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    Re: U17 World Cup

    Shall we make that 5-2 now!!!

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    WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!! Even when they were 2-0 down England looked like the only side that were going to win that game. The Spanish had no answer to Phil Foden from Man City. He had their left back on toast. As Moxers says, first team take note. Move the ball quickly, move it incisively and you can tear any team apart. Brazil in the semi's and Spain in the finals.

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    Great to see, but will we ever do that sort of thing at the most important level?

    Coasting through the group with some comfortable wins, progressing through the knockout stages including winning a penalty shoot out, coming from behind in a semi v Brazil to win 3-1 and from 2 down in a final to Spain to win with a comfortable margin. If that ever happened at senior level it would be unreal.

    Congratulations to the under 17's , here is hoping our best youth players will get game time at premier league clubs and become good quality senior international players.

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    It's how Spain started out seven years before they won the Euro's and eventually the World Cup. They built something like St George Park, took them a few years to get it off the ground and then started having success with the youth teams which eventually lead on to the greater prizes.

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    Re: U17 World Cup

    Just to temper the excitement and make sure we don't place too high expectations, Switzerland won the U17 world cup in 2009 - not quite reached the same heights at senior level.

    That said, success all the way through from u17 to u21 this year - there is definitely a pipeline of development, now we need the clubs in the Premier League to give the likes of Ward Prowse, Loftus Cheek, Solanke, Gomez etc a chance. Raheem Sterling, Dele Alli and Harry Kane have all shown that given time to learn and develop, these players can become world class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terryhall View Post
    Raheem Sterling, Dele Alli and Harry Kane have all shown that given time to learn and develop, these players can become world class.
    This is England's problem - those players aren't world class but many people, including the FA, think they are.

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    Kane is. There aren't many who can match his strike rate in the world and those that can are playing for better teams than Spurs. Alli isn't yet but will be depending on how quick mental maturity kicks in. Sterling isn't, wasn't and never will be. He is an overrated show pony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred binneys head View Post
    This is England's problem - those players aren't world class but many people, including the FA, think they are.
    Agree with Harris re Kane. If he became available as a free transfer tomorrow there isn’t a team on the planet that wouldn’t want to sign him.

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    I'm talking about their performances when they play against world class players, not scoring a hat-trick against Watford or West Brom or whoever - they are all found wanting in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antony Moxey View Post
    Agree with Harris re Kane. If he became available as a free transfer tomorrow there isn’t a team on the planet that wouldn’t want to sign him.
    Well durr, of course not - would Barcelona want to pay 120m for him like they tried to with Coutinho? Nope.

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