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Football and the Coronavirus

Discussion in 'The Football Stadium' started by Robbo, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. Fubsy

    Sgarrista

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    I'm not one to argue that people at the top of the pile shouldn't be paid well for doing their jobs. I'm pretty certain the best players don't do it for the money, they pretty much just want to be the best and strive to be that.

    Yes, movie stars and pop stars will still be getting royalties, that's how that industry works clearly. We can still watch their movies/tv and listen to music.

    Football on the other hand is currently non-existent, it's not happening. The entertainment (which is what it is, hence why there is so much money sloshing around) is the matches, the results, the silverware, the big clashes, the magic moments. It's currently gone. They shouldn't be getting paid top whack at the moment across the board. The difficult part like you've said though, is who does it help if you don't pay them? No-one apart from already mega rich club owners. But it damn well sends the right message while the non-playing staff are treated in a completely different manner.

    Hell, if all of the money is diverted to the cause then the season could get underway a lot quicker!

    Then why the hell are Liverpool doing it? Of all clubs they would be the ones I'd least expect it from!

    It's so depressing and only going to be worse when they get their grubby mitts on that trophy :( :p
     
  2. BaZ87

    Don

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    Footballers don't get paid royalties for historical matches being shown though. There's differences between how they earn their money but they both earn huge amounts and yet for some reason it's fair game to attack footballers but not other highly paid entertainers. As I said, footballers pay is often used as an excuse or some sort of justification for abusing players.

    And why are Liverpool doing it? Greed, just like all the other PL clubs. Hopefully the backlash, from Liverpool fans in particular, will make other clubs think before they do it too. But then again maybe they'll think Liverpool have taken the hit and one more club won't make a difference.
     
  3. Pigeon_Killer

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    As good as FSG have been, they are prone to the odd PR disaster. I imagine they'll eventually reverse the decision but the damage is done. Embarrassing :(
     
  4. omnomnom

    Soldato

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    Could be worse...could be Kyle Walker right now
     
  5. Fubsy

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    They really aren't doing themselves any favours, and very quick to apologise after getting caught out - "oh noes, I'm very sorry, I didn't think [i'd get caught]. #stayathome".

    Here I am, locked up in the house only allowed out to walk the dog once a day while Kyle Walker is having sex workers over for a party, Jack Grealish also out flaunting lock down and smashing his car up. Who's next? Phil Jones having a gurning contest in his back garden?
     
  6. silvagti

    Wise Guy

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    I suppose technically it's the fault of the football clubs themselves for having a contract with the players whereby they get paid regardless of whether they even kick a ball and even if the entire season is cancelled due to circumstances outwith their control!

    No point in blaming the players!
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2020
  7. fez

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 22, 2008

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    Location: Sidcup

    Hes living the life of Riley right now. Having orgies with prostitutes in his massive mansion. Hard life. Whats going to happen to him. "Bad Kyle now go back out and kick a ball for us".
     
  8. omnomnom

    Soldato

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    The annoying thing is we all want to see things go back to normal...or as close to as we can and that includes football. If its behind closed doors then so be it but thats never going to happen with morons like him and Grealish.
     
  9. BaZ87

    Don

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    You've got to wonder who runs clubs' social media at times:



    No prizes for guessing the replies to this.
     
  10. explicit4u

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    City have just tweeted out that Pep's mother has sadly passed away from COVID-19 in Barcelona :(
     
  11. BaZ87

    Don

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    Terribly sad news. Before this is over I suspect a large number of us will have been directly effected by this, whether that be the loss of friends or relatives and will put football into context.
     
  12. mmj_uk

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    Rooney was caught by police breaching lock down with Kyle Walker of all people, wouldn't have thought Kyle Walker would be into pension age escorts.
     
  13. Shamikebab

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    Well that isn't quite what happened is it? As I understand it they were both taking walks and ran into each other. I'm pretty sure a lot of people have done that.
     
  14. BaZ87

    Don

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    Rooney is prone to a hooker or two, maybe he was the 2nd guy at Walker's 'party'.
     
  15. BaZ87

    Don

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    As with the £77 ticket, Liverpool have changed their mind about using government money to furlough staff. It's good that they're big enough to admit when they've made a mistake but it would be great if they stopped making these stupid and unnecessary mistakes.
     
  16. nicktay2605

    Mobster

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    At least they've seen sense. Did Spurs reverse their decision or are they sticking to their guns? I think it's incredibly selfish and greedy of any PL club to be furloughing staff, dumping taxpayers (some of whom will be their own fans) with the bill for it.

    The government have opened the furloughing of staff up to abuse by big corporations by not being more strict on who can apply for support. For example, McLaren have furloughed their staff and they're owned by a Bahraini sovereign wealth fund with nearly $17 billion in assets.
     
  17. BaZ87

    Don

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    No other club have reversed their decision as far as I'm aware. It's worth pointing out that the decision not to furlough staff is more of a PR decision for clubs rather than a sign that they're not greedy or selfish. Half of the PL and top of the EFL clubs are currently being investigated by HMRC for taxes relating to players salaries/image rights.
     
  18. Pigeon_Killer

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    Going to quote someone from Twitter but 'Peter Moore would turn off your life support if it meant he could charge his phone'.

    Fantastic businessmen but just like EA he'll turn us in to one of the most hated brands in the country. Money > *
     
  19. BaZ87

    Don

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    I don't believe Peter Moore would have been the key decision maker here and certainly wasn't for the ticket price fiasco before (he wasn't at the club then). In fact I think Moore was brought in more for his PR to cover up the decisions made by Mike Gordon, Henry and Werner.
     
  20. Shamikebab

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    Well it's good to see that is working :p