Date:Thursday February 19 2009
Wigan Athletic are keeping their fingers crossed that the officials at the Home Office will be lenient when it comes to granting potential new signing South Korea international Cho Won-hee a work permit.
Latics boss Steve Bruce explained that although Cho is a current South Korean international he missed 6 World Cup qualifiers last year when he was injured for a month so this puts in to jeopardy his acceptance for the permit which states:
1. A player must have played for his country in at least 75% of its competitive "A" team matches he was available for selection, during the 2 years preceding the date of the application; and
2. The player`s country must be at or above 70th place in the official FIFA World Rankings when averaged over the 2 years preceding the date of the application.
One way around him missing the required amount of games is the wording in section 1 which states `he was available for selection`, clearly if Cho was injured then he wasn`t available for selection so they shouldn`t count in the equation, straight forward? Is anything, Latics boss Steve Bruce tries to explain the situation to the press:
'We have known all about him because he has played in the Korean team, which is a very decent team, and he is typically Korean in terms of his athleticism and his work-rate'
'The problem we have got is the work permit criteria because, unfortunately, he missed a big chunk of the international games.
'About ten months ago they had six qualifying games in the space of a month and he missed the lot of them because of injury.
'We have weighed that up and will put our case to them on Monday and hope we can get him in them.
'It (the criteria) stands in our way because it would be a damn sight easier without it.
'There are rules and we have to abide by them but it has become a bit of a problem.'
Rules are rules but surely if the guy was injured then he wasn`t available so the six World Cup qualifiers shouldn`t count, it also sounds to me like this case has been dismissed and gone to appeal because the permit was due to be granted today and not as Steve Bruce is now saying Monday, we`ll wait and see.
Just a quick note to let you know Vital Wigan have been nominated for two FFC Award`s, Best Editor 2009 and Best Writer 2009, if you would like to vote please do so by clicking the banner below and then clicking on the options Best Editor, then Best Writer, thank you for the nomination and thanks for the vote.
It's easy to join us at Vital Latics to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved
Latics Speyk podcast 2 is now available and it features an exclusive interview with former Wigan Athletic captain and all time Latics legend Mr Colin Methven
If you subscribe to itunes you can download the Latics Speyk podcasts to listen to whenever you want, its easy, just load up your itunes then click the itunes store button on the left side of the screen…then click on podcast, type Wigan Athletic into the search and low and behold there we are, Latics Speyk, why not subscribe, its free and you will get notified as soon as each new episode is broadcast.
You can listen to the current episode of the podcast now by clicking on the player here:
Date:Thursday February 19 2009
Meet The Ref - Maribor v Latics - Szymon Marciniak (Tuesday December 10 2013)
Carrying On From Old Beginnings - Uwe Rosler (Tuesday December 10 2013)
Latics To Play MK Dons In 3rd Round Of FA Cup (Sunday December 8 2013)
What The Caretaker Boss Said - Millwall 2 Latics 1 (Sunday December 8 2013)
Millwall 2 Latics 1 (Sunday December 8 2013)
A Wigan Way (Sunday December 8 2013)
Stats: Millwall v Wigan Athletic (Saturday December 7 2013)
The Team Sheets - Millwall v Latics (Saturday December 7 2013)
Millwall v Latics Preview (Saturday December 7 2013)
Uwe Rosler Is The New Wigan Athletic Manager (Saturday December 7 2013)
|6.||Noel Wards Leg||83|
|Contracts galore signed yesterday
» Reading : 11/12/2013 10:00:00
|Cherries defeat QPR
» Bournemouth : 11/12/2013 09:55:00
|Plea For Ipswich Town To Pay debts
» Ipswich : 11/12/2013 09:17:00
|DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Leeds head-to-head
» Doncaster : 11/12/2013 09:00:00
|LUFC Hunt seeing light at the end of the tunnel
» Leeds Utd : 11/12/2013 08:00:00
|LUFC On This Day - December 11th
» Leeds Utd : 11/12/2013 07:03:00
|Discipline a real problem at Blackpool
» Blackpool : 10/12/2013 23:08:00