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Macclesfield £500k debt, dead club.

Where as Gareth Bale is on £600k per week.

Let me say this is not anti Bale personally or anti Spurs, should he sign on loan for Spurs and they end up paying a proportion of his wages. Both Manc clubs, Chelsea and many, many European clubs pay similar wages to players.

But this is clearly ridiculous, it's an example of what is wrong, not just in football but in society. The gap between the rich and poor had never been greater and frankly it annoys the hell out of me.

Yes of course the talented in any field should receive a financial package that recognises the fact, but the differential from "normality" has become obscene.

Sorry, socialist rant over.

posted on 17/9/20

comment by Sanity is overrated (U21166)
posted 25 minutes ago
Nickasaurus

Maybe not for a single player, but a tiny proportion of your clubs wages could have saved a team and supported it's fans.

Once again, not anti Chelsea, anti the stupid and unsustainable wealth gap.
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Yeah I agree. Just thought i'd point out.
Tragic whats happening and something needs to be done.
A lot of the big teams do lots for charity. Maybe something needs to also be added to support the football league. A rule where money doesn't go towards transfers but goes towards maintenance, groundskeeping etc so clubs can focus on paying their staff. Just 0.1% from the PL teams to the lower leagues would help.

posted on 17/9/20

I hate it when fans lose their team through mismanagement but see succesful businesses contributing to failing businesses in other industries.

The league should ensure this cannot happen. It shouldn't be down to we'll run teams to compensate for bad leadership in my view.

Why not get a fan consortium and a go fund me?
I'm sure 500k people can drop a quid and take ownership of their club in the same way fans have in several other countries.

Unfortunately with coronary Its inevitable more teams will follow suit. Doesn't the league have cash reserves to aid these scenarios, in the lower leagues? I've no idea

posted on 17/9/20

feel bad about the situation but the business was mis managed....

posted on 17/9/20

comment by Tottenham Chronic (U3423)
posted 24 seconds ago
feel bad about the situation but the business was mis managed....
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but but big footballer earn lots of money. Something about what does that say about our society 😔

comment by add912 (U9189)

posted on 17/9/20

Is the gap between the rich and the poor a bad thing so long as the poor are getting richer and more and more people are climbing out of poverty?

posted on 17/9/20

comment by FootyMcfootfoot (U21853)
posted 21 minutes ago
I hate it when fans lose their team through mismanagement but see succesful businesses contributing to failing businesses in other industries.

The league should ensure this cannot happen. It shouldn't be down to we'll run teams to compensate for bad leadership in my view.

Why not get a fan consortium and a go fund me?
I'm sure 500k people can drop a quid and take ownership of their club in the same way fans have in several other countries.

Unfortunately with coronary Its inevitable more teams will follow suit. Doesn't the league have cash reserves to aid these scenarios, in the lower leagues? I've no idea
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Yup, it's a regulatory failure. The FA, UEFA, FIFA need to do more to help the smaller clubs but there's a conflict of interest as these organisations make their money from the bigger clubs. Hence we end up in this situation.

You let capitalism run free the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. There needs to be strong regulation to keep the playing field level.

posted on 17/9/20

If Macclesfield doesn't have a couple of thousand fans willing to chip in 250 quid each, then is the club really worth saving in the first place?

posted on 17/9/20

Agreed about the ridiculous salaries, but Macclesfield have been a basket case of a club for a long while, and have been run appallingly - same goes for Charlton, Bury, Bolton, Sunderland etc, who have either lived beyond their means, been incredibly wasteful or have had very dodgy owners who have taken too much from the football clubs they are supposed to finance.

In the latter case, it is the fans you have to feel sorry for. We've seen how bad it's been for Blackpool, Sunderland and Newcastle in recent years, although at least Ashley is not a total rogue (he just sucks all joy and decency out of a club).

It is entirely possible to be well-run and sustainable at a lower level, even without a rich benefactor, as long as you live sustainability within your means (as Spurs and Arsenal have done for so long, although the need to keep up and build world-class stadiums) has made that more difficult.

Anyone getting paid £600k a week is not deserving of that, and I find it absurd. I personally wouldn't be happy with Spurs paying Bale that wage. But I don't think the two are related. I think Macclesfield were guilty of financial mismanagement even before the pandemic, like Wigan and Forest and many others.

There are just two many bad owners making a mockery of the fit and proper persons test.

posted on 17/9/20

comment by Nickasaurus (U9257)
posted 1 hour, 20 minutes ago
comment by Sanity is overrated (U21166)
posted 25 minutes ago
Nickasaurus

Maybe not for a single player, but a tiny proportion of your clubs wages could have saved a team and supported it's fans.

Once again, not anti Chelsea, anti the stupid and unsustainable wealth gap.
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Yeah I agree. Just thought i'd point out.
Tragic whats happening and something needs to be done.
A lot of the big teams do lots for charity. Maybe something needs to also be added to support the football league. A rule where money doesn't go towards transfers but goes towards maintenance, groundskeeping etc so clubs can focus on paying their staff. Just 0.1% from the PL teams to the lower leagues would help.
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I think that's a great idea. There needs to be more innovation.

posted on 17/9/20

comment by add912 (U9189)
posted 43 minutes ago
Is the gap between the rich and the poor a bad thing so long as the poor are getting richer and more and more people are climbing out of poverty?


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Maybe not, but I don't think that is the case. I think the extremes are going the other way - the very rich are getting much richer, and the poorer are getting much poorer. Covid won't help this, neither will a no-deal Brexit which will have the disaster capitalists licking their lips in anticipation.

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