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Should players take a wage cut? The Football Supporters` Federation (FSF) Survey

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The UK is clawing its way out of a recession, our cousins across the Irish Sea are doing all they can to avoid bankruptcy and millions of us are fearful of redundancy. Things are tight. However, in the world of Premier League football, the party has carried on as normal. Fans pay fortunes to fund the wages of players earning as much as 200,000 per week. This can`t be right, can it?

Or do you think, so what? It`s a free market and players are perfectly entitled to earn as much as they possibly can. After all, it`s a short career which could be over tomorrow and players contribute multi-millions to the Exchequer. In the past players missed out on the profits their talents generated - better they get the money than some fat cat in the boardroom, surely?

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Date:Tuesday November 30 2010

Time: 10:46AM

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Of course most premiership players should take a massive wage cut. The money most of them are on is obscene to say the least, especially when a lot of fans are out of work and scrimping to save money to pay the entrance fees.
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01/12/2010 02:23:00

yes no player should get more than 15,000 per game.
Grimsby Claret
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01/12/2010 15:47:00

When the Clarets had a cap of 15,000 I thought well it is three quarters of a million a year, I could handle that, maybe result bonus could increase that and that sounds good to me. Probably have sponsorship money on top plus lots of other perks, yes definitely 15,000 per week cap.
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01/12/2010 17:52:00

Yes, there should be a salary cap instituted into the two, maybe three, top English leagues and why not the Scottish Premier League as well. However rather than on an individual's salary, the cap be placed on the total team salary expenditure. In that way the more talented player would or could be rewarded for his skills ---but still stay within the prenegotiated Team Salary Cap. This may go some way to level the financial playing field between the top clubs and those who are always lurking below It may change the SPL where Rangers and Celtic have always dominated that league. It is complicated system to initiate but other leagues and professional sport teams around the world have managed to live within a salary cap and at the same time be quite successful
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01/12/2010 18:33:00

This would have to be a club cap or players not in the team or injured would not get paid. Good idea but very difficult to impement, reckon it has to be an individual cap.
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02/12/2010 09:50:00

A wage cap would have the effect of lowering wages in the Championship and the knock on effect would be all the way down the tree. I firmly believe that there must be a better way of slowing down the increases in wages. My thoughts are too lengthy for a post like this, its easy to say yes cap it at x a week but then transfers have to be capped otherwise players would just get the money via transfers and then some clubs would really suffer etc etc
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02/12/2010 09:53:00

I agree with everything said on here, but will now go and vote for a cap because if we say nowt because we think it's complicated, nowt will happen. If we all speak up, maybe something will? In the meantime, the UEFA push towards getting clubs to live within their means may have an impact. Continuing to comment somewhat randomly, the team salary cap inUS Football only works because it is a very highly regulated league. Were there a free world market for American Football, it system would probably fail.
Couch Potato
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02/12/2010 10:09:00


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