Newcastle Out Of The Deloitte Money League – But Can Double Revenues This Season

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.

Comments welcome.

129 comments so far

  • Thunder and lightning

    Jan 23, 2018 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #1

    Jaw dropping

  • lochinvar

    Jan 23, 2018 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #2

    Here’s a clue Mike
    Points make prizes

  • Veltman

    Jan 23, 2018 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #3

    Who the fck cares at this moment.
    Survival any day and every of the week.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #4

    Sincere apologies for the repost but thought I’d submitted this before leaving Kirby Stephen two threads and 40 odd posts ago.
    You claim to offer fair balanced criticism of the manager. What is your agenda. This morning you are criticising him for scenarios that haven’t even happened. a: We haven’t bought his wish list yet and b: he hasn’t failed to keep us up this season.
    In general people don’t like to be proved wrong especially those that consider themselves smarter than others. You are willing him to fail and have been since he got here so you can come on here to gloat how smart you really are. Pathetic.

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #5


    I dont like the way Rafa sets us up for football matches, i think he is way to cautious, the City game was extreme, but even against watford and Swansea at home..

    people comparing Rafa at Real this season with zidane, wow, just wow. it still does not answer why Rafa went very defensive with Real.

    If someone can explain why he didnt use Murphy against Swansea as a sub when he had 1 left to use, then use him against Man C to score a goal that means nothing, surely if Murphy is one of his big players now, you use them against the teams you can get something out of..

    like i say, the man walks on water for a lot of you.


    im not saying he is a bad player, i wold just like someone who has a bit of a track record at CF,, i dont think we should be taken a gamble on a player and try him in a different position because he has a little talent.

    the one common thing you find when you watch attacking player compilations is they attack in numbers which creates space for them, other than the west ham game, where we looked good, we attack with 1 or 2 players and very easily defended against.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #6

    Then accidentally submitted it before copying it.

  • Blofal

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #7

    Some facebook posts are thinking our striker target is Moussa Dembele. Pete Graves sent out a tweet stating our striker target is being kept quiet to try and avoid a bidding war.

  • L Toon

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #8

    Given mr tubbs transfer policy pretty much rules out anyone over the age of 27. Rafa might be able to convince fatty to spendy a couple of mill on a murphy but 20 mill no chance. Would prefer someone with prem league expeience so thay can hit thr ground running but cant see any of our relegation rivals helping us out so for me leaves either batshyuai or ilheanacho. Looking further a field maybe kasper dolberg, paco alcacer, milik or lucas vazquez.

  • Blofal

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #9

    Plus reports out today that he is unsettled at Celtic.

  • Tsunki

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #10

    Catchy it baffles me how you don’t get it.

    We aren’t as good as just about every other team in the league. Rafa knows we have great difficulty scoring goals. Therefore he is understandably prioritising not letting them in. If we had gone into a more attacking shape against most teams this season we would have had a good twice as many goals in the minus gd by now easily.

    It’s right there in front of you.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #11

    Given Rafa is the driving force behind any potential takeover, has reconnected the club with the fans base and is as well respected manager as there is in the Game sacking him would absolutely f#*+^%g ludicrous

  • Tsunki

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #12

    Is Mike’s transfer age policy priority now? If he’s determined to leave i would have thought league consolidation top of the list, two or more year amortisation on players way way down…

  • Rob1971

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #13

    Catchy again you don’t answer the question, you want shot of him, for who? you said you wanted him here originally I don’t believe that for a 2nd you are willing him onto fail, which for a supposed nufc fan is pathetic, also your comments have nothing to do with my message? I said you are criticising him for getting a Kenedy like he will be our only signing, how do you know that? if we sign a striker and keeper you will still manage to moan about those signings! You hardly said a word about Mclaren yet he performed far worse with a better squad.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #14

    Rafa has set up to use the tools at his disposal
    He knows this is a championship squad he knows we can’t get at teams and be on the front foot we’re simply not equipped to deal with it
    We have 3, maybe 4 at a push PL players in that squad and half way through the season were not dead and buried the mans worked miracles
    Look how much the clubs around us have spent, if MA had armed with a kitty in the summer when Rafa actually pre warned this squad would run out of puff we’d be sitting top 10

  • Tsunki

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #15

    I think the prospect of Rafa leaving right now would be the death blow to Mike. He would have to pull a huge rabbit out to shield him from the fallout of that.

    Nobody would buy “the manager failed” at this point.

  • Rob1971

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #16

    Tsunki I wouldnt bother, if rafa won 4 games in a row some on here would be unhappy they want us to fail and him to be gone, they deserve carver, mclaren etc back

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #17

    We should have been three nil up at half time against Swansea.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #18

    SMC has arguably, baring a prolific CF, an extremely talented outfit
    Rafa has a custom built barebones championship squad

    Under SMC most of us knew by January we were done

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #19

    Without Rafa Fat mikes dead in the water, as is his hopes of selling up

  • Tsunki

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #20

    Catchys the five year old kid standing next to you while you’re working. ….

    “What’s that therrrrrrre?”
    “What you doingggggg?”
    “What’s that forrrr?”

  • AncientC

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #21

    jazzyp “Someone last night pointed out that Gamero said we were a to smaller club for him 3-4 year ago…Jesus Christ mate talk about holding a grudge.We need all the bleeding help we can get at the moment and by potentially signing a forward that is way and above anything we have at the club at the moment, Then I’m all for.”

    Yup, that was me that mentioned Gameiro’s previous snub. Although I was mentioning Gameiro’s snub, alluding to Gameiro being unlikely to have changed his mind. I am not going to lie though, I was not impressed with Gameiro’s previous snub and his general attitude, but if he signed, I am sure everybody would forget about it after a few goals.

    Gameiro told the press he could have signed for Barcelona, but snubbed Barcelona to join Athletico lol. Something not quite right there I am thinking. Gameiro seems like he has shades of Anelka about him.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #22

    If we’d been sitting top ten though, the same half a dozen posters would be saying we should be in the top six and if in the top six…..
    Catchy wouldn’t give Pardew any credit what so ever for finishing fifth but savagely attacked him for not making the CL. The man is unhinged!

  • mac the jaffrey

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #23

    I’ve just convinced myself that the mystery man is going to Javier Hernandez from West Ham……convinced of it…….and I genuinely hope it is cos he ticks all the boxes that we need in a striker and would thrive under Rafa…..plenty of goals in him, and I’d back him to be our top scorer by the end of the season……..

    If it is him of course…….

  • Tsunki

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #24

    The McCardew Triumvirate had a squad of talented individuals but like hugely skilled surgeons they succeeded in removing the heart from it and make it appear it still had life.

    RB has a squad of championship (mostly) players, some of whom are stepping up now, who work as hard as anyone can wish for and why? He’s given this squad heart and organisation and confidence they can achieve something probably beyond normal means given your average pl manager.

    I’ve no doubt if Rafa left and one of the usual suspects journeymen gaffers rocked up to sjp we might as well polish the coffin and get the hearse rented.

  • Tsunki

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #25

    Ancient – most people forgave Fiery Jack Colback for his shush celebs after scoring a goal for the mackems…..

  • Tsunki

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #26

    And another thing!

    WHO is hearting catchys posts??????


  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #27

    To be fair though to Mcardews talented squads. Not one of them gave a flying foot about the black and white shirt.


    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #28

    Not keen on hernandez, everytime I’ve seen him he’s throwing his arms around and stropping with a lip on like like kevin and perry….we were linked with aboubaker in the summer he’s banging the goals in for porto so maybe him….not convinced dembele will score in premier,and gameiro is probs a bit old for decent money….just my take….could all be bullshit tho as this is the usual dance at transfer time.

  • AncientC

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #29

    Interesting that Joselu has won the most aerial challenges in the PL this season, but not surprising at all. The only problem is we need to know the stats of how often a header won by Joselu ends up in the direction of team member. It is good to win aerial challenges, but if the ball ends up in no-mans land from the header on, it’s an ineffective yield.

  • AncientC

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #30

    Tsunki: There does not seem to be very many overly sympathetic fans with Colback’s position of being forced out of the side. Colback was forgiven by some for his goal celebration against Newcastle, but it has remained a blight and tainted his long term relationship with the fans.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #31

    Our Toon, Munster, ilovetoon1234, kimbo and jmiley

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #32

    Any striker that does come in is going to be a huge disappointment if he doesn’t end up our top scorer.

  • Bigjim67

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #33

    Morning all. Long time reader of this blog but first time poster. If i can just ask, am i the only person who thinks that any money made available or generated through player sales this window should all be spent on a goal scorer? Do we need another winger/fullback as much as a striker? We are creating and missing so many chances, lack of a true CF is going to cost us. By the way Ed, thank you for all the hard graft you have put into giving us this forum. Best wishes to you and yours.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #34

    Dembele or Schurrle has gotta be the mystery player we’re apparently bidding for.


    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #35

    Another in the mix…..willian jose de silva of real sociedad( i think)…its like a lucky dip!lol

  • lochinvar

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #36

    Everton and Allardyce really are an irritation. Like a bad verruca.

    Everton are lining up a January move for highly-rated Championship full-back Joe Bryan. According to recent reports in the English media, the Toffees are being linked with a swoop for the Bristol City left-back this month. The Merseyside club are on the lookout for a new left-back in the January transfer window with Cuco Martina still being deployed as a left-sided full-back in place of the injured Leighton Baines under Everton manager Sam Allardyce.

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #37

    George Caulkin already ruled out celtics dembele

    It’s a fake interest / ploy to get mugs believing he will spend

    We will get a loan in , instead

    Rinse / repeat

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jan 23, 2018 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #38

    Fool me once Ashley , shame on you
    Fool me twice Ashley , Shame on me

  • lochinvar

    Jan 23, 2018 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #39

    R.I.P. Tinky Winky
    Aka Simon Shelton

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 23, 2018 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #40


    You do know Munster and Catchy know more about football than Rafa don’t you? Get with the programme man.


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