It doesn’t take make to get the big four of the Premier League happy these days. Stuck in an economic vortex where every last pound seems to disappear, most clubs can take heart in the fact that one of the biggest problems plaguing football today is slowly disappearing.
Lord Mawhinney, the Football League chairman, is “encouraged” after a report showed a drop of almost 30 per cent in fees paid to agents.
The latest Football League Agents’ report revealed that £5.7million was paid out by clubs to agents between August and December last year, compared to £7.9m in the same period last season.
That is a drop of 28 per cent, and a third of the League’s 72 clubs did not make any payments to agents during that period. (The Times Online)
Anyone that follows the game of football knows that agents are the thorn in the side of every club. They not only strangle the life out of their client for every pound possible, but then go after the club by throwing outlandish stories into the media in regards to their client’s future at the club. To put it plainly: agents are the scum of the earth. It’s good to see that the economic crisis is hurting their bottomline as well.