Football wage bill limits

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WITH Manchester United confident in signing promising prospect Luke Shaw from Saints, money no object, is it not time to do what many other sports do: introduce a handicap system to make the Premier League a level playing field for all teams?

I believe it should be reckoned on the size of your wage bill.

There should be a league average.

If you go over that you start games a goal down, up to the maximum of two goals down.

This would put a brake on the hyper-inflation that allows billionaires to buy success which is what we have now.

PADDY MAXWELL, Southampton.

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7:35pm Sat 3 May 14

Linesman says...

Football is not just a sport, it is an entertainment, and some stars can increase attendance when they visit.

If you want to impose restrictions on how clubs spend their money, and what players they sell and for how much, why not extend it to all forms of entertainment.

For a start, it may force the Mayflower to pay less to visiting stars, and reducing the price of tickets. Somehow, I don't see that happening.
Football is not just a sport, it is an entertainment, and some stars can increase attendance when they visit. If you want to impose restrictions on how clubs spend their money, and what players they sell and for how much, why not extend it to all forms of entertainment. For a start, it may force the Mayflower to pay less to visiting stars, and reducing the price of tickets. Somehow, I don't see that happening. Linesman
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1:07pm Sun 4 May 14

downfader says...

Linesman wrote:
Football is not just a sport, it is an entertainment, and some stars can increase attendance when they visit.

If you want to impose restrictions on how clubs spend their money, and what players they sell and for how much, why not extend it to all forms of entertainment.

For a start, it may force the Mayflower to pay less to visiting stars, and reducing the price of tickets. Somehow, I don't see that happening.
Mayflower "stars" dont get £40m in a deal!

But yes, perhaps the top tier need to be paid less. I dont think football is entertaining anymore tbh. It usually just involves a few blokes running around, oh look they're shouting for the ball. Oh look, now some mystery sniper has taken out Suárez.. no wait. He's up. Praise the Lord and his ability to cure.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: Football is not just a sport, it is an entertainment, and some stars can increase attendance when they visit. If you want to impose restrictions on how clubs spend their money, and what players they sell and for how much, why not extend it to all forms of entertainment. For a start, it may force the Mayflower to pay less to visiting stars, and reducing the price of tickets. Somehow, I don't see that happening.[/p][/quote]Mayflower "stars" dont get £40m in a deal! But yes, perhaps the top tier need to be paid less. I dont think football is entertaining anymore tbh. It usually just involves a few blokes running around, oh look they're shouting for the ball. Oh look, now some mystery sniper has taken out Suárez.. no wait. He's up. Praise the Lord and his ability to cure. downfader
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10:21am Tue 6 May 14

Linesman says...

downfader wrote:
Linesman wrote:
Football is not just a sport, it is an entertainment, and some stars can increase attendance when they visit.

If you want to impose restrictions on how clubs spend their money, and what players they sell and for how much, why not extend it to all forms of entertainment.

For a start, it may force the Mayflower to pay less to visiting stars, and reducing the price of tickets. Somehow, I don't see that happening.
Mayflower "stars" dont get £40m in a deal!

But yes, perhaps the top tier need to be paid less. I dont think football is entertaining anymore tbh. It usually just involves a few blokes running around, oh look they're shouting for the ball. Oh look, now some mystery sniper has taken out Suárez.. no wait. He's up. Praise the Lord and his ability to cure.
"Mayflower "stars" don't get £40m in a deal!"

I agree, but how many Mayflower "stars" have had their careers ended by a mistimed tackle?

How many Mayflower "stars" have to look for another career when they are in their mid-thirties, or maybe even earlier?
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: Football is not just a sport, it is an entertainment, and some stars can increase attendance when they visit. If you want to impose restrictions on how clubs spend their money, and what players they sell and for how much, why not extend it to all forms of entertainment. For a start, it may force the Mayflower to pay less to visiting stars, and reducing the price of tickets. Somehow, I don't see that happening.[/p][/quote]Mayflower "stars" dont get £40m in a deal! But yes, perhaps the top tier need to be paid less. I dont think football is entertaining anymore tbh. It usually just involves a few blokes running around, oh look they're shouting for the ball. Oh look, now some mystery sniper has taken out Suárez.. no wait. He's up. Praise the Lord and his ability to cure.[/p][/quote]"Mayflower "stars" don't get £40m in a deal!" I agree, but how many Mayflower "stars" have had their careers ended by a mistimed tackle? How many Mayflower "stars" have to look for another career when they are in their mid-thirties, or maybe even earlier? Linesman
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12:24pm Tue 6 May 14

Inform Al says...

I used to be a footie fan when younger, but since those days the players have had ridiculous pay rises and going to matches or watching them on Sky / Virgin etc can cost too much so I don't bother. Do as I do and watch the wages and prices come down.
I used to be a footie fan when younger, but since those days the players have had ridiculous pay rises and going to matches or watching them on Sky / Virgin etc can cost too much so I don't bother. Do as I do and watch the wages and prices come down. Inform Al
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4:58pm Tue 6 May 14

Linesman says...

Inform Al wrote:
I used to be a footie fan when younger, but since those days the players have had ridiculous pay rises and going to matches or watching them on Sky / Virgin etc can cost too much so I don't bother. Do as I do and watch the wages and prices come down.
Have you wondered how much some of the "Stars" on TV get paid?

Have you wondered how much they get in fees when their show is repeated?Have you wondered how much they get paid compared to the amount that "Stars" of your youth were paid before the days of TV?

Maybe you should switch off your TV and see if that brings their wages down.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: I used to be a footie fan when younger, but since those days the players have had ridiculous pay rises and going to matches or watching them on Sky / Virgin etc can cost too much so I don't bother. Do as I do and watch the wages and prices come down.[/p][/quote]Have you wondered how much some of the "Stars" on TV get paid? Have you wondered how much they get in fees when their show is repeated?Have you wondered how much they get paid compared to the amount that "Stars" of your youth were paid before the days of TV? Maybe you should switch off your TV and see if that brings their wages down. Linesman
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7:11pm Tue 6 May 14

Inform Al says...

Linesman wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
I used to be a footie fan when younger, but since those days the players have had ridiculous pay rises and going to matches or watching them on Sky / Virgin etc can cost too much so I don't bother. Do as I do and watch the wages and prices come down.
Have you wondered how much some of the "Stars" on TV get paid?

Have you wondered how much they get in fees when their show is repeated?Have you wondered how much they get paid compared to the amount that "Stars" of your youth were paid before the days of TV?

Maybe you should switch off your TV and see if that brings their wages down.
My freeview costs nothing, I would not watch if it cost me.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: I used to be a footie fan when younger, but since those days the players have had ridiculous pay rises and going to matches or watching them on Sky / Virgin etc can cost too much so I don't bother. Do as I do and watch the wages and prices come down.[/p][/quote]Have you wondered how much some of the "Stars" on TV get paid? Have you wondered how much they get in fees when their show is repeated?Have you wondered how much they get paid compared to the amount that "Stars" of your youth were paid before the days of TV? Maybe you should switch off your TV and see if that brings their wages down.[/p][/quote]My freeview costs nothing, I would not watch if it cost me. Inform Al
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7:17pm Tue 6 May 14

Linesman says...

Inform Al wrote:
Linesman wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
I used to be a footie fan when younger, but since those days the players have had ridiculous pay rises and going to matches or watching them on Sky / Virgin etc can cost too much so I don't bother. Do as I do and watch the wages and prices come down.
Have you wondered how much some of the "Stars" on TV get paid?

Have you wondered how much they get in fees when their show is repeated?Have you wondered how much they get paid compared to the amount that "Stars" of your youth were paid before the days of TV?

Maybe you should switch off your TV and see if that brings their wages down.
My freeview costs nothing, I would not watch if it cost me.
In that case, I assume that you are older than 75, and do not need a TV licence.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: I used to be a footie fan when younger, but since those days the players have had ridiculous pay rises and going to matches or watching them on Sky / Virgin etc can cost too much so I don't bother. Do as I do and watch the wages and prices come down.[/p][/quote]Have you wondered how much some of the "Stars" on TV get paid? Have you wondered how much they get in fees when their show is repeated?Have you wondered how much they get paid compared to the amount that "Stars" of your youth were paid before the days of TV? Maybe you should switch off your TV and see if that brings their wages down.[/p][/quote]My freeview costs nothing, I would not watch if it cost me.[/p][/quote]In that case, I assume that you are older than 75, and do not need a TV licence. Linesman
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7:26pm Tue 6 May 14

Inform Al says...

Linesman wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Linesman wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
I used to be a footie fan when younger, but since those days the players have had ridiculous pay rises and going to matches or watching them on Sky / Virgin etc can cost too much so I don't bother. Do as I do and watch the wages and prices come down.
Have you wondered how much some of the "Stars" on TV get paid?

Have you wondered how much they get in fees when their show is repeated?Have you wondered how much they get paid compared to the amount that "Stars" of your youth were paid before the days of TV?

Maybe you should switch off your TV and see if that brings their wages down.
My freeview costs nothing, I would not watch if it cost me.
In that case, I assume that you are older than 75, and do not need a TV licence.
No, my licence costs £7.50 per year, quite reasonable I think as I never got one before I was able to get the reduced rate, spent most of my time at work or on the pc anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: I used to be a footie fan when younger, but since those days the players have had ridiculous pay rises and going to matches or watching them on Sky / Virgin etc can cost too much so I don't bother. Do as I do and watch the wages and prices come down.[/p][/quote]Have you wondered how much some of the "Stars" on TV get paid? Have you wondered how much they get in fees when their show is repeated?Have you wondered how much they get paid compared to the amount that "Stars" of your youth were paid before the days of TV? Maybe you should switch off your TV and see if that brings their wages down.[/p][/quote]My freeview costs nothing, I would not watch if it cost me.[/p][/quote]In that case, I assume that you are older than 75, and do not need a TV licence.[/p][/quote]No, my licence costs £7.50 per year, quite reasonable I think as I never got one before I was able to get the reduced rate, spent most of my time at work or on the pc anyway. Inform Al
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