WREXHAM striker Paul Mullin has revealed the ruthless fines system in operation at the club.
The 29-year-old scored a sensational 47 goals in 53 games last season to lead the Welsh side back to the Football League after 15 years away.
Paul Mullin has explained Wrexham’s fines policyPA
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And they are now flying high in the fourth tier, sitting second behind Stockport after 20 games.
But their recent success has come with the implementation of a brutal list of financial punishments for misconduct.
And some of the infringements Mullin has confirmed are quite shocking.
They include £50 for giving away their match shirt, £20 for not eating breakfast before 10.10am, and £200 for being late to a team night out.
Speaking in his new book “My Wrexham Story: The Inspirational Autobiography From The Beloved Football Hero”, as documented by Goal, he said: “Helping to enforce discipline, we have an embedded system of club fines.
“The list is up on the changing-room door: Late for training, the gym, or a meeting – £20. Late on matchdays – £100. Late for the bus – £100. Late for a team night out – £100. Not showing up for a team night out – £200.
“Not eaten breakfast by 10.10 a.m. – £20. Phone going off – £10. Not wearing flip-flops in the shower – £5. Wearing flip-flops to go to a game – £10.
“Cleaning boots in the shower – £10. Giving away a match shirt – £50.”
Mullin also revealed there are fines for not abiding by health and fitness regulations.
These include not wearing your GPS for training, putting your trainers on the fitness bed, and not reporting an injury prior to a day off.
Smaller fines can also incur the wrath of the roulette wheel or the dice.
The guilty part spins the wheel or rolls the dice and receives anything from not having to pay the fine to being forced to “start a boy band”.
And Mullin admits he has been on the wrong end of many of the more severe punishments.
He added: “Unlucky, and you can end up down Tesco buying everyone a shower gel.
“Then there’s the dice. Each number represents a forfeit, which can be quite excruciating. You might have to do a silent disco in front of the lads or a lap of the pitch in your underpants – not too bad in May, but pretty unpleasant in the sideways sleet of January.
“If you’re really unlucky you’ll have to create a boy band for a day with the team-mates either side of you in the squad numbers.
In my case, that’s Ollie Palmer and Liam McAlinden – and not many people want to hear that!
“Alternatively, you’ll have to buy those same players dinner. A bit simpler, but no less painful, is the requirement that you sling £50 in the players’ kitty. Sadly, I’ve done most of these, the price of repeatedly forgetting to wear my flip-flops in the shower.
“Before the Christmas do, we all have to spin the roulette wheel regardless of whether we’ve violated a fines rule.
“Last year I got stung for £50 without even having done anything – ‘What? No way! What’s going on here!’”