Comments on: Luck is the residue of design—even in football Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 By: GozoPolitics Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:44:19 +0000 In the U.S., the club system for youth focuses almost entirely on each team’s few stars, consigning the parents of the rest of the team to pay the cost of developing these stars. Neglected players soon lose interest, and good talent is lost by this oversight. Watching German World Cup play in the new manner shows the efficacy of the practice of treating all team members as if they make substantial contributions, even when sitting on the bench. What England and the U.S. may learn about all this between now and 2016 will show us how well this French/German message is reaching through to the rest of the world.