Is it just me or are footballers being well overpaid and becoming unnecessarily greedy? If I was a top class professional footballer I would be happy at earning 1 million a year from the club that works out at about 20k per week I would then get what ever sponsorship I need. footballers playing at their best (and most valuable time) have between a 10 and 15 year career. this equates to between 10 and 15 million minimum for a playing career. lets then discuss a well paid office worker. getting 50K per year over the period of his career which currently is about 45 years which works out at 2.25 million. This shows that a footballer earns more than enough to support himself to the end of his days with a more than comfortable lifestyle. For this reason I think that the FA should put a cap on the amount our football teams are allowed to pay players. (this figure would obviously change with inflation) The players currently earning more than this figure may keep their current wage until their next contract. At first this will have a detrimental effect on the league. A lot of the big names will leave. So will most of the foreigners. But it will allow the teams to get out of the debt they are in. Making the teams stronger and allowing them to invest more money in youth training and scouting. The continental clubs that don't follow suit will find themselves in greater debt and will eventually go bankrupt. Our new players will also be sought after by the European teams as they will be looking for players that get results whilst not costing much in wages. We need to take the lead in this sort of policy. It will be a hard and bitter pill to swallow at first but it will lead to greater prosperity in our leagues. There will be less of a worry for teams that get relegated. Currently all of out teams are in Debt. if things do not change we wont have a football league.