Posted: 11/11/2013 at 12:30
The transfer is steeped in history, but is valid. It's to stop clubs poaching other club's top runners behind the 'first' club's back. You might be ordinary Joe Runner, but rules is rules. Runners either have to have a break of 9 months between clubs or go through the 'hardship'' process to accelerate the process and pay an admin fee.
A good idea to make it electronic, but EA are always at the forefront of IT. However, it's a simple form to complete, name and address, club details and why you're leaving. One of the pages consists of guidance note and another is completed by the claiming club.
Maybe leave it to your agent