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I just feel the vultures should leave the kids alone. This is the reason they become sheltered and don't respect life. The kids will decide how committed they are
Blatter"Would you like to work for FIFA"Platini"I'm expensive"Blatter"I can't pay you now, that will be later"I'm unsure how the FA were supportive of Platini. No2 to Blatter, never said a bad word against him and never contested his leadership.Footballers oust Mourhino.The games not in a good place at the moment.
Has the world of English football gone mad!? "Ghosts", "Head of Talent", "talent ID manager" Nick Levett, an "expert"? The big drop out I believe is mostly due to two reasons 1) The kids get fed up with football, playing from U7 onwards and finding other things to do. 2) Allowing talented U16s to play in adult football as it decimates the youth teams as you lose the better players.
Coaching kids for a few hours a week makes very little impact. The 10,000 hour rule really does count when you compare European to Brazilian youths. Our kids are at school 8 hours a day then they have home work. In Brazil many don't get to go to school, so will just kick a ball about on the for the 8 hours.Real, & Barca know this, that's why so many S/American kids end up in Spain.
It all comes down to the competency of the coaching. No matter how you restructure the game for kids, smaller teams, smaller fields, not keeping score, no winners or losers, if you don't have good coaching, it's all a waste of time. Put the resources into coach development and not all this other nonsense. And p.s., put Levett on his bike.
A scout declined a talented young forward he saw start arguments with an opponent and the referee, before having a fight with a team-mate - afterwards, he had to explain to his club how they had missed out on Stan CollymoreThis anecdote hardly makes a point. Collymore was a expensive liability precisely because of his temperament. I would congratulate this scout for recognizing this.
We still prefer big, powerful players in our academies. It's a short cut to wining matches. It comes at the cost of leaving out gifted players if they are not as physically imposing. The problem is a historical one. Because our pro game has been largely run this way, ex players that take up youth coaching are applying this same short sighted idea.We should just develop our most talented lads
This all comes about because we havent won anything nationally since 1966. Does it really matter? Look at France winning in 1998. Has it brought everlasting joy to the nation?
Let's not pretend that a lot of it has to do with whether or not your face fits and who you know
Oh well, so many of us overlooked, - it occurs in many ways, the assumed haves and have nots... life holds out for those who try.. saying we all must try, regardless of age, and life baggage. The moral of the story is keep trying, people will respect you all the more...
The problem in English football, why they can't preduce player like mahrez or zidane. Some academies dont develop and coach the players to international standards. Also the academy coaches are very young and immature and coaching with no experience. Some scouts are looking for power and strength instead of technical ability. No academy looks for technical ability.
@141 SimpleticsIt's not racism that is the problem, not in the general term anyway, not anymore.It doesn't matter about race, it's past that now.It's all about who you know and if your willing to go along with the status quo.In regards to spotting talent, people change a lot over their life, you can be born with potential but it has to be nurtured otherwise it will be wasted.
English football is blighted by institutional racism.85% of the population are white and this is not represented in football teams.Kick it out have been aware of this racism victimising white players for many years but refuse to address it.Clubs want physicaly big players, and black English boys tend to be bigger than white English boys.
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