Manchester United Talk banner

1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Keen on Fella's
Joined
·
8,472 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Fifa president Sepp Blatter has claimed he has the support of Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson for his six-plus-five rule, which would limit the number of foreign players on a team to five.

Blatter introduced the quota proposal last year, with the Premier League often the subject of his criticism for what he perceives to be a lack of home-grown players.

When the proposal was first introduced it was believed it would fail on the European Union's insistence on free movement of labour around member states.

But following legal advice, Blatter is confident the system will be implemented to combat what he perceives to be the unhealthy domination of the Premier League.

He said: "We do not penalise the Premier League. The Premier League will still be well organised even if they start to have more players.
Youth

"Manchester United have started to have more players. In the starting XI the other day, they had four.

"I spoke with the leadership, including Sir Alex Ferguson, and he said it is a good solution because it will automatically not only give access to young players but it will also bring back a little of the expenses.

"We are now in an economic crisis."

He added: "I have my concerns because the PL is the strongest league in the world, definitely, and taking over in such a manner that other leagues have difficulties to match the Premier League.

"There is another factor. Where is the competition when two thirds or three quarters of participants play not to be first? They play not to be relegated.

Solution

"There is something wrong there. That's why we had the solution of the Fifa congress. It was always said it is against the European law, the freedom of circulation of workers.

"I feel positive now - more positive than I have been because of this legal advice from specialists in European law."

Blatter is set to meet Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore and added: "What I want to try if not to persuade him is to influence him that a six-plus-five solution or five-plus-six will enhance the quality of his league."

Blatter also expressed concern about the proliferation of foreign owners in English football, saying: "The problem with ownership is definitely a risk. It is not the basis of football, but here we can do nothing."
 

·
HODOR!
Joined
·
7,033 Posts
United would be fine imo if this rule came in,

Starters already: Brown, Rio, Carrick, Rooney, can also include Scholes and Giggs in there, Hargreaves when he comes back, Campbell, Foster, Evans If you can count irish players (which i think they do) JOS aswell
 

·
Keen on Fella's
Joined
·
8,472 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
United would be fine imo if this rule came in,

Starters already: Brown, Rio, Carrick, Rooney, can also include Scholes and Giggs in there, Hargreaves when he comes back, Campbell, Foster, Evans If you can count irish players (which i think they do) JOS aswell
agreed

i think amongst all the top european clubs , we would be the least affected.
the good part is it would seriously hamper our rivals.
 

·
HODOR!
Joined
·
7,033 Posts

·
Smeghead Moderator
Joined
·
13,664 Posts
United would be fine imo if this rule came in,

Starters already: Brown, Rio, Carrick, Rooney, can also include Scholes and Giggs in there, Hargreaves when he comes back, Campbell, Foster, Evans If you can count irish players (which i think they do) JOS aswell
I think players from Northern Ireland, like Evans, would be ok but I seriously doubt whether players from the Republic of Ireland, like O'Shea & Gibson, would be included.

N.Ireland falls under the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Republic of Ireland is completely seperate.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,421 Posts
Fergie says he agree's

Sir Alex Ferguson admits he would welcome the introduction of a clampdown on foreign imports.

The Manchester United boss believes home-grown talent is essential to the future of football and admits he would support any scheme aimed at encouraging clubs to mould their own stars rather than buy ready-made models.

Fifa have already begun to examine this idea, with their 'six-plus-five' proposal gathering pace.

It appears likely that plans will be introduced in the near future which limit the number of foreign players any club side can field in their starting XI.

Ferguson, who has always looked to nurture young talent during his time at Old Trafford, would have no qualms with such a system being put into place.

"We totally support the principle of home-produced players," said Ferguson.

Development

"All countries should get round a table and agree that you should not lose the impact of youth on your club. You need to bring them through a system and you need to give them their opportunity.

"If you don't all the money spent on youth academies is a waste of time. You must encourage development in your own football club."

While locally produced players will help to save clubs money in transfer fees, Ferguson also believes the emergence of home-grown talent will help to appease supporters.

"You always feel you get more loyalty from players you produce yourself," he said.

"But it is also about the fans. Every supporter in the country, from every team, loves to see their own kids coming through the system.

"It is a fact of life and we would benefit the game by doing something about it."



so what will 'weng the senseless' say about it i wonder???
 

·
has been served
Joined
·
2,947 Posts
Course Fergie would recommend this. We are the ONLY top 4 club who play English players week in week out throughout the squad. Chelsea have Lampard and Terry, one of whom is injured half the time and the other will be out of it in 2-3 years. Liverpool have Gerrard and thats it. Arselol dont even have that. Gavin Hoyte? We have Rooney, Carrick, Hargo, Rio, Scholes, Welbeck, Neville, and they are just the big names...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,025 Posts
We are the ONLY top 4 club who play English players week in week out throughout the squad. Chelsea have Lampard and Terry, one of whom is injured half the time and the other will be out of it in 2-3 years.
They also have the Cole sisters.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,565 Posts
See, the problem with this 6+5 rule is that it's too immediate. Start small and then work the way up. 2+9, then 3+8, then 4+7, 5+6, and finally 6+5. And that's only if the EU doesn't shoot it down, which I believe would be pretty certain. And why does it have to be 6+5 anyway? Why couldn't it be 4+7, so every team has some players from their own country, yet it's not a complete farce like the CL rules of old where you could only have 3 foreign players in your team.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top