The price of failure this season? A cool £9 million!

TV money
TV money
The latest figures for TV and prize money have been released, and they don’t make good reading for the finance wizards at Newcastle United.

The figures have revealed that revenue from prize money and TV income has dropped by roughly 20% following the disappointing 16th placed finish this term.

United’s high-flying fifth placed finish last season earned them £54.2m in TV and prize money compared to only (only, I know…) £45.1m this term. The reduction in revenue wasn’t all to do with league placing however as we saw ourselves broadcast less this term (16 times this season compared to 18 last season) which accounts for just over £1m of the difference, and it’s also worth noting that these figures don’t include any payments made for games broadcast in the Europa League, League Cup or FA Cup.

How is it all worked out?

Each Premier League team receives a fixed amount from UK broadcasting rights which is 50% of the total pot split between the twenty clubs equating to £13,803,038. All overseas broadcasting rights are also split equally between the twenty clubs giving each club another £18,931,726, or a total of £32,734,764.

This is then supplemented by “facility fees” which account for a further 25% of the total UK broadcasting rights pot which are awarded each time a team is televised. Each televised game is worth £578,326 with each club guaranteed to be shown at least ten times throughout the season. United were shown 16 times giving us facility fees totalling £8,654,602.

The remaining 25% of the UK broadcasting rights pot is then split depending on league position called “merit payments”, with each position in the Premier League worth £775,881. So QPR received the basic £775,881 with each position above that adding another £775,881. United finished fifth bottom so 5 x £775,881 = £3,779,405.

Equal share – £32,734,764
Facility fees – £8,654,602
Merit payment – £3,779,405

Add all that together and you get a total of £45,168,771. It’s all here on the Premier League website if you wish to have a nosey.

As mentioned earlier though these figures are for the Premier League only so they might not end up being as bad as they look right now and I expect a few million of that to be made back up meaning that in the end we actually won’t be too far off what we made last season.

Next season will be more interesting however. Manchester United earned just over £60m for winning the Premier league this season but that figure is expected to rise to roughly £100m for the eventual winners next season. It won’t be us so put those dreams on hold, but an increase in revenue should be felt throughout the league.

What happens with that money is an entirely different debate however…

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243 thoughts on “The price of failure this season? A cool £9 million!

  1. Troy
    It is my concern that if Pardew doesn’t do well and is sacked we will have missed our opportunity to get in a decent manager and we’ll be left with the dross ie Pulis

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  2. Big Dave – Satire is good fish bait. I really didn’t think I was going to catch such a whopper tonight and I wasn’t out to, but life’s full of surprises. 😛

    But the biggest bait is VICKY’s repetitive claim to be Derek Acorah. I’m simply asking her to show us “sumfin or nuffin”. I asked you the other day how long Pardew’s staying and you we’re waiting for VICKY to opine. I fear VICKY’s gone and swapped her crystal ball and a baby for a Westlife CD. 😛

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  3. @southern Geordie – that’s the one thing that gives me hope for next year. Pards is nowhere near safe and he knows it now. Hopefully will motivate him to sort it out.

    Ah well roll in summer!

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  4. The greatest thing that B&B would love to see would be for both of us to get banned from this blog.

    There is no humour if we both go at it as its been pointed out a thousand times. What do you want ?
    To spoil this blog?

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  5. B+B have you nothing better to do with your time other that continually try to antagonize someone you won’t speak to and they have made it clear several times that they don’t want to talk to you.
    What is your aim ❓ is it to try to start a lot of **** so that others wont come on ❓ So can you give it a rest as it just spoils it for others

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  6. Big Dave – “I felt at the start of the year, when we looked at the centre-half situation, that if we brought someone in they would stand in the way of two players with great futures at the club – Tavernier and Remie Streete”.

    Do you want to keep a manager who says this? Yes, because TROY fears we might get Curbishley and Pards is so much better than Curbs. I’m only telling you what the tea leaves say. Respect the tea leaves.

    Or does the crystal ball show Ashley telling Pardew to say those words in order to pay a bit more off his gambling debts?

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  7. B+B are you trying to antagonize me again ? do you think I am some ****head that can’t make my own mind up and need Troy to help me to form an opinion ❓

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  8. I wonder who is going to be the first one to put in a transfer request, now that we have had the inevitable backing of the board, for Pardums magic. 👿
    cant say as I’m surprised. Its a fair bet we will do marginally better than this season. Top 10 is almost achievable.
    I’m going for HBA first out the door.
    “We would all like to thank the fans for their continued support and assure them we remain committed to providing affordable football at St. James’ Park.”
    ……affordable football ❗ ❗
    Its not affordable football we are paying to watch. I can watch affordable football on my tv.
    I despair.
    Toot Toot. Set the controls for the heart of mediocrity.
    Should arrive dead on time.
    Mediocrity will be judged as success.
    Meanwhile the big boys just keep on pushing on. The gap will grow ever bigger.
    Our best hope is to be competing with the best of the rest.
    cant wait 👿 👿

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  9. VICKY – It was all going fine till you had a hissy fit. You were claiming to be Derek Acorah, and it was all full steam ahead for the REALITY TRAIN. Then a bit of teasing causes an explosion in the boiler. 😛

    We’ve heard so much about the REALITY TRAIN, except which way it’s going. At the moment it’s on the centre of the tracks with an engine at both ends! Even Big Dave, the coal shoveller, doesn’t know whether to go front or back. 😛

    Why do you have to cry? It gets so embarrassing for everyone.

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  10. @TAE

    Thousands of clubs work that way and can be very successful. Mike Ashley doesn’t go and pick the players he wants. He hires good scouts to pinpoint the talent then he signs the cheques

    Chelsea do it
    Spurs do it
    Most Foreign Teams do it actually.

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  11. Big Dave – Are bloggers not allowed to challenge the REALITY TRAIN when it spouts its BS on a public forum? Is that it? Of course, weve got to pin you down first before we can challenge you.

    Some people lead and some people follow. Leaders cultivate followers. That’s life, Dave!

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  12. B+B wind your neck in and stop trying to wind people up as it’s getting real tiring and I am sure there is others that feel the same way.
    If you can’t challenge someone directly then dont try to snipe and antagonize them to try to cause **** on the blog, simple really

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  13. Troy why can you not just answer his questions then? To me its you keeping it going and turning it into a childish affair.

    After all he is only asking you a question (even in his own silly way :D)

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  14. Absolutely spot on Munich Mag @137. That says it all really. We can’t compete with the top 6 for various reasons mentioned by you and we probably won’t compete well for 7th or 8th place because Ash/Llam don’t know the first thing about football and don’t want to spend unless absolutely forced to as in last January. Be prepared for another disappointing season coming up lads and lasses. I will watch with interest who in our squad actually has football ambition and leaves for a club with a winning mentality. We will probably fool another 2 or 3 decent players into coming to us with some Llambias ******* but anyone can read a paper from this last season so buyer beware ie. if you’re thinking of coming to us be careful of what you want for your career. I wonder what players like Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Cabaye, Debuchy, and Gouffran are thinking of coming to us now? More of the same next season?

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  15. Santii @ 169 thats a good one coming from you! I asked you to tell me who the 2 people were that you accused me of bullying of the blog and to show some proof but you decided to ignore me rather than answer or admit you were wrong.
    So why couldn’t you answer the question then ❓

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  16. SANTII
    April 14, 2013 at 14:21 (Edit)
    Dave and his cronies bully two people of the blog in the last two days and he talks to me about abuse lol

    I asked several times to back your claims up but you still haven’t backed them up and continued to ignore me ? turning it in to a childish affair

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  17. @Santii

    Cos the weakling has taken the biggest hissy fit in the history of hissy fits and decided not to speak to me since December cos of a blog issue. How do you deal with that. ?

    I’m more than happy to bow out to save the blog as I refuse to engage in a tit for tat argument.

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  18. If it was affordable football we were watching many of us would be much happier but what we do on the pitch doesn’t much resemble football. It looks more like some fusion of kick ball mixed with a little caid (an old Irish game played with bladder and an animal skin). If Ashley was serious about providing decent football in Newcastle he would start by sacking Llambias but it’s not going to happen is it?

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  19. If 3 fools have what they think of as a constructive meeting, can it be thought of that way in any real sense? Is the term stability really being used as a disguise for acceptance of a team that is even less than mediocre as far as performance on the pitch in concerned? The evidence is there from all of last season to look at. Did that really look like a well managed team experiencing difficulties, or a team in decline with a panic stricken manager at times? And Pardew has already now admitted he was wrong about the bench players and many of the youngsters. Sad from so many points of view.

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  20. Fair enough Troy. I still don’t believe you guys are related 😀 As i said yesterday i don’t really care what you guys do either way.

    @G2

    This summer is going to be so bad nothing but negativity and maybe some of our big players leaving. I am dreading it like.

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  21. Thank God we wont be in Europe for the next 6/7 years. 😳
    I fully expect Pardoh to be sacked if he gets us into the top 5 again.
    Not that there is much chance of that.
    I am sure Pardoh has learnt his lesson by now tho. He wont want a repeat of this season.
    So another 6/7 years and Ashley’s plan will be ready to hatch.
    A nice mediocre stable premiership club with massive crowds for sale.
    A sleeping giant just waiting to be taken to the next level by the right investor.
    Roll up, roll up, 👿

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  22. @SANTII
    so whats the point of giving pards a budget if he cant sign the players he wants

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  23. Right away to get my dinner.
    Troy rise above it, you have made it clear many times that you don’t want to converse with him because of other issues, so I suggest you leave it at that, and if he continues to try to cause **** then it’s clear that he’s not worried if he cause’s the blog harm. we don’t need anymore childish **** on here

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  24. No I am pretty sure the team behind the transfers are giving a certain amount to try and get good players out of. How much influence Pardew has on that Team of people is debatable but i don’t think he has much say in it.

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  25. @SANTII
    so if the team fail it should not be pards gets the sack then its his head on the block when the axe falls.So do we sack the scout instead

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  26. Lol TAE clearly the team are getting very good players in and Pardew is failing to play them properly which is one of the biggest problems and why alot think he should go.

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  27. pards and the vice chairman been on about carrol for yonks both has stated they would like carrol back he comes on the market and all of a sudden the toon aint intrested,so il put the question again whos the manager here

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  28. The Managers job is not to employ the players is it? Its his job to get them to work to their fullest potential.

    People saying they would like Carroll back doesn’t mean anything 15 million is far to much for him and on 80k a week is a joke. Not getting robbed over one decent Target man is hardly being a “football manager” whatever that means.

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  29. I’m sure Pardew puts his 2 cents worth in when speaking with Ash/Llam but most of it will fall on deaf ears. Ash/Llam will listen more carefully to Carr and decide who of his choices to pursue. Then Pardew will be told. His job is to make an effective unit on the field which he has failed at utterly this season. The Ash/Llam boys will be watching Pardew closely now as otherwise they will continue to waste Carr’s talents. I don’t think it’s going to take more than 3 months next season to see the back of Pardew but we’re still stuck with that double lump of Ash/Llam unfortunately.

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  30. @SANTII
    maybe you just to blind to see fatboy is playing football manager with our club

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  31. TROY STAVERS @ 174 – You crow all you want on a public blog about how clever you are in all things NUFC and expect to get an easy ride. However, I suspect the bloggers on here are a bit smarter than those you’ve been used to on Ed’s blog over the past few weeks and months, fella.

    Let’s put this to bed once and for all. This has never been about my not speaking to you over a blog issue from November. You turn it into that every time you implode and have done so once again this evening as a deliberate, desperate, diversionary tactic, even though you know that nobody wants to hear it. Once again, I didn’t bring it up. It’s just more V to the P to the icky to the ollard.

    There is no need for a tit for tat argument or to get banned together. If you want to leave the questions unanswered, that’s up to you. I aint forcing you to respond. You can just continue to ignore me and hopefully not implode again. However, other people keep asking the same questions of you because they can’t understand you either and don’t feel you’re reasoning adds up. It is a recurring theme with between you and other bloggers.

    Now lets put your diversion to bed once and for all and so that you never need to mention it again. You said this blog was a godsend because everything was written down and there could be no escape. So there is a reply on the table from me to you. All your independent adjudicators and I are waiting to receive your response to my reply. You wrote your response months ago but, although you describe it as aniolating and devastating, you won’t let it out of your house, even though our whole family are dying to see it. That has got to be the most embarrassing position ever, has it not? 😛

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  32. 🙄 😆 😆 How can an argument end when the two participants involved are never wrong 😆

    Bro’s, log back in at around 6am your time because I think you need to have some mediation with Aussie. 😉
    We can talk man to well, um , er… sniveling children 😆 and after we have thrashed out the issues, we can begin the journey to rebuilding your relationship.. 😎

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  33. Big Dave @ 183 – If you can’t take a bit of satire, ridicule and teasing over being a mugwump, you really shouldn’t dish it out to other people. To be fair, you don’t start it, but when VICKY does, like a loyal sidekick, you’re not slow to jump in. 😀

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  34. TAE – What do you not grasp? VICKY brings up old scores every time she gets whipped. She’s done it again tonight. I’m simply reading the blog, and responding to all this REALITY TRAIN malarkey. It’s incoherent nonsense. I mean, do you believe our squad is “****” and is the reason we nearly got relegated?

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  35. it’s important B&B, I will set a time for you that suits your happy diplomatic demeanor. 😉

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  36. @B&B

    You took the biggest hissy fit in the history of hissy fits. You wrote a 25 page letter which contains nothing but blog issues and you make the biggest fool of yourself to the entire family by refusing to speak to me on Xmas day which upset my mother. There is not one single point in the pile of ****e you have wrote that is not blog related.

    You hate the fact you were proven wrong and the people who looked at the blog issue all agreed with me. None of the family understand you and your actions and you actually cried off this blog after a few months cos nobody could understand your posts. You wrote essay after essay and confused everyone. That is all recorded.

    There is no confusion over what I’m saying in relation to Pardew at present. There’s a huge difference between disagreeing with a point of view and not understanding. No one understood you when you gave the impression you wanted him sacked last November but you actually didn’t? You got pilloried for months about your ridiculous stance that no one understood.

    I asked our brother if he wanted to read the response to the letter and he said no. Its there for anyone to read and details what a complete coward you’ve been.

    I will decide when you get it but the main reason is, I don’t ever want you to use that as an excuse to justify coming out of your huff. You will get to read it when you admit you’ve been a coward.

    You are very destructive. I tried to get you out socialising with my mates but you end up falling out with them. I introduced you onto this blog and you go in a huge hissy fit and refuse to speak to me.

    Our brother who refuses to get involved and read the response always states he would never engage in any debate with you and it was the choice I made. Yet, you decide to go in the huff.

    You need to take a good look at yourself.

    You justify why you aren’t speaking? Tell everyone on a public forum. Cos I asked several people what they thought you meant by reading your posts. .

    Well **** me! You absolute ****in tool.

    The letter is there for everyone to see

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  37. @BLACKLEY & BROWNLIE
    the team aint sh t the probs our 2 cbs,its why we sit deep,which in turn makes the rest of the team have to sit deep and makes the team look bad.Add in injurys a lack of investment last summer and hey you see the result in our league position.

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  38. Troyster, save it for our bonding session mate…. so much anger, I have many bridges to mend 😕

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  39. I am more than happy to leave the blog from now.

    I simply can’t bare having any ties with you.

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  40. TAE – I didn’t see anyone predicting in August our squad wasn’t good enough for top 10 or anyone criticising in January Ashley’s transfer business. Well apart from two or three, including me, who warned it was a big gamble to trust in the form and fitness of Cisse.

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  41. BLACKLEY & BROWNLIE
    what ya saying cisses not good enough eh?will point to cisse 3 injury time winners were would we be now without them oh thats right sat in the champship

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  42. Who the Hollyoaks Omnibus is that @ 205? Either get over yersel coz you can’t stand the ridicule or shut the f*%$ up and jump! 😛

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  43. TAE – if you take our late winners off us, you have to do the same for every other team…. 😉

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  44. TAE – what you not grasping now? I’m saying what if he got injured? = We would be in the championship = Big gamble = Unlike Sunderland, we didn’t lose out main goalscorer through injury = don’t be so quick to bemoan injuries.

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  45. I’ve just read that fiction @ 202 😛 What a rant! 😛 Everybody understands Troy. Nobody understands Blackley! Woo Hoo!

    It’s not about the letter exchange. You keep bringing that up again and again whilst you and Dave demand that it stops.

    Only when you bring it up do I have to put the record straight and tell everyone that you wanted everything in writing and when you’ve got it, you’ve not responded. Well you have, but your response has never left your house. Your own independent adjudicators to your written case have not seen it. And that’s on your won admission above @ 202 in the longest suicide note ever witnessed in blog annals. 😛

    If that’s not the most embarrassing position to be in, I don’t know what is. Hilarious! 😛

    Never mind. Our loss, is Ed’s gain. 😛

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  46. TAE – Give every player in every squad a rating score 1 to 10. Create a league table of whose squad is the best/****tiest. Then make fair and reasonable adjustments for those players injured. So far nobody has done this, just like they haven’t shown which good players have been available to Pards but never got off the bench.

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  47. TAE – It’s certainly a fact that Fletcher got injured and Cisse didn’t.

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  48. We’ll have to send an agent over to Ed’s blog from time to time to see what Derek Acorah’s predicting for the length of Pards’ stay. 😛

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  49. “We are now entirely focused on the forthcoming campaign with the expectation of at least a top-10 finish in the Premier League,” said Llambias, who dismissed suggestions that he and Mike Ashley, the club’s owner, considered sacking Pardew – who, this time last year, steered Newcastle to fifth place but now has to prove himself all over again – during a meeting with the manager in London on Wednesday.

    “Everyone was disappointed to finish where we did last season, particularly on the back of such a fantastic year prior to that,” said Llambias. “Our discussions on Wednesday were very constructive and we pinpointed a number of factors that contributed to a season which fell below expectations.

    “There has been a great deal of speculation in recent weeks but our desire, as we announced back in September [when Pardew signed an eight-year contract] is to bring long-term stability to this club. It’s up to us all now to work closely as a team to ensure next season sees us competing in the top half of the table again.”

    Fair enough words to me… Saying top 10 doesn’t mean they are aiming for 10th, it is the minimum standard…

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  50. So we all know Ashley and Llambias are ‘businessmen’ and thats how they want to run the Club. So lets look at the biggest ‘business’ of them the all, the Economy.

    The Economy is faltering because there is not enough ‘Growth’ and most experts now agree to stimulate growth in order to improve the Economy there has to be ‘Investment’.

    Newcastle finished 5th the season before last, in the summer months that followed there was a chance to ‘Grow’ and improve the team and the club by ‘Investing’ in new players. Unfortunately it didn’t happen and the club went in to a recession, which without the players bought in January it would’ve been a double-dip recession!

    Lesson for Ashley, Llambias and Pardew is simple;

    Investment = Growth

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  51. Not all investments “grow”, Tino11. Just ask many of the world banks 😉

    I can’t wait for Wellington to read that post… He will stat attack it to pieces 😆 😆

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  52. Regarding the bickering on here.

    We need to realize that each of us has our own opinions and views on the world. As human beings were are all fallible and with this in mind we need to be more patient with each other.
    Look at JJ, Big Dave & Newkie for example. Who knows what part of the solar system they get the hair brained ideas from, I just accept that they are wrong on most things and I don’t judge them on it. I don’t shoot them down for their lack of football knowledge or try to change the way they think. It is not the right thing to do and it is really an impossible task.
    So instead of arguing with each other, we need to learn to accept that we are not all the same and the world will be a nicer place.
    Peace out.
    Aussie.

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