given a choice betweenJust from memory, when Des rejoined wasn't one of the contract stipulations that while he could be involved in recruitment and retention of players, he would have no part in negotiating price.
This was done to avoid the back ended contracts that burned both us and the Dogs.
a) a bunch of back ended contracts giving a non-prestige club a 60% chance of getting a premiership over 2-3 years, and 1% chance of getting one in the remaining 5 years
b) no back ending and 5% chance of winning the comp in any given year
i know which one i'd take