Newcastle Get Massive Amount From Premier League

The amounts being given out for this season for clubs in the Premier League have just been published,  and Newcastle United have done surprisingly well given our low league position – and we got £75.65M which is about £3M less than we got last year at this time,  when we finished in 10th place – this season we were 15th.

mike ashley at today's game

Mike Ashley at yesterday’s game
No wonder he’s laughing

The clubs get money in three  different pots – one is an equal share of £52.5M then merit based – which is based on where each club finished in the league table – and then  the third pot is a facility fee – which is based on how many times each club appears live on TV.

Here’s the full table which has just been confirmed.

2014-15 Premier League Prize Money Table – Confirmed
Club	      Equal Share  Merit Based	Facility Fee	        Total
1 Chelsea 	£52.5m	   £24.7m	£18.75m (24 matches)	£95.95m
2 Man City 	£52.5m	   £23.5m	£19.5m (26 matches)	£95.5m
3 Arsenal 	£52.5m 	   £22.2m	£18.75m (25 matches)	£93.45m
4 Man United 	£52.5m	   £21m	        £20.25m (26 matches)	£93.75m
5 Tottenham 	£52.5m	   £19.8m	£13.5m (18 matches)	£85.8m
6 Liverpool 	£52.5m	   £18.5m	£18.75m (25 matches)	£89.75m
7 Southampton 	£52.5m	   £17.3m	£9.75m (13 matches)	£79.55m
8 Swansea City 	£52.5m	   £16.1m	£9m (12 matches)	£77.6m
9 Stoke City 	£52.5m	   £14.8m	£7.5m (9 matches)	£74.8m
10 Crystal Pal	£52.5m	   £13.6m	£8.25m (11 matches)	£74.35m
11 Everton 	£52.5m	   £12.4m	£12.75m (17 matches)	£77.65m
12 West Ham 	£52.5m	   £11.1m	£9.75m (13 matches)	£73.35m
13 West Brom 	£52.5m	    £9.9m	£7.5m (10 matches)	£69.9m
14 Leicester	£52.5m	    £8.7m	£7.5m (8 matches)	£68.7m
15 Newcastle  	£52.5m	    £7.4m	£13.5m (18 matches)	£75.65m
16 Sunderland 	£52.5m	    £6.2m	£8.25m (11 matches)	£66.95m
17 Aston Villa 	£52.5m	    £4.9m	£8.25m (11 matches)	£65.65m
18 Hull City 	£52.5m	    £3.7m	£7.5m (7 matches)	£63.7m
19 Burnley 	£52.5m	    £2.5m	£7.5m (7 matches)	£62.5m
20 QPR	        £52.5m	    £1.236m	£8.25m (11 matches)	£61.95m

Notice that even though we finished 6th bottom in the Premier League, we still had 18 matches televised as Newcastle United remains an iconic club – even though we haven’t won anything since 1969.

And also we got an extra £2.5M by climbing from 17th place to 15th place yesterday.

The above amounts are what each club will now get as part of the 2014-2015 financial year which closes at the end of June – and it’s more money in Newcastle’s coffers – so we definitely have lots of cash to splash on players this summer.

And if owner Mike Ashley is to be believed in his Sky Sports interview of yesterday – here’s the video of that – he will make a large transfer fund available to Lee Charnley to build up Newcastle’s squad.

One more incentive for the owner to bring in good players this summer, so we are not fighting relegation next season, is the PL TV money starting the season after next goes up by a massive 70%.

If Newcastle finish around 15th in two years time we would get approximately £130.3M – which is not small change.

Comments welcome.

27 comments so far

  • Fostino

    May 25, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #1

    thoughts on riverie…should we cash in?

    great work rate yesterday but is he good enough? i think not

  • cyprus

    May 25, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #2
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 25, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Cash in? You imply someone would pay to take him? We’d be lucky to get a third of what we paid for him.

  • Graeme

    May 25, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Fostino – Cash in?? He would need to have a “Value” and who would pay for a non-scoring Striker??

  • Ron Knee

    May 25, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #5

    Did you find the tone of the statement too acerbic? I thought it was justified considering the way he’s destroyed our club.

  • hibbit

    May 25, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #6

    riverie like so many other players at newcastle would all benefit from a better head coach and coaching staff

  • Riviere Run Dry

    May 25, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #7

    So are we rooting for ‘boro, or would their arrival in the PL be another effectively automatic 6pt deduction for The Toon?

  • LGFUAD21

    May 25, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #8

    33LGFUAD21 // May 25, 2015 at 2:44 PM



    They took all the credit for pardew out but they didn’t really do much in that. Their protest against pardew was limp at best. That was the fans own volition that drive pardew to take the exit route.

    IVery heard so many challenge them on their plans and they can’t seem to get past ashley out. No effort to attract new buyers. They just think shouting and screaming will drive him out.

    Ashley has shown himself to be thick skinned and I don’t think it bothers him one bit. Hence why I have been calling for a more proactive, conflict resolution rather than this pitchforks approach.

    Best case scenario for AO. Ashley will sell but to who is anyone’s guess and if he’s hounded out he’d immediately demand his loan back. Worst case he stays and ignores.

    To force change we need a mediator that can enable more production and considered communication and actions between the fans and ashley. One that as I mentioned last thread provides win/win results.

    AO seem to be under some illusion that if they get enough support ashley will eventually simply walk away and everything will be fine.

    What’s more likely is that the movement will gain enough support to starve the revenue of the club. The club will then be forced to make even more cuts and be even more thrifty and ashley will have absolutely no incentive to support it any longer. He’ll either unload and then hammer one final nail into the club by demanding his loan (which is no small sum) out of the club and unless he sells to an abramovic or mansour the new owners will be left with an even bigger task of restoring the clubs financial footing than ashley based to deal with in the first place. This will lead to championship obscurity like leeds and Forrest.

    Their whole game plan is about as flawed as carvers have been and hinge on bullying a stone out of the club in hope of a specific type of owner wanting to buy us and save the day.

  • Thump

    May 25, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #9

    I’ll have him for a fiver, like.

  • Ron Knee

    May 25, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #10

    We probably wouldn’t be able to beat the Canaries either.

  • Belfast

    May 25, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #11

    It looks like it was written by a hormonal teenager Ron.

    Surprised there was no mention of his lazy eye or his fa cup ears.

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    May 25, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #12

    Riviere like DeJong before him doesn’t have the killer instinct a striker needs.

    He hardly ever hits the target.

    There isn’t one player in the squad I really like … lol
    If I was buying a W@NKER top I’d be leaving that horrid white space across the back blank.

    Where’s the iconic striker, the midfield general or commanding defender.

    Jaanmat & Colback try hardest every game.
    The rest … I’d sell the lot.


  • LGFUAD21

    May 25, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #13

    Wow. Our facility fee eclipse those around us.

    That should say a story in itself. We should be up there with tottenham realistically.

    Spurs are a decent enough team with good support but they were below where we were a decade ago.

    On Rivi

    How can one player in one match almost score a sublime bicycle kick and then miss a tap in.

    The lad needs to shake his hoodoo if he is ever going to do anything at this club. I was always sceptical of his ability and he’s never been a pretty player but he scored for Monaco.

    He can hold the ball up ok but sadly I just think he was a misjudge signing.

    In France he was compard to Sturridge when he signed for Liverpool. They thought he was a player that had potential to be decent but had never been fully given his chance but pundits did warn over there that it would either pay off or fall horribly flat.

    Sadly newcastle doesn’t need niceties these days. It needs a ruthless overhaul. The team should be built around janmaat, krul, Colback and Perez.

    Cisse should stay but the priority should be to get that spine in place and then get some talent on the wings again.

    My shopping list would be:

    2 cbs. A rock and a tactician ( like the colo of past)
    A solid dm to protect the back.
    A right and left winger capable of beating a man and getting inside to create.

    A ready made striker like charlie Austin. One that can hold up and bring others into then inalienable third.

    That’s a minimum requirement. Not to mention the reinforcements for the back and up top.

    I also really hope de Jong can have a good season. Our team is so unbalanced ATM.

  • Ibizatoon

    May 25, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #14

    Blackley…Maybe I’m being thick, but that didn’t seem to be an answer, but a justification for an answer.

    I’m guessing the answer is “Yes”. You think you can pay to support the team and still not financially support the regime?

  • nightfa11

    May 25, 2015 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #15

    i think we should get a top manager who knows how to play on players strength..before we cash in on anyone..(except for williamson..he should be shipped to somalia)..

    we wont know how good our players are until we get a TOP coach..

    so far we’ve only had idiots who forced their hoof ball tactics to bunch of dwarves (etc)..

  • Ron Knee

    May 25, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #16

    If you analyse what the bloodsucker said (it’s catching!), what did he actually promise? Nothing.

  • JamesToon

    May 25, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #17


    The plan for the summer should be:

    1. Sack Carver, Stone and woodman.

    2. Appoint new head coach, any from this list:
    Jurgen Klopp
    Brendan Rodgers (if available)
    Michael Laudrup (if he changes his attitude a bit)
    Marcelo Bielsa
    Remi Garde
    Give them their coaching staff they require.

    3. Establish the head coaches’ playing philosophy, it needs to go right through to the reserves and academy so that we can produce better players of our own.

    4. Get rid of the deadwood in the squad and sell any players that do not fit into the coaches’ philosophy.
    Regarding the squad this is who I think we should sell:
    Rob Elliot
    Jak Alnwick
    Ryan Taylor
    Fabricio Coloccini
    Mike Williamson
    Steven Taylor/Paul Dummett
    Sylvain Marveaux
    Gabriel Obertan
    Cheick Tiote
    Possibly Anita depending on HC’s choice
    Harris Vuckic
    Yoan Gouffran
    Papiss Cisse
    Facundo Ferreyra
    Emmanuel Riviére

    5. Evaluate the positions that need strengthening:
    1 x RIght back
    2 x Centre backs
    1 x Left back
    1 x Playmaker
    Possibly 1 ball winner if Anita went
    2 x Wingers
    2 x Strikers

    6. Scout and buy the players.
    Players I think we should be looking at:
    Carl Jenkinson
    Keiron Trippier
    Micah Richards
    Michael Dawson
    Steven Caulker
    Ryan Shawcross
    Fabian Schar
    Ron Vlaar
    Virgil Van Dijk
    Toby Alderweireld
    Andrew Robertson
    Aaron Cresswell
    Luke Garbutt
    Jonjo Shelvey
    Fabian Delph
    Alex Song
    Gylfi Sigurdsson
    Jack Grealish
    Georginio Wijnaldum
    Yannick Bolasie
    Andros Townsend
    Matt Phillips
    Nathan Redmond
    Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
    Charlie Austin
    Danny Ings
    Aleksander Mitrovic

  • LGFUAD21

    May 25, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #18


    I disagree on de Jong. He was misused completely and I think he was thrown in a tad too soon with low confidence still from Germany but he has looked class in Holland this season.

    People can say all they want about the quality of the leagues but there is a wealth of talent over there that gave good accounts at the world cup.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 25, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #19

    I’m not sure mediation between the club and fans will gain any traction on either side. The fans are more of a distraction to the club it would seem, and it is best to limit engagement. The fans can’t unite fully behind one person as a mediator due to too many egos.

    For me they should be looking to engage with potential buyers, either through higher profile ambassadors, or through middle men. Without an end game there is no real structure and little idea. It is a shame as they were in a strong position to consolidate the support of many fans behind them. Cheap stunts like some of the open letters are frankly embarrassing though.

    I still back them for now, hopefully they will get their act together now and come up with a solid plan for the protests. If they can’t do that then I think they will slip into oblivion over the coming months, and that is another battle with fans seen off by Ashley, and a further weakening of position for future protests or attempts to oust Ashley.

    Nowt will happen without a buyer, so this should be upmost in any thinking.

  • LGFUAD21

    May 25, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #20


    jonjo would come at a price but I really wanted to sign him from Liverpool. I’ve always thoughts he could do the business.

    On another note.

    Who is every bodies favoured choice for HC?

    now that the speculation from jan has died a bit.

    I’m still favouring Garde. I just think he would be the best choice to rebuild a complete team. But as many say. He must be a,lowed to work with his men.

    Sadly Charnley et Al appear to be a bit of an old boys club.

  • banjax

    May 25, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #21

    No point dwelling on the past. Time look forward making sure Mike Ashley is held to his promises on Sky TV. We have always known he has the money, now he has £75m more !

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 25, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #22

    Anyone who watches Sky Sports is paying to support the regime. Our merit based payment there is more than double gate receipts for a season. Anyone who shops at SD, anyone who wears firetrap and a host of other brands is supporting the regime.

    I don’t understand the chastising of the paying supporters, never have, never will. By chastising them and saying they are supporting the regime you are creating rifts in the support where there should be none. I know plenty of people who go to the game but don’t support Ashley. They go because this is their club, and they want to be there, and will be through thin and thinner.

  • Toon Tang

    May 25, 2015 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #23

    That picture makes me feel physically sick. Internet watch dog, I beg you censor that shit please.

  • LGFUAD21

    May 25, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #24


    Well our means may differ but at least we can both agree that a buyer should be the focus.

    I thi the best bet would be a consortium. Consortiums often force the powers to be to appoint a proper MD to run the show as the power is too spread between a number. Whole ownership runs the risk of misjudgement from one mind and unpredictability. It’s also difficult to find a single buyer.

    Sting has always said he plans to spend his wealth rather than leave it for his kids to inherit. He should be involved as well as brian from ac/dc who has shown interest in the past. Those two some provide enough public clout to gather more interest.

    I know I’m dreaming. But a consortium with a 50 plus 1 strategy would be class. We should be aiming to be England’s answer to dortmund and get back to being the nations second team.

    We have the stadium and the potential to create an atmosphere above anyone else that will only attract further tourism to the area which will benefit not only the clubs global rep but also the local economy.

    Tourism in dortmund has increased phenomenally in line with dortmunds success and while dortmund is a great place it’s well behind other german destinations when you take the football out of the equation.

    Newcastle othe other hand is a fantastically vibrant city with plenty to offer all. A great heritage and despite some set backs with the economy in the state it is, it has a great future ahead of it.

  • Ibizatoon

    May 25, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #25

    Lil…I would ask you don’t try and second guess the intention of my question 🙂

    I agree with what you say. It isn’t just ST holders that support the regime by spending their money.

    On boycotts, for me, it has always been more about a statement rather than trying to hurt Ashley financially.

    I was actually praising the attending fans for finding their voice. I don’t object to anyone attending, but by doing so, in my opinion, they have a responsibility. Yesterday they took it on, prior to that, for me, it’s been questionable.

  • lesh

    May 25, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #26

    Ron Knee

    Yes, I did read the tone of the AO letter acerbic – but clumsily and badly written.

    One can be acerbic yet subtly so but the letter was down right insolent. I’ve not listened to the interview but even if Ashley’s mannerisms were hesitant, what good does it do to to quote directly? He’s not a media-confident guy and if the AO campaign want to meet him face-to-face, it’s not the way to go about it!

    That letter should never have been issued in the form it was. It should have been edited to make it less amateurish sounding and more courteous, professional and business-like.

    However, in my eyes and others’, it’s out and can’t be recalled.

    My advice would be to draft, draft and draft before pulling the trigger.


  • toonintexas

    May 25, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #27

    I’m ready for next year I’m a fan and I want the best for the team the Ashley out people should calm down I read somewhere they dismissed Ashley claims it felt good to hear something positive I’m on board for life so let’s stand down and see what happens I think he tried to adress everything he must have been scared but he showed up and stood behind team knowing he could be stoned in his seat hats off let’s reload and start over just play hard no matter what the score hwtl


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