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. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    looking forward to the nextgen game this evening, a bit strung out ,need my Celtic fix

  2. Boab1888,



    I downloaded all eight episodes of BB and then copied them to DVD and watched them on a dvd player. I have also simply downloaded them episode by episode and watched via a pen drive on an xbox.



    I can always send you a copy of series 5 if you cant find them.

  3. bournesouprecipe / SFFS



    Hullbhoy retweeted a load of his best work a couple of weeks ago. truly wonderful journalism. particularly liked his exclusives regarding how much additional money Craig Whyte was going to give to Ally McCoist.




  4. thebhoywithmcgraininhisside on




    15:48 on 6 September, 2012



    Watched all of homocide, including the movie. Munch, al, bayliss, frank, the big man etc. Great tv. Also the guests were amazing, steve buscemi & chris rock to name but two.

  5. AKBW1888 @ 15.27



    “even though they could have held him to the contract and have frozen him out of football if they so wished”



    Why didn’t they then? Watchin that sleekit wee rat wi his wee smug grin sitting alongside Souness is one of my most painful football memories ever, big Billy never recovered from it either…



    and it could have been avoided! Surely not?

  6. Yes – CL tickets bought.



    Quick ‘n’ easy through the call-centre. I’ve been moved but it’s one section closer to the GB so the atmosphere will be stunning.




  7. I know saltires en Sevilla


    Your damn tooting my friend, hail – hail (come-on-the-hoops)




    16:02 on


    6 September, 2012





    15:40 on 6 September, 2012



    The UEFA info was taken from here





    Auldheid. thanks for the link, I’ve had a read over said link it’s still in the idea


    mode and certainly logical wise food for thought because as the


    write up rightly pointed out that England Spain Italy & France do


    have a manopoly on club football tv money you only have to look


    @ the modern day transfer market and the money that is available


    to those clubs playing within those leagues compared to every


    other League if UEFA are really serious about trying to financially


    revitalize club football in other Countries then they seriously have


    to look @ making the necessary changes to allow other Countries


    to be able to compete are make it more of a level playing field


    rather than being held back and being in a disadvantage set up


    which is not fair

  8. The Battered Bunnet


    16:03 on


    6 September, 2012



    How can you hit a crossbar when there is only jumpers&jaikits for posts?

  9. The Battered Bunnet on

    Ha! Belter!



    BJMac strikes again.



    I suppose there could be a problem i the 2nd half if the challenger misses, takes the huff, and goes hime with the ball.

  10. Satires En Sevilla @ 25.50



    Agreed, i remember the tackle on Kayal you mention and some of the treatment meted out to Celtic players in the SPL. That being said, Beram did go in kamakaze-like for a fifty-fifty ball in the away game against Helsingborg and came off the worst resulting in his current injury.

  11. Yeah I know The Moon Bhoys it was a very bad and sneaky affair @ that particular


    time and I’m sure that wee patite merde even until today is still regretting what


    he done it’s like Judas selling out for thirty pieces of silver


    Although it’s good to see that cheats fc financial doping has finally caught up


    with them particularly moonbeams and surely they will not be allowed to carry


    out these shady dealings in future

  12. Always remember the day that Judas signed for the huns.



    Heard it from my dad – by the look on his face before he told me, I thought that he was about to announce that there had been a death in the family!



    The expletives quickly followed!




  13. Hankray, I know Beram has to work on his tackling timing although if my memory


    serves me right he has also been on the receiving end of some hefty challenges


    as well especially in the SPHell

  14. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire



    I did put the word ban in inverted commas to denote sarcasm.

  15. The Singing Detective Demands The Resignation Of Campbell Ogilvie – Thanks? (thumbsup)




    Son of Gabriel – I’m guessing Jesse finds out that Walter poisoned Brock and let his girlfriend die. All of Walter’s sins will catch up with him. (thumbsup)




    The Moon Bhoys – I don’t think Celtic has ever “done” vindictive. If somebody wants to be a hun, hell mend them. MoJo has suffered more than 20 years of odium and infamy for something he did when he was 26, when it probably seemed like a bit of a lark and mischief to him at the time.



    In a few years time he’ll be a pensioner. Will we still find the energy to hate him then?



    He wasn’t the brightest and I pity him. (thumbsup)

  16. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    Had a strange experience there. Was in my local chemist and there was a known convicted drug dealer and 3 addicts in for their meth in. No one spoke to each other. OH AND NOBODY PAID FOR ANYTHING!!!!

  17. Bada Bing I concur!!! I,ve only watched one episode of The Newsroom and it was quality, has it just started? Hail Hail Hebcelt

  18. Bada,



    Good shout,watched the first 4 episodes and it’s very enjoyable.The speech in the first 10 minutes of the first episode is magnificent.

  19. I also remember Judas scoring for the Bhoys in 1985 @ Sex Street to tie up


    the League that day. There was also a story I heard that with about five


    minutes to go in that match the ball went out of play and the late TB God


    Bless him went to retrieve the ball it was five-nil to the hoops then and one


    of our supporters said to him hay Tommy it’s two-nil to Dundee and Tommy


    said never mind about that give me the ball

  20. saltires en sevilla on



    16:52 on


    6 September, 2012


    Satires En Sevilla @ 25.50



    Agreed, i remember the tackle on Kayal you mention and some of the treatment meted out to Celtic players in the SPL. That being said, Beram did go in kamakaze-like for a fifty-fifty ball in the away game against Helsingborg and came off the worst resulting in his current injury.






    could be right – he was diving into tackles in that game




  21. shady16:41 on6 September, 2012:




    email request sent to Paul67. hopefully I’ll hear back fom him soon.



  22. philvisreturns @ 17.00



    I don’t hate him now Phil, but at the time……just knew it would send us in to a downward spiral and it surely did, we never really recovered until Wim Jansen showed albeit Tommy done the best he could, wonder how big Billy feels about him now, pretty sure though he wont hate him either.

  23. saltires en sevilla as mentioned Beram has only got to work on his timing


    I like him as a player he gives the midfield a bit of dig


    Another good player is young Jim Forrest the only thing that JF has to


    work on is his final ball decision and his finishing and after that he


    will be a much better and direct player good luck to the young man.

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