Ray Hankin's shorts wrote: Misura wrote:
Obviously, mol's the man when it comes to the ins & outs in the emerald isle, but the whole thing could be viewed as a beautiful oportunity; a perfect chance to reform & create with a clean slate. Out with the old guard, etc. The u19's appear to be doing alright at the moment.
O, A, M???
Space isn't going to be happy!
On a more serious note, clean sweep. bring in a younger manager who can work with younger players. The current ones are creaking and it needs a new broo.
Chris Hughton would be a good shout if he wasn't doing (quite) well at Brighton
Also, if they're being realistic, a return to scouring around for new Townsends, Houghton's, Cascarino's is the only way they'll do anything in the short to medium term
Well, you say that.......
I think it was mol who wrote a really good ranty piece on here about how a very good young generation of irish players were destroyed by big jack and the english/scottish interlopers. Possibly an u21 team that had done well/showed promise.
I'd probably agree with you.
Wales are playing the long game (5 to 10yrs) and have acted quickly by attracting & blooding english youngsters (ampadu, brooks, hedges & woodburn) into the full team. They've also got a lad called rabbi matondo (17) in the u21's, who was born in liverpool, started off at cardiff and is currently at citeh, who is meant to be very, very good. As well as dasilva, harries, mepham, thomas, babos & roberts who are english. If i were them i'd also be looking into the background of patrick roberts at celtic.
I hope you went out smiling like a child, into the cool remnant of a dream.