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Big money to play soccer in China, but is it worth it?

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Oh my God, stop complaining you frauds!

You take a million Dollars a months for third division football and you are crying? How blinsd and ignorant about the era world does one have to be to go and work and love in China?

I hope you break your contracts, and then China uses the FIFA to get you banned in any other country until you are old and grey.... Sometimes it is really embarrassing, when you are faced to see what kind of people you considdered "heroes"....

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Aww these poor souls. My heart breaks at the thought of them being unhappy getting 200k a week for kicking a football about. These poor people.

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I agree with comments above about wages being massive but, if you promise someone a certain amount per week, you should hold up your end of the deal. I understand the players ditching clubs due to wage inconsistencies.

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I don't think it is a simple wage problem.

The many of the players thought of a step up back in the European leagues but Chinese Pro scoccer doe not have the level of other mid-level leagues to gain recognition unlike the J-league. Some of the members of this year's winning regular members were playing in J-league before returning to Brazil.

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The former Spurs goalkeeper has spoken openly about the difficulty of settling into a wholly unfamiliar culture on the other side of the planet. “The worst thing is the food,” he said recently. “I haven’t been served any dog yet. They tell me they don’t do that anymore—but I did have a very suspicious burger once.

That funny. An Englishman complaining about food quality.

Wondering what kind of food he thought they served in China. Fish and Chips?

He's probably making more than enough per week to figure out a way find something good to eat. Certainly at least enough to find a McDonald's or a KFC, especially in a place as huge as Shanghai.

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“The worst thing is the food,” he said recently. “I haven’t been served any dog yet. They tell me they don’t do that anymore—but I did have a very suspicious burger once.

And this is coming from someone making a million a month. Can you freakin' believe this complaint? He can have a concierge serving him anything he'd like to have, or as little as 500 USD/month in Shanghai.

He deserves a kick in the backside and be sent home in notime.

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If they aren't getting paid, why stay? Indeed the conditions sound crap but they should have known better.

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find something good to eat. Certainly at least enough to find a McDonald's or a KFC

What??

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with the amt they're raking in...and living in shanghai and guangzhou, there's NO way their complaints are believable

those cities are mecca for the rich

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Cramp, raking in?! Some of them aren't getting paid - hence the problems.

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That funny. An Englishman complaining about food quality. Wondering what kind of food he thought they served in China. Fish and Chips?

Whats wrong with fish and chips?

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This is one of the funniest stories in sports this year. Just imagine-a foreigner not understanding why the culture isn't the same as at home, and then running for the doors. It just goes to show that although a person is an excellent athlete, it doesn't mean excellence from the neck up!

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i had no idea Yakubu was playing in China

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Chinas OK if you can put up with the smog !

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