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  • Jlock Jlock Jun 26, 2012 16:00 Flag

    England performance

    My sentiments. I'd rather not get out of the group, but give it a go.

    I think the overall frustration for me though isn't Roy or the team, but the total lack of foresight. I've lost count of the number of years the FA have spoken about changing it all, schools of excellence and changes at grass roots. But still the same. I bet kids still come through the same way. Playing on boggy pitches in freezing rain where size and brawn are more valuable than skill. Until the work horse ethos is taken out of the kids game, it will filter through as it's hard to reverse engineer something that's been engrained for years.

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    • Reminds me of my Apprentice days. Run a bit, run a bit more then some 6 a-side before the shower.

      I spend quite a bit of time in Spain and I have yet to see a kid without a ball at their feet. All the training is about the ball whereas here it is treated like a surprise present you should be grateful for as and when you are allowed to actually kick one.

      That was the case in 1975 and it is the case now. Its not going to change anytime soon and therefore we will continue to churn out the Joey Bartons of this World - shame on us.

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      • Some great posts on here and I agree with you
        all, anyway here is my two bobs worth.
        I think our players are better than that but their skills were severly docked by Roys
        medieval tactics.
        No, we are not as skillful as Spain, but even if we had L.MESSI up front, we would'nt stand
        a cat in hells chance oif winning the euros,playing 8-1-1.
        Maybe if we had played proper football are players would have acquitted themselves a bit better, and not made us a laughing stock.
        I actually felt sorry for some of the players.
        Can you imagine having to obey the instructions of a conmplete moron.
        I am struggling to think of a worse appointment the F.A. could have made, he has taken us back years.
        Phew! rant over. COYS.