You also have to factor in their earning years, though. While the wages are high, they're only astronomical for a very short period, with a few exceptions footballers will probably have 5 years where their earnings are ridiculous, and then retire 30 years before the rest of us, so have to live in what they've earned.Originally Posted by Frank Clarks Tash
I know that's not a difficult thing, but when the players ate earning £10k a week and spending like they're on £100k, it's quite possible that they will run out of cash by the time they're 40.
You have to factor in that these wages are going to kids - I shudder to think what most of us would be like with that much money at 21, I'd guess many wouldn't see 22.
Talk to me, Goose.
Seems a bit disrespectful to John McGovern to label Luke Chambers as formerredscaptain.
Or maybe they could continue to work when they stop playing?Originally Posted by Rich
'Or maybe they could continue to work when they stop playing?'
was just about to say simular, 30 years is plenty time to find a new job and keep earning money!
I can't blame players trying to get all they can while they can.
But at the same time if I was a player on top wages I couldn't blame people for criticising the immoral sums that they get paid..
Probably like that.
2012/13 squad photograph #NFFC http://twitter.com/OHara1971/status/...646658/photo/1
So only Karl Darlow GK (u22), Kieron Freeman (u21) & Jamaal Lascelles (u19) with the 1st team today. #nffc
Would like to see Evtimov,Regan,Morgan & Osborn as u19s there as well. Hopefully be the case with more football based training in next week
really hope something gets announced soon, whether it be today or within the next couple of days.
you and me both brother
The local journos are conspicuous by their absence today. They seem to know fa about when this will be done. To them, "investigative journalism" seems to mean checking message boards.
8 players turned up for Pompey training today... and we talk about having only a few defenders!
we're going to have 8 players left ourselves if this isint sorted
Absolute gold!Originally Posted by Jpk
If we only have half a team will the new owners be paying half the asking price. Seems fair to me as long as the spare cash is spent on new players.
If a player can hit 30 with their mortgage paid and a good pension they've got more than most working men anyway and just need beer & bill money.
When you see a 20 y/o with barely 20 games under his belt driving round in a top of the range Merc it makes you wonder if they couldn't make the money they earn stretch a lot further too.
Personally, both to build character, give players a better perspective on real life, and to physically toughen them up I'd give youth players between 16-20 at least 1 day a week labouring. Light-ish labour that would carry less risk of injury (shovelling, gardenwork etc.), but labour none-the less
As for the transfer it needs to fucking hurry up. When the statements came out I thought it'd be a week, now everyone is saying the 12th = get it sorted!!
@JordanRhodes90: Thanks to all the #HTFC fans for their support over the years, but I am joining #BHAFC this evening!
Bostwick has joined Posh. No ambition.
Ian Edwards @IanEdwards46
@will_forest not sure who decreed that it would be done today, but looks unlikely now. Hopes for later in the week.
Apparently the Rhodes one is a fake account. Brighton fan apparently.