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    Default Maya Yoshida to make season-long salary donations to Saints Foundation

    Maya Yoshida:

    I've been here seven years now and I have got a lot from the club and the city of Southampton, so I think it's time for me to give something back to them.

    This season, I am going to put one per cent of my salary to Saints Foundation.

    I decided to make this donation because I like to see the Saints Foundation helping the local people in a positive way. The best way to do that together, is with the Saints Foundation.


    https://twitter.com/SFC_Foundation/s...84155446382592

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    Decent

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    Top bloke.

    Yoshida-san, domo arigatō!

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    What a fantastic guy. Thank you Maya on behalf of everyone! Brings a lump to your throat.

    There IS only ONE Maya Yoshida.

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    Top bloke and why isn't he starting ?

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    Being saved for Saturday hopefully.

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    A true gentleman.

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    What a decent gesture from a decent guy.

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    I love this fella. Will be remembered for years to come as one of our 'cult' guys. Not the most amazingly talented player out there, but wears his heart on his sleeve and shows a real dedication to the cause.

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    Had a mini panic, thought the thread title was saying we’d sent Yoshida out on a season long loan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErwinK1961 View Post
    Had a mini panic, thought the thread title was saying we’d sent Yoshida out on a season long loan.
    Lol yes, that's what I thought when I first glanced.

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    What a top guy. No one would ever think to donate a whopping 1% of their salary to charity, no wonder he felt the need to big himself up on social media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintStinger View Post
    What a top guy. No one would ever think to donate a whopping 1% of their salary to charity, no wonder he felt the need to big himself up on social media.
    I believe that 1% equates to £26,000 over the year, which ain't too shabby. Probably thinking bigging himself up on social media might pressure some of the others to do likewise.

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    He'll be remembered as an average footballer who always gave 100%, loved the club and is an absolute gentleman off the pitch too.

    I say he's an average footballer, people mistake the word "average" for "poor" these days. I do just mean it as, if you were to rank the best CBs in the league, he'd probably be somewhere near the middle. We're lucky to have someone of "average" quality who is happy to come in, be a squad player for a club like ours. I certainly can't think of any better 3rd/4th CB outside the big boys.

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    To be honest, all the (senior) players should be doing this, each and every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iansums View Post
    To be honest, all the (senior) players should be doing this, each and every year.
    Agreed.

    According to this https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.t...er-united-city our wage bill is now £113m

    Some players are earning some horribly big wages and they could all spare 1%

    1% from everyone and the foundation gets £1m+

    Fair play to Yoshi for leading the way. Hopefully more follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iansums View Post
    To be honest, all the (senior) players should be doing this, each and every year.
    Well, that’s quite judgemental. None of us know what the circumstances of each player are or, for that matter, what they donate away from the spot light. I agree it would be great if they did, but it’s their choice.

    You might also say everyone should donate 1% of our income - it would make a huge societal difference and many of us wouldn’t notice. The government might help by allowing charitable donations to be tax deductible up to a certain level - provided they’re for charities I agree with.

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    Good stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faz View Post
    Well, that’s quite judgemental. None of us know what the circumstances of each player are or, for that matter, what they donate away from the spot light. I agree it would be great if they did, but it’s their choice.

    You might also say everyone should donate 1% of our income - it would make a huge societal difference and many of us wouldn’t notice. The government might help by allowing charitable donations to be tax deductible up to a certain level - provided they’re for charities I agree with.
    For calling me judgmental you should be giving 2%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iansums View Post
    To be honest, all the (senior) players should be doing this, each and every year.
    Erm why? No one should be forced to donate ANYTHING out of their wages. Wages are something you earn. Regardless of whether the general public thinks you're overpaid, that's what your employer has decided you're worth and it's YOUR money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Instant Classic View Post
    Erm why? No one should be forced to donate ANYTHING out of their wages. Wages are something you earn. Regardless of whether the general public thinks you're overpaid, that's what your employer has decided you're worth and it's YOUR money.
    Good lad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Instant Classic View Post
    Erm why? No one should be forced to donate ANYTHING out of their wages. Wages are something you earn. Regardless of whether the general public thinks you're overpaid, that's what your employer has decided you're worth and it's YOUR money.
    Who said they should be forced to donate?

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    Donations to charities are already tax deductible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Instant Classic View Post
    Erm why? No one should be forced to donate ANYTHING out of their wages. Wages are something you earn. Regardless of whether the general public thinks you're overpaid, that's what your employer has decided you're worth and it's YOUR money.
    I think it is a moral responsibility for those earning a lot of money to give something back to the society in which they earnt it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey Grandad View Post
    I think it is a moral responsibility for those earning a lot of money to give something back to the society in which they earnt it.
    Freudian slip WG? I know lots of people who 'earn' their wages but I also know many many more who don't and yet receive quite large salaries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Agreed.

    According to this https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.t...er-united-city our wage bill is now £113m

    Some players are earning some horribly big wages and they could all spare 1%

    1% from everyone and the foundation gets £1m+

    Fair play to Yoshi for leading the way. Hopefully more follow.
    We have a mathematics wizard among us.

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    1% pre or post tax

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    For tax reasons all players should be doing this.

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    Juan Mata has a foundation called 'Common Goal' set up that does this, has players like Mats Hummels, Chiellini and the high profile female player Alex Morgan signed up to it.

    Same concept, they pledge 1% of their salary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hasper57saint View Post
    Freudian slip WG? I know lots of people who 'earn' their wages but I also know many many more who don't and yet receive quite large salaries.


    Are you implying that there are some players at Saints who are not 'earning' their money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iansums View Post
    For calling me judgmental you should be giving 2%.
    Deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintStinger View Post
    What a top guy. No one would ever think to donate a whopping 1% of their salary to charity, no wonder he felt the need to big himself up on social media.
    I don't donate anywhere near 1% of my annual salary to charity, how much do you donate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey Grandad View Post
    I think it is a moral responsibility for those earning a lot of money to give something back to the society in which they earnt it.
    Philosopher Peter Singer argues this pretty robustly in 'the life you can save'. Although according to the text Yoshida has made a start but would need to be closer to the 20% mark (if tax deductable) to hit his moral obligation. It's an interesting book nonetheless

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    Quote Originally Posted by hasper57saint View Post
    Freudian slip WG? I know lots of people who 'earn' their wages but I also know many many more who don't and yet receive quite large salaries.
    good call.

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    One of the good guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faz View Post
    The government might help by allowing charitable donations to be tax deductible up to a certain level.
    They do - thatís what Ďgift aidí is. I donít even think there is a limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydney_saint View Post
    Philosopher Peter Singer argues this pretty robustly in 'the life you can save'. Although according to the text Yoshida has made a start but would need to be closer to the 20% mark (if tax deductable) to hit his moral obligation. It's an interesting book nonetheless

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    An absurd hypothesis. The best way to address the support of charities is to add 1p to each rate of tax and earmark the revenue specifically for this purpose, set in law and beyond the reach of elected and unelected officials.

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    I sponsor a Somali.

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    When it comes to charity let the the left hand not know what the right hand doeth.

    I love Yoshida but letís not get all gushy

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjii View Post
    I sponsor a Somali.
    I occasionally buy a lottery ticket. Also bought a paperback from a charity shop a few years back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintStinger View Post
    What a top guy. No one would ever think to donate a whopping 1% of their salary to charity, no wonder he felt the need to big himself up on social media.
    What a very disingenuous reaction to what is now days a very rare positive gesture from rich players. One he did not have to make to a city he is not local to. It is also I would hazard a guess 1% more than you or I have made to Saints foundation! And is a large sum from a Top footballers wage. if every player at the club did that this season it would probably exceed a million quid!

    If he wanted self promotion i can think of many other ways in which he could have spent the 30k far more effectively

    Well done Yoshi I say you are a star!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stud mark of doom View Post
    They do - thatís what Ďgift aidí is. I donít even think there is a limit.
    No limit, but higher rate taxpayers can only claim the difference between the basic rate and their marginal rate, so not as tax efficient for high earners as you migh expect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Without a Halo View Post
    If he wanted self promotion i can think of many other ways in which he could have spent the 30k far more effectively
    Examples?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VectisSaint View Post
    No limit, but higher rate taxpayers can only claim the difference between the basic rate and their marginal rate, so not as tax efficient for high earners as you migh expect.
    Isnít that because the basic rate relief goes direct to the charity? When I did the maths a few years ago Iím sure all the tax was effectively repaid by the government - some back to me (the difference between your marginal and basic) and some to the charity (basic rate).

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