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Hi John, didn't Gazza say something similar recently, after he'd come out from another rehab.
God I hope it gets going and gives him some reason to help stay off the booze. If he keeps going the way he is he'll end up like George Best or Alex Higgins. I couldn't believe the way the Hurricane looked just before he died. Absolutely shocked!!!!
WHO is this new dickhead called The Mister??????????
I wondering whether we will end up with a similar system to the one that exists in the U.S. with baseball and hockey, where the Major League clubs (read EPL and perhaps Championship) are associated with Minor League Clubs (the rest) as feeder clubs, and players can get "called up" to the majors just as they can get "sent down" to the minors. This way the "fringe" and younger players would get regular games (together), and have the potential for being rewarded for consistent good platy by moving up into the EPL.
This would also seem to provide a platform for the youngsters to gain experience while staying within the same club system - potentially improve the level of play in the lower leagues - and provide a feeder and development system for young English players.
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i recall a couple of clubs with tentative links like that - but I thought at one point it was frowned on by the FA.
This link is an amusing slant - with Bolton being promoted as a feeder for Chelsea (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/article-1206945/Martin-Samuel-Bolton-feeder-club-Chelsea-Now-thats-offensive.html)!
I really think the FA have left it a bit late to get some of these ideas going - as by the time something is put in place, another couple of World Cups will have come and gone.
Just as an aside on the player movement issue, I'm surprised that clubs don't have to advertise playing vacancies and then take whoever is best qualified for the job who will work for the wages offered ;-)! I'm sure there's already a memo to that effect floating around some government 'department of political correctness'... Surely you can't turn a striker because he's only 50? That's discrimination - I'll start dubbining my boots (do you put dubbin on plastic and nylon?)
Did he? Seems he's got more sense that I gave him credit for - I think I recall a few pundits saying similar stuff and bemoaning the lack of a national school (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilleshall_Hall ). Hoddle (is his school still going?), may be in the right place at the right time, as he can bring any nationality player up to scratch and sell into the respective market.
As for Gazza, it always seems to be the way with the easily led, the booze/drugs/women - but when you're in your 20's and everyone is telling you you're a 'god', it would be difficult, if not impossible to keep your feet on the ground. I think that's where the good managers come in. I wasn't a great lover of 'Gazza' - mainly because of his temperament - but I can't deny he was a stunning player. And Higgins - poor sod - I saw those photos when they were trying to get some money for him and he was just a bag of bones.
As for this new poster - as soon as I see any post with that 'abusive' tone, I just tend to ignore them. They seems to thrive on attention.