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Home Grown Players

Started on 20 April 2009 by xtremeganesh
Latest Reply on 21 April 2009 by xtremeganesh
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I had a thought and I wondered if it had been discussed at all on these forums, I'd be interested to know peoples views.

I believe that teams should be required to field a minimum number of players native to the country within which they play. Rules like this obviously already apply to european competitions, but personally I believe that there should be a variation on this imposed on league football too.

For example, Arsenal became the first Premiership team to field a squad without a single British player in the squad, even on the bench. To me this seems completely wrong.

Foreign players are a necessity for any of the world larger clubs to be competative, what movement of players through clubs world wide only strangthens and enhances the game. However, clubs should devote time and resources to bring young locals players through the ranks and nurture their talent, along with bringing in foreign youth. A good example of this being the recent hype that has died down a little over the emergence of Welbeck, alongside brazilian players Rafael and Fabio, and ofcourse Macheada.

I think if nothing else, clubs owe it to their fans to nurture local youth, and be required to invest in players of their own nation as a regulated requirement.
yes, i do think there should be a rule that in your first team(out of 25 players) there should be at least 15 ENGLISH players.

there shouldn't really be a limit on foreign players, but having a minimum limit for english players should be enough.
15 out of 25? that would destroy the english leagues strength.

there would not be enough good players to go around maybe 8 or so, but higher would be detrimental.
Most Prem clubs have mainly English players in their youth and reserves combined. There arent really a massive number of Prem standard English players to go round all the clubs, but there are plenty of young talents and decent English players who can more than compete. Mid to lower league clubs (West Ham, Fulham, Newcastle etc) have plenty.

Maybe a rule, in every game a club must have 3-5 minimum named English players, starting or on the bench. Clubs may have to delve into the reserves or youth teams but most of these players can hold their own. Could even force a few to blossom a little.
My opinion is that they should have a rule which means they have to have a minnimum of like 5 home grown players in there starting line up.

Im a blue but in the future i can see liverpool having a few more english lads in there team, i used to work at there academy and from what i seen in the english players they have i can see a few of them excelling into the reserves atleast, there are a few names i could say from there, one player who is currently in rehab at the minute who before his injury was the heart of that liverpool youth teamwill surley be gaining first team football within a year or two depending how he reacts when he starts playing again.
Another lad who plays is a centre half for them who is very very good at his job he gets asked to do.

But as ya know there are alot who are only really givin a few chances to make there mark at the top level. So only time would tell.
but you cant have a rule on that there must be at least 5 or something like that in the squad named for every match.

i mean its another thing to have a rule that there shouldnt be more than 4 players outside of EU in the squad.



but even that won't help because most players are already from EU regions or/and have already a EU pass.
I agree with this rule but the rule should be three native players from that country and this sounds really stupid but at least one Under 20 player in the squad
nope. sorry. i think it would destroy english teams.

it wouldn't really hurt spanish, italian, french or german teams because they mostly have natives playing.

but english teams are full of foreigners and there are very few english players that are world class anymore.

apart from the england national squad players, there aren't many who would be a key player for a top side.

clubs should invest more in their local youths but i dont think you can force them to play bad players.
griff137 : nope. sorry. i think it would destroy english teams.

it wouldn't really hurt spanish, italian, french or german teams because they mostly have natives playing.

but english teams are full of foreigners and there are very few english players that are world class anymore.

apart from the england national squad players, there aren't many who would be a key player for a top side.

clubs should invest more in their local youths but i dont think you can force them to play bad players.

I don't mean key players. People seem to forget that there are loads of very talented and able english players in a lot of teams. Players like Konchesky for Fulham, Curtis Davis for Villa, Matt Derbyshire at Blackburn (on loan at Olympiacos). Just a few examples but do you get the jist?

Young players like Delfouneso at Villa are starting to get a look in too. It is more than possible to include more regional players without damaging leagues like the Prem.
and in my opinion they are not good players.
good english players are extremely rare, and this is shown by the english national side.
But their inclusion in their respective teams is hardly a blight on the Prem? There are plenty of english players at their standard who could play competantly in higher level teams. Theyll never be stars, but they'll do a job. And forcing teams to include them will make them acknowledge the country within which they play and respect that their team selection must reflect this.

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