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5 hours ago, greg45 said:

Probably the Labour Party manifesto.

Nah, Corbyn has a magic money tree don't you know. The guy thats never had a job will spend spend spend as those currently in charge don't know what they are doing. 

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1 hour ago, rdj said:

biggest drain on football is the Agent payments.

Agents should have to be employed by players and take a commission from players (like in show biz).  N o club should have to pay Agents fees.

A lot of agents apparently take both! I don’t know how they managed to swing that one, but they get so much for doing very little.

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45 minutes ago, Flea said:

Nah, Corbyn has a magic money tree don't you know. The guy thats never had a job will spend spend spend as those currently in charge don't know what they are doing. 

Actually he has leant the tree to the Tories who have to date spent upwards of 150 billion trying to mitigate the disastrous act of national self harm that is Brexit!

Obviously you being a multi millionaire none of it will affect you, but us working class lot are going to be screwed.

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1 hour ago, riccardo259 said:

A lot of agents apparently take both! I don’t know how they managed to swing that one, but they get so much for doing very little.

Perhaps if the clubs started to refuse to deal with agents and stood firm together in dealing direct with the players some semblance of sanity might start creeping back into the game.

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4 hours ago, Shaytrev said:

We have the internet now, no need to take tabloids or anything else.

I should have written internet tabloids. Give some reasons to feel great about being British. I could do with cheering up. :(

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17 hours ago, Icke's Lizard said:

I have no problems with their wages because if I could then I would!! Let's be honest. But at the risk of sounding hypocritical, it is extortionate. 

I know it's not a football clubs duty to do so but take Liverpool for example. If you've ever been then you'll see and know that Anfield is a deprived area, why can't they throw in some money to feed the needy, mend a leaky chimney pot and roof, buy the local school books or provide PE kit. 

Fair play to Jurgen Klopp who last week said he puts into a charitable fund set up by Juan Mata in which they donate a percentage of their salary to charity each month. 

I hardly watch the premier league these days too because it's too commercialised and I hate how young kids in their respective cities  and towns can't get to matches and carry on family traditions either because it's way too expensive, or some Gloryhunter with no real affiliation to said club has a ticket instead and films it all game to show off that they've been to a "real game" 

There are no star players to take over the Messi's and Ronaldo's shared crown. Just a bunch of average mercenaries getting paid a $h*t load of money to swan around taking instagram selfies with their new diamond encrusted watch or yellow Ferarri. 

 

LFC are involved in the regeneration of the whole Anfield area. Old terraced houses demolished, new and redeveloped roads and affordable housing. All projects pertaining to the development of the stadium and surrounding areas are also linked to employing as many local people as possible. Also, through Reds in the community they fund and help local causes in many ways. The club actually put these stipulations into their business/ development plans when they submitted them to the local authorities. 

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Alan Pardew is sitting out the last year of an 8 year contract given to him by a numpty chairman at Newcastle. Good on him. If they are daft enough to offer such ludicrous terms then good luck to him. I would have taken the money as well.

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5 hours ago, riccardo259 said:

A lot of agents apparently take both! I don’t know how they managed to swing that one, but they get so much for doing very little.

Perhaps this is why, the money and fame seeking, David Beckham, is rumoured to be considering a role of football agent.

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3 minutes ago, rdj said:

Perhaps this is why, the money and fame seeking, David Beckham, is rumoured to be considering a role of football agent.

He would have to sell his shares in Salford would he not?

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6 minutes ago, Steve Lanzarote said:

He would have to sell his shares in Salford would he not?

Hmmm . Kudos or cash ?!

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Liam Noble (only 28) although could be a descent player appears to be an utter tool, strange move from FT Hartlepools to PT on a 4 year concract to Morpeth town but same money, How can they afford that.

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22 hours ago, chrisbo61 said:

Actually he has leant the tree to the Tories who have to date spent upwards of 150 billion trying to mitigate the disastrous act of national self harm that is Brexit!

Obviously you being a multi millionaire none of it will affect you, but us working class lot are going to be screwed.

Upwards of 150 billion ?? 

 

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25 minutes ago, Nick said:

Upwards of 150 billion ?? 

 

Oops did I say that?

Just checked and the expected cost so far in the governments own figures are 1.3 billion!

Think I meant million!

Bit of a Hammond moment there!

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Javid pledged, amongst other things, £25bn for roads, £13bn for hospitals and £5bn for broadband rollout. 

Never mind a tree, he's found a magic money forrest. Wouldn't hold your breath for any of it though, it only took a couple of hours for people to see that the actual money pledged was the public-spending equivalent of a couple of quid. 

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2 hours ago, 154 Hopper Avenue said:

Javid pledged, amongst other things, £25bn for roads, £13bn for hospitals and £5bn for broadband rollout. 

Never mind a tree, he's found a magic money forrest. Wouldn't hold your breath for any of it though, it only took a couple of hours for people to see that the actual money pledged was the public-spending equivalent of a couple of quid. 

It's nothing. We pay more than that combined in debt interest, thanks to George Osborne tripling the national debt (and borrowing more in 5 years than Labour has done during their entire time in government).

Government spends £800bn per year. You'd think public services would be world-class, not third-world.

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On 10/1/2019 at 3:00 PM, chrisbo61 said:

Actually he has leant the tree to the Tories who have to date spent upwards of 150 billion trying to mitigate the disastrous act of national self harm that is Brexit!

Obviously you being a multi millionaire none of it will affect you, but us working class lot are going to be screwed.

All harm to Britain in the last three years is down to the behaviour of remainers and remainers alone, the first of whom has been certified with mental issues which a lot of people knew remainers had simply by watching their antics inside and outside Parliament.

Brexit derangement syndrome.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/01/man-40s-first-diagnosed-brexit-psychosis/

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23 minutes ago, Shaytrev said:

All harm to Britain in the last three years is down to the behaviour of remainers and remainers alone, the first of whom has been certified with mental issues which a lot of people knew remainers had simply by watching their antics inside and outside Parliament.

Brexit derangement syndrome.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/01/man-40s-first-diagnosed-brexit-psychosis/

I think you'll find that's not entirely true Trev, but fear not only 29 days to go and we will all be prancing around the sunlit uplands on our unicorns!(cough).

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7 hours ago, Hoddie said:

It's nothing. We pay more than that combined in debt interest, thanks to George Osborne tripling the national debt (and borrowing more in 5 years than Labour has done during their entire time in government).

Government spends £800bn per year. You'd think public services would be world-class, not third-world.

Now, now, the Tories are the 'guardians of the economy' you know........

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8 hours ago, 154 Hopper Avenue said:

Now, now, the Tories are the 'guardians of the economy' you know........

Yeah, guarding it all themselves and not letting anyone else near it...

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I'm not a particularly big fan of Labour right now, but almost all of the things we take for granted, paid holidays, the NHS, the state benefits system, social services, free education, maternity leave, paternity leave, subsidised public transport, etc. all came from the trade union movement and its coming together collectively as Labour. The Tories have always been about business and the upper classes, indeed the reason we call them Tories rather than their proper name is not because it's easier, but because it pejoratively sign-posts the party's roots - the old Tory party which were guardians of the landed gentry and nobility. They care about power and wealth being generated and preserved for the few. The fact that they now embrace the NHS and workers rights is only because they can't afford to lose the votes of those that Thatcher split from Labour.

Tony Blair may have been the king of spin, but nobody does spin better than modern Tories. They claim to be guardians of the economy yet somehow borrowed more in 5 years than every previous Labour government had combined - in real terms - despite the deepest austerity cuts since the war and despite Labour having borrowed a small fortune to bail out the banks in 2008. Almost trebling the national debt to £2 trillion in just eight years of government - that's quite an achievement. They claimed the deficit would have been eliminated in 2015 yet here were are in 2019 and it's still there, but suddenly austerity is over. They claim to be the party of the middle classes despite increasing VAT every single time they come to power, the regressive tax which disproportionately affects the middle classes the most. They claim to want a fair tax system, yet somehow never get around to actually closing the £40bn/year tax gap, probably because those taking advantage of the UK's lax and opaque tax laws are those same people paying millions to the Tory party every year.

I wouldn't trust Corbyn with the country more than I would Jamie Fullarton with a Sunday school football side, mostly because of his position on the Falklands, the nuclear deterrent and open immigration, but switching my vote to the Tories - a party that couldn't give one iota of a shit about anyone unless they have 6-figures in the bank - is more than I can stomach.

British politics at the moment is a disgrace. Oh how we desperately need a character like Thatcher. And no, BoJo isn't a strong, principled politician - he is the antithesis of Thatcher, not her political reincarnation.

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1 hour ago, Twisted Wheel said:

Thatcher? The terrorist sympathiser, seller of social housing and dismantler of workers rights? No thanks.

I said a character like Thatcher, not actually Thatcher. Someone who's capable, headstrong, intelligent and driven.

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