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    Premier League the dream is over.

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    Premier League the dream is over.

    Post by New England Ram on Wed 11 Feb 2015, 5:10 pm

    For many of the older generation on this forum that have voiced our opinion or hope that the greed infested Premier League would crash and burn and the mega cash disappear.
    It looks like it isn't going to happen going from strength to strength it seems.
    I suppose our best hope is to be part of the greed.


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    Re: Premier League the dream is over.

    Post by MadAmster on Wed 11 Feb 2015, 5:18 pm

    1 POINT 7 BILIION a season. Pounds!! Not dollars or euro but pounds sterling. That is a lot of money.

    That works out, I heard on the news to £10M per GAME!!!

    Now or never I fear or no club will be able to bridge the gap between the haves and the have nots.

    If we want to be the best again, we have to join the curcus. Hobson's Choice.

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    Re: Premier League the dream is over.

    Post by bramhallram on Wed 11 Feb 2015, 5:58 pm

    Well there goes our chance of ever having a decent England team again. With so much money washing around the business the top teams will continue to spend obscene amounts of money on ready made 'top' players from abroad while promising young English players warm the bench (at best).

    Count how many English-qualified players were in the starting line-ups for the likes of Chelsea, Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool last weekend. And it's not just the top teams that are loaded up with foreign players, as a quick glance at Newcastle's team sheet will show.

    I'm sure Scudamore is hugging himself for scooping up so much cash for his 'product' but since our top league was flooded with TV cash the England team has gone from bad to worse.

    And this situation will only get worse.

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    Re: Premier League the dream is over.

    Post by Mitten State Ram on Wed 11 Feb 2015, 6:37 pm

    I really do wish the biggest European clubs would just turn the Champions League into a separate entity and split off from their domestic competitions. They'd drag most of this silly money after them.


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    Re: Premier League the dream is over.

    Post by chicken on Wed 11 Feb 2015, 6:40 pm

    Accrington Stanley tweeted this

    The Prem Lge has a new £5bn TV deal. £10m per match. 1 game would pay our annual wage bill for the next 20 years


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    Re: Premier League the dream is over.

    Post by AlvoRAM on Wed 11 Feb 2015, 8:29 pm

    Their wage bill is £500,000 a year??? Surely he means their playing wage bill? Even then a squad of 24 is only taking home £20'833 each per year. I think he may be exaggerating slightly.

    The average League 2 wage is £1,500 per WEEK.... £78,000 Per year.... £1,872,000 per squad of 24.... £37,440,000 per 20 years.

    So either they are somehow managing to run a club on a fraction of the average wage bill for the league they're in, or he is exaggerating. And that's if he only meant playing staff, otherwise there's all the other staff to consider, manager, coaches, groundsmen, kit man, stewards, administration, retail, marketing, tea lady and the list goes on.

    Interestingly though, the average wage for a L2 manager is only £50k, there are retail managers earning more than that, with far less pressure.

    All that aside, he still has a very good point... The chances of teams like his ever being able to move up through the leagues and get to the top are going to disappear soon.

    Just goes to show how wonderful Bournemouth's story is. Just 6 years ago they were 21st in L2, staring none league football down the throat, and now they have a chance to be playing in the premier league next year.

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    Re: Premier League the dream is over.

    Post by RRC on Wed 11 Feb 2015, 10:09 pm

    In the Guardian, they said the bottom club in the PL will get about £100 million of the tv money.

    Worth being a yo-yo club at that rate?

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