Tuesday, August 29, 2006

No news is bad news?

Odd that we have heard nothing about the Cristiano Bolanos work permit appeal as the hearing was today. If it was all straightforward, we would have surely heard by now (mid-evening Tuesday). I have to head off to the States tomorrow for the Labor Day weekend when I am hosting a party in the Independence Brewery in Philadelphia, so no postings until the beginning of next week.

The whole work permit business is very murky. Supposedly a player has to have appeared in 75 per cent of the international matches where he was available for selection in the last two years, which disqualifies many players where squad rotation is in place.

However, the guidelines are essentially subjective which perhaps explains why some big clubs have been more readily successful than one might expect given the case being made.

More on this subject is available here:


Blogger Ken J said...

Whatever the guidelines/red tape entail - surely the admin folks at the club would have been aware before signing the lad ?

12:34 AM  
Blogger beauzo said...

Aware of the regs & reqs or not they were unsuccessful - no work permit

10:49 AM  
Blogger Steve0 said...

HM Home Office has refused a permit. If only he was a 15 yr old Vietnemese , he would have been welcomed in to work in the flourishing domestic cannabis growing industry.

4:29 PM  

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