That's the problem in England. Too much money in the Premier League so clubs prefer to buy the finished article rather than the promising youngster or invest in academies.Yea i see what your coming from but as i have said time and time again, why spend 30m on a british player when you can buy a foreign player for half the price thats as good if not better than that british players.
Now lets look at the german league. are homegrown players expensive their? i highly doubt it
all future televised england matches have been moved to the *** adult channel. apperently the sight of 11 arseholes frequently getting hammered for 90 mins was far too extreme for normal tv
hehe"david blaine is gutted that his record of doing fuck all in a box for 42 days has been broken by wayne rooney"
that wont make a fucking difference mate. You could put wenger, fegruson or even morinho in charge today and they still wouldnt do fuck all.
Its the british mentality thats the problem. once these players earn 200k a week, you think they give a shit about wearing an england shirt? hell no.
i can imagine terry and upson discussing what new sports car they should buy this summer during germany's first goal
Ironic, specially when you see all them latin players coming through the ranks.All these stories of players being rejected from the academies here for being "too small" is also a damning indication of where the priorities lie with academies when developing young players.
I can imagine Lionel Messi being rejected by English academies.All these stories of players being rejected from the academies here for being "too small" is also a damning indication of where the priorities lie with academies when developing young players.
One decent game doesn't make up for 25+ terrible games that Lampard has had for England prior.Why the hell is Gerrard even a starter? Some1 quicker and more intelligent should be backing up Lampard which had a much better season then Gerrard. He should be the key player in England, not Steven
I think there's a lot of truth in that.Well... apparently English players only look good because we have foreigners around us. So it looks like we're crap and screwed no matter what.
Actually the academy coaches saw his talent but the first time he popped round they said sorry we don't think the size you are you won't make it.But both those guys eventually got deals and rose up through the ranks so it's not like small players are rejected all over the country 100% and not a single small guy gets any kind of chance at any kind of level.
Also just because they rejected them and we know how they ended up, doesn't mean they were always playing at that skill level. They both may have been poorer years ago.
Let's assume that from this day forth all clubs takes on all kinds of players, short fat tall lanky.. whatever.. if you have the skill you're in.
Well... apparently English players only look good because we have foreigners around us. So it looks like we're crap and screwed no matter what.
And how many times Gerrard and Lampard have NOT been forced to play with eachother in those 25+ games?One decent game doesn't make up for 25+ terrible games that Lampard has had for England prior.
He's like 32 now anyway, so if Gerrard or Lampard is making way, it'll surely have to be Lampard.
I think were England are lacking is defense. Ashley Cole and Glen Johnson have no competition whatsoever and the centre back cover are either a little bit past it (Carragher), always injured (King), or just really not that good (Upson).
Hart, Dawson, A. Johnson, and Walcott surely have to start the next few England games. A. Johnson on the left and Walcott on the right gives you natural balance.
Yeah I think that's crucial. In England I think we pigeon-hole players into a position from too young an age. The top academies like the one at Ajax make every young player play in every single position, even in goal, so that they get a good understanding of the game as a whole and become well-rounded players. Only once they have done this do they find their natural position.Even when they go to a club academy the emphasis remains on ball skills until they turn 14-15 when conditioning and tactical awareness and learning a positional role is worked on.
Perfect example this. I wish all countries do the same without being forced to because of financial issues.Since there has been a lot of emphasis on maintaining clean finances since tighter regulation in Serie A, more and more teams are focusing on youth. Sampdoria for example have been playing several young players such as Poli (20) who is touted to be a future talent - look where it got them - theyre in the CL next season. Also teams like Bari have 2 of Italy's most promising center backs in Bonucci and Ranocchia.
What I'm trying to say is that money does ultimately affect the way in which clubs use players.
+1Perfect example this. I wish all countries do the same without being forced to because of financial issues.
Me said:A lot has been made of the way the Germans play - efficient, robust etc.
However, one thing that always strikes me when I watch the odd Bundesliga game on ESPN - they blood youngsters EVERY game. Why don't we do this in the Premiership? Results based pressure to succeed? Hence, lets bring in some foreigners to spice up the game/guarantee results? No faith in the youth, so lets loan them out to gain experience?
Look at the experience being received in the German top flight. The top 4 finishers in the Bundesliga last season had German 1st teamers between the ages of 20-25;
Bayern Munich - Holger Badstuber, Christian Lell, Thomas Müller
Schalke - Manuel Neuer, Benedikt Höwedes, Lukas Schmitz, David Loheider
Werder Bremen - Marko Marin, Mesut Özil, Aaron Hunt, Per Mertesacker
Bayer Leverkusen - René Adler, Stephan Kießling, Lars Bender, Gonzalo Castro, Toni Kroos
Compare with Premiership...
Man Utd - Danny Welbeck (now on loan)
Chelsea - Daniel Sturridge
Arsenal - Theo Walcott (when not injured), Kieran Gibbs (sparingly)
Tottenham - Tom Huddlestone, Aaron Lennon, Danny Rose
The Germans also seem humble - like they are proud to wear their shirt. They played as a team, and were very technical.
Look at the overpaid nonsense we have? No team spirit, long ball nonsense, and it's like they're taking things for granted. As if their waiting on the other team to hand them the win - 'how dare the other team win... don't they know we're England - we created football?'.
These English players know that week in week out, they will start for England. Three separate managers now, and the same damn team. I couldn't believe my ears we were still crying the same tune "will Lamps and Stevie-Me work together". Stepping out of bars in fisticuffs, hairdresser affair nonsense, and WAG this WAG that. Who gives a f*ck! The damn media is also as culpable. Whipping up the whole lionheart 1966 bravado scenario into a crescendo and then sharpening the knives when the team come home with their tails between their legs looking like Wizard of Oz rejects.
I believe that unless there is an overhaul in the way the Premiership is structured, and we consistently 'blood' our youngsters in the top flight, we will not be in a position to challenge in national competitions for some considerable time. The whole coaching setup must also be reviewed - Spirit, heart, effort is yesteryear. Time to get technical like our European cousins. The Germans look like becoming the dominant force in European national football for the next decade (our U21 were beaten last year 4-0 - and that's our next generation!).
No offence to anyone reading this, but if the current tangent continues that the Premiership is on, we could end up becoming a fat SPL.
Arsenal run their club the right way. I know they have a squad full of foreigners, but they do have some really promising British players that are getting their chances. Unfortunately they are the exception to the rule in the Premier League, but I respect their principled approach.Look no further Arsenal at 30 you are on a 1 year contract basis the guidelines . Arsenal r the mainly all foreign players ran by English. Also, hasn`t won nothing in a decade but a model run club in the new era