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Megson calls for change to league rules

Megson calls for change to league rules

Owls boss Gary Megson has called on the Football League to change its rules regarding international call-ups from clubs outside the Premier League.

Megson insists squads in the lower leagues, who typically have smaller squads than clubs in the top flight, should be able to call matches off if they have players away on international duty.

Currently, Football League clubs can only postpone matches if they have at least three players away with their nations, but that doesn't suit the Owls, who will be without two players, Liam Palmer and Reda Johnson, for next week's derby clash with Chesterfield.

In an interview with the Yorkshire Post, Megson said: "I find it strange the way football is run at the lower levels.

'Teams with all the players, the big names and the massive squads, get the opportunity to call their games off. The ones without have to plough on regardless.

"We will have two missing which is a nightmare for us. We will have two players out of a squad that won`t be as big as a Premier League squad - yet we can`t call a game off and postpone it until everyone is there to choose from. In effect, you are being punished for having decent international players.'

Johnson has been called-up to represent Benin, while Palmer will feature in the Scotland U21 squad. They will both miss Wednesday's npower League One clash with Chesterfield.



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Writer:Nick
Date:Friday September 30 2011
Time: 2:17PM

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Megson moaning? What's new?
supergaryjones
30/09/2011 15:54:00
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Megson moaning? What's new?
supergaryjones
30/09/2011 15:54:00
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Same for everyone in the lower leagues Meggo, get used to it and stop moaning!
TheDon1974
30/09/2011 22:30:00
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Same for everyone in the lower leagues Meggo, get used to it and stop moaning!
TheDon1974
30/09/2011 22:30:00
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Not to jump on Megsons back but come on!its 2 players who he doesnt think are first 11 starters but still feels the need to moan about it!is it a slow news week or is megson really the numpty i thought he always was!
eire owl
30/09/2011 22:47:00
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Not to jump on Megsons back but come on!its 2 players who he doesnt think are first 11 starters but still feels the need to moan about it!is it a slow news week or is megson really the numpty i thought he always was!
eire owl
30/09/2011 22:47:00
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Come on chaps! We don't want postponements but what if Madine got the call for England U21s? We'd all be moaning then, I'll bet!
OurMaurice
01/10/2011 07:42:00
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Come on chaps! We don't want postponements but what if Madine got the call for England U21s? We'd all be moaning then, I'll bet!
OurMaurice
01/10/2011 07:42:00
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What a stupid thing to complain about, Palmer and Reda have been just around the team this year and it's not like we can't go a game without them?
SheffWed93
01/10/2011 14:53:00
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What a stupid thing to complain about, Palmer and Reda have been just around the team this year and it's not like we can't go a game without them?
SheffWed93
01/10/2011 14:53:00
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