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WTF

Tottenham are claiming government money to cover staff wages. They are not the only ones, but surely with all the money in football, this is simply taking the pee.

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-mps-anger-as-tottenham-ask-for-taxpayers-cash-before-cutting-stars-wages-11966963

comment by Kano (U20144)

posted on 2/4/20

No surprise it had to be Tottenham, what a despicable club

posted on 2/4/20

disgraceful

already filthy rich companies/organisations expecting the Gov (and by default us, Joe Public) to bale them out

the current world order is no longer capitalism ...it's corporatism.....a form of feudalism

privatise gains
socialise loses

posted on 2/4/20

Leeds have from The manager down to players all taken 50% paycut to help pay for all the other staff.

posted on 2/4/20

comment by BATTYWACK (U2254)
posted 5 minutes ago
Leeds have from The manager down to players all taken 50% paycut to help pay for all the other staff.
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Think you were one of the first as well

posted on 2/4/20

A season to forget for Spurs in every way

posted on 2/4/20

comment by Cinciwolf----JA606 NFL Fantasy Champion 2019----No Emotional Attachments....five long years (U11551)
posted 11 minutes ago
A season to forget for Spurs in every way
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It’s ok, it’s not like one of the biggest companies in the world have made an in depth behind closed doors documentary on the shiiiitshow of a season they’ve had.

Oh wait..

posted on 2/4/20

comment by Cinciwolf----JA606 NFL Fantasy Champion 2019--... (U11551)
posted 26 minutes ago
A season to forget for Spurs in every way
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There's a difference between non-playing staff and the players.

Non-playing staff are currently truly redundant. No one to serve food and drink to, sell tickets to, show around the stadium etc In ordinary circumstances they be made redundant, but are protected here and are currently being paid to do nothing. I have no issue of the principle of what Spurs are doing, massive organisations like Starbucks Mc Donald etc all doing the same. What I find depressing is that Spurs could pay the extra 20% so staff lose no money (80% paid by Govt, 20% by club) but seemingly are not. This truly is tight!

Players could be back playing in a month, so need to keep training etc They are not redundant. THere is no legal mechanism to impose pay cuts for these players, it has to be done by agreement. This will not be easy and will take a bit of negotiating - made harder by the whole social distancing thing.

It's typical sensationalizing of football. Spurs are actually acting the same as many big companies who have been forced to close down as being non-essential businesses.

posted on 2/4/20

Where Spurs are letting themselves down is not topping up the government 80% to 100% for non playing staff.

Be good pr if the players also accepted 80% of their pay and the saving was partly used to fund the non playing staff wages and partly given to support their local health and social care services

posted on 3/4/20

comment by Spangles (U17289)
posted 15 hours, 44 minutes ago
Where Spurs are letting themselves down is not topping up the government 80% to 100% for non playing staff.

Be good pr if the players also accepted 80% of their pay and the saving was partly used to fund the non playing staff wages and partly given to support their local health and social care services
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20% of Kanes wages would probably fund most of the lost 20% of the non playing staff.

But I do agree. There needs to be a PR recovery here.

Re: PLayers I suppose it all depends on how the season plays out. If we do restart then the major money - TV etc will come to us. We'll lose Matchday revenue if behind closed doors - reportedly up to £4m a game = £20m.

Players may not wish to take a big cut where actually they are still required to do their jobs in full and end up having a shorted off season etc

In other leagues and smaller clubs, cashflow will be a massive thing and a month or 2 without revenue might well make it impossible to pay everyone. EPL clubs will be able to soak up a cashflow issue, so no immediate need for players to take a cut. Just looks bad that the normal staff are being asked to do so.

posted on 7/4/20

Spurs are not a charity. I can see why leftist virtue signallers are squealing - it must feel good to them as they hide their hypocrisy at feeding the capitalist monster that funds their idol on one hand, whilst waving the red flag of Corbyn in the other.

If you really do think this is disgusting then leave football altogether.

No. You'll be feeding Murdoch by this time next year, funding Walker's callgirls, putting petrol in Grealish's Range Rover.

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