Jonathan Forte ?

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Very sad news for Forte. I know we all get frustrated but easy to forget the human going through it all (physical and mental).

The major problem with an unfit or half fit Forte is that he never struck me as an impact player able to change a game by coming off the bench for 10 or 20 minutes. He seemed to need time to grow into a game. Whenever he came off the bench he often looked off the pace and barely made an impact. But that maybe because he just simply wasn't fit most of the time if he's unable to train properly.
 

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Indeed. Surely it’s not worth the risk for him. Maybe the club will monitor things and if it gets too much for him then some kind of arrangement will be made to let him go....
The problem is that the player has to agree to accept a package to go. I understand that this is becoming less and less common in the modern game, as players tend to want to see out their contracts.
 

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It’s a real shame I like Forte but if it’s going to be a huge drain on resources to achieve very little it might be better for all party’s for him to retire from playing and make the step into coaching if that is what he fancies.
 

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It’s a real shame I like Forte but if it’s going to be a huge drain on resources to achieve very little it might be better for all party’s for him to retire from playing and make the step into coaching if that is what he fancies.
I've no idea how it works but surely insurance must play a part if a player is forced to retire on medical grounds and is unable to fulfill his contract.
 

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Happy 33rd birthday to Jonathan.

We're expecting an announcement about his future soon.
 

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It’s a real shame I like Forte but if it’s going to be a huge drain on resources to achieve very little it might be better for all party’s for him to retire from playing and make the step into coaching if that is what he fancies.
not sure he would see it that way...he wont get another contract it seems so wouldn't blame him for staying on and collecting his wages while he prepares for a life beyond football.
 

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not sure he would see it that way...he wont get another contract it seems so wouldn't blame him for staying on and collecting his wages while he prepares for a life beyond football.
So we will have to offer him a package I guess. Does any insurance against this come into the equation in any way?
 

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So we will have to offer him a package I guess. Does any insurance against this come into the equation in any way?
There should be an insurance payout. Means he can't play in the football league again.
 

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So we will have to offer him a package I guess. Does any insurance against this come into the equation in any way?
Any insurance payout is likely to be complicated by the nature of his injury. If he was injured during a match, then this wouldn't be so probelmatic. The problem lies with the fact that his is a "wear and tear" injury. I would imagine it would complicate things for the club.
 

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in both instances, I shouldn't imagine the pay out will be tremendous as he is already 33 - we might have a policy which helps pay his wages if he is injured, but i would have thought his claim to the PFA that he is retiring early is unlikely to yield much as he would have like;y retired in the next year or so anyway...probably have more of a chance if he doesn't stay contracted to the club mind you.
 

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I really enjoyed his debut (and Matt's as manager) last year. Good luck to the bloke - at least he made it to 33 and has been a positive influence on and off the field:

“I wish I would have worked with him five or 10 years ago because he is a hell of a player and a hell of a person.

“I know what a great character he has been around the place and it is such a shame. I am really disappointed for him.
(MT)
 

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Obviously passed a medical when he signed now has no cartilage left in one knee a real shame for all concerned loved him galloping forward best of luck
 
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