Drawbacks to breaking from English Football Association

Tynwald buildings, Douglas

Tynwald buildings, Douglas

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There could be many disadvantages for Manx footballers if the island broke away from the English FA to allow it compete in the World Cup.

Chief Minister Allan Bell made the point in the House of Keys as he heralded recent successes of both the Isle of Man national football team and the Ellan Vannin squad.

Peter Karran (Lib Van, Onchan) asked him to revisit his Tynwald motion from 2007 which called for a select committee to investigate the feasibility of establishing a Football Association for the Isle of Man, independent of the English FA, and a member in its own right of the international bodies.

 

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