A league table of the 2018/19 Premier League sponsors has just been published.
A chance for us to see how Newcastle United compare to the other 19 clubs.
The figures relate to only the main shirt sponsor for each club, not including any sleeve sponsorship.
Last season saw Premier League clubs allowed to have individual sleeve sponsors for the first time and Newcastle United featured MRF tyres as their sleeve add-on.
At the time it appeared to be only a one season deal and with nothing announced since, it remains to be seen if they are continuing that sponsorship, or Newcastle have found a new one.
No surprise to see Man Utd at the very top of earnings from Premier League sponsors, their ongoing deal with Chevrolet set to bring in another £47m this coming season.
Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal have closed the gap somewhat, all increasing their deals by £10m per season and along with Chelsea, each bank a minimum of £40m.
Tottenham predictably complete the top six, their ongoing deal netting them £35m.
After that, the best of the rest sees West Ham with £10m and Everton £9.6m, both over £3m clear of both Newcastle United and Crystal Palace, who are joint ninth/tenth on £6.5m each.
I’m guessing that most Newcastle fans would feel that if the club was being ran properly, with ambition, NUFC should be capable of earning a lot more than Palace and to be at least on a similar level as Everton and West Ham.
This Premier League sponsors table is compiled by the excellent Sporting Intelligence who report on sport’s relationship with money.
In total, Premier League sponsors are adding £313.6m to club revenues this coming season.
This averages out at over £15m per club, way above Newcastle’e £6.5m, although massive gaps between Man Utd at the very top with £47m and Huddersfield and Brighton on £1.5m each – but who are both continuing to vastly outspend Newcastle United in this summer’s transfer market. What a joke.