Huge Money Coming In Premier League – Ashley´s Dilemma


This is the final season of the three-year Premier League TV rights deal that was in total around £3B, and next summer starts the next three years of that and that total money will go up to £5.1B.

Newcastle have been getting just short of £80M for the first two years of this current deal, so starting next year if would be fairly safe to say we will be getting around £136M for each of the three seasons, starting next summer.

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Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley on last day of last season

That´s huge money for any club, and of course Mike Ashley the money-man will be relishing that – but in order for Newcastle to receive that money – obviously we have to stay in the Premier League.

Lee Charnley is running the club for Ashley, and he is the top executive and leads the Newcastle Board of Directors.

It was Lee who oversaw things after Alan Pardew left the club, forced out by the Sack Pardew crowd who wanted him out of the club.

What we got in place of Alan was an inexperienced coach who talked about how he could get the Newcastle head coach job while he continued to lose game after game.

And then it was the Board of Directors who appointed Steve McClaren as the new head coach, days after he had been fired from Derby County.

Simply put – Mike Ashley is letting the Board run the club.

At the start of last season, there was follow-on in poor results after we had lost seven of our last eight games in the 2013-2014 season.

And it seems we have the same thing happening again this season – after we lost nine games of the last eleven league games earlier this year.

We cannot imagine Mike Ashley is pleased with what he has seen in the last two games and that Newcastle are second bottom of the league, although he will give Steve McClaren time to get the side gelling.

Given the money situation and what Newcastle could lose with relegation this season, we cannot imagine Ashley is going to stay in the background if we continue to linger in the bottom three in the league.

It´s too early to do much at the moment and certainly far too early to panic.

Although as we suggested after the game yesterday – the Board should be working on new acquisitions who could come in during the January transfer window.

If we are in the bottom three and fighting relegation at the end of the year – look to Mike Ashley to make more big money available.

But the Board will need to bring in players this time who can make an immediate impact.

Apart from Charlie Austin who else would be available with those credentials?

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


163 comments so far

  • Jib

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #1

    Tsunki
    Strange you should refer to Mike Ashley as the fat bully , as that is the mental image I have of you.

    There is something weird and distasteful about a self declared Toon fan glorying in and being so gleeful about a NUFC defeat.

    You are in your element with post after post it is quite abnormal.

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  • JamesToon

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #2

    Can’t believe I’m already talking about January targets but…

    We need:
    1 x Centre half
    1 x Ball winning MF
    1 x Playmaker
    1 x Winger
    1 x Striker
    OF PREM PROVEN QUALITY!

    options:
    • Ashley Williams
    • Ryan Shawcross
    • Lewis Dunk
    • James Tomkins
    • Ron Vlaar
    • Aaron Cresswell
    • Neil Taylor
    • Jetro Willems
    • Raphael Guerriero
    • Jeffrey Schlupp
    • Michael Carrick
    • Jack Cork
    • Victor Wanyama
    • Jonjo Shelvey
    • Yannick Bolasie
    • Kevin Mirallas
    • Riyad Mahrez
    • Nathan Redmond
    • Jefferson Montero
    • Callum Wilson
    • Charlie Austin
    • Loïc Rémy

    But with the situation, a lot of those targets will be quite unrealistic, but they are what we need, proven ready made quality NOW, don’t care if they don’t have sell on value, surely if they can fire us up the table Ashley will get more TV money??

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  • Barton

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #3

    Tsunki,from prev post,
    You mean they would not signe the players bonus contracts,and got the rest of the squad to refuse to signe them as well,the only time in premiership history it has happend.Mr Tubbs did not like being embarrassed like that.

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  • JamesToon

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #4

    Left back as well is needed

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #5

    Repost

    Tsunki
    They’re good at lowering expectations. (Have to be good at something, I suppose.) Remember how relieved we were when Carver didn’t get his contract renewed?

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Tsunki i have no problem standing over my comments re ashley investing more etc. We spent more than most in europe. Our problem is carr ( which i have been saying for a year) . He is running the football side of the club and running it badly. I said on friday that yesterdays reaction would say a lot re mcclaren and the players in the team that carr built. We are bottom 6 unless mitro is the answer and he wont be.

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  • toon kk

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #7

    We need two wingers with real power and pace
    1 top striker with pace a quality mid fielder and a cb or well go down.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #8

    Jeff evidently one does not have to be large at all to bully you. And please point out the glee I expressed in defeat. I predicted a win at WH and a draw yesterday, so point out why I would be pleased. Or just stay silent as you normally do when you are owned on a daily if not hourly basis you slimy weasel.

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  • SPRINGY

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #9

    repost;
    morning people…..would of said good morning but that would optimistic!
    ron knee
    u ask how long will ashley give macca?
    i would say 15 games…..if u look at the fixtures i can only see 1 or maybe 2 wins(norwich and stoke home) and maybe 2 or 3 draws(mackems,bournemouth away,leicester home) on current form…….cant say im optimistic at the moment….thats not a lot points for 15 games so he myt get the bullet then…unless things turn round

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #10

    Munster, I think many were fooled into thinking the £50 m was adequate spending for the damage to be repaired. Or that the money was over and above money saved from previous budget. There has been no ‘ investment’

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  • Blofal

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #11

    JamesToon

    If I was panicking come January (god knows I am right now) I would bring in ..

    Michael Carrick – to add some backbone to the midfield because Anita and Colback have been poor. Plus he knows how to win… something our own players have forgotten.

    Jetro Willems – to replace Haidara and provide some attacking threat down the left.

    Charlie Austin – Because he is the only premier league proven striker that would be attainable in January.

    and

    Andy Carroll – we can play him off the bench to try and preserve his brittle bones. He will massively boost the morale of the city and is a proper target man. It gives us options because god knows Cisse isn’t one. We should sell him in January.

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  • toon kk

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #12

    The resale strategy at the club will take us doon.
    we need top players that will help now, there’s far too many flops that never were and never will be any good for the premier league at Newcastle.

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  • HoboToon

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #13

    @ Jib
    My bad, RB. No dont get me wrong i am not calling for the managers head, all im saying is how can the players know what they should be doing until the manager sets out a gameplan for them to follow. All im saying is steve looks a little lost at the moment and that will transcend down to the team. We will not start playing well or be a good team until steve sorts himself out, that is all i am saying really and would you disagree? And on my Janmaat post would you not agree that once again he is the only player who has shown character when times are tough?

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #14

    SPRINGY
    I would agree with that. I don’t think Fatso will allow things to slide like last season. His precious ‘investment’ is at stake, after all. His faith in Charmless and Carr must be taking a dent too.

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  • SPRINGY

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #15

    i wonder if the grief carr is getting will change his stance and at least consider looking at premier league ready players or like i suspect,makes him dig his heels in and say f**k off and still bargain hunt in his usual leagues……looks like its goin to get a lot worse before its goin to get any better….if its goin to get better?

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  • JamesToon

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #16

    Blofal

    I wouldn’t buy 2 target men, I would get 1 target man In Austin/Carroll along with a rapid striker in Wilson/Remy.
    Need a right footed direct winger, I would go for either Bolasie or Mirallas, 1 MF in Wanyama who wants away, left back in Willems and finally shawcross

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  • anthc

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #17

    Well ashley running a tight ship and buying basement bargains is gonna bite him in the arse this time as relegation is a real threat. 50 million sounds alot but when you take into consideration the amount we’ve accrued over the past few seasons it’s probably not alot at all. I genuinely think panic will set in by Xmas and we’ll be right in it. I only hope we’re the team who pulls off the unthinkable like the scum and Leicester the last few seasons.

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  • JamesToon

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #18

    If we have a supposed budget of £100m left, why aren’t we spending it on top top class players.

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  • cestriasteve

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #19

    I’m a bit worried as we are tinkering with the team as Steve McClaren did in the 2nd half of the last season at Derby . Our best players are Colbeck and Anita at DM with Sissoko RW and Thauvin LW, Wini / De Jong playing behind a lone striker. Stop tinkering with it and get them used to playing together.
    Regardless of those players having a bad game they are the best we have, stop mucking around, Sissoko can’t play in the middle, tiote does want to play for us.

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  • toon kk

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #20

    Ron knee
    the trouble is Mash just doesn’t understand, all he looks at profits

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  • kimbo

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #21

    Are we going to see the smallest crowd in decades this week. Why would anybody pay to watch this rubbish. I am not a football manager but I could get any non league team to beat the Wally’s team and his tactics or is it tictacs.
    I still cannot believe Obertan is in our team and Thauvin offers less than Sammy Ameobi.

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  • SPRINGY

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #22

    ron knee
    myt be already to late by 15 games

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  • Jib

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #23

    Sir Les Ferdinand is talking on Sky Sports News about the Toon at the moment.

    Nice to know there are still some calm sensible heads out there.

    If your sole input about the Toon was the posters on this blog I would fear for your sanity.

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  • geordie157

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #24

    I’m in no doubt that a fit Taylor alongside Mbemba would be a big improvement on Colo playing there.

    Colo and cisse are the weak links in the side, well the main ones.

    I’d drop cisse, stick de jong in a false no.9 and see what he can do. Aarons in for thauvin, we need his pace in the side and he takes players on.

    When mitrovic is back try two up top with Perez, those two should cause sides problems.

    Also no more sissoko on the right, wijnaldum has shined there for psv before moving more central him and janmaat down that wing, haidara and aarons the left surely worth at least a try!

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  • AncientC

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #25

    “It was Lee who oversaw things after Alan Pardew left the club, forced out by the Sack Pardew crowd who wanted him out of the club.”

    Nothing to do with Crystal Palace (Pardew’s club) coming in and offering Pardew more money and Newcastle a compensation package then?

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  • toon kk

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #26

    I can’t believe how much money has been wasted on the wrong players over the years never mind in the last window. Pathetic.

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #27

    toon kk
    I think Fatso got a real fright last season so if he acts, it won’t be for the good of NUFC but to protect his investment.

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  • SPRINGY

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #28

    ron knee
    the other problem is if have been poor for 15-20 games no player will want to come(unless they do a remy…big wage and a release clause if relegated)and alot of players will want to leave…..macca has got to get things right before then or can see this season imploding by end of jan whether he’s here or not!

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  • Jib

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #29

    Hobo

    Sorry just noticed your post.

    Defo agree about Daryl , liked his response to his goal and even more his reaction to the shot Gomes saved.
    Regards SM , I’m starting to think there is more behind the scenes crap that we are not told about which he has inherited and he is still working on.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #30

    J@23

    Reading your comments I definitely do….bum bum!

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  • SPRINGY

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #31

    im tryin to be patient and hoping it turns round….might seem daft to some.. but its only 6 games in

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #32

    SPRINGY
    On the other hand, some players might look at it as a challenge. ‘I came to Newcastle and turned things round!’

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  • Jib

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #33

    AncientC
    Pardew would have never entertained CP in exchange for NUFC in “normal” circumstances.
    The Palace job came up 7 times while Pardew was here , the previous 6 times he never even raised an eyebrow in interest.
    It is the poisonous minority (of whom many post on here) that drove him out.

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  • SPRINGY

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #34

    ron knee
    lets hope so mate…..the cup game should be interesting to see what side he puts out?

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  • toon kk

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #35

    Ron knee
    Mash may act In January, as he’s just coughed up 50mil in the last window, but unless the money is spent wisely his investments are just wasted. MA doesn’t understand what type of players are needed all he wants is someone there will be a profit in. Charnless and Carr cant even see we lack pace, and continually bring the wrong players in.
    It will all end in tears going with unproven kids is one gamble to many.

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  • SPRINGY

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #36

    maybe carr was the reason pardew left….coz he was gettin the stick for the players carr was bringin in…..just a theory was’nt a pardew fan tbo

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  • JamesToon

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #37

    Looking at the team, there just doesn’t seem to be anyone there, apart from Janmaat, who is willing to roll up their sleeves and fight

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #38

    toon kk
    If he does act, going on past form, it’ll probably be the wrong move. But then we’re used to that!

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  • SPRINGY

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #39

    ron knee
    ashleys back up plan….harry redknapp?

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 20, 2015 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #40

    Tsunki i wasnt fooled and i do think more will follow. Ashleys biggest issue is not money, its carr. charnley will do his bidding and did well in signing mitro etc. Carr is the man running the football side of the club and he is doing it really badly. You will find that the local media and national media will now start asking questions as i have been doing for some time now.

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