This is really getting on my nerves now.
I’m not sure who is more retarded. The media for overhyping the issue, or the majority of the public who eat all this drivel up.
Yes, the England team is potentially looking at disaster by not qualifying for Euro 2008 and it seems quite obvious that a lot of people are looking to blame everyone else except themselves.
Quite pathetic really.
It can’t be because the manager is a shitter version of Sven can it? It can’t be because McClaren is a yes man and the FA are stupid in appointing an unproven manager in the first place can it? It can’t be because all the England players are so overhyped and overpaid can it?
Look at yourself instead of passing the blame so easily.
Am I the only one who sees that foreigners have improved the game?
Before players from abroad came over to the Premier League the standard was okay, but technically not the best. Hell, it took Arsene Wenger to arrive from Japan to instil proper eating and training methods for Christ’s sake!
No-one mentions that contribution from a ‘foreigner’ do they?
There are so many reasons why a quota on English players in Premiership teams would not work, and if people even think for a minute it would improve the standard of the national team then they are seriously deluded.
The REAL reason the national team is only average is because English players are too scared, too lazy or can’t be arsed playing overseas. Look at the most successful National teams of recent years. If you look at Brazil, most of their squad play in Europe, and a lot of the French squad play in Italy, England and Spain. And it’s the same with Argentina.
And Spain, a country which has a lot of homegrown players in their league has a consistently under-achieving national team!
The only real exception would be Italy, who are the latest world champions. Although thinking about it they have a lot of foreigners playing over there, albeit it not as many.
Do you want to know what will happen if we introduced player quotas in the Premier League?
The overal quality of the league will fall, and the top 4 will become even stronger.
All the best English players will be bought by the top 4 – as they will be the only ones who can afford them – and in turn all the other Premier League teams will have to make do with recruiting English players from the Championship.
So is lowering the bar going to improve the standard of English talent?
Surely having the chance to play with the best players in the world in the Premier League would improve the standard of the English players?
I dread to think how Theo Walcott would turn out if he trained alongside Emily Heskey instead of Thierry Henry over the last few seasons!
The FA have to look at themselves because one of the other main problems is at grass roots level. If they looked after children and their footballing development like they did in Holland, France and Italy then England wouldn’t struggle like they are now.
Seriously, the stupidity in regards to this whole issue is amazing.
It really annoys and quite frankly shocks me the idiocy of a lot of people. Someone comes up with the idea of the foreigners ruining the national team and it snowballs beyond belief.
The Premier League is so great because it is a place where only talent, skill and desire prevails. It doesn’t matter what your race, nationality, age, height, whatever – football is the beautiful game because absolutely anyone can watch, participate and to risk sounding overdramatic it brings people together.
If you’re watching Arsenal you don’t care where your fellow fans come from do you? The only thing that matters is that he or she supports Arsenal Football Club.
And it should be no different on the pitch.