“You look at Under-16s or Under-17s and it’s absolutely riddled with foreign players. What chance does that give to young English players? It gives them virtually no chance.” Paul Scholes, speaking to the Daily Mail in 2015 It has become a staple of football quizzes in Britain. ‘How many non-British or Irish players started in […]Read More The Kids Are Coming: What’s Behind The Resurgence of English Youth Prospects in the Premier League?
Now we’re in that strange period of limbo in which the international break hasn’t quite finished and the full programme of club football is still a few days away, we’re taking the opportunity to reflect on England’s post-World Cup comedown against Spain, and catch-up with the progress of the youngsters that enjoyed a record breaking […]Read More Still Waiting: Why England’s future stars won’t be thrust into the limelight.
Previously we covered ten of the worst things about Russia 2018, from Neymar’s histrionics to the fact this might be the last acceptable World Cup for eight years, but that’s enough scorn-pouring for one summer. Despite the premature calls that this World Cup was set to go down as one of the worst ever, a […]Read More World Cup 2018: The Hitlist