Hearts stars ready to snub pay cut

bigbluebear74

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Trouble ahead for Hearts if they don’t budge on pay. Hearts wouldn’t have asked them to take such a big pay cut if it wasn’t essential to do so.
I think the issue is, Hearts have seemingly said they would have money to pay transfer fees, if that is the case I would be saying no to it too
 

Empire

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Not going to revel in this because it might well happen to us. Some of the posts in here could end up looking embarrassing and totally ironic.

All of us would be raging at having to take a 50% pay cut. We all budget our lives around our income. Footballers will be no different.
 

swavgav

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Not going to revel in this because it might well happen to us. Some of the posts in here could end up looking embarrassing and totally ironic.

All of us would be raging at having to take a 50% pay cut. We all budget our lives around our income. Footballers will be no different.
I understand people not feeling any sympathy for these clubs after what we had to endure but are people really that naive after everything that we've been through that they think this isn't going to affect us?

People really need to wise up with these posts. We aren't exactly in the best financial position to sail through these uncertain times and we may have to implement similar measures ourselves.
 

jimbear

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You dont understand this situation at all.
I can understand that if the club runs out of money and they can't pay their players a wage then they are donald ducked. 50% of their current wage for the time being until normality resumes will not be too burdensome on most of them imo.
 

EverGer

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You must be a barrel of laughs at a comedy night, interjecting every punchline with “you wouldn’t laugh if that happened to you.”
Strange reach from you. You do realise out club is in exactly the same position as these clubs. You won’t be laughing then will you. Bizarre thing to find funny.
 

aldoshmaldo

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Bit weird Hearts approaching agents about transfers, I don’t imagine anyone in Scotland spending any cash this summer unless the season resumes at the end of April.
 

HoboUK

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She should furlough them and send them home.

Not going to revel in this because it might well happen to us. Some of the posts in here could end up looking embarrassing and totally ironic.

All of us would be raging at having to take a 50% pay cut. We all budget our lives around our income. Footballers will be no different.

There are 10's of thousands of people who've just been paid off and are getting universal credit or SSP. More who've been furloughed and will get no more than £2500 per month.

Footballers will have to suck it up and ask for mortgage holidays etc like the rest of the country.
 

jefftracy

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Admin looms - If they go bust then every game is recorded as a 2-0 defeat. Has to make our position stronger. :))
Is this the case, I didn't know. I would guess the longer the league is stretched out the harder it will be for them to keep their heads above water.
 

Coops2016

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They would have a better chance of being asked to defer the payments . Unless they are in danger of not being paid then I would tell them to stick their offer
 

Taki

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Strange reach from you. You do realise out club is in exactly the same position as these clubs. You won’t be laughing then will you. Bizarre thing to find funny.
A year after they accused us of cheating, Hearts went into administration owing £30m and dodging relegation to the Championship in the process.

Did you get an apology from Hearts over their previous comments?

Stop being a tedious little bore and let people enjoy their revenge.
 

Timardim

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Headline from the sun


HEARTS stars are ready to tell Ann Budge they don’t want to take a 50 per cent wage cut.

Jambos players are set for crisis talks with PFA Scotland ahead of showdown discussions with Tynecastle chief Budge.

Several are fuming after SunSport’s revelation that Hearts have contacted agents suggesting they could pay fees for new faces this summer as the cuts are going on.

Others are alarmed at the speed with which Budge wants to introduce across-the-board cuts, with no explanation as to how the 50 per cent figure was reached.

Gaffer Daniel Stendel is working for nothing, with No 2 Jorg Sievers also agreeing to a short-term reduction in his salary.



Skipper Steven Naismith, one of Hearts’ top earners, has accepted the 50 per cent cut after discussions with Budge.

Those moves have piled pressure on the others, on lesser wages than their gaffer and skipper, to also bow to Budge’s request.

But the rest of the squad are now set to tell the Jambos they are willing to accept a deferral but don’t want any cuts.

That’s the route English Championship side Birmingham City went down this week, with the club asking those earning over £6,000-a-week to halve their wages for 16 weeks.

Unlike Hearts, City have already pledged to repay the loss of income to their players once the season eventually resumes or a new one kicks off.

Naismith revealed this week Budge’s planned cuts would be implemented between the months of April and August.

It’s understood the squad, having been advised by union lawyers, would be willing to help out the Premiership’s bottom club in that timescale.

But they would want guarantees their money would be paid in full once the cash-flow crisis had finally been alleviated.

Jambos players currently staying at home have held group conference calls with union chiefs as they explore all the options available to them.

Players, agents and lawyers are closely scrutinising Fifa’s recently introduced amendments to laws regarding contractual stability.

Budge announced the planned cuts after revealing Hearts had lost £1million with home games postponed and the Scottish Cup semi-final against Hibs also delayed.

Defender Clevid Dikamona has torn up his deal and returned to France.

The future of other stars is now up in the air amid the pay-cut plans and doubts over which division Hearts will be in next season.
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Hahaha. Fcuk you Naismith ya wee moanin faced cant
 

EverGer

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A year after they accused us of cheating, Hearts went into administration owing £30m and dodging relegation to the Championship in the process.

Did you get an apology from Hearts over their previous comments?

Stop being a tedious little bore and let people enjoy their revenge.
It’s hardly revenge. We are going to be in exactly the same position shortly. So yeah laugh it up but you are in for a shock if you don’t seem to think we will be affected in the same way.
 

EH47

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I understand people not feeling any sympathy for these clubs after what we had to endure but are people really that naive after everything that we've been through that they think this isn't going to affect us?

People really need to wise up with these posts. We aren't exactly in the best financial position to sail through these uncertain times and we may have to implement similar measures ourselves.
With all due respect, saying we have no sympathy for any of them and that we don't wish them well, is not necessarily saying we think we will not have to act to preserve ourselves.
Leave them to get on with it, and we will do likewise.
 
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