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Newcastle Pay Around £3.4M To Agents Over The Last Year

10:47 am, Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 17 Comments

Newcastle United have reported how much they have paid to the agents of football players in the year from 1st October of last year through the end of September, and that amount was £3,485,503.

Derek Llambias – leads the transfer business at Newcastle

Newcastle have more than once complained about the ridiculous fees charged by agents, and that amount seems very high to us, and it could include the almost £2M that we are supposed to have paid out for Demba Ba – and of course his advisers are busy trying to get another deal made for themselves – sorry I should have said for Demba Ba (yeah right!).

But the year before, Newcastle’s payments to agents was almost double the current figure at £6,380,488.00 – and this year’s figure is around a 45% drop from last year, and last year’s figures would have probably included the Demba Ba fees to his agent(s).

Top of the list in the last report (October 2010 through September 2011) were Manchester City (of course), who paid out over £9M in agents’ fees.

This was put on the Newcastle web-site on Friday:

In line with Regulation G.15 of The Football Association Agents’ Regulation, which states:

“Clubs shall make publicly available on or before 30 November each year, the total amount of the payments made by the Club to Authorized Agents and Exempt Solicitors during the period 1 October of the previous year to 30 September of that year,” Newcastle United hereby confirm the following information:

Payments to Agents – 2011/12

Total amount paid to agents in the period 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2012: .

Explanatory Note:

The amount shown is the aggregate of all payments made to agents during the reporting period for agency activity, including payments made by the club on behalf of players.

That still seems a lot to pay out to agents – who are basically the representatives of the players who do the deals for the player – good work if you can get it.

What do you think?

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17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Dec 2, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Smaller han I thought. Really. The Agent system should be revamped. They should be the capped wage.

  • 2 mattyNUFC // Dec 2, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    so i suppose that tripe about exorbitant agent fees is just that

    anyone have a list to see where we rank against PL clubs from last year who are still in the league this year?

  • 3 Graeme // Dec 2, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    The parasites don’t do too badly for themselves, do they!!

  • 4 check the toastie // Dec 2, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    TADS – i know some super players have big Egos but i have never been a fan of that type of player, (Messi over Ronaldo every day of the week for me) would just support Cisse as he is here to stay, clearly Ba would jump ship if the right offer came along in January and currently the Ba Cisse 442 thing is screwing our whole team up, i would put Ba on the bench, and watch those Cisse goals flow.

    Love Papiss think he has had a raw deal this year, he was amazing last year and i think it will come again.

    Class is permanant, Ba is temporary.

  • 5 Jail for Ashley // Dec 2, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Tsunki,
    It was a typo, predictive text lol, just that post you left sort of indicated that we could carry on like we are with millions being made and not being spent and that it would show some kind of achievement if somebody was prepared to pay 230M because there was money to be made.

  • 6 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Dec 2, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Agents are ruining the game for everyone !

    Money grabbong twots! Hate them!

  • 7 check the toastie // Dec 2, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Matty – the list was in The Sun yesterday, i think we are about 10th in position in that competition, at least we are comfortably mid table in that league.

  • 8 Transfer Sage // Dec 2, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    It’s obvious man city have highest agent fees.

    They sign the biggest names on the biggest pay so would have only be logical to assume the biggest agent fees.

    I think it’s an irrelevant stat anyway. We all know agents in any profession charge a few for their service so don’t see how it’s relevant.

  • 9 mattyNUFC // Dec 2, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    here we go:

    City – 10.5
    pool – 8.6 ( :) )
    qpr – 6.8
    spurs – 6.6
    chelsea – 6.5
    arsenal – 5.6
    west ham – 4.4
    man u – 3.7
    NEWCASTLE – 3.5
    everton – 3.1
    villa – 2.8
    fulham – 2.6
    scum – 2.2
    reading – 2.2
    wigan – 2
    stoke – 1.8
    west brom – 1.4
    norwich – 1.2
    swansea – 1.1
    southampton – .6

  • 10 Transfer Sage // Dec 2, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    The thing went on years ago anyway.

    Even in the 70/80s you had clubs getting players by offering them a car or a house or a little bonus up front.

    Now that payment just goes to agents.

    Ginola on sky sports talking in a Geordie accent….brilliant haha

  • 11 check the toastie // Dec 2, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Agent Fees are just another excuse Del Boy and Pardewasaurus will and have used to try and minpulate gullible fans into thinking they are doing their best to get transfers ‘over the line’.

    If we offer the right money players will come in ala Cisse, if we take the piss they wont, simple really.

  • 12 mattyNUFC // Dec 2, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    check

    in fairness to freiburg, we did pretty much hit them when they were down. on form, he demanded at least 11.5 (what they were asking for two summers ago) and, depending on which reports you believe, we got him for anywhere from 6.9-9mil (think the one Sky latched onto was 7.5, so that’s what i go by)

  • 13 Offkey // Dec 2, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Ba seems to have got gradually greedier over the last few weeks, but I’m wondering whether that has been a Pardew order. Basically telling Ba to try a get a shot on goal so Cisse can follow up on any goal keeping errors etc. Much the same as we see Anita always being the one to chase up field and apply pressure just after we have cleared a corner.

  • 14 mattyNUFC // Dec 2, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    …b/c in January it was pretty apparent if they got relegated they were gonna lose him for even less

  • 15 check the toastie // Dec 2, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Matty – nobody could argue for me that Cisse isnt, wasnt worth the 11.5 million that Freiburg were willing to sell him for, personally we live in cloud cuckoo land in how we value other teams players, especially against no doubt how we would value our own if someone comes knocking.

  • 16 Offkey // Dec 2, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    I was also wondering if anybody sits near enough the Dug out to ever hear what Pards says/shouts………..would be interested to know if he screams ‘boot it’

  • 17 seancavaz // Dec 2, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    As long as this doesn’t come back to bite me in the ass at the end of the season but why are we out of touch in our valuation of players? Don’t get these comments. We are the ones who buy our season tickets, buy club merchandise, surely we want to see value for money? Think of the bigger picture, how much it must cost to pay all the staff behind the scenes, amenities bills, I know personally how much it costs just to run my house and I’m careful, Christ Xmas shopping I look at something in one shop and think that ain’t good value coz I know I can get the same from another shop cheaper…..that’s just how the current economic climate is, we all ain’t as fruitful as we once were and are now thinking and looking for value rather then the “ah fuck it” mentality. So putting that into player purchases, if a player is £5m that’s really an outlay of £6.4m (if its £20k pw) then agent fee of £1m, so there’s £7.4m in the first year alone, now throw in the other considerations, insurance, medical expenses, then we have to open our minds and realise st James park ain’t built on an oil reserve. Having said all that do I want to see at least 3 players( def, mid, strkr) yeah, but I want value and common sense brought to the table when these players are brought in, and not a rush job to the point were we find ourselves in further debt looking a sanctions of which the likes Leeds united and rangers fans have had to endure. I have faith, but yes I want to see improvement and maybe it’s coz I’m hungover but I trust the management




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