Saturday, 30 May 2009
Should We Tell Green To Get Stuffed?
Apparently Green has turned down our latest contract offer. It's not that he wants to leave as such, just that he doesn't think we are offering him enough money. Now, let's be fair to the lad, coming up through the ranks of Norwich City, he probably has a very clear understanding of high finance. Negotiations back then probably took the form of heated debate over fringe benefits: "I want what the rest of the team are getting, a weekly ride on the back of a tractor, a personal sheep and a flavoured condom to chew on as I come out onto the pitch." (Old habits die hard!)
He doesn't strike you as the Flash Harry type does he? Green in an Armani suit and Italian shoes? I reckon dungarees and wellies would suit him better. Green in a Porsche? Surely he would be more at home in the cabin of a vibrating tractor.
So what in God's name would the guy do with the £50,000 a week he is reputably demanding? Surely £35k is enough to keep him in good looking sheep for the rest of his life?
Somebody should have a word in his shell like and point out that the fans face hard times in a recession and the fans pay his wages. £35,000 a week to stand between the sticks and make maybe as many as five saves in a game? Nice work if you can get it if you ask me! He has two years left on his current deal and we are offering a £10k a week pay rise - that is an extra £1m that he would not be entitled to if we said see out your contract. Lucash Neill is on more because, as an outfield player, his playing career will be shorter. Green can expect to play until he is 36 and £35,000 a week for 7 years would set him up very nicely indeed. According to my calculator, that is £127,400,000 before sponsorships. Come on Greenie you can buy a whole farm for that!
Posted by Hammersfan at 14:38