Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

FA + Agents

FA + Agents

A row between football agents, the Football Association and the Government has led to the FA temporarily backing down, although they have insisted that they are determined to press ahead with rules governing the conduct of agents. Allegations of a 'bung culture' led the FA to draw up a series of proposals, including a ban on agents from representing both the club and player in any transaction as well as a ban on agents owning a financial stake in a player's registration. The Association of Football Agents, which wants a self-regulatory system, believes the rules are too severe. Football agents claimed that the rules would significantly hit their trade and threatened to take out an injunction seeking to stop the FA implementing the new rules.

The FA postponed its plans to avoid a court injunction and the Government then weighed in through sports minister Richard Caborn, giving its full backing to the FA. The sports minister commented, 'It would be very disappointing if rules brought in by a sporting body to protect the integrity of sport ended up going through the courts.' However, although Mr Caborn is concerned about the damage to the game's image a legal battle would cause, he has no powers to intervene. The FA originally intended to bring in the new rules when the summer transfer window opened on June 1st, but has now postponed their implementation until September 1st. The timing of the objections was not without significance and it remains to be seen whether the FA will make concessions to the agents.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Wednesday May 2 2007
Time: 10:31PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Bellew Lets Rip at Haye

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Worrall Pens New Forest Deal

Young defender Joe Worrall has today signed a new contract extension at Nottingham Forest keeping him at the City Ground until 2020.

Clean Sheet Pleases Fox

Nottingham Forest defender Danny Fox has admitted the group were disappointed to only take a point from the Wigan Athletic encounter, but he knew confidence could...

Hard Earned Point For Brazil

Manager Gary Brazil has reflected on a hard earned point at the weekend against Wigan Athletic.

Video - Wigan 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Wigan remain two points from safety following a 0-0 draw with Nottingham Forest. This point for Forest means we are still struggling but keeps the gap to relegation at six points.

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wigan MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Smith41%
Lichaj0%
Worrall9%
Fox19%
Pinillos4%
Clough0%
Vaughan0%
Osborn0%
Carayol19%
Brereton0%
Assombalonga0%
Sub - Ward0%
Sub - McCormack4%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 33 21 8 4 71 31
2 Newcastle 33 22 4 7 70 37
3 Huddersfield 33 20 5 8 65 8
4 Leeds Utd 34 19 4 11 61 12
5 Reading 34 18 6 10 60 2
6 Sheff Wed 34 17 7 10 58 9
7 Fulham 33 14 11 8 53 17
8 Norwich 34 15 7 12 52 11
9 Preston 34 14 10 10 52 5
10 Barnsley 34 14 8 12 50 4
11 Derby County 33 13 9 11 48 6
12 Cardiff 34 13 7 14 46 -2
13 Brentford 33 12 7 14 43 2
14 Birmingham 34 11 10 13 43 -13
15 Ipswich 34 10 12 12 42 -7
16 Q.P.R. 34 11 7 16 40 -11
17 Aston Villa 33 9 12 12 39 -7
18 Forest 34 10 7 17 37 -12
19 Burton 34 9 9 16 36 -13
20 Wolves 32 9 8 15 35 -5
21 Bristol City 33 9 6 18 33 -6
22 Wigan 34 7 10 17 31 -10
23 Blackburn 32 7 9 16 30 -13
24 Rotherham 34 4 5 25 17 -45
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 1:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Apollyon270
2.Jimmy Gordon198
3.Pope John XXIII161
4.orbitalforest124
5.mao tse tung123
6.LyttleByLyttle118
7.AdebolaCornflakes106
8.Calvin Plummer104
9.the jock102
10.da fuq90
The Vital Football Members League