Thursday, August 09, 2007

Duo granted work permit

Recent signings Valeri Bojinov and Vedran Corluka have this
afternoon been granted work permits in order to be registered for the
Manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, together with other club representatives,
attended the successful hearing earlier today so that the Bulgarian striker and
Croatian defender can now apply for international clearance.
Sven said: “We
are talking about two extremely good footballers of enormous quality, and I’m
delighted that the permits have been granted.”
Also, Brazilian midfielder
Elano already has his work permit and is hopeful of receiving international
clearance in time to be available for the season-opener at Upton Park.

It is unclear whether either Bojinov or Corluka will be ready in time though for the West Ham game, and it also looks unlikely that either Mark Bresciano (despite him training with us) or a new 'keeper will arrive before the season opener.

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Anonymous said...

I'm concerned about this keeper thing. Sven seems to be obsessed on the subject. We've got two of the best young keepers in the country on our books in the U-21 keeper Joe Hart, and Kaspar Schmeichel. On top of that, weve retained a brilliant young keeper from the academy (whose name escapes me for the moment - sorry). So why not let the young blades fight it out? You'll never get better evolutionary conditions than this - survival of the fittest, nature red in tooth and claw. And at the end of the day, we may get a brilliant keeper out of it all.....

Simon-Peter Vickers-Buckley said...

Well, we have to ask about Amelia:

City are negotiating...nothing happens. How many other clubs were interested? Are Italian goalies that good anyway? Was Dino Zoff THAT good? I dunno. Is it their defence that makes them look good?

I do think we ought to give one of the youngsters a fair crack of the whip. I don't think playing one of them for a few weeks is going to make or break our season. Perhaps, having a young 'un to "protect" might make the team gel more quickly.

Ahhhh, speculation, love it.