Where Do Newcastle & Sunderland Come In The Premier League Wages Table?
Looking at the wage bills for every Premier League club last season makes interesting reading.
Below you’ll find the twenty clubs who were in the Premier League in the 2011/12 season.
The wage bills include all wages paid out by clubs, not just to players, though of course the playing squad will make pretty much all of everybody’s total wage commitment.
It is no surprise to see those paying out the most with the sugar daddy approach seeing Manchester City paying out wages which represent a ridiculous 87% of their turnover. Chelsea have the second highest wages which totaled 66% of turnover, this was mainly due to a combination of reducing their wage bill by £17m and winning the Champions League.
When it comes to more local issues we have both Newcastle and Sunderland tied on £64m, though when this is related to the relative turnovers, Newcastle’s is 69% and the Mackems’ a shocking 82%.
£202m Manchester City
£162m Manchester United
£50m West Brom
Credit to the likes of Swansea for success on a sustainable and relative shoestring budget.
Newcastle fans generally believe that our big advantage in the number of punters we attract should ensure we can at least compete in the top ten, when it comes to the wages paid out then it tells a similar story, no doubt our red & white rivals just down the road will be having similar thoughts.
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