England DNA programme
The FA unveils plan to change England team's DNA
The FA hopes to create a "golden thread" of joined-up thinking along the pathway taking players from under-15 to men's under-21 or women's under-23 level, with a view to eventual success for the seniors.
The plan focuses on five key aspects: pride in representing England in a "comprehensive and varied" schedule of games at different age levels, playing with a particular philosophy, the skills and attributes the "future England player" should have, plus the coaching and support to go with all that.
Is this England about to start the journey Spain and Germany did in 2004 after the Euros?
Originally Posted by The Messiah
Their national leagues were/are predominantly filled with homegrown players, and their players and coaches are all over the globe.
England has none of that. It will be a good 10+ years for any reasonable change imo.
ye, the premier league is only considered the best cause of the entertainment the foreign imports bring, just think of how many english players would get into people's top 10 in the league debates
Originally Posted by Nigel
Seems to be working so far @The Messiah
u18s - Toulon Tournament Winners
u19s - Euro Winners
u20s - World Cup Winners
u21s - Euro Semi Finalists
u17s - World Cup Finalists