Friday, June 20, 2014

England lose to Uruguay

In the World Cup there is not a huge amount of difference in the various teams.

The team that eventually wins the trophy might be five per cent better than the teams that get bundled out at the first round (Spain, and possibly... ).

But those few percentage points are all-important.

They make the difference between winning and losing.

Therefore I come back to the question I asked on Sunday:  did England lose to Uruguay yesterday because not enough English players are making it to the top teams in the League?

The English Premier League is a machine for producing elite football players.

Why is this machine producing foreign players and not English ones?  

(it's a rhetorical question since we know that importing foreign raw players are cheaper than developing young English ones).

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