so, i've been reading this article regarding john madejski doing his annual anti-uber-wages rant, but there's a section in it where the blogger mentions:
"A survey in 2006 revealed that the average Championship footballer earns £195,750 per year, or to put it another way £3,764 a week. The figure dropped to £67,850 in League One and £49,600 in League Two."
the average footballer in league two earning nearly 50 grand then, that's not a bad earner (especially if you're somewhere it's cheap to live like, say, Darlington or Rotherham). i have no idea if it's gone up or down in the last couple of years but i doubt it's changed much
what interests me is, among professional clubs, which goes down to the conference and i believe in a few cases to the conference north/south (am i right?), is there a nice chunk of money to be made? if i were turning out for Crawley week in week out could i be earning 30k or something? i find it hard to believe there could be that much money that low down but am i wrong?