posted on Apr, 4 2014 @ 03:37 AM
where does the money go ? seriously ??????
retail in the UK = £90 , ok - got that
how much does it cost wholesale - in the UK ?? - ie what are the shops paying ????? - shops need to cover their running costs pluss make a profit - so
a retail mark up is expected
but not all retail mark-ups are created equal
the " factory price " is £1~15 quid - heaviliy dependant on the ethics of the deal and labour source
is there a " tarrif " owed to the FA for use of logos / endorsement
is a percentage paid to a grass roots football charity to develop English football ?
just my guestimate - but £30~40 quid seems to have appeared by magic - assuming that retail and wholesale markups are equitable
if this excess is being invested in grassroots football - then maybe its ok - but where is it actually going ??
I really don't hVe a clue where the money goes, but I do know that football shouldn't be about money!
Sport brings people together, it's a fact. Would the relationship between common Germans and common French/English people be the same if we had not
engaged in worldwide sports after ww2? I think it would have taken longer to heal the wounds.
The last thing football should ever be about is money. If you love it you'll play it in the streets, you'll mimic your favourite players, no
goalposts? We'll make some. No ref? We'll decide amongst ourselves. No shirt? Buy a scarf!
And then there are dicks like Wayne Rooney, barely enough education to fill in an application form for pound land but still earning 300k a week
despite being a slow, tubby and at best an average striker.
£90 a shirt - disgusting!