Everton pull in almost £130m from 2017-18

Thursday, 17 May, 2018 10comments  |  Jump to most recent
The details of the Premier League prize money distribution for the season just finished has been released.

In total, Everton will earn £128,010,622 for 2017-18, with a little over £25.1m in merit payments for finishing 8th.

The club earned almost £22.5m in facilities fees from live TV broadcasts in the UK and will also receive the fixed, equally shared payments for domestic TV (£34.81m), overseas TV rights (£44.77m) and "central commercial" revenue (sponsorships, £4.84m).

The club's earnings for the season are around £21m less than Champions Manchester City and roughly £35m more than bottom club West Bromwich Albion.

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David Ellis
1 Posted 17/05/2018 at 16:17:48
The table neatly shows our position in the world. Stranded between the top 6 (about a £13-14M gap) and the rest (about a £10M gap between us and the next highest paid team – Burnley).

We need to change perceptions form a big 6 to a big 7 by nailing the Europa League for a few seasons running. This is what we should be able to achieve by punching our weight. To break the top 6 will require us to outperform... but we should be able to do this occasionally

Geoff Trenner
2 Posted 17/05/2018 at 16:25:41
Sorry to be a pedant, David, but The Barcodes only got £5 million less than Everton.
Mike Allison
3 Posted 17/05/2018 at 16:33:34
True Geoff, but David's point stands. We are very seventh. Very seventh indeed. The 2016-17 league table showed this very clearly.

Our job now is not to spit our dummy because six clubs are ahead of us, but to make sure we close the gap. This means qualifying for Europe every season, winning domestic cups (we simply must take the League Cup seriously), being relentless in picking up wins against the 13 and daring to go toe-to-toe with the 6 in one-off matches.

Adam Carey
4 Posted 17/05/2018 at 16:44:56
This table shows why the powers that be need to keep the current parity regarding each team's share of the revenue pot.

I would be upset as a Burnley fan, who after finishing as high as they have, (their best top league placing in 50 odd years), were only involved in 10 live games. The "Top 6" all shown 25+ times and all receiving around £20M more in income.

I imagine our 19 game haul is mainly due to the wheels falling off our charge for the top 6.

Geoffery Cadman
5 Posted 17/05/2018 at 17:22:18
Finishing 7th and starting the season in July was a contributing factor to our disastrous start to the season. No Proper pre-season, lots of new players, with no time for them to bed in due to two games a week on a Thursday and Sunday or Monday – all added to this.

We need to make top six this season seventh is a poisoned chalice. It was only when Sam arrived we where able to work on things on the training ground. Didn't do a lot of good but made Sam's job even easier.

There's a good chance Arsenal, Chelsea or Spurs could struggle this season for different reasons. Ever the optimist, I see rumours about Usmanov today... I live in hope.

Drew O'Neall
6 Posted 17/05/2018 at 18:00:20
We ARE very 7th but ‘nailing the Europa League’ for a couple of seasons won’t make us part of a big 7.

The ‘big 6’ are legitimately defined thusly because they have all regularly qualified for the Champions League.

Nailing the Europa spot will affirm the ‘big 6’ and us as ‘best of the rest’ or ‘very 7th’.

The world has turned. Spurs have graduated, so have Liverpool and we’re just lucky Leicester haven’t managed to build on their Premier League coup.

Pat Kelly
7 Posted 17/05/2018 at 19:03:17
Interesting to note that Everton's merit payment for finishing 8th was £25M. Had they finished 13th (where they were when Allardyce took charge) the payment would have been £15.5M, and considerably less had they just survived the drop (less than £8M).

So, from a purely financial point of view, Allardyce's £9M payment was covered by the higher merit payment received.

Steve Ferns
8 Posted 17/05/2018 at 22:38:58
The "facility fees" are telling:

Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal are level
Then Chelsea and City
Spurs are very much 6th
We're a long way back In 7th
But Newcastle and then West Ham are close behind.

I think if you asked many football fans up and down the country who the biggest 10 clubs in England are then 9 of them would be this top 10. The club missing though, for me at least, is Aston Villa.

It also highlights the gap we need to make up, £7m on facilities and then £9m on merits to catch the 6th club, Spurs.

David Ellis
9 Posted 18/05/2018 at 05:46:23
Geoff - ah yes! Missed the barcodes. So not quite as stranded as I had hoped!
Pat Waine
10 Posted 24/05/2018 at 07:52:00
Koeman wrecked the club.

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