Could DCL and Holgate play international football – for Yorkshire?
Could Everton pair Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Mason Holgate find themselves playing international football for Yorkshire?
They’ve always liked to do things their own way in the self-styled ‘God’s Own County’ and the folks on the other side of the Pennines from ourselves now have aspirations to have their own international team.
The White Rose won’t be granted FIFA membership but they are poised for their debut match next month against the Isle of Man.
Other possible opponents include the likes of Tibet, Darfur, Greenland, Kiribati, Zanzibar, South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Catalonia have regularly played a Christmas-time fixture featuring leading players and the Yorkies could certainly call upon a talented bunch of Premier League stars including not just Calvert-Lewin and Holgate but Kyle Walker, Jamie Vardy, John Stones, Danny Rose, Harry Maguire, Lewis Cook and even Liverpool’s James Milner.
But with trials at Hemsworth Miners Welfare FC, it seems the Yorkshire International Football Association are setting their sights a bit lower just for now.
Chairman Phil Hegarty told the BBC:
“The sort of football they will be playing will be proper Yorkshire football, not Premier League football.”
And we thought Yorkshire sport was all cricket and pensioners going down hills in bathtubs!