Wednesday, September 1, 2010
ESPNsoccernet: September 2, 11:51 AM UK
Hargreaves in, Woodgate out
Owen Hargreaves has been included in Manchester United's 25-man squad list, despite a list of injuries that has seen him play just 30 seconds since September 2008.
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Hargreaves does not count as a 'Homegrown' player as he spent his early years in Germany, but Sir Alex Ferguson has taken a gamble in including the England midfielder and hopes to see him back to full fitness after he spent time with a specialist in the United States.
Tottenham, meanwhile, have left Jonathan Woodgate out of their squad, with the 30-year-old defender having not played a game since November due to injury and fighting to save his career. Goalkeeper Ben Alnwick misses out, too, following the arrival of Stipe Pletikosa.
Mamady Sidibe misses out for Stoke after snapping his Achilles tendon.
The rules: Each club's 25-man squad should have eight homegrown players who - regardless of age or nationality - spent three years (or a total of 36 months) in the youth system of a club in England or Wales before they reached the age of 21.
Contrary to reports elsewhere, players aged under 21 can, if required, be named in the 25-man squad as a homegrown player. An Under-21 player is defined as being born on or after January 1, 1989.
Clubs can use an unlimited number of Under-21 players in addition to their 25-man squad. For instance, Chelsea would not need to name Daniel Sturridge or Gael Kakuta in their 25-man squad.
Any player who is left out of the 25-man squad will only be eligible to play in the Carling Cup until January 1. From January 1 to January 31, clubs can make unlimited changes to their 25-man squad. On February 1 a new 25-man squad must be named to run until the end of the current campaign.
If a club chooses fewer than 25 players for their squad it is almost certainly due to them having a large number of under-21 players. Clubs with fewer than 25 players in their squad are still permitted to sign free agents.
Homegrown players are listed in bold.
Notable players to be left out of the squads include: Jonathan Woodgate (Tottenham), Ben Alnwick (Tottenham), Luke Moore (West Brom), Michael Kightly (Wolves), Mamady Sidibe (Stoke), Riga Mustapha (Bolton), Paul Rachubka (Blackpool).
Arsenal: Manuel Almunia, Andrei Arshavin, Nicklas Bendtner, Marouane Chamakh, Gael Clichy, Denilson, Abou Diaby, Johan Djourou, Emmanuel Eboue, Lukasz Fabianski, Cesc Fabregas, Laurent Koscielny, Vito Mannone, Samir Nasri, Tomas Rosicky, Bacary Sagna, Alex Song, Robin van Persie, Thomas Vermaelen, Sebastien Squillaci. (Arsenal can also use young players including: Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Carlos Vela, Emmanuel Frimpong, Aaron Ramsey.)
NB: Arsenal have only 20 senior players over 21 and can make up their homegrown quota through youth players
Aston Villa: Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan, James Collins, Carlos Cuellar, Curtis Davies, Habib Beye, Richard Dunne, Eric Lichaj, Stephen Warnock, Luke Young, Stewart Downing, Jonathan Hogg, Stephen Ireland, Isaiah Osbourne, Stiliyan Petrov, Nigel Reo-Coker, Moustapha Salifou, Steve Sidwell, Ashley Young, Gabriel Agbonlahor, John Carew, Emile Heskey. (Villa can also use young players including: Marc Albrighton, Nathan Delfouneso, Barry Bannan, Ciaran Clark and Fabian Delph.)
Birmingham: Maik Taylor, Stephen Carr, David Murphy, Lee Bowyer, Roger Johnson, Liam Ridgewell, Sebastian Larsson, Craig Gardner, Kevin Phillips, Cameron Jerome, Garry O'Connor, Barry Ferguson, Colin Doyle, Matt Derbyshire, Scott Dann, James McFadden, Michel, Keith Fahey, Nikola Zigic, Stuart Parnaby, Alexander Hleb, Jean Beausejour, Ben Foster, Martin Jiranek, James O'Shea.
Blackburn: Paul Robinson, Martin Olsson, Chris Samba, Gael Givet, Ryan Nelsen, Brett Emerton, David Dunn, Nikola Kalinic, El-Hadji Diouf, Vince Grella, Morten Gamst Pedersen, Mark Bunn, Steven Nzonzi, Keith Andrews, Michel Salgado, Jason Brown, Frank Fielding, Pascal Chimbonda, Mame Biram Diouf, Jason Roberts, Benjani. (Rovers can also use young players including: Aaron Doran, Gavin Gunning, Grant Hanley, Junior Hoilett, Phil Jones, Amine Linganzi and Josh Morris.)
Blackpool: Charlie Adam, Alex Baptiste, Chris Basham, Stephen Crainey, Malaury Martin, Danny Coid, Ishmel Demontagnac, Neal Eardley, Rob Edwards, Jason Euell, Ian Evatt, Matthew Gilks, Elliot Grandin, Marlon Harewood, Dekel Keinan, Brett Ormerod, Keith Southern, Ludovic Sylvestre, Gary Taylor-Fletcher, Luke Varney, David Vaughan, DJ Campbell, David Carney. (Blackpool can also use young players including: Craig Cathcart, Mark Halstead.)
Bolton: Robbie Blake, Adam Bogdan, Gary Cahill, Tamir Cohen, Kevin Davies, Mark Davies, Sean Davis, Johan Elmander, Ricardo Gardner, Stuart Holden, Jussi Jaaskelainen, Ivan Klasnic, Zat Knight, Chung-Yong Lee, Fabrice Muamba, Andy O'Brien, Joey O'Brien, Martin Petrov, Sam Ricketts, Paul Robinson, Jlloyd Samuel, Gretar Steinsson, Matt Taylor, Ali Al-Habsi (on loan to Wigan). (Bolton can also use young players including: Marcos Alonso, Rodrigo, Danny Ward, Tom Eaves, Tope Obadeyi, Robert Lainton.)
Chelsea: Petr Cech, Henrique Hilario, Ross Turnbull, Branislav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole, Jose Bosingwa, Paulo Ferreira, Yuri Zhirkov, John Terry, Alex, Michael Essien, Ramires, John Obi Mikel, Frank Lampard, Yossi Benayoun, Florent Malouda, Salomon Kalou, Nicolas Anelka, Didier Drogba. (Chelsea can also use young players including: Patrick van Aanholt, Jeffrey Bruma, Josh McEachran, Gael Kakuta, Daniel Sturridge, Fabio Borini.)
NB: Chelsea have only 19 senior players over 21 and can make up their homegrown quota through youth players
Everton: Tim Howard, Jan Mucha, Iain Turner, Tony Hibbert, Seamus Coleman, Sylvain Distin, John Heitinga, Leighton Baines, Marouane Fellaini, Leon Osman, Mikel Arteta, Steven Pienaar, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Phil Neville, Tim Cahill, Phil Jagielka, Louis Saha, James Vaughan, Victor Anichebe, Yakubu, Jermaine Beckford. (Everton can also use young players including: Jack Rodwell, Jose Baxter, Shane Duffy, James Wallace, Shkodran Mustafi, Magaye Gueye, Joao Silva.)
Fulham: Mark Schwarzer, David Stockdale, John Pantsil, Fredrik Stoor, Aaron Hughes, Rafik Halliche, Chris Baird, Brede Hangeland, Carlos Salcido, Stephen Kelly, Zoltan Gera, Clinton Dempsey, Bjorn Helge Riise, Dickson Etuhu, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Danny Murphy, Jonathan Greening, Simon Davies, Damien Duff, Andrew Johnson, Diomansy Kamara, Moussa Dembele, Bobby Zamora, David Elm, Eddie Johnson. (Fulham can also use young players including: Matthew Briggs, Alex Smith, Alexander Kacaniklic, Matthew Saunders, Lauri Dalla Valle, Keanu Marsh-Brown.)
Liverpool: Daniel Agger, Fabio Aurelio, Ryan Babel, Milan Jovanovic, Dirk Kuyt, Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Lucas Leiva, Raul Meireles, Christian Poulsen, Pepe Reina, Maxi Rodriguez, Martin Skrtel, Fernando Torres, Jamie Carragher, Joe Cole, Stephen Darby, Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson, Brad Jones, Paul Konchesky, Jay Spearing . (Liverpool can also use young players including: Peter Gulacsi, Martin Kelly, Daniel Wilson, Jonjo Shelvey, Daniel Pacheco, Nathan Eccleston and David Ngog.)
Manchester City: Shay Given, Joe Hart, Stuart Taylor, Jerome Boateng, Wayne Bridge, Aleksander Kolarov, Vincent Kompany, Joleon Lescott, Shaleum Logan, Micah Richards, Kolo Toure, Pablo Zabaleta, Gareth Barry, Nigel de Jong, Adam Johnson, Michael Johnson, James Milner, David Silva, Yaya Toure, Patrick Vieira, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Emmanuel Adebayor, Jo, Roque Santa Cruz, Carlos Tevez. (City can also use young players including: Mario Balotelli, Dedryck Boyata, Greg Cunningham, Abdi Ibrahim and Alex Tchuimeni-Nimely.)
Manchester United: Darren Fletcher, Tomasz Kuszczak, Darron Gibson, Edwin van der Sar, Ryan Giggs, Wes Brown, Owen Hargreaves, Nani, Anderson, Park Ji-Sung, Jonathan Evans, Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes, Antonio Valencia, Gary Neville, Dimitar Berbatov, John O'Shea, Javier Hernandez, Nemanja Vidic, Michael Carrick, Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney. (United can also use young players including: Ben Amos, Fabio, Rafael, Ritchie De Laet, Gabriel Obertan, Bebe, Chris Smalling, Federico Macheda.)
Newcastle: Sol Campbell, Steven Taylor, Shola Ameobi, Joey Barton, Danny Guthrie, Peter Lovenkrands, Jose Enrique, Alan Smith, Leon Best, Fabricio Coloccini, Jonas Gutierrez, Steve Harper, Kevin Nolan, Wayne Routledge, Danny Simpson, Ryan Taylor, Mike Williamson, Xisco, Fraser Forster, Tim Krul, James Perch, Cheik Tiote, Hatem Ben Arfa. (Newcastle can also use young players including: Andy Carroll, Ryan Donaldson, Dan Gosling, James Tavernier, Tamas Kadar, Shane Ferguson, Haris Vuckic.)
Stoke: Asmir Begovic, Danny Collins, Rory Delap, Salif Diao, Matthew Etherington, Abdoulaye Faye, Ricardo Fuller, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Danny Higginbotham, Robert Huth, Kenwyne Jones, Carlo Nash, Jermaine Pennant, Danny Pugh, Ryan Shawcross, Thomas Sorensen, Tuncay Sanli, Ryan Shotton, Tom Soares, Michael Tonge, Jonathan Walters, Glenn Whelan, Dean Whitehead, Andy Wilkinson, Marc Wilson.
Sunderland: Marcos Angeleri, Phil Bardsley, Darren Bent, Titus Bramble, Fraizer Campbell, Trevor Carson, Lee Cattermole, Paulo Da Silva, Ahmed Elmohamady, Anton Ferdinand, Craig Gordon, Asamoah Gyan, David Healy, Steed Malbranque, George McCartney, John Mensah, Simon Mignolet, Nedum Onuoha, Andy Reid, Kieran Richardson, Cristian Riveros, Michael Turner, Robbie Weir, Boudewijn Zenden. (Sunderland can also use young players including: Jordan Henderson, Nathan Luscombe, Danny Welbeck and Ben Wilson.)
Tottenham: Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Sebastian Bassong, David Bentley, Vedran Corluka, Peter Crouch, Carlo Cudicini, Heurelho Gomes, Michael Dawson, Jermain Defoe, William Gallas, Tom Huddlestone, Alan Hutton, Jermaine Jenas, Younes Kaboul, Robbie Keane, Ledley King, Niko Kranjcar, Aaron Lennon, Luka Modric, Kyle Naughton, Jamie O'Hara, Wilson Palacios, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Stipe Pletikosa, Rafael van der Vaart. (Spurs can also use young players including: Gareth Bale, Giovanni Dos Santos, Sandro, Kyle Walker, John Bostock, Dean Parrett, Danny Rose.)
West Brom: Giles Barnes, Roman Bednar, Chris Brunt, Scott Carson, Marek Cech, Simon Cox, Graham Dorrans, Marc-Antoine Fortune, Pablo Ibanez, Gonzalo Jara, Dean Kiely, Abdoulaye Meite, Ishmael Miller, James Morrison, Youssouf Mulumbu, Boaz Myhill, Peter Odemwingie, Jonas Olsson, Steven Reid, Paul Scharner, Nicky Shorey, Gabriel Tamas, Somen Tchoyi, Jerome Thomas, Gianni Zuiverloon.
West Ham: Ruud Boffin, Robert Green, Tal Ben Haim, Manuel Da Costa, Daniel Gabbidon, Herita Ilunga, Lars Jacobsen, Winston Reid, Jonathan Spector, Matthew Upson, Luis Boa Morte, Valon Behrami, Jack Collison, Kieron Dyer, Julien Faubert, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Radoslav Kovac, Mark Noble, Scott Parker, Pablo Barrera, Carlton Cole, Zavon Hines, Benni McCarthy, Victor Obinna, Frederic Piquionne. (West Ham can also use young players including: Marek Stech, Jordan Brown, Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson, Matthew Fry (on loan at Charlton Athletic), Callum McNaughton, Filip Modelski, Jordan Spence, James Tomkins, Anthony Edgar, Olly Lee, Junior Stanislas, Eoin Wearen, Ahmed Abdulla, Cristian Montano, Frank Nouble, Freddie Sears.)
Wigan Athletic: Chris Kirkland, Mike Pollitt, Charles N'Zogbia, Emmerson Boyce, Gary Caldwell, Ben Watson, Steven Caldwell, Hendry Thomas, Ronnie Stam, Jordi Gomez, Hugo Rodallega, Mohamed Diame, Maynor Figueroa, Steve Gohouri, Daniel De Ridder, Ali Al-Habsi, Antolin Alcaraz, James McArthur, Mauro Boselli. (Wigan can also use young players including: Tom Cleverley, Franco Di Santo, James McCarthy, Victor Moses.)
NB: Wigan have only 19 senior players over 21 and can make up their homegrown quota through youth players
Wolverhampton Wanderers: Marcus Bent, Christophe Berra, Jody Craddock, Kevin Doyle, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Dave Edwards, George Elokobi, Steven Fletcher, Marcus Hahnemann, Greg Halford, Wayne Hennessey, Kevin Foley, Adlene Guedioura, Karl Henry, Stephen Hunt, Carl Ikeme, Matt Jarvis, David Jones, Michael Mancienne, Nenad Milijas, Steven Mouyokolo, Richard Stearman, Jelle van Damme, Stephen Ward, Ronald Zubar.