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A footballer will get 60K a week! OMG

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Aragon Thu 28-Apr-05 19:54:31

Please can somebody enlighten me about how anybody is worth that sum of money a week. I work with families who'll be lucky to see this amount in a lifetime. It can't be justified - can it..?

swiperfox Thu 28-Apr-05 19:55:32

its a joke isnt it????

Aragon Thu 28-Apr-05 19:56:40

Nope. Apparently it's Keiron Dyer (think that's how it's spelt). It's in his new contract so it said on the sport's news.

swiperfox Thu 28-Apr-05 19:58:18

Can't see how they can justify it. It's ridiculous!! I pray to win 5k on the lottery every week to change our lives and thats small change to them!!

JoolsToo Thu 28-Apr-05 20:02:44

most footballers earn this kind of money - and more! I'm shocked you're shocked!

swiperfox Thu 28-Apr-05 20:06:05

I'm not shocked - me and dp talk about it allll the time (so exciting!!) It just pisses me off lol

TwoIfBySea Thu 28-Apr-05 22:37:40

They most certainly aren't worth it. Although they should get a wage from the football club footballers should only get big money from sponsership deals rather than fleecing the fans.

I loved a recent quote I read which I can't remember exactly but it went along the lines of "Most footballers are scum and if they weren't footballers they'd be in prison."

For sure.

handlemecarefully Thu 28-Apr-05 22:50:07

No it can't be justified. Did you not know that this was the norm for the upper reaches of the Premiership?

Neither can Elton John's millions (particularly since he has earnt them on the back of the bilge he calls music)

TwoIfBySea - I think that's an extremely unfair quote about footballers and no doubt grossly inaccurate. Consider yourself told off

tiffini Thu 28-Apr-05 22:52:12

apparently footballers also get a 25k bonus for each goal they make.
No wonder they scream up and down the pitch like idiots.

HappyDaddy Thu 28-Apr-05 23:16:28

£60k is average for an England international. The best players in the world, even David Beckham are on £90-£120k a week.

They don't have to justify it, the football clubs are private companies who can pay what they can afford. If you were offered that much, would you turn it down? Me neither.

handlemecarefully Thu 28-Apr-05 23:28:05

No, I'd pocket it and complain about my tax bill

handlemecarefully Thu 28-Apr-05 23:28:29

But I would feel a bit of subliminal guilt

LGJ Thu 28-Apr-05 23:52:14

Finally........... some one who is paid less than DH on a weekly basis...............yeah right

BigGayDad Fri 29-Apr-05 00:09:34

Football clubs are primarily for the fans. The fans will go and see their club because that is what they do, all their life. They want to see their team do well and will pay what it takes to go to matches. Instead of celebrating the loyalty of these fans the clubs rip them off, hoisting ticket prices, changing four versions of their expensive kit every season so the fans have something to buy each year and then use the money to play overinflated wages to their vastly overrated players. Yeah clubs are private businesses, but they are more than that, they are part of the infrastructure of the community, a part that commands unflinching support. The players and the clubs exploit that.

HappyDaddy Fri 29-Apr-05 06:34:28

Yes they do BGD, I agree with that. But if you were offered the same money, would you turn it down?

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