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Changing Times

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  1. Any early snippets of team news?
  2. Yeah, he could take action against them but his case against the EFL would done unless he could take action against them as well for financial loss? I wonder what valuation they'd put on the financial loss? I assume they'd have to bring PL revenue into it to make it worthwhile otherwise you're just talking about losing out on an extra couple of play off games. Leeds would have a stronger case I assume having lost to them in the play offs?
  3. Aye, just view it as a really expensive loan signing for them, like Gibson 🙂
  4. They are clearly very determined then? He's not just one on a list of names?
  5. All they are challenged to do is create a sellable story. I keep telling Anth this but he won't listen 🙄
  6. Good faith clauses like this are a catch all but they are also open to interpretation. So Derby say we acted in good faith, we asked you if what we were going to do was ok before we did it and only after you confirmed it was ok did we then carry it out. If you'd said from the beginning that it wasn't ok then we wouldn't have done it.
  7. I think that's exactly what it's about. Gibson is in the process of taking legal action against them so they try and take action to head that off. If they succeed then they can turn around and say that Derby have been punished and if the independent panel and/or further court proceedings find in Derby's favour then Gibson wouldn't have a case I assume.
  8. That's what I 🤓 would like to know because it appears from the outside looking in that they haven't been examining them all that closely.
  9. Now you know how the rest of us feel reading through your posts 🤭 I do like that you read the nonsense in the opening post and still read through the rest of the thread anyway, presumably in the forlorn hope that it was indeed the best thread in the world 😏
  10. Thanks mate, I'll give it a try as I haven't had it before 👍
  11. I'm not a massive fan of Duvel (genuinely). A few of my favourite Belgian beers at the moment are Westmalle, Delirium, Tripel Karmelite, Orval. All a bit different to each other but nice all the same.
  12. I saw something about that. It's something to do with the amortisation I think but this really isn't the thread to discuss it. I'll see you over on the transfer thread where we can really get into it 🤓
  13. Please don't derail the thread. I hate it when people do that 😡
  14. A thread to discuss how much Duvel sucks and how useless he is and how he knows nothing and how he isn't even really a Boro fan and how he can get stuffed. Please also take part in the poll to add a scientific element to our discussions.
  15. Don't read it then, makes no difference to me. Players being good enough and whether the club can afford them are one of the reasons we're 17th in league. You'd think that would be obvious but some people still don't seem to get it. I'd prefer if this stuff wasn't important as well but it is and while it is, I'm going to take an interest in it.
  16. I'm think that the payments are staggered throughout the contract so you get some each year of the deal?
  17. To go back to the original topic though, I'd rather we didn't extend Shotton's contract and let him go. £15k per week or more, it's still a decent chunk of money to risk being stuck with the player for another year.
  18. I think the Championship is kinda full of midtable sides, if you know what I mean. I'm not sure any of them are particularly strong albeit some are stronger than others of course.
  19. Of course that's what some players do, I'm not disputing that and that has nothing to do with my point. You still have to pay the £2000 signing on fee is my point. Say the contract at the council is for 1 year then you could just as easily offer a pay rise to £538 per week for the year with no signing on fee and you are paying the same amount as £500 with a £2000 signing on fee. You still have to pay whatever the person wants to be paid, it's still in your accounts as wages, it's just a different method of the money being paid out. I can only guess there's some tax benefit to a signing on fee otherwise it makes absolutely no difference at all.
  20. Lol, I'm not getting it from Football Manager. I might also say that just because someone tells you something that doesn't make it true. I understand that players don't automatically join other clubs because of a basic salary increase. I simply don't believe Shotton signed here for a wage of that amount and I find it odd that the local media and some of the ITK types had him as one of our highest paid players if that was the case. I also wouldn't have thought that wage would have necessitated him taking a pay cut to join Wigan but who knows on that one. Some interesting figures for the back up keepers though 👍
  21. I don't think it would, mate. I don't see a scenario in which players would accept less money than they actually want. The method of paying that money - wages or signing on fees - wouldn't alter how much money we have to pay them. Unless there is some tax benefit to a signing on fee then there would be no reason for any player to accept a bigger signing on fee but miss out on more from a lower wage.
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