Is English Football On The Verge Of Change?

With the news that Fabio Capello is to remain England boss, one has to wonder whether this is purely a financial decision or a footballing decision. No doubt that sacking him would have proved to be very expensive, considering it’s reported he’s on £6m per year, and I bet they’re probably regretting his contract extension right now.

Costly mistakes courtesy of Mr Capello have resulted in a poor run of games at the World Cup. Fabio Capello himself has admitted that he made mistakes and that now is the time to make some changes. No not some changes but major changes are required as England need to build for a totally new team without the “alpha-male” culture.

The only problem is that England are not churning out quality players as quick as most of the other countries do, either that or they are not being given the opportunity to show how good they can be as manager after manager picks the same players again and again. Sometimes, the younger players just need to be thrown in at the deep end.

Even Sir Trevor Brooking, FA’s Director of Football Development, has stated that changes need to be made. Has he only realised this now? Surely this should have been implemented like 10 years ago so we could have had a brand new team ready to make the assault on the International front.

Sir Trevor Brooking stated that the FA now needs to concentrate on the 5 to 11 age group to nurture the future stars of English Football. Quite frankly, I can’t see when the next truly World Class English players will come. Unfortunately, at this moment in time it is a waiting game.

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