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Any thoughts on the impact Brexit is going to have on UK sport?

The EPL teams might not be in "buying mode" if they've got mountains of papers to complete........

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2 hours ago, J1M1 said:

Any thoughts on the impact Brexit is going to have on UK sport?

The EPL teams might not be in "buying mode" if they've got mountains of papers to complete........

How do they contract players from outside the EU?

This is all part of the fear mongering. Over here you have the constant whinging about how difficult it is going to go to Spain on holidays and how difficult it is going to be because your drivers licence won’t be valid and how you are going to need a visa to go on holiday etc, etc. 

All BS. It is not as if Brits are hoping across the Channel every weekend. It does not mean that Brits are suddenly going to be locked out of Europe. There are lots of Brits often going to the USA on holidays and they have none of these concerns. 

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players will need new work permits, visas, etc etc & there'll probably  be more rooinekke in each team methinks.........

 

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It will affect the lower leagues. Non EU players have to be established internationals to get a work permit.

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5 hours ago, J1M1 said:

players will need new work permits, visas, etc etc & there'll probably  be more rooinekke in each team methinks.........

 

Arsenal have eight players from outside the EU. No problem. 

 

5 hours ago, taipan said:

It will affect the lower leagues. Non EU players have to be established internationals to get a work permit.

I don’t think that that is necessarily a major problem. Reading FC have 9 non EU players. They have 15 UK  players and 6 EU players. 

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On 4/19/2019 at 4:31 PM, vlagman said:

How do they contract players from outside the EU?

This is all part of the fear mongering. Over here you have the constant whinging about how difficult it is going to go to Spain on holidays and how difficult it is going to be because your drivers licence won’t be valid and how you are going to need a visa to go on holiday etc, etc. 

All BS. It is not as if Brits are hoping across the Channel every weekend. It does not mean that Brits are suddenly going to be locked out of Europe. There are lots of Brits often going to the USA on holidays and they have none of these concerns. 

I was in Spain three weeks ago and didn't need a visa and certainly aren't from an EU country. The non EU line was longer than the EU line but it was only 20 minutes longer so hardly an ordeal. 

Almost everyone needs a visa to go to the US these days - for citizens of 38 countries under the VWP it costs $US14 and can be obtained online in about ten minutes and is good for two years. Not sure who much effort it is for Saffers travelling on a Saffer passport to get a visa for the US  as it appears that SA is not included in the waiver program

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2 hours ago, Docker said:

I was in Spain three weeks ago and didn't need a visa and certainly aren't from an EU country. The non EU line was longer than the EU line but it was only 20 minutes longer so hardly an ordeal. 

Almost everyone needs a visa to go to the US these days - for citizens of 38 countries under the VWP it costs $US14 and can be obtained online in about ten minutes and is good for two years. Not sure who much effort it is for Saffers travelling on a Saffer passport to get a visa for the US  as it appears that SA is not included in the waiver program

The SA passport issue is mainly due to the SA Home Affairs dept themselves. I don’t know how it is nowadays but at a time it was fairly issue for just about anybody to buy a pefectly valid SA passport. They have caught people from Asian countries who had valid SA passports. When they were caught out it was found that the have spent a total of 14 days in SA. That was the sole reason why visas were introduced for entry into the UK from SA in 2009, IIRC. 

To give you an example. My SA passport, which has expired in 2017 and which I have not even renewed yet, was issued in 2007, 13 years post 1994. It still has the old “Apartheid” coat of arms on the front. It cannot even be argued that it was because it was just a matter of “old stock” because the watermark of the pages inside the passport was already that of Albert Luthuli, one of the founders of the ANC. 

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17 hours ago, Docker said:

Almost everyone needs a visa to go to the US these days - for citizens of 38 countries under the VWP it costs $US14 and can be obtained online in about ten minutes and is good for two years. Not sure who much effort it is for Saffers travelling on a Saffer passport to get a visa for the US  as it appears that SA is not included in the waiver program

To date I've had 3 x 10 year visas. The last application in 2017 was online, still needed a "personal appearance" & cost R1,000. SA passports are viewed with  suspicion because of the illegal activities of thugs who've turned it into an industry while the police were asleep or on the take.........as usual!!

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It'll be interesting to see what happens with other sports like cricket, rugby and tennis............what is Wimbledon going to do in 2020?

The sad fact is...........NOBODY knows!!!

(So much for an Eton education):36_11_6:

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2 hours ago, J1M1 said:

It'll be interesting to see what happens with other sports like cricket, rugby and tennis............what is Wimbledon going to do in 2020?

The sad fact is...........NOBODY knows!!!

(So much for an Eton education):36_11_6:

The other two majors are played in non EU countries already and everyone seems to cope.

You will still be able to buy a BMW in the UK in 2020 and so on so methinks it is all overblown - you can buy BMWs all around the world with no difficulty. I am not sure why any European manufacturer would want to abandon a significant market on their doorstep. The Poms will be able to change labour laws to suit themselves once unshackled from Brussels so it will be business as usual apart for the main.

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