Thats exactly right Bev. Thats the reason why there are no good English managers. Because clubs are only looking at foreigners with good records. The English ones don't get a chance to develop, much the same as the players. We just have to hope that Stuart Pearce, relatively young in manager terms, develops into a good manager, capable of taking England somewhere good in the future.
Same with the players, managers seem to only look to foreign talent. they would rather buy a 16/17 year old Spaniard, than try to develop their own player from home. Thats why there is a lack of English talent at the moment. We may have a few world class players in the national team, but there isn't much outside the regular internationals.
If, for example Paul Robinson, top class keeper gets injured, the only other one around is Calamity James. There are no left wingers, other than Joe Cole who is not really a left winger. Outside of Owen and Rooney, who will score goals? Ashley Cole is one of the best few left backs in the world, who is there if he doesn't get fit in time. Wayne Bridge? Not an international player by a long shot. We can fill a starting lineuo with world class players, but there isn't much to write home about outside of those few players. And that is primarily because the young English players are just not getting the opportunities.
Scolari isn't leaving Portugal as far as I know. On his interview on the news he said he was contracted to Portugal and was going to the World Cup with them. The FA are trying to prise him away, or poach him. Why did he leave Brazil? Most coaches only do 1, or 2 at the most tournaments with an international team. Which is why Sven should have gone after Euro 2004. 2 failures was enough. There is so much pressure in Brazil, people commit suicide if they don't win the WC etc. Once he had won it, there was nothing left to achieve with them, and the pressure of doing it again would just be too great. So I suppose he did all he wanted, then looked for a new adventure.
You didn't really touch a nerve, in fact I'm not even really disagreeing with you. Football is probably one of my more knowlegeable subjects, so I can probably post better on it than other stuff.
Bloody hell, another essay. And I don't usually use a lot of the text language, but FFS sounds much nicer than typing it out in full doesn't it?
Yes, Alex another riveting read - really! Let's hope Stuart Pearce does come through - what passion he'd bring into the team!
My son plays left back and he's left footed - lets have him eh? No, you're right about no-one to fall back on, can't the FA see this, that we need up and coming players to come through - a bit like the tennis eh?
Yes, I agree, Sven should have gone a long, long time ago. Thanks for info on Scolari - not as knowlegeable on footy subject, in fact not very knowledgeable on anything!
Yes, FFS does sound better!
But I just don't think Scolari is right for England!