How Things Can Turn Out Wrong

How Things Can Turn Out Wrong

Post by RED DEVI » Sat, 23 Mar 2013 02:39:16

On Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:04:27 +0100, anders t


>How Things Can Turn Out Wrong

>This is about football and how weird it can get. In our little country up
>in the North, we of course have a fairly short season and, by football
>world's standards, poor economic conditions. Even though Mr Football Player
>can earn good money on being Top 200 in Sweden, compared to other athlete's
>standards. The top 200 marathon runners are happy if they runs home a towel
>or a toaster to the household but that is a completely different story.

>This is about game planning and other contrasts. The big teams in major
>competitions draw in huge money from television contracts and for the
>television companies to make money, they have to have viewers. So, UEFA
>then determines that national competitions must not collide with broadcasts
>from the Champions League or Europa League. For the uninitiated, this means
>that in the spring this blocks a number of evenings from having matches in
>little Sweden. Affected now is the Swedish Cup which must have matches
>played so early that the fans do not have time to go to them. Matches start
>at 17:30, which means that many do not have a chance to go to them after
>their jobs are finished for the day. In other words, the UEFA is in effect
>prohibiting Swedish clubs to get increased revenue with rules that give the
>larger clubs greater revenues. Fascinating.

>Do the big clubs need more money? Apparently. This is the wage situation
>out in Chelsea a few months ago. Weekly wages. In pound sterling.

>Eden Hazard 185,000, Fernando Torres 175,000, John Terry
>175,000, Frank Lampard 140,000, Ashley Cole, Petr Cech 120,000
>100,000, Gary Cahill 80,000, David Luiz 75,000, John Obi Mikel
>75,000, Juan Mata 67,000, Daniel Sturridge 60,000, Ramires-
>55,000, Oscar 40,000, Paulo Ferreira 40,000, Ryan Bertrand
>40,000, Marko Marin 35,000, Cesar Azpilicueta 30,000, Victor Moses
> 30,000, Branislav Ivanovic 28,500, Ross Turnbull- 17,000 and poor
>Oriol Romeu 15,000

>If the worst [paid] player gets a salary of approximately SEK 135,000 a
>week, I do understand that they need income from all possible sources. The
>question then is if it is necessary to have million salaries for players to
>be able to perform? Nah, football must be cleaned up. I certainly do not
>mean that the momey should end up in the club owners' pockets instead, but
>something must be possible to do about it? Ultimately, it is us consumers
>who pay for the football salaries, or for to go and watch our favorite
>teams. At this time my favorite team is out of the Swedish Cup so I'm not
>affected by the quirky rule myself.

>And yes, I know that this is a very worldly question but darn it, somthing
>turned out very wrong somewhere and on so many levels. To take a completely
>different and more realistic comparison. A Swedish teacher was the other
>day denied a bank loan of SEK 40,000 because of too low income, which was a
>typical teaching salary. Eden Hazard earns a teacher's monthly salary in
>about two hours whether he has football shoes on or not. Just as an
>example. But if that's how unfair things should be, then, at the very
>least, the teacher in all cases should be able to attend his Swedish
>favorite team's match?

Well said!