UK time is: 03:53:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Home grown Hornets get green light

Former Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd once quipped that the Hornets were "more of a microwave club" when it came to growing our own players

…and, after the Football League voted in a new 'Home Grown` rule for next season, the reassuring "ding" from that microwave might just start to fill the air in WD18 a bit more frequently!

At an AGM and Summer Conference in Malta (what`s wrong with Morecambe for goodness sake?), the Football League chairman gave the green light to new squad restrictions which come into play for the 2010-2011 season!

Clubs outside of the big time charlie top division MUST now have no more than 25 players over 21 in their 1st team squad AND 10 must be home grown through the Academy!!!

You can have as many players under 21 on your books - which is nice!

As Malky Mackay said at the back end of last season "It`s so important that our young players can see a path to the first team"… and this big thumbs up by the football league will ensure this…

Not that it will have too much impact on Malky Mackay`s Hornets. After all, Watford had a reliance on the whipper snappers from their Academy last season - 18 home grown players in their squad of 29!!!!

Good work chairman, wherever you may be…

Now, if we can just get the Big League to accept a similar proposal then we might see an end to this horrendous foreign invasion of payday chasers!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Dr Watford Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 9 2010

Time: 12:12PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Not sure that this really changes owt.
Dirk Thrust
Report Abuse
10/06/2010 13:51:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Watford Articles

Cathcart Stunner Puts Watford Top (Saturday April 18 2015)

Stats: Watford v Birmingham City (Saturday April 18 2015)

PREVIEW: Watford v Birmingham (Saturday April 18 2015)

Stats: Nottingham Forest v Watford (Thursday April 16 2015)

PREVIEW: Forest v Watford (Wednesday April 15 2015)

Man In The Middle: Paul Tierney (Monday April 13 2015)

Watford Keep Pressure On Top Two (Saturday April 11 2015)

Stats: Millwall v Watford (Saturday April 11 2015)

PREVIEW: Millwall v Watford (Saturday April 11 2015)

Archived Watford Articles

List All Vital Watford Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Watford 44 26 7 11 +39 85
2. Bournemouth 44 24 12 8 +47 84
3. Middlesbrough 44 25 9 10 +32 84
4. Norwich 44 24 10 10 +38 82
5. Derby County 44 21 13 10 +32 76
6. Ipswich 44 21 12 11 +18 75
7. Brentford 44 21 9 14 +14 72

Breaking League News

Defender Going Nowhere!
» Charlton : 20/04/2015 20:22:00
Whittingham Named In Team Of The Decade
» Cardiff : 20/04/2015 20:09:00
Video - Pearson And Roeder Press Conference
» Sheff Wed : 20/04/2015 20:06:01
White makes comeback as Monty nets a hat-trick
» Leeds Utd : 20/04/2015 19:53:01
Blackburn v Millwall - Team News
» Blackburn : 20/04/2015 19:46:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who can hit a ball harder, Richard Johnson or Daniel Tozser?
Suggested By:  Editor
Johnno 58%
Tozser 42%