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Limit A Number Of Foreign Football Players

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:45 pm    Post subject: Limit A Number Of Foreign Football Players Reply with quote

A group of MPs has called on football clubs to cut the number of foreign players in the English game.

They want the government and football authorities to discourage clubs from recruiting so many overseas players.

A Commons motion, led by Liberal Democrat MP for Colchester Bob Russell, has been signed by 23 MPs who believe British players are being held back.

However, Conservative MEP Chris Heaton-Harris said the idea would breach employment legislation.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7225110.stm

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I do think we do need more home grown footballers going into the game? I thought this is why all these academy's like Beckhams have been set up?
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RockitRon



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both sides are right, of course. Only players who have non-EU nationality can be barred, under EU employment and immigration laws, and then it seems to be applied only to those who have not played for their national side, and even they quite often appeal successfully (eg Bangura of Watford)
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