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Footballers and wages 1 week 2 days ago #181797

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Why are footballers still receiving huge wages when they are not working? They are not an essential service.

Lets say I work for Wetherspoons and have a contract and im now receiving 80% income UK up to a max £2.5k a month then why the f##k are footballers any different ??.
Lots of clubs will go bust due to no income. It won't be the big boys but smaller clubs who reply on match tickets, match sponsorship and advertising and corporate for a huge part of their income who will suffer the most but these lot are still receiving a tidy f##kin sum the greedy t#ats.


At the end of the say if and when things do go back to some kind of normality it will be fans picking up the tab and some fans won't have a club to go back to as they've had to pay X-Y-Z 20k a week for 6 month.


I mean, can you imagine Pogba on £600 a week ??.
I reckon players should follow suit or are they immune from the financial restrictions regarding earnings.

Lots of clubs are part of their community's and offer lots of non football services, fitness, schools, mental health ....the list goes on and on.
So on that note, if your a footballer on top dollar and your bored and you drop on this thread and are still receiving ignorant amounts of money while the rest of us are suffering financially then I would just like to say were all in it together. Drop your wages to the Gov recommendations and save our clubs and I don't mean 80% say from 20k to 16k follow the Government regulations like the fckin rest of us your no different.

Please don't the fucuk show up on my tele dropping a shopping bag off at Edna's house and think your helping our community while your still receiving 10's of 10000's of pounds. They should have all have their wages stopped thier not working and 2.5k a month.
All in it together??
My fcukin arse
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Footballers and wages 1 week 2 days ago #181799

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Plenty are taking pay cuts similar to what us mere mortals are in order to help club staff be paid, but when players have bills three and four times the size of ours you can't restrict them to 2.5k you have to average it out.
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The only reason the players have agreed to a pay cut is because they've been shamed into it.
Burnley chairman today said that they would be bankrupt by August and thats a Prem club so God only knows how long the EFL sides will last, probably far less
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Footballers and wages 13 hours 45 minutes ago #181863

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The Egg wrote:
Plenty are taking pay cuts similar to what us mere mortals are in order to help club staff be paid, but when players have bills three and four times the size of ours you can't restrict them to 2.5k you have to average it out.

What bills exactly? I don't recall gas, electricity, food, water, fuel costing 4 times as much because you earn £70K a week. If you have a mortgage (and I doubt many do at that level), then take a payment holiday, like the rest of society is having to. My brother is self-employed and doesn't get a brass button until June at the earliest.

£2500 a month net is more than enough to live on when all you are doing is staying at home. If the likes of Liverpool paid every staff member the lower of 100% of their salary or £2500 a month, they wouldn't be going cap in hand to the Govt for a bailout.
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Footballers and wages 12 hours 53 minutes ago #181865

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These guys will have huge mortgage payments.
Ordinary folk being furloughed, taking pay cuts or in reduced hours, footballers would shit a brick if they were suddenly furloughed and would regret their stance of no pay cuts.
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Well at a guess.

Gas and Electricity is based on usage so I imagine it costs more money to have a 6 bedroom house with a tv in each room, multiple ipads and phones on charge and multiple other electronic gizmos than it does to power a 1 bedroom flat with 1 tv and nothing else.

I expect that their council tax is slightly higher than mine or yours as they will live in better areas.

I also expect they have more subscriptions to things than we may do because to them, it costs nothing. Where we probably have a standard account they probably have a premium account.

They may actually have staff that they wish to pay out of loyalty rather than fire them or furlough them. Gardeners, cleaners, drivers, possibly monthly agent fees that they have to pay.

Take a pay cut yes, which some have, but you cannot expect them to live off £2.5k a month. Someone on 100k a week would be expected to live off of less than 1% of their wage? Would someone on £2.5k a month be able to live off less than £25 a month?

Personally I believe they should have taken a pay cut and the money be used to pay the clubs staff rather than them be furloughed.
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The point i'm trying to make is that a footballers outgoings will be far far bigger than mine or yours
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Most lads rent houses as generally they move every few years so payments be at least a couple of grand a month.
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Exactly Roy
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Footballers and wages 12 hours 18 minutes ago #181870

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www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52168692

Still a good idea mutts?
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Kyle Walker has been a naughty boy
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Footballers and wages 1 hour 5 minutes ago #181873

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Super Stuart Barlow wrote:
www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52168692

Still a good idea mutts?

Yes. I'm talking about reducing the average PL monthly wage from £280,000 a month to £2500 a month for the next 2 months. That's £277,500 per month to the Government for each and every PL player. As squads are 25 and there's 20 clubs, then that's £277,500,000 to the Government to help the country through this crisis. That would pay 111,000 people £2500 a month for the next 2 months.

When I see what Kyle Walker blows £2500 on, I am even more hardened in my view.

Just to be clear, I'd be going after everyone not currently working but drawing a salary in excess of £2500 a month, not just footballers.
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But it doesn't go to the government you thick top hat. It doesn't go anywhere. It's to save businesses money. The clubs don't pay it them, they don't pay tax on it. The government sees fuck all.
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