Football is on its way out, a bold statement for someone to say I know but I think I’m right you know.
I was looking at a photo of Carlos Tevez lazing on a sunlounger on a far away beach while his club are off around the world on their pre- season tour and thought to myself, these players are prima donna’s, they think there above the likes of you and me but really they are complete scumbags!
I’m not just having a go at City or Chelsea but clubs in general, especially Premier League ones. They are producing demigod players who, because they earn fantastic money demand to be treated differently from the normal man in the street.
Just lately I have been hearing about players going on strike, players who don’t want to play for the club they are at, players who think they should be playing with better clubs and be on a greater wage. Maybe they think their above all the pre-season travelling and training now they have a nice little stash in their bank accounts!
In all honesty that is the problem.
Most normal people like you and me earn just enough to last you a week. By the time you pay your rent, your poll tax, your gas, electricity, your groceries for the week and your fuel to get to work and home each day travelling to and from work each day, you may just have enough left for a packet of fags and maybe a pint!
Most of us work a forty odd hour week for the money they earn in less than a week….
These so-called superstars are earning ridiculous amounts of money for kicking a ball maybe four hours a day! They turn up for work in their luxury flash cars, they block themselves off from the real world with their headsets on and live their lives in a somewhat fantasy world, almost like saying look at me I’m different I am a superstar, and I should be treated with respect because I am important!
To me they are just overpaid and over glorified scumbags!
I’m not going to pick out individual players as they are everywhere but it appears to me that players who are earning the most are the worst.
They are not happy with just the one woman, one car or even one house are they? No and that’s all because the wages they are earning, they want everything and they can afford pretty much everything.
Things that we consider to be luxuries they purchase like we would a chocolate bar, they flaunt themselves at nightclubs drinking their crystal champagne at two to three hundred a bottle, some even take girls back to their rooms and not always just the one either – they too very often come at a cost but again, they can afford it..
Some have no scruples either, they have gone off with their teammates wife which really is the lowest of the low but they think they are above all that.
Some have been asked to take drug tests after training but have just gone home after and not bothered. Some just seem to like being in the papers, not all for how well they have played either! Some just appear in the red-tops having been outed as a persistent philanderer.
What the hell is happening to the game we all love?
Maybe because I’m getting on a bit now I look at things a little different? No doubt you younger fans will soon let me know.
Footballers have always earned more than the man in the street, even back in the days of George Best and Jimmy Greaves.
We saw back then, young men abusing the skills they had been given instead of training and dedicating themselves to getting better and improving on the talent they had been gifted.
Footballers have fairly short careers but living it up was all they wanted to do.
Today we have players with half the talent but are earning far more than that of yesteryear, footballers and football is on free fall.
In my opinion we have to help these self-destructive players because they seem not to be able to help themselves and this may sound harsh but most seem to lack the education to do anything about it.Yes, many will tell me that Albert Einstein couldn’t play football!
Surely for the sake of the footballers and the game that we all love, the best way to help them out is to cap their wages?
The Government have put in place wage restraints to most ordinary workers as they believe you only need so much to live on, of course while they have these restraints in place they still earn bundles but you see where i am coming from?
If you earned ten times more than what you’re earning you would probably only want to go to work when you fancied it and it appears that the players are getting a bit like that now these days.
If the ruling body were to enforce a wage cap, things would change. Loyalty to the club a player is signed for could come back as they know they can’t earn more elsewhere, contracts would start to be honored again and above all else, players may start to look at what they are earning and think about what happens when their short career comes to an end. That career of course could be ended at anytime, a mistimed tackle, an overgrown blade of grass, anything could happen.
It may just make some think about investing their not so hard-earned wage packet, rather than trolling around like a spoilt brat who thinks he can have anything, just because he is a footballer…..
Should that ever happen, surely the players would benefit, big time and so would the game we all love and that’s Football…..
Written by Steve Palmer
Just a little bit to end with and that’s about the Ladies side.
The WSL got back underway yesterday after the World Cup and our Arsenal Gals thrashed Liverpool 3-0. Julie Fleeting opened up the scoring on the ten minute mark and Rachel Yankey made it two on the hour.
Kim Little finished the game off with two minutes to go, driving home a super shot into the bottom left-hand corner to make it 3-0, a convincing victory I’d say…
The victory leaves our Ladies four points off the leaders Everton with a game in hand and seven games left to play….
Well done Ladies…..