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Newcastle To Get Huge Windfall This Week

Newcastle are currently in 10th place in the Premier League, and if the results go against us today and we also lose to Chelsea, the lowest we can finish is in 15th place.

A win would probably see us remain in 10th place or at worst in 11th place,  and that would help with the Premier League money we will receive later this week.

The amounts each club will receive should be published this week although the payments aren’t made all at once.

And  Newcastle have already received some money from the PL.

It’s estimated that the loss for dropping five places in the league would be around  £10M, and that would mean we could get between £115M and say £125M this week.

That based on the clubs’ payments from last season – the first year of the new three year TV rights deal.

Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley at the final game against Barnsley last season

Newcastle received £40M in parachute payments from the Premier League a year ago and £7M from the Championship (£47M in total) so at a minimum Newcastle will make £68M more than last year from league payments.

That’s a considerable figure and why Rafa should get a much larger transfer fund to spend this season.

The other thing in our favor is Newcastle are a popular club and have been televised live in about half of our games – 18 – and we get just over £1M a game for that – said to be around £21M in total by the Chronicle.

So even if everything goes against us today, we are still back in the big money.

While there was some justification of being short of money last summer, there’s none of that this year.

And why Mike Ashley is dragging out the negotiations with Rafa, we have no idea other than he’s proven to be stubborn over his 11 years of owning Newcastle.

Here’s where we stand before our final game of the season at home to Chelsea today.

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16 comments so far

  • toonbrother

    May 13, 2018 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #1

    as Shelvey said Newcastle’s #1 priority in the transfer window is to secure Rafa’s signature
    Ashley wouldn’t be so daft as bungle that

  • AncientC

    May 13, 2018 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Charnley is looking a little hot under the collar in the above photo. I wonder why.

  • Jib

    May 13, 2018 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #3

    Charnley is looking a little hot under the collar in the above photo. I wonder why.

    Probably cos it’s hot


    Ashley is in his shirtsleeves with his
    top button undone

  • Jib

    May 13, 2018 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #4

    Maybe it’s just as Xherdan Shaquiri scored
    on the hour to make it 1 – 1
    Don’t worry Lee we beat Stoke 2 -1


  • AncientC

    May 13, 2018 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Very perceptive of you, Jib.

  • AncientC

    May 13, 2018 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #6

    Quite funny catching up on the blog from last night. People think they are winding Jesper up, but seem oblivious to the fact the shoe is on the other foot. Oh well, lost in translation, I guess. heh.

  • Jib

    May 13, 2018 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #7

    Although this site says it’s vs Barnsley in the Champo
    in May 2017


  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    May 13, 2018 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #8

    Funny really, if both of them put there heads together and they looked down at the ground they would look like a Arse, or a couple of tits. Either way the saying, two heads are better than one if way of the mark here. Is M’A really going to make Rafa wait after the last game of the season, as Ed said Newcastle will get over 100 Million either way, sorry Mike but enough is enough, the fans deserve to know what is happening with the manager. So Monday morning tell Rafa he is getting 60 Million and also all the money from selling players. If you allow this M’A although not guaranteed, Newcastle could finish higher in the league next year, more money earned, compete in the cups, more money earned and possibly a euro spot, guess what Mike, MORE MONEY EARNED for the club. If money is your Achilles heel what more do you need to know. Back Rafa the Gaffa, back the club, back the city of Newcastle and 100% back the fans that pay week in week out no mater what you have done to them. Let’s turn it around Mike, lets put the Toon Army back on the map as a ground clubs don’t like visiting. You never know Mike you may get that euphoric feeling, trust me when it happens you will feel 100% better.

  • Bianconeri

    May 13, 2018 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #9

    “every last penny the club generates”
    So that should mean 100 million plus.
    But we all know that isn’t going to happen.
    Rafa is playing the press better than ashley at the moment

  • lesh

    May 13, 2018 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #10

    Repost from previous thread due to missing Ed’s bus.


    Are you really sure about endorsing Jiblet’s post @3 [previous thread]?

    Yes, ordinarily jaw jaw’s better than war war but in this case, Charnley’s Ashley’s first line representative in discussions with Rafa and you could be reasonably confident that Charnley has no or very little scope to negotiate anything. Charnley’d need to refer to Barnes who’ll have more but not complete authority to endorse any proposals without Ashley’s agreement. In reality, Ashley’s probably structured his representation to delay and frustrate Rafa and his reps in much the same way as he deals with the charade of bidding for players.

    How the hell you can agree that serious negotiations are taking place beats me. And how the hell you can even endorse Jiblets when we all know he’s up to his usual trick of being controversial. In saying that, a lot of his recent posts have made me wonder whether he’s deliberately playing the fool or has lost or is losing what ability he had to think things through before rushing in like a bull in a china shop – as he has been of late.

    Ashley can see that Rafa’s going public with his hopes for the club’s future and in my view, he’s doing that to make sure that Ashley hears them before they’re distorted by Charnley, Barnes and Bishop. Ashley has no excuse for standing back and if was genuinely interested in bringing Rafa on side, he would intervene and talk to him

  • lesh

    May 13, 2018 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #11


    Of course Charnley’s looking hot under the collar – Ashley’s got a firm grip on his nether regions!

  • Jib

    May 13, 2018 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #12

    4 hours 47 minutes to KO

  • mactoon

    May 13, 2018 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #13

    @Bianconeri Comment #9

    “every last penny the club generates”

    That was said by Ashley last summer and does not apply to this window. He hasn’t said anything about this window, discussions are still ongoing with no statement yet made.

  • mactoon

    May 13, 2018 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #14


    “we could get between £115M and say £125M this week.
    That based on the clubs’ payments from last season – the first year of the new three year TV rights deal.”

    The new deal starts 2019/20. This summers payments are the last year of the existing deal.,

  • mfw13

    May 13, 2018 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #15

    Here’s the thing, though….why would Ca$hley spend any more than the minimum necessary to keep Rafa on board? With our current squad, we finished on 44 points…..that’s 26 points below the guaranteed Europa League place (Chelsea in 5th, with 70 points).

    Given that each additional place higher in the table nets a club only $2-3 million, it makes very little business sense for Ca$hley to put a huge amount of money into the club this summer, since it’s not going make to much of a difference in the standings. Heck, given that we finished 11 points above the relegation zone with Rafa, Ca$hley may think that we could still avoid relegation without him.

    Or to put it another way, even if a miracle were to happen and Ca$hley were to invest let’s say $50 million in the club, that might only result in us finishing a couple of places higher in the table next year, netting him only an additional $5-10 million. Not exactly the type of ROI a businessman like Ca$hley is looking for.

    Reality sucks….but it’s still reality….


    May 14, 2018 at 2:29 AM

    Comment #16

    That headline should read Ashley to get big windfall this week, only the gullible think otherwise after 10+ years of lies


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