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Corco65 Posted on 11/02/2019 20:30
Edited On: 12/02/2019 06:42Football and the working person
Aaron Ramsey reported to be being paid £400,000 a week for his new contract, the average annual salary in the UK is £27,000. Aaron Ramsey will earn more in a month for playing football then someone earning the average salary will in 50 years of work.

The boro player earning £40,000 per week will earn much more in 1 year then the someone earning the average UK salary who works for 50 years.

An average player on £20,000 a week will earn much more in 18 months then someone earning the average salary will in 50 years.

Just think 50 years of work back to back to earn less then these players get for working, 1 month, 12, months or 18 months. This is without any extra's they earn and for playing football, it just feels so, so wrong.

The fans pay for this in their merchandise, their tickets, their subscriptions or through the extra companies charge on their goods and services to cover the cost of advertising/sponsorship.

I'm becoming more and more disillusioned with the current game and it's wall to wall coverage, over hype and constant cheating, how about you? Are today's wages justified is their something fans collectively could do or are we just satisfied to pay out in the hope of reaching the promised land and then everything will be fine.
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glover_elbow Posted on 11/02/2019 21:00

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Football will eat it self. Can't wait for the day it bombs for sky
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wilkos_perm Posted on 11/02/2019 22:18

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Glover there is no evidence to suggest thats going to happen. People have been saying it for decades.
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TeessideTinpot Posted on 11/02/2019 22:39

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The bubble has to burst eventually and the money will run out. A matter of when not if and itíll probably be the best thing to happen to the game
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Heam44 Posted on 11/02/2019 22:40

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I think it will start to go backwards at some point but could be 20/30/40 years from now.

If you think of the kids born from 2015 onwards, they will grow up playing virtual reality computer games that will be so good it will surely affect the popularity of Ďkicking a ball aroundí in the street.
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Rayman Posted on 11/02/2019 22:45

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There! Thatís yer actual market economy in action. As that Thatcher one said, you canít buck the market!
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jeff_potato Posted on 11/02/2019 23:28

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I read yesterday that the PL have had their own streaming service prepared, but put on ice. That could kill Sky.

I wonder what would then happen to player contracts, depending on the funding model. Maybe the league would keep more to themselves so that those poor executives would be able to have acceptable leaving gifts.

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