In earlier versions of FM, players became eligible for poaching when their contracts had six months to run. In FM2009, the poaching can't begin until there is only a month left in their contracts.
My dumb question is this: Do I now have an extra five months to negotiate new contracts before my players are at risk from poachers?
PS--I tried searching for this but found no postings. (Probably too basic a subject for all except Yanks.)