I would like to make couple remarks to our discussion.
First of all in open market society nobody stupid enough to build farm system if it's cheaper to buy established player or even better to bring second hand player from foreign country. Naturalization is a nonsense, very harmful as all we know people are wait for years and years to get resident status in US and other countries, we are giving citizenship like bus tickets! It should be restricted and applied only in case when very special foreigner who at the same time can play for NT in the future. To be honest I don't think we'll have to many examples of that.
Second, our clubs put in position to get results today, none of them has something to offer in the long run, that why unstable financial situation, fun base and traditions (maybe couple exceptions Neftchi, Gandja...). It's really hard to be hardcore fun if you have no idea what is a club's name, ownership or geographical location is going to be tomorrow if any!
Everybody understands problem with AFFA yesterday, today and tomorrow as a solution maybe it's appropriate for elite clubs create PFL (professional football league) less complaining and involvement of AFFA in every small decision.
Our stadiums and fields is a disaster especially outside of the capital (I have no idea why for me it's easier to maintain in Gazakh for example why not???) but in any cases we should build more for youngsters. There when government involvement is crucial.
Same thing about next generation of players as far as I can remember our kids were always at least decent at any levels but after 17-18 they just disappeared. Why? Too many different reasons but as a part of the solution AFFA and government need establish fund for talented athletes and support them financially.
And lastly I have nothing against our coaches by why they always complaining and no-one tried to go out and learn something?! How many of them has experience of working in any brand name European leagues? Even as a janitors but we are so full of ourselves.
So, until that we a going to be 47 out of 52 http://www.xs4all.nl/~kassiesa/bert/...crank2006.html
On the bright side last couple of years we at least not going down that gives me hope! I just afraid we'll do something stupid again and UEFA will hold us back for number of years. Participation in official tournaments for clubs and NT is essential!!!
Sorry for long post, to much to say! Our football is very painful to watch sometimes!