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Old 08-24-2012, 07:35 PM   #106
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Brilliant, just brilliant. Is it Francois Hollande posting? Lets take money from the rich and give them to the the poor. Cos it's not like Fed and Nole actually earned their millions through hard work by winning matches.
Haha, it's like you know nothing of the situation. It has nothing to do with taking money away from the top guns and everything to do with the fact that the suits in charge are getting a far higher cut than they should. Fact of the matter is when players getting DA to the slams can barely break even something needs to be changed and that means altering how the money is distributed.
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Haha, it's like you know nothing of the situation. It has nothing to do with taking money away from the top guns and everything to do with the fact that the suits in charge are getting a far higher cut than they should. Fact of the matter is when players getting DA to the slams can barely break even something needs to be changed and that means altering how the money is distributed.
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Brilliant, just brilliant. Is it Francois Hollande posting? Lets take money from the rich and give them to the the poor. Cos it's not like Fed and Nole actually earned their millions through hard work by winning matches.
If the entirety of your argument is "oh noes Socialism!!!" with the implication that the whole concept is offensive, then I don't think there's much more that's worth me saying to you on the subject.
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Brilliant, just brilliant. Is it Francois Hollande posting? Lets take money from the rich and give them to the the poor. Cos it's not like Fed and Nole actually earned their millions through hard work by winning matches.
You ANNAK are officially the "smartest" person in MTF (and that means much ! ) today congratulations ! Spend your money earned through hard work ( ) and l**k your lazy ................
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Haha, it's like you know nothing of the situation. It has nothing to do with taking money away from the top guns and everything to do with the fact that the suits in charge are getting a far higher cut than they should.
According to whom? And it's still taking money from one group of people (presumably "rich") to give them to the others (presumably "poor").

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If the entirety of your argument is "oh noes Socialism!!!" with the implication that the whole concept is offensive, then I don't think there's much more that's worth me saying to you on the subject.
The concept of socialism? Yes, it's offensive cos it's based on lies and and only lies.
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According to whom? And it's still taking money from one group of people (presumably "rich") to give them to the others (presumably "poor").



The concept of socialism? Yes, it's offensive cos it's based on lies and and only lies.
Riiight. Thought so. We're done.
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AnnaK, it seems to me that you are just looking for some attention, trolling along the way. but hey, you are good at it.

OK, define 'lies' and all of this BS socialism stuff. Canada, Norway, Sweden are pretty much socialist countries doing well. we are talking about lower ranked players here who can barely make it. Think about it, there are billions of people living on this planet, but 200 of them are top tennis athletes who work their arses off and they can hardly survive, ... we are talking here about 'middle class' in tennis ... if you don't have a middle class in any society, then forget about it.

what are your credentials btw? I'd love to know.

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AnnaK, it seems to me that you are just looking for some attention, trolling along the way. but hey, you are good at it.

OK, define 'lies' and all of this BS socialism stuff. Canada, Norway, Sweden are pretty much socialist countries doing well. we are talking about lower ranked players here who can barely make it. Think about it, there are billions of people living on this planet, but 200 of them are top tennis athletes who work their arses off and they can hardly survive, ... we are talking here about 'middle class' in tennis ... if you don't have a middle class in any society, then forget about it.

what are your credentials btw? I'd love to know.
Canada, Norway and Sweden are not socialist countries... yet. Believe me, I was born in socialist country, the one where money were distributed "justly". I saw my grandmother suffering a heart attack while queuing for five hours to buy some butter so excuse my scepticism.
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It does seem super unlikely but then Nadal had a fight with Federer in the press at the beginning of the year. How likely was that?
Well the whole point of a boycott is that demands are met (and not that the boycott itself is realized).

It's a game of one-upmanship - a face off.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:16 AM   #115
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i mean is it really crazy to expect that the people who are the reason there are bums on seats get the lion share of the money + tv rights

tennis needs a new pro slam era

20% is a disgrace

some asshole who does nothing is getting rich off tennis whilst players kill themselves on court for basically "fuck you" money

in our world its alot

but compare it to mayweather in boxing

he pays a promotion company 5% for all the organisation and he gets the lionshare of the cash

the 4 slams should get an organisation fee and THATS ALL

everything else should go to players

OF COURSE THE TOP GUYS SHOULD GET THE MOST

fans go to see them- but more money to the smaller fish is also good because it lets the 100+ players make a living in the game

the real losers here are the players- it might not seem it because "they get ferrarris"

but they should be getting alot more when you look at money distribution

slam boycotts are needed
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Well the whole point of a boycott is that demands are met (and not that the boycott itself is realized).

It's a game of one-upmanship - a face off.
Exactly. Which is why I suggested that this may be just a means to twist the slams' arms. To be honest, I think even Wimbledon would be vulnerable to the top players missing. I won't watch much tennis if the top guys are not playing.
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What amount of bullshit.
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The concept of socialism? Yes, it's offensive cos it's based on lies and and only lies.
+1 communism was run by the olygarchs
it was the biggest scam ever
thank God for putin who ran those slimy bastards out of russia

tennis doesnt need socialism- its a flawed idea because the people with the money will never give it up
and the people who dont have it will never rise up so will become slaves like they were under stalin

right now the slams are run olygarchs
most tv rights money
and attendence money goes to those greedy pigs
very little goes to tennis players
they feed the top 50 with crumbs
the real money for top guys comes from the slave labor camp owners "nike adidas" who work asians 20 hours a day for 50p so that someone in the west can pay $100 for a pair of sneakers

fact is those slave labor camps are what pay the top 4
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As long as Fed is in charge, nothing will be done to help the less players.
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