Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

With Skill and Labour

With Skill and Labour

This weeks news about Morten's new contract got me thinking, why dofootballers and football clubs bother signing contracts?

It's very rare that either side honour the full length of the contract, and it's not just the player that breaks contracts, so often it's the club that feels it no longer has a use for the player and transfers him to another club.

It's usually the player throwing a strop that makes the headlines,when they make things awkward for their club because they want a moveaway.

Rovers have seen their fair share of players like this (Benni McCarthy anyone - ed?), but perhaps the most famous case is Nicolas Anelka, under contract atArsenal he fancied a move to Lazio, or Pierre van Hooijdonk at Nottingham Forest.

It's been a while since it happened, but I think that's only because clubs have become wise to the fact that players like that are great bargaining chip for the selling clubs to extract the maximum amount of cash from the club that's interested in buying their stroppy primadona.

* Wouldn't it be nice for a change if a player tried to force a move and the club simply said to them... 'tough, your under contract.' *

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:No.9
Date:Friday May 21 2010
Time: 8:52AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
I agree totally with this, another good entry by mystery writer No.9 - can anyone argue the points for a contract anymore?
Mikey Delap
21/05/2010 08:55:00
0
Yes, means that if players dont keep to their contracts we can boot them out with no further reason....players like keith should beware!
LHrover
21/05/2010 12:00:00
0
this comes from the lack of a truly cohesive governing body. UEFA only serves to keep clubs from cannibalizing each other. I would guess they have no jurisdiction over contracts. Lawyers are as expensive as players and score no goals so I can't imagine it's worth going to court over wage disputes. This means contracts are only a benchmark for club accountants to estimate expenses.
SoCal Rover
27/05/2010 00:12:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Audio - Coyle On Fulham Loss

Blackburn Rovers manager Owen Coyle has been giving his thoughts following the loss to Fulham yesterday.

Stats: Blackburn Rovers v Fulham

All the stats from Blackburn Rovers (0) vs (1) Fulham, Ewood Park, 27/8/16 Att: 10,464

Blackburn v Fulham - Team Sheets

Blackburn Rovers are at Ewood Park with Fulham the visitors today, this is a 3pm kick-off - the line-ups have been confirmed.

Follow Blackburn v Fulham Live On Twitter

Blackburn are at Ewood Park with Fulham the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile
Mikey Delap
no email
Profile
Sasman!
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Fulham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steele0%
Lowe0%
Greer0%
Hoban0%
Williams0%
Marshall0%
Guthrie50%
Akpan0%
Conway50%
Graham0%
Gallagher0%
Sub - Lenihan0%
Sub - Stokes0%
Sub - Feeney0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 5 4 1 0 13 4
2 Fulham 5 3 2 0 11 3
3 Barnsley 5 3 0 2 9 4
4 Newcastle 5 3 0 2 9 4
5 Q.P.R. 5 3 0 2 9 3
6 Bristol City 5 3 0 2 9 2
7 Forest 5 3 0 2 9 0
8 Brighton 5 2 2 1 8 4
9 Wolves 5 2 2 1 8 3
10 Birmingham 5 2 2 1 8 2
11 Ipswich 5 2 2 1 8 1
12 Norwich 5 2 2 1 8 1
13 Burton 5 2 1 2 7 1
14 Brentford 5 2 1 2 7 1
15 Reading 5 2 1 2 7 -3
16 Aston Villa 5 1 2 2 5 0
17 Cardiff 5 1 2 2 5 -2
18 Derby County 5 1 2 2 5 -2
19 Sheff Wed 5 1 2 2 5 -3
20 Wigan 5 1 1 3 4 0
21 Leeds Utd 5 1 1 3 4 -4
22 Rotherham 5 1 1 3 4 -9
23 Preston 5 1 0 4 3 -2
24 Blackburn 5 0 1 4 1 -8
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Walker33
2.@roverseas14
3.Sasman!4
4.captain _midnight2
5.hmibennett1