Darlogramps wrote: ↑Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:06 amIt doesn’t matter. An employee’s personal spending habits are nothing to do with the employer.bga wrote:Question do you think that if you are furloughed and there is a National lockdown you spend the same, or more, or less?Darlogramps wrote: ↑Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:28 amThis is an appalling attitude to take. Yourself and the originalfatcat are massively out of line.bga wrote:I disagree with you if a player is not prepared to accept 80% in the current circumstances for what is left of the "season" I don't want him with us as a player next season.Darlofan97 wrote: ↑Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:46 pm
Ryan Croasdale terminated his contract with Fylde over the summer under similar circumstances. The FA ruled in his favour and he signed for Stockport County on a free transfer.
We have to find the additional 20% to avoid this happening with one of our players.
First and foremost, it’s not the players’ fault the season has been shut down. If your employment was shut down through no fault of your own and your employer then said: “Accept a 20% pay cut or we don’t want you here” you’d be a bit miffed. Anyone who says otherwise is lying.
We also knew fine well when the season started it might be disrupted by the pandemic, yet still handed out contracts and brought in players like Dan Maguire. We’ve since had an intensive schedule with two games in a week the norm. We expected all players to attend matches where possible.
Indeed as a result of playing, some players have suffered injuries which may well have impacted on their ability to earn elsewhere.
Furthermore we are still expecting players to play in the FA Trophy. Hardly the greatest motivation to tell players we need them, but only at 80% of what we were previously offering.
The only exception would be if there’s a COVID clause in a player’s contract, allowing a reduction in wages if the season is shut down through the pandemic or something similar.
But your attitude appears to be if the club decide to unilaterally not pay the remainder, players should shut up and accept it without question, despite it not being their fault.
Morally more than anything I find that disgusting. And bad reputations spread quickly among players, making it harder for us to sign others down the line.
I’d sincerely hope, if we have contractually committed to paying the wages, we honour the outstanding amount to ensure players aren’t left out of pocket.
It’s not an argument that would stand up in a court of law. “Why did you refuse to pay his remaining salary?”
“Well he only ordered a new sofa last January so doesn’t need the money.”
We’ve committed to contracts knowing fine well there was a pandemic going on and the disruption that might happen.
If we’ve committed to a contract, we should honour that. It’s not optional. The only way would be to reach an agreement with the player. But you do so in good faith. Your tactic of sticking a loaded gun to their head and saying: “Accept a wage cut or else” won’t bear fruit.
That way you build a good reputation and the players are more likely to remain with us next season. And also, it’s the right, decent thing to do.
Absolutely agree - awful attitude of a couple of fans.
Having all worked hard to rebuild the reputation of the club, you read this.
Short memory of a previous chairman who picked and chose who he paid what and when!