Did MLS get a promotion clause with Convey?

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  1. wjarrettc

    wjarrettc Member
    Staff Member

    Oct 1, 2002
    Cliffs of Insanity
    Club:
    Carolina Railhawks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    From what I know of MLS I doubt it.

    The conversation probably went something like this:

    Reading - "Do you want a promotion clause?"

    Garber - "Everyone knows that promotion makes no sense without a single table."
     
  3. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    FYP.
     
  4. banbaseball

    banbaseball Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    East of the Bay
    what does FYP mean?
     
  5. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    Fixed Your Post
     
  6. kpaulson

    kpaulson New Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Washington DC
    Or F You Punk.

    Depends on context, really. ;)
     
  7. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    FYP part deux
     
  8. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    To be fair to MLS, if they got pds 800k for him (right around $1.5 then, now a little less), it was fair value at the time. They probably arranged for a sell-on clause, which would have seemed more likely than promotion.
    Kitson was a pretty cheap buy, though one known for scoring goals, and Cambridge were desparate for cash.
    In any case, this is a classic win-win. United are just fine without him, Reading are better off with him, and he's improved quite a bit. :)
    The real question with Reading is didCork City get goals/promotion bonuses built in for Doyle (pds 78k) and Long (was he free?).
     
  9. Deadlock

    Deadlock New Member

    Oct 26, 2002
    Reading, UK
    Doyle had a clause in his Cork contract that said he could leave if anyone stumped up €115K (i.e. £78K, $140K), so I doubt very much there will be any extras due. Cork were not happy with the situation, but were over a barrel.

    Long is a different matter: Reading didn't pay a lot for him, I think the joint deal was worth £100K. I'm sure Cork would have insisted on some bonuses for him.
     
  10. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Over a barrel maybe, but they could have always offered a new contract with higher wages and a higher transfer clause
     
  11. Deadlock

    Deadlock New Member

    Oct 26, 2002
    Reading, UK
    Turns out I was wrong, the clause also specified a 10% sell-on fee and a payment of €10K if he gets an international call-up.
     
  12. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Doyle is, without a doubt, the buy of the year in English football.
     

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