Sunday, June 22, 2014

England's Under-17s won the European Championship only a couple of weeks ago

Ian Birrell writing in the Independent has denied that foreign players at the top of the English Premier League are responsible for crowding out young English players and thus causing England's ejection from the World Cup:  http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/world-cup-2014-foreign-players-are-not-to-blame-for-englands-early-exit-9554151.html

Ian Birrell is of course committed to immigration as a transformative social force.

However Owen Gibson in the Observer points out that England's Under-17s won the European Championship only a couple of weeks ago:  http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/jun/21/greg-dyke-england-world-cup-exit

English players do well until the age of 17 or 18 and then they reach a brick wall.

Foreign players fill 75% of all the openings available, and this number is increasing.


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