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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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And the champion trainer should strike early with both Bosman Rule and Verawal.
GOWRAN: 2.20 Shield, 2.50 Chute Hall, 3.25 Oscars Business, 4.00 Daliyan, 4.35 Layla Joan, 5.10 Kashline, 5.45 Bosman Rule. Daliyan, 4.35 Layla Joan, 5.10 Kashline, 5.45 Bosman Rule.
"According to the Bosman rule I may sign a pre-contract to my future club at any time in the following months."
The Bosman rule makes it difficult for clubs to get rid of players.
PLAYERS can only move around Britain under the Bosman rule if they are at least 24 years old.
Manchester United are also interested in the player and if Spurs do not sell him he could walk out under the Bosman Rule when his contract runs out the season after next.
TEENAGE prospect Sean Christie fears the Bosman rule could "chain" him to Forfar for the next six years.
"Top clubs are suffering because they have had their fingers burnt by the Bosman rule," he added.
"The Bosman rule has also played a big part because I had players who were coming to the end of contracts who had their mind on their futures.
The former Scotland Under-21 star, who will be No.2 to Allan Main, was set to sign a new Accies contract when Weir phoned to say Saints wanted him for free under the Bosman rule.
The ball is in my court because this is how the Bosman rule works for players.
"The Bosman rule has played a big part because I had players who were coming to the end of contracts who had their mind on their futures.