FA told Graham Taylor not to pick too many black players for England

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Re: FA told Graham Taylor not to pick too many black players for England

Postby Diamond Dog » 07 Jun 2015, 15:32

Not necessarily, no.

But when the only act in sport to combat endemic racism in position of coaching power (the Rooney Act) showed exactly what happens when positive discrimination is introduced to overcome that structural bias, it seems somewhat perverse to ignore it and blindly assuage the reasons non white manager's don't get the jobs is because of their lack of "ability and experience" don't you think?
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Re: FA told Graham Taylor not to pick too many black players for England

Postby The Modernist » 07 Jun 2015, 15:39

I think you've won the argument DD, my objection was calling Skope a racist.

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Re: FA told Graham Taylor not to pick too many black players for England

Postby Diamond Dog » 07 Jun 2015, 15:53

Well thank you G - you're such a clever chap ;)

I don't like the racist tag either but........if people continue to support arguments that are used by racists and blindly ignore fact, then it probably leads to it.

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Re: FA told Graham Taylor not to pick too many black players for England

Postby never/ever » 08 Jun 2015, 00:04

Diamond Dog wrote:Not necessarily, no.

But when the only act in sport to combat endemic racism in position of coaching power (the Rooney Act) showed exactly what happens when positive discrimination is introduced to overcome that structural bias, it seems somewhat perverse to ignore it and blindly assuage the reasons non white manager's don't get the jobs is because of their lack of "ability and experience" don't you think?


It's the old vicious circle- you won't get the experience because you never been put into a position to gain that experience. And yeah, for blacks and women alike, it seems their road is way harder than that for the average white Joe. Stories like the one leading this thread would certainly suggest an endemic problem in the FA.

Which is why it would be good to have it mapped out how many black people would be in a position to be considered for a position of power within an EPL-team and if there was any form of proving that they were the victims of conscious or subtle racism.

I was hoping Paul Ince, for instance, would have been more successful in the EPL. It would have broken more barriers for sure. Would he be considered for a position of power in an EPL-team right now, on the back of his last few tenancies as a manager?
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Re: FA told Graham Taylor not to pick too many black players for England

Postby Rayge » 08 Jun 2015, 09:24

Rayge wrote:
K wrote:I imagine that skope uses that argument to excuse his racism.


He's no more a racist than a carnivore.
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Re: FA told Graham Taylor not to pick too many black players for England

Postby Diamond Dog » 08 Jun 2015, 13:11

You haven't earnt one.

Simply because I have stated there is still both overt and covert racism in football - the overt is certainly is much smaller than previously, but it's still there. And the covert racism is clearly still in place, if only taking the appallingly low % of non white managers.
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Re: FA told Graham Taylor not to pick too many black players for England

Postby Rayge » 30 Aug 2015, 22:27

Diamond Dog wrote:You haven't earnt one.

Simply because I have stated there is still both overt and covert racism in football - the overt is certainly is much smaller than previously, but it's still there. And the covert racism is clearly still in place, if only taking the appallingly low % of non white managers.


Well, I've got a freezerful anyway, but in fact I did point out that skope was seeing 'racism' purely in terms of personal hostile overt action and was unaware of the concepts of passive institutional and cultural racism, which is why he was reacting so strongly before it all got very silly.
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Re: FA told Graham Taylor not to pick too many black players for England

Postby Butch Manly » 31 Aug 2015, 00:01

It was a good thread, though.
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Re: FA told Graham Taylor not to pick too many black players for England

Postby Pansy Puff » 31 Aug 2015, 08:45

Solaskope wrote:It was a good thread, though.


Until I waded in.
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Re: FA told Graham Taylor not to pick too many black players for England

Postby Butch Manly » 31 Aug 2015, 10:57

K wrote:
Solaskope wrote:It was a good thread, though.


Until I waded in.


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Re: FA told Graham Taylor not to pick too many black players for England

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Re: FA told Graham Taylor not to pick too many black players for England

Postby Diamond Dog » 10 May 2017, 14:09

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Re: FA told Graham Taylor not to pick too many black players for England

Postby Darkness_Fish » 10 May 2017, 20:41

Interesting stuff, especially the Brian Deane article in The Guardian. I can see why someone might not take a punt on Dwight Yorke, because he had such a reputation as being basically a piss-artist and playboy (although, of course if he was white, there was a good chance he'd have had a better press about that). But Brian Deane was one of those players who always came across as a proper pro, kept his head down, worked hard and made the most of his natural talent. It sounds like he tried to enter the game at a suitable level, and was basically slapped down, which I don't believe would happen to a white ex-player of his calibre.

It does look like not many black or ethnic minority players are applying for those coaching badges though, (Uefa Pro-Licence: 6.5% in 2011), is that due to institutionalised racism? It doesn't sound like there's much encouragement for a young black manager.
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Re: FA told Graham Taylor not to pick too many black players for England

Postby Diamond Dog » 11 May 2017, 13:44

As I said earlier on.... if the guys don't feel they have a fair chance of even being interviewed (let alone chosen) they won't apply. The Rooney Rule in the US absolutely proved that point.
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Re: FA told Graham Taylor not to pick too many black players for England

Postby Diamond Dog » 09 Jan 2018, 21:46

Well well.... what a shame Adam isn't here to comment :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42623021

He must be imbibing Class A's in prodigious amounts at the news.
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