The clubs wage bill is £870k a week
By the time we kick off again 15 weeks will have passed - where the club will have spent £13.05m on wages for players to sit at home
Had the players taken a 20% reduction in pay, as a large number of our fans have been forced to that earn a fraction of the sums of money our players earn - they could have saved the club £2.61m
Our gate receipts ar £14m
Thats £608k a match. 5 matches refunded to every fan would cost the club £3.04m
That would have meant a shortfall to refund every single fan of just £430k. Half a weeks wages for the players
Should our fans, many of whom are suffering severe financial hardship in this pandemic, many of whom who will lose their jobs as the economic realities are played out when the return to work happens, forego a refund for 5 games they will never see?? Or, should the club look to an underperforming, bloated, overpaid playing squad for that money? Or, to a Chairman who has fleeced our loyal fans for 5 years on the promise of building a squad for the Premier League - when we are worse off now than when Mandaric sold to him?
I think its pretty poor form for any fan to point to another fan and suggest they should be leaving their money in the club.