In the past week or so Ive mentioned the European Union as a Test Team. Players would come from Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands, Denmark etc. Basically the whole of the EU apart from England and Wales which do their own thing in cricketing terms.
They already play the Inter-continental Cup, which could easily translate into a domestic European FC competition.
As mentioned in another thread, this has far more 'national' merit than a West Indies team as the EU is a sovereign political unit.
I have 3 questions-
1) Do you think it is a reasonable idea to give the EU Test status and help grow the game?
2) What would your EU Test XI look like?
3) Help make a list of all European players that have FC experience outside the Inter-continental Cup in order to build an experienced foundation
My EU XI
1 Porterfield (Ire) (Gloucs)
2 Klokker (Den) (Derby, Warwicks)
3 Zuiderant (Neth) (Sussex)
4 Ed Joyce (Ire/Eng) (Mid)
5 ten Doeschate (Neth) (Essex, WP)
6 Morgan (Ire) (Mid)
7 N. O' Brien (Ire) (Kent, North) wkt
8 A. White (Ire) (North)
9 Blain (Scot) (Yorks)
10 Amjad Khan (Den) (Kent)
11 Thomas Hansen (Den) (Hamps)
Denmark with more players in than Scot and Netherlands
Unlucky to missout but have played for a FC county or team in one format or another outside I-C Cup
Brown (Scot) (Warwicks, Eng)
Johnson (Ire) (NSW)
Poonia (Scot) (Warwicks)
Kervezee (Neth) (Worcs)
Rankin (Ire) (Derby)
Hamilton (Scot) (Yorks, Durham, Eng)
Botha (Ire) (Griqua)
McCoubrey (Ire) (Essex)
Bray (Ire) (NSW)
Nel (Scot) (Worcs)
Ollie Rayner (Ger) (Sussex)
Id like to get a list of all current European qualified players that have played for a FC team apart from their nation.
Coetzer (Sco) (WP, Dur)
Patterson (Ire) (Sussex)
Poynter (Ire) (Mid)
Molins (Ire) (OxU)
Johan Malcolm (Den) (LUCCE)