Merit Money: £26.6m for 7th Place

Tuesday, 16 May, 2017 19comments  |  Jump to most recent

Everton will earn £26.6m in so-called 'merit money' from the Premier League, based on finishing 7th this season, with Chelsea bagging £38m.

The prize money is more than double the £12.4m Everton earned last season when they finished 11th as Roberto Martinez's spell as manager ended.

Everton are one of only four teams whose finishing positions are fixed with four other Premier League games still to be played this week before the final round of matches on Sunday.

Some of the mid-table teams have a lot still to play for in terms of prize money with a tight 5-point spread across 8th to 16th places.

Full Merit Money Table The Mirror

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Brian Hennessy
1 Posted 16/05/2017 at 16:37:15
£14 million profit on last year, enough to buy another Niasse...
Dermot Byrne
2 Posted 16/05/2017 at 16:39:42
Koeman has doubled our money... What the Premier League is all about. Therefore a success.

Sod the football. I just follow money and transfers now. Hate the game itself!

Gordon Roberts
3 Posted 16/05/2017 at 16:50:16
Does anyone know how much we would have had for finishing in 6th position?
Danny Broderick
4 Posted 16/05/2017 at 16:52:03

It's roughly £2 million per position at a quick glance.

Jim Harrison
5 Posted 16/05/2017 at 16:57:02
Dermot, what are you on about? Best home record in a couple of decades, at a glance equal top goals scored in at least the past decade with a game to go, the top scorer in the league with a game to play (could change... I think Kane has 2 games).

All terrible. Every result must have been ground out.

Gordon Roberts
6 Posted 16/05/2017 at 17:05:15
Thanks, Danny.
David Young
7 Posted 16/05/2017 at 17:17:41

You had me in stitches.

Jim, I am sure Dermot is having a joke?

Jim Hardin
8 Posted 16/05/2017 at 23:55:38
There it is then. Koeman earned his salary and then some over last year's handout. The money left over is apparently going to be used to buy Sandro.
Paul A Smith
9 Posted 17/05/2017 at 06:39:46
I am like Dermot. I don't care about the money. We never know where it goes so it's irrelevant to us. A club our size should be aiming to be the best. That's all I ask.
Dermot Byrne
10 Posted 17/05/2017 at 06:41:55
I was just arsing around, Jim H.
Des Farren
11 Posted 17/05/2017 at 13:46:32
Ruined it, Dermot, with that retraction.
I'll go with your original comment.
Much more fun.
Paul Holmes
12 Posted 17/05/2017 at 20:16:40
Use the extra windfall for finishing 7th to buy Joe Hart – it's a no-brainer!
Bill Watson
13 Posted 18/05/2017 at 01:12:02
Paul (#12),

Joe Hart? Good grief!!

Mike Gaynes
14 Posted 18/05/2017 at 01:39:29
Jim (#5), Dermot is one of our most waggish wags. Tongue firmly planted in cheek.
Nicholas Ryan
15 Posted 18/05/2017 at 02:09:53
Presumably, 'use the windfall to buy Joe Hart', is a misprint for 'use the windfall to bury Joe Hart'!

The Torino manager said: 'We weren't expecting so many mistakes...'!

Kieran Kinsella
16 Posted 18/05/2017 at 02:42:29
Spurs finished 2nd and their flashy new stadium is well under way. They have an automatic Champions League birth and the glitz of London. Yet apparently that's not enough to stop Dier, Walker and Rose wanting to leave.

I'm tired of all these flashy gits. Forget Joe Hart. Surely there's a fat Welsh dustman we can sign for a pint and a chip butty.

Dan Egerton
17 Posted 20/05/2017 at 19:45:32
Joe Hart is all washed up unfortunately. Pickford in goal for England from now on.
Dan Egerton
18 Posted 20/05/2017 at 19:46:27
Each spot on the Premier League ladder is getting closer to £3 million each passing year.
Darren Hind
19 Posted 20/05/2017 at 20:02:07
Spent £80m; earned £6m; and recovered £12m.

Great Job

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