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Why England will never win another World Cup?
Because they're shite.
Because they're shite.
we had a good debate on this really in the nani thread...i stand by what i said in there and i also think there is to much pressure on club managers to succeed that they will just import to ease the pressure rather than developing home grown.It all starts from grass roots level, it's no coincidence that the likes of Germany, Spain, Brazil, Italy etc are constantly producing talented, technical players through the youth ranks then later into their first teams. Smaller pitches, smaller goals, different styles of training methods and we'll see a huge improvement because playing people like James Milner and Scott Parker because "they can do a job" is pure rubbish. You'll never see the big countries do that, it should be based on ability and teamwork.
With the new plans that the FA are giving the go ahead, we should start to produce more technical players on a regular basis. We have Wilshere who's arguably the best English player that has been produced in this country since Rooney, but that isn't enough if England want to compete in major tournaments and if they want a growing amount of top players in their leagues like the other top countries do.
At the moment we have Jack Wilshere (the best gifted player out the lot), Welbeck, Cleverley, Powell, Zaha, Sterling, Ince, Shaw, Jones, Rodwell (if he can stay fit) and a few others that are all coming along nicely and if they're produced and used rightly over the next few years, then we'll look a heck of a lot stronger than what we have done in previous finals.
They need to dump 4-4-2 as well, when will England finally learn that isn't the right formation.
HartWalker Jones Smalling ShawWilshere PowellZaha Rooney SterlingWelbeck/Sturridge
That could become a pretty decent team in a few years time.
I still fancy Germany and Spain to dominate for the next decade or so, with Belgium swiftly climbing through the ranks.
The main reason for this is the rule that the FA brought in some years ago to ban recruitment of under 16s who lived more than 90 minutes from the club or 60 mins for under 12s. The net result was the upsurge in foreign youngsters being recruited. So we could sign Antonio McTavish from Brazil but not the next David Beckham if he lived 60 mins away. This was done to stop the big clubs (Manchester United) from gaining an advantage even though we were light years ahead of everyone else in developing young players. The premier league has finally flexed its muscles and threatened to withhold the £5m per year they give to FA youth development unless the rule was changed. The rule was changed, things should improve, for United. England still won't win the world cup this century though.check the transfer thread
English sides no longer look to bring on home brewed players.
Look at Chelseas academy. Look at our under 21 side.
Managers are looking for ready made players from south america and spain ignoring what is under their nose.
Take a risk and blood some of our own and you will be rewarded.
I think your opening statement hit the nail on the head ,rather than crying about the dearth of young English talent ,the greater tragedy is the inability of English managers to reinvent themselves ,revolutionalise the game and create waves that will make the bigger clubs sit up and notice . As long as English coaches have this insular attitude they will never get to fuse the English gallant style with the technique ,control based continental style . Its high time that the next batch of English coaches ditch the trend and be humble and courage enough to expose themselves ,by attaching themselves at the football institutions like Bayern ,Barca and Ajax to absorb training methods ,new tactics and the genera feel of continental football . Once you have English managers/coaches of a higher standard then naturally the players will follow . Look at it this way ,Spain had the Del Bosques and the Aragoneses before they had the likes of Xavi and Iniesta in their pomp .Why would Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger, Manuel Pellegrini or Andre Villas Boas care about bringing through young British talent? You could look at board level but even then they're in the business to make money not feed English ambition.
Grass roots is the obvious place to grow. Wilshere, Luke Shaw, Phil Jones. These players are good enough to play a big role in their teams starting XI at a young age so it can be done.
Kids should learn to play the game the right way in their local team with their mates. Kids are signing contracts at 9 years old these days. Nice way to keep the pressures off...
Chalobah in for McEachran--------------------Rooney
This team will triumph in the 2016 Euro's, win the 2018 World Cup and laugh in your face.
I've been saying that to myself the last 20 years. The future looked bright for England when there was fowler, McManaman, Nick Barmby in the U21s, then it was the golden generation with owen Rooney becks etc. I wouldn't say the current crop is any better than those. The big problem is some people have put down what seems like a decent starting XI on paper, but outside of that there is no depth and that is one of the factors hindering our success. There are some big problems facing the English game. 1) the mentality of many english people that we don't have to adapt our game to the continental way starting right from 7-8 upwards. If change is coming in terms of getting more coaches or investing in facilities it is generally happening too slowly or in too small measure. 2) The PL has too much fixture congestion and the way of playing is too physical and rigourous. Consequently players are burned out early in their careers, at the end of the season they are struggling with injuries or fatigue which doesn't bode well for the major finals. 3) Too many young players are prima donners before they have even signed a professional contract. They are hyped up as the next big thing and it goes to their heads, rather than keeping their head down, staying away from trouble and booze.On the other hand there are a lot of promising youngster coming through which should give a very good bast for the 2016 and 2020 euros and 2018 wc, these include players like butland, shaw, jones, caulker, walker, powell, wilshere, rodwell, mcearchen, barkley, sterling, zaha, chamberlain, ince, redmond, hughes, keane, wickham, welbeck...so its not all dark.
Spain are starting to fade, I don't rate the crop that Brazil are currently developing as highly as everybody seems to do. Germany are the real deal. They are a young talented team that has the potential to conquer everything. After them you have Belgium who seem to have a golden generation in their hands. The Netherlands and Italy have an aging squad. France are nowhere near anything good. Argentina could possibly, after a hundred ifs are met, do something good.Chalobah in for McEachran
I don't necessarily think a developed team like this is a hundred miles away from competing in a tournament, but there's just a high benchmark so you're looking at 2018/2020 to really stand a chance. I'd say there are just a few nations that are a bit too far ahead in this generation. Then again, it's not just England. Argentina are nowhere near, Netherlands are nowhere near, France are nowhere near. Italy are closer but they too are a fair way off. If it wasn't in their back garden I'd also say Brazil wouldn't stand a chance in 2014 but they'll go in as one of 3 top favourites.
CourtoisAlderweireld Kompany Vertonghen VermaelenWitselFellaini DembeleMirallas Lukaku Hazard
Definitely has potential that's for sure.