Sunderland Earned More Money For Finishing Bottom Of Premier League Than Bayern Munich Did For Winning Bundesliga

Chris Wright

2nd, June 2017

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Proof should proof be required that the Premier League is a swollen, bloated nonsense of a competition, Sunderland managed to earn themselves well over £90million by finishing rock bottom of the table last season.

The numbers have been crunched by Nick Harris of Sporting Intelligence, who found that despite being the square root of abysmal all year, David Moyes’ team reaped £93.5million in total Premier League revenue over the course of the 2016/17 campaign…

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According to Harris, that means Sunderland made more money by finishing dead last than Bayern Munich will receive for winning the Bundesliga, more than Juventus will receive for winning Serie A, and more than Monaco will receive for winning Ligue 1.

This despite the Black Cats only having eight of their matches televised last season.

The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers fans pay the expense of it.

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  1. Archer says:

    I also heard on the radio today that Sunderland’s (and Stoke and Swansea’s) wage bill was more this year than that of Atletico Madrid!

    Would you Adam and Eve it?

    It pains me to say it, as much as I enjoy the PL, but I have to agree with Pies that it has become a bit of farce.

    I wonder if it’ll all go tits up if there is another recession?

  2. Jimmy says:

    I watch at least 3 EPL games every weekend. I havent watched a single Bundeliga game and the only Liga game I (or, let’s be honest, anybody) watch is El Clasico.

    Sorry, but it is right and good that Sunderland get more tv money than some German team.

    • Olivier says:

      As I’m currently too tired to fathom whether you’re being serious or not, I’ll just make a list of things that are wrong about your comment:
      -People do watch the BuLi and la Liga. in the UK of course, as well as in the bloody country these competitions take place!!
      -Fuck it you can’t actually be serious I won’t bother

    • Hasselhof says:

      “Some German team” hah!

    • Geraldo says:

      @Jimmy – perhaps if you were to increase your viewing of Spanish and German football matches (you’d be surprised how many of us do watch them by the way) perhaps you wouldn’t have as much time on your hands to make gobsh*te comments like the one you just posted.

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