A FRIEND of mine left his job with a major investment bank where he had worked for more than 20 years. He was described as a “great servant” to the company. Given the person in question was earning well north of £ 150,000 per annum, plus considerable benefits, somebody quipped, “best paid bloody servant in history”. It raised a laugh or two, but never had a truer word been spoken in jest. Investment bank employees are not servants in any shape or form. And neither are Premier League footballers. Nobody forces anyone to go into football, aside from pushy parents who see their offspring as a way out of a life of drudgery. Youngsters pursue the invariably forlorn hope of a career in the game…