UK time is: 15:18:16
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

RUFC - Chairman on Players Wages

Rotherham United Chairman, Denis Coleman, has denied that high players wages added to the cash problems at Millmoor, although he does admit that they could have been cut but believes that doing that would have led to bigger losses through lower gate numbers.

Speaking to The Advertiser about the one million pound wage budget he said, 'In reality the wage budget should have been around 500,000 or 600,000 but who is to say, if it had been, that crowd figures wouldn't have dropped to around 2,500?

'People don't realise that if only five hundred less come to the game then that is a loss of 7,000 on the gate and could go up to 10,000 because of less spent in the ground. That adds up to a massive amount over the season. Yes, you can cut your wage bill at one end but lose supporters at the other.

'We also have to pay 17.5% of everything that comes in to the taxman.'

People are still questioning what happened to the cash the club received from the sale of Will Hoskins and Lee Williamson to Watford after the Chairman had said it would get us through to the end of the season. Mr Coleman said that the cash should have got us through but there were unforeseen costs at Millmoor plus the insurance shortfall from the damage caused by the floods. From this deal, the Millers still have 100,000 to come from Watford if they get back to the Premiership while Hoskins and Williamson are still employed by them.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 4 2008

Time: 9:37AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Evans 'Fans Vital To The Cause' (Friday February 27 2015)

RUFC - No Contract Talks Yet (Friday February 27 2015)

RUFC - Morgs Hoping For Contract Offer (Friday February 27 2015)

RUFC - Hunt 'There Are Positives' (Friday February 27 2015)

RUFC - Head-to-Head v Millwall (Friday February 27 2015)

RUFC - Ward 'It's A Six-Pointer' (Friday February 27 2015)

RUFC - Evans 'It's An Important Time' (Friday February 27 2015)

RUFC - Your Starting Eleven For Saturday? (Thursday February 26 2015)

Archived Rotherham United Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. rybel_b 1030
2. herringthorpe 996
3. sixpence 501
4. mos60 65
5. mvmiller 36
6. Millie Miller 35
7. axholme 23
8. nogginthenog 20
9. miller4life 19
10. sthelensmiller 16

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Brighton 33 8 13 12 -4 37
19. Bolton 33 10 7 16 -12 37
20. Fulham 33 10 6 17 -14 36
21. Rotherham 33 7 13 13 -17 34
22. Millwall 33 7 10 16 -22 31
23. Wigan 33 5 10 18 -18 25
24. Blackpool 33 4 10 19 -37 22

Breaking League News

Audio - Gray On Millwall, Knockaert & Boro
Sheff Wed : 27/02/2015 15:11:00
Brentford Sign Liam Moore On Loan
Brentford : 27/02/2015 14:31:00
Nottingham Forest (H) Match Preview
Reading : 27/02/2015 14:00:00
RUFC - Evans 'Fans Vital To The Cause'
Rotherham : 27/02/2015 13:54:00
RUFC - Evans 'We Don't Have Resources Some Do'
Rotherham : 27/02/2015 13:48:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will Steve Evans Still Be In Charge Of The Millers At The Start Of Next Season
Suggested By:  
Yes, of course he will 62%
No 23%
I'm not sure 15%