Even 50p-a-second men can only find true worth from within
Published 01/03/2014 | 02:30
So here I am trying to do the sums. Wayne Rooney, who signed a new contract, is on 50 pence per second. It's not that much, if you think about it. Sure if you give a child a tenner for a birthday, he or she would be richer than Wayne Rooney for any given second, by 20 times.
Back in the boom, kids would be highly insulted if you gave them the bare tenner. I heard one man rebuke his friend with, "don't insult the child with a 20".
Money was being flung about like spaghetti at a western and it still is, but only in soccer. It could be that soccer balls will become as worthless as tulip bulbs back in the days of the Dutch bubble.