Gold: There is no money to be made from Europa


Gold2West Ham Co Chairman David has claimed there is no money to be from the Europa league until you reach the quarter finals.

Speaking via his twitter account Gold said “There is no money to be made from the Europa Cup unless you reach the 1/4 finals. PS. making money is not a sin. dg”

Interestingly UEFA has recently announced it will increase the financial rewards from playing in the Europa League by announcing prize money for the tournament will increase by 65 percent.

At the moment, clubs in the Champions League earn an average of 4 1/2 times as much as those playing in the Europa League, but in the future UEFA will fix the ratio at 3.3:1. Solidarity payments to those clubs who fail to qualify for the group stages will also rise significantly.

This is the current prize fund in Euros for the Europa league this season but this is set to increase by 65% this coming season that West Ham are likely to qualify for.

UEFA Europa League Prize Money Distribution 2014/2015
#NO Stages Earnings
1 First Qualifying round €120,000
2 Second Qualifying round €130,000
3 Third Qualifying round €140,000
4 Play-off round elimination €150,000
5 Base fee for group stage €1,300,000
6 Group match victory €200,000
7 Group match draw €100,000
8 Group winners €400,000
9 Group runners-up €200,000
10 Round of 32 €200,000
11 Round of 16 €350,000
12 Quarter-finals €450,000
13 Semi-finals €1,000,000
14 Losing finalist €2,500,000
15 Winners €5,000,000

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  • Quickdraw says:

    Sorry DG but if making money isn’t a sin you missed the boat not binning off the dinosaur you could’ve made a few million more with the better league position a decent manager would’ve brought us

  • Boys of '66 says:

    Maybe we shouldnt enter if there is no money to be made.We are a business not a football club.Pull out if given the place.No profit,no money to be made we must not take our place in this.It makes no sense to if we cant turn it into a money spinning venture 😉

  • bubs says:

    35k seats sold food and drinks,shop sales plus €120k not bad for 1 game and grows every match,compared with cup games in the early stages no brainer,
    But so frightening we could end up at the bottom half of the league,

  • exsoulie says:

    Not a good idea.The three most important things this summer to take us forward is 1-the right choice when selecting the new manager.2 a clear out of players who are not good enough for us.3 a bit of transfer dealing,akin to last summers.I think most fans would rather see a developed west ham playing our brand of football knowing they will be in europe soon and by merit.The few bob the club might make could be offset by injuries,loss of form at the start of the season.And apart from the first half of this season,the last 5 months shows we most likely continue our samslide until the things get sorted.

  • bubs says:

    Samslide finishes on Sunday then it’s all go for a new start including a crack at an European
    Trophy,why not win that as much as the FA cup and make more money,
    It’s just the same instead of playing Grimsgy or Hastings you play some second string team from Bosnia or Malta ect ect,what could be better than giving Oxford,Burke,Lee,Potts and Henry mixed with first team players a run out instead of a friendly in front of 10,000 at some poxy little stadium,we get more injuries in training then games do you want to stop that as well,
    Samslide is exactly what it says on the bottle BFS virus

  • Dainon17 says:

    No mention of the Champions league qualification that we will get when we win the competition ? where is the final next year, i need to start booking my flights 🙂

  • bubs says:

    That’s more like it Dainon just keep taking the happy pills like me,
    What’s wrong with dreaming I bet OPR or Burnley fans wish they were in our shoes

  • Roman says:

    I doubt we will even beat Newcastle so why the excitement? Crystal Palace to beat Swansea and we drop to 12th on the table.It’s great to talk up playing in Europe but we need an influx of quality.We can start by getting rid of Allardyce.
    I look at the season as an opportunity lost to give our youngsters PLF experience.A lost opportunity to give the players like Nene and Henry a fair go.I wonder how many top players looking for new clubs would even consider WHU after the last 5 month debacle?
    I pray the owners will pull a true genius out of the managerial pool?

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