Would you take a paycut if it came out the day after you were asked that the club had been approaching agents re: signings for next season? I think the players are in the right to reject it and if I was Naismith I'd be receding my acceptance.
I think you’re right in that not many will be on ‘big’ money but if your getting £5k-£6k a month and will have a relatively short career (or so they tell everybody to justify their salaries) you don’t piss it all away before your next payday!I don't think many Hearts players will be on big money. Everyone has a mortgage, car and possibly school fees to pay so are well within their rights to knock it back.
If my employer ‘asked’ me to take a 50% pay cut in the current climate I don’t think I’d have the option of telling them to ‘sling their hook’. More than likely I would say that’s fine as 50% of my salary is better than 0% when the company goes under.absolutely people forget for most of the players it’s just a job you’ll have a few who are either fans or have a small connection with the club that may accept the wage reduction , I can bet the majority of people if their employer came to them looking to take a 50% pay cut would tell them to sling their hook.
It's a form of power bargaining. The club have the upper hand and are demanding savings of 50%, knowing that the players have nowhere to go.If my employer ‘asked’ me to take a 50% pay cut in the current climate I don’t think I’d have the option of telling them to ‘sling their hook’. More than likely I would say that’s fine as 50% of my salary is better than 0% when the company goes under.
After the last 10 years we’ve had, I think the fans are entitled to milk every opportunity to laugh at other clubs.Everyone thinking this is great news and laughing at teams going through this don’t seem to realise that we are also going to be badly affected by this.
No they didn't and still don't. I get the need to gloat but it'll be nonsense if we go down the same route.Deal with it if it happens.
The likes of Hearts, Motherwell, Dundee, Hibs, etc. didn’t allow the small matter of their own dodgy owners or financial misfortune to get in the way in 2012, did they?
Youre probably right but its no embarrassment to ask for pay cuts. Players will be aware (hopefully) that more or less everyone is affected by this and do the decent thingI get the feeling that we or sellik are waiting to see who blinks first regarding pay cuts.
You’re right but we only get to see the sensationalist headlines.It's a form of power bargaining. The club have the upper hand and are demanding savings of 50%, knowing that the players have nowhere to go.
The players will probably accept they are on a loser.
The kick back is low morale, lack of trust and lack of effort. It will not be forgotten and the better players will leave at the first opportunity.
In the future other players will think twice before signing for Hearts.
I'd be surprised if Hearts are paying that much to anyoneWhat`s Naismiths salary at Heart ? probably about 10k a week plus he will he will have made enough to retire on at Everton and Norwich ! it`s easy for him to take a pay cut when he`s had the career he has.
I think most would have but with the way Hearts have acted I don’t blame them for not doing so.Got to laugh, they've more or less got them demoted but wont take a pay cut to save the club