Comments on: English players should get out more http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/11/30/english-players-should-get-out-more/ World Soccer views and news Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:27:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: daniel http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/11/30/english-players-should-get-out-more/comment-page-1/#comment-333611 Wed, 05 Dec 2007 03:28:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/11/30/english-players-should-get-out-more/#comment-333611 The simple fact here is that the English players are not skillful enough ,period .

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By: kn http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/11/30/english-players-should-get-out-more/comment-page-1/#comment-333551 Sat, 01 Dec 2007 19:12:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/11/30/english-players-should-get-out-more/#comment-333551 I’m new to the soccer/football world, but from what I do know of it, English clubs have an awesome reputation. Why would young English players choose to move away from clubs with a good reputation? And also, isn’t it more of a motivation to play in your own country, or to play for clubs you may have grown up watching and supporting? That being said, I understand your argument for why English players should spend time playing for other clubs in order to develop their skills.

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By: online sports guy http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/11/30/english-players-should-get-out-more/comment-page-1/#comment-333550 Sat, 01 Dec 2007 15:37:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/11/30/english-players-should-get-out-more/#comment-333550 It seems that foreign players have more of a hunger to do well in internationals because it puts them in the shop window. Securing a move to England can set a player up for life.

It is possblie that they actually reserve their best when playing against England thus making it more difficult for our national side.

The way Croatia played against England showed to me that these players were not as much interested in winning (they had already qualified) but were trying to secure a lucrative contract in the Premiership.

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By: Kevin Fylan http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/11/30/english-players-should-get-out-more/comment-page-1/#comment-333544 Sat, 01 Dec 2007 09:04:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/11/30/english-players-should-get-out-more/#comment-333544 Davi, that’s a fair point. But maybe English players should be going abroad much earlier in their careers — maybe even as kids, on some kind of exchange scheme. That way they could learn better skills.

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By: davi paulo http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/11/30/english-players-should-get-out-more/comment-page-1/#comment-333540 Sat, 01 Dec 2007 01:52:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/11/30/english-players-should-get-out-more/#comment-333540 Why would European clubs want to sign English players. The basic problem with English footballers is that they lack basic technical skills. Too much time chasing down long balls up the middle. English players typically play like Norwegians, not like Latinos. If you want to sign a foreign player, get a Brazilian with technical skills, not an Englishman without such skills.

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By: Jan http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/11/30/english-players-should-get-out-more/comment-page-1/#comment-333537 Fri, 30 Nov 2007 19:49:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/11/30/english-players-should-get-out-more/#comment-333537 The problem is that young English players often have price tags and wage demands attached to them, that make them unattractive buys for continental Europe’s leagues.

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By: kev http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/11/30/english-players-should-get-out-more/comment-page-1/#comment-333521 Fri, 30 Nov 2007 13:08:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/11/30/english-players-should-get-out-more/#comment-333521 I could see the big clubs going for some kind of exchange scheme for their youngsters, but it would even better to see young English kids making their way abroad on their own. A few young American players have seemed to do this (Benny Feilhaber springs to mind after he came through unnoticed at Hamburg).

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By: Padraic Halpin http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/11/30/english-players-should-get-out-more/comment-page-1/#comment-333513 Fri, 30 Nov 2007 10:47:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/11/30/english-players-should-get-out-more/#comment-333513 A good point and one reason I believe why England have become so stagnant on the international field.

Like Irish rugby players based in England being jettisoned at international level, top English footballers fear a move abroad would hinder the chance of representing their country. Steve McManaman won two Champions League titles but barely got a kick for England during his time at Real Madrid (Emile Heskey has won more caps than him). Likewise, Owen Hargreaves was only a squad player for most of his time as a regular at Bayern Munich.

Will the next England coach really change this mentality?

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