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Footballers astronomical wages

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Seeing that copy of Casilla's contract set me thinking about how daft the money is in football. I then found this chart which puts it all in perspective somewhat...
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Wages are mad but football brings in a ridiculous amount of money so they deserve a good cut.


Begs the question why fans have to pay so much for Sky and tickets for games though
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I'm pretty sure the leap in wages happened around the time of Sky starting the Monday night matches they were showing, remember many a good night having a beer or three down the local around that time
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Sadly as long as fans keep paying the astronomical prices they will keep charging it and salaries will keep rising...I cannot accept any sportsman is worth 50K and upwards a week.
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Smudge3920 wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:21 pm Sadly as long as fans keep paying the astronomical prices they will keep charging it and salaries will keep rising...I cannot accept any sportsman is worth 50K and upwards a week.
Indeed, at the end of the day it's a 'sport'. Yes it accrues a lot of money, but there is a level of obscenity to it all.
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Entertainers in all fields of entertainment earn vast amounts where the fans/customers etc are prepared to pay a fortune to be entertained.
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HarryofOz wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:36 am Entertainers in all fields of entertainment earn vast amounts where the fans/customers etc are prepared to pay a fortune to be entertained.
Very true H...definately a no win discussion... after all football is basicly entertainment...
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The Premier League is an industry that generates billions of pounds.
Surely the players and managers, who create the content for this industry, deserve a slice of that?
No different to any other entertainment industry: films, TV, music.
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Smudge3920 wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:21 pm Sadly as long as fans keep paying the astronomical prices they will keep charging it and salaries will keep rising...I cannot accept any sportsman is worth 50K and upwards a week.
I agree Smudge.
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Overman wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:10 am Indeed, at the end of the day it's a 'sport'. Yes it accrues a lot of money, but there is a level of obscenity to it all.
Very true Overman - reconciling big money and the concept of sport is hard to do.
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