"33.8: Home Grown Players. Each Club shall be required to nominate a minimum of seven Home Grown Players on their Team Sheet of Players for all League Competition Matches (including Play Off Matches)."
I am assuming it doesn't't have to be the same club.
We are currently leading the disciplinary table by 21 points over Hull (41 - 62). Is there a financial reward for heading this table as the end of the season? I remember seeing over £1 million but can't be sure.
Tuned in to Radio Wales for post match reaction on the way back the bus yesterday. Ian Walsh had a real rant about everyone at Swansea being let down by 'owners' who take no interest in the club and are not accessible. If they had invested Swansea could be challenging for the play-offs etc etc. And whoever he was talking too agreed. A few minutes later he was praising Cardiff for doing so well and fans should be happy and if they had bought players they would be higher up the table; they would have to change their manager; they would have to change the way they play; they would have to appoint someone to be the go-between between the club and the owner. But it was all rosy and they could possibly stay in the Premier League. Double standards or what?
Until we have a sustainable financial situation and a team capable of sustaining high quality winning football I can see no point in gaining promotion. We would need a significant contingent of players capable of making the step up or find ourselves bankrupt or humiliated. In 2011 we took with us Ash Taylor Tate Britton Dyer Rangel Allen
With a handful of decent also rans
Do we have that quality now? IMO only MvD Hoorn meets the criteria. Robert .. maybe on par with Taylor of that era. Players have to be fit, reasonably consistent and reasonable robust.
McBurnie is going nowhere but Wilf? I can'r see us keeping him if he's fit just because his wages are so much out of kilter with the club and other players. Shame, especially as he would be good (IMO) and he and his family genuinely love the area.
So who would partner, push, test Oli?
Gossip around Tottenham suggests Llorente will be given a transfer or loan out - should we consider having back on loan if the £££s are in keeping with our pay policies?