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  • #188416
    give it some whelleygive it some whelley
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    So on your premise every player could also just walk away as they are in the same situation as Cook. The PFA paid the wages at Bolton and Macc didn’t they? No players or managers walked away for nothing. For a man who alluded to being a socialist I’m surprised at Cook for walking away at this time but guess his stock is high. Seems to me that football is sleepwalking into armageddon . Clubs potentially have zero income this side of Xmas apart from TV money and its currently unclear how the hell crowds will return? I can’t see as a business model how any club outside the Premier league is sustainable.

    I can’t say for sure that anyone (including Cook) could walk away as I haven’t seen the contracts, but for a restrictive covenant to be enforceable it generally has to be tied to consideration (compensation such as pay) and changing those terms unilaterally without cause from the employee is likely to at least partially void the contract in the eyes of a court.

    The best way to explain it is to look at it the other way round – if a company (the club) stops paying you for no fault of yours can they hold onto you indefinitely and stop you getting paid elsewhere? That’s clearly restraint of trade and for the short working life of a footballer even more damaging.

    I’m not a lawyer and don’t work in football, so don’t take this as gospel, but I’ve been on both sides of these negotiations in situations like this. 9 times out of 10 you let the employee go because it’s not worth trying to sue.

    As for Cook’s politics, what would you do in this situation? I bet it’s been a hard decision for him, but he’s got a family to provide for and football managers don’t have the longest careers. If he’s got an offer from Bristol, it’s hard to turn down versus likely managing in L1 with no budget and no players, or even being out of a job completely.

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    donnys pageDonnys Page
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    Wasnt it under similar circumstances he left Portsmouth due to a change of ownership?

    I think he left because we offered him more money.

    #188421
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    No wonder they let Cook go, a reported 100k+ a week wages.
    If he stays we have to pay, if he leaves say for another club they have to pay compensation or the remainder of his contract which ain’t never gonna happen. He’s not fcukin Mourinho.
    So it seems Paul forced the Administrators to offer him a handshake goodbye on a free basically to get him off the payroll asap.

    100k+ a week for a lower league manager is a complete pisstake. Like I said before

    The seasons made up of 46 games not 18. I remeber both halfs

    #188422
    the otterthe otter
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    100k a week? I don’t know if you made the same typing mistake twice there. If not then if you can even for a split second consider it to be true then you need to take a long hard look at yourself.

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    I found it hard to believe myself I was told this was true by a number of people.
    Managers don’t command signing on fee (in some cases compensation) so similar to players who are released or end of contract they can command far bigger wages than any player double or triple their wages.
    I am not saying 100k is a definitive figure but it was up around that mark with bonuses. £4million + for a manager is not uncommon in the championship so 6 is ridiculous for us. Alan Nixon has said it was “huge” and admin were glad to get rid of the bill.

    If anyone needs a mirror its you

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    I see the crisis comaraderie has gone on out of the window and general sniping has crept back into some threads, I was quite enjoying not wading through petty insults.

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    I see the crisis comaraderie has gone on out of the window and general sniping has crept back into some threads, I was quite enjoying not wading through petty insults.

    Indeed

    #188427
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    No sniping here I’m mearly pointing out that Cook was allowed to leave the club with no compensation to be paid by his future employers simply so the administrators could cull his humongous salary.

    I mean, would you jack a well paid job if asked nicely ?. Once the decks are cleared, huge earners gone a new owner can step in and try to rebuild from the ground up.
    Let’s not forget Covid and the lack of income will have a huge part to play in rebuilding the club.
    I just hope things are sorted as soon as because the longer were in the hands of the admin guys the more will be sold and I dont just mean players, selling Euxton to that scum up the M6 would be an insult and a disaster when building a new squad

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    #188429
    Zeb2Zeb2
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    Cook was on £18 k per week

    #188430
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    Lol not even close my friend, not even close :)

    #188433
    The EggThe Egg
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    No sniping here

    I suggest you read back through some of your comments on the Callum Lang thread.

    Do you have any links or sources to Cook being on £100k a week BTW? He would be on more a week than several players combined if that’s the case.

    #188436
    Super Stuart BarlowSuper Stuart Barlow
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    No sniping here

    I suggest you read back through some of your comments on the Callum Lang thread.
    Do you have any links or sources to Cook being on £100k a week BTW? He would be on more a week than several players combined if that’s the case.

    Does he balls. Same way he couldn’t provide a link to the Peterborough owner saying we had won our appeal or any of the other crap he posts.

    There’s PL managers and players that aren’t on 100 grand a week and he thinks we’re paying our manager that. :wacko: :wacko:

    He might be on 100k a month but a week?? :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

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    £100k a month is probably more like it I would think especially considering he signed his new deal why DW still owned the club.

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