Karl`s PC Help Forums Last active: Never
Not logged in [Login ]
Go To Bottom

In memory of Karl Davis, founder of this board, who made his final journey 12th June 2007

Post Reply
Who Can Post? All users can post new topics and all users can reply.
Username   Need to register?
Password:   Forgot password?
Subject: (optional)
Icon: [*]
Formatting Mode:

Insert Bold text Insert Italicised text Insert Underlined text Insert Centered text Insert a Hyperlink Insert E-mail Hyperlink Insert an Image Insert Code Formatted text Insert Quoted text Insert List
HTML is Off
Smilies are On
BB Code is On
[img] Code is On
:) :( :D ;)
:cool: :o shocked_yellow :P
confused2 smokin: waveysmiley waggyfinger
brshteeth nananana lips_sealed kewl_glasses
Show All Smilies

Disable Smilies?
Use signature?
Turn BBCode off?
Receive email on reply?
The file size of the attachment must be under 200K.
Do not preview if you have attached an image.

Topic Review

[*] posted on 5-2-2008 at 12:38
I'm not saying that it doesn't happen, or that it couldn't. Citizenship requirements should be fairly strict, and there should also be certain requirements when representing your home country on the world stage, these, on the surface, seem to be rather lax.

[*] posted on 5-2-2008 at 07:57
True, but there remains the problem of taking on citizenship just tp gain vast reward and then dropping the citizenship as easily. Of course that applies in other 'industries' a certain Australian/Anglo/American is renowned for his shifts of allegiance according to where his economic and political benefits are.

[*] posted on 5-2-2008 at 03:31
If you have chosen a particular country as your home and have made the decision to become a fully fledged citizen of that new home, why shouldn't you also represent that country, you'd be more than proud to as you've chosen your home, many who are born there do not appreciate what they have!

[*] posted on 4-2-2008 at 17:42
That's interesting. All you need to do is persuade some of these players to become naturalized citizens then. ;)

[*] posted on 4-2-2008 at 17:22

[*] posted on 4-2-2008 at 16:55
Can foreign born players play for national sides though? How long does someone have to live here for them to be able to play for a national team?

[*] posted on 4-2-2008 at 11:04
There's a difference between foreign born and foreign. I see no reason why immigrants to this country shouldn't play for the national sides once they are qualified for citizenship. Clubs are commercial enterprises and should be able to employ who they like. If we want a good national team we will have to build and run a national training centre and not rely on the clubs to provide the funding. This is true for all sports.

[*] posted on 4-2-2008 at 08:30
If only you could say the same of your "fans".

[*] posted on 3-2-2008 at 23:32
Originally posted by marymary100

Is it inevitable that the England squad will perform poorly in international games

I suspect that we will, but, at least we'll get a better result than Scotland. waveysmiley

[*] posted on 3-2-2008 at 23:21
There are, apparently, 331 foreign players from 66 different countries in England's Premier League.

Is it inevitable that the England squad will perform poorly in international games as a result of this as the pool of eligible talent getting enough time on the pitch at Premier League standard dwindles?

Or, do you think that football should remain a business and employ the best for the job to pull the crowds in to raise revenue for the clubs' shareholders?