Never realised non league player wages we're so high!

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I know someone who is 22 and gets paid around £300 per game for a Southern League premier club.... He's never signed pro forms or been part of a League academy either.... Call me stupid(one time only offer) but how would such a club afford this? I also notice that some ex prem league fringe type players end up in the conference South, which is one above the Southern Prem.I'm assuming they must be on around £500 which again I feel is not to be sniffed at, as the level isn't that great. Anything below League 2 is for rookies imo, and at that level you could easily have a full time job.
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Frank Lampard sorting out retirement plans already?
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Remember that is only about 11k a year, and that is assuming he plays every game. It's ok, but not spectacular. Most players at that level of semi-pro, so will have a part time job alongside their football. Even though L2 is seen as the lowest professional league, most BSP teams are now professional, as are a few in the even lower leagues.
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Is this a pro team or a semi pro team? If it's conference £300 doesn't sound like that much, if this guy doesn't have a job, that's only £13800 for a 46 game season (the conference is 24 teams right?) That doesn't sound like much, it's basically the equivalent of a company paying minimum wage to someone for a year.
Edit: Just seen its semi pro, which makes sense because I doubt some of the older guys on that team who have families would be able to support themselves on that kind of money.
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Frank Lampard sorting out retirement plans already?
Haha brilliant. I believe Jamie's already got me and Aarry a chair sorted.
I know I could have made conference South Level at the least, had my scummy school careers advisor informed me that is!
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Only £300 for a Southern league club? I thought it was nearer £750 per game at that level.
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Remember that is only about 11k a year, and that is assuming he plays every game. It's ok, but not spectacular. Most players at that level of semi-pro, so will have a part time job alongside their football. Even though L2 is seen as the lowest professional league, most BSP teams are now professional, as are a few in the even lower leagues.
True. Anything below conf south is a walk in the park imo. Just dont get where the money comes from at that level.
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Only £300 for a Southern league club? I thought it was nearer £750 per game at that level.
That is the average weekly wage for a League Two player. I doubt clubs like Dagenham, Wimbledon and Barnet who have small budgets for that level will pay the majority of their squad much more than that.
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A peanut compared to what prem league players earn

Squichi the worst player at arsenal earns 50k:rofl:
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True. Anything below conf south is a walk in the park imo. Just dont get where the money comes from at that level.
Probably donations from wealthier fans, either that or the owner pays the wages out of his own pocket.
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I know someone who is 22 and gets paid around £300 per game for a Southern League premier club.... He's never signed pro forms or been part of a League academy either.... Call me stupid(one time only offer) but how would such a club afford this? I also notice that some ex prem league fringe type players end up in the conference South, which is one above the Southern Prem.I'm assuming they must be on around £500 which again I feel is not to be sniffed at, as the level isn't that great. Anything below League 2 is for rookies imo, and at that level you could easily have a full time job.
Who does he play for?
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True. Anything below conf south is a walk in the park imo. Just dont get where the money comes from at that level.
Tickets, sponsorship, refreshments, merchandise etc. Many of the same revenue streams as bigger clubs but obviously at a much smaller scale.
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[QUOTE=Zuzuzu;39396369]Who does he play for?[/QUOTE
Top 3 club
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Wow what a gap between that and Eto'o's 400k a week.
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A peanut compared to what prem league players earn

Squichi the worst player at arsenal earns 50k:rofl:
That's because our wage structure is messed up and Squid was actually a decent player when he signed. Wenger's worst signing IMO, he's contributed nothing and the sad thing is we'll have to pay his wages for another season.
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(Original post by Lamps08)
I know someone who is 22 and gets paid around £300 per game for a Southern League premier club.... He's never signed pro forms or been part of a League academy either.... Call me stupid(one time only offer) but how would such a club afford this? I also notice that some ex prem league fringe type players end up in the conference South, which is one above the Southern Prem.I'm assuming they must be on around £500 which again I feel is not to be sniffed at, as the level isn't that great. Anything below League 2 is for rookies imo, and at that level you could easily have a full time job.
No it isn't :lolwut:
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No it isn't :lolwut:
Perhaps not to the untrained eye.
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Crazy how much people underestimate the lower leagues. If you're even playing conference North/south football, you're a VERY good player.

Certainly not for 'rookies'

Hell, I know players in southern league and the league below who are excellent players themselves but have no chance of progressing from there.
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Crazy how much people underestimate the lower leagues. If you're even playing conference North/south football, you're a VERY good player.

Certainly not for 'rookies'

Hell, I know players in southern league and the league below who are excellent players themselves but have no chance of progressing from there.
I trained with a Southern league Prem club pre-season and not 1 player was that good.None of them could find the corner when they shot, all any of then we're good at was basic 20 yard in the air passes which they insisted on doing for 20 mins. You know its a low level when the best player is constantly whining about the playing surface during a training match and then I meg him 3 times in the space of 10 mins.

I was prob being harsh on the top Conf clubs tbf.Anything below top 8 clubs and youre having a laugh.
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I trained with a Southern league Prem club pre-season and not 1 player was that good.None of them could find the corner when they shot, all any of then we're good at was basic 20 yard in the air passes which they insisted on doing for 20 mins. You know its a low level when the best player is constantly whining about the playing surface during a training match and then I meg him 3 times in the space of 10 mins.

I was prob being harsh on the top Conf clubs tbf.Anything below top 8 clubs and youre having a laugh.
Well obviously it's all relative, you could be Ronaldo for all I know.

Just checked and the highest level I've played at is the 12th tier. If you're training with a team in the 7th tier you must be a half decent player.

Who were you training with btw?
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