Decision date set in Stewart cash wrangle

Falkirk claimed training compensation for Mark Stewart after the forward moved to Bradford City
Falkirk claimed training compensation for Mark Stewart after the forward moved to Bradford City

The final stage in the protracted Mark Stewart transfer saga will begin on Monday, November 25.
That is the day when the European Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne will assess Falkirk’s claim for training compensation from Bradford City over the striker’s switch in 2011.
FIFA’s training compensation scale indicates the Bairns are due €230,000 - and despite Bradford contesting the claim - the football governing body ruled in the club’s favour again in February this year.
But the Yorkshire club drafted in a new law firm and took their fight to the highest possible appeal court where it will be assessed three and a half weeks from now.
Had the cash been delivered on time it would have turned last year’s loss, revealed in accounts last week, into a profit.