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FA to further limit non EU players

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by waggys left foot, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. waggys left foot

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  2. Sedgley Gold N Black

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    Just means there will be more English players wasting away on the top teams benches and reserves.

    I also don't understand the work permit idea, the issue they've highlighted is a lack of English players playing at the top level ie championship so what difference is it going to make making it more difficult for FL clubs to get work permits. They aren't the issue!

    When you look beyond the headline, it's yet another crock of $$$$ that probably does more harm than good.

    Get ready for Man City and Chelsea ect. to waste away yet more young English talent, having no problems signing talented kids on work permits and getting them in under as homegrown whilst some poor championship club is prevented from buying one foreign player to compliment their British squad...

    They really couldn't organise a $$$$ up in a brewery.
     
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    And they'll all get around the work permit issue anyway through loaning to 'associated' clubs around Europe until they qualify for their passport and won't need one. Like they already do...
     
  5. RAP WOLF

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    Sounds rather political. What about if Britain comes out of the EU?
     
  6. Essex Wolf

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    Maybe the powers that be should address the real issues as to why the state of the English game is the way it is.
     
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    Would this make any difference when you can still fill your academies EU based players?

    The only way you can do it is to limit spending & wages, then teams will have to play their home grown players & not just buy these £10m nobodies who stop the young talent from coming through.
     
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    I really cannot see wage caps.

    Commercially, the giants of the league have to be seen to spend money on big deals to make the league appear exciting. They'll keep spending and spending. It won't be long until players are earning a million quid a week, i would assume.

    There's a solution out there, but how much do the FA want to interfer with the financial juggernaut? The game has come so far, so quickly, that i don't think they want to rock the boat in favour of 'potentially' improving the national team, which lets be honest, is miles away from competitive at the top level.
     
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    Last year Greg Dyke's big idea was B-teams in the Football League, now it's this one.

    I have no idea whether this will work, though like Sedegly I doubt it will cause anything but further wage inflation.

    The headline says the cap is on non-EU players because this they can do, but effectively the number of squad places for EU nationals is also limited because if the "home-grown" rule is to be brought down to 15 then it is against FIFA rules to sign foreign 15 year olds.

    Squad places in PL (or Championship) clubs are limited anyway, to put a further cap in place will definitely create an auction for those players perceived to be the best, and the increased quota for English players means that they are going to be even more handsomely rewarded than they are already.

    It just confirms the increased TV money will end up with players and agents.

    It might lead to some hithero undiscovered gems getting a chance they otherwise wouldn't have been given, but there's still plenty of English players - academy graduates and more seasoned pros - who get their chance in any case as it is. It's more likely that the talent pool just is what it is, and simply allowing mediocre lads an opportunity is not going to raise them above the ordinary.
     
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    The problem with the Academy system is that no youngster can be signed on a professional contract until they are 17. This means that should Wolves or any other club unearth, a gem then there is nothing the club can do to stop that lad from being stolen by one of the top 4 before their 17th birthday for a maximum of £200K compensation. This is peanuts and allows the top clubs to stockpile youngsters who will earn a ridiculous wage once they turn 17 but are very unlikely to ever play a first team game
     
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    It's not a bad idea in general but won't have that much affect on what there trying to achieve. Sticking plasters over leaking pipes comes to mind.
     

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