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Given that you can name 7 subs and there is concern that not enough youngsters are being brought through from the various academies what about a rule that states that 2 of the 7 should be under 21 and that at least 1 of those must be homegrown. After all you can only play 3 of the 7 and the youngster would be getting the experience of being involved in the buildup to a 1st team game and who knows if things went very well and a team had a healthy lead they might even get on to the pitch. Take utd`s recent game against fulham, ok the likes of Smalling and Jones were involved but surely once the game was won wouldn`t it have been better for the future development of the team to have brought on someone like Powell rather than Scholes
I agree with your sentiment of getting young players games, but I am not convinced sitting on a bench waiting to come on for 15-mins is the answer i think that would lead to them becoming stale. I have said mayeb too many times I would like to see the emerging and fringe talent to get proper competative games either up to championship level in the leagues (effectively 2nd team) or in a league at a level of say the SPL (I don't mean just 3 players in the team but a full reserve team )
I think If certain elite teams in the EPL discussed it sensibly with the SFA guaranteeing a number of scots players The SFA could be persuaded
There are enough rules already and what happens if your squad doesn't have enough players, through, say, injuries, to satisfy your rule for a particular match?
Fergie does seem unadventurous at times; he could have played inexperienced players before when the victory was ‘safe’. I’m sure there were times when Pogba could have been played when we were 3 or 4 up.