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Kirk Pretends Tav Can Play For Scotland...

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1 hour ago, tm91 said:

Yep, was about to post this. He's not eligible because of the Home Nations agreements:

The criteria for eligibility to represent a home nation is:

A Player who, under the terms of art. 5, is eligible to represent more than one Association on account of his nationality, may play in an international match for one of these Associations only if, in addition to having the relevant nationality, he fulfils at least one of the following conditions:

a) He was born on the territory of the relevant Association;

b) His biological mother or biological father was born on the territory of the relevant Association;

c) One of his biological grandparents was born on the territory of the relevant Association;

d) He has engaged in a minimum of five years education under the age of 18 within the territory of the relevant association.

So unless he has a hidden Scottish granny somewhere, he's not eligible. It's the same rules that stopped Amoruso and Novo.

I agree but I’m sure Maik Taylor has zero Northern Irish heritage and used the passport rule I may be wrong though 

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45 minutes ago, ElBufalo20 said:

I agree but I’m sure Maik Taylor has zero Northern Irish heritage and used the passport rule I may be wrong though 

No you're right, but that's because a loophole that has since been eradicated. None of the other associations objected and the Fifa regulations at the time only referred to  countries and teams representative of that country - so obviously in the UK case, any of the 4 would have sufficed as representatives of UK nationality. Taylor qualified because he was a British citizen through an English father and he chose to play for NI, who are as much a UK representative as England. They amended that later so that the ancestry clauses applied to 'territories' - e.g. home nations - instead. Taylor wouldn't quality for NI under today's rules.

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If he was on a par with Messi or Ronaldo and was actually legible to play for Scotland, I would have more chance of walking to Mars than him being selected.

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2 hours ago, KingKirk said:

How he's been here 5years now.

He can probably play cricket or rugby for Scotland though

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3 hours ago, tm91 said:

No you're right, but that's because a loophole that has since been eradicated. None of the other associations objected and the Fifa regulations at the time only referred to  countries and teams representative of that country - so obviously in the UK case, any of the 4 would have sufficed as representatives of UK nationality. Taylor qualified because he was a British citizen through an English father and he chose to play for NI, who are as much a UK representative as England. They amended that later so that the ancestry clauses applied to 'territories' - e.g. home nations - instead. Taylor wouldn't quality for NI under today's rules.

Think he is the only player who seemed to slip under the radar per se.  

Yeah Tavernier could never play for Scotland unless we were independent of course 😱

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33 minutes ago, ElBufalo20 said:

Think he is the only player who seemed to slip under the radar per se.  

Yeah Tavernier could never play for Scotland unless we were independent of course 😱

John Barnes could have played for any of the four home nations iirc.

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6 hours ago, MisterC said:

Yes but that's only if they were at school for 5 years in Scotland. 

He has been getting schooled on how corrupt Scottish football is for the last 5 years. 

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7 hours ago, KingKirk said:

This year our skipper is eligible to be called up to Scotland squads what's the chances for the play offs in October.

A bit of research goes a long way you know

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6 minutes ago, George McLean said:

As could Terry Butcher.

Not sure that's correct. Both Butchers parents were English iirc so he would only have been eligible for England and Singapore. 

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1 minute ago, The Dude said:

Not sure that's correct. Both Butchers parents were English iirc so he would only have been eligible for England and Singapore. 

Think you're correct.

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