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I'm Sure the Boy's will Do well... even without there possible future stars.. As there are Coached by the very Impressive Phil Simpson.. future England manager, I Feel !
Man City's Phil Foden was the youngest English player to take part in the Champions League last season. He is on the pre-season tour and will be playing a number of games early on for City as, with other clubs, the star players will be recovering from the World Cup and as a consequence unavailable. In games last season for City, he looked the part and is the best hope England have for Quatar 2022
You'd hope their clubs would let them go. Winning a major tournament (at that level anyway) should be seen as far more important than playing some semi pro team in a friendly, will most of the lads even get games in the friendlies? Players like Foden will probably get less than 10hrs on the pitch all season for City, yet he's unable to be let go to play against the elite at his age. Very sad
Put suits in charge of anything and self seeking, lack of awareness generally follow. Hard to find more useless bodies than FIFA,EUFA, our own inimitable FA
@41. Posted by artfuldodja Your comments are correct, just 6 years out of date. You, obviously, have paid no attention to youth development in England in these past 6 years, otherwise you would not be spouting your nonsense. Go and take a fresh look. You will be surprised.
It's a nonsense really. The season hasn't started so all players should be made available for this tournament.Another example of where people talk a good game but it's different when it comes to the reality.
England's youth teams were 'hamstrung' for years and the reason they started winning tournaments in last two years was that players were being released from Clubs. People see the recent successes as a change in the quality of England teams; in reality just a change in policy.
So playing meaningless friendlies in the US, Middle East or China is better for a young players development than playing in European or World Cup finals?Makes loads of sense
17. Posted by rOsCo "Oh , wait, English teams don't have to bother with these early rounds... It's all about money. The divide gets bigger."Only about money indirectly. English (and Spanish and German) clubs generally feature in the business end of tournaments, which is why they benefit from the seeding.Of course the reason they do so well because they have more money.
46 TheArab2018Academy is a fraud.Not a single player has come through and regularly made the first team.FACT.
Not everything can be blamed on UEFA. This is our choice, and our problem. English clubs would rather take these players on meaningless money making pre season tours, than release them for the defence of an prestigious international tournament. That’s a disgrace. Willock, Nelson, and Nketiah all played for Arsenal against Borehamwood on Saturday. We need to stop whinging about everything.
33. Posted by Landon Midland on16 Jul 2018 14:52Foden is very much a part of the City squad. Do your research.
Let's be honest what would it take to let these lads join up FA needs something written in to agreements with clubs
This is the tournament where there are only 8 teams and the top two qualify for the world cup next year plus a playoff winner among the two thirds in the groups of four. I cannot see England finishing 4th or losing a playoff against the 3rd team in the other group. Players do not want to lose their place in their team's starting lineup to play in the national team for two weeks. Move the season
38.LocalistI agree it took out the whole Spanish defence and you don’t often see vision like that in seniors. What makes it so impressive is that it was towards the end of the match when you would expect youngsters to be getting over excited and taking the wrong option. Also the pass was played by Hudson-Odoi who was the youngest player in the squad.
@41 didn’t France just win the World Cup playing with power and pace ??? Keep trolling mate.
Our young internationals are picked for strength, pace and work rate. Other countries put more emphasis on ability. By the time they are all fully developed adults this becomes apparent. Most of ours will never play regular PL football as they will be discarded and replaced by their technically superior foreign contemporaries. England of the future? Dream on!
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