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Luke Rodgers deal off per BBC

Posted on 22 April 2010 by ASN Staff

The New York Red Bulls’ acquisition of Luke Rodgers has collapsed because the Notts County forward was unable to obtain a work permit, the BBC reported today, April 22. Though apparently a move this summer is still a possibility.

Rodgers was set to complete his move from the English League Two club April 13, according to TheFA.com. “It’s with the work permit people at this moment in time,” Notts County head coach Steve Cotterill told the site.

The Daily Mail reported Rodgers’ work permit was denied because of his conviction for “affray” (which means fighting, basically).

Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe knows the 28-year old Rodgers from his days at Notts County. In a 10-year professional career Rodgers has also played for Shrewsbury Town, Crewe Alexandra, Port Vale and Yeovil Town, all in the lower (but still professional) English divisions. He was “capped” once by the England ‘C’ team.

More controversially, Rodgers was arrested for assaulting an opposing player after a match. Not even Juan Pietravallo ever pulled that (that we know of). He had three other run-ins with the law, for setting off a firecracker that misfired and hit a girl in the face, for what appears to have been a drunk driving incident, and last October for violence at a local bar.

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4 Comments For This Post

  1. whoshotsam Says:

    There is no “I don't know” option?

  2. ASN Editorial Says:

    Nope, if you don't know you shouldn't vote! You have to make a choice πŸ™‚

  3. soccer lou Says:

    Am against this move
    they got two dp spots and they should
    bring young guys like Nielsen
    and the dp spots for players who can play two
    position on the pitch maybe a MF/SF kind of player
    and CB/SB. hopefully without a rap sheet and from
    a better league

  4. soccer lou Says:

    Am against this move
    they got two dp spots and they should
    bring young guys like Nielsen
    and the dp spots for players who can play two
    position on the pitch maybe a MF/SF kind of player
    and CB/SB. hopefully without a rap sheet and from
    a better league

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