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# 1266. DingbatInDevon It's important to have a British core of players in the team (standard Sir Alex Ferguson policy, that brought title after title to Manchester United)
1265 mindthegapIt's not about what I like it's the law! No one in the European union can introduce quotas like you asked forYou can pick and choose but not have quotas
# 1264. DingbatInDevon This is what I admire in Real Madrid and Barcelona: they're owned by the fans and, if any chairman decides something they don't like, they're out.Do you all like watching a match with players from all round the world?
1263 mindthegapThe FA and Premier league still have to abide by European law
# chelskikovites I thought it was obvious I was referring to a Premier League / FA rule.
For those interested there is a piece on 5live now about city and their finances. Might be interesting in terms of FFP.
1254 mindthegapThe point is that it's against employment law within the European union. That means we cannot impose quotas that you were asking for
The most important comp of City being a Fair Club i.e.walked the TalkInvested, built & maintaining an infrastructure that provide homegrown talent in the near future to be able to compete in the CL to wit Ex players sending their kids to City's academyJust imagine what the uproar will be instead of paying down debt, a PL club continues to 'raid & rape' young starlets from other PL clubs ;)
It beggars my mind that MUppets here keep on harping that MCFC not MUFC distort the the transfer market & wage structure.What about all the record transfer fees, by raiding & raping young starlets from English clubs over the years to 'buy its titles'?1. United £27m bid Luke Shaw rejected?2.Overpaying for Fellaini ?3. Rooney's obscene £300K wages & etc Want FFP to maintain Status Quo?LOL
1256 If you think football following and politics are separate, why are you asking for a political solution to a football problem?
AuntieLeft what's the problem? I though blues from Liverpool where the bitter ones. Have some class, Brendon has not supported the English players, who has he signed and who has he got rid of? And let's be clear in the 2005 champions league final, there were only 2 English players played same as city on Sunday. Good luck next year!
# willippI think you're spot on.Perhaps I didn't phrase it right.
@mind the gap - I like the sentiment, but I think the issue is how do we improve the quality of English players so that clubs want to field English players. Look at Spain or Germany, they don't have quotas I don't think. They just have talent coming through that means clubs can pick players with local nationality. Luke Shaw is the perfect example, good young player going for 27mil. Crazy money.
# DingbatInDevon, chelskikovites I think football following and politics are two different things, so I'd prefer not to turn that direction. The point is: do you like watching English clubs consisted by only foreigners? Perhaps it's just a matter of taste but I don't like it.Also, if you don't mind it, what qualifies you to criticize the national team afterwards? Because you shouldn't.
1251.Mind the gap I would love instead to see a quota of British players appearing in starting XI, by law. It's the best way for local talent to move forward.That can't happen whilst we're in European union. Are you prepared to vote tory to get a vote to leave?
1251 Do you agree with British actors able to go to Hollywood and get stinkin' rich, or Starbucks able to come here and make profit on their coffee? What your asking for, in the bad old days, was called "protectionism". It can have short term gains, but in the long run, it's pretty much a disaster.
I don't agree with policies of clubs fielding foreign starting XI but, on the other hand, you can't knock the champions for that. The right way is to improve yourself.Having said that, after Dyke's nonsense of the creation of B teams league, I would love instead to see a quota of British players appearing in starting XI, by law. It's the best way for local talent to move forward.
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