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Offline Illmatic

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David James
« on: May 18, 2014, 02:43:25 pm »
Given the money in the game it is always surprising to hear a player declaring themselves bankrupt, more so for someone who played at the top of game for so much of PL era. 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/fameandfortune/10835644/Former-England-footballer-David-James-declares-himself-bankrupt.html
« Last Edit: October 28, 2014, 12:13:52 pm by The 5th Benitle »
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Re: David James declares himself bankrupt
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2014, 02:57:09 pm »
"According to a report in The S*n..."

No direct quotes either.  Not to shit on you mate but, yeah, you can guess the source material is not the greatest place.
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Re: David James declares himself bankrupt
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2014, 03:20:14 pm »
"According to a report in The S*n..."

No direct quotes either.  Not to shit on you mate but, yeah, you can guess the source material is not the greatest place.

Not the best source I know but a number players do go bankrupt and given the vast amounts of money on offer to top pros like James it's always a surprise to hear it. Keith Gillespie has gone record and detailed how he blew over 7M.   
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Re: David James declares himself bankrupt
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2014, 03:27:12 pm »
I read this in the telegraph also. It surprises me more younger players don't do stupid stuff with the insane money they get a very young age. But maybe their horizons are not yet wide enough to start investing in properties where they can really lose money. 

The odd thing about david James though is that he usually comes across as a smart intelligent guy. I didn't really expect to piss money away b

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Re: David James declares himself bankrupt
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2014, 03:28:00 pm »
Saw something about Chris Sutton too. Bizarre.

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Re: David James declares himself bankrupt
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2014, 03:28:30 pm »
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Re: David James declares himself bankrupt
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2014, 03:30:03 pm »
What a load of poo.

Like am arsed and why anyone else is, is beyond me.
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Re: David James declares himself bankrupt
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2014, 03:35:03 pm »
Surprising when you read of  a player who played in this era of big money salaries becoming backrupt.
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Re: David James declares himself bankrupt
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2014, 03:45:37 pm »
I remember watching one of those ESPN documentaries the other year called 'Broke' and it's staggering the amount of sports stars it happens to.
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Re: David James declares himself bankrupt
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2014, 03:54:34 pm »
No sympathy for anyone that has it all and wastes it. I've had to live with minimum wage most of my life. Only started getting a decent wage over the minimum when I was 26/27. Still struggle to get to the end of the month occasionally.
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Re: David James declares himself bankrupt
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2014, 04:26:36 pm »
No sympathy for anyone that has it all and wastes it. I've had to live with minimum wage most of my life. Only started getting a decent wage over the minimum when I was 26/27. Still struggle to get to the end of the month occasionally.

Is right, if you have millions and blow it all, you are obviously a weapon. Some are living off minimum and still getting on with it.

If you can retire before 40 and still do extra work to get money, yet can't keep hold of yourself when spending, then you have problems.
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Re: David James declares himself bankrupt
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2014, 05:15:45 pm »
Anyone seen the price of playstation 4 games 40 quid a throw , all them years shelling out and for new consoles too

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Re: David James declares himself bankrupt
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2014, 05:17:24 pm »
I work sometimes over 50 hours a week, so no pity for him

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Re: David James declares himself bankrupt
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2014, 05:18:52 pm »

Apparently 70% of NFL players blow through their money.
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Re: David James declares himself bankrupt
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2014, 05:21:25 pm »
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