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10 years of Mike Ashley at Newcastle United by numbers

2 years ago
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Some interesting stats from writer Chris Holt, as he considers a decade at Newcastle United under the ownership of Mike Ashley:

£8.9m Matchday income DECREASE

£2.5m Commercial income DECREASE

£0 Sports Direct sponsorship payments

£74m Gross Debt INCREASE

6 Consecutive seasons in profit

£100m Total Profit for last 6 years

£4.7m Wage increase since 2008

£4.2m Average transfer net spend (per season)

2 Top half finishes

2 Relegations

2 Court cases lost to former NUFC employees

4 Players sold for over £15m

0 Players signed for over £15m

£116 Leazes/Gallowgate End Season Ticket price INCREASE

£152 East Stand Season Ticket price INCREASE

£28 Family Enclosure Season Ticket price INCREASE

£97 Sports Bar Season Ticket price DECREASE

£152 Bar 1892 Season Ticket price DECREASE

9 years since claiming NUFC was up for sale

40,000 Season Tickets sold in 2017

You can follow the author on Twitter @bigchrisholt

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