Davewright Jan 16, 2013 @ 10:15am
athletico bilbao
anyone know why it says i cant buy players that are not basque?

what does basque mean?
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vittan Jan 16, 2013 @ 10:18am 
When you are athletic you have to recruit people from the region
Basque is like katalonia
Hashassin Jan 16, 2013 @ 10:47am 
athletic bilbao is a club with deeply rooted tradition... so not only all of the players must be spanish, they also have to come from certain region of spain - basque
Davewright Jan 16, 2013 @ 11:20am 
thats rubbish
KaMiiKaZie Jan 16, 2013 @ 11:37am 
Not really Dave, Adds a challenge!
damo1708 Jan 16, 2013 @ 12:53pm 
there is a filter in player search screen so you can see which players are from basque region.
Hashassin Jan 16, 2013 @ 1:08pm 
Originally posted by Davewright:
thats rubbish

no, i find it... charming... and respect for them for that, they have their values and stand by them...
Flyy Jan 16, 2013 @ 2:18pm 
not many clubs stand by their values and traditions these days. It's a bit crazy policy but have to give them some respect.
smokingman723 Jan 16, 2013 @ 2:19pm 
respect!
Davewright Jan 16, 2013 @ 2:42pm 
aww i didnt know there was a filter in the search, i find it really good in real life football
srs bsns Jan 16, 2013 @ 6:30pm 
But when St Petersburg fans want to have a recruitment policy, its considered racist?
nikozolo Jan 17, 2013 @ 3:26am 
well Zenit fans say that they want an "All-Russian Team" which is fine for them, but the criteria for that all-russian team is simply "whites-only" (which excludes several ethnicities and mixed-race peoples past the Urals and South towards the Caucasas, however you spell them) and no homosexuals. Are you saying that only whites and heterosexuals are a fair recruitment policy? I think most people could agree to ignorance on that part
Hashassin Jan 17, 2013 @ 9:38am 
if petersburg had a policy to sign players only from their REGION they wouldnt be considered racist c*nts that they are
AdamKod14 Jan 17, 2013 @ 12:42pm 
The Zenit fans want this not the Club itself. Players like Hulk and Axel Witsel who were bought for nearly £80 million combined has not gone down well with the Fans of the club at all, Because they are Black. The Club itself has no such policy, they are not racist. Just a minority of the fans.
Hashassin Jan 17, 2013 @ 1:38pm 
yeah, you're right, of course its fans, no club would go official with this :) forgot to add the word "supporters" :p
Behemoth Jan 17, 2013 @ 7:22pm 
For info i think the Athletic is the only bug club without jersey sponsor. and the "recruitement policy" is lighter than before when only players formed at Bilbao can be part of the team.

Another little thing : you don't have to be spanish, but baska. It means some french players can be signed, but some southern american too !
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