Vital Football

Latest Crewe Alexandra News

Red Tape and Bureaucracy

Red Tape and Bureaucracy

Obviously with nothing better to do than rename leagues to make themselves richer, the Football League have rejected the signing of Grant.

We all know when the window closes that outside of emergency loans and players who aren't under contract, players cannot move clubs.

Tony Grant was unemployed when we signed him. However when the window closed he was on a week to week basis with Bristol City and in the eyes of the Football League that means he is a contracted player.

Their decision means he cannot sign for a club until January 1st, and more importantly they are forcing him to be unwaged and unable to take a job in his chosen profession which seems ridiculous in this day and age.

Grant is expected to seek advice from the Professional Footballers' Association although no resolution looks likely.

Gradi said, “With the rule as it is at the moment he is unsignable, which seems harsh on him because I would imagine he has a family to look after and no income coming in now until January.

“It is something he and his agent have overlooked and I can see why that could happen because it really is difficult to foresee that problem arising when you are only on a week to week contract – but unfortunately that is the ruling and it is a nuisance.

“If we were to sign him, I am sure no one would be offended by it except the rule makers. In the meantime he is still able to come here and train with us and we would be prepared to wait for him until the window reopens on 1st January.”

Writer:
Date:Tuesday October 18 2005
Time: 11:09AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Stats: Crewe Alexandra v Crawley Town

All the stats from Crewe Alexandra (3) vs (0) Crawley Town, Alexandra Stadium, 16/12/17 15:00 Att: 3,155

Match Report - Crewe Alexandra vs Crawley Town

A look back at yesterday's game at the Alexandra Stadium.

Alex Go Out Of FA Youth Cup At Colchester

Youngsters lose 2-0 in Essex in 3rd Round.

Stats: Crewe Alexandra v Blackburn Rovers

All the stats from Crewe Alexandra (0) vs (1) Blackburn Rovers, Alexandra Stadium, 13/12/17 19:45 Att: 2,241

Crewe Alexandra Archived Articles

Vital Crewe articles from

Site Journalists

Steve Johnson
Editor email
Profile
Josh Ravenscroft
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man of the Match - Crawley (H)
Suggested By: Steve Johnson
Garratt0%
Ng0%
Raynes0%
Nolan0%
Bakayago0%
Ainley0%
Lowery0%
Pickering0%
Cooper0%
Bowery0%
Dagnall0%
Sub - Grant0%
Sub - Walker0%
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Crewe Alexandra Results (view all)

Crewe Alexandra Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League