Originally Posted by Soggy Gussets
Horse bollocks.......I've lived, not visited, in two African countries and if you don't work you don't eat, believe me it's all about the money, it's easy to gob off and moralise when you've never walked in their shoes I don't blame him one fookin bit and as for footballers at their peak not being mercenaries, get to fook, is RVP chasing titles or the £200k a week for his last major contract, surely being a multi millionaire already he'd be financially content and rather stay and try and win a trophy for the club that's paid his sick pay for the last 6-7 seasons.....Errrr like fook.....
It might be when people can hardly eat but to suggest that all Africans are only interested in maximising their earnings when they have plenty of money already is blatantly wrong. Some African lads will look to maximise their earnings, some will value other things higher, thats the trouble with stereotyping, it isnt accurate.
As for RVP you can hardly compare him to Gyan FFS, you said that anyone would seek to get as much money as possible (even if that means moving to the desert and meaning that they are competing in a shit league), I said that this blatantly isn't the case since very, very few players at their peak give up playing in top leagues and champions leagues etc purely for money. What RVP is doing will no doubt get him more money but equally any fucking idiot can see that Arsenal arent going to be winning titles any time soon so he's hardly going against the good of his footballing career in order to make money, he is making the sensible choice to earn and win more which I am well aware is wide spread in football. So my point (that your "everyone would do it" in relation to Gyan fucking off to the desert comment was a load of bollocks) still stands, RVP has fuck all to do with it.
Go on then, since "everyone would do it" name me some players who are under 30 who have moved to shit hole leagues purely for the masses of cash that comes up with it. They move purely for the money at the latter stages of their career but at their peak players would rather make 100k a week in the prem than 200k a week in the fucking J league or similar