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valart
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Obscene

I have just heard that the asking price for Gareth Bale is 85 million I find this obscene football has gone mad something should be done about these outrageous transfer fees there are people in some parts of the world that are dying through hunger and this is shameful.
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Re: Obscene

Thats what you call progress  Wink
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Re: Obscene

Is it any wonder that more clubs are going in to receivership?
Personally I wouldn't care if they closed all of them. But if they did then the troublemakers would start at other venues.
Roberto0151
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Re: Obscene

Are they still playing football?  I saw a match once, in 1952  I think it was, but haven't  bothered  again since.  Smiley
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Are they still playing football?  I saw a match once, in 1952

Very overrated if you ask me!
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Roberto0151
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Re: Obscene

Indeed, large powerful steam engines are far more interesting.
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Re: Obscene

I hope Nationwides chairman Geoffrey Howe doesn't see that.
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Re: Obscene

Why?  Is he good at football, too?  Roll eyes
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Quote from: Sprite
Quote from: Roberto0151
Are they still playing football?  I saw a match once, in 1952

Very overrated if you ask me!

Agreed. Once saw a match in 1961 - the most memorable feature being the Shadows' Apache being played over the PA system.
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Is he good at football, too?   Roll eyes

No, he's the deluded nutter that thinks "bankers are like pop stars and footballers".
He thinks this justifies the amount he's paid.
£300,000 per year for working less than three days per week.
Along with "the layman would find it too hard to understand bankers' pay and bonuses".
Javert
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Quote from: Roberto0151
Are they still playing football?  I saw a match once, in 1952  I think it was, but haven't  bothered  again since.   Smiley

I've never seen a football match in my life!  Smiley  Can't understand why 22 men want to chase a ball around a field.  Wink
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I've never been to a match and don't really have much inclination to.
Having said that there's a part of me that would like to see just one match (preferably Man U) at some stage.

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Re: Obscene

I love football, me.
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[He]  thinks "bankers are like pop stars and footballers".
He thinks this justifies the amount he's paid.
£300,000 per year for working less than three days per week.

Whereas we all know what justifies his salary is what justifies all our salaries:
the willingness of someone to pay it.
As the rappers say, "Don't hate the player, hate the game."
I know you do hate the game, because you think I'm talking about football.
But the game I mean is Capitalism.
Gareth Bale no more controls the levers of Capitalism than the rest of us.
In Capitalism, there is no justification for salaries.
Capitalism is not a meritocracy.
In Capitalism, salaries are decided by market forces, and market forces are distorted to suit the needs of the rich and powerful.
To the powers that be, Gareth Bale is worth every penny as, in a Bread and Circuses sense, he and the game he plays distract people such as I from rising up and taking away their power.
Or something like that... Wink