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DaveLovesDee Aug 7th 2021 9:54 pm

Re: The 2021/22 Football Thread
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 13038228)
Part 3, Section D, sub-section iv, paragraph 5(1)(b) says contract is null and void in the event my mate Messi leaves within the first year.

And then there's the Sanity Clause. ;)

You can't fool me, there ain't no sanity clause....

BristolUK Aug 7th 2021 11:52 pm

Re: The 2021/22 Football Thread
 

Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee (Post 13038260)
You can't fool me, there ain't no sanity clause....

Marx is getting everywhere again.

SpoogleDrummer Aug 8th 2021 2:41 am

Re: The 2021/22 Football Thread
 

Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee (Post 13038260)
You can't fool me, there ain't no sanity clause....

Then who did I see mommy kissing under the mistletoe?

DaveLovesDee Aug 8th 2021 5:42 am

Re: The 2021/22 Football Thread
 

Originally Posted by SpoogleDrummer (Post 13038304)
Then who did I see mommy kissing under the mistletoe?

Your other mommy? :p

DaveLovesDee Aug 8th 2021 5:44 am

Re: The 2021/22 Football Thread
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 13038275)
Marx is getting everywhere again.


Scamp Aug 8th 2021 6:06 am

Re: The 2021/22 Football Thread
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 13037555)
Or Messi to Southampton and that's why they sold Ings, to raise some funds. ;)

Messi has always been a bit holier than thou (a Barca trait) so why not end up a Saint? :rofl:

I'd have him, but he'll have to prove himself before he gets in before Redmond.


Originally Posted by Garbatellamike (Post 13037557)
so Grealish definitely in and hopefully that means we can flog Sterling to some other suckers

We'll have him, but he'd be behind Messi (just) in the pecking order to try and get a place ahead of Redmond.


Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 13037599)
Anyone care to predict how many days it will be before it all works out and Messi signs a new Barcelona contract?

I thought this, but unless he agrees to play for nothing (which he quite comfortably could I imagine), I don't see it happening.

Great test of 'love' for a club, being a bazillionaire and can only play for the club you 'love' if your sponsors keep you earning loads, not the club.

DaveLovesDee Aug 8th 2021 6:07 am

Re: The 2021/22 Football Thread
 
Congrats to City on their Community Shield win yesterday... No, not THAT City:p


BristolUK Aug 8th 2021 12:39 pm

Re: The 2021/22 Football Thread
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 13038322)
I thought this, but unless he agrees to play for nothing (which he quite comfortably could I imagine), I don't see it happening.

I'm still thinking the original 5yr/2yr deal was within the rules, otherwise they'd not have agreed it. So Messi could accept he has to wait the full 5 years even if he only plays for 2. That's the bit I think has changed making it not within rules. He wants it in t he 2 years.

It's bad for La Liga to lose him so they could also say the Pandemic is exceptional so normal rules don't apply to an exceptional event. They already have a sponsor deal lined up and Barca "can't accept it without guarantees" so just make a guarantee and problem solved.

One other thing...isn't it funny how the salary breaking the rules only became an issue at the exact moment his contract ran out? :sneaky:

civilservant Aug 8th 2021 6:32 pm

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One other thing...isn't it funny how the salary breaking the rules only became an issue at the exact moment his contract ran out?
Not really. La Ligas financial rules are 'in advance' rather than retroactive, so it really is only an issue at the beginning of the period.

BristolUK Aug 9th 2021 12:24 am

Re: The 2021/22 Football Thread
 

Originally Posted by civilservant (Post 13038458)
Not really. La Ligas financial rules are 'in advance' rather than retroactive, so it really is only an issue at the beginning of the period.

But with a supposedly lower salary rate from what would be now onwards, how does that break the rule now but not last season when it was more? :confused:

Scamp Aug 9th 2021 8:56 am

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**** knows but I'm not buying the tears.

Faxed them to leave last year.
Cries his eyes out this year because he won't get hundreds of millions to stay at Barca.

Play for a euro a week if you're that bothered. The club will exist without you and if you demand huge money, they probably won't exist for much longer. If you 'love' them, then leaving is the only option if you won't work for nothing.

civilservant Aug 9th 2021 11:38 am

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But with a supposedly lower salary rate from what would be now onwards, how does that break the rule now but not last season when it was more? https://britishexpats.com/forum/imag...s/confused.gif
This is a good article on the topic:

https://www.chaseyoursport.com/Footb...explained/2867

BristolUK Aug 9th 2021 3:35 pm

Re: The 2021/22 Football Thread
 

Originally Posted by civilservant (Post 13038611)
This is a good article on the topic

Yes, thanks for that.
So this bit is key then..."La Liga had planned on bringing fans back to the stadiums but the plan did not go through. This resulted in no reduced debt for the clubs and increased financial problems."

The league has essentially set a target which assumed income from ticket sales. With that unplanned for loss of income it doesn't seem fair to expect the same target to be met.

Scamp Aug 10th 2021 4:50 am

Re: The 2021/22 Football Thread
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 13038730)
Yes, thanks for that.
So this bit is key then..."La Liga had planned on bringing fans back to the stadiums but the plan did not go through. This resulted in no reduced debt for the clubs and increased financial problems."

The league has essentially set a target which assumed income from ticket sales. With that unplanned for loss of income it doesn't seem fair to expect the same target to be met.

La Liga is doing what a league should, seeking investment and whatnot.

The main clubs, Barca and Real Madrid have overspent for decades and are now both in so much debt, it'll be eye-watering numbers needing to be saved / invested to get them out of it. Whilst over there I did the stadium tour at the Camp Nou and frankly, it's pretty terrible as far as a stadium goes for one of the biggest clubs in the world.

BristolUK Aug 10th 2021 11:04 am

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An alternative view of players' agents
https://www.theguardian.com/football...k-will-buckley


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