Matt Polster on trial with Rangers FC

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    And, in quotes reported by STV, assistant manager Gary McAllister has explained the impact Polster has made behind the scenes at Rangers – and it bodes well for the Wisconsin-born enforcer’s hopes of a future at Ibrox.

    "He was impressive on a previous visit so this gives us a better chance to give him a whole week with the players and work on loads of aspects,” McAllister said.

    "He has been impressive so far, the recruitment guys have done a good job spotting this fella."


    https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2019/01/11/do-gary-mcallister-comments-on-rangers-trialist-matt-polster/
     
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    This guy sounds decent. Hopefully he can buck the trend of Americans in Scotland and be successful. Bedoya, Beasley , Zelalem, Kitchen, and Johnsen had decent reps but just didn't perform. The Rangers fans seem to think he looks a decent prospect, and if Steven Gerrard signs you, then he must have something to offer a team like them.
     
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  12. Rahbiefowlah

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    Please don’t post this again in any other thread. It’s underhanded and unappreciated.
     
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  13. bshredder

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    Polster is traveling to Glasgow today to sign
     
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  15. Rahbiefowlah

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    Hearing he’s in Paris for a work visa, which I’m told is a formality that’s part of the process and then he will sign.
     
  16. BostonRed

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    Paris? Seems an odd place to go for a UK work permit.
     
  17. Placid Casual

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    Technically you cannot apply for an initial work permit from within the country.

    Work Permit applications and approvals are made at an Embassy or Consulate. Paris or Dublin are the closest.

    For footballers, it makes more sense otherwise they would have to go back to their country of residence and apply there and then travel to the UK.
     
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  18. Gorky

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    He had to go outside the country then go back in, and decided to do it in Par-ee.


    I think sometimes players coming in to MLS have to go to Canada or Mexico to do this step if they had been training with the team in the US previously.
     
  19. BostonRed

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    Every country does this differently (and even the US allows some visas to be picked up here and others have to be -- or are faster -- if done outside). I'm just surprised a football mad country like the UK doesn't have a special office to handle all that.
     
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  20. Placid Casual

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    How so? Why should they be treated differently to anyone else getting a work visa?
     
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  21. BostonRed

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    There are lots of shorter line situations for VIPs or people with certain status, even in government offices. Having a well known footballer sitting at the DMV (or the visa office) might be a huge distraction.
     
  22. Placid Casual

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    RIght. Pretty sure the visas are done by appointment basis at an Embassy/Consulate. I am sure the poor little lambs can handle being around the hoi polloi for a bit and vice versa
     
  23. bshredder

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    Gerrard said that Matt Polster will be announced as a Rangers player today or tomorrow.
     
  24. BostonRed

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