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20 hours ago, Finn balor said:

Good finish, he looks a player. Get his work permit sorted now. 

It's not down to us, it'd have been done already if it was

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UK definitely should reconsider those stupid work permit rules when it comes to football players. All these rules make no sense and only bring frustration. Either remove the work permits or employ a slot system that is used in most countries in Europe.

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4 minutes ago, Haiku said:

UK definitely should reconsider those stupid work permit rules when it comes to football players. All these rules make no sense and only bring frustration. Either remove the work permits or employ a slot system that is used in most countries in Europe.

Don’t worry, Brexit will sort all that out...

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1 minute ago, Matt said:

Don’t worry, Brexit will sort all that out...

How will that help? Expectations are even worse, because even EU nations must be treated as foreign.

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25 minutes ago, Haiku said:

How will that help? Expectations are even worse, because even EU nations must be treated as foreign.

Taking back control mate, we can do what we want!

yes, very sarcastic...

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34 minutes ago, Haiku said:

UK definitely should reconsider those stupid work permit rules when it comes to football players. All these rules make no sense and only bring frustration. Either remove the work permits or employ a slot system that is used in most countries in Europe.

If they reconsider them for footballers they obviously need to consider them for everyone else as well. It would be ridiculous to allow footballers to have work permits easier than other professions.

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11 minutes ago, Makis said:

If they reconsider them for footballers they obviously need to consider them for everyone else as well. It would be ridiculous to allow footballers to have work permits easier than other professions.

Prioritisation of who gets permits dependent on a skill set already exists.

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3 hours ago, Makis said:

If they reconsider them for footballers they obviously need to consider them for everyone else as well. It would be ridiculous to allow footballers to have work permits easier than other professions.

Yeah, that must be considered for all professional athletes and the corresponding association may imply rules over how many foreign athletes, if any, can be registered. It is like that in other countries and seems fair.

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19 minutes ago, Haiku said:

Yeah, that must be considered for all professional athletes and the corresponding association may imply rules over how many foreign athletes, if any, can be registered. It is like that in other countries and seems fair.

You misunderstood. I meant for all workers. Footballers, from the perspective of law are employees like plumbers or software engineers. Those association rules have nothing to do with work permits and they do not stop clubs from signing any number of foreigners, only limit the number that can play at the same time.

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5 hours ago, Makis said:

You misunderstood. I meant for all workers. Footballers, from the perspective of law are employees like plumbers or software engineers. Those association rules have nothing to do with work permits and they do not stop clubs from signing any number of foreigners, only limit the number that can play at the same time.

No, it's not the same for all workers. Apparently footballers are not considered as workers, because in order to get work permit, the foreign players are classified with points on certain criteria for example: games played for national team, rank of nation within football world, value of the transfer etc. It's weirdly discriminative towards players and clubs as well, because the richest clubs can get the best Brazilians with no problem whatsoever, and others are restricted to EU nationals only. Yet players with growing reputation like Henry Onyekuru, who probably has something to offer to the PL can't get WP, but if Manchester City pays us 60m for him, he'll get that WP instantly, because he'll collect the points required through the huge transfer fee. It's just ridiculous and makes little sense. I'm not sure how's the thing with normal workers, but I know people who are not EU citizens and moved to UK. Let me tell you, they are not driving a Ferrari as far as I know.

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1 minute ago, markjazzbassist said:

Qualifying match too, good for the work permit.  I hope we are able to pull some strings and get this guy to England.  

It’ll certainly help towards the exceptional talent qualification

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4 hours ago, Gwlad all over said:

Can someone please explain the Onyekuru situation, it lost me a while ago. Ta!

He doesn’t qualify for a work permit because he isn’t “an exceptional talent” or whatever they call it or because he doesn’t play something like 70% of his national teams matches.  Most of us are hoping his time with the national team this year will help him qualify.  Also he is doing well in turkey which always helps to raise his profile.  

 

Honestly big bucks moshiri should just find the guy who takes the bribes. Richarlison fulfilled neither and was denied then magically accepted by Watford.  Clearly a payoff or something there.  Find that judge or civil servant and make them your best friend.

 

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5 hours ago, markjazzbassist said:

He doesn’t qualify for a work permit because he isn’t “an exceptional talent” or whatever they call it or because he doesn’t play something like 70% of his national teams matches.  Most of us are hoping his time with the national team this year will help him qualify.  Also he is doing well in turkey which always helps to raise his profile.  

 

Honestly big bucks moshiri should just find the guy who takes the bribes. Richarlison fulfilled neither and was denied then magically accepted by Watford.  Clearly a payoff or something there.  Find that judge or civil servant and make them your best friend.

 

Are you implying that we should bribe?!

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3 hours ago, Matt said:

Are you implying that we should bribe?!

I’m saying we should figure out how these other teams do it.  Richarlison and many others are allowed in and we struggle to get permits.  Id be surprised if there were bribes involved but I’m sure there are legal ways to improve your chances.  A small donation to the judges re-election campaign is how it’s done over here, totally legal, ethically ambiguous.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47960695

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"I did a medical for Paris St-Germain on a Friday and we had to wait until Monday so they could make both signings [me and another player] official," Onyekuru told BBC Sport.

"Then I spoke to my friends because I have some good friends, and I asked if it was a good idea to play in Paris and they gave me their opinions.

"I also spoke to my mother and she said she just wants me to play because I'm young and still need to improve, and from there the right club will come.

"So I decided to go with my mother's advice so I just cut the deal off - just like that. I told my agent to call PSG that we are not going ahead with it."

The player explained that Everton had been looking at him long before that summer, and after speaking to his mother he opted for the Merseyside club.

"The conversation with my mum helped my decision-making, so it was to a club with better plans for my development," said Onyekuru.

"We had Everton before PSG and we all knew getting a UK work permit was going to be difficult. But their relationship with Anderlecht helped a lot in finalising things.

"I was going to be an Everton player then play on loan at Anderlecht who were competing in the Uefa Champions League.

"I wanted to get the exposure and experience of playing in the Champions League hence the decision to join Everton via Anderlecht."

 

 

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Finished the season with an assist to setup the winner in the final game, clinching Galatasaray the league title.

Very successful season on loan, and now an off-season playing for his country.

Look forward to seeing him in blue next season.

great prospect 

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7 hours ago, Romey 1878 said:

Interesting that he mentions having 4 wingers with a right foot -- does that mean he wants a lefty?

I'd like to see Theo moved on and have Onyekuru try and stake and chance if not.

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54 minutes ago, sibdane said:

Interesting that he mentions having 4 wingers with a right foot -- does that mean he wants a lefty?

I'd like to see Theo moved on and have Onyekuru try and stake and chance if not.

A manager will always look at the lowest risk. Theo might only be a 6/10, to lose him for Onyekuru who might be 8/10 but he could be a 4/10. The risks could cost the manager his job. 

I would like a lefty though. 

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9 minutes ago, Finn balor said:

We sell him vlasic and lookman that never play or have never played that could be £60-£70 million. That could a top striker and winger sorted. You don’t miss what u never had I guess? Still would rather have him though 

i think so to.  not saying i want to.  but i could totally see lookman vlasic and henry all sold this summer.

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