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Richard Scudamore: Premier League clubs ask

All 20 Premier League clubs have been asked for a £250,000 contribution so that the league's outgoing executive chairman Richard Scudamore can be given a £5m farewell gift.

The clubs were asked for the money before a meeting on Tuesday.

It is expected they will agree to Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck's request.

Scudamore, 59, who is reportedly paid £2.5m per season, is stepping down next month after 19 years at the organisation.

The league's UK television rights were valued at around £670m when he joined, and the last deal was worth £5.14bn.

Buck, who has developed a close friendship with Scudamore since becoming Chelsea chairman in 2003, received backing from top-flight clubs during a meeting at Premier League headquarters in London.

Should every club contribute, the outgoing boss will receive an additional £5m windfall as a token of appreciation for his successful tenure.

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What a JOKE this is... The rich helping the rich get richer whilst we have ex servicemen on the streets sheltering in doorways. Sickening...

How far away from reality has the PL become?!

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by The Gentleman Entrepreneur (U13709)
posted 8 hours, 2 minutes ago
comment by Ledders the King - 2017/18 FF Enders league champion 🏆 (U20121)


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It depends how you define 'technically' and whether that's actually important because I could say technically, he does work for the clubs and technically the club work for the PL...

The PL is made up of the all football clubs who play under it so, what's good for the PL is good for clubs as you can see by your increasing revenue every year which is down to the PL.

Imagine if individual clubs could negotiate their own independent TV deals... where would that have left 90% of premier league clubs?

I don't think it's fair to compare this situation to a union because it's not the same thing at all.
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What’s good for the PL doesn’t and hasn’t necessarily been of benefit to all the current PL clubs though has it? The likes of Brighton and Huddersfield have been PL clubs for about 18 months as opposed to the ever-presents such as spurs, arsenal, Chelsea.... while there are clubs in the championship such as Villa who spent the majority of their time in the PL who haven’t been asked to pay a penny.

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

How many of the present PL teams are in debt of some sort?

comment by MBL. (U6305)

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by Benji Veniamin (U19953)
posted 13 hours, 13 minutes ago
comment by Boris 'Inky' Gibson (U5901)
posted 13 minutes ago
He's retiring at 59, 7 years before most people his age.

I'm pretty sure he'll be getting a pension as well.
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If owners want to give him a bung, let them but no way should it come out of club funds.
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You guys specialize in making payments not from your clubs funds, how do you suggest they do it?
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You could ask him to replace Jose he could be the pension one

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Human greed will bring the end to human life on this planet

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Or an asteroid wipes us out

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

80 x 3000 = 240000.

That 250k could be used to help cover costs to away fans to get the quickest yet priciest forms of transport back from away grounds at the other end of the country at times that aren’t convient. For example Newcastle fans who travelled to Wembley last season for an 8pm midweek kick off.

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by Ledders the King - 2017/18 FF Enders league champion 🏆 (U20121)
posted 2 hours, 58 minutes ago
80 x 3000 = 240000.

That 250k could be used to help cover costs to away fans to get the quickest yet priciest forms of transport back from away grounds at the other end of the country at times that aren’t convient. For example Newcastle fans who travelled to Wembley last season for an 8pm midweek kick off.
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From a business perspective, the fans are going to go anyway, so why do they need to do that?

Football isn't a charity even though football clubs do a huge amount of charity work, this is just standard British envy of somebody who has worked hard to earn money, and no doubt the majority of it will end up with the tax man anyway.

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

He did his job and got paid for it, very handsomely, totally needs an extra handout

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by Alisson Chains (U3979)
posted 1 hour, 53 minutes ago
comment by Ledders the King - 2017/18 FF Enders league champion 🏆 (U20121)
posted 2 hours, 58 minutes ago
80 x 3000 = 240000.

That 250k could be used to help cover costs to away fans to get the quickest yet priciest forms of transport back from away grounds at the other end of the country at times that aren’t convient. For example Newcastle fans who travelled to Wembley last season for an 8pm midweek kick off.
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From a business perspective, the fans are going to go anyway, so why do they need to do that?

Football isn't a charity even though football clubs do a huge amount of charity work, this is just standard British envy of somebody who has worked hard to earn money, and no doubt the majority of it will end up with the tax man anyway.
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It's all greed, it's what's humans do

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by Alisson Chains (U3979)
posted 2 hours, 11 minutes ago
comment by Ledders the King - 2017/18 FF Enders league champion 🏆 (U20121)
posted 2 hours, 58 minutes ago
80 x 3000 = 240000.

That 250k could be used to help cover costs to away fans to get the quickest yet priciest forms of transport back from away grounds at the other end of the country at times that aren’t convient. For example Newcastle fans who travelled to Wembley last season for an 8pm midweek kick off.
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From a business perspective, the fans are going to go anyway, so why do they need to do that?

Football isn't a charity even though football clubs do a huge amount of charity work, this is just standard British envy of somebody who has worked hard to earn money, and no doubt the majority of it will end up with the tax man anyway.
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Whether or not they’re going to go is immaterial. It’s called giving something back or a nice gesture? You know, similar to what they’re doing for Scudamore.

Nothing to do with some so-called ‘British envy’. You don’t know me to claim that so take your wildly inaccurate assumptions and use them on someone else.

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