What do you think of "6+5" ?
May 31, 2008 3:57am CST
Definition of 6+5: At the beginning of each match, each club must field at least 6 players who are eligible to play for the national team of the country of the club. Do you think it will hurt the development of modern soccer? Obviously it will stike clubs with no so many native players such as Arsenal and Liverpool. Please share your opinions
• United States
4 Jun 08
I would think it won't hurt most teams, but there may be a few that might have to change their starting line-ups. What might come from it would be more substitution. I think the goal is to help develop more national talent. I don't think that is really a problem in most of Europe. It might be that the number of players from Africa and South America in Europe has brought this on. Those leagues are missing their best players, so if they are not eligible to play in Europe, they may stay in their countries. Of course, it could mean that the wealth of talent might get spread around the leagues to even them up.
31 May 08
I think it is a good idea. Here in England, the national side and the premier league has pretty much lost its identity. These days money plays too big a role in the game and thus floods of high-flying foreigners jump from club to club for ridiculous amounts of money. I support West Ham and last season we had on average the most English players on the field of any of the Premier League teams. The least was the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea etc. Whilst we have fielded some great foreign talents in the past, West Ham have always been a good down to earth British team with a solid and productive youth academy, which is actually given the chances in the first team. I think the rule would lessen the impact money has on the game and improve the national sides
31 May 08
I don't think it will hurt the development of football. What it will do is encourage countries to invest in football, so that there will be better players for the national teams. Who cares about Arsenal and Liverpool all they'll do is what they do at the moment and just buy every good English player there is. Tough if there aren't enough to go round, maybe then they'll invest in grass roots football and football academies to produce them.