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Charles Sale: Barnsley wage cap rap for players' chief Gordon Taylor

14 Jan 2011 00:02:58

Charles Sale: Barnsley wage cap rap for players' chief Gordon Taylor

Players' union boss Gordon Taylor, who is rarely criticised by the football fraternity, has come under fierce attack from a senior Football League club administrator over his opposition to a wage cap. PFA chief executive Taylor wants this year's 50th anniversary of the end of the maximum wage to highlight the principle that: 'Footballers should not have to earn only what an employer wants to pay them.' But Barnsley general manager and director Don Rowing, one of the few prepared to publicly contradict the football union overlord, claims Taylor is being 'irresponsible' and 'showing a lack of respect'. Powerful voice: Gordon Taylor is an influential figure within football Rowing said: 'Gordon should draw his office curtains, open his door and step out into the real world. To make a statement of this nature is not only irresponsible but shows a total lack of respect to the owners, chairmen and directors of clubs. 'Footballers, like any profession, should earn what an employer can afford to pay them. Why Gordon thinks his members should be treated in a different way to employees in other industries, particularly in the current economic climate, serves only to further alienate the supporters from the players and their clubs.'     More from Charles Sale... Charles Sale: Pearce primed for Team GB Olympic football team job in 201211/01/11 CHARLES SALE: Aussie row over Greg Chappell's long lunch09/01/11 Charles Sale: Sir Ian Botham all set for rematch with Ian Chappell07/01/11 Charles Sale: Schofield basking in Ashes success06/01/11 Charles Sale: Anderson swings £100k book deal06/01/11 Charles Sale: ECB bullish about hunt for England Test sponsor04/01/11 CHARLES SALE: Geoffrey Boycott in fight to peg back Shane Warne's world-record 708 wicket haul03/01/11 Charles Sale: Prospective new ECB chairman Rose makes his Marks in Sydney02/01/11 VIEW FULL ARCHIVE  Sebastian Sainsbury, Swiss-based hedge fund manager and great grandson of the founder of the supermarket giant, is understood to be turning his attention to Derby County after his consortium failed with recent bids to buy Charlton and Watford. Sainsbury, who has also tried to buy Leeds United in the past, has some unusual associates, including convicted fraudster Paul Garland, who was jailed for two-and-a-half years in 2006 after pleading guilty to 11 counts of obtaining money and property by deception. The Watford proposal sent out by Sainsbury's consortium said that Garland - or Paul Anthony, as he also calls himself - is an 'established property developer' and 'a long-standing friend of Sebastian Sainsbury; they have engaged in many joint venture property opportunities together'. In marked contrast to the FA stopping manager Fabio Capello from answering media questions at the launch of Vauxhall's new England sponsorship was the co-operation the car manufacturers, who are backing all four Home Nations, received in Wales and Northern Ireland. Both Wales boss Gary Speed and Ireland's Nigel Worthington were made available for all media requirements at their Vauxhall unveilings this week. The FA face serious problems on the international front at a time when the new leadership pair of chairman David Bernstein and general secretary Alex Horne, who started plotting their overseas strategy this week, are both unknown figures at UEFA and FIFA. It does not help the formation of new relationships after the World Cup vote debacle that UEFA president Michel Platini, already alienated from the FA by his friend and former chairman Lord Triesman's departure, would have preferred David Dein to succeed him.  PL's Fergie fine mess How much longer can the Premier League continue to put off the day they tell Manchester United how much they will have to pay for manager Sir Alex Ferguson's multiple breaches of media regulations brought in this season? It is now over 12 weeks since the PL board set the fine Fergie incurs each time he refuses to speak to the BBC, who he has snubbed since a 2004 documentary about his former agent son Jason. Tight-lipped: Sir Alex Ferguson still refuses to talk to the BBC Follow updates from Charles Sale on Twittertwitter.com/charliesaleThe PL are still looking to resolve differences, despite the BBC being adamant they will not give the United manager the director-general level apology he wants. A last-resort negotiation is based on some kind of private apology for any offence caused. A BBC spokesman said: 'We are keen to keep lines of communications open and we are looking at the best ways to do this. We are not going to apologise for programme content.'  Explore more:People: Alex Ferguson, Fabio Capello, Gary Speed, Nigel Worthington, Sebastian Sainsbury, Gordon Taylor, Alex Horne, David Dein Places: Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, United Kingdom


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