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22 Jan 2024 12:19:05
Young roccoVata is there a reason he's chosen to play for Ireland? And not Scotland or Albania as I believe he was born in Scotland and grew up here but doesn't seem to have played at any level for Scotland what's his connection with Ireland.

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22 Jan 2024 13:00:31

There was a comment here that he was Irish but I was led to believe he was born in Scotland his mother is also Scottish and his maternal grandmother was Irish and obviously his dad is Albanian. Consequently he’s eligible to represent three countries.

{Ed007's Note - You're spot on, JFP, Rocco was born (I''ll get to that) and grew up in Hamilton, about 10 mins from me, I see him at Mass with his mum - who is in charge of the Chapel hall - sometimes.
There are reports that Vata's actually eligible to play for FOUR different countries, they say that he is eligible to play for Scotland, Albania and Ireland but that he was actually born in Montenegro which makes him eligible to play for them.
How accurate that is I really don't know.}

22 Jan 2024 13:06:28
He was born and reared in Dublin to an Irish mother, and some boy from Eastern Europe or somewhere took advantage of the innocent Irish girl.

{Ed007's Note - No he wasn't.}

22 Jan 2024 13:09:03
I believe his mother is irish, not sure why he has chosen ireland, I'm guessing ireland were the 1st to call him up, or maybe feels he has more chance of playing at a world cup with ireland.
He's definitely got potential so let's hope contract talks are ongoing.

{Ed007's Note - His mother is from Hamilton.}

22 Jan 2024 13:29:48

young master Vata lives 5min along the road from me.

Whilst I don't know his family well at all, I believe his grandmother on his Mums side, may have been born in Ireland.

In terms of why did he choose Ireland, perhaps after weighing it up he thought he could get more minutes playing for the Republic at this time as opposed to Scotland, and given the political issues that still exist in Albania, that was a non starter.

Having spoken to an Albanian man, just a few weeks ago, who knows Rudi Vata well, and who also fled the country around the same time, as a young teenager, when several of his family and friends were murdered by the state, he spoke openly of several of the old regime still holding positions of power in the current set up.

Baring in mind his Mikey Johnson also chose the Republic of Ireland over Scotland.

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22 Jan 2024 13:34:10
'Born and reared in Dublin' aye, just up the road from Ray Houghton ? ? ?

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22 Jan 2024 14:11:33
Celtic Calling

That story didn’t half grow arms and legs. ?.

22 Jan 2024 14:16:13
He was born in Scotland and went to St Ninians High school in Kirkintilloch he is friends with my cousin.

22 Jan 2024 14:22:58


22 Jan 2024 14:37:41
Thanks was just surprised that he didn’t have cap from Scotland at youth level . I think mj has only chosen Ireland as he knows he would find it easier to get a senior cap with them over Scotland .

22 Jan 2024 15:01:31
I think it's pretty obvious - His name is really Rocc O'Vata.

{Ed007's Note - Vata let the whole of Hamilton down by wearing gloves yesterday! You can tell he's from the snobby bit up beside Ped ?

22 Jan 2024 15:50:18
Well glad we settled that. when's he signing a new contract? He was head and shoulders above the other development lads when I watched them recently though the big centre halfs looked luke they may have potential.

22 Jan 2024 16:58:38
I have to apologise there is no doubt he was born in Scotland.
I remember clearly Dublin papers saying he was born in Dublin with an Irish mother . Clearly these papers hadn’t done their homework right and hadn’t checked their facts . Not a bit wonder Irish football is as bad as it is if they are fighting over players like Rocco
Sorry again.

22 Jan 2024 19:54:51
No apologies necessary CC, the papers rarely let the facts get in the way of a good story ?

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22 Jan 2024 19:57:04

C'est formidable

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22 Jan 2024 19:50:43
Ed, when I saw him coming on with short sleeves and gloves my heart sank for all who have hailed from Scotlands fourth largest town, fae the bottom Cross to the Mill Inn ?

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{Ed007's Note - I was also disappointed that he didn't speak in our native "Neddish" but you can hear that it was there in the past ?

22 Jan 2024 21:18:17

What happened to my ‘As we Know’ Rodgers post regarding offside penalty before Celtic Calling distracted us all with fables of innocent Irish Colleens being taking advantage of by Eastern European ex- Celtic players?

{Ed007's Note - The spam filter would have blocked it because of the https part was included in the web address? :


Brendan you get 10/ 10 for delivery.

Absolute cracker.

Enough to send klan members over the edge.

22 Jan 2024 21:35:04
Thanks very much Ed

I hope you’ve got your wee gloves on over in Hamilton it’s cold again tonight. ?.

{Ed007's Note - I've had a week from Hell, John, started last Monday with an abscess in my mouth and come Friday I was in my bed with a flu/bug, that's why I haven't been about much - a good kip and I should be back to normal tomorrow and I'll catch up with everything & everyone ?

23 Jan 2024 03:22:48
Unfortunately no need for gloves here in oz, weather forecast of 48-52 degrees at work this week?.

22 Jan 2024 21:49:20

Look after yourself and take care.

Speak soon.

God Bless.

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