- Sep 23, 2014
It's definitely not an easy solution but I think players should be allowed to switch if they haven't played senior international football. Once you play for a country in a senior international game (even a friendly), that should be it.Yea, fair point there actually. I don't really see how any rule could be implemented though to kind of deal with those situations as it would become a bit of a grey area. Allowing switchbacks but without opening for constant switches. I think the one time switch is just used for the simplicity of it. But you're right, I didn't really think of it like that.
Someone like Jack Grealish does feel a strong connection to Ireland and he was forced to make a very difficult decision. I'd certainly welcome him back to Ireland if it was allowed. I certainly don't envy these lads making these choices, you almost instantly become an enemy of one of your nationalities which is a shame.
Jack Grealish isn't eligible to play senior football for Ireland but Nathan Redmond who has almost 80 England underage caps (and one senior cap in a friendly) apparently is.