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From today's Sunday Mirror.

" Chelsea planning to charge players for canteen food to cut costs - Exclusive

By Paul Smith,

Chelsea are considering cutting costs by charging players and staff for meals at their Cobham training ground.

Despite being owned by billionaire Roman Abramovich, the Blues laid off 15 international scouts to reduce expenditure two weeks ago.

Now Chris Alexander, their finance director, has canvassed rivals for their approach to charging staff for catering. In his e-mail Alexander reveals: "Even we're starting to look at the cost base!"

A spokesman confirmed: "Costs at the training ground are part of an ongoing review.

"We are aware that other clubs charge staff and players, but no decision has been taken yet."

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A senior Chelsea player said last night: "They must be joking if they think we'll pay for a crappy sandwich and a cup of tea. Next they'll be putting meters in the players' car park or asking the NCP to run it for them."

It's understood that chief executive Peter Kenyon has requested cost reviews in all departments of the club.

And after instigating the cuts to the scouting staff, sporting director Frank Arnesen said: "A structure is now in place, even though the credit crunch has meant Roman Abramovich has hit the financial brake and asked us to cut deep.

"We have cut down significantly on scouts and other activities."

And manager Luiz Felipe Scolari recently revealed he cannot buy any players in the January transfer window, unless he raises funds by selling first. Kenyon has insisted in the past that Chelsea would target breaking-even by 2010."

Surely this can't be true...

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How many of you get free lunches at work?

If they don't like the canteen food enough to pay for it, why do they eat it now?

Perhaps they could get their little wives to make them a packed lunch? But the little ladies are probably too busy getting made up and going shopping.

I find it difficult to feel much sympathy here for these generously paid men - perhaps I'll contact Peter Kenyon and suggest they could save on laundry charges by making the players take their strips home to wash themselves.

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I find it difficult to feel much sympathy here for these generously paid men - perhaps I'll contact Peter Kenyon and suggest they could save on laundry charges by making the players take their strips home to wash themselves.

Or just tell them not to give them to the opposing team at the end of a game?

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A senior Chelsea player said last night: "They must be joking if they think we'll pay for a crappy sandwich and a cup of tea. Next they'll be putting meters in the players' car park or asking the NCP to run it for them."

Oh my, what utter garbage. I can really see someone (a senior at that) telling the Mirror that, twat.

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From today's Sunday Mirror.

" Chelsea planning to charge players for canteen food to cut costs - Exclusive

By Paul Smith,

Chelsea are considering cutting costs by charging players and staff for meals at their Cobham training ground.

Despite being owned by billionaire Roman Abramovich, the Blues laid off 15 international scouts to reduce expenditure two weeks ago.

Now Chris Alexander, their finance director, has canvassed rivals for their approach to charging staff for catering. In his e-mail Alexander reveals: "Even we're starting to look at the cost base!"

A spokesman confirmed: "Costs at the training ground are part of an ongoing review.

"We are aware that other clubs charge staff and players, but no decision has been taken yet."

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A senior Chelsea player said last night: "They must be joking if they think we'll pay for a crappy sandwich and a cup of tea. Next they'll be putting meters in the players' car park or asking the NCP to run it for them."

It's understood that chief executive Peter Kenyon has requested cost reviews in all departments of the club.

And after instigating the cuts to the scouting staff, sporting director Frank Arnesen said: "A structure is now in place, even though the credit crunch has meant Roman Abramovich has hit the financial brake and asked us to cut deep.

"We have cut down significantly on scouts and other activities."

And manager Luiz Felipe Scolari recently revealed he cannot buy any players in the January transfer window, unless he raises funds by selling first. Kenyon has insisted in the past that Chelsea would target breaking-even by 2010."

Surely this can't be true...

First of all wasn't the scouts laid off because the team didn't want that many scouts or something like that? I seem to recall that the club said it had nothing to do with costs.

Secondly I get the feeling this is a fabricated story (as most are). As for the "Even we're starting to look at the cost base!" I wouldn't be surprised if that was an answer or a comment on something else than the food costs.

And of course the club are reviewing their economy now. The economy in the world has changed somewhat and it doesn't just affect indiviuals, it also affect big companies and football clubs.

I think all clubs do this; ManU, L'Arse and L'Fool too.

And as for starting to charge for catering, I don't see why that would be such a bad thing. It's not many places that give the workers free food, right?

And again, I'm sure the other teams doesn't give away food for free.

If the staff at Chelsea doesn't like the food, then don't buy it and get it somewhere else instead.

Chelsea FC could arrange for cooking lessons so the staff can learn how to make their own food :D

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We start at 8am. We eat breakfast while we go through the morning briefing.

Oh, that is too dreadful to contemplate! I want my breakfast as soon as I get up, before I shower/dress etc. And the thought of having to eat breakfast with colleagues is anathema.

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Oh, that is too dreadful to contemplate! I want my breakfast as soon as I get up, before I shower/dress etc. And the thought of having to eat breakfast with colleagues is anathema.

I actually like the fact that I can sleep a little more as I can eat my breakfast on "company's time" and I'm not usually hungry straight after I wake up anyway. And besides...I've got a great bunch of colleagues in the current project, so eating with them is all cool as well.

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I actually like the fact that I can sleep a little more as I can eat my breakfast on "company's time" and I'm not usually hungry straight after I wake up anyway. And besides...I've got a great bunch of colleagues in the current project, so eating with them is all cool as well.

Ah yes, the thought of extra time in bed is a plus!

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Crappy sandwich? They have a 5 star chef I'm sure lots of you have seen the documentary on the training ground. Give the players a tab and charge em for their meals it wont make much of a difference to their paycheck.

This whole article is probably bullsh*t however

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