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  • kalel 30 Jul 2013 09:24:21 87,753 posts
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    President_Weasel wrote:
    Dougs wrote:
    It's the way it works in all other businesses, after all.
    Apart from the whole give your notice and move to a new job/give you notice and terminate your employment thing that they have in other businesses, after all. So what you're saying is it's exactly the way it doesn't work in other businesses, after all.
    No, in the business world you have fixed term contracts where both parties are committing to the length of them (or at least risking pretty severe legal and financial implications if they don't).
  • kalel 30 Jul 2013 09:25:01 87,753 posts
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    spindle9988 wrote:
    Transfer windows are exciting. This thread would be about 2 pages long without em
    You'd still have movement of players in the summer to get excited about.
  • nickthegun 30 Jul 2013 09:29:11 59,971 posts
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    You would probably have more movement of players as it wouldnt involve protracted negotiations on fee and then terms.

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  • nickthegun 30 Jul 2013 09:30:04 59,971 posts
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    But, having said that, the transfer window is a restriction of trade so if contracts went, the window wouldnt be too far behind.

    Edited by nickthegun at 09:30:23 30-07-2013

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  • Dougs 30 Jul 2013 09:30:52 67,805 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    President_Weasel wrote:
    Dougs wrote:
    It's the way it works in all other businesses, after all.
    Apart from the whole give your notice and move to a new job/give you notice and terminate your employment thing that they have in other businesses, after all. So what you're saying is it's exactly the way it doesn't work in other businesses, after all.
    No, in the business world you have fixed term contracts where both parties are committing to the length of them (or at least risking pretty severe legal and financial implications if they don't).
    Aye. There are still notice periods etc but the implications can be quite severe at the top level - golden handcuffs that mean you can't work for a competitor for X period of time etc. It's staggering that football has flouted employment law for so long really.
  • nickthegun 30 Jul 2013 09:32:14 59,971 posts
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    That would be quite funny if they imposed a 'no work for competitors' clause.

    GO AND DO YOUR GARDEN FOR A YEAR, CARLOS!

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  • spindle9988 30 Jul 2013 09:32:15 3,590 posts
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    I liked it when you could just buy players whenever you wanted. I remember watching a documentary years ago when the window first came in. The smaller clubs were having a nightmare. An example was they didnt have enough money for wages one week, so to raise funds they could just sell a player. Once the window was introduced, this option just was not available
  • mcmonkeyplc 30 Jul 2013 09:33:32 39,458 posts
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    Football flouts all kinds of laws including competition.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • kalel 30 Jul 2013 09:37:26 87,753 posts
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    The only problem, and it's the same problem as pretty much every sensible solution, is the smaller clubs all get fucked.
  • nickthegun 30 Jul 2013 09:41:26 59,971 posts
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    Your teams like crewe would probably fold, yeah. Their sell on clause for Seth Johnson pretty much kept them afloat the year we sold him.

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  • graysonavich 30 Jul 2013 09:42:48 7,355 posts
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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/tottenham-hotspur/3775479/Spurs-must-lose-Gareth-Bale-to-land-Stewart-Downing-Football.html

    :D
  • spindle9988 30 Jul 2013 09:43:55 3,590 posts
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    Really need the season to start now. I am not sexist but I tried to watch a bit of the womens football the other day. It was awful, and the commentators accent was unbearable
  • kalel 30 Jul 2013 09:49:11 87,753 posts
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    graysonavich wrote:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/tottenham-hotspur/3775479/Spurs-must-lose-Gareth-Bale-to-land-Stewart-Downing-Football.html

    :D
    Phew.
  • morriss 30 Jul 2013 10:14:03 71,002 posts
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    Those were simpler times. I don't miss them, however.
  • spindle9988 30 Jul 2013 10:16:00 3,590 posts
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    How times change
  • robc84 30 Jul 2013 10:19:34 5,642 posts
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    We have come a long way in the last 5 years!
  • mikew1985 30 Jul 2013 10:21:19 12,756 posts
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    He did well mentally to get over the ridiculous scrutiny of his early spurs career. Every game he played was analysed in the context of him playing, linking his appearances to losses and all sorts.

    It was really odd and probably tough to take as a young lad. Seems to have that mental strength that really top players need to succeed.
  • robc84 30 Jul 2013 10:33:25 5,642 posts
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    The silly thing was, that I think he played pretty well in the games he did play, we just lost. So for the media to imply it was down to him was more than a bit unfair.
  • nickthegun 30 Jul 2013 10:34:45 59,971 posts
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    mikew1985 wrote:
    He did well mentally to get over the ridiculous scrutiny of his early spurs career. Every game he played was analysed in the context of him playing, linking his appearances to losses and all sorts.
    He also, by all accounts, has gotten over his habit of being a massive gaylord, which seems to have helped.

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  • mikew1985 30 Jul 2013 10:39:56 12,756 posts
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    I'm not sure about that nick, he seems to be married to that celebration. If he's still doing that I don't feel comfortable saying he has gotten over his habit of being a massive gaylord.
  • nickthegun 30 Jul 2013 10:41:02 59,971 posts
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    I think it was a coping strategy his psychologist developed after he gave up diving around and feigning injury.

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  • SuperCoolEskimo 30 Jul 2013 10:42:17 9,845 posts
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    Both of you now have a life ban at Anfield.
  • mikew1985 30 Jul 2013 10:43:59 12,756 posts
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    \o/

    That's a great prize, cheers SCE!
  • SuperCoolEskimo 30 Jul 2013 10:52:03 9,845 posts
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    Sorry, context: http://twitter.com/danielstorey85/status/362145856905936898/photo/1
  • SuperCoolEskimo 30 Jul 2013 10:53:33 9,845 posts
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    On second reading it appears gaylord is fine. Come on back in!
  • Dougs 30 Jul 2013 10:54:27 67,805 posts
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    That can't be real! Refuse to believe it.
  • The-Bodybuilder 30 Jul 2013 10:58:03 14,211 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    That would be quite funny if they imposed a 'no work for competitors' clause.

    GO AND DO YOUR GARDEN FOR A YEAR, CARLOS!
    Wouldn't all that just mean guys like City will pay top wages, keep them on the bench, and thus prevent them from playing for the competition for a long period?

    Kinda like now.
  • graysonavich 30 Jul 2013 10:58:24 7,355 posts
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    A nice little quote that seems to be doing the rounds on social media this morning:

    A moment's pause to remember the 25% Bale sell on fee that Southampton exchanged for Tommy Forecast and some cash in 2008
  • TheSaint 30 Jul 2013 10:59:33 14,421 posts
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    The stewards would be kept pretty busy if they had to throw out anyone who used terms like 'man up'.
  • TheSaint 30 Jul 2013 11:02:02 14,421 posts
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    As far as I know it wasn't 25% but that doesn't really make it any better. At least we have the moral high ground for doing every possible thing we could to avoid administration/liquidation.
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