Friday, May 30, 2008

How would City fare under the 6+5 proposal?

At first glance it would seem that we would be one of the Premier League sides best placed to cope with Sepp Blatter's '6+5' proposal, given our renowned Academy and development of younger players, but looking at the graphic below from the BBC, it seems we are not as well set (currently at least) as first thought:

An average of 3.42 English players would see us languishing somewhere around the 'relegation zone' and looking at the appearances from the season, only Joe Hart, Micah Richards, Nedum Onuoha, Michael Ball, Michael Johnson and Darius Vassell have been what you class as anywhere near 'regulars'.

Interesting stuff and I've got more on this at Football Rants.

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2 comments:

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Rob said...

This graph doesn't tell the whole story. If Richards, Johnson and Onuoha didn't miss large chunks of the season due to injury, City would be much higher. It's not as if the players aren't there, like at Arsenal (for example) - it's that they weren't able to play.