Wages in National League South

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Post by SteveBradley on Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:32 am

I got talking to a couple of substitute subs at the recent Larkhall v Havant cup game. By substitute subs, I mean the players who weren't even good enough to be on the bench and who had to watch the game from the sidelines like the rest of us, even though they were in full kit.

When asked how much Havant's players were paid, the two players had a brief chat amongst themselves and then said about £850 a week ! They said that most of the players were essentially full-time on that, as hardly any had other sources of income.

If Havant and Waterlooville players are paid an average of £850 a week, then football really is eating itself.

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Post by comrade powell on Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:38 pm

Surely the Anfield money has run out by now!
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Post by stillmanjunior on Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:34 pm

I was watching us play at Basingstoke a few years ago. The dad of one of the Basingstoke players said Eastleigh had been sniffing around for his son to join them. They were willing to pay him over a grand a week.

He probably wouldn't have been a regular. He didn't go in the end, something to do with where he lived/work etc.

Going by Havant's start to the season, if those figures are true they need to bring in some cheaper, hungrier players!
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Post by freeview on Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:50 pm

Not really that surprising  quite few seasons ago even, i recall there were rumours  that some of our own players were on a good few hundred quid certainly top 400-500, always denied mind you.
Footballers and politicians alike , always squeezing the pot dry.

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Post by Luton Roman on Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:30 pm

Strong rumours Parkes went from Hemel to Ebbsfleet for a grand a week.

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Post by Beau Nash on Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:20 pm

A Bath City Director told me that Paul Sales of Salisbury was on £700 per week in 2005-2006 Southern Premier League.  pale

I have little doubt that now there are many players in Conference South on £1k+ a week, full time pay that most people can only dream of.
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Post by BenE on Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:28 pm

Given the level of spectator support at these clubs then this kind of money makes absolutely no sense to anyone. You are talking about £38K for one player. What is a club like ours total budget?

Does anyone really know how much their colleagues are on?
I have absolutely no idea how much any of mine get.
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Post by Jon_BOA on Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:09 pm

I'm sure I read Matt Tubbs was on £1.5k/week at Salisbury (before the first financial meltdown) so I'm not surprised to hear the figures, not surprised doesn't mean I agree with them, I don't.

Seem to remember Chris Zebroski was on crazy money at Eastleigh as well. Madness, but I'm not sure what clubs can do to stop it, as if we finished rock bottom by only paying the wages we think we should to players, none of us would be happy.

Perhaps an agreement between clubs to pay a maximum of £x/week, but I assume that'd break a whole host of labour laws, plus be nigh on impossible to get agreement on.

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Post by Steve Whites Missus on Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:13 pm

Judging by Andy Watkins weekly petrol bill.......

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Post by Roman Mike on Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:18 am

Interesting thread - especially when I have see our management assert that our players are among the lowest paid in the National South.
Does anybody have any real info on what our wage bill is? I mean hard facts rather than "I heard a bloke say..."
Presumably, published accounts of a limited company provide this sort of info?
Can you tell I am not a finance person?
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Post by 2weirdtown on Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:28 pm

I think the minimum requirement for a set of accounts would require the club to specify the total annual amount paid in wages. There won't necessarily be a breakdown shown in any publicly available accounts to show anyone who has been paid by the club besides players.
That's my educated guess.
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Post by Marc Monitor on Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:45 pm

Exactly right. Wages are shown as a lump sum. You could work out what the maximum amount per player is - total wages ÷ number of squad members - but that is it.
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Post by Colin Voutt on Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:41 am

Marc Monitor wrote:Exactly right. Wages are shown as a lump sum. You could work out what the maximum amount per player is - total wages ÷ number of squad members - but that is it.

Average not maximum.

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Post by Marc Monitor on Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:01 pm

Well, yes, but then you would have to assume that there are non-playing staff wages in there as well so that figure would be the maximum that the players wages could possibly be (and probably aren't).
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