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THIS IS NOT LINKED TO THE RONALDO THREAD!

With recent comments from blatter bout the ronaldo saga. Has he now gone and given every player across the globe reason to dispute their contracts.

By saying tying a player to a long term contract amounts short to slavery means giving players contracts at all is a meaningless task. Players now have on good authority to demand transfers at the drop of a hat,
 

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Blatter is an anti-English retard.

It's all very well to say football is a slave trade, but these clubs are financially huge and have highly-paid individuals designing and working entire teams around certain players over several years. You can't just say the players can bugger off the minute they feel like something new or are offered a better contract.
 

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Blatter is an anti-English retard.
True;)

He moans about Ronaldo not being given a transfer to Madrid, but conveniently forgets about Robinho who wants a transfer away from Madrid.:mad:
 

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The man is a joke, only a few months ago he was claiming that the Webster ruling would be damaging to football and Fifa would be looking at measures to safeguard players contracts and now he's managed to do a complete u-turn with his lastest yabberings.




Blatter yesterday railed against the ruling, claiming it to be a distortion of Article 17. “The decision which CAS took is very damaging for football and is a pyrrhic victory for those players and their agents, who toy with the idea of rescinding contracts before they have been fulfilled,” Blatter said. “CAS did not properly take into consideration the specificity of sport as required by Article 17, paragraph 1, of the regulations on the status and transfer of players.

“Because of this unfortunate decision, the principle of contractual stability, as agreed in 2001 with the European Commission as part of the new transfer regulations and which restored order to the transfer system, has been deemed less important than the short-term interests of the player.”

Under Blatter, a lawyer himself, moves will now be afoot inside Fifa to rectify Article 17 and to attempt to safeguard the sanctity of players’ contracts. Fifa insist that breaking a contract without just cause remains “unjustified” and is concerned that, in future, any player in the same situation as Webster will know the cost of buying themselves out of a deal.
 

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antdevil78 said:
THIS IS NOT LINKED TO THE RONALDO THREAD!

With recent comments from blatter bout the ronaldo saga. Has he now gone and given every player across the globe reason to dispute their contracts.

By saying tying a player to a long term contract amounts short to slavery means giving players contracts at all is a meaningless task. Players now have on good authority to demand transfers at the drop of a hat,
Totally agree, at the end of the day £120k per week winning the English and European championships and performing in front of 76 thousand fans who sing your name constantly throughout every single game (weather he's on the pitch or not) certainly doesnt sound like slavery to me, honestly the man should be ashamed of himself, he's an ablsolute disgrace to the game, how on earth can that fat old fool be the most powerful man in the game ? it's beyond me, i can also recall him saying that draws should be abbolished too, honestly what on earth is he on? completely lost the plot if you ask me.

United are fighting for the good of the game and he doesn't appreciate it one jot, he's scum as far as im concerned.
 

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He linked SLAVERY to Manchester United, how dare he, and yeah he is anti-English!
Sepp Blatter is not anti English. Hes just greedy and have a hunger for money and power. He is ignorant and very much out of date with his ideas.

Actually I was going to post a similar thread about Blatters statement about letting a certain player leave a certain team because it is his dream to play for this other certain team and thats why he should be allowed to leave current slave-trading club for another team. If this is the opinion of FIFA this will be a bigger blow then the so called Jean Marc Bosman vs RFC Liege case that ended out as the Bosman case.

And Platini, well... the kindest I can tell about him as the leader of UEFA is that he's making UEFA a mini-FIFA.

Oh and...not to mention the disrespect Blatters statement is to the slaves. He should learn the history so he knows its not slavery, not even a modern form of slavery.
 

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Yeah, i find it horribly disrespectful to those that have DIED during slavery. To compare these pampered spoiled elite athletes to slaves just shows how small minded this man is. Wars were, are, and will be fought over slavery.
 

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okay so let me see if I have this right . Sepp Blatter and his motley crew want to restrict how many foreign players can play at any one time in our side i.e 6+5 rule but he wants players to have the freedom to go where they like , when they like and for what ever reason they like .
So how in the name of jesus does he expect clubs to plan for their futures if clubs most valuable assets can pack their bags and legitt the first time they are dropped . Is this man on acid or something . Did he take his blue pill instead of the red one this morning . I've said it before Blatter and Platini are football snobs . They are anti-english , anti-premiership and ,because they never came out with this crap after Liverpool won the CL or Arsenal getting to the final , I would have to say they are anti-United . Go away you idiot Blatter . Surely it cant be that long before some nurse is changing his ****ty nappy each morning the old fart .
 

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- I can't believe this man is the president of FIFA.
He contradicts himself all the time. Not long ago, he was lamenting that contracts were becoming worthless and that players players becoing too powerful would harm the fabric of the game.

And now he is helping a player to become even more powerful and disregard his contract.

Sepp Blatter is either not a very deep thinker or he is very cunning and uses every chance he gets to divert attention from the legal problems FIFA are facing.



Blatter comments 'inappropriate'
PFA deputy chief executive McGuire questions Fifa president

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11667_3802166,00.html

PFA deputy chief executive Mick McGuire believes Fifa president Sepp Blatter should operate in a 'more measured and controlled way'.

McGuire's comments follow Blatter's controversial comments on 'modern slavery' in football.

Speaking of Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo's future, amid interest from Real Madrid, Blatter said that no player should be held against his will.

McGuire feels that the Swiss' 'inappropriate' use of the word slavery rids his argument of all credibility.

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"It is so inappropriate that he loses any credibility in his argument," McGuire told Sky Sports News.

"There are some words that should never be used in such a context. The word 'slavery' gets people wound up and destroys any argument that he has.

"I think he does it for effect. By focusing on the Ronaldo's future it creates the greatest interest.

"But I believe he does have a responsibility, considering his position, to look at things in a more measured and controlled way."
 

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Blatter is not in a position where he should be commenting on individual transfers basically.

If he disagrees then try to bring a ruling in but dont try to influence individual cases
 

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Sepp Blatter's comments in this day and age are degrading football. If a player is earning £150,000 a week, then, I do not think it's modern day slavery. A player signs a contract, a contract is legal document.

In regards to Ronaldo, if he wanted to leave to go to Real Madrid, he would of requested to be on the transfer list, in which he has not done so. I think Ronaldo's lawyers are just playing games and Ronaldo is in on the joke, this is a publicity stunt.
 

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Blatter's all wrong - it's Manchester United who are the slaves to Ronaldo

A very good suggestion found in this article to resolve the matter....


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Blatter's all wrong - it's Manchester United who are the slaves to Ronaldo

The FIFA president put his foot in his mouth when he called Ronaldo a 'slave'. If anything, it's the clubs that need protecting from their players.

How many times in recent seasons have you heard club managers and football critics complaining about player power and how contracts mean nothing? And with good reason - it seems overpaid footballers and greedy agents can engineer any transfer they like!

Surely the most powerful man in football would be appalled by the money-grabbing bloodsuckers' attitudes. Surely this man would be frantically making proposals to eradicate this problem, surely?

Apparently not. It appears Mr Sepp Blater thinks the footballers of today are subjected to “modern slaveryâ€. It seems that the FIFA president does not agree with clubs attempting to tie players down under long contracts with the fear of losing them on a Bosman free. Blatter claims that he is always in favour of protecting the player, but surely it's the clubs who need protecting?

His comments were made in light of the Cristiano Ronaldo transfer saga. I wonder if he would feel the same if he himself had invested millions on a player, nurtured him, stuck by him through the hatred of an entire country, and turned him into a star, only to see the player's head turned by a truck load of Euros.

You don't need to look much further to see other examples of player power at its strongest. Look at Frank Lampard, Dimitar Berbatov and Emmanuel Adebayor - all examples of players trying to get out of contracts which they signed. I guarantee behind the scenes at each one of these cases you will find a gluttonous agent rubbing his hands with glee!

Something urgently needs to be done to stop this problem in order to protect the clubs. In my opinion players should never be allowed to threaten clubs with running down their contracts and leaving on a free. I'm not suggesting that the whole Bosman ruling be scrapped - if a player serves his contract he should be allowed to talk to other clubs about a possible move - but I feel there should be a system in place where any club signing a player out of contract should pay compensation to the player's former employers.

The compensation should be decided by a footballing tribunal based on a realistic valuation of the player - no more, no less. If this was the case, players and agents alike would have much less of a bargaining tool against their clubs - and football chairmen and managers would be under significantly less pressure to give in to player demands.


It would also, thankfully, spell the end of sagas like the Ronaldo affair.
 

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i don't know if blatter's made it worthless but if you can quit any job in the world whenever you like why should football be any different. Aside the fact that it is our club involved - aside the fact blatter should mind own business - aside the fact that the kid has shown a total disrespect to our fans, manager and teammates - you can't force anyone to play for you against his own will. Yes - there is a contract ,but can he break it on his own damage - i think he should be able to . but then he should pay a massive sum of money he's been getting thus "buying out his own contract. C'mon guys we've all had our contracts more or less - but nothing's forcing you to wake up every morning and go to a job against your own will. what i'm saying is that - yes - you probably have a contract but you can quit whenever you like .
 

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i don't know if blatter's made it worthless but if you can quit any job in the world whenever you like why should football be any different. Aside the fact that it is our club involved - aside the fact blatter should mind own business - aside the fact that the kid has shown a total disrespect to our fans, manager and teammates - you can't force anyone to play for you against his own will. Yes - there is a contract ,but can he break it on his own damage - i think he should be able to . but then he should pay a massive sum of money he's been getting thus "buying out his own contract. C'mon guys we've all had our contracts more or less - but nothing's forcing you to wake up every morning and go to a job against your own will. what i'm saying is that - yes - you probably have a contract but you can quit whenever you like .
It's not the same thing. There are millions of accountants that can all do basic accounting. There are even thousands of actuaries that can be hired if one or ten move away. Almost everyone is replaceable and thus value their job.

Footballers are a select breed. Think about how much some of these guys actually earn. £120k a week! 5.7 million pounds a year! Part of the contract agreement is that they agree to work for x many years.

If players all over the world just started changing clubs every few months the minute another club offered higher wages the entire professional football industry would collapse. The same applies to the NBA, NHL, MLB & NFL. There has to be a level of order that can allow clubs to build teams and strategies. Players only get their price raised twice or so in their life, because after honouring 2 lengthy contracts they start getting old.

Picture the exact same thing with any other work group. Let's say there are only 4 actuaries in the world and they don't have to honour contracts. Companies would have to keep raising their offers to attract them back temporarily and after just a few years no one would be able to afford them. Then companies would fight and resort to underhand tactics because the actuaries would resign to working for less but would have to decide where to go.

The current system works. We don't need football to fail for 5 years to prove that it shouldn't be changed.
 

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It's not the same thing. There are millions of accountants that can all do basic accounting. There are even thousands of actuaries that can be hired if one or ten move away. Almost everyone is replaceable and thus value their job.

Footballers are a select breed. Think about how much some of these guys actually earn. £120k a week! 5.7 million pounds a year! Part of the contract agreement is that they agree to work for x many years.

If players all over the world just started changing clubs every few months the minute another club offered higher wages the entire professional football industry would collapse. The same applies to the NBA, NHL, MLB & NFL. There has to be a level of order that can allow clubs to build teams and strategies. Players only get their price raised twice or so in their life, because after honouring 2 lengthy contracts they start getting old.

Picture the exact same thing with any other work group. Let's say there are only 4 actuaries in the world and they don't have to honour contracts. Companies would have to keep raising their offers to attract them back temporarily and after just a few years no one would be able to afford them. Then companies would fight and resort to underhand tactics because the actuaries would resign to working for less but would have to decide where to go.

The current system works. We don't need football to fail for 5 years to prove that
it shouldn't be changed.
players can still do that. How many times have you seen a player switching club after just one season ? i've seen it many times , so contratcs are sort of worthless . Look at Luka Modric example - just after signing a contract exension with dinamo zagreb that should have kept him 10 more years in the club- spurs came knocking on their doors with their millions and the club decided to sell him. If they hadn't - he should have been allowed to buy out his own contract in any time of his career.
oh and - why should we say that there are just 4 actuaries in the world ? Are there only 4 wingers ?. If you're a successfull businessman and the rival company comes knocking at your door with some crazy sum of money - why shouldn't you have the frredom to go there ? football is business - and to keep an unsatisfied employer is not the smart move. Slavery is a daft word but you'll see - at the end of the day - we'll let him go because you can't keep him against his will.
what's in it for us if we say - "you'll stay here and you'll play your best ". he has the last word after all ( if we're smart we'll sell him and earn A LOT of money rather than switching him to the reserves )

of course - no one is forcing us to sell him and we have the last word - but keeping him against his will - not smart imo
 
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