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. Good evening CQN



    Looking for some help my daughters e-mail account is


    Sending out messages to all on her e-mail list


    But she has not sent any?



    Will she have to change the whole account or just her password


    Thanks for any help with this



    Hail Hail

  2. I know many of you will have read this, scroll by but please support if you can.



    Those who haven’t read, please read. This wee guy really needs our help. Have a great night socialising with friends and do that wee bit to help.



    **QUIZ NIGHT**



    As many of you will be aware the weeoscar4life campaign team have recently been involved in raising the profile of a wee 3 year old boy from Belfast called Oscar. Many of you have kindly supported this initiative by purchasing CQN badges and wee Oscar wristbands and taking part in the “Small Change for US, Big Change for Oscar campaign” ,with the money raised all going towards getting Oscar the treatment that he so desperately needs.



    You see, Oscar has Neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of childhood cancer. This illness has greatly weakened his immune system and only specialist treatment in Germany or America can help to regenerate it and allow his wee body to fight off infections.



    Several of you also joined our ‘Lorryload of Volunteers’ to hand out leaflets to highlight the campaign before the recent game against Hibs at Celtic Park and even more of you will be supporting this wee boy by participating in the bucket collection prior to the game against Dundee on 22nd September.



    The next event that we have organised to help raise the £250,000 required for Oscar’s treatment is a quiz night. This will take place on the 29th September in The Phoenix (Previously Eastenders) on the Gallowgate with a 7pm start.



    The quiz will be made up of a variety of questions, 50% Celtic related and 50% general knowledge. There will be raffle prizes and we also hope to have some live music after the quiz has finished.



    You can contact the team for ticked/donations/questions


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    Thanks for your support.







  3. Steinreignedsupreme


    18:04 on


    6 September, 2012


    AKBW1888 17:56 on 6 September, 2012



    Aye. He was too stupid to make up his own mind and was clearly easily swayed by the likes of McMungral and Sue Ness. By the time he worked out what he had done he was already persona non grata by both sides.



    To be honest I never hated Johnson. I don’t actually have any emotion towards him.



    Well said. I totally agree with you, I have the same feeling towards Judas.


    He made a very silly choice over money and he has to live with the consequences

  4. Mountblow tim – She needs to change her password asap.



    Pick something with letters and numbers in it. (thumbsup)

  5. Haha



    MWD Sorry, just picked up HTs email.



    Sorry to you CQNers, but it won’t be the 1st I’ve posted old news ;-))








    bjmac the numpty

  6. Valentine's Day on



    15:20 on


    6 September, 2012


    KJam – The Wire was just depressing


    Just in from work and checking through the posts – couldn’t let this one go. Philvis, may I recommend ‘The Waltons’ or ‘Little House on the Prairie’


    p.s. for a good night sleep – some warm milk and cookies.

  7. BABASONICOS7 17:04 on 6 September, 2012


    There is a scene in episode 5 or 6 of The Newsroom where the old boss has an Annie Rooney at one of the staff,it’s a great passage of acting imo.

  8. philvisreturns


    17:59 on


    6 September, 2012


    AKBW1888 – I know Judas sold his sole



    That’s why they call him:



    The Fishmonger. (thumbsup)



    I know philvisreturns it was a very fishy affair.


    Judas basically cut himself off from reality back


    then for what extra shekels you know what


    they say about money, the root of all evil


    Or as the Lord put it, whatever belongs to


    Cesar the Roman Leader and who’s face


    was on all the coins back then goes back


    to Cesar these are material things but souls


    belong to God come here said the Lord to Simon


    and other fishermen I’ll make you fishers


    of Souls not fish

  9. goldstar10


    18:13 on


    6 September, 2012


    Green’s scam brings flashbacks of Capt Bob Maxwell and his £1m bingo game in the Daily Mirror.



    Maxwell was eventually found out.



    Well said GoldStar 10 your damn tooting he will be found out to be another


    chancer who will build up enough shekels and then do the Jacky Noski who’s


    friend’s name is Mr Offski that is certainly on the cards and will not be a surprise


    when that eventually happens it’s like how night-time follows daytime

  10. Celtic_cross thank you for reply , Bigjock67 I would like to take you up on your offer if you could forward the series to me as I tried to copy from a site but could only get series 5 episode 4 which I haven’t watched yet. My wife my brother my sister in law and nephew all are hooked after gave them the series to watch. It’s up there with The Sopranos and The Shield as the best TV series made my. Im not sure the rules of this site if it’s ok to give out my email can someone tell me, and I will pay or all costs involved in getting the disc thank you bigjock67

  11. philvisreturns


    18:09 on


    6 September, 2012


    bournesouprecipe – Fredo – sleeps with the fishes



    Not strictly true. Whilst Freddo did indeed end up at the bottom of Lake Tahoe, the man who was supposed to have been sent to “sleep with the fishes” was feared Corleone Family hitman Luca Brasi.



    More appropriate for the hapless Freddo…



    “Freddo, you’re my brother and I love you. But don’t ever, ever take sides with anyone against the Family again.”

  12. Exiled Tim,


    I hope that the Lustig injury is not too serious more of a precaution


    although in my personal opinion Lustig is not a great defender


    although he can put in decent crosses into the box he would be


    better utilized in the midfield rather than in defence where he


    can be a bit of a bomb scare sometimes like hibs first goal


    on Saturday and ICT first goal up @ Groundhog Day Town

  13. Aright lads,



    A few of my friends are on the last leg of their 600 mile bike ride from Ipswich to Arbroath to raise funds for my friends daughter support group who help them deal with her undiagnosed complex disability.



    Here is a link for more information





    There target was 2500 pounds they are currently at around 64% of their target.



    If anyone could spare a donation of any kind it would be much appreciated by all involved.








    Hail hail

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    Mmmmm…..My Compliments Tae The Chef…!!






    jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/



    17:01 on



    6 September, 2012



    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!!!!






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  15. akbw1888- Aye, the bouncing Czech went from £1m prize scams to stealing pension funds, we wait with interest for Green’s next big moneymaking idea!




  16. Mountblow tim


    18:08 on


    6 September, 2012


    Good evening CQN



    Looking for some help my daughters e-mail account is


    Sending out messages to all on her e-mail list


    But she has not sent any?



    Will she have to change the whole account or just her password


    Thanks for any help with this



    Happened to me too, changed password, seems ok now.


    I also copied to notepad, then deleted, all my contacts, though doing this means you don’t see when contacts are online etc.

  17. All these references to ‘The Godfather’ are making me feel nostalgic for the old country!



    Wait a minute – I’m here!



    Just off to water the tomatoes with my grandson.




  18. AKBW1888



    He went for a ball trying to keep it in, nobody near him, looks like he went over his ankle.



    Still with him out, it reduces the scope for Lenny.



    Internationals, who really wants them :>)

  19. Big Georges Fan Club on

    ten men won the league



    Zheng Zhi captains the Chinese side ( i kid you not)




    Given our current injury crisis, why OH WHY OH WHY did Lenny not pull Zheng Zhi out of the China squad??????



    Sack the Board!!!




  20. Ten Men Won The League


    18:45 on


    6 September, 2012


    At this point in time, the team that finished against Hibs will be our starting line up (minus possibly Lustig) against St Johnstone



    Well Ten Men Who Won The League


    So what about the new signings then, will some of the new additions not get a run


    out, and what about Rogne @ in defence


    & We will have to sort out the midfield because the second half after Victor went


    off the midfield was like one of david copperfield’s tricks it totally disappeared