Bosman ruling


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Bosman ruling

(ˈbɒzmən)
n
(Soccer) soccer an EU ruling that allows out-of-contract footballers to leave their clubs without the clubs receiving a transfer fee
[C20: named after Jean-Marc Bosman (born 1964), Belgian footballer whose court case brought about the ruling]
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So I invoked the Bosman ruling because I was out of contract but left without telling Alex.
The Sky Blues are understood to have tabled a written transfer offer for the out-of-contract 24-year-old stopper rather than go to a tribunal to set a fee, which the Cobblers are entitled to under the Bosman ruling.
The player/power evolution started with the Bosman ruling and that's where it went wrong.
The Bosman ruling and our league system have also hardly helped.
The Bosman Ruling turned top players into millionaires overnight when the European Court of Justice decreed that they could move as free agents on the expiry of their contracts.
The Continent's governing body have committed to investigating the state of the game 10 years since the initial impact of the Bosman ruling, which Uefa feel has led to the distorting of traditional values.
The 24-year- old had his contract with the first division club cancelled by mutual consent earlier this month which allowed him to begin the search for a new side before the end of the season, when he would havebecomea free agent under the Bosman ruling anyway.
THE Bosman Ruling has put its fair share of players on the breadline but a growing number of top stars are making a killing from relaxed transfer rules.
Barlow, transferred from Wigan on a Bosman ruling, made no mistake with the penalty.
The Football League are firmly behind FIFA's bid to reduce the effects of the Bosman Ruling on clubs - and will make sure their opinions are heard.
The 31-year-old Frenchman has signed a three-year deal at St James' Park after becoming available under the Bosman Ruling.