Discussion in 'football' started by palomino, Jun 13, 2010.
A Gornal Pig!
Nah that Lenny Henry is more our ting
c'mon, ted the taff. give it a go, make a joke.
like pulling a tub of coal, straining at the harness. if you pull hard enough you'll see light at the end of the tunnel.
Go cuddle your wank sock you boring cunt.
Can someone tell me why England dont play with structure, passing it around, keeping possession, then making darting runs? thats what brazil and italy do. Egnland can do it - they even did when johnson went off in the US game with a bust lip - England passed it around for nearly 60 seconds! i think the reason england lose is that they never keep shape or structure.
is that what that chpater says?
*they do have terrible luck on pens, that cant be denied...
must try harder.
*awaits hilariously original quip about sheep and/or mining*
you're right, this has gone on long enough.
let's heal it with song, ready?
the old home town looks the same as I step down from the train,
and there to meet me is my mama and papa.
down the road I look and there runs Mary hair of gold and lips like cherries.
it's good to touch the green, green grass of home.....
join in whenever you like.
Okay. You're a boring cunt, doo dah doo dah.
don't know that one,
I saw the light on the night that I passed by her window
I saw the flickering shadow of love on her blind
She was my woman
As she decieved me I watched and went out of my mind
My my my Delilah
Why why why Delilah.......
Three lions on the shirt
Jules Rimet still gleaming
No more years of hurt
No more need for dreaming
see! you can do it if you try!
night night taff.
Ta ra you boring dull bastard
just as aside to this interesting debate. The England Under17s recently won their first european championship, beating Spain in the final. So there can't be too much wrong with the youth system, can there?
Just to come back to the OP for a second. Don't be such a fucking tit.
I wouldn't read a huge amount into it. It is a development competition, after all, and is England's first success at that level (although they've a fairly good record in reaching the later stages). England's record at sub-17 age levels is pretty good too.
The problem, from England's perspective, is that these successes peter out as the age levels increase. A secondary concern is that only a small minority of players at this level progress to more senior sides, or even progress to a decent level of club football. The main criticism of England at youth level is that their teams rely far too much on physicality - for instance, in the under 17 European championship the English side were physically far more imposing than the majority of other sides - which works at that level in terms of winning games, but isn't the best strategy for developing technically accomplished players at senior level.
A large part of the problem with development across the UK is this emphasis on winning at youth level. It doesn't really matter, it should be about developing individual talents, but as you can see at any park on any Saturday morning across the UK, we tend to teach kids not to dribble or take risks, place far too much emphasis on playing as a team and on winning games.
Football generally is becoming more about physicality and athleticism, with honourable exceptions for Argentina and Spain, which is probably of benefit to England in the long run. You only have to look at Brasilian football, for example, and how it has changed since the 1982 world cup from a technically focussed and aesthetic mentality to a more tactically confined and physical mentality. The likes of Adriano - immobile, raw but physically imposing - would never have got a look in for Brasil a few decades ago. A shame for the game if you ask me.
The best depiction of Saturday's events.
"Lego" Greeny got down quicker than "Butter Fingers" Greeny
No wonder we lost, the WAGS have managed to get over there.........
How far we have come
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