Sports Letter: The Walker way

Sir: Mike Walker of Norwich City should certainly be a leading contender for the job. With drastically limited resources, he has proved that it is still possible to get British players to control and pass the ball accurately, and make intelligent use of space off the ball. In the context of the English Premiership, this is little short of miraculous and makes a mockery of the idea that our players are incapable of such skills. I'm sure Bayern Munich were impressed.

If Walker had the opportunity to apply his principles to the playing resources of the England manager, we might even have a team who were a pleasure to watch. And, by the way, who are these people on the FA's international committee? Why aren't Bobby Charlton, Geoff Hurst, Bobby Robson, Martin Peters, etc in such positions?

Yours faithfully,

W HARTLAND

Emsworth

Hampshire

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