Roots of the English National Team's woes

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  1. Sevillista

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    What's your problem? I'm only teasing.

    Besides, I have everything Italian, not English.(6)
     
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    spot on.(Y)
     
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    According to Eurosportsnews Mourinho has asked the FA to call him about the vacant England job.
     
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    Which was copied according to the Sun.
     
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    It's a combination of two things, really.

    We're outpricing English talent which adversely makes foreign imports much more attractive and economical to bring in.

    Rio Ferdinand = £33m ==> £18m for his transfer to Leeds, also
    Wayne Rooney = £30m
    Darren Bent = £16m
    Theo Walcott = £12m

    Admittedly, the global bubble of 1999 - 2002 has popped but it still doesn't detract from the fact clubs demand far too much for home-grown talents.

    Darren Bent and Michael Carrick went for £16m, for one thing. When clubs demand that kind of dough it can really put teams off buying British. Mainly because of the financial headaches that it brings.

    There's plenty of English talent floating around but they're often not given the time and attention to develop before being dropped down the pecking order.

    Academies and teaching more technical ability to kids? Couldn't hurt. Got Arsenal nicely set up to the way they've become. They may be foreign kids but the philosophy remains the same.
     
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    Thanks. I wonder who the FA will get in next? Mourinho would be something to see :rockman:
     
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    MikeM Awesome post! very good points!
     
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    Who's next....well, better coaching for the coaches that's what should be next.

    But in reality, Capello is the man for the current crop of players. Truth be told he will whip these multimillionaires into shape. He did it for madrid, he has done it before madrid, he will do it again. With Capello, and his perfect age (nothing to loose age), he would be excellent. And his private life is anything but exciting, which will keep the media hounds off him.
     
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    Speaking strictly about these qualifiers...I honestly think it was mainly McClaren's fault. I mean, look at the Croatia game. He starts with only Crouch up front. He isn't fast and when there's no other striker to disrupt the defense, it becomes much more difficult for him to do anything. And even with only him as striker, you'd imagine that McClaren would put in someone who can feed precise crosses (Beckham). **** like this is common sense. If you're gonna have SWP instead of Beckham, then you should probably also play a striker with lots of pace.

    Also, why was Wayne Bridge playing? He got owned every single time.

    As for Keepers, I would have chosen James over Carson but that may just be me.
     
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    There is a poisonous attitude spreading throughout Europe of us vs them. The same fools who say "they are not integrating", are the same fools who say "they are marrying our women and tainting our culture" are the same fools who say "play only home youth only stop playing so many damn foreigners" are the same fools who are causing the rot on the continent. And sadly, these same fools seem to be growing in numbers daily.
     
      

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