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Restrictions on Kids?

Having, prior to the event, talked up the chances of adding another Champions League Final win to our account and thereby climbing the reference ladder of European success, defeat would have hurt Sir Alex Ferguson.

Whilst, on the surface, he was the perfect gentleman and spoke admirably about the victorious Barcelona side, his mind would have been working at full pelt trying to think of why there was such a difference between the two sides.

Yesterday, speaking during the victory parade held to celebrate our record breaking 19th top-flight success, Sir Alex spoke about something he`d like to see change.

Apparently there are vast differences in the way Premier League clubs and their European counterparts go out about their business when it comes to coaching kids, with our kids coming under strict guidelines set down by the Football Association, prompting Sir Alex to remark,

"We are only allowed to coach youngsters for an hour and a half but they (Barcelona) can coach every hour of the day if they want to."

"That`s the great advantage they`ve got and they have a fantastic philosophy."

"We hope that in years to come our coaches will be able to spend more time with young kids, to teach them the basics, the technical abilities and the confidence to keep the ball all the time."

"We`re good at it but we`re not as good as Barcelona at this moment in time. It`s a wonderful challenge. We should always accept a challenge."


So has Sir Alex got a point? Are the very rules we brought in to protect the kids stalling their development?



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Writer:Red Boy
Date:Tuesday May 31 2011
Time: 4:36PM

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It's hardly a secret that the development of our future sportsman does need a looking at. I would love to see a Barcelona-esque approach adopted by ourselves. Train them, send them all to the same school in the same classes and etc and let them really grow a bond, we may then begin to see the best come out of our future generations.
TheFamousNo7
31/05/2011 18:22:00
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The only way for players to gel on the field is to truly have loads and loads of time together off of it, on the training pitch and as you say, same school. Unless that's done at a grassroots level English clubs can only fantasise about playing Barca style football. If England ever wants to win a world cup this rule should be changed honestly.
BlueBanes
01/06/2011 11:24:00
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