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'Theo Should Sign Or Face A Bloody Good Thrashing'

'Theo Should Sign Or Face A Bloody Good Thrashing'

Every now and again Peter Hill-Wood likes to get on his soap-box for a good old Prince Phillip style rant in his quirky, old Etonian, demented, drunken grandpa type way.

This week`s subject is Theo Walcott and wage demands.

Speaking to, what I can only now assume is the newspaper he owns, The Daily Star, PHW says in no uncertain terms that Theo Walcott has been offered a good contract and he can either sign it or bugger off.

'We have got our general overall wage structure and we are not prepared to break it for anybody, we have made an offer which he didn't think was acceptable and that is the end of it. We think it is a very reasonable offer."

'For the moment his people are still talking to us and we hope it will be resolved. But don't ask me when, because I haven't a clue".

'I hope that he will eventually come round and sign. It will be a pity if he does not, but the whole issue of pay for footballers has got totally out of hand and they don't get terribly well advised a lot of the time.'


Even though he may come across as a snooty, pompous old so and so most of the time, he does have a point, and whilst Walcott is a player I dearly hope we retain, a line must be drawn somewhere or we`ll get to the point where these players are earning more in a week than most of us could hope to earn in a lifetime.

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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Tuesday October 9 2012
Time: 10:54AM

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With a wage bill that has jumped £20m in the last financial year I imagine he does have a point.
Amos.
09/10/2012 10:59:00
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I really do rate Walcott, probably more than most Gooners, and maybe more than I should, but if he really does love Arsenal as he claims, then any wage that improves on his previous contract should be acceptable to him. Other wise he's just talking bollox.
Rocky7
09/10/2012 11:09:00
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Make him right, fkin hell it's 75k a week ffs. If it really is about footballing reasons then go and play for a mid table club up front, if you really think that's where your career lies, good luck with that.
shewore
09/10/2012 11:28:00
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loving Hill-Wood's openness and honesty. And I think he's right.
damiano_tommassi
09/10/2012 12:09:00
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i am neutral on this but i am confused if we actually have wage structure or not because according to wenger when commenting on the rvp saga earlier, we dont
Joe_@**
09/10/2012 13:23:00
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Totally agree with your comment above, Rocky7. I am not normally cynical but I think that Theo's side trailing the talks and his remarks that he loves the club and would love to stay (which is what he's been saying all along while refusing to sign) is him lining up the club to take the blame when he turns down a new contract. All this stuff about playing centrally is a red herring to distract us from the fact that he wants more money than the club is prepared to offer.
FunGunner
09/10/2012 14:00:00
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And well said shewore and damiano_tommassi.
FunGunner
09/10/2012 14:01:00
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amazed that some gooners are actually criticizing the club's stand on this & saying Theo should be paid what he wants-which would make our highest paid player. I'm seriously sick to death of these footballers who think they're the next Maradona and deserve to be paid obscene wages. Go ***** off anywhere you want, Theo. I seriously don't give a ***** anymore.
jaelle
09/10/2012 14:29:00
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Theo's got to be reasonable about this and realize he just cannot be the club's highest earner, coming from the bench. He is an intelligent lad and should understand the disruption it could mean for team spirit if he were to get that pay aspect of his wish. As for playing through the middle, just a gambit to reach the real motivation: money.
Naijagunner
09/10/2012 15:31:00
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I'm afraid that while there are other clubs crazy enough to pay him what he wants him being sensible is not going to happen.
DBerg
09/10/2012 21:53:00
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