No what I am saying is people automatically pressume that players join other clubs because of a pay increase in their basic salary and I am stating that isn't always the case because of signing on fees and whose to say that wasn't the case when Shotton joined Derby or Birmingham.
Just because you have played football manager doesn't mean you get a good gage of what players are earning or not.
I was absoutely gobsmacked when I was told figures of what players were on because I had no connections with players so just took everything with a pinch of salt but I thought I had a good idea but like I say I was completely wrong.
I have a sense of what some players would be on yeah. Shotton played in the PL with Stoke, then made successive transfers to Derby and Birmingham who were both quite happily overpaying players. Then he came here to another club who have done the same so I'd be surprised if that journey saw him earning no more than £15k per week.
All I'm talking about is their wages. You're talking about two players who also got large basic salaries here receiving big signing on fees as well. So what is the significance of these large signing on fees if we were dishing them out to everyone including the highest earners? It doesn't prove anything other than we were spending money hand over fist.
So you know what those players were on at previous clubs do you?
Your missing the point in what I said, I never said decrease in salary from a previous club?
I said they won't need much of a basic salary increase because a significant signing on fee would be more than acceptable to entice them to join along with the agents getting a sweater.
Braithwaite was given a £2million signing on fee as was Randolph. Like I stated, I don't know what Randolph was on at West Ham but that signing on fee must of been enough to entice him to drop down a division (regardless of been 1st choice or not)