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Mike the Taxi
Mike the Taxi (IP Logged)

Premiership Close Contract Loophole
10 August, 2017 12:32

 
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Robbinho (IP Logged)

Re: Premiership Close Contract Loophole
10 August, 2017 12:39
Interesting that's not really come up before - or possibly it has and just not been widely known.

 
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OutsideBath (IP Logged)

Re: Premiership Close Contract Loophole
10 August, 2017 13:30
Glad they acted, it's time players got back to completing their full contract before moving.

Rugby does not want to go further down the route of football.



Jack Wilson - Adopted player 2017/18

 
Brown Bottle
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Re: Premiership Close Contract Loophole
10 August, 2017 13:44
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OutsideBath
Glad they acted, it's time players got back to completing their full contract before moving.
Rugby does not want to go further down the route of football.

Not sure they have "acted". Haven't they just changed the fixed fee to a negotiable one?



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gaz59
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Re: Premiership Close Contract Loophole
10 August, 2017 13:47
I'm not sure it really changes things significantly in reality

In the event that a player simply walks out of a club and into another one with a year left to go on the contract - how would court/tribunal assess the compensation due?

In employment law generally it is based on the gross value of any contractual notice or remainder of contract value if on fixed term contract

All it really does, as I understand it, in removing a standard clause will be to place more moral duty on a player and any potential recruiting club not to effect an early breach or to negotiate a settled departure like George

 
HamishMilner
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Re: Premiership Close Contract Loophole
10 August, 2017 16:57
Okay someone may have to break this down for me in simple man terms but has May not just done what Ford did?

He had a year left on his contract and was bought out by Leicester of his contract and swapped with Slater or is it more complicated than that?

 
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BathMatt53 (IP Logged)

Re: Premiership Close Contract Loophole
10 August, 2017 17:36
Didn't Leicester approach Ford / Bath and make an offer etc. in the same was as us with Faletau and Underhill? The way I read the article teams would have no choice but to release the player if that clause was met. So the difference as I understand it would be that Glos could now say, 'get lost' and keep the player if they wanted.

(Of course the reality as those say above is that if a player says he wants to go you will try and get the best offer for him when you have a replacement rather than let him hang around...like Picamoles.)

 
SteveCh
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Re: Premiership Close Contract Loophole
10 August, 2017 18:34
Removing the fixed fee - the salary of the player moving on - is intended to stop the richer clubs from hoovering up the brighter stars/prospects from the smaller/poorer clubs for a knock down sum. This change will allow those clubs to get some better recompense for early release of a player - even better if it applies to cross code poaching a la Sale.

 
DanWiley
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Re: Premiership Close Contract Loophole
10 August, 2017 18:51
As it stands, aren't most deals done at the end of contracts anyway?

 
dcsh
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Re: Premiership Close Contract Loophole
10 August, 2017 20:25
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DanWiley
As it stands, aren't most deals done at the end of contracts anyway?
That would seem to be the case in the majority of player movements, but there is definitely an increase in the number of movement of players before the end of their contracts. Either where a fee is paid by another club or when player and club agree an early release by mutual consent, which I have always presumed had no fee involved if the player when straight into another contract and maybe a payment to the player if they weren't.


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