Rambo the randy pig wrote: jackos wrote:
Mr Reality wrote:Are we liable for Blackman's wages?
If so there may not be any budget left.
Hadn't considered that but I don't believe so, he "returned to his parent club" there was never any mention of us being liable to pay his wages for the rest of the season.
I'd have thought we were still paying him. After all we broke him. It would make sense for the lending club to have a clause in the agreement that in the event of injury the player returns to them for treatment - he's their asset so surely they would want to manage his treatment - but since the borrowing club broke him they should continue paying him.
How would we feel if Getafe break Saiz but expect us to pay him?
Suspect we're not paying his wages now he's gone back, if he's fit by March he'll not be back here, he'll be in their u23s. However, I'd bet we paid a ~£500k loan fee for the privilege and doubt we're due a refund. Same with Baker, I'm sure there would have been a clause enabling his recall with no refund should be fail to give him enough games (but we may have avoided an end of season penalty clause).
The lack of anything remotely serious on a keeper by this stage speaks volumes really, we've had 2 months to line something up. By contrast, Scunny had brought in 5 players by last Friday in an attempt to rescue their season - teams with real intent to do something in this window do it early as prices only go up as the deadline looms.