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    Is Money The Real Enemy?

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    Is Money The Real Enemy?

    Post  Max on Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:41 pm

    I fairly sure it's what the players will do for money that worries me. Being a Chelsea fan, I read the salaries and almost puke everytime. These guys earn enough to retire and live comfortably in about one month. Introducing salary caps will not necessarily solve the problem, because then we will see more and more endorsment deals popping up everywhere with players hoping to keep earning at the same levels, and what would be worse than seeing you're favourite goalkeeper in an add for heat pumps?
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    Re: Is Money The Real Enemy?

    Post  BrynJ_SE7 on Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:32 am

    My response to this is pro-salary caps. Upon the introduction of salary caps the quality of the leagues would begin to even out. The "big four" or the dominance of Barca and Madrid in La Liga would begin to decline. The teams in mid table would have a realistic chance of winning, thus upon the introduction of the salary cap the leagues would become much more unpredictable and exciting, also it would be good for the fans as everyone would go into the season with realistically high expectations and goals for their club.
    What would eventuate is a situation similar to that of the NFL, where each team has an almost equal chance of getting to the "Superbowl", this makes the compitition more exciting and unpredictable.
    However, me being a Charlton Athletic fan puts my argumentinto jepordy. I am very bias about the entire money issue in football, we don't have any, everyone else has billions at their disposal, thus natuarally I am bitter.
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    Re: Is Money The Real Enemy?

    Post  tim on Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:34 am

    barca and madrid hardly dominate.
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    Re: Is Money The Real Enemy?

    Post  Max on Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:38 pm

    yeah Betis totally dominate
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    Re: Is Money The Real Enemy?

    Post  BrynJ_SE7 on Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:59 am

    nah man, Xerez!
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    Re: Is Money The Real Enemy?

    Post  tim on Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:16 am

    oh come on guys,

    the only team that dominates la liga is messi
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    Re: Is Money The Real Enemy?

    Post  Max on Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:51 pm

    tim wrote:oh come on guys,

    the only team that dominates la liga is messi

    I'm sorry Tim, but Betis are too good. This year they aren't in the relegation battle so that means they'll get to Europe
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    Re: Is Money The Real Enemy?

    Post  BrynJ_SE7 on Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:35 am

    What has happened to this discussion???
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    Re: Is Money The Real Enemy?

    Post  Max on Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:12 pm

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    Re: Is Money The Real Enemy?

    Post  tim on Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:41 am

    money is pretty evil
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    Re: Is Money The Real Enemy?

    Post  Max on Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:11 am

    players attitudes don't exactly help
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    Re: Is Money The Real Enemy?

    Post  BrynJ_SE7 on Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:33 am

    agreed
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    Re: Is Money The Real Enemy?

    Post  Max on Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:50 am

    The change in attitudes of players is one of the things that big clubs have done that I don't like
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    Re: Is Money The Real Enemy?

    Post  BrynJ_SE7 on Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:27 am

    I am proud to say that Bryn Jones, the Welsh Defensive Mid was the first player to ever be transfered for a fee, 12,000 pounds from Peterborough to Crewe. Now even the players playing for Braintree get paid thousands of dollars a year.
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    Re: Is Money The Real Enemy?

    Post  Max on Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:16 am

    what? The first transfer fee was like 10 pounds and it was in 1890 something
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    Re: Is Money The Real Enemy?

    Post  tim on Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:30 pm

    i give u 5 pounds for ur son
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    Re: Is Money The Real Enemy?

    Post  BrynJ_SE7 on Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:16 am

    It was the first transfer to be made by a private faction. The FA were responsible for all transfers up to that point and all the wages were paid by the league. The first private investement buy was for Jones
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    Re: Is Money The Real Enemy?

    Post  tim on Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:51 am

    bryn jones i giv u 7 pounds for your services plus i giv you bread and water

    NOW KICK A BALL
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    Re: Is Money The Real Enemy?

    Post  Max on Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:55 pm

    did you hear about the romanian player who was bought for 10 kg's of beef? But as soon as the transfer went through he retired to become a farmer!
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    Re: Is Money The Real Enemy?

    Post  BrynJ_SE7 on Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:09 am

    yea that was awesome.
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    Re: Is Money The Real Enemy?

    Post  tim on Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:56 am

    i didn't hear about him becoming a farmer.

    sad times :[
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    Re: Is Money The Real Enemy?

    Post  Max on Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:27 am

    yeah and the clubs coach complained because he didn't have any food to feed the team and missed out on a centre back

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