British managers, just like the players, are not among the top of their profession. The managers are worse off and Gary Neville’s plight definitely highlights some issues. In Gary’s defense, though, this is very first managerial job. The same could be said for Garry Monk, the recent surprise departure from Swansea City. Moyes’ failure at Real Sociedad is definitely disappointing of all give his experience.
Really good here. Very informative piece.
Good read. Still a mystery that not many Englishmen go abroad but it seems unlikely that will change.
I think we all know the answer to that. There is a lot of talent in the English squad but you compare it to other European sides and their options and you feel less confident about England’s chances. The number of English players in the Premier League is definitely too low.
Seems fitting considering the disappointing end to England’s recent Euro-21 campaign.(They were the bottom of the group even with a win)
Definitely like the comment about English young prodigies being either over-hyped and over-exposed or ignored. Not the same elsewhere in the top European leagues. Only probably the Serie A is similar in terms of a lack of consistent young talent.
Good read. I would more give credit to Garry Monk as he’s had a full season and a summer before that to make his mark, and didn’t flounder. Tim Sherwood definitely deserves praise for turning AsonVilla around, and even more so if they win the FA Cup, but I think full judgement should be reserved when he actually goes through a full Premier League season.
Interesting read. Like I said before, I’ve never really gotten into the Championship beyond keeping track of one or two team of interest once relegated but that’s mainly down to not being local. Some great points made in the article though about teams being obliged to hunt for promotion and the lack of real reward. That new TV deal surely sweetens things though doesn’t it?
Wow. A must read. Great, great article.
Part 2 is well worth a read as well.
Pretty interesting piece here. I can’t say I have any decent knowledge of English geography, besides London of course, and knowing Manchester and Liverpool were in the North. I would’ve been able to tell you little else.
Guess who’s leading the charge in terms of Southern success by the way? Arsenal. Chelsea still have a lot of catching up to do and Tottenham, well.
I don’t think the Northern dominance will ever really go away considering the four teams (Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Everton) in that area. All the history and statistics presented are interesting though. You learn something new every day.
Overall this means little to me as I’m not from the country but it was a nice read.