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New FA Plans

chapperzUK

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32024808

The proposal includes:


  • A player will have to have been registered with his club from the age of 15 - down from 18 - to qualify as 'home-grown'.
  • The minimum number of home-grown players in a club's first-team squad of 25 will increase from eight to 12, phased over four years from 2016.
  • At least two home-grown players must also be 'club-trained' players - defined as any player, irrespective of nationality, that has been registered for three years at their club from the age of 15.
  • Only the best non-EU foreign players will be granted permission to play in England.

It seems like they are trying to get more players from the academy through to the first team and playing matches, but that is irrespective of nationality. What is there to stop the top clubs going into Europe and signing 12-14 year olds for their academies, as they would be classed as 'home-grown'.
 
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