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    Default Mr ten percent

    Years ago I believe players were entitled to ten pc of their transfer fee, if the clubs wanted to deal and the player had not asked for a move.

    In fact Stan Collymore took Forest to court claiming he never wanted to leave Forest, thus he was entitled to his 10 pc cut of the transfer deal, which he failed to prove.....not a hard task for those who remember Stans antics at the time.

    Is this still relevant and why to engineer the move players want, the selling club will not move until the player actually submits a transfer request, ala Gued last night as a prime example ?


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    Default Re: Mr ten percent

    Yes and yes, from what I gather. Read "I Am The Secret Footballer" for loads on this.


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    Default Re: Mr ten percent

    Surely its only the case if its in the contract no reason why it would be a default clause


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    Default Re: Mr ten percent

    I'd imagine it was more of a gentleman's agreement which was scrapped when football became more of a business


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    After listening to The Peterboro Chairman (tosser) on Sky Sports on Monday I believe that these days it's more to do with signing on bonuses.

    When a player signs for a club he gets a signing on bonus which is paid yearly during the duration of his contract. If the player is sold before he reaches the end of his contract he is entitled to still receive the outstanding amount. However, if he puts in a transfer request then the club is longer liable to pay it.

    They were discussing why Fellaini put in a transfer request and it was because of this but also so that the club could manage the situation from a PR point of view and state 'The player wanted to leave so that's why we sold him'.

    Both him and Niall Quinn were in agreement on this.


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    Pretty much, the PR thing is massive, a la Guedioura too. Would really reccomend the Secret Footballer book, fascinating and eye opening, makes you realise most of the crap people come out with regards to transfers and operations at a club is just that, utter bollocks.

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    Talk sport said if a players on say a 3 yr deal and they want to sell him at year one they then have to pay up the remaining 2 years unless the player puts in a transfer request.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beasty View Post
    Pretty much, the PR thing is massive, a la Guedioura too. Would really reccomend the Secret Footballer book, fascinating and eye opening, makes you realise most of the crap people come out with regards to transfers and operations at a club is just that, utter bollocks.
    I got the free sample of 'The Secret Footballer' but never bothered to buy the full version. I'm currently bookless so I think I may just purchase that tonight. Cheers


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    "I am the Secret Footballer" is an excellent read, and a real eye-opener as to what really happens in football.

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

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    Wow. Never heard of this. Looks good. Seems people think the TSF is Dave Kitson?


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    Kitson seems to fit with most if not all of the stories that come out in TSF.


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    I got the paperback version for £3.99 from my local The Works.


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    Got it on Kindle for a quid. Good read.


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    That's pissed on my bonfire. I have a Kindle, I must have missed that deal.


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    Default Re: Mr ten percent

    Players attempt to engineer a move away, and then refuse to hand-in a transfer request as it means they won't get their "loyalty" bonus. Might have to pick up the Secret Footballer book if it's as good as you lot say it is!


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    Just bought it for my kindle, looking forward to it!


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    Just bought it on google play books for £4 as although I read some of his articles I didn't know there was a book out.


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    Default Re: Mr ten percent

    The original book can be found for 99p as the Kindle daily deal for today only.


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    http://www.whoisthesecretfootballer.co.uk/

    It's probably more than one player. Everybody was written out at some stage if every story wirtten in the paper was true.


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    Default Re: Mr ten percent

    It's Dave Kitson. There are numerous things pointing towards him - left footed, an altercation with Antonio Valencia that's on youtube, the rise from lower leagues to the top, very well spoken etc.

    It's a good read.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alvar Hanso View Post
    The original book can be found for 99p as the Kindle daily deal for today only.
    Thank you very much! I went ahead and bought


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    Thanks for the recommendation, downloaded the .epub file and dropped it on my tablet


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    read the book a while ago, good read

    I still think it's Etherington, he's been ruled out for no good reason other than TSF was critical of gambling in football which I think Etherington would be. He ticks all the boxes really.


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    Default Re: Mr ten percent

    Quote Originally Posted by sedgred View Post
    Years ago I believe players were entitled to ten pc of their transfer fee, if the clubs wanted to deal and the player had not asked for a move.

    In fact Stan Collymore took Forest to court claiming he never wanted to leave Forest, thus he was entitled to his 10 pc cut of the transfer deal, which he failed to prove.....not a hard task for those who remember Stans antics at the time.

    Is this still relevant and why to engineer the move players want, the selling club will not move until the player actually submits a transfer request, ala Gued last night as a prime example ?
    The moment a player hands in a transfer requests he loses his right to any pay off in regards to the contract he signed with the club he is moving from

    (EG Gueds was on say £15 a week and had 2 years left on his meaning once the club sold him, they must pay off his contract plus any added bonuses totalling £1.8 mil)

    If Gueds hands in a transfer request he forfits the contract.


 

 

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