Thursday, 4 February 2010
Sullivan And A Salary Cap
How can Diddy David have the cheek to call for a salary cap? How much money has the guy earned himself? What would he have said if somebody had put a cap on his earnings? Basically, given his industry, it would have been "bugger off", and he would have moved abroad.
A salary cap would surely be against the law. An employer can pay an employee as much as he wants to pay him, end of. The government couldn't even stop the merchant bankers from paying massive bonuses, so there's no way that any authority in the game will be able to stand up to the likes of Real Madrid, Unreal City or Manchester United.
Basically, football runs like any other business. The Scarborough Building Society don't expect to compete on a level playing field with HBOS and the Chief Exec of the one earns a lot less than the Chief Exec of the other.
Sullivan needs to focus on West Ham and cut his cloth appropriately. I have predicted that none of Dyer, Green, Upson, Faubert or Parker will be West Ham players come next August as the squad is restructured to remove the high wage earners. That is what's behind Sullivan comments I suspect. He will blame Man City but will sell our high wage earners to get our running costs under control.
Posted by Hammersfan at 17:58