Alan, the document is only a local newsletter giving indirect reportage. It won't be seen as an authoritative source, I'm afraid. Also,of course, Greater Manchester as an administrative county was abolished and the name is now little more than a convenient label for a number of unitary authorities that because of their age can call themselves metropolitan boroughs.Alan Walton wrote:You could infer that, but it isn't the case; from the document I posted if you were born in Greater Manchester after 1st Jan 1987, you are only eligible for the county you are born in which is Greater Manchester; towns like Oldham, Stockport, Bolton, Wigan and Manchester itself are actually not in Lancashire anymore after the changes in 1973Mike Gunn wrote:To take just one of the eligibility criteria my interpretation is that someone born in the relevant area could take this to make them eligible to play for either Greater Manchester or Lancashire. (I can't see it could logically mean anything else?) This situation presumably doesn't apply elsewhere in England?
It's an impossible shambolic mess only to be solved goodwill. Sadly, there isn't any.