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Wenger's Priority Is Successful Side

Wenger's Priority Is Successful Side

FA director of football development, Sir Trevor Brooking, says Arsene Wenger doesn't have much option when it comes to signing players, if he wants a successful team

With the heavily over inflated prices of English players, Brooking believes Arsene Wenger needs to look abroad as it his Wenger's duty to the club, rather than the country for success.

Brooking says it's due to the fact that European kids are at a higher standard of the game than their English counterparts, but it is something he wants to address in the near future.

'I'm sure Arsene Wenger would love a team of Englishmen, but his priority is a successful side, regardless of nationality,' Brooking said.

'My challenge as director of football development is to lead a programme of skills development in our young generation that makes clubs look locally first when searching for talented, technically-accomplished players.

'The harsh fact is that many clubs feel our teenage hopefuls are a long way behind the technical skills of their European counterparts.

'With an overall population of nearly 16 million people, I do not believe we are producing the depth of talent we should and I would like to make competition for places that much harder.'

I hope Sir Trev is successful in bringing the standard of English youth players to a higher level, because if we have more English players, they might not be so bloody expensive.


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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Wednesday March 15 2006
Time: 7:20PM

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"Overall population of 16 million"... I assume he's only looking for football development in the London metropolitan area. The fact is, with a national population of 50 million, we really should be able to produce much more in the way of young, English footballing talent. Look at the Dutch - a population of just 16 million and yet constantly producing top players at every position. Something is definitely wrong with our football development programme
pitythefool
16/03/2006 09:07:00
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Well, it certainly does look that way! Not as if this is an overlooked and underfunded sport or anything!
Westl
16/03/2006 09:59:00
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Brooking's talking baloney again. English youngsters need the chance. It's a flipping joke that a so called English club cannot field one player from Britain in a CL game. Flipping disgraceful. [Edited by Andy]
BigYid
16/03/2006 11:00:00
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I don't mind yids knocking Arsenal, I really couldn't care a less - but don't you think racism is a little over the top? We've been trying to eliminate it from the game for the last 20 years - shame to see that Spurs fans are still in the dark ages.
pitythefool
16/03/2006 11:40:00
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Quick question BigYid. Would you swap the "englishness' of your team for all the trophies we have won?? You're an idiot anyway, but if you say no, then you're a liar too.
Rocky7
16/03/2006 21:11:00
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Well I suppose if this is racist, then Wenger will no doubt challenge the upcoming FIFA regs regarding home grown talent in the European Court of Human Rights.
Westl
17/03/2006 09:26:00
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My accusation of racism was directed at BigYid before his post was 'Edited by Andy'. I think the home grown talent regulation is good for the game, but it won't actually affect Arsenal too much, as it calls for 8 players trained in England, including 4 trained by the club (in 2008). Being 'trained by the club' involves being at the club for at least three years between the ages of 17 and 21 - so Senderos, Fabregas, Lupoli and Walcott will all qualify.
pitythefool
17/03/2006 11:37:00
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