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.
Every Premier League club is *supposed* to be shown live on UK TV at least 10 times each season. Every season, several aren’t. This is one of the (more minor) reasons underpinning growing inequity of resources and a chasm in competitiveness, top to bottom pic.twitter.com/oW7soIN0mD
— Nick Harris (@sportingintel) April 7, 2019
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.