Episode 15 - EPPP Specialby We Are Going Up
St. Georges Park "Burton" is nothing like Clairefontaine by the way. It's not being built to train youth players, only to house all of the England teams, but more importantly to train a new generation of coaches, with some set modules specifically for youth coaching. It was all put together after years of researching what the best clubs and countries around Europe do.
Category 1 teams will not be able to "hoover up talent" simply because part of the criteria for the ongoing reviews every two years, is that you shows productivity. So no club is going to risk having a surplus of players if it risks them losing their category status.
I fully expect the EPPP and St. Georges park to be the turning point that finally brings England up to par with other European nations when it comes to raising technically gifted young players. Time for a new generation of coaches to take over, and let the dinosaurs who have ruined our game to bow out at last.