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Don`t Believe a Word!

As a Phil Lynott led Thin Lizzy once sung - Don`t Believe a Word!

Although we naturally pleased that Ashley Cole has agreed to a one year contract extension, with the possibility of another year to be added on, depending on his performance levels, one newspaper cannot help but try and sour the news.

Now I`ll leave you to work out which one it is, but, suffice to say they`ve taken some delight in sticking the knife into us and boldly stating that the new deal will see Ashley Cole earn something close to the region of £200,000 a week.

Now either they have a spy in the camp or they may have taken a wild guess, but in these times of financial austerity I`d doubt very much if this was the case!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Merlin
Date:Monday January 21 2013
Time: 4:40PM

Comments

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I think it's rubbish.
CFCTalal
21/01/2013 17:09:00
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200 k is just to unsettle chelsea dressing room once again. Total rubbish
jayb
21/01/2013 17:12:00
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Benitez confirmed it
ChelseaLover123
21/01/2013 17:12:00
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http://www.espn.co.uk/football/sport/story/189266.html
ChelseaLover123
21/01/2013 17:13:00
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200k would make him Chelseas highest player!! Its Balderdash folks - I agree with Jayb....you guys underestimate how cruel and envious people can be...They dont like chelsea because we have a rich owner?? Even AVB alluded to it, when he talked about the media concentration on Chelsea, he found it overwhelming especially when compared to the relative serenity at White Hart Lane
JohnnyOz
21/01/2013 17:16:00
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Benitez confirmed 200k pw? thats a joke right?
JohnnyOz
21/01/2013 17:17:00
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Benitez confirmed it but he never mentioned his wages. Cole will earn around £ 120k according to my own reasoning. He also once confirmed that the wages being 'lebelled' against him were ridiculous according him. He can't be earning that huge amount.
BOTUM
21/01/2013 17:22:00
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I'm sure he isn't earning 200K/week, maybe 100-120K but knowing we don't have a ready replacement, perhaps it makes sense (although I think otherwise)
@Mq
21/01/2013 17:35:00
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£200K per week might well be the truth!! Look at the agreement that Walcott "allegedly" made recently: £100k per week plus a £2.5m signing on fee. If you assume that Cole made a similar deal (e.g. plus a signing on fee) then it could well be true. Take £150k base as a roughly figure (we know some of our legends were on close to £150k per week, so why not!). Multiply by 52 weeks = £7.8m. Assume the club has given him a signing on fee of £2m = £9.8m (118k per week). Add to that various bonuses for goals, assists, image rights and you could well be looking at a weekly figure approaching £200k. Of course all of this is pure pie in the sky numbers, but in honesty rounding up the numbers I'm certain Cole will be closer to £200k than £100k! Before I get slated for this comment, think about it sensibly: The club wants him to stay and Cole knows we might be his last big-time club. The club pays out a one off "thank you" to cole to set him up for life after retiring. This comes are part of a one off payment circa £2m. Makes sense to me!
Bizarre_Blue
21/01/2013 17:35:00
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Sorry.... Not £118k per week..... £188k per week. Typo!!
Bizarre_Blue
21/01/2013 17:36:00
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Point to note: Cashley hardly discussed his contract "situation" in public, and certainly never played with fans emotions while trying to get paid more so he is deserving (somewhat) unlike some "legend" who runs to the media everytime. Good thing the club haven't even discussed it with him yet
@Mq
21/01/2013 17:37:00
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All it takes is for some Journo to overhear than Cole's new deal is worth £10m over the year. They get out a calculator and get £192k per week. Which is of course nicer to write as "nearly" £200k per week which get's shortened to £200k per week.
Bizarre_Blue
21/01/2013 17:38:00
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He'd never be the highest earner BIZARRE not under Roman. Did you notice he wasn't being linked with China or USA?? They don't really care about defenders much there, so it was either us or PSG (unlikely) which made his decision very easy
@Mq
21/01/2013 17:38:00
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Who says £200k TOTAL is the highest paid @MQ? Many top tier stars have deals incorporating image rights, various bonuses etc. It's how clubs get to balance books and hide certain payments through the books. Even in my company they use a similar method by offering guaranteed bonuses and car allowances instead of just flat-line wages. It's all a big book-cooking exercise, but it does go on
Bizarre_Blue
21/01/2013 17:41:00
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There are too many "footballer wage" stories out in the public domain for these things to be that far from the truth. Notice that none of them post their pay slips for the year online for everyone to know the real numbers. It wouldn't surprise me in the least if Cole was one of the highest paid players in Britain.
Bizarre_Blue
21/01/2013 17:44:00
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The board is very sensible in offering him a 1year rolling contract but its not a £200k per week contract im very sure.
3nity
21/01/2013 17:44:00
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200k a week is roughly 100k a week extra than before so thats an extra 5.2m. worth it considering the next best replacements are baines and contreao both 15m each
Humza_96
21/01/2013 18:01:00
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i dont think it would be that much...if its then chelsea are making a fool out of themselves...
shlok27
21/01/2013 19:30:00
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@Bizzare stop all the calculation crap, the wages is all cook up by Daily Mail, there is no way CFC will ever pay Ashley 200k/week reason he is 32 even when he was younger he never gets that. And to you @Mq stop this calling of our players names like Cashley it's annoying please.
sojofjand
21/01/2013 21:12:00
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Sojo, maybe you should READ the comments instead of just writing pointless answers
Bizarre_Blue
21/01/2013 23:53:00
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