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Jersey

Georgios63
Joined: 19 May 2013, 19:58

14 Aug 2015, 17:16 #1

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/33770886
Maybe Mr Platini wishes to change this unfair admission rule,in case he gets elected as FIFA president.More members,more votes!!!
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mattsanger92
Joined: 04 Jul 2011, 10:46

14 Aug 2015, 21:00 #2

Good news then, I thought they were the ones that had claimed to 'given up' a few years ago, or was that Guernsey? Either way it's encouraging, hopefully Gibraltar have managed to push the door open like they said.
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Fast Midfielder
Joined: 26 Dec 2008, 16:44

21 Aug 2015, 13:02 #3

I also found here Guernsey was exploring opportunities to join UEFA and FIFA.
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nfm24
Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 16:28

24 Aug 2015, 23:17 #4

Perhaps they should mention the tax opportunities in their negotiations.
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Eagles
Joined: 28 Dec 2009, 15:38

25 Jul 2017, 13:16 #5

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40479662

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40580383

Jerseys bid to join UEFA was rejected by UEFA. However, The CAS and Jersey had a hearing last month. Jersey is trying to get UEFA's decision overturned. A decision should be expected in late August.

Would be outstanding to see the decision reversed and Jersey becoming a UEFA member.
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Blue Lou
Joined: 21 Jan 2009, 04:52

28 Sep 2017, 14:43 #6

https://apnews.com/6ef394df900b4765aba0 ... y-congress
The island of Jersey’s application to join UEFA as a member must be put to the full congress of European soccer’s 55 member federations.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says its judging panel gave a partial win to the Jersey Football Association which appealed against its 2015 application being rejected by UEFA’s executive committee.

CAS says the issue “must be forwarded to the UEFA Congress for decision.” It meets Feb. 26 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Still, the judges note their belief that “on the basis of the evidence provided” Jersey does not fulfil UEFA’s membership rules.

UEFA allows membership only to countries recognized as independent by most United Nations members.

Jersey is a British dependency near the northwest coast of France, and the JFA is part of England’s Football Association.
Jersey shouldn't be anywhere near UEFA.
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mattsanger92
Joined: 04 Jul 2011, 10:46

28 Sep 2017, 19:21 #7

Blue Lou wrote: Jersey shouldn't be anywhere near UEFA.
Why not? They're arguably comparable to say, the Faroe Islands or Gibraltar in terms of their status as a territory, if it wasn't for all that 🇪🇸🇬🇮 business over the last two decades they'd probably have got in ages ago.
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nfm24
Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 16:28

28 Sep 2017, 20:25 #8

Blue Lou wrote:Still, the judges note their belief that “on the basis of the evidence provided” Jersey does not fulfil UEFA’s membership rules.
At least this suggests that the judges had read the evidence.  
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TheRoonBa
Joined: 31 Oct 2006, 22:16

01 Oct 2017, 01:56 #9

Blue Lou wrote: https://apnews.com/6ef394df900b4765aba0 ... y-congress
The island of Jersey’s application to join UEFA as a member must be put to the full congress of European soccer’s 55 member federations.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says its judging panel gave a partial win to the Jersey Football Association which appealed against its 2015 application being rejected by UEFA’s executive committee.

CAS says the issue “must be forwarded to the UEFA Congress for decision.” It meets Feb. 26 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Still, the judges note their belief that “on the basis of the evidence provided” Jersey does not fulfil UEFA’s membership rules.

UEFA allows membership only to countries recognized as independent by most United Nations members.

Jersey is a British dependency near the northwest coast of France, and the JFA is part of England’s Football Association.
Jersey shouldn't be anywhere near UEFA.
If Jersey shouldn't, then neither should Gibraltar and Faroe Islands - and they're both in.  Jersey has a much bigger population than both, and is a better team than Gibraltar (as demonstrated over several Island Games campaigns).  Jersey has pretty much the same political status as both current UEFA members (self-governing dependency).

Guernsey and Isle of Man would also make "better" entries than Gibraltar in terms of playing quality, and also both have bigger populations than the likes of the Faroes, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein and San Marino.

I reckon Jersey, Isle of Man and Guernsey would settle comfortably into the group of minnows alongside Andorra/Gibraltar/San Marino, and may even be alongside the "overachieving minnows" of Faroe Islands and Liechtenstein.

The 2 remaning independent non-UEFA countries (Monaco and Vatican City) appear to be content to play each other every year...
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mattsanger92
Joined: 04 Jul 2011, 10:46

01 Oct 2017, 19:29 #10

TheRoonBa wrote:The 2 remaning independent non-UEFA countries (Monaco and Vatican City) appear to be content to play each other every year...
Vatican City definitely appear content, in Monaco's case though isn't it a bit more forced upon them?
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nfm24
Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 16:28

01 Oct 2017, 21:47 #11

I'm not sure what more the Vatican City is expected to do in international football.  At the moment they have reasonably frequent matches against the most similar scale opponent, and they appear to be able to arrange matches vs various Italian or Swiss selections, as desired, without difficulty.  

It seems they have decided not to involve themselves "non-FIFA" competitions, perhaps for reasons of cost or maybe because they don't want to be mixed in with non-countries.
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Georgios63
Joined: 19 May 2013, 19:58

21 Nov 2017, 18:42 #12

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/41995287

Despite all those obstacles put by UEFA narrow-minded officials,Jerseyans look determined to fight hard to achieve their footballing recognition.
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nfm24
Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 16:28

21 Nov 2017, 19:42 #13

The head of Jersey's FA claims a top Uefa official has been "contemptuous" towards their application to become an international football nation.
Phil Austin says Uefa's legal affairs director Alasdair Bell has forced the island to apply before it is ready.
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Jersey Football Association president Austin told BBC Radio Jersey: "We had said to Uefa if we can go forward to membership, we don't want to be rushed to the next meeting, which is February 2018, because we'd need time to prepare, to talk to members, lobby and so on.

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In response to Austin's comments, Uefa said in a statement: "Uefa was required by Cas in the Arbitral Award dated 28 September 2017 to transmit the Jersey Football Association's application for membership to the Uefa Congress without delay.  "Accordingly, the application for admission will be transmitted to the next Uefa Congress in Bratislava in February 2018, unless the JFA notifies us that they have withdrawn their application for membership.
I'm with UEFA on this.   UEFA is doing what CAS told them to do.  They don't have to like it.  Why were/are Jersey applying if they aren't ready?  This looks clownish and naive to me.

CAS gave Jersey a free pass to apply at the UEFA Congress and try to get in on an open vote, despite that Jersey fails a fundamental criterion of membership (which the CAS even highlighted).  That's the most that Jersey could have hoped for.
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