In 2007 the average yearly wage for a full time working British adult is £24,000. So would £50,000 a year satisfy the average working Briton or how about £50,000 per week? Apparently not Frank Lampard and John Terry, both men British, both men in full time employment, both men not satisfied with £50,000 per week. What would happen if like the average Briton, they were forced to accept a wage that the firm they worked for could only offer them as a maximum? Like many eastern Europeans they could always transfer their skills abroad, causing a skills drain in their home countries. Would a skills drain be a bad thing?
A salary cap on all players in the English league would un-doubt ably lead to an exodus and the lowering of the skill level in English football, demoting it from the premier rank among world football. The amount of foreign workers would not seek the over paid green fields of England and England’s most talented workers would most definitely follow them. But would this be a bad thing? Let’s look at the bandar judi online of a salary cap of £24,000 per week, that would make them fifty one times higher paid than the average Briton. The immigration office in central London would firstly have to lay off workers sorting out special sporting circumstances forms; also the amount of exotic names would be lost from our game forever. People like Didier Drogba would not accept £24,000 per week especially in light of the average wage in his home country of the Ivory Coast where the average weekly wage is £15 per week; these terms are just totally unacceptable. English clubs would be forced to play their youth players and scrape the playgrounds of the English inner cities causing maximum effort and disruption for the perspective clubs staffs. The level of performance will drop and be over taken by the leagues in Italy and Spain.
Positives? Most of us will be able to pronounce perfectly every players name on the team sheet in our programmes. Not really important but it would help in the drunken conversations in the pubs after match day. We would loose the idiotic diving and unsporting behaviour that players like Didier Drogba bring to the English game, I remember an age where players were disgraced to dive in the penalty area and now it’s seen as a perfectly normal aspect of the game. The league would lose its continental style, but I remember the days of the Wimbledon barmy army and team antics that were as entertaining as the football itself. Losing the continental style would bring back the old days when we used to win the World Cup and finishing in the semi finals would get the England boss sacked. Now it’s a matter of whether we can manage to beat Israel to merely qualify – so much for a new adopted foreign style. English clubs would be forced to play and pay much more attention to their youth teams, give youth a chance and if any prove successful like John Terry then they will prove so in the English league.
If not being content with just being regular millionaires on £24,000 per week, foreign players and money seeking English players would leave us with a league where anybody can win, with less cheating and more fun for all. We might also finally and sadly lose ex-Russian KGB agents, corrupt ex-Thai prime ministers and American billionaires whose sole intention is for the good of the game. They’ve done an excellent job in owning our football clubs, sorry their football clubs – sponsored by every living firm on the FTSE 100 who are needed to hand over the cash so players can now earn over £120,000 per week. I forgot to mention the ticket prices are on the rise again.