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August 23, 2012

Blame Spain?

Filed under: Uncategorized — notyalcsdrawkcab @ 7:58 am

Or at least – blame the Spanish. 

Our golden generation came through, got good solid jobs in Europe, and the current generation of young Australians … aren’t. 

But I got to thinking (with the exceptions of Mr’s Kewell and Viduka), maybe even the golden generation members would have trouble getting a gig in Europe now.  Because continental Europeans and South Americans are now playing in England.  And thriving.  Despite not being 6 foot tall, strong, fast, good in the tackle and in the air, and running around a lot. 

This is a new England.  One where Mikel Arteta and Luka Modric can thrive in central mid field. 

We had / have some Unique Selling Points – being 6 foot tall, strong, fast, good in the tackle and in the air, and running around a lot.  But now the Premier league is full of clubs that play “artistes” all over the park.  What would a young Keane or Viera make of the modern Premiership? 

It isn’t just a question of talent, it is also about type / attribute.  And the modern game doesn’t need Aussie plodders.  The only ones who will get ahead now are footballers. 

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