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A Closer Look And Breakdown Of Newcastle’s Finances

4:31 pm, Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 31 Comments

Newcastle’s revenue is broken down into three different pieces – broadcast revenue which is by far the largest because of the Premier League TV rights deal, commercial revenue and matchday revenue.

In the latest financial results announced this morning the only part of the revenue that went up was matchday revenue – what we get from the games at St. James’ Park, and we brought in revenue of £26.8M which is up from £25.9M last year – a 3.5% rise for that part of the revenue.

Broadcast revenue fell about 1.4% to £77.2M from £78.3M due to us finishing in 15th place rather than in 10th place the previous year.

And commercial revenue fell about 2.7% to £24.9M from £25.6M.

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Mike Ashley – Newcastle owner

So here was the breakdown of the revenue for last year compared to those of the previous financial year split into their three components.

nufc revenue split 2014-2015

If we are relegated next month we expect the Broadcast revenue to shrink to around £45M and rise to about £140M if we stay in the Premier League, because of the new TV rights deal.

As a guide to how we have been doing with revenues and profits here are the figures form what Mike Ashley took over back in 2007.

nufc revenue through 2015

Note that in 2009-2010 when we were in the Championship the drop in revenues we suffered and in the financial year 2016-2017 if we are relegated we would estimate that revenue will drop to about £95M – £20M from Championship, £25M in parachute payments from the PL and about £50M from commercial and matchday revenues.

If we are not relegated we estimate that revenue to be up to about £190M because we will get an increase of about £60M from Broadcast revenue with the new £5.1B TV rights deal.

And the profits since Mike Ashley bought the club.

nufc profits thru 2015

Comments welcome.


Tags: Financial Fair Play · Financials · Newcastle News · Prayer · Premier League

31 responses so far ↓

  • 1 MadisonToon // Apr 6, 2016 at 4:33 PM



    I agree on those points. I hope Rafa can give a solid fresh look if we stay up and make changes across the board to our players, staff and philosophy. If we drop, I would love SDJ to stay as he is one of the experienced players we would need to have around to have a shot at quickly returning to the Prem.

    Who are the sales you think would happen if we do manage to stay up?

  • 2 SPRINGY // Apr 6, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    sissoko is a player who does’nt really have a position,and has constantly wanted a move,lacks quality of control..very inconsistent,gini has literally disappeared recently,whats to play behind the striker but does’nt get involved enough,taylor,tiote,obertan,goofy,cisse,rivierre all will be gone.

  • 3 SPRINGY // Apr 6, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    possibly janmaat… although he trys.. lacks defensive qualities, but he may keep him and work with him

  • 4 SPRINGY // Apr 6, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    doumbia as well unless he gets a few goals between now and the end of the season

  • 5 Jail for Ashley // Apr 6, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    The worst part of the policy that has seen the team suffer so badly is that not one of them bar Perez and possibly Sissoko is worth more than we paid for them.

  • 6 MadisonToon // Apr 6, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    I agree on Sissoko – he is a Cisse kind of player. Shows up sometimes, but doesn’t provide any consistency to our attack or defense. Somewhat of an Hba but not as good.

    I’d keep Janmaat, but we badly need to find a good up-and-comer for RB. It will be interesting to see if there is a clear-out of deadwood and which players Rafa would keep – I have a feeling a few will surprise us.

  • 7 Graeme // Apr 6, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    This is probably a more accurate reflection on the increased profits without negligible increase in Turnover!!

  • 8 hibbitt // Apr 6, 2016 at 5:11 PM


    if we are in the prem
    if rafa stays
    very big if but still possible

  • 9 Jail for Ashley // Apr 6, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    Anybody got the other PL clubs prifit and loss for a bit of prospective.

  • 10 9 // Apr 6, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Don’t want to put a dampner on things lads, but best if we keep real: chances of relegation: over 90%; chances of Rafa being here next year if (when) relegated: 0, so little point in discussing who he’ll keep/sack, as he won’t be here. I wonder who will be?

  • 11 9 // Apr 6, 2016 at 5:24 PM

    The Swiss Ramble is excellent for this purpose:

  • 12 toon kk // Apr 6, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    I would like to see Doumbia get a start, just to see what he’s all about. He’s either very poor in training or there’s some claws in his loan deal.
    But basically our board only have themselves to blame. The knew our weaknesses and chose to egnore them and hanging onto Macca. Maybe Macca will be reinstated when we’re in the championship, he certainly has the experience.
    Just about the inept decision the club would make.

  • 13 Average_Contents // Apr 6, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    Whoopy fcuking doo.

    All hail the greatest owner. EVER.

    But we made 32m. But the teams shite.

    But, but erm.

    Fcuking parasite.

    Fat fcuk out!

  • 14 MadisonToon // Apr 6, 2016 at 5:48 PM


    If you want to see thoughts on who might be kept if we go down, see the last thread. Since that was already discussed, I moved on to the other possibility of if we stay up. Certainly ifs abound, but since nobody can see the future, it’s a relevant hypothetical.

  • 15 SPRINGY // Apr 6, 2016 at 5:56 PM

    i know it wont happen but would like to see rafa match southampton and go 3-5-2….i know it has’nt really worked when tried before but the current formation has’nt worked all season and may surprise them if nowt else….extra defender at the back to help with pelle and a extra striker up top to help mitro…we all know that the odds of getting anything down there is slim,so why not try something different.

  • 16 SPRINGY // Apr 6, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    krul or elliot to start as no;1 next season?

  • 17 beermonkey // Apr 6, 2016 at 6:06 PM


    it will be darlow as elliot wont be fit and krul will be sold as i think he only has a year left on his deal in the summer

  • 18 SPRINGY // Apr 6, 2016 at 6:10 PM

    i forgot how long he’ll be out injured….divvy moment there!… you think krul will have many after him?…he was poor for a long time before he got injured, so not exactly sure he’ll have many tempting offers.

  • 19 beermonkey // Apr 6, 2016 at 6:12 PM


    he will get a few offers i am sure
    but with only a year left i am sure the club will look to offload
    better to get something rather than nothing

  • 20 MadisonToon // Apr 6, 2016 at 6:15 PM

    I think they’ll offload Krul as well. It’s clear that the backups are capable and much younger, leading to potentially better long-term prospects. Since that’s what the management cares about over short- and medium-term success, I’m pretty confident that Krul will be sold and Darlow/Elliott will fight it out for the starting spot once Elliott returns from his injury.

  • 21 Jail for Ashley // Apr 6, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    How many players contracts run out this summer?

  • 22 beermonkey // Apr 6, 2016 at 6:19 PM


    off the top of my head

    obertan, marveax, taylor, mbabu, aarons woodman, and doombia

  • 23 SPRINGY // Apr 6, 2016 at 6:20 PM


  • 24 beermonkey // Apr 6, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    be a shame if we lost aarons mbabu and woodman

  • 25 SPRINGY // Apr 6, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    can only think they are holding off any contract talks till the end of the season

  • 26 SPRINGY // Apr 6, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    woodman was linked with palace but hope we keep him as he’s ment to be a real talent,just from what ive read tbh.

  • 27 beermonkey // Apr 6, 2016 at 6:32 PM


    i read a while ago arsenal were tracking woodman so i think he might end up somewhere better than palace

  • 28 Yo-yo // Apr 6, 2016 at 6:37 PM

    So that’s all right then. We can cover the year in the Championship from this year’s profits. Invest to succeed this time….

  • 29 toon kk // Apr 6, 2016 at 6:42 PM

    It’s just before the Norwich game, in fact it’s been going on all season by most on here saying that we have a good squad with quality. In fact before the season started most had us in the top eight. MA probably thought the same.
    I was one of a few on here that knew we lacked quality, no prolific striker and a terrible defence, (which wasn’t strengthened) I predicted relegation and we will be, unfortunately

  • 30 SPRINGY // Apr 6, 2016 at 6:42 PM

    think it was something to do with his fatha going there or something,did his fatha join them as goal keeping coach earlier this season?….palace will be fight relegation next year if pardew is still in charge

  • 31 optimistic prime // Apr 6, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    Purley belter, we’re the richest club in the cematary, dead club walking!

    Cheers Mike I’ve loved every minute getting there, PRICK!

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