Grow your own!

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With no Premier League fixtures this weekend and only internationals, it seemed an opportune moment to write about the FA’s latest brain wave.
So it would seem the FA have come up with a scheme to deliver us a better, improved England football team somewhere in the future.
Greg Dyke has this week outlined proposals to improve the lot of the young up and coming English players. He wants the rules changed so that we have more home grown players in Premier League Squads.
Currently Premier League Sides are allowed 17 non home grown players and the new rules would reduce this to 13 and at least two would have to have been trained by the club.
All Premier League clubs will have up to 4 years to implement these changes which if they go ahead will start from 2016. Newcastle amongst others, namely Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea and Man City all currently fall foul of the new rules, but as outlined we would have 4 years to address this.
Greg Dyke was due to meet with Premier League chairman this week to discuss this new proposal and I’m pretty sure he’ll face some resistance.
There has been quite a few articles in the press over the last couple of weeks talking about the demise (for want of a better word) of the Premier League. Various journalist have pointed out that the lack of big name foreign stars coming to the Premier League has impacted on it’s pulling power and ability to compete in the champions league. They argue that with more and more top stars now favoring a move to La Liga, the Bundesliga or French Ligue 1 or even Serie A in Italy; it means the entertainment of the Premier League has greatly decreased.
In so far as the Premier leagues appeal goes, then it would seem more Johnny foreigners are the order of the day, not less, so where does that leave England? Of course the FA and the Premier League will always be at loggerheads over one thing or another due to the fact that each body has very different aims. But when it comes to what’s best for England, it would be nice if they could work together.
I’m not so sure the lack of home grown is the reason for Englands poor performances at Euro and world cups, maybe the long hard season and lack of winter break has some impact. Also, we just don’t seem to produce the calibre of player other top teams do, and when we do produce one a whole world of pressure gets put on them. Indeed should they stub their toe, wreck a matertarsal or get a thigh strain the whole team collapses without them!
So if the press have it right about the imminent demise of the Premier league, what will the effect of the home grown quota have on the Premier League? Will fans be happy to see more local lads break in to the first team even if they aren’t as technically gifted as their foreign peers? Will it mean that say 10 years from now we have a more competitive England team? Over to you.

By Kimtoon

419 thoughts on “Grow your own!

  1. AMF … not sure mate. At the end of the day I think the makkems are way down due to the last trainer, and that Advocaat may get them on a bit of an upturn. I can see, and hope for a draw, but I have a bad feeling that the wheels will come off and we may lose ugly. I feel the game will be won in the attacking third, and a combination of Sunderland’s attacking options and our threadbare defence may tip things in the favour of the great unwashed… πŸ™„

    Waddayoureckon ?

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  2. Gonna go for a win for us… I have a feeling that a bit of luck is going to roll our way. A deflected goal or the like, or a howler from the keeper…

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  3. My team for tomorrow would be this one:

    ————–Krul————
    -Satka-Janmaat-Willo-Raylor-
    ————-Abeid———–
    ——Sissoko—Colback——
    –Cabella————–Sammy–
    ————–Ayoze————-
    bench: Woodman, Anita, Jonas, Gouffran, Ghillespie, Armstrong

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  4. [email protected], that would do nicely mate πŸ™‚

    What time does the game kick off down your way ?
    I’m off doon the toon in Munich tomorrow to meet a few of the other Geordie lads…

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  5. AMF splendid stuff mate, you’re going to be blootered before the game even kicks off πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† I trust you have the Monday off πŸ˜‰

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  6. Yep..if I hit the lowenbrau’s too hard I wont be able to keep my feckin eyes open that late..even with monday off! πŸ˜€

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  7. AMF, LΓΆwenbrΓ€u is for lassies mate, get some Franziskaner Dunkelweissbier down your gregory πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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  8. Ha, cant stand weiss bier mate… like a bottle or 3 of Altenmunster tho or a good kolsh on a sunny arvo..

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  9. So the slide down the table continues. It’s a great pity seeing Ashley turn the club into a shambles considering the amount of money available. No commitment to excellence whatsoever. Shabby at best Ashley.

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  10. It’s just my opinion but I think Ashley will spend on the club this summer. It won’t be a fortune but it might be 20M pounds or so. We are in desperate shape and even he must see it by now. And Carver is not up to the head coach job. That is very clear as well. The dead wood in the squad has piled up to a ridiculous extent. We can’t carry players with no useful skill. The summer will be interesting but as usual I fear Ashley won’t do enough and will leave us feeling let down once again.

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  11. G2 The first job on Ashley’s agenda is to get Jonas and Taylor off the wage bill. Saving him around 80k a week. Carver or someone else is second on the list. Making a profit on Toite and Sissoko is third. After that I don’t know.

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  12. Mike will spend, hope he’ll brings 4 quality players, Van Dijk, Kara, Pringle and Charlie Austin. And get rid of Goof, Anita, Willo, Tiote, Obertan, and Krul Colo Sissoko Cisse likely to leave. Bring Kemen and Vuckic on rotation and try to do like we did with Abeid and Dummett. And new deals for Sammy, Abeid and Aarons

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  13. Β£10M for Austin, Β£8m for Van Dijk, Pringle for free and Kara for Β£7M, Darlow and Lascelles already. Go back to the big target man upfront, allong Ayoze and Cabella on flanks, Colback Abeid de Jong in midfield. Janmaat Kara Van Dijk Dummett in D all in 433

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  14. We want a winger able to take a free kick? Have you ever heard of Rotterham’s Ben Pringle? Real deal

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  15. I’ll be watching this debacle from Spain and I just can’t see us winning this one. Clearly it’s two poor sides who don’t score many goals. In my opinion the fact that they have a new manager and are at home will be the difference.

    1-0 I imagine.

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  16. 0-5 toon, hat-trick for Cabella and a place in geordie legend.

    enjoy your time in spain stuart79.

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  17. Right now, I’d take a draw – a competitive match, all about us on the counter, I’d reckon – with Cattermole back, they’ll boss midfield, but can they convert that into goals? We’ll defo get chances against their dodgy defence, can we convert them? Love and hate Derby day.

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  18. We might be feeling bad but they can’t be feeling too confident after half the crowd walked out against Villa. I mean, Villa!!! Getting beat 4-0 at home by Villa has to even give us hope?

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  19. I really Dont fancy us today and have decided to take a leaf out of owners book and put money first.

    So for the first time in my life I’m betting against Newcastle with a Β£100 win on the mackems.

    Haway the scum!

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  20. If we are to win today then we have to come out blazing, get an early goal to shake them up and force them onto us at which point we counter attack without mercy πŸ˜‰ Reality, we let them have the lions share of possession and concede early and hide like before. πŸ™„ Thing is I never know what Toon will turn up nowadays. Will it be the chaotic display v Everton or the spirited 2nd half v Arsenal πŸ˜• could go any way, but the thought of that lot getting a 5th result is stomach churning.

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  21. Kim if we are to win today we have to hope that we have magically found a way of scoring and not conceding. Both highly unlikley…

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  22. Real Madrid 7-0 up with 30 minutes still to play πŸ™„
    They don’t ever take the foot of the accelerator πŸ˜†

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  23. Good point, Kim – someone’s going to get would up – let’s hope that Colback knows exactly how to press Caterwaul’s buttons πŸ˜›

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