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Newcastle Record Highest Revenues Ever – 19th Richest Club In The World

Newcastle United have returned to the top 20 clubs of the Deloitte’s Football Money League, based on each club’s revenues for the last financial year.

The report shows that we made £178.5M for last season 2017-2018 in revenues – our first back in the Premier League after we were relegated.

It is the highest revenue figure ever achieved by Newcastle by over £50M.

We are in 19th place in the league, and Real Madrid are again at the top with £665M, followed by Barcelona with £612M and Manchester United with (only) £590M.

These figures show how Newcastle have increased our total revenues since the disastrous relegation season of 2015-2016 when they were £125.8M – at that time they were the highest revenues in our history.

Mike Ashley – Newcastle’s frugal owner

Newcastle’s high revenues are due to the increase in TV revenues from the Premier League: we received over £123M from the PL for finishing in 10th place last season.

Sam Boor, Senior Manager of the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, has said the following:

“The substantial presence of Premier League clubs continues to be felt in this year’s Deloitte Football Money League.”

“However, with the Premier League’s tender for the next cycle of domestic rights from 2019/20 complete and sale of overseas rights nearing conclusion, it is clear that Premier League clubs will be unable to rely on explosive growth in broadcast distributions as a source of future growth, as has been the case in recent years.”

“As a result, we expect an even greater emphasis among these clubs on generating their own growth in the coming season, and in particular the optimization of commercial revenue, which has been a key area for differentiating growth across most of Europe’s leading clubs in recent years.”

Somebody from the club will have to explain why Ashley keeps refusing to back Rafa financially in the transfer market with Newcastle being the 19th richest club in the world.

If we get a new owner and can keep Rafa Benitez at the club that revenue can increase massively – mainly in the commercial revenue area.

It’s a sad business with Mike Ashley.

Very sad.

21 comments so far

  • bill

    Jan 24, 2019 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Where has all the money gone; as if we didn’t know.

  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 24, 2019 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #2

    Jan 24, 2019 at 9:04 AM
    Comment #398
    I think if we are going to protest and demonstrate then we will be much stronger and able to make more of an impact if we join forces with another disillusioned group.

    Some of the far left groups are formidable demonstrators when they get a bee in their bonnet about something . If someone could get them stirred up about Ashley’s exploitation of workers at home and abroad then that could get them on board. Over to you Lesh.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 24, 2019 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #3

    But we should really be laying off the guy he’s “invested lots of money into Newcastle” according to his goons such as Wise , Ferdinand etc

    So really apart from Everton we really shouldn’t be finishing below anyone else if the money we have was properly invested and we should be in a position to have an outside chance of bothering the top 6 on a yearly basis…..

    Bit disappointed to not see Huddersfield , Cardiff , Fulham or Bournemouth in this list?

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jan 24, 2019 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #4

    Does this mean the money is in the bank and MA has not spent our money on HOF and HMV???

  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 24, 2019 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #5

    Just imagine a huge convoy of pyschadelic dormobiles surrounding Shirebrook full of flower power hippies playing folk music and smoking weed with Nufc tops on refusing to budge. That would make the mainstream news for sure,

  • Optimistic Panda

    Jan 24, 2019 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #6

    Are we allowed in the top 20, it’s not lie we’re a proper football club!

    Imagine where we’d be if we were a properly run football club instead of a vehicle to advertise SD.

  • Jib

    Jan 24, 2019 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #7

    Lazio, Celtic, Ajax and Galatasaray did not make the Deloitte
    top 30 yet West Brom and Brighton did !!!!!!!!

  • Optimistic Panda

    Jan 24, 2019 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #8


  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 24, 2019 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #9


    It’s crazy isn’t it.

    If we were ran properly and there was a good structure at the club we could generate so much more money. It’s such a shame we don’t have somebody who is willing to set the club up such a way.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Jan 24, 2019 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #10



    What did Lazio Celtic Ajax and Galatasaray do with all their EPL TV money?

  • Jib

    Jan 24, 2019 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #11

    Redcar born Jordan Jones sunk his former club Rangers
    for Kilmarnock last night

  • Jib

    Jan 24, 2019 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #12

    Clever lad – my post was intended to show the strength
    of the EPL

  • Bladey

    Jan 24, 2019 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #13

    Day 24
    NO takeover No transfers
    All going to plan

  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 24, 2019 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #14

    Hopefully we can now put to bed all this Companies House tosh and the false hope that ensued – just shows how an initial lack of understanding/knowledge can be whipped up to provide/suggest false hope -which is then accepted as gospel by those of similar “mindset”.

    Jib – “your” misreading of official documentation should be a lesson to you.
    As a result of the frenzy of false hope your new soubriquet has to be :-

    The Pied Piper of Pennywell

  • lesh

    Jan 24, 2019 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #15

    A message from the Prem…….

    “,,,,,,As a result, we expect an even greater emphasis among these clubs on generating their own growth in the coming season, and in particular the optimization of commercial revenue, which has been a key area for differentiating growth across most of Europe’s leading clubs in recent years”.

    Can we hope that Ashley gets that message – clubs should be making more use of commercial opportunities, generate more revenue……

    Does the greedy git not realise that not investing is commercial suicide?

  • JohnJ

    Jan 24, 2019 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #16


    Files have been posted

    Directors can be from one to ten! is this a positive sign?

    Still busy reading Amended Articles of Association of Newcastle United Football Company Ltd.

  • bill

    Jan 24, 2019 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #17

    Mike Ashley is not a great businessman. He buys cheap stuff manufactured in sweat shops in the Far East and sells it elsewhere at a huge profit. Not exactly inventing, designing and/or manufacturing high tech machinery, etc.
    He is just a person without morals who prays on the poor and wretched in the world. In which category do we belong?

  • bill

    Jan 24, 2019 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #18

    Preys not prays

  • posada

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #19

    A few random facts on Mike ashley. All of this is from the press over the last 11 years.

    Shortly after buying us he bought a lot of Halifax Bank shares. The price had gone down and he thought they were cheap. They were cheap for a reason, they were going bust. Reports say he lost 300 million.

    About that time he put millions on deposit with Icelandic banks as they were paying a too good to be true 6% interest. It was too good to be true for a reason. They went bust. Ashley only got his money back when the UK government bailed out the Icelandic government. They only did that as many Local Authorities from the UK had money with them.

    Debenhams shares looked cheap so he bought loads. They have since gone down to 5p each. A fraction of what he paid.

    Bought H of F from the administrators. Another failed business. Was that a good idea. Only time will tell.

    Bit of a trend here. Can’t resist a perceived bargain. Buy cheap sell dear. However, fails to realise he’s buying problems.

    Has anything worked for him apart from SD.

  • JohnJ

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #20

    I’m by no means familiar with Company Law or anything such like but I do wonder if this is something in relation to the investigations by the autorities? Perhaps there’s someone out there that can make more sense of these amended articles than I can. But I do think it’s a positive step.

    Item 7.9 mentions leasing or aquiring a field to hold “games” on etc – I wonder if this is intended for the improvement of training facilities that Rafa has asked for?

  • bill

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #21

    It appears that only slave labour works for our Mikey.


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