On Saturday we saw a rather lacklustre performance from the England team in an important Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland. Yes, admittedly we do still have some individual good players in the Premier League – but with many of them coming towards the end of their career, do with have a new breed of players that will do us proud?
I would like to think so – but they certainly must be given the opportunity to flourish. Exceptionally talented players like Jack Wilshere are also likely to make the breakthrough due to the quality they possess. But the top English Premier League players need to get the opportunity to play for the best teams. Some of our most talented players like Ashley Young, Gary Cahill and Phil Jones may need to move on in the summer to perform on a bigger stage with the best players.
We have seen foreign ownership and foreign management come in to the Premier League and build squads almost exclusively based on foreign players. That strategy is understandable for teams on a budget because in general better value is quoted for foreign players. However, does the Premier League big six (Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool) really have any excuse not to buy English? On top of the hugely lucrative TV deals they also enjoy significant commercial and match-day income. We already know about the fact that some Arsenal fans are getting turned off by the huge season ticket prices.
Yes, I understand that a lot is at stake for getting signings wrong and we would not want English players to be signed purely for the sake of signing English players. The process should be the same as any other signing – but we need to have the best English players playing for the biggest English clubs and playing in the Champions League.
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we will only know the answer at the end of next season.if there is no improvement on the season just passed then its a failure. but i am glad this just buy british campaign came in after we bought Suarez. arent we buying Doni the brazilian keeper and havent we just been linked with Jeffren?
Good Point mate, good point.
I’m totally agree.
Personally, I’m open minded and I haven’t bad feelings on foreing players.
Meanwhile, I firmly believe that When We sign a Player from a foreign country, He should make a difference for the side, providing a model of conduct for our youths.
For example Xabi Alonso perfectly ticks all the boxes.
Liverpool are moving just now in the right direction: our transfer strategy is really good.
We’re looking for best english based talents in EPL: Players like Phil Jones, Jordan Henderson, They are all valid prospects in a long term view.
We already have a load of foreign champions, with ability and experience, like Pepe, Suarez, and there’s still room for other classy players from other countries, but Liverpool are looking to recruit best youth british talents, Who can give 4-5 yrs to the Club.
Kenny is wisely rebuilding our Club.
Liverpool aren’t buying English or even Buying British , Liverpool are buying players with a proven track record in the Premier League instead of wasting millions of their fans money paying astronomical wages , transfer fees & signing on bonus’s to over hyped foreigners that can only perform in slow games in non competitive leagues that have at most 3 quality teams in them .
If co-incidentally those proven players happen to be English , British or European or whatever then so be it .
It is an English League after all so the odds are that the vast majority of the players of the physical standard required will come from the same locality .
Seriously how some of this shit gets published is borderline criminal .
I was called Racist on here yesterday because I thought Ryan Babel is a better player than N’Zogbia !