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Alan Pardew Blames Higher Turnover At Other Clubs, Turnover v League Position – The Truth

9 years ago

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

“To finish above the teams we finished above, such as Chelsea and Liverpool, you cannot just have a good team, the finances we have compared to those two clubs is not even half.

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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