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Edgar Available for West Ham FA Cup Clash

Edgar Available for West Ham FA Cup Clash

David Edgar thought he would be playing for Swansea on loan for rest of the season but an administrative cock-up in the loan procedure identified this week means he is now back at Turf Moor and could be in the eighteen to face West Ham in the FA Cup 5th round clash at the Boleyn Ground on Monday night.

His chances of featuring could be higher with two of our players also cup-tied. Our two recent signings in the January window, Charlie Austin and Marvin Bartley are both ineligible to play.

Edgar officially returned to Burnley in midweek after FIFA denied him international clearance for his loan switch to Swansea to the end of the season.

In a bizarre 'jobsworth' situation, it was revealed that a slight administrative discrepancy with just one decimal point being out of place in Burnley's paperwork meant clearance for the switch from an English club to a Welsh club could not take place! FIFA may be the game's world governing body but they don't half come across as a bunch of tosspots sometimes!

The move was good enough for the Football League and Football Association of Wales, it would seem but not the numpties residing in the FIFA ivory tower! Give me strength!

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Friday February 18 2011
Time: 5:22PM

Comments

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Can it get any dafter than this? Edgar was happy, Burnley were happy, Swansea too and both PL and FAoW had no problem with it! There always has to be a pillock or two around to spoil things. Get a life
turfmanphil
18/02/2011 17:26:00
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“For a decimal point on the paperwork to stop a player playing is incredible,” said Swans gaffer Brendan Rodgers. “It’s a shame for David because he wants to be involved in the squad, but Fifa has left us with a tough decision to make in the next day or so.”
turfmanphil
18/02/2011 17:29:00
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Sad, but that's life today, bugger common sense, paperwork rules.
cornwallclaret
18/02/2011 20:25:00
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In a way I'm kind of glad about it. I didn't want him to go on loan to Swansea, kind of helping some of our main promotion rivals. Anyway lets see if he can get back in the side.
skutter169
18/02/2011 23:06:00
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That's a good point skutter but even so it doesn't distract from the fact this was a crass decision by a bunch of bureaucratic numpties!
turfmanphil
19/02/2011 06:50:00
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Oh I agree TMP, One decimal point! FIFA are numpties at times!
skutter169
19/02/2011 10:22:00
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