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A-League ultimatum: Players told to accept pay cuts or be stood down – The World Game

A-League players have been handed an ultimatum by club bosses – accept pay cuts of up to 30 per cent next season or face being stood down from next week.

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The threat doesnt extend to champions Sydney FC, grand finalists Melbourne City and crosstown neighbours Melbourne Victory, who have pledged to keep paying players – no matter what the outcome of increasingly fractious talks between owners and Professional Footballers Australia.
Due to be paid next Tuesday, players have been given until Friday to accept the downgraded offer.
But they are believed to be standing firm against what they consider a draconian proposal, articulated by FFA head of le…

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