Newcastle Get £78.8M From Premier League

We had estimated Newcastle would get close to £80M from the Premier League for finishing in the upper half of the table, and of course we slipped one place in the league table yesterday to 10th place, but we still got a massive £78.8M in payments.

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Mike Ashley – how much is available for transfers?

This is what the Premier League has published today, and it’s based on Premier League position, the number of times the team is shown live on TV, and some other things – so it’s not just based on league position, although that’s a big part of the payment:

£98M Manchester City
£99M Liverpool
£95M Chelsea
£93M Arsenal
£86M Everton
£90M Spurs
£91M Manchester United
£78.5M Southampton
£77.2M Stoke
£78.8M Newcastle United
£75M Crystal Palace
£75M Swansea
£76M West Ham
£73M Sunderland
£73M Aston Villa
£69M Hull
£67m West Brom
£66M Norwich
£65M Fulham
£64M Cardiff

Liverpool got the most money at £99M even though they finished second, but they are a very popular club around the world – much more so than Manchester City.

City will have to deal with a proposed £50M fine from UEFA for flaunting the Financial Fair Play rules over the last three seasons – and the exact punishment they finally do receive should be very interesting, since it was announced over the weekend the case will go to a tribunal, because no agreement could be reached between the club and UEFA on the penalties, and City don’t want to pay the £50M fine.

Last year at this time Newcastle received £45.1M from the Premier League, under the old TV agreement and for finishing in 16th place, so that’s an extra £33.7M this year – and most of that goes straight to the bottom line in the financial statement – the profits.

That money should give us an excellent financial year ending at the end of next month – but the big question is how much of it will Mike Ashley make available for new players – and don’t forget we still have the £20M from the Yohan Cabaye sale in January.

You can see why there was a huge scramble to keep in the Premier League this season, and it will only get worse as the Premier League payments keep increasing.

As a sign of the popularity of the Premier League yesterday in the US, all ten league games were broadcast live on the different channels of NBC Universal.

And that’s in a country where “soccer” is not too popular.

Newcastle United had pride of place with the Liverpool – Newcastle game on NBC Sports Network, so we still have some standing in football – or perhaps it was because Liverpool were going for their very first Premier League title.

Well – maybe it was the latter. 😀

Comments welcome.

38 comments so far

  • Go toon gooooo

    May 12, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #1

    Excellent.Go Parde for Delph and Weimann go.Pardew out.

  • Average_Contents

    May 12, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #2

    Even though we got more than Southampton and stoke and palace I bet we still can’t compete with them! Who can we compete with then? Cue the puppets spin about having no money, we can’t compete blah blah blah

    When in fact it’s clearly there in black and white we got an extra 33m than last year so have wages and the cost of running this club gone up by 33m? Alan will tell us yes it has!

    I can see it all happening before its even played out!

  • Grafton83

    May 12, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #3

    I bet we still can’t get players over the line and MA still won’t pay proper prices. Expect more bargin buys to keep us just above relegation zone.

  • Ibizatoon

    May 12, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #4

    Will only get worse? Come on Ed.

    Average…Tbh, it’s the thing I am most excited about this summer. How can the club try and spin not being able to compete financially?

    The only way I can see it is if Ashley is receiving a payment against his oh so generous “loan”. You know, the one he doesn’t want paying back and is interest free, even though we receive nothing for the SD advertisement?

  • Average_Contents

    May 12, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #5

    Wewl we ad tu pay owf some ov the owner’s debt we owe im, which I’m really grateful for by the way, for sure

    But isn’t he still advertising for free Alan?

    Wewl yeah of course e is but he’s been triffic with me by supplying me with one striker

    Didn’t you lose 3 strikers?

    We got all we need, the strongest we’ve ever been

  • Average_Contents

    May 12, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #6


    I just answered your question before I seen it lol, great minds think alike 😉

    Or I am infact a mind reader for other disillusiond NUFC fans 🙂

  • Ibizatoon

    May 12, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #7

    Average…Surely the answer to “But didn’t you lose 3 strikers?” would be:

    My strikers don’t score anyway, so we thought it best to have a better defensive fret and get in more defenders. I expect our new defenders to chip in with a goal or two each over the season, so really, we’re better for it.

    I was really impressed with Skrtel yesterday, how he put the ball in the back of the net was truly amazing. We’re making some enquiries.

  • Oleg G

    May 12, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #8

    Unbelievable !!!! How Pardew’s job is safe?

    How this …. oh right, the manager is the puppet, and the puppet master wants his puppet to stay. The puppet stays as he wants his wages and he needs to secure his financial situation for the future. And what do we get?

    Pardew doesn’t resign all this time and he won’t resign later. He is a weak person without any self respect. How can a guy in his position can stay if the owner doesn’t buy for his squad any players?
    And even worse than that. How can he stay after the horrible record he had this season.

    What a joke him and Ashley are.

  • Ibizatoon

    May 12, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #9

    Average… I assumed that was in response to my post…spooky. As you say though, maybe it’s just a case of we’re all very much on the same page, well, within reason that is.

    We can’t all have great minds 🙂

  • Oleg G

    May 12, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #10

    Ibizatoon // May 12, 2014 at 9:29 AM


  • Ibizatoon

    May 12, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #11

    Oleg…As far as Ashley is concerned, it will likely have been a decent season. Other than fan frustration, I see no reason why Ashley would want to lose his number 1 patsy.

    Out of interest, does anyone know, over the course of the season, how our injuries compared to previous seasons? Be interesting to see if Faye Downey had much of an impact in the end.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 12, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #12

    78 million + 20 million = 4 million for Newcastle to spend whilst that greedy b@stard keeps the rest.

    watch all the teams around us spend there TV money whilst we complain we can’t keep up with teams like Stoke & Palace.

    when does the market open? because I’m sure teams can put bids in for players now rather than after the WC

  • SuperShearer

    May 12, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #13

    Apparently Randy Lerner putting Aston Villa up for sale today. Could it mean another billionaire owner coming in and spending bucket loads of money? Or will it be another Ashley situation whereby his asking price is waaaay too much?

  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 12, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #14

    I think MA is going to take a MASSIVE gamble keeping Pardew here for next season

    he must be thinking ” can I trust Pardew with the money I’m willing to give”

    hope we get relegated next season so both can p!ss off

  • tequilamag

    May 12, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #15 Last year we were top with the most injuries, so some improvement

  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 12, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #16

    Fabio from Cardiff has a relegation release clause for 2.5 – 3 million, snap him up, he’s way better than Dummet

  • Average_Contents

    May 12, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #17

    More defenders lol but would it surprise us? Not one bit unfortunately!

    And yeah I believe it’s mainly down to the way most of us think about NUFC now, expecting the worst because that’s what gets delivered,so therefore we are full of cynicism mate

    I’m at the point now that I’m beginning to question my state of mind regarding our club, I see everything they do/say as lies and wouldn’t put anything past them and truly believe fatty hates us and is teaching us a lesson!

  • Ibizatoon

    May 12, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #18

    black and white…I suppose it depends on the amount of money Ashley is willing to give. I imagine the amount in question would be safe in anyones hands. I bet the toy that comes with the happy meal will keep Pardew happy for hours too.

  • tequilamag

    May 12, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #19

    Black and white, why not go the whole hog and get Fabio and Grooverider

  • Average_Contents

    May 12, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #20

    Fabio’s a little horror with a nasty streak so no thanks


    May 12, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #21

    if ashely has the balls put in all the 78 mil.or atleast 60 mil u mthr fkr

  • Tsunki

    May 12, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #22

    I see Indian Magpie aka Himanshu Dhingra has given up supporting NUFC on Twitsville. Goodbye Indian, and thanks for all the Shola bashing.

  • mindshaft

    May 12, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #23

    Stoke and Southampton spent this years TV money at the start of last season and will use the money to pay down debt incurred – it’s called forward planning
    Newcastle on the other hand will use some of the extra 30 million plus some of the Cabaye cash – my reckoning is that Ashley will allow Pards to spend around 30 – 35 million although he’ll have to balance player wages so that will mean getting high earning non performers off the books such as Gosling, Shola, Obertan etc

  • tequilamag

    May 12, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #24

    Tsunki I wonder which lucky club will get his support. And which striker will become the subject of his fetish.

  • BuckLuck

    May 12, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #25

    Pardews job is safe? I’m allready looking forward to the end of next season.

  • Ibizatoon

    May 12, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #26

    Tequila…Thanks for that. It will be interesting to see if they do something similar this year then. You never know, they may take that as an indication that a larger and more skilled staff can bring better results / circumstances?!?

    Look at me getting carried away!

    Average…Any little hope we once had that Ashley was merely finding his feet in this crazy footballing world has gone, well it has for me. The man has had more then enough chances to show his true intentions and frankly these just get worse and clearer each time.

    My worry is that in theory this window has to be a fairly decent one on the basis that we’ll likely have a major clear out this summer, so they simply have to buy (Surely ?!?). I imagine this will paper over the cracks and appear to be ambitious, which will simply buy this lot more time with a lot of the toon faithful.

    I’m just sick to death of it all. Too much bad blood and absolutely no trust whatsoever. How we move on from here I really don’t know. All we hear is that we’re disappointed because we lost 6 games in a row, when all that did is highlight to everyone what we already knew.

  • mindshaft

    May 12, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #27

    Need to remember we received 40+ million TV cash last year and it still left us skint with no money for transfers so we probably need 50 million to keep us afloat ( in Ashleys eyes), that leaves 28 million to spend inc agent fees etc

  • Ibizatoon

    May 12, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #28

    Tsunki / Tequila…I understand he has ties to Nigeria and is expecting quite the tournament from them this summer. That is unless Shola starts…

  • Ibizatoon

    May 12, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #29

    mindshaft…In the end, we made circa £10m profit last season, this season we sold Cabaye and obviously the TV money. I’m not sure they can fiddle it to make it out to be £28m available. But hey, if anyone can, it’ll be Ashley.

    I imagine it will be Bennys fault. The reason he hasn’t played is that he’s been using the clubs account to order takeaways all season, hence the extra weight and no money for transfers this summer. Good job Benny, I hope you’re proud of yourself.

  • beermonkey

    May 12, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #30

    so 78.8 mill is what we get this years last year 54.2 so not the huge increase we all thought we were going to get

    city look to be about 40mill better off they and united got 60 mill last season

    how much did pards pay rogers or did losing the game sort that one out

    I see pards has now said we lost cabaye in that xmas period no we lost him the end of jan big difference

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 12, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #31

    Take the PL money take the Cabaye money, you’ve got near on £100 mil
    Cut your losses and just leave, sell up now

    Don’t worry about us, we will move in and rebuild just take your money and leave

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 12, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #32

    I have it on good authority that after the WC Shola is to become head of UEFA

  • keeganjr

    May 12, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #33

    Sell the fringe players and reinvest in New players.. Start with 4 New strikers.. Will it happend, no.. Take care now bye bye then

  • Sav

    May 12, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #34

    Ashley’s Arse-Pocket says ‘Kerrching!!’

  • wynsleap

    May 12, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #35

    toonarmydownsouth @ 31
    Spot on mate.
    Ashley, take the lot and just p**s off and leave us alone.
    I’d rather start from scratch next year with Ant and Dec in charge. At least we would have a laugh.

  • DEEB0rider

    May 12, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #36

    How exactly does most of the TV money go to the bottom line?

    The 80m TV money is about 75% of our total revenue for the year, most of that goes to player wages (~70m), not profit.

    That said, we’ll finish this year with massive profit (~40m)

  • Ian Toon

    May 12, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #37

    You will have seen that the FA will be considering proposals for the introduction of a new competition for Premier League and Championship clubs’ B teams. The plans form part of FA chairman Greg Dyke’s commission looking at ways to improve the fortunes of England’s national team. Ideas include fitting the competition between League Two and the Conference or merging the lower divisions to create regional leagues. Commission members are said to have looked at Germany’s model among others for their ideas.

    It seems to me that teams have nothing to play for as they cannot get promoted, nor relegated and have had completely different line-ups from one week to the other, as squads are created from players that are not part of the first team. Also attendances have been really poor. As soon as the novelty wore off they dropped to well below 1,000 in a league that averages 4,000. This is being talked up but cannot be allowed to happen. The FA would be far better in showing an interest of teams outside the Premier League. At present It is not interested in lower league teams, non-league teams and amateur teams. If it did it wouldn’t come up with daft barmy ideas such as this one. Well that’s my thinking. If you can be bothered please sign the petition ‘no to a B league’ (and if appropriate) please put it on your own clubs message board. It isn’t worded that well but it’s a worthy cause. Here it is:…-no-to-b-teams#share

  • tynesidetommo

    May 12, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #38

    And if you add the cash from Cabaye that takes us to around £100m.
    Guarantee Ashley won’t spend more than £20m – if that


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