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Man Utd starlet awarded four million pounds damages

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banned8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
LONDON (AFP) - A former Manchester United player was awarded more than 4.3 million pounds (5.4 million euros) damages at the High Court in London on Monday over a tackle which ended his career.

Ben Collett, described by United manager Sir Alex Ferguson as an "outstanding" player, never fully recovered from breaking his leg in two places following a tackle by Gary Smith of Middlesbrough during his first reserve match in 2003.

Collett, who received the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award and played in an FA Youth Cup winning team during his time at United, was released by the Premier League club in 2006 and eventually retired last year after brief spells at New Zealand Knights and AGOVV Apeldoorn.

The 23-year-old midfielder then launched his lawsuit against Middlesbrough and Smith in a bid for the compensation he was awarded at the High Court.

Both Smith and the club admitted liability for the "negligent" tackle and the judge's task was to decide on the level of compensation that Collett should receive from Middlesbrough's insurers.

Mrs Justice Swift said she had found that had it not been for the injury Collett would have been offered, in July 2003, a three-year professional contract with Manchester United.

The compensation will be even greater when sums for future loss of pension and interest on past loss of earnings are determined at a hearing set for October.

Justice Swift announced that when all of the figures were decided, the final sum to be awarded was not likely to be less than 4.5 million pounds (5.6 million euros).
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banned8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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well good
#2
When did HUKD turn into BBC News?
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andyat2002
When did HUKD turn into BBC News?

the misc is a discussion forum
banned#4
Why can a footballer claim for future loss of earnings yet a soldier losing a leg in cannot?
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black gerbil1;2723007
the misc is a discussion forum

:thumbsup:
banned#6
that good
but this thread will get pulled

because it got united in it

the gestapo dont let any 1 put man united

but tits is ok
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csiman
Why can a footballer claim for future loss of earnings yet a soldier losing a leg in cannot?



a footballer plays for his country - a soldier fights for his country -
#8
csiman
Why can a footballer claim for future loss of earnings yet a soldier losing a leg in cannot?


because we live in a ****ed up world!
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andyat2002;2722986
When did HUKD turn into BBC News?

:x
black gerbil1;2723007
the misc is a discussion forum

:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
MinstrelMan;2723049
because we live in a ****ed up world!

AGREED
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holly100;2723038
a footballer plays for his country - a soldier fights for his country -

oh, that makes it alright then............:whistling:
banned#11
danby jason
that good
but this thread will get pulled

because it got united in it

the gestapo dont let any 1 put man united

but tits is ok


:thumbsup:

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