A table of January spending by Premier League clubs has just been published.

It covers the last decade of January transfer windows, from January 2008 to January 2017 (inclusive).

Conveniently, this also covers all of the first 10 years of January spending under Mike Ashley at Newcastle United.

The stats published show the total money spent and the total recouped in the January windows, with the net January spending over a decade being used to rank the clubs.

The table of stats has been compiled by Talksport and you won’t be surprised to see which end of the net spend table we have ended up at under Mike Ashley, although the extreme position is a stand out.

Premier League clubs ranked by their net spend over the course of last 10 January transfer windows (January 2008 to January 2017 inclusive):

(Net spend of each club over last 10 January windows comes first, then in brackets is the total amount spent and finally the total recouped):

£135m Man City (£185m and £50m)

£47m Tottenham (£111m and £64m)

£47m Stoke (£58m and £11m)

£45m Crystal Palace (£65m and £20m)

£42m Arsenal (£55m and £13m)

£34m West Ham (£75m and £41m)

£33m Burnley (£35m and £2m)

£31m Leicester (£50m and £19m)

£27m Southampton (£42m and £15m)

£20m Bournemouth (£25m and £5m)

£20m Everton (£60m and £40m)

£14m Man Utd (£73m and £59m)

£8m Brighton (£12m and £4m)

£6m Chelsea (£249m and £243m)

£3m Liverpool (£107m and £104m)

£3m Huddersfield (£4m and £1m)

£4m (Profit) West Brom (£24m and £28m)

£7m (Profit) Swansea (£42m and £49m)

£7m (Profit) Watford (£49m and £56m)

£30m (Profit) Newcastle United (£64m and £94m)

Mike Ashley, usually guaranteed to have Newcastle United at the wrong end of any table.

As you can see, Newcastle are 20th of 20th when it comes to net spend in the last 10 Januarys under Ashley.

A £30m profit way ahead of the other three clubs to record profits, never mind when measured against clubs such as Bournemouth (£20m net spend), Southampton (£27m net spend) and Burnley (£33m net spend).

  • anyobrien

    Yes but according to the few on here he has saved us…… God bless him.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Yip, he`s a real Diamond Geezer

    • ghostrider

      If he never took over when he did we would be waiting for Sunderland to drop another 2 leagues in order for us to have a derby again.

      Yeah he saved us.

      • anyobrien

        Told you to go away ffs… Your very very boring.

        • ghostrider

          Then stop responding, nosey.

      • anyobrien


        • ghostrider

          You blooming ruffian. LMFAO.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Pay your Taxes BetVictor

  • Cockneytrev

    It doesn’t bare thinking about the mess we would have been in without his intervention,,
    Thank god he pumped millions into the club, without a thought for his own wealth or other businesses (that have suffered immeasurabley ).
    I dread to think what kind of first team squad we would be watching, I know it’s hard to believe, but we probably would have been relegated at least once, had to sell any decent players we had, battled relegation year after year (if not relegated) never challenged for European places,,never see another cup run….
    Thank God for St Mike of Shiremoor,,

    • Tommy Adds

      Its Shirebrook. I’m sure the good people of Shiremoor don’t want their name associated with the FCB.

      • Cockneytrev


  • Paul Patterson

    30 million? So we STILL haven’t spent the Andy Carroll money yet . .

    • Cockneytrev


      • Damon Horner

        Send this to the wrong person mate? haha

        • Paul Patterson

          I’ll continue to lick my hoop . . :-(

          • Cockneytrev

            Sorry not intended for yourself,,,

    • TheFatController

      Didn’t that money pay for the helicopter ride chargeed to one MW Ashley of Buckinghamshire?

      ‘£30m for a flight to Liverpool?’

      Yeah, but it was nearly midnight, guv…’

  • ghostrider

    Net spends do not tell the real story of any clubs.

    • Cockneytrev

      No it doesn’t
      2 relegation s
      No cup runs
      1 top 9 finish
      Worst squad in 25 years
      You hoop licker,,👅

      • ghostrider

        Nahhhh, not the worst squad. the most criminally under-used squad is more to the point and Rafa Benitez is solely to blame for that.

        • Cockneytrev

          Hoop licker👅

        • Coble’s Return

          Get yourself home mate – your village is probably missing its idiot.

          • ghostrider

            I like the original one’s. lmfao.

        • TheFatController

          Having lost one argument you immediately distract attention to another.

          You’re genius. Truly amazing.

          • ghostrider

            I don’t lose arguments. I have opinions like you do.
            Nobody wins or loses.

          • TheFatController

            You can’t state opinions on spends – ‘in my opinion, I don’t think we are bottom of that table…’

            Er, ok….Haha.

          • ghostrider

            I can have opinions on anything.
            Always remember that adhering weakly to mass opinion does not make you correct.

          • TheFatController

            Can you change other’s opinions though?

            You come on here defending Ashley and no one has yet written – ‘good point’

            Perhaps your subconscious needs to go against mass opinion – do you find everybody avoids you because you have to be contrary to mass opinion even if that opinion is correct?

            “Hey look, lovely sunny day?” Said the world.
            ‘I have a different opinion, it’s cloudy ‘ said the strong willed but isolated ghostrider
            ‘Er, ok’ said the world, shuffling away from him…

          • Mitros gotta start

            Yeah…you have to be one of the sheep on here aswell as at st james

          • TheFatController

            That hurt. Cut me I bleed. Can I be your friend, you’re great?

          • ghostrider

            When it’s a sunny day and people see it as a sunny day, I’ll be sure to agree.

            As for what’s going on at the club past and present, I’ll have my opinions on like all the rest….none of which will know the real answers to the majority of what scripts are or were.

            You following mass opinion can tell me the boardroom light is on and you can see people sat round the table.
            You can then make up as many stories as you want that you can relate to that.
            I could do likewise and none of us could be correct in any entirety of any story.

            However, you will argue you are correct because mass opinion dictates you are correct in your mind.
            the issue is, it’s easier to follow the masses because it gives a person an air of perceived authority that, on the whole is anything but.

          • TheFatController

            If Tom Cruise has her at ‘hello’, you lost me at ‘when it’s a sunny day..’


          • ghostrider

            No problem, I’ll give you a shout when it’s cloudy.

          • TheFatController

            Do you ever go out to know?

            Or just notice the weather when licking your window ?

          • ghostrider

            Any chance of you explaining what you’re getting at?
            It just doesn’t make any real sense to be fair.
            I’d appreciate it dearly if you could enlighten me.

          • Mark Potter

            Good point.

            Majority “opinion” claimed for 1000s of years that a sky wizard made the Sun shine and when he fa##ed you got thunder. The world was flat and was held up by elephants. Angels danced on pinheads, and scr#wed virgins when their fiance’s weren’t looking to conceive baby sky wizards. And if you didn’t agree with that opinion you should be burned. Being part of a majority doesn’t make anyone right.

            Facts and evidence, and reasoned arguments,remain scarce on this blog.

          • ghostrider

            Aye, facts and evidence eh.

            We all believe we know it all but nobody knows the entire truth until the entire truth is there.
            In the meantime speculation of stories will remain as facts by mass opinion whilst the minority thought, whether true or not will be deemed as, not only an untruth but the people who are part of it will be deemed, trouble maker or trolls, etc.

            Nature of the sheep.

        • Mitros gotta start

          Preach brother….preach!

      • anyobrien

        Hoop licker.. 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂

    • anyobrien

      Go away blit

    • TheFatController

      True. Number of relegations might tell the real story instead?

      • ghostrider

        Nahhh, that doesn’t tell any story on net spends.

        • TheFatController

          Haha, the loser puts his ‘winner spin’ on things. You’re the gift that keeps on giving…

          • ghostrider


    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      I’m guessing the only data that you consider relevant are the few that back your half [email protected] arguments?

      • Mitros gotta start

        A bit like the writer of this article isnt it?

      • ghostrider

        The data that is relevant is what will count.
        The data we all think is relevant without knowing it, is mere speculative opinion and is the reason why we all argue cases and choose a scenario.

        The fan that hates Ashley will immediately believe a newspaper story that slags him off but will call foul on the same newspaper if it built him up.

        It’s the nature of the beast in life.

        • TheFatController

          I presume you meant ‘is the reason why we argue theories and choose one..’ ?

          • ghostrider

            Presume anything you feel.

          • TheFatController

            I can’t, that whole paragraph makes no sense..

          • ghostrider

            You’re not making much sense by saying that.

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    Yes he saved the club only for it to exist in a zombie like state !

  • Mitros gotta start

    Why would you just include january’s transfer dealings?
    Surely a better more accurate comparison would be to include summer dealings aswell….do the whole 10 years including all the windows if you want any credibility….
    Stupid lazy article that only gives you half the information…..fake news at its finest…..more spin than a tumble dryer.

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      well, perhaps, they’re included the january transfer dealings… because we’re currently in the january transfer window…

      no that’d be too obvious wouldn’t it?

    • TheFatController

      I wouldn’t go asking people to justify criticism of figures about our transfer spends. It’s not likely we’ll be any summer’s big spenders!

      Starting at last summer, there’s a £10m deficit but then £30m profit the summer before. But I’m sure someone else can fill in the other 8 summers where the biggest payout will be £13m for Mitro. Whoop!

      • Mitros gotta start

        Just saying that this article has been spun to give the writers opinion a more favourable light…..why not put the full story out there and let people make their own minds up with the facts…..no better than the fat shyte we are all trying to get rid of

        • Damon Horner

          It refers to something published by Talksport probably because we’re in January, I don’t think it is intentional to be an in depth analysis of overall spend.

        • TheFatController

          I think it was just meant to show that if you had to guess where we’d be in a table of January spends, you’d not be surprised to see it’s rock bottom.

          Nor is it misleading of the bigger picture of summer windows added. We don’t spend much, simple as. Or if we do, it’s not balancing out sales.

          In court, if you suggested to a judge we get summer data, the judge might say ‘in the interests of time and brevity, I think we can safely assume we’re not up there with Man City…’

          • Mitros gotta start

            Listen….i want the fat cancer out as much as everyone else but if you are going to write an article include all the facts not just the ones that suit your point of view…..we have had enough of that with his royal fatness….compare apples to apples and you might get a more favourable response

          • TheFatController

            Perhaps take Graham Porter to court for misrepresentation?

            I’m all for justice when people are publically stating one thing (Ashley spends f*ck all compared to other PL clubs) if the truth is somewhat different.

            I agree we shouldn’t make look Ashley look like he owns a club that don’t spend, unless it can be proved to the exact penny. Anything else is just hearsay, yes.

    • GToon

      Think it’s cos we are currently in the January window now so it’s about what we can expect based on the last ten years rather than a summary of his spending.

    • Down Under Mag

      Because other clubs spend in January because they are trying to compete or avoid relegation. TRYING! We don’t spend because it’s not profitable short term. I honestly think we will go down. Look at Palace and West ham and how much they are pushign to try and stay up. Ashley is gambling and I think it will backfire..g

  • Wor Lass

    I think Clarko must have been on the PCP team and done a runner. He would have been all over a piece like this otherwise, telling us all how badly it was calculated.

  • Wor Lass

    Now that you guys at the mag have passed Lee Ryder click-baiting 101, maybe you could enroll on a course to learn how to spreadsheets and present data in diagram form. These columns of figures that dogleg because there`s a picture/advert in the way, or whatever, are so boring and amateurish.

  • Looking at this – Gayle and Mitro sold, no replacements bought and Rafa gives Heardman a run and he becomes a legend :D
    I would rather play Armostrong (gone now) and Heardman and not Mitro.

    • Down Under Mag

      And if they come good they’d no doubt be flogged in the summer.

  • Alreet

    What really bugs me is that you have numbers like this which tbh i would have guessed and then you have the media once again backing ash with sky so far up his rear. He never wanted to have any spends at the club and never will.

    He thinks a football club can run on zero contracts and child labour. Its actually scary that only the very few pundits actually see the bigger picture we see every week.

    Ive said for too long that in any team you need at least 5 players that a fully proven prem quality and that could walk into any team from 6th down. If not them it will be a struggle.

    Everton had the right idea but the wrong person in charge. West ham and stoke the same.

    If you look at Watford. Not tonnes of investment and made a good start to the season now falling away.

    We are where we are in part because of team selection but mainly because we have never strengthened for a go in the prem. Im talkin ever.

    Look back to the old fluke of 5th place all them years ago when players clicked and we got a good rub of the green. Like leicester it just worked for a season. But its not gonna keep going.

    Heavy investment into the youth squad and the first team is needed but we arent seen as a good option now. Why else is adh wanting out.

    Rafa is in part doing what he can with what hes got. Im not saying hes infallable or that hes the messaiah but we havnt had anything close to his record in years. I dont think he will walk. He will stay till the bitter end because its proof. You cant spend nothing and stay up in the most competitive league in the world.

  • Down Under Mag

    Take out the panic buy window when we bought Sissoko and Co. and it’s pretty much a net zero spend. The lack of ambition isn’t even as bad as the lack of effort to even be competitive. When you see clubs spending big who we should be able to compete with it really does make you wonder ho Ashley can still claim there is debt at the club. The man needs to sell and to be honest I don’t care who at this stage.


    Tell us something we don’t know.

  • Rev

    and yet 52,000 turn up every home game, buy the shirts, eat the pies … Ash must be larfin at yer, all the way to the bank. Sourness was enough for me to chucck the season ticket. Complain all you like but if you want it to change its down everyone to vote with their feet / wallet. Then maybe a time will come when people can look forward to going to games again.

  • Jj

    In the last 10 “January’s”. Not the last 10 season. This page doesn’t half print some biased cack. We outspend most in August yet because we don’t spend again in January you cry.. ok