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FFC Mariner

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It shits me to tears that MacArthur get the transfer fee for Miller.Do we miss out altogether?

The system is stupid when a player who has not played 1 minute for a club but signs a contract can then be sold on and the club who gave him his chance gets f**k all( unless he makes the WC squad)
Dems the rules. I hazard a guess at an agent maximising their profit somehow.
Signing on fee from the bulls and a % of the transfer
I think we get some bullshit development fee and nothing else
 

Rising Sun

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It shits me to tears that MacArthur get the transfer fee for Miller.Do we miss out altogether?

The system is stupid when a player who has not played 1 minute for a club but signs a contract can then be sold on and the club who gave him his chance gets f**k all( unless he makes the WC squad)
We should get a training fee. Maybe get someone from the club on the next pod to explain how it all works, but my understanding is that we "trained" Lewis for 4 years so we get 4 x USD 40,000 which amounts to about $230k AUD at current exchange rates.

There are rules around once you become a first team regular then the "training" is deemed to have stopped and he has been in the first team for quite some time on-and-off - I don't know how they determine you are now an established first grade player. Given he was still playing NPL last season and only truly cemented a spot this year, I would have thought he would be deemed to be still in training but if the rules are based simply around number of appearances then we may not get the full amount.
 

Big Al

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At the end of the day we didn’t value him enough to go longer and it’s bad business by us. He improved mightily this season and by the time we realised he was gone. No one’s fault but CCM.

I do wonder of the ownership change had an effect on any offers but if you’re coming out of contract and you have an offer on paper from someone else you take it
 

turbo

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At the end of the day we didn’t value him enough to go longer and it’s bad business by us. He improved mightily this season and by the time we realised he was gone. No one’s fault but CCM.
Do you know that or assume? Monty implied he was a bit tricky to manage so it’s entirely possible someone got in his ear when he had copped a bit of stick and he had his head turned that way? Or maybe they promised the CB role he was after? It’s not always a case of doing something wrong. Coming into this season I don’t think we could predict how rapidly he would improve.
 

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