How much ???????????????????????

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How much ???????????????????????

Postby Sploosher » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:19 pm

this is a disgusting amount to pay any one for kicking a bag of wind around a patch of grass... ~x(

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Postby Ray C » Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:43 am

I agree Gordon....More than us mere mortals can comprehend, the whole (Premire Legue) is
now a massive turn off to me... :-W
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Postby Dee » Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:35 am

Its all about money these days :(
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Postby Sploosher » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:43 pm

so he could get the same amount in one week that will take me at my present wage 20 years to earn........ X(
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Postby Spitfire » Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:19 pm

They used to use the arguement/justification that it was because they only had a short playing career ...

But - things have got so out of hand now that an average premiership wage will sustain these prima donnas into a luxury retirement for more years than they've actually got on the planet :(

And anyway its not just about wages now its the HUGE sponsorship deals on top ...

Its obscene is what it is ~x(
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Postby Hungry Haggis » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:44 am

Time for the 80% tax band or maybe 90% for them.
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Re: How much ???????????????????????

Postby Spitfire » Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:03 pm

Hungry Haggis wrote:Time for the 80% tax band or maybe 90% for them.


Back in the 60s The Beatles were paying 19 shillings and 6 old pence in tax for every pound they were earning - that was 97.5% - and they were STILL millionaires ....

The modern cult of 'celebrity' in sport and the TV/Film world has got so obscene there's no sufficiently bad negative superlatives left to describe it - how can any one person be 'worth' this kind of money be they a sportsman or so called 'personality' ... ~x( ~x(

And we all know what would happen if the tax was hiked up - they'll all bleat that - due to increased tax burdens - they can now only afford one 60" plasma in each room so they need to be paid more .. and so it goes on ... ;) :p
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Postby Sooty655 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:49 pm

Spitfire wrote:Back in the 60s The Beatles were paying 19 shillings and 6 old pence in tax for every pound they were earning - that was 97.5% - and they were STILL millionaires ....

Not true. The Beatles were paying 19/6 only on earnings they couldn't hide from the taxman. So not on overseas earnings, not on anything their accountants could claim against "expenses", and not on anything earned by Apple Records (which they happened to own but which paid them nothing ~ on paper) and which they sold when they were non-resident in the UK :-?

Footballers can demand such high wages for only one reason. It is because there are millions of people who actually want to buy memorabilia with the footballer's name on it. Millions of home shirts, millions of away shirts, millions of euro2016 shirts, and everything else. Football clubs make virtually nothing directly from playing football, but they make a fortune from retail sales.

Putting the income tax up wouldn't make the slightest difference other than the player demanding a higher gross pay to preserve the net. Persuading the millions who buy this tat that they are idiots would be far more effective, but might be a little harder to achieve. :(

Edited to add ~ The teams also make a fortune from TV rights, paid for by the same millions of idiots who are prepared to pay Sky, BT et al to watch the rubbish they call sport.
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Re: How much ???????????????????????

Postby Spitfire » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:58 pm

Sooty655 wrote:
Spitfire wrote:Back in the 60s The Beatles were paying 19 shillings and 6 old pence in tax for every pound they were earning - that was 97.5% - and they were STILL millionaires ....

Not true.


Fair enough - but It's the principle ;) There's no answer that's a sure fact - these so called 'celebrities' will go on earning their millions and we'll all go on paying for it, either directly or indirectly, by just being the great unwashed masses who pay for everything ... :p :D
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