The other areas of this site highlight the amount of money taken out of the club by individual directors over the years. There is no need to repeat that analysis here. The only thing to note is that between 1996, just before becoming a PLC, and being bought out by Mike Donkey in 2007 the Hall and Shepherd families took out over £12m in pay. Those two families also took out a further £23m in dividends that they decided the club could afford. The dividend and pay came directly from the club coffers and was completely separate from any money Donkey paid them for their shares.
In 2008 there is no amount listed as pay to directors. This does NOT mean that no money was paid to Chris Mort to be chairman. NUFC paid Mort's employers Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer £1.357m for his service. Mort is a partner of that firm. The club also paid that company £214,000 in legal fees.
In 2007 Mercury Shepherd and Scholes Hall the two executive directors of NUFC were paid £1.061m to carry out their duties.
The relative merits of Mort, Shepherd and Scholes Hall are not discussed in the club accounts.
The directors who had to leave their jobs due to the new owners coming in, so Mercury Shepherd, his brother Wayne, Scholes Hall and his sister Alison and Tim Reville were collectively given amounts of money totalling £1.28m to help them get over the loss of their jobs.
In the notes towards the end of the accounts there is a section which details all deals between the club and its individual directors, or the companies they own. Included in this are the deals with Mort's company mentioned above and the following with ex-directors:
During a prior year NUFC had purchased a fixed asset from Mercury Shepherd for the cost of £29,000. In 2008 he was recharged the full amount for that. (In a previous year Scholes Hall sold the club the N11FC1 number plate, there is no mention what Shepherd sold the club).
During 2008 the club recharged Wayne Shepherd's company SMP £58,000 for modifications made to one of SMP's rental properties.
Mike Donkey's £100m loan to the club is listed in the same notes, more details can be seen in the "interest payments" section.