Sports Letters: Blame foreigners for our failure

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The Independent Online
Sir: We must face the fact that, whatever messiah we may put in charge, England are unable to produce a side that can win anything in Europe, let alone the world. This will continue as long as Premier clubs pack their teams with foreign players, leaving insufficient chance for promising young Englishmen to play at the highest level.

Drastic action must be taken by the FA, such as limiting clubs to a maximum of two or three players on their books. Unless and until something of this nature is done, the situation will not improve. Indeed, it may deteriorate further.


New Malden, Surrey