Want to know why Upson and Hitzlsperger still haven't signed for another club? Because, according to the BBC, we still had to pay them until the end of July! So, with both having to accept substantial pay cuts for the coming season, they may have elected to remain unemployed so they can trigger a clause in their contracts enabling them to claim their big fat salaries until a week into the school holidays.
Whilst we have all been reckoning up how much the club has been saving on wages, the truth of the matter may be that we have been shelling out a fortune through the close season as part of these ex players' retirement plans!
Still, the fact they they remain clubless indicates that they are either demanding too much for their services or that clubs aren't that interested in signing them, full stop. Poor old Upson may even have to accept a miserly wage of just £20,000 a week to continue his career. Oh how the heart bleeds for him!
Perhaps Matty is putting together a Michael Owen style dossier as we speak. If so, may I suggest a title of , "Slow, lazy and uncommitted"? What's Hitz saying in that pic? Probably, "Never mind Matthew, they still have to pay us until the end of July!"
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