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  1. Tim G

    Football 2020/21

    Because it totally is, you are forgetting they clubs are businesses and who would want the hassle without the return. To make this fair you would have to put a salary cap on every job in the country. Remember quite a few of the stars have foundations that do loads of charity work in the places that you are saying that need the help. So they are helping out in these areas. Sport is not just a pleasure for these people it is a career. I expect Rhys Williams wages are closer to £10,000 than a £100,000 a week. People just have it in for footballers as they are easy targets and come up with strange ideas.
  2. Tim G

    Football 2020/21

    Because what club is going to spend vast money on training talent for the government to then take all the money. Same as why would a record company invest in a singer to see no return. The only way your idea would work is if the government took all the financial risks and I cannot see that happening or voters being happy with the idea. So what do you class as a sensible wage? Your idea is so unrealistic.
  3. Tim G

    Football 2020/21

    So you have probably killed off professional sport, music, film and tv in one go.
  4. Tim G

    Football 2020/21

    So you are going to do this for all sports, tv shows and the film industry? These are all industries that pay big money for big names so you cannot just persecute football as that would be ridiculous.
  5. Tim G

    Football 2020/21

    Football is a business and contributes greatly to the government and grass roots sport as do other sports. Yes top players are expensive as they are in many different sports. Think of all the tax generated by the amounts you have just quoted let alone the tax paid on the salaries earned by the players. Nobody is forced to pay £1500 to Sky/BT and it is a luxury like someone having a nice car or a good holiday. If you are paying that amount I would be on the phone getting a better deal anyway. People talk about we should prioritise the nhs/third world but would they give up all the treats they give themselves to do this?
  6. Tim G

    Football 2020/21

    Absolutely ridiculous thing to say, what about the people that work at the clubs and get paid a very basic wage. Also all big clubs do work in the local communities worth thousands of pounds a year. Remember that the smaller clubs will sell there best players to bigger clubs to help them survive along with payments received from the premier league.
  7. Tim G

    Football 2020/21

    Sam and Warnock rarely get sacked for doing a bad job it’s just that people don’t always like the way that the team plays. Both good managers at what they do.
  8. On my second furlough and when hospitality reopens I will be back at work. My employer has already made a fair few redundant but don’t see anymore if hospitality opens around May. I agree on some jobs they are kicking the can down the road.
  9. Tim G

    Newcastle Diamonds 2021

    That will all depend on the budget a promotion has used whilst putting the team together. Speedway could actually be in a very good position this year as people have been starved of sport and it could be one of the first to run with limited crowds. I would expect the limited crowd numbers for a stadium would be more than most clubs actually get for a meeting when no restrictions are in place. Crowds at non league football increased when people couldn’t watch the professional teams because they wanted to watch sport and be outside with friends.
  10. Tim G

    Newcastle Diamonds 2021

    The big difference is Glastonbury would have to start building infrastructure soon at the cost of hundred of thousands of pounds with no guarantee they would have been able to operate so therefore incurring huge losses. Speedway does not have that problem.
  11. I think the schools closing is the main difference. Everyone I know that was working before this so called lockdown is still working. For the November lockdown I was in tier 1, came out in tier 2 and was soon in tier 4 and cases were rising and it was obviously due to the schools.
  12. He told me this before the large vaccination hubs were announced. I do know that the local health centre is now a vaccination hub but again this was before that. My stepdad who is 84 has had both his jabs but neither were at the local health centre. Again he is in South Oxfordshire so maybe they are a bit in front in this area. My mum is 76 and she has not heard anything yet and all 3 people I have mentioned use the same health centre.
  13. One of my golf mates said his girlfriend’s father has got a vaccine appointment and he is only 78, he is in reasonable health so no reason for him to be pushed up the queue. He lives in Oxfordshire.
  14. Tim G

    'the Donald' Trump

    I was just pointing out the hypocrisy that some people have towards Trump. I am sure the number is very high and would expect some that made the decision have been well looked after whilst visiting Turnberry on business and probably will be in the future. But let’s be honest it’s a non story as Turnberry hasn’t held an open since 2009 and wasn’t likely to get another one soon. So really just the R&A trying to look good when there was no need.
  15. Tim G

    'the Donald' Trump

    They are but I wonder how many people that have condemned Trump and play golf would turn down a free round a Turnberry?

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