Agree with Rob to an extent. It's a competition after all, and the same issues that face real life clubs now face us. Daniel Levy obviously Wasnt bothered about relations with Man Utd when he pulled his Friars stunt, nor bothered about relations when he signed Bostock from Palace.
In my opinion, you know who is on a contract where his requirements to play mean that it's not possible to get him to sign a new one, and you run the risk of someone else signing him.. Or, can I ask what is the point of contracts if nobody acts when they run out?
Could I suggest it would make the game even more interesting if we got a list of players whose contracts expired in the next three weeks?!?
I say it's fair game. I won't be doing it on this occasion, but as Rob says, if a player becomes available...I have to be interested, otherwise we're just being nice to each other when in the real world we wouldn't act that way!,
If I stole Tevez from Tom, I'd be chuffed.. If I stole Milner from Will, I'd phone will and ask if it was possible to give him back! Lol