Relegation Would Be A Thousand Steps Back For Newcastle


If we are relegated this season it would not only be a huge financial hit to the club which means we couldn’t use the extra money to strengthen our squad.

But it would also be another huge embarrassment for a club of the magnitude of Newcastle United – currently the 17th richest in the world – but of course nowhere near that as far as our squad goes – and that in a nutshell is the current problem.

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Mike Ashley – thinks – are Newcastle going to lose all that revenue?

Here´s some idea of what we are talking about in terms of lost revenues for Newcastle is the club is relegated.

We will get some parachute payments from the Premier League but our revenues would sink from around £130M in this current financial year to around £50M next year – if we are relegated.

Those revenue next year if we stay in the Premier League are expected to rise by about £55M in the next financial year to around £180M.

The rise in revenues in the Premier League with the new deal next year is more than the total we would get in the Championship next year.

So if we take the drop clubs like Stoke, West Ham, Everton, West Brom, Crystal Palace, Swansea, Southampton, Leicester and others – clubs that currently have lower revenues than Newcastle would overtake us.

Here´s what we have done over the years under Ashley in revenues through the last financial year (end of June last year) and our revenues this year through the end of June are expected to again be around £130M for the third year running.

Next year´s revenues  being around £185M – but only £50M plus a parachute payment – if we are relegated.

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Notice the £52M in revenues we got the last time we were down in the Championship is 2009-2010.

So yes being relegated would be a catastrophic loss in revenue for Newcastle United.

Not good.

And this is what Mike Ashley will have to wrestle with if Steve McClaren cannot get the wins up on the board very soon.

Whether to replace him and hope the new manager can save us, or keep with McClaren.

And if we know one thing about the owner – he´s always interested in the money side of things.

Comments welcome.



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83 comments so far

  • JAMSHA

    Feb 4, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #1

    There are no comments yet … please kick Ashley off by filling out the form below.

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  • spitfire_

    Feb 4, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #2

    Why picture of the most innocent man at Newcastle United was put into relegation thread? It isn’t his fault!

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  • AncientC

    Feb 4, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #3

    The Parachute payment is around £65 million, but it is paid in 3 installments over 3 years. Around £25 million in the first year – leaving a £155 million shortfall over the 1st year.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 4, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #4

    I don’t recall Ed saying the appointment of Makro was a mistake. Also, I seem to recall him, along with the vast majority, being very positive about the purchases this window and last. Now, wise after the event, he’s laying into Graham Carr and Lee Charnley.

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  • damma99

    Feb 4, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #5

    If we get beaten on Saturday I think Ashley will come to his senses and sack McClaren. Surely the thought of losing out on all this money will be to much for him. I hope.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 4, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #6

    I say “after the event”. The new striker hasn’t got his boots dirty yet.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #7

    spitfire

    Mike Ashley is the boss, he likes to be the boss, he enjoys pulling all the strings, and that is why he will always employ people who he can laud it over.

    Ashley would never employ someone who will argue with him and tell him he is wrong, what Ashley says goes and that it, there is no grey areas with him, he simply wants it done his way, by the inept staff he promotes above their pay grade.

    While this is never going to work for us at Newcastle, it is what we get, and will get no better.

    The buck stops at Ashley’s door, but the incumbents he has employed are not blameless, they too must take their fair share of the blame for this mess.

    I thought we had a chance of staying up, a very good chance, but last night that woeful display by that so called football team ripped the last shed of hope away.

    It’s not just consistency that we lack, there is no pride, no passion, no self esteem, no team cohesion, in fact there is nothing I could point to, to say this is a team worthy of 52,000 fans at SJP and countless thousands around the world.

    This is a club that has let everyone down…….AGAIN!

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  • AncientC

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #8

    “Mike Ashley is the boss, he likes to be the boss, he enjoys pulling all the strings, and that is why he will always employ people who he can laud it over.”

    Exactly right, which is why Ashley has assembled an idiocracy over a geniocracy to run the club.

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  • Lanzatoon42

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #9

    LESS OF ALL THIS CRAP!!! Ashley owns the club, nowt we can do unless someone can buy him oot. NOW THAT MATTERS, Mclaren needs to get out NOW, If not we are RELEGATED

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  • spitfire_

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #10

    firebug666

    I was sarcastic, mate. In the previous article explain to Ed, why ashley have blame for the current situation.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Lanzatoon42

    I would never say there is nothing we can do, fans have power, they only need to realise that and unite together (that’s the stumbling block).

    Ashley is having a very bad time at the moment and is vulnerable, his SD is taking a nose dive, Rangers are winning the court battles, he is being sued by a banking advisor type bloke for £14m, and Newcastle united are in freefall.

    If ever there was a time to take on Ashley and his SD freeloaders it would be now.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #12

    spitfire

    OK mate, just come on the blog and catching up, it wasn’t meant to be malicious though, but apologies anyway mate.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #13

    correction: Nothing we can’t do @ 11

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #14

    What the crack with Mbemba and Dummets injuries?

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  • spitfire_

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #15

    firebug666

    No biggie.

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #16

    I think most supporters are on the same page in the sense that Charnley and Carr are seen as incompetents. Whether they are to blame for this mess, or Ashley is for leaving them to it is a moot point. The bottom line is that this club is doomed to failure if the status quo is maintained. How much more evidence of that is needed?

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  • firebug666

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #17

    OP

    The only thing I read was Dummet has a hamstring injury, and Mbemba has a foot injury other than that nothing, nowt on time scale for recovery.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #18

    “The Newcastle Board of Directors has also been reshuffled and now consists of Lee Charnley, Graham Carr, Steve McClaren and Bob Moncur, with no Mike Ashley to be seen,  and that seems like a good Football Board to us – and those four should be able to work very well together for the benefit of the club.”

    Ed’s words in June 2015. Now he’s blaming Charnley and Carr for a disastrous error of judgment in appointing Makro.

    Ed might recall that 83% of over 5,600 fans voted that Makro can be a success. This is just a few months ago. It’s a bit rich bashing Charnley and Carr for the shortcomings in their footballing nous, now that you have the benefit of hindsight.

    And now Ed’s criticising the wisdom of spending on midfielders and not the defence when only a couple of days ago he and another 90% were voting it a good window.

    Fickle or what?

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #19

    Firebug

    No good news then, possibly weeks for Dummet, Mbemba who knows.

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #20

    Boring

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  • beermonkey

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #21

    prime / firebug

    is dummets injury down to being rushed back or a new injury

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  • toon kk

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #22

    Ash has his facts there’s no getting away from that, but last night the players have to be held responsible along with Macca and his strange tactics.

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  • Munster Mag

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #23

    French, have been saying for years that carr is culpable for much of this mess. Finally people are seeing it. He controlled who pardew got and he controlled who smc got, and would have been the main decider in who got the managerial job. Unless ashley goes on a solo run, he will also have the decisive input on any new boss.

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  • davis_toons

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #24
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #25

    Firebug,
    Please pay attention 😀 spitfire was earlier as exasperated as I was when Ed was completely clearing Ashley of any blame while in the same sentence saying he’d appointed those gour clowns to run the show for him. It’s like the cast of are you being served meets dads army!

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #26

    Munster
    Charnley just get the coffee in then? Pretty sure he is Carrs boss and was the one who made the decisions ultimately

    Either way though it’s on Ashley, Carr is a scout not a director of football and Charnley is…u know what I really have no idea what he is a secretary wasn’t it?

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #27

    Keegan that’s who should be our director of football for me

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #28

    Blackas,
    We’d just had four years of dross under Pardew and then the disaster that was Carver, Mclaren came along saying all the right things, of course people wanted to give him a chance but now he’s been found out and it’s time to get rid.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #29

    WW…,
    Ashley sh1tting on him from a great height might be a sticking point on that one.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #30

    Well at least Coloccini has managed to grasp the obvious.

    ‘We couldn’t keep the ball, we couldn’t create and we didn’t defend well,’ said the Argentine. ‘We did everything wrong. It was very poor all over the pitch.’

    Well Collo my lad, your the Captain, you were playing why the hell did you not do something about it.

    Try being a captain and getting the players motivated on the pitch.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #31

    Jail
    What I’m saying is that the vast majority of fans are bashing Charnley and Carr. Ed is leading the way in criticising their disastrous appointment of Makro and their dealings in the transfer market. Yet Ed and many others were all in favour of Makro’s appointment and the recent transfer dealings. How can they criticise Charnley and Carr when they too called it wrong? If indeed it proves to be wrong … no one can be sure – not even Old Blackas who didn’t want Makro and who was in the 10% who thought the dealings in the window were negligent. It’s a case of knee jerk reactions from them. One reaction on the manager after a few months and one on the window after a couple of days.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #32

    WW…,
    When you look at that board, what on earth do they do, can you imagine Chris Mort, KK, Rob Lee and Tino on it instead, Ashley would be having them searched gor stationary every time they left a meeting.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #33

    beermonkey

    Personally I think Dummy was rushed back, he had not really had time to fully recover.

    OP No mate, was there ever a time when we had good news from Newcastle?

    Jail

    I came to this thread from Newsnow earlier and misunderstood Spitfire’s post.

    Note to self: must try harder. 😀

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  • jon.c

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #34

    S Mc is useless he couldn’t organise a p-ss up in a brewery the team he had on Wednesday was a laugh from when it was made public the mans lost it MIKE get rid before he is in the funny house

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #35

    JfA
    Yeah will never happen Ashley burnt that bridge but who else in the world is a better fit as NUFCs director of football than the man who made us believe in ourselves

    I can only think of one other but sadly he’s looking down on St James now

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  • Munster Mag

    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #36

    wws, charnley is a negotiator and an administrator, thats all. Who do u think charnley turns to re a new manager? Carr. All day long.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 4, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #37

    Blackas, I voted bad window but posted good window but echoed the fhoughts of Ella Guru that day, there should have been a could have done better window, an LB was so much more important than Serviette, Jetro Tull in the summer yatter yatter, we haven’t got time to be planning for the summer, we need results now, that fcukin defence needed a shake up

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 4, 2016 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #38

    JfA
    The board is just another PR exercise by the looks of it

    I honestly couldn’t tell u what Charnley did to get in the position he is in, Carr is a scout and what’s the point in having the manager on the board? And is it Moncur the 4th?

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 4, 2016 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #39

    Jail
    You want them to sack Makro. Who will be charged with selecting the next manager? As you indicate, their record’s not a good one.

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  • vlojo

    Feb 4, 2016 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #40

    Firebug Completely agree re Colo. Who would you suggest take over? Gini by all accounts a cracking Captain at PSV and perhaps might motivate him to keep his head up when it inevitably goes down playing away …

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