Alan Pardew Blames Higher Turnover At Other Clubs, Turnover v League Position – The Truth
At seemingly every Alan Pardew press conference this season it has been a case of déjà vu; too many injuries, Europa League, too many injuries, Europa League, too many injuries, Europa League…
Whether you agree with those things being the main causes of Newcastle’s fall from grace or not, interestingly the manager has come up with a new reason/excuse as to why Newcastle shouldn’t be expected to compete
We did a marvellous job last year and people might say that we overachieved.”
So basically Alan Pardew is saying that the more money you bring in, the bigger the advantage you have over the other clubs. Sounds like a plausible talking point.
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Have a look below at the twenty clubs who made up last season’s Premier League.
Listed from highest turnover to the lowest, the current league positions of the seventeen still in the Premier League are on the right hand side.
1 £320m Manchester United (1)
2 £261m Chelsea (4)
3 £245m Arsenal (3)
4 £231m Manchester City (2)
5 £169m Liverpool (7)
6 £144m Spurs (5)
7 £93m Newcastle (16)
8 £81m Everton (6)
9 £80m Villa (17)
10 £79m Fulham (11)
11 £78m Sunderland (14)
12 £75m Norwich (13)
13 £71m Stoke (15)
14 £67m West Brom (8)
15 £65m Bolton
16 £65m Swansea (9)
17 £64m QPR (19)
18 £60m Wolves
19 £54m Blackburn
20 £53m Wigan (18)
On the basis of turnover equalling league position, all but three of the clubs are no lower than two places below where their turnover suggests they should be. Which is quite mental really in terms of statistics.
Sunderland are three places (14th) below their turnover position (11th) while on the other hand the big achievers are West Brom and Swansea who are punching well above their (turnover) weight.
If you agree that turnover should be a major factor in how you perform on the pitch then the two big failures this season are Villa who are 17th but 9th highest in terms of turnover, while the biggest underachievers are…Newcastle, who at 16th in the table are nine places below their turnover position of 7th.
So Alan Pardew might have a very good point to make but rather it is a further black mark on Newcastle’s poor performance, as to why we aren’t competing with West Brom, Swansea etc.
Maybe he shouldn’t be shouting it too loud if he doesn’t want to upset Mike Ashley…
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