Average Premier League wage in 2012/13 was £1.6m per player - or £31,000 a week

Daily Echo: Average Premier League wage in 2012/13 was £1.6m per player - or £31,000 a week Average Premier League wage in 2012/13 was £1.6m per player - or £31,000 a week

The average player in the Premier League earned £1.6million - £31,000 a week - in the 2012-13 season as analysts warned against "reckless" spending by English clubs.

The combined salary bill of all the top-flight clubs in Saints' first season back in the top flight since 2005 rose by eight per cent to £1.78billion according to Deloitte's annual review of football finance.

Manchester City were the biggest payers - their wage bill was £233million.

It is the first time that the ratio of wages to revenue has topped 70 per cent - the overall ratio in the Premier League rose to 71 per cent in contrast to falls in the German, Spanish, Italian and French top divisions.

Deloitte analyst Adam Bull said: "The 70 per cent mark is often used as a guide of good practice and above that you will usually need some sort of external funding, probably from the owner, to meet those costs.

"In the other big four leagues the ratio has reduced, and a lot of people are pointing to UEFA's financial fair play rules for helping bringing in cost control."

The wages-revenue ratio is 56 per cent in Spain's La Liga 56 per cent - the lowest since 2000 - while Germany's is down at 51 per cent. There has been a drop in Italy to 71 per cent down from 74, and in France it is down eight points to 66 per cent.

The situation in the Championship was even more concerning with wages actually exceeding total revenue for the first time in 12 years as clubs gambled heavily to achieve promotion.

Deloitte sport business group director Dan Jones said: "This is a reckless model and one which Championship clubs themselves voted in regulations to address... with available sanctions including fines and transfer embargoes.

"Some clubs who missed out in the rush for the exit, and even some who made it, are anxious that what they (in some cases) or their predecessor clubs (in others) voted in, may not now suit them so well.

In the Championship the wages/revenue ratio was 106 per cent, and there were record operating losses of £241million.

Championship clubs' aggregate net debt rose to another record level, exceeding £1billion for the first time last summer.

In the Premier League, there was increase of £139million in clubs' aggregate net debt to over £2.5billion - mostly driven by an increase in interest-free "soft loans" from owners.

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12:49pm Thu 5 Jun 14

hedge end bob says...

Who do we blame for this???
The owners of the big clubs?
Th FA for lettng it happen?
The agents?
The players union?
Or the players .
comments.
Who do we blame for this??? The owners of the big clubs? Th FA for lettng it happen? The agents? The players union? Or the players . comments. hedge end bob
  • Score: 0

1:24pm Thu 5 Jun 14

worried of n e hampshire says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Who do we blame for this???
The owners of the big clubs?
Th FA for lettng it happen?
The agents?
The players union?
Or the players .
comments.
Guly!
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Who do we blame for this??? The owners of the big clubs? Th FA for lettng it happen? The agents? The players union? Or the players . comments.[/p][/quote]Guly! worried of n e hampshire
  • Score: 15

2:14pm Thu 5 Jun 14

manosussex says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Who do we blame for this???
The owners of the big clubs?
Th FA for lettng it happen?
The agents?
The players union?
Or the players .
comments.
Guly of course
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Who do we blame for this??? The owners of the big clubs? Th FA for lettng it happen? The agents? The players union? Or the players . comments.[/p][/quote]Guly of course manosussex
  • Score: 4

2:34pm Thu 5 Jun 14

apm1954 says...

i blame pompey they bought players they could ill afford, is that right arry.
i blame pompey they bought players they could ill afford, is that right arry. apm1954
  • Score: 17

2:42pm Thu 5 Jun 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Who do we blame for this??? The owners of the big clubs? Th FA for lettng it happen? The agents? The players union? Or the players . comments.
FIGHT AND WIN.

LETS STEP BACK from the Abyss and Start Moving Forward again.

Looked at the Capacity of White Hart Lane - about £36,000 and Goodison at about £39,000

WHY NOT COMMISSION A MEMBER OF THE BOARD - to Report back to the Owner within 48 hours with financial information of how much Spurs and Everton are paying their Players and an intrepretion of how their finances are MODELLED i.e using loanees etc

THAT IS THE NEXT STEP FORWARD FOR THIS CLUB TO COMPETE FOR EUROPE.

Additionally.
Player Loyalty is everything and should be recognised by Fans when you are working to a lower wage structure then say ... Man Citeh.

Respect to Kelvin - I hope he says with the Club in a Coaching Role.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Who do we blame for this??? The owners of the big clubs? Th FA for lettng it happen? The agents? The players union? Or the players . comments.[/p][/quote]FIGHT AND WIN. LETS STEP BACK from the Abyss and Start Moving Forward again. Looked at the Capacity of White Hart Lane - about £36,000 and Goodison at about £39,000 WHY NOT COMMISSION A MEMBER OF THE BOARD - to Report back to the Owner within 48 hours with financial information of how much Spurs and Everton are paying their Players and an intrepretion of how their finances are MODELLED i.e using loanees etc THAT IS THE NEXT STEP FORWARD FOR THIS CLUB TO COMPETE FOR EUROPE. Additionally. Player Loyalty is everything and should be recognised by Fans when you are working to a lower wage structure then say ... Man Citeh. Respect to Kelvin - I hope he says with the Club in a Coaching Role. The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 3

2:55pm Thu 5 Jun 14

sburman says...

And mostly to foreign players after a quick Buck.

How many struggling lower league clubs would like some of that money to filter down to them.
And mostly to foreign players after a quick Buck. How many struggling lower league clubs would like some of that money to filter down to them. sburman
  • Score: 4

3:04pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Rising_Son says...

sburman wrote:
And mostly to foreign players after a quick Buck.

How many struggling lower league clubs would like some of that money to filter down to them.
"And mostly to foreign players after a quick Buck. " Does that make them any different from the British players?
[quote][p][bold]sburman[/bold] wrote: And mostly to foreign players after a quick Buck. How many struggling lower league clubs would like some of that money to filter down to them.[/p][/quote]"And mostly to foreign players after a quick Buck. " Does that make them any different from the British players? Rising_Son
  • Score: 4

3:51pm Thu 5 Jun 14

bobby the crane says...

My comment is go back not 40 years with the likes of Bobby Moore Bobby Charlton Jimmy Greaves & later George Best Mick Shannon Alan Ball Allen Shearer Peter Shilton Gordon Banks Kevin Keegan etc etc
There wages were a mere pittance compared to present day top flight players, I think the present salaries are beyond belief & OBSCENE £ for £ these players were In My opinion far better than some of the present day players they were dedicated in the game
My comment is go back not 40 years with the likes of Bobby Moore Bobby Charlton Jimmy Greaves & later George Best Mick Shannon Alan Ball Allen Shearer Peter Shilton Gordon Banks Kevin Keegan etc etc There wages were a mere pittance compared to present day top flight players, I think the present salaries are beyond belief & OBSCENE £ for £ these players were In My opinion far better than some of the present day players they were dedicated in the game bobby the crane
  • Score: 6

4:26pm Thu 5 Jun 14

jls217 says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Who do we blame for this???
The owners of the big clubs?
Th FA for lettng it happen?
The agents?
The players union?
Or the players .
comments.
Us, the fans, because we fall for it season after season. If we didn't pay the prices they would have to go down and it does seem to be spiralling out of control in my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Who do we blame for this??? The owners of the big clubs? Th FA for lettng it happen? The agents? The players union? Or the players . comments.[/p][/quote]Us, the fans, because we fall for it season after season. If we didn't pay the prices they would have to go down and it does seem to be spiralling out of control in my opinion. jls217
  • Score: 9

4:29pm Thu 5 Jun 14

jls217 says...

sburman wrote:
And mostly to foreign players after a quick Buck.

How many struggling lower league clubs would like some of that money to filter down to them.
How some of the premier clubs would like some of that to filter down to them. The reason that average is so high is there are a few (a select few) who have pushed it that high.
I would guess there are one or two clubs in the PL whose top players do not get the average.
The balance is awry and there will eventually be a bill for that.
[quote][p][bold]sburman[/bold] wrote: And mostly to foreign players after a quick Buck. How many struggling lower league clubs would like some of that money to filter down to them.[/p][/quote]How some of the premier clubs would like some of that to filter down to them. The reason that average is so high is there are a few (a select few) who have pushed it that high. I would guess there are one or two clubs in the PL whose top players do not get the average. The balance is awry and there will eventually be a bill for that. jls217
  • Score: 4

4:56pm Thu 5 Jun 14

george chivers says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Who do we blame for this???
The owners of the big clubs?
Th FA for lettng it happen?
The agents?
The players union?
Or the players .
comments.
Why do we always have to blame somebody. Is there anybody who writes on these threads who wouldn't accept as much as they could get if they were professional footballers right now.

If you need to apportion blame then blame the Free Market Economy which has no controls imposed on it by government. As long you want to live a free life in a free market capitalist society then footballers wages (and bankers wages) are something you have to live with. The way to feel better about it is to campaign against tax avoidance schemes and insist that all footballers pay tax via PAYE in the UK for all of their earnings. Many don't.

Alternatively move to Cuba or China and live under a single party regime and watch poor footballers play poor football.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Who do we blame for this??? The owners of the big clubs? Th FA for lettng it happen? The agents? The players union? Or the players . comments.[/p][/quote]Why do we always have to blame somebody. Is there anybody who writes on these threads who wouldn't accept as much as they could get if they were professional footballers right now. If you need to apportion blame then blame the Free Market Economy which has no controls imposed on it by government. As long you want to live a free life in a free market capitalist society then footballers wages (and bankers wages) are something you have to live with. The way to feel better about it is to campaign against tax avoidance schemes and insist that all footballers pay tax via PAYE in the UK for all of their earnings. Many don't. Alternatively move to Cuba or China and live under a single party regime and watch poor footballers play poor football. george chivers
  • Score: 0

5:15pm Thu 5 Jun 14

NewForestStu says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Who do we blame for this???
The owners of the big clubs?
Th FA for lettng it happen?
The agents?
The players union?
Or the players .
comments.
The gready clubs that broke away (inc us) to form the PL and Rupert Murdoch.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Who do we blame for this??? The owners of the big clubs? Th FA for lettng it happen? The agents? The players union? Or the players . comments.[/p][/quote]The gready clubs that broke away (inc us) to form the PL and Rupert Murdoch. NewForestStu
  • Score: 0

7:15pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Baddesley Bill says...

More money poured in by TV = more money taken out by players and agents

Until grass roots football gets it's fair cut, the spiral will continue imo.
More money poured in by TV = more money taken out by players and agents Until grass roots football gets it's fair cut, the spiral will continue imo. Baddesley Bill
  • Score: 5

7:40pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Clever Dick says...

Well it is just an average. With players like Shrek on £300k per week and other top earners on well over £100k that automatically means there are a lot of players on a lot less than that. That would probably bring the run of the mill prem players down to around £15k-£20k. So if the rumours are true that the likes of Adam, Gaston, dopey Dani etc are on over £30k a week then they aren't doing too bad. Especially when you consider that a lot of them are so thick they'd struggle to earn the minimum wage if they couldn't kick a ball.
Well it is just an average. With players like Shrek on £300k per week and other top earners on well over £100k that automatically means there are a lot of players on a lot less than that. That would probably bring the run of the mill prem players down to around £15k-£20k. So if the rumours are true that the likes of Adam, Gaston, dopey Dani etc are on over £30k a week then they aren't doing too bad. Especially when you consider that a lot of them are so thick they'd struggle to earn the minimum wage if they couldn't kick a ball. Clever Dick
  • Score: 10

8:54pm Thu 5 Jun 14

NC Fan4Life says...

Can someone please tell Adam & Luke etc that they will not be permitted to leave if the new manager wants them, but even then they will only be allowed to go if the club receives the right offer. In Adams case he is a bit unique as there is not an English player that we could replace him with at the moment so he must stay for another season or two.
Saints also need to meet their ambition and get in a high profile manager and four top quality players to take us on.
Ralph you talk a good talk so fly to Italy and sell the job to Rafa Benitez, now. We can afford him and he wants to come back to the Premier.
Can someone please tell Adam & Luke etc that they will not be permitted to leave if the new manager wants them, but even then they will only be allowed to go if the club receives the right offer. In Adams case he is a bit unique as there is not an English player that we could replace him with at the moment so he must stay for another season or two. Saints also need to meet their ambition and get in a high profile manager and four top quality players to take us on. Ralph you talk a good talk so fly to Italy and sell the job to Rafa Benitez, now. We can afford him and he wants to come back to the Premier. NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 2

8:55pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Santa Retfordia says...

To be fair, a lot of these players do have to work on Sundays. Would you give up the Eastenders omnibus for £1.6m?

Didn't think so...
To be fair, a lot of these players do have to work on Sundays. Would you give up the Eastenders omnibus for £1.6m? Didn't think so... Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 2

10:09pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Littleton-Saint says...

NC Fan4Life wrote:
Can someone please tell Adam & Luke etc that they will not be permitted to leave if the new manager wants them, but even then they will only be allowed to go if the club receives the right offer. In Adams case he is a bit unique as there is not an English player that we could replace him with at the moment so he must stay for another season or two.
Saints also need to meet their ambition and get in a high profile manager and four top quality players to take us on.
Ralph you talk a good talk so fly to Italy and sell the job to Rafa Benitez, now. We can afford him and he wants to come back to the Premier.
Do we really want players whose hearts are no longer with Saints, though?
[quote][p][bold]NC Fan4Life[/bold] wrote: Can someone please tell Adam & Luke etc that they will not be permitted to leave if the new manager wants them, but even then they will only be allowed to go if the club receives the right offer. In Adams case he is a bit unique as there is not an English player that we could replace him with at the moment so he must stay for another season or two. Saints also need to meet their ambition and get in a high profile manager and four top quality players to take us on. Ralph you talk a good talk so fly to Italy and sell the job to Rafa Benitez, now. We can afford him and he wants to come back to the Premier.[/p][/quote]Do we really want players whose hearts are no longer with Saints, though? Littleton-Saint
  • Score: 0

10:11pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Littleton-Saint says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
More money poured in by TV = more money taken out by players and agents

Until grass roots football gets it's fair cut, the spiral will continue imo.
There needs to be acap on what players can earn - they are overpaid imo.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: More money poured in by TV = more money taken out by players and agents Until grass roots football gets it's fair cut, the spiral will continue imo.[/p][/quote]There needs to be acap on what players can earn - they are overpaid imo. Littleton-Saint
  • Score: 1

10:34pm Thu 5 Jun 14

craige says...

The serious thing not to forget about here is that for the large sums of money these players are paid, they are paying very high levels of national insurance and tax. They are living very glamorous lifestyles and spending lots of their money. The clubs are paying high taxes and employers insurance contributions too. There would be a detrimental financial impact to the economy if football became cheap.
The serious thing not to forget about here is that for the large sums of money these players are paid, they are paying very high levels of national insurance and tax. They are living very glamorous lifestyles and spending lots of their money. The clubs are paying high taxes and employers insurance contributions too. There would be a detrimental financial impact to the economy if football became cheap. craige
  • Score: 2

10:34pm Thu 5 Jun 14

jls217 says...

Littleton-Saint wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
More money poured in by TV = more money taken out by players and agents

Until grass roots football gets it's fair cut, the spiral will continue imo.
There needs to be acap on what players can earn - they are overpaid imo.
I have a vague memory of LeGod saying in reply to a question about why didn't he go to another club. The question came that he could have gone to the big city - he said "I'm from the Channel Islands to me Southampton is the big city"

On being told he could triple his wages he said something like I'm on £14k a week how much more can I spend in a week?

And that Adam Lallana, who has been given the honour of the captaincy of the same club which prompted the finest footballer I have seen in my lifetime to make those statements, is why he will still be revered by Saints fans down through the generations and you will be remembered for reasons other than professional, ethical, honest and honourable behaviour. You crossed the line and have made yourself part of the problem when you could just as easily been part of the solution.
[quote][p][bold]Littleton-Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: More money poured in by TV = more money taken out by players and agents Until grass roots football gets it's fair cut, the spiral will continue imo.[/p][/quote]There needs to be acap on what players can earn - they are overpaid imo.[/p][/quote]I have a vague memory of LeGod saying in reply to a question about why didn't he go to another club. The question came that he could have gone to the big city - he said "I'm from the Channel Islands to me Southampton is the big city" On being told he could triple his wages he said something like I'm on £14k a week how much more can I spend in a week? And that Adam Lallana, who has been given the honour of the captaincy of the same club which prompted the finest footballer I have seen in my lifetime to make those statements, is why he will still be revered by Saints fans down through the generations and you will be remembered for reasons other than professional, ethical, honest and honourable behaviour. You crossed the line and have made yourself part of the problem when you could just as easily been part of the solution. jls217
  • Score: 2

11:13pm Thu 5 Jun 14

shesaint says...

jls217 wrote:
Littleton-Saint wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
More money poured in by TV = more money taken out by players and agents

Until grass roots football gets it's fair cut, the spiral will continue imo.
There needs to be acap on what players can earn - they are overpaid imo.
I have a vague memory of LeGod saying in reply to a question about why didn't he go to another club. The question came that he could have gone to the big city - he said "I'm from the Channel Islands to me Southampton is the big city"

On being told he could triple his wages he said something like I'm on £14k a week how much more can I spend in a week?

And that Adam Lallana, who has been given the honour of the captaincy of the same club which prompted the finest footballer I have seen in my lifetime to make those statements, is why he will still be revered by Saints fans down through the generations and you will be remembered for reasons other than professional, ethical, honest and honourable behaviour. You crossed the line and have made yourself part of the problem when you could just as easily been part of the solution.
I remember Matt saying that, as well as "I already earn more in a year that most people will earn in a life time". Fair play to him. That's why he remains in our hearts. Although we would all probably like more money we won't be able to take it with us when we're gone. Footballers are lucky to get paid for doing something they enjoy, when a lot of us may be stuck in jobs we don't dread but we stick at them because we have to. Then we spend our money on tickets which go towards paying astronomical wages to players.
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Littleton-Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: More money poured in by TV = more money taken out by players and agents Until grass roots football gets it's fair cut, the spiral will continue imo.[/p][/quote]There needs to be acap on what players can earn - they are overpaid imo.[/p][/quote]I have a vague memory of LeGod saying in reply to a question about why didn't he go to another club. The question came that he could have gone to the big city - he said "I'm from the Channel Islands to me Southampton is the big city" On being told he could triple his wages he said something like I'm on £14k a week how much more can I spend in a week? And that Adam Lallana, who has been given the honour of the captaincy of the same club which prompted the finest footballer I have seen in my lifetime to make those statements, is why he will still be revered by Saints fans down through the generations and you will be remembered for reasons other than professional, ethical, honest and honourable behaviour. You crossed the line and have made yourself part of the problem when you could just as easily been part of the solution.[/p][/quote]I remember Matt saying that, as well as "I already earn more in a year that most people will earn in a life time". Fair play to him. That's why he remains in our hearts. Although we would all probably like more money we won't be able to take it with us when we're gone. Footballers are lucky to get paid for doing something they enjoy, when a lot of us may be stuck in jobs we don't dread but we stick at them because we have to. Then we spend our money on tickets which go towards paying astronomical wages to players. shesaint
  • Score: 2

11:22pm Thu 5 Jun 14

shesaint says...

shesaint wrote:
jls217 wrote:
Littleton-Saint wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
More money poured in by TV = more money taken out by players and agents

Until grass roots football gets it's fair cut, the spiral will continue imo.
There needs to be acap on what players can earn - they are overpaid imo.
I have a vague memory of LeGod saying in reply to a question about why didn't he go to another club. The question came that he could have gone to the big city - he said "I'm from the Channel Islands to me Southampton is the big city"

On being told he could triple his wages he said something like I'm on £14k a week how much more can I spend in a week?

And that Adam Lallana, who has been given the honour of the captaincy of the same club which prompted the finest footballer I have seen in my lifetime to make those statements, is why he will still be revered by Saints fans down through the generations and you will be remembered for reasons other than professional, ethical, honest and honourable behaviour. You crossed the line and have made yourself part of the problem when you could just as easily been part of the solution.
I remember Matt saying that, as well as "I already earn more in a year that most people will earn in a life time". Fair play to him. That's why he remains in our hearts. Although we would all probably like more money we won't be able to take it with us when we're gone. Footballers are lucky to get paid for doing something they enjoy, when a lot of us may be stuck in jobs we don't dread but we stick at them because we have to. Then we spend our money on tickets which go towards paying astronomical wages to players.
Typo. It should read in jobs we dread, not don't dread. Sorry.
[quote][p][bold]shesaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Littleton-Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: More money poured in by TV = more money taken out by players and agents Until grass roots football gets it's fair cut, the spiral will continue imo.[/p][/quote]There needs to be acap on what players can earn - they are overpaid imo.[/p][/quote]I have a vague memory of LeGod saying in reply to a question about why didn't he go to another club. The question came that he could have gone to the big city - he said "I'm from the Channel Islands to me Southampton is the big city" On being told he could triple his wages he said something like I'm on £14k a week how much more can I spend in a week? And that Adam Lallana, who has been given the honour of the captaincy of the same club which prompted the finest footballer I have seen in my lifetime to make those statements, is why he will still be revered by Saints fans down through the generations and you will be remembered for reasons other than professional, ethical, honest and honourable behaviour. You crossed the line and have made yourself part of the problem when you could just as easily been part of the solution.[/p][/quote]I remember Matt saying that, as well as "I already earn more in a year that most people will earn in a life time". Fair play to him. That's why he remains in our hearts. Although we would all probably like more money we won't be able to take it with us when we're gone. Footballers are lucky to get paid for doing something they enjoy, when a lot of us may be stuck in jobs we don't dread but we stick at them because we have to. Then we spend our money on tickets which go towards paying astronomical wages to players.[/p][/quote]Typo. It should read in jobs we dread, not don't dread. Sorry. shesaint
  • Score: 1

12:39am Fri 6 Jun 14

nannupsaint says...

In the 1630s the Dutch went crazy for tulips and pushed the prices to unsustainable levels. It was a bubble which eventually burst. The same will happen with players' wages.
In the 1630s the Dutch went crazy for tulips and pushed the prices to unsustainable levels. It was a bubble which eventually burst. The same will happen with players' wages. nannupsaint
  • Score: 3

9:11am Fri 6 Jun 14

rownhams saint says...

Unfortunately what used to be the beautiful game is now the dirty game not only on the pitch but in the board room with the sacking of managers they are not bad managers but players not preforming for what payed for
there is to much money being banded around.
No 1 ,The outrageous salaries payed to overrated overpaid prima-donnas
there are not worth it .Is about time the F/A Fifa stepped in and capped their .salaries
All premium players world players ect should be payed no more than £30 to £50 thousand per week if they do not want to play for this amount ,Fine
then show them the exit door and let find a job outside of football that pays this sort of money the answer is they could not.
It may also stop the vulture clubs waving their fat check books poaching
promising young players from smaller clubs and we all know who.
Also any club found paying illegal payment of any kind , impose a one Million pound fine and a 10 point penalty
I would also like to see the amount of foreign players restricted to no more
than 3 per game at any one time thus giving home grown talent a chance
to gain more experience,only the way we are going at they moment England will be hard pressed to find 23 players to play in the world cup let alone win it in 4 to 8 years time.
Now if some the above suggested points were to be adopted it would stop these foreign layers coming over here jumping on the bandwagon
for big bucks.It also might stop the vulture clubs buying their way to the league titles and cups
Unfortunately what used to be the beautiful game is now the dirty game not only on the pitch but in the board room with the sacking of managers they are not bad managers but players not preforming for what payed for there is to much money being banded around. No 1 ,The outrageous salaries payed to overrated overpaid prima-donnas there are not worth it .Is about time the F/A Fifa stepped in and capped their .salaries All premium players world players ect should be payed no more than £30 to £50 thousand per week if they do not want to play for this amount ,Fine then show them the exit door and let find a job outside of football that pays this sort of money the answer is they could not. It may also stop the vulture clubs waving their fat check books poaching promising young players from smaller clubs and we all know who. Also any club found paying illegal payment of any kind , impose a one Million pound fine and a 10 point penalty I would also like to see the amount of foreign players restricted to no more than 3 per game at any one time thus giving home grown talent a chance to gain more experience,only the way we are going at they moment England will be hard pressed to find 23 players to play in the world cup let alone win it in 4 to 8 years time. Now if some the above suggested points were to be adopted it would stop these foreign layers coming over here jumping on the bandwagon for big bucks.It also might stop the vulture clubs buying their way to the league titles and cups rownhams saint
  • Score: 2

9:58am Fri 6 Jun 14

jls217 says...

rownhams saint wrote:
Unfortunately what used to be the beautiful game is now the dirty game not only on the pitch but in the board room with the sacking of managers they are not bad managers but players not preforming for what payed for
there is to much money being banded around.
No 1 ,The outrageous salaries payed to overrated overpaid prima-donnas
there are not worth it .Is about time the F/A Fifa stepped in and capped their .salaries
All premium players world players ect should be payed no more than £30 to £50 thousand per week if they do not want to play for this amount ,Fine
then show them the exit door and let find a job outside of football that pays this sort of money the answer is they could not.
It may also stop the vulture clubs waving their fat check books poaching
promising young players from smaller clubs and we all know who.
Also any club found paying illegal payment of any kind , impose a one Million pound fine and a 10 point penalty
I would also like to see the amount of foreign players restricted to no more
than 3 per game at any one time thus giving home grown talent a chance
to gain more experience,only the way we are going at they moment England will be hard pressed to find 23 players to play in the world cup let alone win it in 4 to 8 years time.
Now if some the above suggested points were to be adopted it would stop these foreign layers coming over here jumping on the bandwagon
for big bucks.It also might stop the vulture clubs buying their way to the league titles and cups
Well said sir. You are probably right but the genie is out of the bottle, greed is the mood of the moment and eventually, as someone else posted recently, the bubble WILL burst as they all do and maybe we can get back to a world where doctors/scientists/b
inmen/servicemen will once again become more important than the spoilt, egotistical, gobshites who roll around as if shot when a player looks at them, spitting, reaching for the phone to talk nrs to their agents, hardly capable of forming a sentence (other than the bland say nothing statements taught to them by their clubs) Heartily sick of all of them and what they represent.
Unfortunately I'm smitten with Southampton FC and will stupidly pay up and turn up regardless 'cos I haven't got the gumption to tell them "Up yours, you've taken your last penny from me until this all changes"
Like I've said before, we, the fans are to blame for tolerating it all. Going to sit in the corner and contemplate slitting my wrists :-)
[quote][p][bold]rownhams saint[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately what used to be the beautiful game is now the dirty game not only on the pitch but in the board room with the sacking of managers they are not bad managers but players not preforming for what payed for there is to much money being banded around. No 1 ,The outrageous salaries payed to overrated overpaid prima-donnas there are not worth it .Is about time the F/A Fifa stepped in and capped their .salaries All premium players world players ect should be payed no more than £30 to £50 thousand per week if they do not want to play for this amount ,Fine then show them the exit door and let find a job outside of football that pays this sort of money the answer is they could not. It may also stop the vulture clubs waving their fat check books poaching promising young players from smaller clubs and we all know who. Also any club found paying illegal payment of any kind , impose a one Million pound fine and a 10 point penalty I would also like to see the amount of foreign players restricted to no more than 3 per game at any one time thus giving home grown talent a chance to gain more experience,only the way we are going at they moment England will be hard pressed to find 23 players to play in the world cup let alone win it in 4 to 8 years time. Now if some the above suggested points were to be adopted it would stop these foreign layers coming over here jumping on the bandwagon for big bucks.It also might stop the vulture clubs buying their way to the league titles and cups[/p][/quote]Well said sir. You are probably right but the genie is out of the bottle, greed is the mood of the moment and eventually, as someone else posted recently, the bubble WILL burst as they all do and maybe we can get back to a world where doctors/scientists/b inmen/servicemen will once again become more important than the spoilt, egotistical, gobshites who roll around as if shot when a player looks at them, spitting, reaching for the phone to talk nrs to their agents, hardly capable of forming a sentence (other than the bland say nothing statements taught to them by their clubs) Heartily sick of all of them and what they represent. Unfortunately I'm smitten with Southampton FC and will stupidly pay up and turn up regardless 'cos I haven't got the gumption to tell them "Up yours, you've taken your last penny from me until this all changes" Like I've said before, we, the fans are to blame for tolerating it all. Going to sit in the corner and contemplate slitting my wrists :-) jls217
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7:12pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Rocket 1 says...

Giss a Job i can do that...........
Giss a Job i can do that........... Rocket 1
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7:35pm Sun 8 Jun 14

jls217 says...

Rocket 1 wrote:
Giss a Job i can do that...........
Great - I'll watch and make sure you get it done right.
[quote][p][bold]Rocket 1[/bold] wrote: Giss a Job i can do that...........[/p][/quote]Great - I'll watch and make sure you get it done right. jls217
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