With England looking to qualify for the 2014 world cup in Brazil, I'm going to take a look at how the national side will compete in the stages leading up to Qatar 2022.
Well, talents like Jack Wilshere and Daniel Sturridge should still be around the international set up but where will a majority of the players come from?
With F.A chairman Greg Dyke looking to have more English players playing for Premier League clubs, these English players have to come from somewhere.
Grassroots Football, the ever lasting process of developing players into stars but sometimes these stars are taught in the wrong way. From first hand experience, most youth teams don't play attractive football, they would rather utilise the fast strikers they have and play over the top balls back and forth.
The sad thing is these fast strikers generally aren't that good at football and rely on strength, speed and power to get them through the game. Now rather than pick a delicate footballer with prowess to use both feet and has good technical ability a fast player with less ability is chosen.
It's not athletics, it's football.
This means by Qatar 2022 England will be playing route one football to a pacy striker who lacks the finish to score goals to get England into major finals - that's nothing new. Look at countries like Spain who teach the kids how to play 'football' one touch, two touch passing, its lovely to watch when done with effect but boring if the teams aim is to just keep the ball.
Germany and Belgium are the ones to watch for the future as the style of football they use has plenty of varieties in length of passing or the switch from attacking to defensive play.
English children aren't being taught how to play football from a young age and its up to the professional's on television to inspire them to play the right way, but how can that be done when teams in the Premier League just play route one football, bar a few.
It's not looking to bright for England's national team in Qatar, but its up to the coaches reading this that it's a serious matter and its not about whether you cant be bothered to put the effort in, because your country is counting on you.
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