Richard Dunne

 

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“Players aren’t coming through Academies at all anymore, from the age of five they’re doing the same training and the search is to identify one for the first team. It’s like a factory and box-ticking exercise. Everton have, their kids training four days per week and playing a match on a Saturday. Those include one-on-one sessions, yoga, strength and conditioning and then hand coordination. And these were U9’s! That’s mad stuff. I’ve been around to a few Academies and there’s no desire to build a team and let the kids enjoy themselves. England’s senior team is like a factory-produced side; they’re all pretty similar in terms of how they play. There are, no standout players or character about the side. And it doesn’t look like it’s changing. They keep going with the same system… Tayo is eight now and plays for Monaco” he reveals. “They just train on a Wednesday and play their match on a Saturday. The rest of the time he player with his friends outside on the road.”

 

Richard Dunne

Reference: http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/soccer/richard-dunne-keeps-son-away-from-factory-system-451550.html

 

 

 

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