If Ashley Spends The Profits – Newcastle In Great Shape


It may be very difficult to get Mike Ashley to sell Newcastle, and even if he again commits to sell, we’ll have to go through all that upheaval, with the strong likelihood that no buyer comes in to pay Ashley the £300M he will need to sell the famous Newcastle United club.

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Mike Ashley – plough profits back into the club

But with all the money about to flow into Newcastle’s coffers from the new Premier League TV deal over the next three years – Newcastle should start to make some significant profits.

And it’s likely that Newcastle will get around £80M from the Premier League for this season, and they will dish out between £60M and £100M in May to evey PL club – depending among other things on league position.

That will be £40M more than Newcastle got from the Premier League for last season, so we expect that top line revenue item to go straight to the bottom line and become profits.

What we need is to get from Mike Ashley is a commitment to what Derek LLambias had said many times – that the profits would be ploughed right back into the club.

Maybe that money will not fully be spent on new players, but that would give Newcastle some big money to wisely spend in the transfer market, and of course there’s no reason why we cannot still get some good deals – like for free agents as one example – there’s never been anything wrong with that.

Other things like building up the Scouting network under Graham Carr, building up the Newcastle Youth Academy, and improving the  facilities of the club will also get some increased investment.

So perhaps at the next meeting of the fans forum, those representing the club could ask if the Newcastle profits will be ploughed straight back into the club.

And if the answer is no, the next question should be – why not?

If Ashley does plough the money back into the club,Newcastle should be in very good shape to start building a great side again,  and of course Newcastle will be able to also pay out bigger wages to attract the top players.

That sounds good to us.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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320 comments so far

  • wolfshead@toon

    Feb 5, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #1

    as a chelsea follower i dont give a toss chelsea are more nufc than nufc jose is sir bobbys best pupil and they got demba ba not that you see a lot of him like haha
    ashley go f*** ursel ya useless tub of lard

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 5, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #2

    catchy in norway // Feb 5, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    I think way to much focus is being put in the sale of cabaye, I’m getting the impression from some places our season has collapsed because of it,

    cabaye is a good player , no doubt , but in now way are we a one man team, given the chance we have players to cover him, if you ask me TIOTE is the player that has been on fire for most of this season, he does the ugly stuff, with out him who puts there foot in ?

    selling players is part and parcel of the game , get used to it, it’s how you deal with it that counts,

    pardew should stop winging about loosing him and give others a chance,

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #3

    ED

    please remove the DOF from your site please 🙂

    thank you

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  • SharpEnough23

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #4

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tWt5IN4d-Eg

    Haven’t seen much of Adam Armstrong but that first goal is a screamer

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #5

    yes catchy lol i wish ed would stop using photos of ashley as well we all know what the money grabbing asshole looks like

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  • 70TWO

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #6

    repost

    lesh

    You never can tell if Ashley is close to a sale of the club, but as we know he likes a tight ship. He may well run the club with existing staff for the foreseeable to keep costs down. Hopefully with a bit of proactivity in generating positive relations with fans and bringing in transfers also.

    The squad does not have the full capability of reaching the CL at the moment and perhaps it is better to sell our top players and continue (hic) to invest in the squad. When maybe the next transition of players will have the capacity to challenge for cups and the league.

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  • JK

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #7

    Theres no way – i left becos Mike said there will only be 15 mil available in summer – i can barely get one player i have selected. I went in for Remy Umbrella and got pegged back. not my fault.

    Journos just making it up.

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  • Slank

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Ed,

    Whilst it is almost certain that we will get a lot more money it is almost certain that selling clubs and agents will put up the sale price of their players because the buying clubs will have more money to spend. Simple economics. It happens with almost all commodities.

    Also in the wake of a World Cup the sale price of players increases so I would be surprised if we splashed out with busloads of players turning up at SJP.

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  • lesh

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #9

    70TWO – You’re spot on with your thoughts @6.

    Based on my experience in industry, all the signs are that the club is being prepared for the market.

    Key signs I’ve seen elsewhere include:

    * no major spend or investments;
    * keep the business it ticking over;
    * maximise income:
    * minimse overheads (fixed costs} down;
    * executive management positions unfilled.

    Sound familiar?

    If we debt reduction in the year end accounts, then the jig-saw’s nearly complete – apart from a couple of key pieces.

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  • cyprus

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #10

    Now watch us beat chelsea this weekend and it will all go mental again: We are great, we suck, we are great, we suck!

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  • Generic Commenter

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #11

    Cyprus

    We’ll beat Chelsea, then we’ll get Dennis Wise in as Director of Football, and so the cycle will begin again

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #12

    lesh

    are we being mothballed lol

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  • BandB

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #13

    archeomag,

    Thank you for posting the link to the article on the last thread. Given the explosive claims in it and the lack of subsequent comment, I imagine it hasn’t been much read.

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #14

    Well I was put in my place earlier, I shall never again question our reserve level players who are “the next (insert star players name here despite them doing very little)”. Clearly our hugely successful academy speaks for itself.

    Am sure Armstrong, Campbell, Vuckic, Bigi, Tav, Streete, Good, Mbabu, Satka, Aarons and Kemen will all be starters for our team in the nearest of near futures just like those before them and we shall have our own golden age

    Anyway Ashley wont spend profits, hes not making them to reinvest hes making them because its how a business is run and we are, as its so often pointed out, a business now

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #15

    BandB

    i gave it a read and as bad as all those claims are it doesn’t shock me after hearing what the guy said on national tv, he was always going to make much bolder claims not in front of a camera.

    As for him doing what ashley wants and not spending, it’s what a lot of us thought anyway.

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  • jimBOB

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #16

    next Dof will be Les Dennis. you heard it hear first. haha

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  • Ian Toon

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #17

    Catchy @2
    This post reflected with simplicity what I initially found difficult to comprehend and put into perspective. The whole sorry mess just opened up in front of me. Subsequently having revisited the post It has cemented my thinking and my overall view from when I first read. The sentiments go a long way in explaining what was a devastating defeat – Catchy – not everything is as it seems. We can only speculate in most instances and often just to fit within our own personal narrow agenda.

    163yo-yo // Feb 1, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    I think the whole team is in shock that we got nobody in to replace the on pitch leader and pivot for our team. So is Pardew.
    If that isn’t enough to give our form a shake then the absence of our two best forwards in Goofy and Remy left AP with an even bigger problem – a major absence of ball playing options and a leaderless team with very limited creativity. The scum just couldn’t believe their luck.

    Blaming Pardew (as the usual suspects bang on about endlessly and tediously) is way off the mark – team psychology is a complicated matter even if the blog sledgehammers can’t appreciate it.

    We need another 18-20 pts to make our season respectable. Can’t quite see it just now as we are getting into a bad groove again. That is what lack of ambition does for you – sucks confidence, determination and guts and leaves a bunch of half hearted lads to grind out results in a tough league.

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  • gonufc (Release the Hatem Bomb)

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #18

    This is the exact sentence we’ve said every transfer window he’s been here. We’re gradually spending LESS each time with more money coming in!

    Looks like the conspiracy theories were right about Kinnear- signed up as a scapegoat so Ashley didn’t have to spend a penny.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #19

    WWSBRD

    what was said about and to you regarding those players?

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  • BandB

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #20

    Sage,

    Cancelling a drink with BOBBY MOORE to wine and dine THE SUPREMES!

    Flogging Cabaye for £16M?

    I have to say, I raised a mild eyebrow. Perhaps I’m easily shocked.

    Martin better have his facts right.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #21

    gonufc

    know one knows for sure however it is a fact elvis shot kennedy from his space ship 🙂

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #22

    Sage
    Haha nothing really I just questioned the next Rooney tag thats been gifted to Armstrong and it appears not to of gone down well with Jeff from Benwell a few threads back…only fair I get to retort 😉

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #23

    BandB

    I honestly think they are big claims to make without something to back them up, so should be something there.

    But for me I’m not bothered about all that, everyone brags about some part of their job at some point, it’s not ideal for him to be doing it and if true he has been found out and paid the price.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #24

    band b

    can women raise eyebrows? i thought it was impossible like dogs being unable to look up haha

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #25

    wwsbrd

    lets just hope he doesnt copy rooneys penchant for granny romancing

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #26

    WWSBRD

    I agree with you, so hard to judge how good a kid is until he is playing first team football, playing reserve games or youth games is a good indication but until they come up against pro’s who have played the game for years and know all the tricks of the trade it’s difficult to know how they step up.

    I agree you can see if a kid has potential or not, but until tested they are unknown.

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #27

    wolfshead
    Hey mate if he flies like Rooney did early doors he can enjoy himself however he pleases…as long as its legal of course

    I’ll just be surprised if he does

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  • gonufc (Release the Hatem Bomb)

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #28

    I would just love to see where all this money has gone.

    I really don’t want to hear Pardew say once again”the money has been reinvested in other parts of the club…..”.

    Thanks for the clarification there Alan, makes us feel so much more confident that we’re not simply a ghost ship floating around on the ocean with absolutely no one leading it.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #29

    gonufc

    yeh, there should be specifics of where it has gone

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  • BandB

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #30

    Sage,

    Well, at least you took the time to read it.

    Back on with Ed’s latest topic then…….

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #31

    Sage
    The lad could have potential, I honestly dont know Ive not seen all that much of him but I recall numerous names who were the next xyz who disappeared off the face of the map…hell we havent even finished overly building up Campbell in our heads and we are moving on to a new kid on the block

    Seems premature to me

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #32

    BandB

    I am just not shocked by anything the club does, I just expect them to make stupid decisions and comments which show little respect for us fans.

    The sooner we get change at the top the better for me.

    On this topic, it’s a waste, Ashley has shown he will nly spend when he fears relegation or there is a player he thinks he can make a profit on (although cisse has burned his hands so not sure if he will again), when we have a solid platform to kick on nothing will happen.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #33

    band b always ignores me unless its to cast aspersions about my sexuality lol

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  • Ginger

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #34

    Realistically at the end of the season we SHOULD have:

    The Wonga sponsor money
    The new television income
    The budget we had to spend this season (Not sure what it was but we haven’t bought anyone so it will still be here.)
    The 20m for Cabaye.
    Freed up wages from Loic Remy and Luuk De Jong. That’s if we don’t buy De Jong.

    Realistically looking at that we’d have a fair amount of money, whether that will be invested into the team or not is another question.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #35

    WWSBRD

    Campbell was unlucky, never had the chance to get a fair crack (too focused on staying up last year, rightly so) but pardew said he was as good as shola so surely he should have more than the odd 5 mins where he was stuck on the left.

    Hopefully with gouff and remy out, shola being awful we should give him 20/30 mins off the bench the next couple games…just be good to get him in

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  • BandB

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #36

    wolfs

    lol,

    See, I don’t.

    I was asking (tongue-in-cheek…..actually I’ll have to test to see whether women can do that) whether you were coming out as a Chelsea fan, after a post you’d made about supporting them.

    What you do with your toilet parts is absolutely no-one’s business.

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  • Ginger

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #38

    On a side not, for anybody that is interested nufc.co.uk does a weekly loan watch article, in which you can read about the players that are on loan and whether they’re doing well etc.

    Been keeping up with it for a while. Disappointed that Vuckic isn’t doing so well.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #40

    just read the piece from the independent

    The remit then for Kinnear was simple: Keep an eye on and unsettle manager Alan Pardew, who Ashley was not prepared to give a big payout to by sacking after the club finished 16th, 12 months after the club had came fifth, and carry out Ashley’s plan to the letter by ending spending.

    exactly what I have said for a long time now

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