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Are footballers wages justified? When football first started the wages were low at about 4 a week. It was only until foreign players began to arrive at clubs when the wages began to increase.

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Joshua Keen Highfield Humanities College Are footballers' wages justified? What do you think is a reasonable wage for a footballer? I am here today to discuss this continuous debate. Some people say that this matter is becoming out of hand whereas, others may say they deserve their pay due to how hard they worked for it. When football first started the wages were low at about �4 a week. It was only until foreign players began to arrive at clubs when the wages began to increase. George Best was one of the first players to be earning massive amounts each week. Since then the wages have continued to rise to about �500,000 - �600,000 per week in the top flight division (Barclays Premier League). ...read more.

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of the players deserve it," he also believes that majority of top flight players deserve their massive wages as they are constantly surrounded and provoked by the paparazzi. Team mate Gary Neville, right back, does not feel the cash is excessive given the contracts being paid to televise the Premier League, which bring in well over �1.5billion. People agree with this as it is a global game which is helping our economy by paying highly talented individuals a massive amount of money which is spent on helping charities and constantly being pumped back into the economy. Others may disagree because they believe that people that work hard and are good at their job should be paid high wages and that they could help charities and pump it back into the economy. ...read more.

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David Beckham went to America to try to and take the amazing game to them. He wasn't interested in the money but he was interested in showing America what a beautiful game football is. Some people say that the premiership should introduce a scheme like the lower leagues. In the lower leagues the maximum they can spend on wages is 60% of their turnover. However others disagree because in the premiership there are many more talented individuals than the lower leagues and there is a big leap in ability so the premiership players should be entitled to a big wage. Many supporters are unhappy with the way ticket prices have increased due to the high wages of the footballers. The average match-day expenditure is �89.53 and has increased by around 35%. Other supporters are happy to pay the amount as their team needs the money to stay or become good. ...read more.

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