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Are english footballers overpaid spoilt brats?

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posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 11:45 AM
Hey guys i recently got watching football for the first time in 10 years and i was amazed how much it has changed
footballers wearing red boots
scarves during the winter
knee/shin pads everywhere

its just crazy
and the money, some of them are on like 300 000 a week! for kicking a ball around

The england players dont give a damn, they leave the next day to jet off in the sun, leaving the fans who spent their hard earned money to fly see them, to make their own way back

I appreciate the need for foreign players to enhance the game, but too much is like too much sugar on a cake, it will turn yucky.

Back on point, i feel that the way that footballers like rooney can stamp their heels like a spoilt brat till they get their 300 000 a week, is just ridiculous,
heck the players look like they are even embarresed to sing the national anthem
remember in the 90s
these players were on a fraction of what the players today earn, and they put in ten times the performance

even the mid carders like ince, barnes, redknapp really gave it their all

now its just a bunch of spoilt brat molly coddled over hyped nonsense footballers today

Does anyone agree with me

posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 11:58 AM
a reply to: uninfluenced

Undoubtedly so!

A more pertinent question is why we put up with it?
edit on 6-7-2014 by andy06shake because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 12:07 PM
a reply to: uninfluenced

I think that this is something that needs to be discussed. It has always bugged me that the Manager gets fired yet a player who doesn't deliver on a game gets away with it. When ever you get a new m anger there is always the murmour that he wants his own players and someone in the team doesn't like him because he preferred the old manager.

Its also unpleasant when match fixing happens, players take a dive or players decide to bite and then fall down!!!

The England team was a disgrace this time and I felt for the fans who took the trouble to go out to see them. But I cannot see the fans ever demanding that when a footballer plays badly he is penalised per match financially.

Spoilt brats - certainly. Paid too much - certainly when yhou consider that they actually kick a bladder around a field.

Football has been spoilt by the huge money it has put into it and what it earns. The fans make the match and support the English players famously but do they actually get value for their money - only sometimes. But once one gets there and the atmosphere kicks off there is precious little like it in the UK.

posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 12:29 PM
a reply to: uninfluenced

All athletes are overpaid for what they contribute to society. A lot of these players were deadbeats in high school and college and received scholarships and favors based upon solely on their athletic ability. Colleges use them as a business venture for income. Billionaires use them as pawns to add to their financial wealth. Neither care about the physical toll on the players nor their academic abilities.

Yet the average person struggling on the street to pay bills, will pay ridiculous ticket prices. It's unfortunate that people don't have enough self control to realize when their paying way too much for something that simply is outrageously priced.

posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 12:31 PM
Well it is called the beautiful game? How about basketball where LeBron, Wade, and Bosh who are all making close to $20million a year still opted out of their contracts for more..

posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 12:38 PM
Its not so much the players fault ! but more the huge company that is the FA and premiere League.

Yes these players get sold for fast amounts of money, but you have got to ask yourself who sets the price !! These top earners are a commodity for the clubs in which they represent and thus create a revenue.

I agree in the most part that there is a lot of these players over paid especially in the top tier of European football, but there is also a lot of underpaid players who dedicate there life to the sport for very little financial gain.

I doubt very much that a young Wayne Rooney at 7 years old was thinking about the nice car he would have when he made it big time ! and bet if you asked him he would have played for free

It was not the Players fault we did so poorly in the World Cup ! it was the systems fault. It starts with not enough funding for young players at a early age. The majority of coaches at "grass roots level" are inexperienced and unqualified parents doing there bit for the kids. Not only that but the expectation of the England team is completely over zealous with the media hype reaching fever pitch every tournament.

These players are a creation from the social situation they are in now and grass root development.

posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 12:40 PM
Someone pays them to play soccer?
Can't blame them for accepting pay for such a trivial pursuit that starts drunken brawls after the matches.
Maybe the fault lies in the people that support their salaries by getting so excited over what other peoples feet are doing.

posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 12:47 PM
On a further note

I must commend some of the team in the world cup, especially the USA who showed great spirit and team work.

posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 12:47 PM
When somebody offers you a lots of money to play a game you take it.
Don't hate the player, hate the game!

posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 12:48 PM
a reply to: uninfluenced

Wow i definately dont agree with you. The guys are hired to play a role on the field from a tactical perspective. They werent signed for their fashion sense or to build a personality everyone can enjoy.

Furthermore, there are a ton of technical aspects to the game youre neglecting. Youre just trying to assign a group of labels and generalizations on something you know little about (by your own accounts) in order to achieve some level of "knowing". Unless you really are hoping to build support for spoiled brats being outlawed from making money to act like spoiled brats?

Sorry if this sounds rude or if i misunderstood your post

posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 12:53 PM
a reply to: cass1dy09

Great point. How many hours were played in brazil and how many collisions, etc. But no cramps lol. At a fraction of the salary too. Poor Lebron.

posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 01:07 PM

originally posted by: darkwarrior
a reply to: cass1dy09

Great point. How many hours were played in brazil and how many collisions, etc. But no cramps lol. At a fraction of the salary too. Poor Lebron.

Soccer players average 5'-10" to 6' tall and around 170-180 pounds.
Basketball players average 6'-7" in height and 220 pounds.
You didn't consider the larger difference in mass of these athletes.
Both are great athletes.

posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 01:18 PM
Simple economics supply and demand.
What % of the population can play like they do? like any professional athaelite really.
It is the most watched team sport in the world so of course they will be paid bundles.
Until people stop paying to watch it the wages will be high.
Do I feel jealously? a little but as the kids say don't get jello man.

posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 01:49 PM
a reply to: Hoosierdaddy71

And an nba court is 28x15m compared to 110x73m FIFA standard, free throws, timeouts, and the countless tv timeouts clearly offset your point. Field is a fraction of the size and only a fraction of the game is spent applying strenuous effort. Nice try though.

posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 01:51 PM
a reply to: uninfluenced

Yes, without a doubt.

posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 01:59 PM
a reply to: boymonkey74

Don't get jello man! That's a new one on me. But I am 64. Yes they are overpaid spoiled brats and so is the rest of the international football players (with a very few exceptions). Dark warrior, where have you been to come to the understanding they need tons of technical aspects? Football is supposed to be a team game yet time and time again (especially in the word cup) on the field tactics and technical plays are thrown out of the window for the odd one or two players who have a bit of flair hogging the ball and not playing a team game at all. Really good footballers have the knack to handle a ball with their feet. That's it! A knack, a gift. Not something that can be learnt. Hence someone like, shh you know who, on the field a football legend, off the field a complete and utter ignoramus that has trouble putting two words together in a coherent sentence. So are film stars and music stars vastly overpaid.

posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 02:42 PM
a reply to: crayzeed

Yup many are overpaid but again that is only from our viewpoint the people whom pay the wages know If they buy a great player they will make money off him.
I disagree with you on the gift of footballers sure you get ones whom have the natural ability but you get ones whom have some and work very hard to make it better.
Like any sports person they have to put in the time and dedication to any job.

posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 03:22 PM
a reply to: uninfluenced

No more than any other professional athlete. Though footballers are the highest paid athletes on Earth, American ballers of any sort are just as bad at times...

Then you get the ones you never hear about... The one's who take pay cuts to win. Or give time to their communities. I'm only familiar with American athletes who do this, but I'm sure quite a few others elsewhere who do it as well.

They're offered the money. I'd take it, too. To play a game I absolutely adore? Soccer? Oh, hell, a heartbeat.

posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 03:34 PM
a reply to: uninfluenced

Complete and utter wankers.

I was a Leeds fan in my early days, a hard and some would say dirty team - but they gave 100% every time they walked on the pitch - apart from maybe during Cloughies short tenure as manager.
Peter Lorimer was my hero.

posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 03:36 PM
There is reasons why England will never get far in World Cups. Even when England basically started the football as its right now, and English teams are considered the World's bests (Manchester United, Liverpool...), they seem to have some sort of curse in World Cup. It has won World Cup once, but it was in 1966 when they were playing at home. Their best place after that has been #4 in 1990. This year they didn't even get past group stage, which makes them #26.

Number one reason could be that English football is stuck. They are stuck in the past, they don't do anything new. Everyone has learned their weaknesses and so on. It's basically boring. Problem is that from early childhood, English players are taught to work hard, never give up and be hard. This sort of teaching only leads to bad ball retention and horrible passes. That is the number one problem in English football, they want to be tough, but this doesn't work anymore. Football has evolved to require more teamwork and skills.

Second reason is that English footballers don't play during the summer. They only play around the winter there. And World Cups are always in warm countries around the summer.

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