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pettyboy

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Decarrey Sheriff has scored 4 goals in 3 games for Concord - one to keep quiet next weekend.
 
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Roger D

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A terrible negotiating position on a free transfer?
A player who currently isn't getting paid at this point in the season is not in a good negotiating position. He will need the deal more than the club - unless they need urgent injury cover - and the club will know it. Sadly, unless the rules have changed, the fact Erhun's not already resigned suggests he's not received an offer he considers acceptable.

We didn't announce who we were releasing because it gave the players more power in negotiations with potential employers. It's the same further up the food chain too. It's a horrible position for the remaining senior players, and families, and I hope they and all the other club staff emerge ok from this. When food banks have to be set up for a clubs employees, something is horribly wrong.
 

B.I.G

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A player who currently isn't getting paid at this point in the season is not in a good negotiating position. He will need the deal more than the club - unless they need urgent injury cover - and the club will know it. Sadly, unless the rules have changed, the fact Erhun's not already resigned suggests he's not received an offer he considers acceptable.

We didn't announce who we were releasing because it gave the players more power in negotiations with potential employers. It's the same further up the food chain too. It's a horrible position for the remaining senior players, and families, and I hope they and all the other club staff emerge ok from this. When food banks have to be set up for a clubs employees, something is horribly wrong.
Sounds made up. The players will get paid in the end.
 

Moroccan Sunset

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A player who currently isn't getting paid at this point in the season is not in a good negotiating position. He will need the deal more than the club - unless they need urgent injury cover - and the club will know it. Sadly, unless the rules have changed, the fact Erhun's not already resigned suggests he's not received an offer he considers acceptable.

We didn't announce who we were releasing because it gave the players more power in negotiations with potential employers. It's the same further up the food chain too. It's a horrible position for the remaining senior players, and families, and I hope they and all the other club staff emerge ok from this. When food banks have to be set up for a clubs employees, something is horribly wrong.
I think he has had offers. He tried to terminate his contract ages ago - Magennis and Oztumer seek PFA help looking to leave Wanderers - but it seems Bolton wouldn't let him go. I didn't think they had that kind of power though if he hadn't been paid. Surely that's breach of contract and therefore the contract is null and void.

Charlton apparently are still sniffing round him. I wonder if they didn't bid for him because they think they can get him on a freebie in a fortnights time.
 

Pink Panther

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I think he has had offers. He tried to terminate his contract ages ago - Magennis and Oztumer seek PFA help looking to leave Wanderers - but it seems Bolton wouldn't let him go. I didn't think they had that kind of power though if he hadn't been paid. Surely that's breach of contract and therefore the contract is null and void.

Charlton apparently are still sniffing round him. I wonder if they didn't bid for him because they think they can get him on a freebie in a fortnights time.
My interpretation of that story is that it's now specifically the administrators who are refusing to let him go, as opposed to BWFC. Their job is going to be to raise as much money as possible by selling assets to pay off as much debt as possible. Sadly it won't be their priority to do the players a favour, they're just going to be "collateral damage". Presumably if a fee was paid by another club then part of it could be used to cover wages owed, but then again demanding a fee could reduce the player's chance of getting the best contract from another club.

You'd think we might have gone beyond the point at which the players' contracts have been invalidated, but once again the administrators aren't likely to make any concessions they don't legally have to regardless of how wrong it may seem. Let's hope Erhun and his teammates get a swift and satisfactory resolution.
 

Roger D

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That certainly suggests he has an offer ready and waiting and why he withdrew from playing last weekend. Here's hoping his next contract goes a bit better and that everyone else at Bolton starts being paid soon.

To be fair to the administrators, they have a legal obligation to secure the maximum return for creditors and would certainly have been looking to extract a fee for Erhun for those reasons. The players are very much the last consideration.

The administrators have the right to lay players off without notice to secure a company sale, see Widnes RLFC. That one is a court case waiting to happen and until it has gone to court I wouldn't want to be staying unpaid for months on the presumption I'll get paid due to the football creditors rule.
 
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