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It's a disgrace!

It's a disgrace!

'What has this got to do with Pompey?' 'You are just jealous it is not you!' Blah, blah, blah...

Just some of the things that might come along but the 'reports' that Kaka could make a £100m move to Man City. This is absolutely ludicrous, but the worst thing, well in fact I say 'insulting' is the fact that Citeh could be prepared to pay him a disgusting £500,000 per week in wages!

Sorry, but how is this good for Citeh? How is this good for their fans, and fans in general? And how is this good for the game, and the rapidly decreasing image that it now has, one that is driving away from it so many 'die hard' and 'true fans'?

£2m a month, £24m a year this is a bloody disgrace, especially given the global credit crisis that is ongoing - think of all the thousands of people that have lost their jobs as the companies that they work for have been forced to call it a day!

The amount of money in the game these days is criminal, over inflated transfer fees and criminally high wages are ruining the game, to be fair to us and others though they are looking to address this, and hopefully when this is fully addressed and maybe our wage bill a more 'acceptable one' the prices we have to pay will drop a little as well? Ok, wishful thinking perhaps...

Citeh should be absolutely ashamed of themselves, I suspect that plenty of those people that have been forced into redundancy are Citeh fans, and no doubt despite the loss of their jobs they are still going to watch Citeh play and they will in some way contribute to these staggering wages despite their dwindling finances!

Something has got to be done, there has got to be some limit put to what a club can pay for a player and what they can pay him - but how can anyone justify giving someone half a million pounds a week!

We all dream of success for our club, but could you really revel in this happening in this kind of way? Lets say things do not work out for Citeh as their billionaire owners plan - they uproot and leave, where does this leave the club? In financial ruin that is where, anyone happy with what is happening now will not be then will they...

Kaka of course has to accept this money, and people will say 'he would be mad not to', maybe so, but if he is the man of principles and integrity as he is thought to be he will say the same thing 'that is an obscene amount of money' and not on - clearly it does not work like this in the 'real world', but the footballing world has gone mad if this comes off, and the world in general if it is allowed to happen. It is sticking two big fingers up at everyone in a day and age when we are all struggling to make ends meet, many of us now without a job!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday January 14 2009
Time: 1:12PM

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You have to hope that this is just the media trying to stir things up and sell some papers. I know Citeh have a lot of money but even this is just ridiculous! I am all for getting some sort of wage cap like they have in American Football. Something has to be done, but it has to be done across the footballing world...if just one country doesn't join in then it would result in that country attracting all the 'best/money grabbing' players. But that might just be a good thing!
Bowlsey
14/01/2009 13:19:00
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:-) Someone didnt get a pay rise did they???? the silver lining to this undoubted cloud would mean Benji is probably free to leave, then the recently denied press rumours may by happenstance become fact; he diddnt want to go, tried hard to miss all manner of plaines and i for one would welcome him back.
russellm
14/01/2009 13:28:00
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wheres that fooqing spill chicker
russellm
14/01/2009 13:29:00
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The lunatics have taken over the asylum. It'll all end in tears one day in the not too distant future.
NinjaTim
14/01/2009 13:32:00
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This is a prime example of the Premiership hitting it's peak, if it goes through then transfer rules and contracts will have to change forever.
stillthewhizz
14/01/2009 13:38:00
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To be fair, if Citeh have the money they are well entitled to do this. We complain about redundancies etc in the face of this, but I'm sure there are starving children in Africa who would ask how the hell we've got the cheek to complain about the prospect of redundancy and not being able to afford Sky anymore when they haven't even got clean water. It is easy to lose perspective and become enraptured in your own world. I'm relaxed about it, what goes up must come down and this sort of deal will enslave Citeh to their owners in an incredibly unhealthy way. The Sheikhs won't be around forever and this sort of money doesn't just sit in a debit column and wait to be written off. Citeh's owners are demonstarting that they are not interested in building a football club or a legacy in the way Villa have with their mega bucks owner, they have shown that they are ego ridden playboys desperate to show off their wad. I mean, Kaka's not going to solve Citeh's defensive ineptitude is he? And when they try and sign the next player, he will point to Kaka's wages as justification for his own astronomical demands and then you have resentment and disharmony in the squad. Citeh will crash and burn and probably go to the wall. They always do when owners just mindlessly throw money and indulge the playboy way. Ask Gretna.
Little Dutch
14/01/2009 13:38:00
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It is not football but high finance!! Crazy ........no more I can say really.
eastneydave
14/01/2009 13:40:00
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Agreed Little Dutch. Abramovich has changed Chelsea but even he has gotten bored with throwing away millions. We know from playing AC Milan how good Kaka is but he isn't that good. For £100m you'd expect a 10/10 performance from them every game but it simply isn't possible.
stillthewhizz
14/01/2009 13:42:00
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The worlds going mad, football will self destruct if it continues at this rate.
storagematt
14/01/2009 13:46:00
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Totally agree 100% rug. I got up this morning, feeling happy and bubbly, looked out the wondow at the ice and thought what a lovely day, Pompey through to the next round, a home game to llok forward to in the next wek or so, and so made me cornflakes and stroked the cat. Turned on Skysports, heard this and coughed splutter and choked on me cornflakes, trod on the cat, and the day was ruined. all because of a rediculous offer which made me very angry... How can anyone justify this rediculous amount on a player. Once one player gets it, others will expect, and the football world will take another step towards oblivion. This was a working mans sport, a game which we all went to after a busy week to unwind and let off steam, its already too expensive, but we manager somehow, but this is the next step to smaller crowds, higher wages, more bancrupcies and finally a forgotten sport (apart from watching it on TV). I hope the FA and FIFA rule against this, and draw a line under the inflated prices.
Midge
14/01/2009 13:54:00
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