Posted by sean on July 13, 2014 at 9:58 pm in Football with No Comments


As an England football supporter, I probably shouldn’t want Germany to win the World Cup Final (currently in progress at 0-0), although with the German’s opposition being Argentina, I can probably be forgiven. The reason I would like to see Germany life the greatest trophy in football, is because they have the best setup at domestic club level.

The foolish Greg Dyke, former BBC buffoon, now head of the English FA, wants B Teams for Premier League sides. This is his idea to help youth development. Will it hell. The “big clubs” will just fill their B Teams with yet more foreign imports.

Spain have B Teams. They were equally as abysmal in the World Cup as England. This is why England should be looking towards replicating the German model. Their strongest sides embrace home grown talent. Then there are the rules on ownership, meaning commercial companies can’t buy huge takes in the club – effectively, in Germany, the team is owned by the fans, who will have the interests on the national team at heart.

On top of all of this, it is cheaper to watch a top flight game in Germany than a non-league match in England; Germany clubs have safe terracing – none of this nanny-state seating; you can drink while watching the game, without drunkards starting riots… there are just so many reasons for England to try to emulate Germany. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look they’re attempting to do so, and probably never will.

It’s now the end of 90 minutes. Extra time beckons. Given the fact I have lent my support to Germany, they’ll probably lose on penalties. Sorry, Herr Lipp.

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