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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

June's Topic

After careful consideration I have decided that I am going to make this month all about salary caps in professional sport.  There are two main reasons for doing this:

1:  Rugby League - I am, and always have been, a massive Rugby League fan.  I was sceptical when the salary cap rule was brought in (20/20 rule, no more than 20 squad members on more than £20,000 a year) but in the subsequent years it has been a huge success.  I want tosee if this is the case in other sports.

2:  Footballer's Wages - If there is one subject likely to unite the British public it is that of the Premiership Footballer's salaries.  I want to present a balanced argument on whether salary capping would be beneficial to all professional sports, including football.

I've had a look at some preliminary readings and I've selected a few texts to have a go at... I'm all ready to make me an expert on Salary Caps in Professional Sport...


  1. Salary caps in football would hopefully create a fairer system so that the clubs with all the money don't buy success. It would be great if each club could only pay so much. It would make football more exciting.

  2. That's what I'm hoping to find out. The rise of Manchester City is a fine example of being able to 'buy success' - on a more extended point as well some of my students think that footballer's wages are a normal salary; they'll have a huge shock when they leave school and can't afford Uni!