Gooood morning! So the FA Commission have dropped their report on the world.
What a mess.
I mean, 9 months to come to some of the conclusions they’ve reached is quite amazing. I guess when you’re calling on the expertise of Howard Wilkinson and Glenn Hoddle, you really are going to struggle.
The useless guiding the useless… A pretty impressively undynamic duo right there. Two guys who can’t get work in the modern game, guiding the future of the league. What a joke.
In the proposals, B teams have been suggested as a possibility. I’m not totally against it, they do it in Germany and in Spain. I’m just not sure how it works in practice.
Other rules, like increasing the home grown quota from 8 to 13 seems like a ridiculous attempt to make ENGGGUUUURRRRRLLLLLLAAAAAND a better team. For me, it simply degrades the level of the league. Whacking more home grown players in first teams doesn’t make the national team any better unless the players coming through are better. If Arsenal can’t bring through decent young players in 17 years of Wengerisation, I’m not sure what the FA are expecting. That all of a sudden we go from nought to incredible?
The FA also want to limit the teams to two non-EU players in their squads. Again, a premise I find completley backward and anti competitive.
We’re moving out of a world where you’re protectionist. I want to see the best players possible. I don’t want to have to put up with Craig Eastmond in the middle of the park because we can’t snap up the next Gilberto. It’s outrageous.
When are the FA going to accept that the main attraction is not England. When are the Premier League going to step in and tell the FA to do one? I’m sick and tired of this continuous flawed effort to get our national team up to a decent standard… because I don’t care about international footall. And look, you might tell me that TV viewings are incredible, and sure, they are… but that’s because all the fans in the country only have one footballing choice on that day!
Watching all of these bloated, largely ineffective, bloated associations try and push their own outrageously obvious agendas is so boring. FIFA awarding world cups to the people who push out the biggest bribes. FIFA expanding the World Cup in the name of
more games for more sponsorship fairness UEFA giving City three times the fine PSG recieved because Platini’s son is a lawyer at the French club. Watching Greg Dyke try and devalue the best footballing product on the planet so we have a better international side. It’s so agendarised.
Why do we need an FA? Why do we need FIFA? Why do we need UEFA?
Why can’t the clubs take the game back?
Seems crazy to me.
I’d go on, but I’m really hungover.
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