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The Danish Shambles and the Nations League

The Danish players have been in dispute with the National Team over image rights etc and were unable to come to an agreement about a new contract so had to start their Nations League campaign using only players that weren't aligned to the Danish PFA.

The team put out contained a mix of Futsal players, lower division players not affiliated to the PFA and a Youtube star The game finished 3-0 to Slovakia.

They are due to play Wales on Sunday, this will make a mockery of the Nations League on the opening round of fixtures. It also opens up questions regarding the integrity of the tournament as they would surely finish bottom of their group meaning next time out they would drop a division and have a much easier route to getting a place at Euro 2024.

Should they Danish FA face any punishment?

posted on 6/9/18

comment by Alisson Chains (U3979)
posted 27 minutes ago
comment by IvanGolacIsMagic #CsabaOut (U5291)
posted 13 minutes ago
Don't know the ins and outs of the dispute but I believe it's about money?

if so, the players should be ashamed. Easy for me to say, but I wouldn't expect to be paid to represent my country and any money I did receive would be redirected to charity or back into the grassroots.
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Depends.

If it's about image rights then I'd be pretty facked off if a company was making millions off me, without paying me a fair share.
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The days of the fat cats making the money and the workers getting a pittance are gone in football.
Absolutely entitled to be paid if you generate income.
Mon the workers

comment by Silver (U6112)

posted on 6/9/18

Fault on both sides. Understand the FA were making the players turn up at marketing events then pocketing all the cash. That can’t be right. Both sides could rescue it by putting the money in a charity or charitable trust.

posted on 6/9/18

comment by Silver (U6112)
posted 2 minutes ago
Fault on both sides. Understand the FA were making the players turn up at marketing events then pocketing all the cash. That can’t be right. Both sides could rescue it by putting the money in a charity or charitable trust.
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Or just keep what you earn.Why the fook should anyone be pressganged into donating to charity

posted on 6/9/18

comment by Zachsda(I stand behind my gay brothers) (U1850)
posted 7 minutes ago
comment by Alisson Chains (U3979)
posted 27 minutes ago
comment by IvanGolacIsMagic #CsabaOut (U5291)
posted 13 minutes ago
Don't know the ins and outs of the dispute but I believe it's about money?

if so, the players should be ashamed. Easy for me to say, but I wouldn't expect to be paid to represent my country and any money I did receive would be redirected to charity or back into the grassroots.
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Depends.

If it's about image rights then I'd be pretty facked off if a company was making millions off me, without paying me a fair share.
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The days of the fat cats making the money and the workers getting a pittance are gone in football.
Absolutely entitled to be paid if you generate income.
Mon the workers
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If only the proletariat had the same tools to use on their fat cat bosses.

posted on 6/9/18

Revolution is the solution

posted on 6/9/18

comment by IvanGolacIsMagic #CsabaOut (U5291)
posted 1 hour, 35 minutes ago
But it's not a company. It's the FA, who are responsible for the running of the game in that country and by demanding more money (accept they'd play the next game on the old terms) then they're effectively taking money away from the grassroots of the game.

I think this doesn't reflect well on the players.
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Except that this isn't what the situation is at all.

The Danish FA were unhappy that players had their own individual sponsorships with companies that may compete with those that sponsor the national team.

Players weren't 'demanding more money' and taking it away from the grassroots at all. They just wan to have the right to earn money for themselves by doing the odd tv ad here or there, or representing a certain boot manufacturer.

The FA were unhappy about this, the Players union told them that they stand by their clients right to earn a wage if they want, so the FA declined to pick them for the national team.

I can;t see how this reflects badly on the players at all.

comment by Silver (U6112)

posted on 6/9/18

comment by Zachsda(I stand behind my gay brothers) (U1850)
posted 3 hours ago
comment by Silver (U6112)
posted 2 minutes ago
Fault on both sides. Understand the FA were making the players turn up at marketing events then pocketing all the cash. That can’t be right. Both sides could rescue it by putting the money in a charity or charitable trust.
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Or just keep what you earn.Why the fook should anyone be pressganged into donating to charity
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So, whilst gathered for a match, the FA ask the players to go to car showroom where they are launching a new car and they get their photos taken admiring the new cars. The FA are paid thousands to get the player 'endorsements', its nothing to do with the game, the players get FA - that OK?

posted on 6/9/18

My point is the players should be paid

posted on 6/9/18

Belmonty - I said above (or I think I did ) that I don't know the ins and outs of this so happy to be corrected.

As a casual observer without the facts it didn't look good for the players - the devil as always is in the detail.

posted on 6/9/18

The FA should get pummeled with fines from UEFA.

Wales and the Republic won't mind 1 bit though.

Well the Republic might when they have to face the full strength side after Wales pump the futsallers, youtube stars and lower league players.

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