Bradford City seek advice on appealing Mark Stewart compensation ruling

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: COUNSEL: City are looking into appealing the £215,000 compensation order for striker Mark Stewart COUNSEL: City are looking into appealing the £215,000 compensation order for striker Mark Stewart

City have moved a step closer to appealing against FIFA’s decision to order them to pay Falkirk £215,000 in training compensation for Mark Stewart.

The club’s solicitors have asked for the details of how the governing body came to their ruling.

Ben Jones, partner at Bradford firm Petherbridge Bassra, said: “The motivated decision has been requested and will be scrutinised by myself and Simon Csoka QC of Carmelite Chambers.

“The early indications are that it will lead to positive advice on appeal being submitted to the club.”

The same legal team successfully restored City to the FA Cup in December after they were initially kicked out for fielding Curtis Good when he was ineligible.

Director of operations David Baldwin said: “We’ve instructed legal counsel and we will sit down in due course when all the information has been provided by FIFA to decide about an appeal.”

Stewart, who now plays for Dundee, moved south of the border to City in the summer of 2011 before Phil Parkinson came in. But he failed to score a goal and finished the season on loan at Hamilton.

Meanwhile, a City fan could be in with a chance of presenting the Alan Hardaker man of the match trophy at Wembley.

One supporter from both City and Swansea will be selected to represent their team in a competition on the Capital One Facebook page.

The fan from the team of the man of the match award winner will then have the honour of presenting the trophy from the Royal Box.

Supporters should go to www.facebook.com/capitaloneuk to take part.

Both winners will also get full hospitality in the Wembley Suite, the pitch-side experience, two seats in the Royal Box, travel and accommodation for one night and £500 spending money.

The competition deadline is Sunday.

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9:46am Fri 15 Feb 13

tyker2 says...

no justification for the value of £215K!

It is imperative that the calculations and basis f the calculations is obtained and for all evidence examined and provided by others (including all P60s) and for those providing the information and those making the calculations be capable of cross examination.

To my mind the player must have been earning around £50000 a year plus at the previous club and to have been on that wage and more for two/three years and for the new contract offered to him in the previous January to be that at a higher figure to establish £215000 valuation. Was that likely at a lowly club like Falkirk
no justification for the value of £215K! It is imperative that the calculations and basis f the calculations is obtained and for all evidence examined and provided by others (including all P60s) and for those providing the information and those making the calculations be capable of cross examination. To my mind the player must have been earning around £50000 a year plus at the previous club and to have been on that wage and more for two/three years and for the new contract offered to him in the previous January to be that at a higher figure to establish £215000 valuation. Was that likely at a lowly club like Falkirk tyker2
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1:57pm Fri 15 Feb 13

BANT MAN says...

215K is absolutely crazy! IMO opinion the player was worth 25K max! So the compensation should be a percentage of this figure (say 20% would be £5000 comp).
James Hanson cost us 4K and he's twice the player of Stewart! Since he left us on a free he's scored 1 flipping goal!
215K is absolutely crazy! IMO opinion the player was worth 25K max! So the compensation should be a percentage of this figure (say 20% would be £5000 comp). James Hanson cost us 4K and he's twice the player of Stewart! Since he left us on a free he's scored 1 flipping goal! BANT MAN
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3:37pm Fri 15 Feb 13

CanadianBull says...

Makes me wonder, if the Financial rewards Ciy have made in the Capital Cup have influenced FIFA.
Seems rather high for such a below average player..IMO
As for FIFA who knows how that organization works..!!!!
CTID
Makes me wonder, if the Financial rewards Ciy have made in the Capital Cup have influenced FIFA. Seems rather high for such a below average player..IMO As for FIFA who knows how that organization works..!!!! CTID CanadianBull
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3:37pm Fri 15 Feb 13

parader no1 says...

BANT MAN wrote:
215K is absolutely crazy! IMO opinion the player was worth 25K max! So the compensation should be a percentage of this figure (say 20% would be £5000 comp).
James Hanson cost us 4K and he's twice the player of Stewart! Since he left us on a free he's scored 1 flipping goal!
Quite right Bant Man. I think they have got the decimal in the wrong place, it should read £21.500
[quote][p][bold]BANT MAN[/bold] wrote: 215K is absolutely crazy! IMO opinion the player was worth 25K max! So the compensation should be a percentage of this figure (say 20% would be £5000 comp). James Hanson cost us 4K and he's twice the player of Stewart! Since he left us on a free he's scored 1 flipping goal![/p][/quote]Quite right Bant Man. I think they have got the decimal in the wrong place, it should read £21.500 parader no1
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7:21pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Jonbantam says...

Correct me if I am wrong but the t&a reporting is pretty poor on a story about Stewart with a picture of Fagan???
Correct me if I am wrong but the t&a reporting is pretty poor on a story about Stewart with a picture of Fagan??? Jonbantam
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1:16pm Sat 16 Feb 13

BCFCBoothy1 says...

Jonbantam wrote:
Correct me if I am wrong but the t&a reporting is pretty poor on a story about Stewart with a picture of Fagan???
Ha ha. It is a pic of Stewart.
He shaved his head as his hair was receding at the same rate as his performance levels!

CTID
[quote][p][bold]Jonbantam[/bold] wrote: Correct me if I am wrong but the t&a reporting is pretty poor on a story about Stewart with a picture of Fagan???[/p][/quote]Ha ha. It is a pic of Stewart. He shaved his head as his hair was receding at the same rate as his performance levels! CTID BCFCBoothy1
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