Why Ashley £20M Investment In January Would Be Good Deal


Newcastle owner should be willing to pay out quite a bit of cash in the January transfer window – in order to ensure we are in the Premier League next season, and when you look at the new numbers for what Premier League teams will receive from the new TV deal – we could lose a staggering amount if we are relegated this season.

Ashley – should I pay out £20M to ensure we could get £92M next season?

We reported in mid-June how the Premier League had cut a deal for just over £3B with Sky Sports and BT, for the domestic rights of televising Premier League games live, for three years starting in 2013, and how that was a cool 70% increase over the previous three year deal.

Last season – on the old agreement – this is how the TV money was shared out between the clubs:

The table is a little hard to read – but Newcastle got £54.24M last year for finishing in 5th place.

It’s a reasonable assumption that next season, that amount will increase by around 70%, and each PL club would then 1.7 times the above amounts – as an assumption.

That means that if Newcastle would get £92.2M if they finished in 5th position, and if we were in mid-table – 10th position – we wouldonly make £79.2M.

And by the way if we are not in Europe next season, we could be challenging for a top six position if we do get reinforcements in during the January transfer window and also in the summer – and we’ll have a fit Yohan Cabaye. 😀

And to make the argument – we wouldn’t get much of that money at all if we are in the second division next season , although we would get some parachute payments if we were relegated.

At the moment Newcastle are near the relegation zone – just two points above third bottom placed Southampton – who took us apart last weekend.

To ensure Newcastle stay in the Premier League for next season, it’s not unreasonable that Mike Ashley could pay out sizable transfer money to Alan Pardew to bring in a number of good players.

For £20M – it seems to us it would be a good investment – if it keeps Newcastle in the Premier League next season – because it we are relegated just think of the tens of millions we will lose out on.

And we know that’s exactly how Mike Ashley – the businessman – thinks.

It seems a decent business case to us.

What do you think?

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137 comments so far

  • Kyo

    Nov 30, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #1

    It would have been a good investment in the summer too.

    What a shit owner.

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  • yorkshireToon

    Nov 30, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Before the season the one position people didn’t want signings was in midfield but that is the position we are weakest.

    Ben Arfa is the only creative midfielder we have. Cabaye has been underperforming all season and a lot of last and who else have we got? Marveux? Not good enough apparently. We need to buy flair players to create more chances!

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  • WesJameson

    Nov 30, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #3

    Like the season we got relegated…. i can’t watch this sh1te anymore

    If we get relegated again, i will not watch football again, will take up rugby or golf, until we have a new owner…not asking for a billionaire, just someone, with half a brain cell, not someone, who fires people, then hires someone of a worse quality, then because of one fluke season, gets given an eight year contract

    PATHETIC!!

    Lee Clarke for manager, why the hell not???

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  • Preqwal

    Nov 30, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #4

    The problem withour midfield is we don’t use. We always bypassthemiddle of the field to play along ball to demba Ba who has is back to goal. Our midfield seems to be only to break down play then hoof upfield. We should be looking to control games with our midfield and play through their defence. Cisse and ba are lethal in 1to1 situations with the keeper, yet we rarely give them through balls to run on too!

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  • blew

    Nov 30, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #5

    3 defenders, 1 midfielder, 1 winger and 1 striker urgently needed, would £20M suffice? They need pace and heading ability, something that has not been condidered in the past couple of seasons of signings. Oversights by Pardew and dare I suggest – Carr.

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  • GeordieAnt

    Nov 30, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #6

    @3 Pathetic is the right word to use. You are pathetic. If we get relegated I’m not going to watch football again? Lmao…you really are a fickle fan aren’t you. What happened to supporting our team through thick and thin? Who cares who the owner is? We…as Geordies, supporters of our great football club (in true Geordie eyes…it will always be a great football club) will always support our team…regardless of what division we’re in…regardless of who our owner is…regardless of who the manager is, and regardless of who plays for the team. I think some people need a little reminder of this…so take a look at this:

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3556/3559406603_10175fb3df.jpg

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  • Kyo

    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #7

    GeordieAnt

    if you feed Ashley’s pockets when he runs your club into the ground then you are the problem, not him.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Kyo

    Ashley isn’t running the club into the ground. He may not be spending as much as we want but it’s not causing any real harm.

    I would much prefer an owner who spends a bit more but he isn’t haunt the club, just not making it better

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Geordie- your certainly not an ant in my eyes your a giant amongst men. You display the sort of resolve that will help see the team through these difficult times. Catchy and rag tag and bobtails hang your heads in shame!!! The Pathetic hapless types, who if we were to be relegated and Sunderland stay up, would become Sunderland season ticket holders . Are they fickle flip flop fans or are they fickle flip lop fans?

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #10

    Or even fickle flip flop fans!!!!! Catchy just keep hanging your head in shame. I’ll get back to you when can stop.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #11

    If Ashley was selling everyone and bit signing a single player I could understand staying away from games to pressure him to sell up or change.

    But he isn’t too bad, he may not spend enough, but it’s not like he is stripping the club.

    Our season is far from over in terms of getting European football so just hang tight for now and see where we are on may.

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  • HullMag6

    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #12

    Mike & Alan are not the problem, Derek however, with his purples, too hard negotiating tactics and general demeanor make him the liability. How many negotiations with potential new players have gone south because of him.

    HWTL, hell or high water.

    It could be worse – you could be a mackem.

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  • toonluvva

    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #13

    Ed, you make a very persuasive argument in favour of MA splashing the cash, the question is will he, and if so, how much.
    I’m sorry but IMHO for as long as he has DL where he is nothing is likely to change.
    If he got shot of DL and appointed someone who understood football with all the TV revenues this club could realistically be a top 6 (at least) contenders every season.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #14

    Yes llambias is the worst.

    He can’t negotiate because if he could we would have more than 1 player arrive in the summer for the first team.

    He failed in France and holland

    He should have moved to other targets instead of chasing players he couldn’t get/ afford

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #15

    Hull- it seems to me that DL would have problems negotiating his way out of a wet paper bag.

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #16

    His colour coded identification of the quality footballer is an insult to fans intelligence. He’s the sort of individual who would only take an
    interest in football when the World Cup is being shown on television.

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #17

    Geordieant – I love that photo, really sums up everything I love about Newcastle and Newcastle fans.

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  • lesh

    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #18

    toonluvva and Transfer S….. 100% agree with you and has anyone got a hammer big enough to drum the message into Llambias.

    His reluctance to move from his stupid, arrogant and short-sighted position in the last window has cost us dear and from a last season 5th, we’re now in a relegation scrap. That man ought to have been given a big boot up the arris and deserves to be sacked if he doesn’t support Pardew with investment this January.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #19

    I followed every match on net while we were in Championship. looks like might have to do it again.

    Must say not looking forward to it.

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  • Jonny

    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #20

    December fixtures aren’t looking any easier unfortunately. The past 4 fixtures that all ended in defeat is probably the best run of fixtures we will have all season.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #21

    The problem this season has been Pardew’s lack of balls to drop Gutierrez. He was immense for us last season but this season he had been the thorn in our side. His woeful passing is shocking for everyone to see and he can barely muster a cross. His work-rate has dropped too as it seems his legs are giving way. For a few matches he has been anonymous during games and only highlighted when he loses our attacking momentum with another terrible wayward pass.

    We need to start with Ferguson for example who has a great delivery on him and makes stuff happen our in the wing. He also plays like a natural winger hugging the touchline with pace.

    Tiote is another who last season was a brick wall and this season is looking like an amature boxer trying to play football. We expect and deserve better from these players and they are letting the team down not Pardew.

    Talk of change in manager is premature and ridiculous. We clearly needed investment in summer and more so now in January. Ashley get your dusty wallet out and try and remember what it’s for.

    Pardew needs our support now more than ever.

    HWTL

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #22

    I don’t think we are bound for the championship. It is far too early to worry about that just yet, there are other teams around us doing equally bad, sunderland, QPR to name two.

    Wigan are always near the bottom, Villa look terrible this year, then you will have reading and southampton somewhere near the bottom.

    Points wise we are 2/3 wins from being back in top half and looking safe.

    I understand we need to get these wins first and that’s a big ask but it’s not unthinkable.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #23

    Mike Ashley will sell Newcastle United Soon . He will then put all his money into Glasgow Rangers.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #24

    Ed,

    It will be a miracle if we signed may be more than 1 player in january at best.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #25

    Well that’s just a dream I had .

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #26

    JP

    Is it too early to call for Llambias to be sacked? I hope not. Would love the fans to chant for him to go and protest about him.

    He is ruining the club. His negotiating in the summer was a joke. He either needed to pay the extra or move on to a back up target. Carr always said that he had 3/4 names to give to pardew and surely there must be at least one on the last to be a good back up.

    And if there aren’t any back up players on the list then Llambias/Pardew need to be demanding more from the scout.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Nov 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #27

    Transfer

    We are 30 points off looking safe.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 30, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #29

    Doom mongers out in force today again then I see.

    Indian

    Forecasting relegation at the end of November? How about you take your drivel to one of the bandwagon teams, surely it should be an ingrained part of a NUFC supporter to actually support the team instead of predicting relegation.

    You really are the worst brand of football supporter, but please do take this personally as I really do not like you.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 30, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #30

    Ruddy,

    You are Sh!t

    i am not forecasting it, i am saying should it happen. ofcourse you a descendant of donkeys

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  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 30, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #31

    Ruddy,

    I dont know what was the best thing that came out of Ireland, but you certainly are the worst.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 30, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #32

    I am shit and descendent of donkey?

    You said you’re not looking forward to it, which, by implication, would indicate that you are pretty sure it’s going to happen. That is what leads me to believe that you are forecasting relegation.

    Now, more onto this “descendent of donkeys” thing, care to explain that?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 30, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #33

    Online

    The same can be said for about 6 teams around us too though.

    It’s not like we are cut adrift at the bottom.

    QPR only have 5 points and I still wouldn’t write them off with getting redknapp in and having some decent players.

    It’s a total battle still. We are only 7 points worse off than arsenal in 7th so we may not be playing well but we are still in touching distance.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Nov 30, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #34

    Just a thought ..Can you imagine the Furore , nay , the anger and the hate mobs if Ashley called Ibrox ..
    the Sport’s direct Arena !.

    Hung, drawn, and Q springs to mind.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 30, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #35

    Ruddy,

    No, the IQ that you have shown, i cant even if i tried

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #36

    Not to appear to be a grammar Nazi, but any comment made about my apparent lack of IQ should at least be grammatically correct.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 30, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #37

    at least u understood. that’s why you are a donkey

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 30, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #38

    Indian

    This pathetic childish squabbling is beneath me, but you can go right ahead.

    So, whenever you’re ready can you mosey on over to the blogs of Manchester United or Chelsea and give them your support? You’d be doing NUFC a great service.

    Still not really getting the “descendent of donkeys” insult, but I suppose neither do you.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 30, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #39

    Ruddy,

    refer to comment #35,

    From what i understand, nothing is beneath you. Whether i go to any other blog or not is none of your business.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Nov 30, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #40

    Whats with the Donkey like 🙂

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