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How many Scots could play in the Premiership next season ?


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2 part question guys.

With Adam and Dorrans winning promotion to the EPL after outstanding seasons at their respective clubs just how many Scots could feature in the Premiership next season.

Also , how many ex SPL players played last season or are likely to play this season in Englands top league ?

The SPL and Scottish game takes a pounding at times but there are plenty of ex SPL players doing very well for themselves at various clubs in the EPL like Cuellar , Arteta and Fergie but just how many ex SPL players played in the EPL last season and/or are likely to feature at some point this season?

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As bad as we are percieved to be, there must be more Scots playing high level football than there has been for quite a while. Think of 10 years ago compared to now.

In the EPL next season - playing first team football we will have:

Gordon

Caldwell

Berra

Hutton

Ferguson

McFadden

Adam

Dorrans

D. Fletcher

Then you have the likes of McCarthur who will probably not command a first team place but will be there.

Steven Fletcher will perhaps be picked up.

Lee Wallace from hearts is linked, although it may be to Boro in the championship.

Wilson maybe going down although wont be expected to play much for a few seasons.

Then you have the lads like Burke and McCormack doing not bad in the championship.

Kevin McDonald at Burnley also if he can stop being such a piss head and worked off the ball could make a TOP centre mid and is only 21.

Barry Bannan (seemingly another one that fancies himself as a lad about town) is a wee midfielder on loan at Blackpool from Villa, just signed a new deal. Is only about 5'7" and 10 stone but its very talented, great shooting and passing. Hes 20.

Then think of lads under 21 at the moment that look like prospects.

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The more Scottish players we see playing down in the Premiership the better it will be for the national team. I think that more clubs will be looking to Scotland for talent.

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The more Scottish players we see playing down in the Premiership the better it will be for the national team. I think that more clubs will be looking to Scotland for talent.

Agreed.

With the impact Fergie, Adam and Dorrans ( a massive RANGERS fan (tu) ) have made then clubs down south are bound to start looking north of the border for talent more often which can only be good for the Scottish game , having said that it is a disgrace that a player of Fergies ability and pedigree was sold for just over a million ,Adam for a lousy half a million and Dorrans was virtually stolen from Livingston for £50 thousand. doh

What are those 2 players worth now ?

Our clubs need to make sure they get sell on clauses when selling to English sides.

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The more Scottish players we see playing down in the Premiership the better it will be for the national team. I think that more clubs will be looking to Scotland for talent.

Agreed.

With the impact Fergie, Adam and Dorrans ( a massive RANGERS fan (tu) ) have made then clubs down south are bound to start looking north of the border for talent more often which can only be good for the Scottish game , having said that it is a disgrace that a player of Fergies ability and pedigree was sold for just over a million ,Adam for a lousy half a million and Dorrans was virtually stolen from Livingston for £50 thousand. doh

What are those 2 players worth now ?

Our clubs need to make sure they get sell on clauses when selling to English sides.

Livi had a 20% sell on clause on Dorrans but that Massone just before he left went to WBA and sold it to them for another 50k. They could have been looking at 1-2m which would have kept their youth program going strong.

They also sold young Andrew Halliday to Boro this summer (a lad we released a few years ago).

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The more Scottish players we see playing down in the Premiership the better it will be for the national team. I think that more clubs will be looking to Scotland for talent.

Agreed.

With the impact Fergie, Adam and Dorrans ( a massive RANGERS fan (tu) ) have made then clubs down south are bound to start looking north of the border for talent more often which can only be good for the Scottish game , having said that it is a disgrace that a player of Fergies ability and pedigree was sold for just over a million ,Adam for a lousy half a million and Dorrans was virtually stolen from Livingston for £50 thousand. doh

What are those 2 players worth now ?

Our clubs need to make sure they get sell on clauses when selling to English sides.

Livi had a 20% sell on clause on Dorrans but that Massone just before he left went to WBA and sold it to them for another 50k. They could have been looking at 1-2m which would have kept their youth program going strong.

They also sold young Andrew Halliday to Boro this summer (a lad we released a few years ago).

I know hindsight is a wonderful thing, but there seems to be a pattern emerging re players we release....Dorrans, Naismith, Halliday, Hanley....

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