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Ched Evans signs for Chesterfield.

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11122aa Mon 20-Jun-16 15:25:05
I am a bit surprised by this. Didn't expect any team to hire him until after the retrial has happened and then only if he was found not guilty. What's everyone's else reaction. It's all happened really quietly compared to last time.

saoirse31 Mon 20-Jun-16 17:28:20

He's entitled to apply for and take a job I'd assume. Presumably if retrial results in him being jailed he'll lose the job, if not, he won't. Think the hysteria about clubs employing him was bizarre tbh. He's been jailed, he may be again, should he not be allowed work in the meantime?

mamas12 Mon 20-Jun-16 17:31:48

I'm not sure if he is still on the sex offenders register.
If I was anyone involved in that club I would be finding out over safe working policy regarding lone women working and not allowing him to coach children
Can you imagine when (if) he's declared guilty after the fact
Cannot believe this
What can we do?

PrettyDumb Mon 20-Jun-16 17:39:56

Are chesterfield good? How much are they paying him?

TheDailyMailareabunchofcunts Mon 20-Jun-16 17:43:02

I suspect he isn't being paid at all. Or even that her family are paying them.

OhNoNotMyBaby Mon 20-Jun-16 17:47:12

mamas12 clearly you have inside information since you are marking him guilty. Have you informed the police of what you know?


His conviction has been quashed. It was deemed unsafe. He is allowed and entitled to work. And why, exactly do you believe him to be a danger to children?

And don't troll me. I am not a rape apologist or any other kind of apologist. I'm simply horrified at the prejudice you are demonstrating.

11122aa Mon 20-Jun-16 17:47:34

I cant see him not being paid.
At the moment he is not on the sexual offenders register so I doubt any restrictions on his access to children will be applied by the club.
If he is found guilty he will be back on sexual offenders register( so some restrictions will apply again) but as he is already signed there is little else anyone could do.
There is a chance that in the next couple of years he may be called up by wales again as well if he is found not guilty.

Samcro Mon 20-Jun-16 17:50:26

By all accounts he is not that good.
So doubt if any one would really care about him if this hadnt all happened.
Find it all confusing as I thought he admitted it.

tilder Mon 20-Jun-16 17:53:30

Iirc he admitted it. But said it wasn't rape.

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11122aa Mon 20-Jun-16 18:03:06

He was fairly decent before his conviction and had played in the Premier League and for Wales . After four years away I doubt he will be challenging much but who knows. Chestfield were nearly relegated last year so he could prove important, and therefore be celebrated, in that regard

Feenie Mon 20-Jun-16 18:05:21

He is getting on a bit.


ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 20-Jun-16 18:06:03

His conviction was quashed, so as far as I understand he is currently innocent and can be treated as though he was never found guilty.

Until the next trial.

Feenie Mon 20-Jun-16 18:06:40

And thank Christ he isn't playing for Wales at the tournament now. I would be ashamed.

tilder Mon 20-Jun-16 18:07:04

Maybe there will be letters in the press saying how fast he can swim run? And that he can no longer eat steak?

Thats the way rapists are viewed and treated now isn't it. Before getting ridiculously short sentences.

Poor boyshmmconfused

BoneyBackJefferson Mon 20-Jun-16 18:07:05


He may not be a rapist, but he is still a cheating fucker, that turned a taxi around, on the say so of his mate to lie his way past a doorman, to have sex with a drunk woman and sneak out using the fire exit.

What an absolute shit of a man he is, and you are happy for him to work with women and children.

ToInfinity Mon 20-Jun-16 18:07:29

I read that he is being paid £2000 a week at Chesterfield!!
Tho he was on £20,000 a week before, so he's slumming it now!

lalalonglegs Mon 20-Jun-16 18:17:12

They will have taken him on as a gamble, hoping that they can get him back to fitness and, if he is found not guilty at his retrial, they can then sell him on to a higher profile/richer club at a big fat profit not having paid a signing fee for him or (and I know this is relative) very much in the way of wages.

ITCouldBeWorse Mon 20-Jun-16 18:20:41

What a bloody awful role model. He was convicted based on his own evidence iirc.

Shame on this club.

redshoeblueshoe Mon 20-Jun-16 19:36:17

His GF's dad offered to pay his wages when Oldham (?) were going to sign him, so I wouldn't be surprised if that's the case now. I'm just amazed that they wouldn't wait until after the trial. Footballers do a lot of work with children.

11122aa Mon 20-Jun-16 19:47:34

I am not sure a club would listen to complaints unless he is reconvicted. Otherwise he is just like any other footballer with a past in the eyes of the football team..

magoria Mon 20-Jun-16 23:20:58

I don't know why anyone would be surprised.

Many clubs would have been happy to hire him to represent them even with a conviction.

They didn't care until there was a massive public outcry which threatened to affect them.

If there was no noise they would have carried on and used him.

DetestableHerytike Mon 20-Jun-16 23:28:38

Saoirse, he won't be jailed again as he's served the sentence. If he's found guilty on retail, I hope that the job will be removed.

DetestableHerytike Mon 20-Jun-16 23:29:33

"They didn't care until there was a massive public outcry which threatened to affect them."


PrettyDumb Tue 21-Jun-16 00:21:20

I feel bad for his baby son sad

He isn't allowed near kids, but is free to have one? angry

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