Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero
I didn't read roseboy's links but I'd imagine the sort of ruling should surely be aimed at preventing players from just picking a home nation on that basis, i.e. if Wales approached Arteta?
It's to stop them having their pick of teams I think. Something to do with Maik Taylor. Not so clear but it's pretty much what you said. Logically though, England would get all the good foreigners which is why I'm sure Wales and Northern Ireland would vote against breaking it as I can't see Arteta choosing them over England. As it works Hargreaves could only play for England. None of the others were possible. Oh and Wales too through his mother.
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