Date: 14th January 2009 at 1:13pm
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‘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!

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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