Newcastle dropped out of the top 30 of the biggest revenue earners in football because last season we were in the Championship.
And we didn’t get the full first-year payment of the £5.1B TV rights deal from the Premier League.
It doesn’t really matter where we finished because we were a second division club who earned just £7M from the Championship last season.
Yes, we did get a parachute payment of around £40M from the Premier League, but that’s peanuts compared to what 9th placed Bournemouth got last season.
They received around £125M from the Premier League for finishing in 9th place with 46 points.
Money, money, money
That’s a cool £85M more than Newcastle received from the Premier League last season.
Relegations can be very expensive to a club.
We shouldn’t dwell too much on this year’s Deloitte Money League other than make absolutely sure we stay in the Premier League this season and keep Rafa as our manager, whoever the owner may be in the summer.
Rafa hopefully can get the three or four players he wants in this month.
The good news is it looks like we may be announcing today that we have Kenedy on loan for the season.
That would be good.
Manchester United topped the Deloitte League with €676.3M (593M), followed by Real Madrid with €674.6M (£596.5M), Barcelona with €648.3M (£573.5M), Bayern Munich with €587.8M (£519.5M), and Manchester City with a measly €527.7M (£466.4M).
If we were to hazard a guess at Newcastle’s revenue for last the last financial year (July 1st, 2016 – June 30th, 2017) we’d put it at something a little less than £100M.
This season, depending on where we finish in the Premier League, we could have revenues of close to £200M.
The last year we were in the Premier League (2015-2016) our revenue was about £129M.
Here’s the full Deloitte League report for 2108 which covers last season’s financials.