Players And Staff Earn Big Bonuses – Very Well Deserved

The Chronicle is reporting today the Newcastle squad will receive £5M in bonuses for getting promotion this season.

Given the club will receive about an additional £100M in revenues next year because of our promotion it was worth it to the club and our lads deserved it for the tough fight they put up to reach the club’s goal.

We are proud of them all.

🙂 🙂 🙂

The lads celebrate automatic promotion – Monday 24th April – YES

The £5M will be shared among the playing staff and the backroom staff and we assume Rafa will get a separate bonus – which he fully deserves – he’s saved the club a stack of money already in just 13 months in charge.

Each player will get a bonus dependent on how many games they played for the team and that sounds fair enough.

The administrative staff are on a different bonus and they deserve that too – whatever amount it is.

When we finished in 10th place (seems like many years ago) in 2014 was the last time our players qualified for a bonus.

That’s even though we lost seven of the last eight games in that season.

The following year after Alan Pardew left and John Carver took over we lost 9 of our last 11 games and gained a measly 4 points out of the last 33 available.

The win also came on the very last day of the season against the Hammers (2-0) and we were too close to being relegated.

And last year – well that was last year under Steve McClaren.

That was in short – an absolute and utter nightmare and tragedy for Newcastle United Football club as the leadership at the top of the club seemed non-existent.

But then Rafa Benitez arrived and much better times lie ahead under the stewardship of the world-class manager who was made to manage a proud club like Newcastle United.

If Rafa is as successful as we think he will be, then our players can earn some big bonuses in the future and if they can bring some trophies to Newcastle United it will be well worth it.

And we’re sure the Newcastle fans – the best in the world – wouldn’t disagree much with that.

Well maybe only  a little bit because our players already get huge wages.


The next step for Rafa is to build a team that can win a trophy – maybe even next season – and the sooner the better for some of us older fans.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    May 3, 2017 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #1

    Well deserved indeed. Apart from Rafa and Lascelles, of course (only joking Catchy).

  • Jib

    May 3, 2017 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #2

    Tonights CL game betwen Monaco and Juventus is free on BT showcase tonight.
    Freview channel 59
    Virgin channel 548
    Sky channel 414

  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    May 3, 2017 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #3

    So proud of everyone involved!


    Can happily look forward to next season, the funny thing with that is that I said the exact same after we got relegated. What a difference a great manager can make.

    Rafa is honestly my favourite person to be associated with Newcastle in my life time. What a man!

  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    May 3, 2017 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #4

    Thanks jib, although, if I cared I would have probably checked for myself 😉

  • Mister Tuff

    May 3, 2017 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #5

    expat -afternoon.
    not bad -lovely day here-nice sunshine.
    Nice and peaceful -better half away to work – some I’m getting on with some outside jobs – cleaning some old engineering bricks to use to extend the height of a drain inspection chamber.


    May 3, 2017 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #6

    5 mill? Well thats Anitas replacement gone then


    May 3, 2017 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #7

    (thats a joke btw)

  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    May 3, 2017 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #8

    Don’t need a replacement ww. Hes a decent versatile squad player. I’m 90% sure he’s going to get a new contract. Based on premier league experience and his versatility.

  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    May 3, 2017 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #9

    Oh… Haha ermmm, didn’t see the part where you said it was a joke. My bad…


    May 3, 2017 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #10

    Id be very surprised if Anita or Gouffran are here next year if they were going to be theyd have a contract by now imo plus for me neither warrant a new contract

    Theyd also be daft not to have signed up to another club by now

  • catchy in norway

    May 3, 2017 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #11


    no one said you made anything up, it was in some papers someone said on herelast week, but the fact it did not happen lends to the fact it was just paper talk.

    Ibiza, not asking you to go against anyone’s judgement, but like i said, SBR played big Titus and rated him highly. yet most didn’t, how many mistakes did he make?

    like i was right about pardew, i will be right about Lascelles in the prem, he will be out of his depth big time.

    Jail, do you not have some spreadsheets to check over, i’m sure Ashley is pinching pennies

  • G

    May 3, 2017 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #12

    @11, SBR did indeed rate Titus, up until the point he admited his mistake, in the sense that he stated “Bramble has everything you want in a top class centre half, except for 90 minutes of concentration”.

  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    May 3, 2017 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #13

    Maybe ww. But from what I’ve seen it looks like Anita is a favourite of Rafa’s. So I guess we’ll have to just wait and see.

  • Ibizatoon

    May 3, 2017 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #14

    Catchy…I stopped counting Brambles mistake after I ran out of fingers. It wasn’t a long lived game.

    If your point is simply that good managers get opinions of players wrong from time to time, then i don’t think you’ll have any disagreement. That doesn’t prove a current opinion on a player though.

    Pointless beating this to death, if Rafa sticks by him we will get the chance to see.

    What I do know is that the last time Lascelles played in the PL, the team conceded 4 goals in the last 6 games, which included games against Liverpool, Man City and Spurs. He might not be wonderful, I just don’t see him being nearly as bad as your posts suggest.

  • expatmag

    May 3, 2017 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #15


    Those last 6 games in the premiership, Lascelles and Mbemba were immense.


    Good to hear C has your nose to the grindstone mate


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