Originally Posted by Doberman
a lot of our fans seem to think every fucker on the planet owes us something. They don't. If you were on £40,000 at Torino in Italy but were offered 140k tax free at Al ain, what would you choose?
Some people forget that places like Dubai are full of Brits over there for a bigger wage packet.
Anyone willing to claim they'd say no to £140,000 p/week tax free is deluded beyond belief and a liar.
Good luck to him.
If I were on 40 grand a week I would turn down a move to Dubai as it happens. That's because (being on 40 grand a week) I would already be rich; I wouldn't have to worry about ever being in the shitter financially, I'd have a good house, any car I wanted, the best of everything already
. I would therefore think about where
I lived, the quality of life there... and for that reason I'd rather stay put and turn down Dubai. Not that Sunderland is paradise on earth mind, but I'd take the North East over the Middle East any day of the week.
If those Brits out there could earn the money Gyan was earning in the UK, they'd take the first flight home. Of course Gyan has no loyalty to Sunderland, nor should he if we're honest. The point is that he was already earning a fortune by the standards of us mortals, but it wasn't enough for him.
It's deluded beyond belief to say you'd turn down that kind of money if you're working at McDonalds or whatever. But it's not deluded beyond belief to say you'd turn down that kind of money if you were in Gyan's position at SAFC. Being a PL footballer is the golden ticket- if you offered me the same pay as some knacker at Wigan I'd be doing fucking cartwheels. I wouldn't be thinking, "there's only five bedrooms in this house, I need one with ten". If you think like that, you're a greedy twat, end of.