Yup, we're garbage. Awful coaching system that's gonna take 10 years to correct. There's kids at my local five a side pitches about 6 or 7 and they're absolutely brilliant on the ball, but you know if the FA's coaching programme got their hands on them that talent would be coached out of them.
Yeah, I know what you mean. It's anti-football that we play at the moment. Hopefully some youngsters will come through, in addition to the gifted technicians that we already have? It's not likely but we can dream, lol. England for Brazil 2014!
If you guys compare the amount of UEFA trained coaches that England has vs the amount countries like Spain or Germany have you can get why it is the way it is.
You see UEFA trained coaches in Spain doing work with the U-12 ranks of a club, so they get pro coaching since they are kids and get well acquainted with the system.
Also, most clubs & the NT tend to keep the same playing system along all the categories, see Spain NT for example: the senior, the Olympic team, the U-21, the U-20, the U-19, all teams play more or less the same way (with the obvious differences in level) but that means that when they get to the senior NT, they know how to play it, it isn't something weird for them and it is paying, see our results lately.