Thursday, July 17, 2008
Boski on the 6+5 rule and random fact on Cocktail
So more and more debate is going forward on the 6+5 rule. For those of you unfamiliar with the rule being proposed it is that a professional soccer team must start 6 players eligible for that country's national team at the beginning of the game and start a max of 5 foreign based players. Now subs are completely open. What that means is that if Ajax was playing, 6 of their starting 11 must be Dutch. If Man Utd. was playing 6 of their players must be English. What does Boski say...this is Bullshit. Certain teams are in favor of it (those who have a high number of domestic players in it) and obviously teams like Arsenal who only have one English player on the roster are against it. Many Italian teams are for it because their players tend to play in their Domestic league...probably because they couldn't cut it in any other major league. If your club is big enough and good enough to attract the best talent around the world then why wouldn't they. It doesn't hold back National team progression....hell if all the US players stayed in the MLS the National team would be shit. Think of McBride, Reyna, Harkes, almost all of our Goalies...if they stayed in the MLS would they have developed into the players they are and were? NO! Boski votes NO on the 6+5 rule. On a side note I was watching Cocktail the other day and noticed something strange, they work at fucking T.G.I. Fridays.....I never knew Fridays was such a cool hangout place to go for drinks! I really wonder how much they payed for product placement there.