Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
England blueprint includes emulating Spain
Daily Mirror, July 20th, 2010 2:34AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, spain

MOST COMMENTED

The English FA, which held talks last week with Coach Fabio Capello in the wake of England's disappointing World Cup showing, announced its rebuilding plan includes calling up a new generation of young England stars, order them to play like Spain, and groom a group of top ex-players into coaching as part of the FA’s post World Cup blueprint.

The FA said Capello’s new generation must be schooled to play soccer with “similar technique, mental alertness and passing ability, combined with goals” of the world champion Spain. Capello is to speed through the “best younger players” into the senior lineup. Adam Johnson, Theo Walcott, Jack Rodwell, Kieron Gibbs and Jordan Henderson are the prime candidates.

The FA also wants Capello to extend his role to developing coaches so that a “group of Englishmen” will be available to consider as the Italian's successor when his contract runs out in two years.

England Managing Director Adrian Bevington said, “We fully understand the fans and the wider public anger and frustration. ... We have a responsibility to put immediate and long term plans in place to give England a genuine chance of success in tournaments to come. ...  [FA director of football development] Sir Trevor [Brooking] is working very hard with his counterparts at the Premier League, Football League and all club academy directors to ensure we do develop, share and deliver a long-term plan.

Read the original story...


0 comments
  1. James Froehlich
    commented on: July 20, 2010 at 1:42 p.m.
    Bravo to England. So much for all of the inane comments about the boring style of Spain!! If England, the home of "kick and rush" can admit that they need to change, is it possible that US Soccer could step up and meet the same challenge. I've gotten so tired of hearing Spain's style of passing referred to as "tiki taka" that I could spit. The Spanish don't play "tiki taka" but the US does. There is absolutely no similarity between the awful passing between US backs and the midfield and the mesmerizing interplay between Spain's backs and their magic midfield. Now if US Soccer would step up and give Klinsman the same authority that England is apparently giving Capello, maybe we can move forward at last.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
High school vs. club debate rages in New Jersey    
High school vs. club has long been an issue on the boys side, culminating with the ...
Man United's Falcao Out Two Weeks    
Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao will be out for another two weeks with a "new injury", ...
Arsenal's Injury Woes Ahead of Man United Clash     
While much has been made of the injury crisis facing Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal, ...
Bolton Coach Fumes at Klinsmann    
Bolton Wanderers coach Neil Lennon on Friday slammed USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann for what he called ...
Liverpool Investigates Sturridge Injury    
Liverpool has opened an investigation into Daniel Sturridge's persistent injury problems after the striker suffered yet ...
Report: Messi Could Leave Barca over Tax Threat     
According to unnamed sources cited by Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, Lionel Messi may leave Barcelona due ...
Chelsea's Costa 'Totally Recovered' From Injury    
Jose Mourinho on Friday revealed that star striker Diego Costa, who missed Spain's 3-0 win against ...
Klopp Hints at Reus Departure     
Jurgen Klopp admitted that he is powerless to keep Marco Reus at Borussia Dortmund, and hinted ...
Report: Blind Injury Not as Bad as Feared     
Manchester United on Thursday was boosted by the news that defender Daley Blind will be out ...
Parma Deducted Points for Missing Payments    
Serie A club Parma will be deducted between one and six points this season for failing ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives