Hammers earn £74.5m


MoneyWest Ham earned £74.56m from a 12th place finish in the Premier League this season, slightly up from the £73.67m they picked up last season.

They received an equal share of the central money pot worth £52.2m.

The Hammers received a merit payment of £11.12m for finishing twelfth and a facility fee of £11.25m for having 13 matches shown in the UK.

Interestingly Newcastle who finished three places below West Ham narrowly missing relegation on the final day earned over £2m more than the Irons for having 18 matches televised during the season.

How it could all have been so different. If West Ham had finished in fourth place like they were on Christmas day we could have earned an additional £9.88m like Manchester United did in merit payments.

Just over a month ago West Ham were sitting in 9th spot on 13th April, Stoke finished in that 9th position earning an additional £3.7M in merit payments compared with West Ham.

West Ham earnings 2014/2015

50% Equal Share UK rights        £21,631,444

Equal share Overseas rights       £26,295,817

Equal share Commercial fund   £ 4,270,850

Merit Payment for 12th place    £11,124,747

Facility Fees for 13 matches       £11,242,540

Total for 2014/2015              £74,565,398 

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  • Quickdraw says:

    Proves what we said on here many times compensation to BFS would’ve been easily made up by a new manager,the Daves loyalty cost them a few quid.

  • Rads says:

    Yep for sure.Pretty sure a couple of the backroom staff could have stepped in if they hoofed the hippo & our results would have improved.Lets face it they wouldnt have had to do much to make an improvement on the situation.Saw this morning that we are going to give the new gaffer significant transfer funds.Though what ‘significant’ qualifies as i aint sure.£25m,40m,200m,lol,ok i got carried away with the last one 😀

  • bubs says:

    Now we are counting the cost,3 to 5 million income,
    Loosing Morrinson for nothing and cost to replace £8 to £10 million
    Cost of Magia and Zarate,
    Now we have to replace,Nolan, Jarvis,Cole,Demel,O,Brien,Nene,Song
    Most of this cost is down to poor management,
    WHU will be counting the cost of employing BFS for years to come

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