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    Home-grown rule introduced - Premier League clubs must limit squad sizes to 25

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    The Premier League have introduced a home-grown player rule which will come into effect from next season, alongside a limit on squad sizes.

    From the 2010/11 campaign, the 20 Premier League clubs have voted to introduce measures which will see all teams required to have eight home-grown players out of a squad of 25.

    Chief executive Richard Scudamore confirmed the changes, with clubs only able to make alterations to their squads during the two transfer windows.

    "As of next season clubs will be required to have a squad named of up to 25 players, of which no more than 17 can be over the age of 21 and not home grown," Scudamore said.

    "The definition of home grown is trained for three years under the age of 21 by somebody in the English and Welsh professional system.

    "Clubs will have to declare their 25 at the end of August when the window shuts and then again at the end of January."

    Players who are aged under 21 are eligible over and above the limit of 25 players per squad.
    Incentive

    Scudamore does not believe the move will encourage clubs to hoard young foreign players and claims the England team will ultimately reap the reward.

    "It's not in the club's interests to stockpile players. It will make buying home-grown talent more attractive," he said.

    "We're not going down the route of a nationality test but what this will mean is that you just can't buy a team from abroad.

    "We think it will give clubs an extra incentive to invest in youth. We think that one of the benefits will be that it will help the England team."

    All 20 Premier League members also agreed to adhere to a set of financial reporting rules designed to protect the viability and sustainability of the clubs.

    Finances

    "They will all have to annually submit accounts and future financial information," said Scudamore.

    "At all times the board of the Premier League will be applying a test which basically says this: can the club fulfil its fixtures, pay off its creditors when they are due and also to meet obligations to the Premier League's contracts and partners?

    "If the board believe a club is at risk of not meeting those obligations, it has to then step in and agree a budget for the running of that club. Any transfers can be embargoed.

    "It's absolutely crucial that these clubs are run as ongoing viable concerns. These financial rules apply immediately.

    "This is tied in, and we passed the rule during the summer, to a 'fit and proper person test'. At our club meeting last week, the clubs absolutely endorsed our position of not linking expenditure to income."

    16 Comments

    Maybe they should have a five player "Home town" rule as well,

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    this can only benefit english football as a whole for me.......screw the foreigners in it to make money or have a little toy to play about with

    I like the "limit" squads to 25.

    In the case of Bolton Wanderers that will be increase squad size to 25!

    casparwhite;6300196

    this can only benefit english football as a whole for me.......screw the … this can only benefit english football as a whole for me.......screw the foreigners in it to make money or have a little toy to play about with



    +1

    Exactly

    casparwhite;6300196

    this can only benefit english football as a whole for me.......screw the … this can only benefit english football as a whole for me.......screw the foreigners in it to make money or have a little toy to play about with



    As things stand though, all Premier League clubs already meet the criteria (somehow :thinking:) so not much will change short term. I read that Villa only need to buy one player to be able to register a whole squad classed as home-grown :w00t:

    I'd imagine Chelsea will be stuffed though if this transfer ban sticks :whistling:

    where in the conditions does it say that the eight home grown players have to actually be used?:? or is that just the cynic in me.

    The definition of home grown makes interesting read, it doesn't state home born, it allows under 21's poached from foreign clubs and trained by "someone in the English and Welsh professional system".
    I can't see how that can improve the English national team.

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    pugw$sh;6300309

    The definition of home grown makes interesting read, it doesn't state … The definition of home grown makes interesting read, it doesn't state home born, it allows under 21's poached from foreign clubs and trained by "someone in the English and Welsh professional system".I can't see how that can improve the English national team.



    So a team like Arsenal would be fine, even though their 'home-grown' players are predominantly foreign.

    Strange, pointless rule.

    FilthAndFurry;6300372

    [COLOR="Red"]So a team like Arsenal would be fine[/COLOR], even though … [COLOR="Red"]So a team like Arsenal would be fine[/COLOR], even though their 'home-grown' players are predominantly foreign.Strange, pointless rule.



    Yes they are. Chelsea and Liverpool are reported to 'only just' meet the criteria, with all other teams doing so comfortably already.

    Would be interesting to see what happens if Chelsea's transfer ban sticks, and they were to lose a couple of their homegrown players.

    casparwhite;6300196

    this can only benefit english football as a whole for me.......screw the … this can only benefit english football as a whole for me.......screw the foreigners in it to make money or have a little toy to play about with



    English players are not of the calibre of foreign players (have won nothing in over 40 years now) so what you are basically doing by placing a quota on foreign players, is reducing the quality of the league.
    Okay more English players will be playing but they will be of a lower calibre and will be playing against lower calibre opposition week in, week out by definition.

    jaybizzle;6300596

    English players are not of the calibre of foreign players (have won … English players are not of the calibre of foreign players (have won nothing in over 40 years now) so what you are basically doing by placing a quota on foreign players, is reducing the quality of the league. Okay more English players will be playing but they will be of a lower calibre and will be playing against lower calibre opposition week in, week out by definition.



    It won't lower the quality of the league, as all teams meet the criteria with the squads they already have.....

    midlandscomics;6300639

    It won't lower the quality of the league, as all teams meet the criteria … It won't lower the quality of the league, as all teams meet the criteria with the squads they already have.....



    I was talking to the other guy who seem's to not like foreigners in the league.

    Also with this leaning to what Platini/Blatter are proposing, in that a team field , 5-6 home grown players.

    jaybizzle;6300736

    I was talking to the other guy who seem's to not like foreigners in the … I was talking to the other guy who seem's to not like foreigners in the league. [COLOR="Red"]Also with this leaning to what Platini/Blatter are proposing, in that a team field , 5-6 home grown players[/COLOR].



    It's how they bring this in though, bearing in mind EU employment rules. The idea is for the teams to kick-off with 6 home-grown and 5 foreigners - they can finish the game with 3 + 8 if they like.

    The only thing these rules will do is over-inflate the price of English players even more when over English clubs are interested. Teams like Villa will be laughing.

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    jaybizzle;6300596

    English players are not of the calibre of foreign players (have won … English players are not of the calibre of foreign players (have won nothing in over 40 years now) so what you are basically doing by placing a quota on foreign players, is reducing the quality of the league. Okay more English players will be playing but they will be of a lower calibre and will be playing against lower calibre opposition week in, week out by definition.



    i think you are missing the point...
    jaybizzle;6300736

    I was talking to the other guy who seem's to not like foreigners in the … I was talking to the other guy who seem's to not like foreigners in the league. Also with this leaning to what Platini/Blatter are proposing, in that a team field , 5-6 home grown players.


    where did i say that exactly?:?
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