Vic Posted March 1, 2011 Share Posted March 1, 2011 Just an interesting comment from Leyton Orient head Barry Hearn who's side got a replay with Arsenal in the FA Cup and stands to receive a major winfall from the gate at Emirates. "Listen, why don't we go straight to penalties? We'll have more chance that way. Our annual wages budget is £1.7 million. There isn't one Arsenal player who doesn't earn that himself. "We've had £800,000 out of the FA Cup so far this year," Hearn said. "We should get another £700,000 or £800,000 from the gate at the Emirates. For a replay you only get half the TV money, but that's still £125,000. "So I'm going to be running the most profitable club in the Football League this year. That's not saying a lot because all 72 clubs in the Football League lost money last year. The industry is fundamentally flawed. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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