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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Boss Craig Levein waited six months to land the Czech frontman on a Bosman signing but when he did arrive in January the 28-year-old failed to impress.
The summer Bosman signing from Heart of Midlothian has been outstanding for the Black Cats, and is a big reason why they are in League One's top three.
Alan Stubbs (2001) Everton raided the Old Firm again for their second Bosman signing with lifelong Blue Alan Stubbs making a dream move to Goodison from Celtic after previously battling back from having testicular cancer.
The Scottish full-back was heralded as a superb Bosman signing from Hearts in the summer but has been - until recently - sitting on the treatment table waiting patiently for his chance and working hard on his own injury recovery.
"Right now I'm not thinking about Les Bleus," the Bosman signing said.
You would think it unlikely, but it would be one way for Gallas to win over the Spurs fans, some of whom have still not taken to their Bosman signing. Hills are taking no chances with their 11-1 quote in the same market.
the former Perth boss said: "along with Joe Cole going to Liverpool, Martin is the best Bosman signing of the summer."
Meanwhile, Bruce is on the verge of clinching the Bosman signing of pounds 12million-rated Paraguay international midfielder Cristian Riveros, whose contract with Mexican side Cruz Azul expires this summer.
Bradford have completed the Bosman signing of Tranmere midfielder Paul McLaren on a two-year deal.
Bruce has already made two key market moves, wasting no time in securing last term's loan signing from Arsenal, Fabrice Muamba, on a three-year contract in a sevenfigure deal a month ago, while also bringing in Bosman signing Stuart Parnaby from Middlesbrough.
And the cultured Hemdani, a Bosman signing last summer, insists they are working at dealing better with the crosses that are giving them so many problems.
JAMES McCARTHY is seeking urgent contract talks with Everton following Tom Cleverley's Bosman signing.