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17 Feb 2019 15:21:21
I read Cardiff are seeking opinions from other Premiership league clubs to see how they stand on paying the ÂŁ15m fee to Nantes for the awful tragic death of Emiliano Sala! I am staggered at even the implication that they will not pay! Who are running the club, unscrupulous business people? If we move house and Insure the new property and before we move in, the house is destroyed by a fire, we would rightly be expecting to be fully insured? This is the best example I can think of coming anywhere near what this poor family is going through? The FA should impose an automatic relegation clause that will be implemented if Cardiff fail to pay Nantes! I would hang my head in shame if I supported Cardiff if that happened! Be interesting to hear other views on this?

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17 Feb 2019 20:16:43
If anything. all money should be given to the family of sala and the pilot. That's the decent thing to do.

17 Feb 2019 21:50:08
Hammer, Yes a really good suggestion or at least a large percentageđź‘Ťđź‘Ť.

17 Feb 2019 22:51:25
Realistically football clubs are businesses now and as abhorrent as it may seem Cardiff are probably going through a process they need to. While I understand the analogy to the house this is more complex because there is an employment contract with the employee and then there is a transfer process which complicates it. If there is an insurance policy that will respond in order for it to pay out there will be an obligation for Cardiff not to settle without defending their position and so this may just part of that process.

18 Feb 2019 01:32:57
Cardiff’s case is well they legally they havnt got one, Sala had a medical and signed a 3-5 year deal with them, ar which point he became a Cardiff player, Now the welsh club at that point should Have insured that player as part of their squad, , or did they? That’s the question, Nantes are within there rights to expect the payment agreement to stand, as far as I can see, why not? Under the unfortunate circumstances, , Cardiff are trying to twist and turn, perhaps they are not insured or to the full amount, we shall see. IRONMIKE.

18 Feb 2019 16:08:05
Mike, I am really pleased to hear you say Cardiff do not seem to have a case to wriggle out of payment, I know very little about Football law or contracts, but experience of life in general tells me that nobody are forced to pay whatever price for anything? I find it totally ridiculous to suggest the agent inflated the price by saying other clubs were interested in buying Sala, Cardiff were not forced to buy him, surely the agent was only doing what is done constantly in business and in a sales environment to instigate a sale?

{Ed002's Note - There was interest in Sala from other sides so it wasn't misleading.}

19 Feb 2019 03:24:56
YES there was interest of course, BUT Cardiff called off this transfer and, then renegotiated it, at their own volition then as you qute rightly said NO one had a gun put to their heads and said buy him and McKay apparently helped negotiate easier terms than the initial agreement AND Cardiff are not telling the truth anyway ITS BECAUSE they have underinsured the player They want other clubs, to quote their, valuations, WH was Around 10m, so they can say they overpaid, ( for that player ) but that’s their problem . It’s ridiculous OH just wait a second now they are now saying the player wasn’t registered, as their player anyway well if he wasn’t you don’t need to write letters to anybody as he isn’t your player unless registered, . THE FA need. To sort this out Because Cardiff are not telling the truth one way or the other NANTES have done nothing wrong IRONMIKE.

19 Feb 2019 07:24:33
Mike, Great bit of research, bloody snaky b———-s, no more than pin striped robbing gangsters for me running the club, there are moral issues here as well, that for me override legal issues whether they exist or not! I would like to see clubs refuse to deal with Cardiff whilst that man is in control. We all know they are running a business but so are Nantes, so pay up what you owe Cardiff, if not that man should not be allowed to have any financial interest or investment in a Football club!

Martin O'Neill

16 Feb 2019 15:49:05
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Review Of The Day 16th February 2019

16 Feb 2019 07:29:14
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16 Feb 2019 03:22:13
Bound to happen, FA now warning clubs of rule changes post Brexit Work permits, non renewable contracts, without FA permission, WH asking for more specific details, FA may not be in a position to clarify new rules until seasons end HOME GROWN talent maybe coming to the fore And foreign nationals already with clubs in England will be given preference on contracts, to those outside UK this could get very insular, which may be good for some home grown boys, but is it good for the game ? FA. May insist at some future date that there MUST be a particular number. Of UK players in first team squad much higher than now, NASRI -- although some sites are rubber stamping another deal for him MP hasn't done anything in the light of other players becoming available and possible rule changes IRONMIKE.

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16 Feb 2019 21:40:45
We all saw what happened to Serie A when they stopped the import of players. I don’t think Brexit will change much with regards to football, but we will see.

17 Feb 2019 11:09:28
In light of these potential new rulings would we be better casting out to players like Lokaku who appears way down the United pecking order and realistically does anyone think we would be in a position to compete for him .?

17 Feb 2019 12:32:59
At present we are in the dark with the supposed new rulings, it’s a wait and see game IRONMIKE.

15 Feb 2019 18:33:57
Thanks to this that responded by advising of players we have out on loan.

Of these which have a future with us and which should be sold?

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16 Feb 2019 11:57:58
Syd, I think that of the ten I listed on the other page, only Browne (definitely) and possibly Fernandes (as midfield cover) are of any real interest to the club.

Sporting Villains 2: Harold Schumacher

15 Feb 2019 09:53:22
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Review Of The Day 15th February 2019

15 Feb 2019 07:29:12
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Saul Niguez

14 Feb 2019 20:32:03
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Michael O'Neill

14 Feb 2019 13:18:07
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14 Feb 2019 12:27:01
There is so much being written about Rice’s decision to play for England instead of Ireland. I fully understand the massive disappointment of Irish nationals as well as the satisfaction expressed by those with allegiance to England.

The opinions of others have no value.

The bottom line is that it is within the rules.

That’s it. Period.

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14 Feb 2019 13:33:49
The problem is with the rules it would be far simpler that you play for the country where you were born or the nationality of your parents that way you could only play for 1 of 3 countries once you have played for 1 country at any level then that's it

I know that there are Players that may never get to play in tournaments such as the World Cup and countries that rely on Players that are not good enough for a larger country but maybe that could be a good thing

I wonder if Rice would ever have chosen Ireland as a youth player if these had been the rules.

Can I also say that the Statement Rice put out was one of the most considered I ever read.

{Ed002's Note - I would certainly draw a line across after the first senior game - friendly or not.}

14 Feb 2019 16:25:24
I just moved to Dublin 3 weeks ago, and it's the headline story on the news on the radio. quite some uproar here that's for sure.
I don't think a decision you take as a 15-18 year old should determine the rest of your football career, however I agree with Ed002 that a senior cap, whether friendly or not, maybe should be it.

14 Feb 2019 17:03:32
Whilst the Ed002 view is a reasonable one and so, I imagine would other ideas be, Rice agreed to play for Ireland under the current rules and may already have thought ahead. We don’t know, but he comes across as a lad who thinks things through carefully.

In my view, both he and England are more likely to have a better chance in international competitions with him in the side. You cannot realistically make the same argument with Ireland.

15 Feb 2019 19:26:44
I know it has been said before but we have a real chance of winning a major tournament with some of the youngsters we have coming through and with the young players already played at a senior major tournament it was a bit of a no brainer really. Just a bit surprised it took him as long as it did to make the decision.

17 Feb 2019 11:12:47
I think we have to be careful not to look at it through English rose coloured spectacles. Once a player has played at Senior level, friendly or not the choice is made . look at Ryan Giggs.


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