Matt Polster at Rangers

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  1. DiegoGambeta

    DiegoGambeta New Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    Still confused on how he got the work permit. Did I miss where he has an eu passport. I was under the impression that the Scottish FA was not much less forgiving than the English FA.
     
  2. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Vice versa. It's always tougher in England.

    No EU passport, but managed to get a work permit under the Scottish rules. Remember, Perry Kitchen got one.
     
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  3. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    To get a UK Work Permit for a non-EU Citizen

    1) You can get one automatically if you have the stated number of national team caps (based on ranking) or appearances in another major European League.

    2) Or go through an appeal process where you argue your resume and say you'd benefit the league. Then the board decides.

    Polster went through the second path and won it. The boards in Scotland are much easier than in England.
     
  4. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  6. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ASN profile:

    http://www.americansoccernow.com/ar...ter-sets-ambitious-goals-for-club-and-country

    As of now, Polster does not know when he will be ready for the Rangers’ first team as he is still not fully match fit. On Wednesday, Polster played his first reserve team match for Rangers.

    “I don't know how much longer or what they have planned exactly but I've have been doing sessions in the morning and then running in the afternoon,” Polster said. “So I have been progressing with my fitness quite a bit and it has been going really well so far.”
     
  7. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    I think it’s actually pretty impressive he went on trial after such a long injury gap and got a contract. He fits Berhalter’s false fullback skill-set.
     
  8. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. ChuckMe92

    ChuckMe92 Member+

    Jun 23, 2016
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  10. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Unused sub in a 0-0 draw.
     
  11. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Out of curiosity, what position has he been playing in reserve matches?
     
  12. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Not in the 18 for Rangers's FA Cup replay against Kilmarnock today.
     
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  13. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  14. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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  15. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  16. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
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    United States
  17. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Nice catch. If only Spector had got off the bench today we'd have had a trifecta.

    BTW, Gers won 3-1 (scoring was already done when he came on) With Celtic's tie Gers still have a maths chance to win (but no realistic chance, tbh)
     
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  18. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
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    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    Thread title updated.
     
  19. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm still curious whether he's playing RB or CM.

    They have a game against St. Joseph's from Gibraltar in the Europa League 1st Qualifying Round tomorrow.
     
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  20. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    He was playing RB v. Oxford. This behind Gers goal fan video shows him on the right, sometimes sliding central.



    Gers won 5-0 btw. Tavernier replaced him after an hour or so
     
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  21. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    weird. I don't see the link in my post. Trying again. At about 11 in you see the "best" view of our boy, sliding central as the play goes deep. It's a fan cellphone from the seats, so there's not much to see. He's not in any of the highlight vids, except celebrating a goal with the team, that I could find.

     
  22. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He’s not in the squad for the game today.
     
  23. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  24. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
  25. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Polster goes 90. Gers win 5-0 (9-0). On to next rounds. Polster reviews (both of them) decidedly mixed so far.



     

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