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FA chief wants Premier League quota on home grown players

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FA Chairman Greg Dyke plans to have Premier League representation for his commission to help address the dwindling number of homegrown players in English football. 

Chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association, Gordon Taylor, has backed Dyke's plans and also wants to see quotas of at least four homegrown players in Premiership club's starting XI's.

Taylor explained: "Throughout the world, and of course in England as the oldest and richest of all the football countries, there should be a duty to the next generation that their aspirations to reach the top level should become a reality if they are good enough and not remain a dream."

"The current 'home-grown' rules are just paying lip service to the idea - they don't have any real impact."

"I believe there should be four home-grown players in every starting XI and that it should apply at least in Europe, but ideally across the world."

"FIFA and UEFA have to address this along with us in England."

Southampton fielded four English players against Norwich at the weekend, Callum Chambers, James Ward-Prowse, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert all started for the Saints.

Three of those players are in fact homegrown, having made the grade from the Southampton academy. On the bench, they also had Nathaniel Clyne, Jay Rodriguez and, had he been fit, Luke Shaw would have increased those numbers further.

It is evident, some clubs place more importance on homegrown talent than others. Manchester United are another team that like to blood youngsters from their youth teams, but there are far too many teams reliant on buying talent from overseas.

This summer's transfer window smashed the record for the most ever spent by teams in a division, breaking the £600million mark. Although it may be good news for the Premier League on a global scale, its not good news for the English game.

Dyke is also worried that the heavy dependence on overseas imports is having a negative effect on the English game. 

"Some say it's because English kids are not good enough. That technically they don't learn enough when they are young," Dyke said.

"Some of the youth team coaches I have met argue we do have the kids with potential but not enough of them get a chance in the Premier League because it's easier to sign someone from overseas."

"Then there are others who say the problem is caused by the owners of Premier League clubs being so impatient for success that no manager will put his job on the line by taking a chance on English kids."

"Another explanation put forward by a lot of people is that it is cheaper to sign overseas players."

"Others argue that if your top league is largely foreign owned with foreign managers why should those in control care about developing the England team?"

"Others say we haven't got enough coaches trained to a high enough level."

England has 1,161 coaches with a UEFA A level qualification compared with 12,720 in Spain and 5,500 in Germany. The PFA currently has a number of senior players on their coaching scheme, including: Brad Friedel, Scott Parker, Jamie Carragher and Ledley King.

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