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Codger

December 19, 2014 12:14 PM
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MotoGP » Emotional Marquez responds to Andorra critics


Ausssie Nsw.....it is possible to pay a football kicker £500 per game and maybe charge the punters £3 to watch (include a pie at half time)....record crowds and some profit made. Or you can buy said kicker for £30 million, pay him £50 thou a game, charge £40 and get half empty stands and shed loads of profit. Geoff reasons that the latter is the right way. I think it's not. It has become a vicious circle and the punter is the fallguy. The new footballer pundit for SKY already has so much money that he wont have a long enough life to spend it all, so giving him £24 million to go with it is a sensible thing to do ???. I think not.

Codger

December 19, 2014 9:25 AM

MotoGP » Emotional Marquez responds to Andorra critics


Wow......I've just sat through a lecture. Geoff......Why do you assume that I don't understand, or am unaware of, the things that you are saying ? Why do you insist on answering questions that I haven't raised ? btw...I'm fully aware of the finer things in life, I just don't need anyone to point them out. An art expert can talk all day about Lowry, his pictures look as though a 10yr old painted them. An antiques expert can value a brown jug as priceless, it is still a brown jug.

Codger

December 19, 2014 12:25 AM
Last Edited 6 days ago

MotoGP » Emotional Marquez responds to Andorra critics


Geoff......I have not addressed the issue of people deserving or not deserving the money that they are given. As I mentioned before, too many words on things I haven't said. My concern is with the massive numbers involved. Regardless of the side issues that you bring in, the huge amounts involved is just plain daft. It also worries me that society has evolved to accept that a multi-millionaire is entitled to avoid paying tax, when pensioners have to pay tax for heavens sake. And if you think that paying £6,000 for something that does no more than let you know that it is time for lunch is OK, then you are part of my concerns. If you are happy that a comedian, for example, is worth millions more than a surgeon then let's disagree with good grace. ps If I had any friends, and if I did give them a cheap watch, be assured that it would be just as accurate as the 4 figure ones.

Codger

December 18, 2014 12:25 PM
Last Edited 7 days ago

MotoGP » Emotional Marquez responds to Andorra critics


AussieNsw........I see that you are on my side on this. Sky have just paid some bloke, who used to be good at kicking a football, to talk about kicking a football. 4 million quid a year for 6 years to appear on one of their channels. Despite what Geoff thinks, where is the sense in giving a multi-millionaire another 24 million ? Bernie Eccles has recently paid a huge bribe to get out of paying an even bigger sum. Both Bernie and the footballer (can't remember his name) made their millions because us punters pay over the top for attendance ticket prices. It hasn't always been like this, and it is part of modern life that is plainly ridiculous.

Codger

December 16, 2014 10:47 AM

MotoGP » Emotional Marquez responds to Andorra critics


geoffrey.spears.52 ....Geoff, I didn't say that I begrudged anything. My point is that the football kicker is being paid far too much if he can pay so much for a watch that is probably worth no more than £300. The rest was made up for it's exclusivity. A bit like paying more than £50 for a Francis Bacon painting when the guy can't even paint feet. My spending has nothing to do with it. Mind you, I wish I had had the foresight to visit the pawn shop though.


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