PENK wrote:Picking Dominic Solanke who has played 85 minutes of football in the Premier League is preposterous.
If youth tournaments meant anything then the favourites for next summer's tournament would be Mexico and Nigeria. Switzerland, Serbia and Ghana have all also won youth international World Cups in the last decade. Are they likely to be up there?
My point is not that they won the youth world cups so the players must be good, but the fact that England won them both with teams playing in remarkably similar ways and showing more technique, flair and freedom of movement than I'm used to, shows that there is some kind of coherent long-term plan in place. Playing the England way is what they have grown up with, and they could fit in to the senior squad a little more smoothly because of it. Personally, I think shaking it all up would be a good idea, but it's all speculative anyway as the tournament is a long way off, we don't know who is going to be injured, hit form, lose form and so on and while I don't care much about England's results, nor, currently, about who wins it, I'd like to see some good football, preferably with the Spurs players playing like they do for their club, which means having better players around them.
So anyway I'm out of here now, there's a NLD to fret about instead
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