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We really don't realise

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kalvin, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. Kalvin

    Kalvin Member

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    Just thought I'd put this out there...

    On average;

    - A General Practioner can earn between 150-350k a year
    - An engineer can average 150k a year
    - An Sas Soldier upwards of 100k a year
    - The prime minister of Australia earns 500k a year.....

    Dce and Foz are being payed around 1.2 million a season!! This is just crazy for guys who play a sports game for a living and maybe play 30-34 games a season on average...

    I will be lucky to earn that $$ in 60 years of working my arse off!!

    Just a bit of perspective for when people question what some of these players "only" get offered....
     
  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Soccer players get 40 million - its whatever the market dictates@:cool:

    Pretty sure that most AFL Players in first grade are 1.5 million
     
  3. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    what is the point being made here?
     
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  4. TagMonster

    TagMonster Well-Known Member

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    What this tells me is that doctors, engineers, soldiers and the PM aren't paid nearly enough hahah!
     
  5. simon64

    simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    ...All the teachers are now jealous.
     
  6. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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    Only the top AFL players would be close to 1.5 million, they also have a salary cap don't they?
     
  7. SeaEagle21

    SeaEagle21 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Lets strike tmrw!! Lol
     
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  8. Beer buzzard

    Beer buzzard Only tipsy on gamedays 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wouldn't be hard getting through the players Pickett line.
     
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  9. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    I think the big difference is a GP earns $200k ( with CPI increases) for maybe 30-35 years.

    The average footy player might earn $150k for 10 years , with very few earning big dollars.

    The GP can still walk at 50, most ex footy players can't!!
     
  10. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Firstly, not all footy players make that coin, only very few. Alot of player make stuff all, and continue to make nothing in there future life.

    Difference is most GPs and engineers can get out of bed when they're 60.
     
  11. Kalvin

    Kalvin Member

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    "Overpaid and under performing!!"
     
  12. Kalvin

    Kalvin Member

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    I was not talking about the "average" player - I was referring to the "top" performing players earning these amounts... Well apparently the "top" performing.... Foz can't even get out of bed at 24! Haha
     
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  13. Loaded dog

    Loaded dog Out on the full.

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    Let us not put too much tish on the Players...
    How about the guy who created this nightmare ? (Rupert Murdoch)
     
  14. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure thats not right. According to their own stats only 2 players earned over $1m last year and I'm guessing that would be Ablett and Franklin. However last season they had 78 players earning over $500k. Last season the average player wage in the AFL was $265k, the NRL based on the top 25 was around $250k.
     
  15. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And how much do they earn in the media after they've retired? In coaching, training and development roles?
    They have a limited time to make ridiculous amounts of money and then the rest of their lives to make the same as everyone else. If they're unlucky.
     
  16. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    But the players getting the big dollars are taking great chunks of the salary that sees other "team mates" leave. That is why we have this problem now. Our players in recent times have taken less to stay together as a group which in turn has united them but on the flip side you'll eventually end up with an aging roster.

    Take away the TPA's, increase the cap but say 1mil so, a modest exemption for players who have been at one club for more than 5 years so all teams are on a level playing field. It's the only way the salary cap will work.
     
  17. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Maybe we should have a socialist system.

    $6.55mil shared between 25 players = $262K per player.
     
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  18. mjb136

    mjb136 MWSE fanatic Premium Member

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    This guys a commie!

     
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  19. southsideeagle

    southsideeagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I'm trying to organise a refurbishment of an ex footballers house as it has fallen into disrepair. He was never able to make big money and then struggled with sickness. He played nearly 200 games, winning a premiership and playing for NSW and Australia then coached and commentated. I have a gut feeling that he did not wasted his money just played in "wrong" era and then being sick over a long period.
     
  20. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Men of League are set up for helping out old Players

    Cliffy played for the love of it too.

    SL got more of the game's monies to the Players at least
     

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