UK time is: 02:01:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

FIFA prevent Walker's Iron move

Josh Walker's free transfer to Scunthorpe United has been scuppered by FIFA regulations.

The 22 year-old midfielder had already played for two clubs this season and under FIFA regulations he could not make Scunthorpe his third.

Consequently the former Middlesbrough midfielder has joined the Iron on a one-month loan deal.

The Scunthorpe United Official Site explained the ruling:

"Walker made two substitute appearances for Watford at the start of the season before joining Stevenage on a standard loan at the end of August where he made seven appearances.

"The current rules state that while a player can register for three clubs during a season he can only play for a maximum two clubs. This rule applies to both permanent signings and standard loans.

"Emergency loans do not count towards the two club rule meaning the player is free to join and play for the Iron on this basis.'

Unfortunate for all parties concerned.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Tom Bodell Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 13 2012

Time: 6:30PM

Your Comments

You would think FIFA would show some discretion regarding this rule on a case by case basis. Waving the rule in this case would only be of benefit to all parties involved.
chriswfc
Agreed. It's not like he's been a regular for all three sides and it's a case of a club paying a ridiculous amount to save their season, he's made NINE appearances this season! Madness; I feel sorry for the boy.
wfc123
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Stats: Millwall v Watford (Saturday April 12 2014)

Millwall v Watford starting XIs (Saturday April 12 2014)

Preview: Millwall v Watford (Saturday April 12 2014)

Stats: Watford v Leeds Utd (Tuesday April 8 2014)

Preview: Watford v Leeds United (Tuesday April 8 2014)

Opposing View: Leeds United (Monday April 7 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Watford Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. KDCallanan 6
2. ANDY710 3

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Millwall 2 - 2 Watford
Watford 3 - 0 Leeds Utd
Watford 1 - 1 Burnley
Sheff Wed 1 - 4 Watford
Watford 3 - 3 Blackburn
Wigan 2 - 1 Watford

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Blackburn 42 15 15 12 3 60
11. Forest 42 14 17 11 4 59
12. Middlesbrough 42 14 16 12 10 58
13. Watford 41 14 15 12 16 57
14. Bolton 42 13 15 14 -2 54
15. Sheff Wed 42 12 14 16 0 50
16. Leeds Utd 42 14 8 20 -9 50

Breaking League News

Gibbs - Leeds looking to end season on a high
Leeds Utd : 16/04/2014 21:19:00
Holden Appreciates His Support
Bolton : 16/04/2014 21:04:00
LUFC Barnsley v Leeds United - History
Leeds Utd : 16/04/2014 20:36:00
Former loanee a free agent following City exit
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:28:00
DRFC Young striker returns to Rovers
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:17:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Derby County - History
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:10:00
DRFC Hooper in charge of Derby clash
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:09:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should Stuart Attwell have refereed the Burnley game?
Suggested By:  Editor
Yes 34%
No 66%