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♥**♥Straykitten♥**♥ Report 13 Jun 2008 11:07

i think its shocking but then again i also agree footballers get far to much money for kicking a ball around when doctors and nurses are saving peoples lives and they get a pitance



JoyBoroAngel Report 13 Jun 2008 11:08

my husbands grandad

played football for hull city

he had to do his day job to live

the wages now are obscene

Teddys Girl

Teddys Girl Report 13 Jun 2008 11:08

Straykitten, I agree with you.



Bond Report 13 Jun 2008 11:09

If doctors are on a pittance then I don't know what I am on. lol


InspectorGreenPen Report 13 Jun 2008 11:24

GP's are well paid at around £100k but hospital consultants often earn little more that £30-40k, around the same as the tanker drivers currently on strike.

Glenys the Menace!

Glenys the Menace! Report 13 Jun 2008 12:13

I wonder if Colleen ever has the fun and anticipation of saving up for something, rather than the money already being accessible? (And no, I'm not talking about the wedding this time!)


DIZZI Report 13 Jun 2008 12:18



BUT £25,000


JustJean Report 13 Jun 2008 12:26

I too think its obscene, and also think footballers are grossly overpaid ,but they are hardly likely to say no thanks are they, I am sure many of us would be delighted at the offer of more money if we are honest.
its what they or we do with it,i believe a lot of well- knowns do donate to charities.

Kay B

Kay B Report 13 Jun 2008 12:31

Viv, Karen, i'm with you girls. Work hard!!!! yes they run a lot more than i ever could but they r doing what they love!! It's a paid hobby to them. I work hard and get paid pittance which is why my wedding had 15 people and a meal in a pub!!!

There really is no need for such extravagance but hell it is their money! Giving donations to charity is nice, but what would u buy them anyway....??????

**Runs off with hands firmly on head cowering** Where did they hide

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸ Report 13 Jun 2008 15:11

i hid at

Heard on the radio that Coleen spent 1/25 of her earnings on her dress....the same as an "average" bride.

surely your wedding day should be what you want it to be...wether thats going down the Registry Office in a pair of jeans(i know someone that did) or having the most extravagent wedding you can afford......

Karen x

*Ophelia.taking a break..*

*Ophelia.taking a break..* Report 13 Jun 2008 15:23

makes my blood boil....stupidity...selfish...ridiculous...private jets for all family!
I got married in Santorini...and the cost of to a mere £1400...(..£600..for meals and wine in taverna..for family friends)
Dress from monsoon!
I cant not stand Footballers..and wags!

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸ Report 13 Jun 2008 15:33

at the risk of getting shot down.............why does it bother so many people......its their money...shouldn't they be allowed to spend it how they want.
the cost of their wedding is relative to their earnings....

Karen x

Patchwork Dragon

Patchwork Dragon Report 13 Jun 2008 16:38

What I object to as well as the amount being spent, that's up to them if they want to show off, is that fact that we have to have it shoved in our faces morning noon and night by the media! Every little thing is deemed reportable. So what if she changed her knickers 3 times!

I DON'T CARE!!.....sorry to shout!


CMD Report 13 Jun 2008 16:55

I too think its a large amount of money,
I would imagine they have had a fair amount of 'freebies' too.
Its a large amount of money for the Italian economy instead of ours,
However, I know they do a fair bit for charity, so I would imagine they have given a bit there too.
Also I have met Wayne, a few times, in my job, and I know he has always been very polite, giving autographs, and photos, even though I have witnessed the public being rude to him,
I dont think letting slip how much their wedding has cost, has done them any favours, ( if the figures are to be believed)
Its their money though....


PinkDiana Report 13 Jun 2008 16:58

Its horribly obscene........ they could have done so much good with that money.... and why did she need 3 dresses for the day????



Carole Report 13 Jun 2008 17:12

football was the working mans sport, somewhere to go and let off steam after a hard weeks work. Now the working man can hardly afford to go see a game. And the overpaid footballers rub our noses in it by spending vast amounts of money on over priced weddings cars and homes. There are more improtant jobs where people do not earn those sums of money.


AnnCardiff Report 13 Jun 2008 17:21

what I object to with footballers as opposed to rugby players is that when they score a goal they all congratulate each other and run towards their supporters arms outstretched with a "look how clever I am" attitude when that is exactly what they are supposed to do and what they are getting extraordinarlily well paid to do. Supporters appear to be ripped of by the price of merchandise, and in particular young lads who look up to them as heroes and they want the strip. Poor parents therefore foot the bill to pay for the strip. All this money and a small team like Gretna Green went to the wall through lack of funds - how nice if one of the big clubs had given them a helping hand - where's the sportsmanship there? Rugby players score and carry on with the game and they are not paid anything like footballers. It's only kicking a ball around a pitch when all's said and done. Rant over


Jac Report 13 Jun 2008 17:42

Am I alone then in thinking that two young people, in love and wanting to get hitched should have the wedding of their dreams?

OK - their dreams aint exactly the same as mine but if it's their dream and they can afford it, why criticise them?

It's highly unlikely that they would have donated an equivalent amount to any charity and sloped off to Gretna Green is it? the wedding and all the claptrap surrounding comes with the territory of celebrity-ism (?)

If they are still together when they are 60+, and Wayne and Mrs Wayne are only drawing a state pension cos they frittered away their loot when they were younger, well..................I'd good crying to me should have saved yer dosh when you had it!

On a similar theme, do you think Fern should have not had a gastic belt fitted, but merely tightened her knicker elastic, and donated the surgeon's fee to charity?



Jac Report 13 Jun 2008 17:49

Sorry for some reason it posted twice, so I have deleted one.



Alko Report 13 Jun 2008 17:57

If we were all footballers would we critisise. I dont care what they do, its makes no difference to my life. Too many other things to worry about.