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Is Sepp Blatter right to propose player caps on club football?

They must be using those hallucinogenic mushrooms in the vol au vents at FIFA headquarters again. Either that or old Sepp Blatter has had a touch too much of the on-tap champagne as the headline grabbing fool is once again trumping the idea of player quotas.

Now, I don't want to go into a long rant about this one - I'll leave that to you lot if you care to - but I'm sick fed up of FIFA suits trying to impose xenophobic rules on world football.

They patently don't seem to realise that the lowly people who actually pay to watch football - cos you can bet your bottom dollar none of them ever do - don't give a hoot about which countries our players come from. As long as we're watching entertaining football, who cares? Mind you, that means the vast majority of clubs, unlike Arsenal, probably do care because their style of play is, well, style-less. My argument to that would be that they have too many home-grown players in their teams, who have neither the flair nor the skill to play the beautiful game.

Anyhoo, I digress. Stupid Bleeder and his cronies are now targetting the FIFA congress in Australia in May for a vote on the matter, with the big Swiss cheese proposing that no club should be allowed to have more than five foreign players in its starting line up.

So I want to know what you lot think of the idea. Do you think it would help club football? Or is this just a knee-jerk reaction to revive the interest in the international game? And do you think such a draconian measure, which would effectively restrict employment opportunities in a free-market economy, can ever stand up in a court of law? Share your opinion using our comments section below

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Posted by Gordon Masson on February 6, 2008 11:45 AM in Debate of the Day| News| Players
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