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 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.