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With the August 1st deadline on, each Premier League club had to nominate a maximum of 25 players to participate in all competitions, with 8 of those required to be home-grown and over the age of 21. What most clubs did was, because they could not fulfil the quota of 8 home grown players, they cut the senior squad into a smaller squad, taking into the account the availability of several under 21 players.

Blackburn Rovers named 21 senior players to fulfil the quota, and are as follows

Paul Robinson (HG)

Martin Olsson (HG)

Chris Samba

Gael Givet

Ryan Nelsen

Brett Emerton

David Dunn (HG)

Nikola Kalinić

El-Hadji Diouf

Vince Grella

Morten Gamst Pedersen

Mark Bunn (HG)

Steven Nzonzi

Keith Andrews (HG)

Michel Salgado

Jason Brown (HG)

Frank Fielding (HG)

Pascal Chimbonda

Mame Biram Diouf

Jason Roberts (HG)


As well as this, we have the likes of

Phil Jones

Junior Hoillet

Grant Hanley

Josh Morris

Amine Linganzi

Plus and endless number of juniors.

All in all, I still think we are an attacking midfielder short, and Brett Emerton should be somewhere in the starting squad!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

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Writer: Sasman! Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday September 2 2010

Time: 2:59AM

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There we go, 8 home grown players! 3 keepers is a bit sneaky, but, why not!
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02/09/2010 03:09:00

Oh well not the line up majority of us wanted to see, missing a couple of mystery strikers we heard soooo much about the last few month.
mutts nutts
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02/09/2010 08:21:00

Four keepers Sas! we have four in there!!! I like the rule where you can have an unlimited number of under 21's... encouraging the youth programme and what not.
Mikey Delap
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02/09/2010 09:10:00

ooo indeed we do! lol
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02/09/2010 13:37:00

We have a 21 men squad, a great opportunity for our youths to break into the first team. Phil Jones is a starter for me already, Holliet & Grant Hanley will surely play some part. Hope to see more youths coming through in the new season.
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02/09/2010 14:56:00

All in all, its a decent squad. loving the youth look forward to seeing how they develop
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02/09/2010 17:32:00


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