UK time is: 14:12:41
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Fulham - The Game is a Changing!

New home-grown and finance rules!

Rug, from Vital Pompey has taken time out to enlighten the Vital Network!

From the start of next season Premier League clubs will have to play by new rules...

Each club will be required to have 8 'home-grown' players in their squad of 25, and this can be no more than 25 unless those extras also in the squad are under 21. Alterations can be made to the squad named, but only at the end of the summer and winter transfer windows, but these alterations must see this squad stay within the limits of no more than 17 players, out of the 25, over the age of 21 and not home-grown.

A player is defined as 'home-grown' if they have trained within the professional system in England or Wales for 3-years and are under the age of 21.

Chief executive Richard Scudamore, quoted on sky sports, believes this will make buying home-grown talent 'more attractive' with it acting as another incentive to 'invest in youth' that will ultimately 'benefit' the national side: 'it's not in the club's interests to stockpile players. It will make buying home-grown talent more attractive.

'We're not going down the route of a nationality test but what this will mean is that you just can't buy a team from abroad."

'We think it will give clubs an extra incentive to invest in youth. We think that one of the benefits will be that it will help the England team.'


Also to be changed, and these changes come in immediately; will be the way clubs are run financially.

Clubs must follow guidelines set out that sees accounts submitted annually, which the premier league board will then look at to ensure that each club can: 'fulfil its fixtures, pay off its creditors when they are due and also to meet obligations to the Premier League's contracts and partners?'

If these criteria are in danger or are not being met transfer embargos can be handed out along with the club agreeing a budget to work on - all is being done to ensure that each club is financially viable to sustain its existence essentially, he added: 'it's absolutely crucial that these clubs are run as ongoing viable concerns. These financial rules apply immediately.

'This is tied in, and we passed the rule during the summer, to a 'fit and proper person test'. At our club meeting last week, the clubs absolutely endorsed our position of not linking expenditure to income.'

These are changes to the top-flight game that are not going to do it any harm, are they?




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 15 2009

Time: 5:05PM

Your Comments

this is going to be very interesting to see this play out... arsenal are screwed, it would seem... what english players do we have? murphy, aj, konch?, zamora?, davies, stockdale, smalling...
woodysweats
supposedly, all the current Prem teams fall within the new guidlines!
Al Billy
I'd guess this gives Milsom and Brown more chance to become squad regulars.
AlexFFC
cofuseing ?
truth sayer ffc
When I first heard it I was a bit disappointed, but on second thoughts, I think it could well do us some good. One thing I do like to see is youngsters hitting the big time.
KBFulham
it'll give youth a fair chance!
Putney
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Fulham Articles

Fulham 4 Sheffield Wednesday 0 (Saturday December 20 2014)

Stats: Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday (Saturday December 20 2014)

Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday - Team Sheets (Saturday December 20 2014)

We`re Not Ruling Out Promotion! (Saturday December 20 2014)

All Eyes Focussed on January! (Saturday December 20 2014)

Cottagers v Owls - Stat Attack (Friday December 19 2014)

He`s Coming Home! (Thursday December 18 2014)

Fulham Back in for Baird? (Thursday December 18 2014)

Archived Fulham Articles

List All Vital Fulham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. dobox 5
2. Oldwolf 4
3. jimbohk 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Fulham 4 - 0 Sheff Wed
Leeds Utd 0 - 1 Fulham
Fulham 0 - 5 Watford
Brighton 1 - 2 Fulham
Brentford 2 - 1 Fulham
Fulham 3 - 1 Huddersfield

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Wolves 22 8 7 7 -7 31
11. Cardiff 22 8 6 8 -1 30
12. Charlton 22 6 12 4 -1 30
13. Fulham 22 8 4 10 -4 28
14. Sheff Wed 22 6 10 6 -5 28
15. Birmingham 22 7 7 8 -8 28
16. Bolton 21 7 4 10 -5 25

Breaking League News

Hoolahan Wants Premier League Football
Norwich : 22/12/2014 13:25:00
Looking ahead to 2015 and beyond.
Charlton : 22/12/2014 13:17:00
Cardiff vs Brentford Match Review
Brentford : 22/12/2014 11:58:00
Wolves must improve to chase play-offs
Wolves : 22/12/2014 11:00:00
Wolves : 22/12/2014 10:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Sheffield Wednesday?
Suggested By:  putney
Bettinelli 1%
Grimmer 0%
Bodurov 0%
Hutchinson 11%
Staylidis 0%
Parker 0%
Christensen 33%
Fofana 0%
Ruiz 0%
McCormack 55%
Rodallega 0%
Williams 0%
Woodrow 0%
Roberts 0%