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Proof That Newcastle United Are Still Hugely Popular


Nick Harris @sportingintel has pointed out again that the rich in the Premier League keep getting richer and the poor .get poorer.

Well, they don’t actually get poorer but not as much money as the top six clubs in England.

Nick concentrates on the inequalities in sport in general, and we certainly have that in the Premier League.

What’s happened over the last several years is that six clubs – the two Manchester clubs, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Tottenham are way better and much richer the remaining 14 clubs in the Premier League.

And because of that, they end up getting most of the money being dished out by the Premier League each season.

Rafa Benitez – remonstrating on the touchline

Here’s the number of times the top six clubs have been on TV this season.

It’s not shown in the tweet, but Newcastle are next in line with 19 TV appearances.

So at least as far as being popular on TV Newcastle are 7th, and we think that’s due to the presence of Rafa Benitez.

Rafa’s always good to watch on the touchline during any game.

That’s one reason we liked to watch Liverpool when he was the manager – he’s a presence on the touchline.

While Newcastle will not make 10th place in the league this season, but the high number of TV appearances should help us get near the £123M we made last season from the Premier League.

But we shouldn’t get too far ahead of ourselves either – we are not safe yet.

But a win at Leicester City on Friday would help us get very close to safety.

Comments welcome.


47 comments so far

  • RUNAWAY777

    Apr 9, 2019 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #1

    So ashley back in with a 200 million offer to save Debenhams is this where our money will go this year off the premier leauge really he has the money to try and save his neck or he will lose all his shares i pray they knock him back .

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  • Jib

    Apr 9, 2019 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #2

    RUNAWAY777
    You silly sausage.
    Ashley is using SD money for Debenhams.
    NUFC’s future TV money is held in escrow
    by the banks to cover transfers etc.

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 9, 2019 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #3

    RIP Ian McDonald

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 9, 2019 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #4

    I don’t understand why Debenhams would rather go bust than be “saved” by Mike Ashley, perhaps the business world are sick of him pulling everyone’s pants down.

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  • estechco

    Apr 9, 2019 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #5

    Jail – although perhaps only a subtle distinction, I believe lenders hope to continue running Debenhams as a going concern. I’m also told the £150m figure is the additional offer MA made. What he faces losing (in terms of existing shares) could be quite a bit more :o)

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Apr 9, 2019 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #6

    Jib prove what you say is ture i dont trust the twat after last years money went missing o i forgot would not have anything to do with House of Fraser only reason Debenhams have knock ashley back is cause he want to be chief executive now theres a supprise.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 9, 2019 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #7

    estecho,
    I don’t think major brands want him getting both either, they’ll have no choice but to bow to his terms.

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  • estechco

    Apr 9, 2019 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #8

    Don’t suppose SD’s other shareholders can be too happy with him jizzing their cash down the pan either

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 9, 2019 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #9

    estecho,
    I hope it all goes seriously tits up for him, greedy greedy man, I wonder how many hospital wings he’s bought and paid for.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 9, 2019 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #10

    Jail……… If you had to choose between Ashley pulling your pants down and going bust , what would it be?

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  • martoon

    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #11

    I dislike Ashley’s ownership of nufc as much as anybody else but it is silly to say Ashley is spending the transfer budget on Debenhams. It is Sports Direct who want to inject money into Debenhams – they are a much larger and wealthier company than nufc and don’t need any of our money. Also you can’t just take money from one company and use it to pay for things in another company – it has to go through the books and pay the necessary taxes and duties on it.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Debenhams gone into admin. share values wiped out and are not worth a carrot, Ashley biggest loser and the board refused his takeover bid as they said there were too many strings attached and they didn’t like Ashley. That’s wor Mikey, true to form and will never change.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #13

    It is not as if the club would do anything dodgy like fiddling taxes and as a consequences the “books” have to be “adjusted” to hide any malpractice.

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  • Jib

    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #14

    Sports Direct is the loser not Ashley personally.
    It will get written off against SD’s tax liability so
    no big deal.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #15

    The sky news reporter said that Mike Ashley is having a very bad day. Surely now he needs to just stop with his megalomaniacal attempt to monopolise the high street and focus on investing in his football club.
    He’s lost the money for his Debenhams shares completely as they have been wiped off the stock market, but at least he still has the other money that he was going to invest with them so he should be grateful for that.

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  • Jib

    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #16

    Mr Tuff do you have any evidence of NUFC doing
    anything dodgy ?

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  • lesh

    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #17

    Here we go again… takeover talk especially for the frog and true to form, timed to perfection

    https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/the-club-sold-before-end-16100695

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  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #18

    All the negative exposure on Ashley recently has surely influenced people’s decisions as to whether or not to do business with him. We need to keep going with our efforts to discredit him further until he realises once and for all that he’s been well and truly rumbled across the whole of society and people are pig sick of him.

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  • lesh

    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #19

    Jib

    Impressive posting suggests you’ve suddenly found some business-finance expertise. All credit to you for keeping it to yourself for so long but when and where did you get your MBA?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #20

    Jibjan – not personally but I do believethat outfit called HMRC might have.

    Whilst you’re about what evidence do you have that Mr Tubbs was going to “obtain” Debenhams first part of this week and then sort out Rafa’s contract the remaining part of the week.

    And what evidence did you have that Newcastle Ventures Ltd/Ken Lin was going to buy the club.

    Two choices I think:-
    1. It was because being an ITK I had inside information
    2. I just made it up.

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  • lesh

    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #21

    Mr Tuff

    It seems that Newcastle Ventures Ltd was so named because one of Ken Lin’s associates attended one of the city’s universities and like many former students has fond memories of Newcastle upon Tyne – hence…….

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  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #22

    Mister Tuff………… Jib / Jane’s latest stab in the dark whilst boozing with his legal colleagues regarding Gary Moore being involved in a takeover bid might just come up trumps for him.
    If someone fires enough arrows one will eventually hit the target . The gloating would be unbearable but well worth it if it means Ashley finally goes.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #23

    betty – bit like the faulty clock – it is right 2 times a day.

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #24

    Debenhams want nothing to do with Mike and his tatt, they dont believe he has what it takes to run a department store as its completely different to his pile it high sell it cheap philosophy.

    HOF hasn’t suddenly become the Harrods of the high street.

    Good news though he can concentrate on the sale of Nufc now with no distractions 🙂

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #25

    Jib

    Does the Nufc investigation or lack of investigation into Beardsley count as dodgy?

    What about telling Jonas to pay for his medical treatment and find a new club, dodgy?

    Is selling club land to yourself with no one else allowed to bid, is that dodgy?

    What to you class as dodgy?

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #26

    Do you

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #27

    When journalists or fans ask what benefit the SD relationship has for nufc is the clubs lack of clarification not dodgy?

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  • martoon

    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #28

    Tuff @13 – Assuming that barb was replying to my post – of course they can cover things up with clever accounting (and probably do) but not taking £150m out of one company and putting into another one!

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  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #29

    Mister T……….. I don’t think Jib/Jane has ever been right twice in one day.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #30

    I don’t understand why Jib doesn’t just finally come out and be truthful. I think with all the evidence to hand it has been proven beyond all reasonable doubt that Jib / Jane are one and the same.

    I mean look at Frank Maloney the boxing promoter, he came out and admitted to his tendencies. I know he was ridiculed initially but now he has been accepted as who he is and is just getting on with his life, albeit after losing some respect in the boxing world.

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  • RobLeenio

    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #31

    Interesting that, lesh – it does match what Jib said a few weeks ago.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #32

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Buq2GXwCIAEd3xa.jpg

    Here is Frank before and after. Anyone else think he bears a strong resemblance to Karen Brady?

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 9, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #33

    Dave Kitson. The most relevant and in the know people in the whole footballing world knows the ins and outs of Mike Ashley and selling NUFC.

    When he says it will be sold, don’t question it. Just go put your house on it being sold. After all, it’s Dave Kitson.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 9, 2019 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #34

    Here’s hoping the Mr Tubbs greater interest in the retail world will be the required boost to him selling up.

    The greedy sod will probably end up getting Debenhams but extra loot may be needed, hopefully from the sale of the club.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 9, 2019 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #35

    Brace yourself if Ashley doesn’t get his way with Debenhams. Think he’s the type of character that needs to take it out his frustrations on someone else to make himself feel big. Newcastle fans easy targets.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 9, 2019 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #36

    martoon – no barb – just pointing out that Mr Tubbs may have a predisposition to not doing all things above board.

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  • Rob1971

    Apr 9, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #37

    I am sure Dave Kitson is supposed to be the author of the secret footballer books, not sure if that is a good sign for him being correct about Ashley selling up, as usual I wont believe anything until he is gone

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  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 9, 2019 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #38

    ronaldo aarons #35, this is frankly my worry too.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 9, 2019 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #39

    Chi – https://twitter.com/ChiOnwurah/status/1115588521824280576

    Interesting that #Debenhams creditors preferred to put the biz into administration rather than have Mike Ashley as CEO – even with a £200m interest free loan – so losing #SportsDirect it’s 30% stake, Suggests his reputation is adversely impacting his bottom line. #NUFC

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 9, 2019 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #40

    No big deal Jiblets, ha ha, something he’s worked tirelessly on for the last few months, being outmaneuvered and made to look a chump, having to answer to SD shareholders as to why he’s just spunked 150M and is he still fit to hide the company and much more importantly a massive dent in his massive ego. Let’s just hope he doesn’t throw himself off a building.

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