ramblur Posted January 6, 2012 Share Posted January 6, 2012 For someone who isn't paid the most, money is more important.. For someone who is minted already and would rather sit on the bench for 40k a week rather than play everygame for 25k a week you'd have a point.. But Leacock would have to drop from near $10k a week to about $3k a week tops to become a regular at someone like Peterborough or Barnsley.. For him it's not worth it, he's going to get a club and a $2k or $3k a week anyway offer come June, for the sake of his family and well-being it would be in his best interest to gather up the cash now.. $10k a week is alot of money to be earning a week and that can support your family really well.. $2k on other hand whilst is also really good it's not a life changing amount of money.. Theres alot more you can do earning $10k a week than $3k a week whereas there isn't that much more you can do earning $40k a week rather than $25k a week, hence footballers like Leacock sitting on a big contract rather than looking for first team football. To be fair to this administration (cue gasps all round) ,given numerous issues similar to this,I can fully understand their current low wage policy.This,in my opinion ,has led to the formation of a half decent base of a team,but it's the next stage that perplexes me.I think most would agree that we need an injection of real quality as the next step,but how do we achieve this if we aren't prepared to pay the going rate on wages for someone of real ability (even ignoring a fee).I believe that any real quality is going to have to come from the academy,hence the fast tracking of certain teenagers.I'm prepared for the long haul and remain fascinated (yet frustrated) by the whole business. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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