Don’t panic about or ‘home grown’ quota!

Tim Krul is a quirk of the home grown rule.
The arrival of three players at St James’ Park has been welcomed, but it’s also raised a few concerns.

One of those concerns is about how the arrival of these three foreigners plus the departure of an Englishman in the shape of Kevin Nolan will impact on our ability to comply with the home grown ruling that came into force at the start of last season. The message from me is to not worry.

Why? Well we are covered basically and will have no concerns staying within the rules, even after our continental shopping trip draws to a close. You all know what the definition of home grown is by now surely? Well if you don’t here is the rule according to the Premier League handbook:

A home-grown player will be defined as one who, irrespective of his nationality or age, has been registered with a club affiliated to the Football Association or the Football Association of Wales for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or 36 months prior to his 21st birthday (or the end of the Season during which he turns 21).

Basically we have to name a squad of up to 25 players. Those players can be any age but if they are under the age of 21 then they don’t have to be named in the squad but can still be eligible to play for the first team. A recent example I guess would be Andy Carroll. He wasn’t named in our original 25-man squad but the gypsy still played for us.

Out of the squad of 25 there must be eight home grown players included. Home grown doesn’t mean that they have to be English or anything like that – it merely means that a player must have been registered with a club in either England or Wales for three years before they turn 21. Tim Krul is a good example of non-English home grown player.

So who do we have on the book at the moment that can fill the spaces? Well, let’s take a look.

NUFC home grown players.

Steve Harper
Fraser Forster
Tim Krul
Danny Simpson
Tamas Kadar
Mike Williamson
Steven Taylor
James Perch
Joey Barton
Dan Gosling
Danny Guthrie
Alan Smith
Wayne Routledge
Ryan Taylor
Shola Ameobi
Leon Best

Now that’s 16 home grown players. Granted we may lose some over the summer, but are we really going to lose eight of them? There is also nothing to say that we won’t be bringing anymore in. Neil Taylor would be another home grown player to add to the list should his proposed move from Swansea go ahead.

So you see, there is no need to panic. Just because we are adding a bit of gallic flair it doesn’t mean that we are suddenly flying close to the rules. We have plenty of home grown players to pick from, and we only need eight.

As Mr Mainwaring would say: Don’t panic!

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119 thoughts on “Don’t panic about or ‘home grown’ quota!

  1. I am seeing alot of threads/rumours about simpson going to Villa. Dont think we have been linked with any RB yet.

    Who would you guys like at RB?
    Micah Richards
    John Oshea
    Alan Huttun
    Christian Trasch


  2. Micah Richards…. Not a chance, out of our league.
    O’Shea, told old for Ashley
    Hutton – i’d go for Hutton, i rate him. great going forward and decent at the back.

    But, i don’t mind simpson so i wouldn’t want him to go.


  3. I can’t see us selling Simpson.

    Papers say something and everyone believes it…

    Trust me, I’m a newspaper journalist. Don’t believe everything you read. Even if there are quotes, its just someones opinion.


  4. bobby@81… may just have made blog history by posting the first comment that everyone will agree on πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†


  5. The 6-5 rule is illegal under european law, will fall apart as soon as one of the big guns challenges it,
    At best they can only implement the home-grown players as europeans with the 5 being rest of world


  6. bobby….me laptop isn’t letting me play vids for some reason, but I get the gist from the writing πŸ˜†


  7. @91 πŸ™„ …. I can hear the crickets calling each other from across the room….


  8. Upon BSn9 (Bull Sh!t no 9)’s derailing, I have officially taken over the reality train and turned it into a roller coaster ride…


  9. whats happening to this blog – between Spencer using this blog as msn and bsn9 its becoming like a kids playground


  10. Lol,

    You must be gutted Perch wants out then…

    Talk about the fans revolting… if he goes the bed sheets will be out for sure… 😯


  11. How come when it is reported that another club is in for one of our players, it is taken as gospel and we are going to lose them.. When it is reported that we are after a player, it is *******
    It’s called the reality train, or the BS bus, or the…whatever


  12. Any news on the supposedly 3 players dwelling in a Newcastle hotel this weekend? I think this came from the lad who posts on Eds blog Craig Coozy?, works at one of the hotels Newcastle use for players by all accounts


  13. MDS

    Head out the sand and smell the coffee,

    We are going to sell Krul, Enrique, Coloccini, Simpson, Tiote, Jonas, Smith, Routeledge, Barton, Best and Ranger…

    They are all going… πŸ˜‰

    We are buying nobody… πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†

    I think the only thing we will ever know for certain, is that Shola will be here forever…


  14. JJ- we’re going to play next season with 3 frenchmen and 8 bairns (from the under 15 squad, mind)- no sub bench because Ashley’s too cheap to pay the salaries. πŸ˜‰


  15. @104. some people seem to think it’s Barnetta. Makes sense if the story is true that we are moving on from zog


  16. That’s what i though Toonsy but apparantly Ba was staying at his hotel but the other 3 were staying at another, Marriot? One i guess was Marveaux and i guess N Taylor would be up soon too

    It’s all probably just Twitter rubbish but it keeps the working day more interesting


  17. MDS,

    I think Ashley’s so tight, he’s planning the no.9 shirt for himself next year… And he’s hoping to feed off some good service from Beardo whose coming out of retirement… with Lambarse running nude on the wings as a distraction… πŸ˜† πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†


  18. Thats just from a good source mind… best say its not 100% nailed on yet… incase BSn9 goes off for his season ticket and pom pom’s to support in the stands… πŸ™„


  19. Bobby’s reality train only runs until approx 11pm each evening when the “Nighty Night” crew take over and it becomes the “LOVE TRAIN” πŸ˜†


  20. —————————-Harper—————————–




    ————————Ben Arfa——————————


    Bench: Ameobi, Toonsy, Gosling (on crutches)…


  21. Far too much good humour on here today

    PACK IT IN NOW or I will have to call for Craig doom and gloom Chisholm to sort yous all out :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


  22. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”-Harper—————————–






    Bench: Ameobi, Toonsy, Gosling (on crutches)…



  23. New thread up anyway πŸ™‚

    Just out to walk the dog then I’ll be back pumping threads out init πŸ˜‰


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