UK time is: 14:11:05
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

It was Wrong to Block ZZ Call-up?

Usually I do not actually focus specifically on a single poll when the results are revealed, but the one surrounding the Addicks refusal to release Zheng Zhi for international duty later this month had caught my eye.

China has wanted him to play in two international matches later this month, however as these games were outside of the designated international window the Addicks have refused to let him play, something which they are quite entitled to do so under the current rules of the game set down by FIFA.

It was quite an even split with 30% both saying Yes the Addicks were right to block this and they could see both sides of the argument. However, the majority ruled and 40% thought the Addicks were wrong because it is his country.

Even though I might not agree with the final outcome of the poll I can see all sides of this argument, and as such I can see how it could have gone anyway but the defining factor is that FIFA set out designated windows in which international matches are scheduled to be played within, so to refuse a player within this window would be well out of order (and wouldn't be allowed) however with the Football Associations, or Federations as some are of all countries knowing this, if their matches fall outside of this window they can have little argument.

In all fairness to the Chinese Football Federation (or Association) they have not argued this, but as this is something that I feel strongly on, and do think that the Addicks were well within their rights to block such a move for Zheng Zhi I felt I had to say a little more on this matter than just accept what that recent poll showed.

What is the thought among the Addicks followers on this site on this issue? Am I just talking rubbish, or do I make sense? Share these feelings below so we can discuss them.

It's easy to register, simply click the link and start getting involved by having your say on this great club.




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.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Charlton Addickt  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 15 2007

Time: 8:42PM

Your Comments

I really do feel that voting for the Addicks being wrong on this matter was wrong, as I think my argument above backs up
Charlton Addickt
Well I voted for seeing both sides! It's a hard one isn't it. The selfish part of me is glad that he's not going, but another side of me is thinking it's slightly unfair to China. But your argument is fair sir and may have swayed me :)
Pardew is Sexy
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Fox Grabbing His Chance (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Charlton v Bolton PREVIEW (Thursday April 17 2014)

Charlton 1-2 Barnsley (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Brighton v Charlton PREVIEW (Friday April 11 2014)

Daggers Extend Azeez Loan Deal (Thursday April 10 2014)

Devite Open To New Valley Contract (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Riga To Remain Manager? (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Archived Articles

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

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Sheff Wed 2 - 3 Charlton
Charlton 0 - 0 Bolton
Charlton 1 - 2 Barnsley
Brighton 3 - 0 Charlton
Charlton 3 - 2 Yeovil
Charlton 0 - 1 Reading

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Sheff Wed 44 13 14 17 1 53
16. Leeds Utd 44 15 8 21 -10 53
17. Huddersfield 44 13 11 20 -8 50
18. Charlton 43 11 12 20 -23 45
19. Doncaster 44 11 11 22 -28 44
20. Millwall 44 10 14 20 -29 44
21. Birmingham 43 11 10 22 -13 43

Breaking League News

Prutton weighing up playing options
Sheff Wed : 24/04/2014 13:39:00
Owls have competition for Hull striker
Sheff Wed : 24/04/2014 13:34:00
Owls suffer double injury blow
Sheff Wed : 24/04/2014 13:28:00
Scout Focus: Leeds United
Birmingham : 24/04/2014 13:00:00
Madejski reveals 'slow progress' in owner search
Reading : 24/04/2014 13:00:00
Freedman: I'm Building A Team
Bolton : 24/04/2014 11:46:00
Birmingham Injury Update
Birmingham : 24/04/2014 11:41:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

on a scale of 1-10 how do you think Charlton played against Yeovil
Suggested By:  
1 39%
2 12%
3 12%
4 0%
5 0%
6 12%
7 0%
8 0%
9 0%
10 25%