- Sep 29, 2007
Fair enoughSorry but no.
Both situations were completely different.
cAshworth felt he could hand in his notice and walk, without his contract being paid out.
The Saudi's thought they could bluff Unkie Tony (bless them)
cAshworth left when they finally realised Bloom & Barber were happy to sit it out for 12 months, and eventually paid up.
Boehly said "the media tells me I need Potter - how much?"
To which the answer was £21m.
Boehly instantly paid so there was nothing The B's could do.
But still seems like Cashworth was stopped from going early while Potter and the crew were waved off into that Gold Sunset of theirs.
The B’s could have invoked Potters contract too.
But to be honest, I suppose we will never know all the behind the scenes stuff.