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United - Grotesque is the Word!

It`s the morning after the day before!

I`m sitting watching the early morning Sports News and I`m a troubled man.

I still can`t get my head around the dramatic u-turn performed by Wayne Rooney, I still can`t accept that there wasn`t another agenda.

I`ve some figures, plucked form the tabloid press, running through my head that seriously trouble me.

I can`t quite accept that anybody who plays football for a living can be paid anywhere between 160,000 to 250,000 a week.

It`s a grotesque sum totally at odds with what has been going on in this country this week.

My dad once warned me that under a Tory government the rich would get richer and the poor would get poorer.

And that`s what troubling me!

I glimpse down at the other major news topic of the day and the sad plight that Portsmouth Football Club find themselves in.

Pompey, as we know them; could be no more come this time next week, ravaged by behind the scenes dealings that must, surely, sicken their supporters.

I try to imagine what life would be like without the football club we love, I can see nothing but emptiness.

But flashing before my eyes is the grotesque sum that Rooney will be earning in a year, a colossal amount compared to the amount that Portsmouth owe.

Now Wayne did the dirty on us last week and it`s debatable as to what kind of reception he`ll receive when he wears a United shirt again, some will cheer but I`m quite convinced some will boo.

Now this is a long shot but wasn`t the suggestion that Wayne would do such a u-turn once he`d issued his want-away statement?

Football is in danger of losing a famous club, now wouldn`t it be a tremendous act if Wayne, with his bank account bulging courtesy of a massive pay hike, lead a campaign whereby those top earners in our game got together to help this once proud south-coast club?

For me it`d help ease the grotesqueness of it all and I`m sure do something to ease the fans perspective of someone that still has a sign dangling over his head that reads - greedy b*stard!

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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday October 23 2010

Time: 12:42PM

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Maybe fergus gave him a year to think about it,plus you'll at least make a killing with his sale now.
Chelsea24/7
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23/10/2010 13:12:00

Cant understand why he did it but in 1 week he has done more for the club than any protests or green and yellow scarves will ever do
del
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23/10/2010 13:37:00

there definately should be some form of "insurance scheme" that they players pay into to help troubled clubs. the problem for me is that United are allowed to do things like offer a player that amount of money and sign new players etc even though the have, what is it now, 850million pound debts? that kind of thing needs to end.
Simgee
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23/10/2010 16:15:00

a brain surgeon is on 72,000 a year at the manchester royal and this *****s on 4 times that a week, this sport is a *****in disgrace
eltoro
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23/10/2010 17:01:00

your clubs a *****in shambles
eltoro
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23/10/2010 17:03:00

Tevez signed for City and ALL you Utd fans said he's signed for the money..... so tell me again why has Rooney signed 5year deal? oh yes IT'S 220,000-250,000 PER WEEK..... hypocrites one and all, and i'm glad he he's signed for you guys cos it's money that you have to borrow just to pay his wages, as all the fans are boycotting the megastore , are'nt you? so more debt to the banks...... and Wayne enjoy's the riches not cos he 'love's of the club'
cityman51
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23/10/2010 20:03:00

In fairness citman, Man U have one souless idiotic Arse who cares about nothing but money, whilst Citeh have 24! Let's face it, if tradition, respect or history meant anything, not a single one of your squad would be there at all would they?
The Horses Mouth
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24/10/2010 02:21:00

cityman51 we branded Tevez a mercenary because he took a step-down for alot of money to our rivals which totaly disrespects the team and fans. If Tevez was as much a fans players as everyone thinks he is he would've atleast went to Chelsea or abroad but no, he took the money route.
TheFamousNo7
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24/10/2010 14:49:00

 

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