Tom Boyd Request Trade to Western Bulldogs

wayne

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Dogs would be delighted to get him off the books.

Helped them win a flag, now will help them land a big free agent.
 

JimJessTorp

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What are the rules regarding contracts not yet complete and the contracted player leaving the game or moving to another club?

Say Buddy with a contract of 295 Years at $1mill per year (not too far from reality :)) doesn't quite see out all 295 years. Are his team still going to have to pay him for the remaining part of his contract? Or do they get the $1mill per year back in the years after he leaves?

What if Buddy leaves his current team with 5 years to go on his contract and joins #lolnorf #bigfish #finally #whodathunkit #howmanykellyattempts? Does he join on a new contract of #lolnorfwarchest per year and does his old club get the $1mil back, or does his contract simply move to #lolnorf who then assume responsibility for the remainder?

Or does the AFL simply introduce a new #buddyrule and the Tiges are now responsible for paying him because #fargyou!
 

Baloo

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I'm pretty sure when Buddy went to the Swans, the AFL were so pissed off that they made it clear that should he retire before the contract ends, they would be liable for the entire some of contract on their salary cap for the full 10 years.

But that could have been a Sydney only clause, like the ban on them trading players or something
 

zippadeee

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Oct 8, 2004
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Did what he had to do, helped the dogs win a flag after 100 years without one.
Worth every cent.
Not many footballers would walk away from earning so much money.
Wish him all the best seems a really good kid.
 

TGM

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Apr 6, 2009
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Looks like it was front ended.
From Parrot on www.afl.com.au
"But he earned more than $1.7 million in 2016, and again more than $1.7 million in 2017. He was believed to be on $1 million-plus for 2018, and less this year.
In retiring, he is relinquishing at least $1.5 million of contracted money."

Meaning he was on around 750 k next 2 years.
 

TigerPort

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JimJessTorp said:
What are the rules regarding contracts not yet complete and the contracted player leaving the game or moving to another club?

Say Buddy with a contract of 295 Years at $1mill per year (not too far from reality :)) doesn't quite see out all 295 years. Are his team still going to have to pay him for the remaining part of his contract? Or do they get the $1mill per year back in the years after he leaves?

What if Buddy leaves his current team with 5 years to go on his contract and joins #lolnorf #bigfish #finally #whodathunkit #howmanykellyattempts? Does he join on a new contract of #lolnorfwarchest per year and does his old club get the $1mil back, or does his contract simply move to #lolnorf who then assume responsibility for the remainder?

Or does the AFL simply introduce a new #buddyrule and the Tiges are now responsible for paying him because #fargyou!
The rules would be the same for any employment contract. If both parties agree the contract can be renegotiated and some payout figure agreed upon.

The only difference in AFL is that any agreed payout will need to included in that year's salary cap.

The same principle applied when the club came to Riewodlt to renegotiate the last year on his, then, existing contract to help fit Lynch in. Riewoldt ended up agreeing to a lesser amount this year to get slightly higher payments over 2020 and 2021
 

The Big Richo

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Boyd's contract can be exited by mutual agreement with club and player because he was traded in.

Buddy Franklin's can't because he was a free agent which stops clubs creating nonsense free agency offers.
 

mrposhman

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Oct 6, 2013
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The Big Richo said:
Boyd's contract can be exited by mutual agreement with club and player because he was traded in.

Buddy Franklin's can't because he was a free agent which stops clubs creating nonsense free agency offers.
I hadn't thought of it like that. I'd heard that during the week and thought it was ridiculous, but you've just changed my mind. Thought it was the AFL again making the rules up on the fly but actually makes a lot of sense the way you mentioned it.
 

ARCHYBOY

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Mar 30, 2010
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Has anyone else heard a story regarding Tom Boyd and Jake Stringer??

Lets just say it didn't help with Tom Boyd's situation???
 

TigerFlag2017

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ARCHYBOY said:
Has anyone else heard a story regarding Tom Boyd and Jake Stringer??

Lets just say it didn't help with Tom Boyd's situation???
Given the kid's health, maybe best just let this pass and keep it off the web.
 

ARCHYBOY

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TigerFlag2017 said:
Given the kid's health, maybe best just let this pass and keep it off the web.
100% agree TigerFlag which is why I didn't come out with it.

Apparently now Boyd is almost back or well on his way to being 100% which is great news and good on him.

The whole club (Bulldogs) knows the story, got behind Boyd and told Stringer it was the straw that broke that camels back.
 

IanG

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Sep 27, 2004
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ARCHYBOY said:
Has anyone else heard a story regarding Tom Boyd and Jake Stringer??

Lets just say it didn't help with Tom Boyd's situation???
Yep it was Stringer and Liberatore I heard.