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  • Joe Joe Nov 10, 2011 11:58 Flag

    John Terry and the Golden Oldies

    With the recent and ongoing stories connected to JT, I've been wondering is this the time for an overhaul?

    IMO we don't stand much chance at the Euro's, our national squad has a significant number of players in the twilight of their careers and as we have seen in the past our 'golden generation' have failed to impress on numerous occasions.

    I understand the need for a good blend of players in any squad. IMO there is an arguement to drop a large number of our more senior players, so they can be replaced by younger players who may develop into a team who can actually compete to win things.

    What do y'all think?

    as ever COYS!

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    • As far as i'm concerned, we are long overdue an overhaul of our national side.
      Our so called "Golden Generation" have repeatedly underperformed, underachieved and been overpaid and overhyped.
      Time to bin the lot of them and start afresh!
      The new squad members won't learn anything valuable from the old lot! And if anything they will be tainted if they play alongside them in the National side.
      Terry, Rio, Lampard, Gerrard, Rooney, Cashley... etc never could get to grips with international football, so what's to learn from them except failure!?!

      It's just a shame we have Capello for one more tournament as he'll pick a few of the young'uns and subject them to his ridiculous squad selection and farcical tactics.

      We need a new manager now who'll boot out the "Bling Generation" and polish the gems we have now.

      ps: this comment was brought to you by De Beers ;)

    • I think theres a good argument for selecting a team of our best young players, and building for the future, but it would mean the media and fans must back the fact that we are likely to lose more often, and maybe miss out on qualifying for the next world cup in order to gel and grow as a team...I for one would accept a new start, with no pressure from fans and media, as long as we see a steady improvement,and the players should benefit, as long as they dont take for granted that the result does'nt matter, but knowing they wont get slated if they lose.

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      • Couldn't agree more Joe but that decision should have been taken straight after the last debacle and not now just before a major tournament.

        We should have got rid of Capello, lost 4 or 5 of the ones that have flattered to deceive and brought in the youngsters to let them have time to grow into a proper team. The FA bottled it as usual.


    • the trouble is over the years we play players(on their past reputations) past their sell by date.....time for new blood....yeh,we might lose a few games.....but what is different to now.....there is some fantastic young talent out there......blend them early.....