Revealed on Wednesday morning that the Newcastle United squad will receive £5m in bonuses for achieving promotion.

The payments were agreed at the start of the season according to the Chronicle.

The cash will be paid out to both the playing staff and backroom staff..

As for how much each player gets, that will depend on how many of the 46 matches they were involved in.

They further report that these bonuses were agreed for automatic promotion from the Championship, so not sure what would happened if it had been a Wembley play-off win…

The Chronicle also state that the club’s administration staff will also be paid a separate bonus.

Whilst the sheer amount of money all players in the top divisions get, will be something some fans can never accept.

When it comes to the majority of supporters, getting performance linked pay is always something that will go down better, than the numerous players Newcastle United and every other club have – who pick up massive wages and don’t care whether they play or not.

***It is believed that all bonus payments will involve tax and national insurance going to HMRC…



  • Toonbadger

    The players should give their bonus to charity. They get well paid to do a job and should be happy with that

    • bobbi fleckman

      No they shouldn’t, they should take it and look forward to a Top 10 bonus, Top 6 bonus and a cup bonus next season.

      I’ve no problem with bonus payments, it was mooted that Rafa was on track to get £5m himself if we got promoted.

      • Toonbadger

        No wonder players are greedy

        • Damon Horner

          Fully see what you’re saying but it’s human nature… got to have incentives to maintain and improve performance.

        • bobbi fleckman

          Players have a short career, like it or not, they are the best at their craft in the most competitive of employment markets.

          We’ll moan when Mike Ashley hasn’t offered enough money for a player who chooses another club. What happens when Mike comes in and offers the team a bonus for an fa cup win and they tell him to shove it as they will have to give it away anyhow

    • Jezza

      Absolutely right. They’re already being paid obscene amounts of money for doing something I would gladly do for nothing.

      • Rich Lawson

        Something you say alot Jezza ( rightly so,my jersey’s still ready too) but I’m genuinely interested in what your preffered position would be ?

        • Jezza

          When I played football (at a very low level it has to be said) back in the day I always saw myself as an attacking midfielder with an eye for goal. Similar style to Terry Mac, coming late into the box and getting on the end of things. I was often played up front as I had a bit of a knack for finishing but it wasn’t my preferred role.

    • wheyayeman

      Give it to charity quite apart from seeing Jezza up front, the joy of releasing some amazing charity work and workers across the region would really be an amazing and humbling step – it would bring a whole lot more goodwill towards the club, it would be a promotion (or Championship title) that could be celebrated as much more than just a sporting achievement with a big cash incentive but of a new era in the club’s resurrection under good leadership. Fair enough – the incentive was no doubt agreed behind closed doors before a ball was kicked this season but even so, why not contribute the same amount again or even half that amount towards good causes to benefit the region. You would think that a time when the club is under scrutiny for mis-use of finances with W**GA plastered on their shirts the club and the players might see fit to do good in the eyes of everyone. You can but wish

      • bobbi fleckman

        Perhaps the charity workers could do charity work for free?

        • wheyayeman

          Helpful comment that

  • Wor Monga

    They deserve it the target was set down for them and they reached it…what’s more the lads that put the yards in will get the most benefit of it…that’s the age old way to reach and then improve the standards, at the club…

    …the manager, staff and players have handed the club a guaranteed £100m payout at the end of next season!!!

  • MadMag83

    Surprised it’s not in Sports Direct vouchers in order to avoid any tax