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If it's OK for Zoe Ball

Postby VeritasVincit » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:15 pm

If it's OK for Zoe Ball to switch the clubs she supports, surely it's OK to swap one's nationality.
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Re: If it's OK for Zoe Ball

Postby Zambo » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:58 pm

An absolute farce. He was born and brought up in England, therefore he is English, so he should not have represented ROI.

However, as he has now played for Ireland, no way should he be allowed to play for England.
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Re: If it's OK for Zoe Ball

Postby ccreds » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:29 pm

Zambo wrote:An absolute farce. He was born and brought up in England, therefore he is English, so he should not have represented ROI.

However, as he has now played for Ireland, no way should he be allowed to play for England.

And the time, investment and planning with the player that the Irish setup have done. Unfair on the them.

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Re: If it's OK for Zoe Ball

Postby Singing The Blues » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:28 am

ccreds wrote:
Zambo wrote:An absolute farce. He was born and brought up in England, therefore he is English, so he should not have represented ROI.

However, as he has now played for Ireland, no way should he be allowed to play for England.

And the time, investment and planning with the player that the Irish setup have done. Unfair on the them.

Yes as ROI would never dream of picking English players themselves. Oh wait...

But seriously, all's fair in love and war and the lad is just trying to better himself. As will be the case when he moves on from West Ham sooner or later.
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Re: If it's OK for Zoe Ball

Postby black_guardian » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:20 pm

For years the FOI have exploited the international football rules to take English and Northern Irish born players into their teams. They did this because players born in the Republic were not good enough and they benefited by getting to quarter finals of major tournaments.

Now when a country does the same to them they cry foul and the loudest voices complaining in the media are plastic paddies like Andy Townsend and Tony Cascarino.

Do me a favour.

Rugby and Cricket are different as you can switch after playing in competitive matches (or at least you could in the past).
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Re: If it's OK for Zoe Ball

Postby Singing The Blues » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:25 pm

black_guardian wrote:For years the FOI have exploited the international football rules to take English and Northern Irish born players into their teams. They did this because players born in the Republic were not good enough and they benefited by getting to quarter finals of major tournaments.

Now when a country does the same to them they cry foul and the loudest voices complaining in the media are plastic paddies like Andy Townsend and Tony Cascarino.

Do me a favour.

Rugby and Cricket are different as you can switch after playing in competitive matches (or at least you could in the past).

And Scottish, e.g. Ray Houghton, James McCarthy, Aiden McGeady, etc.

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Re: If it's OK for Zoe Ball

Postby Boris the Spider » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:37 pm

Yes, yes but who does Zoe Ball now support?
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Re: If it's OK for Zoe Ball

Postby subsub » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:39 pm

Zambo wrote:An absolute farce. He was born and brought up in England, therefore he is English, so he should not have represented ROI.

However, as he has now played for Ireland, no way should he be allowed to play for England.

At one point, most of the Irish team wasn't even Irish, with the likes of Cascarino, McCarthy, Townsend, Houghton, Hughton, Aldridge etc
Think McGrath and O'Leary were the only Irish people in that team.
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Re: If it's OK for Zoe Ball

Postby black_guardian » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:17 pm

subsub wrote:
Zambo wrote:An absolute farce. He was born and brought up in England, therefore he is English, so he should not have represented ROI.

However, as he has now played for Ireland, no way should he be allowed to play for England.

At one point, most of the Irish team wasn't even Irish, with the likes of Cascarino, McCarthy, Townsend, Houghton, Hughton, Aldridge etc
Think McGrath and O'Leary were the only Irish people in that team.


Correct. Brady and Stapleton were at least Irish by birth but then Charlton elbowed them out of the team and gradually out of the squad when they objected to the style of play.
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Re: If it's OK for Zoe Ball

Postby The Ghost of Alex Higgins » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:44 pm

Boris the Spider wrote:Yes, yes but who does Zoe Ball now support?

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Re: If it's OK for Zoe Ball

Postby beingsoblase » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:25 pm

Boris the Spider wrote:Yes, yes but who does Zoe Ball now support?


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