The view from England

The generation game

October 18, 2012
By Norman Hubbard
Age is not just a number, it's a footballing philosophy. Or it is for some, anyway. Youth can give a team a futuristic look. It can generate excitement in a way that experience does not. It can be a sign of progressive management. A tantalising taste of things to come.

From the Busby Babes to Fergie's Fledglings, some of the finest teams have been both raw and remarkable. Others have sprung to prominence by advertising potential that was never quite realised. David O'Leary's Leeds side, ...

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