The trouble football people have with contracts


You have to wonder about football people sometimes when they appear to not know the difference between a contract and something which is not a contract.  A contract is a signed document committing one or more parties to do something.  For example, Lassad Noiuoiu and Celtic signed a contract committing the player to perform the duties of a footballer and committing Celtic to provide pay and conditions.

Employers can also contractually agree to pay employees money for fulfilling their job, over and above their Contract of Employment, by simply writing the terms down, signing the document and handing it over to the employee.  For a football player, this type of additional contract would need to be registered with the relevant Football Association and tax would be due on it, or else the Karma Police will come round and leave you in tears.

Speaking about his attempts to sign Noiuoiu, Levante’s president said, “During 30 hours of negotiations we closed the transfer with faxes and documents between the two parties”.

“Two parties”, “faxes and documents”?  Let’s be specific, the two parties would need to be Levante and Lassad Noiuoiu and the documents would need to be a Contract of Employment, otherwise it appears that Levante have been the victim of an agent trying to make a deal happen when he was not in control of events.

It will be a bitter pill to swallow for Levante, who appear to have acted with good faith throughout, but as Celtic fans have long known, a new signing is not a new signing until he is running around a football field.

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  1. 58 P. Twardzik is brought to the


    ground by Semedo as he bears


    down on goal. A yellow card for the


    defender. It could have been red.

  2. scotlands shame on

    I see phil getting it tight from sevcovians and it really does make you wonder.


    Anybody goes off message about the huns and all the huns want to do is go to town on the messenger.


    So lots of scurrillous rumours about phil. 2 points stick out about this.


    Firstly, someone has went to a lot of time and effort and done a lot of research. would this time not have been better spent over the last 20 years investigting the custodians of your club, maybe you wouldnt be in this mess now. Stood by and let it happen and still closing eyes and ears to answers yet someone says something about this and a personal attack on the man.


    Secondly, its all p1sh but just say it is all true. SO WHAT? does any of this change the fact that rangers are nomore and a new club in, does it change fact that a £100m tax bill could be heading your way, does itchange fact that if proven about dual contracts you will lose all titles this century.


    Totally typical of huns,try to muddy the waters and point fngers elsewere, same wih the juninho garbage.


    stupid stupid huns.

  3. 61 Johnstone wins a free-kick on the


    right touchline. McGregor takes it,


    but it has too much power and


    drifts beyond the far post

  4. 64 After a purposeful run by Irvine


    down the left, Kidd sends a sweetly-


    struck shot on target but it’s


    straight down the keeper’s throat.

  5. Tallybhoy,


    Where in Italy are you? Not suggesting a meeting, but will be in Italy in a fortnight, so am curious.

  6. hamiltontim –



    regarding the Raith Rovers game, you’re right in that it’s only the lower tier open at the moment. It’d be great to think that there may eventually be a demand for seats in the upper tier. It’s really down to the fans….

  7. prestonpans bhoys on

    Last day in Bowness-on-Windermere tomorrow, great people the north English, just like us – like beer and chips!



    Well St Johnstone have just hit my account for 54.50 for me and Miss Prestonpans, another bevy night in Perth :-)

  8. 67 Sporting make a trio of changes –


    Mane, Rosa, Guedes come on for


    Cortez, Mallman, Ponde

  9. Italiabhoy,


    Don’t know if you’ve read my latest (posted the other day on the tail end of the previous day’s blog). If so, hope it didn’t bore the pants off you. Look forward to seeing more from you & filling in the gaps in my knowledge.

  10. saltires en sevilla on

    prestonpans bhoys



    will ye stop talking about food some of us haven’t had any dinner



    well DF huz …fed an’ wattered … so he is

  11. Invercelt






    I’m up north in Liguria.



    I believe you have a house in Puglia if I remember correctly?




  12. krap!!



    78 Sporting take the lead as Cortez


    fizzes a low effort in off the post


    from 25 yards.

  13. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    scotlands shame



    20:47 on


    6 September, 2012



    As we have known for MANY years, they are a pathetic lot…….even after what has happened over the past 20 years, we are still the only ones who know this ……..and it will always be the case ….they will never change, nor will the Scottish MSM ETC

  14. 80 Celtic try mount an instant


    response as Fisher and Chalmers


    send in dangerous deliveries from


    either flank – but there are no



  15. Tallybhoy,


    Grazie! You have a good memory. Mrs IC & I have friends in Puglia with relatives in Liguria, but haven’t been there ourselves.

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