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  • Tim L Tim L May 15, 2012 15:31 Flag

    Broadcasting Money

    From football365 it seems we did well in broadcasting revenue:

    http://www.football365.com/tottenham-hotspur/7757109/Record-pay-out-for-champs-City

    "On top of that, each club receives around £570,000 for each time they are featured in live TV matches - at least £5.7million but in Manchester United's case £13.5m after taking part in 26 live TV games.

    That explains why Tottenham finished below Arsenal in the league table but earned more - £57.3m compared to £56.2m - because they played in 23 live TV games, compared to the Gunners' 19."

    Breakdown:

    Rank, Team, £
    01, Manchester City , 60.6m
    02, Manchester United , 60.3m
    03, Tottenham , 57.3m
    04, Arsenal , 56.2m
    05, Chelsea , 54.4m
    06, Liverpool , 54.4m
    07, Newcastle , 54.2m
    08, Everton , 48.9m
    09, Fulham , 47.4m
    10, West Brom , 46.6m
    11, Swansea , 45.9m
    12, Norwich , 45.6m
    13, Sunderland , 44.4m
    14, Stoke , 43.6m
    15, QPR , 43.3m
    16, Wigan , 42.8m
    17, Aston Villa , 42.1m
    18, Bolton , 40.6m
    19, Blackburn , 40.3m
    20, Wolves , 39.1m

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    • Tim,
      Even with the FFP, this sort of figure makes it all a nonsense really doesn't it? Add the money that the top 4 then get from CL and the difference from top/bottom must be £50m+ in football related earnings.

      If that was Formula 1 and a couple of teams could change the power (max RPM) of their cars, there would be uproar, but that is the effect of the money on the big clubs. They buy the extra 'power' to put in their teams to ensure they can buy more 'power' next season.

      If it can be done for F1, maybe some bright spark can actually come up with a way of levelling the playing field in football. Maybe a limit on the total squad value - both purchase price and wages, split by division?

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      • "Even with the FFP, this sort of figure makes it all a nonsense really doesn't it? Add the money that the top 4 then get from CL and the difference from top/bottom must be £50m+ in football related earnings."

        Why should Blackburn, Bolton etc... receive the same income as the top four? They haven't earned it. The last thing football needs is some social engineering experiment to even things out. In fact it's not even necessary (see Chelsea, Leeds and Liverpool) as strong teams come and go on there own.

        "If that was Formula 1 and a couple of teams could change the power (max RPM) of their cars, there would be uproar, but that is the effect of the money on the big clubs. "

        That might actually get me watching F1 again, along with wider tracks. As it stands now, watching F1 is like watching paint dry.