The 44-year-old who spent two spells as a player with the Blues and is now part of Roberto Martinez's backroom staff, had a bankruptcy petition brought against him by HM Revenue and Customs last month which was rubber-stamped 13 days ago.
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1 Posted 27/01/2016 at 23:23:04
2 Posted 28/01/2016 at 06:58:18
3 Posted 28/01/2016 at 07:41:52
4 Posted 28/01/2016 at 07:53:13
He's meant to be a motivator yet on Sunday at half time we are 2-1 down, he's laughing and joking on the pitch with subs warming up, surely he should have been in the dressing room giving his say??
I just really don't get why he's here.
5 Posted 28/01/2016 at 07:59:17
Anyway, probably a good time for him to reflect on how well-loved he is by thousands of Evertonians and maybe a good tactic for him right now to mentally adopt a kind of Teofilo Stevenson mindset.
Stevenson (for the teenagers) won the olympic heavyweight (boxing) gold three times on the bounce and when offered fortunes to leave Cuba to fight professionally in the states (for fellers like Don King and Bob Arum) said 'What are eight million dollars compared to the love of eight million Cubans?'
6 Posted 28/01/2016 at 09:03:40
Or maybe he's just hidden it well and didn't fancy meeting his obligations to HMRC.
7 Posted 28/01/2016 at 09:09:43
Never was a fan.
9 Posted 28/01/2016 at 10:01:47
10 Posted 28/01/2016 at 10:18:44
Seriously, how can people who earn or have earned more money in a week than most of us see in a year, manage to lose it all and then go bankrupt???
Probably, as has been said, due to bad advice and bad investments. I'm sure Duncan will not starve or feel the need to visit food-banks any time soon, so I'm not that sympathetic to be honest.
11 Posted 28/01/2016 at 10:33:26
12 Posted 28/01/2016 at 11:49:38
I still worship the guy. I wish we had a player like him now. In his first spell he was unplayable in derbies and against Man Utd. I used to row with my dad all the time about him. Dad was a football purist who felt that we lumped it up to him too much and that he was unreliable. I thought he was a hero in a team of also-rans.
13 Posted 28/01/2016 at 11:55:30
Doesn't seem to have a problem earning a salary afterwards, maybe the bankruptcy's just a way to wipe out past debts and start afresh with a clean slate (much like companies do). For example, David James filed a couple of years ago and is currently a BT Sports pundit ...
14 Posted 28/01/2016 at 12:13:48
16 Posted 28/01/2016 at 13:27:56
17 Posted 28/01/2016 at 14:29:01
18 Posted 28/01/2016 at 16:03:07
19 Posted 28/01/2016 at 16:20:57
20 Posted 28/01/2016 at 17:51:45
21 Posted 28/01/2016 at 19:52:19
22 Posted 29/01/2016 at 04:39:09
If you have no assets. Your bankruptcy can write off all your debts, and you can be discharged with all restriction lifted within 12 months.
Then you need a certificate of discharge to apply for credit, mortgage, etc.
23 Posted 29/01/2016 at 04:55:47
However it is rumoured he got involved with some bad property investments and lost out big time.
24 Posted 29/01/2016 at 05:01:31
Bloody terrible isn't it? The mans sick with worry! And the jokes are out already.
25 Posted 29/01/2016 at 05:18:56
Now in the City game, when Lukaku and a City player was pulling each other in the box, did the ref blow up for offside, or for something else?
Lukaku pointed to himself! As if to say, "You mean me?"
26 Posted 29/01/2016 at 07:20:24
A lot of footballers are going to be in the same boat, where they've dodged 40% on their £40k a week plus for years. HMRC are back in their 40%, and the players just ain't got it. This could be millions.
27 Posted 29/01/2016 at 07:30:55
28 Posted 29/01/2016 at 08:06:49
29 Posted 29/01/2016 at 08:13:04
30 Posted 29/01/2016 at 08:34:22
I know a guy who left a £60k a year job (sports-related) to go and work for Celtic, if that's any indication to what DF earns.
He works with young players there on lots of things. So, I would think he would be getting more than £60k. And then again, maybe not the job at Celtic wouldn't do his CV any harm.
31 Posted 29/01/2016 at 08:39:22
32 Posted 29/01/2016 at 10:40:43
Lack of good judgement will probably put the lid on any more talk of his succeeding Martinez.
33 Posted 29/01/2016 at 14:51:53
34 Posted 29/01/2016 at 17:12:49
Martinez shows a lack of judgement every week.
35 Posted 30/01/2016 at 01:59:39
We were around for Tommy Lawton. I went to his testimonial, and I don't think he was giving the dosh to charity.
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