Newcastle Top Of The Premier League – Financially


We check on the excellent Swiss Ramble site quite often, just to see what financial information is on there for European clubs, and the creator of the site is a Brit, now living in Switzerland, after meeting and marrying a Swiss Miss – as he says – but he doesn’t give his name.

Michel Platini – UEFA President implementing Financial Fair Play Rules

The web-site put up information earlier this month that shows Newcastle United in a very good financial state, at least compared to some of the other top clubs in the Premier League, and this table shows you where we stand, and it’s the profit and loss financial information from the last financial year available – July 1st 2010 through June 30th, 2011 – which was our first season back with the big boys.

It shows that Manchester United, Arsenal and Newcastle made profits for that year, see the bright yellow row near the bottom, with Newcastle making £33M when you include transfers, and that compares to losses of £197M for Manchester City, £67M for Chelsea, and £49M for Liverpool.

Arsenal made £15M and Manchester United made £30M, and so when you include transfers, Newcastle were at the very top of the Premier League – financially.

Without the transfers included – the operating profit/loss was a loss of only £4M for Newcastle, that’s on the aquatic blue row about half way down, with only Manchester United £60M, and Arsenal £11M making an operating profit.

The Financial Fair Play Rules that Michel Platini is pushing hard, demands that clubs balance their books – they do not make a loss in other words – with the financial figures in the following table the maximum losses allowed, with an acceptable deviation allowed in the upcoming seasons.

So Manchester City, as one example, have to essentially get from losing £195M in 2011, to making a loss of only around £50M for the two previous years through 2014 – and Roberto Mancini is complaining the club didn’t spend enough money last summer?

And the following table shows the distribution of funds in the Premier League for last season, with Newcastle picking up a good £54.2M by finishing in 5th place in the league table.

And with the new financial agreements recently announced by the Premier League in their new three year agreement with Sky Sports and BT – to run from season 2013-2014 through season 2015-2016 – the amounts increase quite substantially as seen in this table.

Whether you like Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias or not, you’ve got to give them credit for getting Newcastle into a very decent financial position, which we expect to be even better when the financial figures are released for last season.

Now we need to bring in at least two players in January, keep all our current players at the club – including a certain Mr. Demba Ba – and bring in another three top players next summer, and then we’ll be in business in the Premier League, and not just on the financial front.

Howay The Lads!!

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199 comments so far

  • ppb

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #1

    this should be a fun topic.
    i sense upcoming war

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  • ppb

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #3

    @magpies i could well imagine that yo be true as we’re stocking up on good youth players

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #4

    Platini is a real thinker. just look at that pose. Pensive, but in control

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  • geoff777

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #5

    Go Ed!!

    Just rip off the poor guys site and all his graphics, which will have taken him a lot of hours to compile.

    Stick your ads around his work and generate some easy dosh from his talent.

    Unbelievable.

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  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Amazing really, to balance the books and put together a top side at the same time and at Newcastle of all places, they should be run out of town on a rail.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #7

    You may make a song and dance about how we are in a good position financially, But:

    We still have won anything worth a Bean since 1969 !
    And this for me is a travesty and also disappointing!
    It Hurts !

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  • ppb

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #8

    @Geoff if you have a problem email ed. his address is right there

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  • geoff777

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #9

    @NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    They could put the accounts in a silver binder and put them in the trophy cabinet … ( so there’s something in there except dust).

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  • geoff777

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #10

    @ppb

    Thanks for the tip. 🙂

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #11

    Geoff
    Seeing as he has giving the website a positve review and posted a link to the web site im sure they dont mind, hey he might even have permission seeing as he said hes often on here, but hey its no different to having say your user name as a link to another website on his blog eh?
    Why dont you E mail the bloke if youve got a prob with his blog

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  • ppb

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #12

    no problem Geoff. glad you didn’t take that as an aggressive remark or personal attack

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  • geoff777

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #13

    @toonarmydownsouth

    I chose to leave a comment.
    btw. It’s completely different to having a link on a username.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #14

    Again on Anita.

    He doesnt look like a DM because he ISNT a CDM. He is a deep lying playmaker best used in a 4-2-3-1 or 4-2-2-2 formation. Simple as.

    He can tackle but he can also distribute balls excellently and help the who team push in attack.

    He needs to be played next to Perch or Tiote or Bigi in the centre alternating between attacking and as a supporting sweeper.

    So obviously he isnt going to look his best when given Tiote’s full job.

    And Im shocked that after listening to you guys all summer moan about how much pace a full back needs that you now want him to start there. Sure he looks decent enough cover but when Simmo is fit (who has as much pace) it has to be Simmo, who will bring a bit of height for set pieces too.

    Some people dont seem to have faith in the guy already. #ficklefans

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #15

    Actually i,m quite pleased that the financial side is being sorted! Or at least lokking healthy.

    But the icing on the Cake still has to come !

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #16

    Geoff
    How?
    Is it your web site?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #17

    LGFUAD21
    Pretty much somes it up tbf

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  • geoff777

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #18

    @toonarmydownsouth

    It’s a beautiful sunny day in Andalucia, I’m not going to spend it arguing with you.

    You seem pretty clueless.
    I usually skip your posts.

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  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #19

    @14 that sounds like a fair assessment of Anita in midfield but that isn’t how we play, although a midfield diamond of Tiote, Anita, and Cabs looks pretty formidable..

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #20

    Anita is much faster than Simpson from what I’ve seen any winger with pace is alowed to have so much room when Simpson plays because he can’t cope.

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  • WWYCD

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #21

    Well this is exciting news….truely better than a trophy

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #22

    Three Points the morrow will put you all in a better mood !

    And just might stop some of you throwing insults at eachother!

    HWTL !

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #23

    Plus !

    Anita is a far better Midfield player than a defender ! Used to watch him at Ajax, and was chuffed when we got him !

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  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #24

    Simmo is solid and I’m not keen on criticising him, but I do think Anita is faster, certainly in anticipation and reading of the game and significantly better at distributing the ball.

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #25

    Totally confused about what i would do with the ba cisse situation.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #26

    Geoff
    Not arguing just pointing out your use of free advertising enjoy your day and keep skipping

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  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #27

    Persevere with Ba and Cisse, they are goals and points.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #28

    Simmo is defensivly sound and when he returns he should retain the rb position would be a shame to waste anitas passing ability and vision at rb

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #29

    I would Play Vernon alonside Tiote, because Cheick has a more physical presence than Vernon has and the distirbution in Midfield of the lad is a wonder to behold!

    I,ve watched Anita score a lot of good goals for Ajax from a midfield holding position alongside more physical players!

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #30

    @25:

    BA needs to be put in his place! No one player should be allowed to insist on a starting place ! His knob of an agent is just causing waves and looking for a Pay-day from a possible future Transfer !

    I like BA ! But he needs to go and sit around the table with Pardew and learn some sense ! The Clubs interest comes before that of the player, no matter who he is , or how well he plays!

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #31

    Anita should stay rb as he looks ten times the player simmo is from what i have seen so far and we have bigi who looks unreal. In Jan need to get a rb as to allow Anita back in middle and give us options.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #32

    Ed we moved off the last topic very quickly!!

    I don’t hink Shola can do 90 mins these days and certainly not 2 in 4 days. Shola is great in 20 minute cameos.

    Guti is not a winger any more eithr and maybe perch and Anita should swap if Tiote is unavailable or even give Bigi another run in the middle.

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #33

    I think ba attitude is shocking and he seems to think he is the best st around but you can’t drop him and he doesn’t link well at all with cisse and never has. For me shola should start with ba or cisse i think lol its difficult.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #34

    TADS

    God forbid we should have a RB with passing ability and vision. What a waste that would be – lol!!

    I guess the concept of total football and having good technical players in all posiitons doesn’t come to your mind at all.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #35

    Rotonda agree love shola had a good game the other night but shouldnt be starting games he is much more effective in his super sub role coming on and bullying defenders

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #36

    Shola is ok to start against lower league teams in cups or some Europa games.

    He just hasn’t got the stamina to play his best for 90 minutes,

    He should play off the bench most games although it wouldn’t be too bad seein him start the odd one. He can be effective.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #37

    I think Ba would be on fire if he had Shola to play off. Shola may not have 90 mins but he holds the line well and with Ba behind him he could take advantage of the knock downs.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #38

    Rotonda
    It would be great to have a rb with passing and vision but would be pointless at the moment when our midfield is struggling to get going this season we need the talent there to get the heart beat of the team jump started again

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Sep 22, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #39

    Okay then Lads!

    What is your starting line-up for tomorrow then?

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Sep 22, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #40

    Tiote will start if Fit!

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