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Non,you cant beat homegrown talent,its all there right under our noses.

 

 

That's an answer...homegrown meaning English?? (Or Brits - Eng, Sco, Wal, NI and Ire?).

 

Just it seems the higher you get, the more diluted teams become with less UK talent??

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I think the Prem teams have to comply with the "homegrown" rule next year don't they? They have to have a certain number of players who were signed to a professional team in England for a certain period prior to a certain age.

 

As you can see, I am well au fait with the details of this one.

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I think the Prem teams have to comply with the "homegrown" rule next year don't they? They have to have a certain number of players who were signed to a professional team in England for a certain period prior to a certain age.

 

As you can see, I am well au fait with the details of this one.

 

Eight players in a squad of 25 have to have played in England for three years before there 21st b/day.

 

Pointless rule since 8 in 25 is nothing really, doesn't even have to be homegrown to the club they're playing for and don't have to be English.

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Hello lovely...maybe you and y'boyfriend above should get a hobby...near 20,000 no-value added posts between you - give y'selves a pat on the butt (in a purely congratulatory, masculine way that is)...LMFAO

 

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As a generalization, I would go for good ones, ones that are quick and ones that are skillful. Perhaps ones that can take good free kicks or maybe ones with long throws. Ones that can pass would be good, as well as ones that can shoot (particularly ones that score with those shots, but that is less general and more specific). As for the countries, I would say we should go for ones from Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Germany and France. And maybe a couple of African ones.

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Eight players in a squad of 25 have to have played in England for three years before there 21st b/day.

 

Pointless rule since 8 in 25 is nothing really, doesn't even have to be homegrown to the club they're playing for and don't have to be English.

 

Yes, that's the one!

 

Perhaps more significant than the 8 homegrown players is the limit in squad size.. So you can only have 25 players eligible to play a part in the league season? That will surely leave a few noses out of joint at some of the bigger clubs.

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Yes, that's the one!

 

Perhaps more significant than the 8 homegrown players is the limit in squad size.. So you can only have 25 players eligible to play a part in the league season? That will surely leave a few noses out of joint at some of the bigger clubs.

 

I think the Champions League is 22 so it shouldn't be a problem.

 

Also I assume there will be some period in the season where you can unregister a player from the 25 and add new ones, probably in January.

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I'm not so sure which would be the best but I think we should avoid countries which have bad health care like Burma, Chad and the USA. After all we want our players to be fit and healthy! I also think discipline is a big part of the game these days so I'd avoid nationalities currently having issues with their armed forces and police such as Iraq, Thailand and the USA.

I also think balanced dietary requirements are important so I'd steer well clear of countries such as the Ethiopia, France and the USA.

Saints in the community is a big part of our club IMO and we must help our community by protecting the environment, unlike the Americans.

It would also be handy if our players had a good knowledge of soccer.

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I'm not so sure which would be the best but I think we should avoid countries which have bad health care like Burma, Chad and the USA. After all we want our players to be fit and healthy! I also think discipline is a big part of the game these days so I'd avoid nationalities currently having issues with their armed forces and police such as Iraq, Thailand and the USA.

I also think balanced dietary requirements are important so I'd steer well clear of countries such as the Ethiopia, France and the USA.

Saints in the community is a big part of our club IMO and we must help our community by protecting the environment, unlike the Americans.

It would also be handy if our players had a good knowledge of soccer.

 

 

That reads to us like you are posting a sarcastic/pointless remark.

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I was thinking about this the other day and I hope that as the World Cup approaches, NC and AP and also compiling a list a countries where players should/could come from. My list got to be quite extensive, and not just countries that are competing in the world cup. I think it would be really foolish to just limit our potential players to being just from World Cup qualified places.

 

My list at the monent:

1 Afghanistan

2 Akrotiri

3 Albania

4 Algeria

5 American Samoa

6 Andorra

7 Angola

8 Anguilla

9 Antarctica

10 Antigua and Barbuda

11 Argentina

12 Armenia

13 Aruba

14 Ashmore and Cartier Islands

15 Australia

16 Austria

17 Azerbaijan

18 Bahamas, The

19 Bahrain

20 Bangladesh

21 Barbados

22 Bassas da India

23 Belarus

24 Belgium

25 Belize

26 Benin

27 Bermuda

28 Bhutan

29 Bolivia

30 Bosnia and Herzegovina

31 Botswana

32 Bouvet Island

33 Brazil

34 British Indian Ocean Territory

35 British Virgin Islands

36 Brunei

37 Bulgaria

38 Burkina Faso

39 Burma

40 Burundi

41 Cambodia

42 Cameroon

43 Canada

44 Cape Verde

45 Cayman Islands

46 Central African Republic

47 Chad

48 Chile

49 China

50 Christmas Island

51 Clipperton Island

52 Cocos (Keeling) Islands

53 Colombia

54 Comoros

55 Congo, Democratic Republic of the

56 Congo, Republic of the

57 Cook Islands

58 Coral Sea Islands

59 Costa Rica

60 Cote d'Ivoire

61 Croatia

62 Cuba

63 Cyprus

64 Czech Republic

65 Denmark

66 Dhekelia

67 Djibouti

68 Dominica

69 Dominican Republic

70 Ecuador

71 Egypt

72 El Salvador

73 Equatorial Guinea

74 Eritrea

75 Estonia

76 Ethiopia

77 Europa Island

78 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

79 Faroe Islands

80 Fiji

81 Finland

82 France

83 French Guiana

84 French Polynesia

85 French Southern and Antarctic Lands

86 Gabon

87 Gambia, The

88 Gaza Strip

89 Georgia

90 Germany

91 Ghana

92 Gibraltar

93 Glorioso Islands

94 Greece

95 Greenland

96 Grenada

97 Guadeloupe

98 Guam

99 Guatemala

100 Guernsey

101 Guinea

102 Guinea-Bissau

103 Guyana

104 Haiti

105 Heard Island and McDonald Islands

106 Holy See (Vatican City)

107 Honduras

108 Hong Kong

109 Hungary

110 Iceland

111 India

112 Indonesia

113 Iran

114 Iraq

115 Ireland

116 Isle of Man

117 Israel

118 Italy

119 Jamaica

120 Jan Mayen

121 Japan

122 Jersey

123 Jordan

124 Juan de Nova Island

125 Kazakhstan

126 Kenya

127 Kiribati

128 Korea, North

129 Korea, South

130 Kuwait

131 Kyrgyzstan

132 Laos

133 Latvia

134 Lebanon

135 Lesotho

136 Liberia

137 Libya

138 Liechtenstein

139 Lithuania

140 Luxembourg

141 Macau

142 Macedonia

143 Madagascar

144 Malawi

145 Malaysia

146 Maldives

147 Mali

148 Malta

149 Marshall Islands

150 Martinique

151 Mauritania

152 Mauritius

153 Mayotte

154 Mexico

155 Micronesia, Federated States of

156 Moldova

157 Monaco

158 Mongolia

159 Montserrat

160 Morocco

161 Mozambique

162 Namibia

163 Nauru

164 Navassa Island

165 Nepal

166 Netherlands

167 Netherlands Antilles

168 New Caledonia

169 New Zealand

170 Nicaragua

171 Niger

172 Nigeria

173 Niue

174 Norfolk Island

175 Northern Mariana Islands

176 Norway

177 Oman

178 Pakistan

179 Palau

180 Panama

181 Papua New Guinea

182 Paracel Islands

183 Paraguay

184 Peru

185 Philippines

186 Pitcairn Islands

187 Poland

188 Portugal

189 Puerto Rico

190 Qatar

191 Reunion

192 Romania

193 Russia

194 Rwanda

195 Saint Helena

196 Saint Kitts and Nevis

197 Saint Lucia

198 Saint Pierre and Miquelon

199 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

200 Samoa

201 San Marino

202 Sao Tome and Principe

203 Saudi Arabia

204 Senegal

205 Serbia and Montenegro

206 Seychelles

207 Sierra Leone

208 Singapore

209 Slovakia

210 Slovenia

211 Solomon Islands

212 Somalia

213 South Africa

214 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

215 Spain

216 Spratly Islands

217 Sri Lanka

218 Sudan

219 Suriname

220 Svalbard

221 Swaziland

222 Sweden

223 Switzerland

224 Syria

225 Taiwan

226 Tajikistan

227 Tanzania

228 Thailand

229 Timor-Leste

230 Togo

231 Tokelau

232 Tonga

233 Trinidad and Tobago

234 Tromelin Island

235 Tunisia

236 Turkey

237 Turkmenistan

238 Turks and Caicos Islands

239 Tuvalu

240 Uganda

241 Ukraine

242 United Arab Emirates

243 United Kingdom

244 United States

245 Uruguay

246 Uzbekistan

247 Vanuatu

248 Venezuela

249 Vietnam

250 Virgin Islands

251 Wake Island

252 Wallis and Futuna

253 West Bank

254 Western Sahara

255 Yemen

256 Zambia

257 Zimbabwe

 

I must admit to having doubts about Afghanistan, but don't want to limit our choices by restricting AP into only buying players of certain nationalities, because that would be dangerous and incredibly stupid.

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I was thinking about this the other day and I hope that as the World Cup approaches, NC and AP and also compiling a list a countries where players should/could come from. My list got to be quite extensive, and not just countries that are competing in the world cup. I think it would be really foolish to just limit our potential players to being just from World Cup qualified places.

 

My list at the monent:

1 Afghanistan

2 Akrotiri

3 Albania

4 Algeria

5 American Samoa

6 Andorra

7 Angola

8 Anguilla

9 Antarctica

10 Antigua and Barbuda

11 Argentina

12 Armenia

13 Aruba

14 Ashmore and Cartier Islands

15 Australia

16 Austria

17 Azerbaijan

18 Bahamas, The

19 Bahrain

20 Bangladesh

21 Barbados

22 Bassas da India

23 Belarus

24 Belgium

25 Belize

26 Benin

27 Bermuda

28 Bhutan

29 Bolivia

30 Bosnia and Herzegovina

31 Botswana

32 Bouvet Island

33 Brazil

34 British Indian Ocean Territory

35 British Virgin Islands

36 Brunei

37 Bulgaria

38 Burkina Faso

39 Burma

40 Burundi

41 Cambodia

42 Cameroon

43 Canada

44 Cape Verde

45 Cayman Islands

46 Central African Republic

47 Chad

48 Chile

49 China

50 Christmas Island

51 Clipperton Island

52 Cocos (Keeling) Islands

53 Colombia

54 Comoros

55 Congo, Democratic Republic of the

56 Congo, Republic of the

57 Cook Islands

58 Coral Sea Islands

59 Costa Rica

60 Cote d'Ivoire

61 Croatia

62 Cuba

63 Cyprus

64 Czech Republic

65 Denmark

66 Dhekelia

67 Djibouti

68 Dominica

69 Dominican Republic

70 Ecuador

71 Egypt

72 El Salvador

73 Equatorial Guinea

74 Eritrea

75 Estonia

76 Ethiopia

77 Europa Island

78 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

79 Faroe Islands

80 Fiji

81 Finland

82 France

83 French Guiana

84 French Polynesia

85 French Southern and Antarctic Lands

86 Gabon

87 Gambia, The

88 Gaza Strip

89 Georgia

90 Germany

91 Ghana

92 Gibraltar

93 Glorioso Islands

94 Greece

95 Greenland

96 Grenada

97 Guadeloupe

98 Guam

99 Guatemala

100 Guernsey

101 Guinea

102 Guinea-Bissau

103 Guyana

104 Haiti

105 Heard Island and McDonald Islands

106 Holy See (Vatican City)

107 Honduras

108 Hong Kong

109 Hungary

110 Iceland

111 India

112 Indonesia

113 Iran

114 Iraq

115 Ireland

116 Isle of Man

117 Israel

118 Italy

119 Jamaica

120 Jan Mayen

121 Japan

122 Jersey

123 Jordan

124 Juan de Nova Island

125 Kazakhstan

126 Kenya

127 Kiribati

128 Korea, North

129 Korea, South

130 Kuwait

131 Kyrgyzstan

132 Laos

133 Latvia

134 Lebanon

135 Lesotho

136 Liberia

137 Libya

138 Liechtenstein

139 Lithuania

140 Luxembourg

141 Macau

142 Macedonia

143 Madagascar

144 Malawi

145 Malaysia

146 Maldives

147 Mali

148 Malta

149 Marshall Islands

150 Martinique

151 Mauritania

152 Mauritius

153 Mayotte

154 Mexico

155 Micronesia, Federated States of

156 Moldova

157 Monaco

158 Mongolia

159 Montserrat

160 Morocco

161 Mozambique

162 Namibia

163 Nauru

164 Navassa Island

165 Nepal

166 Netherlands

167 Netherlands Antilles

168 New Caledonia

169 New Zealand

170 Nicaragua

171 Niger

172 Nigeria

173 Niue

174 Norfolk Island

175 Northern Mariana Islands

176 Norway

177 Oman

178 Pakistan

179 Palau

180 Panama

181 Papua New Guinea

182 Paracel Islands

183 Paraguay

184 Peru

185 Philippines

186 Pitcairn Islands

187 Poland

188 Portugal

189 Puerto Rico

190 Qatar

191 Reunion

192 Romania

193 Russia

194 Rwanda

195 Saint Helena

196 Saint Kitts and Nevis

197 Saint Lucia

198 Saint Pierre and Miquelon

199 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

200 Samoa

201 San Marino

202 Sao Tome and Principe

203 Saudi Arabia

204 Senegal

205 Serbia and Montenegro

206 Seychelles

207 Sierra Leone

208 Singapore

209 Slovakia

210 Slovenia

211 Solomon Islands

212 Somalia

213 South Africa

214 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

215 Spain

216 Spratly Islands

217 Sri Lanka

218 Sudan

219 Suriname

220 Svalbard

221 Swaziland

222 Sweden

223 Switzerland

224 Syria

225 Taiwan

226 Tajikistan

227 Tanzania

228 Thailand

229 Timor-Leste

230 Togo

231 Tokelau

232 Tonga

233 Trinidad and Tobago

234 Tromelin Island

235 Tunisia

236 Turkey

237 Turkmenistan

238 Turks and Caicos Islands

239 Tuvalu

240 Uganda

241 Ukraine

242 United Arab Emirates

243 United Kingdom

244 United States

245 Uruguay

246 Uzbekistan

247 Vanuatu

248 Venezuela

249 Vietnam

250 Virgin Islands

251 Wake Island

252 Wallis and Futuna

253 West Bank

254 Western Sahara

255 Yemen

256 Zambia

257 Zimbabwe

 

I must admit to having doubts about Afghanistan, but don't want to limit our choices by restricting AP into only buying players of certain nationalities, because that would be dangerous and incredibly stupid.

 

I have only been to 137 of these countries, still a few stadiums to go then thats the next twenty years taken up.

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I was thinking about this the other day and I hope that as the World Cup approaches, NC and AP and also compiling a list a countries where players should/could come from. My list got to be quite extensive, and not just countries that are competing in the world cup. I think it would be really foolish to just limit our potential players to being just from World Cup qualified places.

 

My list at the monent:

1 Afghanistan

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257 Zimbabwe

 

I must admit to having doubts about Afghanistan, but don't want to limit our choices by restricting AP into only buying players of certain nationalities, because that would be dangerous and incredibly stupid.

 

So you're not expecting problems obtaining work permits?

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So you're not expecting problems obtaining work permits?

 

Work permits for people going to the UK you are kidding

 

Ask them to claim asylum ( cant get a game in there own country or the like) not only will they get in they will get free housing, club saves more money again.

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I was thinking about this the other day and I hope that as the World Cup approaches, NC and AP and also compiling a list a countries where players should/could come from. My list got to be quite extensive, and not just countries that are competing in the world cup. I think it would be really foolish to just limit our potential players to being just from World Cup qualified places.

 

My list at the monent:

1 Afghanistan

2 Akrotiri

3 Albania

4 Algeria

5 American Samoa

6 Andorra

7 Angola

8 Anguilla

9 Antarctica

10 Antigua and Barbuda

11 Argentina

12 Armenia

13 Aruba

14 Ashmore and Cartier Islands

15 Australia

16 Austria

17 Azerbaijan

18 Bahamas, The

19 Bahrain

20 Bangladesh

21 Barbados

22 Bassas da India

23 Belarus

24 Belgium

25 Belize

26 Benin

27 Bermuda

28 Bhutan

29 Bolivia

30 Bosnia and Herzegovina

31 Botswana

32 Bouvet Island

33 Brazil

34 British Indian Ocean Territory

35 British Virgin Islands

36 Brunei

37 Bulgaria

38 Burkina Faso

39 Burma

40 Burundi

41 Cambodia

42 Cameroon

43 Canada

44 Cape Verde

45 Cayman Islands

46 Central African Republic

47 Chad

48 Chile

49 China

50 Christmas Island

51 Clipperton Island

52 Cocos (Keeling) Islands

53 Colombia

54 Comoros

55 Congo, Democratic Republic of the

56 Congo, Republic of the

57 Cook Islands

58 Coral Sea Islands

59 Costa Rica

60 Cote d'Ivoire

61 Croatia

62 Cuba

63 Cyprus

64 Czech Republic

65 Denmark

66 Dhekelia

67 Djibouti

68 Dominica

69 Dominican Republic

70 Ecuador

71 Egypt

72 El Salvador

73 Equatorial Guinea

74 Eritrea

75 Estonia

76 Ethiopia

77 Europa Island

78 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

79 Faroe Islands

80 Fiji

81 Finland

82 France

83 French Guiana

84 French Polynesia

85 French Southern and Antarctic Lands

86 Gabon

87 Gambia, The

88 Gaza Strip

89 Georgia

90 Germany

91 Ghana

92 Gibraltar

93 Glorioso Islands

94 Greece

95 Greenland

96 Grenada

97 Guadeloupe

98 Guam

99 Guatemala

100 Guernsey

101 Guinea

102 Guinea-Bissau

103 Guyana

104 Haiti

105 Heard Island and McDonald Islands

106 Holy See (Vatican City)

107 Honduras

108 Hong Kong

109 Hungary

110 Iceland

111 India

112 Indonesia

113 Iran

114 Iraq

115 Ireland

116 Isle of Man

117 Israel

118 Italy

119 Jamaica

120 Jan Mayen

121 Japan

122 Jersey

123 Jordan

124 Juan de Nova Island

125 Kazakhstan

126 Kenya

127 Kiribati

128 Korea, North

129 Korea, South

130 Kuwait

131 Kyrgyzstan

132 Laos

133 Latvia

134 Lebanon

135 Lesotho

136 Liberia

137 Libya

138 Liechtenstein

139 Lithuania

140 Luxembourg

141 Macau

142 Macedonia

143 Madagascar

144 Malawi

145 Malaysia

146 Maldives

147 Mali

148 Malta

149 Marshall Islands

150 Martinique

151 Mauritania

152 Mauritius

153 Mayotte

154 Mexico

155 Micronesia, Federated States of

156 Moldova

157 Monaco

158 Mongolia

159 Montserrat

160 Morocco

161 Mozambique

162 Namibia

163 Nauru

164 Navassa Island

165 Nepal

166 Netherlands

167 Netherlands Antilles

168 New Caledonia

169 New Zealand

170 Nicaragua

171 Niger

172 Nigeria

173 Niue

174 Norfolk Island

175 Northern Mariana Islands

176 Norway

177 Oman

178 Pakistan

179 Palau

180 Panama

181 Papua New Guinea

182 Paracel Islands

183 Paraguay

184 Peru

185 Philippines

186 Pitcairn Islands

187 Poland

188 Portugal

189 Puerto Rico

190 Qatar

191 Reunion

192 Romania

193 Russia

194 Rwanda

195 Saint Helena

196 Saint Kitts and Nevis

197 Saint Lucia

198 Saint Pierre and Miquelon

199 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

200 Samoa

201 San Marino

202 Sao Tome and Principe

203 Saudi Arabia

204 Senegal

205 Serbia and Montenegro

206 Seychelles

207 Sierra Leone

208 Singapore

209 Slovakia

210 Slovenia

211 Solomon Islands

212 Somalia

213 South Africa

214 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

215 Spain

216 Spratly Islands

217 Sri Lanka

218 Sudan

219 Suriname

220 Svalbard

221 Swaziland

222 Sweden

223 Switzerland

224 Syria

225 Taiwan

226 Tajikistan

227 Tanzania

228 Thailand

229 Timor-Leste

230 Togo

231 Tokelau

232 Tonga

233 Trinidad and Tobago

234 Tromelin Island

235 Tunisia

236 Turkey

237 Turkmenistan

238 Turks and Caicos Islands

239 Tuvalu

240 Uganda

241 Ukraine

242 United Arab Emirates

243 United Kingdom

244 United States

245 Uruguay

246 Uzbekistan

247 Vanuatu

248 Venezuela

249 Vietnam

250 Virgin Islands

251 Wake Island

252 Wallis and Futuna

253 West Bank

254 Western Sahara

255 Yemen

256 Zambia

257 Zimbabwe

 

I must admit to having doubts about Afghanistan, but don't want to limit our choices by restricting AP into only buying players of certain nationalities, because that would be dangerous and incredibly stupid.

 

That is frankly laughable and shows pretty poor knowledge of football. There is no way you should have Belgium higher up than Brazil. Brazil should beat least ten places above Belgium. They're one of the best teams in the world FFS.

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Work permits for people going to the UK you are kidding

 

Ask them to claim asylum ( cant get a game in there own country or the like) not only will they get in they will get free housing, club saves more money again.

 

Good idea, the club better start looking at the repressed football stars, although that sounds like an oxymoron!

 

Actually, that reminds me: Does anyone know what happen to that young footballer who was at Watford and was due to be repatriated?

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This is a good question actually, let me break it down a bit.

 

Could, suit us. Just Sweden and Peru.

 

Would suit us. Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Holland, Portugal, Ivory coast and Croatia.

 

Will suit us. French Southern and Antarctic Lands , Glorioso Islands , El Salvador , Dhekelia , Clipperton Island , Akrotiri , Svalbard and New Zealand.

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Never mind the quality, feel the shirt-sales. I never realised there was quite so much global potential untapped; it would be remiss of us not to make a big-name signing from the Spratley Islands some time this summer.

 

(Is this really a country or a well-inserted WU?)

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This is a good question actually, let me break it down a bit.

 

Could, suit us. Just Sweden and Peru.

 

Would suit us. Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Holland, Portugal, Ivory coast and Croatia.

 

Will suit us. French Southern and Antarctic Lands , Glorioso Islands , El Salvador , Dhekelia , Clipperton Island , Akrotiri , Svalbard and New Zealand.

 

Sweden and Peru ? Is that based on sprculation over our new home and away kits ?

 

Swedes,yes have a good track record.Not aware of any Peruvians who have made the grade with us but you never know,whilst on holiday AP might find one loitering at an airport or train station with marmalade sandwiches in his duffle coat pocket.

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I firmly believe that we should only sign players with names that the OS can make rubbish puns out of, anyone else is just a waste.

 

I'm still annoyed that Romain Gasmi failed to score for the first team ...

 

I could picture the OS's title now

 

orGASMIc

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Has anybody thought of the USA?

 

Is there anybody on the forum who lives in the USA and could confirm whether this would be a good area to look at?

 

I hope so.

 

Indeed! Maybe they could put together a full and comprehensive 'dossier' on Yank Soccerballers, send it to the SFC and then get the right hump when they chuck it in the bin?

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