Fowler Wages Worry Cardiff Fans
Robbie Fowler is a huge name, and his signing has created a new buzz in South Wales as well as the media-associated hype that follows a reputation suce as his. Only last year, Fowler was helping Liverpool to Champions League wins over Chelsea FC, PSV Eindhoven and a brace against Turkich ginats Galatasaray.
A question posed by Vital Cardiff member ANDYGUY asked readers their thoughts on the wage packet Fowler picks up from the club:
Is Robbie Fowler's reported £15k per week wage too much?
Yes. It's obscene! 71%
No - he's worth it! 17%
Reserving judgement for now. 12%
A fairly clear picture of the feeling amongst Cardiff City fans. It's well documented that we have been in financial
trouble recently, and the Fowler deal is way outside our usual wage structure.
Some help from companies has been used to pay Fowler's weekly wage, as well as increased revenue from marketing and merchandise.
Since Fowler's arrival, he has picked up £100k, making just one league appearance. That's the transfer fee for Steve Thompson or Warren Feeney just in wages alone.
It is a gamble, lets hope it pays off. We can't put all our eggs in a Fowler shaped basket and see him miss the season injured - we need 10 goals minimum from him.
Vital Cardiff is an interactive site and you can suggest your own poll.