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Adrian Silva: arrives at Leicester 14 seconds too late

Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by horsechoker, Sep 6, 2017.

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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/41118927

    It would be funnier if it happened to Liverpool, Arse, Chelsea, Madrid etc.
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    Craig Ward Full Member

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    for the sake of 14 seconds, you'd think FIFA would see sense.

    Isnt is right that if no registered, Leicester have to pay him until Jan?
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    GloryHunter07 Full Member

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    But then whats the point in a deadline?

    They had all summer to do these deals, if you want to mess around and wait until deadline day then you have yourself to blame.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    They mentioned that on Talksport yesterday. That he is their player, but cannot be registered until January and that they will be paying him although he isn't playing yet.
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    AgentP Full Member

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    Sounds unfair. But if this was the small margin that prevented De Gea from joining Madrid, I'm all for it!
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Chelsea coming in so late for Drinkwater probably didn't help the situation. One was likely dependent on the other.
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    Varun Moderator Staff

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    He'd have made it in time few years back during his prime.
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    AgentP Full Member

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    It's unfortunate. I want Leicester to do well. But if one club is granted permission, then all clubs will start asking for extra time to get their deals done. A rule is a rule no matter who it is.
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    Ish Lights on for Luke

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    Agreed. Without deadline day, the transfer muppets would die. :lol:

    But in all seriousness, if they weren't confident of completing the deal in time, they simply shouldn't have sold Drinkwater, ala Wenger with Sanchez/Lemar.

    But 14 seconds is a bit ridiculous.
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    izec Full Member

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    jesus :lol::houllier:
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    12OunceEpilogue Full Member

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    Brutal, but I suppose as soon as you start extending by 14 seconds it becomes a minute, two minutes then hours and days.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 Banned

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    Oh c'mon! Only 14 seconds!
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    Can Silva play in the reserves for Leicester?
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    Jacko21 Full Member

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    Them's the rules.

    A matter of seconds it may be, but if FIFA let it slide, what defence would they have to similar situations in the future? Everyone would expect the same leniency.

    Hugely frustrating for Leicester though, particularly as they let Drinkwater go.
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    Kostur Full Member

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    We all know that pain.
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    izec Full Member

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    i think a margin of one or two minutes would be ok too. There are a lot of cases in life where there is a margin of a few percent still ok
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    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    If it's literally a matter of seconds, then yeah FIFA should do the same in future.

    It's common sense isn't it? If someone comes with something 10 minutes late, then they're probably taking the piss a bit.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    :lol: the timing
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    Think of it like this, 14 seconds has cost a footballer 4 months of playing time, and its not even his fault. I think it's punishing Silva more than it punishes Leicester.
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    Ish Lights on for Luke

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    not even going to deny it :wenger:
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    André Dominguez Full Member

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    Can't really blame FIFA here. Leicester made a huge mistake, which probably will cost the job to some people.

    And I thought this things only happened in the Portuguese league :D
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    Bestie07 Full Member

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    Is this not what happened with DDG? He ended up staying here, so this guy should go back to his previous club instead of wasting away half a season.
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    Hawks2008 Full Member

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    Tough shit Leicester, rules are rules.
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    Jacko21 Full Member

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    Well, if anyone can use their discretion it's FIFA.
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    Peanut Butter Banned

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    Agree with this.
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    Idiots, why leave it so late to sign a player ?
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Someone should get the sack at Leicester for this.
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    Liver_bird Full Member

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    I doubt Madrid acquired the rights to his player registration.
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    Liver_bird Full Member

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    Chelsea came for Drinkwater they didn't really have much of a say in the matter. They will sell players this year if their valuation is met.
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    groovyalbert Full Member

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    Then they can show a degree of leniency towards every case which falls so close to the deadline. That's hardly an issue, and doesn't disrupt the current set of rules in place - it just allows for common sense to prevail under the correct circumstances if FIFA decide that there was a genuine attempt to meet the deadline from the offset. FIFA are still in control of the laws so it's hardly something clubs will be able to take advantage of.

    I don't know the ins and outs of this particular deal but if it had to be forced through due to Drinkwater moving to Chelsea at such late notice (which may have had nothing to do with Leicester, they might have sanctioned the move a while back and were waiting for the confirmation from Chelsea in order to open up funds) then the argument here essentially pitches the trajectory of a player's career and the state of various football clubs who weren't necessarily at fault for the transfer taking place at such late notice against the sheer unwillingness of FIFA to look at the potential that there could be a just reason as to why the deal was submitted 14 seconds too late. Given the amount of money FIFA extract from the game, I'm sure they could - at a push - work out a way for a team to be on stand by to assess the validity of transfers that are submitted within a few minutes of the official deadline. Although what I might be describing could well be the appeal process that Leicester are (I believe) currently going through, in which case ignore the above.
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    They didn't ? If he wasn't a free transfer then they still could have told Chelsea to wait as they needed time for a replacement.
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    I love when people say rules are rules as if nobody is allowed to apply even slightest amount of logic while dealing with situations like this. They were just seconds off which was in no way players fault and now he will be forced to spend four months without any football because of it. Nobody is saying they should be allowed an extra day or even several hours but when it's a matter of seconds, such small that it could simply be down to two clocks set up differently, governing bodies should use sense instead of book
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    AndyJ1985 Banned

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    Stupid bastards have months to sign players but leave it until the last few seconds.
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    Antisocial Has a Sony home cinema

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    I think what happened with DDG was that Real never submitted their side of the transfer, so while we did on our side, without the papers from Real then no transfer took place.

    Here it sounds like both clubs submitted their documents and thus the transfer went through, it's just the subsequent registration by Leicester that's failed?
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    AndyJ1985 Banned

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    Or perhaps football clubs should use some sense instead and not leave their business until the last few hours of the transfer window. Then they wouldn't need to whinge about failing to meet the deadline by 14 seconds.
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    sewey89 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    FIFA have absolutely done the right thing, whether it's 14 seconds past the deadline or 14 hours, it's still past the deadline.

    If they'd let Leicester off with this, then somebody next window registers somebody 30 seconds late.. They're only 16 seconds later than Leicester, and you let them off... etc etc. It would set a precedent that the deadline is final, unless you're only just over it, then it's still ok.

    They have to stick to a deadline. Sucks to be him and having to wait to play.. But i'd take his wage for 4 months of doing feck all.