West Ham need to fight for £14m bonus

money_in_footballWest Ham will need to fight for every point to earn a bigger share of the new TV deal this season.

Just four points separate 9th to 16th place in the Premier League table as it stands with West Ham currently in 14th place on 38 points. Each Premier place is worth £2m this year as a merit payment so the difference between finishing 9th to 16th is a massive £14m!

The Hammers have just four games to earn as many points as possible to overtake Bournemouth, Stoke, Crystal Palace, Watford and Southampton to reach a possible ninth place to earn them a £24m bumper merit payment.

Dropping down to sixteenth place would see our merit payment drop down to £10m.

2016-17 is the first season under new record-breaking three-year TV deal which made Premier League the most lucrative football domestic league in the world. SkySports and BT Sports share the broadcasting rights of Premier League in the UK for the next three years with a huge £5.136 billion deal signed last year. Premier League also signed massive overseas tv deals around the world which take the total TV income to more than £8.5 billion for the next three seasons.



About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

6 comments on “West Ham need to fight for £14m bonus

  1. Absolutely no chance of getting 9th position. Southampton have games in hand as have Watford, Palace and Leicester. With the games we have left, I think 12th/13th is the highest we are going to reach. To finish higher we would probably need to win 3 of the 4 remaining games which, considering we have 1 win in the last 10 games, I really can’t see it happening. Here’s hoping. COYI

  2. Paying off Slavs contract would be cheap at a fifth of the price. I hope we secure 10th place it would be a reasonable end to a tough season.

  3. At this stage still happy to accept PL safety 😉

    • Me too 32, happy with the performance and the point on Saturday until I saw some of the other results. still remember going down with 42.

      • Yeah that was the season JayJay Okocha scored some wondergoals including against us wasn’t it ?

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