Sunday, June 27, 2010

I hurt my wrists slamming my hands on the floor in desperation

Sad, sad ENGLAND.
Forget about the goal that wasn't given.
Goalkeeping... team selection... central defence... striking pairing...

All of the English deficiencies were exposed in GERMANY'S 4-1 mauling of England in the WORLD CUP today.

Wayne Rooney, James Milner, John Terry... too many English players didn't play up to their capabilities.

Another consideration, I think, are the lack of places for young English players in the PREMIER LEAGUE.

Much as I enjoy watching the veritable all-star teams trotted out each week, the Premier League doesn't do enough to foster young English talent. Only 37 percent of the players are homegrown.
Consider these statistics from the Premier League's own website:
"There are currently over 337 foreign players registered and eligible to play in the Barclays Premier League. The total number of countries represented is 66."

Look at DIE NATIONALMANNSCHAFT in comparison. The vast majority play in the BUNDESLIGA.