Do todays footballers get paid too much?

Ben Parkinson gets £152,500 for his appalling injuries. Ronaldinho is expected to sign for Chelsea for brazilians of quid and "earn" each and every week probably about as much as young Ben is getting for the rest of his life.

Is that justice? In my opinion it is not! Footballers may be talented individuals but when they are held up by the press and media as so called "heroes" and cash is thrown at them, the poor deluded kunts think they are heroes. OK, Lampard, Terry, Cole (all of them), get your uniforms on, get into a shellscrape and let's find out how much you are really worth. £100,000 a week, I fukin' think not son!

And another thing, you should be accompanied by the very politicians who are sending our guys over there to fight 2 bloody wars in which we should not be involved.

By the way, I've got nowt against Chelsea. Even below average players are on £60,000 a year and this rant could be applied equally to any professional football club.

I'll get mahat.
Beckham will be erning more in a month than i do in 5 years for kicking an air filled cows arse round the field for 90 mins. i on the other hand stand in the firing line to protect queen and country and get spat on
justice???? i think not
Regardless of how much i get paid, i would not give up a whole months worth of wages.

I pay my percentages to charities, i give as much as i can afford.

Because someone earns more, we should expect them to give up a twelth of their yearly earnings? Certainly raise their awareness, and ask of them to donate what they could.
the fact still remains they get paid far too much
Not one of us on this site (apart from a very few old and bold) were conscripted. We all chose to take a job earning what soldiers earn. If the Army offered you £100,00 a week would you take it? Of course you fecking would so why shouldn't a footballer if it's offered?
because they are offered too much to behave like twats and try to get away with it stating they represent this country.
i bhave like a twat representing this country and i get no leaway (not that i have) i have done a dam site more than them for england and im not even english
firesquaddie said:
because they are offered too much to behave like **** and try to get away with it stating they represent this country.
Acting like a tw*t and then claimed to be representing the country? Who, when and what did he do?

firesquaddie said:
i bhave like a t**t representing this country and i get no leaway (not that i have) i have done a dam site more than them for england and im not even english
When did you get conscripted into the Army? Or did you willfully join and take the pay offered?

They happen to have a talent that someone is willing to pay £100,000 a week for. We don't. Live with it.

I don't like how money dominates the game or how much footballers are paid, but I wouldn't turn it down if it was offered to me and anyone who says they would is a liar.
No, I'm not against the footballers, I'm against the amount they're paid for punting a ball around - they really do get a good life out of it (stay fit and healthy, get to play a game, FFS!) so I don't think it's too much to ask for a cap to an annual salary of £100-200,000 annually? It's a bloody brill salary that they wouldn't get anywhere else, and still far far below what they get now!
i wouldnt turn it down either but i have the talent to keep alive and the rest of my section, i put my life on the line for what i get paid and im happy but i dont think they should get paid that much for kicking a cows arse round a field so people who take their freedom and indipendance for granted can throw all their hard earned cash at them
I agree they do get paid too much, however I do not think that there is any comparison between representing your country at sport or fighting for queen and country. Firstly, as a previous arrse member put it, it is a voluntary act to join HM Forces, the Queen (or the government) set the wage and we all signed up to take the "shilling". And secondly, if I was good enough and Mr Abramovich wanted to pay me 160k a week to boot a bag of air around a field, I know which one I would choose.........

The first option every time!! :)
only top end footballers get paid too much. Two of my mates are full time footballers and they get paid what equates to a normal wage.

Its a job, if you're good at your job and you're lucky enough to get recognition in the form of a good contract then fair play. Yes i do think it's getting a bit out of hand but guess who pays for it? The f*ckin mugs who pay 40 odd quid to go to a games! As long as fans are willing to pay ever increasing prices for tickets, players wages will keep increasing.

what players could do however is stop acting like their job is demanding enough to require £xx,xxx per week - PER F*CKIN WEEK! Yes it is demanding, im not doubting these players are athletes but come on, give something back to the people to slave away 5-6 days a week only to spend the little they earn coming to watch you on a saturday afternoon.
Didn't there used to be a cap on player's earnings many moons ago?
Bring it back, I say.
Bunch of overpaid, underachieveing c*nts.
Let's face it, in any common sense analysis they are paid too much. Would I turn it down: No! Would I be generous with the cash? I don't know. Give me the cash and I'll get back to you!
There is the economic argument suggesting you are paid what you are worth. The clubs clearly think the players are worth it, but most, even the bigger ones, are wracked with debt. So, the value the clubs put on the players appears to be over-rated, as these players do not attract the cash to make the clubs solvent. The money in the game comes from TV. (Sky/Setanta?) Without it the clubs would not be paying the wages they do. The fanatics in the street pay to watch Sky, so are indirectly responsible for the astronomical wages. Merchandising is another issue-next time you pay 60 quid for a nylon shirt made for a quid think about it!
The overpaid thing is not reserved to footballers - actors should be similarly condemned but again its supply and demand. There is something wrong with western society whereby you can earn millions playing football or acting in a film whilst people are starving in the world. To bring it closer to home, who should be valued more by society and paid accordingly-the footballer who provides entertainment or the guy who is prepared to put his life on the line, live in crap conditions and defend the society he loves? (Yes, I know very simplistic. Communism and socialism are wonderful ideals,****ed up by the veniality of mankind!)
However, a big thanks to the Premier League for exempting BFBS from paying to screen football matches. The money saved is a 1/4 million, and is being used to launch a film channel early in 08.
Incidentally the nurse attempting to get football players to donate a days pay to charity did a fine job, but many players failed to do that small amount!

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