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whitstabletangerine Offline
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Post: #16
RE: New Sky deal
Instead of all these players getting huge weekly pay cheques, how about the clubs who are able to pay such huge salaries reduce the price of admission, years ago before the premier league windfall the price for watching a top division match was equal to 1/160th of an average weekly wage, what is it now, 1/10th.
Foggy is right, the players are the stars of the show but the fans deserve a better deal with all this dosh flying around.
14-02-2018 17:10
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TheSteed Offline
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Post: #17
RE: New Sky deal
(14-02-2018 17:03)foggy Wrote:  The current average revenue of a League 2 team is just under £4m. Your system would suddenly give them 10x that amount. It would welcome new owners who want an easy pay day, with no incentive to get better. If there's no revenue difference between a Championship team and League 2 team, all that League 2 team has to do is not get relegated by being better than 3 teams a year. That's about the safest bet a rich guy can take to make more money.

And if we're talking about overpaid players out of touch with the people in the crowds, how about a journeyman who has never played above League 2 suddenly earning millions of pounds for playing in front of a couple of thousand locals. Meanwhile, all the best players in the world are now deserting the Premier League for more money in Spain, Germany and France instead. Now the next TV deal isn't worth as much because the Premier League has dropped several spots in the prestige rankings. Now you have clubs who have players tied up on contracts they can't afford because the revenue dropped instead of doing what it should do - rise. That's how the bubble bursts and clubs go bankrupt.
£1 billion split between all the clubs in the football league is just under £11m, so it's not a massive jump. Even if it's £2 billion you're only increasing their revenue 4 or five times.

There would have to be wholesale regulation change in the way clubs use revenues, for sure. I never said it would be easy Smile

Also, why would a journeyman suddenly get paid more? The clubs still dictate what they pay a player. just because they suddenly have a few million in the bank doesn't mean it all gets used for wages and in the long run I would see less journeymen type players and instead see a shift back to the one club players of old.
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14-02-2018 17:19
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thetruth1953 Offline
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Post: #18
RE: New Sky deal
(14-02-2018 17:10)whitstabletangerine Wrote:  Instead of all these players getting huge weekly pay cheques, how about the clubs who are able to pay such huge salaries reduce the price of admission, years ago before the premier league windfall the price for watching a top division match was equal to 1/160th of an average weekly wage, what is it now, 1/10th.
Foggy is right, the players are the stars of the show but the fans deserve a better deal with all this dosh flying around.

Whits the top clubs could "afford" a free admission system with all the T.V and associated moneys.
14-02-2018 17:27
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Bally Offline
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Post: #19
RE: New Sky deal
(14-02-2018 17:19)TheSteed Wrote:  £1 billion split between all the clubs in the football league is just under £11m, so it's not a massive jump. Even if it's £2 billion you're only increasing their revenue 4 or five times.

There would have to be wholesale regulation change in the way clubs use revenues, for sure. I never said it would be easy Smile

Also, why would a journeyman suddenly get paid more? The clubs still dictate what they pay a player. just because they suddenly have a few million in the bank doesn't mean it all gets used for wages and in the long run I would see less journeymen type players and instead see a shift back to the one club players of old.

I think we would just see more owners like the Oystons. At the moment a lot of the owners in the PL use their own money to get there and attempt to stay there.
14-02-2018 17:30
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foggy Offline
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Post: #20
RE: New Sky deal
I thought you mean equal revenue between every league, so 1 billion plus change each.

Journeymen players will get more money because they will still be the only players down in L2, the talent pool wont change much. Even if you suddenly inject a load of money that doesn't mean better players magically appear. You'd probably get a few more foreign players come over, but any good ones will still get signed up by Championship teams, and what good does that do for young English players trying to make it? The players currently knocking around the lower divisions will get more money, because any time any league in any sport ever has gotten more money, the players demand more. If one club wants to use their money for other things, agents and players will move elsewhere. It's a market economy. And if you're a club in League 2 you are more desperate than ever to avoid relegation so you have to pay at least going rate right? Dropping out of the football league is disastrous - unless you are also giving semi-professional and amateur teams in the non-league a billion or two to spend also.

But let's say clubs dont give money to the players. Is that good? I guess my stance earlier was that players earn the money, well I guess in this case the players haven't really earned it, it's just been redistributed. But where does the money go?
14-02-2018 17:31
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