – we wouldn’t have a football club is Shepherd was still in charge, it would have gone tits up by August last year!

    Whatever money is left over will be put back into the club for new players etc. which will be about £25m plus whatever Keegan can raise.
    Then there will be a bit more – maybe £15m in January if Keegan wants it. If we make Europe next year, then we can spend some more money.

    This is sensible running of a football club. Not the spending cash until the club is on its knees of the past.

  • Leo

    May 15, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #27

    tarzan? im confused bill f… explain lol. its a nice play actually i hate going to the doctors though, its funny a while back my jaw totally locked in place leaving me with very minimal movement in it, due to a rugby incident and i went to the docs after weeks of drinking soup instead of eating solids all he did was a massage of the jaw line in trying to relax it and my jaw freed up

    they are magicians there

  • HeronMag

    May 15, 2008 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #28

    I agree with a lot of the comments made today talking about restraint.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Until we start bringing in the trophies (and hence vastly increased revenue through Europe and TV contracts) we cannot compete financially with the current top 4.

    Ashley and Mort have adopted exactly the right approach. First they have come in and started cutting unnecessary expenditure. They have also invested wisely in a committed youth structure that will soon start to show its benefits in the first team. Finally they ARE financing Keegan when the best players become available (Woodgate & Modric).

    Unfortunately neither Modric or Woodgate thought it was the best move for them. We know that in both cases that the reason was not financial.

    But the policies in place bode well for the future, long term.

    Keep the faith lads. MA will get his wallet out when the time comes.

  • Bill F

    May 15, 2008 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #29

    Leo, Tarzon was also Lord Greystoke in the books and films.

    The jaw muscles must have gone into a spasm, a similar thing happens with back muscles which is where a lot of back pain comes from. It is actually a body defensive reflex to protect vunerable parts. It’s amazing the number of people who come to me bent over with pain and are able to walk away much relieved, not really magic although it probably feels like it.

    You must be really paranoid about Doctors to put with what you have described.

  • Bill F

    May 15, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #30

    By the way did anyone else enjoy seeing the Russian lasses bouncing up and down in the crowd last night. There was one who must have had a couple of St. Bernard puppies in her bra.


  • Spyro

    May 15, 2008 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #31

    yes i saw Bill F, lol

  • John

    May 15, 2008 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #32

    ya Bill..We should sign them 2 birds also

  • HeronMag

    May 15, 2008 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #33

    I think any bloke worth his salt spotted those two lasses last night haha!

  • joe

    May 15, 2008 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #34

    man u get 10 million more than us and it’s the rest of us who need all the help we can get. man u can buy a 10 million player and still be on an even keel with us. it should be split equally regardless. little things like that might make the league a little more evenly matched.

  • Hadji

    May 15, 2008 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #35

    If we continued the way we were running we would have ended up like:Leeds,Lazio,Parma,Borusia Dortmund etc.
    Our club was like a mad house before when FFS was in charge.

  • lonely toon army

    May 15, 2008 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #36

    i mean fat mike u better go.. i am sick of you being so tight in your arse..

  • Smackos

    May 15, 2008 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #37


    “bo // May 15, 2008 at 12:21
    Also did anyone see the average attendance table which had us down in fith place. We were ahead of liverpool but behind spurs, utd, arsenal, everton.”

    How the hell did they work that out, we’ve sold out all season and we’ve got a bigger ground than Everton and Spurs… figure that one out.

    We should be in 3rd place in those stat’s, below Man Utd and Arsenal but thats it right now.

    I think everyone missed a lot of the point about our debt. It was’nt just made up of ton’s of debt due to transfers in the past, if you remember that the original cost of upgrading the stadium to how it stands to today was quoted by the club itself at £40 Million.. so either way yes we’ve spent big on players these last few years but half that debt includes the cost of the stadium improvements.

  • clinta

    May 16, 2008 at 4:23 AM

    Comment #38

    Of course were getting more tv earnings than spurs and the hammers, even this year when we were mostly poor it was still better than watching there shite! when you talk about people around the world watching the pl too, and i’ve been to my share of places, beside the top 4(of course) there’s no team that’s more popular than newcastle, i’ve met toon fans in malaysia, india, malawi, south africa, poland and china and no they weren’t geordies on a bit of rnr?

    i’ve never met a spurs fan anywhere?

  • clinta

    May 16, 2008 at 4:23 AM

    Comment #39

    or hammers fans for that matter!

  • derek

    May 16, 2008 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #40

    The zog knows now that spurs are’nt coming for him – he’s labelled as dodgy goods what with the texting in the dressing room under roeder, and the scrap at everton that “did’nt happen”.
    To be fair, if you were a 17 year old whisked away from your own country and then have had a modicum of success your head would probably be turned. Look at Glenn Johnson – same trouble and now he’s grown up a bit and been told a few home truths he’s developing into a very very good pro. Stick with charlie boy and hope his balls drop soon.


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