News Of Potential Huge Payment To Be Made To Newcastle Players

News today that Mike Ashley has offered to give Newcastle players a £20M bonus if the club wins the FA Cup next May.

Well would you believe it – it even looks like Mike wants to win something for a change.

The players have been in dispute over their bonus payments for the season and the latest on that was the players would share £1M for finishing in 17th place in the league and safety.

And they would get an additional £1M for every place higher than that.

Sky Sports have reported the players wanted a meeting with owner Mike Ashley and Managing Director Lee Charnley to discuss the bonus payments.

The report also has the statement in it that Mike Ashley “will donate £20M to the players if they win the FA Cup this season”.

Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley

The last time we won the FA Cup was way back in 1955 – 62 years ago – when we tore apart a Don Revie led side 3-1 at Wembley, and that was our third FA Cup win in five years.

Goals were scored by Jackie Milburn (1), Bobby Mitchell (52) and George Hannah (59).

If the Sky report is accurate, that would be good news because £20M is a tidy sum and it looks like Mike is willing to pay out money to players for success on the field.

You never know, and this is stretching it a bit we know, but he may even start paying out money to Rafa Benitez so he can get a decent team in place at Newcastle.

Burt if he does that the likelihood he would have to pay out that £20M increases significantly of course.

We are hoping Mike Ashley will soon wake up to what is possible for Newcastle United under Rafa Benitez if only the owner will fully support him.

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10 comments so far

  • HK Toon Army

    Sep 10, 2017 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #1

    I dont trust this fat ass until i hear something from Rafa.

  • sing in the corner

    Sep 10, 2017 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #2

    I don’t agree with player bonuses. They get ridiculously well
    paid already of course,fair enough and nice work if you can get it. Why they need more financial reward for trying to win a domestic competition is beyond me. Thats their job.

  • U.S Magpie

    Sep 10, 2017 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #3

    I think the players would have preferred 20 Million for another Striker in the last window Mike.
    Wow what an offer 20 Million if we win the FA Cup, not a bad bet on your part Mike.
    Lets be honest, I don’t think we have the team to win the FA Cup.
    Mike why not offer 20 Million for the first Newcastle Player to walk on Mars or become King of England maybe Win the British open at St Andrews.

  • Malta Mag

    Sep 10, 2017 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #4

    There’s one thing you can never accuse Ashley of and that’s lacking a sense of humour? Win the FA Cup? More chance of Kim Jong Un winning the Nobel Peace prize!!!!!!!

  • Bryan

    Sep 10, 2017 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #5

    Sing in the corner
    I agree entirely.
    I guess his £20m is safe with this team he didn’t help to build.

  • ashleysmate

    Sep 10, 2017 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #6

    He may as well offer one billion….62yrs since we last won it, the cheeky get

  • Muleman

    Sep 10, 2017 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #7

    £20M = £500,000 @ 40/1 at the bookies
    We all know the way business is done….

  • Muleman

    Sep 10, 2017 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #8

    ….in fact winning the FA cup 40/1 and relegation 7/2 is a tasty double leaving Mike with a £30M profit

  • Muleman

    Sep 10, 2017 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #9

    …correction £50M profit.
    If memory serves me right a few years ago there was a news story that our player bonuses were covered in a similar way.

  • dannitoon

    Sep 10, 2017 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #10

    His money is safe


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