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U-17 World Cup - India (Football)

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Didn't see a thread, wanted to get a conversation going as we seem to have found yet another good young age group!


Some of the football England have played in the first two games is really something, Phil Cooper is the manager, previously in charge of the Liverpool academy but nothing else of note.


Jadon Sancho who moved from Man City to Dortmund got a Hat Trick in the first game in which we won 4-0 against Chile.

 

We're currently 3-0 against Mexico after an hour with a goal from Man City's Phil Foden (he's been on their bench a few times this season) Sancho has also got a penalty in that one.

 

Providing we can pull these players through in the right way from u17 to u21 the future might be a little brighter! (Just need to ditch the yes man managers!)

 

Coverage on Eurosport 2 for anyone interested :) 

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Watched this as well. Ended up 3-2! Mexico found some belief from somewhere and put England under a lot of pressure. Scored one deflected goal and another good effort. Lainez, Mexico's left winger, was my man of the match. he gave England's right back a torrid time.

 

Brewster's free kick and Sancho's work for Foden's goal was brilliant.

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As poor as the senior's look, our youths at most levels seem to be doing well in their competitions at the minute. Hopefully this means a higher quality of youth is coming through and we see more English players getting minutes week in week out.

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Just now, filbertway said:

As poor as the senior's look, our youths at most levels seem to be doing well in their competitions at the minute. Hopefully this means a higher quality of youth is coming through and we see more English players getting minutes week in week out.

Agree with this, our first team does look pretty awful. However our youths look very good, won 2 or 3 tournaments last summer and got quite far in another. They're also more exciting to watch.

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As poor as the senior's look, our youths at most levels seem to be doing well in their competitions at the minute. Hopefully this means a higher quality of youth is coming through and we see more English players getting minutes week in week out.
Agree with this, our first team does look pretty awful. However our youths look very good, won 2 or 3 tournaments last summer and got quite far in another. They're also more exciting to watch.
Don't worry. All that skill, flair and ingenuity will soon be coached out of them.
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I think St Georges park has definitely been a good thing, the problem is U21 upwards something switches with the style of play/choice of managers.

 

Also take Sancho for example, he's moved to Germany because he thinks playing for Dortmund's Reserves will give him a chance of first team football sooner than Man City.

 

The 'Potential' team we could take to Qatar (or wherever it is) looks great on paper... whether that translates or not is another thing.

 

You look at Spain and Germany and they get the chance to blood their U21's early into the first team at every opportunity because they play first team club Football... we just don't do that.

 

There wasn't a single regular premier league starter in our U21 squad against Scotland, there were 8 players in the Spain U21 squad playing regular first team football at a high level....

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Just now, AjcW said:

I think St Georges park has definitely been a good thing, the problem is U21 upwards something switches with the style of play/choice of managers.

 

Also take Sancho for example, he's moved to Germany because he thinks playing for Dortmund's Reserves will give him a chance of first team football sooner than Man City.

 

The 'Potential' team we could take to Qatar (or wherever it is) looks great on paper... whether that translates or not is another thing.

 

You look at Spain and Germany and they get the chance to blood their U21's early into the first team at every opportunity because they play first team club Football... we just don't do that.

 

There wasn't a single regular premier league starter in our U21 squad against Scotland, there were 8 players in the Spain U21 squad playing regular first team football at a high level....

think would be good if more British players went over to Europe as well to play competitive football if they're not gonna get the chance here.

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4 minutes ago, StanSP said:

think would be good if more British players went over to Europe as well to play competitive football if they're not gonna get the chance here.

For sure.... they shouldn't HAVE to though.

 

I'd honestly go all out if I was the FA to get Pochettino in charge for 2022

 

Failing that i'd get him lecturing people doing their badges at St Georges Park on the value of blooding youngsters at the earliest opportunity.

 

If we train new managers to recognise this then the chances are further down the line more English players will get their chance on home soil.  

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