Q & A session #3

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Joey Barton Q & A #3

Here’s the third – and what I believe to be the most insightful and relevant – version of the Q & A session to date. I delve deeper than ever before into the issues surrounding England future development, players’ wages and the benefits of playing abroad.

As ever with these Q & A blogs, I’d like to thank those for submitting the questions that made it possible, Carwyn, David, Adam and Geoffinho – thanks again.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on any of the topics below, in particularly, those surrounding the state of our national team.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-z1c2KsVFI

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6 comments
slackmoeffer
slackmoeffer

Im happy the uk dont roll around the floor every time they get touched. sometimes winning isn't worth it

GedHepburn
GedHepburn

Interesting Stuff can i say it is Dundee United not Dundee. He knows what he is talking about maybe the FA should listen before it is to late. 

Debsy04
Debsy04

Hit the nail on the head , nowhere for kids to play .bring back the youth clubs . Park sunday leagues .. We used to play with a tennis ball in the street one of the reasons kids can't do that is there is so much more traffic on the roads . Kids today only know about gadgets so sad a lost generation who have too much.. I am not sur school teams exsist anymore in primary school . Crying shame ! Good luck in your quest to change all that joey

andybrown30
andybrown30

Interesting stuff.


I have a few ideas about grass roots in UK.


1. Kids football should be a summer sport. I watched my 2 boys play for last few years in the UK playing during winter in freezing cold, rain, wind, on heavy pitches. Totally not conducive to playing fast , skilful and free flowing football. If kids football was play say from March to September it would be a much more attractive proposition for the kids, coaches and parents.


2. My kids are now in the USA, California. My sons high school team train 5 days a week, 2 hours a day. They trained on xmas eve, played over xmas break, and trained in between as well. It is a mind set there to improve, to train, to win. The weather does make a huge difference and they bring pro coaches into school. But there is no doubt the dedication and commitment there is far superior to the UK, at a school level anyway.


3. This is something I posted on FB a few days ago. Think is pretty much aligned with your thoughts on academies ?


"Seems to me premier league academy's are total waste of time and money..would be better for prem league teams to own lower league teams, and filter players through that way..eg MUFC own Bury, MCFC own Rochdale..be totally transparent about it all, and would avoid young players getting caught up in the scenario where they believe they playing for "United" or "City", keep them grounded until the time they are ready to really join first team squad ?...I don't see what value the current MUFC academy brings to the club, the amount of resources, time and effort has not produced a single world class player since the "class of 92" era as far as I can make out ?"

KealanHughes
KealanHughes

How have they done so well in Germany, they've brought through a number of very good prospects and the Bundesliga has improved as a result too- all this with much cheaper tickets too. 

kieranac_
kieranac_

In this country, there is really only one club who does their bit to help the state of our national team, and those also in the UK, that being Southampton. They've brought through the likes of Bale, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, all who of course moved on to bigger clubs. Now the likes of Lallana, Shaw, Chambers, and young Sam Gallagher who is Scottish. Of course they have Rodriguez as well but credit to Burnley for bringing him through. A lot of clubs could do with taking a leaf out of their book. Focus on local lads in your area, the lads who are passionate about the club. They are the ones who dream of playing for their club. I'm a Newcastle fan, and I just feel that us especially need to look at English players who we could bring in. This "French Revolution" is quite something. We're a club in the English Premier League, and yes we may be having a fair amount of success, but it's because of the multiple foreign imports. When was the last time an Englishman scored for Newcastle United?