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8 responses so far
  • TrueBlues // September 2, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Barcelona using this picture to extol their virtues is just a CRAP move.Obviously even though Arsenal doesn’t have that many homegrown player,they are mostly trained and groomed by Arsenal.
    Even as a Chelsea fan,Arsenal to me is the No.1 when it comes to grooming talents and Barcelona is just crap that resorts to tap up using the media for Fabregas. Come on if you want to tap someone up then DO IT like Mourinho!

  • Andy // September 2, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Constructive criticism time:

    I don’t follow you on twitter for the simple reason is that 99% of tweets are when you put new posts on the site

    I have RSS for that thanks

  • manc. // September 2, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Conveniently they do not mention O’Shea, Gibson, and Wellbeck… and mention player like Bojan and Pedro … that would give Man Utd 6 players to Barca’s 7.

  • Pedro // September 2, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Sporting Lisbon played with 8 formed at the club, but noone mentions that…

  • mr_chopper // September 2, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    What does it mean by home grown? If it means English then surely Johnson would be included for Liverpool? If it refers to a team’s the youth system then Insua should be in there… Anyway, they’re full of shit and Arsenal are the problem. Correct?

  • Moggy // September 2, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    @mr_chopper

    home grown is a player that has come up through the youth system at the club, who is from that particular country.

    So Johnson would be ruled out through coming from a different club and Insua is Argentine…

  • mr_chopper // September 2, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    But aren’t the youth systems just filled with foreign talent these days? I really didn’t know that Fletcher was a one-man until I read this, either. Or the human baked bean.

  • David // September 2, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    While this is a bit of a debatable case by Barca, you cannot argue that they don’t have the most home grown talent in the CL. And yes, homegrown being players coming through the ranks, and said players being citizens of the country said team plays its football in.

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