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FSF - Should Players Take Pay Cut?

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

Click here to fill in the FSF`s quick survey and enter the draw to win a copy of Football Manager 2011...

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?

Answer the FSF`s quick two-question survey, it'll take you no more than a minute to complete, and as thanks they`ll stick you into a draw to win a copy of Football Manager 2011.

The FSF will let you know the results once they come in.

Click here to fill in the FSF`s quick survey and enter the draw to win a copy of Football Manager 2011...

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Date:Tuesday November 30 2010

Time: 10:46AM

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I think players should be paid on the performance they give by a section of supporters say (10) as it`s those that have to fork out their hard worked money on seeing what could be a pathetic display
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30/11/2010 19:15:00

far too late for this type of thing. there should have been a salary cap equal for each club who can then decide how to distribute it to their players so if you want a few top players then you make do with some cheaper players alongside (i.e. younger kids) this would have put the emphasis on producing good youngsters and ensures that no one club or group of clubs prosper at the expense of everyone else. The aussie NRL has a system like this in place and it ensures that each year every club knows they have a chance of winning the title, obviously much harder to implement in football though being as it is worldwide
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30/11/2010 21:11:00


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