Dorman playing for Wales?

Discussion in 'Other Countries' started by RevsLiverpool, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. RevsLiverpool

    RevsLiverpool Member+

    Nov 12, 2005
    Boston
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For those interested/knowledgeable about Welsh football, I wanted to find out whether the New England Revolution midfielder Andy Dorman from Flintshire had a realistic shot to play for the Welsh nat'l team. He has indicated that is a major goal of his and he is 26-27 at this point. Does anyone know if he's even in the national team conversation?
    Cheers
     
  2. El Steve

    El Steve Member

    Sep 7, 2004
    Pittsburgh
    Club:
    Pittsburgh Riverhounds
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's only 24... he still has some room to grow and improve... I'd be surprised if he never gets called up, though I doubt the coaches have much time to scout him. With such a wealth of Welsh players playing in the U.K., it's a decent time out to cross the atlantic to check out one player.

    We'll see.
     
  3. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof
    Considering he was born in England and has no Welsh parents, grandparents etc. he would have a hard job playing for a country he isn't qualified to play for.

    Unless he changes his name to Tony Cascarino.
     
  4. Prenn

    Prenn Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    Northern Ireland
    Club:
    Bolton Wanderers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Apparently he's played for the Welsh U18 team so there must be some connection there, either that of he and the Welsh FA have broken the agreement between the FAs of the home nations.
     
  5. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof
    Same deal as Giggs playing for England schoolboys. Dorman played for the schoolboy under 18s.

    http://www.dragonsoccer.co.uk/players/eligible.htm

    http://icnorthwales.icnetwork.co.uk...42&headline=star-earns-stripes-name_page.html


     
  6. Prenn

    Prenn Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    Northern Ireland
    Club:
    Bolton Wanderers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Ahhhh so that's it. I was wondering if they meant schoolboys rather than the actually Welsh U18 team. He's a Chester lad born and bred isn't he? He then went to live in Wales? Just like a certain England international ;)

    I say cap him ;)
     
  7. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof
    Cannot be any worse than Jenas.......
     
  8. Prenn

    Prenn Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    Northern Ireland
    Club:
    Bolton Wanderers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Just seen his interview on youtube and he explains it all. He seems a bit disappointed by the fact that he's entirely English and not eligible for Wales.... git ;)
     

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