Rebuilding England

The grassroots of recovery

October 8, 2013
By Dale Johnson


SHEFFIELD, England -- It is two years this month since the Premier League's Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) was accepted by the member clubs of the Football League. Aiming to make the academy system in England more professional and to ensure the most talented young players receive the best coaching possible, one goal is to have 50 percent of players in the Premier League qualified to play for England by 2017.

With the ratio of England-qualified players in Premier League ...

Read more

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.