The Resurrection

First there was Jesus. He died for your sins and then after some time came down from the cross and scared the crap out of some Romans.

He is a historically misunderstood person is our Jesus….what with the stoning the homosexuals and all…

 

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Another historically misunderstood character is Mrs. Marie Antoinette.

She was an Austrian princess married to the French king. Like all people born with silver spoons (hola Mr. RaGa and other members of the Indian AntiNational Congress party) she had a very thin grasp of reality.

Thus, when she came to know about the trials and tribulations of her subjects – the French junta – she was very concerned. The junta did not have money to buy bread, so naturally she suggested that they should eat cakes.

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As far as suggestions go, it was a very good one….after all, who does not love cakes?

But that Commie mass-murderer (as if the two terms are different)  Robespierre twister her words and guillotined the crap out of her, the bastard.

'You can just forget about the cake.'

But have no fear good people, she is back, she has been resurrected.

As Richard Scudamore.

For those who do not know him, he is the Chief Executive Officer of the English Premier League.

Scudamore received £3m for his work on the current contract — a 50 per cent increase on his previous bonus. He can hardly be awarded a lesser percentage after the latest jackpot rights cycle. It points to Scudamore collecting at least £4.5m over the length of the TV agreement. And together with his basic salary of around £900,000 that would take Scudamore to earnings of around £2.5m a year.

So, as you can see, he earns more than 2 million pounds a year.

In both a capitalist and a Commie economy, the people at the top earn everything while those at the bottom earn peanuts. Millionaires live a life of absolute luxury while the poor starve. Nothing new to see here.

We accept it, que sera sera and all that.

But, when a millionaire makes inhumane inane ridiculous comments, it is the job of all sane individuals to call him out on it.

You see, in a recent interview, he insisted that ” it is not clubs’ responsibility to pay stadium staff the living wage”.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/feb/11/richard-scudamore-premier-league-responsibility-living-wage

The UK living wage,  is 7.85 pounds an hour.

The UK living wage of £7.85 per hour, £9.15 per hour in London, is assessed by Loughborough University’s Centre for Research in Social Policy, for the campaign body Citizens UK, as the minimum needed for people to provide for themselves and a family. The legal minimum wage set by the government is substantially lower: £6.50 per hour for adults, £5.13 for 18-20-year-olds and £3.79 per hour for those under-18, with no London weighting.

Just to recap, Mr. Scudamore insists that it is not the responsibility of premier league football clubs to pay their workers a salary as low as £7.85 per hour, £9.15 per hour in London.

And who are these premier league clubs?

The total raised from the deal (a fresh television deal, made just a few day ago) once international rights are taken into account is likely to top £8.5bn over three years from 2016-17, meaning even the bottom club would receive around £99m, while the champions would get £156m.

But television prize money is not the only thing that clubs earn. The have ticket prices, merchandise, sponsorship, naming rights and numerous other sources of income.

For example,lets look at those famous clubs whose fans love riding their high horses, about their histories and how they are big clubs – Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool.

TV EARNINGS 2013-14 – PREMIER LEAGUE 
RANK TEAM EARNINGS (£M)
1 Liverpool 97.5
2 Manchester City 96.6
3 Chelsea 94.6
4 Arsenal 92.9
5 Tottenham 89.7
6 Manchester United 89.2

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/article-2947455/Europe-s-TV-money-list-Manchester-United-earned-treble-Bayern-Munich.html

 

ARSENAL

Accounts for the year to 31 May 2013

Turnover: 2nd highest in league, £283m (up from £245m in 2012)

Gate and Matchday income: £93m

TV and Broadcasting: £86m

Retail: £18m

Commercial: £44m

Property Development: £38m

Player Trading: £2m

Wage bill: 4th highest, £154m (up from £143m)

Wages as proportion of turnover: 54%

Profit before tax: £7m (down from £37m)

Highest paid director: Ivan Gazidis: £1.825m

LIVERPOOL

Accounts for the year to 31 May 2013

Turnover: 5th in league, £206m (up from £169m in 2012)

Gate and matchday income: £45m

TV and broadcasting: £64m

Commercial activities: £98m

Wage bill: 5th highest, £132m (up from £119m in 2012)

Wages as proportion of turnover: 64%

Highest paid director: Unnamed, £1.035m (Ian Ayre is the managing director)

MANCHESTER CITY

Accounts for the year to 31 May 2013

Turnover: 3rd highest in league, £271m (up from £231m in 2012)

Gate and matchday: £40m

TV and broadcasting: £88m

Commercial activities: £143m

Wage bill: 1st – highest in the league, £233m (up from £202m in 2012)

Wages as proportion of turnover: 86%

Highest paid director: Unnamed: £426,000 (John MacBeath was the acting chief executive)

 

MANCHESTER UNITED

Accounts for Manchester United Plc, for the year to 30 June 2013

Turnover: 1st in league, £363m (up from £320m in 2012)

Gate and matchday income: £109m

TV and broadcasting: £102m

Commercial activities: £153m

Wage bill: 2nd highest, £181m (up from £162m in 2012)

Wages as proportion of turnover: 50%

Highest Paid Director: £1.327m unnamed (David Gill was the chief executive during the year before resigning)

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/may/01/premier-league-accounts-club-by-club-david-conn

To recap,

Arsenal earned £283m,

Liverpool earned £206m,

Manchester City earned £271m

Manchester United earned £363m

 

And yet these clubs refuse to pay their janitors, stewards, cleaning people, salespeople in shops, caterers, electricians etc etc the bare minimum wage they need to lead a dignified life.

Let that sink in.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/02/football-grotesque-injustice-huge-fortunes-low-pay

The fans of these clubs, who like to shout about their superiority should simply realise what this means. It means that their clubs are in the exploitation business, they run the modern equivalent of slavehouses.

Its barbaric, obscene, reprehensible, inhumane and immoral.

But hey Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool etc are “big clubs” “successful clubs” and thus are above such concepts like humanity.

And anyway, they all have a common enemy – Chelsea, the club which is “evil” and “ruining football.”

 

But, but, what is this?

“Citizens UK members have been campaigning around the issue of poverty pay in the Premier League since 2011 and believe that many more clubs could follow the example of Chelsea FC, the first premier league club to accredit as a living wage employer. Regular protests, letter writing and even questions at AGMs have been ignored by Tottenham and Arsenal, whilst Manchester City has agreed to pay its directly employed staff the Living Wage, they are still not accredited, meaning the majority of low-paid staff like catering teams and cleaners, who work on contracts, aren’t seeing the benefits.

 

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/dec/11/chelsea-england-living-wage

So who is evil again?

 

Carefree, wherever we may be

We are the famous CFC

And we don’t care

Whoever you may be’

Cause we are the famous CFC

 

Flying high, up in the sky,
We’ll keep the blue flag flying high,
From Stamford Bridge to Wembley
We’ll keep the blue flag flying high..

We all follow the Chelsea
Over land and sea – And Leicester!
We all follow the Chelsea
onnnntooo vi-ic-toreee
(altogether now)
We all follow the Chelsea
Over land and sea – And Leicester!
We all follow the Chelsea
onnnntooo vi-ic-toreee

 

Blue is the colour, football is the game
  We’re all together, and winning is our aim
  So cheer us on through the sun and rain
  ’cause Chelsea, Chelsea is our name

  Here at the Bridge whether rain or fine
  We can shine all the time
  Home or away, come and see us play
  You’re welcome any day

  Blue is the colour, football is the game
  We’re all together, and winning is our aim
  So cheer us on through the sun and rain
  ’cause Chelsea, Chelsea is our name

Come to the Shed and we’ll welcome you
Wear your blue and see us through
Sing loud and clear until the game is done
Sing Chelsea everyone.

 

 

Chelsea till I die,
I’m Chelsea till I die,
I know I am,
I’m sure I am,
I’m Chelsea till I die..

http://fanchants.co.uk/football-songs/chelsea-chants/chelsea-til-i-die/

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