Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Jordan hits back in Dowie row

"To say it has all kicked off this afternoon on Sky Sports news would be putting it mildly!" - SSN Presenter Jim White

What a classic last hour of television it has been, Jordan has just completed a telephone interview with Sky Sports News in which he let rip about Dowie's alleged "misrepresentation".

The Palace supremo claims that he released Dowie from his contract with the Glaziers and dissolved a £1m compensation clause because Dowie's reasons for leaving the club were personal rather than footballing. Now, upon hearing about his appointment at Charlton, he has attempted to serve Dowie with a writ for 'fraudulent statements'.

I don't know too much about the employment laws, but from what I read in the papers Dowie said something about needing a new challenge as well as needing to see more of his children up North. Surely if a contract is mutually dissolved between two parties, then that is their business. It's not like we approached Dowie while he was still under contract with Palace and persuaded him to leave their club in favour of ours. We apparently didn't even make contact with him until the day after he left the Championship outfit.

I thought that employees out of contract have the right to move to any company that they like, so long as an illegal approach hasn't been made by the second club. Like I said, I don't know a lot about the law governing this kind of thing, but it's shaping up to be a very interesting story.

The Sky Sports News interview is absolutely classic stuff, and well worth a click if you didn't catch it live. Download it here.


Blogger Inspector Sands said...

Now why didn't I think about taping it? Heh. Top work, and rare evidence that Jim White is occasionally a journalist.

5:47 pm  
Blogger CharltonChris said...

I've got the full press conference aswell (16 mins long)

That'll be up tomorrow at some point.

6:21 pm  
Anonymous Strasburger said...

Whats the last 2 lines that Jordan said in that interview I can't make it out.. Anyone?

9:11 pm  

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