Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

RUFC - Chairman on Players Wages

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.

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Friday April 4 2008
Time: 9:37AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Rotherham United Articles

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (18/10/17)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League One positions for the season of 2017/18.

RUFC - View From The Opposition - Wimbledon

Neal Ardley after last night's game

RUFC - Warney 'We Looked Good In Periods'

Millers Boss disappointed with goals conceded last night

Safe Standing's About To Be Real

Shrewsbury Town have now confirmed that they have reached their crowd funding target of £65,000 to create a safe standing section at New Meadow.

Archived Vital Rotherham Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will You Be Going To See The Millers Take On Crewe In The FA Cup?
Suggested By:
Yes28%
No50%
Not Sure22%
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe294
2.sixpence161
3.mos6028
4.nogginthenog18
5.Marky7918
6.mvmiller17
7.Millie Miller16
8.axholme15
9.miller4life8
10.sthelensmiller6
Write for Vital Football