Date:Tuesday September 10 2013
It`s no secret that I`m not a massive fan of international football in general.
I enjoy the major tournaments, but the nonsense friendlies and the seemingly endless amount of qualifiers make them feel a lot more drawn out than they should actually be.
Then there`s Stuart Pearce.
Pearce was an icon back in the early 90s, the very symbol of English football (seemed like a good thing at the time but in hindsight England have been left behind through their old "English grit" ridiculousness) however since he took over the Under 21`s team he has become a symbol of another side of English culture, the blame game.
Nothing is ever his fault, in fact I`d hazard a guess he`s got shares in Injury Lawyers 4 U.
Forever whinging on about how England will never win the world cup as long as they don`t let already established first team players drop back down a step and play for the Under 21s to compensate for his lack of talent as a manager.
His latest ramble has been about a series of players who, having already broken their way into the first team, chose not to play in the Under 21 tournaments.
'In our wildest dreams do you honestly think England or any nation in the world can turn up at a major tournament without six or seven - I think there were eight players with senior international caps - who could have played for the England Under-21s this summer?` He whined.
'The odd one was injury, [but] apathy played a big part of it - the Oxlade-Chamberlains of this world, the Phil Joneses, because they didn`t want to come.'
'Once they go through the golden ivory towers of the seniors they don`t want to come and play with the Under-21s any more.'
'Until we solve that problem - however we solve it - [there will be no success].`
The harsh reality is that, aside from one tournament, England have never been a great football team, the problems we have producing great squads is a lot more deep-rooted than a few senior players not wanting to drop down a step.
The other harsh reality, Mr Pearce, is that England will never succeed as long as they keep employing useless muppets like you.
Date:Tuesday September 10 2013
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