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Thread: And so it goes on ( Sala )

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    Re: And so it goes on ( Sala )

    My understanding was that thew money has been 'set aside' in yearly accounts prior to this year. I thought that meant it is asitting in a bank somewhere (Literally or theoretically) while the club/Tan is waiting for a final jusdgement on the matter.
    If that is so I assume it will be acruing some kind of interest (and if Tan's business acumen is as good as I suspect, somewhere where the rate is good) so it's not exactly 'dead' money.
    So if it has already been 'written off' the accounts then shirley if the club has to pay it will not 'financially cripple' the club and if we are adjudged to owe nothing or less than the full amount the club may have funds available unexpectedly.

    But whichever it is I think we'll be waiting a long time to know the answer.

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    Re: And so it goes on ( Sala )

    Quote Originally Posted by Poolerblue View Post
    I think it’s in no doubt that Sala was our player when the plane crashed

    What is in question is possible illegal 3rd party involvement, banned agents, unlicensed pilots etc

    Just highlights the murky world of international transfers

    I still have doubts whether Sala's registration had been legally transferred from Nantes to Cardiff at the time of the crash.

    I don't think his eligibility to play in the Premier League or not is the issue (he could be a Cardiff player and still ineligible on various technicalities) but despite all the reports and threads on this I still don't know if the transfer was properly completed. The club's position that the contract documentation was invalid - and that it would have been revised and re-signed after Sala's return to Cardiff to deal with the contract anomalies - sounds plausible to me. That was not considered by FIFA and is the basis of the appeal to CIS.

    The role of the McKays (still at the time acting for Nantes) in arranging the flight is a separate reason for disputing the FIFA judgement.

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    I agree with Harry Paget Flashman, xsnaggle and Jon 1959. The City are not a charity, nor is Vincent Tan. If one of us on this board Lord Forbid died tragically in an industrial accident without their employer proven being at fault; would the stricken family be entitled to compensation from the said employer? No way in my opinion - any recompense would be payable by the errant party/ies.

    Please donít suggest CCFC payout unless they have to otherwise we may soon be supporting a League 2 side in a couple of seasons!

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    Re: And so it goes on ( Sala )

    He had signed, he was our player, he was paraded around the ground with the shirt on.

    The only reason he was on the plane was because he was due back here following his return to Nantes to collect belongings etc.

    I appreciate those in charge of the clubs finances aren't just going to pay but I also find it incredibly hard to believe any decision will come out in our favour.

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    Meanwhile, the Sala family continues to wait for the matter to be settled more than two years after the crash - they are suffering emotionally and financially as a result of all this haggling.

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    Re: And so it goes on ( Sala )

    Quote Originally Posted by Poolerblue View Post
    I think itís in no doubt that Sala was our player when the plane crashed

    What is in question is possible illegal 3rd party involvement, banned agents, unlicensed pilots etc

    Just highlights the murky world of international transfers
    Sorry but what you say in the first sentence is just nonsense. If there was no doubt, do you really think that things would have gone on like this for so long. The advice City are receiving is obviously that there is considerable doubt whose player he was and also that there were other irregularities with the transfer.

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    We should show a sizable generosity to the family, that will not be seen as us admitting liability .

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    I know it will sound cold but I really don't get the comments about the family being poor and itb is City's fault. Why is it? they may have inherited more if the fee had been paid and he had died some time in the future but if he hadn't taken steps to provide for his family anyway why should that burden fall to CCFC?
    I beleive the club agrred to set up some kind of tust and I think that is now going ahead after the removal of some obstructive lawyers, but that was the club being supportive.
    I cannot see there is any legal obligation to give the family anything. Any insurance policy will be paid out once the matter is settled. In the mean time they are no worse off than they were.
    I get the emotional thing and it's nice to be nice but I disagrre with people implying we 'must' do something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsnaggle View Post
    I know it will sound cold but I really don't get the comments about the family being poor and itb is City's fault. Why is it? they may have inherited more if the fee had been paid and he had died some time in the future but if he hadn't taken steps to provide for his family anyway why should that burden fall to CCFC?
    I beleive the club agrred to set up some kind of tust and I think that is now going ahead after the removal of some obstructive lawyers, but that was the club being supportive.
    I cannot see there is any legal obligation to give the family anything. Any insurance policy will be paid out once the matter is settled. In the mean time they are no worse off than they were.
    I get the emotional thing and it's nice to be nice but I disagrre with people implying we 'must' do something.
    it does sound cold.

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    Re: And so it goes on ( Sala )

    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    it does sound cold.
    I'm sorry, I'm not trying to be nasty but even saying it sounds cold would intimate that anythin would be a gesture and not a legal obligation.
    That's the point I'm trying to get at is that whilst it is a good thing to do there is no such obligation.

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