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Pardew “Every English Club Should Have At Least 3 British Players In Team”

8 years ago
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When you are in the public eye you always run the risk of saying something that will be taken down and used in evidence at a later date.

Seven years ago Alan Pardew (West Ham manager at the time) had this to say;

“I saw a headline saying Arsenal are flying the flag for Britain in the Champions league but I had to wonder where the British involvement was when I saw the team.

There was a big commotion when that first happened and it shouldn’t be washed under the mat again.

Every English club should carry at least three British players in the first team. The foreign players have added massively to our game but the soul of the club is the homegrown players and they should be integrated into that team.

It is important we don’t lose sight that this is the English Premier League and English players should be involved. I know it is difficult to buy British players because the market is expensive”.

Looking around our squad, when everybody is fit the only player you could put up as a British candidate is Steven Taylor and if Alan Pardew goes with a normal centre-back pairing – even Taylor could be up against it if he is competing with Mapou and Coloccini for two spots.

John Hall fantasised about eleven Geordies in the team, sometime soon we could be fantasising about havingone English/British player in the team!

Could Tuesday night see our first team without a single British player? I wouldn’t bet against it!

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