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Is it time the FA/Fifa brought in a salary cap for footballers/managers?!

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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
Yaya Toure is set to become the highest paid premier league footballer on 200k + a week after bonuses. Man city have offered him a 56m (79m after fees) 5 year contact.

So is it time the FA/Fifa brought in a salary cap for footballers/managers?! Do you believe the wages of these football stars have gone crazy and is making it football a sport for the rich and is pushing out the regular fan or do you think that its a good thing because it brings more international stars to the premiership?
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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#1
yes of course, shoulda happened ages ago..

they make lots from other indorsements if need be anyway (not that they actually need more)
banned#2
doubt the FA would be able to under EU laws
#3
and how many matches will he play in the season - i bet he gets injured in the first game and out for 6 months.. fully paid..
ridiculous amounts of money - but then again - i wouldn't say no if they offered me it to kick a little ball around the park for a couple of hours a week!!
#4
is he even worth this much lol?

hes good but not THAT good
banned#5
Wow.... So much for such an average player.
suspended#6
I've said it before and i'll say it again.

Players should be paid on a sucess rating only.
Crash out of the world cup, we'll give you 20% of your wage, win it and you'll get 100%. (For example)
This will benefit by 1. Increasing the players effort and determination, and 2. Enable more money to flow to other people.

But to add to the above, there should be a £50,000 limit per year on any player or manager. Why do they need to be paid mega millions for 90 minutes a week work? When there are emergency service crew earning peanuts a year in comparison.
banned#7
Football clubs are private businesses - there's no reason to limit what wages they offer, not even jealousy.
[mod]#8
Yes, it is extortionate but that is the nature of the beast. It is the most popular sport in the world (save for any American sports which I wouldn't know attendances etc).

It would take a brave and intelligent man to incorporate anything like a salary cap without upsetting the "superstars".
banned#9
yes some quality cap for some players

http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j00ACGQlmvcrWbI/Winter-Flat-Caps-12D081293-.jpg
[mod]#10
DarkKnight
I've said it before and i'll say it again.

Players should be paid on a sucess rating only.
Crash out of the world cup, we'll give you 20% of your wage, win it and you'll get 100%. (For example)
This will benefit by 1. Increasing the players effort and determination, and 2. Enable more money to flow to other people.

But to add to the above, there should be a £50,000 limit per year on any player or manager. Why do they need to be paid mega millions for 90 minutes a week work? When there are emergency service crew earning peanuts a year in comparison.


...because footballers can quite possibly only work for 12 years in their chosen career and their high wages compensate for life outside of football.

Also, you do realise that they do NOT only work 90 minutes a week. They are full time professionals and therefore they train most days and have other commitments. By saying that they only work 90 minutes a week kind of makes your point seem very shallow.
#11
there shouldn't be any wage cap but I would have stricter controls in making sure that the clubs actually have the cash to pay these crazy wages.

Just look at how portsmouth basically cheated their way to an fa cup final via the administrators by giving deals to players, agents and anyone else who wanted a brown envelope.

As for toure, decent player but I wouldn't be giving that to a barcelona reserve.
#12
I think something is needed, its getting out of hand. I think the American Footballers had something similar in the 90s to prevent what was essentially mercenaries who went to who paid most. It became less about the football and more about the money until the cap came in. After the cap they began seeing players going to the club they wanted to PLAY for as apposed to who could pay more.
suspended#13
magicjay1986
DarkKnight
I've said it before and i'll say it again.

Players should be paid on a sucess rating only.
Crash out of the world cup, we'll give you 20% of your wage, win it and you'll get 100%. (For example)
This will benefit by 1. Increasing the players effort and determination, and 2. Enable more money to flow to other people.

But to add to the above, there should be a £50,000 limit per year on any player or manager. Why do they need to be paid mega millions for 90 minutes a week work? When there are emergency service crew earning peanuts a year in comparison.


...because footballers can quite possibly only work for 12 years in their chosen career and their high wages compensate for life outside of football.

Also, you do realise that they do NOT only work 90 minutes a week. They are full time professionals and therefore they train most days and have other commitments. By saying that they only work 90 minutes a week kind of makes your point seem very shallow.


So you are saying that footballers, when out of a job, cannot possibly find a new job in any field? Wow epic fail.
banned#14
ei8hty5ive
I think something is needed, its getting out of hand.


Calm down - you're hysterical.

So long as the clubs can afford it then there's no reason to change it. It's a free market.
#15
DarkKnight

Players should be paid on a sucess rating only.
Crash out of the world cup, we'll give you 20% of your wage, win it and you'll get 100%. (For example)
This will benefit by 1. Increasing the players effort and determination, and 2. Enable more money to flow to other people.


Players dont get paid to participate in the World Cup or the Euro's. Well im lying, they get paid but 100% of it goes to an FA charity fund which decides on which charitys they will donate it to.


But to add to the above, there should be a £50,000 limit per year on any player or manager. Why do they need to be paid mega millions for 90 minutes a week work? When there are emergency service crew earning peanuts a year in comparison.


First off, this is not a 90minute job.. Its a full time job and trained since they was young. At the age of 10 or below, they would go to school.. then as soon as school finished, they would go and train. They're also on extremly strict diets and workout routines from a young age.

Secondly, If you feel the emergency services should be paid more.. Please feel free to write a letter to your MP demanding that they tax you more. If you're in the 20% tax bracket, maybe you could ask them if you could get all your wages taxed at the higher 50% rate. Everyone always screams that so and so in the public sector (army, doctors, nurses, ambulance workers, fire crews etc) arnt paid enough but then argue against an tax rise.

And as a side note, this footballer who will be getting 200k a week will be paying over 100k a week in taxes (after his first week). If you want to cap his wages, feel free to.. but you'll making the goverment lose millions (and as such, more taxes for us! and less wages for the public sector!)

Anyway, in essence.. Footballers are paid that much, as they are worth that much. The top 4 clubs in the premiership are making ALOT of money, its 30million just for reaching the champions league group stage, plus premiership winnings, ticket sales, tv rights, sponsors and worldwide merchandise. A good footballer gets paid that much, as they have the potential to bring much more to the club.

If you made the company you work millions of money, you'd be on mega bucks.
#16
No, I genuinely think its becoming a problem. If the clubs can afford it? Whos actually paying the clubs? Who's going to suffer? The fans, of course. Hysterical?! You do like to exaggerate! Can we not have a sensible discussion on here without name calling?! ;). Back to the subject, I already pay 36 per match, how long before 50 quid a ticket? Or 75 quid? When will it stop?
banned#17
ei8hty5ive
No, I genuinely think its becoming a problem. If the clubs can afford it? Whos actually paying the clubs? Who's going to suffer? The fans, of course. Hysterical?! You do like to exaggerate! Can we not have a sensible discussion on here without name calling?! ;). Back to the subject, I already pay 36 per match, how long before 50 quid a ticket? Or 75 quid? When will it stop?


I pay £60 a ticket for matches that sell out easily.

You are being hysterical as nothing you say is backed up by the facts. They are private businesses, they can pay what they wish.

If the FA did restrict wages then the best players would go elsewhere, ignoring the fact that it would probably break European law.
#18
I think 100k a week is "fair".....

"no its not enough" scream the footballers

- well 5.2m per annum seems enough to me to compensate them for their "short" playing career. Its certainly enough to buy a pub or ten with and retire at the age of 36. I'll still be working at 70 by the look of the way pensions are going.......
#19
And you're happy about paying 60 a ticket? Will still be happy when it gets to 80 - 100 per ticket? What about all the fans that can't afford that? And about the wage cap, I believe in order for it to work it'll have to be a blanket european wide wage restriction.
banned#20
ei8hty5ive
And you're happy about paying 60 a ticket? Will still be happy when it gets to 80 - 100 per ticket? What about all the fans that can't afford that? And about the wage cap, I believe in order for it to work it'll have to be a blanket european wide wage restriction.


I can afford it and the matches sell out so I don't see a problem. It's not my fault if other fans can't afford it.

Good luck with a European wide restriction. You'll make many lawyers very happy (and rich).
#21
private sector can do what they want.........

how bout a cap on the bank managers which are state owned......rbs boss taking £1.2 million a year + more importantly
banned#22
Idealistically, for the sake of the sport I would cap salaries. Realistically there's not a chance in hell.
#23
FilthAndFurry
ei8hty5ive
And you're happy about paying 60 a ticket? Will still be happy when it gets to 80 - 100 per ticket? What about all the fans that can't afford that? And about the wage cap, I believe in order for it to work it'll have to be a blanket european wide wage restriction.


I can afford it and the matches sell out so I don't see a problem. It's not my fault if other fans can't afford it.

Good luck with a European wide restriction. You'll make many lawyers very happy (and rich).


You didn't say if you were happy about paying those prices though...I can afford those prices but I am sure as hell not happy about it but of course its not your fault that tickets are expensive but it IS the football clubs fault that they are charging these extortionate prices and Football Federations for not doing something about it.



master_chief
Idealistically, for the sake of the sport I would cap salaries. Realistically there's not a chance in hell.


Well it has been a success in quite a few American sports so why not in Europe? As for the "not a chance in hell" comment, I got this from Wikipedia...



In professional sports, a salary cap is a limit on the amount of money a team can spend on player salaries. The limit exists as a per-player limit or a total limit for the team's roster, or both. Several sports leagues have implemented salary caps, both as a method of keeping overall costs down, and to ensure parity between teams so a wealthy team cannot entrench dominance by signing many more top players than their rivals. Salary caps can be a major issue in negotiations between league management and players' unions, as they can restrict the inflation of player salaries.

Salary caps are little used in Europe. However several European association football leagues have considered introducing them in the early 21st century. In 2002, BBC reported [7] that the G14 group of 18 leading European football teams would cap their payrolls at 70% of team's income, starting from the 2005/2006 season - however, this did not eventually occur. Serie A, the leading Italian football league and The Football League in England have also considered salary caps.

So it is not beyond the realms of reality that after this huge money signing that they won't start looking into it again...
#24
this guy dosen't even deserve 50k a week if he was that good barca wouldn't sell him.
shame on man city for paying ridiculous salary to players who dosen't even want to play for the club (just to beat man u).
#25
3Moudy
this guy dosen't even deserve 50k a week if he was that good barca wouldn't sell him.
shame on man city for paying ridiculous salary to players who dosen't even want to play for the club (just to beat man u).


He is a v good player. However no player is worth this much. If anyone remembers when barcelona played utd, yaya wasn't his strongest position but he still dealt with Wayne Rooney. I think barcelona will miss him.
#26
Not often I agree with F&F but he is 100% right, football clubs are privately run businesses/toys to the mega rich. They are free to pay who they want what they want. Footballers are sportsmen but also entertainers, should Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts etc have what they earn per film capped?

It's a pointless argument

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