Bohs feel heat
Published 22/12/2010 | 05:00
BOHEMIANS have been threatened with a winding-up order by two aggrieved players who are prepared to exercise all available legal channels to secure unpaid wages.
The cash-strapped Dubliners, who were League of Ireland champions in 2008 and 2009, need to terminate the contracts of 11 players if they are to survive as a Premier Division entity.
However, they have struggled to reach agreement on redundancy packages and are believed to be three weeks behind with wage payments.
After the players were informed that there was no more cash available until the middle of January, two individuals -- who wish to remain anonymous -- took a militant stance and instructed their solicitor that they are willing to take their case to the High Court.
"This is in breach of the contracts that both players signed," read a statement from their solicitor, Stuart Gilhooly, with respect to the three weeks' arrears.
"In the event that the sums owed to the players are not discharged within the next 21 calendar days, I am instructed to make an application to the High Court for the winding up of the company on the grounds that it is unable to pay its debts.
"The players, who wish to remain anonymous at this point, have specifically instructed me to point out this action is taken with the greatest reluctance and as a matter of last resort.
"However, they have reached a point where it is clear to them that the club is in breach of its contract with them and the club does not seem either willing or able to reach a reasonable accommodation with them."