FA to save £30 million-per-year by axing up to 300 staff

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The FA will reduce their staff levels from 900 to 600 in a bid to save £30 million-per-year, according to the Daily Mail.

Martin Glenn is said to have proposed the cull, the governing body's new chief executive, and Glenn wants to use the money saved to focus more on coaching and improving building facilities.

This was a hot topic of FA Councillors at last weekend's Community Shield, in which Arsenal won 1-0 against Chelsea thanks to a first half goal from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlin.


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FA Chairman Greg Dyke supports increasing the quota of homegrown players in the Premier League, the Mirror reports. The current minimum amount of homegrown talent for top flight sides is eight but Dyke is in favour of seeing this increasing to 12.

Premier League head Richard Scudamore is opposed to the idea, believing it may work against the Premier League's Elite Player Performance Plan which helps to improve younger players.

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Possibly the most controversial of Dyke's ideas is that of his proposal for 'B-teams' which would participate in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Most League One and League Two clubs are open to the financial benefits being investigated further, however made it clear that they AFC Wimbledon rejected the plan outright.

The B-team dream of Dyke's hopes to increase attendances in JPT fixtures and give young players of Premier League teams a better standard of opposition to pit themselves up against.

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