The FA chairman Greg Dyke has announced plans which would introduce new rules to help home-grown players get more opportunities, to play in the top flight of English football.
This would be achieved by restricting the amount of foreign players teams are allowed in their squad. This change tightens the rules which were commissioned regarding home-grown players back in 2013; originally introduced to improve the England team.
The FA chairman has even warned that Premier League football is in danger of having “nothing to do with English people” if it carries on the way it is.
So what exactly qualifies for a “home-grown” …
The 2015 January transfer window is now officially closed. So were there any big surprises on deadline day?
Unfortunately it wasn’t the most frantic or frenzied final day of the transfer window but there were a few big deals, taking the total Premier League January transfer spending hit £130m.
The biggest deal on deadline day was World Cup winger Juan Cuadrado coming to Chelsea. The Colombian star from Fiorentina has signed a four and a half year contract at Chelsea for around £23m. Not only was this the biggest deal on transfer deadline day, but it was only beaten for biggest deal …
With Liverpool crashing out of the league cup to Chelsea earlier this week, and considering they were only able to draw 0-0 against Bolton in the FA Cup, Brendan Rogers will have been relishing the prospect of Sturridge back fit and playing.
The manager said in his pre-match media conference:
“He has looked outstanding in training, but we will give him another day. I will have a chat with him and overview the week, how everything has gone, but I can tell he is happy and feeling very strong in his own body. At this moment, he looks in top-class condition.”
Sturridge tweeted earlier …
The January transfer window is slowly coming to an end, with only just over a week away until it shuts. So the rush is now on for teams to secure those final deals, and bring in any necessary players which they may think help them climb the table or help them win the battle to avoid relegation.
There have already been a number of transfers made in the top flight, including Man City who spent £28million for Swansea‘s Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony; which is currently the most expensive signing so far this window. However, we will be taking a look …
This weekend sees Arsenal travel to the Etihad, to take on current Premier League champions Manchester City.
Both Arsenal’s new-boy Alexis Sanchez, and Man City’s ever popular Sergio Aguero are expected to start, and the match could well be decided based on how well they perform.
Sanchez has received high praise since joining the Gunners from Barcelona, and has already scored 12 goals in 20 games in his debut season. When you add in his 7 assists that’s almost a goal or an assist per game – showing how important he already is to getting Arsenal into the Champions League for another …
He is back… and this time it’s at Liverpool.
Italy international Mario Balotelli signed for Liverpool for a reported fee of £16 million in July, who have brought him in to help replace some of the goals Luis Suarez scored (who moved to Barcelona for £75 million).
With spells at Internazionale, Manchester City, AC Milan and now Liverpool, it’s clear Balotelli has the skills, but does he have the mind-set? In this blog post we’ll look at his best moments, as well as his controversial past – it’s even rumoured there is a ‘good behaviour’ clause in his new Liverpool contract.
The Good …
With the season coming ever so closer, Premier League sides have started to look at pre-season Friendly’s to see how their players perform, what areas need to be strengthened and also to test out any new comers into the side. Sunday 27th July saw a few sides play across seas.
Having being promoted into the Premier League, Leicester had chance of playing Everton to grab a taste of what next season will be like for them. With it being a friendly match between the two sides, both managers made a lot of changes during the match to give their players the …
It was the final weekend of the 13/14 Premier League season came along on Sunday 11th May as all the Premier League teams played at the same time of 3pm. The main focus on the day was between Liverpool and Manchester City, who both could come away with the title dependent on results.
West Bromwich Albion vs Stoke City
Stoke city secured their highest Premier League finish this season as a victory placed them into 9th place ahead of Newcastle. Mathematically, West Bromwich could have been relegated if Norwich was to win against Arsenal by at least scored 17 goals, but in …
With the world cup only round the corner, it is time for Roy Hodgson to name his squad for the trip to Brazil this summer. A lot of people have different views on who should be on the plane to represent England. Below are the most popular picks that fans feel should be on the plane.
Fraser Forster (Celtic)– Fraser Forster is a common pick by most fans as he is one of the best goalkeepers that are in the Scottish Premier League. Conceding 38 goals in 51 appearances with a total of 118 saves, Fraser has the best record out …
The PFA (Professional Footballers Association) hosted its 41st annual awards ceremony at Grosvenor House in London on the 27th April giving away four high profile awards to players who have proven to be their best this season. The categories for the PFA awards are the following:
• PFA Men’s Players’ Player of the Year
• PFA Men’s Young Player of the Year
• PFA Women’s Players’ Player of the Year
• PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year
PFA Men’s Players’ Player of the Year
The PFA’s Men’s Players’ Player of the Year nominees ranged in age from players in the premier league. These players have …