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    THE-99%
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52165826
    £55m profit, nice lip service paid by Klopp, cancel all football now.

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    They’re not the only ones. I hope football fans remember those who had their snouts in the trough when this all comes to an end.

    UEFA have also announced that the ban on televising English 3 o clock kick offs has been lifted. Don’t expect that To return either.

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    THE-99%
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    players negotiatingffs

    #174630

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    biggest socialist town in the country and liverpool takes tory boys money shame on you liverpool fc, justice for the people who have already lost there jobs, put all your players on furlough in fact put all clubs players on furlough throughout the country you money grabbing b*****ds.

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    YOULL NEVER WALK ALONE. when you run from the storm,hold your head low down,and dont be afraid of the cash,at the end of plague, when thousands are dead,and the sweet smell of shit gets up your nose,walk on through your town, walk on through your dead,though your dreams might not get, the premiership crown,walk on, walk on, with hope in your arse you will always walk alone.you moaning self pitying bunch of squeaky talking shites.

    #174650

    THE-99%
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    PFA shame on them

    #174662

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    PFA shame on them

    It’s strange that players are being asked to give up money to save their billionaire owners a few quid and deprive the treasury of a serious amount of tax income.

    I don’t have a problem with them taking wage cuts but I don’t see why they have become a political football given that plenty of other well-paid people in society aren’t being kicked around in the same way. The Liverpool or Spurs owners could afford to pay their staff for a few months and barely notice the impact.

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    Its always the same for footballers its the way society views them compared to ” regular rich people “, social system in play here of course. My argument is, who asked them to sign their contract and who agreed to pay them that wage in the first place? Lets hope Rees- Mogg and a few other very wealthy people stump up their 30% as well.

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    Haven’t heard the Queen offering any of her vast wealth to help her struggling subjects or Health Service. Maybe she’ll do it in her statement later today?

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    I see this morning that the owners of the Excel centre are charging a few million quid in rent for its use as a hospital. The owners appear to be very closely linked to the owners of Man City.

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    Haven’t heard the Queen offering any of her vast wealth to help her struggling subjects or Health Service.

    She’s got no say in it ‘tash!

    It’s for the Civil Service to decide.

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    Haven’t heard the Queen offering any of her vast wealth to help her struggling subjects or Health Service.

    She’s got no say in it ‘tash!

    It’s for the Civil Service to decide.

    Maybe she could suggest it then in the name of balance. ( I will say it before Alcy doesn’t )

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    no ferrite its not strange that players are being asked to give up money they have not got a job to go to at the moment,just like my sons and daughter who have all been furloughed,and as far as i am aware politicians are still working so why would they give there money up, though am sure plenty are giving charitable donations like the rest of us. havnt the government also brought in rent deferrals so they could f the arabs off if they want.

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    Not exactly correct Awaywego, politicians are carrying on but not fully functioning as normal due to Parliament being closed and the virus stopping them fulfil their roles 100% ( not their fault of course ) Footballers are still carrying out training programmes and are involved in contact with various charities and some club fans through telephone and the internet but cannot fully fulfil their roles 100% due to the virus ( not their fault ). Just think things through before you jab that keyboard.

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    no ferrite its not strange that players are being asked to give up money they have not got a job to go to at the moment,just like my sons and daughter who have all been furloughed,and as far as i am aware politicians are still working so why would they give there money up, though am sure plenty are giving charitable donations like the rest of us.

    I don’t think it’s wrong to ask footballers to make a sacrifice at this time, I have more of a problem with the way the press & the government are only talking about footballers rather than many, many other people in the country who are paid just as much or even more.

    I mean, I think it’s bizarre that Liverpool’s or Spurs’ players are taking a 30% pay cut when the billionaire owners of the clubs are having their costs subsidised by the government even though they clearly don’t need the money. Personally, I think that stinks. It’s great that the government is helping people who need help (and I think they could/should do more) but I think it’s ridiculous that companies that can clearly afford to take a hit are taking advantage of government help. I wonder how much tax some of these companies pay in the good times?

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    not exactly correct ironawe but dam near, parliament closed 6 days early for easter recess and the speaker is intending having a virtual parliament running when they are due back, my sons and daughter could have carried on with some of there work but there employer chose not to let them do that, just the same as the footy been called off by the efl and premier league but there still getting full pay at the moment and they could have been furloughed on the 80% up to £2500 per month, tennis players are getting sweet nothing at the moment i feel sorry for them or then again maybe i dont especially when our lottery money went to help kyle edwards then what did he do yep he becomes a tax exile , agree with most you say ferrite but who are you on about whos been paid more that are not working?

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    Haven’t heard the Queen offering any of her vast wealth to help her struggling subjects or Health Service.

    She’s got no say in it ‘tash!
    It’s for the Civil Service to decide.

    Surely the CS has no control over her enormous personal wealth have they. She could sell some of her art/stamps/jewellery and raise a few bob for the needy. The family might want to chip in a bit too. We’re all in this together – unless it’s a case of I’m all right Jack. Show some real concern for the masses not just fob them off with a condescending speech.

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    #174719

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    as it’s all stolen ,perhaps a UWO?

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    agree with most you say ferrite but who are you on about whos been paid more that are not working?

    Well, off the top of my head, are F1 drivers still getting paid full whack? Golfers & tennis players get a lot of their income through through sponsorships, I wonder how much of that they’re still seeing. I’d also argue that the owners of these football clubs can’t be working as much as they normally are but are still sitting on huge wealth.

    But I take your point about not working vs. people still working. I don’t have a problem with players giving up some of their money, I think they’re massively over-paid but as I’ve said above, I don’t think they’re the only ones and they shouldn’t be used as political footballs.

    I’ve just been reading about Jordan Henderson’s initiative to raise money, I think that’s a great thing. It could raise millions without taking money away from the treasury like a wage cut would. For people who can afford it like these lads, I think it’s a great move. Same with what Marcus Rashford’s been doing with helping get food to kids in poor areas.

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    yes agree ferrite but what narks me is these clubs have put the little old stewards and gatemen on furlough and not the overpaid players.

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    yes agree ferrite but what narks me is these clubs have put the little old stewards and gatemen on furlough and not the overpaid players.

    That’s just the capitalist way, surely you recognise that ?

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    yes agree ferrite but what narks me is these clubs have put the little old stewards and gatemen on furlough and not the overpaid players.

    Yeah, that really stinks, it’s always the poorest lose out in these situations.

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    She could sell some of her art/stamps/jewellery and raise a few bob for the needy.

    She couldn’t. You’d have to speak to this lot.

    https://www.rct.uk/

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    Thanks NI, shows how ill informed I am! (Doesn’t mention jewellery though – a few diamonds maybe?)

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    What doesn’t help high end footballers and other sportsmen they are keen to tell the Television media and newspapers how much they earn so it comes back to bite them now and again, but accept not all sportsmen are on high wages.
    But regarding clubs in the Premier League if they can pay high end footballers you would think other staff wages would be a fraction in comparison, some lower teams like Burnley and Norwich you could understand but Liverpool and Tottenham I think have embarrassed themselves especially this quickly.

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    well said mick, i feel sorry for you as i know you are a liverpool fan and you dont deserve to be embarrassed by your other clubs actions, i know the manure fans will give you grief as you well know. miss you on away days mick.

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    What doesn’t help high end footballers and other sportsmen they are keen to tell the Television media and newspapers how much they earn so it comes back to bite them now and again, but accept not all sportsmen are on high wages.

    Are they? I’m not sure about that, I am sure that the tabloids love to tell us, in every single story they print about any footballer.

    Agree on the clubs that have disgraced themselves.

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    I have never supported Liverpool, can’t stand Man United but will cheer on any other team in the division who finishes above them, but like watching Man City, Chelsea and Wolves but don’t actually support any of them either, in my childhood I supported Sunderland and Gainsborough Trinity, not even Donny Rovers though my Uncle played for them at the time, then Scunny came into my life thanks to the Coop Insurance man who used to bring me the programmes in the late 50s and early 60s and then I started following the Iron.

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    Good debate about this subject on the Monday Night Club on Radio 5 just now. With listening on catch up if you missed it

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    scousers bow down to bad press, the holier than thou can put that halo back on.sorry mick i thought you were but you certainly used to talk a lot about them on our travels.

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