Wow Wayne Rooneys Derby ! in Sheffield Wednesday Matchday Posted January 14 38 minutes ago, Manwë said: Not putting players on furlough has cost each club £millions. I still don't understand why it wasn't done. The argument for that is the amount of tax footballers generate far outweighs the furlough scheme. Why should the government fund footballers when they are in the top wage bracket in this country and are probably one of the highest tax payers. The government would be worse off.