Rebuilding England

Counting the cost of coaching

October 7, 2013
By Mark Lomas
All week long, ESPN FC explores England's dwindling number of homegrown stars in the Premier League with a series of features that explain the problem, the current climate and the way forward.

Everyone remembers their first football coach. Mine was a chap called Graham Carr (not the Francophile Newcastle scout), who was the dad of our goalkeeper at Lymm Rovers.

Graham had a silver crop of hair like Marcello Lippi, but that was where the similarity ended. He had ...

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