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    Default Can any Yorkshire Saints help out Steve Moran?

    From his Facebook so thought I'd share on here in case anyone has contacts:

    Can anyone help or offer some advice please??

    I was recently made redundant from Neill & Brown Global Logistics where I worked on the Portable Movement division as a HIAB driver driving mainly a wagon & drag for nearly 15 years. It is is now time to actively seek further employment be it HGV Class1, Class 2 or HIAB opportunities? OR do I have a complete change and take the risk of going self-employed with some sort of franchise?
    I have trawled through all the job websites and set up a million email alerts and have indeed applied for a few HGV driving jobs in the Hull and York vicinity but I was just wondering if any of my KIND & HELPFUL Facebrook "friends" could point me in the right direction and help me get back earning again?
    Unfortunately pro footballers of yesteryear DO NOT have sufficient funds to retire in the sun and just like most people will have to work until 67 to pay off the mortgage and support my beautiful family!!
    Many thanks - please bear in mind I live between York & Hull just outside Market Weighton!

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    Damn, what a bloody sad story.

    I'll contact my colleagues up north and see if they have anything on, or may be able to help.

    Just goes to show that the 'millionaire footballer' is a recent thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Site Agent View Post
    Damn, what a bloody sad story.

    I'll contact my colleagues up north and see if they have anything on, or may be able to help.

    Just goes to show that the 'millionaire footballer' is a recent thing.
    Mega rich footballers only came to pass with TV money and global audiences. It wasn't our couple of quid for home games that were going to pay them tens of thousands a week back in the 80s. I remember selling fruit machine tickets issued by the supporters club to help the FC out.

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    I don't think Sanchez will be lorry driving when he finishes!
    Sad that Steve Moran played with Keegan, Channon, Ball, Shilton, Armstrong.


    I don't think Sanchez will be driving a lorry when he finishes!
    Sad story and from what I know, a true genuine family man.

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    It’s crazy that one of the star players in our greatest ever side should be in such a situation when you look at the money in the game today.

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    Would be cool to set up a gofundme, if 10,000 Saints fans all chucked in a fiver maybe he could go self-employed.

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    Sadly, this sort of story and the money now in the game is why I stopped handing over my hard earned. I love Saints and although have been exiled up North the past 20 years I will always be a Saint. However, I am not funding the pensions of Premier league footballers anymore when my own pension won't be sufficient to retire even modestly on. Such a sad state of affairs. Many others will disagree entirely and that's fine. The product has never been better and all that. Heck, even 5 live pundits are earning six figure salaries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Site Agent View Post
    Damn, what a bloody sad story.

    I'll contact my colleagues up north and see if they have anything on, or may be able to help.

    Just goes to show that the 'millionaire footballer' is a recent thing.
    Yes. I knew that footballer's in years gone by had struggled get by but I assumed it was players of the Stanley Matthews era. I ignorantly assumed that anyone who played top level football after about 1980 were generally fairly well off. Obviously not like they are now but you know, enough to live on.

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    Must be so hard for them to watch the modern game and see also rans in the PL earning 30-60k a week when they literally played to pay their bills back then.

    Look at Martina, shocking full back earning enough money to make him a millionaire. Sad.

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    Responsible for one of my best ever moments as a Saints fan. A cracking player but never quite reached previous heights after his back problems. I would be happy to contribute to any fund raising initiatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyboy View Post
    Would be cool to set up a gofundme, if 10,000 Saints fans all chucked in a fiver maybe he could go self-employed.
    That works out a fiver for just about every Saints fan there that day. Worth every penny.

    Any excuse.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by alehouseboys View Post
    That works out a fiver for just about every Saints fan there that day. Worth every penny.

    Any excuse.....

    Still puts a big smile on my face and sends shivers down my spine - great day without doubt

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    Bloody hell, what an absolutely fabulous team we had in those days. Brilliant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golac's Cunning Stunts View Post
    Bloody hell, what an absolutely fabulous team we had in those days. Brilliant
    Yeah with a bloody good manager which sadly we miss that direction currently

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadhall Saint View Post
    Still puts a big smile on my face and sends shivers down my spine - great day without doubt
    Didnt Steve Moran get assaulted by a Pompey second string player in a bar somewhere which started off his back problem.

    As an aside Steve went to Prices Grammar School in Fareham so presume he was another one picked from a PO Post Code area

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    According to the official history of the PFA only 41 players in England were on basic salaries of £50,000 per year in 1984-85. So it is reasonable to assume that Steve Moran was on considerably less with Saints. He would have had a very respectable income for the time, but only for a career of 16 years. Shouldn't the PFA be helping out in cases like this? It seems so unfair that Gardos is effectively set up for life by not playing for Saints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyinthesky View Post
    Didnt Steve Moran get assaulted by a Pompey second string player in a bar somewhere which started off his back problem.

    As an aside Steve went to Prices Grammar School in Fareham so presume he was another one picked from a PO Post Code area
    Steve lived in Warsash and played in the Tyro league for Sarisbury Sparks.

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    Didn't he get involved in a rape accusation after a game in Sweden that seemed to drag on and fizzle out ?

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    HGV seems to be the way to go re getting a job but costs a couple of grand , plenty of jobs going down south for HGV drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Kent Saint View Post
    Didn't he get involved in a rape accusation after a game in Sweden that seemed to drag on and fizzle out ?
    Yes him and Mark Wright were both accused by a Nursery nurse.
    Thankfully they were subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing and released

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenilworthy View Post
    According to the official history of the PFA only 41 players in England were on basic salaries of £50,000 per year in 1984-85. So it is reasonable to assume that Steve Moran was on considerably less with Saints. He would have had a very respectable income for the time, but only for a career of 16 years. Shouldn't the PFA be helping out in cases like this? It seems so unfair that Gardos is effectively set up for life by not playing for Saints.
    The PFA should absolutely be helping in cases like this, rather than supporters who in the main would have earnt a lot less than players did. In comparison to today’s players they were paid a pittance, but were pretty well paid compared to the working man. Short career maybe, but plenty of jobs cease to exist or have been made redundant. The days of life time jobs went for his generation regardless of whether you were a footballer or not. The PFA should do more for retired members, they can afford it.


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