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Newcastle’s Expected Revenue For This Financial Year Ending June 30th

Here’s an estimate of the revenue Newcastle will likely  receive for the current financial year 2016-2017 when we were in the Championship and it will be interesting to those with a financial disposition – hopefully.


I worked it out and so we’ll put it out in an article and see how close we are when the revenues are announced maybe early next year.

It was estimated at the beginning of last season the parachute payment Newcastle would receive from the Premier League last month  would be around £40M and it’s come in quite close to that.

Newcastle United banked almost £41M in the first (and only) parachute payment from the Premier League last month.

Managing Director Lee Charnley

Since we received £7.1M from the Championship – the exact same amount as the other 23 clubs in England’s second division –  Newcastle  got £48M from league payments from the Premier League and the Championship.

The reports made public yesterday are that Newcastle received £19.416M of the domestic Premier League TV money and £21.5M of the overseas TV deal, which amounts to £40,915,922 – let’s call it £41M.

We estimate  the revenues for Newcastle for the 2016-2017 financial year which ends at the end of this month will be around £92M – about £48M from the leagues and about £44M from the other two sources of  income – commercial revenue and match-day revenues.

That’s assuming about a 10% drop from the previous year for revenues from commercial and match-day revenues approximately.

So this is what the last 10 years of revenues for Newcastle under owner Mike Ashley will look like.

If we had stayed up and say finished 10th in the Premier League last season under Rafa we would have received 120M from the Premier League whisk is what West Brom received in May for finishing in 10th place.

So the amount from the premier League would have been an additional £72M (£48M+£72M = £120M) from the Premier League than the £48M we received from the Championship and (the parachute payment) from the PL.

So in that sense you could say Newcastle lost at least £72M because of relegation last year – but of course we also had to break up the team and sell some of our best players like Gini Wijnaldum, so it was a huge upheaval for Newcastle.

Let’s hope we don’t have any more relegation for decades to come!

Newcastle and Rafa Benitez did brilliantly in getting straight back up and back in the big money in just one season – absolutely terrific!

Comments welcome.

91 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Jun 13, 2017 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #1

    What a picture.

    He’s got one of those faces hasn’t he….

  • giimps

    Jun 13, 2017 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #2

    And it looks like somebody already has

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 13, 2017 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #3

    Still don’t get why Sammy and Vern didn’t go for a fee, I would have thought Vern would be worth £5m to a lot of clubs and Sammy probably £3m+

    i realise that they’d possibly need to sign new contracts to be able to sell them on.

    And that it is a generous move by the club to let them go for nowt but even so!!

  • Nufc-83

    Jun 13, 2017 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #4

    Essex its simple really the player would have to be in demand for the correct fee and then the player would want to move. If we signed Vern up to a new contract on 40k a week and nobody is willing to buy him at 3m we have him on our books at 40k a week. Also if a club does want to buy him will they meet his contract demands and will he want to move. The best way is to release these type of players so they dont stay on the books. Gouff should be gone also I hope.

  • corkypants

    Jun 13, 2017 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #5

    When does the away kit get released I normally don’t buy the shirts especially with wonga stamped all over it! But I’m quite fond of the new shirt, I’m just considering my options!

  • lochinvar

    Jun 13, 2017 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #6

    does anyone publish a list of all ( at least Premier league ) club signings or outgoings so far ?
    I doubt it amounts to much volume so while there is activity and gossip we are not alone in actual confirmed signings

  • hibbit

    Jun 13, 2017 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #7


    this is off the sky site * Deal will become official on July 1



    Sead Kolasinac – Schalke, free


    Yaya Sanogo – released

    Stefan O’Connor – released

    Kristopher da Graca – released

    Kostas Pileas – released



    Asmir Begovic – Chelsea, undisclosed*


    Callum Buckley – released

    Jake McCarthy – released

    Alexander Neale – released



    Pascal Gross – Ingolstadt, undisclosed

    Josh Kerr – Celtic, undisclosed





    Michael Kightly – released

    Joey Barton – released

    George Green – released

    R J Pingling – released

    Christian Hill – released

    Taofiq Olmowewe – released




    Juan Cuadrado – Juventus, £17.3m

    Christian Atsu – Newcastle, £6.2m

    Asmir Begovic – Bournemouth, undisclosed

    Dominic Solanke – Liverpool, fee by tribunal*

    John Terry – released

    Alex Davey – released




    Corie Andrews – released

    Kwesi Appiah – released

    Jonathan Benteke – released

    Fraizer Campbell – released

    Luke Croll – released

    Mathieu Flamini – released

    Ezekiel Fryers – released

    Ryan King-Elliott – released

    Joe Ledley – released

    Randell Williams – released

    Ben Wynter – released




    Arouna Kone – released

    Conor McAleny – released

    Jack Bainbridge – released

    Delial Brewster – released

    Michael Donohue – released

    Tyrone Duffus – released

    Russell Griffiths – released

    Connor Hunt – released

    Josef Yarney – released

    James Yates – released







    Michael Cain – released

    David Domej – released

    Brandon Fox – released

    Cedric Kipre – released

    Matthew Miles – released

    Kairo Mitchell – released

    Marcin Wasilewski – released



    Dominic Solanke – Chelsea, fee by tribunal*


    Tom Brewitt – released

    Jake Brimmer – released

    Jack Dunn – released

    Toni Gomes – released

    Kane Lewis – released

    Alex Manninger – released

    Adam Phillips – released



    Bernardo Silva – Monaco, £43m

    Ederson – Benfica, undisclosed*


    Pablo Zabaleta – West Ham, free*

    Enes Unal – Villarreal, £12m

    Gael Clichy – released

    Jesus Navas – released

    Willy Cabellero – released

    Bacary Sagna – released

    Billy O’Brien – released

    Ellis Plummer – released




    Zlatan Ibrahimovic – released



    Christian Atsu – Chelsea, £6.2m





    Cuco Martina – released

    Lloyd Isgrove – released

    Harley Willard – released

    Martin Caceres – released



    Darren Fletcher – West Brom, free*


    Shay Given – released

    Daniel Bachmann – released

    Liam Edwards – released

    Harry Isted – released

    Joel Taylor – released

    George Waring – released




    Gerhard Tremmel – released

    Marvin Emnes – released

    Liam Shephard – released

    Josh Vickers – released

    Owain Jones – released

    Tom Dyson – released

    Tom Holland – released

    Alex Samuel – Stevenage, undisclosed




    Filip Lesniak – released




    Rene Gilmartin – released

    Mathias Ranegie – released

    Ola Adeyemo – released

    Charlie Bannister – released

    Ogo Obi – released

    Rhyle Ovenden – released

    Josh Roe – released

    Treon Johnson – released

    Andrew Thomas – released




    Darren Fletcher – Stoke, free*

    Daniel Barbir – released

    Zachary Elbouzedi – released

    Callam Jones- released

    Sebastien Pocognoli – released

    Jack Rose – released

    Andre Wright – released



    Pablo Zabaleta – Manchester City, free*


    Alvaro Arbeloa – released

    Sam Howes – released

    Sam Ford – released

    Kyle Knoyle – released

    Sam Westley – released

  • AncientC

    Jun 13, 2017 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #8

    Interesting article. Gate and match-day income was £27m in 2015 – which may be worth taking into consideration on top of the Parachute & Championship payment.

    I was not aware the club had received up front payments from the PL for the coming season.

  • AncientC

    Jun 13, 2017 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #9

    My mistake, match day income was included. In that case, the revenue looks too high. The club only receives £6 million per year from Wonga.

  • hibbit

    Jun 13, 2017 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #10

    the only payment i can see from the Prem was the parachute payment of £41m
    what other monies are you referring ????


    Jun 13, 2017 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #11

    Look how far we are behind other teams man ffs…club needs to pull it’s finger put eh

  • AncientC

    Jun 13, 2017 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #12

    £41 million league money + £6 million Wonga + £24 million Gates. (approximately)

    £71 million Revenue. That is less than half of what it should be, considering the club is big enough that it shouldn’t be enduring relegations… also deducting the amount of lost revenue from Ashley’s pilfering on advertising.

  • AncientC

    Jun 13, 2017 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Tottenham, which is a club I use to gauge where the club could be under a better owner.

    “Revenue for the year ended 30 June 2016 was at a record level of £209.8m, an increase of 7% on the prior year (2015: £196.4m).”

  • hibbit

    Jun 13, 2017 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #14

    plus we received £7.1M from the Championship

  • AncientC

    Jun 13, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #15

    Hibbit, yes. I figured somebody would correct me on that.

  • Wayayman

    Jun 13, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #16

    The thing with a player like Mitro is that he’s only going to thrive in a team set up to make the most of his strengths. Rafa is big on having his teams able to switch formations several times during a game, and he himself stated that he wouldnt try that with us in the season just gone as he knows it takes a certain level of player and experience to be able to do it. Might explain the sort of players we are going to bring in but we wont know who the team will be until the window closes!
    Think of what he did with Dirk Kuyt. Turned him from an average striker to a superb LM/front man who grafted his erm, socks off quietly and efficiently. The lad is still playing now at a decent level too. So we might end up with a team of grafters and maybe a sole ‘flair’ player if we’re lucky. No complaints from me mind, I trust Rafa implicitly.

  • toontaff2

    Jun 13, 2017 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #17

    Pull your finger oot, Penfold.
    There’s already 10 players signed by 20 PL clubs and we’ve only signed 1 👿

  • toontaff2

    Jun 13, 2017 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #18

    Neither of Welsh’Udders’ clubs have signed anyone 😮

  • hibbit

    Jun 13, 2017 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #19


    just bit touchy there mate

  • AncientC

    Jun 13, 2017 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #20

    hibbit, I wasn’t being touchy. I was acknowledging the point.

  • JackBall

    Jun 13, 2017 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #21


    That is .5 per team. Although I don’t consider Atsu a new signing, we are actually ahead of the curve.

  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 13, 2017 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #22

    An excellent discussion on here today. I’m enjoying it. The revenue isn’t as bad as I feared it would be but that’s mostly due to the parachute payment. We clearly lost tens of millions by being relegated but what else would we expect? Ashley has been a disaster and the only saving grace has been the hiring of Rafa. One good move and an ocean of bad moves including enough mistakes to get us relegated twice. Remember the days just a few years ago when Spurs were floundering? And look at them now. That’s what we’ve got to aim for with Rafa.

  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 13, 2017 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #23

    And the 0.5 signings per team is where a Belgian midget striker comes in for us JackBall mate. Simples.

  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 13, 2017 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #24

    I’m also still very curious as to why we let Anita go early. We could have waited until later in June and then either released him or tried to extend his contract. This suggests to me that there is something in the works that is nearly complete for a DM. At any right we’re also weak at LB, AMF and striker. Surely there are deals in the works by now that will be announced by July 1? If not I will start to get a bit worried.

  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 13, 2017 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #25

    Michael Cain tried out for Leicester? That old beggar. He must be at least 80 by now….. Possibly we can afford him Ashley?

  • JackBall

    Jun 13, 2017 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #26


    maybe this time

  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 13, 2017 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #27

    Your lordship my honey badger Cyril did not poop in Mr. Ashley’s wellies. That was me. My honey badger is far too polite to do anything like that (where do they get these judges nowadays)? Harrumph….

  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 13, 2017 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #28

    Yes JackBall! Now that’s a Belgian midget striker!!!

  • JackBall

    Jun 13, 2017 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #29


    I get your point and Anita did some good work for us, but I don’t think finding a replacement of at least equal quality will be that hard. His versatility made him valuable, but it was also his weakness in that he was just a bit below par at both RB and Mid.

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 13, 2017 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #30

    Jack, Atsu ain’t much bigger than him so he must be the .5 player every team should currently have bought. Good value –
    exactly what we paid for. Thought he was a bit cheap…

  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 13, 2017 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #31

    Who are you thinking we might get to replace Anita JackBall? And what would we have to spend I wonder? We need a real worker in there. And what do we do with Jack Coldbacon? Is he worth keeping? He has been so disappointing for a while now. In fact many of the squad have been disappointing or we would have run away with the Championship.

  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 13, 2017 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #32

    I’m not disappointed we picked up Atsu Bobby mate. In that list of player releases by lochinvar there were some interesting names. I assume some of the better players would want huge wages but are any of them worth a shout?

  • Our Toon

    Jun 13, 2017 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #33

    Repost from a few threads back


    I just wanted to know where you got your information from mate, I hadn’t seen or read anything about Mitro being disruptive, nothing about him not listening to coaches. I get he’s not a rafa type of forward, that makes perfect sense.

    Any links as I’ve tried to find it online and can’t seem to pinpoint where it’s come from. If he’s not following instructions of coaches then he simply needs to go but if you can’t provide the source of the information then I’ll call it what it is

  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 13, 2017 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #34

    It’s a good point Our Toon. Mitro really divides the posters on here. I would rather sell him because of his lack of pace but possibly it’s too soon and he should be given another chance. If he has a terrible season for us in the Prem however most of his remaining sell-on value will be lost I would think.

  • lochinvar

    Jun 13, 2017 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #35

    Hibbit – long list , interesting. Mostly outs not ins so Rafa is playing it cool

  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 13, 2017 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #36

    Gael Clichy is soon to be 32. He would stabilize our LB position however and could be a good mentor for Dummett. Has anyone picked him up yet?

  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 13, 2017 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #37

    Just looked up wor Ginger Jack. He’s estimated to be worth 6M euros, down from 7.5M euros a couple of seasons back. Would we really get that much for him? His contract expires in two more years. If we could get 6M for him I would snatch your hand off. That would just about pay for Atsu.

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 13, 2017 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #38

    G2 I honestly think the time for guessing went a long time ago mate! Rafa will already have given Penfold his list if first, second and third choices some time ago. Penfold has to also get the best deal for the club, so it’s not as simple as just buy regardless.
    I’m curious about the Robertson and Maguire story though. I would not be surprised if we bought them under the radar, because whoever it is has done good work there. Two players most would happily take.


    Jun 13, 2017 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #39

    Our Toon
    Sorry mate u won’t find that information on Google what coaches will ever let that information get into the papers if they can help it? Ull have to get out in town and talk to those who met Rafa

    U can gather some info about Mitro from a few podcasts with those who met him but most of it was off the record so they can’t say much

  • JackBall

    Jun 13, 2017 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #40

    Re: Atsu and Mitro
    Not sure. Like I said, I think he did his work, but he did nothing spectacularly. We need a RB to challenge Yedlin and a defensive mid equal to or better than Hayden, so that we have cover there. True, the combo won’t come cheep, but 20 mil for the two positions should find the combo that would be an improvement. Saw that Dummet was only valued at Sub 3 mill. A back up to Yedlin in his mode would be fine. Add a #10 (15-20 Mil), a left wing (10 Mil), and we have a team. True, at 45 mil, we don’t have much left for cover for Shelvy, but it is a start. Whatever we do in Goal shoud be a net zero spend. I also think the same could be said for a striker. I would take my chances with Mitro and Gayle, but would sell Gayle first as crazy as that sounds – his hammy scares me. Selling Murphy should pay for the loan deal of a striker, but the sale of Mitro or Gayle, plus Murphy, can cover a replacement. I am content with our CB’s, but, the sale of one plus a few mil, could possibly buy an improvement. We could also use a RB, but may have used up our budget.


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