shows why we are shockingly bad at international level
Premier League greed strikes again
If they have to sacrifice that extra quality in the short term for the good of the English game, they should do. I doubt they give a shit though as long as the advertising and tv rights revenue, etc are coming in to the game.
Time for the FA to grow a pair.
@LesRosbifs @DarylWillard why you think I moved abroad - giggs - nevilles - southgates - ince - Sherwood - Ferdinand - I could go on and on
@LesRosbifs @DarylWillard I attended FA coaching courses Prople like Stuart Pearce were god, if you did not have a name felt like 2nd class
Worked my arse off for UEFA Pro means nothing - it's about who you know in England
If I smoked 20 fags a day , played 11v11 - for a hour or so - did what I was told - picked the team I was told to pick - I would get jobs
A French player can be bought at 16/17 and will play for the u18's and then the reserves. As long as he's been trained at the club for 3 years he is classed as homegrown. Personally I think that's a bit of a piss take and only stifles the English game. The only way I can think about improving things is if every PL club have a list of 4/5 teams across the divisions as feeder clubs. Maybe you would have to abolish the reserves system for this to work but I think United used it well in the 90's with Butt, Beckham et al going out on loan throughout the northwest.