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offline CANV EFM

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?? is it good that the rich boys from the higher leagues support other players in this way.. the agreement made with the clubs a few years back should stand regardless of how much revenue has exceeded expectations... or should the rich cotton wool wrapped ponces from the premiership pay a percentage of thier massive wages??<p>[ 21 November 2001: This message was edited by: CANV ]</p>

offline Merv

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Anything that moves money from the rich teams at the top to the grass roots players near the bottom needs to be encouraged. Footall is a team game and I think that should go right the way through the sport.<p>The money coming in from the TV companies is now amazing (even at Park Lane level - look at the deal Canvey have for the Northampton game) but so much of it is going to the richest clubs. So many of those clubs needed their players to cut their teeth at the lower levels and will continue to need that feeder system.<p>The PFA wants the money to support many very worthwhile schemes at the lower levels of the game. Good luck to them, I say.<p>Merv CIFC

offline ChrisA2002

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Seems to me just like more player greed.<p>They've got an increased amount of money to their union from the TV.<p>Why should a 3rd party pay their union fees ? Correct me if I'm wrong but in my union, I have to pay a contribution, and this is scaled on the amount you earn.<p>In the PFA the players all pay the same flat rate. Surely the rich players should be paying a higher % than the lower league players ? Or is £100,000 a week just not enough to cover those bills ?<p>The money should be better spent by the FA in funding improvements in grass roots football and lower league clubs. I.e stadium/facility improvements ( God knows Canvey need it! <img src="graemlins/images/icons/wink.gif" border="0" alt="wink" /> ), coaching for the youngsters at community level etc.<p>PS Are players lives really ruined if they can no longer play professionally. They are hardly too old to learn another trade/skill.

offline CANV EFM

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ok..in hindsight this is probably not a good question for a single poll as the arguements can come from so many different angles ... i would say that the pfa deserve to get what they have signed up for , but looking to the future they need to adopt a percentage of salary based scheme..money is now filtering down the system but chris makes an excellent point.. who helps any of us if we get sacked?

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