tfrizz wrote:joopen wrote:no name wrote:The best thing the owners could do is, make small concessions in that meeting, making it look like ithe tough negotiations are all Fehs fault.
That would be a really brilliant strategy. Just give them one or two things easily and tell them Fehr was never able to get to this point.
They're going to have a hard time making Fehr look any different than how the players already see him. Too many players are able to sit in on the dealings with Fehr for him to be able to hide anything.
The strategy is valid, though. The owners aren't stupid, and they know Fehr isn't going to bite at small bait. They need to relax some (or most) of their contracting rights proposals in this meeting then tell the players that once Fehr's back at the negotiating table the deal is off.
I am just scared Fehr is prepping these guys to act like he does. Which will make this meeting pointless. If the players go in with a open mind willing to talk and take back to the other players what they learn you might get somewhere.