Ormerod calls for wage cap

Brett Ormerod in action against Peterborough United
Brett Ormerod in action against Peterborough United
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BRETT Ormerod reckons football has gone crazy and says a wage cap should have been introduced years ago.

After a deadline day which saw more players move for millions – both in terms of transfer fees and wages – the Seasiders striker said: “I remember a couple of years ago, the experts were saying football was about to collapse because it couldn’t sustain itself.

“But if anything it is going the other way. Personally, I think it might have been better being capped and sorted out a long time ago. It just seems to have got worse

“Some of the wages being bandied about are astronomical. I suppose it’s just the way football is.”

As Ormerod points out, it’s no longer just the big boys in the top flight who have got the cash.

The 34-year-old added: “I’ve been asked whether we can challenge for promotion this year, and it’s a tough question because even in this league you only have to look at how much money certain clubs have spent.

“Look at Leicester, Birmingham, West Ham ... you are talking about teams with massive budgets and massive facilities, so much bigger (than us).

“You have 10 or 12 teams like that in this league now, who are throwing money around.

“But we know we’ve got good players and we play like we do, so if we stick to what we believe in we know we are a match for anyone.

“We’ve a good squad but it’s an unbelievably difficult league. Obviously the expectancy level (at Blackpool) is going to be there because we’ve just come down.

“But these clubs we are up against have unbelievable budgets. The money Leicester seem to be throwing around is frightening and there seem to be a lot of clubs doing that.”