Well-known Exeweb poster
- Sep 29, 2005
- Campaigning for free speech
This. Fans seem to be too blinded by the badge to see that for players it is a job, a short uncertain job that can either earn them a pittance for maybe 10-15 years, a nice wedge, or for the lucky tealented ones an absolute fortune.It's their career, their future. Some people forget this - that is their livelihood going forward - that will shape their path and what opportunities they may have away from kicking a ball around on pitch. The system sucks for smaller clubs, but if they choose to go to a Prem team, good for them. Even if they don't make it, if they're sensible with the ££ they will have a sizeable chunk for their next step. Football is such a short career, at my age I'd be a veteran already!
If that was a relative of mine I'd be all for it.
I don’t think you can blame them for trying make hay while the sunshines.