Bosman....Zhuge Liang said:Question : Who is Bosman in real life ? Is he player, UEFA official, or what ?
I thought this discussion is with regards to how much the EU verdict has affected football, and if so, for better or for worse.kat said:So if you wanna have a discussion, then discuss about EU principles.
Bosman defended his rights as a citizen. A football player is a worker, a special worker, but a worker after all. Don't think about the mega-stars only, also about the players of lower divisions.Great Outdoors said:I thought this discussion is with regards to how much the EU verdict has affected football, and if so, for better or for worse.
Bosman was the one who brought it to court. If he didn't, then we would never have had to put up with all these modern football-related consequences.
Well, Spain has also taken profit of the Bosman Law, but the case of the South American players is different. Spain already had a special treatment with all the South American countries (including Brazil) for having a common history for centuries, so it's really easy for them to achieve the Spanish nationality. For example, Ronaldinho has already started the process to get the Spanish nationality. Besides, many people there have Spanish relatives and that makes it easier. We've had South American players since long ago before Bosman.barracuda said:2. Better quality football in the to leagues, with a more interesting mix of players and nationalities. What would Serie A be without foreign wing players? What would La Liga be without a supply of South American players? What would EPL be without dutch and french players?