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Neuro surgeon £120k a year…football wage bill £3m a week

ClaretandHugh followers are hoping a new footballing world may be on the way  once the health scare is over.

And others are pointing out some salient facts on club wage bills  compared to the National Health Service.

We doubt very much whether the Manchester Citys and Chelseas of the world will be growing from their grass roots but that may well be the way way forward for many clubs once this crisis is over.

Follower Tom Smith declared: “Despite the length of individual contracts it will be interesting to see who stays and who goes next season.

Wages are bound to fall as we face a new economic reality post virus. Crazy money days over? How many clubs will go to the wall?  Could football clubs become truly local again? Imagine that.”

And Ajay – discussing wage levels declared: ” Real world perspective,

NHS neurosurgeon salary – £107,000 / £120,000 pa

NHS nurse newly qualified – £24,000 pa”

At West Ham the average wage bill is £3 million a week and as Ajay adds: “When we get on the other side of this dreadful virus, do you think football, and indeed other grossly overpaid occupations, (TV – film etc) will sit down and have an introspective about the social discrepancies of salary?……….no, me neither.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

4 comments on “Neuro surgeon £120k a year…football wage bill £3m a week

  1. All public sector workers are low paid after ten years of the Conservative government, for most 1% pay rises for the lucky ones 2%. They have been made to pay for the banking crisis in 2008 ever since, pension cuts staff losses now they are in the front line against the Coronavirus. The general public were fed a load of rubbish by the government who keep voting them and keep cutting. We need to look after all the public sector workers all the time not just in a crisis and fund it properly so they can look after us because some of them will die going about there day jobs. I love West ham and football but the money these guys get paid is obscene how can they earn more than Doctors or Nurses, firefighters Armed services and let’s not forget all the hard working people who empty our bins clean the streets! All needed all important! And if you are one of the #### who have bought all the bloody toilet paper take some back and donate the refund to charity!!!! Let’s make our country great again, football for the people and look after each other.

    • P.s sorry about the grammar and punctuation mistakes.

      • Hard fact is people to do not pay £50 a month the watch 24 hours in A&E. Footballers wages are obscene, but driven purely by TV subscriptions. And ulimately by us. If the players did not take their share it would go to the owners. Unfortunately this is not likely to change, whilst owners like those previously at Blackpool are involved. It is a free market, and unless the chairmen vote in a pay cap cannot see it ever changing, the FA would need to ensure any excess funds cannot be siphoned off and cannot see them doing this either

  2. Man United have a far bigger wage bill than Chelsea or Man City

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