Alan Pardew has talked today about the obvious – that Premier League clubs with the huge money they get every April from the Premier League – because of that huge new TV deal, and should be fairly safe and be able to stay in England’s top league.
Alan Pardew – Premier League teams have huge advantage
But three clubs still get relegated every season, and two years ago we were close to taking the drop – so it’s not that certain.
This is what Alan had to say today:
“I think Palace are looking to grow as a Premier League club and one year in is not growing, you need to get that second and third year.”
“As Hull have done this year – you look at their squad and they have gone again, they look an established Premier League side.” “With the current TV deal I think it is going to be difficult for them Premiership teams to be dislodged.
“So all of us who are in the Premiership at the moment have a huge advantage and we are trying to capitalize on that.”
But Alan’s right in that a club of Newcastle’s stature should be able to stay in the Premier League long term, and the clubs that fight against relegation each season are usually the three clubs promoted from the Championship.
Newcastle received a whopping £79.5M from the new three-year TV deal last May for finishing in 10th place, and the year before that, on the previous TV deal, we finished 16th and got around £45M.
So you can see the huge increase in money Premier League clubs now get, and just think if we can finish in the top six this season.
One way to think of it is that Premier League clubs now receive anything from £60M through £100M every May, largely dependent on where the clubs finish in the Premier League table, whereas in the old deal it was anywhere from £40M to £60M.
So that’s a huge increase – an average of around 60% increase in money. 😮
That’s only one reason we still have plenty of money available through Tuesday – if we can get the right players through the door.
So it’s true Premier League clubs do have a huge advantage – it’s called money.
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