Vital Football

Latest Bolton Wanderers News

BWFC: Pay Us Again, Sam.

BWFC: Pay Us Again, Sam.

Sam Ricketts has left Bolton Wanderers and joined Wolves as expected. What has come as a shock, however, is the fee paid for our versatile defender… Nothing, nada, zip… A big fat zilch!

After the coup of landing Alex Baptiste from under the noses of several interested parties, Mr Ricketts was always going to struggle to convince both the manager and fans he was still worthy of the starting right-back slot. Cover for the full-back positions however, are currently sparse at the Reebok, so Ricketts was by no means overly surplus to requirements. So when Sam`s name was quickly circulated to depart the club following Baptiste`s arrival, my understanding was the Whites had decided cash in on the player while they still could; an astute bit of business; especially when our Wanderer counterparts had shown an immediate monetary interest.

With fee agreed and medical ensuing, our Wanderers decide to cancel Ricketts` contract, wrap him in Wanderer-logo paper and deliver him to Wolves free of charge. Something has obviously happened during the conclusion of negotiations. Maybe we will never discover what. But with the Financial Fair Play regulations kicking in this season and Bolton`s supposed astronomical debt, you would think £2-3 hundred thousand would go some way to balancing the books this fiscal financial year?
But, hey, what do I know, right?


Writer:Mr Ecky: bwfc_85
Date:Thursday July 4 2013
Time: 2:59PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Who else was interested in him? Who did he want to go to? Wolves probably offered a fee (as reported) but what were his wage demands? Rather than risk him not going we have probably done what is best for all parties, we get him off the wage bill, they dont have to pay a fee, Ricketts gets a good move to a big club. I never rated him to be honest, it was only the fact that he was marginally better than Robinson and Mears injuries/lack of ability that he was worth keeping.
moonpig1
04/07/2013 15:39:00
0
There could have been something in Ricketts' contract which entitled him to compensation if the deal was broken, which wouldn't have applied if the deal was mutually cancelled. I have no idea but it's just a theory, such clauses are not unusual. In any case, the tax payable on the transfer fee and the relevant accountancy overhead might have made whatever fee was agreed uneconomical anyway.
robmoss2k
04/07/2013 16:10:00
0
So if Tierny gets injured, who goes in left back?
Muur
05/07/2013 16:42:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Bolton Wanderers Articles

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

Clayton Moves to Blackpool

Max Clayton leaves Wanderers to seek fresh start.

Sky Confirm TV Selection Windows For 2017/18

With the release of the EFL fixture lists on Wednesday morning, Sky Sports have released their outline giving fans an idea of when television selections will be made this season.

2017/18 Final Weekend Details

With the release of the Premier League fixtures last week and last Wednesday seeing the EFL following suit, the full details for the final weekends across...

Archived Vital Bolton Articles

Vital Bolton articles from

Site Journalists

Anthony Hart
Editor email
Profile
Tom Bevington
no email
Profile
Tom Jenkins
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Player of the Season?
Suggested By:
Mark Beevers9%
Gary Madine8%
Jay Spearing10%
Josh Vela7%
David Wheater66%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Bolton Wanderers Results (view all)

Bolton Wanderers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.El Cynico3
Vital Football Comment