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How Much Fans Would Have To Pay For NUFC Break Even

8 years ago

A new study of Premier League accounts has shown how much extra (or not) fans would have to pay for an NUFC break even.

The report looked at all Premier League club accounts for the last two available season figures (2010/11 and 2011/12).

It showed that the vast majority of fans following Premier League clubs had their matchdays subsidised by losses but what about Newcastle United…

Well the table below shows that over those two seasons, Newcastle United fans were only behind Arsenal in terms of the club actually making a PROFIT per ticket sold, instead of a loss. The workings out based on what fans would have to pay for tickets if Premier League clubs worked on a break even basis and supporters making up any potential deficit.

Six clubs in total made a profit per ticket; Swansea, West Brom, Manchester United and Norwich, joining the Gunners and the Magpies.

The profit NUFC made over the seasons amounted to £9.16 per every ticket bought, second to Arsenal’s £11.40 surplus per ticket, as shown by the excellent work of the people at the financial fair play website.

At the other end of the spectrum, we have the basket case that is Manchester City where club owners have effectively subsidised every ticket to the tune of £83.83(!) to pay for their ridiculous spending.

Liverpool, Villa and Chelsea come next, while the Mackems’ owner Ellis Short is effectively subsidising every ticket to the tune of £13.31.


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