Posted 27 Aug 2010 - 11:46
Thats taking hours to download so i haven't seen the "Official" figures, but from the article i posted we should have some money. ....
"“Merit payments” are rewarded according to where each team finished in the League. Portsmouth’s 20th-place finish earned a merit payment of £800,424, Hull’s 19th place earned them twice that sum, Burnley’s 18th place earned them three times £800,424, and so on to the top, where Chelsea’s merit cash was £16,008,480.
The enormous guaranteed sums on offer for membership of the League show why there really should be no need for a well-run club to be facing financial hardship. Central funds are the largest single source of income for most clubs but all clubs also earn millions from ticket sales, sponsorship deals, merchandising and other commercial income, as well as more TV money from matches in the FA Cup, League Cup and / or European competitions.
From next season, when the income streams from the recently negotiated (and improved) 2010-13 TV deals kicks in, the central funds income will climb again, by up to a third. In other words, being the worst team in the Premier League next season, and finishing bottom, will be worth around £40m from central funds alone"
This is the season when the new TV money contract starts.
The merit payments will be almost a million pounds for each place we move up the league, so if we finish in 7th we have earned about 12 million on top of the £40 million basic payment.
Then Increased TV money, £20 million gate receipts, then merchandising, sponsor money and catering, and extra money from the Cup competitions, which should all add up to a tidy sum.
So if we dont have any money for transfers next season somebody is milking the money from the club and lining their own pockets.